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A Japanese Man Is Claiming To Have Tamed A Giant Hornet And Is Keeping It On A Leash As A Pet

I can think of plenty of odd animals that I’d choose to have as a pet. Monkeys top my list, followed by lizards and then possibly ferrets. All pets I have seen before, but still a little off the beaten path. A giant hornet probably falls somewhere near the bottom of my list around flesh eating …

Skype founder backs Wire, the 'best possible communication tool'

Backed by Skype co-founder Janus Friis and a team of tech veterans, the freshly launched Wire aims to be more than a regular chat service. It is a marriage of its competitors' most popular features, including the ability to "ping" contacts. In an interview with <i>The Guardian</i>, Skype co-founder and …

3 Ways to Profit from Falling Oil Prices

Stagnant global demand and increased supply has pushed oil to its lowest price since 2009. Here's how savvy investors can take advantage.<p>Big jolts to …

The 10 Hottest London Restaurants In 2014

It’s been an epic year for eating out in London, with rule-bending restaurants opening by the week, and the capital well and truly cementing its …

TorrX Ball Pump

The TorrX smart ball pump has an automatic mode. Just enter the target BAR or PSI and it will automatically inflate or deflate the ball until the …

Private equity just dropped $40 million on prime London real estate to shave milliseconds off trade times

How do you speed up high-frequency trading (HFT) when you already have fibre-optic cables running from your firm’s servers to the data centers where all the magic happens? Private equity firms are betting that HFT firms will pay big bucks to move their infrastructure to a secure, reliable location …

How to copy a hedge fund billionaire’s investment plan

I realized the pop culture phenomenon that is the activist investor had taken a new turn when a friend showed me an iPhone app at a party. iBillionaire lets you track the investments of “billionaire investors” whose names you know (Carl Icahn, David Loeb, David Tepper and David Einhorn among them) …

PS4 Games Are Coming To Sony's Z3 Phones And Tablets Via Wi-Fi Remote Play

Sony’s new Z-series phones the Z3 and Z3 compact and its 8-inch tablet are all going to be able to connect to your home PS4 and will allow you to remote play games over your home Wi-Fi. The move is clearly designed to make Sony’s mobile handsets more attractive to the young gaming market, and those …

The Previously Untold Story Of Africa's Mobile Revolution

How do you transform a continent? The answer: you start small.<p>Africa’s mobile revolution has been called a phenomenon that “changed African nations more significantly than any development since their independence from colonial powers.” Today, Africa is even more reliant on mobile technology than …

The Most Hyped Digital Currency Since Bitcoin Has Officially Launched

As of 10 a.m. Wednesday, investors had already bought $2.6 million worth.<p>We're living in a time when an app that just says Yo is worth $10 million, so this shouldn't be too surprising.<p>But the digital currency world has been anticipating the first ether sale for more than a year and regards …

The 100 Hottest Cars of All Time

From open-wheeled, pre-war racers to modern techno-marvels, here are the most attractive cars ever made.<p>From open-wheeled, pre-war racers to modern techno-marvels, here's our list of the 100 most attractive cars of all time. The only hard requirement: At least one fully drivable example had to have …

Germany's super-shy super-rich

<b>Nobody could accuse the richest people in Germany of flaunting their wealth, quite the opposite.</b><p>With the death of Karl Albrecht, there was no announcement for nearly a week, and not until the small, private funeral was over. He and his brother, Theo, had turned their mother's small grocery store in …

How Google Searches Can Predict The Next Stock Market Crash

When will the stock market crash? As with most everything else, the answer lies within Google.<p>In a study published in the <i>Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences</i>, researchers from Warwick Business School and Boston University have created a method to identify search terms that precede a …

10 Vacations To Take With Your BFF

BAZAAR's edit of the best places to go with your girlfriends.<p><i>BAZAAR</i>'s edit of the best places to go with your girlfriends.

Napa Valley

Will It Fit? This Algorithm Takes The Guesswork Out Of Online Shopping

“It’s less about getting people into the right size, which is obviously very important, but it’s more important to get them into the styles that …

Spark watch is made to keep you from nodding off

Along with a time display, the Spark also features two integrated motion sensors. One of those (a three-axis accelerometer) detects the velocity of …

Stainless Steel

New iTunes Pass credit refill service now available in United States and several other countries

Yesterday Apple rolled out its new iTunes Pass service to Japan, allowing users to use a Passbook card to add credit to an iTunes account from an Apple Retail Store. Starting today, the offer is also available in the United States and Australia. Users in Canada, Germany, and the UK are also …

Google Search Adds Bitcoin Calculator

Most people know that if you run a search for a conversion rate for one type of currency to another on Google, it will show you the exchange rate. …

How to get a mobile number without a phone or an Internet connection

There are 7.18 billion human beings on the planet today. And there are 7.07 billion mobile phone connections. But those belong to fewer than 3.6 billion unique subscribers, or just over half the earth’s population. Some of that other half of humanity without mobile phones are children, the elderly, …

The Toaster Selfie Should Be The Only Selfie

This new technology is a toast to America, you guys.<p>Our country will do anything to win at everything, and nobody could argue that we've won at selfies. Selfie at a funeral? Check. Selfie in space? Done, son. Even our plane crash survivors are taking selfies among the wreckage.<p>We've won. In fact, …

Twitter Acquires CardSpring To Power In-Tweet Commerce And Offers

Twitter just announced it’s acquired CardSpring to enable “in-the-moment commerce experiences.” CardSpring is an application platform that lets developers build card-linked offers electronic coupons, loyalty cards, and virtual currencies that work with credit cards and other types of payments. …

GoTenna Lets You Text Your Friends Even When There's No Signal

Anyone who sends texts (so, that's pretty much everyone) knows that sending messages in big crowds or remote places is often a lot easier said than …

The sovereign of the S-Class

Clearly, conquering the puny humans of the world in Brazil was just the start. Now Germany wants to crush the puny human cars, too. Possibly with this: the new V12-powered Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG Coupe.<p>There are AMG fans for whom our V12 biturbo engine is the measure of all things.<p>We're not sure it's …

4 Motivating TED Talks to Help You Bounce Back From Failure

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We’ve all heard the preachy platitude “Failure isn’t an option.” And, generally speaking, it’s not. At least not an option most would purposely choose. But failing is inevitable. Everyone eats humble pie in some way at some point, …

Marco Polo iOS App Helps Your Find Your Lost iPhone By Shouting

If like me you sometimes misplace your smartphone you might be interested in a new iOS application that has launched this week called Marco Polo.<p>The …

New Notifyr app seamlessly makes your iOS notifications appear on your Mac

We’ve come across a new service called Notifyr that, in short, makes your iOS Device notifications automatically simultaniously appear as notifications on your Mac. The service is a pair of applications: a $3.99 iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch application from the App Store and a free companion Mac …

TeeVee's TV Show-Tracker Arrives for iPad

TeeVee has been helping TV fans track their favorite shows for a while already, and with the latest update arriving in the App Store, the app’s users have been given a few extra nuggets to feast on.<p>The now-titled TeeVee 3 app already featured more than 30,000 TV shows, serving up push notifications …

This handmade Italian roadster is a Mini Cooper unlike any other

The distinctive look of the Mini Cooper hatchback isn't easily distilled into other body types — the Mini Coupe, Roadster, and Countryman are living proof of that. But Milan-based coachbuilder Carrozzeria Touring has teamed up with Mini's design team to build a truly spectacular one-off, …

London’s 14 Highest-Up Restaurants

London’s dining scene has gone sky high, with restaurants atop towers opening at record speed. We take a look at London's plethora of eateries that …