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China orders tech tycoon to return and face debts

China has ordered a tech tycoon to come home and face the music.<p>The country's markets watchdog on Monday demanded LeEco founder Jia Yueting return to China before the end of the year to fix his business empire's financial woes.<p>The China Securities Regulatory Commission said that Jia, whose …

China

Mother, 2 children killed in Christmas Day shooting

<b>(CNN) —</b> A mother and her two children -- one just 10 months old -- were killed on Christmas in a domestic violence shooting at a Phoenix apartment complex, police said.<p>The suspect, who engaged police in a six-hour standoff before opening fire on officers, was taken into custody without injury, said …

Domestic Violence

The 44 best holiday shopping deals right now

Shopping

The surprising Islamic beauty of 'Engare'

The first question I ask Mahdi Bahrami is, "How do you say the name of your game?" He laughs and responds smoothly, "Yes, it's called <i>En-gar-ay</i>."<p><i>Engare</i> is an eye-catching game. In Steam's sea of gritty multiplayer shooters, pixelated platformers and cartoonish RPGs, it immediately stands out. <i>Engare</i> …

The Five Best-Kept-Secret Ski Resorts in the U.S.

OVER THE PAST couple of years, the corporate mammoths of the ski industry have been on a buying spree. Vail Resorts added Vermont’s Stowe and British Columbia’s Whistler Blackcomb to a portfolio that already included Colorado’s Vail, Beaver Creek and Breckenridge, for a total of 11 ski areas; the …

Skiing

Grovemade: Introducing the Desk Shelf System for your workspace

The awesome folks from Grovemade have recently introduced what they called: Desk Shelf System to enhance your workspace to the very next level. Most …

Trump Says Sun Equally to Blame for Blocking Moon

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Attacking the media for its “very unfair” coverage of Monday’s solar eclipse, Donald J. Trump said on Saturday that the sun was equally to blame for blocking the moon.<p>“The fake news is covering the eclipse from the sun’s side instead of the moon’s side, but if you …

Hollywood's favorite video-editing tools arrive in a free app

If you're serious about video editing and are weighing up your software options, two choices usually pop up: Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Final Cut Pro X (FCPX). But Avid, Hollywood's go-to editing company, just played a wild card by releasing Media Composer First, a limited version of its pro …

This is Meizu's crazy phone with an extra display on the back

After teasing it in mid-July, Meizu has now officially launched its Meizu Pro 7 and Meizu Pro 7 Plus phones, both of which have a highly unusual …

Finally, a way to turn your smartphone into a universal remote

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

Japan's new ultra-luxurious train is here, and tickets cost $10,000 each

Now here's what it really means to travel in style.<p>Equipped with a full bar, two-storey suites, and bathtubs made from cypress trees, JR East's …

The ugliest planes that have ever flown

How many planes are there in the world right now?

<b>As EasyJet is accused of putting passengers at risk by scheduling too many flights, our Travel Truths series attempts to count the number of planes on the planet.</b><p>Humans beings have only been travelling by air for just over 100 years but we’ve already filled the heavens.<p>Step outside and look up on a …

Google turns Raspberry Pi into a dirt cheap Home competitor

If you've ever wanted to have a conversation with your own tiny home-made computer, then your prayers have just been answered. Raspberry Pi has teamed up with Google, bringing voice integration to the Pi with a clever combination of hardware and software. Packed with the same tech that powers …

Concentrates are the future of cannabis

The cannabis industry is in the midst of an unprecedented renaissance. Strains are stronger, consumption methods more numerous and availability greater than ever before. Medical-grade marijuana now averages around 20 percent THC -- a threefold increase from the "hippie weed" your parents toked back …

Use AI to turn your favorite film into a color palette

If you're seeking color inspiration from a distinctive-looking film like <i>Grand Budapest Hotel</i>, you could just "eyedrop" it in Photoshop or try an app like Adobe Color CC. Thanks to Vancouver-based developer Jack Qiao, though, there's now a slightly easier way. He came up with Colormind, an AI …

See our solar system like you've never seen it before

Book Excerpt: Otherworlds<p><i>The following is an excerpt from Otherworlds by Michael Benson.</i><p><i>Editors note: to see all of the incredible, otherworldly details in these photos, click on the arrows at the top right of each image to enlarge.</i><p><i>Excerpted from Otherworlds by Michael Benson, published by Abrams</i> …

Astronomy

A Minimalist Dinner Table That Doubles As Sound Dampening

A modular design and a hidden talent for hushing<p>Mealtimes can be messy affairs, and not just with food. Wakufuru is a new furniture collection …

Credit Card-Sized Super Computer That Powers AI Such As Robots And Drones Unveiled By Nvidia

A supercomputer the size of a credit card that can power artificial intelligence (AI) such as robots, drones and smart cameras has been unveiled by computer graphics firm Nvidia.<p>Revealed at an event in San Francisco, the super intelligent yet tiny device is called the Jetson TX2 and is part of an …

Artificial Intelligence

13 best-selling online classes you can enroll in for $10 right now

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Flickr / Luke RedmondUdemy is offering more than 17,000 classes on their site for just $10 each.<p>We put together a list of some of our …

Netflix extension for Chrome is your shortcut to a ton of hidden categories

Though its offerings are now available in more than 130 countries worldwide, Netflix has a sea of hidden content underneath its main selection of categories – and now there’s a nifty plugin that gives you access to all of its invisible listings straight from your browser.<p>Available for free, Netflix …

Alexa can control your TV with a Logitech Harmony. Here's how

With a Logitech Harmony Hub and an Amazon Echo, a few words can control your home entertainment system.<p>I don't need the remote control. When I want to turn on the TV, pause a movie or change the volume, I can just say the magic words aloud.<p>It wasn't particularly easy to set up, and it didn't come …

Smart Homes

5 top UX design trends for 2017

2016 brought some great innovations to user experience – from anticipatory design to personalisation. So with the growing advancement of technologies …

UX Design

Product Design: Portable Wireless Keyboard by Orée Artisans

We would like to share this cool product design made by Orée Artisans, what they built is a range of lasting technology like accessories for your …

All the signs that Beijing is panicking about its weakening currency

China’s currency policy has been one of Donald Trump’s favorite targets, both before and since his election victory. The incoming US president has repeatedly called out China for artificially lowering its currency value to dump goods in the US—an accusation almost two decades out of date.<p>Yes, it’s …

China

The ZTE Blade V8 Pro is yet another affordable dual-camera phone

First the Honor 6x, then the ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom and now the ZTE Blade V8 Pro. The phones being unveiled here at CES 2017 all sport dual cameras that let you take photos with a shallow depth-of-field effect similar to what you can do with the iPhone 7 Plus. The difference is this week's new devices …

Watch Japanese Woodworking Masters Create Elegant & Elaborate Geometric Patterns with Wood

A friend recently told me he'd had his hair cut with a pair of $10,000 scissors, reputedly the highest-quality in the world. He hardly needed to add …

Woodworking

Watch a Japanese Craftsman Lovingly Bring a Tattered Old Book Back to Near Mint Condition

Remember disfiguring binders with band logos and lyrics, doodling in the margins of textbooks, idly marking the fore edges with ball point designs?<p>At …

Useful Tools & Websites for Any Designer

by Bradley Nice, Content Manager at ClickHelp.co<p>Today I’ve featured a collection of some useful online tools and websites that I’ve recently found …

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