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How to find the best apps—and avoid the duds

Become an expert app hunter.<p>To make your life as convenient and productive as possible, you should fill your phone with the most fun and useful apps available. But with millions of app-store listings to check out, you can easily waste time on pointless or even dangerous programs. How can you …

Apps

Twenty-five stocks that may outperform in a rising market

<i>Mr. Bowman is a portfolio manager at Hamilton-based</i> Wickham Investment Counsel Inc.<i>, an adviser to high net worth clients.</i> michael@wickhaminvestments.com<p><b>What are we looking for?</b><p>For those investors buying stocks, which ones should outperform the indexes in a rising market, and for those investors …

Pimco: Fed 'may find it impossible' to escape lower bound of rates | News Home | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bond fund giant Pacific Investment Management Co said on Tuesday the pace of Federal Reserve interest-rate increases is likely to be even more gradual than the firm expected in March and that the U.S. central bank may find it impossible to escape the effective lower bound of …

Power Ingestible Gadgets With Batteries You Can Eat

As a non-toxic way to use swallowable medical devices<p>Today, implanted medical devices continuously monitor the body to give doctors and researchers more information than ever about the state of a patient's disease and the effects of certain treatments. Engineers have also been making devices that a …

Clean Energy

How We'll Grow Food In The Future

Traditional agriculture has bought the farm<p>This past winter, as near-record snows piled up outside his 30,000-square-foot warehouse off Lake Michigan, Robert Colangelo stood inside, bathed in blue and red LEDs, and surrounded by crops of butter lettuce and herbs.<p>Located 40 miles outside Chicago, …

The Wikipedia Of Farming Is Here

Open-source agriculture could help farmers grow healthier food<p>Two years ago, then MIT graduate student Caleb Harper built a fully networked farm of tomatoes, lettuce, and broccoli inside a fourth-floor lounge at the school’s famed Media Lab. He hoped to prove he could use data science to optimize …

Farming

Jobs up by 1.8% - Average salary rises to €16,406 - PN warns of 'soap bubble' as jobs rise in public sector, drop in manufacturing, retail

Jobs increased by 1.8 per cent in the second quarter of this year compared to the same period last year, the National Statistics Office said today, …

Malta

Advertised home prices continue fast growth

Residential property prices are continuing to post strong growth, the Central Bank reported in its ongoing survey of asking prices.<p>The index of …

Malta

New Coast Road traffic arrangements announced

The connection through Triq J.F. Kennedy to the Coast road will be closed for approximately three weeks.<p>Vehicles going towards the Coast Road, will …

Malta

The Malta Independent

The Maltese bishops have come out strongly against the new law regarding embryo freezing, saying that it the law will make children a commodity to …

House prices in Malta up 11%

House prices in Malta rose by 11 per cent in the fourth quarter last year compared to the same period the previous year, according to the House Price …

Europe

Landmark building approved for Qawra

The Mepa board approved, with just one negative vote, an application for the construction of what was described as a ‘landmark building’ on waste …

BlackBerry has talked to potential bidders, plans fast sale: Report

<i>These are stories Report on Business is following Wednesday, Sept. 4., 2013</i>.<p><b>BlackBerry in talks</b><br>BlackBerry Ltd. has already held talks with potential bidders in what it hopes will be a quick auction, The Wall Street Journal reports today.<p>Preliminary discussions have already been held with potential …

Toronto Trump tower’s investor revolt bigger than thought

It also stressed, through an email statement, that other condos in the building have closed or are up for sale. That refers to 118 more conventional …

How do I calculate how much severance I'm entitled to?

It depends on your employment contract, but there are precedents relating to the age of the employee, the job, and how long it will take the employee to find a comparable role

The top 10 cities for a career in finance

No further extension of development zones, except for 'anomalies' - Mepa chairman

The revision of local plans is not likely to include further extensions of development zones except to address certain anomalies, Mepa chairman Vince …

Malta

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The Future Of Flight: Swarms Will Dominate The Sky

Coordinated swarms of drones could pollinate crops, monitor traffic, and more.<p>Last year, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania Grasp (General Robotics, Automation, Sensing & Perception) Lab gathered a dozen or so quadrotor unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), programmed them to work in concert, …

The Science Of Car Hacking

Hacked cars are unlikely to be an assassin's weapon of choice.<p>The notion that hackers could assassinate people in an instant is a favorite among conspiracy theories. The latest example: After the young journalist Michael Hastings died in a car crash last month, conspiracy theorists speculated that …

'Caqnu' fined €100,000 for cutting down protected trees

Carmel Polidano, a contractor known as Caqnu, today was fined €100,000 by Magistrate Anthony Vella after being found guilty of cutting down protected …

Verizon reportedly drops down $700 million for Wind Mobile, also shows interest in Mobilicity

WIND Mobile, who’s currently up for sale, has a new offer on the table. Last week rumours surfaced that New York-based Verizon Wireless was possibly …

Pegasus Review: The Acoustic-Electric Guitar, Reinvented

Smart design tweaks make the Pegasus the most user-friendly and stage-ready acoustic-electric guitar on the market.<p>It's not often that a truly original guitar design comes around. Guitarists are notoriously conservative, and for good reason: The traditional acoustic guitar is a beautiful …

Programming boot camp investigated by education officials

A Toronto company that trains web developers has suspended its operations after Ontario education officials said it was being investigated for running an unregistered career college.<p>Bitmaker Labs Inc., which offers an intense nine-week training program, was visited two weeks ago by investigators …

The Energy Fix: Reinventing The Solar Array

Reinventing the array could usher in a new age for solar.<p>The solar market has been on fire. In the U.S., it's grown by 600 percent over the past five years, culminating in 3,313 installed megawatts in 2012. This past March, seven solar projects added the only new utility power of any kind to the …

New Human Body Part Discovered

Time to rewrite the textbooks!<p>The newest addition to human anatomy is just 15 microns thick, but its discovery will make eye surgery safer and simpler. Harminder Dua, a professor at the University of Nottingham, recently found a new layer in the human cornea, and he's calling it (can you guess?) …