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Technology firms

In December 15 years ago the dotcom crash was a few weeks away. Veterans of that fiasco may notice some familiar warning signs this festive season.<p>Bankers and lawyers are being priced out of office space in downtown San Francisco; all of the space in eight tower blocks being built has been taken by …

Venture Capital

Behold, atheists' new Ten Commandments

What if, instead of climbing Mount Sinai to receive the Ten Commandments from God, Moses had turned to the Israelites and asked: Hey, what do you guys think we should do?<p>Considering the Hebrews' bad behavior in the Bible, what with the coveting of neighbors' wives and murdering their own brothers, …

The DJI Inspire 1: finally, a drone that flies well indoors

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Credit: Signe Brewster<p>A drone carrying mistletoe at a TGI Friday’s clipped a photographer on the nose earlier this month, …

The 22 Most Expensive Homes Sold This Year

The most expensive home ever sold in the US hit the record books in 2014, and several famous properties changed hands.<p>From celebrity-owned estates in Los Angeles to sky-high mansions in Manhattan, here are the most expensive homes sold in the US in 2014.<p><i>*Thanks to our astute readers for pointing</i> …

Real Estate

In 2050, You Might Want To Be Living In Helsinki

The city and its suburbs are growing, but so is its vision for dense, walkable neighborhoods and car-free transit. It’s a model for the future of urban smart growth.<p>Helsinki already ranks as one of the world’s most livable cities, but by 2050, it may top the list, especially as other cities …

Minecraft creator's new mansion recreated in Minecraft

When Minecraft creator Markus ‘Notch’ Persson bought a gigantic mansion in Beverly Hills, it would only be a matter of time before his purchase wound up in his game<p>It’s possibly the most achingly zeitgeist story of the year: a rich coder buys a huge mansion in Beverly Hills (reportedly outbidding …

North Korea loses its Internet, possibly in retaliation for a hack it may not have done

<i>Update 10pm: North Korea’s Internet was restored after about 9.5 hours, according to Dyn Research.</i><p>North Korea’s Internet seems to be completely offline, according to multiple reports — most likely the result of a denial of service attack.<p>The countrywide Internet outage comes the week after the U.S. …