Paul Azevedo

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Why the US needs to fall out of love with home ownership

“The most tangible cornerstone that lies at the heart of the American Dream, at the heart of middle-class life,” Barack Obama declared in a speech this summer, is “the chance to own your own home.”<p>Politicians and pundits across the spectrum regard homeownership both as the best investment a family …

Home Ownership

Don't Want Trackers Watching Your Web And Smartphone Activity? This Start-up's For You.

One hot afternoon in June four software engineers, a lawyer and a miniature pinscher named Lunch were gathered around designer Dan Kwon’s computer at Disconnect, a startup in San Francisco. They were watching their new education video, “Unwanted Tracking Is Not Cool.” Its star is an octopus puppet …

Five ways to boost your Android phone's battery life right now

These apps keep your handset going longer between charges and can help smooth out performance overall.<p>If you've ever caught yourself scanning a room for outlets, or worrying about how long you can eke out a charge on your phone, then this collection of battery-saving Android apps is for you.<p>These …

Apps

A PhD in economics is the only one worth getting

People often ask me: “Noah, what career path can I take where I’m virtually guaranteed to get a well-paying job in my field of interest, which doesn’t force me to work 80 hours a week, and which gives me both autonomy and intellectual excitement?” Well, actually, I lied, no one asks me that. But …

Computer Science