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How IBM is using big data to fix Beijing’s pollution crisis

Of China’s major cities, Beijing’s pollution problem is probably the worst, causing thousands of premature deaths every year. Its residents are fed up. The growing outrage has forced leaders to declare a “war on pollution,” including the goal of slashing Beijing’s PM2.5— the concentration of the …

Pollution

IMF: global recovery to accelerate in 2015, no brutal slowdown in China

AIX-EN-PROVENCE France (Reuters) - Global economic activity should strengthen in the second half of the year and accelerate in 2015, although momentum could be weaker than expected, IMF chief Christine Lagarde said on Sunday, hinting at a slight cut in the Fund’s growth forecasts.<p>International …

Google Buys Songza

Google has acquired music streaming service Songza after weeks of speculation around a potential buyout.<p>Songza uses information about the user and context to determine the best playlists for you at any given time, all of which are curated by music experts (DJs, Rolling Stone writers, etc.).<p>Very few …

iPhone 6 eyed by 50% of smartphone buyers, poll says

And a quarter of those polled by RBC would be willing to pay a $100 premium for an iPhone with a 5.5-inch display.<p>The iPhone 6 will rack up "solid" consumer demand, at least according to the results of a poll released Tuesday by investment firm RBC Capital Markets.<p>Surveying more than 4,000 …

Mobile Technology

Rumored Nokia Normandy prototype surfaces on Twitter, reveals little

That thing up there? Word on the street (that is, Twitter) is that it's an engineering prototype of the Nokia Normandy, a low-end Android device due sometime in 2014. The name has been floating around for a few months now, often accompanied by images flaunting Nokia's usual design cues but without …

Halda Race Pilot Watch

The new Halda Race Pilot watch is optimized for Racing, an environment with extreme demands. The watch features Halda´s unique patented docking …

Bertone wished Aston Martin a happy 100th birthday with this: a one-off coach-built Rapide. Head to the link as we have a go… http://www.TOPGEAR.com/uk/car-news/bertone-aston-martin-rapide-jet-2-2-2013-05-14

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Leno's 'Pumpcast' singing couple insists it wasn't staged - TODAY.com

Sheesh! You show up to pump some gas, belt out a Bon Jovi song, and the next thing you know the video of the routine goes viral and the whole world thinks you're just some staged gimmick.<p>Closed Captioning<p>ON<p>OFF<p>apply | reset x<p>font<p>size<p>color<p>Gas pump singing duo: Leno stunt was not staged<p>Play Video - …