Chris Neale

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Automated Trucking Startup Peloton Drafts $60 Million in Funding

Peloton Technology, an automated vehicle technology company focused on trucking, is on the verge of closing a $60 million Series B funding round led …

10 great Steam games that only cost $1

As my ongoing series highlighting five new games on Steam each week makes clear, there are a helluva lot of good games that most people don't even …

Retrogaming

30 essential things to do in Tokyo

Whether you’ve lived here all your life or just landed at Narita or Haneda, we're all completely spoilt for brilliant things to do in Tokyo. From …

Sydney and Melbourne have canceled concerts celebrating Chairman Mao

Sydney and Melbourne have canceled controversial tribute concerts marking the 40th anniversary of the death of Mao Zedong, which were scheduled for the beginning of September.<p>The events touched a nerve in Australia, which has a large Chinese diaspora community, many of whom found the idea of …

China

Digital Foundry: Let's build a 1080p60 gaming PC

<b>Editor's Note: This build guide was put together in August 2016, but the build process and the components chosen are still just as potent in 2017.</b> …

'Massive Match' Is Like Playing 'Candy Crush' With 100 People at Once

It's Bejeweled or Candy Crush Saga with an MMO aspect, and it works surprisingly well.<p>I love Match 3 games. Some people gravitate toward <i>Candy Crush Saga</i> with its obnoxious paywalls, but for six years now my true love has been <i>Bejeweled Blitz</i>. I get in at least one round a day, and for years I've …

Attracted by Immigration, Education Policies, Some Chinese Americans Stump for Trump

Tian Wang is 32, a freelance investor, and he hates people who enter the country illegally.<p>“Why would you like anybody who’s illegal?” he told NBC News.<p>Wang isn’t one to mince his words, which is why he says he likes Donald Trump. At first, he was leaning toward supporting former Florida Gov. Jeb …

One size does not fit all: How some Asian cultures use chopsticks differently

If you thought people using chopsticks follow the same protocol in cultures throughout Asia, start taking notes.<p>For instance, in Japan people don't …

Japan

Do You Sacrifice One For Many? Mirren's Latest Film Has No Easy Answers

Helen Mirren says she hopes her new film "doesn't cause any divorces." That's because <i>Eye in the Sky</i> raises some very tricky moral questions. Mirren plays a U.K.-based colonel overseeing a secret drone operation in Kenya. Her mission is to capture a terrorist target, but when it becomes clear the …

The 7 best backpacks for travelers

It's versatile enough to handle your needs, and basic enough to take anywhere and everywhere.<p>You don't need to trek through the wilderness or across entire continents to be a backpack person — maybe rolling a suitcase through a crowded terminal just isn't your forte. (Though if it is, there are …

Backpacking

The Plot to Take Down a Fox News Analyst

Kent Clizbe, a 55-year-old former C.I.A. officer and intelligence contractor, has cultivated a diverse set of interests in his later years. He loves bird watching and participates in his local Christmas Bird Count, an informal census organized by the Audubon Society. He has a patent on a device, …

Five Stories About Espionage

The life of a spy is supposed to be glamorous. James Bond, right? Fancy cars, hot women, top-of-the line technology, and a signature drink. I went …

Chinese commenters are spamming Taiwan's presidential candidate on Facebook, even though Facebook is blocked in China

An online comment war has erupted between pro-Taiwan and pro-China internet users, but any mainland nationalists hoping to join the fray will have to find a way around China’s Great Firewall.<p>Yesterday a surge of pro-China comments surfaced on the Facebook page for Taiwan presidential candidate …

China

The Hidden World Of The Ultra Rich In Photographs

"The top 1% of the world’s population holds 50% of the world’s wealth, while the bottom 50% of the world’s population holds 1% of the wealth."<p><b>1% Privilege in a Time of Global Inequality is a new photography exhibition curated by Myles Little, photo editor at Time. It examines wealth around the</b> …

Inside the Secret World of Russia’s Cold War Mapmakers | WIRED

A military helicopter was on the ground when Russell Guy arrived at the helipad near Tallinn, Estonia, with a briefcase filled with $250,000 in cash. …

Best mobile games of June 2015 (pictures)

The CIA’s forgotten whistleblower: Meet the man who exposed America’s torture policy in Vietnam

Anthony J. Russo never got the recognition of a Daniel Ellsberg, but he was no less instrumental in ending the war<p>Barbara Myers<p>June 4, 2015 8:45am (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>The witness reported men being hung by the feet or the thumbs, waterboarded, given electric shocks to …

FIFA’s dark joke on soccer turned out to be on FIFA

Even if you don’t care a thing for soccer, it will make you happy to learn that there is a man named Chuck Blazer who didn’t pay his taxes from 1996 to 2011 (and didn’t even bother to file between 2005 and 2010) while also living in an $18,000-per month apartment in New York’s Trump Tower, …

Corruption

After today, Russia can forget about Europe lifting sanctions any time soon

European sanctions on Russia are due to expire at the end of July. Russian president Vladimir Putin seems to have been betting that the EU, divided over Russia policy (paywall), would lift, ease, or fail to renew them, which—with the added help of higher oil prices—would allow Russia’s struggling …

Russia

A father's heartbreaking essay about the untimely death of his 22-year-old Goldman Sachs analyst son

Sarvshreshth Gupta worked as atech/media/telecom analyst in Goldman's San Francisco office.<p>He was from New Delhi, India. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania. He previously did summer internship at Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank.<p>Sarvshreshth began working at Goldman in the fall of …

Goldman Sachs

Why did Osama Bin Laden have a copy of my book?

Last week, I learned that the introduction of my book, <i>Fortifying Pakistan</i> (co-authored with Peter Chalk), was part of Osama Bin Laden’s Abbottabad library. While some other members of the Bin Laden book club were amused to be included, I was incensed.<p>Our book is about Pakistan’s unwillingness to …

Osama Bin Laden

Osama Bin Laden’s eclectic and paranoid collection of books

The US has declassified and released a collection of the documents that Navy SEALs recovered during the 2011 raid on Osama Bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan that ended in the Al Qaeda leader’s death. The declassified letters, books, articles, and technical documents certainly a suggest a …

Osama Bin Laden

25 daily habits that will make you smarter

In the Quora thread, "What would you do to be a little smarter every single day?", readers shared the habits they follow to fuel their brains.<p>Here are some simple actions that could help you become a smarter person.<p>Think about how to reduce poverty, how to solve a daily problem you have, …

Success

The best idioms from around the world, ranked

<i>The following were sourced from</i> I’m Not Hanging Noodles On Your Ears and Other Intriguing Idioms From Around the World <i>by Jag Bhalla (National Geographic Books, 2009).</i><p>25. Ear-nectar<p>Origin: Indian. Meaning: A sweet noise or sound.<p>24. Can’t stop being the owl.<p>Origin: Italian, French. Meaning: Can’t …

Sausages

Here's what makes the US-China relationship dangerous

In the long term, today's other pressing challenges - including Russia's relationship with the West and events in the tumultuous Middle East - will amount almost to sideshows by comparison.<p>What makes the Sino-American relationship dangerous is that powerful forces in both countries seem intent on a …

Geopolitics

The Virtue of Being Short

Taller does not mean healthier. It's more likely the opposite.<p>If you've ever had a tall man stand in front of you at a concert, blocking your view, and wished that he would have a heart attack, the odds were against you.<p>Tall men are less likely to develop heart disease than are short men, according …

10 Best Doughnut Shops in the U.S.

From Homer Simpson to the now-ubiquitous cronut, doughnuts have long occupied a special place in the heart of American popular culture. In recent years, however, this sweet, starchy treat has become a favorite of discerning foodies, with new shops popping up around the country, offering a selection …

Flavors

The Cinematic Look – How To Make Your Photographs Look Like Films

I recently noticed that a handful of photographers were producing images that had a look as if they were stills captured from films. A couple of the …