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How a Video Game Helped People Make Better Decisions

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>Researchers in recent years have exhaustively catalogued and chronicled the biases that affect our decisions. We all know the havoc that biased decisions can wreak. From misguided beliefs about the side effects of vaccinating our children, to failures in analysis by our intelligence …

US brokering talks for Gulf states to buy Israeli anti-missile system as Iran defense

Bahrain and other Persian Gulf states are in negotiations to buy the Israeli-developed Iron Dome anti-missile system to defend against "a growing arsenal of Iranian missiles".<p>The Israeli weapon, which has reduced the effectiveness of rockets fired out of Gaza into Israel by about 90% would be …

An email adding one letter to his domain name almost cost Centrify’s Tom Kemp $500,000. Here’s his 4 tips for avoiding ‘CEO fraud’.

by Tom Kemp<p>I have been seeing increasing number of articles on sites like Krebs on Security on a growing scam called “CEO fraud," whereby crooks are …

Identity Theft

Why Are We Losing in the Middle East? Too Much STEM, Not Enough Humanities

In his new book, <i>In Defense of a Liberal Education</i>, CNN host Fareed Zakaria says we must protect the liberal arts against the perception that an engineering or business degree is a wiser choice for everyone in today's economy. As a professor of English and Religious Studies, of course I welcome all …

LG bets big on 4K Ultra HD, WebOS

<b>LG has unveiled its home entertainment line up for 2014 in Australia and, unsurprisingly, the focus is on 4K Ultra HD.</b><p>LG's Lambro Skropidis said that Ultra HD uptake was on the rise in Australia, with 4K taking market share away from the flagging plasma technology. While still in its infancy, GFK …

Gear & Gadgets

Mysterious writing in rare 16th-century Homer identified

The mysterious marginalia found in a 16th-century edition of Homer's Odyssey has been identified by a digital humanities student from the Archivio di Stato di Milano in Italy.<p>The mysterious notes scrawled in a 1504 edition of <i>Bibliotheca Homerica Langiana</i> donated to the University of Chicago Library …

Norwegian army trials Oculus Rift to drive tanks

The Norwegian army is trying out virtual-reality gaming headset Oculus Rift in an attempt to improve safety while driving tanks.<p>Video games and warfare have had a long relationship, so it was only a matter of time before a military operation got its fingers in the Oculus Rift pie. The …

Sony Reader store closes in Australia and the UK

It took six or seven years to finally arrive in Australia after its launch in the US, and now the Sony Reader Store will be closing its doors for business after just 12 months.<p>Following the February announcement that it would be selling Vaio and shutting its e-reader business in the US, Sony will …

Australia

Samsung UNHU9000 review: Great picture quality, but the curved screen is a flat-out gimmick - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The UNHU9000 curved 4K LED LCD has an excellent picture with deep black levels, accurate color and great bright-room viewing qualities. Its styling is drop-dead gorgeous, and the curve lends a unique, futuristic look. The feature set is well-implemented and comprehensive, with …