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Where Retirees Underestimate Spending

Underestimating how much you’ll spend can be costly, so it’s key to know the common pitfalls<p>Navigating retirement can be difficult for lots of reasons. One of the biggest is that it forces people to make plans based on spending assumptions that won’t become a reality for decades.<p>Guessing wrong can …

Retirement

To buy or to rent: The great homeownership debate

Should I buy a home? Curbed finds that it’s complicated<p>Have you heard? Owning a house is an investment, except that it’s really not. Home ownership is a vital wealth-building tool, aside from the fact that it’s financial suicide. Historically, the returns for owning a home outpace stocks, although …

Real Estate

Use These Secret Netflix Codes To Unlock Hidden Movies and Categories

Netflix does an amazing job of suggesting movies and tv shows based on your personal tastes and viewing history. By using their complicated …

New York City

Forget the iPhone X — Apple could launch a new iPhone with a bigger screen this year for as little as $550

The iPhone X is not only Apple's most expensive phone, but also its most advanced model. It featured a screen that stretched across the entire device, and advanced front-sensors that lets the phone scan your face to keep it secure.<p>But as soon as September, you might not need to pay $999 to get …

Mobile Technology

How Mueller Can Protect the Investigation—Even if He Is Fired

The special counsel has a powerful tool up his sleeve, if he chooses to use it.<p>President Donald Trump has been hinting that he might try to fire Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating possible criminal wrongdoing related to Russian election interference and matters related to it, such as …

Donald Trump

Owning a supercar isn't as cool as you think — here's why

Supercars

Amazon executives sat through a brutally uncomfortable 4.5-minute phone call that showed them just how much Jeff Bezos cares about customers

Jeff Bezos takes customer service seriously.<p>That's the lesson former global VP of customer service Bill Price learned during a meeting of 30 Amazon executives years ago, according to an excerpt from Brad Stone's "The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon."<p>When Bezos asked Price how …

Customer Service

15 Steps You Can Take to Prevent Identity Theft

While identity theft now gets its own category as a crime, it contributes to the most common type of crime in the U.S.: theft. Millions of Americans …

How to set custom iPhone ringtones and text tones per contact

iOS offers a host of ways to customize your iPhone and it can be easy to look past some handy options. We previously covered how to create custom vibration patterns. Follow along for how to set custom iPhone ringtones and text tones on a per contact basis.<p>Setting custom ringtones and text tones for …

Apple Watch

Only 'War' Could Stop China From Controlling South China Sea, U.S. Military Commander Says

The head of U.S. Fleet Forces Command told lawmakers that China has become powerful enough to enforce its vast territorial claims across the disputed …

North Korea’s Kim Strikes Milder Tone on Nuclear Tests, Detainees

While suspending testing, Kim Jong Un also hinted he doesn’t intend to give up his nuclear arsenal<p>North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said his country would close its nuclear-test site and suspend long-range missile launches but hinted that he didn’t intend to give up his nuclear arsenal—at least not …

North Korea

“Trump, Inc.”: A True-Crime Podcast About the President’s Business Dealings

Podcasts are a good form for presenting the surreality of this era, Eric Umansky, an editor at ProPublica, told me recently. “You can capture the absurdity in ways that you can’t in text,” he said. The excellent investigative podcast that he works on, “Trump Inc.,” from WNYC and ProPublica, began …

Donald Trump

The holiday village run by spies

<b>Arous was an idyllic holiday resort in the Sudanese desert, on the banks of the Red Sea. But this glamorous destination was a base for Israeli agents with a secret mission.</b><p>"Arous on the Red Sea, a wonderful world apart," the glossy brochure says, pronouncing it "the diving and desert recreation …

Israel

This Convenience Store Chain Is America’s Favorite Sandwich Shop

Here's the latest look at the country's favorite fast food joints, from burgers to pizza to fried chicken.<p>Philadelphians have long known that Wawa is …

McDonald's

Elite Dating Apps Threaten to Make America’s Wealth Gap Worse

Their romance began on a server at a San Francisco startup. Anna Wood had submitted a profile to the League, a dating app aimed at young …

Demographics

TOO MANY MEN

Alzheimer’s Disease Starts in Childhood, With Symptoms Found in Babies Less Than a Year Old, Study Shows

A new study found shocking evidence to suggest that Alzheimer's disease begins in childhood, with babies younger than a year old displaying signs of …

Marissa Mayer Is Still Here

Marissa Mayer was celebrated as a savior when she left Google to become chief executive of Yahoo in 2012.<p>A brilliant computer scientist, Ms. Mayer was the 20th employee at Google, and influenced many of the company’s signature features — including Gmail and Google Maps.<p>But could she save Yahoo? The …

Silicon Valley

Facebook agrees to follow strict new European privacy law

The company will extend new privacy protections to all users, even those who live outside the EU.<p>Facebook will comply with strict new European data privacy laws set to come into force in May, the company said on Wednesday, but it will also continue to serve targeted ads based on user data.<p>The …

Privacy

The Mechanical Keyboards Of Yesteryear Are Back—And Better Than Ever

PC makers switched to cheaper keyboards years ago. But folks who care about tactile feel still seek out mechanical models, and get some cool new features.<p>Every day, millions of PC users hunch over keyboards that perform adequately enough to pre-empt much thought about them. But for fans of …

eSports

‘Omniphobic’ smartphone display coating repels it all, from water to peanut butter

Touchscreens are awesome. The thing that’s not awesome about them? The fact that our tendency to carry our smartphones everywhere means that the …

University of Michigan

OLPC’s $100 laptop was going to change the world — then it all went wrong

It was supposed to be the laptop that saved the world.<p>In late 2005, tech visionary and MIT Media Lab founder Nicholas Negroponte pulled the cloth cover off a small green computer with a bright yellow crank. The device was the first working prototype for Negroponte’s new nonprofit One Laptop Per …

Laptops

You'll Be Embarrassed When You Find Out You've Been Using All Of These Words Wrong

I've been living a lie.

Was There a Civilization On Earth Before Humans?

A look at the available evidence<p>It only took five minutes for Gavin Schmidt to out-speculate me.<p>Schmidt is the director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (a.k.a. GISS) a world-class climate-science facility. One day last year, I came to GISS with a far-out proposal. In my work as an …

Rare Earth

Microsoft Turns to Old Enemy Linux to Solve Vexing Tech Threat

The software will be embedded in chips for toys, household appliances, industrial machinery and millions of other internet-connected devices<p>By<p>Jay Greene<p>Jay Greene<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@greene<p>iamjaygreene<p>Google+<p>jay.greene@wsj.com<p>To head off cyberattacks like the one in 2016 that took down …

Linux

The best in-car wireless chargers, mounts, and more for iPhone

Last weekend, we rounded up the best upright wireless charging stands for iPhone 8 and iPhone X users, noting that the upright design helps conserve space and unlock via Face ID. Now, we’re going to take a look at some of the best in-car solutions for iPhone charging and more….<p>Wireless chargers<p>Many …

Tech Trends

Trump increasingly weary of staffers' stall tactics

WASHINGTON — The speech was written. A cast of relatable Americans with emotional stories was standing by to reinforce the message. But President …

Criminal investigation into Trump lawyer’s business dealings began months ago

NEW YORK — President Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen has been under criminal investigation for months by federal prosecutors who empaneled a …

GM cuts hundreds of jobs as car sales continue to slide

General Motors is cutting several hundred jobs at its plant in Lordstown, Ohio, as the automaker adjusts to dramatically slower demand for cars. The …

Peter Grünberg, 78, Winner of an ‘iPod Nobel,’ Is Dead

Peter Grünberg, a Nobel-Prize-winning physicist who discovered how to store vast amounts of data by manipulating the magnetic and electrical fields …