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Groundbreaking gadget claims to fit in your ear and translate foreign languages in real-time

Trying to understand someone who doesn't speak your language could be a thing of the past, thanks to this new piece of technology.<p>Pilot earphones act like much like Babel Fish in 'Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy' - they let two people who speak a different language understand each other.<p>The gadget …

Language

New Zealand blocks farm purchase by Chinese firm

<b>New Zealand's government has blocked the $56m (£36m) purchase of a local farm by Chinese firm Shanghai Pengxin.</b><p>The government said it was not satisfied that the sale of the Lochinver farm would be of substantial benefit to the country, which is a key requirement for a big land purchase.<p>The surprise …

China

Facebook now selling video ads targeted users will see

Facebook is now selling video ads that the target audience is sure to see.<p>The world's biggest online social network said Thursday that advertisers can now buy ads that will be seen — from top to bottom — on a user's screen. Of course, this is still no guarantee that the user will choose to watch …

Stocks surge as market escapes early plunge on trade fears

NEW YORK (AP) -- After an early jolt, stocks rallied and finished higher Wednesday as investors bet that back-and-forth tariff threats between the U.S. and China won't blossom into a bigger dispute that damages global commerce.<p>The Dow Jones industrial average plunged 501 points after the opening …

Stock Markets

It's official: America has deflation

America experienced something in January it hasn't seen in years: deflation.<p>Prices for goods actually declined -0.1% in January from a year ago, according to the Labor Department. That means it actually cost less to buy things in America this year than it did in January 2014.<p>It's the first time …

Economics
Airplanes

The drought is costing California farms $1.8 billion in revenue

Vast tracts of farmland—mostly in the Central Valley—have been fallowed, which means idled to accumulate moisture. An estimated 564,000 acres will be idled, according to an economic update on the drought from researchers at the University of California at Davis.<p>Unused land, of course, triggers …

Snorkeling

CVS Online Photo Center Probes Possible Security Breach

CVS shut down its online photo center after a security breach may have compromised customer credit card information, the company said Friday.<p>The national pharmacy chain posted a message on CVSPhoto.com clarifying that customers who shopped at CVS.com and in stores were not affected.<p>"We have been …

Customers

Feds deny more visas for 'specialized' foreign workers

Foreign employees of U.S. companies are having a harder time getting into the country under a specialized visa category, according to a report being released Wednesday.<p>About 35% of petitions by American companies to bring to the U.S. employees working overseas who have a "specialized knowledge" in …

Immigration

No hike: Fed keeps benchmark rate near zero

WASHINGTON--Not yet.<p>Citing global economic weakness and financial market turmoil, the Federal Reserve agreed Thursday to keep its benchmark interest rate near zero despite the rapidly improving U.S. labor market.<p>But Fed policymakers' forecast indicates they still expect to bump up the federal funds …

Federal Reserve

Tây Ban Nha bán sân bay 'ma' giá 11.000 USD

Sân bay Ciudad Real, phía nam thành phố Madrid. Ảnh: <i>Independent</i><p>Theo <i>BBC</i>, nhóm Tzaneen International, gồm các nhà đầu tư của Trung Quốc, là nhà thầu …

Saved by a selfie stick

Here's what people on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange do all day

The storied NYSE in lower Manhattan is a symbol of American capitalism.<p>The floor isn't what it used to be though. The population on the floor has decreased in recent years due to the rise of electronic trading.<p>Still, the floor brokers, specialists, and designated market-makers (DMMs) on the trading …

Stock Markets

KBG84: Japan's new 'girl band', average age 84

Pensioners become pop idols with their band KBG84 playing to sell out crowds and now with a record deal<p>They joke about knocking on heaven’s door, but a Japanese ‘girl band’ with an average age of 84 have struck a blow for grannies everywhere by becoming pop idols.<p>Hailing from the remote, …

Japan
Islam

US hacking breach hit more than 21 million people

Obama administration says scale of cyber attack far bigger than first admitted<p>Information on more than 21 million people – five times the original estimate – was exposed in a huge data breach, Washington has admitted.<p>The scale of the of the attack, which senior administration officials have linked …

Hillary Clinton

Confiscated mafia loot worth billions gives Italy an unexpected problem

Properties including a sprawling beach resort in Sicily are among the huge number of assets seized from gangsters which need to be managed and sold off<p>Italy’s battle against the mafia has provoked an unusual problem for the government – the headache of managing a staggering portfolio of assets and …

Italy

Confederate Battle Doesn't End in South Carolina as Petitions Spread Across Country

As South Carolina prepares to remove the Confederate flag from the state Capitol on Friday, politicians and regular citizens across the country are clamoring to eliminate similar iconography.<p>South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley on Thursday signed into law a measure to take down the Confederate battle …

Rights & Freedoms

TransAsia Pilot Shut Off Wrong Engine Moments Before Crash

Taiwan aviation officials on Tuesday released a detailed report of how the pilot mistakenly shut off the plane's only working engine after the other lost power. "Wow, pulled back the wrong side throttle," the captain said shortly before crashing.<p>The pilot of the TransAsia plane that narrowly dodged …

Africa

Fireworks-filled van explodes on California freeway

IVANPAH, Calif. (AP) — Jay Rutherford and his bandmates were mesmerized by the billowing smoke and small "psychedelic explosions" emanating from the van on the side of the freeway.<p>"We had the fantasy it was filled with fireworks because it was exploding," Rutherford told a reporter by phone while …

California

Billionaire Saudi prince pledges entire personal wealth to charity

Prison escapee Richard Matt wrote to daughter, vowed to see her, report says

<b>(CNN) —</b> When Richard Matt broke out of prison, he was looking forward to seeing his daughter. "I always promised you I would see you on the outside," he wrote to her in a letter.<p>She received it in the mail three days after he and fellow inmate David Sweat escaped from the Clinton Correctional …

Crime

Why We Need to Get Beyond '10 Ways to' and Live Life | Inc.com

There are three steps to heaven, and 12 to sobriety.<p>There are 50 ways to leave your lover, and, if you believe Tony Robbins (and why wouldn't you when even his teeth are brilliant?), seven steps to financial freedom. They're simple ones too.<p>Did Shakespeare ever offer "10 Ways You Can Get Juliet to …

Shades of Grey

Naked performer confronts French culture minister over benefits

An actor appears naked at an awards ceremony attended by the French culture minister and demands unemployment benefits for playwrights<p>A male actor embarrassed <b>Fleur Pellerin</b>, the <b>French</b> culture minister, by appearing on stage naked at a televised awards ceremony and haranguing her about the lack of …

YouTube: Users Are More Likely To View Ads On Mobile

For YouTube, the ad game is all about mobile.<p>According to YouTube, there is a secret to getting you to watch the ad that rolls before the latest adorable cat video: Make sure you are watching it on your phone. As a matter of fact, you are 1.4 times as likely to watch YouTube ads on smartphones. A …

Advertising

Paris thieves grab €5m bag of jewels in tunnel raid

<b>French police are searching for three thieves who stole a handbag containing five million euros (£3.6m; $5.4m) worth of jewels in a daring Paris raid.</b><p>The owner of the handbag, a Taiwanese art collector, was stuck in traffic in a tunnel when the thieves smashed her car window.<p>It was not clear …

Jewels
Northern California

Australia đề xuất phạt 1.500 USD nếu đổ rác quá sớm

Người dân ở Darebin có thể bị phạt gần 1.500 USD nếu mang thùng rác ra ngoài quá sớm, trước khi rác được thu gom. Ảnh: <i>Jonathan Carroll.</i><p>Hội đồng thành …

Secret Service supervisor accused of making unwanted sexual advances

<b>(CNN) —</b> Just as the agency begins to recover from a series of high-profile missteps, the Secret Service is facing yet another scandal.<p>A female employee accused Xavier Morales, a supervisor within the agency, of assault after he made sexual advances at her, according to The Washington Post.<p>"The …

Secret Service