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Microsoft Demos Amazing Timelapse Technology

Last week, it was reconstructing sound using tiny vibrations on objects — this week’s science wow comes from Microsoft Research, which showed off a technology that turns shaky first-person video into beautifully smooth timelapse footage.<p>The growth of wearable video cameras — from Google Glass to …

High-Speed Bionic Arm Catches Objects in Mid-Flight (Video)

Researchers want to use the robotic limb to snatch space debris.<p>It’s no Willie Mays over-the-shoulder-at-the-warning-track catch*, but it’s still pretty impressive for a robot.<p>Researchers at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland have unveiled a bionic arm with three joints and …

$2,400 “Introduction to Linux” course will be free and online this summer

The Linux Foundation is putting its training materials up on edX's platform.<p>Earlier this week, The Linux Foundation announced that it would be …

Fitbit Force adding caller ID feature next month

The Fitbit Force is about to become a little bit smarter than your typical fitness tracker. This February, an update to Fitbit's software will allow the band to notify iPhone owners of incoming calls, vibrating to alert them and displaying the caller's name right on its tiny display. You might not …

Roubini, The Oracle Of 2008, Sees No Bubbles In The U.S. Financial Markets

The brilliant Nouriel Roubini, the swashbuckling NYU economist who predicted the disastrous credit and housing bubble in the U.S. during 2008, told me yesterday he sees “frothiness” not a bubble in some sectors of the U.S. bond market and in the housing markets of 17 foreign nations like …

Tesla, Tupperware And 8 Other Winning Stocks Set For A Slide In 2014

The stock market roared ahead in 2013, putting the S&P 500 on track to end the year up 25%. With the U.S. economy showing strength, an optimistic eye toward Europe and China growth forecasts down to Earth, most investing pros expect the upward trend to continue but slow in 2014 — yet not for every …

DEUTSCHE BANK: Here Are The 30 Best Big Stocks To Buy Right Now

"The US economy should sustain a long lasting expansionary cycle of moderate growth, which will make it worthwhile to stay constructive on the S&P 500 for the next couple of years absent a sharp climb in PEs, inflation or interest rates," Bianco writes in his 2014 outlook.<p>"At this time, we assign a …

How the taper could hit the rupee: WSJ

(This story was published by The Wall Street Journal Online's India Real Time Report blog at http://blogs.wsj.com/indiarealtime/)<p>Now that the U.S. …

Surviving Anxiety

I've tried therapy, drugs, and booze. Here’s how I came to terms with the nation's most common mental illness.<p>I’ve finally settled on a pre-talk regimen that enables me to avoid the weeks of anticipatory misery that the approach of a public-speaking engagement would otherwise produce.<p>Let’s say …

Robinhood’s pitch to millennials: free stock trading

Robinhood.io isn’t your parents’ stock broker.<p>The startup has raised $3 million in seed funding for its mobile stock brokerage app that will offer stock, options, and corporate bonds trading to its members, and will do so without a commission.<p>This is a pivot for Robinhood, which initially launched …

Investment Roundtable: Top stock picks for 2014

Five investment managers and strategists explain what's behind their top bets for next year.<p>On Dec. 6, USA TODAY Wall Street reporter Adam Shell interviewed five top investment managers and strategists for USA TODAY's 18th annual Investment Roundtable.<p>The panel spent three hours debating how …

How To Play U.S. Treasury Bonds Ahead Of The Taper

Speculation regarding the timing of the tapering of the U.S. Federal Reserve’s $85 billion per month quantitative easing (QE) program has dominated financial discourse for much of the past year, and has sent many markets – particularly bonds and emerging market assets – reeling this past summer …

How To Make Money In Any Market And 5 Stocks To Buy Right Now

<b>Thomas H. Forester, CFA, Chief Investment Officer, Forester Capital Management</b><p><b>Tom Forester:</b> We are a large cap value fund using a low price/earnings ratio and a bottom-up stock picking approach. One thing that’s a bit unique about what we do though is that we can also hedge downside risk if we feel …

The Psychology That Makes Sites Like 'What Would I Say' So Addictive

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The site What Would I Say has quickly risen to popularity since its creation during last weekend’s …

Warning: Internet Stocks May Be Headed For A Fall

After a year that recalls the dot-com boom, Internet stocks may be headed for a fall.<p>That’s the upshot of a new note today from a Morgan Stanley team led by analyst Scott Devitt, who lowered the firm’s outlook on Internet stocks to “in-line,” meaning they’re currently overpriced. If Twitter’s …

This 23-year-old’s open-source project, a server running on Raspberry Pi, gives the middle finger to Google

For most of us, Google shutting down Reader was annoying. For Jacob Cook, it was a call to arms.<p>He’s now building an operating system that anyone can use to replace all of the services that Google provides — or any other cloud company, for that matter. Email, chat, file sharing, web hosting: With …

Hired.com Looks To Destroy Recruiting Invoices With New Subscription-Like Billing

Hired.com, which runs weekly auctions of developers for hire, is looking to challenge the way that traditional recruiting agencies charge their startup clients.<p>Technical recruiting in the Valley is often done by boutique agencies or headhunters with long rolodexes, histories and networks among …

This Week's Economic Calendar Is Stacked — Here's Your Complete Preview

Here's your Monday Scouting Report:<p><b>Top Story</b><p>The Stock Market Is In A Bubble: That's what increasing numbers of market watchers are warning. And many of them point to the cyclically-adjusted price-earnings (CAPE) ratio, which is considerably higher than its long-term average.<p>"There are a number of …

If A Tech Company Had Built The Federal Health Care Website

HealthCare.gov was meant to create a simple, easy way for millions of Americans to shop for subsidized health care.<p>Instead, in a little two more than weeks, it has become the poster child for the federal government's technical ineptitude.<p>A dysfunctional contracting system clearly bears some of the …

Nobel Prize Winner Robert Shiller Once Said Something Stunning About His Namesake Valuation Ratio

Shiller is well known in the investing community for his namesake valuation ratio: the Shiller P/E, aka the cyclically-adjusted price-earnings ratio (CAPE).<p>CAPE is calculated by taking the S&P 500 and dividing it by the average of ten years worth of earnings. If the ratio is above the long-term …

Australian Startups Zookal And Flirtey To Begin Delivering Textbook Orders By Drone

As countries around the world gradually lift regulations on the use of commercial drones, a new startup called Flirtey hopes to turn Australia into a worldwide industry leader for the use of UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) in e-commerce deliveries. Flirtey plans to launch commercial drone delivery …

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The Israeli Army’s Twitter feed didn’t really send oil prices soaring

At 10 a.m. US eastern time, to mark the 40th anniversary of the Yom Kippur War, the Israel Defense Forces’ Twitter account was reminiscing:<p>Nervy oil traders reportedly saw this tweet and started buying crude oil futures, sending prices of the soonest-available oil futures up more than $2 a barrel. …

How to Google like a boss - Become a master of Google search with these little-known tips

Over the years here at Lifehack, we’ve discussed plenty of apps that you can use to improve your overall productivity.<p>There are certain ones that …

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SOCGEN: In A Few Months, The Stock Market Will Drop 15%, Then Go Nowhere For Years

Nearly all of Wall Street is optimistic about the prospects for the stock market in the coming years.<p>Monday, the S&P 500 closed at 1676. The median 2014 year-end target for the index among Wall Street equity strategists, according to a poll by Bloomberg, is 1900 — 13% above today's levels.<p>Thus, a …

Automate All The Things: How To Get Started With IFTTT

If This Then That, better known as IFTTT is an amazing tool, though one a bit tricky to explain—namely because it’s so versatile. Many things to many people, IFTTT offers a flexible, powerful platform for productivity that just about anyone can come to love.<p>Want to get a text every time it’s …

Tesla Takes A Breather Passing $184/Share Due To Outstanding Convertible Debt, Warrants

Tesla has been on a tear in 2013, showing its first quarterly profit, raising $1 billion in cash, paying off its government loan, and enjoying a more than 400% gain in its share price year to date.<p>Today, however, Tesla slipped 6%, settling around the $180 per share mark. After having risen to a 52 …