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​What is Hyperloop? Everything you need to know about the race for super-fast travel

Hyperloop technologies could revolutionise travel: here's everything you need to know about the technology and the companies involved.<p><i>Video: What is</i> …

Seven apps and tools to organize your life

Restore order to your days.<p>Between work, activities, appointments, and ever-growing to-do lists, many of us constantly feel rushed and anxious. And all too often, the distractions of our smartphones only make this busy pace more hectic. But phones can also simplify your life—it all depends on how …

Apps

Despite Brexit and the Trans-Pacific Partnership, China Still Pursues Globalization

<i>This article first appeared in Data Sheet, Fortune’s daily newsletter on the top tech news.</i> <i>Sign up here</i><i>.</i><p>Globalization has taken something of a black …

Morgan Stanley is getting in on the hottest trend in investing

Morgan Stanley is going after the youngsters with a shiny new roboadviser.<p>The New York-based investment bank announced Monday the launch of Access Investing, an online roboadviser designed to capture a younger clientele.<p>Roboadvisers deliver financial advice through web platforms and mobile apps and …

Opening Up New Trade Corridors

<b>Opening Up New Trade Corridors</b><p>China’s Belt and Road Initiative will connect and stimulate economic activity across more than 65 countries<p>As incomes …

Economic Development

Donald Trump set to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital

Donald Trump is likely to announce next week that the US will recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a move that upends 50 years of US Middle East policy and is likely to inflame relations with the Palestinians and America’s Arab allies.<p>White House officials said Mr Trump would probably make …

IBM Just Announced an Insanely Powerful 50-Qubit Quantum Computer

Along with even more quantum computing records.<p>At the IEEE Industry Summit on the Future of Computing in Washington DC on Friday, IBM announced the …

Google's AI guru predicts humans and machines will merge within 20 years

Public perception of artificial intelligence technology, in 2017, seems to lie somewhere at the intersection of existential fear and cautious optimism. Yet there’s a growing movement of people who believe AI is crucial to the evolution of our species. These people aren’t outsiders or outliers — …

Amazon's latest tax penalty should be a red flag for tech companies

The European Commission recently fined Amazon 250 million euros ($294 million) to cover unpaid back taxes plus interest. The EU alleges that Luxembourg's government illegally allowed Amazon to set up subsidiaries that were designed to minimize its taxes.<p>Most of Amazon's European profits are sent to …

Parts of unmanned Russian spaceship burn up over Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Parts of an unmanned Russian cargo spaceship burned across the night sky of the Arabian Peninsula, drawing gasps …

Abu Dhabi's sovereign wealth fund will invest $400M in US tech startups

One of the United Arab Emirates’ largest sovereign wealth funds is establishing a base in California, with the intention of helping the Middle …

Chinese firms to invest $300 million in Abu Dhabi | Reuters

ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Five Chinese companies will start operations in Abu Dhabi’s industrial zone with an initial investment of $300 million in a boost for the oil-rich emirate’s economic diversification plans.<p>Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State, shakes hands with Huang Lixin, Executive …

State Department considers scrubbing democracy promotion from its mission

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has ordered his department to redefine its mission and issue a new statement of purpose to the world. The draft statements under review right now are similar to the old mission statement, except for one thing — any mention of promoting democracy is being …

‘Chinafrica’ is a macro megatrend set to impact everything from Silicon Valley to Wall Street

VCs and startup founders rarely pay attention to slow-moving but powerful macro global events, especially with so many fast-moving things to focus on at the micro level, like technology, teams and trends.<p>While VCs and startup founders often are the earliest to know about cutting-edge technological …

Dramatic Lighting For Portraits | Chris Knight Compares Light Modifiers

Chris Knight is a photographer known for his dramatic lighting style, and lately, he’s been sharing his knowledge on the topic far and wide via …

The clock is ticking on the Brexit process. It is time for ministers to get real about the economic issues and press for a transitional deal<p>It is now more than a year since the EU referendum. It is more than three months since Theresa May triggered the UK’s withdrawal negotiations, which in …

Great Britain

The week, explained: Comey, Corbyn, Qatar, and more

June kicked off with one of the most dramatic and news-packed weeks in recent memory, with significant stories flying in from all angles. For Americans, the continued unfolding of the Trump/Russia story featuring dramatic testimony from former FBI Director James Comey and the current chiefs of …

Beijing’s global military ambitions are growing, the annual report says, as the nation seeks to counter American primacy<p>China is set to expand its military capabilities across the globe, with new overseas bases in countries like Pakistan as the world’s largest army seeks an increased role in …

China

New political bromance flourishes at G7 summit

<b>(CNN) —</b> Leaders of the seven most powerful countries convened in the Sicilian town of Taormina for the G7 meetings. But on the sidelines of diplomatic talks, a new bromance seemed to have flourished between Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Emmanuel Macron, France's newly inaugurated …

Trump’s Saudi Arabia Trip Figures Into Plan for Palestinian Deal

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — For 15 years, Saudi Arabia has been pitching its formula for peace among Israel, the Palestinians and the Arab world, with little response from Israeli leaders.<p>And for months now, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has asserted Israel’s increasing strategic alignment with …

Chinese Student's Commencement Speech In U.S. Isn't Going Over Well In China

A Chinese student who praised the "fresh air of free speech" in the U.S. during her commencement address at the University of Maryland is facing an online backlash from classmates and from people in China who say she insulted her own country.<p>Shuping Yang, who graduated with a double-major in …

The president’s daughter is a proponent and beneficiary of the outrageous robbery her family is perpetrating against those they purportedly serve<p>Are there still people out there who think that Ivanka Trump is a moderating influence on her father? If you believe that – that the Donald Trump …

Donald Trump

Uber suspends self-driving cars after Arizona crash

<b>Uber has pulled its self-driving cars from the roads after an accident which left one of the vehicles on its side.</b><p>Pictures posted online showed the car on its right side on an Arizona street, next to another badly damaged vehicle.<p>The car - a Volvo SUV - was in self-driving mode at the time of the …

China will open more to investors, but others must be fair: central bank chief | Reuters

BOAO, China (Reuters) - China will substantially cut the number of sectors closed to foreign investment, its central bank governor said on Sunday.<p>Zhou Xiaochuan, Governor of the People's Bank of China, attends a news conference during the ongoing National People's Congress (NPC), China's …

Kate Middleton Doesn’t Speak In Public Often, But When She Does It’s So Very Lovely…

Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, has only made a handful of public speeches during her royal career. We rarely hear her voice, but when we …