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A British crew recovered £34 million worth of silver coins from a ship sunk in 1942

The SS City Cargo, a mixed passenger and cargo ship, was carrying around 100 tons of silver coins belonging to the UK Treasury when it was torpedoed by a German submarine in November 1942.<p>This month, a British-led salvage team announced that it had recovered several tons of the silver coins at a …

Coin Collecting

5 Things To Know About The Rise Of Open Source

If you still think open source technology is less reliable than proprietary software, or less secure, it’s time to learn more about the private sector’s digital revolution.<p>During the past year major tech brands such as Google, Facebook and Microsoft have adopted a more open source philosophy, …

This 1977 Documentary Shows the Making of 'Star Wars'

The Making of Star Wars is the first ever Star Wars documentary that shows the making of Star Wars:<p><i>The Making of Star Wars</i> is the first ever Star Wars documentary that shows the making of <i>Star Wars: A New Hope</i>, the very first film of the <i>Star Wars</i> saga that was released in 1977. Narrated by the late …

16 Ways to Create Your Own Happiness at Work

Happy people are 36 percent more motivated, six times more energized, and twice as productive as their unhappy counterparts.<p>Let's face it, happiness and work do not tend to go hand in hand. A 2013 Gallup study, which reported data from more than 180 million people, found that just 13 percent of us …

Happiness

Food: The Newest Celebrity

Steak and pasta and salads aren't just sources of nutrition; they're also objects of wonderment, curiosity, and fantasy.<p>This week, <i>The New York Times</i> published an ode to the bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich. The staple of city breakfasts, though “designed to satisfy practical needs rather than …

Top Chef

Japan just passed China as the biggest US creditor for the first time since 2008

In its monthly report on bond holdings, the Treasury Department said Wednesday total foreign holdings of Treasury debt dipped 0.9 percent in February to $6.16 trillion, down from a record of $6.22 trillion in January.<p>The holdings of China, normally the top holder of Treasury debt, slipped 1.2 …

Sterling's companion done in by her own words, recordings

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The recordings that Donald Sterling's companion made of his off-color remarks cost him ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers and …

Game of Thrones' Maisie Williams: online bullies tried to ruin my life

On her 18th birthday, read our interview with Maisie Williams about Game of Thrones and cyberbullying<p>Maisie Williams has some sage advice for young people using the internet: “Don’t say anything online that you wouldn’t want your mother to read.”<p>You can take that or leave it, but, unusually for …

A Brief History of Unisex Fashion

Gender-neutral clothing is back in vogue, but the craze in many ways has mirrored broader social changes throughout the 20th century.<p>In March, the London department store Selfridges gave itself a radical makeover, transforming three floors of its Oxford Street emporium into gender-neutral shopping …

fashion

It's A Sad, Dark, Scary Day For Gold Diggers Everywhere

Today, gold diggers everywhere are liquidating all their gifts from their married sugar daddies and sugar mamis and hiding that money far, far away, …

Channel NewsAsia

close breaking news<p>Singapore<p>As it happens: Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un's historic summit<p>Singapore<p>North Korean leader hopes to learn much from …

Are Your Systems Ready For The Big Data Explosion? 3 Key Database Strategy Tips

As the amount of data collected by enterprises continues to grow at a rate of 40 percent to 60 percent per year, IT teams face challenges managing the vast amounts of information under their watch.<p>To keep up with an exploding volume, velocity and variety of data, enterprises are turning to NoSQL …

How to install two or more operating systems on one PC

<i>Chidi Okwara asked "Can one run several operating systems in one computer?"</i>Not only can you do it, but it's reasonably easy. Of course, all of the operating systems must be compatible with your hardware. Assuming your PC is less than five years old, it should be able to take Windows 7 and 8, along …

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Friday, April 10

<b>Thin crowds greet Apple Watch in stores in Asia</b><p>The arrival of the Apple Watch in stores across Asia on Friday failed to draw the same crowds that greeted the launch of the iPhone 6—a sign, perhaps, that Apple fans are prepared to queue overnight to buy, but not just to try. The watch is now on show …

Digital rights groups protest US ruling to block digital transmissions

A decision by a U.S. government agency prohibiting the transmission of 3D dental records into the U.S. could open the door to further content restrictions on the Internet, digital rights groups have said.<p>The heart of the question is whether the U.S. International Trade Commission can block digital …

New Bitcoin Foundation chief eyes crowdfunding

The newly appointed head of the Bitcoin Foundation, a group that promotes development of the digital currency, believes crowdfunding is one part of the solution for its troubled finances.<p>A one-time Morgan Stanley stockbroker, investment advisor Bruce Fenton was appointed executive director based on …

Nokia wants to buy Alcatel-Lucent, seeking growth and integration of fixed and mobile

Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent are in advanced merger talks, the companies confirmed Tuesday following media speculation that a deal was in the works.<p>The talks could still fall apart, but a deal is on the table that would see Nokia acquire Alcatel-Lucent in a stock swap, the companies said.<p>A merger would …

Sprint begins roll-out of home/office iPhone setup service, co-brands RadioShack stores

If you want to upgrade your iPhone without the hassle of going to a store, Sprint will soon bring the phone to you and set up the phone there. The company’s free Direct 2 You service has launched in Sprint’s hometown of Kansas, comes to Miami and Chicago next week and will be rolling out to other …

Amazon launches X-Ray on Fire TV to bring IMDb movie and TV data to the big screen

Amazon is bringing its “X-Ray for Movies and TV” service to the big screen for the first time, with the news that the contextual information offering is rolling out for Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick.<p>First arriving for Kindle Fire back in 2012, X-Ray for Movies and TV taps IMDb — the popular …

Amazon Fire TV

Apple Watch U.S. Pre-Orders Hit ~1M On Launch Day, Says Data Firm

How much demand is there for Apple’s “most personal device ever”? That’s the question that will be busying tech industry analysts for the foreseeable future. Or at least until Apple releases firm sales data on the Apple Watch (if it chooses to do so).<p>Apple’s debut smartwatch went up for online …

Smartwatches

U.S. Stocks End Lower

Investors await more first-quarter earnings reports<p>U.S. stocks edged lower Monday after two consecutive weeks of gains.<p>The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 80.61 points, or 0.4%, to 17977.04 and the S&P 500 index shed 9.63 points, or 0.5%, to 2092.43. The Nasdaq Composite declined 7.73 points, or …

Stock Markets

Islamic State militants claim attacks on embassies in Libya

A bomb exploded outside the Moroccan embassy hours after gunmen fired shots at the South Korea mission, killing two security guards<p>Islamic State militants have claimed responsibility for two bomb attacks on embassies in Libya in the latest strikes against foreigners, embassies or oilfields in the …

China frees five women activists on bail after outcry

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has unexpectedly released five women activists on bail, two lawyers said on Monday, after a vocal campaign against their detention by the West and Chinese rights campaigners.<p>Portraits of Li Tingting (top L), Wei Tingting (top R), (bottom, L-R) Wang Man, Wu Rongrong and …

China