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17 Truly Exceptional Watches from SIHH

The timepiece trade show did not disappoint.<p>The past year hasn't been terribly kind to the luxury watch market. Business news sources continue to report a grim future, but a recent trip to Geneva's Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) painted a very different picture. The …

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10 New Books You Need to Read This Year

From biographies to technical studies and step-by-step guides, here are 10 books that you should look for in the next few months.<p>Of course, we think you can learn a lot online. But, if you’re looking to take a deeper dive, there is often no substitute for the kind of thoughtful analysis you can get …

Reader Recs: Romantic Destinations

Planning a trip with that special someone? We asked our Facebook fans to share their favorite romantic destinations, and they came through in a big way.<p><b>Whether you’re looking for a tried-and-true classic or something more off the grid, our travel community has got you covered:</b><p>Not surprisingly …

Smartphone Use At Night Hurts Sleep And Workplace Productivity: Study

Sure, we know that screen time right before bed is bad for sleep. And turns out, using your smartphone late at night also makes you feel depleted in the morning, thereby making you less focused and engaged at work, according to a small new study.<p>The study, published in the journal Organizational …

Austria's Beautiful Mountainside Thermal Retreat

Located in Oberlngenfeld, Austria, the <i>Aqua Dome</i> is an impressive contemporary spa and retreat found at the foothills of the area's scenic mountains. Using the rocky backdrop for inspiration, many of the structures featured at the lodge reflect the shapes and forms found within the surrounding …

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Illumina announces landmark $1,000 human genome sequencing

US company Illumina has announced it will begin shipping a system capable of sequencing the human genome for under $1,000 in March (£600).<p>The …

The end of the mortgage party? Home lending plummets at Wells Fargo, J.P. Morgan Chase

India cracks down on US embassy club in diplomatic row

India has ratcheted up the pressure on US diplomats in Delhi as the deadline nears for the indictment of an Indian envoy in New York charged with visa fraud and underpaying a maid.<p>Washington has been told that restaurants and other facilities at the social club in its Delhi embassy will have to …

Vizio's first 4K TVs will start at only $999

Vizio announced its first lineup of 4K TVs yesterday, but there was no word on price. Surprisingly enough, the company has already broken its silence on the matter — its consumer-grade P series lineup of 4K TVs will start at only $999.99 for a 50-inch model. The top-end, 70-inch model will go for …

Mad Catz and Able Planet turn Bayer's artificial muscles into impressive headphones

Last June, we tried on a pair of headphones like nothing we'd tried before — headphones that used artificial muscles to make it feel like you're practically in the same room as your favorite musical artists. At the time, those headphones were just prototypes, but they're about to become a reality. …

The NSA Is Reportedly Working To Develop A Quantum Computer

Google’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt said last year that “the solution to government surveillance is to encrypt everything” — and boldly predicted that government censorship can be ended within a decade.<p>However, the US government is said to be putting in much effort as it seeks to build a …

Facebook sued for allegedly intercepting private messages

Just how private are your Facebook messages? A new suit charges that the company mines your messages for profit.<p>Facebook is facing a class action lawsuit for allegedly violating its members' right to privacy. The social network is being sued by members who claim that the company intercepts private …

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Switched On: The 2013 Switchies, Part One

<i>Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.</i><p>It's that special time of year between holiday sales and the pre-CES hype cycle that presents an opportunity to consider some of the most innovative devices of the year. Switched On is proud to present the 2013 …

Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 Pass 10% Market Share

With the release of Windows 8.1 to the world in October, Microsoft ended 2013 with two full months of availability for its latest operating system version. While Windows 8.1 is certainly growing quickly and eating into Windows 8’s share, the duo has only now been able to pass 10 percent market …

The Week in Review: Flip to the Year Ahead

Inside Flipboard / December 27, 2013<p>In Japan, where I was born and raised, New Year’s is the most important holiday. Planning your resolutions …

Apple denies any involvement with NSA iPhone spy-program

Apple issued a statement today denying that it had anything to do with the alleged National Security Agency program Dropout Jeep, used to hack iPhones.<p>Apple has never worked with the NSA to create a backdoor in any of our products, including iPhone. Additionally, we have been unaware of this …

Goldman Sachs, Visa And Tesla Charged Up For 2014 Gains

If the expected holding period for institutional investors is roughly one year, then it makes sense to take notice of what investing pros are buying late in the calendar year. This helps individuals anticipate what stocks might be a bit more buoyant throughout the coming calendar year. Any stock …