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Taking Google Glass for a run

<b>I've started an experiment - and so far it's had mixed reactions.</b><p>"You look a complete idiot," said my teenage son. "Must you wear that thing?" asked my wife. But "Wow that's exciting!" said at least a couple of colleagues.<p>The "thing" in question is Google Glass, which I'm wearing in a project with …

Google Glass

Are executive sleepovers the best way for staff to bond?

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/business/1067000/1067149_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534571583_e4eae8698d5e3d3182f8d179b6c17fb3<p><b>Would you feel uncomfortable chatting to your boss in your pyjamas? How about brushing your teeth together in the morning, or preparing breakfast</b> …

Whole Foods

How can Wikipedia woo women editors?

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1067000/1067283_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534571577_67817334e9d5713ee10568bb7f245b8d<p><b>Women make up only 9% of Wikipedia editors. Educators say raising that number is key to improving the online encyclopaedia, and have started campaigns</b> …

Missing Malaysian plane: How much will MH370 search cost?

<b>In the month since Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 disappeared en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, search and rescue teams have patrolled areas of the southern Indian ocean, thousands of kilometres apart.</b><p>Planes, ships and submarines have all been deployed.<p>China, Australia, Malaysia, the US, the …

Airplanes

Egypt al-Jazeera case: Good journalism not safe, but vital

<b>Journalism - good journalism, that is - has never been a safe profession.</b><p>Nor should it be. Putting tough questions to those in power, or finding out what is really going on, instead of what vested interests say is going on, can be dangerous.<p>Those who do these things know the risks they run, and …

Muslim Brotherhood

New money in new media

<b>The financial future of the news business is uncertain, but lately US venture capitalists have been placing their bets on journalism.</b><p>Over the past year, venture capitalists contributed at least $300m (£180m) to digital news organisations, many of them start-ups, according to a recent report from …

Pew Research Center

The hidden meaning within your furniture

<b>Furniture is often overlooked as a mundane feature of the home. But its resonance in our lives is much more profound, writes author Ian Sansom.</b><p>Furniture contains numerous traces of what we are and who we are and who we think we are.<p>Cupboards, for example, contain our past - as well as our regrets …

Furniture

Malaysia's love for the cane is questioned

<b>Just over a week ago a Malaysian husband and wife were jailed by a Swedish court for smacking and caning their children. The case, which began with their arrest in December, has led some Malaysians to wonder whether they rely too much on corporal punishment.</b><p>"This is what one of the children called …

Kuala Lumpur

Syria: The story of the conflict

<b>More than 250,000 Syrians have lost their lives in four-and-a-half years of armed conflict, which began with anti-government protests before escalating into a full-scale civil war. More than 11 million others have been forced from their homes as forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad and those</b> …

Middle East

How Chinese petitioners keep hope for justice alive

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1058000/1058497_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534571575_3af8ef7277cc470d890f005f42cc81c6<p><b>China's National People's Congress - the country's annual legislative session - is political theatre on a grand scale.</b><p>It was hard not to be impressed …

China

Singapore named the world's most expensive city

<b>Singapore has topped 131 cities globally to become the world's most expensive city to live in 2014, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).</b><p>The city's strong currency combined with the high cost of running a car and soaring utility bills contributed to Singapore topping the list.<p>It is …

Top 10

Barclays: We paid bonuses to avoid 'death spiral’

Chief executive Antony Jenkins says lower pay would have meant clients and employees would have been less likely to use Barclays<p>Barclays chief executive Antony Jenkins says he was forced to increase bonus payments to senior executives after hundreds of key staff left the investment bank in America …

Investing

Facebook Considers Adding a 'Sympathize' Button

For when you've seen something ... but can't 'like' it.<p>Perhaps what we need, what Facebook needs, what the world needs, is a Sympathize button. And, according to an engineer at the company, it’s something that the company has explored in the past.<p>Speaking yesterday at the company’s annual …

Amazon workers face 'increased risk of mental illness'

<b>A BBC investigation into a UK-based Amazon warehouse has found conditions that a stress expert said could cause "mental and physical illness".</b><p>Prof Michael Marmot was shown secret filming of night shifts involving up to 11 miles of walking - where an undercover worker was expected to collect orders …

Mental Disorders

U.S. firm takes step to bring genetically modified fish into commercial production

A U.S. company hoping to commercially produce genetically modified salmon eggs in Canada says it has cleared a major hurdle in its proposal to make the fish available for human consumption, a possibility that has critics worried about the prospect of "frankenfish" escaping and endangering wild …

Judge denies Samsung motion to stay Apple patent damages trial

A federal judge has denied Samsung's emergency motion to stay a patent infringement damages trial while the validity of a key patent is re-examined.<p>After a jury found last year that Samsung had infringed on five Apple patents related to the iPhone's design and functionality, a judge vacated about …

Why Apple Hasn’t Managed to Kill Pandora Yet

Pandora remains the king of Internet radio for now. The online music service’s position atop the sector has been in question ever since Apple …

Shinzo Abe: China new air defence zone move 'dangerous'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1031000/1031168_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534571577_88404614968e18c7195a157b097ec879<p><b>Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has described China's move to create a new "air defence identification zone" over disputed waters as …

China

Apple buys motion sensor maker PrimeSense

<b>Apple has purchased PrimeSense, an Israeli firm that specialises in making 3D motion detection technology.</b><p>PrimeSense is best known for developing gesture control for Microsoft's Kinect sensor, and has made strides towards bringing the technology to mobile.<p>Apple's deal is likely to spark speculation …

Mobile Devices

Nanjiecun: A village that still lives and works as Mao laid down

<b>Mao Zedong was a founding father of the People's Republic of China. He died in 1976, but his presence is still firmly felt in the small village of Nanjiecun, where one of the country's last Maoist communes shows no sign of giving up the ghost.</b><p>Dawn is often murky in central China - grey skies, thin …

Mao Zedong

TV Is Dying, And Here Are The Stats That Prove It

Audience ratings have collapsed: Aside from a brief respite during the Olympics, there has been only negative ratings growth on broadcast and cable TV since September 2011, according to Citi Research.<p>Media stock analysts Craig Moffett and Michael Nathanson recently noted, "The pay-TV industry has …

Pay-TV

The Cable Industry is Imploding: What Providers Must Do to Stay Alive

Cable is dying of a slow, drawn out death.<p>It’s not at the hands of Netflix, nor at the hands of fiber optic technology. It’s not even at the hands of the Internet. Cable is strangling itself with its own wires.<p>Before we get to cable’s end, let’s start at its beginning. Cable companies thrive …

McDonald's: Three Strategies To Reignite Sales Growth

“The menu you love, plus so much more,” goes the commercial in McDonald’s site. But judging from the company’s sales in recent years, consumers do not seem to express that love by heading to McDonald’s (NYSE:MCD). And Wall Street has taken noticed, with company’s stock lagging behind major equity …

Why Burger King should sell pizza at its new restaurants in India

Burger King said today (Nov. 20) that it would be opening restaurants in India (paywall) through a joint venture with Everstone Group, a private-equity and real-estate firm. The company is only the latest in a long line of international fast-food retailers to go after India, where the fast-food …

Pepsi Pressured To Fight Big Sugar's 'Land Grab'

The anti-poverty group Oxfam is asking Pepsi's shareholders to approve a resolution that, if passed, would force the company to disclose its sugar suppliers and investigate whether those suppliers are implicated in "land grabs" that unfairly take land from the poor.<p>Pepsi's archrival has already …

Asia's Week: Despite Reform, China's One-Child Policy Will Hurt Country for Decades

China is finally moving toward loosening its notorious one-child policy , after 10 years of government studies and debate. But it’s too little, too late, of course. The population will keep aging rapidly, placing a huge burden on a still-developing country to support all the pensioners. The labor …