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Orlando Bloom Defends Mankind, Swings at Justin Bieber

Crowd cheers. (And so did Leo!)<p><i>UPDATE: As more eyewitness accounts leak out, it appears that amongst the cheering crowd was none other than Leo DiCaprio, who added one more notch to his snub spree belt by raising his voice, and likely a glass, to Bloom's heroic swing. And how is Bieber handling the</i> …

The Dangers of a Bigger Godzilla

Godzilla has grown larger over the years, as you can see in this graph. In 1954, the movie monster was only 50 meters (164 feet) tall (as if that …

Jobs that are threatened by technology

Jobs at high risk of being automated<p>Could your job be better performed by a robot? Maybe, if you work in telemarketing, tax preparation, or modeling, according to a 2013 report from Oxford University.<p>Carl Benedikt Frey and Michael A. Osborne looked at the ways technology has complemented – or …

Five strategies to get the most Social Security

President Barack Obama wants to eliminate, as part of his proposed fiscal year 2015 budget, aggressive Social Security claiming strategies “which …

Where Is The Outrage Over Corporate Welfare?

I recently read the February 24 Good Jobs First report, “Subsidizing the Corporate One Percent,” by Philip Mattera, a respected thought leader in our business. It says that three-quarters of all state economic development subsidies went to just 965 corporations since the beginning of the study in …

Dems back bigger Social Security increases - Encore - MarketWatch

By Matthew Heimer<p>At various times over the last couple of years, it looked as though Democrats and Republicans might agree on a plan to slow the …

Associated Press News

Here Are The 10 Best States For Clean Energy Jobs In 2013

Clean energy investments had it rough in 2013, and US job growth in that sector is having a bit of trouble too.<p>That’s at least according to evidence in a new report out today from Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2),an environmental advocacy organization for businesses. While the clean energy industry …

In A Changing Financial World, Thinknum Wants To Democratize Financial Analysis

One of the most important functions of any modern financial institution is conducting valuations. On Wall Street, this means developing financial models – projections of how a company will perform based on a set of assumptions. Get these models right, and suddenly you can make trades on public …

The days of tax-free digital content are numbered

Until recently, click-happy consumers were spared paying a sales tax on Angry Birds, Amazon e-books and music on iTunes. But as more states look to …

A Seller's Guide To Amazon: Brand Secrets From Hint Water's Techie CEO

Hint Water CEO Kara Goldin was a “burned out and exhausted” AOL executive and mother of four when she decided to leave tech and start a beverage company selling flavored bottled water.<p>Eight years later, Hint has become a staple in tech offices like Google and Square and a fixture in grocery stores …

These Massive Mirrored Dishes Could Make Solar Cheaper For All

IBM Research is developing solar equipment that does a much better job at harnessing the sun’s rays than today’s designs.<p>So much sunlight hits the Earth each day that the world’s entire electricity needs could be met by harvesting only 2% of the solar energy in the Sahara Desert. Of course, using …

Paris car ban imposed after pollution hits high

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1060000/1060997_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534435738_abe2329bd0ec8693e66afd637a1c3a5a<p><b>Hundreds of police monitored traffic in Paris on Monday after high pollution levels prompted the French government to impose major restrictions.</b><p>Only …

Pollution

Is this steel credit card worth $495?

In order to attract more big spenders, credit-card companies are scrapping the plastic for fancy cards made of titanium, aluminum and steel. But with …

Who is winning the 'crypto-war'?

<b>In the war over encryption between the NSA and privacy activists, who is winning?</b><p>Ladar Levison sits exhausted, slumped on a sofa with his dog Princess on his lap. He is surrounded by boxes after he moved into a new house in the suburbs of Dallas, Texas, the previous day.<p>He describes his new home as …

Privacy

Titanfall, the game that will ruin all other shooters and win over customers for the Xbox One

Titanfall launched earlier this week with a year’s worth of hype behind it and was received with much excitement from the gaming community. Gamers flooded online as it launched at midnight in the US, taking the game’s dedicated servers offline seemingly immediately.<p>Call of Duty changed the way we …

Lego Cubestormer robot solves Rubik's Cube in less time than it takes to read this headline

Until yesterday, the world record for fastest time in solving a Rubik's Cube was 5.27 seconds, which was set in the fall of 2011 by a Lego robot named Cubestormer 2. Thanks to the machine's successor (aptly named Cubestormer 3), the time to beat is now <i>3.253 seconds.</i> The robot, which is the third in …

Move Over Hackers, Biohackers Are Here

The creators of FOX’s new science-fiction buddy-cop show, Almost Human focuses the uncontrollable evolution of emerging tech. The solution is real cops need robot cop partners to help control crime. Bio-3D printers, DNA swipes, machines that prick your finger and dispense a pill with the nutrients …

PlayStation Vita TV review: Sony's first mini-console has some growing pains

Sony had a tiny surprise to share just ahead of the Tokyo Games Show: the PS Vita TV, appearing from inside SCE President Andrew House's jacket pocket. Having already announced a new, slender PS Vita handheld less than an hour earlier, Sony showed off this minute console -- roughly the same …

PayPal Merges Braintree's Developer Relation Team With Its Own

PayPal is merging its developer relations team with Braintree in an apparent attempt to help the payment processing company build better relationships with the developer community. The improved group will be led by PayPal’s head of its Developer Network, John Lunn, but will be under the Braintree …

South Korea's 5G Network Will Let You Download a Full Movie in a Second

South Korea has announced a $1.5 billion plan to upgrade its network to 5G capability by 2020.<p>“We helped fuel national growth with 2G services in the …