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The race to build the world’s first sex robot

The $30bn sex tech industry is about to unveil its biggest blockbuster: a $15,000 robot companion that talks, learns, and never says no<p>In the brightly lit robotics workshop at Abyss Creations’ factory inSan Marcos, California, a life-size humanoid was dangling from a stand, hooked between her …

Robotics

No, wealth isn’t created at the top. It is merely devoured there

Bankers, pharmaceutical giants, Google, Facebook ... a new breed of rentiers are at the very top of the pyramid and they’re sucking the rest of us dry<p>This piece is about one of the biggest taboos of our times. About a truth that is seldom acknowledged, and yet – on reflection – cannot be denied. …

Economics

Ten favorite personal-finance books

Great advice for the financial stages of life.<p>March 11, 2017 —While great literature is said to transcend audiences, the best personal finance books …

Personal Finance

3 Ways to Build A Mobile App With No Tech Skills

The challenge may sound insurmountable, but here are paths forward for even the least tech savvy.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With mobile being one of the most lucrative industries today, many startups are launching their own applications despite having no background …

Profit

Considering a mobile wallet? Here are 5 things you need to know.

Is there anywhere we don't go with our phones? The answer is no, not even the bathroom. We're that attached.<p>With our devices never far from hand, …

Apple Pay

10 Social Media Trends Giving Brands New Ways to Engage in 2017

The social media landscape continues to evolve in sometimes predictable, oftentimes surprising ways, as new technologies, platforms and methods of …

Public Relations

Google, democracy and the truth about internet search

Tech-savvy rightwingers have been able to ‘game’ the algorithms of internet giants and create a new reality where Hitler is a good guy, Jews are evil and… Donald Trump becomes president<p>Here’s what you don’t want to do late on a Sunday night. You do not want to type seven letters into Google. That’s …

Fake News

This investment bank presentation breaks down the complicated digital ad industry in 2016

After demystifying the multi-billion digital marketing industry in a presentation last year, the investment bank LUMA Partners has just released its annual State of Digital Marketing presentation.<p>This year it covers LUMA's views on the market, five industry trends — including the rise of artificial …

AdTech

11 Personal Finance Books to Read this Summer

One of my favorite things about the summer is sitting by the pool or relaxing on a beach with a really good read. But, if you’re like me, you also …

You can now sign up for Google’s Project Fi cell service without an invite

You can now sign up for Project Fi, Google’s first foray into offering its own cell phone service, without an invite.<p>The service, which launched ten months ago, was an invite-only project until now — though getting an invite wasn’t all that hard. Starting today, anybody in the U.S. can simply sign …

Android News

Disney Channel Relies on Its Beloved Brands (and New Apps) to Connect With Kids and Their Parents

Everything old is new again for the Disney Channel, which is reviving many of its most beloved brands for new series and movies it hopes will appeal …

Walt Disney Company

Deep Web Research and Discovery Resources 2018

Why Hacking Is An Integral Part Of The Future Of The Internet

As I write this article, a group calling themselves The Phantom Squad have declared that they intend to take down both the Xbox Live and Playstation PSN networks on Christmas Day, and sustain the attack for a week. They claim its to expose the continued lack of security from Microsoft and Sony, the …

Internet of Things

The 5 faces of Steve Jobs

<b>(CNN) —</b> There's no one version of Steve Jobs.<p>Genius. Storyteller.<p>Myth-making salesman. Hard-nosed businessman.<p>Adventurous seeker. Brutal critic.<p>There are teenagers who see him as another Einstein, the man who unlocked their technological dreams with Apple's -- that is, Jobs' -- iPhones, iPads and …

Silicon Valley

Deals: Pay What You Want, VPN Lifetime Subscription Bundle

Today’s featured deal is a great opportunity to get a lifetime subscription for a secure VPN service. None of your personal information will ever be shared or stored on their servers, thanks to their zero log policy. Heres how it works–With each Pay What You Want Bundle, you get something …

A 2016 TV Preview

A guide to the returning hits and new shows on network, cable, and streaming services<p>2015 may have spawned the phrase “Peak TV” thanks to an onslaught of shows in every format imaginable, but 2016 isn’t going to offer much respite. In the coming months, terrestrial networks, premium cable, and …

TV
Cloud Computing

CDMA versus GSM: What’s the difference?

If you’re in the market for a new phone or cell carrier, or you’re interested in cell phone networks, chances are you’ve run into the acronyms CDMA …

Telecoms

This is the next revolution in fintech according to investors

"Be in the city around lunchtime and stop the people walking around carrying big reams of paper — they're insurance brokers," says Pascal Bouvier, a partner at fintech venture capital firm Route66 Ventures and a fintech blogger.<p>Peer-to-peer lending is transforming loans; crowdfunding is shaking up …

Insurance

How to profit from the next stock market plunge - the Warren Buffett way

Warren Buffett keeps an investment "war chest". We suggest what to sell to create your own. And highlight the bargain investments to buy<p>Investors may soon be able to go bargain hunting. Undervalued assets have been thin on the ground in recent years, as shares, bonds and property have all risen …

How to Get Rich Slowly

<b>Do you want to be a Millionaire?</b><p><b>Sure you do, why not. $1,000,000 is a nice amount of money -- even at 5 percent interest in retirement, it's enough to drop $50,000 into your bank account each year to supplement whatever else you may have coming in. So let's agree that it's nice to have a Million</b> …

Personal Finance

10 Pieces of Advice From a Self-made Millionaire

Last year, my wife and I decided to turn our North Georgia summer retreat into our full-time residence. We decided to make a few changes to the …

Self-improvement

Harvard Business School really has created the classroom of the future

(Poets&Quants) — The day’s Harvard Business School case study poses a simple question: Is Uber really worth $50 billion?<p>Bharat Anand, a Harvard …

Harvard Business School
Economy

Asian stocks post modest gains after China rate cut

By early afternoon, China's benchmark Shanghai Composite Index — the source of much angst during these days of volatility — had climbed 2.6 percent to 3,041.03, on track for its first gain in five days.<p>Asian markets bobbed in and out of negative territory in early trading but appeared to regain …

Stock Markets

Why another market plunge may be coming

U.S. equities rebounded strongly early Tuesday — only to fall again by the end of the day. Despite the continuing volatility, nothing much really …

Stock Markets

How China's economic slowdown could weigh on the rest of the world

China’s faltering economy is the destination for large proportions of many countries’ export sectors, in some cases for substantial proportions of GDP. See which countries stand to lose out if China’s import demand continues to weaken, and what happens if it slows further

Economics

78 years ago, a journalist studied 500 rich men and boiled down their success into 13 steps

At the peak of Andrew Carnegie's career, he crossed paths with an impressive journalist named Napoleon Hill, who he trusted to document — and share with the world — the strategies that turned him into one of the wealthiest and most successful businessmen of all time.<p>"It was Mr. Carnegie's idea that …

Self-improvement

What Weapons Would China Use In World War III?

A top secret preview of the weapons in Ghost Fleet, a new novel about our future war with China<p>Today, <i>Ghost Fleet: A Novel of the Next World War</i>, is coming out. By August Cole and Eastern Arsenal's very own P.W. Singer, it's a novel about what might happen if the brewing Cold War between the U.S. …

Military