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Saturday, February 28, 2015


Why MH370 Will Likely Remain Lost

38 minutes ago
Despite protestations to the contrary, what remains of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 will likely never be found. That’s the hard truth that the search crews and the families and friends of the victims have yet to fully embrace, but we’re getting there and fast. by Bruce Dorminey

The Malaysia Airlines Accidents

38 minutes ago
Two Malaysia Airlines jets have been involved in high profile accidents in 2014. A look at both accidents and the theories behind them. by Bruce Dorminey

Microsoft Adds New Features With Latest Updates To Its Band Wearable Device

40 minutes ago
I wrote about my initial thoughts on the Microsoft Band, right here. I’ve been using the Band daily since Christmas of last year and am a fan of the device. I had noticed a couple of quirks with the Band early on, like the heart rate monitor taking too long to lock in and Bluetooth syncs occasionally failing, but updates to the Microsoft Fitness app, the band’s firmware, and potentially Windows Phone 8.1 itself, seem to have taken care of those issues.  For the last few weeks, the Band has been behaving perfectly for me. by Marco Chiappetta

Chinese RMB Consolidates Second Most Used Currency Ranking For DC Trade Transactions

40 minutes ago
After the Chinese Renminbi (RMB), the official currency of the People’s Republic of China, broke into fifth spot this January amongst top payments currency globally according to the SWIFT RMB Tracker with a market share of 2.06% (behind the Japanese Yen), new figures out late this February from Brussels-headquartered Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) revealed RMB activity share for documentary credit (DC) transactions rose to 9.43% in January 2015 - consolidating its number two ranking. by Roger Aitken

2016 Porsche Cayenne GTS And Turbo S Test Drive And Review

47 minutes ago
Is there room in the Porsche Cayenne lineup for two more variants? If they're as distinctive as the 2016 Cayenne GTS and Turbo S, the answer seems to be "Oh, yes." by Jason Fogelson

2016 Porsche Cayenne GTS And Turbo S

47 minutes ago
Performance luxury SUVs continue to improve, and Porsche continues to evolve and develop the Cayenne lineup to compete. The latest entries in the Cayenne lineup show up to be counted. by Jason Fogelson

The Seven Trends That Define The Future of IVF

1 hour 5 minutes ago
Your humble columnist, a retired reproductive endocrinologist, suggests the following seven trends that will define in vitro fertilization (IVF) in the coming decade: by David Sable

Console OS Developers Release x86 Compatible Android Distro For PCs

2 hours 4 minutes ago
The idea of running Android alongside another operating system on the PC is not new. Asus, Lenovo and others have already released a few tablets and all-on-one systems that had the ability to switch back and forth between Android and Windows Environments, but the implementations to date have been somewhat clunky.  The enterprising Team iConsole developers at Mobile Media Ventures Inc., however, have taken things a step further and released a downloadable distribution of Android that can be installed on an x86 system by end-users, and dual-booted with Windows (and presumably, other OSes, eventually). That distro is called Console OS. ... by Marco Chiappetta

Brick And Mortar Stores Matter More Than Ever

2 hours 5 minutes ago
Reports of the retail's death have been greatly exaggerated. Online shopping is certainly on the rise, but the role of the store is is more important than ever. by Laura Heller

La Sapienza: A Cinematic Homage To Baroque Master Borromini

2 hours 7 minutes ago
A selection last fall at the Toronto International Film Festival and Lincoln Center's New York Film Festival, the Kino Lorber film release La Sapienza comes to New York’s Lincoln Plaza Cinema on March 20th, before opening in select cities.As Monteverdi's sacred Vespers choral music sets the mood to open La Sapienza, a panning camera shot settles on St. Peter's Basilica that dominates the Rome skyline. The lens moves on to other, as-yet-unidentifiable locations to linger on tight close-ups of elegantly proportioned Baroque windows, plaster ceilings, limestone columns, and centuries-old caryatids. From the silly National Lampoon’s Vacation to mannered films like A Room With a View and Lost in Translation, road trips and travel themes have ... by John Oseid

Loyalty Is A Good Bargaining Chip At The Dealership

2 hours 10 minutes ago
All of the car companies periodically pledge allegiance to customer loyalty, and now is one of those times. by Jim Henry

Playing 'Pass The Parcel' On Corporate Governance

2 hours 23 minutes ago
In the current UK business landscape, efforts to create the right ethos of corporate governance through the use of principles-based codes as well as regulation brings several traditional children's games to mind. One is that old favorite - musical chairs, as revolving doors lead from one sector to another. But there's also 'Pass the Parcel' - when the music stops, whoever is holding that parcel is 'out.' by Dina Medland

How To Job-Hunt After Getting Fired

2 hours 33 minutes ago
The big thing about getting fired is not the process of getting fired itself, but the job-hunt afterwards. The good news is that the working world is changing fast. One of the ways that the traditional Godzilla structure keeps working people in  line is that it tells them "If you get fired, good luck getting hired anywhere else!" by Liz Ryan

India Nabs Low-Tech Espionage Ring Targeting Energy Industry

3 hours 9 minutes ago
Law enforcement officials in India shut down a corporate espionage ring that had pilfered high-value information and data from government energy agencies. by William Pentland

Teacher Labor Supply

3 hours 31 minutes ago
I spent this morning arguing with my internet friend Freddie DeBoer about education reform, and I thought it would be useful to elevate some parts of our disagreement to a blog post. His argument is that education reformers want to make teaching a worse job, but then how are we going to get more teachers? He argues we already face teacher shortages, and also don't we care at all about teacher quality? Let me start by giving Freddie some credit where I can. He's right that the labor supply impacts of education reform aren't thought about enough by many education ... by Adam Ozimek

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