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Women Still Earned 77 Cents On Men's Dollar In 2012: Report

Women still earned only 77 cents for every dollar that men earned in 2012, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau.<p>In 2012, the median earnings of American women working full time year-round were $37,791. American men earned a median income of $49,398. The gender wage gap has hovered at …

Starbucks Rolling Out Wireless Charging Stations

Sick of looking for an outlet to charge your phone while you sip on your venti latte? It may be a thing of the past, if Starbucks has anything to say …

Spain’s underground economy employs a million people and is worth 20% of its GDP

Spain’s illicit economy—all that is unaccounted for because it’s illegal or unreported—is worth an unseemly 20% of the country’s GDP, according to a new report by Spain’s Foundation for Financial Studies (FEF). That’s higher than every other country in the European Union except Italy, with …

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Investors step back from Internet IPOs

Image 1of/2<p>Caption<p>Close<p>After Facebook's initial public offering 14 months ago - featuring a computer malfunction, misplaced trades and lawsuits …

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If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

Corporations Investing More In Emerging Markets Than U.S., Europe

For years, economists have been talking about a structural shift in the global economy. In that shift, multinationals would have to choose where to spend their capital and ad budgets. Do you increase spending in the United States, or do you open a new factory and service center in Asia?<p>That …

US states need $980bn to fill pension gap, says Moody’s

US states would need to raise $980bn to cover the aggregate shortfalls in their retirement schemes for public sector workers, according to an …

Gold plunges to lowest level in nearly 3 years

The price of gold sank to its lowest level in nearly three years Wednesday, in a massive meltdown of the precious metals market.<p>Gold is suffering as investors continue to weigh comments during the past week from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke indicating the central bank's massive stimulus …

Sony SmartWatch 2 official: specs, features, release date and pricing

Sony on Tuesday officially unveiled its second-generation smartwatch, the SmartWatch 2, at Mobile Asia Expo in Shanghai.<p>Previous rumors did say the company was working on a new smartwatch model, and it looks like Sony delivered. We’re looking at a companion gadget for Android devices, one that also …

Wearable Tech

Sony Supersizes Its Xperia Smartphone Line With 6.4″ Full HD Xperia Z Ultra Phablet

It was only a matter of time before Sony jumped on the phablet bandwagon. And that day is today. The mobile maker has just announced the Xperia Z Ultra: a frankly gigantic addition to its smartphone line-up that packs a 6.4″ full HD display. This phone is so big that one of the accessories Sony is …

EA denies lobbying for Xbox One used game restrictions, calls Online Pass program a mistake

Electronic Arts COO Peter Moore has said the company made no attempt to push Microsoft and Sony into implementing restrictions on used games in their next-generation consoles. "EA did not aggressively lobby for the platform holders to put some gating function in there to allow or disallow used …

Island Formations Might Make Tsunamis Worse

A computer simulation found nearby islands can amplify the severity of a tsunami by as much as 70 percent.<p>While it seems like the more barriers between you and a ginormous wall of water, the better, new research shows the same islands that can insulate a beach against your average wind-driven wave …

Intel’s low-power, dual-core Haswell CPUs unveiled

On 1 June, Intel officially took the wraps off its first next-generation desktop and laptop CPUs based on the "Haswell" architecture. Absent from …

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini specs

The specifications of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini have apparently been outed by German site All About Samsung.<p>The source cited by the site provided a screenshot of the AnTuTu benchmark running on the device, revealing some of the specifications of the device. The Galaxy S4 Mini is said to be …

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Tower House has Powerful Verticals, Horizontals & Views

Sometimes a design concept gets in the way of good design, but at other times, a generative idea can carry through to create a space both remarkable …

APOD: The Milky Trail (2013 Jun 01) Image Credit & Copyright: Wally Pacholka (AstroPics.com, TWAN) http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130601.html Explanation: Have you ever hiked the Queen's Garden trail in Bryce Canyon, Utah, USA, planet Earth? Walking along that path in this dark night skyscape, you can almost imagine your journey continues along the pale, luminous Milky Way. Of course, the name for our galaxy, the Milky Way (in Latin, Via Lactea), does refer to its appearance as a milky band or path in the sky. In fact, the word galaxy itself derives from the Greek for milk. Visible on moonless nights from dark sky areas, though not so bright or quite so colorful as in this image, the glowing celestial band is due to the collective light of myriad stars along the plane of our galaxy, too faint to be distinguished individually. The diffuse starlight is cut by dark swaths of obscuring galactic dust clouds. Four hundred years ago, Galileo turned his telescope on the Milky Way and announced it to be "... a congeries of innumerable stars ..." http://twanight.org/pacholka http://astropics.com/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130601 Starship Asterisk* • On This Day in APOD http://asterisk.apod.com/view_retro.php?date=0601

Google Won’t Approve Glass Apps That Recognize People’s Faces… For Now

The potential creep factor of Google Glass is something that the search giant has to mitigate as best it can if it wants that kooky head-worn display to become a mass-market sensation (and even that may not be enough), but a recent announcement highlights the search giant’s commitment to, well, do …