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Loans Aren't Taxable Income, But Convincing IRS Of Loan Status Is Priceless

When your uncle loans you $10,000 to tide you over, is it taxable income? Nope. What about when the bank loans you $100,000? No again. That’s provided it’s a real loan and not income. That’s a key distinction that lands lots of taxpayers in trouble.<p>But if it’s a real loan and is <b>forgiven</b>, it is …

Institutions Have Been Dumping Billions Of Dollars Of Stocks All Year, But Now The Selling Is Really Accelerating

During the week ended November 29, in keeping with a trend the bank has been observing since it started compiling these data in 2008, big institutions that do business with BofAML unloaded $2.3 billion from their U.S. equity portfolios.<p>"Institutional flows suggest waning confidence in U.S. …

As promised, the Oppo N1 smartphone with CM launches December 10

The handy CyanogenMod (CM) install app for Android is no longer available the Google Play Store, however that isn’t stopping Oppo from releasing its …

Jawbone Up24: Another Small Step for Activity Tracking

Wearable activity-tracking devices, which measure your steps and caloric burn, among other things, still aren’t mainstream. But they’re slowly …

Bitcoin's $13.50 To $1,200 Eleven Month Climb--Now Taxes

Even if you weren’t intrigued by other aspects of the rock star digital currency, it’s hard to argue with over 5,000% appreciation in less than a year. The Wall Street Journal asked Should You Invest in Bitcoin? and printed a WSJ special section: “Bitcoin or Bust”. The conclusion: sure, why not buy …

Samsung eyes 20 megapixels for 2014 smartphone, report says

Samsung is indulging in the mobile camera craze, according to a new report.<p>The handset maker is working on a 20-megapixel camera it'll bundle into mobile devices in the second half of 2014, Korea's ET News is reporting, citing people who claim to have knowledge of the company's plans. It should be …

Data startup Geostellar launches super simple way to see solar panel options for your roof

The ultimate home solar deals site just launched. Three and a half year old data startup Geostellar has finally launched a free website, and a mobile …

Drones capture dramatic views of Bangkok protests

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has tantalized shoppers with the prospect of package delivery by drones in a few years. But flying machines are already delivering dramatic protest footage in Thailand.<p>Anti-government protesters seeking the ouster of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra have clashed with …

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Internet erupts in parody to Amazon's proposed delivery drones

Depending on execution, parody can be one of the best or worst ways to get a message across. Today, we've seen examples of both lambasting Amazon Prime Air, the company's new plan to use drones to deliver packages to your door. Twitter reacted with the usual mix of humor, disdain, and nitpicking, …

5 Sky Events This Week: Zombie Comet, Celestial Canine, and Moon Flirts with Venus

Changing Planet<p>The Little Beehive star cluster is found in the constellation Canis Major and is easy to track down with nothing more than binoculars- even from brighly lit sububs. Credit: Minimum credit line: NOAO/AURA/NSF<p><b>Sky-watchers get a last chance to glimpse the ghost of Comet ISON, watch the</b> …

Amazon drones won’t replace the mailman or FedEx woman any time soon

Amazon’s new “delivery system,” Amazon Prime Air, promises to get packages to customers “in 30 minutes or less using unmanned aerial vehicles,” and could be in commercial use soon as 2015, the company said Dec. 1.<p>Skeptics have quickly gathered, questioning everything from the project’s safety to …

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