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China Launches Supercar Tax To Teach The Rich A Lesson

China has launched a new additional 10% consumption tax on expensive cars, dubbed the ‘supercar tax’ by Chinese media. The tax came into effect yesterday December 1.<p>The tax affects any car that has a retail price of more than 1.3 million yuan ($190,000). It comes on top of the standard consumption …

Bentley Motors

Designers have an 8-letter word for the despised hipster aesthetic colonizing the planet

Call it the Brooklyn look.<p>The “Brooklyn of (insert any city)” has become the global nomad’s shorthand for any town’s trendiest, most visually eclectic, and often most clearly gentrifying area. Such enclaves include the suburb of Pantin of Paris, Shimokitazawa neighborhood in Tokyo, Florentin in Tel …

Bestselling IKEA bed infringes design right claims e15

German brand e15 is taking IKEA to Germany's highest court over a bed it claims is copied from one of its own designs.<p>According to business website …

Facebook could fight fake news with curated articles

The proliferation of fake news on its network has haunted Facebook since the presidential election. Initially downplaying its impact, CEO Mark Zuckerberg has come around to start speaking on the social platform's action plan, including cutting off ad money. But now they have a new plan to ensure …

Fake News

U.S. grants China's ZTE temporary reprieve on export curbs | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government will give Chinese telecom equipment and smartphone maker ZTE Corp (000063.SZ) a three-month reprieve on tough export restrictions it imposed this month, the Commerce Department said on Tuesday.<p>ZTE's logo on its R&D center is seen through electric wires in …

The world's largest aircraft is hitting the skies this summer

But idiomatic or not, the world's largest aircraft, the Airlander 10, is a pretty sweet machine. 302 feet long (60 feet longer than a jumbo jet), this monster of a flying contraption is a hybrid in the truest sense — combining aspects of a fixed wing aircraft, a helicopter, and super-light …

Real Talk About How Much It Actually Costs To Travel The World

Everyone these days seem to be telling you to travel. Quit the grind. Meet people. Enrich your life. See the world. But no one ever likes to talk about money. They expect you to figure that bit out on your own.<p>Travel isn’t free and it’s not always easy, either. Sometimes it’s expensive and hard at …

How we took a 10-day trip to Japan for only $4,000, including flights

Until recently.<p>My husband had made it his goal to complete what were then the five world marathons within five years. In his fifth and final year, as he was ran what he thought would be his last race of the series in London, then the announcement was made that Tokyo would join the list.<p>And suddenly …

Want to know where your state sides on the Apple vs FBI debate? Check its voting record

While the FBI and Apple case is on hiatus until April 5, the public debate rages on about whether Apple should assist the FBI in unlocking the San Bernadino shooter’s iPhone.<p>Turns out, it’s pretty easy to find out if your state supports Apple or the FBI: just look at its voting results from the …

NASA's Dawn mission offers a closer look at the dwarf planet Ceres

If New Horizons is providing us tons of info about Pluto, the Dawn mission is helping us get to know Ceres a lot better. NASA has released new photos and information that the Dawn spacecraft took and gathered in its lowest orbit around the dwarf planet. They've recently found that the brightest …

Astronomy

Spectral Edge raises $2.1 million to develop imaging products

Cambridge-based image fusion firm Spectral Edge has closed a £1.5m (about $2.1 million) seed funding round.<p>The round was led by IQ Capital and Parkwalk Advisors and also drew support from various other firms including Cambridge Angels, Wren Capital and Cambridge Capital Group.<p>A statement said the …

Imaging

D'Angelo Russell Injury: Updates on Lakers Guard's Shin and Return

Los Angeles Lakers guard D'Angelo Russell suffered a shin injury in the third quarter of Tuesday's game against the Memphis Grizzlies and would not return. However, he's ready to make his return to the court.<p>Continue for updates.<p>Russell Active vs. Suns<p>Wednesday, March 23<p>Russell is starting …

Basketball

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