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Apple Patents A Way To Make All-Glass iPhones, iPads, Monitors And TVs

Apple has patented a method for building devices with all-glass outer casings (via AppleInsider), by fusing pieces together for a completely seamless final look. The all-glass device casings could be used to hold the internals of an iOS device or to house a TV or monitor, too.<p>The all-glass …

6 small changes in Android L that make a big difference

Most of the posts floating around the web about Android L release have focused on revamped notifications, the new recent menu changes, the death of Dalvik, the new material design, Android for Work and other hard hitters that were showcased during the Google I/O 2014 keynote.<p>After playing around …

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5 Financial Moves To Make In The Last Five Years Of Your Career

Retiring is a decision you usually can’t undo.<p>Your employer has most certainly made plans to replace you with a successor who’s been waiting in the wings. So this isn’t one of those choices where you can come back and say, “I’ve changed my mind.”<p>Retirement planning is complex; there are so many …

It's No Toke: Colorado Pulls In Millions In Marijuana Tax Revenue

They say crime pays? Not exactly. Legalize a former crime and tax it and it <i>really</i> pays.<p>Just ask Colorado. Perhaps not so awkwardly labeled the “Highest State,” Colorado pulled in $2 million in taxes related to the sale of recreational marijuana…in January 2014 alone. Combined with taxes on sales …

US Government Cedes Control Of The Internet

The US government is to give up control of the administration of the internet, handing over responsibility for the IP numbering network and domain name system (DNS) to the global community.<p>Since 1998, under a contract with the Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information …

Google Encrypts Search, Aims To Foil China, NSA

Google is moving to encrypt search globally, aiming to bypass government censorship – and inhibit NSA snooping.<p>Its latest step is to start automatically encrypting searches made in China, in an effort to counter the censorship system known as the Great Firewall of China. Using this, the Chinese …

By All Means Necessary: How China's Resource Quest Is Changing The World

In an interview with Elizabeth Economy, C.V. Starr senior fellow and director for Asia studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, we discussed her new book, with Michael Levi, titled <i>By All Means Necessary: How China’s Resource Quest is Changing the World</i>. By All Means Necessary debunks a number …

Best States, Worst States For Dividend Lovers

<i>If you live in California, stay away from high-yielding stocks.</i><p>A lot of investors, especially the less intelligent ones, are in love with dividends. In retirement they instinctively aim for stocks that provide a steady income. This can be an expensive habit come tax time.<p>While the federal tax rate …

The Luxury Cars With The Best Gas Mileage

At 430 horsepower and with a huge V8 engine, the 2014 Audi R8 will go from 0-60mph in just over four seconds and hit nearly 200 miles per hour. It also gets 11 miles to the gallon in the city–not exactly the ideal model for maximizing range (and beach time!) during a spring weekend away.<p>But there …

Coal Could Soon Be Portfolio Fuel

One of the potential beneficiaries of this huge multi-month rally in natural gas prices may be a sector that’s been largely left for dead, and that sector is coal.<p>Now, we all are familiar with the negative thesis on coal. First, there’s the “war on coal” from a political policy standpoint, which …

Paper Prosperity: Why Wall Street Could Be Heading For A Hard Landing

Most of 2014 has been kind to Wall Street bulls. But not the last three days of this week—with all major averages trending lower.<p>Thursday was a particularly scary day with equity markets around the world selling off. Technology shares suffered the biggest losses, with the Nasdaq Composite Index …

Taxes From A To Z (2014): H Is For Holding Period

<b>H is for Holding Period.</b><p>When you buy, sell or otherwise dispose of certain kinds of property, the result is a gain or loss for federal income tax purposes. Property subject to these rules is considered a capital asset (yes, giving rise to the terms capital gain and capital loss).<p>For the most part, …

Why Cloud Browsers Are The Wave Of The Future

A tiring bit of Internet security advice one often hears suggests using a separate and dedicated browser for sensitive transactions such as online banking or checking your medical data. In the past this meant sorting out which was the secure browser and then avoiding it for other purposes or even …

Operation Simplify: Three Ways To Remove Time-Sucks Right Now

<i>The following guest post is by Lisa Bodell, CEO of futurethink, a New York City-based innovation research and training firm.</i><p>If you’re like most people, every January, you declare your intent to get more organized and achieve the ever-elusive work-life balance. We take stock of what annoys us at …

9 Things You Should Tell Your Boss At Your Next Performance Review

Sure, performance reviews are a time to get feedback on your work throughout the year.<p>But sometimes we forget that it’s also a time to share your own goals (and even suggestions!) for the future with your boss. After all, you’re part of a team, and talking about what’s working, what’s not, and what …

3 Ways To Get More Out Of Every Single Hour

<i>“Lost time is never found again.” —Benjamin Franklin</i><p>Time is a key resource that we simply cannot replenish. The 24 hours of each day are all we are given—once spent, these hours are lost forever. This means that if you’re struggling to fit all of your priorities and “to-dos” into your day, it’s …

How To Give Difficult Feedback

For most of his career, Thomas D’Aunno has been studying how people give one another feedback. As a professor of health policy and management at Columbia University‘s Mailman School of Public Health, he focuses on health care, where the failure to give or take feedback can have life or death …