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30 places to see before you turn 30

Amazing destinations around the world cater to the particular strengths and challenges of the twenty-something set.<p>These spots might be more physically challenging or tougher on your schedule.<p>They might be easier on the wallet, or a reveler's playground best appreciated while you can still stay up …

European Travel

Don't Confuse Good Outcomes With Good Decisions in Investing

A good outcome isn't always the result of a good decision<p>In 2004, Ashley Revell doubled his net worth in a matter of seconds by betting his life …

Investing

Copyright on 'Happy Birthday' song thrown out

"Happy Birthday," the world's best-known English-language song, is now legally yours.<p>A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Warner/Chappell Music's claim to the 120-year-old song wasn't legal, therefore freeing it from copyright. The ruling came amid a lawsuit challenging Warner/Chappell's attempt to …

Warner Music

These 7 Butter Hacks Will Make Your Life Infinitely Better

Butter is one of the greatest ingredients found in the kitchen. It makes toast into something we'd happily eat for breakfast. It gives cookies their delicious flavor. It does wonders to chicken. All around, it's amazing -- which is why you need butter hacks.<p>Because a life without butter -- for …

Baking

Volkswagen scandal: US chief says carmaker 'totally screwed up'

The US chief executive of Volkswagen has said the company has “totally screwed up” over the emissions scandal that has rocked the automotive industry.<p>Michael Horn admitted at an event in Brooklyn, New York, on Monday night that VW had been dishonest with regulators and the public.<p>VW scandal: what …

Automotive Industry

Xiaomi said to be hawking $50 smartphones in the near future

The Chinese smartphone maker not only aims to churn out 40 million phones this year, it also appears to be creating a mobile device that doesn't cost much more than a tank of gas.<p>Leave it to Xiaomi to come up with a $50 smartphone. The Chinese smartphone maker is said to be looking to bring …

Mobile

Airlock, Facebook’s New A/B Testing Framework, Will Help Improve User Experience On Its Mobile Apps

Facebook has developed a new mobile A/B testing framework, it announced today. In a post on the company’s engineering blog, engineers Ari Grant and Kang Zhang explained that when Facebook switched to native development stacks two years ago, it gave them finer control over many aspects of mobile …

Walmart

Dropbox website goes down, hackers claim responsibility (update)

Dropbox's website appeared offline late Friday night, with the company releasing a statement saying the issue occurred during "routine internal maintenance." Just moments before the outage, though, the hacker group The 1775 Sec took to Twitter to state that they were responsible for downing the …

China Tech Makes A Splash At CES In Vegas

One thing for sure about this year’s Consumer Electronic Show – China tech was there, and big-time, among the latest and greatest wireless gadgets, self-driving cars, 3-D printing machines and wearable tech devices. The China presence at the show was one more demonstration that Chinese tech is …