Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications. Today’s can’t miss deals: Digits calculator app for humans is FREE for iPhone and iPad (reg. Show More Summary
How far does electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc have to go to reach its goal of matching Apple Inc’s current market value? It would take 26 years, based on rough calculations by Reuters, unless it starts selling a lot more cars. Tesla CEO Elon Musk surprised analysts on the company’s...
Most "risk calculators" used by clinicians to gauge a patient's chances of suffering a heart attack and guide treatment decisions appear to significantly overestimate the likelihood of a heart attack, according to results of a study by investigators at Johns Hopkins and other institutions.
In what was likely a complex, calculated move by Netflix to ferret out the rats among us, the entire third season of House Of Cards was briefly released on the service today, only to be taken down as soon as viewers squealed and were subsequently dealt with. Show More Summary
" Here we were doing what was a 'strafing run' down the highway and talking to Snake Eye and looking for the craters at the south end of the corridor." Why we made this last leg of the journey by car.
Does the S&P 500 Implied Volatility Index (VIX) exhibit exploitable seasonality? To check, we calculate average monthly change in VIX and and average iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN (VXX) monthly return by calendar month. Using monthly closes of VIX since January 1990 and monthly reverse split-adjusted closes for VXX since January 2009, both More
At the end of each calendar year I review our financials, update my Excel spreadsheet, and calculate just how much Girl Ninja and I were able to increase our net worth (NW) by. We started 2014 with a NW of $234,000, and ended with a NW of $288,000. In other words, we improved our financial position by […]
There are ideas and calls in the US arena for stronger, firmer, and more decisive measures to implement the policy declared by US President Barack Obama to eliminate ISIS, as part of a comprehensive and calculated strategy away from arbitrariness and hesitation. Show More Summary
“Once you know where he lives you could sneak into his house every couple weeks. Rearrange a bunch of things. Something that says you’re out there and you’re unpredictable.” In a recent video by The Onion, defensive driving instructor Danny Preston gives tips for channeling road rage into cold, calculating road revenge. The video teaches Preston’s RELAX […]
You've probably noticed a surge in ratings for Saved By The Bell: The College Years. This is because I am a Nielsen household. Yes, it's true. You've heard of the Nielsen ratings, which calculate how many people are watching each TV show (also known as "VH1's arch enemy"). Show More Summary
Employee retention refers to a company’s ability to keep employees from voluntarily leaving the company. Companies usually calculate retention as a percentage (number of voluntary terminations divided by the total number of employees). For example, you have 1,000 employees, and 100 leave within the year, you have a 90% retention rate. This is the opposite […]
The Dallas Mavericks took a calculated gamble trading a package headlined by Brandan Wright for Rajon Rondo. The hope was that they'd be able replace the backup center's production internally, something that has proven to be a challenge. Wright had everything the Mavs needed in a backup big. Show More Summary
Planetary scientists have calculated that there are hundreds of billions of Earth-like planets in our galaxy which might support life, by applying a 200 year old idea to the thousands of exo-planets discovered by the Kepler space telescope.
If you train by heart rate (or use a gadget that does), your workout depends on one critical number that, for most of us, is probably inaccurate: Your maximum heart rate. Read more...
A novel approach to calculating the value of clean water has been developed by scientists. Analyzing photos posted to the online photo-sharing site Flickr, researchers found Minnesota and Iowa lakes with greater water quality receive more visits than dirtier lakes, and that users are willing to travel farther to visit those clean, clear lakes.
A workgroup is being set up by deputies of Russia's parliament to calculate the damage that Nazi Germany inflicted upon the Soviet Union during the Second World War. Initial estimates place the figure between $3.43 to $4.56 trillion dollars — but good luck getting Germany to pay. Read more...
If you can't find the ideal material, then design a new one. Northwestern University's James Rondinelli uses quantum mechanical calculations to predict and design the properties of new materials by working at the atom-level. His group's...Show More Summary
Investors yanked more than $4 billion from billionaire Alan Howard’s flagship Brevan Howard hedge fund in the last seven months of 2014, according to calculations by The Wall Street Journal. While Brevan Howard was hardly the only hedge fund to trail the market last year, it’s a blow for the firm that had previously never [...]
The global home automation market was valued at $4.4 billion in 2013, according to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research. The research firm calculates the home automation market is growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 26.3% and will be worth more than $21 billion in 2020. Show More Summary
The cities with the most cases of bed bugs in the United States are Chicago, Detroit and Columbus, Ohio, according to a recent promotional study released by the pest control company Orkin. Orkin calculated the number of bed bug treatments it performed between January to December 2014, and ranked the cities based on how often…