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The 10 Biggest Style Turn-Offs for Women

I wrote a piece a while back on how to look irresistible to women, and now I'm sharing my list for what not to do. You know the obvious don'ts, like pleated pants, clipping your phone onto your belt, skinny jeans, and boxy suits, right?<p>Have you ever wondered if there's something you're doing with …

Skinny Jeans

Apple has a deeply discounted collection of apps to make your life easier — grab them while you still can

Well you're in luck. Apple has a deeply discounted collection of apps to help you tackle your daily tasks in a faster and more efficient way, and we've put them all in one place so you can see which ones you like.<p>Some of the discounts offer up to 60% off the usual price, but it's only for a limited …

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What is quantitative easing?

What is quantitative easing?<p>It is also called “printing money”. But rather than dishing out sacks of newly minted coins and notes, central banks use a more complicated process to inject cash into their economies – by buying assets, typically government bonds, from banks or other financial …

Windows 10's Cortana: A Solution Without A Problem?

A large focus of Microsoft’s press event today other than high-concept holograms and Windows 10 itself was the personification of the OS, Cortana. We’ve seen the Halo-themed AI (complete with original voice actress Jen Taylor) on Windows phones for a while, but now its official, she’s going to be …

Incredible Aerial Photographs Of New York City Taken At An Astounding Height

Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Vincent Laforet has spent the past 15 year taking daring helicopter rides to capture some of the most incredible aerial images from around the world.<p>But his latest photo mission — to photograph New York City at night from above — was "the scariest of his life," …

WhatsApp And Snapchat Could Be Banned In The U.K. After Charlie Hebdo Murders

As the world continues to be shocked by the events in Paris last week it’s time for the leaders of the world to prove just how little they understand technology. At an event in Nottingham, England, David Cameron spoke about how Britain has, in the past, been able to get access to any form of …

Boris Johnson

Why does food taste different on planes?

When your taste buds are way above the clouds, your normal sense of taste goes right out of the aeroplane’s window. Katia Moskvitch investigates why this happens, and how airlines are trying to find ways to get our appetites back on track.<p>If you think the food airline companies serve up is bland or …

Singapore Airlines

The Future Of Money, Among Other Things...

When Marc Andreessen wrote his famous “<b>Software is eating the world</b>” memo a few years ago, people might not have understood how fast the technology industry would progress. Of course, Nobel Prize winner Niels Bohr (Physics, 1922) had it right when he said, tongue in cheek, “It’s hard to make …

Google’s real-time voice translation service for mobile devices is on the way

Following the launch of Microsoft’s Skype Translator service, Google will soon update its mobile translation app to recognize speech in a range of languages and turn it into text, reports The New York Times.<p>Google will announce the update to its Android app soon, according to the report. The new …

Mercedes-Benz Unveils Self-Driving Luxury Vehicle Concept at CES 2015

Only weeks after Google officially unveiled their self-driving car prototype, Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz chose this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to debut the F 015 Luxury in Motion, a concept vehicle that can operate entirely without a driver behind the wheel.<p>Futuristic in …

The world's biggest winners and losers from cheap oil, in one chart

The Philippines is going to crush it. And Norway, unfortunately, is in for some hard times.<p>That’s just two of the findings from research firm Oxford …

Europe's Worst-Case Economic Scenario Has Arrived And There May Be No Way Out

Inflation is turning negative in Europe, and it's not obvious that the continent can do much about it. REUTERS/Thierry Roge The eurozone is in deflation. It's official.<p>Inflation's fall into negative territory was confirmed Wednesday, with consumer prices down -0.2% in December. Analysts have been …

Admit It: You're Rich

Jack Lew made a lot of money working for Citibank. So why, asks David Sirota, did he say last week that "My own compensation was never in the …

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