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Here's The Biggest Problem In The American Economy

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Several factors have come together to produce a frustratingly weak economy that has persisted in the U.S. for more than a decade: "Globalization" has opened up a vast pool of billions of workers who work for much less than Americans. This, in turn, has resulted in companies shifting formerly middle-wage-paying...
Here's The Biggest Problem In The American Economy

Charlie Brooker: Reports of the Dandy's death are greatly exaggerated

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Going all-digital is the best thing that could happen to Britain's longest-running comicSo the Dandy, Britain's longest-running comic, is to set to become an online-only operation as of this December. This news was greeted with a small chorus of dismay from people who presumably haven't read the thing in decades,...
Charlie Brooker: Reports of the Dandy's death are greatly exaggerated

Tax: how Amazon passed the Slough test and prospered

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HMRC believes Amazon has no fixed place of business in the UK. Perhaps it needs to look again at what goes on in BerkshireThe way companies are taxed has changed with the way corporations have developed in the last 100 years, expanding beyond national borders. The emergence of substantial international...
Tax: how Amazon passed the Slough test and prospered

How Do You Play a 19th-Century Record?

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Curators and scientists worked together to recover the audio recorded on Alexander Graham Bell's earliest records, recorded at his Volta Laboratory in Washington, D.C. Carlene Stephens, a curator of the National Museum of American History, sought out scientists at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley, California, who had figured...
How Do You Play a 19th-Century Record?
Fujifilm X100S review: Making today's pictures with yesterday's design

LIVE DEBATE: Walmart Should Pay Its Employees More

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Walmart made $26 billion of operating profit last year. Walmart pays its average "associate," of which it has about 1.5 million in the U.S., just under $12 an hour. This equates to an annual salary that is below the poverty line. Like other healthy corporations, Walmart could afford to...
LIVE DEBATE: Walmart Should Pay Its Employees More

"STOCKS FOR THE LONG RUN": If The US Is Japan, The DOW Will Fall To 2400 By 2027

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Remember the famous book by Jeremy Siegel called "Stocks For The Long Run"? It was the bible of the 1990s. In the 1990s, every dip in the stock market was hailed as a "buying opportunity," because the prevailing wisdom was that stocks always do well over the long haul....
"STOCKS FOR THE LONG RUN": If The US Is Japan, The DOW Will Fall To 2400 By 2027

When you're good enough for a Pulitzer, but not the App Store

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Filed under: App Store Mark Fiore made history on Monday when he won the Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning. Though Pulitzers for political cartoons have been around since the 1920s, Fiore's award was historic because it's the first time the Pulitzer has been awarded to a political cartoonist whose cartoons...
When you're good enough for a Pulitzer, but not the App Store

Report: Amazon.com considering huge land purchase in downtown Seattle

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Amazon.com just last year moved into a new headquarters smack in the middle of the city. But even that new corporate campus doesn’t appear to be enough to satiate the company’s need for more office space. According to Bloomberg News, Amazon.com is considering the purchase of a portion of a...
Report: Amazon.com considering huge land purchase in downtown Seattle

Is Our Addiction To Tragedy On Social Media Inspiring Violence?

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If terrorism requires an audience, then the recent mainstream adoption of social media may be giving violent actors a bigger stage than ever before. There are many reasons people lash out at the world, but I don’t think it’s unreasonable to suggest that becoming the center of the attention could...
Is Our Addiction To Tragedy On Social Media Inspiring Violence?

Verizon: FCC is a haunted house and can't regulate the 'Net

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The war over the Federal Communications Commission's authority to regulate the 'Net got a little hotter on Wednesday, with Verizon Vice President Thomas Tauke telling a Washington, D.C. audience that the Communications Act reminds him of the Winchester Mystery House of San Jose, California. "It started out in the...
Verizon: FCC is a haunted house and can't regulate the 'Net

Gateshead honours an engineering giant whose genius has lessons for our times

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The UK's railways lost 70 years through sidelining the inventions of Sir Vincent Raven. They liked his steam engines too muchSir Vincent Raven sounds like a man to reckon with, and he was. Here's a big hand for Gateshead council, those visionaries in public art (the Angel, the Baltic, the...
Gateshead honours an engineering giant whose genius has lessons for our times

Yourvine teams up with Time Out London and ASOS in preparation for public launch

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Fans love their brands and brands love advocacy so Yourvine, which puts the two together to give fans rewards for challenges, could be onto a winner. The service is expected to launch out of beta early next year. Time Out London and ASOS.com are the latest brands to work with...
Yourvine teams up with Time Out London and ASOS in preparation for public launch

The Great Gatsby trailer shows Baz Luhrmann putting 3D to good use

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The director's amazing replica of 1920s Manhattan makes his eyebrow-raising decision to film F Scott Fitzgerald's novel in 3D seem inspiredWhen Baz Luhrmann announced that his next film would be shot in 3D, it made a lot of sense. After all, this was the man behind the whirling, kinetic Moulin...
The Great Gatsby trailer shows Baz Luhrmann putting 3D to good use

"Climate denial activists’ parallel to anti-relativity movement of 1920s " http://j.mp/dsKFby

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Amazon kindles the competitive fire: "We're the elephant in the room"

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“Here endeth the lesson.” —Jim Malone, “The Untouchables” There is a great moment in the movie “The Untouchables,” when street-smart cop Jim Malone (played by Sean Connery) explains to federal agent Elliot Ness (played by Kevin Costner) the laws of the urban jungle that was 1920s Chicago, culminating his sermon...
Amazon kindles the competitive fire: "We're the elephant in the room"

Teen Solves Quantum Entanglement Problem for Fun

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World’s Most Wired Teenager Ari Dyckovsky Ari Dyckovsky at his home in Leesburg, Virginia, 30 miles west of Washington, D.C. Ari Dyckovsky was 15 when some Bose-Einstein condensate hit him right between the eyes. It didn’t really hit him between the eyes. That’s just a metaphor. But metaphors are...
Teen Solves Quantum Entanglement Problem for Fun
Apple's iPad Mini event: 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display and new Mac Mini also expected

Rhythms for the Highway, Before the Age of the iPod

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Since the arrival of the earliest car radios in the 1920s, automakers have added sound systems in many different formats. Here are a few highlights from the audio past....
Rhythms for the Highway, Before the Age of the iPod

Lessons for 20th-Century Living: You Need to Know How to Place a Phone Call

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It may be hard to believe now, but in the 1920s people had to learn how to dial, much like we once learned how to text....
Lessons for 20th-Century Living: You Need to Know How to Place a Phone Call

The Memoto camera - narcissism or media for the masses? | Owen Hatherley

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New technologies such as a camera that documents your life may yet help to fulfil leftwing media theorists' dreamsDocumenting your entire existence might turn out to be useful for future historians, but it's a somewhat unnerving hobby. The processes started by Myspace, then Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, YouTube and YouPorn, ever...
The Memoto camera - narcissism or media for the masses? | Owen Hatherley

"Climate denial activists’ parallel to anti-relativity movement of 1920s " http://j.mp/dsKFby

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1920s folding camera + Canon 5D = awesome

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How did two very different cameras become one? With a bit of elbow grease and hot glue. [Read more]...
1920s folding camera + Canon 5D = awesome

Well, It May Be Time To Face The Fact That We Need Labor Unions...

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I've always instinctively hated labor unions. Why? Several reasons. They create an "us versus them" culture within companies, instead of putting everyone on the same team They restrict flexibility and hurt competitiveness They drive companies to move jobs out of the country, to places where there are no unions They...
Well, It May Be Time To Face The Fact That We Need Labor Unions...

I've Always Hated The Idea Of Labor Unions, But It May Be Time To Reconsider

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I've always hated the idea of labor unions. Why? Several reasons. They create an "us versus them" culture within companies, instead of putting everyone on the same team They create a culture of entitlement They restrict flexibility and hurt competitiveness They drive companies to move jobs out of the country,...
I've Always Hated The Idea Of Labor Unions, But It May Be Time To Reconsider

Ubiquitous nanotubes could reboot Edison-era nickel-iron battery technology

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Back in the 1920s, Thomas Edison's dream of an electric automobile was ultimately foiled by those meddling petroleum engines. But thanks to nanotube research from Stanford University, one legacy from that era may regain some glory: nickel-iron batteries. It turns out that carbon nanotubes doped with nickel and iron...
Ubiquitous nanotubes could reboot Edison-era nickel-iron battery technology
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CHART: Apple Walking In RCA's Footsteps

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Apple's share price was leading the stock market's rally earlier this year, and lately it has been leading the correction.  This fall from grace for the stock of Apple has a lot of analysts puzzled, because Apple the company still appears to be doing great.  It has huge sales...
CHART: Apple Walking In RCA's Footsteps
Oxford English Dictionary editor intentionally deleted thousands of words in the '70s and '80s

Moshi Monsters getting full iPad app 'in next few months'

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'The tablet device is going to be the dominant form of entertainment for kids over the next few years," says boss Michael Acton-SmithWith more than 60m registered users, Moshi Monsters is already one of the most popular children's virtual worlds. Now it's set to go fully mobile before the end...
Moshi Monsters getting full iPad app 'in next few months'
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