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IRS Unlocks The 'Door' For High-Income Savers

For years, there’s been a debate raging in the financial planning community surrounding something that’s colloquially become known as “The Back-Door Roth IRA.” Some practitioners (including myself) have been advocates of the planning strategy, which involves a two-step process that effectively …

Retirement

RBC: These are the best tech stocks to own over the next decade

• <b>RBC Capital Markets has published its “Imagine: 2025” portfolio of 75 stocks primed for the future.</b>• <b><br>The bank says these tech stocks are best</b> …

$0 to $1,000 in a Day: How to Build an Ecommerce Business That Could Make You Millions

For our first video in the series $0 to $1,000, ecommerce expert Trevor Chapman chats about the type of site you need, the basics you must have before you launch and how to use email the right way.<p>Before you can run, you need to learn how to walk. The same logic goes for building a successful email …

eCommerce

A war in cyberspace is already raging and could lead to 'armageddon' if banks get hit

A war is being fought in cyberspace with "ones and zeros" instead of bullets and too-big-to-fail banks are major targets, experts with cyber security and intelligence backgrounds have told Business Insider.<p>"It's not a hypothesis. It's unequivocally been proven, the next war will be fought in the …

Scientists have figured out exactly how much you need to exercise to slow your heart's aging process

So there’s good news and there’s bad news.<p>The good news is there are steps you can take to slow your heart’s aging process, increasing the chances of living a long, healthy, fruitful life. The trade-off is that you really do have to go to the gym.<p>New research published this week in the Journal of …

Biomedicine

Dashdash, a platform to create web apps using only spreadsheet skills, nabs $8M led by Accel

Sometimes I think of spreadsheets as the dirty secret of the IT world today. We’ve seen a huge explosion in the number of productivity tools on the market tailored to help workers with different aspects of doing their job and organising their information, in part to keep them from simply dumping …

Building a Review App with Ionic 2, MongoDB & Node

Throughout your adventures in web and mobile development, you may have heard of the MEAN stack, which (aside from sounding pretty badass) stands for …

Five of the best meditation apps

Boost your mindfulness and try to rise above digital distractions with these apps to carve out time for peaceful reflection<p>The first rule of mindfulness might be to switch your smartphone off. From checking emails at bedtime to constant, needy push notifications from mobile games, our phones can …

Apps

Here's the Super-Simple Productivity Approach I Learned From the Creator of 'Dilbert'

Scott Adams spends only 25 percent of his time working on it! Here's how he does it.<p>A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to speak with Scott Adams, the creator of the "Dilbert" cartoon series, as well as a best-selling author, media pundit, and entrepreneur.<p>At one point we began talking about …

TNW Deals Freebie Friday: Apps and Books for Nothing

We’ve got some great free stuff for our dear readers this Friday, to help step up your game in your personal and professional life.<p>Learn to do your best at anything, improve your business development and sales chops, and build your startup career on your own terms with these these three great …

Free online Android programming course starting next month

An online university will start a free online Android programming course next month, offering interested applicants the first notions needed to create apps for smartphones and tablets running Google’s mobile operating system.<p>Spotted by a <i>reddit</i> user, the eight-week long course offered by the …

Android News

Zimperium Raises $8M For Mobile Security That Turns The Tables On Attackers

Let’s say you’re at the airport, checking your email on your iPhone over the wifi. Well, you’ve already made your first mistake. You’ve trusted the airport network to be secure enough to protect you from hacker attacks.<p>Zimperium announced today it has raised $8 million from Sierra Ventures to build …

As Software Eats The World, Non-Tech Corporations Are Eating Startups

Netscape founder and VC titan Marc Andreessen famously wrote back in 2011 that software is steadily eating the world, disrupting industries like music, retail and more. Now large corporations in these industries are starting to eat startups.<p>Over the past year or two, non-tech corporations have …

Dell Venue 11 Pro: The anti-iPad

My first impression of the Dell Venue 11 Pro is positive. It's very different from the iPad Air but that's OK.<p>The Venue 11 has a gorgeous 10.8-inch -- an unusual size -- 1,920x1,080 IPS display, and the model I'm using is powered by a quad-core Intel Atom Z3770 "Bay Trail" processor with 2GB of …

A Startup Brings Same-Day Delivery to Shopping Malls

Big mall operators have formed Deliv, a service that lets shoppers drop their bags, head to other stores, and have their purchases brought to their doorsteps within hours.<p>The phrase “shop ‘til you drop” is taking on new meaning: A Silicon Valley startup, Deliv, is enabling customers to ditch their …

Lenovo’s Bendy Yoga 2 Laptop Makes All the Right Moves

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m primarily a MacBook user, mostly because I use video-editing software that is specific to Macs. And I haven’t …

Consumer Tech

Ubisoft shows off Snowdrop engine with help from Tom Clancy's 'The Division'

Ubisoft's showing off a new trailer for Tom Clancy's <i>The Division</i>, and it's a stunner. Sure, we don't hit every gaming trailer that comes across our radar, but this one certainly piqued our interest, as its good looks owe a lot to the new Snowdrop engine -- as the French game company puts it …

Microsoft’s ’12 Days of Deals’ calendar allegedly leaks, shows HP Envy 15 for $499

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday behind us, Microsoft(s msft) is allegedly looking to keep the retail momentum going with its 12 Days of Deals …

Hour of Code campaign teaches programming in 30,000 US schools (video)

Code.org wants to make computer science a staple of the classroom, and it's taking a big step toward that goal today with the launch of its Hour of Code campaign. More than 30,000 US schools (35,000 worldwide) will devote at least one hour this week to teaching programming, with incentives in store …

eBay Now Brings Its Same-Day Delivery Service to Dallas

eBay will launch its eBay Now same-day delivery service in Dallas, Texas on December 10. In keeping with the holiday spirit, eBay is waiving the $5 delivery charge from now until December 24.<p>Here’s the delivery zone for the service, which includes Sunnyvale, McKinney, Frisco and Irving:<p>eBay Now, …

Google Glass gets unofficial WordPress support

Google Glass may never be able to give you X-ray vision, but its list of supported features continues to grow. PR firm, Weber Shandwick, has released an unofficial plugin for the futuristic eyewear that allows owners to publish content to any WordPress-hosted blog with simple verbal commands. The …

How Does Apple Really Feel About Bitcoin?

Over the past couple of months, there have been a few Bitcoin app rejections by Apple that have made some waves. First, the venture-backed startup Coinbase had its app removed entirely from the App Store. Today, a blog post from peer-to-peer messaging and payments app Gliph highlights its own …

Codecademy Releases Its First Educational App, A.K.A. My New Subway Time Killer

Although I write a lot about apps and Internet stuff, I never really learned to code.<p>I threw the “really” in there to soften the blow, but the fact is, I straight up don’t know how to do it. I started learning at one point in middle school, but my high school didn’t push CS, and by college I spent …

Security Firm AVG Launches First Service To Block Mobile Location Tracking

It’s well known that advertisers track our browsing histories on the web to better target us with ads, but they’re increasingly moving towards tracking our locations too, because the history of your physical movements can be just as valuable to an advertiser as your virtual ones. Now security firm …

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All Time Favorites<p>We put Shark Tank's bizarre and amazing products to the test<p>4:02<p>The tech 'Back to the Future' predicted for 2015 -- and what it missed<p>5:50<p>Emoji dos and don'ts<p>2:49<p>Super-creepy 3D-printed cape responds to onlookers (Tomorrow Daily 248)<p>7:53<p>Behind-the-scenes of Disneyland's 60th …

Fiverr launches its first iOS app to help mobilize the up-and-coming gig economy

Fiverr, the self-pronounced leader of the “gig economy,” is going mobile.<p>Fiverr CEO Micha Kaufman says the new app is a big first step for the newly mobile Fiverr, which has been desktop-focused since its launch in 2011. With the app, users have a much more effective way to connect with others, …

Cloud Storage Service SugarSync Abandons Freemium For A Paid Account Model

SugarSync, a gladiator in the long, hard battle that is hosted cloud storage, has decided to go mercenary. The company announced today that they will offer a “paid-only” service model, doing away with their free storage tiers. Current customers can still access their files and will be offered …