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This is how to add $6.7 billion to the global economy

The report, prepared for Facebook by PwC's strategy consultants Strategy&, looks at mechanisms for encouraging global inclusion and connecting the world through the internet.<p>With access to the internet being declared a basic human right by the United Nations, the importance of connecting the 55% of …

China’s debt bubble is getting only more dangerous

By Matt O'Brien<p>It would be like finding out Warren Buffett's financial empire may have been, quite possibly, a sham.<p>That's what happened last year when China's richest man — at least on paper — lost half of his wealth in less than half an hour. It turned out that his company Hanergy may well just …

Could lightsabers exist and dinosaurs return?

As Star Wars: The Force Awakens finally arrives in cinemas, Prof Will Stewart answers the science fiction questions on everybody's lips<p>The wait is over. The new Star Wars film <i>The Force Awakens</i> has opened in cinemas with many predicting it will smash box office records worldwide.<p>The franchise's …

The 50 Most Violent Cities In The World

A full o ne-third of global homicides occur in Latin America, even though the region has just 8% of the world's population, according to UN data.<p>Drug trafficking, gang wars, political instability, corruption, and poverty contribute to the region's elevated violence.<p>The council's ranking includes …

Sandpath House by Adrian James Architects

Adrian James Architects have designed the Sandpath House, a ‘flat pack’ house for a client with a tight budget in Oxford, England.<p>The architect’s …

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The Future Of Digital Media In 2015

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>Peter Csathy is the chief executive officer and an investor for the business accelerator and development firm Manatt Digital Media.The firm is an investor in DanceOn and advises Whistle Sports.</i><p>2014 proved to be a transformational year for content-driven digital media and investment (a …

A Gorgeous iPad Air Clone Is Dirt Cheap And Can Run Android Or Windows

The Onda V919 3G Air looks exactly like the iPad Air, but it doesn't run iOS like Apple's current tablets and iPhones. Rather, users can switch between Android and Windows 8.1, Chinese tech blog PC Pop reports (via Phone Arena).<p>There's also another significant difference between the Onda V919 3G …

5 can't-miss apps: 'Squares,' Reuk, MoneyWiz 2 and more

'Ace Ferrara and The Dino Menace'<p>MoneyWiz 2<p>Reuk<p>'Squares'<p>'WRC The Official Game'<p>Between kicking off the New Year and fighting off your first hangover …

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23 Places You Should Visit In 2015

We looked at major developments, cultural trends, and global festivals to find the hottest places to travel around the world in 2015.<p>From the Philippines to Peru, here are the best places to travel next year.

20 Videos We Couldn’t Stop Watching In 2014

From science explainers to exploding spice bags to a David Lynch-directed nail polish commercial, these were the best videos made in 2014.<p>In the breakneck pace of digital culture today, our attention span has been whittled down to the length of a two-second GIF. Deciding to click play on a longer …

US activist faces jail for feeding homeless

Arnold Abbott, 90, could be jailed for up to 60 days for violating Florida law that bans serving meals in public places.<p>A 90-year-old activist in the US state of Florida faces jail term of up to 60 days for violating a new law that bans serving meals to the homeless in public places.<p>Arnold Abbott …

Hollywood’s diversity sham: How TV and movies save face by casting minority extras

<b>Jeff Daniels and Sam Waterston in "The Newsroom" (HBO)</b><p>Working on a TV set, I looked around and realized: Nearly all the minorities are in the background<p>RH Greene<p>November 8, 2014 12:00am (UTC)<p>In the spring of 2001, I got hired for one of my weirder media-related jobs. A documentarian by trade, I was …

14 Crazy New Sex Toys You Probably Haven’t Tried—But You Really Should

Did someone say "crazy sex toys"? Yes. Yes, they did.<p>You’ve got a lot of options when you’re looking to buy a sex toy. How many spots do you want to target? One? Two? <i>Three</i>? Do you want it to be something you hide away in the bottom drawer of your night stand, can easily toss in your carry on bag, …

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Here's A Wall Street Strategist's Awesome Presentation On Everything In The Markets Right Now

Despite a jobs report on Friday that disappointed, the S&P 500 closed at a fresh all-time high of 2,007.<p>In his investment strategy update for September, John Stoltzfus, chief market strategist at Oppenheimer, sees a chance for stocks to run higher still.<p>"In the near term we expect that investors …

Swedish Students Design Passive Home Powered by the Sun

HALO is a social and environmentally conscious home built for students by students. Designed by 25 scholars from Chalmers University of Technology in …

Privacy group takes Five Eyes spy pact case to Europe’s top court

The campaigning group Privacy International, which is trying to lift the lid on the espionage establishment in the U.K. and the U.S., has filed a …