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Morgan Stanley: Here's Why The Euro Has Been So Strong

The surging Euro — which is at levels not seen since late 2011 — is one of the biggest stories in global financial markets.<p>Analyzing the factors driving the Euro has become something of an obsession.<p>Morgan Stanley FX strategist Hans Redeker offered his explanation of why the Euro's been to strong …

Just Knowing These 8 Facts Will Make You Way More Productive

Whether trying to conquer Mount Everest or just pick up your laundry, learning these quick facts will make it easier to be super productive -- or at least understand why you're not.<p>And if you're the type of person who is likely procrastinate instead of reading the rest of this article, then you …

Amazing Aluminum Wire Sculptures by Seung Mo Park

Brooklyn-based Korean sculptor Seung Mo Park creates incredibly detailed metallic sculptures by carefully manipulating aluminum wire. Each figure in his <i>Human</i> series of sculptures presents a remarkable attention to the delicate form of the human body (including wispy locks of hair) as well as the …

Who Is Banksy?

One afternoon in 2006, a Frenchman and a guy who looked like a plumber drove up to a warehouse at the end of a quiet commercial street east of downtown Los Angeles.<p>The Frenchman was Thierry Guetta, aka Mr. Brainwash, an eccentric filmmaker who frequently collaborates with the elusive British street …

Problem: AT&T Losing Phone Customers. Solution: Take Two (Or More) Tablets & Call Me Next Quarter

It was Mark Twain who noted that names are not always what they seem. Take AT&T, for example, the acronym for the “American Telephone & Telegraph” company, although we’re not so sure whether many consumers actually remember that. Partially because they’ve used “AT&T” for a long, long time, but …

Xbox One Vs. PS4: Which Is The Fairest Console Of Them All?

<i>To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.</i><p><b>On Fanboyism (or Fandom)</b><p>As part of my ongoing Xbox One vs. PS4 series, I wrote recently that console games aren’t really about high-end graphics and that if that’s your priority you should just fork over the cash for a …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

Tesla's Model S to Get Google Chrome And Third-Party Apps

Tesla Motors will likely be adding Google Chrome and third-party apps to its Model S vehicles by the end of next year, according to comments made by CEO Elon Musk at a reception event in Munich (spotted first by Engadget).<p>Musk says that Tesla needs to settle the electric vehicle’s localization …

Delta Shares Flying Higher After Strong Earnings Report

Delta Air Lines shares were up 4.5% to $25.82 in midday trading, following a stronger than expected earnings earnings report from the company.<p>Delta reported third-quarter net income of $1.2 billion, a 58.7% increase from the same period last year. Per share earnings were $1.41 on a consensus …

J.C. Penney fights Twitter attacks

The attacks are a reminder of social media's power to undermine the reputation and shares of a public company. J.C. Penney, struggling to turn itself around after the failed strategy of former Chief Executive Officer Ron Johnson, is especially vulnerable to market sentiment.<p>"J.C. Penney's is a very …

Twitter secures $1 billion credit line

Twitter has obtained a $1 billion credit line ahead of its upcoming initial public offering, the company disclosed Tuesday in a regulatory filing.<p>The micro-blogging business will now have more financial flexibility going into the highly anticipated IPO.<p>Twitter declined to comment, citing rules …

Sony Explains Why Its PlayStation 4 Costs $1,845 In Brazil

Sony's new PlayStation 4 won't be on store shelves until next month, but the gaming console has already raised eyebrows in Brazil, after reports that it would cost 3,999 Brazilian real — or about $1,845 at today's exchange rate.<p>The company says the steep cost isn't a case of price gouging, but …

Icahn Cashes In On Netflix For $825M Profit, Still Has 4.5% Stake

Carl Icahn didn’t become one of the world’s richest men by not knowing how to take profits off the table.<p>The billionaire money manager sold a sizable slug of his Netflix shares Tuesday after quarterly earnings sent the already lofty share price to fresh heights.<p>In an SEC filing after the close …

Meet Nexmo, The Telecom API Firm On Track For $40M In 2013 Revenue

Given the massive global popularity of messaging, the market in play is enormous. Nexmo is a quickly growing company that provides carrier-direct SMS and Voice APIs that developers can use to reach phones around the world. Vying for traction in the space with competitors like Twilio, Nexmo has …

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A history of experimental planes and flying machines from the 1950s - Telegraph

The Seven Most Incredible Telescopes In Existence

The biggest, smallest, and most robotic stargazing tools.<p>When China completes its newest telescope project in 2016, the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope (FAST), it will have a dish nearly half the size of a country (OK, only the world's smallest country, Vatican City, but …

Scientists discover DNA body clock

A US scientist has discovered an internal body clock based on DNA that measures the biological age of our tissues and organs.<p>The clock shows that while many healthy tissues age at the same rate as the body as a whole, some of them age much faster or slower. The age of diseased organs varied hugely, …