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US deficit to approach $1tn after Trump tax cuts and spending bill, CBO says

Congressional Budget Office says economic growth from tax cuts will only partially offset deficit cost, despite White House claims<p>The combined effects of Donald Trump’s tax cuts and last month’s budget-busting spending bill is sending the US budget deficit toward the $1tn mark next year, according …

Economy

10 Survival Tricks Learned from the Homeless

Shares 7K<p>Do you remember that movie from 2004 called <i>The Day After Tomorrow</i>?<p>It is an end-of-the-world scenario and a group of people find themselves …

U.S. retail sales decline for third straight month in February

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. retail sales fell for a third straight month in February as households cut back on purchases of motor vehicles and other big-ticket items, prompting analysts to downgrade their first-quarter economic growth forecasts.<p>A woman shops at Brookfield Place in Lower Manhattan …

Economics

Apple’s first watchOS 4.3 beta brings welcome improvements

Apple has rolled out its first watchOS 4.3 beta ahead of a public release this spring. The update brings a number of welcome improvements, including a new Nightstand Mode and greater control over your music.<p>There are lots of things Apple Watch owners want to see in watchOS (third-party watch faces, …

How to survive a nuclear bomb: 3 steps to save you in case of a missile or attack by North Korea

How likely is the threat of nuclear war? Despite escalating tensions with North Korea, some experts say fears are overblown. Others caution that the …

Three human-powered tools for maximum destruction

Whether you’re splitting wood or tearing down a whole house, these implements can do the job.<p>On its own, the human body stands zero chance against concrete or lumber. Armed with a sturdy tool, though, we can smash foundations and tear down walls. But don’t be hasty: Picking the wrong implement will …

Woodworking

Study: Hackers Could Disrupt or Crash HDDs Using Only Sound Waves

Want to destroy video evidence of a break-in, prevent ATMs from logging malware attacks, or simply shut down a critical computer system? One possible …

This $15 Tekton tech rescue kit has all the special tools you need for your small electronics

Is this deal for me?<p>This Tekton 46-piece tech rescue kit is only $15.25 at Amazon. This kit has sold around $22 or higher for the last year, and it …

iPhone X Wallpaper pack 4

Pre-orders for iPhone X are now in the record books! If you did not manage to reserve one in the first 5-10 minutes, shipping times were delayed by 3 …

9 credit card rules to live by

These credit card dos and don’ts will help you use your cards wisely while avoiding common mistakes.<p>Credit cards can help you manage your money, …

Best-Ever Algorithm Found for Huge Streams of Data

It’s hard to measure water from a fire hose while it’s hitting you in the face. In a sense, that’s the challenge of analyzing streaming data, which …

Mathematics

U.S. warns public about attacks on energy, industrial firms

(Reuters) - The U.S government issued a rare public warning that sophisticated hackers are targeting energy and industrial firms, the latest sign that cyber attacks present an increasing threat to the power industry and other public infrastructure.<p>The Department of Homeland Security and Federal …

Cybersecurity

This is How ‘Blazingly Fast’ Photoshop Was in 1997

Think Photoshop runs slowly on your computer? To make yourself feel better, check out how “fast” basic Photoshop operations were 20 years ago. Here’s …

Here’s the crucial lesson Steve Jobs taught Apple’s Jony Ive about focus

Jony Ive, the chief design officer at Apple, is the man Apple CEO Steve Jobs once called his “spiritual partner at Apple,” and on Friday, he talked …

Jony Ive

Apple: How to switch from ‘offish’ to ‘off’

There’s an easy workaround to a vulnerability in iOS 11 that alarmed privacy advocates at the EFF.<p>Last week the Electronic Freedom Foundations’ …

How to shoot the best video on your smartphone

Release your inner Spielberg.<p>We all wield the miniature computers in our pockets to shoot endless photos...but what about video? While many of us do capture clips—spurred by improving camera quality, increased storage capacity, and the rise of "stories" formats on platforms like Snapchat and …

Mobile Photography

Warnings grow louder over cryptocurrency as valuations soar

With bitcoin and Ethereum gathering momentum among investors, some experts fear a bubble could soon burst<p>Joe Kennedy, patriarch of the Kennedy clan, said he knew it was time to exit the stock market after a shoeshine boy gave him stock tips. If everyone thinks it’s time to buy, it’s time to sell, …

Cryptocurrency

Change these 3 camera settings in iOS 11

With a new file format and photo filters, there are some new camera settings iPhone photographers need to check or change.<p>Changes to Live Photos may have grabbed headlines, but iOS 11 introduces some under-the-hood changes to the way your iPhone snaps photos. The biggest of which is the new HEIF …

Mobile Photography

The Pocket Shot Jr. Slingshot review - The Gadgeteer

You’re familiar with the classic slingshot design, right? Well, the gang at Pocket Shot has tossed that out the window, reimagining the slingshot …

Ammunition

Make your life paperless with these apps and gadgets

The best ways to digitize everything.<p>Despite the rise of digital devices, many an office—professional and home alike—remains buried under a never-ending stream of paper. These reams kill trees, create clutter, and make it well-nigh impossible to find the one document that you're looking for. So go …

Apps

How to activate Smart Invert in iOS 11

The new "Smart Invert" feature in iOS 11 is a dark mode, but smarter.<p>For a while, Apple has been trying features to ease the nighttime burden on our …

iOS 11 Finally Gets App Organizing (Almost) Right

In iOS 11, you might find yourself tapping and touching apps to find out what new features lay hidden just beneath the force-sensitive surface. If …

Apps

The best Apple Watch apps to download

Whether you’re wearing the original Apple Watch, the Series 2, or the new Apple Watch Series 3 — which we say is the best smartwatch you can buy — …

Apps

No, Your Incognito Browser Isn’t Actually Private. Here's How to Safely Surf the Internet

Because investing in your online privacy has never been more critical.<p>With data breaches like the Equifax hack becoming more common, investing in …

Review: August Smart Lock

When August first introduced its smart lock in 2014, it bested the competition by pairing high design and high tech in a way that other smarthome …

How to clean up your iPhone storage in iOS 11

There's nothing worse than trying to download the newest app you're excited about, and finding out that you're out of storage space. Luckily, iOS 11 …

People are about to start dumping cable faster than ever before

It’s a bad time to be a cable TV executive. Streaming services are popping up faster than big cable companies can throttle them, and years of bad …

What you need to know before downloading iOS 11

If you preordered a new iPhone 8, you’ve still got a few more days to go. If you want an iPhone X, you’ll have to wait even longer till its home …

Thousands of dollars, but little work: State warns of contractor scam

Updated:Wednesday, March 14 2018 7:54 PM EDT2018-03-14 23:54:17 GMT<p>PHOTOS: Check out these bizarre mailboxes on Oahu's North Shore<p>PHOTOS: Check out …

Before you update to iOS 11 here’s how to check which apps won’t work

For users of Apple’s iOS the imminent arrival of a major new update to the mobile platform is generally a moment of high excitement. In the case of iOS 11, iPad users have the most to be excited about — including a new system-wide dock where favorite apps can live, and a bird’s eye view of recent …