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Google, HTC vets turn to consumers to fund a cloud-based smartphone

One startup will leave the fate of its first smartphone up to the people.<p>Nextbit, run by executives who formerly worked at Google and HTC, launched on Tuesday its first smartphone -- named "Robin" -- through a crowdsourced Kickstarter project. The company will hold a 30-day campaign with the goal …

Mobile Technology

New trailers: Deadpool, Zoolander 2, Empire, and more

One year ago, the internet was watching a leaked test reel showing what a <i>Deadpool</i> movie might look like; now, pretty much exactly one year later, we're getting a first look at the real thing. And yeah, it looks as irreverent, vulgar, and funny as everyone hoped. It comes out in February.<p>It's good …

Movies

The Best Fashion Instagrams of the Week: Marc Jacobs, Tom Brady, and More

Summer is the time for fun in the sun, for floral prints, and for taking your bucket hat and your wee babe out to relax on the sixth hole of some very scenic course, as <b>Gisele</b> and <b>Tom Brady</b> did. And really, hats off to this week’s most stylish Instagrammers, whether they were hatted in black leather …

China finally says how much gold it has, but nobody believes it

China released data on its gold holdings for the first time in about six years, but investors say the guessing game about the country’s actual …

Stock Markets

U.S. helps take down ‘hornet’s nest’ of criminal hackers

Authorities across 20 countries took down a computer hacking forum called Darkode, dismantling a criminal Internet hub used to buy, sell and trade …

Trend Micro

The next debt ceiling crisis could be much worse than in 2013

With some Republicans once again threatening to block an increase in the government's borrowing authority unless President Obama agreed to important spending concessions, the Treasury was forced to begin taking "extraordinary measures" or bookkeeping maneuvers to keep from bumping up against its …

Google blames careless humans after first driverless car injury

'Our self-driving cars are being hit surprisingly often by other drivers' says head of driverless car programme following California collision<p>Google has said the first injury involving a driverless car was down to a careless driver slamming into the back of one of its vehicles.<p>On Thursday, Google …

Iran supreme leader: Nuclear deal won't change policy to US

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Saturday a landmark nuclear deal won't change his country's policy toward the …

Welcome to Don Quixote airport: cost €1bn - now it could sell to China for €10,000

A Chinese consortium plans to turn the vast ghost airport at Ciudad Real in barren central Spain into a global freight hub<p>It cost €1bn (£694m) to build and was on sale for a knockdown price of €40m, but now looks set to be sold for just €10,000. Ciudad Real airport, one of the most notorious …

China

Google shares jump record $65 billion in value

NEW YORK — Google is already one of the largest companies in the world, and on Friday it made one of the largest stock market moves ever.<p>The Internet …

A retail CEO worth $840 million lives in a Las Vegas trailer park

The Zappos CEO has a reported net worth of $840 million.<p>But Hsieh chooses to live in a Las Vegas trailer park he owns, according to a recent profile in The New York Times.<p>The trailer park is "crammed with shiny silver Airstreams that are rented out to visiting computer coders," according to David …