Ryan David Grant

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The best of budget 2017 - and Labor's response

In a perfect world voters would get to choose the best parts of both the budget and the budget reply.<p>The <i>Herald</i> sees more merit in Labor's housing …

Fifty new species of spider discovered in far north Australia

More than 50 new species of spider, including a peacock spider with a “wonderful courtship behaviour, like dancing”, have been discovered in Queensland Australia’s Cape York region, during a 10-day trip by scientists from the Queensland Museum.<p>The new arachnids, which are now being formally …

Zoology

Tesla owner credits Model S’ safety features and lack of engine for saving his life in high-speed crash

Electric vehicles have an obvious potential for saving lives. A recent study by the American Lung Association suggests that EVs could save thousands of lives per year in the US by reducing air pollution. But there’s also a less known design advantage of electric cars already saving lives …

A 35-year-old Harvard dropout launched Turkey's largest e-commerce employer from her kitchen table

Mutlu dropped out in her first year of Harvard to concentrate on her company but at only 35-years-old, she is the CEO of Trendyol.com, gained over $50 million (£41.5 million) in venture capital funding, and was annointed oung Global Leader in 2016, which has been described as "the most exclusive …

Home prices to keep surging in Sydney, Melbourne over 2017, risk of 2018 bust: SQM Research

One of Australia's most experienced property analysts is forecasting continued double-digit price gains for Sydney and Melbourne property next year, …

If Apple built a car, here are the companies it would probably work with

A ton of Apple observers and stakeholders are taking this news as evidence that Apple knows it doesn't have the expertise to manufacture a car and is looking for an automotive partner to help it build factories and a supply chain.<p>Here are two reasons why that's wrong.<p>Apple doesn't actually do much …

Nahed Hattar: Prominent Jordanian Christian writer shot dead outside court ahead of cartoon trial

A Jordanian Christian writer has been shot dead outside the court where he was to stand trial for sharing a cartoon deemed offensive to Islam, the …

Canada terror suspect dead after 'suicide attack thwarted'

A suspect banned from associating with the Islamic State was dead after Canada's national police force thwarted what an official said was a suicide bomb plot.<p>A senior police official said late on Wednesday the suspect allegedly planned to use a bomb to carry out a suicide bombing mission in a …

Report: MH370 pilot conducted similar route on home computer

<b>(CNN) —</b> An FBI forensic examination shows the pilot of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 conducted a flight simulation on his home computer that closely matched the suspected route of the missing Boeing 777 in the southern Indian Ocean, according to a Malaysian government document obtained by New York …

Fraud: eBay buyer lied about Louis Vuitton bag and sent back fake

<i>As a first-time mother, I need extra money – I no longer work as I take care of our baby.</i><p><i>I put several bags and some unwanted items from around the house up for sale on eBay and this went well.</i><p><i>Then I listed a Louis Vuitton Trouville bag for £450 with best offer accepted. Complying with eBay’s</i> …

Louis Vuitton

You Should Probably Check Your Pokémon Go Privacy Settings

The company behind the game is collecting players' data. And it's most definitely catching them all.<p>In the five frenzied days since its American release, Pokémon Go has become an economic and cultural sensation. Downloaded by millions, the game has boosted Nintendo's market value by $9 billion (and …

Second Possible Tesla Autopilot Crash Under Investigation

Last week, Tesla admitted that it is under investigation from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for what is believed to be the first fatality in a vehicle operating in self-driving mode. Now there’s a second potential crash involving Tesla’s new Autopilot feature.<p>The NHTSA says it …

Say Goodbye To Wires With These Water-Resistant Bluetooth Apollo 7 Earbuds From Erato

Another week and another pair of earbuds to test; but waiting for me when I returned from my recent vacation was a pair of what has to be the most unobtrusive earbuds yet to reach the market. The Erato Apollo 7 earbuds are water-resistant and have no wires at all. That’s right… no wires; not even a …

Consumer Tech

Turnbull Government handed July 2 double dissolution trigger as Senate rejects ABCC bill

Australia appears to be on a path for a July 2 double dissolution election, as the Senate again rejected the Government's bill to re-establish the …

Warren Buffett nailed the problem with Wall Street pay ― and offered a draconian solution

The group was set up in the aftermath of the crisis by Congress to look into the causes of the event, and the documents are a gold mine of information.<p>We're reading through it and will update as we see more interesting nuggets, but to start out, here is a great excerpt from an interview with …

Tesla has one huge advantage over every other car company

But Tesla's every move, from the ups and downs if its stock price to the tweets of its celebrity CEO, Elon Musk, is carefully followed and scrutinized by Tesla fans, Tesla owners, Silicon Valley, and pretty much every media outlet on the planet.<p>If that sounds like a nightmare, it isn't.<p>Traditional …

Tech stock collapse sure looks like bubble popping

<i>(Updated with closing share prices)</i><p>Almost all technology stocks got hammered yet again on Monday. Salesforce.com (CRM) dropped 8% while Facebook (FB) …

Housing 'severely unaffordable' as Sydney price to income ratio worsens

Housing in Australia has been categorised as “severely unaffordable” compared with metropolitan markets around the world, a comprehensive survey has found.<p>Of 10 major metropolitan markets assessed in the housing affordability survey, Hong Kong had the least affordable housing for the sixth year in …

Housing

Paramedic assaults: Safety training fast-tracked after spate of assaults in south-east Queensland

Safety training for all Queensland Ambulance Service paramedics (QAS) has been fast-tracked following assaults on three officers less than an hour …

Passerby steals car keys of alleged robbers, chases them from Gold Coast scene

A passerby has disrupted an attempted robbery on Queensland's Gold Coast by stealing the keys to the getaway car before chasing the suspects from the …

OIL SPIKES, STOCKS RALLY: Here's what you need to know

Oil entered a bull market - defined as a 20% rally from recent lows —on Friday while stocks bounced back to finish the week higher for the first time this year.<p>First, the scoreboard:<p><b>Dow:</b> 16,093, +210, (+1.3%)• <b><br>S&P 500:</b> 1,906, +38, (+2%)• <b><br>Nasdaq:</b> 4,591, +119, (+2.7%)• <b><br>WTI crude oil:</b> $32, +8.5%<p>And now, the …

It looks like the S&P 500 is going to drop at least another 20% from here

If you don't live in a box and have access to any data that came before tinder was invented, you'll easily be able to see how perfectly normal it is for markets to go both up <i>and</i> down. As someone who looks at stock markets all over the world, commodities and currencies, I see things get absolutely …

CHINA'S $28 TRILLION PROBLEM: 'The dark side of Asia's debt'

This photo is of Wu Lin'an (on the left) giving stock investment advice to members of the public in a "street stock salon" in central Shanghai, China, earlier this year. Reuters described Wu's investment strategy this way: "Wu, seeing himself as a senior player in stock investment, believes and …

A man who spent $650,000 to have lunch with Warren Buffett says it changed his life in 2 big ways

The highest bidder gets to bring up to seven people to dine with the steak-loving business magnate at Smith & Wollensky steakhouse in Manhattan.<p>In 2007, Mohnish Pabrai, managing partner of Pabrai Investments, and Guy Spier, author of "The Education of a Value Investor" and manager of Aquamarine …

Kings Highway dangerous driver caught in dashcam footage

Dashcam footage that shows a driver coming dangerously close to causing two head-on collisions on the Kings Highway in New South Wales is being …

Uber in WA: Taxi industry delivers pre-Christmas warning to Transport Minister

Despondent taxi operators have delivered a message of Christmas fear to WA's Transport Minister Dean Nalder, warning a push to legalise Uber will …

Slater & Gordon faces shareholder class action led by rival Maurice Blackburn

Embattled legal firm Slater & Gordon has just suffered the ultimate ignominy.<p>Just when it appeared its plight could not get any worse, the class …

'Zeno effect' verified: Atoms won't move while you watch

One of the oddest predictions of quantum theory – that a system can’t change while you’re watching it – has been confirmed in an experiment by …