Tokyo Is No Longer the Most Expensive City in the World

Legendarily unaffordable Tokyo is no longer the priciest metropolis in the world—it has been supplanted by another, far more inaccessible city. Want to take a guess who it is? It's not New York. It's not San Francisco. The world's most expensive city is… Read more...    

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Tokyo Is No Longer the Most Expensive City in the World

Legendarily unaffordable Tokyo is no longer the priciest metropolis in the world—it has been supplanted by another, far more inaccessible city. Want to take a guess who it is? It's not New York. It's not San Francisco. The world's most expensive city is… Read more...    

Silicon Valley 2.0 And The Need For A Silicon Valley Development Authority

Could a Silicon Valley Development Authority solidify Silicon Valley’s place among international financial and commercial centers and add $25 billion to its economy each year? Read More

Uber’s Southeast Asia Rival GrabTaxi Launches Carpooling, Its First Peer-To-Peer Service

The league of taxi apps rivaling Uber is alive and well after GrabTaxi, the SoftBank-backed company that rivals the U.S. firm in Southeast Asia, became the latest Uber competitor to introduce a carpooling service for commuters. Read More

Fintech’s Five Dark-Horse Cities

With global investment in fintech having tripled in the last five years, the financial sector is without a doubt in the midst of a revolution. The leading cities in the global fintech race are relatively unsurprising: Silicon Valley, New York,

Mexico City's New Mega-Airport Will Collect Its Own Energy and Water

Cities all over the world have been scrambling to build mega-airports in an effort to lure tourism dollars and modernize their image. The latest to step into the fray: Mexico City, with a gigantic new airport proposal announced today that it's calling the "most sustainable" in the world.Read more...

Singapore’s Infocomm Investments Brings Fund To Europe, Invests In Startupbootcamp FinTech

Aiming to build a bridge between East and West — specifically, Singapore and London — the Singaporean state-funded VC Infocomm Investments is extending its $200 million fund to European tech startups, including investing in the London-based fintech accelerator run by Startupbootcamp.

Every City Should Give Seniors a Card That Extends the Crosswalk Time

We've all seen what happens when someone can't cross the street in the allotted signal time—the pedestrian gets frustrated and drivers get mad. A program in Singapore lets seniors swipe a card at an intersection so the signal will give them extra time to cross.

GrabTaxi Raises Series A, Prepares To Expand In Southeast Asia

GrabTaxi, which claims to be the largest taxi app in Southeast Asia, has raised its Series A round from Vertex Ventures, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Temasek, an investment company owned by Singapore's government.

GSF India Is Now Hunting Internet Of Things Startups For Its Accelerator Program

GSF India, the Bangalore-headquartered accelerator program and angel investment firm, is broadening its scope to cover young startups in India’s internet of things space. The organization has partnered global tech giant Cisco for batch four of its incubator program — and, importantly,

Why Does Smoke Cover So Much of South-East Asia?

A haze has periodically wafted over South-east Asia for 20 years. But despite rising public health concern, the problem remains as opaque as the smoke itself, Mike Ives reports. Read more...

Alien's Ripley Is My Favorite Action Hero Ever

Not heroine. Hero, period. While it’s rad that Ellen Ripley happens to be a woman, that doesn’t at all impact her level of badassery—though it does inform her character in ways that make her much more interesting than virtually any other cinematic hero. She’s complicated, she feels real,

Time to Flex Those Savings Muscles: Bowflex's Popular Dumbbells Are Back Under $200

The price of these popular Bowflex adjustable dumbbells has been yo-yoing for weeks, but generally speaking, any time they’ve dipped below $200, they’ve sold out fairly quickly. So if you missed out on the last few opportunities, Amazon’s spotting you another chance today.Read more...

Instagram Won't Stop Showing Me the Mother's Day Photos I Don't Want to See

After four and a half years of not speaking to my mom I’ve learned to stay away from social media on Mother’s Day.Read more...

'World’s Hottest Pepper' Will Have You Breathing Fire, But It Won’t Kill You

Not all hot peppers are created equal, and few are as unequal as the Dragon’s Breath chili—a new breed that may soon find itself atop the “world’s hottest” throne. Forged by Wales horticulturalist Mike Smith, the red-orange,

Inside The Russian Bomber That’s Been Flying America’s Coastline

The Russian Tu-95/-142 Bear has been showing up in a lot of places it maybe shouldn’t be over the past month, as the Russian Air Force and Navy continues to probe the air defenses of several nations.

Federal Agents Are Now Using ‘Stingrays’ to Track and Capture Undocumented Immigrants

Controversial cellphone tracking technology is being deployed as a tool in President Donald Trump’s expanding effort to arrest and deport illegal US residents.Read more...

The Venom Movie Has Chosen Its Star/Symbiote Host: Tom Hardy

Variety is reporting that Tom Hardy, who played Bane in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, will next play another iconic comic book villain, Venom. The frequent Spider-Man villain is getting his own film next year, which will be directed by Ruben Fleischer, who made Zombieland.Read more...

Here's a First Look at Microsoft's Siri-Like Assistant In Action

We've been hearing for sometime about Microsoft's forthcoming Cortana assistant for Windows Phone. Here's a video that appears to be the new Siri-clone in action. And she looks pretty damn good.Read more...    

41 Beautiful Black & White Photos

Who needs color when good old black and photography is so simply beautiful? Here are the results from this week's Shooting Challenge .Read more...    

Unlocking the Mystery of the $10 Million California Time Capsule

An anonymous Northern California couple out walking their dog recently discovered six rusty canisters buried on their property. The canisters were filled with 19th century gold coins, worth about $10 million today. Who's responsible for that much buried treasure? You might just be looking at him.

中国银联欲加速NFC手机支付

日前,中国银联发布消息,截至2014年一季度末,全国“闪付”终端近300万台可支持金融IC卡和NFC手机支付受理,全国金融IC卡发卡量也超预期推进,移动支付行业飞速发展。

中华网与太傻留学全面启动深度战略合作

北京2014年5月14日电 /美通社/ -- 5月14日,国家门户中华网(http://www.china.com )与中国顶级留学教育咨询机构太傻留学(http://www.taisha.

Santa Barbara Killer's Chilling Plot: A Timeline

Elliot Rodger, the 22-year-old who police have identified as killing six people before taking his own life, meticulously planned the rampage that took place near the University of California, Santa Barbara, Friday night.The plans date as far back as 2011, when Rodger moved to Isla Vista,

長達 2 億公里!NASA 將為火星機遇號重新進行格式化

不經不覺火星探測漫遊車機遇號已經在火星上「工作」了十年有多,由於日久失修的關係,最近運作經常發生問題。有見及此,NASA 決定為機遇號進行超長距離的 Flash 記憶體格式化工程。以下有更多資料:The post 長達 2 億公里!

Popcorn Time Finally Comes To iOS

Popcorn Time, the so-called Netflix for pirates, is now on iOS. It’s never been easier to watch pirated movies and TV shows on the iPhone or iPad. Is it illegal? Not really. Shady and not exactly ethical? Sure. Not surprisingly,

地球磁场或将在百年内发生逆转

目前,美国科学家最新研究表明,未来 100 年之内,地球磁场将出现方向反转,这意味着所有指南针将指南而不是指北,之前认为这一微妙变化需要数千年才能现实,然而该项研究显示磁场反转未来不久将会发生。  在 ... ...

滴滴快的在一起,为的是渡劫波画新饼

关于滴滴快的的合并有很多猜测,要理解合并的原因,不能局限于两家当前的格局,还要在“诗外”下工夫,寻找到底是什么因素使双方股东“一笑泯恩仇”,以至跳出竞争,找到共识。

Amazon Home Services来了,“亚马逊家庭服务”也可加入购物篮!

今天,亚马逊官网闪现了Amazon Home Service平台页面,不久后便关闭。据外媒消息,该平台将在下周一上线。据悉,Amazon Home Service是由亚马逊的本地生活服务平台Amazon Local Services升级而来。

香格里拉推出“自然天成”可持续美食计划

麾下酒店厨房每天都是“4.22地球日” 北京2015年4月8日电 /美通社/ -- 为庆贺全新可持续美食计划“自然天成”项目的实施,香格里拉酒店集团于今年4月在全球范围开展为期一个月的普及推广活动。

Turkey deports 9 Britons trying to cross into Syria

Turkish authorities have begun deporting back to Britain nine British citizens who were arrested trying to cross into Syria, a Turkish official said Tuesday.See also: 'You rarely hear any laughter': Life inside a Syria suburbOne of the group was expelled late Monday.

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