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Liam Neeson Is The Last Action Hero

This Friday sees the release of Liam Neeson’s newest action-thriller <i>Non-Stop</i>. In the Universal Pictures (a division of Comcast) release, 61-year old and 6’4″ actor stars as an air marshal who must stop a killer aboard a crowded commercial airline. I’ve avoided most of the marketing, but I can …

The First Wave of New Chromecast Apps Is Here

It took five months for Google to approve 17 apps that could work with its Chromecast streaming gadget. But it only took a couple of weeks for those numbers to practically double, once Google opened up Chromecast to all comers.<p>Previously, only an exclusive club of select Google partners could use …

LG Tone Ultra (HBS-800) review: A favorite Bluetooth stereo headset gets better, but its price goes up - CNET

MSRP: $129.99<p><b>The Good</b> The <b>LG Tone Ultra HBS-800</b> is a Bluetooth stereo headset that improves on the design of the previous Tone models and is comfortable to wear. It also offers better sound (more bass, better clarity) and decent battery life, particularly when you turn the noise-canceling off.<p><b>The …

Consumer Tech

Chrome Show: Flappy Birds fly again on Google’s Chrome OS

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Some surprising announcements surfaced in the Chrome world recently with Google(s goog) introducing a Chromebox for meetings …

Beep Connects Any Speaker to the Cloud

A pair of ex-Googlers have launched Beep, a beautiful WiFi-equipped dial that lets you stream music to any speaker with a line-in port. The device will launch this Fall with Pandora integration.<p>Multi-room streaming systems like Sonos have made listening to music easier than ever, but many of the …

Asus' new Chromebox takes another shot at the desktop, for $179

Samsung's Chromebox hasn't exactly taken the world by storm — either because it's overpriced, underpowered, or simply not the form factor people want for Chrome OS. More likely, it's a combination of all of those factors, and not coincidentally Asus is trying to tack at least two issues in its own …

Americans shrug off worries over aging population

A Pew Research Center report looks at the challenges of aging in 21 countries.<p>Americans are less worried than people in other countries about the challenges posed by an increasingly aging population, according to a new report.<p>The report by the Pew Research Center, released today, combines survey …

Google Apps Gets New 'Email via Google+' Feature in Gmail

Google last week announced a controversial feature that brings its email and social services closer together: anyone on Google+ can now email your Gmail account without knowing your email address. The company today revealed the feature is coming to Google Apps “over the next few days.”<p>There is one …

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Monsanto’s scary new scheme: Why does it really want all this data?

As biotech giant pays huge sums for data analysis about farms, many are terrified about how it might be harnessed<p>Imagine cows fed and milked entirely by robots. Or tomatoes that send an e-mail when they need more water. Or a farm where all the decisions about where to plant seeds, spray fertilizer …

What is a Good Credit Score Rating?

What number is considered a good credit score rating? On a scale that usually goes from 300 to 850, the short answer is anything above 720. Why does …

Report: Half of all supermarket chicken harbors drug-resistant bacteria

A Consumer Reports investigation found potentially dangerous pathogens in nearly all of the chicken it tested<p>Dangerous bacteria, including antibiotic-resistant "superbugs," lurk in nearly all supermarket chicken, an investigation by Consumer Reports revealed.<p>The nonprofit organization tested 300 …

Nest Protect review: a smoke detector for the smartphone generation

Back in 2011, Nest did the impossible: It made thermostats sexy. Apple veterans Tony Fadell and Matt Rogers applied their iPod-designing expertise to the largely utilitarian world of home-climate control, creating the Learning Thermostat, an appliance aimed squarely at the gadget-obsessed citizens …

How To Get The Best Deal on Your 401(k) Fees: Four Key Year-end Strategies

If you haven’t brought up the subject of 401(k)s at your holiday office party or year-end chat with managers, now’s the time.<p>You could be getting a rotten deal on your 401(k) plan, but not even know it.<p>Surprisingly, despite a new wave of expense disclosures mandated by the U.S. Department of Labor …

Denon unveils its first ever sound bar, just in time for your holiday hibernation

<i>Check out our review of the Denon DHT-S514 soundbar.</i><p>With flat screens getting ever flatter, and the speakers within getting increasingly skimpy, it …

Gear & Gadgets

Koru raises $4.35 million to educate college kids on how to land a job

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Tom Mc Nemar<p>It’s hard to ignore the difficulties that recent college graduates have in securing their …

15 Million Students Learned to Program This Week, Thanks to Hour of Code

Hour of Code, a five-day-old initiative to get kids to take programming tutorials during Computer Science Education Week, will soon reach 15 million …

Financing Parenting: What It Really Takes To Raise Kids Today

With his five-bedroom Colonial house set in homey Orange, Conn., beautiful wife, two dachshunds, and a three-year-old son so cute that his face graces the packaging of diapers sold in hundreds of Stop & Shop grocery stores, Richard Samela, by all accounts, is living the American Dream.<p>But behind …

Get a Nyrius Songo Bluetooth receiver for $29.96

Some would say I'm easily impressed, because I still get a thrill every time I stream music from my smartphone or tablet to a Bluetooth speaker.<p>I mean, sure, an FM radio also produces music straight out of thin air, but somehow this is way cooler.<p>Of course, there are lots of great home stereos, …

Tech Trends

5 Classic Investment Lessons That I Learned From My Grandmother

After the passing of her husband, my grandmother inherited a sizable estate.<p>She had seen the success of the stock market in the eighties and, with this windfall, thought she would try her hand at investing. Being a lifelong learner and hopelessly independent soul, she decided to forgo an asset …

What Obama, Republicans get with a deal

It’s not a perfect deal for the White House — but it’s a worse deal for Republicans.<p>Democrats won’t say it too loudly just yet, but the emerging budget agreement leaves Republicans with remarkably little to show for forcing the first government shutdown in 17 years: They barely nicked Obamacare and …

Fitbit Force review: A fitness tracker tour de force - CNET

MSRP: $129.99<p><b>The Good</b> The <b>Fitbit Force</b> makes it easy to track steps, sleep, and calories. Its wrist strap design is lightweight, comfortable to wear, and also functions as a watch.The Force syncs wirelessly over Bluetooth, and Fitbit’s solution provides plenty of ways to sift through fitness</b> …

Fitness Technology

1 in 5 U.S. Workers: I'm Too Educated for My Job

Actually, that's not so bad, by international standards.<p>When Americans aren't fretting over being undereducated, we're usually fretting about being overeducated.<p>Every so often, writers and academics start sounding the alarm about a coming glut of college graduates who will end up doomed to a life …

Richest 1 Percent Hold 46 Percent Of The World's Wealth

Oct 9 (Reuters) - Global wealth has risen by 68 percent over the past 10 years to reach a new all-time high of $241 trillion and the United States accounts for nearly three quarters of the increase, Credit Suisse said in its World Wealth Report.<p>Average global wealth has hit a peak of $51,600 per …

New Kindle Paperwhite Is a Snappier, More Capable E-Reader

There’s a new Kindle in town: The Kindle Paperwhite. This latest product in Amazon’s line of basic monochrome e-readers has some welcome improvements …

Review: Ultimate Ears (UE) Boom and Mini Boom Portable Bluetooth speakers turn the volume up to 11…twice

<i>Update: Since this post was originally written, Ultimate Ears has released the Boom 2 and replaced the Mini with the Roll</i><p>Last year, we took the best Bluetooth speakers we could find and put them head to head in one big ‘mega review‘. When all was said and done, the overall best in the field was the …

Keeping Your Laptop Plugged in All the Time Will Kill Its Battery Faster

Laptops are our indispensable lifeline to the majesty that is the Internet. We use them to work and play from anywhere in the world. But if you're …