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Big, double-curved front glass of Xiaomi Mi Note 2 spotted online

We have been hearing a lot about Xiaomi’s device roadmap lately and can already say confidently that the Chinese OEM is planning a refresh to both its families with the budgetRedmi 4 and the high-end Mi Note 2, respectively. The former is expected to make its firs appearance on stage on July 25 and the Note 2 could do the ... Read More »

Not one bad number in July jobs report, says ex-White House chief economist

The jobs report on Friday didn’t just blow away expectations by adding 255,000 positions, but was strong throughout, the Republican former chief economist of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers said. “We have rarely gotten a report that didn’t have some hole, like you get jobs but there’s no wage growth, or the labor forces declines and the unemployment goes ... Read More »

The big jobs number is a win for luxury housing

A larger-than-expected employment gain in July could boost the recovery in prices for luxury U.S. homes. Stock market volatility caused a drop in luxury values in the first quarter of this year, but prices recovered slightly in the second quarter, rising 0.8 percent annually, according to Redfin, a real estate brokerage. Redfin defines a home as luxury if it is ... Read More »

Hands on with the Polar M600: The ultimate fitness-centric smartwatch is just a little too big

I’m not a gym rat, nor do I get pumped up to ride my bike for hours on end. It takes a lot to convince me to leave the house and sweat. Still, there’s something particularly convincing about the new Polar M600 Android Wear smartwatch that makes me think I could start a disciplined work out routine of my own. ... Read More »

Why 10 Gigabit Is No Longer Just for Big Enterprises

With data doubling every two years, SMBs can find affordable 10G switching solutions that will do the trick without breaking their IT budgets. The changing economics around 10 Gigabit Ethernet is about to change how many small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) think about the composition of their networking infrastructures. When 10G switching debuted more than a decade ago, the new ... Read More »

Why 10 Gigabit Is No Longer Just for Big Enterprises

With data doubling every two years, SMBs can find affordable 10G switching solutions that will do the trick without breaking their IT budgets. The changing economics around 10 Gigabit Ethernet is about to change how many small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) think about the composition of their networking infrastructures. When 10G switching debuted more than a decade ago, the new ... Read More »

As IPO market improves, will Spotify be the next big name to go public?

NYSE president Tom Farley (R) celebrates with Japan’s Line Corp. CFO In Joon Hwang (2nd L) and Chief Global Officer Jungho Shin (middle) and Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer Jun Masuda (2nd R) during the company’s IPO on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, July 14, 2016. AdvancePierre Food Holdings capped a good week for the IPO markets. ... Read More »

Big bank investors need to keep an eye on this metric, analyst says

With second-quarter earnings season on the horizon for major U.S. banks, investors should keep an eye on fixed income trading operations, Jeff Harte, a Sandler O’Neill analyst, said Monday. “The credit markets have been a lot more favorable and that is really what hurt first quarter. I mean, we are probably a little ahead of consensus for the quarter, but ... Read More »

Wall Street is looking for a big rebound from what’s been a bad year

After six turbulent months, there’s good news for Wall Street banks, and there’s bad news. The good news first: it’s likely getting better. Of course, that comes as big banks try to rebound from the bad news: It’s been the worst start to a year, on a number of metrics, since the global financial crisis. Bankers say that despite the ... Read More »

Quantum computing is now a big step closer thanks to a new breakthrough: the Fredkin gate

Quantum computing is now within closer reach thanks to a major breakthrough in which scientists have demonstrated that a key building block can be assembled. Quantum computers are based on atomic-scale quantum bits, or qubits, that can represent both 0 and 1 simultaneously, and they are expected to deliver huge performance gains over traditional computers. Realizing that potential, however, depends ... Read More »