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Greeks are overworked and exhausted from the debt crisis

By Vasilios Theoharakis

The OECD think tank recently announced its Average Annual Hours Actually Worked per Worker survey. Contrary to popular belief, Greek workers are once again at the top of the list. With 2,046 hours a year, the average Greek...

What the government's plans for a hard Brexit mean for the UK's universities

By Simon Sweeney

Theresa Mays confirmation that Brexit means leaving the single market has been met with anxiety in many UK universities. The sector currently contributes 73 billion annually to the economy (2.8% of GDP), 757,000 jobs (2.7%...

Biosocial science: The murky history of the nature and nurture debate

By Daphne Martschenko

Self-righteousness, gratitude, sympathy, sincerity, and guilt what if these social behaviours are biologically influenced, encoded within our genes and shaped by the forces of evolution to promote the survival of the...

Ban on sleeping rough does nothing to fix the problems of homelessness

By James Petty

Melbourne Lord Mayor Robert Doyle has announced a plan to ban sleeping rough in the city. Doyle did so last week amid significant pressure from both Victoria Police and the tabloid media. When Victoria Police Chief...

Money for nothing: has the time come for universal basic income?

By Mark Smith

Money for nothing is not just a song from 1985 by Dire Straits but also, it seems, a new wave of policies supporting the government providing an income for citizens, regardless of their economic activity. Across the...

India has been a post-truth society for years (and maybe the West has too)

By Ranjit Goswami

Major social change does not happen within the space of a year. Yet, to a large number of observers around the world, the post-truth phenomenon seemed to emerge from nowhere in 2016. Two key events of 2016 shaped our...

Hong Kong's clouded future

By Mark Beeson

As the world struggles to come to terms with the potentially monumental geopolitical changes Donald Trumps election threatens to unleash, its easy to lose sight of the fate of the small fry. Few places epitomise whats at...

How do you know if you're obsessed with your health?

By Jill Newby

Most of us worry about our health at some point. You may notice a new symptom or change in your body and become convinced its a sign of a horrible illness; a loved one might become ill and you might worry it may also...

Paid family leave policies are expanding, but are new mothers actually taking time off?

By Jay L. Zagorsky

The recent presidential campaign reminded us that the U.S. is one of only a handful of countries that doesnt require companies to provide paid maternity leave. Maternity leave is important. One of the key reasons is...

China steps up as US steps back from global leadership

By RH Sprinkle Et Al

Chinese President Xi Jinpings appearance at last weeks World Economic Forum shows global leadership is shifting, not drifting, toward Beijing. The most vigorous defense of globalization and multilateral cooperation was...

Will Trump negotiate a better coal deal for taxpayers?

By Meredith Fowlie

Its here. The first week of the Trump administration. And it promises to be a busy one. On the energy front, Trump has an ambitious agenda for his first days in office. Some policy changes will take time to execute....

Food security looks very different depending on where you are sitting

By Rachel Norman

In 1974, the World Food Conference declared that: Every man, woman and child has the inalienable right to be free from hunger and malnutrition in order to develop their physical and mental faculties. The conference set as...

What rights do workers have to getting paid in the gig economy?

By Joellen Riley

The gig economy is offering Australians jobs, but it comes at a cost. These are often temporary positions, where workers are independent and have to take on more risks. In our series Working Well in the Gig Economy we...

How night club bouncers police the social order - from Berlin to Johannesburg

By Beth Vale

Across the world bouncers remain gatekeepers to the nightclub experience: controlling the queue at the door; curating the size and look of the crowd; and securing the institution from unwanted intruders. Indeed, door...

Trump v Mourinho: masters of media distraction

By Martin Smith

Is Jose Mourinho, the Donald Trump of football? Or is Trump the special one of world politics? Both are masters of diversion, both believe that dark forces the FA, the FBI, the media are plotting against them. They see...

Obama's legacy is bittersweet – and its chance of survival hangs in the balance

By Thomas Clarke

The grace. The elegance. The deftness of touch. The quick intelligence. The soaring rhetoric. The unlimited aspirations. The hope of a better life for all. Though Barack Obamas legacy is rather lesser than some might have...

The Trump era has begun. How can we make sense of it?

By Liam Kennedy

Donald Trump is now the 45th president of the United States. The country he will oversee is, to him, a dark and troubled place. In his first speech as its president, he described a tragedy of mothers and children...

Welcome back to La La Land – musicals, nostalgia and escaping reality

By Nigel Ward

The death of the film musical has regularly been announced. For almost as long as there have been film musicals. Its open expression of sentiment, simple plots and addiction to artifice have all conspired to ensure that it...

Timid industrial strategy means Britain could still end up with a soft Brexit

By Craig Berry

Theresa May has been busy. Following much criticism for not having a strong enough plan for Brexit, she then delivered two speeches in as many days that set out her priorities for the UK outside the European Union. The...

Five of the most violent moments of the Reformation

By Katy Gibbons

It has been 500 years since what is seen as the start of the Reformation, when the German monk Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of a church in Wittenberg, challenging practices in the late medieval Catholic...

video Why UPS drivers don't turn left and you probably shouldn't either

By Graham Kendall

It might seem strange, but UPS delivery vans dont always take the shortest route between stops. The company gives each driver a specific route to follow and that includes a policy that drivers should never turn through...

Seabubbles – a new hydrofoil taxi for city rivers

By Chris Ebbert

The people of Paris could be using the waterways instead of roads, as early as summer. A new design concept called the Seabubble is due to be piloted in the French capital. The people behind the idea foresee a fleet of...

Can Trump make real change as president?

By Sharece Thrower

Based on his erratic behavior during the campaign, many fear what Donald Trump will do in office. Some believe that his strong personality could lead to disastrous policies that could negatively affect health care, nuclear...

Why each side of the partisan divide thinks the other is living in an alternate reality

By Annie Neimand Et Al

To some liberals, Donald Trumps inauguration portends doom for the republic; to many conservatives, its a crowning moment for the nation that will usher in an era of growth and optimism. Its as if each side is living in...

Scientists have a word for studying the post-truth world: agnotology

By Marcos Barros Et Al

As we watch Donald Trump take on the most powerful position in the world, many of us are left asking how a man who has consistently lied to his public could get so far. Some pundits are calling this the dawn of a new...

video Trump's inauguration ushers in 2017, the year of the strongman

By Oliver Stuenkel

Donald Trumps inauguration on January 20 exemplifies a phenomenon that is likely to shape global politics for years to come: the rise of the strongman. The term is broadly used to describe law-and-order candidates with...

Trump vs Africa: how the continent can counter destructive policies

By John J Stremlau

Every four years the CIAs National Intelligence Council (NIC) provides the incoming president and his administration with an assessment of the most powerful global forces likely to affect foreign and domestic affairs....

To what extent are you truly free?

By Peter Lucas

In the early 21st century, Western-style freedoms are often presented as an ideal template for the rest of the world. Yet supposedly free democracies are also marked by substantial and growing disparities of wealth, power...

Society actually does want policies that benefit future generations

By Piran White Et Al

Rich societies like the UK are changing the planet for the worse. Human life is taking a heavy toll on the Earth, its climate and its various ecosystems. This generation is consuming the planet, but it is future...

The UK plans to leave the European Court of Justice – here's what it means for you

By Alfonso Valero

In her speech at Lancaster House on January 17, Theresa May, attempted to unravel her infamous maxim Brexit means Brexit. While there are still many unanswered questions about the UKs negotiating strategy, one aim is...

Global cooperation is at risk just when our economies need it most

By Michael Kitson

The world economy is fragmenting. We have seen the election of a crude mercantilist president in the US, the Brexit vote in the UK, protracted pain in the euro zone and the slowdown of growth in China. The immediate...

Behind the bravado: why Theresa May has to play hardball on hard Brexit

By Simon Toubeau

Even prior to the formal start of what is likely to be a long tournament, the players are taking their seats at the poker table. Theyre puffing their chests, turning stone-faced, sternly glaring at each other in the eye....

Famine doesn't just 'happen' – and those who cause it must be held to account

By Justa Hopma

The relationship between food insecurity and conflict is almost so logical that it appears to state the obvious: conditions of food insecurity contribute to the outbreak of social, political and military conflict, which in...

Six cosmic catastrophes that could wipe out life on Earth

By Daniel Brown

If you ask yourself what the biggest threat to human existence is youd probably think of nuclear war, global warming or a large-scale pandemic disease. But assuming we can overcome such challenges, are we really...

Cascading earthquakes: why central Italy is being shaken by so much seismic activity

By Isabelle Manighetti

Another series of strong earthquakes has struck central Italy, with schools and the metro evacuated in Rome. At least four earthquakes with a magnitude greater than 5 have followed in a few hours, with their epicentres...

Australia's privacy laws gutted in court ruling on what is 'personal information'

By Jake Goldenfein

In possibly Australias most important privacy case to date, the Federal Court today severely gutted Australias information privacy laws by narrowing the definition of personal information. Australias data privacy laws...

Why the 'free market' for drugs doesn't work and what we can do about it

By Sheila Tschinkel Et Al

The United States faces a major problem with prescription drug prices. Even as the prices of most goods and services have barely budged in recent years, the cost of drugs has surged. During the presidential campaign,...

Are third-party candidates spoilers? What voting data reveal

By Judd Thornton Et Al

Green Party candidate Jill Stein does not see herself as a spoiler in the 2016 presidential race. Her voters, Stein claims, would not have come to the polls had she not been in the race. But what if Stein were wrong...

Many household products contain antimicrobial chemicals banned from soaps by the FDA

By Erica Hartmann

This year marks 20 years since Hasbro was fined for false advertising, claiming their Playskool toys laden with the antimicrobial chemical triclosan would keep kids healthier. It is also the year when soap manufacturers...

Why time seems to fly – or trickle – by

By Michael Flaherty

No one is born with an innate understanding of time, and babies must learn to synchronize and coordinate their behavior with the rest of the world. Until then, they demand attention at all hours of the day and night,...

Why don't we know how many people die in our hospitals?

By Peter Sivey Et Al

About this time last year, Australias National Health Performance Authority (NHPA) decided not to release data on death rates across Australias hospitals. This is the type of scandal we should be concerned about, rather...

Is 2017 the year to ditch the term 'innovation'?

By Jesse Adams Stein

With the appointment of Arthur Sinodinos as minister for industry, innovation and science in the cabinet reshuffle, Australia can look forward to more government promotion of innovation and entrepreneurialism. Yesterday...

Physical health ignored in people with mental illness

By Scott Teasdale Et Al

Australians with serious mental illness are living on average for 10-32 years less than the rest of the population, mainly due to preventable and treatable diseases like diabetes. No wonder, these early, preventable deaths...

Printing more money isn't the answer to all economic ills

By Richard Holden

Economists did not predict the financial crisis of 2007, nor did we predict that advent of secular stagnation that has followed. Those events have shaken the economic and political world. Our theories need work. Maybe a...

How can we predict the hottest year on record when weather forecasts are so uncertain?

By Michael A. Rawlins

NASA and NOAA jointly reported that 2016 was the warmest year on record. Thats no surprise, as the first six months of the year were all exceptionally warm. Yet the news is significant for what it says about global...

Only 25 Hainan gibbons remain – what next for the worlds rarest primate?

By Helen Chatterjee

Most of the worlds primate species are threatened with extinction, according to a disturbing new study. But the threat is more urgent and critical for some species than others. Of all 504 primate species, the rarest and...

How driverless transport could bring an end to commuter rail strike misery

By Chris Ebbert

Its not easy being a rail passenger. In recent months, London and south-east England have regularly ground to a halt in a series of rail and Tube strikes, disrupting the lives of millions. One newspaper headline even...

Theresa Mays Brexit: how Europe reacted

By Patricia Hogwood

Could British premier Theresa Mays Brexit statement have been any more bullish? Her abrasive tone and thinly veiled threats might almost have been designed to enrage a European elite already irritated over the UKs...

Trump NATO strategy awaited with increasingly frayed nerves in eastern Europe

By Ian Shields

While America celebrates the inauguration of its 45th president, there is widespread concern about his potential approach towards NATO, his relations with Russia and whether Russian president Vladimir Putin will try to...

Japan and South Korea's latest row could have deeper consequences

By Ra Mason

Japan and South Korea have reopened an old spat over wartime sexual slavery, or so-called Comfort Women. The latest flare-up began when a bronze statue of a girl representing former comfort women was installed in front of...

India’s external debt position may be improving - World Bank report

15:47 PM| Commentary Economy

Report released by World Bank recently showed that Indias external debt position may be improving. The report, shows that India fares much better than most of its Brics counterparts. Within the group of the Brics nations,...

Eurozone economic growth resilient at the start of 2017 - PMI

15:04 PM| Commentary

IHS Markits Euro Zone Flash Composite Purchasing Managers Index showed that euro area economic growth remained resilient at the start of 2017. Composite Purchasing Managers Index, which is a good overall growth indicator...

Global Geopolitics Series

US under Trump Series

Trump signs executive action to withdraw negotiations on Trans-Pacific Partnership deal

14:52 PM| Commentary Economy

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday signed an executive action to withdraw negotiations on Trans-Pacific Partnership deal. It was a signal to Democrats and leaders around the world that Trumps rhetoric on trade during...

China's overall copper imports rise in December, trend to continue in 2017

14:37 PM| Commentary

Chinas copper trade data for the month of December showed that overall copper imports rose in December, posting a solid close to a strong year for Chinas copper market. Details of the report were as follows: Refined...

FxWirePro: Hedge in oil driven currency under Trump’s administration

12:58 PM| Economy Research & Analysis Insights & Views

The global macro backdrop for FX would likely stay unstable for at least the next several months, through the first hundred days of the incoming Trump administration. The markets latched onto a Trump policy narrative...

U.S. Treasuries remain volatile following market uncertainty ahead of President Trump’s speech

12:46 PM| Commentary

The U.S. 10-year Treasuries remained volatile Tuesday as markets behave in an uncertain way ahead of President Donald Trumps speech scheduled for later in the day. Also, investors remain keen to focus on the upcoming...

India’s Union Budget likely to be balanced, fiscal discipline will remain a priority

11:45 AM| Economy Commentary

In a weeks time, India will present the FY17/18 budget against a challenging backdrop. Apart from a busy state election calendar, there is considerable uncertainty over the impact of demonetization on growth....

PBoC hikes medium term lending facility rate by 10bps

10:51 AM| Commentary Central Banks

The Chinese central bank, Peoples Bank of China has hiked the interest rate for six month medium term lending facility and one year medium term lending facility by 10 basis points. This is the first time the central bank...

Ifo German business climate index likely to have dropped marginally in January

09:06 AM| Commentary

Ifo German business climate index is expected to have stabilized in January. According to a Societe Generale research report, the index is likely to have slightly dropped to 110.5 in January from 111 in December. Other...

Moody's: Pressure on Tunisian banks to remain amid significant asset risk and challenging operating conditions

08:17 AM| Research & Analysis

Moodys Investors Service says that subdued economic growth, evolving regulation and significant asset risk pressure will maintain pressure on Tunisian banks performance. Moodys report, entitled Banks - Tunisia: Subdued...

Eurozone politics to play a significant role for markets in 2017

07:53 AM| Commentary Economy

The Eurozone politics is expected remain a significant part for the markets to consider in 2017. National elections will be held in Netherlands and the France in the first half of 2017 and in Germany during September this...

Bank of Israel keeps interest rate unchanged, citing strengthening shekel

06:05 AM| Central Banks Economy Commentary

The Bank of Israel (BoI) in its first monetary policy meeting of 2017 on Monday maintained interest rates at record low of 0.10 percent, as widely expected following strengthening shekel and rising home prices. The...

South Korean economic growth likely decelerated in Q4 on weakness in construction and consumption

06:40 AM| Commentary

The South Korean economic growth is expected to have decelerated in the fourth quarter because of construction and consumption. According to a Societe Generale research report, South Koreas GDP growth is expected to have...

Japan’s January manufacturing activity expands at sharpest pace in almost three years

04:48 AM| Commentary

Japans manufacturing conditions have rebounded at the sharpest pace seen in almost three years. The Flash Japan Manufacturing PMI rose to 52.8 in January from 52.4 in December. This was the highest since March 2014. The...

Mexican government announces measures to lure capital inflows

16:33 PM| Commentary Economy

Mexicos foreign trade (renegotiation of NAFTA) and immigration are likely to be impacted. Owing to the high budget deficit, fiscal policy has little leeway for economic stimuli. The initial symptoms are visible in the...

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Scientists Create Heat-Detecting Artificial Skin Al A Terminator

08:26 AM| Technology

With the advancements in artificial intelligence and robotics in recent years, it was only a matter of time before scientists figured out how to give machines the ability to feel. Now, a group from Switzerland have created...

China Chokes VPN Use, Government Permission Now Needed

08:23 AM| Technology Law

For many internet users in China, the use of virtual private network (VPN) services is the only way to operate online without having to worry about the government breathing down their necks. Now, the Chinese government is...

Blockchain Revolution Series

Blockchain technology decentralizes ownership and bolsters security: Mozilla Foundation

06:06 AM| Fintech Digital Currency

The Mozilla Foundation has released a new report that aims to help people understand whats at risk and what they can do in the sphere of internet and emerging technologies. Titled The Internet Health Report, Mozilla...

Snapchat Clamping Down On Clickbait And Fake News

08:23 AM| Technology

Although it didnt receive the same amount of criticism as Facebook and other social media companies with regards to fake news, Snapchat is still implementing new rules when it comes to the content that shows up on its...

Samsung S8 Release Date: No Show At MWC 2017? Why It’s a Good Thing

01:42 AM| Technology

Several reports have confirmed that the highly-anticipated release of the Samsung S8 has been delayed. Earlier, the South Korean electronics giant revealed that it would be initially releasing 10 million units on the...

Tesla Beats Faraday By A Millisecond, Competition For Fastest EV Continue

01:46 AM| Technology

During the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show, luxury electric car company Faraday Future declared that they had the fastest electric car in the world with the FF91. Recently, Tesla Motors responded by unleashing the full...

Blockchain Revolution Series

Stock Exchange of Hong Kong explores blockchain potential for system upgrade

06:15 AM| Fintech

The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (SEHK) recently stated that it started looking at emerging technologies including blockchain for its next-generation clearing and settlement system last year. SEHK chief executive Charles...

Apple And Qualcomm Duke It Out, $1B At Stake

06:15 AM| Technology Law

Global mobile processor chip maker Qualcomm recently got hit with a lawsuit by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission for supposedly strong-arming Apple into an unfair deal. Now, Apple is joining in with its own lawsuit and...

Tomorrow's 'new collar' jobs will be quite old-fashioned, our response should be too

By Samuel Wills - 06:41 AM| Insights & Views Technology

Artificial Intelligence (AI), inequality and globalisation were central themes of the World Economic Forum in Davos last week. Fearing that AI will destroy jobs, IBM CEO Ginni Rometty called for a future where jobs are not...

Blockchain Revolution Series

Smart contracts – smart or dumb?

By Pat McConnell - 06:36 AM| Technology Fintech

Consider, for a moment, these two statements from the Ultimate Guide to Understanding Blockchain Smart Contracts on a well known Blockchain website: 1) Traditional Contracts Traditional physical contracts, such as...

Briferendum Aftermath Series

What is at stake in the Supreme Court's Brexit ruling

By Alison Young - 15:34 PM| Law

The UKs Supreme Court will rule on January 24 on whether the government or parliament has the right to trigger Article 50 and take the UK out of the European Union. For the first time in the courts history, all of its...

Bank of Korea sees non-financial companies playing bigger role in fintech revolution: Report

09:16 AM| Fintech

In a new report, the Bank of Korea has said that non-financial companies will play a bigger role in the countrys financial sector with the continued growth of digital banking technology, Korea Joongang Daily...

Electric Car Series

Tesla Free And Clear, No Defects Found In Autopilot

09:58 AM| Technology

For months, Tesla Motors has been under a magnifying glass after traffic incidents occurred involving their vehicles equipped with Autopilot. The car company just had a major thorn pulled from its side with the National...

Big Pharma Starts Using Cannabis For Making Drugs In Earnest

10:01 AM| Health Law

For decades, cannabis or marijuana as it is more commonly known has been treated as an illegal substance that could land offenders in prison for a long time. After the movement to make marijuana legal gained steam, several...

We've created a new vibration-proof metamaterial that could save premature babies' lives

By Andy Alderson Et Al - 15:12 PM| Science

There are 16,000 transfers of premature babies to medical facilities each year in the UK alone. The babies are often transported over large distances from rural to city locations over significant periods of time, in some...

Econotimes Series


FxWirePro: NZD/SEK levered option trades cushioned by valuations terms and macros

In 2017 the FX outlook, we describe our stance on SEK as grudgingly constructive; constructive because the currency was undershooting short-and medium-term fair-value by an egregious amount; grudging because we were wary...

Eurozone PMIs show tentative signs of rise in core inflationary pressures, ECB to keep close watch

Eurozone Composite PMI for January fell slightly from the previous monthbut remained comfortably above the 50 mark signalling stronger GDP growth for the single currency area. IHS Markits Euro Zone Flash Composite...

Reserve Bank of India likely to lower repo rate in February

Indias inflation continued to remain subdued during the month of November, exerting deeper pressure on the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to undertake to ease policy in the next 2-day bi-monthly monetary policy scheduled to...

Australia annual 4Q16 CPI likely to rise 1.7 pct, remaining below RBA’s target since 3Q14

The Australian Bureau of Statistics is expected to release its consumer inflation (CPI) data for the last quarter of 2016 on Wednesday, January 25. The CPI is expected to have risen 0.7 percent in the 4Q16 for an annual...

Singapore posts negative CPI growth in 2016, higher energy prices to support this year

Singaporean consumer inflation for 2016 registered a negative growth for two consecutive years, coming at -0.5 percent after posting same negative growth of -0.5 percent in 2015. However, the days of negative inflation...


5 Best Inauguration Day 2017 Quotes From Past Presidents

An incoming US Presidents inaugural address is regarded as a leaders promise to the people, and often used for checks and balances once the presidents new administration policies role out. That is why on Friday, January...

Donald Trump Presidential Inauguration Speech 2017 Live Stream Recap: Protests, An Awkward Moment With The Obamas, And Future Plans

Oh, what a day. The official Inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States of America was filled with a lot of drama. Prior to the inauguration ceremony, Trump and his wife Melania met with the...

Inauguration Day 2017 Facts: What To Expect The Weekend Donald Trump Swears In As Next US President

Whether you like it or not, Donald Trump will be officially sworn in as the 45th President of the United States of America on Friday, January 20th. However, official inaugural ceremonies will begin the day before. Here...

How the City of London is preparing for a hard Brexit

Theresa May has made clear that the UK governments Brexit strategy is to leave the single market and customs union. It ends months of speculation over whether or not it will be a hard or soft Brexit. The one audience...

Five ways the media hurts female politicians -- and how journalists everywhere can do better

What do we see when we look closely at media coverage of female politicians and political candidates? Headlines from Hillary Clintons presidential campaign are indicative of the sexism and stereotypes that dominating...


Humanity Is Becoming Dumber Because Smart People Have Fewer Children, Study Says

Education is the way for humans to train their brains and make it sharper. This is important because the brain is what allowed humanity to dominate the planet in the first place, which should emphasize the importance of...

When it comes to big finds, scientists need more than just luck and chance

The history of science abounds with stories about discoveries made by chance. One of the most famous cases, involves French physicist Antoine Henri Becquerel, who accidentally discovered radioactivity by leaving a piece of...

Using electricity, not molecules, to switch cells on and off

Microelectronics has transformed our lives. Cellphones, earbuds, pacemakers, defibrillators all these and more rely on microelectronics very small electronic designs and components. Microelectronics has changed the way we...

Science must grow young advocates if it wants to connect with the real world

Science needs more academic hybrids: scientists who buck the stereotype of working in silos. This way of thinking must be broken if the narrative around the reality of sciences role in improving society for future...

Why we should send Bill Gates to Mars

Bill Gates, along with a few of his billionaire friends, has launched a US$1 billion fund to support research into energy technologies that will help us address climate change. The idea behind Breakthrough Energy...


Fight Fire With Jetpacks, Firefighters Get Equipped For The Future

Being a firefighter is one of the noblest professions in the world, but it can get dangerous, especially when encountering cumbersome obstacles. Now, firefighters have a new tool at their disposal to help them combat the...

New Blood-Resistant Medical Technology Could Save Thousands

For years, medical experts have had to struggle against the propensity of human blood to cause havoc in the operations of implants. Now, scientists have created a method that might finally solve this problem by providing...

Finn Partners' Technology Practice launches new initiative to drive adoption of innovative technologies

Finn Partners Technology Practicehas announced the launch of a new initiative that aims to help cutting edge technology companies to connect with customers and drive education, acceptance and adoption of these innovative...

Samsung Confident About 2016 Q4 Earnings Despite Note 7 Fire Safety Issue

South Korean electronics giant Samsung expressed its confidence about its fourth quarter operating profits following its announcement regarding the reason for the troubled Galaxy Note 7. In a statement, Samsung told the...

VR Could Help Cure Apathy Caused By Technology, Making Better People

With the ceaseless march of technological advancements, empathy and humanity have also taken a hit. Some of the factors contributing to people becoming less able to relate to one another are the veil of anonymity online...
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