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U.S. Wealth Is Now the Most Concentrated at the Top Since 1916

A new report shows that income in the U.S. in 2012 was more concentrated at the top than at any time since 1916.<p>A bit more than one twenty-fifth of all income in the U.S. is now being taken in by the top one-ten-thousandth of the U.S. population. That one rich statistical person is bringing in …

13 Everyday Phrases That Actually Came From Shakespeare

Whether a fan or not though, you probably use many of Shakespeare's phrases on a regular basis.<p>Here's a list of 13 popular, albeit strange, sayings The Bard coined. In fact, we say or write some of these so often, they've become clichés.<p><b>1. "Green-eyed monster"</b><p>Meaning: jealousy.<p>In "Othello," Iago …

Apple is no longer an innovative company, says the man who helped Steve Jobs design the Mac

Hartmut Esslinger knows a thing or two about industrial design and what it’s done for Apple. He worked directly with Steve Jobs to establish a “design language” that was used on the Macintosh line of computers for over a decade. Esslinger’s iconoclastic firm had already designed over 100 products …

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Apple iPhone 5S and 5C: everything you need to know

Apple’s iPhone event on Tuesday brought us the two new devices we expected — and not much else. At a comparatively subdued and small event, the company replaced last year’s iPhone 5 with two models: the iPhone 5c, a colorful plastic phone that starts at $99, and the iPhone 5s, a high-end device …

NSA surveillance: how to stay secure | Bruce Schneier

The NSA has huge capabilities – and if it wants in to your computer, it's in. With that in mind, here are five ways to stay safe<p>• Explaining the latest NSA revelations – Q&A<p>Now that we have enough details about how the NSA eavesdrops on the internet, including today's disclosures of the NSA's …

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This bracelet could replace your passwords, your car keys, and even your fingerprints

Fingerprint readers. Face Unlock. Retinal scanners. They're all no better than your average password, at least the way Dr. Karl Martin sees it. "Your face, your iris — they're all physical features that can be stolen, that you leave everywhere."<p>Luckily, Dr. Martin has a better idea. He's planning …

Seeking Success In A Finite Number Of Hours A Day

We all have a finite number of hours in a day – 24 to be exact. What we choose to do with those hours is of the utmost importance. We can waste our time, or we can use our time to improve ourselves and our lives. I have always felt passionate about the importance of reading books that can help us …

AP classes failing students

Taxpayers have spent hundreds of millions of dollars in recent years to nudge more students into Advanced Placement classes — but a close look at test scores suggests much of the investment has been wasted.<p>Expanding participation in AP classes has been a bipartisan goal, promoted by U.S. Education …

Bono: “Capitalism takes more people out of poverty than aid”

Our Research Fellow George Ayittey met the Irish rock star Bono in July 2007 during a TED conference. Professor Ayittey was speaking and in knowing …

George Orwell’s Letter On Why He Wrote ‘1984’

In 1944, three years before writing and five years before publishing 1984, George Orwell penned a letter detailing the thesis of his great novel. The …

Caroline Kennedy Through the Years (Photos)

First Daughter<p>From a White House childhood to a nomination for ambassador, a look at a first daughter’s life in public.<p>07.26.13 4:45 AM ET

The 10 Worst Places To Live In The Universe

And you thought 97 degrees F was bad.<p>Recently, we told you about an exoplanet that rains glass. <i>Sideways</i>. Which got us thinking: 1.) we will never complain about the weather here on Earth again and 2.) surely that's got to be the worst place to live in the entire universe. But no! With the help of …

Japan suggests UK jobs would be lost on EU exit

<b>Thousands of jobs with Japanese firms could be at risk if the UK leaves the EU, the Japanese government has hinted.</b><p>In a memo to the British government, Japan said its firms were attracted to the UK because it offered a gateway to the European market.<p>"If the UK leaves the single market... that is …

Private Company To Put A Telescope On The Moon

Lunar citizen science by 2016!<p>Private space exploration is coming to the Moon, and soon. The world's first mission to the Moon's sunny South Pole will put a private telescope on a the lunar peak Malapert Mountain as early as 2015.<p>Moon Express, a private 'lunar commerce' startup, and the …

The Datafication of Human Resources

A new buzzword has hit the business world: Datafication – turning an existing business into a “data business.”<p>Think about it this way: Facebook has “datafied” our friend network. Google has “datafied” our search and information retrieval. LinkedIn has “datafied” our professional connections. …

Will technology ever deliver a perfect speaker or headphone?

It's got to be the No. 1 audiophile fantasy: someday we'll have a breakthrough that allows speakers to perfectly reproduce sound. Once the engineers find a new way of moving air -- presumably a more accurate method than a vibrating cone, dome, or flat diaphragm -- the heavens will part and we'll …

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The Week In Numbers: New Dinosaur Discovered, The World's Largest Virus, And More

<b>2014</b>: the year this aerodynamic, flying saucer-like research station is set to open in Antarctica<p><b>15 feet</b>: the length of a new cow-like dinosaur discovered in Utah<p><b>1 week</b>: the time it would take Earth's average global surface temperature to drop below 0 degrees Fahrenheit if the sun went out<p><b>$1,350</b>: …

Obama administration decides to keep spying on US phone records, says it's in the 'public interest'

Every 90 days, a secret court has to renew the controversial order that allows the FBI and NSA to spy on the telephone records of every call made in the United States. The last such order expired today, July 19th. But despite the fervor, protest, and lawsuits that have sprung up since whistleblower …

Why Do People Fall Down When Shot?

Why do people often fall to the ground after being shot? At first read, the answer is obvious: Because they've been shot. Duh! But the issue is …

The Future Of Sports Agents Akin To The New Ventures of Christie's, Chinese Apps, Jay Z And Corporate Athletics

Christie’s is a premier London-based tall cotton auctioneer of art that only the wealthy can afford. Its CEO, Steven Murphy, says its clients spend 60% of their time in front of screens. Along with Sotheby’s, the two are the Yankees and Red Sox of their industry – the top two major players in the …

The Curious Genius Of Amar Bose

The acoustic innovator and founder of the Bose Corporation died Friday. This is the story of how his insatiable curiosity helped launch a better future.<p><i>"Better Living Through Curiosity," by Tom Clynes, originally appeared in the December 2004 issue of</i> Popular Science_ magazine. Inventor and …

Hulu’s New Plan: Compete With Netflix and Amazon. How Is Hulu Going to Pay for That?

So they’re not selling. But what are Hulu’s owners going to do with the video service now?<p>The immediate response to that question, via people who …

One telling sign that low-income American families are doing terribly

<b>The numbers:</b> Weak. Total revenues rose 9% to $2.57 billion in Family Dollar Stores’s third quarter, but profit at the dollar discount store fell 2.9% to $120.9 million due to dwindling profit margins. The company’s profit forecast for the fourth quarter is grim, consistent with overall negative …

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Wall Street consensus emerging for near-zero growth in Apple’s Q3 earnings

<i>Fortune</i> is reporting that most analysts expect Apple to report near-zero year-on-year growth when the company reveals its Q3 earnings figures on 23 July.<p>The pessimistic expectations began just a day after Apple reported its Q2 earnings, with Cowan and Company taking just 24 hours to post a Q3 …

Disney Is Not a Movie Company; It's a Television Company

Thank God. The movie business is awful. Just look at "The Lone Ranger."<p>So, "The Lone Ranger" was a disaster. That much we know.<p>In its extended holiday weekend opening, the $225 million (!!!) film took in barely a fifth of its budget at the box office. Analysts are now projecting a write-down for …

High five!

Investors often complain about the government getting in their way. But they <i>never</i> complain about Central Banks getting in their way. Wait and see what happens when Central Banks actually <i>do</i> get out of the markets way and "taper off" its stimulus. To get a look at the markets <i>sans-stimuli,</i> all you …