István Farkas

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A Van Gogh painting fetched $66 million at auction in New York

According to the Sotheby's auction firm, Van Gogh's "Les Alyscamps," which depicts a stand of autumnal trees, had been expected to go for around $40 million but ultimately an Asian collector paid $66.3 million after an intense bidding war between five potential buyers.<p>Also reaching the pricing …

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Chinese manufacturers are trying to kill the smartphone bezel

Checklist: How Smart CIOs Use Cloud To Meet Business Needs

Let me be clear from the start: Cloud computing is no longer an IT priority—it’s a <i>business</i> priority.<p>Here’s a 10-step checklist to ensure that cloud plays a strategic role in your success.<p>The potential of cloud computing extends far beyond simple financial savings or ease of provisioning. Instead, …

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Highfive Raises $32 Million To Bring Cheap Video To Conference Rooms Worldwide

Companies like Slack and Zenefits are known for how they’re changing the way we work, from reducing work email clutter to making it easier for human resources at small businesses to buy insurance for their employees.<p>Inside those companies, they’re using a new kind of video tool to be more …

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Favorite Cities of the Super Rich

Multi-millionaires have their pick of the litter. They can live in the world's most expensive cities, like Monte Carlo, and have a second home in Miami. It's almost too easy. For real estate investors looking to tap into the hottest real estate markets in the world, luxury real estate consultancy …

Sports Illustrated's First Plus-Size Swimsuit Model Knows She's Not Actually Plus-Size

"[I]t's about time we forgo labels and embraced size diversity in the fashion world and mainstream media."<p>New <i>Sports Illustrated</i> swimsuit edition "rookie" Robyn Lawley is considered a plus-size model because, at size 12, she's larger than most models. However, compared to non-models — you know, the …

Android 5.0 Now On 1.6 Percent Of Devices

Google has released its latest Android distribution figures, and for the first time, the latest version of Android, which is Android 5.0 is now …

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Apple Watch iPhone Companion App Reveals New Details About Upcoming Wearable

Apple's latest iOS 8.2 beta includes a reference to an Apple Watch companion app that will be installed on the iPhone to give users a way to access settings on their Apple Watch devices, and a new report from <i>9to5Mac</i> using code created by developer Steven Troughton-Smith (which can be found on …

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SpaceX lands its rocket on a barge, but a reusable Falcon 9's still far off

"Close, but no cigar." That was how SpaceX founder Elon Musk described his company's first attempt at landing the Falcon 9 rocket's first stage on a barge in the middle of the ocean. To be clear, it wasn't a complete disaster: the first stage didn't disintegrate or crash into the water, but it did …

The Best Moments from the 2015 Golden Globes in GIFs

From**Emma Stone’**s eye-roll to <b>Louis C.K.</b> freaking out over <b>Prince,</b> here are the best moments in GIFs from last night’s Golden Globe Awards.<p>Emma Stone and her big eyes get a dig from hosts <b>Tina Fey</b> and <b>Amy Poehler.</b> Her reaction is very apropos.<p>Golden Globes Emma Stone<p><b>Steve Carell</b> does in fact look …

Best Dressed: This Week In Outfits

Here's who wore it best and how you can, too.<p>Here's who wore it best and how you can, too.

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Iraqi authorities report IS leader wounded in airstrike

Iraqi officials said Sunday that the head of the<p>Islamic Stategroup Abu Bakr Baghdadi was wounded in an airstrike in western Anbar province.Pentagonofficials said they had no immediate information on such an attack or on themilitantleader being injured.<p>Iraq's Defense and Interior ministries both …

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Comcast sued by customer who claims company got him fired

Last week, I wrote about the story of Conal O'Rourke. After a year of being dissatisfied with his Comcast service and persistently complaining to the company, O'Rourke was fired by his employer, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, which provides consultancy services to Comcast.<p>O'Rourke claims Comcast …