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5 ways to makeover your home without spending a ton of money

In the CNET Smart Home, we're constantly thinking about decor. With all of the tech we bring in, we want it to still look like a stylish and relaxing space -- not one overrun by machines.<p>We've learned a lot along the way about how technology can make tricky decorating tasks -- like picking a paint …

Home Decorating

Amazon Alexa users can grab a TP-Link Smart Plug or LIFX LED Bulb for just $10

Amazon is offering a sweet deal for its Alexa users this morning. Using code <b>SMART10</b> <b></b>gets you either the TP-Link HS105 Kasa Smart Wi-Fi Plug or the Lifx Mini A19 Smart LED Light Bulb for <b>$10 Prime shipped</b>. Be sure to apply the promo code at checkout to lock in your savings. <i>Note:</i> <i>you must have an</i> …

Smart Homes

Owning an Amazon delivery business: The risks, rewards and economic realities of the tech giant’s new program for entrepreneurs

Amazon has a new idea for anyone who has ever dreamed of owning and running a small business, but was daunted by the hurdles, or didn’t know where to …

Enterprise Tech

Watch 20,000 Jedi Battle 20,000 Sith to Finally Decide Who Rules the Galaxy

Cameos from aging, check-cashing celebrities who helped make the original <i>Star Wars</i> trilogy great have made it especially challenging for fans working …

Star Wars

The DEA just put out a new list of slang terms for marijuana, and some of them are pretty hilarious

If you’re looking to purchase some legal marijuana in Massachusetts, you might want to get ready to ask for some . . . “shoes”?<p>The federal Drug …

How to Invest $1,000 a Month

Here's your step-by-step guide to building lasting wealth.<p>If you invested $1,000 per month and earned the historic market return, how much money …

How to Keep Your Best Employees From Quitting

High performers, even those who excel at their jobs, still need you to help them grow.<p>If you’re reading this article, congratulations! You must have an awesome team. Managing them must be easy, right?<p>In fact, contrary to popular belief, managing high-performers doesn’t mean you don’t have to do …

I spend $25 a week on groceries — here's what I buy and what I skip

You can't eat healthy on a budget, they said; McDonald's has a dollar menu, they said.<p>Dear 'They': I do eat a healthy, plant-based diet on a strict budget, and I prefer to feel, well, not how McDonald's makes me feel. If I can spend $25 a week on groceries and feel good doing it, so can you.<p>One …

Personal Finance

This Map Shows the Average Income in Every State—and What It's Really Worth

$50,000 goes further in Ohio than New Hampshire.<p>Geography can transform a paycheck. That is: How much your wages are actually worth depends largely …

Want to Strike North Korea? It’s Not Going to Go the Way You Think.

Trust me: I was a nuclear strategist for the Pentagon.<p>For the bulk of my professional career, I’ve been studying maybe the most difficult and dangerous question in American foreign policy: how to handle a North Korea armed with nuclear weapons. During five of those years, my job at the Department …

North Korea

'It's the Grandparents Stealing From the Grandchildren'

There’s a fiction at the heart of the debate over entitlements: The carefully cultivated impression that beneficiaries are simply receiving back their “own” money.<p>One day in 1984, Kurt Vonnegut called.<p>I was ditching my law school classes to work on the presidential campaign of Walter Mondale, the …

Retirement

4 Proven Leadership Ideas That Are Nearly 2,000 Years Old--And Still Relevant

No, they don't come from the latest celebrity entrepreneur, but these lessons are inspiring and timeless.<p>In our current culture of celebrity worship, we often look to well-known names and faces to teach us things. You'll find enough lessons inadvertently taught by the likes of Elon Musk and the …

You Can Rent Your Own (Affordable) Caribbean Island on Airbnb Now

Living your best James Bond villain life just got a helluva lot easier. All you have to do is book yourself a spot in the Caribbean Sea off the coast …

Southwest Flash Sale Has $42 Flights Around the US

Southwest's sale on international flights has only just ended. However, the airline already has another sale going. This time, Southwest is offering …

Scientists Just Announced Our Best Shot at Ending Antibiotic Resistance to Date

A molecule that reverses antibiotic resistance.<p>Scientists have developed a molecule that reverses antibiotic resistance in multiple strains of …

DOJ pursues UnitedHealth in second Medicare fraud suit

The Department of Justice is intervening in a second whistleblower lawsuit that alleges UnitedHealth Group, the largest health insurance and services …

Health Care

The new Kodama Obsidian 3D printer starts at under $100, pre-order now

3D printers, for the most part, fall into two different categories. First there is the pricey consumer models that approach $1,000 or more and then there are more simple machines, many times requiring assembly and calibration. Kodama’s Trinus printer is among these options after a successful …

3D Printing

Untreatable gonorrhoea 'superbug' is spreading worldwide, WHO experts warn

At least three people worldwide are infected with totally untreatable "superbug" strains of gonorrhoea which they are likely to be spreading to others through sex, the World Health Organisation has warned.<p>Giving details of studies showing a "very serious situation" with regard to highly …

The Moral Question That Stanford Asks Its Bioengineering Students

It’s about the capacity to print a human genome.<p>When students in Stanford University’s Introduction to Bioengineering course sit for their final exams, the first question that they have to answer is about our ability to write DNA.<p>Scientists have fully sequenced the genomes of humans, trees, …

Stanford University

You can start a coding career without a degree — here’s how

Bored of slaving away at a job you don’t love? Stuck in a career rut? Hating on the man? There’s one easy solution to changing things up: teach …

Marc Andreessen explains how self-driving cars could create a bunch of American jobs

It’s all about what comes next.<p>Self-driving cars and trucks will cost millions of American jobs, right?<p>No, poses Marc Andreessen, the co-founder of venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz and early web pioneer.<p>Speaking at the <b>Code</b> <b>Conference</b> at the Terranea Resort in California, Andreessen argued …

Autonomous Cars

Nephew Of Colonel Sanders Revealed The Secret Ingredients Of KFC's Fried Chicken

<i>By: Evan Jankens</i> <br>@kingofthekc<p>Whether it’s original or extra crispy, KFC is phenomenal. There are things in this world we may never know like how many …

Recipes

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

The Earth is not a planet for the same reasons that Pluto is no longer considered as one- Technology News, Firstpost

Pluto is no longer considered a planet by the International Astronomical Union (ISU), much to the dismay of planetary scientists around the world. …

Solar System

6 Incredible Private Islands to Rent With Your Friends in 2018

If you've ever spent time on a remote, exotic island, you're already luckier than millions of other people in the world. But if you want to take …

See the Most Beautiful Sights in America on This $213 Train Trip

A big adventure doesn't have to cost you a fortune.<p>If one of your 2017 resolutions is to see all of the beauty and history that America has to offer on a dime, then you're going to love this supremely affordable travel idea.<p>Thanks to a brilliant train route devised by travel expert and blogger …

These 21 Truly Scary Netflix Movies Will Scare The Pants Off You This Halloween

There are times when you want to watch a family-friendly spooky movie—and then there are times when you want to watch a horror film that will freak …

Horror

Why you should throw that to-do list in the bin in the name of mental health

New research has shown that even a brief period of stress can shrink the part of your brain that affects your memory.<p>According to a recent study from …

Making Sense of No Man's Sky's Massive Universe

If you've been looking forward to the upcoming space exploration game No Man's Sky, chances are that you've heard about its absurdly big procedurally generated universe. But just like when talking about the actual universe, the size of the playable area of No Man's Sky dwarfs our normal conceptions …

No Man's Sky