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Nick Offerman On Why We Should Build Stuff

The Parks and Recreation star talks about tinkering.<p>On the TV show <i>Parks and Recreation</i>, Nick Offerman plays the whiskey-quaffing, meat-loving, self-reliant Ron Swanson. He’s also a skilled woodworker who grew up working on a farm in Illinois and got into acting by building sets. “Keeping whatever …

Woodworking

Disney Theme Park Admission Is About to Cross the $100 Threshold

Word is out that Disney is about to jack up theme park admission prices, like it does every year. This time, a single day at the Magic Kingdom will …

The Proven Way to Retire Richer

Looking for more money for your retirement? Who isn't? This study reveals that there is one sure-fire way to get it.<p>Last June, the National Bureau of …

Become a Better Bargain Shopper in 7 Minutes Flat

The right tools and apps can help you land the best price every time you shop online.<p><i>As part of our 10-day series on Total Financial Fitness, we’ve</i> …

How to Work Less—Without Giving Up Your Career

It's called "phased retirement," and it's catching on.<p>The youngest baby boomers have just turned 50, bringing retirement within sight for the entire …

5 Things No One Tells You About Owning Vacation Home Rentals

Owning a vacation rental can be a good investment, but a lot can go wrong if you're not prepared. Here's what to know before you buy.<p>Owning a …

The Sneaky Way Cable Networks Are Making You Watch More Commercials

You're not just imagining it: Networks are speeding up shows and movies to pack in more commercials.<p>Call me a conspiracy theorist, but I’ve …

A Security Expert Just Published 10 Million Passwords And Usernames

Here’s what you can do to keep yours from making any future lists<p>Yesterday, security consultant Mark Burnett released 10 million passwords and corresponding usernames in a data set he made using existing information. And he promises it's for the greater good.<p>Burnett says he had to write a blog post …

Information Systems

Samsung swears its smart TVs aren't eavesdropping on you

Over the weekend, quite a few people panicked at the phrasing of Samsung's smart TV privacy policy. Its warning that third parties would get your sensitive spoken info conjured up images of Orwellian telescreens spying on their viewers. The reaction was largely paranoia (this was just a description …

5 Ways MIT Is Reinventing Your Power Cord

Inspired by a water hose, MIT’s Tangible Media Group has come up with a way to make cords and cables part of your gadget’s UI.<p>Bending your lamp cord to turn off the light? Pinching your headphone cable to mute your music? A new project out of MIT is looking to change the way you look at cords by …

Can robots replace firefighters? - 15 secs

The US Navy is testing a robot that can put out fires.<p>The Shipboard Autonomous Firefighting Robot resembles human form and is designed to go where humans are unable to.<p>At the moment it must be controlled by a human operator.<p>But scientists want future versions to be able to detect their surroundings …

Robots

Screenshots of Microsoft’s upcoming Project Spartan browser leak on Web

Screenshots showing Microsoft’s upcoming browser — codenamed Project Spartan — are out on the Web today.<p>The screenshots, with Chinese text, were first posted on the Chinese site ITHome. The Project Spartan browser is part of the Windows 10 OS, and was first previewed by Microsoft last month.<p>A …

Windows 10

Samsung's warning: Our Smart TVs record your living room chatter

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Why worry about Big Brother?<p>It's your big Samsung TV that's watching you. Oh, and listening to you.<p>That seems to be the conclusion from reading the privacy small print offered by the company. (Samsung's …

How to Deal With Chronic Complainers at Work

MONEY's Donna Rosato explains how to stay productive when there's a whining co-worker at the office.<p>Sign up to receive the latest updates and …

The Treasures Hidden in Employee Benefits

People often don't realize that they're missing out on valuable employee benefits. Here's how one planner helps them get what's theirs.<p>I’m talking …

Anthem Health Insurance Was Hacked. Here's What Customers Need to Know

Unfortunately, this hack is much worse than the average data breach.<p>Anthem customers might be feeling a bit ill this morning. The nation’s …

The Surprising Thing That Will Boost Your Home's Value

New research finds that a Starbucks opening in the neighborhood helps local property values.<p>When searching for a new home, buyers usually consider …

Amazon Just Admitted It's Making Less Than You Think

Investors need to wise up to Amazon's accounting games.<p>Shares of Amazon AMAZON.COM INC.<p>surged after the company reported its fourth-quarter earnings …

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