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The wild, wild east - Consumers

Special report<p>ConsumersThe wild, wild east<p>MORE THAN FIVE centuries ago Christopher Columbus scrawled in his copy of Marco Polo’s “Travels” that the …

China

SpaceX sets ambitious itinerary for 2015: Can it deliver?

If you want to peek at an ambitious list of spaceflight-related activities for the new year, take a look at some of Space Exploration Technologies …

Military

IBM Watson(ワトソン)

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Bill Gates: Don't Call Me a College Dropout

Bill Gates has earned many titles over the years — world's richest man, tech visionary and leading philanthropist — but there's one title he seems to …

Hearst Magazines

Food Network<br>Magazine<p>SAVE 73%<p>O, The Oprah<br>Magazine<p>SAVE 72%<p>The Pioneer<br>Woman Magazine<p>NEW<p>Good Housekeeping<p>SAVE 82%<p>Popular Mechanics<p>SAVE 80%

'It's Too Hot': Shanghai Wilts In Record-Setting Heat Wave

Temperatures Wednesday in Shanghai hit an all-time high: 105.4 degrees, according to officials here. It was the hottest day in 140 years, since the government began keeping records.<p>The Chinese megacity is in the midst of its hottest summer ever.<p>Usually bustling streets are near empty at noon and …

Ten percent of Starbucks transactions in US come via mobile payments

Mobile payments has proven to be a very difficult nut to crack. Google, Isis, and others have failed to bring wallet-free payments to primetime, but one company has seen some success: Starbucks. The coffee chain says that wholly ten percent of its payments in the US are made using smartphones, …

Japan attacks Australian role in whaling 'moral crusade'

Japan has told the United Nation's highest court that Australia's anti-whaling stance is part of a "civilising mission and moral crusade" that is …

Associated Press News

3D-Printed Gun's Blueprints Downloaded 100,000 Times In Two Days (With Some Help From Kim Dotcom)

If gun control advocates hoped to prevent blueprints for the world’s first fully 3D-printable gun from spreading online, that horse has now left the barn about a hundred thousand times.<p>That’s the number of downloads of the 3D-printable file for the so-called “Liberator” gun that the high-tech …

Money can buy happiness

<b>A new study examines the relationship between income and well-being</b><p>THE Easterlin paradox, named for economist Richard Easterlin, reckons that higher …

China H7N9 Bird Flu Cases Rise By Five; Four Provinces Report Illnesses In One Day

The number of confirmed H7N9 bird flu cases in mainland China rose by five on Sunday, the country’s official Xinhua news agency reported. Four provinces — Zhejiang, Shandong, Jiangxi and Fujian — reported illnesses, the agency said.<p>Xinhua didn’t provide a total number of cases.<p>Based on a figure of …

Crowdfunding efforts raise big sums for victims of Boston bombing

Internet donations are pouring in for victims of the Boston Marathon bombing, with crowdfunding campaigns on various websites raising hundreds of thousands of dollars to help pay for their medical care.<p>Bucks for Bauman, which was established to help bombing victim and key eyewitness Jeff Bauman, …

SoftBank still hopes to takeover Sprint, if it fails they will still gain nearly $4 billion

Yesterday Dish Network threw a pretty big wrench into Softbank’s plans to takeover Sprint, offering up its own bid of $25.5 billion. Despite Dish’s proposal, Softbank says they are far along in the approval process for acquring Sprint, and expects to complete the deal on July 1st.<p>SoftBank hopes to …

Softbank

Hermit caught after 27 years in Maine woods

A man who lived as a hermit for decades in a makeshift camp in the woods and may be responsible for more than 1,000 burglaries for food and other …

Can technology fill the elderly care gap?

With the proportion of over-65s on the increase, Britain is facing a crisis when it comes to care of the elderly. Is technology the answer?<p>'Because of my hips and knees, all my spring has gone. Once I am on the floor, I can’t get up, at all. I can’t raise myself. So I have to have my panic button. …

Google Glass Explorer Edition to Ship This Month

Image credit: Joanna Stern<p>Google Glass, those futuristic, Internet-connected glasses that show digital information right in front of your eyes, is …

Listen Up To Smarter, Smaller Hearing Aids

One day in the fall of 2010, composer Richard Einhorn woke up and realized there was something horribly wrong with his hearing.<p>"There was an enormous, violent buzzing in my ears," he says. "And I realized that my right ear had gone completely deaf."<p>Einhorn, who lives in New York, was experiencing a …

Madonna sells Fernand Léger painting to raise money for girls' education

Madonna is to sell a Fernand Léger Cubist painting to help raise money for girls' education projects in countries including Afghanistan and Pakistan, …

China reports nine bird flu cases amid allegations of cover up on social media

Nine reported cases of avian flu in eastern China have galvanised the country's health officials and sparked a frenzy of concern on social media …