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Why Solid State Drives Are Your Best Performance Upgrade And They're Getting Cheaper Too

Nothing and I mean literally nothing, has done more for general computing performance in the past 3 – 5 years, than the SSD or Solid State Drive. Faster processors, more memory, and even faster graphics cards don’t offer the kind of instantaneous and observable boost in system responsiveness, …

An Ingenious Tip to Keep Berries Fresh: The Video

Fresh berries are one of summer's great pleasures, but they don't come cheap — which makes it even more disappointing when a basket of strawberries …

Who Will Live In Facebook’s New Company Apartments?

From the looks of it, not many parents who can afford to prioritize high-performing schools.<p>At first glance, Facebook’s plan to partner on an apartment building within walking distance of its Menlo Park headquarters sounds like an extension of its utopian work environment. The company already feeds …

18 Super Chic No-Carve Pumpkins

If you love Halloween, but aren’t exactly into wielding a knife to carve out that jack-o’-lantern, you’re in luck. There are <i>tons</i> of great no-carve pumpkin decorating ideas out there. From using paint to stencils to cut paper, the ideas are almost endless. To get you in the Halloween spirit, we’ve …

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Airbus pilots fell asleep at same time, says incident report

Both pilots on a Airbus passenger plane were asleep at the same time with the UK-operated aircraft flying on autopilot, in an incident reported last month.<p>One of the pilots indicated in a report to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) that the pair nodded off after both had only five hours' sleep in …

No third bail-out for Greece, says deputy leader

Greece is determined to avoid another international bail-out even though it faces a gaping hole in its public finances, the country's deputy prime minister has said.<p>The looming prospect of a third rescue package for Greece has been widely acknowledged by key EU figures, including an <b>unlikely</b> …

Burger King: Customers Can Have Their Fries And Eat Them, Too

The world's No. 2 hamburger chain is rolling out lower fat, lower calorie french fries Tuesday.<p>Burger King says it hopes its Satisfries will attract health-conscious customers who have cut back on fries.<p>A small order of the new crinkle-cut fries has 270 calories, compared with 340 calories for a …

4 Things to Make With Cereal Boxes

They're sturdier than paper, easier to cut than corrugated cardboard, and free. Score!<p>Cereal boxes are well sized for holding magazines, comic books, and school supplies. To make a case, cut the top from a box at an angle, then wrap the box with decorative paper and double-sided tape.

Why Quesadillas Are the Best Way to Turn Leftovers Into Lunch

I love recycling leftovers, but I don't like to see the same thing on my plate so soon after eating the original. Making my leftovers into a …

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Get more battery life on the go

Nothing makes a heart skip a beat like a red-flat battery icon: how will I finish off that text, email, presentation, photo or ebook? The tricks below will let you power your devices and gadgets while travelling without adding much bulk to your baggage – but the best way to avoid a battery …

Venezuela orders temporary takeover of toilet paper factory

A Venezuelan state agency on Friday ordered the temporary takeover of a factory that produces toilet paper in what it called an effort to ensure consistent supplies after embarrassing shortages earlier this year.<p>Critics of President Nicolas Maduro say the nagging shortages of products ranging from …

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Warren Buffett: “We’re having a hard time finding things to buy.”

It’s tough finding cheap stocks out there, even for the pros.<p>In fact, Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett—a god among value investors—told students at Georgetown University yesterday that he’s having a dickens of a time tracking down shares of undervalued companies.<p>“They’re probably more or less …

Meet The Entrepreneur Who Wants To Disrupt Western Union And Fix A Half-Trillion Dollar Economy

Why should you have to cash a check, wait in line, use a calling card, and pay high fees just to send money to your family abroad? Edrizio De La Cruz was sick of it, and now he’s hatched a much easier way.<p>For a system that moves half a trillion dollars around the globe each year, remittances are …

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