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One Millennial Money Habit That All Retirees Should Adopt

It's a no-brainer.<p>We all have “senior moments” and briefly forget a name, something at the store, or even why we went downstairs in the first place. …

Personal Finance

Funeral Industry Seeks Ways to Stay Relevant

As more Americans opt for cremations, funeral homes branch into ‘multisensory’ rooms, weddings and upscale services<p>As more Americans choose cremation—often dispensing with the need for caskets, burial plots and dreary rituals—the funeral industry is reinventing itself. The goal: stay relevant and …


Report: Apple’s iBooks and iTunes Movies in China shut down by government agency

Last week, users in China mysteriously saw the iTunes Movies Store and iBooks Store shut down. At the time, it was unclear why the services went down, but now, The New York Times reports that the two stores were ordered to shut down by the Chinese State Administration of Press, Publication, Film, …


Can Green Toothpaste Fight Tooth Decay?

Maker promotes brand’s ability to bind to plaque<p>The Ache: Since plaque isn’t easily visible on teeth, it is hard to know where you missed brushing. You can chew red dye tablets after brushing to see the spots you missed, but the tablets can be messy and add a step.<p>The Claim: A new, green toothpaste …


Software turns 2D objects 3D; lets you 'reach into' photos; bends your mind

With 3-Sweep, you can "grab" an object in a photo and turn it around to see what it looks like from different angles. Check out the demo video.<p>Modeling products in three dimensions can be a time-consuming process. It's easy enough for humans to identify the presence of 3D objects in 2D scenes, but …