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8 Best Ways to Earn More Interest on Your Savings

If you need a safe place to park your money, you have a lot of options—as long as you don't expect much in the way of yield for now. Short-term …

4 Ways You Get Robbed Blind All the Time (and Don't Even Know It)

As I write this, the stock market has had a fantastic rebound from its last serious downturn, and most investors seem to have more bounce in their …

Subway to remove chemical from bread

Subway, one of the world's biggest bread bakers, is about to remove a chemical from its breads that raised the ire of an influential health activist and food blogger.<p>The world's biggest sandwich chain says it's in the process of removing the chemical known as Azodiacarbonamide from its sandwich …

KBB: Vehicles that will cost you least to own for 5 years

The Mazda and Lexus brands overall were named the cheapest brands of vehicles to own in the annual "2014 5-year Cost to Own" awards by car shopping data service Kelley Blue Book and KBB.com.<p>They were the mainstream and luxury brand winners for the second consecutive year, based on their overall …

Angioplasty and its revolutionary impact over 50 years

<b>In the 1960s patients with a blocked artery would have required major open surgery and a hospital stay of a week or more.</b><p>Half a century on, patients are treated in a matter of hours and return home the same day - and it's all thanks to the angioplasty procedure.<p>Dr Duncan Ettles, president of the …

Medicine

US intelligence adviser resigns after work with Chinese firm revealed

A longtime adviser to the U.S. Director of National Intelligence has resigned after the government learned he has worked since 2010 as a paid consultant for Huawei Technologies Ltd., the Chinese technology company the U.S. has condemned as an espionage threat, The Associated Press has …

23andMe's Most Useful Service Is Basically Dead

Late last month, the FDA demanded 23andMe in a warning letter to stop marketing its DNA testing device. There were, and are, two big issues: 23andMe is selling a medical device that is intended to diagnose diseases without approval from the FDA; and it has failed to prove that it has clinically …

Molecular Biology

Meet The JavaScript Framework That Might Save HTML5 From Itself

HTML5 was supposed to replace Flash by making Web pages work more like apps. But when its performance fell short, HTML5’s stock with app developers fell.<p>Famo.us is a small company that rushed to fill the gap. It has developed its own framework that essentially sidesteps the poky elements of HTML5 …

This woman and her machine learning tech could make Box a whole lot smarter

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>When cloud collaboration goldenboy Box acquired a stealth content-discovery startup called dLoop last month, the deal was …

7 Nelson Mandela Quotes You Probably Won't See In The U.S. Media

The former South African president, who died Thursday, was a revolutionary and a deep skeptic of American power.<p><b>"If there is a country that has committed unspeakable atrocities in the world, it is the United States of America. They don't care for human beings."</b><p><b>"Israel should withdraw from all the</b> …

Cuba

Fight the right-washing of Nelson Mandela’s legacy

Much of the American right supported apartheid, almost to the bitter end. Why we must remember that<p>I tried to honor Nelson Mandela on the day of his death, and love my political enemies. But the whitewashing of Mandela’s legacy, as well as the role of the United States in supporting both apartheid …

25 Books That Changed The Course Of History

But what about the lives of an entire generation? Can a book change the future?<p>Miriam Tuliao, assistant director of central collection development at the New York Public Library, helped us come up with a list of 25 books that changed the course of history.<p>From the Torah to Orwell's "1984," these 25 …

Books

Technical Machine gets $1M to let web developers play with the internet of things

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Technical Machine (see disclosure) has raised $1 million in seed round funding led by True Ventures (see disclosure) with Slow …

Cloud Computing Guru Marc Benioff Offered To Fix Healthcare.gov For Free And The White House Said No

But they could have gotten a lot more help than that.<p>Salesforce.com founder and CEO Marc Benioff, known for his close ties to the Obama Administration, actually offered to fix the website at no charge, and run it for free for five years, Benioff told the Washington Post.<p>But the White House couldn't …

The White House

2014 is the year of the internet of things—no, seriously, we mean it this time

<i>The first in a series.</i><p>It’s fair to say that more people have heard of the “internet of things” than have experienced it. There is breathless press coverage of the phenomenon—always patiently re-explained by tech pundits as the trend by which all of our most mundane possessions will become …

AT&T's lower off-contract pricing and revamped Mobile Share plans launch next week

Whether or not you buy into T-Mobile CEO John Legere's UnCarrier strategy, we can't dispute the fact that it's at least making waves in the US wireless industry. Some of the network's biggest competitors are responding with new strategies of their own, and AT&T is one of them. Starting next Sunday, …

Sweden Reportedly Helped U.S. Spy On Russia

STOCKHOLM, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Sweden has been a key partner for the United States in spying on Russia, Swedish television reported on Thursday, citing leaked documents from the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA).<p>Swedish television said it had obtained the documents from Glenn Greenwald, the …

SmartThings Rolls Out A New iPhone App To Simplify Adding Your Home To The Internet Of Things

If you haven’t yet connected all the rooms and lights and doors in your house to the Internet of Things, SmartThings wants to make it easier for you to do so. With the latest version of its iPhone app, SmartThings is working to better educate consumers about all the things they can do with a …

Career community Glassdoor raises $50M to ramp up international expansion

Best known for its insightful reports on company cultures, Glassdoor announced today that it has raised an additional $50 million to accelerate its global expansion for job seekers.<p>Glassdoor has built its business by breaking through the wall that usually separates internal company culture from the …

Telepathwords: How Bad are Your Passwords?

Choosing an effective password that’s easy to remember and type, as well as hard to guess for would-be fraudsters, is a perennial problem. But it’s one that the folks at Microsoft Research are trying to tackle with an experimental tool called Telepathwords.<p>Armed with an arsenal of data on common …

Zapier touts more than 250 integrations to help businesses link their favorite applications

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Zapier<p>Despite what you hear from the software giants, there are plenty of people — and certainly plenty of businesses …

Mysterious internet data hijacking operation discovered

A sizable chunk of internet traffic made an unnoticed pit stop in Belarus and Iceland at several points over the past year, a security firm said today. Renesys, a company that monitors online activity, says some internet traffic was hijacked en route to the US and other locations, including …

At MailChimp, data science works behind the scenes

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — Data science doesn’t need to look cool. It doesn’t need to use trendy technologies, either. What it ought to do is solve problems.<p>And data science has done that for MailChimp, in a variety of applications, as company data scientist John Foreman showed during a presentation …

Google Lets You Download Gmail and Google Calendar Data

Google today rolled out a long-requested feature: being able to download a copy of your Gmail and Google Calendar data. The new feature means you can now back up your emails and calendars, or just export them temporarily so you can import them to another service.<p>Today’s additions let you download …

U.S. Companies Risk Their Own Future By Not Investing At Home

As U.S. companies expanded globally in the 1970s and 1980s, they started ignoring their hometowns, hurting America and putting companies’ long-term profits at risk, Jan Rivkin, professor at Harvard Business School, told a room full of business leaders at the Forbes-Rabobank Leadership conference in …