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Donald Trump's tax plan could hurt the economy ... in the long run

Donald Trump's tax proposals could spur more economic growth and more jobs ... for awhile.<p>But by 2024, that positive effect turns negative. His plan would slow growth created relative to what's expected under today's policies.<p>HillaryClinton's plan would do the opposite -- having a somewhat negative …

Obama administration announces final overtime rule, boosting pay for millions

More than 4 million Americans could get pay hikes under new federal regulations that will double the salary level under which workers must be paid overtime, the<p>White Housesaid Tuesday.<p>The Labor Department's final rule, to be finalized Wednesday, establishes a new overtime pay threshold of $47,476 a …

This is what Instagram's new business profile looks like

Earlier this year, Instagram confirmed that it was developing business profiles — a la Facebook Brand Pages. Recently, we managed to snag a peek at just what these new offerings look on iOS thanks to Later.com reporter Taylor Loren.<p>The new profiles remain largely the same short of three notable …

6 secrets for developing a great app for Android

There are a couple of reasons why you want to target Android users when building your next app.<p>As of July 2015, Google Play remains the largest app store with 1.6 million available apps followed by Apple’s App Store with 1.5 million apps and three other comparatively small app stores: Amazon …

Apps

Now buy Android apps using prepaid balance if you are on Idea Cellular | tech

Soon you will be able to buy apps or games from Google Play Store using your prepaid balance on your cellphone but that is if you are on Idea …

Apps

Google Calendar will automatically make time for you to exercise or call family

Google has added a new feature to its Calendar that turns the personal organiser into a trainer, life coach and assistant.<p>The updated Calendar has a Goals section that lets users set themselves targets for the weeks and months to come. Google will then schedule related activities into the Calendar …

How Cuomo can say ‘no’ to Obama on Iran sanctions

Could the fact that President Obama refused to submit his Iran agreement to the Senate for a standard up-or-down treaty vote turn around and, as my …

Obama Administration Urges States to Lift Sanctions on Iran

After lifting international and federal sanctions related to Iran's nuclear program, the Barack Obama administration is turning its attention to …

South Asia

Chrome extension Save to Google is a souped-up bookmark button

Don't confuse it with read-it-later extensions<p>On Tuesday, Google quietly introduced a Chrome browser extension called "Save to Google." The extension lets people save webpages to google.com/save, a site previously reserved for saving Google Image search results from mobile devices.<p>At first glance, …

Google Drive Lets You Scan and Search PDFs on Your Android

The Google Drive apps for iOS and Android are almost identical, but the Android version has an additional trick. When you create a new project on …

How to Unsend Regrettable Emails in Gmail and Inbox

Send… Psych! The ability to pull back sent messages in Gmail used to be an experimental Labs plugin, but now it's a core feature. A whole lot of …

Obama pushes Congress to end tax inversions

President Barack Obama on Tuesday called on Congress to end tax inversions, saying the Treasury Department's latest move to curb the practice should …

Obama Still Wants To Talk To Enemies, But He's The Only One

After Paris, San Bernardino and now Brussels, bellicosity is in.<p>WASHINGTON -- “Split screen” coverage can vividly illuminate the real story in politics.<p>On Monday, it highlighted the essential foreign policy conflict between President Barack Obama and his would-be successors. The contrast became …

Foreign Policy

3D Scan Yourself into Your Favorite Games with Just a Smartphone

The Zurich-based computer vision startup Dacuda hit the 3D scanning scene with strength after successfully launching a Kickstarter back in 2014 for …

3D-printed cartilage could restore ears, shoulders, knees and nose

Cartilage is pretty important. It provides structure to parts of the body and softens the joints between bones. When cartilage is damaged, it can cause a lot of pain. And, unfortunately, cartilage does not regenerate well on its own, since it doesn't have a blood supply.<p>The field of bioprinting -- …

3Digify Helps You Build A Professional 3D Scanner (video)

If you own a 3D printer and have been searching for an affordable 3D scanner which you can use to take real-life objects into the digital world, you …

Counter-terrorism operation launched in Russia’s Dagestan

A counter-terrorism operation has been introduced in three districts in southern Dagestan, a spokesman for the operation headquarters of Russia's …

nervous system develops kinematic petals, a 3D printed dress

<b>nervous system develops kinematic petals, a 3D-printed dress</b><br>(above) the dress is part of the #techstyle exhibition held at the museum of fine arts in …

The Arts

You Can Now 3D Print The World's Lightest Material - Graphene Aerogel

YES PLEASE.<p>It's 7.5 times lighter than air, and a cubic metre of the stuff weighs just 160 grams. It's 12 percent lighter than the second lightest …

Graphene

The Temptation of Ending Sanctions on Russia

Moscow is working hard to break the EU's unity on sanctions against Russia, even though they are the only instrument Europeans have to apply pressure …

Russia

7 signs you might be oversharing – and how to cut back a bit

It’s fine to share things that make you happy with your friends online – but are you revealing a little too much?<p>Eating breakfast? Share. New shoes? …

How is Russia financing its war in Syria? | Middle East

Russia has added a volatile new dimension to Syria's four-year civil war after unleashing a wave of air strikes across the country.<p>Moscow has sent hundreds of troops, fighter jets, helicopter gunships, tanks, heavy artillery and other equipment, in response to a "request" by President Bashar …

Cyber bullying: Bereaved mum appeals to children to 'stay safe online'

<b>The Canadian mother of a 15-year-old who killed herself after prolonged cyber bullying has appealed to Northern Ireland teenagers to stay safe online.</b><p>Carol Todd was speaking at an event in Newry, County Armagh, aimed at informing parents and children about the dangers of the internet.<p>Her daughter, …

New Parents Are Ultra-Active on Facebook Via Mobile Devices (Study)

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Dangerous Liaisons: The Risky Side Of Online Dating

<i>NBC News</i> published a disturbing story about a 53-year-old California grandmother and widow who had gotten swept up in one of the oldest cons in the book: the sweetheart swindle.<p>The widow had joined an online dating site. In no time at all, she received a message from a man going by the name of …

Russia economy shrank 3.7% in 2015, inflation up 13%, retail sales fall 10%

Collapsing oil prices continue to hammer the value of the Russian currency – the rouble – as inflation there pushes upwards and people cut back on purchases.<p>The numbers are stark. Last year Russia’s economy contracted by 3.7 percent according to figures released on Monday by the government …

Russia's Economy Ministry proposes spending 210 bln roubles to fight crisis

ST PETERSBURG, Russia, Jan 28 (Reuters) - Russian Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev said on Thursday his ministry had proposed spending 210 billion roubles ($2.75 billion) from the country’s anti-crisis fund on fighting the economic crisis. ($1 = 76.2900 roubles) (Reporting by Darya Korsunskaya; …

15 College Women Reveal What Instagram Does to Their Body Image

"Looking at so many flawless, perfect pictures has lowered my self-esteem and promoted insecurity."<p>Earlier this week, 18-year-old Instagram star Essena O'Neill revealed what actually goes into taking the "perfect" bikini shot. Because she felt like she spent too much time being addicted to social …

Facebook Profile Picture Affects Chances Of Getting Hired

Why Is This Important?<p>Because everyone's under more scrutiny these days.<p>Long Story Short<p>A Belgian research team found that your Facebook profile image may affect how desirable you are to employers. Profiles with "desirable" pictures were significantly more likely to get a positive response.<p>Long …

The hilarious things that happen when you actually reply to spam

Have you ever gotten a piece of spam that made it past your filter and thought to yourself, “I wonder what would happen if I actually replied to …