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The paperwork you should receive when your mortgage has been paid in full

<i>Q: My husband and I paid off our home in 1999, 10 years early. We never received a deed. The loan company said that deeds aren’t given anymore and that our paperwork is all we need. Recently a neighbor told us that deeds are given and we should have received one. What is really true?</i><p><b>A:</b> Let’s start …

Personal Finance

Microsoft's latest data center houses 864 servers underwater

As a major player in the cloud infrastructure market, Microsoft is keen on figuring out better ways to store and power its machinery. To that end, it’s now deployed a data center on the seafloor off the Orkney Islands in Scotland.<p>The idea is part of Project Natick, an initiative to identify …

Virginia Beach

Microsoft Just Put a Data Center on the Bottom of the Ocean

The shipping container-sized data center holds 864 servers and is completely powered by renewable energy.<p>Microsoft just sent its first self-sufficient, waterproof data center to the bottom of the ocean floor near the Orkney Islands in Scotland, the company announced on Tuesday. About the size of a …

Seafloor

ATSC 3.0: The future of free antenna TV is coming, eventually

It's been two years since we last wrote about ATSC 3.0, also known as "Next Gen TV," and a lot has changed. But with the breakneck speed of change in other areas of TV -- namely streaming video -- the new version of free antenna TV is moving at a snail's pace.<p>Certain aspects of ATSC 3.0 have been …

Profit

If You Care About Data, Change These 15 Default Privacy Settings Right Now

Say no to defaults.<p>On the Internet, the devil's in the defaults.<p>You're not reading all those updated data policies flooding your inbox. You probably …

Samsung Reveals New Galaxy Note 9, Allegedly Kills iPhone X

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9, rumoured to be “crown” king of the smartphones in 2018, has leaked with some lofty specs befitting of phone royalty …

The best over-the-air antennas

Fun fact: Over-the-air television still exists, just like it did 50 years ago. OK, it's <i>way</i> better than it was 50 years ago, with proper audio and …

Obama administration was corrupt, more and more evidence reveals daily

<b>ANALYSIS/OPINION:</b><p>There was so much hope in January 2009 when Barack Obama took office. Here was the first black president of the United States, …

Punjab man travels across 11 nations in one month to illegally enter US, deported

An Indian, who travelled over 10,000 km through 11 countries across central America — from Brazil to Mexico — in a month in order to enter the United …

Why Smart People Take Social Security at 62 (Even When They Shouldn't)

Is it really a mistake to claim benefits early?<p>Figuring out when to take Social Security is a tough decision. You can generally claim retirement …

Hacking Windows 10: How to Steal & Decrypt Passwords Stored in Chrome & Firefox Remotely

Passwords stored in web browsers like Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox are a gold mine for hackers. An attacker with backdoor access to a …

Information Security

This Is Your Retirement Age -- According to the Social Security Administration

Your Social Security benefit could be reduced by 30% if you retire before your full retirement age.<p>Do you have a retirement age in mind? A day when …

No more wires! Samsung patents ‘over the air’ wireless tech that charges multiple gadgets at the same time

The Samsung patent would allow you to charge your phone no matter where you are in the room<p>Charging with wires is the bane of my existence and …

Gear & Gadgets

New IBM report predicts 5 technologies that will change the world in the next 5 years

At IBM’s inaugural THINK conference which kicks off today in Las Vegas, the company will be announcing what it describes as the world’s smallest …

11 of the best Google Chrome extensions to make your life easier

Chrome's web store is full of little digital gadgets to help make your web browsing simpler, more productive, and more enjoyable. Here are our top …

Google

BANK OF AMERICA: These 11 companies are set to capitalize on the biggest changes in tech

Strategists at Bank of America have compiled a projection of the biggest, world-transforming themes over the next two to five years and companies they believe will most benefit.<p>"The future is arriving sooner than investors expect," Beijia Ma, an equity strategist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, …

Check out all of Samsung's newest VR — from riding flying dinosaurs to walking on the moon

This is Samsung's Gear 4D VR experience. It uses the Samsung Gear and Samsung Galaxy S phones to offer a variety of interactive rides. The rides were shown at this years Mobile World Congress.<p>It features a snowboarding experience, a virtual walk on the moon, and even a VR roller coaster. Each ride …

Samsung Galaxy Wing Introduction the 7inch 4K Foldable Smartphone is here !!

Samsung Galaxy

Apple confirms it runs iCloud on Google's cloud

Ever wondered where Apple stores all your iCloud backups? Between photos, files, contacts, and other data for millions of customers, that’s a whole lot of storage space that the company would have to make room for and manage. Now, it’s confirmed that iCloud actually lives on Google Cloud …

Apple confirms it now uses Google Cloud for iCloud services

The company has stopped mentioning Microsoft Azure<p>Apple has confirmed that it uses Google’s public cloud to store data for its iCloud services in its latest version of the iOS Security Guide last month, as spotted by CNBC. Reports that Apple relied on Google’s cloud services surfaced in 2016 but …

Google Cloud Platform

Richard Branson: Universal basic income is coming

Richard Branson believes government should give everyone a paycheck, whether they have a job or not.<p>"I think that's really important," he told CNN's Christine Romans in an interview. "It will come about one day."<p>The concept is called universal basic income. It guarantees every person a minimum …

Universal Basic Income

Why pay for Office and Photoshop when you can get these alternatives for free?

Top-quality software that costs nothing.<p>We rely on expensive computer programs to edit photos and video, deal with office work, and protect our computers from malware. But they're not our only options. Often, commercial studios will offer the most basic versions of their products free of charge. In …

The iPhone is Dead

I’ve switched back-and-forth between iPhone and Android in the past and I’ve always felt the iPhone edged out any Android phone, but not anymore.<p>I …

20 handy things you didn't know Google Photos can do

Most people think of Google Photos like a dusty old album on the shelf. Every once in a while, you flip through those old snapshots with a friend. Remember that trip to the beach? That was so nice.<p>Like most Google services, Photos is overflowing with helpful features, which can manipulate, …

Apps

Stop Those Annoying Browser Prompts Asking for Your Location or to Send Notifications

If you've grown tired of answering those annoying browser prompts every time a website wants to show you notifications or know your location, you can …

Microsoft Excel: Using CONCATENATE To Create an Impossible Lookup Table in Seconds

5,200 Stock Symbols — I Want Four URL Links<p>What’s The Problem To Be Solved?<p>A project I am working on entails looking at a selected portfolio of …

Analytics

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 tips and tricks: The S Pen is mightier than the sword - Pocket-lint

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is the most advanced phone that Samsung has ever made. Not only does it offer all the features of the Samsung Galaxy S8 …

Apps

The Galaxy X foldable phone tipped to launch next year

We’ve known for a while now that Samsung is looking to beat rivals to market with a smartphone sporting a foldable display. ZTE already has one such …

Samsung working on world's first truly bezel-less phone

Samsung's major focus has been on the design of their phones in the past few years. The Note Edge, Galaxy S7, S8 and Note 8 are proof of the …

Five reasons the iPhone X is already years behind the Samsung Galaxy

Wireless charging? What is this, 2015?<p>The iPhone X has been out for a month and Apple is clearly raking in some money. Waiting times are still a …