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Using Google Trends To Predict Stocks

For those of you who have not heard of Google Trends, it is a tool produced by Alphabet/Google (GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) that allows users to see search …

Investing

VC doors are wide open for real estate startups

Joanna Glasner Contributor<p>Joanna Glasner is a reporter for Crunchbase.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Not a minimalist? Startups will gladly store, manage and deliver your items<br>• The state of the unicorn<p>Over the last couple of decades, online streaming, shopping and social networking startups have …

Real Estate

Vinyl boom rolls into Japan at 33rpm

TOKYO -- A vinyl record trend that started in Europe and the U.S. is now plugging into Japanese turntables. Japan's audiophiles are rediscovering the …

Apple reveals plans to make a self-driving car

Apple appears to have confirmed that it is working on a self-driving car.<p>The company has recognised the long-rumoured vehicle product for the first …

Apple is reportedly putting a dynamic E Ink keyboard in 2018 MacBooks

But as rumors go, this one doesn't seem that trustworthy<p>Apple reportedly plans to put dynamic E Ink keyboards into MacBook laptops by 2018. According to a report from <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>, the iPhone-maker is working with Australian startup Sonder, which is launching its own Bluetooth E-Ink …

5 Ways to Manage Your First $5 Million

Raising your first round of funding is a huge accomplishment at a startup. Here are ways to ensure you're managing the venture capital wisely.<p>Mark Cuban's advice for startups is that co-founders "should do everything possible not to raise funds. Sweat equity is the best equity." While I agree with …

More ugly warning signs are popping up in Saudi Arabia

The Saudi economy grew by just 1.5% in the first quarter compared with the year before — its slowest rate since 2013.<p>And while the oil sector grew by 5.1% year-over-year, the non-oil sector <i>shrank</i> by 0.7% — its weakest reading in at least five years.<p>Moreover, output in the construction sector shrank …

Oil

This dongle will let you know if your car is about to break down

Singapore startup Carmen has plans to make your car smarter, and it's doing so by tapping into the power of the cloud.<p>Much like Verizon's Hum service in the US, Carmen uses an On Board Diagnostic reader that's connected to your phone via Bluetooth, reads your car data through an app and then …

Science Says Burning Sage Can Clean The Air And Improve Your Health

In Personal Development-speak, we are always talking about goals, outcomes, success, desires and dreams. In other words, all the stuff we want to do, …

A massive terror database of 2 million people has been leaked online

Chris Vickery claimed on Reddit that he had managed to gain access to a mid-2o14 version of the World-Check database, and also talked about the data to tech news site The Register.<p>Word-Check, which is owned by Thomson Reuters, is used by hundreds of governments and spy agencies, and most of the …

Databases

Xiaomi bringt faltbares E-Bike um 400 Euro

Mit dem Qicycle har Xiaomi jetzt ein faltbares E-Bikeangekündigt. Zusammengefaltet soll es problemlos in einem Kofferraum passen. Es wiegt 14,5 kg, …

Why I got my DNA tested

One day this spring, I sent a tube of my saliva to Utah.<p>I had spit into the plastic tube until it reached a wavy line, and then screwed on a cap that released a blue solution that stabilized the DNA inside my cells. I shook it up, so everything mixed. I sealed it in a pouch, stuck the pouch in a …

The Tap Bluetooth wearable turns nearly any surface into a functioning Bluetooth keyboard

There’s any number of unique ways to type on your iPhone these days. With new third-party keyboards coming out weekly, it seems, you’re bound to find an alternative to the stock option that ships with iOS. But what about physical keyboards? While there are Bluetooth options designed for iPhone, the …

Wearable Tech

13 public-speaking mistakes you should avoid at all costs

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, a whopping 74% of people suffer from speech anxiety.<p>And, as most people know, when we're nervous or anxious, our minds and bodies tend to do weird things that we can't always control.<p>However, if you make a conscious effort, you may be able to …

Public Speaking

3 New Smart Suitcases for High Tech Travelers

The old-school suitcase is getting an upgrade. Though innovation has been slow to hit the luggage industry, which accounts for $3.3 billion in …

If I Could Only Buy 1 Consumer-Goods Stock, I'd Buy This

Diversification gets a lot of lip service in the investing world. And while spreading your wealth across multiple asset classes and industries has been shown to guard against risk, one great stock can be the key to outperforming, and a big winner can make up for plenty of duds. Isolating your best …

HSBC: Gold could explode if Britain votes for Brexit

Gold prices could explode if Britons decide to vote for leaving the European Union in the referendum on June 23 — also known as a Brexit.<p>Gold is seen as a haven for cash. It doesn't pay a coupon like a bond, and it doesn't pay a dividend from a stock, but it does mean you own ounces in a physical …

European Union

You can now design a $250,000 tiny house on an app and get it delivered in months

Becoming a tiny house homeowner is now as easy as tapping away at an iPad.<p>Blu Homes, a California-based prefab home manufacturer, just launched a new line of micro houses that shoppers can customize on an app and get delivered to their property in a matter of months.<p>The cost starts at $250,000, …

Prefab Homes

A company making Bluetooth-enabled suitcases wants to solve your biggest travel problems

Having luggage that is both durable and functional can take your trip from stressful to seamless.<p>While travel bags can often be hefty and easily lost, a new company called Raden is aiming to change this by introducing a line of design-focused and app-connected suitcase.<p>"I used to work at Aldo and …

Mesh Network

You Have a Great Business Idea? Hold On. Ask These 15 Questions First

We have all heard it, "I have an amazing business idea!" Wait, do you? Better ask yourself these 15 questions first.<p>How do you know if you've got a great business idea?<p>Before you proceed with your venture, it's a great idea to do some market research and assess the potential for success.<p>Here are 15 …

Keyless entry systems are still vulnerable to simple hack

ADAC, the German Automobile Club, is sort of the AAA of Germany. Recently, the group revealed the findings of some auto security tests they'd run to bring attention to how easy it is for thieves to exploit keyless entry systems and steal cars, despite the fact that the vulnerability has been known …

This Mental Trick of Olympic Athletes Can Radically Increase Your Productivity

Top athletes use this simple but powerful technique to perform at their best. So can you.<p>This summer in Rio de Janeiro, we're likely to see awe-inspiring displays of physical prowess. What we're unlikely to see is the mental work that goes into those jaw-dropping accomplishments.<p>Everyone knows that …

The beauty and brilliance of 3 amazing kinds of GIFs

The modern Web is abuzz with animated GIFs, because they offer an easy way to enhance a story or conversation. Whether it’s to add a clever reference, express ourselves or showcase memorable moments from movies and shows, the image format has never been more popular since it was introduced 28 years …

Laptop-sized people movers are angling to make walking a thing of the past

Kickstarter has birthed yet another nifty gizmo that treads the line between intriguing and totally unnecessary.<p>The “WalkCar” fancies itself as a small electric vehicle that you can slip in your backpack. It’s about the size of a laptop, and weighs between 4.4 to 6 lbs (2 to 3 kg), depending on …

Aria module will bring gesture control to Android Wear and Pebble Time

We’ve seen multiple different approaches to smartwatch design over the last few years, with some companies like Pebble taking the button control route, while platforms like Android Wear rely on touch and voice. Looking for a third option? Aria is an add-on module that you clip onto your Android …

Wear OS

30 stocks traders are shorting like crazy

But it can be a sure way to avoid burning cash when a company's shares crash, making it worth the bet.<p>Several Chinese online retailers have a significant amount of short interest on this list.<p>And Bill Ackman says he is doing "God's work" by crusading against Herbalife, as more investors bet the …

Markets

The best iPad apps of 2014

iPad,Apps,Apple,iOS,Tablet computers,Technology,Microsoft,Gruff Rhys,Programming,Children's tech,Ebooks,Radio Times,Brian Cox,First world war,Antonio Vivaldi,Star Wars,Walt Disney Company,Winston Churchill,BBC,iPlayer,Software<p>From Pixelmator and Auxy to Microsoft Word and Gruff Rhys, the best apps …

The best iPhone apps of 2014

From SwiftKey and FireChat to Replay Video Editor and Silent Text 2: the best new iPhone apps that the App Store had to offer this year<p>• <b>The best iPad apps of 2014</b><br>• <b>The best iPhone and iPad games of 2014</b><p>The most popular keyboard-replacement app on Android made the leap to iOS in time for the launch …

How to Evaluate and Select the Right Mobile SDK

<i>Matthew D. Sarrel is a technology journalist, analyst and founder of Sarrel Group, a technical marketing consultancy based in New York City and San Francisco.</i><p>Anyone developing consumer software knows that we live in a mobile-first world. I see companies today that actually have a live app before …