Deval Shah

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The secret origin story of the iPhone

An exclusive excerpt from The One Device<p><i>This month marks 10 years since Apple launched the first iPhone, a device that would fundamentally transform how we interact with technology, culture, and each other. Ahead of that anniversary,</i> Motherboard <i>editor Brian Merchant embarked on an investigation to</i> …

Computer Science

Greece in crisis: What you need to know

Q. How did we get here?<p>A. Long story. Greece’s economy was never strong enough to share a currency with Germany’s, but both sides pretended it was, …

Europe

Why do countries repay their debts?

The ongoing Greek and Argentine debt negotiations underscore the crucial importance of understanding the relative bargaining positions of debtor …

FIIs behind boom in markets since 2000

The US Federal Reserve has started to wean the US economy off phantom money, euphemistically called "quantitative easing" (QE). Reserve Bank of India …

Arvind Subramanian

High-speed folly

One of the hopelessly premature ideas in the BJP's election manifesto is also the nicest-sounding: a Diamond Quadrilateral, which is to be the …

Trains

The Vocabulary.com Top 1000 - Vocabulary List : Vocabulary.com

Answer a few questions on each word on this list. Get one wrong? We'll ask some follow-up questions. Use it to prep for your next quiz!<p>Test your …

The AAP-Sucker Proxies

(<i>This is a MaxiPost</i>)<p>The best way to get to the bottom of any story is to go to its roots; the beginning. A person’s political ideology is formed very …

The beginning of the universe, for beginners - Tom Whyntie

Intel’s Next-Gen Thunderbolt Will Leave USB in the Dust

By 2014, USB 3.0 will see its data-transfer speed of 5 gigabits per second increased to 10Gbps. And even then, it will still be just half as fast as …

Advice to young economists | The Enlightened Economist

Today I gave a talk to sixth formers at Gosford Hill School, near Oxford: “I never meant to become an economist,” was the title. (This was via the …

Germany Really Has The Best Of All Worlds

It'd be one thing if Germany were feeling some pain, but all indications continue to suggest that they're in the sweetspot.<p>German unemployment is ultra-low. Its exports are picking pack up (mostly to the rest of the world). And inflation, the thing that Germans seem to hate the most, is on the …

European Union

Global business barometer

<b>American business sentiment turns bullish</b><p>GLOBAL business sentiment remains bearish but has improved since January, according to an <i>Economist/FT</i> survey …

Price Discrimination and Data Caps Are Not the Same Thing

Image copyright Laralova<p>In a recent op-ed on this site, Professor Daniel Lyons identified Internet pricing as “the next policy frontier.” He is …

Net Neutrality

This Tiny House By Richard Neutra Is A Masterpiece

It’d be nice to live in a house built by a great architect, and you’d think the bigger the dwelling, the better. But as evidenced by this compact California home, sometimes a master builder can make do with a small canvas. Especially when you let him open things up with a retractable wall.<p>The …

Architecture