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Report Claims In The Next 5 Years, Wearables Shipments Could Increase By 10 Times

Google Glass, Pebble, Galaxy Gear. These are just a few of the wearable consumer technology products, known informally as "wearables," available in …

The US Supreme Court Refuses To Enter The Internet Sales Tax Debate

States in the U.S. are increasingly turning to online sales taxes to fill their coffers. That trend is likely to continue thanks to the United States …

5 Ways To Eat Healthy This Holiday

The holiday season is officially on the fast track. And with deliciously tempting treats and minimal time to burn off extra calories in your near future, what you do—and don't—eat for the weeks leading up, can have a major impact on your waistline.<p><b>1) DITCH THE DIET DRINKS</b><p>Yes, you know that from a …

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Why Hollywood doesn't get South Korean cinema

South Korea's cinema boom continues to echo through Hollywood, with the country's acting talent heading Stateside and Korean stories regularly remade. Yet these Americanised versions often end up drained of the weirdness that made them so bracing. It's like trying to make coleslaw out of kimchi. …

Got Student Debt? Pay It Off By Volunteering

ZeroBound lets people slammed by paying for college raise money in exchange for doing good.<p>A new project is betting that a unique combination of volunteering and crowdfunding could offer some relief to the ballooning student debt crisis. Zero Bound lets students and graduates cut their arrears in …

Why Working More Than 40 Hours a Week Is Useless | Inc.com

For many in the entrepreneurship game, long hours are a badge of honor. Starting a business is tough, so all those late nights show how determined, hard working and serious about making your business work you are, right?<p>Wrong. According to a handful of studies, consistently clocking over 40 hours a …

The True Costs of Developing an App

<i>Jeremy Rappaport is a writer at Fueled, the leading iPhone application developers and masters of mobile design in New York City. This post was originally published on the Fueled blog.</i><p>Everyone knows about the big names: Angry Birds, Candy Crush, Facebook, Twitter, Uber, Instagram. Countless others …

What does MMA do to the human brain? One study searches for answers

Dr. Charles Bernick was never much of a fight fan before he devoted himself to studying the brains of the people who get hit in the head for a living.<p>…

Drink Better Beaujolais Nouveau

We've tasted some pretty terrible Beaujolais Nouveau wines, released each fall reeking of Banana Runts and bubblegum. (The weird banana aroma is the result of a certain yeast that is commonly used to kick off fermentation, and the bubblegum can come from the covered-tank carbonic maceration process …

Young Google Employee With A Clever 401(k) Move

New college grads take note: You’re never too young to think about tax dodges. Find some way to top up your tax-favored retirement account during your first year on the job.<p>A young man we know got an Ivy League degree in May, spent the summer traveling abroad and in September started a circa …

Would You Drink This Wine From A Can?

An Oregon wine producer is now canning their vintage just like beer. Why? Because they want in on casual beer snobbery.<p>Just a decade ago, it was almost unheard of to consider drinking wine without a proper cork. But the economics (and convenience) of screwtops has challenged thousands of years of …

Android 4.4 KitKat review: designed by Google, for Google

In 2011, Google introduced Android 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich," which took some of the design direction it had begun on tablets and moved it to phones. In the intervening two years, we've only seen "point" updates for the platform: some subtle refinements and a few big new features, but never a big …

October's Notable iOS App Releases

We’re back with our monthly retrospective look at some of the more notable iOS apps to hit our radar over the past month.<p>So without further ado, here’s a quick snapshot of some of the best.<p>Moment.us<p>What is the right music to listen to on a rainy Wednesday afternoon in London or Chicago? Open the …

I Bought an Apartment Specifically to Rent Out on AirBnB

<i>This is a guest post by Jon Wheatley of Need/Want that originally appeared on the company’s blog. Need/Want makes innovative products that solve problems like SmartBedding and Draft Notebooks.</i><p>In 2012 I bought an apartment specifically to rent out on Airbnb. I’ve been managing it remotely for the …

Major League Baseball Is Destroying Its Future By Chasing Television Dollars Now

As I write this column, we are in the midst of the 2013 World Series. It is possible that the total number of television viewers for the World Series, even if it goes seven games, will be less than the number of people who watch the Super Bowl. How does football get more viewers in one night than …

Why Marvel Is Defining The Modern Superhero Film Genre

With the impending release of Disney-Marvel’s newest big-budget superhero franchise installment <i>Thor: The Dark World</i>, and last week’s unveiling of an impressively dramatic trailer for next year’s <i>Captain America: The Winter Soldier</i>, the Marvel superhero film business is taking control of the …

Google: self-driving cars safer than professional drivers - Roadshow

<b>Google has said that its data reveals self-driving cars are safer than any human driver on the road.</b><p>Speaking at the RoboBusiness robotics conference …

Big investors buy up homes in key markets

Experts disagree on how much investor buyers have to do with the home price recovery. But investors remain very active in key markets as they pull back in others.<p>Big investors continue to expand into more cities for single-family homes as they pull back in others.<p>Last month, institutional …

World Bank: it’s easier to do business in Russia than China

Print this page<p>The World Bank’s annual ease of doing business indicators were published on Tuesday – and they make a pleasant read for Russian policy …

$4bn for Pintrest? Is social media a bubble waiting to burst?

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PayPal most trusted and private, Apple most innovative in new mobile wallet study

I suppose if you ask a fool’s question you’ll get a fool’s response.<p>In a new study on mobile wallets, Javelin Research investigated the “gang of five” — Apple, Google, Facebook, Amazon, and PayPal — and their ability to win or lose the still-developing war for the mobile wallet. Interestingly, all …

Nearly 50% Of All Home Sales Now Cash, As Institutional Investor Activity Hits New High

Nearly half of all home purchases in the month of September were paid for in cold hard cash, as tight lending conditions continue edge out traditional buyers and investors continue to scoop up inventory.<p>All-cash deals accounted for 49% of sales across the U.S., according to a new report from …

Hollywood struggles to halt an exodus of film-makers

Among the tourist hordes on the "walk of fame" last week, you could feel Hollywood casting its spell. They genuflected at the names of actors and film-makers embedded in pink stars in the pavement. Gloria Swanson. John Wayne. Will Smith. Francis Ford Coppola. Quentin Tarantino. Generations of …

Pinterest Is Powering A Huge Amount Of Social Commerce, And Twitter Isn't Too Shabby Either

Pinterest's recent valuation at $3.8 billion suggests that a huge amount of potential is seen in the way the social network could bridge pins with purchases.<p>And even Twitter, which many thought would never drive significant social commerce, is overperforming, with a 22% share.<p>While Facebook's share …

Apple knocks Coca-Cola off its 13 year reign as world’s most valuable brand

The New York Times reports that Apple has knocked off Coca-Cola (Sugar water!) to become the ‘World’s Most Valuable Brand’ according to the annual Interbrand Best Global Brands Report.<p>Apple’s arrival in the top spot was perhaps “a matter of time,” Jez Frampton, global chief executive at Interbrand, …

How to Design Your Startup Office for a Productive Workforce

If you look at some of the latest startup offices, there seems to be a competition to who can have the coolest ping pong tables, kitchen, and big TVs displaying real time data. But are they essential to office productivity and culture?<p>We spoke to some of the hottest startups to hear their …