Kenika Bingham

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Gigabit-Speed AC Wireless Routers Could Be One Of Your Smartest Home Tech Investments

If you’re like me, you are scrambling last minute to get your friends and family the latest tech gifts. You might be thinking about a new tablet, an iPad, game console, 2 in 1, or maybe even a smart watch. One gift that could be even more useful than all of those could be a new wireless router …

Investors Are Finally Catching On To The Fed, Just In Time For The Taper

It only took the S&P 500 about two years to double from its March 2009 low point, but it has taken considerably longer for investors to come around to the rally.<p>In fact, not until the massive market rally of 2013 did significant money start pouring into equity-focused mutual funds and ETFs on a …

World Will Be 40 Percent Richer By 2018

Credit Suisse 2013 Global Wealth Report projects 40% increase in world wealth by 2018<p>Watch this video to learn about the main themes that have …

U.S. Says Golden Age Of Natural Gas Is Here To Stay

A golden age of natural gas has begun in the United States and it will last for decades, according to an early release of the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s 2014 Annual Energy Outlook.<p>The report forecasts a fracking-induced surge in energy production that will continue through 2040 and …

Why 2014 could be a rough year for the US stock market, and it has nothing to do with the taper

It’s been an undeniably great year for US stocks.The S&P 500 is on track to cap off its best year in a decade after rising about 25%. And with just a couple of weeks left in the year, now is the time when strategists and analysts try to predict what lies ahead. But despite some bullish …

Google acquires company known for animal robots

Google is scooping up robotics firms like nobody's business, buying eight in six months. The tech giant confirmed Friday its latest acquisition with Boston Dynamics, an engineering company known for developing battlefield bots for the U.S. military.<p>It's unknown how much Google paid for Boston …

Herbalife Shares Soar After PricewaterhouseCoopers Finishes Re-Auditing Financials

Herbalife, the nutritional supplements seller, reported on Monday that PricewaterhouseCoopers had finished re-auditing three years of Herbalife’s financial statements, delivering a blow to billionaire hedge fund manager William Ackman, who had publicly warned PwC that it could incur substantial …

Trustev Adds $500K From Notion Capital To Capitalise On The Ecommerce Boom

Ecommerce fraud prevention startup Trustev is on something of a roll. Having recently closed a $3 million seed round from investors including Greycroft Partners, Mangrove Capital Partners, ACT Venture Capital, Telefónica’s Wayra and Enterprise Ireland, it’s now adding to this with a $500,000 …

Better watch out: Internet might spill holiday secrets

Santa might keep track of who has been naughty or nice, but increasingly fine-tuned marketers track what you’re shopping for, and that can mean a pre-Christmas peek at holiday surprises when online ads pop up on shared family computers and devices.<p>With online shopping set to become the No. 1 choice …

Amazon Reportedly Buys Mobile Payments Startup Gopago, Working On An ‘Ambitious’ New Project

Looks like Amazon may have quietly made another acquisition, and another move to expand its role in the world of mobile: Italian newspapers are reporting that the e-commerce giant has acquired Gopago, a startup that offers consumers an iOS or Android mobile app to pre-pay for goods before picking …

The Results So Far From Holiday Shopping Point To Huge Gains For Mobile Commerce This Year

How fast are e-commerce and mobile commerce coming to define holiday shopping?<p>If the results of this past Thanksgiving Day weekend are any indication, 2013 will be remembered as the year when many Americans began to equate holiday shopping with e-commerce, and particularly tablet- and …

Government books $41.3 billion in student loan profits

Figures come as concerns mount about growing loan debt for students, graduates.<p>The federal government made enough money on student loans over the last year that, if it wanted, it could provide maximum-level Pell Grants of $5,645 to 7.3 million college students.<p>The $41.3 billion profit for the 2013 …

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Zinc and GE Digital Announce Integrated Solution for Contextual, Real-Time Communication in the Field<p>3<p>4 min read<p>Press Release

5 Places Not to be Missed in a Lifetime

As a travel writer since 1997, I have visited 100 countries, and I make 20 to 30 trips a year. I am always being asked where in the world I'd most like to go. In this post, I'm going to reveal the five destinations I'd love to visit, or re-visit, before I die. This includes, of course, the biggie …

Scientists Find Aggressive New HIV Strain

Swedish scientists have identified a new strain of HIV that appears to progress much faster than most previously identified variations of the …

Amazon Goes Nuclear On Same Day Delivery With Drone Service

Just when you thought the e-commerce versus brick-and-mortar retailing wars couldn’t get any more competitive, there’s Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos on <i>60 Minutes</i> explaining his next big thing: he plans to use autonomous drone aircraft to fulfill small orders of five pounds for not just same day …

How Amazon Is Preparing For Cyber Monday's Shopping Blitz

Tens of thousands of Amazon.com employees are working overtime to pick, pack and ship millions of items in preparation for the rush of Cyber Monday, the biggest online shopping day of the year.<p>The e-retailer, which did $61 billion in sales in 2012, sold more than 26.5 million items on Cyber Monday …

People window-shop on their iPhones, but actually buy things on their iPads

Americans spent $3 billion shopping online on Thanksgiving and Black Friday, and a quarter of those sales were made with smartphones and tablets, according to Adobe. That’s a huge shift for e-commerce: Spending on mobile devices was up 118% from last year, Adobe found. Different data from IBM …

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Amazon reports record breaking 'Black Friday'

Amazon said customers ordered four million items on "Black Friday" the highest in its 15 year history.<p>The largest online retailer in Britain, Amazon, said that record breaking sales on "Black Friday" were the highest in its 15 year history.<p>The announcement came less than 48 hours ahead of "Cyber …

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Brazil mulls use of balloons to bring internet to Amazon rainforest

Balloons equipped with radio transceivers could soon be bringing the internet to remote parts of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil<p>The airborne devices are said to provide the same connection speed as the 3G network from almost 800ft in the air.<p>The balloons, which aim to connect regions cut off by …

Primo Is An Arduino Robot That Teaches Kids Programming Logic Through Play

[protected-iframe id=”ae8c946f599326f689633dd0b4ee0152-24588526-39990176″ info=”http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1039674461/primo-teaching-programming-logic-to-children-age-4/widget/video.html” width=”640″ height=”480″ frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”no”]<p>Dan Shapiro’s Robot Turtles board game …

So Apple does own beautiful and sexy

Lawyers say the strangest things.<p>During last week's court show between Apple and Samsung, the latter's legal representatives offered so many thoughtful quotes.<p>They admitted that their clients had copied certain Apple patents. They suggested that Apple's lawyers were invoking racially-charged …

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Apple Confirms Acquisition of 3-D Sensor Startup PrimeSense

Apple has completed its acquisition of PrimeSense, the Israel-based company focused on 3-D sensor technology, for a price sources said was around …

Here's Why 'The Internet Of Things' Will Be Huge, And Drive Tremendous Value For People And Businesses

Estimates for Internet of Things or IoT market value are massive, since by definition the IoT will be a diffuse layer of devices, sensors, and computing power that overlays entire consumer, business-to-business, and government industries. The IoT will account for an increasingly huge number of …

Best Buy Provides Insight Into Stock Market

Best Buy, a leader in 2013’s market, captures the hopes and fears currently in this stock market. On the one hand, it is a shining example of potential company success (and stock gains) possible in a slow growth economy. On the other hand, the stock’s almost 3-fold rise in ten months serves as an …

Big US businesses would rather avoid taxes on profits overseas than pay lower rates at home

US lawmakers are rolling out plans to cut the country’s world-leading corporate tax rates, and big business is saying “not so fast!”<p>While companies always profess eagerness to see their tax rates cut, the preferred method of doing so in Washington—closing tax loopholes to make up for the cost of …

Tech entrepreneurs revive communal living

Jessy Kate Schingler left her job at NASA, moved to San Francisco, and helped turn a 7,500-square-foot, eight-bedroom mansion near Alamo Square into …

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Chinese Consumers Spent A Record $5.7 Billion On Singles' Day

Alibaba's two shopping platforms, Tmall and Taobao Marketplace, were expecting sales of at least $4.9 billion during the 24-hour online shopping blitz, which is held on Nov. 11 every year. Last year, sales for Alibaba totaled $3.1 billion.<p>By comparison, U.S. consumers spent $1.5 billion on "Cyber …