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This Map Shows How Long $1 Million in Retirement Savings Will Last In Every State

The differences are startling.<p>Location, location, location. It’s the battle hymn for buying real estate and – it turns out – a huge factor for …

Retirement

Alexa and Siri Can Hear This Hidden Command. You Can’t.

BERKELEY, Calif. — Many people have grown accustomed to talking to their smart devices, asking them to read a text, play a song or set an alarm. But someone else might be secretly talking to them, too.<p>Over the last two years, researchers in China and the United States have begun demonstrating that …

Artificial Intelligence

Amazon opens showrooms in model homes to demo, sell smart home products

Last week, we reported on how Amazon was leveraging a new relationship with home builder Lennar to expand its smart home business, specifically in the sale of home security services. Today, Amazon is taking the next step forward in that strategy: it’s launching a new chain of showrooms it’s calling …

eCommerce

Facebook CEO didn’t have all the answers for Congress

ADVERTISING<p>NEW YORK >> Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg often came across as one of the smartest people in the room as he jousted with U.S. lawmakers …

Google’s astounding new search tool will answer any question by reading thousands of books

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada<p>Imagine if you could gather thousands of writers in a circle to discuss one question. What would optimist Thomas L. Friedman say about intervening in Syria, for example? Would chaos theorist Santo Banerjee concur?<p>Google now has a way to convene that kind of …

British Columbia

Something weird is happening to the Gulf Stream current

And that could mean trouble.<p>The ocean currents that help warm the Atlantic coasts of Europe and North America have significantly slowed since the 1800s and are at their weakest in 1,600 years, according to new research my colleagues and I have conducted. As we’ve set out in a new study in <i>Nature</i>, …

Global Warming

6 surprising tips for properly doing the laundry

Add these tips to your washday to make your laundry look, smell and feel better.<p>Even if you're a laundry pro, these tips might surprise you. They'll solve some of your biggest laundry woes and even save you money, from nixing the need to buy dryer sheets to making your whites whiter.<p>Make your …

Laundry

Are you ready? This is all the data Facebook and Google have on you

The harvesting of our personal details goes far beyond what many of us could imagine. So I braced myself and had a look<p>Five things we learned from Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook hearing<p>Want to freak yourself out? I’m going to show just how much of your information the likes of Facebook and Google store …

Windows 10

Google loses Android battle and could owe Oracle billions of dollars

Google just lost a major copyright case that could cost it billions of dollars and change how tech companies approach software development.<p>An appeals court said on Tuesday that Google violated copyright laws when it used Oracle's open-source Java software to build the Android platform in …

Open Source Software

Here’s how you access the super creepy data Facebook has on you

Since 2010, Facebook allows you to download an archive file of all your interactions with the network. It’s a 5-click easy process that your grandmother can do (more details below).<p>Inside the .zip, lies an ‘index.html’ page that acts as a portal to your personal data. Visually, it looks like an …

A new tool uses legal loopholes to get you cheaper flights by checking prices 17,000 times a day

A new service is trying to exploit legal loopholes to get people cheaper plane tickets by automatically checking flight prices 17,000 times a day.<p>DoNotPay, an automated legal tool, is branching out into helping users book airline tickets, it announced on Monday. It says its services have previously …

San Francisco

13 strange body facts you always wondered about but were too afraid to ask

Dental fillings for your cavities could soon be a thing of the past

Developed for and trialled to treat Alzheimer's disease, the drug also happens to promote the natural tooth regrowth mechanism, allowing the tooth to repair cavities.<p>Tideglusib works by stimulating stem cells in the pulp of teeth, the source of new dentine. Dentine is the mineralized substance …

What Would Happen if the U.S. Withdrew From Nafta

President Trump continues threatening to withdraw the United States from the North American Free Trade Agreement, and with negotiations on rocky ground, that risk could soon become reality. Withdrawing from the pact would bring big changes for the economy and for consumers.<p>Since the pact came into …

Economy

New lip-sync tech generates scary-accurate video using audio clips

I’m not saying you should be afraid of the future, but… okay, that’s exactly what I’m saying. A group of researchers from the University of Washington has developed a method to take an audio clip of someone speaking and generate a frighteningly realistic lip-synced video with it.<p>I’m afraid, very …

University of Washington

Green vacations: 10 places that don't cost the Earth

<b>(CNN) —</b> Travelers are more socially and environmentally conscious than ever, seeking to get away safe in the knowledge they've had minimal impact on the planet's resources.<p>With 2017 named as the United Nations' International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, the spotlight is even more on …

Costa Rica

US startup Moon Express approved to make 2017 lunar mission

Thecommercial space company is the first private organization approved by the federal government to land on the moon with a robotic spacecraft<p>The federal government will permit a US startup to send a robotic spacecraft to the moon next year, paving the way for the company to be the first …

Space Exploration

50 free web tools

In many occupations, solving problems and finding ways to be more productive are top priorities. This is especially true for web designers and …

The Dangerous Acceptance of Donald Trump

“Vice is a monster of so frightful mien, / As, to be hated, needs but to be seen,” the poet Alexander Pope wrote, in lines that were once, as they said back in the day, imprinted on the mind of every schoolboy. Pope continued, “Yet seen too oft, familiar with her face, / we first endure, then pity, …

12 Venture Capitalists Share What Startups Should Do to Get Their Attention

Entrepreneurs seeking funding always wonder what they must do to impress a venture capitalist. In this article, a number of prominent venture …

3 Robots Every Startup Should Know About | Inc.com

Bots are no question one of the hottest sectors for 2016. Startups, mainstream media, angel investors, venture capitalists, and even Facebook are all hopping aboard the bot train. If you're a business owner wondering what the future of customer interaction looks likes for your company, it's time to …

Bots

I tried on the smart helmet from the future, and it gave me super powers

From the outside, they look gray and normal, but in front of my face, the world is different.<p>On the screen inside the smart helmet of the future I see an alert that the pressure is too high on a pipe. I know it's a fake demonstration and that the pipes on the wall won't burst open if I make the …

This week in patents: A hacker-proof internet, telepresence windows, and more

Boeing has solved an enormous problem in manufacturing nanotube based electronics. This can now pave the way for extremely powerful processors unheard of so far.<p>Carbon nanotubes are excellent for use as conducting paths in electronic circuits. But fabrication of devices using carbon nanotubes is …

Engineering

Hackers use Congressman’s iPhone to demo ability to listen into calls, monitor texts, track location [Updated]

<i>Update: Rep. Ted Lieu has now written to the Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform requesting a formal investigation into the vulnerability. In his letter, the Congressman says that the flaw threatens ‘personal privacy, economic competitiveness and U.S. national</i> …

Privacy

15 maps that will change the way you see the world

Telegraph Travel has mapped the world in many ways – here are some of the most eye-opening.<p>1. Life expectancy<p>This map shows the world according to life expectancy. The results are depressingly unsurprising. Africa is the only continent that contains nations where the average life expectancy is …

Geography

Something called 'Google dorking' helps hackers find out stuff no one wants them to know

The attack on the dam gave the hacker info about water levels and the dam's sluice gate, which could have allowed the attacker to open the gate and flood part of the city, the US Department of Justice said.<p>But the hacker was foiled because the sluice gate happened to be offline for maintenance …

How One Software Company Increased Revenue by $250,000

Replacing traditional digital marketing tactics worked for this saaS company<p>Like so many businesses, ShortStack-software that businesses use to build social media marketing campaigns-had been pouring a lot of marketing resources into Google, Facebook and online ads.<p>That changed in 2013, when they …

Microsoft is investing millions in a $1 billion startup that rejected its acquisition offer

Today, Mesosphere is announcing a new $73.5 million "strategic" investment, led by Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and with Microsoft listed as a "significant participant."<p>That brings Mesosphere's total investment up to about $122 million, with a reported valuation of well over $1 billion, and Silicon …

GitHub is undergoing a full-blown overhaul as execs and employees depart — and we have the full inside story

The more we write about the inner turmoil, the more people step forward to share details and opinions.<p>We're hearing these themes repeatedly:<p>Cofounder CEO Chris Wanstrath, with support from the board, is radically changing the company's culture: Out with flat org structure based purely on …

Sexual Harassment