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Britain’s EU referendum looms: Should Asia brace for a ‘Brexit’ fallout?

SINGAPORE: With the clock ticking down to a crucial referendum on Jun 23, anxiety over whether Britain will remain a member of the European Union …

Economy

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer downplayed the biggest threat facing the company, and it could end up getting her fired.</b> The fight between Mayer and activist investor Starboard Value took a dramatic turn late last week when Starboard publicly floated a plan to replace Yahoo's entire board of</b> …

Five tips to speed up your Mac

The only place I like seeing a beach ball is at a beach or in a stadium during a baseball game or concert. The one place I least like to see a beach ball is on my aging MacBook Pro, where the spinning beach ball has become an altogether too familiar a sight. If your Mac has become frustratingly …

Three fitness apps you can use without a gym

These apps are stocked with workout you can do when you're at home or traveling.

Amazing Gunpei Yokoi Interview Unearthed

Back in 1997 the world tragically lost the gaming visionary that was Gunpei Yokoi. Father of the Game Boy and a slew of other devices at Nintendo, he is also one of the figures responsible for reinvigorating gaming after it crashed in the 80s. So I was ecstatic to see a recently unearthed interview …

How Greece Became European

The troubled relationship between modern Greeks and their neighbors to the north and west—sometime admirers, sometime lenders, sometime detractors—helps explain today’s crisis.<p>Greece is the cradle of European civilization, but is it even in Europe?<p>The answer might seem obvious: The country is on …

10 Ways to Trick Out Your Hot Dog

At Senate in Cincinnati, chef Daniel Wright adorns his hot dogs with ingredients like goat cheese, bacon and "tons of drama" (the Lindsay Lohan dog) …

Review: Leon Bridges, 'Coming Home'

When Leon Bridges sings, he often raises his arms in a chest-opening gesture that might resolve in a benediction or a finger snap. Like the music the 25-year-old Fort Worth soul sensation has carefully crafted for his debut, his signature move seems simple, but hold many meanings. It recalls the …

Leon Bridges

Will Bitcoin Finally Bring Down The House Of Medici?

Dan Morehead Contributor<p>Dan Morehead is CEO of Pantera Capital.<p>In the 14th century, the Medici family used the power of its newly invented, double-entry accounting system to build a cross-border banking empire that banks still use today. Now more than 600 years later, cross-border payments total …

The Continuing Glow of Vietnam

TravelIntelligent Travel<p><i>By Andrew Lam, with photographs by Catherine Karnow</i><p>Twenty years ago, I stepped onto a Hanoi street and into darkness. The electricity was out, and clouds obscured moonlight. The faint smell of incense wafted in the air, and I saw shadows flitting about and red dots spinning …

The cars of notorious dictators

Hitler, Mussolini And More All Had Their Favorites<p>It's good to be the king, at least until your people have had enough of you. Last week, we brought you famous presidential cars. This week, we're going to the opposite end of the political spectrum, looking at what history's mad men drove throughout …

Craigslist Ad of the Day Is for Used Imperial Star Destroyer

Today’s best Craigslist find comes to us via the RV listings in Humboldt County, California. Dragging this off the property may take some doing. And buyer beware—it has a salvage title.<p>Without further ado, the brilliant ad, in its entirety:<p>Previously (slightly) owned by a navigator of a spice …

The 33 Best Donut Shops in America

Artisanal donut shops have risen up like those magical yeasty treats all across America.<p><i>By: Kevin Alexander and Liz Childers</i><p>If the donut was becoming newly hip again last year during our first compendium of the best donut shops across the country, it is a full-blown trend now, as artisanal donut …

Doughnuts

Architizer

The Woman Who Woke Up in the Future

Naomi Jacobs went to bed a 32-year-old woman and woke up believing she was a teenager again. After temporarily losing 17 years of memories from a rare form of amnesia, Jacobs wrote a memoir about piecing her life back together.<p>Naomi Jacobs was a 32-year-old single mother living in Manchester, …

Cool Second Hand Cars That Are More Affordable Than You Think

It’s not that you <i>can’t</i> buy a new car, it’s just that you might not <i>want</i> to. Why dump a ton of money on a flashy new vehicle would you could spend less …

Star Wars Mastermind George Lucas: Movies Don't Have to Make Sense

In conversation with Stephen Colbert, the producer-director reveals how his early days informed his legacy.<p>A great film doesn't need plot, says George Lucas. Same with characters. And dialogue? Can only make it worse. A great movie just needs picture and sound. That's always been his goal when …

Star Wars

The most expensive Apple Watch is diamond-studded and costs $115,000

Behold, the only thing greater than the Apple Watch Edition, the $114,995 diamond-studded Lux Watch Omni, an 18-karat gold customized version of …

How the Apple Watch was created

The Apple Watch is arguably Apple's most ambitious project to date. Here is the story of how it became a reality<p>It's not easy to keep a lid on something when the whole world is clamouring to see it. When Apple chief executive Tim Cook finally unveiled the Apple Watch to the world in September 2014, …

Articles about 8 companies are revolutionizing kit homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

With seemingly limitless plans, styles, and sizes, kit homes are an intriguing alternative for homebuyers.<p>Buckminster Fuller is credited with inventing the geodesic dome, and designing over 3,000 of the structures the American...<p>In the past, talk of a kit-built house would sometimes conjure images …

Sundance Films Female Directors to Watch in 2015

<b>Female Directors to Watch</b><p>While Hollywood has been taken to task for its treatment of women, the Sundance Film Festival (held each January in Park …

Pebble returns to Kickstarter for its new smartwatch, the Pebble Time

As promised, Pebble is announcing its new smartwatch on Tuesday, the Pebble Time. And the company will be returning to Kickstarter to help tell the …

Wearable Tech

The John Oliver effect: How the Daily Show alum became the most trusted man in America

John Oliver was holding down strong until the clown strolled in. It was his first day back to work after three months and, so far, the team behind</i> …

Parks and Recreation's Pawnee: The Happiest Place on Television

The final season of the NBC comedy has underscored its optimistic and open-hearted ethos.<p><i>Parks and Recreation</i> ends next week, maybe not with a bang, but hopefully with a custom-made banner expedited by Leslie Knope, a choir singing K-Ci and JoJo, and a hot air balloon to carry the show up, up, and …

Sony is no longer an electronics company

Hollywood, PlayStation, and iPhone cameras<p>Sony announced last night that it's spinning off its audio and video divisions, much like it spun off its television division last year. That won't mean much right <i>now</i>; Sony still displayed interesting new Android-powered TVs at CES, and we're sure to see …