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WannaCrypt ransomware: Microsoft issues emergency patch for Windows XP

Microsoft takes unusual step of providing direct support to unsupported systems as targets in 74 countries - including vast swathes of UK hospitals - …

'Accidental hero' halts ransomware attack and warns: this is not over

Expert who stopped spread of attack by activating software’s ‘kill switch’ says criminals will ‘change the code and start again’<p>Massive ransomware cyber-attack hits countries around the world Criminals behind cyber-attack have raised just $20,000, experts say<p>The “accidental hero” who halted the …

Cybersecurity

What Are the Tax Implications If I Buy a Property Under My Child’s Name?

Main issues to consider are the estate and gift taxes<p><i>Every week, Mansion Global poses a tax question to real estate tax attorneys. Here is this</i> …

Real Estate

Satellite Eye on Earth: October 2016 - in pictures

The snowy landscape of the Putoransky state nature reserve, a Unesco world heritage site in the central area of the Putorana Plateau in northern central Siberia. The site, about 100km north of the Arctic Circle, serves as a major reindeer migration route – an increasingly rare natural phenomenon – …

Arabian Sea

21 Incredible New Books You Need To Read This Fall

Turn over a new (autumn) leaf with these exciting reads.

Books

World's 20 best places to invest in property

Real Estate

Books Bill Gates thinks you should read

oninnovation/flickr<p>While Bill Gates has a schedule that's planned down to the minute, the entrepreneur-turned-billionaire-humanitarian still gobbles up about a book a week.<p>Aside from a handful of novels, they're mostly nonfiction books covering his and his foundation's broad range of interests. A …

FEMA urges Californians to buy flood insurance before El Niño

With drenching El Niño rains anticipated to begin more than a month from now, the<p>Federal Emergency Management Agencyis urging Californians to buy flood insurance, even if they live in areas of low to moderate risk.<p>"If there was ever a time to buy flood insurance, this is the time," said Roy Wright, …

Weather

Most vitamins are useless, but here are the ones you should take

Or not.<p>Decades of research has failed to find any substantial evidence that vitamins and supplements do any significant good. In fact, recent studies skew in the opposite direction, finding that certain vitamins may be bad for you.<p>Several supplements have been linked with an increase in certain …

This Is How Long These 6 Appliances Should Last

Ain't it the truth that appliances have a funny way of breaking at the worst possible times?<p>Your refrigerator stops running as soon as you fill it …

How Much You'll Need to Retire in the Most Expensive U.S. Cities

Many people move to affordable retiree-friendly places like Las Vegas and Florida when they stop working, but what if you want to stay in the big …

Retirement

50 Things Every Guy Should Know About Pregnancy and Parenthood

Pregnancy

Drop in Rates Ramps Up Mortgage Demand

Mortgage applications – for both refinancings and home purchases – surged nearly 14 percent for the week ending Sept. 18, according to the Mortgage …

Weekly mortgage applications surge 13.9% on rate dips

The high drama leading up to and following the Federal Reserve's decision not to raise interest rates had mortgage borrowers and their lenders busy …

Real Estate

Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates decline after Fed punts on rate hike | 2015-09-24

Average fixed mortgage rates declined following the Federal Reserve’s decision to defer a hike in the Federal funds rate, according to <b>Freddie Mac</b>.<p>The …

Mortgage rates slip after Fed decision

Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates declined this week following the Federal Reserve's decision to keep interest rates at record lows for now.<p>Mortgage giant Freddie Mac says the average rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage fell to 3.86 percent from 3.91 percent a week earlier. The rate on …

America's 20 most expensive cities for renters

Thanks to new development projects and a workforce flooded with millennials who'd rather rent than buy, major US cities are seeing increases in rent prices.<p>In its National Rent Report, residential real-estate rental website Zumper analyzed 1 million active, one-bedroom listings to find the most …

The Flight of the Birdman: Flappy Bird Creator Dong Nguyen Speaks Out

Last April, Dong Nguyen, a quiet 28-year-old who lived with his parents in Hanoi, Vietnam, and had a day job programming location devices for taxis, …

Angry Birds

Why Intuit Founder Scott Cook Wants You To Stop Listening To Your Boss

Why do gigantic companies made up of insanely intelligent people make bad decisions? Because they rely on persuasion and PowerPoint, Cook says, not experimentation.<p>One thing that’s surprising about Scott Cook, the founder of Intuit, is that this intensely smart guy who’s become one of the most …

How to Choose the Perfect Honeymoon Spot

Planning a wedding often means dealing with a seemingly endless list of over-the-top choices, from the shape of the ice sculpture to whether or not your college roommate's plus-one deserves a spot on the guest list. Save up all that decision-making energy and channel it into the one choice that may …

Life on Mars to become a reality in 2023, Dutch firm claims

A few months before he died, Carl Sagan recorded a message of hope to would-be Mars explorers, telling them: "Whatever the reason you're on Mars is, …

The 25 Best-Paying Companies For Software Engineers

Engineering talent is scarce, so companies are willing to pay big bucks to keep them happy.<p>Which companies pays their engineers the most?<p>Jobs review site Glassdoor helped us pull the top 25 companies around the world that pay their US-based software engineers the most.<p>The highest paying company …

15 More Tech Skills That Can Instantly Net You A $100,000+ Salary

Now we've got 15 more to add to the list, from a salary survey done by Global Knowledge and TechRepublic. The research was conducted in late 2012, based on a survey of 9,500 tech professionals.<p>This survey asked these folks how much they earned and which IT certifications they had. That's a little …