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Jul 28, 2014

Acer Aspire AU5-620-U12 All-in-One PC review: Pretty, but ultimately underwhelming

Acer seems to be putting a lot of resources into its industrial design team lately, perhaps at the expense of the folks who work on what's inside the box. Case in point: the Aspire AU5-620-U12, a sleek $1020 all-in-one that's better suited for a rece...

Jul 24, 2014

We Crunched the Numbers to See Which Country Makes the Best Cars

Poll a random sampling of drivers on car preference, and you’ll likely get a mix of responses like the following: “I’ll never drive an American car again.” “I don’t trust any automobile made outside of Japan.” “Once I drove German, I never went back....

Jul 23, 2014

The top 30 brands mentioned in Sex and the City

An artist has counted the number of times every brand was mentioned in the US TV series Sex and the City for a video montage. Who'd have thought Post-it notes got more mentions than Prada? Here's the top 30 Sex and the City and Manolo Blahnik: for th... #Calvin Klein #Ralph Lauren #Manolo Blahnik #TiVo Inc. #Prada #Armani #Balenciaga

Jul 02, 2014

Germany are the new pass masters, Lionel Messi is King of the dribble and Marouane Fellaini is the dirtiest player left... Your ultimate World Cup stats guide

The World Cup has reached the quarter-final stage and what a thrilling tournament it's been. Ahead of the next round, we crunch the numbers to offer the ultimate stats breakdown of Brazil 2014 so far... #Calvin Klein #Ralph Lauren #Manolo Blahnik #TiVo Inc. #Prada #Armani #Balenciaga

Jul 16, 2014

Andrew Leigh explains why tax office job cuts will cost more than they save whiteboard explainer video

Shadow assistant treasurer Andrew Leigh reckons Joe Hockey's plan to shed tax office jobs is a dud, given ATO data which suggest they make more in revenue than their sackings will save. Join him in front of the Guardian Australia whiteboard for a sho... #Australia #Labor Party

Jul 17, 2014

Capital in the Twenty-first Century by Thomas Piketty review

There has been an intense debate about this surprise bestseller. What is the upshot? This is a VIB very important book. Nearly everyone agrees about that. But the reasons for its importance have changed in the months since it was published. At first ... #Europe #France

Jul 11, 2014

Average Americans remain skeptical of economists' positive forecasts

As economists crunch numbers to predict continuous recovery, it's important not to forget the people behind the numbers Economists get the 'dismal science' wrong all the time Continue reading..... #Europe #France

Jul 04, 2014

World Cup 2014 diary: Boost in store for the matchday sub club

Tim Howards airport; Colombias popular president; exciting number-crunching and an entirely innocent ticketing mix-up Continue reading..... #Europe #France

Jun 30, 2014

Carlos Beltran's three-hit night a bright spot in a frustrating season

A funny thing happened Sunday as we crunched a few numbers from Carlos Beltran's rocky debut season with the Yankees. And by funny, we mean strange, not ha-ha. Scrolling down the list, trying to find where Beltran sat in the OPS rankings, we finally ... #New York Yankees #Carlos Beltran #New York Mets #Joe Girardi #Ruben Tejada

Jul 01, 2014

Flying July 4? Be Prepared for Busy Airports

Airports in Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Atlanta will be especially busy this Friday, according to numbers crunched by Hopper travel data... #New York Yankees #Carlos Beltran #New York Mets #Joe Girardi #Ruben Tejada