Miguel Sto. Tomas

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Shipments of smartphones, tablets, and oh yes, PCs, to top 1.7B

The latest forecast from IDC for smart connected devices sees 1.7 billion shipping in 2014, with around 1 billion of those arriving in emerging markets.<p>The world will see combined shipments of PCs, tablets, and smartphones rise past 1.7 billion next year. And more of those will be headed toward …

Mobile

STOCKS GO NOWHERE: Here's What You Need To Know

First the scoreboard:<p>Dow: 15,091, -26.8 pts, -0.1%<br>S&P 500: 1,633, +0.0 pts, +0.0%<br>NASDAQ: 3,438, +2.2 pts, +0.0%<p>And now the top stories:<p>Retail sales were surprisingly strong in April, unexpectedly rising by 0.1% despite plunging gas prices. Economists were looking for a 0.3% decline. Excluding autos …

Markets

How to fix Libor? International regulators seem to have rather different ideas

International regulators have been working on ways to replace Libor, the world’s most important benchmark financial rate, which was tainted by scandal last year. But they seem to be saying different things about how to do it.<p>Libor—the London Interbank Offered Rate—is an average of the rates at …

Investing

Here Are Some Of The Biggest Brands That Make Clothes In Bangladesh

Deadly factory accidents are relatively common in Bangladesh, where government safety standards are rarely enforced.<p>Foreign companies met earlier this month to discuss improving worker safety, despite having refused to fund safety improvements for factories just months ago.<p>Bangladesh has said it …

Codes of Conduct

This Bull Market Has Gone A Mindboggling 177 Days Without A Notable Pullback

The S&P 500 inched up to close at yet another all-time record high.<p>Perhaps the most remarkable thing about the current leg of the rally is the lack of volatility.<p>"This past Friday, May 10, 2013 marked 176 days since a 5%+ pullback in the S&P 500, tying the record for stretches without a pullback in …

Stock Markets

Yuan’s ‘too big to fail’ dilemma

HONG KONG (MarketWatch) — Too big to fail is always a hard argument to get the better of. It comes close to explaining why China struggles so much …

Interest Rates

Twitter And Facebook Knew 'The Great Gatsby' Was Going To Be A Hit

The newest version of <i>The Great Gatsby,</i> starring Leonardo DiCaprio caught many in Hollywood by surprise this weekend when it earned an astonishing $51 million at the box.<p>Most pundits were predicting the film would earn $40 million. Time Warner‘s Warner Bros., studio even tried to lower expectation …

How a Bitcoin Transaction Actually Works

At this point, you probably have a working understanding of what bitcoins are (at the very least your handle of bitcoins is like how you can kinda, …

Bitcoin

How Facebook Used Science To Design More Emotional Emoticons

With the help of a psychology professor and a Pixar illustrator, Facebook is trying to make our messages a little more emotional.<p>In 1872, Charles Darwin published <i>The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals</i>, a book that cataloged emotional expressions in humans and their link to the animal …

What It's Like To See Through Google Glass

But now it's time to reveal what it looks like to actually see through Glass.<p>Google Glass and Android game developer Laura Ockel recently recorded a video of the user interface shown through the Glass device. Ockel and her company, Tesseract Mobile, are also the developers behind the unofficial …

Google

The sons and daughters of Google Glass

Even in the highly opinionated world of tech, there have been few products as polarizing as Google’s head mounted Google Glass computer. The device, a thin titanium band to which is mounted a computer, battery and display, is by far the sleekest and least unwieldy implementation of a technology …

Nokia’s real innovation is happening on Asha, not Windows Phone

Advertisement<p>11 Comments<p>Nokia(s nok)’s new flagship has been revealed. Not the Lumia 928 – that was announced late last week as a “hero” device for …

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If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

Photographing Tokyo's Coolest Escalators

BlackBerry Messenger on iPhone and Android: A Big Move Made Too Late?

There’s a fair bit of news coming out of BlackBerry’s BlackBerry Live 2013 keynote this morning — the unveiling of the new Q5 Qwerty phone and the …

The Hundreds x Van Styles #NotBadForAPhotoShow Limited Addition Prints

Van Styles previously teamed up with The Hundreds for an exhibition entitled #NotBadForAPhotoShow.<p>Van Styles previously teamed up with The Hundreds for an exhibition entitled #NotBadForAPhotoShow. While his portfolio boasts mainly attractive women in provocative settings, this collection of prints …

3 Reasons It's So Hard to Make Superman Interesting

On June 14, I will pile into a dark theater like millions of other people to watch a flawless demigod knock fist holes in the face of injustice …

5 Well-Known Tips for Healthy Eating (That Don't Work)

Considering that eating is the basic building block of survival, you'd think we'd pretty much have it down by now, yet it's hard to find a subject …

4 Reasons No One Laughed at Your Joke

So you told a joke, but instead of the expected gales of laughter, you're greeted by naught but silence, or perhaps a long, mournful record scratch. …

What the hell is happening on the Sun?

5 Easy Fixes to Complex Problems You Won't Believe Worked

Occasionally, people come across a potentially disastrous problem that just doesn't seem to have a solution. In those desperate situations where …