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10 Home Design Trend Predictions for 2015

Toggle Scroll<p>January 2, 2015<p>You'd think that in this high-tech world, we'd be populating our homes with personal robots, droid garages, and the like. …

15 Easy Ways To Get Your Home Ready To Sell

You may <i>think</i> you know the basics when it comes to getting your home ready to sell: remove any clutter or personal effects, fix what’s broken, and stage your rooms. But buyers are a fickle lot, and they can fall in — or out — of love with a home for any number of reasons, some so subtle that the …

Looking into the future: Samsung Gear VR review

You can finally buy a virtual reality headset and use it in your home. Right now -- <i>today</i> -- that is possible. It doesn't cost $10,000 and it doesn't come with caveats like, "This is made for developers." Samsung is officially the first to market with an accessible, impressive virtual reality …

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HUSSMAN: The Stock Market Is Overvalued By 100%

His regular weekly market commentary is widely regarded as one of the best-researched, best-articulated publications available to money managers.<p>John's public appearances are rare, so we're especially grateful he made time to speak with us yesterday about the precarious state in which he sees …

Something called 'the race to zero' is scaring a lot of tech companies

Cloud computing has completely changed the tech industry, but it’s got a dark side for the companies competing in the market, something those in the industry call “the race to zero.”<p>There’s so much competition in the cloud industry that cloud companies keep cutting their prices, even while they …

William Gibson: I never imagined Facebook

The brilliant science-fiction novelist who imagined the Web tells Salon how writers missed social media’s rise<p>Even if you've never heard of William Gibson, you're probably familiar with his work. Arguably the most important sci-fi writer of his generation, Gibson's cyber-noir imagination has shaped …

Predicting the next decade of tech: From the cloud to disappearing computers and the rise of robots

Making short-term decisions about technology investment is relatively easy; trying to work out how IT will develop over the next decade is much …

Return on Investment

Like It Or Not, Architect Le Corbusier's Urban Designs Are Everywhere

What do an Ikea showroom floor, urban housing projects and Kanye West have in common? They've all been inspired, at least to some degree, by the Swiss-born French architect Le Corbusier. Though his name has fallen out of the popular imagination — Frank Lloyd Wright is much more likely to ring a …

Google CEO: Computers Are Going To Take Our Jobs, And 'There's No Way Around That'

Today, Google is much more than a search engine. The company appears to be involved in every type of new technology ranging from self-driving cars to contact lenses that can test for disease.<p>In a recent interview with the Financial Times, CEO Larry Page provided some insight as to why the company …

Man In Japan Arrested For 3-D Printing Revolvers

Two years for six shooters.<p>When the first working gun was 3-D printed in the United States, the government responded not through the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, but instead through the State Department. Guns, it turns out, aren’t terribly hard to get in the United States, so a 3-D …

Guns

Jawbone CEO: Wearable makers need “a level of personal taste that our industry hasn’t been used to”

Jawbone has been a nimble hardware company over the last few years, moving from Bluetooth headsets to wireless speakers to fitness trackers. But its …

Dan Loeb: Apple Pay Is Actually Great News For PayPal

In it, he writes that he's optimistic about a spun-out PayPal — even though everyone is going nuts over Apple Pay.<p>Here's what he said:<p>PayPal is a high‐growth business with significant opportunities to expand its existing market and margins while pursuing new paths in financial services for …

How much do coders make? Check out this data from around the country

iOS rules the roost and beats Android, Bay Area coders get paid the most, and Node.js developers are up and coming: This sums up three findings from …

Never say never: why TV networks are suddenly ready to unbundle

I got a lot of flack when I suggested in May that a network like AMC may be in a good position to unbundle from cable, and charge consumers for a …

Go Beyond Emoticons and Avatars: comiXchat Messaging App

There’s a new chat app in town that doesn’t feature a new way to shoot selfies or make anything mysteriously disappear — and it’s not dull and boring.<p>comiXchat, a free messaging app by Nubis that displays individual or group chats in an artistically appointed, hand-drawn comic interface, debuts …

Foodflation - Since QE3, Breakfast Is Up Over 24%

Having pointed out the 'surges' in the cost of your 4th of July burger at the behest of Greenspan and Bernanke, we thought a reflection on the …

The data point that screams sell

The notion is so familiar that it’s become a Wall Street cliché: When interest rates are extremely low, share prices deserve rich valuations. …

Tablets Are Making Waiters Obsolete — And Chili's Is Leading The Way

The casual dining spot has recently introduced tablets in dining rooms nationwide that customers can use to place orders, browse the menu, and entertain otherwise noisy children.<p>These tablets, as The Verge notes, aren't the high-end Apple and Samsung devices we've become accustomed to seeing, but …

Consumer price index jumps 0.4% in May as inflation heats up

Americans paid more for just about everything last month, pushing inflation to its highest annual rate in more than 11/2 years and creating another potential obstacle for the economic recovery.<p>The 0.4% jump in the consumer price index for May, released Tuesday by the Commerce Department, was the …

Economics

Expedia now accepts bitcoin for hotel bookings

Apple stock now costs $94. Fans love it

Apple's hottest product this week might end up being its own stock.<p>The tech company's seven-for-one stock split officially went into effect Monday, making shares of the tech giant more accessible to the little guy. The stock currently trades around $94, significantly down from Friday's closing of …

Don’t bother saving for college – it will get cheaper

My friend Dan recently congratulated me on the college graduation of my daughter, having read the advice I gave her in a column.<p>Dan became a …

College & University

29 Successful People Who Wake Up Really Early

The early bird schedule is good for responding to people and events around the world, getting a head start on people in your own time zone, and also finding time for exercise and family. What's more, research shows that early risers tend to be happier and more proactive.<p>While a late schedule may …

The Knockout Punch In The IRA Grudge Match

There’s an ongoing battle in the financial realm pitting the Roth IRA against its older cousin, the Traditional IRA. Most of the debate, however, is rendered irrelevant because it doesn’t consider the Traditional IRA’s fatal flaw.<p><b>Tale of the Tape:</b><p>The IRA debate is almost entirely about taxes. As …

Starting from Zero: Build a Great Retirement Plan

Will you retire on time? Can you? The short answer is “yes” but you have to start out by having the right expectations.<p>Winning the lottery, for instance, is not a plan. The vast majority lose, of course. And people who do come by money suddenly often live to regret it. They tend to shed that …

Tales Of An Accountant: I'm $130K In Debt

<i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>The day I filled out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form, I was a happy high school senior who had just been accepted to Ramapo College of New Jersey, a public school where I’d be paying in-state tuition. I had chosen the college in …

The Challenge Of Investing In Today's Market

<b>Intro</b><p>Never before in America have we witnessed government debt at this level and a monetary expansion so great. How did we arrive at this juncture? Where does this road lead? How has it affected the financial markets? This may well be one of the most challenging investment climates in modern …