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13 bad money habits you should break in 2016 to build more wealth

Getting rich is a long-term game.<p>The good news is that starting to accumulate wealth is almost entirely under your control — all it takes is patience, the right mentality, and smart habits.<p>If you want to master your money and build wealth, start by ditching these 13 costly habits as you head into …

How big can black holes grow?

Black holes could grow as large as 50 billion suns, before the ‘food’ that makes them grow crumbles into stars, says new research.<p>In recent decades, …

The Pirate Bay is down — but that’s not helping PC game sales

One of the Internet’s biggest sites for pirated content is offline, but that doesn’t have people who illegally download games opening their wallets.<p>Green Man Gaming, a large PC-game distributor, has seen no real increase in sales that it can attribute to the closure of The Pirate Bay. On Dec. 9, …

Laura’s Sydney

TravelWhere the Locals Go<p><b>Laura Bronner</b> is an American expat who has been living in Sydney for the last two years. After graduating from college, she set off on what was supposed to be a year of travel; that was almost four years ago. Since then she has lived and traveled all over New Zealand and …

These Blimps Are Meant To Protect Washington DC From Missiles Somehow

Lumpy sentinels of freedom<p>To protect the nation’s capital from a 21st century threat, the Pentagon is turning to a technology first seen in World War I: blimps. Made by Raytheon, the “Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor System,” or JLENS for short, is a tethered …

The Ideas And Breakthroughs That Will Shape The World In 2015

From Ebola to virtual reality, here's what the year has in store for science<p>In 2015, advances in science and engineering will once again shape the world in profound ways. Here are the most important.<p>Wind Power Moves Offshore<p>Ebola Drugs Reach West Africa<p>Ultrafast Data Transfer Speeds Up …

Happy New Year! From Sydney to NYC

#Sydney's New Year's #fireworks were beamed to one billion people worldwide, making the celebrations one of the most expensive and spectacular events in the city's calendar. Tribute was paid to the #MartinPlace siege victims Tori Johnson and Katrina Dawson in the form of a floral display on the pylons of the #SydneyHarbourBridge. Photo: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

Cops arrest man tied to hacks on Xbox and Playstation networks

Police in the U.K. appear to have collared one of the grinches responsible for a massive DDoS attack on XBox Live and Sony PlayStation, which spoiled …

Lizard Squad's takedown-for-hire service quickly disappears

One of the oldest sales tactics in the book is using a freebie to get you hooked before slapping you with the bill for the second. That's why the audacious holiday season takedowns of both the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live were, apparently, a marketing stunt. Lizard Squad, the group that …

Google Paid $50,000 To Hackers Who Found Some Really Bad Holes On Google's Cloud

Just this week, a team of security researchers in Poland got a hefty $50,000 prize from Google for uncovering some holes in Google's App Engine cloud, Google confirmed.<p>The researchers say this is the largest prize Google has ever awarded through its "Vulnerability Reward Program," more commonly …

Top 15 International Destinations for 2015

Every New Year's resolution involves three key ingredients -- the commitment to better one's self, the passion to try something new, and the inevitable promise to venture beyond one's comfort zone -- and no one act accomplishes those goals more than international travel.<p>With 2015 on the horizon, …

The FBI May Have Made An Embarrassing Mistake While Investigating The Sony Hack

Earlier today we reported that the FBI sent a bulletin on Dec. 24 that warned companies of further threats made by the Guardians of Peace hacker gang. That's the group that targeted Sony Pictures, but the FBI warned that it was threatening a media organization as well.<p>A cached PasteBin post …

The Tech That Will Change Your Life in 2015

Gadgets and Ideas With the Best Chance of Making an Impact … and What You Can Do to Prepare for Them<p>By<p>Geoffrey A. Fowler and<p>Geoffrey A. Fowler<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>Joanna Stern<p>Joanna Stern<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@JoannaStern<p>JoannaStern<p>joanna.stern@wsj.com<p>This was a year of big …

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What's Coming From Apple in 2015: Apple Watch, iPad Pro, iPhone 6s, 12-Inch MacBook and More

Thanks to the iPhone 6, the iPad Air 2, the iPad mini 3, OS X Yosemite, and iOS 8, 2014 was a major year for Apple. The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus brought new screen sizes and a radical redesign, while iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite introduced deep integration between Apple's mobile and desktop operating systems.<p>…

Go Here, Not There: 10 Alternative Destinations for American Travelers

Ah, those tried-and-true getaways...<p>Looking for gambling and a good time? Vegas it is. A tropical paradise? Off to Hawaii. While we love 'em for obvious reasons, our favorite vacation spots can come with crowds - and you might be hard pressed to find that "hidden gem" feel while you're there.<p>A new …