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Your Guide to Flexible Date/Destination Airfare Search

Although there's no "magic" day or time to find the best airfares, you can save money if you know how to do a flexible date/destination airfare search.<p>Several years ago, the major online travel agencies (Travelocity, Expedia, etc.) got rid of their flexible travel date calendars. But there are …

Lufthansa Readies for Cabin Crew Labor Strikes

Deutsche Lufthansa AG faces new walkouts by its cabin crews after efforts to resolve a labor conflict involving several bargaining agreements with …

Cabin Crew

The walk that made me love Japan

Acclaimed writer Pico Iyer describes his first walk in Kyoto 26 years ago, when he found understanding between a Shinto shrine and a 7-Eleven and fell in love with the city forever.<p>My favourite Kyoto walk begins at a half-hidden temple called Gesshin-in ­– two-storey, white-walled, eminently …

This toilet demo shows how astronauts boldly go in space

We have a reinvigorated interest in the mysteries of space. Astronaut Scott Kelly is just beginning a record-breaking stint in zero gravity, a space probe is about to fly by Pluto and manned missions to an asteroid and Mars are in the pipeline.<p>There is also the ongoing science on how to go to the …

The formula to go from zero to VC-funded in seven slides

After last week’s Monday Note, “Three Slides Then Shut Up—The Art of The Pitch,” I was subjected to a bit of email ribbing. My honorable correspondents, many of them entrepreneurs themselves, questioned my rationality, insisting that it’s psychologically and emotionally impossible for entrepreneurs …

Entrepreneurship

4K Video Downloader makes it easy to grab YouTube videos

<i>This post is brought to you by OpenMedia, creator of 4K Video Downloader.</i><p>Do you want a copy of a YouTube video on your iPad, iPhone or other device? 4K Video Downloader allows you to download video, audio and subtitles from YouTube and other services. The easy-to-use Mac software lets you grab …

All the Fall 2015 TV Shows You Need to Know

Here are the new and returning series you might or might not want to watch in the months ahead.<p><b>Drunk History, Season One, Comedy Central (September 1)</b><p>Based on the Funny or Die web series created by Derek Waters and Jeremy Konner, <i>Drunk History</i> takes a "narrator" in every episode, gets him or her …

How to turn great iOS app ideas into something real

My friends, family and even complete strangers are constantly asking me how to get their million-dollar app idea in the App Store.<p>This is always a shocker for me because, after countless hours of hard work over the past two years, my app is barely breaking even.<p>But I can offer one solid piece of …

Game Of Angels Maps Tech Influence Networks

Ever wondered who influences the influencers? Developer Pierre-Jean Camillieri did, so he put together a tool, called Game of Angels, that scrapes public Twitter and Angel List interactions to map inbound and outbound connections between technology investors, journalists and a third demographic …

Checkmate! Cheating chess master caught using iPod touch

A chess Grandmaster could be slapped with a 15-year ban after being caught using an iPod touch to cheat.<p>Georgian champion Gaioz Nigalidze’s strategy involved rushing to the toilet between moves to consult his iOS device, which was reportedly hidden in a cubicle, behind the toilet pan and covered …

3 Ways to Profit from Falling Oil Prices

Stagnant global demand and increased supply has pushed oil to its lowest price since 2009. Here's how savvy investors can take advantage.<p>Big jolts to …

Oil

This is the most hilarious local TV weather report we've ever seen

'How about pets and plants? We can draw that!'<p>"This is the only weather map we have to work with right now. Dean has questions so maybe we'll have to do a little question-and-answer session here soon."<p>What do you do when you're a local weather reporter and the computer that animates the forecast …

Why Applying To Business School Should Be Easier, But Not Easy

There are no shortcuts to any place worth going. Securing a place in one of the world’s top MBA programs is not easy. Nor should it be. To stand out in such a highly competitive applicant pool you have to demonstrate a level of intellectual vitality, personal character, professional competence, and …

The Spider Of Silicon Valley: Inside 'Zuck & Friends' Secret Billionaire Fund

<i>Not all financial advisors are created equal. Meet Divesh Makan, consigliere to Silicon Valley’s brightest billionaires.</i><p>In the hierarchy of the investment business, stockbrokers have long occupied a spot near the bottom of the food chain. They are the hunters and gatherers, knocking on doors to …