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Married Couples: Coordinate Social Security Claims to Boost Benefits

Picking the right Social Security claiming strategy can help married couples ensure that each spouse receives the biggest benefits check …

droidcon London 2017: Android Things to the fore

They were top of my list things to attend, and the first was “These are a few of my favourite (Android) Things”…<p>Twilio<p>The interesting talk was given …

When Will This Stock Market Bubble Burst?

<b>Introduction</b><p>As far as I am concerned, fundamental analysis by itself is the way to go wrong with confidence. I was a true believer in such analysis …

Clever Card kit review

In this issue of The MagPi we have a tutorial on creating an automation system with Bluetooth tags, using the Pi Zero W’s built-in Bluetooth …

Leaked video shows new ‘nightmare-inducing’ wheeled robot from Boston Dynamics

Boston Dynamics is best known for its bipedal and quadrupedal robots, but it turns out the company has also been experimenting with some radical new tech: the wheel.<p>The company’s new wheeled, upright robot is named Handle (“because it’s supposed to handle objects”) and looks like a cross between a …

Is equity release a good way to pay off your home loan?

You’ve been paying interest only, but finding a large sum to cover the capital is a problem. We look at equity release<p>The number of people raiding the equity locked up in their home to pay off their interest-only mortgage is set to rocket. But is signing up for an equity release plan a good idea? …

Do You Know How to Calculate Your Net Worth?

Your net worth can be an extremely useful tool in measuring your economic status and overall financial progress from year to year. Your net worth is …

Personal Finance

What Is the FICA Tax, and Why Do I Have to Pay It?

Image source: Getty Images.<p>If you've ever received a paycheck from your employer, you've probably felt a sense of accomplishment and disappointment all at once. The accomplishment comes in the form of the cash that'll be flowing into your bank account, whereas the disappointment comes from the …

5 Things Your Financial Planner Isn't Telling You About Retirement

Know your goals and do your homework before signing on.<p>Personal finances can get complicated fast, which is why many people seek the assistance of a …

12 smart tax moves you can make in 2017

Be proactive about your taxes and you may be able to shave thousands of dollars off your tax bill. Here are a dozen effective tax-smart strategies to consider.<p>The prospect of reading and thinking about taxes may not be that exciting to you, but give it a second thought. The more you know, the less …

Are You Making These 5 IRA Mistakes?

IRAs help millions of Americans save for retirement, but are you making the most of yours? These five mistakes could seriously derail your savings efforts, so be sure to avoid them at all costs.<p>IMAGE SOURCE: GETTY IMAGES.<p>An IRA gives you a chance to grow your assets on a tax-deferred basis: You …

How to Convert a USB Charger Into a Linux Computer

How to Convert a USB Charger Into a Linux Computer<p><b>Image Credit: Chris Robinson</b><p>How to Convert a USB Charger Into a Linux Computer<p>Click To Tweet<p>Surely …

Solar Capture Technique Turns CO2 Into Burnable Fuel

Engineers at the University of Chicago have created a new kind of solar cell that efficiently converts atmospheric carbon dioxide into usable …

Carbon Dioxide

Scientists Fit Hundreds of Megabytes of Data onto DNA

The most durable storage in history is in our own bodies.<p>Researchers at the University of Washington, working with Microsoft, have encoded 202 megabytes of data onto synthetic DNA molecules. In a breakthrough for storage, researchers fit more than a hundred books, the Universal Declaration of Human …

FarmBot Open Source CNC Farming Robot (video)

If like me you are lacking green fingers but would like to be able to grow your own vegetables you may be interested in a new open source CNC farming …

Arduino 101 and Visuino: Control LED From Smartphone With Bluetooth LE

Introduction: Arduino 101 and Visuino: Control LED From Smartphone With Bluetooth LE<p><b>Arduino 101</b> is a powerful microcontroller, that also comes with …

Eco-Friendly Botanical Wall Art Brings the Self-Sustaining Beauty of Nature Indoors

Designer Erin Kinsey is something of a moss boss. Her handcrafted botanical artwork transforms one's living space by bringing the beauty of the outdoors, inside. Combining a dual passion for design and nature, she has established a company named Artisan Moss which offers one-of-a-kind plant wall …

Looking for a fun electronics project? Here’s 12 easy Arduino-based gizmos you can build

Arduino has an enormous fanbase around the world and is frequently used for classes, hobbies, computer tinkering, and projects from hopeful …

Yes, you can build your own smartphone

Forget the iPhone or the latest Samsung Galaxy handset, and build your very own custom smartphone, complete with touchscreen and built-in camera.<p>A …

Time I

MyPi Raspberry Pi Internet Of Things Development Board

Raspberry Pi enthusiasts looking for a way to increase the functionality of the awesome mini PC might be interested in a new embedded motherboard …

Converting solar energy into chemical energy like nature does

Trees, shrubs, grasses and algae have been using photosynthesis since time immemorial. To do this, they create the natural pigment chlorophyll in …

Natural Gas

Wifi controlled Garden light with ESP8266

I've got a bit of a thing for lights and being able to remotely control them. I particularly like this in the garden and even better if i can solar …

Case Study: Traffic Jam Alarm

Combining Natural Planning with the Maker Project Canvas<p>This article is an example of combining the Maker Project Canvas with David Allen’s “Natural …

This 90-Second Video Will Totally Change The Way You See The World

Africa, wth??<p>We've all looked at enough maps in our lifetime to have a pretty good understanding of the size of the continents and countries that …

Geography

New Winged Insects Constructed from Video Game and Computer Components | Colossal

<p>Before old circuit boards find their way to the landfill, Portsmouth, UK-based artist Julie Alice Chappell gives them new life as winged insects. …

Insects

Turn a Raspberry Pi Zero Into a USB Device, No Extra Accessories Needed

While the Raspberry Pi Zero is still a pain in the butt to actually find, it’s still an undeniably useful little device once you get your hands on …

Raspberry Pi Home Automation Control Centre With MAKE And OpenHAB (video)

If you are interested in learning more about home automation and would like to create your very own Raspberry Pi powered touchscreen command centre …

Raspberry Pi

Researchers created a robotic hand that is eerily human-like and can learn on its own

Typing out an email or setting up a pot of coffee are things we can do bleary eyed in the morning, but the movements our hands have to make to complete such tasks are truly complex, human skills.<p>That's why for robots to advance to the point where they can take care of our elderly or help clean our …

Raspberry Pi Zero Pi GRRL Zero Parts Kit Now Available From Adafruit (video)

Adafruit has today announced a new addition to its range of electronic kits with the availability of the new Pi GRRL Zero Parts Kit which provides …