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MacOS Is Not As Secure As Many People Believe

Many people think the Mac operating system, MacOS, is more secure than it actually is. This wouldn’t be an issue if those people were all Windows users but many of them own Macs. Thomas Reed, the Director of Mac Offerings at Malwarebytes Labs, has written a useful and informative blog post that …

Malware

What would Brexit mean for the UK economy?

The International Monetary Fund has warned that a British vote to leave the EU poses one of the biggest risks to the global recovery. But what would …

United Kingdom

Liquidity crisis could spark the next financial crash

Traders warn of a global credit 'meltdown' if corporate bond markets don't improve<p>For Norval Loftus, chief investment officer at Allegra Asset Management, trading corporate bonds is not as easy as it used to be.<p>“It’s like night and day compared with six or seven years ago,” the bond market veteran …

Stock Markets

Dubai's 'Aladdin City' coming next year

Dubai has given the green light to yet another outrageous building project - a 4,000-acre complex of towers inspired by characters from Arabian Nights, including Aladdin and Sinbad the Sailor.<p>“Aladdin City” will feature six towers, some designed to resemble Aladdin’s magic lamp, linked by …

Apple has hundreds of employees working on electric car project

The Apple Car rumor mill has been heating up today with reports that Apple has been hiring auto talent from companies like Mercedes and BMW. Now the Wall Street Journal is chiming in with its own report that claims Tim Cook approved Apple’s project over a year ago.<p>Apple reportedly has several …

Employment

How to improve your memory

Cognitive science has come to a few conclusions about the mechanics of learning.<p>For example, if you’re trying to remember what you read, highlighting …

More Russian Soldiers Enter Ukraine As Separatists Extend Land Grab

"A significant number of Russian soldiers without identifiable insignia have been spotted in Luhansk region," he told journalists. "There is continued mass shelling of positions and a desire by rebels to expand the territory under their control."<p>One Ukrainian serviceman had been killed and 40 …

Indian Ocean tsunami: Britons caught up in disaster help Sri Lanka rebuild

Rob and Paul Forkan were left orphans by the 2004 disaster. Now they are setting up a children’s home in Sri Lanka<p>For years, Rob and Paul Forkan were reluctant to set foot in Sri Lanka where their parents, Kevin and Sandra, died in the Indian Ocean tsunami 10 years ago – one of the world’s worst …

6 things being an entrepreneur teaches you

Whether you have taken or planning to take the crazy plunge of entrepreneurship, here are some refreshing reasons on what being an entrepreneur …

Russia Begins A $100 Billion Debt Bailout As Its Bonds Face 'Junk' Rating

Banks and companies owe a total of $600 billion in foreign debt, of which $100 billion is due next year.<p>The value of the ruble has fallen so far, however, that those companies can no longer afford to pay back that debt. The ruble fell 0.3% this morning to just over 54 rubles to the dollar. A year …

Goldman's Top Economist Answers The 8 Most Important Questions For 2015

Here's a list of the questions and our quick summaries of his thoughts:<p><b>1. Will the US economy continue to grow above trend?</b> Yes. Domestic strength should offset weakness from other economies.<p><b>2. Will the dollar appreciation weigh on growth?</b> Yes, but it's manageable in the short term because of lower …

Russia Is In Crisis And Putin Is Fighting To Survive It

But despite differences between the economic and security elite, it seems unlikely that financial instability, at its current level, will be enough to produce a political revolution in Russia similar to the one that undid the Yanukovych government in Ukraine in February 2014. However, the desire to …

There Was a Big Bang for Birds

If there’s a factory where birds are built, the workers were clearly smoking something the day they designed the hummingbird. And the ostrich. And …

You probably bought 'Call of Duty' and 'Destiny'

It's true: you probably bought <i>Call of Duty</i> and/or <i>Destiny</i> this year. If you play games or buy presents for someone who does, there's a strong possibility that you paid for one or both of these two blockbusters this year. They're number one (<i>Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare</i>) and number two (<i>Destiny</i>) on …

Americans Get Sunnier About the Economy

Americans’ confidence in the economy is returning after years of doubt and pessimism, with economic output, jobs figures and retail sales in a strong …

This DIY hoverboard combines ingenuity and four leaf blowers

Let's all just be honest here for a moment: Who among us hasn't wanted to strap an array of leaf blowers to our feet in hopes that we could float in mid-air. Oh. No? Well then, at least one person saw the untapped potential of those raucous foliage movers. According to <i>CNET's</i> Crave blog, Austin, …

Here's What Really Killed the Dinosaurs

At the start of the 1980s, the question of what forced dinosaurs and huge numbers of other creatures to become extinct 65 million years ago was still …

8 Netflix Tricks You Just Can't Live Without

One of the main reasons Netflix is so popular is because of its simplicity. It’s painfully easy to queue up a movie on your laptop, video game …

33 Gifts The iPhone Addict In Your Life Will Want

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Shopping

Respiratory Health Starts Here

Inhale. Exhale. You take 15 to 20 breaths a minute—more than 20,000 breaths a day. With each one, oxygen travels through your bloodstream, fueling …

An enormous bitcoin mine went up in flames, affecting the entire network

A large bitcoin mining facility in Thailand went up in flames this week, destroying the five-megawatt operation and disrupting the crypto-currency’s entire network.<p>Bitcoin is a digital currency that has no central bank or government backing it. Without any authority to print money, bitcoins are …

Bitcoin

Apple Watch Pricing to Reportedly Start at $500 for Stainless Steel, $4,000 for Gold

French Apple website <i>iGen.fr</i> is reporting [Google Translate] that pricing for the stainless steel Apple Watch may start at $500, while the gold Apple Watches' pricing could start between $4,000 and $5,000. <i>iGen.fr</i> has been reliable in the past, most recently reporting the dimensions of both the …

Texas Man Arrested For $4.5 Million Bitcoin Ponzi Scheme

A Texas man has been arrested on wire fraud and securities fraud charges for his operation of what authorities allege was a Bitcoin-related Ponzi scheme that raised millions of dollars through a purported online digital hedge fund. Trendon Shavers, known in Bitcoin forums as “Pirateat40,” was …

The Truth About How Your Brain Gets Smarter

“What’s your greatest fear?” I asked Bill Gates one night, over Tom Yum Gai.<p>“Easy—not getting smarter.”<p>Bill then laid out his plan to ensure he’d always be surrounded by super smart people.<p>Maybe he didn’t know about myelin.<p><b>The Smarter Secret</b><p>Let’s assume “smarter” means making better choices, …