Peter Moschakis

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The Stock Market May Have Crashed 18,000 Times Since 2006 — And No One Noticed

A new paper examines the "machine ecology" of our economy.<p>What if someone told you the stock market crashed and spiked 18,000 times since 2006, and you had no idea?<p>That’s the contention of a group of scientists who study complex systems after analyzing market data, collected by Nanex, since the …

After recession, few Americans expect to inherit money

Three-quarters of people responding to a new survey said they don't expect to inherit money, but financial experts say they might be too pessimistic.<p>In the survey, conducted by Interest.com, a financial planning site, just 27 percent of respondents age 18 to 59 said they expect to receive an …

Americans Are Rekindling Their Dangerous Love For Credit

We've pretty much done a complete 180 since the onset of the recession. Back in 2008, Americans shifted more than $140 billion from credit to debt card spending.<p>You could say consumers are simply feeling more secure about their ability to handle credit card bills these days. But looking closer at …

In a year, Netflix’s competition shifted from Hulu to HBO to everything

Netflix recently updated its “long-term view,” the company’s refreshingly candid assessment of its place within the internet video industry. Which means, if you care about Netflix, you should go read it now. Or better yet, read BTIG analyst Rich Greenfield’s assessment of what has changed from the …

Televisions

Stocks finish mixed as Apple shares sink again

Morning rally -- fed by Summers taking himself out of Fed chief consideration -- fades.<p>NEW YORK -- A Monday rally fueled by reports Larry Summers had taken himself out of consideration for the Fed chief job faded somewhat in afternoon trading.<p>Problems with options trading on all exchanges that …

The skeleton of Lehman walks on indefinitely

Five years after it filed for bankruptcy on September 15, 2008, Lehman Brothers still employs about 300 people, according to the company. Most of them toil on the 39th and 40th floors of the Time & Life Building in Manhattan, and their job is to wind down the failed bank’s remaining assets, …

Finance

This is the new Honda NSX, and it's taken aim at the Ferrari 458… More details at the jump... http://www.TOPGEAR.com/uk/car-news/new-honda-nsx-aims-for-ferrari-458-2013-09-10

To celebrate #TopGear mag's 20th birthday, we asked you to help us compile a list of the 50 greatest cars from the last two decades. Here's what we came up with. Agree with the selection? Let us know at the link… http://www.TOPGEAR.com/uk/photos/20yearsofcars-mag-promo

Decipher the new concept cars from the Frankfurt Motor Show with TG’s exclusive totaliser! How many will actually happen? http://www.TOPGEAR.com/uk/photos/frankfurt-motor-show-the-concepts-2013-09-12

A day that will go down in history. Jeremy has finally acknowledged that you can have too much pooooowwwwer. His thoughts at the link… http://www.TOPGEAR.com/uk/jeremy-clarkson/jeremy-on-too-much-power-2013-09-16

Badge snobbery aside, the Vauxhall Insignia remains a good car – we've driven the new one at the link… http://www.TOPGEAR.com/uk/car-news/first-drive-new-vauxhall-insignia-2013-08-16

Toyota Planning Performance Brand, May Use TMG Name

It seems every automaker has its own performance brand these days, from BMW and its ubiquitous M brand to Honda and its lesser-known HFP brand. Now, Toyota may be looking at getting in on the action, as <i>Auto Express</i> says the Japanese automaker could launch its own performance brand within the next …

Automotive Industry

The new Volkswagen GTI is well worth the wait

Forget the Scirocco. The Mk VII GTI is the machine to have.<p>It's always better if you can compare a new car against the last version of itself. So, ideally, I would have driven the current Mk VI Volkswagen GTI back-to-back with the 2015 Mk VII. Unfortunately, I didn't get that choice. It'll be …

Electrical Engineering

International adoption: Saving orphans or child trafficking? - CNN.com

A Cambodian orphanage in 2010.<p><i>Editor's note: In this series, CNN investigates international adoption, hearing from families, children and key experts on its decline, and whether the trend could -- or should -- be reversed.</i><p><b>(CNN)</b> -- Srey Powers' earliest memories in Cambodia are "waking up each …

Infrared Car System Spots Wildlife On The Road From 500 Feet Away

Here's how it works.<p>Since their debut 13 years ago, in-car night-vision systems, which identify pedestrians approaching a roadway, have arguably made driving safer. But they come with a pretty big blind spot: animals. Each year, drivers in the U.S. strike about a million deer, causing 27,000 human …

Heartbeats to replace traditional passwords

Our heartbeats could be used instead of traditional passwords to unlock smartphones, tablets and cars using a new device being developed by Canadian company Bionym.<p>Passwords scrawled on a scrap of paper are easily lost, jumbled letters and numbers are quickly forgotten and, with “password” still …

Lab-Grown Tissue That Acts Like the Human Brain

Complex brain-like structures, grown in a petri dish, open up a new way to study neurological disease.<p><b>In their lab at the Austrian Academy of Sciences</b>, Jürgen Knoblich and Madeline Lancaster are growing human brains—or something like them, at least. Using adult skin cells, they've cultivated …

G20: how global tax reform could transform Africa's fortunes

Global tax reform would seem an unlikely issue to excite and unite the world. Yet as public anger grows over the unconscionable scale of tax avoidance by multinational companies, such reform has become a low-hanging political fruit. Who could challenge the need?<p>When G20 leaders discuss global tax …

3D Printing Is a Matter of Life and Death

<b>When Kaiba Gionfriddo was born</b> prematurely on Oct. 28, 2011, everything seemed relatively normal. At 35 weeks, his doctors' main concern was lung …

Microphone Turns Your Fingertip Into A Speaker

Touch your finger to someone's ear, and they'll hear your recorded message whispering to them.<p>Turn your body into another kind of wonderland: A new invention from Disney Research lets you record messages to your friends that they can hear only if you touch your finger to their ears. That is, your …

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Nettlebox Is A $28,000 Hologram Rig That Lets You View Real-Time 3D From All Angles

Russian startup Nettle, which is based in the Skolkovo Tech City area, is showing off a $28,000 holographic gaming set-up at TechCrunch Disrupt SF’s Hardware Alley. The Nettlebox rig consists of a 3D plasma display, with four fisheye lens infrared cameras at the corners to track the position of the …

Phonebloks: A modular phone you update a piece at a time

Rather than throwing out an entire smartphone when something breaks or you want to upgrade, the Phonebloks concept fits together like Lego so you can swap pieces out as needed.<p>One of the most annoying things about some smartphones (and other gadgets) is that they don't have removable batteries. Or …

Gear & Gadgets

For Mobile Developers, iOS 7 Is Greater Than The Sum Of Its Parts

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>Semil Shah works on product for Swell, is a</i> TechCrunch <i>columnist, and an investor. He blogs at Haywire, and you can follow him on Twitter at @semil.</i><p>Leading up to last week’s Apple event and the unveiling of the iPhone 5s, the Internet may have led you to believe that “Android is …

Bill Gates, Warren Buffett Again Top Forbes 400

It's mostly the usual suspects on the latest Forbes 400 list of the wealthiest Americans: Bill Gates tops the list for the 20th consecutive year, with a net worth of $72 billion, followed by investor Warren Buffett and Oracle CEO Larry Ellison.<p>The Koch brothers, Charles and David, tie for fourth …

12 of the 50 richest people in America made their money in tech

Of America’s 50 richest people, a quarter made their fortunes in technology, and collectively represent just eight firms, reveals the just-released Forbes 400 list.<p>Here’s what the Forbes 400 list looks like when just the members who made their money in technology are included. (Number 10, Michael …

Silicon Valley

NSA spying on millions of Visa transactions

The NSA’s own financial databank contained over 180 million records in 2011, 84 percent credit card transactions<p>Der Spiegel on Sunday posted its latest revelations on NSA surveillance based on leaks from whistle-blower Edward Snowden. According to top-secret documents, the NSA "widely monitors …

The best Android smartphones you can buy for 2018

If you are searching for a new smartphone you will ultimately have to make a choice between an Android phone or an iPhone. Fortunately, there has probably never been a better time to join team Android.<p>There are only a handful of choices when buying from Apple, but devices running on Google's …

Phones

Five disappointing things about the iPhone 5S

Except for the fingerprint scanner, Apple's latest iPhone is its least innovative yet. Here are the five biggest misfires.<p>Is it too soon to start building an iPhone 6 wish list?<p>Because the iPhone 5S, which Apple announced today (along with the cheaper iPhone 5C) to the surprise of no one, …

Mobile Technology