Jose Zothner Meyer

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London startup Pace has raised £2.5m to help hotels boost revenues using artificial intelligence

A London startup using artificial intelligence to help boost revenues for hotels has raised several million pounds of cash from early-stage investors.<p>…

Hackers Show How Smart Devices Could Use Sonar to Spy On You

A team of student hackers have demonstrated a method for using music to turn smart devices into tools for spying. The system is based on sonar, and …

University of Washington

AP Explains: Dispute could mean financial panic in bitcoin

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Got some bitcoin? An internal dispute over the digital currency could soon mean financial losses, whipsawing prices and delays …

Bitcoin

'Yet another own goal': EU braces for Brexit talks delay after UK election

European diplomats and politicians fear hung parliament and weak prime minister are ‘disaster’ that threaten negotiations<p>Election 2017 live: all the results, reaction and analysis<p>The EU will force a humiliated Theresa May to explain her intentions in Brussels as senior figures warned that with the …

United Kingdom

10 Speedy Suppers When You Don't Feel Like Cooking

On those nights when you don’t feel like cooking <i>or</i> ordering pizza, these easy recipes will have you in and out of the kitchen in 30 minutes or less. What’s more, they require very little attention and come together without much forethought — perfect for laid-back summer nights.<p>1. Baked Salmon with …

The secret negotiations that sealed Hong Kong's future

<b>Hong Kong (CNN) —</b> The two leaders sat several feet apart at a long table covered in green silk.<p>Between them, a tiny twin flagpole bore the standards of the United Kingdom and the People's Republic of China.<p>The crowd behind applauded as British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Chinese Premier …

Hong Kong

What causes a stock market crash - and are we heading for another?

The dizzying ascent of global stocks has unnerved City analysts in recent months, as lofty valuations and the prospect of interest rate hikes threaten to spark a major sell-off.<p>The MSCI All-Country World Index, a gauge of global stocks, set a new peak last month.<p>The Dow Jones logged its third …

Stock Markets

Five things to look out for in the global economy this week

Now that Brexit week – the formal triggering of Article 50 and the response – is past, the focus will shift back to the world economy. But just to …

7 books that will give you the tech knowledge you need to start a business

And every college kid dreams of becoming a tech billionaire. There's a certain 'hollywoodization' of entrepreneurship.<p>It's also much easier to start a business. Throw up a website using one of the many templates out there, host it on Amazon Web Services or GoDaddy, find a problem you think exists, …

Weekend reading: The returns from the world’s greatest active investors

<i>Good reads from around the Web.</i>I am not one of those who believes active investing will always gobble up the majority of our savings, like some …

Investing

Five things to look out for in the global economy this week

After a tumultuous week, with the Dutch elections and US interest rate increase both well-received by the markets – with the FT100 hitting a new …

Record level of cancelled urgent operations for NHS England

Overstretched hospitals were forced to cancel more life-saving operations last month than at any time since official records began, new data reveals.<p>Almost double the number of urgent procedures such as heart surgery were delayed in November than during the same month the year before.<p>MPs said the …

This investment bank presentation breaks down the complicated digital ad industry in 2016

After demystifying the multi-billion digital marketing industry in a presentation last year, the investment bank LUMA Partners has just released its annual State of Digital Marketing presentation.<p>This year it covers LUMA's views on the market, five industry trends — including the rise of artificial …

A Map Of Where Your Food Originated May Surprise You

Some people may be dimly aware that Thailand's chilies and Italy's tomatoes — despite being central to their respective local cuisines — originated in South America. Now, for the first time, a new study reveals the full extent of globalization in our food supply. More than two-thirds of the crops …

Agriculture

The Top 10 Cities for Career Opportunities

As of September 2015, the unemployment rate in the United States was 5.1%. That's great news for workers, who benefit from a tighter labor market in a number of ways.<p>Naturally, it is easier for workers to find a job when unemployment is low. Low unemployment also encourages employers to raise …

Watch How Maggots Help Solve Crimes

Forensic entomologists study how bugs colonize dead bodies to help establish a time of death.<p>There's no quicker way to elicit a shiver of disgust than to mention maggots. Halloween brings maggot-filled tricks and treats, from cupcakes to faux maggots for zombie costumes. But maggots are more than …

Can Desalination Help Save a Holy River?

Changing Planet<p>Roman bridge over the Jordan River, which forms the boundary between Israel and Jordan<p>The Jordan River of the Middle East has supported a long succession of empires and other human settlements for more than 8,000 years, but it took less than one generation of modern civilization to …

Landscape Photographer of the Year 2014

Landscape Photography

Coffee Production: Leading Locations

Leading on from our introduction, history and details of coffee (click the image above to read), we enlisted the expert-help of Mr Guy …

Driving California's Sierra Nevada

Drive up into the lofty Sierra Nevada, which conservationist John Muir called ‘The Range of Light.’ Here you can witness earth-shaking waterfalls, hug towering trees, clamber up granite domes and camp out in high-country meadows where wildflowers bloom.<p>This article is an excerpt from the thorough …

Hide your stash, heat-seeking drones are helping thugs hijack UK weed crops

Criminals are dicks. That much we all know is true. But now these dicks are using heat-sensing drones to pull off "sophisticated" heists of weed farms (yes, <i>that</i> weed) in the United Kingdom, as local paper <i>Halesowen News</i> discovered. Consider this quote from one enterprising crop hijacker:<p>It is not …

Bitcoin 2.0: Unleash The Sidechains

“Cryptocurrencies will create a fifth protocol layer powering the next generation of the Internet,” says Naval Ravikant. “Our 2014 fund will be built during the blockchain cycle,” concurs Fred Wilson. And Andreessen Horowitz have very visibly doubled down on Bitcoin.<p>Even if you don’t believe in …

‘What’s In Your Bag?’ Take a Look at the Daily Essentials of 100 Global Creatives’

Yah Leng – Founder, Foreign Policy Design<p>Every photographer carries a bag of tricks around, this bag is essentially magical when combined with one’s …

Foreign Policy

Samsung expert compares Apple's patented phone features to car cup holders

An Apple study on what features drive phone sales is flawed and those features aren't the major factors influencing purchases, a Samsung expert told jurors in a patent trial between the two rivals.<p>SAN JOSE, Calif. -- An Apple study to determine whether people would buy phones to get certain Apple …

Computer Science

8 Things Even New Yorkers Don't Know About New York City

New York was the Big Orange before it was the "Big Apple."<p>Most New Yorkers know their city used to be called New Amsterdam and was once super seedy and brothel-filled, but did you know that once upon a time, hammy beasts roamed the city's streets, stoners had their own grassy jungles and dead …