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5 New Things Xbox One Owners Should Be Excited About

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Apple celebrates “significant progress” on environment in new video & annual responsibility report

Apple has today posted its latest Environmental Responsibility report, together with a new <i>Better Starts Here</i> video, celebrating a number of recent environmental issues and its commitment to “leave the world better than we found it” …<p>The company said that true innovation goes beyond product design …

Sustainability

Bill Gates' Best 15-Year-Old Predictions | Inc.com

In 1999, Google was just months old. So was pets.com, which was also a year away from going defunct as a result of the dot-com bubble bust. People still booked travel arrangements over the phone, and they connected to the internet using dial-up modems.<p>That same year, Microsoft founder Bill Gates …

Bill Gates

What's in the Iran deal?

President Barack Obama said that the framework agreement announced Thursday between Iran and six world powers is a “good deal” that will increase Iran’s nuclear breakout time from around two to three months to more than a year.<p>But, of course, the devil’s in the details. Here they are, according to …

Nuclear Energy

New Windows 10 preview leaks as Microsoft struggles to deliver official test version

A new version of the Windows 10 technical preview leaked onto the internet today, days after Microsoft detailed a delay in delivering a fresh update to its preview program. The new build, numbered 10036, has been made available unofficially on torrent file sharing sites, and includes a number of UI …

Solar Impulse Plane Makes Its First Round-the-World Layover

The Solar Impulse 2 airplane finished the first leg of what the $150 million project's backers hope will be the first round-the-world flight powered by nothing but the sun.<p>Swiss engineer Andre Borschberg was at the controls of the single-seater plane for the Abu Dhabi-to-Oman flight, which began at …

Abu Dhabi

Ebola Is Coming. A Travel Ban Won't Stop Outbreaks

Ebola has officially gone global.<p>The World Health Organization recently confirmed that a Spanish nurse was the first case of transmission outside Africa. Now it seems the first patient diagnosed in the United States transmitted the disease before he died.<p>More outbreaks are on their way.<p>While …

Dual-lens smartphone cameras are coming, and this is why we want one

One camera. Two separate lenses. That's the conundrum raised by leaked images of HTC's forthcoming M8 smartphone, which is rumored to bring some interesting new imaging features that go far beyond mere 3D. But what could those features be? For an answer, we turned to a startup called Corephotonics, …

How Oil Reforms Could Trigger Mexico's Biggest Economic Boom In A Century

<b>Mexico has one of the world’s most notoriously closed-off oil industries.</b> The Mexican constitution makes it illegal for anyone but the state oil monopoly <b>Petroleos Mexicanos</b> (Pemex) to even own a barrel of oil. If you’re a farmer in Mexico and oil is discovered underneath your land, not one drop of …

Pope's shekels: Vatican bank opens its books for 1st time

The Vatican bank published its annual accounts for the first time on Tuesday in an attempt to boost transparency and distance itself from a string of scandals.<p>The bank - known as the Institute for Religious Works, or IOR – described 2012 as an "economically successful year" for its customers, as …

Vatican

Twitter Founder Reveals Secret Formula for Getting Rich Online

Ev Williams has figured out the internet.<p>That's what he told the gathered tech heads at the recent XOXO conference in Portland, Oregon, and while he …

After 30 years, lost 'Steve Jobs Time Capsule' finally recovered

Buried, and lost, in an Aspen field in 1983, the 13-foot-long tube contained, among other things, the mouse from Jobs' Lisa computer. Now, thanks to the TV show "Diggers," it's been found.<p>We can assume that Steve Jobs' 30-year-old mouse is in good condition. But what about the six pack of beer?<p>In …

Archaeology

Pope's blunt words break new ground - again

Unorthodox pope makes news with his most comprehensive interview since he was elected in March.<p>ROME - His first order of business as pope was to pay his hotel bill and move into a Vatican guest house instead of the sprawling papal apartments.<p>Then Pope Francis, who has made helping the poor a …

Why We Buy: The 3 Social Selling Factors That Make Or Break A Sale [Infographic]

Image Credit: Steve Mann<p>How are impressions formed? What motivates a person to buy?<p>We used to think the act of buying was a fairly logical process. A product engaged our attention, we gathered info about it, determined our interest level, and then bought or not. But now we know better…<p>What <i>exactly</i> …

iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C launch to 'brighten everyone's day', says Apple

Top-end iPhone 5S and cheaper iPhone 5C in an event to be shown to a select group in China iPhone 5S and 5C launch - live coverage iPhone 5C preview iPhone 5S preview<p>Apple's invitation to an event at its Cupertino headquarters on Tuesday promises to "brighten everyone's day". Shown via satellite …

Why Obama’s I-Might-Bomb-Syria-Anyway Stance Could Backfire

The president was right to take a Syria vote to Congress. But why then say he might attack even without lawmakers’ approval? Michael Tomasky on …

Bombast aside, the Syrian forces’ ability or motivation to retaliate against attacks is less clear. | http://bloom.bg/15pCprD (Graphic: Bloomberg News)

Apple Patents Smart Home And Media Center Remote Control Via iPhone

The fabled Apple television set is still a fable, lo these many years after it first was whispered into the waiting ear of an analyst or blogger, but today Apple has secured a new patent (via AppleInsider) which could renew interest in rumors of Apple’s television plans, since it describes an …

Report: U.S. Helped Iraq With Chemical Attacks

Aubameyang quicker than Usain Bolt! http://bit.ly/18dBezX The new Borussia Dortmund striker clocked an incredibly fast speed during pre-season following his arrival this summer... Which footballer would you say best combines his electric pace with his skill, and isn't just a headless chicken of a sprinter?

Hulu Sale Attracts Plenty Of Bidders, But For What, Exactly?

Most of what you need to know about the soon-to-conclude negotiations to sell Hulu can be summarized in two numbers: $2 billion and $1 billion.<p>The first is how much Hulu’s owners — Disney, News Corp. and Comcast — thought they could sell the video site for back in 2011. The second is how much …

Four Career Coaching Books For Your Summer Reading List

I wrote in my last column about how summer is a great time to network. Summer is also a great time to catch up on reading. Here are four books with helpful takeaways for your career. Each of these books has an unexpected twist which makes it an enjoyable surprise for summer:<p><b>You Already Know How To</b> …

Obama: Like Nixon, But Worse

Is Barack Obama like Richard Nixon?<p>Until recently that pairing seemed odd. Obama and Nixon are leaders from different generations, leading different parties with distinctly different styles.<p>Yet both used excessive force to crack down on whistleblowers and journalists. And while their tactics have …

Surveillance

San Francisco 777 Crash: Why Did So Many Passengers Evacuate With Bags?

When seconds can mean the difference between life and death in escaping an aircraft accident, it was startling to see so many photographs from the crash of Asiana Flight 214 at San Francisco International Airport of people carrying out bags, including roll aboards that must have come out of the …

Champagne Anti-Aging Regimen Could Improve Memory, Research Suggests

New research indicates that moderate Champagne (or any sparkling wine) consumption has a positive effect on memory as we age; now isn’t that the good news you’ve been waiting for? According to researchers at the UK’s Reading University, specific polyphenol compounds in red grapes are believed to …

The Single Most Important Element for Business Success

If somebody asked you what is the most crucial aspect of business to focus on to ensure success, what would you say?<p>Some would choose Sales. Some would say Marketing. Many would claim it’s Leadership. Others believe it’s Systems. More than a few would be adamant that the most important element is …