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Who Wants a Market Downturn? These Investors Actually Do

ImageVini Letteri, a managing director at KKR, has a “downturn list” of 150 companies his firm wants to invest in if start-up valuations decline.CreditCreditAnastasiia Sapon for The New York Times SectionsSkip to contentSkip to site index Who Wants a Market Downturn? These Investors Actually Do Some venture capitalists are rooting for a market dip to […]

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Cigar-shaped comet may actually be an alien probe, Harvard scientists suggest

An artist’s rendition of the first interstellar comet, Oumuamua, which some scientists now think may be an alien probe. Last November, astronomers detected an outer-space object unlike anything detected before. The visitor, dubbed Oumuamua (pronounced “oh-MOO-ah-MOO-ah”), arrived from interstellar space, beyond the bubble-like region that demarcates the sun’s domain. Its unusual origin story wasn’t the […]

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iOS 12 on the iPhone 5S, iPhone 6 Plus, and iPad Mini 2: It’s actually faster!

Enlarge / iOS 12 is the rare update that actually noticeably improves performance across a range of older devices. Andrew Cunningham When we tested iOS 11 on the iPhone 5S, it was clear that it was slower than iOS 10 had been but that the iPhone 5S’ hardware was fast enough to keep everything usable. […]

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Samsung just unveiled its first 8K TV you can actually buy

Samsung Samsung announced its first commercially available 8K TVs this week. The TVs will come in four available sizes and arrive in September. Samsung just announced the first 8K TV you can actually buy in stores. The Q900R QLED 8K TV, which Samsung unveiled this week at IFA 2018 in Berlin, will be available starting […]

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6 flying cars that you might actually be able to own (and fly) in your lifetime

Today, commuting to work in a personal helicopter or private jet is something that’s only really available to billionaire CEOs, hedge fund managers, and “one hit wonder” rappers who are six months away from bankruptcy. That’s all going to change in the near future, however. Just like the way that cellphones used to be exclusively […]