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States will be able to charge sales tax on online purchases thanks to the Supreme Court

Tech - TechCrunch - In a five-to-four decision issued today, the Supreme Court ruled that states can make online businesses collect sales taxes - even...
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:13:06 - #newstidbits

AT&T launches a low-cost live TV streaming service, WatchTV

Tech - TechCrunch - AT&T this morning announced the launch of a second TV streaming service, called WatchTV, days after its merger with Time Warner....
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 15:13:22 - #newstidbits

Uber drivers made more than $600 million in tips in one year

Tech - TechCrunch - Since finally launching in-app tipping for drivers last year, Uber has facilitated more than $600 million worth of payments in...
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 15:13:21 - #newstidbits

Easily transform your boring bike into an ebike with the GeoOrbital Wheel

Tech - Digital Trends - Transform your regular bicycle into a fully powered electric bicycle in under 60 seconds with the GeoOrbital wheel. The fully...
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 15:13:19 - #newstidbits

Lyft makes it easier to track business travel expenses

Tech - TechCrunch - Lyft announced today that taking a business trip and then actually turning in your travel receipts just got a whole lot easier....
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 15:13:17 - #newstidbits

Robots and delivery services take over a kitchen-free future, reports says

Tech - Digital Trends - UBS analysts suggest that the traditional home kitchen might be permanently altered by meal-delivery services, envisioning a...
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 15:13:16 - #drones #robotics #newstidbits

AMC is launching a MoviePass-like subscription service

Tech - The Verge - The largest theater chain in America has announced that it will now offer a subscription service that allows patrons to watch up...
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 13:13:09 - #newstidbits

How to use Google Assistant, and all the 'OK, Google' commands you need to know

Tech - Digital Trends - You may not be aware of all the things that you can do by simply speaking with Google Assistant. We've put together a comprehensive...
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 13:13:08 - #newstidbits

Amazon Prime Wardrobe officially launches to all U.S. Prime members

Tech - TechCrunch - Prime Wardrobe, Amazon's "try before you buy" shopping service first announced last summer, is officially out of beta and open to...
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 13:13:06 - #newstidbits

The best guitar tuner apps

Tech - Digital Trends - Don't embarrass yourself by playing Wonderwall on an out of tune guitar. We've tested some of the best guitar tuner apps, so...
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 13:39:48 - #newstidbits

Personal finance startup SmartAsset raises $28M

Tech - TechCrunch - I first wrote about SmartAsset nearly six years ago, when it launched its first product, a tool allowing prospective homebuyers...
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 13:39:46 - #retirement #newstidbits

Star Trek: Discovery showrunner's new five-year deal could bring Patrick Stewart back to the franchise

Tech - The Verge - After several years of tumult, Star Trek: Discovery - and the greater Star Trek TV empire - may finally be getting some stability:...
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 13:39:45 - #newstidbits

Starz launches 14 channels on YouTube TV

Tech - TechCrunch - YouTube's live TV streaming service is getting a big addition, starting today. Starz is rolling out its 14 channels, including Starz,...
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 13:39:44 - #newstidbits

Throw some shade at your living space with voice-controlled, self-tinting glass

Tech - Digital Trends - Sage Electrochromics unveiled a prototype of its dynamic glass called SageGlass back in 2015, and its latest innovation comes...
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 13:39:42 - #newstidbits

AT&T gives wireless customers free streaming TV, fueled by Time Warner purchase

Tech - Digital Trends - On the heels of purchasing Time Warner for $85.4 billion, AT&T announced the launch of AT&T Watch TV. Described as a "very,...
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 13:13:10 - #newstidbits

Here's Ford's plan for Detroit

Tech - TechCrunch - Ford will spend the next four years transforming at least 1.2 million square feet of space in Corktown-Detroit's oldest neighborhood-into...
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 13:13:09 - #acquisition #newstidbits

10 Drought-Tolerant Trees That Will Throw Shade

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Wed, 20 Jun 2018 13:13:07 - #newstidbits

How to Save Money on Groceries

Life - Lifehacker - Food is the average American household's largest expenditure after housing and transportation, according to the Bureau of Labor...
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 15:40:34 - #newstidbits

A pack of wolves is about to save this national park

Popular Science - With any luck, a boatload of predators is headed to Isle Royale.

After years of debate, the National Park Service announced...
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 14:40:02 - #newstidbits

How to improve your posture

Popular Science - Start by tossing out the idea that you need to sit perfectly straight.

Posture is a common boogeyman in modern medicine. It may...
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 14:40:01 - #newstidbits

G7 Women Need Safety to Make Gender Inequality History

Life - Gallup Headlines - Gallup data suggest that a lot of work remains to "make gender inequality history" in regard to women's safety -- even among...
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 14:13:51 - #newstidbits

RFK's assassination: A medical analysis of his injuries and neurosurgical care

Life - EurekAlert - Covers the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy. The authors 'review the eyewitness reports of the mechanism of injury, the care rendered...
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 14:13:50 - #newstidbits

An Active Prominence on the Sun

Life - Astronomy Picture of the Day - Sometimes the Sun's surface becomes a whirlwind of activity.
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 14:13:49 - #newstidbits

How the Brain Plays a Role in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Life - Neuroscience News - Peripheral inflammation is associated with brain connectivity and structure in those with rheumatoid arthritis, a new study...
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 14:13:48 - #newstidbits

Another Day at the Office

Life - NASA Image of the day - "Space was our office yesterday. #EVA51," said International Space Station astronaut Ricky Arnold on Friday.
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 14:13:47 - #nasa #newstidbits

Trump Job Approval at 45%, Tying Personal Best

Life - Gallup Headlines - Donald Trump's job approval rating averaged 45% the week of June 11-17, tying his personal high.
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 14:13:46 - #newstidbits

Daily fasting works for weight loss

Life - EurekAlert - A new study shows that daily fasting is an effective tool to reduce weight and lower blood pressure. The study is the first to examine...
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 14:13:45 - #newstidbits

'Slow earthquakes' on San Andreas Fault increase risk of large quakes, say ASU scientists

Life - EurekAlert - A detailed study of the California fault has discovered a new kind of movement that isn't accounted for in earthquake forecasting.
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 14:13:44 - #newstidbits

Amazon made a special version of Alexa for hotels with Echo speakers in their rooms

Tech - The Verge - Amazon is today introducing Alexa for Hospitality, a special version of the company's voice assistant that will be distributed on...
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 12:41:37 - #newstidbits

The 2019 Mercedes G-Wagen is where past and present meet under the hood

Tech - The Verge - Steep hills, narrow roads, and even some two-wheeled action in the German automaker's new spin on a classic
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 12:13:17 - #newstidbits

James Hinchcliffe opens up about crash that nearly killed him

Schmidt Peterson Motorsports - In 2015, Indy car driver James Hinchcliffe crashed while practicing for the Indianapolis 500, suffering major injuries that...
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 12:13:11 - #newstidbits

How Much Cash Should Retirees Hold? - If you're thinking about three months' worth of expenses, you might want to think again. Three years' worth might be more like it for many people.
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 13:13:21 - #retirement #newstidbits

Satisfaction With U.S. Direction Reaches 12-Year High

Life - Gallup Headlines - Americans' satisfaction with the way things are going in the country has reached a 12-year high of 38%, one point above last...
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 12:41:29 - #newstidbits

Diabetes may be an early manifestation of pancreatic cancer

Life - EurekAlert - A new study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute indicates that recent-onset type 2 diabetes may be early expression...
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 12:41:28 - #newstidbits

One in 5 parents did not talk to kids about what to do if they got lost at an amusement park

Life - EurekAlert - New report indicates several opportunities to reduce safety risks for children in the amusement park environment.
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 12:41:27 - #newstidbits

One galaxy, three supernovae

Life - ESA-Hubble POW - In astronomy, the devil is in the details - as this image, taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope's Advanced Camera for...
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 12:41:26 - #newstidbits

Mars Engulfed

Life - Astronomy Picture of the Day - What's happened to Mars?
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 12:41:25 - #newstidbits

How to Create Your Own Custom Alexa Skills

Life - Lifehacker - Your Amazon Echo device is already pretty customizable in terms of what skills you add to it. What you may not realize is if you...
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 12:41:24 - #newstidbits

Workday is a great place to work, and it wants to stay that way

Enterprise - Computerworld - It's not much of a secret that Workday is a great place to work. In addition to being ranked by Computerworld as the No. 4 large...
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 12:13:14 - #newstidbits

10 TED talks to sharpen your communication skills

Enterprise - The Enterprisers Project - Do you feel like when you talk, no one listens? Or do you struggle to remember what you hear? Improve your speaking...
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 12:13:09 - #newstidbits

iOS 12 will automatically share your iPhone location during 911 calls

Tech - The Verge - Apple has just announced a new iOS 12 feature for the US this fall: automatic location sharing with first responders when you dial...
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 12:13:08 - #newstidbits

Retirees planning to downsize should brace for sticker shock

CNBC-Top Business - Many retirees are surprised that their long-assumed plan to downsize will cost more than they thought.
Sun, 17 Jun 2018 23:14:48 - #retirement #newstidbits

3 key considerations for retirees taking on part-time work

CNBC-Top Business - If you return to work in retirement, be aware of how extra income will affect other areas of your financial life.
Sun, 17 Jun 2018 23:14:46 - #retirement #newstidbits

Here are some overlooked ways to make your money last in retirement

CNBC-Top Business - You've worked for years to accumulate a nest egg for your retirement. Here's how to make it last.
Sun, 17 Jun 2018 23:14:45 - #retirement #newstidbits

Warren Buffett and Mark Cuban met for lunch at Dairy Queen

CNBC-Top Business - Cuban had a chili cheese dog.
Sun, 17 Jun 2018 23:14:44 - #warrenbuffett #newstidbits

4 easy ways to increase your retirement income

CNBC-Top Business - Careful retirement planning is important. Here are four things you can do on your own to tip the scales in your favor.
Sun, 17 Jun 2018 23:14:43 - #retirement #newstidbits

10 documentaries that will make you a lot smarter about money

Think - Big Think - There's no escaping its vast power and utility for the human enterprise. Stories, great tales, and songs have all been written about...
Sun, 17 Jun 2018 23:14:28 - #newstidbits

A Home Away From Home for People With Dementia, Alzheimer's

U.S. News - As her disease worsened, Kristin Prieur's mother, who suffers from dementia, spent her days socializing at Circles of Caring, an adult day health...
Sun, 17 Jun 2018 23:14:20 - #alzheimer #newstidbits

How Much Should You Save to Fund Major Expenses?

U.S. News - Here's how much to save for a new home, a child's education, a new car and your retirement.
Sun, 17 Jun 2018 23:14:19 - #retirement #newstidbits

How a Bond Tent Protects Your Nest Egg

U.S. News - Instead of campers, this tent offers shelter for investors nearing retirement.
Sun, 17 Jun 2018 23:14:18 - #retirement #newstidbits