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Will This Be The Year 4K Catches Fire?

How many pixels are enough?<p>People have a tendency to simplify things down to numerical comparisons. If you cast your mind back to the 1990s, you might remember the "Megahertz Wars," where PC manufacturers seemed to debut a machine every few months with an ever faster processor. A similar war has …

Woz says Apple would never hire him or Steve Jobs today

Steve Wozniak thinks he and co-founder Steve Jobs could never have found employment at the company they created together, had they been in their twenties in 2015.<p>“I look at the experience and education levels you need to get a job at Apple today and I think, ‘Well, Steve Jobs and I never could’ve …

Top 5 Best Real Estate Investing Books

(Getty)<p>Real estate investing can be a prudent way to save for retirement, or just to generate a little extra income on the side. However, real estate …

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7 Home Remodeling Projects With Top-Dollar Returns

Your home is in the perfect location, came at the perfect price, with the perfect lot. (Yay southern exposure!)<p>But the home itself? Perfect isn’t the …

Sandisk’s 200GB MicroSD Card Will Turn Android Phones Into Portable Hard Drives

The world's highest capacity MicroSD card<p>Let's face it: Storage devices aren't exactly the most exciting pieces of hardware. They either work or they don't. And when they don't work, they can cause major headaches. For the last decade, SanDisk has prevented those type of headaches by providing some …

Top Ten Reasons to Take an American Queen Steamboat River Cruise

Did you know that you could cruise for nine days on the "Mighty Mississippi," and on a luxury paddlewheel steamboat?<p>In 2014, I saw an ad promoting a trip up and down the Mississippi River on The American Queen Steamboat, a recreated paddle wheeler that held about 400 people. The idea grabbed me …

Buffalo's $1 homes aren't as cheap as they seem

Paying $1 for a house may seem too good to be true -- and, in many cases, it is.<p>In Buffalo, New York, the city is selling vacant properties for a buck to those willing to fix them up and live in them for a few years.<p>Buffalo's Urban Homesteading Program, which has been around for almost four decades …

Gary Sinise Criticizes Howard Dean Over 'Stupid Blanket Statements' On 'American Sniper'

On Friday's "Real Time With Bill Maher," Howard Dean said there was maybe "a lot of intersection" between people seeing Clint Eastwood's "American Sniper" and members of the Tea Party.<p>"There's a lot of anger in this country. And the people who go see this movie are people who are very angry," Dean …

Neil DeGrasse Tyson bungles science of Deflate-gate scandal (UPDATED)

The farce of the NFL’s “Deflate-Gate” affair has become hysterical enough that prominent astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson felt the need to weigh in …

Super Bowl 2015: Beer Cocktails for the Big Game Day

If you can’t bring yourself to drink another Keystone Light during the Super Bowl, fear not: Shaken, stirred, sometimes just poured—these beer …

Sneaky Leatherman multitool disguises itself as a bracelet

A new concept in multitools hides 25 different functions in one, low-key bracelet.<p>There's a certain sense of readiness and satisfaction that comes from carrying a multitool. It doesn't matter if the world throws an Amazon box, a beer bottle or a loose screw at you. You're ready. You can take it on …

10 Dishes Every Beginner Cook Should Master

What's the best dish for a beginner cook to try? We asked star chefs from all over the country for their recommendations. Here’s what they had to say.<p>…

New York City's Most Expensive Sale Ever: $100.5 Million Penthouse At One57

New York City has a new record for the most expensive home sale ever: the duplex penthouse on the 89th and 90th floor of the One57 tower has closed for $100,471,452.77.<p>New York City property records show the sale closed on December 23 and that the buyer is P89-90, LLC–otherwise the buyer’s name …

Scottish startup PureLiFi raises $2M to create wireless networks from light bulbs

Scottish startup PureLiFi has announced a £1.5 million ($2.25 million) funding round — valuing the company at £14 million ($21 million) — as it looks to introduce Internet connectivity via light bulbs around the world.<p>Founded in 2012, PureLiFi — previously known as PureVLC — is a spin-out from the …

How To Send Your Best Employees To Your Competitors

The mantra right now in HR circles is Employee Engagement. It’s engagement this, engagement that all day long. Everybody struggles with the topic of engagement. We send out surveys to measure it. We don’t even know what we’re measuring.<p>We ask questions like “How likely are you to look for a new job …

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The Only 3 Knives You Need

<i>by Rhoda Boone</i><p>Has this happened to you? It's 2 a.m., you've cleaned the freezer out of gelato, maybe had a few beers. Without warning, a gentleman on TV starts cutting through a tin can--with a kitchen knife! Or maybe it's the other guy, the one hawking an entire set of knives--for $29.99! Either …

9 Outstanding Barrel Aged Beers

More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>You've seen the term 'barrel aged' all over your local beer shop. Barrel aged stout, barrel aged barleywine, barrel aged IPA...you name it. But what are you getting when you pick up a bottle? For the most part, a barrel …