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Days after buying Time Warner, AT&T launches new TV service

NEW YORK (AP) — AT&T is launching a new streaming service incorporating television networks from the Time Warner company it just bought.<p>The WatchTV service, a cable-like package of more than 30 TV channels delivered over the internet, is an example of the "skinny bundles" coming from telecom and …

Time Warner

How India’s first newspaper exposed the corrupt British East India Company

In 1776, an entrepreneurial Irishman who had come to India to make his fortune ended up in the horrifying squalour of an 18th century Calcutta prison.<p>A one-time surgeon whose attempt to launch a shipping business in the city had gone wrong, James Augustus Hicky had been labelled a debtor and forced …

India

Trump Agrees to Let Kim Jong Un Have Pence as Manservant

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—As new details emerge from this week’s summit in Singapore, the White House has confirmed that Donald J. Trump unilaterally offered to let Kim Jong Un have Mike Pence as his personal manservant.<p>The offer reportedly came after Kim spoke glowingly to Trump about the …

Donald Trump

Plume is turning home Wi-Fi into a subscription service

You have to subscribe even to buy a router<p>A Wi-Fi router startup is trying to shake up how we think about home Wi-Fi in a major way: by turning it into a subscription service.<p>The plan comes from Plume, one of several companies that have popped up over the past few years to capitalize on the growing …

Wi-Fi

Want to Get Rich? Ten 1-Sentence Personal Finance Rules Anyone Can Follow to Become a Self-Made Millionaire

Sometimes the best advice on personal finance comes in 1-sentence bites.<p>Every month I get a number of advance copies of personal finance books.<p>Each includes tens of thousands of words that promise and occasionally deliver something new, even though wealth building, like losing weight, can be summed …

Personal Finance

How Much Money Do You Need to Be Wealthy in America?

Many Americans cite leading a stress-free life and having “peace of mind” as their personal definition of wealth. That doesn’t sound too …

How to Lease a $50,000 BMW for Less Than a Subway Pass

Mike Piccolo got a call from a friend about a deal on a new BMW with a price so cheap he thought it was a joke.<p>The 45-year-old financial advisor from …

Electric Vehicles

If you bought any of these electronics from 2001 to 2011, you could be sitting on a gold mine

Residents of the good old U.S. of A., we have some great news. If you bought one or more phones, laptops, or tablets between January 1, 2000, and May 31, 2011, you could be eligible for a BIG payout. (And if any of these things are in your attic, you're sitting on a gold mine.)<p>A class action …

Whatever Trump Is Hiding Is Hurting All of Us Now

Our democracy is in serious danger.<p>President Trump is either totally compromised by the Russians or is a towering fool, or both, but either way he has shown himself unwilling or unable to defend America against a Russian campaign to divide and undermine our democracy.<p>That is, either Trump’s real …

Donald Trump

Here are 5 important reasons you should never agree to a police search -- even if you're innocent

Do you know what your rights are when a police officer asks to search you? If you’re like most people I’ve met in my eight years working to educate …

Fourth Amendment

India tried to stop cheating in school — so half a million students just skipped exams

NEW DELHI — It’s only the fourth day of annual examinations in India’s largest state of Uttar Pradesh and already the government says 661,643 students — around 10 percent of the total number enrolled — have failed to show up.<p>A government official said it’s because this year they've upped their …

Most Cost-Effective Cars to Own After Five Years

Analysts say picking the right vehicle can save more in the long run than negotiating for a better purchase price.<p>Bloomberg—Bloomberg via Getty Images<p>…

Starman has gone dark

Starman and his space Tesla have sent their last selfie from Earth orbit, Elon Musk announced. The car and its mannequin driver (in working SpaceX spacesuit) launched yesterday atop the Falcon Heavy rocket will eventually escape Earth orbit and travel outwards through the solar system — but not in …

The $26 home security cam that keeps selling out when we cover it is back on Amazon

Bargain hunters, this is not a drill. We repeat, this is not a drill. The Wyze Labs 1080p HD Wireless Smart Home Camera sells out on Amazon each and …

Bose’s answer to Apple’s AirPods were just discounted for the first time ever

Bose’s first truly wireless earbuds are priced higher than Apple’s trend-setting AirPods for one reason and one reason alone: they’re better. The …

This Apple Watch clone has GPS and 45 days of battery life for $99

Amazfit’s Bip provides up to a month and a half of smarts on a single charge<p>One of the biggest complaints with smartwatches is the need to recharge them as often as a smartphone. The best smartwatches you can get typically don’t last longer than two days, and most require daily charging. The new …

What Is The Difference Between Bitcoin and Ethereum?

Last year, thanks to stratospheric rises in value, lots of people became aware of the existence of Bitcoin, as well as another often-cited up-and-coming cryptocurrency, Ethereum.<p>For perspective – that means Bitcoin is currently held at around the same value as Unilever, whereas Ethereum has around …

Cryptocurrency

Some People Have a Big Complaint With Apple’s $1,000 iPhone X

After shelling out for the latest iPhone, some users are finding the device doesn’t perform its most basic function: taking calls.<p>A growing number of …

Piers Morgan Can't Stop Tweeting This Picture of Him Eating Donald Trump's Ass

Bless Pier Morgan’s heart, but the man appears to be terribly fixated on Donald Trump’s tangerine hole. I believe we can infer this from an image …

Women Leaders

The market's wild moves show why it's a terrible idea for Trump to tie his success to stocks

President Donald Trump really likes to tie his success to the stock market. The past three trading days showed why it could come back to bite him.<p>The president has touted the market's rise consistently since his election and throughout the first year of his presidency — in speeches, tweets, …

Stock Markets

The tiny, 4K Mavic Air crushes other DJI drones

Every consumer product goes through three stages of life. It’s invented; it’s improved and adjusted; and, finally, it becomes a commodity. There’s …

Notes 101: How to Scan, Edit & Share Documents Right Inside Notes on Your iPhone

There are plenty of third-party apps for scanning documents on your iPhone, but they can all be tossed out the door since iOS 11 includes one by …

Arun Jaitley has just killed India’s cryptocurrency party

It appears to be the end of the road for cryptocurrencies in India.<p>Finance minster Arun Jaitley, in his budget speech today (Feb. 01), stated that the government will do everything to discontinue the use of bitcoin and other virtual currencies in India. He reiterated that India does not recognise …

India

Set up a second screen for your computer

Two views are better than one.<p>You may get along just fine with only one computer screen, but adding a second can give you much more room to work. This upgrade isn't just for creative professionals or seasoned programmers—it lets anyone spread out their apps, edit documents side by side, and …

Mobile TV

This 19-year-old bitcoin millionaire is traveling the world recruiting an A-team to build an alternative to the 'corrupt' world of cryptocurrency

19-year-old Erik Finman made headlines last year when the value of his bitcoin holdings hit the $1 million mark — meaning he won a bet with his parents and didn't have to go to college.<p>Now, thanks to the recent surge in the cryptocurrency markets, Finman's personal bitcoin hoard is worth about $4 …

Bitcoin May Split 50 Times in 2018 as Forking Craze Mounts

Bitcoin God arrived last month. Bitcoin Pizza was delivered in January. Bitcoin Private’s issuance date is... still a secret.<p>They’re just a few of …

Binance 101: Fees & Fine Print You Need to Know Before Trading Bitcoins & Other Cryptocurrencies

In just a few months, Binance has experienced explosive growth, overtaking its rivals to rank among the top three cryptocurrency exchanges in the …

How to Turn Any Webpage Into a PDF on iOS

On iOS devices, there's a feature that lets you save any webpage as a PDF, so you can add edits, annotate it, read it offline, share it with friends, and more. Saving a webpage as a PDF is simple enough to do, but if you haven't done it before, you might not know the feature exists.<p><i>Subscribe to the</i> …

$26 device uses your phone to beam holographic navigation onto your car’s dash

The head-up display (HUD) systems that come in cars from the likes of Mercedes and BMW are cool, but they don’t even offer half the features you’ll …