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Digital reality: The focus shifts from technology to opportunity

As the ways in which we interact with technology evolve, the AR/VR revolution has reached a tipping point, with enterprise adoption outpacing the …

Spanish brand Zetta sells remade Xiaomi phones as its own 'iPhone killer'

Spanish high-end smartphone brand Zetta has taken an interesting approach to selling phones. The company has been accused of passing off rebranded Xiaomi devices as its own, boastfully marketing them as the ‘iPhone killer’, Spanish publisher El Pais reports.<p>Zetta’s trickery was brought to light …

A Tool To Make Webpages Load 34 Percent Faster

The developers, at MIT and Harvard, will be making it public soon<p>The worst part of navigating the internet is the wait. While you stare at a white screen, your computer (or let's be real, your phone) is chasing down thousands of little snippets of code, which point to other pieces of code, over and …

Alcohol measuring wristband wins government competition

BACtrack is a San Francisco company known for making breathalyzers for both law enforcement and ordinary people. But it won the $200,000 grand prize at a National Institutes of Health-sponsored competition for a different kind of blood alcohol monitor altogether: a wristband much like Fitbit and …

Alcohol

Apple Loop: Frustrating iPhone 7 Leaks, Disappointing iPhone SE Sales, Apple's Annoying Habits

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop includes Apple’s quarterly results, why the iPhone 7 is not impressive, hints of an iPhone 7 Pro, Apple’s gamble to delay new smartphone technology, details on sales of the iPhone SE, iOS’ market share numbers, the …

A Chinese sportswear brand called Uncle Martian just launched, and it appears to be openly ripping off Under Armour

Images from Uncle Martian's launch show were shared widely on social media this week when people noticed the blatant similarities between the two sports clothing brands.<p>The 25-year-old Chinese sports manufacturer Tingfei Long Sporting Goods Co. is behind the new brand, according to Mashable, where …

Cortana's international versions get instant translations

The French-, German-, Italian- and Spanish-speaking versions of Microsoft's voice assistant Cortana are now much better travel companions. Just like their English- and Chinese-speaking counterparts, these versions can now instantly translate words and phrases into other languages, so long as you're …

Apps

Windows 10's anniversary update goes big on education

In addition to upgrades for Cortana and improved pen support, the Windows 10 anniversary update will also include several apps and features to make life easier for schools. Likely taking a cue from the rising popularity of Chromebooks in the classroom, Microsoft is making Windows 10 setup faster …

Software

Correction: China-Electric Car Dreams story

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — SHENZHEN, China (AP) — In an article April 20 about electric vehicle manufacturer BYD Co.'s plans for the U.S. market, The …

Twitter caught in row over appointment of new chief in China

Kathy Chen criticised by pro-democracy activists for her government and military background as she joins social media site still blocked by Beijing<p>China’s Communist party-controlled media has criticised “narrow-minded” and “prejudiced” online activists who are questioning Twitter’s decision to …

China

Google attacks TV, saying YouTube ads generate a better return on investment most of the time

The company conducted a meta-analysis of 56 case studies from brands within six different types of industries, across eight countries in Europe between 2013 and 2016, as well as its own research.<p>Google concluded, in the study published Wednesday to coincide with Advertising Week Europe in London, …

This Temporary Tattoo Can Monitor Diabetics' Glucose Levels as Accurately as a Finger Prick

A flexible and easy-to-wear temporary tattoo could help diabetics manage their condition without daily finger pricks.<p>Engineers from the University of …

7 Short Videos That Will Make You More Social and Likable | Inc.com

<b>Editor's note:</b> <i>"The First 90 Days" is a series about how to make 2016 a year of breakout growth for your business. Let us know how you're making the first 90 days count by joining the conversation on social media with the hashtag #Inc90Days.​</i><p>My previous two posts have been about the difference …

Giant Shanghai slide sparks fear and satire on Chinese internet

<b>A giant five-storey slide recently unveiled in a Shanghai shopping centre has sparked fear and awe on Weibo, the Chinese microblogging site.</b><p>The slide will open in the Printemps mall in the coming weeks, say reports.<p>Pictures posted by Weibo user Jinrouxiongguimiaoxingren last week have spread online …

Pokémon Go Release Details Revealed...Sort Of

The augmented reality mobile game is coming, but when? And Pokémon Z?<p>Information about the release date of the upcoming new game Pokémon Go has fans of the series in a frenzy.<p>As we learned from a compelling video teaser trailer last year, the popular gaming franchise that started on the Game Boy …

5 apps for exploring a new city like a local

There are some things everybody knows about New Yorkers. They pay exorbitant rents, they worship pizza and they never hang out in Times Square.<p>But …

Apps

5 Things HR Wishes You Knew About Salary Negotiation

Prove you're worth the salary you want.<p>Negotiating pay can be difficult when you take a new job at an organization, and it continues to be a …

We got 10 CEOs to tell us their one killer interview question for new hires

Where do you see yourself in five years? Tell me about a time when you showed leadership. What is your biggest weakness?<p>These are the standard questions that job candidates face during interviews. And by now, everyone also has standard answers. (“My biggest weakness? I work too hard.”)<p>As you scale …

L'Oréal's Latest Beauty Secret: It's Acting Like A Tech Company

If My UV Skin patch is successful, you’ll forget that it’s filled with sophisticated technology.<p>Sticking the My UV Skin patch on your arm is a cinch. It’s as simple as applying a Band-Aid or a nicotine patch. There’s one crucial difference: This personalized sun protection device has five layers of …

10 Photos: The Past and Present Wonders of Istanbul

<i>Our “In 10 Photos” essays include tips on exploring destinations, redeeming for hotels and flights and more. TPG Contributor David Hoffmann of the</i> …

10 Fun Things to Do in Barcelona

<b>Also see:</b> • <b>Booking Barcelona: $747 Round-trip in AA Business Class</b>• <b><br>Hotel Review: Alexandra Doubletree Barcelona, Dream Suite</b>• <b><br>Out and Out Is in Barcelona!</b> …

25 Things You Should Know About Copenhagen

In just over eight centuries, Copenhagen has endured numerous sieges, two devastating fires, flooding, and a round of the bubonic plague. Thankfully, …

Sights and Bites: What to Eat While Touring London, England

With a cultural map in one hand and a culinary compass in the other, savor the treasured sights, then seek the nearby local bites.<p>Even though it’s hard to walk far in London without encountering a buttress, tower, or wall aimed at keeping foreign invaders out, the largest city in Britain has since …

England

Newest And Best Apps For The Upcoming Travel Year

Each new year I reappraise my travel-and-leisure related apps. The following are favorites, for this year, at least. All are inexpensive, most are usable on iPhone or Android, and many are free:<p><b>Google Flights</b> and <b>SkyScanner</b> offer baselines for the cost of flights, and suggest alternative travel …

Apps

U.N. says some of its peacekeepers were paying 13-year-olds for sex

NAIROBI — The United Nations has been grappling with so many sexual abuse allegations involving its peacekeepers that Secretary General Ban Ki-moon recently called them “a cancer in our system.”<p>Now, officials have learned about what appears to be a fresh scandal. Investigators discovered this month …

Africa

Budget Travel names top destinations for 2016

Budget Travel has unveiled its top 24 destinations for 2016, and the list might surprise you.<p>For starters, Iceland -- a famously expensive country to visit -- took the top spot.<p>Check out our slideshow for the full list, curated by Budget Travel's editors. Do you agree with the rankings?

Budget Travel

Hong Kong: Best souvenirs and where to get them | CNN Travel

(CNN) — Holidaying in Hong Kong and looking to pick up treats for friends back home? We've got you covered -- from the iconic T-shirt and antique Buddha head to the indie rock album.<p>The classic<p>"I ♥ Hong Kong" T-shirt<p>Any of Hong Kong's famed street markets will offer a whole range of cheesy tourist …

How Much We Spent for 10 Months of World Travel

Since our return back home from our gap year of travel around the world, the most frequent question we get is "How did you pay for your trip?" or some derivative of that question such as:<p>How in the world could you afford that?<br>• Did you guys hit the jackpot?<br>• What do you do for a living?<br>• Did you work …