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Late highs fail to mask wretched year

Save for the rout of Zimbabwe and a few individual gains, 2014 was a year of resignations, bans, suspensions and demoralising defeats for …

iOS 8 review

Continuity and Handoff are the future of iOS and OS X<p>We won't see the full potential of iOS 8 for weeks or months after its release

10 Workout Songs From '80s Movies

There’s no doubting the excellence of the '80s. From track suits and aviators to Frogger and Rubik's cubes, the '80s were filled to the brim with …

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Does anyone want to play?

In a year when Bangladesh raised their standards, especially at home, it's disheartening that their fixtures list looked so bare<p>Mohammad …

Who hates flying?

Probably no one, really. The better question is "who hates airports?" For the most part, it's often the airports that make flying such a chore. Some of them are better than others. According to the Airports Council International, these are the airports that travelers prefer. For customer service in …

Samsung's New 5G Breakthrough Points To Long Term Risks For Apple

A report from South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency about Samsung offering 5G service by 2020 caught my eye. Speculation about 5G abounds, so the title was not a surprise. What was intriguing to me was a claim of transmitting data in the millimeter wave band to a distance of two kilometers.<p>My initial …

This Announcement From Samsung Should Have Cable Companies Quaking

Samsung’s made a lofty announcement today. It’s cracked a big piece of the 5G puzzle, it says, and this new technology could allow mobile networks to move at speeds that make 4G look paleolithic. We’re talking movies in a matter of seconds. From the announcement:<p>Once commercialized, 5G mobile …

Five Credit Score Misconceptions That Can Cost You

Key factors about credit scores continue to be widely misunderstood, and the misconceptions are potentially costing consumers tens of thousands of dollars, according to a conference held today by the Consumer Federation of America and VantageScore Solutions, a FICO competitor.<p>“People who fail to …

Credit Scores Don't Stop With Credit

In the old days, a bad credit score or report simply stopped you from buying something with borrowed money at a low rate. That’s still true, but times have changed. Credit has become a factor in a much wider range of human endeavors.

INTERVIEW: Cut In Australian Interest Rates May Push Aussies Toward Gold --Economist

<b>(Kitco News) -</b> The Reserve Bank of Australia surprised many by cutting the main interest rate 25 basis points to 2.75% this week, and the move might encourage Australian citizens to consider alternative investments, including gold, said the chief economist of a bullion dealer there.<p>The RBA said …

Brazil's Multi-Billion Dollar Education Industry: Shaping Futures, Changing Lives, and Minting Billionaires

Post co-written with Luke Barbara, an American entrepreneur based in São Paulo, Brazil.<p>Brazil’s role as a global superpower is on an upward trajectory and the country will make numerous important contributions to the world in the 21st century. Many of these contributions will come from, and almost …