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New research says it’s better to buy than rent—and it has nothing to do with money

Historically, homeownership has been considered an effective mechanism for wealth creation, especially for low- and moderate-income and minority households. Even with a modest down payment, homeowners can accumulate wealth through the forced savings that result from the periodic payments on …

Housing

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>Robert McCrum reflects on his choices One in five doesn’t represent over 300 years of women in literature: a response What is missing: …

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. Google has announced a massive reorganization.</b> It will become a subsidiary of an entirely new parent company called Alphabet.<p><b>2. Here's everything you need to know about Google's new CEO, Sundar Pichai.</b> He's the former head of Chrome and Android.<p><b>3. There's an interesting theory doing the rounds</b> …

Advertising

6 Lessons Jeff Mermelstein Has Taught Me About Street Photography

<i>All photographs in this article are copyrighted by Jeff Mermelstein.</i><p>I love the street photography of <b>Jeff Mermelstein</b>. Hailing from New York City, he …

Teva to buy Allergan generic drug unit for $40.5 bn

Israeli pharmaceutical giant Teva is buying the generic drug business of Allergan for $40.5 bn © AFP/File Fred Tanneau<p>New York (AFP) - Israeli pharmaceutical giant Teva said Monday that it was buying the generic drug business of Allergan for $40.5 billion, consolidating its position as a world …

Biotechnology

Stagefright: new Android vulnerability dubbed 'heartbleed for mobile'

An attacker can take over the vast majority of Android phones with just a text message, security researcher reports<p>A major security flaw in Android lets an attacker take control of a phone simply by sending a text message – and for the vast majority of Android users, there’s no fix available …

Intel 3D XPoint memory could be 1,000 times faster than flash

Intel and Micron have announced a new class of non-volatile memory that claims to offer a breakthrough in memory chips. Known as 3D Xpoint (cross point), production of this memory has already begun and could be heading to laptops, super computers and smartphones in the future.<p>3D XPoint is targeted …

Computer Science

Sony RX100 IV Sample Shots at 100fps, 250fps, 500fps, and 1000fps

Earlier this month, we shared some sample 1,000fps footage captured with the new Sony RX100 IV. If you’d like a closer look at the slow-mo …

The Windows 10 privacy issues you should know about

Windows 10 has just arrived and there’s a new Privacy Policy and Service Agreement from Microsoft coming swiftly in its wake.<p>The new policies take effect on 1 August and there are a few unsettling things nestling in there that you should be thinking about if you’re using the company’s services and …

Privacy

Motorola's new Moto G is waterproof and customisable

Motorola's third-generation Moto G smartphone is water-resistant and can be customised using the company's Moto Maker service<p>Motorola has unveiled the latest update to its popular Moto G smartphone, offering the usual combination of low price and premium specs, but with added water-resistance and …

Mobile Technology

Windows 10 launch: Microsoft releases new operating system

Windows has started rolling out Windows 10 to customers around the world, but not everyone who has pre-registered will get the upgrade today<p>Microsoft starts rolling out its new operating system, Windows 10, to customers around the world today, with members of its 'Insider' programme being the first …

OnePlus finally reveals the OnePlus 2, its 'flagship killer', starting at $329

OnePlus 2<p>Sandstone Black<p>OxygenOS<p>Rosewood<p>USB Type-C<p>One of the most hyped Android phones of the year has arrived. OnePlus, the Chinese startup behind …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Analysts are disappointed by low Apple Watch sales.</b> One study shows that orders have plunged by 90% since it was released.<p><b>2. It would be a huge and expensive task to reclassify all Uber contractors as employees.</b> The company is estimated to have 45,000 drivers in California alone.<p><b>3. Samsung has</b> …

Angela Ahrendts

This is How Good the Sony a7S is with Low Light and High ISO

The highly-regarded Sony a7S is known to be a monster in low-light situations, a fact demonstrated by a number of short films have used moonlight as …