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Stock trader who called three crashes sees 20% collapse

MIAMI (MarketWatch) — Mark Cook, a veteran investor included in Jack Schwager’s best-selling book, “Stock Market Wizards,” and the winner of the 1992 …

Will Free Online Courses Ever Replace a College Education?

Two years into their existence, MOOCs haven't stolen students away from brick-and-mortar universities. Instead, they've become a genre of their own.<p>It’s 10:44 am on a Tuesday, and I’m lounging at home in my pajamas, sipping chamomile tea. I am, at the same time, taking a class at Harvard. Professor …

The Most Ambitious Artificial Intelligence Project In The World Has Been Operating In Near Secrecy For 30 Years

IBM's Watson and Apple's Siri stirred up a hunger and awareness throughout the U.S. for something like a Star Trek computer that really worked — an artificially intelligent system that could receive instructions in plain, spoken language, make the appropriate inferences, and carry out its …

Artificial Intelligence

How to go completely paperless with iOS

Advertisement<p>14 Comments<p>There are some obvious first steps one can take to cut down on the amount of paper used on a day-to-day basis if you’re an …

Apps

We may already know how we will cure death—but should we?

A pair of advocates—they do legitimate research too, but their ardor is so intense, it’s hard to call them scientists—believe that they will, within their lifetimes, make ours the first generation of humans to live forever.<p>Their quest is elegantly laid out in <i>The Immortalists</i>, a new documentary …

Singularity

This Insane New App Will Allow You To Read Novels In Under 90 Minutes

The reading game is about to change forever. Boston-based software developer Spritz has been in "stealth mode" for three years, tinkering with their …

Wearable Tech

Matt Granger

E-Commerce is a Bear

In two decades of e-commerce in the US, we have produced only two standalone e-commerce companies of meaningful enterprise value: Amazon and eBay. …

B E A U T Y

A path of sighs through the emotions of life.<br>A tribute to the art and her disarming beauty.<p><b>B E A U T Y</b> is a short story of the most important …

The 50 Most Dazzling Pictures From Space

Taking pictures in space ain’t just point and shoot. When a spacecraft is billions of miles from home, it takes an awful lot of data processing and …

The Open-Office Trap

In 1973, my high school, Acton-Boxborough Regional, in Acton, Massachusetts, moved to a sprawling brick building at the foot of a hill. Inspired by architectural trends of the preceding decade, the classrooms in one of its wings didn’t have doors. The rooms opened up directly onto the hallway, and …

Relive the first tech bubble with Monopoly: The .com Edition

In November 2000, Hasbro released Monopoly: The .com Edition. The board game came just in time for Christmas—and the dot-com bubble bursting. By the end of that year, the Nasdaq had lost more than half its peak value.<p>Not to jinx the current boom in Silicon Valley, but now seemed like a good time to …

Silicon Valley

One Man. One Cat. Multiplied

We start with a man called Mike and a cat called Ella. Two creatures.<p>Nothing odd about them, except that Mike has a beard and Ella is a touch chunky. Otherwise, they could be any cat and guy. Except ...<p>When you think about it, no one is ordinary. You could put a totally bland cat-and-guy couple in …

The Sweetest Way to Tell Your Kids the Truth About Santa

Santa is everywhere you look during the holiday season, and that can be confusing for children. Seeing so many Santas inevitably brings up the question, "Is Santa real? And if Santa is real, which Santa is real?" No parent wants to lie to his or her child. And no parent wants to burst the magical …

Tullamore Dew Short Should Be Envy of Other Booze Ads

Of late, it seems the world of alcohol advertising has been saturated with images of attractive millennials, either having a rollicking good time or …

The 10 Greatest Books Ever, According to 125 Top Authors (Download Them for Free)

Earlier this month, we highlighted The 10 Greatest Films of All Time According to 846 Film Critics. Featuring films by Hitchcock, Kubrick, Welles and …

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50 Powerful Mega Trend Statistics For CIOs And CMOs [SLIDESHARE]

<b>50 Powerful Statistics About Tech Mega Trends Affecting Every Business</b> from <b>ValaAfshar</b><p><b>Mobile Statistics</b><p>The mega trend of the 21st century is empowerment of people via connected mobile devices. -Mary Meeker Tweet this<p>People who use phones and tablets to access the internet will outnumber those who …

Mary Meeker

12 Kermit the Frog Quotes for Your Bad Days

Jim Henson introduced the world to Kermit the Frog in 1955. The affable, kind, Muppet amphibian emulated Henson's spirit and led a gaggle of …

The Habits Of Supremely Happy People

Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us.<p>In his 2004 Ted Talk, Seligman describes three different kinds of happy lives: The pleasant life, in which you fill …

College Student's Speech Makes Him King of the Nerds

If the nerds of the world ever come together to elect a president for all geek-kind, this kid should definitely run.<p>The epic — yes, epic, there is no …

Watch The World's Nerdiest Rendition Of 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

This is what happens when you mix string theory and arena rock.<p>If the world of physics doesn't work out for Tim Blais, there's always show biz. The McGill University grad student is a master at reworking iconic pop songs into heavy duty scientific ballads. His latest YouTube video stuffs a great …

Business Books Won’t Give You an Edge

Millions of readers have consumed the wisdom of such greats as Peter Deming, Jack Welch, Jeff Bezos, Steve Jobs, Tom Peters, Jim Collins, Peter …

Our Cultural Addiction To Phones, In One Disconcerting Video

Charlene deGuzman's short film hits a little too close to home.<p>The cultural shift is complete. We're all just alone with our smartphones, even when we're surrounded by other humans.<p>The extent of our obsession with capturing every moment instead of merely just experiencing them is highlighted in the …

An Adorable Animation Of The Sun Destroying Earth

Plus some other fun facts about the solar system!<p>Hello, tiny human! If you needed a quick reminder of how small you are in the universe, just check out this video, created by designer Philipp Dettmer. It'll give you the basic run-down of the solar system: how many moons each planet has, how far …

Why Micro-Location iBeacons May Be Apple's Biggest New Feature For iOS 7

With all of the “color commentary” about the next iPhones, and the equally off-color criticisms of the design of iOS 7, we may have missed a really important new feature. Thanks to a really detailed discussion by Daniel Eran Dilger at AppleInsider, we can now see the full implications of the …

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How Money Worries Can Scramble Your Thinking

There's no question that dealing with mortgages, car payments and other bills takes up time and energy. But having a tight budget may also zap our ability to think clearly, scientists report Thursday in the journal <i>Science</i>.<p>In a series of clever experiments involving farmers in India and shoppers in …