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Former BIS Chief Economist: "The System Is Dangerously Unanchored; It Is Every Man For Himself"

<i>From Mark Dittli and Alexander Trentin of Finanz und Wirtschaft</i><p><b>"The monetary system is dangerously unanchored"</b><p><i>William R. White, the former chief</i> …

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Uh-Oh, Now It Looks Like There Isn't A New Apple TV On Its Way

The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, and 9to5Mac all said Apple was developing a new version of its little hockey puck sized TV box.<p>But on Friday, Apple blogger Jim Dalrymple shot down much of that reporting. He did it in his own signature way.<p>If you don't follow the Apple blogosphere, this takes a …

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Apple-Samsung silicon union still strong, chip expert says

For all the bad blood over smartphones, a coziness remains when it comes to Samsung-made chips, says the chief of VLSI Research. "Apple has been ... learned how to work that relationship."<p>Call it a habit that Samsung and Apple just can't break.<p>Their critical partnership in silicon is still strong, …

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Qualcomm Toq, A Smarter Smart Watch

Qualcomm Toq is not new. It hit the market in November 2013 in the US, but there’s something smarter about the newest entrant to the smart watch and wearable field than meets the eye.<p>This quantified self thing has possibly made us more aware of ourselves. We are living, and will continue to live in …

Google Glass updates slow down ahead of KitKat upgrade

The electronic eyewear will be "smoother" and "better" after moving to the latest Android operating system version, Google says.<p>Google took a break from its monthly update cycle for the Google Glass Explorer Edition, saying it's working on a bigger change to the 4.4 KitKat version of …

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Gartner: 195M Tablets Sold In 2013, Android Grabs Top Spot From iPad With 62% Share

A new tipping point in the world of tablets: today the analysts at Gartner have released their tablet sales numbers for 2013, and Android has topped the list for the most popular platform for the first time, outselling Apple’s range of iPad tablets nearly twofold. Of the 195 million tablets sold in …

Self-Destructing And Encrypted Message App Wickr Raises $9M Series A Led By Alsop Louie

The sale of WhatsApp to Facebook for $19 billion and the heightened awareness of data security in an NSA-watched world have created a perfect storm for apps that offer messaging with a privacy-first ethos. Wickr, which lets users send encrypted and self-destructing messages, is today announcing …

Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer Joins Board of Directors at Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs Group today announced that Apple Chief Financial Officer Peter Oppenheimer will join the banking firm's board of directors, effective immediately.<p>Oppenheimer will become the board's 13th director and will serve on the firm’s Audit, Risk, Compensation and Corporate Governance, …

UK patients' data uploaded to Google servers, serious privacy concerns ensue (update)

The National Health Service (NHS) of England has come under fire lately amid plans to share patient data with researchers and private companies, and today's revelation will only pile on the privacy concerns. <i>The Guardian</i> reports that extensive patient information from its HES (hospital episode …

Myst and SimCity enter the History of Electronic Games collection

Broderbund Software's legacy is sure to live on through ports, sequels and source code, but what about the game developer's behind-the-scenes history? Thankfully, it won't be fading away any time soon. Company founder Doug Carlston has donated Broderbund's software and corporate records to The …

Sony Has Sold Over 6 Million PlayStation 4 Consoles To Date

Sony has sold more than six million units of its PlayStation 4 game console globally as of March 2, the company announced today (via Reuters). The latest figure, which includes 370,000 units sold in Japan since it was launched there on February 22, well surpasses the target Sony set in September …

2015 Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4 review: Lamborghini's Huracan is ridiculously civilized - Roadshow

<b>The Good</b> Lovely style, brutal power and and plenty of tech make this a supercar with few compromises.<p><b>The Bad</b> The only thing wrong with the Huracán is that you can get 95 percent of the performance for a lot less money in the form of the Audi R8 V-10. But, you won't get the same experience.<p><b>The</b> …

Autonomous Cars

The $150 Logitech Harmony Smart Keyboard Is A Keyboard For Your Living Room

Meet the Smart Keyboard. If you’ve ever wanted a full size QWERTY keyboard for your TV, this is for you. It packs all the goods of a Harmony Remote into a wireless keyboard that will be rather tough to lose between the couch cushions.<p>The Smart Keyboard is designed to work with the Xbox, …

Revealr: A Voice-Based Dating App

From Hinge and Let’s Date, to Grindr and Tinder, if there’s one thing the world <i>doesn’t</i> need, it’s another dating app. But a new entry into the space is looking to find its niche with a dating app that uses your voice as your passport.<p>The lowdown<p>Revealr is the handiwork of London-based duo Paul …

Nuance announces Dragon Dictate 4, with pre-recorded transcription features and Gmail integration

Nuance has just announced the next major version of its Mac dictation software, Dragon Dictate 4. The new version improves recognition accuracy as well as several new features, including the ability to machine transcribe from a pre-recorded audio file. You no longer have to be recording a voice …

Intel reportedly bought Basis for somewhere between $100 and $150M

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Intel(s intc) has reportedly acquired health tracking company Basis, according to TechCrunch. The deal is said to be worth …

Mercedes-Benz gives hands-on demo of CarPlay in new C-Class [Video]

Yesterday Mercedes-Benz sent over some images of Apple’s new CarPlay feature for iOS running in its new C-Class set to be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show this week. Today the company has released a new video that gives us a better look at the feature up and running in the vehicle. Some people …

5 things to know about how Tesla’s huge battery factory will affect the power grid

Advertisement<p>29 Comments<p>Credit: Image courtesy of Tesla.<p>Since Tesla confirmed last month that it plans to build a massive battery factory in the …

Snapdragon 800 vs Snapdragon 801

Hardware wise, the launches of the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Sony Xperia Z2 have been a little bit difficult to judge. First there was some confusion over which Snapdragon chip would actually ship in the Galaxy S5, then the octo-core version appeared, and now we’re left trying to tell exactly how much …

Mobile

Batman goes next-gen with 'Arkham Knight' on PS4, Xbox One, and PC

The Batman series is back, yet again. Later this year will see the release of <i>Batman: Arkham Knight</i>, the latest in the action series that made is debut with 2009's surprise hit <i>Batman: Arkham Asylum</i>. It's slated to hit the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC some time this year, though no specific date …

Israel mounts missile-destroying lasers to commercial jets

Israel is finally ready to combat shoulder-launched missiles and they're going to do it with lasers.<p>Israel's Ministry of Defense announced that …

Dish Sacrifices Ad Skipping for Internet TV Deal With Disney

Dish Network just signed a deal with Disney that gives the satellite-TV company the rights to re-transmit Disney content — which includes channels …

Qualcomm betting on octa-core tech and better LTE radio in China

Despite Qualcomm's odd stance on octa-core and 64-bit in the past, the company has clearly changed its mind since last week's launch of its Snapdragon 615, which includes both features. Qualcomm's marketing VP Tim McDonough, who briefly spoke to us after his meeting with Oppo at MWC, admitted that …

Uber Rolls Out 'Surge Drop' Feature for Cheaper Rides

Uber announced "surge drop," a new feature meant to help its users find cheaper rides, on Monday.<p>The feature, which notifies users when lower rates …

Xbox One's pre-Titanfall multiplayer update goes live today: here's everything in it

We've already touched on what you could expect from the Xbox One's next update, but <i>now</i> it's here. Alongside those multiplayer improvements (easier invites, chat upgrades), Twitch TV live-streaming is here (though you won't be able to broadcast until the app is updated), as well as a new quiet mode …

FreedomPop Announces The Privacy Phone, A Fully-Encrypted Smartphone For $10 A Month

Meet the Privacy Phone, a device that FreedomPop brags is the only smartphone and mobile service that allows for encrypted communications. Lovingly nicknamed the “Snowden Phone” by FreedomPop, It can even be purchased with Bitcoin to further protect the owner’s anonymity. Simply put, if you’re in …

Dish wins all the wireless spectrum in the FCC's latest auction

Dish has a seemingly insatiable appetite for wireless spectrum, and it's willing to spend a lot of cash to get its fill. Need proof? The FCC has just confirmed (PDF) that Dish bought all of the 1,900MHz licenses in a frequency auction that wrapped up last week, using a shell company to hide its …

Porn Dethroned as Top Source of Mobile Malware

Pornography is no longer the leading source of malware on mobile devices, according to a new study.<p>The non-honor now goes to Web-based ads, according to Blue Coat, a security firm that analyzed data from more than 75 million global users for a report it released Wednesday.<p>As of last month, a …

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