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How To Retire At 62 On A Meager Million

How can I ever retire?<p>Many older workers grapple with this question every day. Often, they turn to Seeking Alpha for answers. Today, retirees need a …

Mozilla is unhappy with Microsoft over Windows 10 changes

If you're one of the millions of people who've already upgraded to Windows 10, you've probably noticed that the OS changed your default apps. Your main browser, for instance, suddenly became Microsoft Edge after the upgrade -- something Mozilla finds "disturbing," especially since the platform …

How to Carve Low-Relief Surface Designs into Wet Clay

This post is all about carving into clay and the best tools and techniques for doing so. In this post, an excerpt from our new download, potter Ann …

How To Make Sure Your Gmail Is As Secure As Possible

No one wants to deal with the stress and potential damages of having an email account hacked.<p>To decrease the likelihood of hacks, as well as the time it takes account holders to find suspicious activity that could be a precursor, Gmail has created a handy check list that all users should take the …

Valeant boosts offer for Botox maker Allergan

There's a new wrinkle in the bid for Botox maker Allergan.<p>On Monday, Canadian drugmaker Valeant Pharmaceuticals International raised its offer for Allergan to $200 or more a share.<p>Allergan shares jumped 2.72% or $4.79 a share to $189.22 in premarket trading, less than two hours before the market …

Essential security apps for your smartphone and tablet

Hackers would love to weasel their way on to your smartphone or tablet, just like they try to do your computer. That's how they steal sensitive information like account details, passwords, important texts, intimate photos and whatever else possible.<p>Unfortunately for them, mobile gadgets are a bit …

Now that it’s legal, here’s how to unlock your phone on all four U.S. carriers

After you’ve finished up with a two-year smartphone contract, one of the easiest ways to save money is to keep your old device and bring it to a …

How Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 Stacks Up A Month Later

Microsoft has a new Surface tablet/PC hybrid, and it’s a departure from their first- and second-generation versions of the Surface line, with an all-new design and a bigger, better display. The device is basically the perfect partner for Windows 8 and the Modern Windows UI, but your appreciation of …

LG G3 Review: The Best Android Phone Available Today

If I had to buy an Android phone today, I'd would run to the store and pick up an LG G3. It is, without question, the best Android-powered smartphone available today, July 20, 2014. This may or may not be true tomorrow or in a week or a month - such is life in the world of connected devices. But …

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Surface Pro 3 Review: In Defense of the 2-in-1 PC

As soon as Microsoft announced the Surface Pro 3, I kicked myself for being impatient.<p>Last fall, I bought a Surface Pro 2. The screen was smaller …

Samsung Galaxy Tab S review: slim design, long battery life, stunning screen

It'd be silly of me to talk about tablets in the past tense -- we still write stories about them daily and clearly, we review them, too. But of the ones we've seen lately, most have been low-end; mid-range at best. The market for high-end slates, once crowded with companies big and small, now looks …

Samsung Galaxy Tab S takes tablet display crown, says researcher

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S is the new market leader when it comes to screen technology, according to research company DisplayMate Technologies. The Korean company's latest slate pushes the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX and Apple iPad Air into second and third place, respectively.<p>The Tab S, which comes in …

Samsung Galaxy Tab S review

Samsung's gadget playbook is pretty obvious to anybody who’s been watching. It has created a relatively stable (if uninspiring) design language, chosen plastic as its preferred material, and cranked out device after device — each one based on small, iterative technological updates to the previous …

Whatever You Do, Don't Break A Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Tablet

iFixit helps consumers fix or upgrade gadgets rather than throw old electronics away. It offers self-help guides and repair manuals and has become famous for "tear down" reviews, where it pulls a gadget apart to see how easy it can be fix.<p>It gave the Surface Pro 3 the lowest possible …

Hands-on with Samsung's 8.4" and 10.5" Galaxy Tab S

Samsung has revealed details about two new tablets today at an event in New York City, ushering an 8.4-inch and 10.5-inch Galaxy Tab S into its ever-growing ranks of devices.<p>The new Super AMOLED display-equipped devices make no bones about the fact that they’re aimed squarely at the consumer market …

First Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Advert Unveiled (video)

Microsoft has today released the first advertisement for its new Surface Pro 3 tablet which has been specifically designed to enable users to replace …

AT&T now selling ASUS PadFone X, Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 and Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 LTE enabled tablets

It is a big day for LTE enabled tablets in the U.S. as AT&T has rolled out three new units. Available for order now is the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1, Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 and making its debut in this form factor for the U.S. market, the ASUS PadFone X.<p>ASUS PadFone X<p>The ASUS PadFone X is two …

HP's back-to-school portables include convertible Windows laptop-tablets, Android notebooks, and Chromebooks.

Hewlett-Packard is announcing a line of consumer laptops, Chromebooks, and tablets today for the consumer market. The new devices feature hybrid designs and operating system choices that fit the way consumers work and play.<p>The line-up shows that HP is spreading its bets across Windows 8.1, Android, …

Asus goes all-in with Intel-powered tablets and phones

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- If you want a sign of Intel's ambitions in the mobile space, look no further than the Computex announcements from Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Asus.<p>Chairman Jonney Shih took to the stage to announce a bevy of new mobile products, and surprise, surprise -- all of these new …

Dell aims for the mainstream with its two new Windows convertibles

Here's the thing about Computex, the big computer show going on in Taiwan this week: Though lots of PC makers are announcing products here, they're almost all focusing on the low end. It's almost as if computer companies realize PC sales are on the decline, and have to slash prices! Take Dell, for …

New $199 Toshiba Windows tablet shows why Surface Mini isn’t needed

Toshiba is showing Microsoft(s msft) how to aggressively price a tablet. The company launched an 8-inch slate on Tuesday that has a quad-core Intel …

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 vs. 2013 MacBook Pro with Retina Display

Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 is a device without an arch rival. It has more tablet DNA than most laptops do, and more laptop DNA than most tablets. But …

Surface Pro 3: Microsoft finally makes a killer tablet — and it can replace your laptop (review)

It took several tries, but Microsoft has finally delivered a device that lives up to the bold promise of its Surface line.<p>The Surface Pro 3 is Microsoft’s third try since 2012 at unifying tablets and laptops — but with some key differences from its predecessors. Its screen is bigger, so you can …

How can I upgrade from Windows XP and Office 2003 to a new PC?

I have been reading your responses to inquiries about Windows XP and Windows 7 etc with great interest as I have an old Windows XP PC (2003) with Microsoft Office installed. I am still in two minds about whether to buy a laptop or a desktop computer. I use my PC about three to five hours each day, …