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Soft-story buildings, like this one in Oakland, include unobstructed spaces like parking garages or storefronts.

A critical ‘base isolation’ system could keep California buildings from crumbling during an earthquake, but few structures have it

Base isolation could help mitigate a major disaster, but property owners must be willing to pay an additional upfront cost.
Phone use during a meal leads to a modest but noticeable decrease in diners' enjoyment, one study said.

An American Tour de France team has barred its riders from using cellphones at the dinner table during the 3-week race

The idea is to get the team to be more in the moment. Experts say using phones too much takes us out of the "flow state" and hurts productivity.
People pose for a photo with a selfie stick outside of the new Apple flagship store at Pinghai Road on January 24, 2015 in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province of China.

Apple investors love Trump and Xi’s trade-war truce, but the iPhone giant’s China woes persist

Bank of America Merrill Lynch trimmed its earnings expectations for Apple's services segment this year, citing decelerating App Store sales in China.
A Sony Walkman.

The Walkman is turning 40 — here are 16 other gadgets from the last 50 years that are obsolete

The swift pace of progress means that some gadgets get left behind. Here are 17 pieces of technology from the last 50 years that are no longer in use.

These 6 stocks have been dragged along by bitcoin’s increasingly erratic trading

An online retailer, an asset manager, and multiple bitcoin miners are
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

5 theories behind bitcoin’s dizzying rally above $12,000

Facebook's Libra project is one of them.
Traders celebrating a record-setting day of shorting volatility.

Bitcoin is surging and just crossed the $10,000 mark

Crossing the milestone means the cryptocurrency has recovered to more than half of its all-time high.
Here are a few things that will look totally bizarre to children 10 years from now.

18 things that kids 10 years from now won’t even recognize

The change technology has made over the last decade is breathtaking. Here are a few things that may be rare 10 years from now.

Cyberattacks are 300 times as likely to hit financial firms than other companies. A sweeping new report finds they’re not prepared.

The cost of dealing with a cyberattack's aftermath is particularly high for wealth managers and banks, Boston Consulting Group found.
Tom Reilly, the outgoing chief executive officer of Cloudera.

Cloudera crashes in its worst day ever after the company slashes sales outlook, announces CEO departure

Shares of the software company Cloudera crashed Thursday on the back of another quarterly earnings report that disappointed investors.