Fund manager

Norway’s giant sovereign wealth fund reported record profit of 2.22 trillion kroner ($213 billion) in 2023, supported by returns on its investments in technology stocks. Despite high inflation and geopolitical unrest, the equity market in 2023 was strong, compared to a very weak year in 2022. It follows a recordRead More →

Quiet Luxury

Quiet luxury is a fashion trend that emphasizes understated elegance, timeless style, and high-quality materials. It is the opposite of flashy logos, loud colors, and fast fashion. Quiet luxury is about investing in pieces that are durable, versatile, and refined.  Some examples of quiet luxury brands are Hermes, Prada-owned MiuRead More →

Space smell

Space smells – fact or fiction? It’s true, space has a smell. Space is a vacuum, so no one can smell it directly. But astronauts can smell the things that have been in space, such as their suits or tools.  They report that space smells like hot metal, diesel fumes, barbecue, or burning hydrocarbons. TheseRead More →

Baidu Ernie Chatbot

Chinese tech giant Baidu will partner Samsung to integrate its Ernie chatbot capabilities into Galaxy S24 smartphones. The collaboration with Baidu will facilitate Samsung’s latest Galaxy S24 smartphone series with advanced features such as advanced typesetting, real-time call translation and intelligent summarization. Samsung recently revealed its latest Galaxy S24 lineupRead More →

U.S. Inflation down

Progress on U.S. inflation Core prices for personal consumption expenditures (PCE), a preferred measure by the Federal Reserve as a longer-term inflation calculation, rose 2% for the period, while the rate was 1.7%. On an annual basis, the PCE price index rose 2.7%, down from 5.9% a year ago, whileRead More →

Microsoft market cap of $3 trillion

Microsoft’s market cap surpassed $3 trillion in intraday trading Wednesday after the stock climbed more than 1% and hit around $404 per share. The stock lost some ground throughout the day to close at: $402 per share. The achievement comes nearly two weeks after Microsoft eclipsed Apple as the world’s most valuable public companyRead More →


That’s reassuring then, and they are creating it Leaders at some of the world’s leading artificial intelligence (AI) companies are expecting a form of AI on a par with, or even exceeding human intelligence to arrive sometime in the near future. But what it will eventually look like and howRead More →