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A couple who retired in their 30s with 'multi-millions' explain how much they had to save

"At that time we had this epiphany that the path we were on wasn't going to be a long-term path to happiness," Jacobson told Farnoosh Torabi on her personal-finance podcast, "So Money."<p>They changed their lifestyle immediately in order to accelerate their retirement track.<p>Exactly 10 years and one …

Will Millennials ever be able to retire?

<i>I'm in my late 20s and earn a modest salary. It's hard to save, so I don't see how I'll ever be able to retire. Is there a way to prepare for retirement if you don't earn a big salary? Or am I just going to have to work until I die? --Mike, North Carolina</i><p>Planning and saving for retirement is a …

Retirement

Ebola outbreak declared in Democratic Republic of Congo

<b>(CNN) —</b> The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo declared an outbreak of Ebola hemorrhagic fever, a rare and deadly disease, on Tuesday, the World Health Organization reported. The declaration came after laboratory results confirmed two cases of the disease in the province of Bikoro in …

Disease

Google Maps is adding new Explore and For You sections, more

Google is not forgetting Google Maps, one of its most popular apps and services, as it uncovers a few new brand new features.<p>Google is not only …

Google Photos will add more AI-powered fixes, including colorization of black-and-white photos

Google Photos already makes it easy for users to correct their photos with built-in editing tools and clever, A.I.-powered features for automatically creating collages, animations, movies, stylized photos, and more. Now the company is making it even easier to fix photos with a new version of the …

Google News uses AI to give you the news you want

Google has given its News feature a refresh for 2018, including a new design and 'Newscasts' for the stories you're interested in.

Exclusive: Google's Duplex could make Assistant the most lifelike AI yet

The conversation seems mundane. At least, at first.<p>In a building called the Partnerplex on Google's sprawling campus in Mountain View, California, I've been invited to hear a 51-second phone recording of someone making a dinner reservation.<p>Person 1: <i>Good evening.</i><br>Person 2: <i>Hello?</i><br>Person 1: <i>Hello.</i><br>Person …

James Martin

Everything We Learned About Android P Today at Google I/O

Is it going to be called Pumpkin Pie or Peppermint Patty? Or how about Popsicle? Well, whatever Google ends up deciding on, if history is any …

The Beauty and Horror of Blue Planet II

David Attenborough’s latest documentary gorgeously reveals the world’s oceans—and shows how badly humans are screwing them up.<p>“Never,” declares Sir David Attenborough in the first episode of <i>Blue Planet II</i>, his latest hallucinatory swath of masterpiece nature television, “has there been a more …

Blue Planet II

No. 11 seed Syracuse shocks No. 3 Michigan State to advance to Sweet 16

A bubble team with a 50/50 chance of playing in the NCAA tournament a week ago, Syracuse is suddenly in the Sweet 16.<p>The Orange used their vaunted 2-3 zone to frustrate Michigan State and got just enough offense from its core three to beat the Spartans 55-53 in Sunday's down-to-the-wire …

Facebook's Zuckerberg comes under fire from UK, US lawmakers

LONDON (AP) — Lawmakers on both sides of the Atlantic criticized Facebook and its chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, after reports surfaced that another company, Cambridge Analytica, improperly harvested information from 50 million Facebook users.<p>A British lawmaker accused Facebook on Sunday of …

Cambridge Analytica

Trade fights loom over G20 meeting in Argentina

Frictions over global trade are likely to escalate as finance chiefs of the Group of 20 nations arrive in Buenos Aires on Monday.<p>The Trump administration's move toward protectionism looms over talks this weekamong the world's largest advanced and emerging economies.<p>Trump has already announced a …

Trump's Attorney Seeks $20 Million In Damages From Stormy Daniels

President Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen, is asking a federal court to enforce a nondisclosure agreement signed by Stormy Daniels, claiming that the adult film actress violated that pact and is liable to pay $20 million in damages.<p>The court filing was made through the limited liability …

Former FBI No.2 McCabe fired; says Trump administration targeted him

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired the FBI's former No. 2 official Andrew McCabe on Friday, prompting McCabe to say he was targeted for being a witness into whether President Donald Trump tried to obstruct the probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 election.<p>Sessions, in …

Donald Trump

WatchOS 2 hands-on: What Apple Watch should have had from the start

Ignoring the mixed reviews, common sense and the usually wise advice that you should avoid first-gen products at all costs, I bought an Apple Watch last June. Honestly, I'm still surprised by that. I backed the original Pebble crowdfunding campaign, and I've tested a few Android Wear devices, but …

Smartwatches

Zumper: One-Third Of San Francisco’s Rent Is Attributable To VC Funding

Well, this is sure to provoke some debate.<p>Zumper, a venture-backed startup that focuses on creating a more efficient and transparent apartment rental marketplace, ran a study of housing costs in tech hubs across the United States. They’re arguing that one-third of San Francisco’s rents are …

DoJ shells out $23 million for the President's body camera pilot program

The Department of Justice announced last May that it would fund a national pilot program for law enforcement body cameras, a plan first put forth by President Obama. On Monday, the DoJ made good on that promise by awarding $23 million in grants to 32 states for the purchase of these devices. Of …

U.S. Department of Justice

Power Ingestible Gadgets With Batteries You Can Eat

As a non-toxic way to use swallowable medical devices<p>Today, implanted medical devices continuously monitor the body to give doctors and researchers more information than ever about the state of a patient's disease and the effects of certain treatments. Engineers have also been making devices that a …

Jailbreaks wanted: $1 million dollar iPhone hacks

Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines.<p>The cybersecurity firm Zerodium announced on Monday that it will reward $1 million to anyone able to crack …

4chan message board bought by Japanese web culture guru

The Internet: Where memes can turn to gold.<p>4chan announced on Monday that the site has been acquired by Hiroyuki Nishimura, who also founded …

Internet

Apple's electric-car project speeds ahead

Apple's plans to build a car are heating up, with hiring expected to ramp up and a ship date targeted for 2019, according to a new report.<p>Apple appears to be driving ahead with plans to build its first car.<p>The electric-car project, code-named Titan, is now targeting a ship date of 2019, and Apple …

How #FreeTheNipple Became the Celebrity Cause of 2014

Photo: Getty Images<p>Back in June, we made a daring proclamation: 2014 is the Year of the Nipple. And while the vadjacent has already made a play for 2015 and the butt put up a good fight—from Nicki Minaj's tush to Kim Kardashian's oil-slathered, cover-starring behind—the nipple reigned supreme. …

Nicki Minaj

10 Reasons Why You Should Not Support The #FreeTheNipple Movement

Last week, without any warning whatsoever, my Instagram account was deleted. The 400 posts I’d shared with my follower base of roughly 71K were …

Charles Haley's Hall Of Fame Speech Was The Moment Needed On Mental Health Issues

After the controversy surrounding Junior Seau's induction, Haley addressed his own mental health issues.<p>While the Pro Football Hall of Fame did not allow Junior Seau's family to deliver a speech on his behalf at Saturday's ceremony, the topic of mental health issues and football did not go …

Space Photos of the Week: Big Ol' Bubbles of Color

Author: WIRED Photo DepartmentWIRED Photo Department<p>photo<p>08.08.15<p>07:00 am<p>Click through the gallery to see this week’s helping of images not made on …

Photos

How Computers Are Changing the Way We Explain the World

Imagine it’s the 1950s and you’re in charge of one of the world’s first electronic computers. A company approaches you and says: “We have 10 million …

Mathematics

Capital Gains: 'Chinese Airbnb' and Indian 'Uber for X' Startups Land Big Money

Travel startups and foreign "Uber for X" companies raised big money this week.<p>Another week, another significant investment in an Indian startup. Here’s the full story, plus more funding news from around the tech industry:<p>“Chinese Airbnb” Tujia.com raised $300 million of investment at a $1 billion …

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