Joe Fields

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Use Accelerated Bi-Weekly Mortgage Payments to Eliminate Your Mortgage Faster

Do you have a monthly mortgage payment but get paid every two weeks? One of the simplest ways to reduce the total interest you pay is to split your …

Personal Finance

10 Beach Dangers Everyone Should Watch Out For

The luster of a beautiful beach -- vivid blue water, cloudless skies, warm sand -- belies the innate perils of the shore. Beaches are subject to the unpredictable, wild nature of our environment. They harbor hazardous plants and animals. They get polluted. They sustain dangerous wave conditions. We …

Places You Never Thought You Could Afford in the Caribbean

You: barefoot on an empty white-sand beach. You: rubbing shoulders with celebrities on vacation. You: sipping a cocktail on St. Barts, Anguilla, or Virgin Gorda. The Caribbean's most exclusive and expensive islands may seem beyond your reach, but where there's a will to go, there's a way to …

Silicon Valley's Wearables Pioneer Got Pregnant At 15, Never Finished High-School, And Now Employs 90,000

Silicon Valley is a famously eclectic place but even by Silicon Valley standards, Caroline Dowling had an unusual start in life. The daughter of a truck driver, she got pregnant at 15, and never finished high-school. She went on to do bartending and housework in her native Ireland, before launching …

What The Heck Will Google Do With These Scary Military Robots?

Let’s see, we have a company that already knows everything about us, has possibly the world’s largest computer network, has recently built one of the biggest artificial-intelligence teams in the world–a company so powerful that it feels the need to soften its dominance with the informal motto, …

“Call of Duty” maker Activision going independent will intensify the battle for video game dominance

Activision Blizzard, the video game maker most famous for its <i>Call of Duty</i> franchise, has finally broken free. After months of negotiations, its owner, Vivendi, agreed to sell most of its stake in Activision back to the company for $8.2 billion.<p>The deal should make Activision a more nimble company, …

ABCs of smartphone screens: 1080p and more (Smartphones Unlocked)

The smartphone industry tosses around a whole bucket of names and numbers to describe the viewing experience on your smartphone screen: ClearBlack, 1080p, Retina, AMOLED, supersensitive. And the list goes on.<p>Some designations are marketing monikers cooked up to give one company an edge; others are …

Phones

Z Vector Takes Live Kinect Feeds To Create Stunning Video Art

This is a bit of a niche product, but it’s still interesting nonetheless.<p>Artist Julius Tuomisto believes that VJs are the next DJs. Just in the same way that a DJ shepherds music lovers through a thoughtful selection of tracks, video artists can guide audiences through live visualizations that …