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PC industry is now on a two-year downslide

Its longest decline in history<p>The state of the PC industry is not looking great. According to analyst firm Gartner, worldwide PC shipments fell 5.7 percent in the third quarter of 2016 to 68.9 million units. That marks the "the eighth consecutive quarter of PC shipment decline, the longest duration …

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Google's big hardware event: What to expect

Google will soon make its biggest hardware reveal of the year. The company is hosting an event in San Francisco on Tuesday that promises to be big on …

Federal Reserve fines Goldman Sachs $36.3m for alleged disclosure violations

The Fed fined the bank on Wednesday for what it called the use and disclosure of confidential materials that the US uses in its supervision of banks<p>The Federal Reserve fined Goldman Sachs $36.3m for what it called the use and disclosure of confidential materials that the US uses in its supervision …

Weaving Cognitive Into Couture: Watson And Marchesa Collaborate At The Met Gala

Last night on the Met Gala’s red carpet, supermodel Karolina Kurkova wore a first-of-its-kind garment with cognitive inspiration woven into every step of the designer gown — and its creative process.<p>The Met Gala is the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s annual fundraising event to benefit the Met’s …

How I Created A $350 Million Software Company Knowing Nothing About Software

John Sung Kim Contributor<p>John Sung Kim is the founder of Five9 and DoctorBase (acquired by Kareo).<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>What’s Really Killing Digital Health Startups<p>I’ve always wanted to make a lot of money, have people pay a lot of attention to me and do a lot of exciting things. I just …

23 Recipes To Make You A Lean, Mean, Clean-Eating Machine

Clean Eating is simple. Essentially, clean eating is about eating more healthy foods and fewer unhealthy, heavily processed or refined foods and …

Lemon Chicken Piccata Recipe

"This delicious chicken dish is exquisite and easy to prepare. The light and luscious lemon sauce really pops without being too acidic; it is simply …

AB InBev Buys SABMiller for $107 Billion as U.S. Deal Agreed

Anheuser-Busch InBev NV made a formal $107 billion offer for SABMiller Plc, sealing a long-anticipated deal that combines the world’s biggest brewers …

Facebook adding AMBER Alerts to its mobile apps and web

Facebook shared its latest safety initiative today with a new feature focused on rescuing missing children. Through a partnership with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Facebook will now include AMBER Alerts in the timeline of its users boosting exposure of the critical …

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Fun, romance drive scooter sales

Amber Kerrigan rides her scooter about 10 miles each day for work — picking up groceries, meeting friends — and for a dash of romance.<p>"I have no shame in showing up to a date on my scooter and offering a romantic ride seat to someone."<p>The 24-year-old Lincoln Park resident hails her 50cc silver …

IBM Announces Marketing Partnership With Facebook

IBM and Facebook are teaming up to offer marketers new integrations between the two platforms.<p>IBM said customers will now be able to buy Facebook ads with combined data from Facebook and IBM’s Marketing Cloud (the latter includes things like weather, location and previous purchase history). It also …

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8 movies to stream on international women’s day

on netflix<p>This Sunday is International Women's Day. We like to celebrate women every single day, though, so we're going to observe this holiday by watching (or re-watching) movies. Specifically, movies about strong women, being played by strong women. So fire up your Netflix account, check out one …

Can high-tech reverse outsourcing of US clothing manufacturing?

ATLANTA — “Made in U.S.A.” could soon be back on the clothes you buy, thanks to high-tech innovation.<p>A company called SoftWear Automation is collaborating with researchers at Georgia Tech to develop robots capable of manipulating fabrics through conventional sewing machines.<p>“It is definitely going …

5 more digital tricks you'll use almost every day

Whether you’re skiing or going to the beach, place your phone in a sandwich bag to prevent damage — and best of all, you can still use the touch screen. Need a fast charge? Put your phone in airplane mode to speed up the process by around 25 percent. And if you need to pump up the volume in a …

Golfer who broke PGA Tour's color barrier dead at 92

Charlie Sifford, who only wanted a chance to play and broke the color barrier in golf as the first black PGA Tour member, died Tuesday night, the PGA of America said.<p>Sifford, who recently had suffered a stroke, was 92. Details of his death and funeral arrangements were not immediately …

Luna’s smart mattress cover monitors your sleep and adjusts your Nest thermostat

If you’re not satisfied with a standard sleep tracking app, Luna’s smart mattress cover could be just what you’ve been waiting for. The smart cover monitors your sleep, controls your bed’s temperature and can hook into a range of connected devices including Nest.<p>Luna is machine washable and …

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18 Recipes to Make Your Valentine’s Day Extra Spicy

There are more than a few ways to spice things up on Valentine’s Day, but this collection of 18 recipes will literally warm things up. Each course, from appetizers to mains to dessert, packs some serious heat. In other words: Get ready for a red-hot night whether you’re celebrating the holiday solo …

The 13 Best Restaurants in the South

By: Liz Childers<p>There is no better region to eat in than the South. Am I biased? Yes. Do I care? No. And you won't either once you see what these hyper-talented, uber-creative chefs are doing all over the South, from reinventing Southern cuisine in Charleston to recreating the entire dining …

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Seven unknown architectural wonders

Forget the Taj Mahal and the Colosseum – some of the world’s most impressive structures remain out of the public eye.<p>We’ve all heard of the Colosseum, the Great Wall of China, and the Taj Mahal. But what about the world’s undiscovered architectural wonders: the man-made marvels where most crowds …

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The 'Circle Of Competence' Theory Will Help You Make Vastly Smarter Decisions

<i>"I'm no genius. I'm smart in spots—but I stay around those spots."</i><i><br>— Tom Watson Sr., Founder of IBM</i><p>The concept of the "Circle of Competence" has been used over the years by Warren Buffett as a way to focus investors on only operating in areas they knew best. The bones of the concept appear in his …

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