Montréal, Québec: The man next to me on the train must not have gotten the memo. Canada is cold in the winter. Astonished at his lack of common knowledge/sense, I bit my tongue every time I glanced at his mesh shorts as we rode north from New York City.
In the fast growing world of electronic gadgets, the ruling ethos is really quite simpleif you make it smaller and faster, the world will beat a path to your door. This is especially true of the data storage end of the business, as new technologies begin to compete for a slice of the entrenched flash memory market.
Watching the government do practically anything is often akin to watching molasses run down the hill in January. But like that slow running ooze it eventually manages to accomplish its feat. Nowhere has this been more apparent than in its attempts to rein in the mortgage industry.
For generations of science fiction writers the idea of robotic hordes ruling the battlefield has been fertile ground for their active imaginations. From Star Wars to The Terminator, the rise of these machines has been the fodder for some great entertainment.
But while these extraordinary machines have captured our imagination in both film and print, the reality of battlefield robots is being played out on battlefields all over the globe.
The fact that global demand will rise year after year as our craving for oil continues isnt questioned. One might assume the natural course of action would be to ramp up exploration in order to meet it, right?
In a 58-page study released yesterday, the Center for Responsible Lending (CRL) predicts that some 2.2 million sub-prime borrowers will lose their homes to foreclosure in the coming years, forfeiting over $164 billion in household wealth in the process.
Time magazine may have punted their choice of person of the year by lamely choosing “You,” but here at Quantum Investor our choice was a whole lot easier. That’s because in the course of our work we stumble upon this visionary at practically every turn in the road. His name is Stanford Ovshinsky, and in our minds he is the closest thing to Thomas Edison that we have ever seen.
NEW YORK, NY: In the City That Never Sleeps, it’s easy to think the whole world has come to you. But being here, you realize that though the senses are treated to a 24-hour international array, there is no substitute for seeing the world for yourself.
The latest foreclosure figures were released yesterday, and in a word they were ugly. According to RealtyTrac, the leading online marketplace for foreclosure properties, another 120,334 properties nationwide entered some form of foreclosure during the month of November.
Before there was the Smart Pill, there was The Fantastic Voyage. That was the 1966 science fiction thriller that featured an amazing trip by a miniaturized submarine and its crew into the body of a comatose spy in order to save his life.