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Bill Gross Says a $10 Trillion Economic Supernova is Waiting to Explode

“Bond king” Bill Gross did not mince words Thursday when he called out a problem in the credit markets that could have catastrophic consequences.<p>In a …

NBA Finals 2016: The Warriors tricked the Cavaliers into their least effective offense

Cleveland's fourth quarter was filled with isolation that left them with a single point for six-plus minutes, and that's what ultimately cost them.<p>There's already enough for offenses to navigate when playing the Golden State Warriors: their stifling individual defenders and their seamlessly …

Masters At Work: Harley-Davidson Street Build Off, Japan

Despite the often-impenetrable language problem, we’re always keeping an eye on the Japanese custom scene. Even though the Western ‘alt moto’ scene is exploding, the top-flight Japanese builders are still setting the pace.<p>In Japan, Harley-Davidson has been running the same dealer-based Battle Of …

Motorcycles

The 10 best ever podcasts

Ten years since Apple launched a version of iTunes with a new format called podcasting, Pete Naughton selects 10 of the best<p>In June 2005, Apple launched a version of its iTunes software with a new feature which Steve Jobs confidently termed “the next generation of radio”. The technology in question …

11 apps that will make you smarter

In fact, there are ways your phone might actually be good for you.<p>We've compiled a list of apps to boost your brainpower, hone your memory, and even improve your emotional intelligence.<p>The science of how exactly our brains work — and how much we can train them — is constantly evolving, but one …

Walking to Petra: 7 Pillars of Beauty

Rated among the 15 best treks in the world by National Geographic, one anticipates a great deal in walking across southern Jordan to Petra. Seven reasons why this section of the Abraham Path still exceeds anyone's expectations.<p><b>1. Descending Wadi Dana</b><p>On the King's Highway towards Dana village there …

MakerBot wants you to start 3D-printing in metal and wood (sort of)

The future of 3D printing may depend on the ability print things with properties beyond cheap plastic. We've seen composite materials appear for 3D printers before, but the arrival of MakerBot to the scene should make progress a bit quicker. Announced at this week's CES, MakerBot will be rolling …

3D Printing

The Coolest Car Tech We Saw At CES 2015

Wearables and gesture controls are dazzling, but the most useful automotive innovations at CES are far more practical.<p>Automakers invaded the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas with a record 10 manufacturers showing off wares. Among the innovations showcased were smart watches that unlock …

Top Gear's top five from the CES

Renovo's chippy electric supercar<p>It’s a little known fact that most of Silicon Valley’s heavy hitters are committed classic car nuts, and Palo …

The Week in Review: CES Pushes the Innovation Envelope

Televisions with a curved display. 3D printed pizzas. High fashion wearables. An app that changes how you feel by delivering “neurosignaling …

CES 2015: The Wildest Things We Saw 3-D-Printed

And it's not just doodads<p>CES was chock-full of 3-D printers—some big, some small, some for food, and some for prototyping outdoor gear. More exciting to the casual passer-by, the booths were chock-full of printed wares. Take a look at some of our favorites in this gallery.<p>Popular Science <i>is covering</i> …

2015 will be the year of SpaceX’s reusable rocket

A mission to supply the International Space Station next week could change space-flight as we know it—by successfully returning a used rocket booster to Earth.<p>SpaceX’s Jan. 6 launch will send a remotely piloted space capsule to the ISS with food, experiments, and two tiny, Earth-observing …

Space Travel

Can’t find your market research data? This startup can help

That Diet Coke in your hand didn’t invent itself. It’s the result of years of focus groups, surveys and data crunching—more commonly known as market …

Procter & Gamble

10 Things In Tech You Need To Know Today

<b>1. Marissa Mayer is considering buying a cable network.</b> Yahoo considered acquiring Scripps Networks Interactive.<p><b>2. Who is Rony Abovitz?</b> Google led a $542 million investment in his company. We have a long profile looking at who he is and where he came frome.<p><b>3. Elon Musk is getting divorced for a</b> …

The 5 stories that defined the big data market in 2014

There is no other way to put it: 2014 was a huge year for the big data market. It seems years of talk about what’s possible are finally giving way to …

Artificial Intelligence

How Big Data Will Transform Our Economy And Our Lives In 2015

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Deven Parekh is a managing director at Insight Venture Partners where he manages investments in e-commerce, consumer Internet data, and application software businesses on a global basis.</i><p>The great Danish physicist Niels Bohr once observed that “prediction is very difficult, especially …

Big Data

Russian Invasion Of Ukraine Spurs New German Tank Design

Filling a Fulda Gap in future defenses<p>Germany’s parliament just submitted a budget request to develop a new tank. Nestled inside the budget committee report is the call for a Leopard III development program, to create a new “Kampfpanzer” or battle tank. Spotted at Defence Blog, the proposal to …

Samsung Will Put Tizen in Its Televisions. What the Heck Does That Mean?

The open source mobile operating system will supposedly make it easier to use your TV. We shall see.<p>Electronics giant Samsung has said it plans to run an operating system called Tizen on all of its “smart” Internet-connected TVs this year.<p>So what is Tizen and why is Samsung putting it in TVs? …

Oracle Is Getting Ahead Of The Competition When It Comes To Data

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Tom Lee is the Head of Sales & Operations for Fliptop.</i><p>Hot on the heels of a partnership with Dun & Bradstreet, the announcement of the Datalogix acquisition marks an aggressive move on Oracle’s part — an attempt to prove to the market that it’s getting serious about data-driven …

Marketing

4 things to expect from Google in 2015

Google is a powerhouse, but it's a powerhouse in transition.<p>In 2014, Google's search engine -- the largest in the world -- continued to dominate the market. In the US, the company has 67 percent of the search market on desktop computers. Globally, it's a $50 billion business in revenue annually.<p>But …

Android News

10 Best Chrome Extensions You May Not Have Tried

Beste Chrome extensions<p>I’m a huge fan of adding functionality to my browser, and we’ve featured some great extensions to supercharge Chrome in the past. Here are a few more Chrome extensions that you might not have heard of, but are certainly worth a try.<p>Jot<p>If you’re constantly working in your …

15 Intrepid Predictions For 2015

With a recap of last year’s predictions (currencies and the economy were good to me; sports and IPOs were not) in the books, it’s again time to look ahead to the year to come. Economic uncertainty seems to be in a recession of its own as unemployment continues its slow march downward and GDP …

4 Reasons Why Falling Gas Prices Won't Kill Tesla

<i>From the Model S owner's manual: "In the event your Tesla dives into water, please do not attempt to escape."</i><p>Tesla's stock price has fallen below $200 per share for the first time in seven months. Shock! Gasp! But the electric-car wunderkind is not collapsing, and while we do not pretend to be Car …

Tesla

As His Empire Quakes, ARCP Founder Nick Schorsch No Longer A Billionaire

Nicholas Schorsch, the hard-charging, fast-talking real estate chief who resigned Monday from his American Realty Capital portfolio of companies amid a big accounting scandal, is no longer a billionaire.<p>As Forbes wrote in June, Schorsch dazzled mom and pop investors with stellar returns during the …

Absolutely Everything You Need to Know About How Tires Work

<i>(Credit: All Illustrations by Bryan Blades and Hal Mayforth)</i><p>Don't ever think of a tire as a homogeneous glob of molded rubber, because nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, a tire is more properly recognized as a high-performance composite of some 60 different materials. It is quite …

Levelized Cost Of Electricity: Renewable Energy's Ticking Time Bomb?

Solar panels and wind turbines are rapidly becoming competitive with conventional electric generating technologies like natural gas and coal.<p>At least that is what many of Wall Street’s most esteemed investment firms seem to be telling anyone willing to listen to them.<p>Last week, Diane Cardwell, a …

Ten Ways Big Data Is Revolutionizing Manufacturing

McKinsey & Company recently published How Big Data Can Improve Manufacturing which provides insightful analysis of how big data and advanced analytics can streamline biopharmaceutical, chemical and discrete manufacturing.<p>The article highlights how manufacturers in process-based industries are using …

Super efficient perovskites are dazzling solar cell researchers

There’s a lot of excitement about a class of materials called perovskites that promise to deliver efficient and cheap solar cells. Watching progress …

The 100 Greatest Innovations Of The Year

Popular Science's Best Of What's New Awards, all in one place<p>Each year, <i>Popular Science</i> picks the 100 greatest new innovations in technology to feature in our Best Of What's New issue. Discover the most exciting developments in consumer gadgets, sustainability, medicine, automobiles and more.<p>Follow …

U.S. Leads Top 15 Countries Investing In India

Investors haven’t been this bullish on India since 2003. But all of that took a turn for the worse with the financial market crash of 2008. While other countries in the emerging markets recovered quite well starting in 2010, thanks to stimulus packages and robust China demand for commodities, India …