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Understanding Russia’s War Stories

The past year has seen the greatest panic over Russia’s influence on U.S. politics since the end of the Cold War. From the hacking of DNC servers …

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

Recruitment

Forget Venezuela, Russia Is Looking to Nicaragua

As the crisis in Venezuela continues, certain states that have supported the Maduro government may be looking for more stable partners. For the …

Russia

China blocks WhatsApp

China has blocked WhatsApp, security experts confirmed today to <i>The</i> <i>New York Times</i><i>.</i> Over the past few months, WhatsApp has experienced brief disruptions to service, with users unable to send video chats or photos. Now, even text messages are completely blocked, according to Nadim Kobeissi, an applied …

Chinese Communist Party

Today in Apple history: Apple battles Eminem in court

<b>September 24, 2009:</b> Apple lawyers head to court to defend itself against rapper Eminem’s music publisher, Eight Mile Style.<p>The lawsuit alleges that Apple unlawfully sold 93 of Eminem’s songs on the iTunes Music Store. This is the second time Apple finds itself on the opposite side of a courtroom …

Eminem

Japan's Booming. Now It Needs More Immigrants.

Demographics don’t have to be destiny.<p>Japan has served its time as a symbol of economic failure. Its latest growth surge puts it in a welcome new role.<p>The country’s demographics, according to conventional wisdom, are supposed to be bad for the economy. Instead, Japan unexpectedly shot to the top of …

International Monetary Fund

Desperate for Cash, Venezuela Gives Putin Control of Oil Assets

Venezuela is handing over unprecedented control of its state-owned oil assets to longtime financial backer Russia in an effort to stave off …

Trump’s Business of Corruption

What secrets will Mueller find when he investigates the President’s foreign deals?<p>President Donald Trump’s attorney Jay Sekulow recently told me that the investigation being led by Robert Mueller, the special counsel appointed by the Justice Department, should focus on one question: whether there …

Android apps can find nearby devices even when they're offline

If you've ever wished that your smartphone's apps would automatically do your bidding the moment you neared a device, you're in luck. After previewing it at I/O in May, Google has made the second generation of its Nearby Connections toolkit available to Android developers. The updated framework …

Apps

Uber's security force in South Africa wears bulletproof vests

The ride-hailing giant hires a security firm called Hi-Risk to deal with rampant attacks against Uber drivers in the country.

Apple announces Q3 2017 revenue of $45.4b: 41m iPhones, 11.4m iPads, 4.29m Macs

Apple has announced its latest quarter results including $45.4b in revenue and $8.72 profit from 41m iPhones, 11.4m iPads, and 4.29m Macs sold.<p>FY17 Q3 results compare to the previous quarter’s $52.9 billion in revenue, $11.03 billion in profit, 50.7 million iPhones, 8.92 million iPads, and 4.19 …

Investing

The secret origin story of the iPhone

An exclusive excerpt from The One Device<p><i>This month marks 10 years since Apple launched the first iPhone, a device that would fundamentally transform how we interact with technology, culture, and each other. Ahead of that anniversary,</i> Motherboard <i>editor Brian Merchant embarked on an investigation to</i> …

China overtakes US as Germany's top trade partner - Business

China overtook the United States and France as Germany's most important trading partner in 2016, data from the Germany's Federal Statistics Office …

Korea is 20 years away from a 'demographic time bomb,' IMF says

Japan's situation is the most extreme example. Its population has been steadily declining for the last decade, with 2016 marking the first time in 117 years that the total number of births fell below one million. Meanwhile, the number of people over 65 continued to grow.<p>According to a new report …

Demographics

America May Be Forced To Solve Japan’s Unprecedented Demographic Crisis

What is the most xenophobic nation in the world? Contrary to what you might think, the answer is likely Japan. It’s an increasingly nationalist society with a foreign resident rate of less than two percent, far below almost every other nation in the Developed World. Japan’s resistance to …

Japan

In Japan’s Countryside, Villages Fight to Keep Tradition Alive

Traditions die hard in the small mountain town of Kanegasaki, whose history includes a series of battles nearly 1,000 years ago that drove an …

Цитата дня: Шувалов о чрезмерном внимании Медведева к коррупции

Вице-премьер Игорь Шувалов на заседании дискуссионного клуба «Валдай» выступил с критикой в адрес председателя правительства Дмитрия Медведева, …

Everything you need to know from Google’s Pixel event

Google unveiled a gaggle of new products and services today at its event in San Francisco. The company was all about making things easy and seamless, so we thought we’d do the same. Here’s all the stuff you need to know, in one place.<p>CEO Sundar Pichai came out first to set the stage, touting the …

IPhone 7

In Japan, hundreds of thousands of young people are refusing to leave their homes

According to a survey released by the government of Japan this month, more than half a million young people have recoiled from society to lead reclusive lives.<p>The phenomenon, called “hikikomori,” is defined by the Japanese Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry as people who haven’t left their homes or …

Japan

Huawei begins making phones in India - Business

Huawei Technologies Co will begin assembling phones in India with manufacturing partner Flextronics International Ltd, establishing a beachhead in …

An Old Woman and Her Russian Cat

Among my friends is an elderly Japanese woman. Some time ago, her daughter married a Russian man and moved to Moscow, but sadly she fell ill and …

How the fuzz caught up with KAT founder

After years of staying ahead of the authorities, it seems the 30-year-old operator of Kickass Torrents, Artem Vaulin, made some sloppy mistakes to …

Internet

Interactive map shows origins of Russian mercenaries fighting in Donbas

<i>The map by Mirotvorets shows places of origins of Russian mercenaries that came to fight in Russia's hybrid army in Donbas</i><p>The <i>Myrotvorets</i> website has …

Russia

Here's a controversial idea about China's economy that no one wants to hear

That means the country is attempting to move from an economy based on investment in industrial manufacturing to one based on domestic consumption driven by regular Chinese people working in the services sector.<p>That is, China has been moving toward fewer coal miners and construction workers in favor …

Atomic memory could one day solve your storage problems

Data storage is rapidly becoming a major pain point in the technology industry, especially as our apps and media start to reach higher and higher sizes. Some modern day iPhone applications measure in gigabytes now, while a single 4K movie can easily take up hundreds of gigabytes of space. But new …

How to legally steal $35,000 from Vladimir Putin

Jim Rogers told me to come here.We were having dinner a few weeks ago in Singapore, and Jim had just returned that morning from Russia full of …

Opportunity Lost/Opportunity Gained: Can Britain Become The 'Hong Kong Of Europe'?

Brexit has been met with a variety of reactions from across the political spectrum. Those in favor of globalism mourn the loss of the world’s fifth largest economy. Those in favor of nationalism see Brexit as both a signal of the peoples’ desire for independence and as a harbinger of a wave of …

Dried mango has become an unlikely symbol of Chinese nationalism

An international court ruled on Tuesday that China has no legal basis in claiming rights within what it calls the “nine-dash line,” a demarcation …