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Traditional vs. Roth 401(k): Traditional Still the Best Choice | Investopedia

New tax laws in 2018 have resulted in new tax brackets. As a result of these changes, you may be reconsidering how you are saving for retirement. …

You Don’t Have to Spend More than $400 on an Area Rug

Dreams do come true (at least the ones of the floor-covering variety)<p>Area rugs are up there with sofas as one of the more terrifying things to buy for your home. First, a rug takes up a ton of a real estate, so there’s no hiding it if you don’t like it. And then there’s the fact that it’s typically …

The Intel Core i9-7980XE and Core i9-7960X CPU Review Part 1: Workstation

The buzz since Intel announced it was bringing an 18-core CPU to the consumer market has been palpable: users are anticipating this to be Intel’s …

Computer Hardware

“Internet of Ships” tells tale of USS Fitzgerald tragedy—or half of it

AIS broadcasts freighter's course to world, triggering conspiracy theories.<p>On early Saturday morning off the coast of Japan, the Philippines-flagged …

Google's CEO Doesn't Use Bullet Points and Neither Should You

Google's Sundar Pichai gives a master class for creating simple, engaging presentations.<p>Google CEO Sundar Pichai recently announced at the company's 2017 developers conference thatGoogle is "rethinking all our products" as it moves from a mobile-first world to an "A.I.-first" one. His presentation …

Public Speaking

What interns and new grads really get paid at top tech companies

From woefully underpaid internships to legendary hiring bonuses at huge Silicon Valley companies, it’s hard for job seekers to know what they’re worth in tech. It’s even harder when they’re new to the rat race.<p>One undergraduate computer science student at Purdue University, Jesse Collins, has taken …

Silicon Valley

John Kerry talks climate change but not Trump in Antarctica

McMURDO STATION, Antarctica (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry didn't comment on Donald Trump's election victory while visiting Antarctica, …

Antarctica

How art dealers dupe rich people into paying much more

If you were strolling through a thrift store and saw a hokey statue of two Yorkshire terrier dogs, you’d probably laugh at the thing and spend a few …

Opinion: Say goodbye to the golden age of stock and bond returns

The McKinsey Global Institute has just published a fascinating new research report on the stock and bond markets. Here are 10 things every investor …

Google's 'Goals' Could Be One Of The Largest Behavioral Science Experiments Ever Conducted

Can small changes to your calendar have big effects on your behavior?<p>One of the biggest challenges behavioral scientists are tackling these days is helping us balance short-term demands with long-term goals. The urgency of, say, a meeting with your boss in an hour, understandably trumps a long-term …

10 Chrome extensions that can save you hundreds of dollars

The 10 Greatest Books Ever, According to 125 Top Authors (Download Them for Free)

Earlier this month, we highlighted The 10 Greatest Films of All Time According to 846 Film Critics. Featuring films by Hitchcock, Kubrick, Welles and …

CourseBuffet Organizes Online Courses into a DIY Degree in Computer Science or Management

CourseBuffet not only highlights free courses from top universities, it groups some of them into degree paths, so you can get a college BA-equivalent …

No, You Don't Need A DSLR Camera For Christmas

Ok, the average Fstoppers.com reader probably could use a new DSLR (digital single lens reflex camera) for Christmas, but I'm not writing this for …

Cameras

What every programmer should know about memory, Part 1

<b>Did you know...?</b><p>LWN.net is a subscriber-supported publication; we rely on subscribers to keep the entire operation going. Please help out by buying a …

How Google’s Networking Infrastructure Has Evolved Over The Last 10 Years

Google today announced that it wants to fix your home Wi-Fi, but internally, it has long been working on far more complex networking issues. To connect the hundreds of thousands of machines that make up a Google data center, you can’t just use a few basic routers and switches. So to manage all the …

Networking

7 incredibly useful lessons I learned from Harvard Business School's new online course

Called HBX CORe (Credential of Readiness), it's a "pre-MBA" course that tackles the basics of statistics, economics, and accounting using HBS's case study method and a proprietary user experience.<p>Its target demographic includes professionals who are looking to make up for their lack of a formal …

Investing

7 Time Management Tricks to Help You Keep Your Cool

#5: Use music to help you focus.<p>Choosing wise ways to use our time is critical to reaching our goals. After all, “Time is a precious, nonrenewable …

Talking About Money

Twitter is presently abuzz with #talkpay folks sharing their salaries. The movement is rather Marxist in character, but this capitalist encourages …

My Top 100 Programming, Computer and Science Books: Part One

I was recently interviewed by Fog Creek and one of the questions was about my favorite programming, coding and development books. I got very excited …

Here's how much each 'Mad Men' character's dwelling cost then and now

Realtor.com has done the world a public service by figuring out how much each apartment or house that appears in the television show "Mad Men" might have cost at the time — and how much each would cost today.<p>What that post doesn't do is adjust the 1960s numbers for inflation, thereby allowing us to …

What everyone gets wrong about buying cheap airfare, according to the ‘Man Who Flies For Free’

The airlines were trying to get rid of unused inventory, and people were able to fly for very affordable prices.<p>But according to Scott Keyes, a reporter for Think Progress and author of "How To Fly For Free" and "How To Find Cheap Flights," this is no longer the case.<p>"That used to be true back when …

Flying

One of Microsoft's Best Apps Is Now on iPhone and Android

Microsoft released paper-scanning app Office Lens for iPhones and Android on Friday, opening one of its most popular apps to a wider world of mobile …

Junk Bonds Are The Investment Opportunity Of A Lifetime, Just Not Yet

An outstanding investment opportunity in high-yield bonds is growing closer. Let’s take a look at what you can do to identify the opportunity and act on it.<p>High-yield junk bonds can be an attractive asset class but, as the name implies, investing in them does not come without risk. As an investment …

Facebook's most important tech project has launched its first startup

And the startup, named Coolan, is following very closely in OCP's game-changing footsteps.<p>Coolan was founded by Amir Michael, the former leader of Facebook's hardware design team who worked with Jay Park to build Facebook's Prineville data center, one of the greenest data centers ever designed. …

Startups

T-Mobile's new prepaid plans start at $40 per month

T-Mobile is rejiggering its prepaid plans.<p>Starting January 25, T-Mobile will launch Simply Prepaid, which starts at $40 per month for unlimited data, talk and text. T-Mobile is also offering $50 and $60 plans.<p>The difference among the plans is the amount of 4G LTE data that comes with each. The …