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How to Hide Your IP Address

Your IP address can reveal more about you than you might think. Fortunately, it's easier than ever to keep it secret, if you follow our advice.<p>PCMag …

How to Convert Film and VHS to Digital

In 2006 Peter Hilton unearthed a collection of homemade VHS tapes in his dad’s basement. There were hours of concert footage from 2000 to 2003, when …

Filmmaking

Guide to Streaming Video Services

In the early days of video streaming services, your choice was simple: Get Netflix. It’s more complicated now, with Netflix battling other well-known …

Today's gold market looks a lot like the crazy 1970s

A lot of investors dismiss gold as jewelry. And they dismiss "gold bugs" - investors who believe gold is the answer to all financial ills and is the key to surviving the impending financial apocalypse (in any era or decade) - as slightly crazy.<p>But gold bugs haven't always been wrong. In 1971 gold …

Economics

There is a 'game changer' technology on Wall Street and people keep confusing it with bitcoin

Goldman Sachs says the technology "has the potential to redefine transactions" and can change "everything."<p>JPMorgan last month announced it was launching a trial project with the blockchain startup led by its former executive, Blythe Masters.<p>Her company, Digital Asset Holdings, has secured funding …

Blockchain

10 Places To Look For Job Leads Other Than Job Postings

As a recruiter for 20 years, I have posted my fair share of jobs, so job postings are a routine part of hiring. However, most of the candidates I would ultimately hire came from referrals or my own active search methods. Therefore, applications to job postings are just one source for recruiters. As …

Permian Basin Break-Even Price Is $61: The Best Of A Bad Lot

The break-even price for Permian basin tight oil plays is about $61 per barrel (Table 1). That puts Permian plays among the lowest cost significant supply sources in the world. Although that is good news for U.S. tight oil plays, there is a dark side to the story.<p>Just because tight oil is low-cost …

How to Listen to and Delete Everything You've Ever Said to Google

Here’s a fun fact: Every time you do a voice search, Google records it. And if you’re an Android user, every time you say “Ok Google,” the company …

How to Enable 2-Step Verification in Gmail

In light of the recent security issues surrounding Meltdown and Spectre, we refreshed this content in January 2018.<p>Security breaches happen. This one …

Authentication

File Syncing Showdown: Google Drive vs. Dropbox vs. OneDrive

Access to decent cloud storage is practically a necessity these days whether it’s for work or play, but everyone seems to have an opinion on which …

How to create a secure retirement plan

<i>When I retire, I want to create my own pension, but I have reservations about annuities. So I'm thinking of investing some of my savings in a bond fund, leaving the principal untouched and just living off the income. I'll keep the rest of my nest egg in mutual funds and dip into it as needed. Do</i> …

Finding the right security cameras for the CNET Smart Home

We've already outfitted the CNET Smart Home with an Amazon-Echo-friendly security system called Scout. This straightforward kit shines in its simplicity, offering an assortment of sensors that you can install around your house to track doors opening and closing, as well as motion (you do have to …

11 Alarming Online Marketing Stats That Should Influence Your Digital Strategy

The first ever TV ad was for Bulova watches and was broadcasted in 1941 on American screens long before social media was even a brain child of …

Why too much guaranteed retirement income can be a bad thing

<i>A financial planner told me that retirees should devote no more than a third of their savings to annuities. But wouldn't it be better if retirees just kept a reasonable amount of cash for emergencies and then invested all or almost all of the rest of their savings in annuities from top-rated</i> …

Retirement

SCORECARD: These are the hedge funds that are killing it this year

It's been a terrible start to the year for hedge funds, with stock, bond and commodities markets all getting beat up.<p>The average hedge fund is down 3.85%, according to Hedge Fund Research. Many are already suffering double-digit losses. It follows a terrible 2015 when the average fund fell …

Investing

10 Easy Ways to Retire 10 Years Early

Play it smart, and you won’t need a fortune to leave the office behind<p>Forget what you may have heard—you don’t need to work until the grave. Just follow these 10 simple strategies and you’ll be able to retire when you’re young enough to enjoy it.<p><b>Related</b>: The Better Man Project—2,000+ Awesome Tips …

5 Ways to Finally Lose Your Spare Tire—and Keep It Off For Good

Find out why you’re having such a difficult time keeping off weight—and the simple techniques that will transform your body forever<p>I have this buddy who’s a big dude: 6’3”, 240. He’s not “fat,” but he could spare to lose a few pounds. Girls describe him as a big teddy bear.<p>He plays pickup sports …

4 easy ways to attract recruiters to your LinkedIn profile

• LinkedIn has 396 million members, according to Statista.com, a data and statistics portal.<p>• It lists approximately 3 million jobs, according to LinkedIn's 2014 earnings report.<p>• Among recruiters, 87% use LinkedIn, according to a 2015 survey from Jobvite, a recruiting platform.<p>• The average …

Employment

The 100 Best Android Apps of 2018

The Google Play store is brimming with selection, but these are the best Android apps you really need to get the most out of your phone or …

Myers-Briggs Personality Types of Personal Finance Bloggers

Contents from freedom 35 blog. (www.freedomthirtyfiveblog.com)<b>Exploring the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator in Personal Finance</b> <b>Table of Contents:</b> …

Psychology

How You Can Manage Email Like a Millionaire (5 Simple Rules)

How can you cut the time spent on emails in half? How can you get to "inbox zero" every single day?<p>I recently interviewed over 200 millionaires, entrepreneurs and highly successful solopreneurs for my new book, <i>15 Secrets Highly Successful People Know About Time Management.</i> I learned that …

Time Management

How To Be More Productive And Eliminate Time Wasting Activities By Using The “Eisenhower Box”

Dwight Eisenhower lived one of the most productive lives you can imagine.<p>Eisenhower was the 34th President of the United States, serving two terms …

Time Management

Gold will be priceless sooner than you think

The chart below shows the price of gold, silver, the typical price bubble, and phased of the market which happens in all asset types at some point in …

6 Strategies to Boost Your HDL Cholesterol

We've come up with these six strategies for making your HDL its level best<p>The Fountain of Youth may be fiction, but there really is a magic gene pool in northern Italy. Thirty years ago, researchers discovered that, despite unhealthy cholesterol levels, 40 inhabitants of the village of Limone sul …

Hidden Retirement Savings Opportunity: Health Savings Accounts

If you've maxed out your contributions to your other retirement accounts, an HSA could be another way to squeeze in some extra tax-advantaged savings.

Retirement

Escape from Statins

His heart was headed for trouble, but he decided to try and conquer high cholesterol the hard way—without medication<p>I am about to ignore the advice of my doctor. Again. Really, he deserves better. Randall Casper, M.D., is a gentle, matter-of-fact fellow who has been our trusted family physician …

How to Find Online Coupon Codes

With a little know-how you can be saving more money on every upcoming purchase.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate …

This Genius Strategy From Dwight Eisenhower Will Help You Be More Productive

Eisenhower was the 34th President of the United States, serving two terms from 1953 to 1961.<p>During his time in office, he launched programs that directly led to the development of the Interstate Highway System in the United States, the launch of the internet (DARPA), the exploration of space …

Time Management