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Samsung’s foldable ‘Project Valley’ smartphone leaks, hints at January unveiling

While this isn’t the first we’re hearing about Samsung’s elusive and top-secret foldable smartphone project, code-named “Project Valley,” a new leak surfaced Tuesday on Chinese microblogging site Weibo purporting to show the device.<p>We first caught wind that Samsung may be working on the odd …

Mobile

Winds Of Change At Dyson

Can the pioneering vacuum maker transform itself into a full-blown tech company? An exclusive peek inside the house that suction built.<p>Sir James Dyson, inventor and honorary Commander of the Order of the British Empire, works out of a glass-walled office on the second floor of Dyson world …

Nine massive banks just teamed up to take the technology behind bitcoin mainstream

Barclays, BBVA, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Credit Suisse, JPMorgan, State Street, Royal Bank of Scotland, and UBS have all formed a partnership to draw up industry standards and protocols for using the blockchain in banking.<p>The partnership is being led by R3, a startup with offices in New York …

Opinion: How to spot a bear market before it hits

By the time most investors realize a bear market has taken hold of stocks, much of the damage has been done.<p>Often, stealth bear markets begin while a …

Europe's manufacturing numbers just revealed the continent's biggest problem — Germany

But the latest manufacturing figures from across the continent, released on Tuesday, show just how far from the truth this is.<p>German manufacturing is at a 16-month high, while almost every other nation bar Greece is at some sort of low, as the table below shows.<p>Greece is only rebounding because …

Oil markets catch breath after biggest gains in six years

SEOUL (Reuters) - Crude oil futures were largely steady on Friday after posting their biggest one-day rally in over six years the day before led by recovering equity markets and news of diminished crude supplies.<p>Stock markets around the world rallied on Thursday, shaking off a slump related to …

China's central bank vows to control market 'herding' as yuan falls for third day

People's Bank of China dismisses speculation that policymakers want the renminbi to devalue further in a bid to placate jittery markets as currency falls again<p>China's central bank has dismissed claims that it is trying to engineer a 10pc fall in the yuan as "groundless", just days after it devalued …

Lenovo struggles to return Motorola to a profit

The smartphone market has become an increasingly tough place to business during the past couple of years, with a slowdown in flagship smartphone demand and huge pressure on price in entry level markets. Many of the well-known smartphone brands have fallen short of their financial targets this year …

Mobile

Jimmy Carter says he has cancer and it has spread

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Former President Jimmy Carter has cancer, and it has spread to other parts of his body, he announced Wednesday.<p>Carter, 90, had a "small mass" removed from his liver during surgery earlier this month. At the time, he received a prognosis for a full recovery.<p>But he said Wednesday …

Cancer

Greece: How did it get into this mess?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Greece's affair with the euro began with the grandest of hopes. The country approved the euro in 2001, in time to be among the first countries to use the new currency.<p>At first, the most ambitious attempt ever to create a new multinational currency all seemed to go so well. The predicted …

Europe

A millionaire who retired at age 27 explains why he went back to work after only 3 weeks

Jon Carder retired when he was just 27 years old.<p>The California native started his first company, BabysHeaven, when he was a sophomore at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego where he studied philosophy and art.<p>BabysHeaven sold baby products online — and a few months after launching, Carder …

These are the silly URLs the NSA uses for cyber espionage

Security researchers this week discovered an NSA cyber espionage program that installs malware in hard drive firmware, making it hard to detect or delete. It's serious stuff, but there's a light side to this story.<p>Kaspersky's researchers also published a list of URLs that the malware uses to "phone …

National Security Agency (NSA)

BlackBerry takes another shot at a tablet -- sort of

The company partners with Samsung to modify a Galaxy Tab tablet with high-security software, as the firms go after business and government customers.<p>BlackBerry is taking another stab at the tablet business, albeit through a backdoor.<p>On Saturday, at the CeBIT tech conference in Germany, the company …

Mobile

The Apple Watch event likely caused a spike in Pebble Kickstarter backers

And that's exactly what Pebble expected<p>Pebble Time quickly asserted itself as a monster earlier this month when it became the most successful Kickstarter project ever. Now it looks like even after that record was broken, Pebble's funding continued to soar — and that's partly due to the March 9th …

Google's New App Shows Off Multi-Screen App Development

Google released a sample app to introduce Android developers to programming for multi-device applications. Called Universal Music Player, the reference app is bare bones and not consumer-ready, but functional on all Android devices.<p>Between desktops, tablets, smartphones and wearables, the number of …

Researchers just built a free, open-source version of Siri

Major tech companies like Apple and Microsoft have been able to provide millions of people with personal digital assistants on mobile devices, allowing people to do things like set alarms or get answers to questions simply by speaking. Now, other companies can implement their own versions, using …

Artificial Intelligence

Epic Floods in Malaysia: Photo Gallery

5 SEO Lessons for Entrepreneurs

Whether you think SEO is an acronym for “search engine optimization” or “screwing everyone over”, you don’t even need a website to learn valuable life lessons from SEO. It’s one of the most confusing, jargon-riddled, important, and lucrative IT fields in existence—and it’s not going anywhere.<p>Even …

Meet The Billionaire Who Built A $45 Billion Smartphone Company That's Beating Apple And Samsung In China

It's been a spectacular rise for Xiaomi, which became the fourth-largest smartphone vendor in the world in about three years, according to some estimates (it was third-largest until Huawei moved past Xiaomi in December). And it's the top smartphone vendor in China, ahead of Samsung, Apple, and …

Texas Is Freaking Out About The Oil Crash

On Monday, the Dallas Fed's latest manufacturing survey showed that activity in Texas was slowing down.<p>The latest composite index came in at 4.1, widely missing expectations and down big from November's reading. Expectations were for the index to come in at 9, down from 10.5 last month.<p>Many …

10 Things In Tech You Need To Know Today

<b>1. "The Interview" has become the biggest online movie ever released by Sony, pulling in more than $15 million from over 2 million downloads.</b> Sony Pictures Entertainment originally said it would not release the film over terrorism fears following a suspected North Korea cyberattack on the</b> …

The most successful investors leave their money alone

"My advice to the trustee could not be more simple: Put 10% of the cash in short-term government bonds and 90% in a very low-cost S&P 500 index fund," he wrote to shareholders of his company Berkshire Hathaway earlier this year.<p>Data from investment adviser SigFig leads to a similar conclusion.<p>After …

Investing

19 Tips And Tricks To Get You Started With Your New iPhone 6

<i>Note: Many of these tips work with older iPhone models too. We'll let you know if something only works on the iPhone 6.</i>

70% Of People Don't Know How To Give A Proper Handshake — Here's How

According to one poll, some 70% of people don't feel confident about their ability to give a proper handshake.<p>The mass ignorance is startling, given that the handshake is "one of the most crucial elements of impression formation," according to University of Manchester psychologist Geoffrey …

Six Customer Trends That Will Build Or Break Your Business

<i>Here are six trends in customer expectations and behavior that have</i> <i>affected your business in the past year and will continue to do so moving forward. Have you adapted to these yet? If not, I suggest you step on it.</i><p><b>Customer Trend #1: The Demand</b> <b>for the Instantaneous</b> <b>and the Expectation of …

10 Superfoods Healthier Than Kale

In the world of marketing, image is everything. If you're James Franco or Roger Federer or Taylor Swift, your name and face can be used to sell anything from phones to watches to perfume -- even if you're not necessarily famous for the your tech-savvy, your promptness, or the way you smell.<p>In the …

17 High-Paying Jobs For People Who Don't Like Stress

Think again.<p>It turns out there are plenty of low-stress professions in which you can pull in a pretty penny.<p>We reached out to Laurence Shatkin, Ph.D., a career-information expert, to find out which ones fit the bill.<p>Shatkin compared average salaries and stress levels of the 767 occupations …

The Stock Market Bull Who Got 2014 Right Just Published This Fantastic Presentation

For 2015, strategists are expecting stocks to move even higher, and again, no one is more bullish than Stoltzfus.<p>"We have initiated a target for the S&P 500 at the end of 2015 at 2,311," he wrote.<p>Courtesy of Oppenheimer, we've included the key slides from Stoltzfus' brand-new monthly presentation. …