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An economist explains what the heck is happening to the global economy

The dawn of the twenty-first century has proved unsettling. It was not what we expected. Only a few years ago, the world was full with apparently justified optimism. The new century would be free of the ideological fights that plagued the twentieth. A consensus emerged that markets and democracy …

Economics

Hydrofoiling 'sports car for the water' promises legendary ride

Most powered personal watercraft use gas motors, which tend to be pretty noisy. That old technology is about to get a challenge from a new breed of watercraft. The Quadrofoil is a hydrofoiling personal craft that runs on electric power. It's not only very quiet, it also doesn't produce emissions. …

Sports Cars

Insurers admit 'black box' data may be handed to police

Data shown to the Telegraph shows 10m drivers regularly break the 30mph limit - as insurers admit data from 'black boxes' may be surrendered<p>Motorists who have a “black box” tracking device fitted to their car to cut their insurance premium are at risk of having the data handed over to the police …

15 Must-Have Apps For Your New iPad

That's a lot to choose from. And, of course, some apps are better and more useful than others.<p>Whether you're planning on buying a new iPad soon or are just looking for something different for your current iPad, this list will help you sort through the hundreds of thousands of apps Apple has to …

Foodie Hotels: Where to Stay for a Foodcation in North America

For true foodies, a vacation that doesn't involve mouth-watering cuisine is hardly worthy of the title. In fact, food can often be a major focus of a trip; it's hardly uncommon for the taste connoisseurs among us to plan a foodcation. And in our opinion, it should all start with your hotel. If you …

#BlameJameis trends in United States

On the heels of Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher going off about the media's coverage of his quarterback, the lack of the media's use of the …

Your Waitress Works for Tips, Not Pinches

Nataki Rhodes, who works at a high-end res­taur­ant in Chica­go, has been em­ployed in the res­taur­ant in­dustry for a dec­ade, and in that time …

Metal Gear Online brought back to life by professional hackers

The problem with games designed to be played online is that they can be shut down by their publishers. Decisions that often make commercial sense for the publishers a few years down the line, but which still have an impact on any remaining players.<p>One such game was Metal Gear Online (MGO), which …

Weird Crystal Can Absorb All The Oxygen In A Room -- And Then Release It Later

This could potentially make fuel cells, space travel, and scuba diving a lot more efficient.<p>Researchers from the University of Southern Denmark say they’ve invented a crystal that pulls oxygen out of the air and even water. Apparently, just a spoonful of the stuff can suck up all the oxygen in a …

Wearable Drone Flies off Your Wrist to Snap a Photo and Boomerangs Back

Drone technology is interesting enough by itself, but when you strap a camera on it, the pairing can yield some awe-inspiring results. We've recently seen what it can do in the first annual Dronestagram Photo Contest – how amazing are those images? Now, a team of engineers and scientists have …