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How Google embarrassed Apple

Google's new Pixel phone launched to positive reviews, largely because of the phone's new digital helper called Google Assistant.<p>As I wrote in my review of the new Google Pixel, it's relatively easy to make a high-end smartphone these days. The real challenge is lighting it up with unique software …

Another iPhone bursts into flames, sending the owner to the ER

Thanks to Samsung’s exploding Galaxy Note 7 smartphone that forced the giant South Korean company to recall the handset just weeks after it went on …

British Man May Be the First Person Cured of HIV

A 44-year-old man in England is possibly the first person in history to be cured of HIV. Scientists working on an experimental new therapy say that …

For the first time, bees have been placed on the endangered species list

After years of study, the US Fish and Wildlife Service has placed seven species of Hawaiian yellow-faced bees on the endangered species list, the first time any bee has received such classification.<p>The service worked in conjunction with the Xerces Society, which advocates for invertebrate species, …

Biodiversity

Bees placed on endangered species list -- a first in the US

<b>(CNN) —</b> The United States is on a mission to save some of its busiest workers: bees.<p>In a first for bees in the nation, seven bee species native to Hawaii are now protected under the Endangered Species Act.<p>The US Fish and Wildlife Service said it added the yellow-faced bee species to the federal …

Endangered Species

DxO Ranks The iPhone 7 Highly, But Clearly Puts To Bed The Notion It’s The Best Phone Camera Out There

So it’s the weekend, and if the sales figures, search figures, and waiting list times are any indication, many of you will be heading out for the …

IPhone 7

Rude awakening as price of coffee and orange juice shoots up 20%

Drought in main growing areas in Brazil and a tree-killing bug have caused a spike in the price of breakfast favourites<p>Savour your morning juice and coffee this weekend, because the price of your favourite breakfast drinks may be on the way up.<p>Unfavourable weather in Brazil – varying from droughts …

'My home-made battery pack means I heat and light my home for nothing'

A brand-new market is growing for home batteries that make it possible for British homeowners to store energy generated by solar panels and other renewable sources.<p>The “Powerwall” battery, from Tesla, the pioneering automotive company founded by Elon Musk, is now going on sale in Britain.<p>But one …

I tried out Amazon’s best-selling waterproof phone case to see if it was worth the hype — and I was amazed at how well it worked

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Until now, that is. I was initially suspicious of Joto's Universal Underwater Case, which looks like a slightly more durable plastic bag. …

IPhone 7

City banks tone down Brexit doom and gloom forecasts

Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse among banks scaling back predictions of a post-referendum recession as trade deficit narrows<p>Economists at major City investment banks have cancelled forecasts of a Brexit-inspired recession amid fresh data showing the economy performing more robustly …

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 review: Setting the benchmark for the budget segment

Quick take:<p>It's hard to follow up on the Redmi Note 3, but Xiaomi has managed to deliver a great successor in the Redmi Note 4. The phone now comes …

Phones

News: The iPhone's Lack of a Headphone Jack Creates a Serious MacBook Problem

The hatred is almost universal—by now, even late night TV hosts are bashing Apple's move to ditch the headphone jack in the iPhone 7. It's not like …

Stop what you’re doing and buy these $38 headphones

The Carbo Tenore could cost ten times as much and they’d still be a steal<p>Words fail me. I’ve seen — or, more accurately put, <i>heard</i> — the audio price-performance curve shattered into tiny little pieces and I’m still reeling from it. The Carbo Tenore ZH-DX200-CT earphones from Japan’s Zero Audio are …

Brexit vote pushes up price of bacon as China hoovers up British pork

Fall in value of sterling and loss of livestock in Chinese floods fuel export boom – and dearer bacon in UK<p>Brexit is pushing up the price of a bacon butty as China exploits the weak pound to hoover up British pork amid its own domestic shortage.<p>China’s farming industry has been devastated by severe …

Great Britain

New study finds iPhones fail far more often than Android phones

Apple customers are generally a shockingly loyal bunch. The company’s high repeat customer rate can be attributed to a combination of factors that …

Xiaomi packs a massive battery and deca-core processor into a $135 phone

Xiaomi’s numbers have been slipping some of late in its native China, but the company’s still announcing handsets at a healthy clip. A month after debuting the Redmi Pro, a high-end take on its budget line, the company is eyeing a rock bottom price point with its latest offering.<p>With a starting …

Mobile Technology

10 books that explain how the world works

The FP staff asked me to follow suit with some of my favorites from the world of international politics and foreign policy.<p>What follows aren't necessarily the books I'd put on a graduate syllabus; instead, here are ten books that either had a big influence on my thinking, were a pleasure to read, …

Foreign Policy

Lead Attorney In Anti-Clinton DNC Fraud Case Mysteriously Found Dead

<b>Call it conspiracy theory, coincidence or just bad luck, but any time someone is in a position to bring down Hillary Clinton they wind up dead</b>. In …

Government

HP Spectre 13: A Month With What Could Be The Sexiest Laptop Alive

In any very competitive market, it is extremely important to have a premium line so that you can have a successful “better” in a “good”- “better”-“best” product lineup. HP Inc. has amped up their premium notebook game over the last few years and they did this both in terms of both great product …

In 50 Years This Has Never Failed To Trigger A Bear Market

<b>It’s earnings season once again and it looks as if, as a group, corporate America still can’t find the end of its earnings decline since profits</b> …

25 books that will make you a more well-rounded person

There's any easy way to do it: Read everything!<p>You can't just stick to the thrillers, anthologies, or biographies you've grown partial to. If you <i>really</i> want to become a more well-rounded person, you'll need to force yourself out of your comfort zone at the bookstore.<p>If you're not sure where to …

These 12 sketches make complicated financial concepts simple enough to fit on a napkin

In 2002, enrolled in a finance class while pursuing her MBA from Harvard Business School, she realized that her classmates who came from the world of banking and consulting were acing the coursework without a problem, while she struggled to master the concepts foreign to her liberal arts background.<p>…

Harvard Business School

5 Android apps you shouldn’t miss this week – Android Apps Weekly

Welcome to the latest edition of Android Apps Weekly! This is episode 148 and here are your headlines for this week:<p>If anyone was curious about why more third party launchers don’t have Google Now integration, the creator of Nova Launcher wrote up a post this week explaining why. The long and short …

Apps

This mechanical keyboard is a great, cheap option for Mac users

And Windows users that like white keyboards<p>With Apple's relentless quest for thinness resulting in products like the MacBook featuring keyboards that I personally find to cause actual physical discomfort, I wouldn't be surprised to see more and more Mac users exploring the Windows-dominated world …

First The UK, Then Scotland... Then Texas?

<i>Submitted by Ryan McMaken via The Mises Institute,</i><b>That didn't take long.</b> Only hours after the final results came in for a British exit from the EU,</b> …

Economics

This little-known Google app will pay you to do simple surveys on your smartphone

Rather than charging you to use things like Google Search or its mobile operating system Android, it provides them free of charge, then makes most of its money off the back of advertising revenues.<p>But one of Google's apps goes one step further — and actually <i>pays you</i> to use it.<p>Google Opinion Rewards …

There's another banking crisis brewing in Europe and terrible mortgages are to blame

Back in 2006 to 2008, the majority of mortgages that were issued by banks in Poland were denominated in the Swiss franc. And most of the outstanding stock of Swiss franc mortgages was issued in that period.<p>This was a popular thing to do because borrowers thought that the Polish zloty would continue …

Banking Crisis

SpaceX aims to relaunch a used Falcon 9 rocket as early as September

SpaceX first managed to successfully land the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket back on dry land in 2015, and in 2016, the company repeated the feat …

Visualizing "The 5000 Year Long Run" In 18 Stunning Charts

In the long run, as <i>someone</i> once said, we are all dead, but in the meantime, as BofAML's Michael Hartnett provides a stunning <b>tour de force of the last</b> …

Interest Rates