Srikanth Kannan

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The Next U.S. Total Eclipse Is in 2024. Here's Where to See It

It's good news for Texas and New England.<p>Did you watch the NASA live stream from Monday’s total solar eclipse and just wish you had made the trek to …

Why international tech startups are making Miami their U.S. base

As the eMerge Americas technology conference opens on Monday, a number of international tech startups will likely be sniffing around, considering …

14 savings tricks that can lose you money, according to a dozen financial writers

Maybe you misread the terms on a coupon, signed up for a fake or deceptive promotion, or just made a poor decision.<p>Either way, it's frustrating when you discover your money-saving efforts weren't worth it, or that you were purposely misled.<p>Despite the fact I <i>can</i> read and count, I've been there more …

Algoriz lets you build trading algorithms with no coding required

Traders who have an idea for a money-making algorithm have two choices: learn to code themselves, or hire a great engineer. But neither of these two options are realistic, especially for part-time traders who don’t have a large bankroll behind them.<p>Meet Algoriz, a startup participating in Y …

The ‘this’ keyword in Javascript

The keyword this in Javascript can be a little slippery to wrap your had around at first.<p>TL;DR When you refer to this in the global context, it …

JavaScript

24 Investing Statistics You Need to Know

As a CFP®, I'm constantly in contact with investors who develop ideas and opinions about the stock market. I understand their angst. I too struggle …

Social Security

Now You Can Do Your Taxes Without Filling Out the Insurance Question

If you want to keep your health insurance status a secret from the I.R.S., the Trump administration just made it a little easier.<p>The policy change, confirmed by the I.R.S. on Wednesday after elements were reported by the libertarian magazine Reason, does not do away with the Affordable Care Act’s …

What Are Your Rights if Border Agents Want to Search Your Phone?

Haisam Elsharkawi was about to travel from Los Angeles to Saudi Arabia last week when, he says, he was stopped at the airport, questioned, handcuffed, questioned some more and then released without charges three hours after his flight had departed.<p>Mr. Elsharkawi, 34, an American citizen, said in an …

Deloitte predicts machine intelligence, not mere AI, as a big trend for 2017

Conventional wisdom holds that artificial intelligence is the next great horizontal technology that will unleash future waves of innovation. Yet AI is not a single type of technology. It takes many forms and encompasses many, many uses. And to focus on AI is to miss the forest for the trees.<p>The …

10 Facts You Didn't Know About Facebook Advertising

What works today may not work tomorrow.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Facebook ads are one of the trendiest online advertising tools because of their wide reach and relatively low cost. However, right when people believe they have figured it out, Facebook is going to …

27 Must-Read Books for Getting Ahead in Business and Life

Whether you flip pages, tap an e-reader, or listen to audio, these inspiring titles are worth your attention.<p>Whether you flip pages, tap an e-reader or listen to audio, a good book can be a perfect companion, relaxation aid or source of inspiration. Check out these quotes from more than two dozen …

5 Money-Saving Tricks Airlines Don't Want You to Know

Use these tech tricks to outsmart the airlines and save yourself some cash.<p>We all love to complain about airlines and their never-ending efforts to find new, clever, and incredibly annoying ways to squeeze every penny out of travelers. But when it comes to soothing your travel rage, revenge is …

The man who accurately predicted 5 market crashes has 3 more dates we need to worry about

Sandy Jadeja is a technical analyst and chief market strategist at Core Spreads.<p>Technical analysts look at charts to pinpoint patterns in various markets and asset classes. From that they forecast which direction prices are likely to move.<p>They can't tell you why there will be a big market movement …

Stock Markets

7 lessons about finding the work you were meant to do

<i>Emily Pidgeon</i><p>You don’t “find your calling,” you fight for it — and other lessons from people who found their passion (sometimes late in life).<p>Whether …

Getting Started with Fullstack Web Development

These days, modern <b>full stack development</b> is very popular in both small agencies and larger companies with a dedicated technical team. Full stack web …

Farting: Seven Surprising And Spectacular Health Benefits

<i>By Rebecca Endicott, writer at LittleThings</i><p>These days, it seems to me that people are coy about absolutely <i>everything</i>.<p>Don't get me wrong, I understand the appeal of maintaining an air of mystery. Still, sometimes you just have to square your shoulders and call a spade a spade.<p>I think this is …

Digestion

14 websites to bookmark if you want to get rich

Rich people appreciate the power of learning long after college is over.<p>"The world class knows that college is just the beginning of lifelong learning," writes self-made millionaire Steve Siebold in his book, "How Rich People Think." "That's why you'll see the great ones attending seminars, …

New shell packs power of Python and Bash

Xonsh, now in development, provides a shell that combines the Python language with features of Bash Unix and the fish and zsh shells.<p>Pronounced …

Command-line

5 More Awesome New Mozilla Technologies You’ve Never Heard Of

My original 5 Awesome Mozilla Technologies You’ve Never Heard Of post got a huge response and it was well deserved — Mozilla’s pool of amazing talent …

10 Weekend Trips To Take This Spring

The dreary months of winter may have you hankering for a vacation, and spring is the perfect time to take a quick weekend getaway. Whether you’re …

Cherry Blossom

Alphabet and Salesforce's Venture Arms Just Poured Millions In This Hot Startup

There’s money to be had in ensuring that a company’s cloud software actually works.<p>ThousandEyes, a startup that can detect when cloud software goes …

Here's why you would buy a bond with a negative yield

The Economist's explanation is a bit odd as it leaves out the main reason that someone might want to buy a negative yielding bond - the fact that they expect it to appreciate in price thereby offsetting the loss in yield. For instance, let's do a little bond math:<p>I think I wrote that correctly. …

Sea Level

Here's the truth about the stock market in 16 charts

For this post, we're going to skip the laundry list of reasons why stocks might be getting whipsawed right now. Rather, we're gonna think longer term and bigger picture.<p>Every major sell-off in history has been accompanied by a mix of economic concerns, monetary policy shifts, geopolitical tensions, …

Stock Markets

It's ridiculously expensive to fly Air Force One

The FY15 cost per flying hour for Air Force One (VC-25A) includes "fuel, flight consumables, depot level repairables, aircraft overhaul, and engine overhaul," according to the letter from the Department of the Air Force Headquarters Air Mobility Command to Judicial Watch.<p>According to the National …

Living Off Hackathons: The Possible Rise Of The Pro-Hacker

Simon Lightstone Contributor<p>Simon Lightstone is on IBM's DB2 team, LifeHack author, programmer and former startup guy.<p>Hackathon prize money keeps rising each year as organizations learn to take advantage of their value. Runner-up cash prizes are now in the thousands, and grand-prize payouts are as …

These 13 startups have raised millions — but no one knows what they do

CB Insights, a venture capital data firm, assembled a list of the top-funded stealth companies that haven't opened to the public yet. We excluded one name, Jut, because it has already opened up its beta to the public.<p>To be considered among the most well funded, the company had to actively raise …

12 Nutritionists Share the Top Tips They Give to Clients Trying to Lose Weight

Their best advice, on the house.<p>Nutritionists have a lot of advice to give, especially around weight loss. But what are the <i>number one</i> tips they tell people who are trying to drop pounds?<p>We tapped 12 nutritionists for the answer—you might be surprised by what they said.<p><b>Be Nice to Yourself</b> “Talk to …

Nutrition

You Don't Need to Be a Millionaire to Use These 10 Passive Income Strategies

Gain more financial freedom this year by taking advantage of these passive income ideas.<p>It's easy for millionaires to find passive income strategies that turn a profit, from commercial real estate investing to angel investing in a hot new technology startup. But what about the rest of us--those of …

Commercial Real Estate