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Middle Eastern sovereign wealth money still flowing, despite oil woes

Private equity firm The Carlyle Group (CG) reported fourth-quarter earnings this morning, managing to beat analyst expectations despite a 68% drop in …

5 Ways MIT Is Reinventing Your Power Cord

Inspired by a water hose, MIT’s Tangible Media Group has come up with a way to make cords and cables part of your gadget’s UI.<p>Bending your lamp cord to turn off the light? Pinching your headphone cable to mute your music? A new project out of MIT is looking to change the way you look at cords by …

This electronic bike raised $3.2 million on Indiegogo in just 10 days

The bike has raised $3.16 million on Indiegogo since the campaign started on February 1. They blew by their $75,000 goal.<p>There's several reasons why people are going so nuts for this bike. The great design of the bike. The very low cost of the bike. The amazing story of bike's creator. The pledge …

Millions Of Gamers Are Still Buying Consoles, Here Is Why

Whenever a new gaming platform comes along all kinds of talk starts as to whether it will replace what is currently available. In the past few years we’ve heard all sorts of comments and analysis as to the death of games consoles, even further back we heard something similar as to the end of PC …

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Europe's IXV mini 'spaceplane' set to fly

<b>Europe is all set to launch its mini "spaceplane" demonstrator.</b><p>The unmanned Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle (IXV) will launch atop a Vega rocket from South America, fly east around the globe, before splashing down in the Pacific Ocean.<p>The wedge-shaped craft is designed to gather information on …

5 hot Raspberry Pi projects for Mac geeks

The credit-card-size Raspberry Pi has taken the tech world by storm. Thousands of geeky kids and adults use the tiny, low-cost computer boards to learn about coding and create fun projects like motion detectors, birdhouses that tweet when birds are present, and mini weather stations.<p>You, too, can …

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Coursera Partners With Google, Instagram, 500 Startups And Others On Students’ Capstone Projects

About a year ago, online education platform Coursera launched “specializations” — its version of college credentials. To graduate from the programs, students take a number of classes and then finish a “capstone” project that lets them showcase that they can put their academic knowledge into …

Peter Thiel: Robots don't threaten middle class jobs

Stop blaming technology for all of society's problems.<p>That's what billionaire venture capitalist Peter Thiel wants.<p>The co-founder of PayPal and early backer of Facebook (FB) dismissed claims that super smart machines pose an imminent threat to American workers.<p>"Middle class jobs in the U.S. are not …