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April 17, 2014 12:29 pm

Honda's Incredible Human-Like Robot Makes US Debut

It walks and runs, even up and down stairs. It can open a bottle and serve a drink, and politely tries to shake hands with a stranger. Meet the latest ASIMO, Honda’s humanoid robot. “Hello New York! Thank you for coming today!” the little guy chirped in English, the recorded voice of a teenaged boy, […]

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Chinese Economic Growth Continues To Slow (FXI, EWH)

China’s Q1 GDP beat expectations rising 7.4% year-over-year. Economists polled by Bloomberg were looking for Q1 GDP to rise 7.3%. But this was down from 7.7% the previous quarter, showing that China’s economy continues to slow.  Quarter-over-quarter however GDP was up 1.4% or 5.7% annualized. This was also slower than revised 1.7% growth in Q4 […]

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Harrison Ford Explains How He Went From Full-Time Carpenter To Han Solo In 'Star Wars'

Harrison Ford held a Reddit Ask Me Anything Sunday that not only revealed one of the best scenes from the “Indiana Jones” films was thanks to food poisoning, but also how he was cast in the original “Star Wars.” During the AMA, Ford was asked how he felt about “Star Wars” when he first started and […]

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PHOTOS: We Took A Tour Inside Facebook's 'Mini Palo Alto' Headquarters (FB)

Silicon Valley is awash with extravagant workplaces but Facebook’s is low key and village-like. The main part of campus was built to resemble downtown Palo Alto. With 1 million-square-feet of space, the campus is spacious, but the number of people walking around make it feel more intimate. It’s casual, but well-planned. We visited Facebook’s Menlo […]

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Harrison Ford Explained The Story Behind The Best Scene In 'Indiana Jones'

Harrison Ford held an AMA question and answer session on Reddit Sunday, where he discussed the story behind one of the most famous scenes in the “Indiana Jones” films. In the first movie, “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” Indiana Jones is being chased through the streets of Cairo by a bunch of goons. He comes face […]

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We'll Be Contemplating 'Wile E. Coyote' During This Four-Day Week — Here's Your Complete Preview

The stock market has run into a rough patch. Since its March 5 high, the Nasdaq is down 8.2%. The S&P 500 is down 3.1% during that same period. Investors can’t help but wonder if we’re in for a Wile E. Coyote moment. But no bull market is without a couple of pullbacks or corrections. […]

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