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Tackling the China firewall : A handy guide on the Chinese digital platforms

<i>In the second of a two part blog Eve Lo, Isobar China gives an insight into digital platforms available in the country and what that could mean for</i> …

China

‘The Walking Dead’ VR scene puts you in the shoes of a walker

Would you submerge yourself in a fear-inducing virtual setting overrun by zombies? That's the world <i>The Walking Dead</i> has expertly crafted during its seven-year run, and now AMC is inviting you to step into it, courtesy of its VR app. You can grab it for iOS, Android, Samsung Gear VR, and Google …

The Walking Dead

The best plug-in smart outlet

<i>By Rachel Cericola</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter, reviews for the real world. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article here</i>.<p>After spending over 22 hours plugging in …

Home Automation

Turn your smartphone into a Game Boy with Hyperkin’s Smartboy

The first of April has long been a day for practical jokes and silly pranks -- and there's no escape from April fools on the internet. Companies like ThinkGeek regularly announce fake products on April 1st, only to have customer demand push those jokes into production. It didn't take long for …

Retrogaming

Ben Heck's portable Raspberry Pi photo booth

Karen has an idea for a project: With Felix's help, she'll create a portable Raspberry Pi photo booth, useful for weddings and other events. This isn't just a hardware project, though -- it also needs Linux software to allow the system to save and upload files. Felix takes this as an opportunity to …

Inside LeEco's spectacular fall from grace

<i>With additional reporting by Chris Ip and Richard Lai.</i><p>Behind the doors of the five-star Bohao Radegast Hotel in Beijing's central business district on Monday, troubled Chinese tech conglomerate LeEco held an extraordinary shareholder's meeting to elect new directors. Outside, some two dozen …

Electric Vehicles

The China Miracle Isn't Over -- It Has Entered Its Second Phase

In 1980, the most populous country in the world was also one the poorest. But fast forward 40 years, and China has become the world’s second largest economy, trailing only the United States. Last year, its GDP totaled $10.8 trillion.<p>Many have touted the transformation as the “Chinese economic …

CMOs: ‘Technographics’ is the new demographics

Smart businesses that recognize the value of an outside-in perspective have long analyzed attributes like demographics and firmographics in an attempt to better understand their customer base. In particular, consumer marketers have tailored messaging around characteristics like age, gender, marital …

Customer Experience

Here's the next rocket that will carry US satellites into space

You may not be familiar with United Launch Alliance, but it's about to handle a large chunk of US space launches -- and that makes the rocket you see above particularly important. That's Vulcan, ULA's newly unveiled launch system for satellites and similar payloads. The two-stage vehicle is …

Space Exploration

The most incredible Chinese cities you've never heard of

Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong are China’s glamour triplets. Everybody knows them, everybody wants to see them (and hopefully snap a selfie). And yeah, they’re pretty fantastic. But did you know that China is home to an incredible 600+ cities, more than 160 of which have populations greater than a …

China

Why 'C' is the Default Hard Drive Letter in So Many Computers

For nearly as long as hard disk drives have been placed in personal computers running certain popular operating systems (notably MS-DOS/Windows), the …

Linux

Stacking Five 2x Teleconverters to Create a Ridiculous 9600mm Lens

Teleconverters are a great way to get some extra reach without having to drop some serious money for a 400mm+ lens. It can be an essential tool for …

Cameras

25 Awesome Bird's-Eye Views Of Cities Around The Globe

If you’ve ever wondered <b>what it would be like to view a city from a bird’s perspective</b>, you can always fly in a helicopter or have a look through an …

European Travel

Sit back and watch hacks around the world in real time

Want to feel anxious about your internet connection? The security firm Norse is more than happy to oblige. It's running a live hacking map that shows the attacks against a worldwide honeypot (that is, purposefully vulnerable) network as they happen. While this isn't representative of the full …

Researchers crack iPad PINs by tracking the fingers that enter them

What's the easiest way to find out someone's password? Watch them enter it, of course, using the simple hacking technique known as shoulder surfing. Cameras and software have successfully been used by researchers to automate and improve the accuracy of snooping on smartphone users with such …

EXPERT: 'CEOs Need To Know That Everything Is Hackable'

'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo' / screenshot<p>"CEOs need to know that everything is hackable," cyber security expert Theresa Payton, who served as …

Cybersecurity

Here's The Difference In Government Employment Between Obama And Five Past Presidents

On Friday, the US economy hit a significant milestone. The total number of Non-Farm Payrolls has finally surpassed the pre-crisis peak from early 2008.<p>That's a depressing milestone though. For one thing, it's taken way too long to get here. And for another thing, we're still not caught up, because …

Five Reasons China Won't Be A Big Threat To America's Global Power

China’s rapid economic rise and growing assertiveness in relations with other nations has provoked concern in Washington that America is facing a new rival for global dominance. World Bank estimates suggest China may surpass the purchasing power of the U.S. economy as early as this year, meaning …

A guide to profit and loss accounts for small businesses

Profit and loss accounts are one of the staple pieces of paperwork for business owners and managers – a simple and effective barometer of success internally, handy for securing investment, and legally required for incorporated companies.<p>They should be relatively simple to compile, especially if you …

China Will Need A Series Of Miracles To Sustain Growth

To understand both the risks and the potentials for the future you have to reach some understanding of what is happening in China today. Last week we started a two-part series on what my young associate Worth Wray and I feel is the significant systemic risk that China poses to global growth.<p>The …

Aiden Pearce, Snooping Superhero: The Strange Moral Compass of 'Watch Dogs'

In the age, of Edward Snowden, Julian Assange and Chelsea (Bradley) Manning, Watch Dogs seemed like it was going to be one of the more culturally relevant video game releases of our time. The NSA is overreaching so far and so often, even the government itself is raising eyebrows regarding its …

Roombots: Lego-like robotic blocks that transform into furniture (video)

Imagine if you can just snap your fingers or issue a verbal command for a table, a chair or any other furniture to assemble right in front of you. That's what a team of researchers from the Swiss Biorobotics Laboratory (BioRob) at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) hopes to achieve by …