The U.K. Is Turning the Page on 2019

U.K. GDP Did Not Budge in the Fourth Quarter of 2019 by Alex Hickey U.K. GDP growth stood still in Q4 2019, the region’s last full quarter in the EU. In addition to Brexit uncertainty, slower trade and a wilting eurozone dragged down growth. But as much as we mercilessly teased the U.K. in 2019, […]

Samsung Flips Off Apple

Unpacking Samsung’s Unpacked Event in San Francisco by Alex Hickey After years of watching fashion retailers deny women’s requests for bigger pockets, Samsung finally did something about it. At yesterday’s Galaxy Unpacked event in San Francisco, the smartphone manufacturer unveiled the Galaxy Z Flip, a smartphone that folds into a pocket-size square. It also showed […]

The 10 best places to move to right now.

The 10 best cities in the U.S. to move to right now Cities that capture that essential but elusive trait: livability Choosing where to live is one of the most personal, stressful, and meaningful choices you can make. That’s why Curbed cast a wide net to put together our first-ever list of where you should […]

The Gory Origins of Valentine’s Day

The holiday began as a feast to celebrate the decapitation of a third-century Christian martyr, or perhaps two. So how did it become all about love? By Lisa Bitel n Feb. 14, sweethearts of all ages will exchange cards, flowers, candy, and more lavish gifts in the name of St. Valentine. But as a historian […]

Friendly Gray Whale Plays With Dana Point Whale Watchers

It’s the thing you dream of when embarking on a whale watching tour: coming face to face with one of the largest leviathans on earth! By Ashley Ludwig DANA POINT, CA—Gray whale sightings have surged in recent months, but no encounter has been so exciting as one experienced by whale watchers this week, according to […]

What Is Windows 10X, and How Is It Different?

by Chris Hoffman Windows 10X is a new edition of Windows 10 designed for dual-screen devices like Microsoft’s upcoming Surface Neo, but it’s more than that. It’s a new Windows operating system that will likely come to all devices one day. Windows 10X Runs Windows Software At its Surface event in 2019, Microsoft said Windows […]

Flipping a coin can actually help.

Q. What statistics will make me feel like my whole life was a lie? Sean Kernan, Son of Quora The good ol’coin toss. The next time you and another party are flipping a coin, to decide who has to do some unfavorable action, remember this: The odds aren’t 50:50. Researchers at Stanford used a mechanical […]

The Mammoth Pirates

In Russia’s Arctic north, a new kind of gold rush is under way. By Amos Chapple With the sale of elephant tusks under close scrutiny, “ethical ivory” from the extinct woolly mammoth is now feeding an insatiable market in China. This rush on mammoth ivory is luring a fresh breed of miner – the tusker […]

China Behind Equifax Hack

U.S. charges four Chinese military hackers in 2017 Equifax breach WASHINGTON, Feb 10 (Reuters) – The United States has charged four Chinese military hackers in the 2017 breach of the Equifax credit reporting agency that affected nearly 150 million American citizens, Attorney General William Barr said Monday. “This was one of the largest data breaches […]