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Kraft Heinz Hopes a Line of Oprah Products Will Boost Sales

Kraft Heinz Co., struggling to ignite sales growth amid punishing grocery-industry competition, is turning to media magnate Oprah Winfrey to break …

Amazon launches Amazon AI to bring its machine learning smarts to developers

Amazon today announced the launch of its new Amazon AI platform at its re:Invent developer event in Las Vegas. This new service brings many of the machine learning smarts Amazon has developed in-house over the years to devs outside the company. For now, the service only makes three different tools …

We May Have an IoT Problem on Our Hands

The Internet of Things (IoT) -- which connects wearables, smart home appliances, and other devices to the internet -- has been widely hyped as the next big growth market by tech companies. <b>Intel</b> (NASDAQ: INTC) claims that thenumber of connected devices will surge from 15 billion in 2015 to 200 …

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You no longer have to buy a new car or stereo to use Android Auto

Apple, take note<p>During Google’s annual developers conference this past spring, the company teased a version of its Android Auto software that would run entirely on an Android phone and not require a new car or aftermarket dashboard display. Now the company is starting to roll this software out to …

The placebo effect: is there something in it after all?

A study of the sometimes positive effects of taking drug-free pills suggests a biological factor at work<p>The placebo effect remains one of the most baffling mysteries in medicine. The idea that a useless sugar pill or harmless saline injection could result in a measurable improvement in a patient’s …

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Google Home review: Smaller, cheaper and smarter than the Amazon Echo

I've been eagerly waiting to try Google Home, Google's answer to the Amazon Echo, since the company announced it in May.<p>Not just because Home is …

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Now you can use LinkedIn to look for a new job — without tipping off your boss

LinkedIn just introduced a new feature called "Open Candidates" — a way to signal that you're open to being recruited for a new job, without letting your boss know.<p>Historically, the only way to announce to your LinkedIn network that you were looking for a job was to literally make it the headline …

The 2016 Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Awards

The research, innovators, scientists, and students who've made the world a little better this year.<p>If you ever need evidence that this is a remarkable time, take a look at a billboard: Buy a car that runs on electricity! Visit the stratosphere in a space baloon! Clearly we live in the future, but …

How Claiming Social Security At 62 Can Be A Big Mistake

It's important to consider both your own and your spouse's life expectancy before claiming early.<p>Millions of aging baby boomers are wrestling to …

Forced Into Retirement? 5 Smart Moves You Can Make

Though it's nice to assume that the decision to leave the workforce for good is one you'll have the privilege of making, many of us don't get a choice as to when we retire. According to a recent study by Voya Financial, 60% of Americans have to retire earlier than planned. Among those surveyed, 16% …

Retirement

The Average American Plans to Retire at 66 or Older; This Is When They Really Call It Quits

When do you plan to retire? Put some thought into the question. Photo: Sukanto Debnath, via Flickr.<p>If you aren't already, when do you plan to retire?<p>To be honest, that alone is a loaded question. There are many ways to define "retirement." Many believe it means stopping any form of labor that one …

Retirement

What you need to know before rolling your 401(k) to an IRA

While you're working and accumulating assets, you likely are contributing to your company sponsored 401(k) plan.<p>Even better, you might also be …

Retirement planning: How much is enough?

SINGAPORE: Retirement means different things to different people and industry observers say retirement aspirations of Singaporeans have evolved over …

4 401(k) Investing Tips That Could Earn You Thousands

Source: BIGSTOCK.<p>If you're a worker with a 401(k) or similar workplace retirement plan, then it's probably your main retirement savings vehicle. Pensions are vanishing, and the responsibility of building a retirement nest egg rests on our shoulders. So if you want to retire in comfort, you'd better …

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3 Smart Tax Moves for Baby Boomers

If you remember when lava lamps weren't nostalgic, these smart tax movies might help you. Photo: Dean Hochman, Flickr.<p>If you're a Baby Boomer, you were born between 1946 and 1964 -- and you're either in, or not that far away from, retirement. In order to maximize their retirement nest eggs, folks …

Retirement

MWC 2016: The three coolest gadgets from the show

It has an inbuilt 8MP camera, speaker and laser and can be controlled remotely via your home's Wi-Fi through an app on the G5, no matter where in the …

7 Wearable Gadgets for People Who Hate Wearable Gadgets

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Must-see videos of Mobile World Congress 2016

Missed out on all the cool tech that was announced in Barcelona? We've got you covered.<p>Our kick-ass team in Barcelona survived another year at Mobile World Congress, and we have the lowdown on all the new tech you might've missed out on during the week.<p>Samsung's new phones give the people what they …

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7 Advantages of Investing in Taxable Accounts

For starters, they're very flexible.<p>We hear it time and again: Invest in a 401(k), Roth IRA and/or traditional IRA to save for retirement. Invest in …

The Best Online Deals We Could Find Today, February 24

Are you constantly on the lookout for good online shopping deals? We are, too. So as a new recurring feature, we’re going to share some deals we’ve …