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Itemized list of PH projects covered by China’s $15-B investment pledges to Duterte

The $24-billion investment and credit line pledges that the Philippine government secured from China earlier this week were a display of “greater …

Why ‘have you eaten?’ means ‘how are you?’ in Hong Kong | Post Magazine | South China Morning Post

Literally, “Have you eaten rice yet?” [<i>sihk jó faahn meih a?</i> 食咗飯未呀?] is a common greeting, the equivalent of “how are you?” in English.<p>It is not …

Reinventing The Law Business: Succession Planning — My Top 15 Recommendations (Items 1-7)

Bruce Stachenfeld<p>In my last article, entitled Succession Planning – Yuck, I pointed out that many firms started in the past twenty or thirty years – …

Aukey 20W solar charger delivers plenty of portable power (review)

<b>At less than $50, this little dual USB port solar device is an affordable option for a clean, efficient portable charging solution.</b><p>You may not be …

Gear & Gadgets

Sennheiser debuts a bunch of new headphones at IFA

Sennheiser’s always got a fair amount of stuff to show off at IFA. After all, the show is kind of, sort of in the audio company’s backyard (well, only a three hour drive away). This year it’s doubling down on consumer headphones with for new updates.<p>The HD 4 is a new line of big around-ear …

The Killing Time: Inside Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's War on Drugs

At around 11 p.m. on July 25, Restituto Castro received an anonymous text message asking him to leave his house in the Caloocan district of northern …

The Best Headphones to Buy, Picked by Our Audiophile Editor

Any self-professed audiophile is obsessed with listening between the lines. Take me, for instance: in my ongoing quest to hear every last detail in …

Behold, the worst Apple Watch accessory ever made

The traditional, analog watch industry has been struggling to figure out how to deal with the rise of the smartwatch, led by the Apple Watch.<p>Now one …

Smartwatches

This Data Scientist Has Mapped the Ultimate National Parks Road Trip

Just in time for the National Park Service's 100th anniversary.<p>We already know the most efficient and sight-packed route to drive to see all the continental states, but what if you only wanted to focus on seeing the most beautiful nature in America? A map for that exists now too.<p>Randy Olson, senior …

National Parks

China's luxury lifestyles fall prey to the Far East slowdown

Workers on the front line of China’s luxury goods and services market are protesting over wage arrears and lay-offs, amid a slowing economy, a war on graft, and changing trends which have seen more consumers buy high-end goods directly from abroad – including Britain.<p>A four-year corruption …

China

Marc Faber Issues A Stunning Warning That A Gigantic 50 Percent Stock Market Crash Could Be Coming

<b>Are we about to witness one of the largest stock market crashes in U.S. history?</b><p>Swiss investor Marc Faber is the publisher of the “Gloom, Boom & Doom …

The 5 Greatest Japanese Sports Cars Of All Time

600<p>SHARES<p>When you see Japanese sports cars included among the legendary models used for high-profile projects like the <i>The Fast & The Furious</i> films, …

China's glass walkway opens in Tianmen mountain

4 amazing Japanese homes built for under S$300,000!

These days, with the rising cost of labour, materials and land, building a house is becoming increasingly difficult. Many individuals feel priced out …

The Brazillionaire families at the heart of the Olympic construction bribes scandal

The Olympics were supposed to be Brazil’s chance to show off its progress toward developed-nation status. Instead, they reveal a country still haunted by violence, mismanagement, economic crisis and corruption.<p>In the host city of Rio de Janeiro, investigators have recently uncovered millions of …

Brazil

How To Embrace Your Weaknesses And Become A Better Leader

One key to being a good boss is figuring out what type of leader you are, then adjusting your strengths and weaknesses to help the team.<p>People don’t quit jobs; they quit bosses. So when you’re the leader, your job directly impacts employee retention. While some people are naturally good at managing …

This $99 gadget can turn your Android phone into a laptop — here's how it works

At the time, we noted that Andromium would beef up the Superbook's spec sheet with a bigger battery and 1080p display if it hit its Kickstarter's stretch goals. Now, it's done just that — the campaign has raised nearly $1.3 million as of this writing, with 19 days still left to go.<p>In other words, …

Shut Up & Take My Money - Gadgets Issue #90

Feeling techy, punk? Of course you are. It’s time to shut up and let us take your hard earned dollars with this week’s best gadgets and objects of …

Small wind turbines for residential use

Residential wind turbines are valuable assets for homes, villages and farms. The popularity of small wind turbines has increased dramatically in the …

World’s most bizarre natural phenomena

From Australia’s bubblegum-pink lake to a blood-red waterfall in Antarctica, these seven destinations are some of the world’s strangest sights.<p>Majestic mountains and sparkling seas always attract travellers – but sometimes nature has a bigger trick up her sleeve. To track down some of the world’s …

Nature

From drones to AKs, high technology to low politics.

If you ask an American what their idea of a budget AR-15 brand is, you would probably get answers...<p>It may be too late. The president of the United …

Here's how the Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air compares to the Apple MacBook Air, Dell XPS 13 and more

Xiaomi's <b>Mi Notebook Air</b> has certainly shaken up the competition as far as value for money is concerned. Just look at the offerings so far, Xiaomi is …

Top 10: the best five-star Hong Kong hotels

An insider's guide to the Hong Kong's top five-star hotels, from modern high-rises to palatial grande dames, including the best for swimming pools with views, Michelin-starred restaurants, sumptuous spas and luxurious rooms, in areas including Hong Kong island, the Central Business District and the …

U.S. says backs resumption of China-Philippines talks on South China Sea | Reuters

VIENTIANE (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday he supported the resumption of talks between China and the Philippines over the South China Sea, following an international court ruling against Beijing over the dispute earlier this month.<p>U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry …

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Get wireless musical bliss with the REMXD On-Ear Bluetooth Headphones - only $35.99

Earbuds are fine for casual listening while you work out or run errands. But when you really want to experience music as it was intended, nothing …

GREAT DEAL: Business Class to China For Under $1600 Roundtrip

Via One Mile at a Time there’s new non-stop service starting between Seattle and Shenzhen, China — just a hop from Hong Kong.<p>Xiamen Air is offering</b> …

South China Sea War: Chinese Coast Guard Confront PH Civilians

The ruling that came on July 12, 2016, should have been the end of the South China Sea War over disputed areas between the Philippines and China. But …

Inside the Colossal $149 Million Chinese Estate That's The Most Expensive Ever Built

515<p>SHARES<p>China's billionaires are starting to make ours look like downright paupers. Case in point? Check out these stunning photos of a …

Philippines won't sacrifice sea feud victory in China talks

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines will fight for its landmark arbitration victory to be upheld when it talks about resolving its South China …