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37 Seriously Amazing Tips Every Clean Freak Needs To Know

Everything you need to know (or buy) to make your house spotless!

How to remove yourself from the Internet: A 5-step guide to going MIA online

How do I erase myself from the internet? With growing concerns over online privacy and government surveillance, what was once a seemingly unthinkable …

The Canon 50L f/1.2 and the Zeiss 50 1.4 on the Sony A7RII

The Canon 50L f/1.2 and the Zeiss 50 1.4 on the Sony A7RII Hey hey! Well, it is Friday again and besides wishing all of you here a great weekend full …

Sony Alpha

Science Finally Figured Out How to Make Coffee Even Better

As it turns out, making a great cup of coffee is not so much about what you put into it once it’s brewed—it actually depends on what you do to the …

Uncertain Future for Earth’s Biggest Telescope

(<i>Hear Nadia Drake interviewed live about the Arecibo telescope on Science Friday from Public Radio International, on Friday June 10 at 2 p.m. EST/11 a.m. PST</i>.)<p>Tucked into a sinkhole in the Puerto Rican jungle, the world’s largest single-dish radio telescope scans the skies for signs of distant …

Universe

US sending commandos, combat aircraft to Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — In a military buildup certain to inflame tensions with China, the United States said Thursday it will send troops and …

China

The Secret U.S. Army Study That Targets Moscow

A quarter century after the Cold War, the Pentagon is worried about Russia’s military prowess again.<p>Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster has a shaved head and gung-ho manner that only add to his reputation as the U.S. Army’s leading warrior-intellectual, one who often quotes famed Prussian general and …

Military

America’s 'China Trade Deficit' Has Become a Security Problem

The U.S. trade deficit with China hit a critical milestone in 2015. It now stands at a mind-numbing $1 billion a day, and that $365 billion annual …

Dave Ramsey’s Baby Steps are Too Rigid

I’ve written before about some ways in which Dave Ramsey may be misleading you. For the most part, however, I think he gives great advice, especially …

Scottrade hackers had access to brokerage account numbers, company reveals

Hackers could have accessed brokerage account numbers for 4.6 million Scottrade Inc. clients during a breach, the company told MarketWatch on …

3 Things Managers Should Be Doing Every Day

“When are we supposed to do all <i>that</i>?” That’s the question we constantly get from new managers, only weeks or months into their new positions, when we describe the three key activities they should be focusing on to be successful as leaders: building trust, building a team, and building a broader …

A financial planner explains how to set up your money for the rest of your life, in 9 steps

Unless you develop a formal strategy — like a written plan — it can be tough to accomplish a financial goal of any type.<p>And let's face it, if you do accomplish your goal it's more likely luck has more to do with it than your financial savviness.<p>Let's go over some financial planning basics, that …

Personal Finance

Android 5.1.1 Update For T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S6 And S6 Edge Starts Rolling Out

The Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update for the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge is now available for download. This update includes performance improvements, bug fixes and new features. The new features include photo exposure controls, app organization based on alphabetical order, the …

Apps

How do I invest my first $1,000?

So, you want to invest. Fantastic! Ideally, you are young and ready to reap the returns (you know, 45 years from now), but it’s never too late to …

The Galaxy S6 is more durable than the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, Galaxy S6 Edge, and even the Galaxy S5

SquareTrade already started a swarm of speculation that the Galaxy S6 Edge is more bendable than the iPhone 6 Plus, but this new video is a little …

These are the only Galaxy S6 edge unboxing videos you need to watch

If you’ve seen one smartphone unboxing video you’ve basically seen them all, or at least most of them. But every once in a while someone comes up …

Gear & Gadgets

Apple commits more than $50 million to diversity efforts

It’s a big week for Apple. On Monday the iPhone-maker unveiled the latest addition to its ecosystem of devices, a smart watch whose price will range …

Barnes & Noble sales fall on retail, Nook weakness

NEW YORK (AP) — Barnes & Noble's fiscal third-quarter profit climbed thanks partly to some reduced expenses, but revenue fell as it dealt with …

Barnes & Noble

The single biggest risk facing Tesla

Tesla has started 2015 on quite a shaky footing. Consider recent events:<p>This week, the company confirmed it is cutting jobs in China after disappointing sales in the ginormous, booming economy.<br>• Its CEO, Elon Musk, admitted in January that the company won’t be profitable until at least 2020 and that …

Tesla

Before you run out and buy the cheaper Apple TV with HBO, read this

Apple TV may be more enticing now with a cheaper price—$69, cut from $99—and the promise of exclusive access to HBO’s streaming service for cord cutters. But if you are thinking of buying one, don’t.<p>The device, which makes it easier to watch internet video on your television set, is showing its …

Smart TV

Payday lenders still operate in unacceptable ways, watchdog says

Payday loan customers are still facing “unacceptable practices” despite the recent clampdown on the industry, the watchdog has revealed.<p>The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has been encouraged by the steps being taken by many firms to improve behaviour but said that its research found many …

Finance

Media Tycoon Rupert Murdoch Bounds Back Into India's Digital Media Scene, On Investing Spree

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp said it is buying VCCircle Network, a set of digital properties focused on the venture capital industry in India, and his 21st Century Fox, a separately-listed firm, acquired the well-known film magazine, Screen. Both acquisitions became public this week.<p>The deals, each …

Media Industry

U.S. small business confidence ticks up in February | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. small business optimism edged up in February amid signs of tightening labor market conditions, bolstering the view that a recent slowdown in economic activity will be temporary.<p>People shop during day after Christmas sales at Citadel Outlets in Los Angeles, California …

Small Business

Geneva concept cars range from safari to spacey

Slide 1 of 10<p>It wouldn’t be the Geneva motor show without a vast number of aftermarket, tuning and futuristic concept makers on the show floor, some …

Brewers are desperate to convince Africans to drink more beer

The beer giant SABMiller traces its roots back to Johannesburg in 1895, but even after 120 years the brewer is still trying to crack the African beer market. At a presentation in London, company execs said that the scope for growth on the continent is enormous, provided it can convince the locals …

Beer