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Shuffle protects your phone number and email with aliases

Ever wanted to have a temporary number or email address for when you are dating, selling something online, or for any other purpose? Something that would allow you to keep your personal number or email private?<p>With our lives increasingly entrenched in the Web, and a lot of business being conducted …

The Future Of Medicine Is In Devices You Swallow

Instead of going to the doctor for tests, the tests will be inside us.<p>Editor’s Note<p>This is part of Co.Exist’s list of World Changing Ideas of 2014. Read more here.<p>It sounds like the premise for a futuristic medical thriller: doctors prescribe pills for their patients that double as ingestible …

Our top 45 free things to do in New York City

Seeing New York City's biggest attractions can mean spending a hefty chunk of your trip budget on tickets. Empire State Building? $36. The Guggenheim and the Whitney both go for $25. Even the Frick is $22. But there's a lifetime of fun to be had without ever handing over a cent, and not just by …

City Halls

Hedge funds: the mysterious power pulling strings on Wall Street

Hedge funds, those financial funds run by extraordinarily rich men, are going mainstream. Not content to be investments for just the super rich and super connected, they are starting to offer services to the average investor.<p>A good example comes this week from hedge-fund manager Bill Ackman, who is …

Why We Need Infographics (and How to Make Them Great)

<i>Alexander Huls is a freelance writer who has been writing about pop culture for over five years. His work has appeared in the New York Times, the Atlantic, National Post, Film School Rejects, and more. This post was originally published on the Shutterstock blog and has been reprinted with</i> …

Putin understands Canada’s concerns on Arctic sovereignty

Vladimir Putin had tough talk for Canada on Saturday, saying he understands Canadian concerns about Arctic sovereignty but Canada's stance on Russia's involvement in Ukraine is far more puzzling.<p>The Russian president suggested Canada's physical distance from Ukraine meant it had little business …

Is it better to own a REIT than a home?

So you want to get into the real estate investment game without having to pick up a plunger to unstop a toilet when your tenant calls in the middle …

Real Estate

​What is Heartbleed, anyway?

If you're an IT professional, gadget blogger or token geek in your circle of friends, chances are, you've been hounded relentlessly over the past couple of days about "this Heartbleed thing."<p>"Do I need to update my antivirus?"<p>"Can I login to my bank account now?"<p>"Google already fixed it, …

Riemann Hypothesis - Numberphile

Facebook to raise $1.5B in secondary offering

Facebook said Friday that it has priced the 70 million shares that the company and its insiders are selling through a secondary offering at $55.05. Facebook, itself, is selling a little more than 27 million shares, which means it will earn close to $1.5 billion through the sale.<p>The social network …

There Really Are Two Americas: Republistan and Democravia

One reason for the stark divisions in Washington is that lawmakers represent two starkly different populations—with huge differences in wealth, color, and more.<p>If you've watched the high-profile legislative fights of the last few years and found yourself thinking the two parties in the House of …

Wall Street analysts say Larry Summers is scaring the bond market

A slew of well-sourced Washington reporters (here, here and here) now write that former Treasury secretary Larry Summers is sitting in the catbird seat and likely to become president Barack Obama’s pick to run the US Federal Reserve after Ben Bernanke steps down, as he’s expected to do, early in …

Markets

Hedge Funds Tripled Their Bets Against Treasuries Over The Past Week

Hedge funds and other large speculators tripled their bets against 10-year Treasury futures in the week ended August 13, according to the latest Commitments of Traders report from the CFTC.<p>With a net short position of 66,432 contracts - versus 20,096 in the previous week - hedge funds have now …

Warren Buffett, age 44, explains the futility of playing the market

In 1975, shortly after joining the board of the Washington Post Company, Warren Buffett wrote a letter to the chairman and chief executive, Katherine Graham. He had some advice as to how the company should invest its pension accounts.<p>All 19 pages were recently published by Fortune, and are well …

Investing

Why the global economy may be doomed to lower growth—maybe forever

We’re more than halfway through the second-quarter corporate earnings season. And while the results for US companies show corporate growth, it’s been slower than normal—even the last few years’ normal. For the last four years, the “surprise percentage” of the S&P 500—the percentage by which all …

Economics

Rolling Stone sales doubled for issue featuring Boston bomber

So much for a boycott.<p>Sales doubled for Rolling Stone's controversial July issue featuring Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the alleged Boston bomber.<p>The issue sold 13,332 copies since July 19 at 1,420 retail stores -- nearly double the magazine's 52-week average of 6,541, according to MagNet, a magazine sales …

STOCKS SURGE TO ALL-TIME HIGHS: Here's What You Need To Know

First, the scoreboard:<p>Dow: 15,628.0, +128.4, +0.8%<br>• S&P 500: 1,706.8, +21.1, +1.2%<br>• NASDAQ: 3,675.7, +49.3, +1.3%<p>And now, the top stories:<p>BI Intelligence, a new subscription research service from Business Insider, provides in-depth insight, data, and analysis of the mobile industry.<p>Access all reports, …

What Snowden Learned from Manning's Mistakes

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Eight weeks after it began, the military tribunal of Army Private Bradley Manning for uploading …

PRI

The lengthy saga of Edward Snowden and his search for asylum has fueled a bitter debate in Europe about how governments there are keeping tabs on their own citizens, says Time correspondent Vivienne Walt in Paris.<p>"Perhaps no nerve is rawer than the one in Germany, where the memories of the Stasi …

Oil Train Tragedy in Canada Spotlights Rising Crude Transport by Rail

The explosive train derailment that killed at least five people and left dozens missing in a Canadian lakeside town focused attention on North America's skyrocketing use of rail to transport its booming oil production.<p><b>With authorities still reckoning the death toll from the explosive train</b> …

MILITARY'S TOP GENERAL: Edward Snowden's Leaks Have Undermined US Relationships

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman says NSA leaker Edward Snowden's disclosures about U.S. surveillance programs have undermined U.S. relationships with other countries and affected what he calls "the importance of trust."<p>Gen. Martin Dempsey told CNN's "State of the Union" in an …

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Nicaragua Reveals Edward Snowden's Letter Pleading For Asylum

"I, Edward Snowden, citizen of the United States, am writing to seek asylum in the Republic of Nicaragua because of the risk of being persecuted by the government of the United States and its agents," reads the letter, written in Moscow on June 30.<p>"As a result of my political opinions, and my …

The Easy Profit Game Ends In Smartphones, So Apple Plays A New One

It seems Samsung and Apple at last have something in common. As the Korean giant forecast its profits would be massive, but slightly below expectations, its stock price took a tumble. It appears the industry has crossed through a level some call “peak smartphone” — the point of maximum profit. This …

8 shot in single West Side attack among 67 shot over long weekend

Eight people were shot -- one fatally -- in a drive-by shooting in which two men fired on a group of people at a home in the Lawndale neighborhood Saturday evening, authorities said.<p>At least one of the shooters used a rifle and casings were recovered at the scene, police said.<p>At least 67 people …