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Mercedes revolutionises trucking with self-driving semi

Gallery: Mercedes revolutionises trucking with self-driving semi<p>Gallery: Mercedes revolutionises trucking with self-driving semi<p>+ 5<p>+ 4<p>+ 3<p>The latest …

New pension rules: should you spend your nest egg on property?

Caroline McGhie explores the options for people who want to make the most of the new flexible pension rules<p>Our homes serve many purposes. They provide us with comfort and shelter and express our personality. But now we are also turning to property to solve the problems of old age, to fund and …

With Calendar app revamp, Google aims to keep rivals at bay

The app will automatically turn flight confirmations and concert tickets sent to your Gmail account into calendar events.<p>Google is trying to make sure its Calendar app stays current.<p>The Internet giant on Monday announced updates to the Calendar app for its Android operating system, as well as …

Apps

The Little Union That Could

RoseAnn DeMoro and National Nurses United are gaining strength as other organizations around the country lose clout.<p>OAKLAND, Ca.—If the term “labor union” conjures up the image of older white guys stepping off the assembly line and into the bar, you might be confused by the scene in RoseAnn …

The 5 Worst Things You Can Do With Your Money

Five money moves that might seem like good ideas but could actually turn out to be big mistakes.<p>Making money isn't easy, but losing it certainly is …

Google wants you to easily share files between Android and iOS

As handy as services like AirDrop or Android Beam may be for shuffling content between nearby devices, they're platform-exclusive. That's not much help if you want to share photos from your Android phone to an iPhone, or vice versa. However, Google may soon overcome that barrier. <i>Android Police</i>,</i> …

Change Your Location to Bypass Uber and Lyft’s Pickup Ban at Airports

Uber and Lyft are an inexpensive alternative to cabs in many cities, but they can't always pick up at an airport (though they can sometimes drop …

5 Must-Know Secrets for How to Use Your Money to Make You Happy

The surprising things you can do today and everyday with your money that will make you happier than you've ever been in your life.<p>When you're arguing …

In 2014, countries are still paying off debt from World War One

It has been 100 years since the start of the First World War, which was fought for four years and claimed the lives of more than 6000 soldiers a day. Countries in Europe began marking the centenary earlier this year and the Tower of London, pictured above, is awash in poppies in beautiful tribute …

Finance

International Low-Cost Airlines Drive Transatlantic Fares Into The Ground

If you’ve been wondering why airfare to Scandinavian countries has been so inexpensive for the past few seasons, you have one particular airline to thank: Norwegian Air. For the last year, the self-described low cost carrier has expanded aggressively across the globe, and as a result of the new low …

7 Hacks To Affording Your Next Vacation

The tips and tricks to traveling on any budget.<p><b>1) Try hidden city ticketing with FlyShortcut.com.</b><br>Hidden city ticketing is a hack in itself for finding the lowest possible airfare on FlyShortcut.com. It essentially finds a cheaper flight that has your destination as a layover. That way, you can …

25 most shocking global poverty facts

<i>This is our 2014 list of shocking poverty facts. For the 2015 list, click here.</i><p>Halloween, schmalloween. The most shocking things in life aren’t …

Review: T-Mobile’s $25 Personal CellSpot is a no-brainer for Magenta customers and handover Wifi calling may even win some converts

In all of the hoopla over the new iPhone 6/Plus, T-Mobile in the US and EE in the UK got themselves a pretty big exclusive (for now). T-Mobile has been offering Wifi calling for years but it’s recently come to the iPhone – and with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, gets even better with cell/wifi handover. …

How to Buy Food: The Psychology of the Supermarket

From the layout to the little old lady who hands out samples, we explain the psychological tricks the supermarket uses to get you to buy food you don't want<p><i>This is the first part of a two-part series on how to get the most of your supermarket-shopping experience. Part One discusses how supermarkets</i> …

Columbia University

Inside Tinder's Hookup Factory

How the dating app changed the way single people get together<p>Entering Tinder's modest office building in Los Angeles, where signs on the first floor …

Relationships

A Photo Tour: Chocolatiers in Brussels

I fly to Brussels every month so I decided to devote my recent trip to chocolate shops. The World Capital of Chocolate's cobbled back streets led me to shops where chocolate is elevated to an art form.<p>Belgium has been at the center of Europe's chocolate trade since the 1690s. With a million …

Here’s What You Can Capture with a Camera Drone in a Major Airport

Drone’s aren’t allowed within a 5-mile radius of medium-to-large-sized airports in the United States. As a result, the Internet isn’t exactly teeming …

Gas nearly under $3 for 1st time in 4 years: Why, what it means, and how it compares to milk

The sight is so surprising that Americans are sharing photos of it, along with all those cute Halloween costumes, sweeping vistas and special meals: The gas station sign, with a price under $3 a gallon.<p>"It's stunning what's happening here," says Tom Kloza, chief oil analyst at the Oil Price …

Google’s upcoming Copresence feature lets iOS & Android users share via AirDrop-like functionality

In June a report detailed a feature in development by Google that would reportedly allow Android devices to alert “people, places, and things” to the presence of nearby users. At the time, reports referred to the feature as “Nearby” and described it as a location-based feature for Android devices …

​This Chart Helps You Choose the Best Sunglasses for Your Face Shape

Different sunglasses look better on different faces. Sure, you could try them all out until you find one that works, but if you need a little help, …

The funniest travel complaint letters of all time

Thousands of Britons will be returning from their holidays, many lumbered with tales of woe. Why didn't our tour operator tell us the hotel was still under construction? How on Earth does Ryanair get away with calling it "Barcelona Girona Airport"? When will this blasted gastroenteritis work its …

The 10 Worst Questions to Ask Your Flight Attendant

<i>By: Matt Meltzer</i><p><i>Credit: Wikimedia Commons</i><p>You know how miserable it is to fly? The crying babies, the perpetual delays, the fistfights breaking out over reclined seats. Now imagine you did that every... single... day. And you didn't get paid much for it either.<p>Welcome to the life of a flight …

Why You Should Quit Your Job and Travel in Your 20s

<i>By: Matthew Kepnes</i><p>If you want to grow and make the most of your twenties, do it somewhere overseas. You have your entire life ahead of you to work -- and with the way the economy looks now, you'll be working until you die. Why plow through your best years, hoping to spend your last years doing all …

50 top packing tips

<b>Know the baggage restrictions</b><p>Telegraph Travel has compiled full and up-to-date details of the hand baggage restrictions required by each UK airline.<p>1. Note the number of bags you can check in. In most cases it is one or two pieces per person. You can check up to three on easyJet but don’t get …