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Peter Thiel: Don't Blame Technology For Drop In Middle Class Wages

Peter Thiel acknowledges that the middle class has faced tough times over recent decades — but thinks that technology is unfairly blamed for it.<p>The billionaire venture capitalist and PayPal founder was asked Sunday at the Techonomy conference in Half Moon Bay, Calif., how he thought the middle …

Digital nomads travel the world while you rot in your office

A few years ago, Greg Jorgensen started supplementing his pay as a full-time programmer with some freelance jobs. Over time, he built up a network of …

The motivations for spending and saving in Myanmar (and how tech is changing that)

Myanmar is a country with very low formal banking penetration, but changes are afoot. It will soon have its first country-wide 3G network. Other …

These World Cup Posters Are A Must-See For Any Soccer Super Fan

Brazilian artist and graphic designer Cristiano Siqueira pulled out all the stops when creating these incredible World Cup team posters for an ESPN campaign celebrating the tournament, which begins on June 12.<p>Each of these posters illustrates one of the 32 teams that will be heading to this year's …

The Real-Life Science Behind The Summer's Most Outrageous Sci-Fi Movies

When inhumans attack<p>Mechanized suits, alien apes, dinosaur robots -- this summer's blockbusters are brimming with scientific-sounding conceits. But is there any real science to back them up? While you watch, here's something to chew on (besides the popcorn).<p><b>DIGITAL EFFECT: AN ALIEN-BLASTING</b> …

Why are the nerves of empathy severed when it comes to immigration?

Men are running behind a truck, trying to jump up and grab on to it, so they can hitch an illegal lift into Britain. It's a self-evidently dangerous game. Like the "super-tramps" in Depression-era America who jumped on and off moving goods trains to get from city to city, these migrants are risking …