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Donald Trump is right: America's real unemployment rate is 40%

Donald Trump’s presidential campaign is not predicated on the candidate’s mastery of or allegiance to facts.<p>His views on things like immigration or …

Why businesses should be adapting to make work-life balance an option

<i>Eva Pomeroy is an assistant professor of applied human science at Concordia University. She lives in Montreal with her husband and two sons.</i><p>My friend Beatrice is an accidental flex worker. Made redundant when her company decided to downsize, she was later asked to return when the economy picked up …

Google Photos will now show you photos and videos from the past

Opt-in for nostalgia<p>Google Photos is one of the best photo storage options around. It's free, you can store as many gigabytes or terabytes of your memories as you want, and it has an incredibly smart built-in search engine. Now, a new feature is rolling out to Google Photos that plays with the idea …

Gartner: Worldwide iPhone sales grew 36% YOY, while Samsung sales fell 5.3%

New data from Gartner suggests that iPhone sales grew 36% year-on-year, while Samsung’s sales fell 5.3% in the same period. Apple’s market share climbed from 12.2% in Q2 2014 to 14.6% in the same quarter this year. Other winners were Chinese brands Huawei and Xiaomi.<p>Gartner said that while overall …

iPhone

Location, Sensors, Voice, Photos?! Spotify Just Got Real Creepy With The Data It Collects On You

Music streaming market leader Spotify has decided that it wants to know a lot more about you. It wants to be able to access the sensor information on your phone so it can determine whether you’re walking, running or standing still. It wants to know your GPS coordinates, grab photos from your phone …

Privacy

Google Brings Interactive Watch Faces And Built-In Google Translate Support To Android Wear

Android Wear’s watch faces are getting a bit more interesting today. Developers were always able to display a lot of information on their watch faces, but users couldn’t interact with it. Starting today, however, you’ll be able to install interactive watch faces that allow you to pull up more …

Home sales near eight-and-a-half-year high, brighten economic outlook

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. home resales rose to a near 8-1/2-year high in July and factory activity in the mid-Atlantic region picked up this month, fresh signs of steady economic growth that likely keeps the Federal Reserve on track to raise interest rates this year.<p>While other data on Thursday …

Economics