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Stephen King's Maine Home Will Become a Museum and Writer's Retreat

Life - Mental Floss - The best-selling author has won approval to rezone his home in Bangor, Maine, into a museum of his work as well as a writer's...
Sun, 20 Oct 2019 00:13:02 - #newstidbits

7 Less-Known (But Powerful) Ways to Improve Your Health

Life - Lifehack - Health is wealth - you've probably heard that before... and it's absolutely true. It doesn't matter how much money you make. If you're...
Sat, 19 Oct 2019 23:36:32 - #dementia #diabetes #newstidbits

This Isn't (or, at Least, Shouldn't Be) Your Father's Retirement Plan

Life - Kiplinger - Advice that worked in past decades may no longer serve today's retirees. Here's a look at what has changed over the years that you'll...
Sat, 19 Oct 2019 23:36:31 - #retirement #newstidbits

4 Strategies to Cut Your Taxes in Retirement

Life - Kiplinger - To help reduce your tax burden once you retire, and free up more money for expenses and fun, give income planning a try. Here are...
Sat, 19 Oct 2019 23:36:30 - #retirement #newstidbits

The new iPhone is ugly

Tech - TechCrunch - I'll be the first to admit that I'm a bit old-fashioned when it comes to phones. Everyone scoffs at my iPhone SE, but the truth...
Sat, 19 Oct 2019 23:13:19 - #samsung #iphone11 #pixel4 #newstidbits

13 gifts for the aspiring dogfluencer in your life

Tech - Mashable - Have a friend who thinks their dog is a star?
Well, your friend is right. All dogs were born to be celebrities. (If they don't want...
Sat, 19 Oct 2019 23:13:15 - #newstidbits

The iPhone 11 convinced me that Apple's a photography powerhouse again

Media - The Next Web - It's kind of poetically funny to post an iPhone camera review during the week of the new Pixel launch. Google's phones have been...
Sat, 19 Oct 2019 19:35:25 - #iphone11 #newstidbits

Four ways to make your retirement savings last

Media - CNBC - Business - People entering retirement will have to devise a smart strategy of how to spend their savings.
Fri, 18 Oct 2019 19:13:03 - #retirement #newstidbits

Samsung, Google acknowledge flaws in phone-unlocking biometric tools

Infosec - CyberScoop - Tech giants Samsung and Google are grappling with separate flaws in the biometric technology the companies give users to secure...
Fri, 18 Oct 2019 15:37:09 - #samsung #pixel4 #newstidbits

Trump Job Approval Slumps in 11th Quarter

Life - Gallup Headlines - President Donald Trump averaged 40.7% job approval in his 11th quarter in office, down two percentage points from the prior...
Fri, 18 Oct 2019 14:35:06 - #newstidbits

Stranded whales detected from space

Life - - A new technique for analysing satellite images may help scientists detect and count stranded whales from space. Researchers tested...
Fri, 18 Oct 2019 14:35:04 - #newstidbits

3 Reasons to Consider Making Changes During Medicare Open Enrollment

Life - Kiplinger - Between Oct. 15 and Dec. 7, Medicare participants can make changes to their plan(s). Here are a few reasons you may want to take...
Fri, 18 Oct 2019 14:35:03 - #retirement #newstidbits

Astronaut Christina Koch Works in the Vacuum of Space

Life - NASA Image of the day - NASA astronaut Christina Koch works while tethered near the Port 6 truss segment of the International Space Station.
Fri, 18 Oct 2019 14:35:02 - #nasa #newstidbits

The Boston Public Library Is Offering Four Free Wedding Ceremonies

Life - Mental Floss - The historic building typically costs thousands to rent for an event, but you can enter a giveaway to get a free wedding. (Spouse...
Fri, 18 Oct 2019 14:35:01 - #newstidbits

What Would Medicare for All Cost You?

Life - Lifehacker - Democratic candidates for president want to overhaul health care. But who will pay for it? That was the question during last night's...
Fri, 18 Oct 2019 14:35:00 - #retirement #newstidbits

As the Freelance Economy Nears $1 Trillion, It's a Good Time to Be a Freelancer

Life - The Penny Hoarder - The U.S. freelance industry is booming.
Americans, particularly younger Americans, are joining the freelance economy in droves...
Fri, 18 Oct 2019 14:34:59 - #retirement #newstidbits

Researchers develop machine learning tool to refine personalized immunotherapy

Life - - Ludwig Cancer Research scientists have developed a new and more accurate method to identify the molecular signs of cancer likely to...
Fri, 18 Oct 2019 14:34:58 - #machinelearning #cancer #newstidbits

How to Keep More Money in Retirement: Diversification That Minimizes Taxation

Life - Kiplinger - No one likes paying taxes, especially once you've retired and are no longer earning a paycheck. So here are some steps to consider...
Fri, 18 Oct 2019 14:34:57 - #retirement #newstidbits

10 Favorite New England Travel Accounts to Follow on Instagram

Life - New England Today - One of the best things about the photo-and-video-sharing app Instagram is the way it enables armchair travel to dreamy, far-off...
Fri, 18 Oct 2019 14:34:56 - #drones #newstidbits

Congress Approval, Support for Impeaching Trump Both Up

Life - Gallup Headlines - Approval of Congress is now at 25%, up from 18% in September. Meanwhile, 52% of Americans now support impeaching Trump and...
Fri, 18 Oct 2019 14:34:55 - #newstidbits

How Long Will Your Retirement Savings Last?

Life - The Retirement Manifesto - One question you must ask as you're preparing for retirement is "How Long Will Your Retirement Savings Last?". It's...
Fri, 18 Oct 2019 14:34:54 - #retirement #newstidbits

7 Dow Stocks That Billionaires Love

Life - Kiplinger - There's something to be said about following the "smart money's" lead into adventurous, high-potential growth plays. But billionaires...
Fri, 18 Oct 2019 14:13:23 - #newstidbits

A Simple Trick for Remembering People's Names

Life - Mental Floss - This life hack will save you from forgetting a person's name immediately after they introduce themselves.
Fri, 18 Oct 2019 14:13:22 - #newstidbits

Be the CEO of Your Retirement

Life - Kiplinger - CEOs have some specific skills and habits that make them successful business leaders. The rest of us can take a few pages from their...
Fri, 18 Oct 2019 14:13:21 - #retirement #newstidbits

Walmart launches new InHome Delivery service

SupplyChain - Supply Chain Digital - The retail giants, Walmart, has launched its new service aimed at serving over 1mn customers in Pittsburgh, Kansas City...
Fri, 18 Oct 2019 14:13:13 - #supplychain #newstidbits

Asana Anatomy of Work Index Reveals: Employees Spend Nearly Two-Thirds of Their Day on Work About Work

Business Wire - Asana, a leading work management platform for teams, today released its Anatomy of Work Index, delivering an in-depth analysis on how time is...
Fri, 18 Oct 2019 13:36:47 - #newstidbits

The Bristol-Myers Squibb-Pfizer Alliance and Fitbit Collaborate to Address Gaps in Atrial Fibrillation Detection with the Aim of Accelerating Diagnosis

Business Wire - The Bristol-Myers Squibb-Pfizer Alliance and Fitbit today announced at the TIME 100 Health Summit in New York that they are working together...
Fri, 18 Oct 2019 13:36:46 - #afib #newstidbits

Here's why Microsoft just invested $1.5M in a North Dakota high-tech farm project

Tech - GeekWire - Microsoft is headed to the farm.
The Redmond, Wash. tech giant today announced a $1.5 million investment in Grand...
Fri, 18 Oct 2019 13:36:36 - #microsoft #accenture #drones #robotics #newstidbits

Cigna-owned Express Scripts buys Seattle-area health tech startup Verity Solutions

Tech - GeekWire - Verity Solutions, a Kirkland, Wash.-based startup that sells drug pricing software, was snapped...
Fri, 18 Oct 2019 13:36:35 - #cloudera #docker #acquisition #newstidbits

Work management platform Asana launches new automation tools

Tech - TechCrunch - Work management platform Asana today announced the launch of a new feature that will take the work out of some of the most mundane...
Fri, 18 Oct 2019 12:36:55 - #machinelearning #newstidbits

Austin-based Eterneva Lands an Investment from Billionaire Mark Cuban on Shark Tank

Tech - SiliconHills - Diamonds are made from carbon and people are made up of carbon, so why not make diamonds out of people? That's the bright idea...
Fri, 18 Oct 2019 12:36:49 - #sharktank #newstidbits

Fitbit Pushes Into Healthcare With Tie-Up To Rival Apple Watch

Media - - The Bristol-Myers Squibb-Pfizer Alliance and Fitbit announced they have teamed up to improve the diagnosis and early detection of...
Fri, 18 Oct 2019 12:13:56 - #afib #wearables #newstidbits

Protecting The Youngest - And Most Vulnerable - ID Theft Victims

Media - - It's been said that fraudsters are always evolving, and always looking for the path of least resistance in their efforts to steal...
Fri, 18 Oct 2019 12:13:53 - #cybersecurity #ecommerce #ai #machinelearning #newstidbits

How TaskRabbit, With IKEA, Is Reshaping The Gig Economy

Media - - One of the basics of platform design and ignition is getting "anchor tenants" on board who - given their size, scale and profile...
Fri, 18 Oct 2019 12:13:52 - #acquisition #newstidbits

For Millennials, Debit Finds Favor As Preferred Payment

Media - - The opportunity is ripe for credit unions to gain favor with the younger generation.
Millennials, as we noted in this space at the...
Fri, 18 Oct 2019 12:13:41 - #cybersecurity #boomer #newstidbits

Google's Plan To Make Its Assistant Ubiquitous And Invisible

Media - - The cool weather was slow to show up in some parts of the U.S. this year (although the pumpkin spice-flavored goods showed up right...
Thu, 17 Oct 2019 15:13:07 - #microsoft #samsung #android #chromebook #ai #machinelearning #smartphone #iphone11 #pixel4 #newstidbits

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Make a Difference in the Fight to End Breast Cancer

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Thu, 17 Oct 2019 11:37:04 - #cancer #newstidbits

AMC Theatres launches its own on-demand streaming service

Tech - TechCrunch - AMC Theatres announced a new service today called AMC Theatres On Demand - a marketplace where members of AMC's Stubs loyalty program...
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 15:13:15 - #smartphone #newstidbits

Bones That May Belong to Amelia Earhart Sent to Lab for Testing

Tech - ExtremeTech - Amelia Earhart standing in front of the Lockheed Electra in which she disappeared in July 1937. Born in Atchison, Kansas in 1897,...
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 15:13:12 - #newstidbits

This smart (and cheap) Honeywell thermostat proves you don't need Nest

Tech - Mashable - TL;DR: Buy the affordable Honeywell T5+ WiFi smart thermostat for just $81.95 at Amazon. That's the lowest price we've ever seen for...
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 14:11:54 - #newstidbits

Seattle Children's opens a 'cure factory' to explore treatments for childhood cancer and other diseases

Tech - GeekWire - Building Cure is a new 540,000 square-foot pediatric research center located at 1920 Terry Avenue in Seattle.
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 13:36:48 - #diabetes #cancer #newstidbits

Google designer believes the Pixel 4's camera design is more iconic than Apple's

Tech - Digital Trends - Do you like the iPhone 11 Pro's camera design? How about the Google Pixel 4's? The person who helped design the Pixel 4 shares...
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 13:36:47 - #iphone11 #pixel4 #newstidbits

How Google's Pixel 4 compares to other popular flagship phones

Tech - The Verge - Google has announced the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, joining the ranks will all the other 2019 flagship...
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 13:36:46 - #android #pixel4 #newstidbits

Google aims to change the definition of good photography with Pixel 4's software-defined camera

Tech - TechCrunch - Google's new Pixel 4 camera offers a ton of new tricks to improve its photographic chops, and to emphasize the point, it had Professor...
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 13:36:43 - #pixel3 #iphone11 #pixel4 #newstidbits

Google's Project Soli: the tech behind Pixel 4's Motion Sense radar

Tech - The Verge - Why does a phone need radar?
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 13:36:42 - #pixel4 #newstidbits

Uber, Lime and Spin scooters are now legal in SF

Tech - TechCrunch - Uber, Lime and Spin have officially deployed their electric scooters on the streets of San Francisco as part of the city's permitting...
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 12:37:36 - #robotics #newstidbits

Annie Leibovitz didn't expect to love the Google Pixel 4's camera

Tech - Digital Trends - Annie Leibovitz was skeptical of the Google Pixel 4, but ended up liking it much more than she expected, the legendary photographer...
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 12:37:35 - #pixel4 #newstidbits

Google's Stadia cloud gaming service will launch on November 19th

Tech - The Verge - Google's Stadia cloud gaming service is right around the corner, and we know nearly everything we need to know about its launch -...
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 12:13:53 - #newstidbits

Apple iPhone 11 Pro camera guide: Take better photos with these tips

Tech - Digital Trends - The iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max have the best cameras Apple has fitted to a smartphone yet. Here's our guide to getting...
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 12:13:52 - #smartphone #iphone11 #newstidbits

Hands-on: Google's Pixelbook Go feels way fancy for a $649 laptop

Media - The Next Web - Leaks don't always give you the full picture. When the Pixelbook Go leaked extensively last week, I found it somewhat underwhelming,...
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 12:13:39 - #chromebook #pixel4 #newstidbits