Eric Katz

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Attacks on Jews rise to five-year high in Germany - more than any country in Europe

Jewish leaders warn of mass emigration from Europe as Germany records more anti-Semitic incidents than any EU state<p>Anti-Semitic crimes have risen to a five-year high in Germany, according to a new report which finds it is recording more incidents than any country in Europe.<p>There were 1,596 recorded …

Why Netanyahu May Accept an Iran Deal

Despite his fiery speech to Congress, the Israeli leader has moderated his views on a nuclear pact.<p>It’s difficult to remember the last time an Israeli prime minister bought a domestic political victory by paying such a high price abroad. Within a few short weeks, Benjamin Netanyahu has managed to …

Dreaming of an Apple Car and the inevitable future of 'driving'

Apple changed the way we listen to music and use phones -- so do you really think all of the reports of a so-called Apple Car are really just about it building a car? Even creating an electric vehicle of its own to compete with Tesla doesn't seem bold enough. It is, after all, a company that …

Nasa finds evidence of a vast ancient ocean on Mars

A huge primitive ocean covered one-fifth of the red planet’s surface, making it warm, wet and ideal for alien life to gain a foothold, scientists say<p>A massive ancient ocean once covered nearly half of the northern hemisphere of Mars making the planet a more promising place for alien life to have …

Global Warming

Epic Games head believes VR will 'change the world'

Tim Sweeney knows the video game industry. He started Epic Games, the studio behind huge franchises like <i>Gears of War</i>, <i>Unreal Tournament</i>, and <i>Infinity Blade</i>, and the widely used game development software, Unreal Engine. He's hailed as a founding father of the modern gaming industry, having started …

Soldiers could have their bones copied and 3D printed in case of injury

Experts say that soldiers could be scanned before deploying and a 'twin' kept online so that new bones could be 3D printed if they are injured<p>Soldiers could be scanned before they enter the battlefield and a virtual 'twin' kept online so that new bones could be 3D printed when they get injured, …

Risk of American 'megadroughts' for decades, NASA warns

<b>(CNN) —</b> There is no precedent in contemporary weather records for the kinds of droughts the country's West will face, if greenhouse gas emissions stay on course, a NASA study said.<p>No precedent even in the past 1,000 years.<p>The feared droughts would cover most of the western half of the United States …

Climate Change

The Science Behind How Boredom Benefits Creative Thought

Recent studies show that a little boredom in your day opens up the potential for more creative thinking.<p>Boredom gets a bad rap. Truly amazing ideas and offbeat solutions have often come from endless hours of daydreaming.<p>If space and time is what you need to make unusual connections, then why does …

Report: Twitter & Google Make A Deal To Show Tweets In Search Results

Now that Google has realized Google+ is likely never going to compete with Twitter on a social media level, the two companies have once again reached …

Google Earth Pro Is Now Available For Free

Today Google has announced that Google Earth Pro is now available for free. Google Earth Pro used to cost $399 per year. Google Earth is a geospatial software application that displays a virtual globe, which offers the ability to analyze and capture geographical data. Google Earth was created after …

Google Earth

How Men And Women Process Emotions Differently

Are women "wired" to be more emotional? Not exactly -- but new research provides more evidence that the male and female brain may have very different ways of processing emotion.<p>Previous research has shown that women generally experience higher levels of emotional stimulation than men. Now, a new …

Gender

Meet the new Bond car

9 Ways To Make Your Home Look Expensive

New York-based home stager, Cheryl Eisen, shares her best ideas for creating stylish interiors. After years of designing spaces for high-end real estate companies, she's spilling the beans on how you can spruce up your home decor without draining your wal<p>New York-based home stager, Cheryl Eisen, …

How To Dress Like Silicon Valley's Elite

But while it's true that many startup founders are still sporting the casual hoodie look, others are raising the bar for style.<p>We've rounded up some tech executives who have their own signature sense of style. They all express themselves in different ways, though some are decidedly more fashionable …

Google’s Nexus 6 Might Be Too Big For Right Now, But Right-Sized For The Future

As Greg Kumparak noted in the TechCrunch review of the Nexus 6, the phone is very large. Too large, in fact, for most humans. Back when it was just a rumor that Google would be picking Motorola to provide the Nexus 6 hardware, and that it would indeed be a monster with a 6-inch display, I lamented …

Brain damage could be repaired by creating new nerve cells

Researchers have regenerated damaged areas in the brains of mice by converting structural cells into functioning neurons<p>Scientists have raised hopes that brain damage caused by strokes, stab wounds and even bullets could one day be repaired by converting structural cells into functioning …

USDA to spend $4M on honey bee aid in 5 states

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Midwestern farmers and ranchers are getting $4 million in federal help to improve the health of honeybees, the U.S. Department …

Which Corporations Pay The Highest Taxes?

The United States has the highest corporate tax rate in the world, at 35%. Add in state and local taxes and it averages 40%. No wonder America's most profitable, highest taxed companies will stop at nothing to keep their earnings overseas and out of the grasp of Uncle Sam. Here's a list of the 25 …

How Steve Jobs Broke All of Richard Branson's Rules

The iconic entrepreneurs had very different management approaches. Richard Branson shares why Jobs's style worked for Apple but it's unlikely to work for your company.<p>What do the management styles of Virgin founder Richard Branson and Apple's Steve Jobs have in common? If you said, "Absolutely …

Richard Branson

Fortunes Of Chinese Property Billionaires Tumble Amid Chilling Market

Chills in China’s property market are seeping into the fortunes of China’s richest tycoons.<p>This year 17 real estate billionaires made the top 100 of the Forbes China Rich List. Their fortunes came to $63 billion, a 12% drop from the $71 billion that 21 property tycoons in the top 100 commanded last …

"Earth To Space Station, Do You Copy?" "Roger That, Earth!"

A few weeks back, I wrote about a planned amateur “ham” radio contact between The Explorers Club and the International Space Station. The maneuver, using an ARISS tele-bridge patched through Italy (IK1SLD), is not easy and, like real exploration, a positive outcome is far from guaranteed.<p>Well, …

Verizon’s New Tech News Site Has A Strange Name And An Even Stranger Rule: No Reporting On Net Neutrality Or US Surveillance

From the looks of the site, it's pretty clear that SugarString is still in its early days. The oldest story was published just 12 days ago, and its layout seems to be in beta.<p>With backing from the largest US telecommunications provider — its parent company, Verizon Communications, did $120 billion …

Net Neutrality

IoT Report: How Internet of Things technology is now reaching mainstream companies and consumers

<i>This is a preview of the Internet of Things (2018) research report from Business Insider Intelligence. To learn more about the IoT ecosystem, tech trends and industry forecasts, click here.</i><p>The Internet of Things (IoT) is transforming how companies and consumers go about their days around the world. …

Internet of Things

‘British Schindler’ honoured for saving 669 children from the Nazis

Sir Nicholas Winton, a British man who saved 669 children from the Nazis, was awarded the highest civilian honour in the Czech Republic on Tuesday.<p>Winton, now 105, was presented with the Order of the White Lion by the Czech president in a special ceremony at Prague Castle.<p>Winton, who has often been …

Google on Android Lollipop security: Set it and forget it

The head of Google's Android mobile software security team has a little secret: Although he lives in urban San Francisco, "most days" he doesn't lock the front door to his house.<p>And he's not worried about it. While it's not clear whether Adrian Ludwig is arrogant, trusts his neighbors too much, or …