Personal Finance Roundup
6 questions to ask a job interviewer [CNN Money] “To stand out from your competition, says an executive coach, you need to start a real, memorable conversation. Here’s how to do it.”Ten Perennial Mistakes That Tax Filers Make [Wall Street Journal] “Tax laws change with alarming frequency, but some taxpayer errors are perennial.”10 Most Epic “I Quit” Moments [Moneyland] “The stunt gave him 15 minutes of fame — along with a year of probation.”21 Disposable Products You Can Reuse [Wise Bread] “I asked friends, family, and colleagues to tell me which disposable items they squeeze more life from…
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Harry Potter Ebooks Finally Arrive
Fifteen years after the first Harry Potter paper novel was published, all seven of J.K.Rowling’s megapopular fantasy novels are now available in ebook format.
The books are available in English (US and U.K. edition), with Italian, German, French and Spanish editions coming in the following weeks.
J.K. Rowling’s Pottermore site is currently the only place where you can buy the books. The rest of the site, which will combine elements of a Harry Potter-themed game and social network, is still available only as a beta version and due to fully open up in April 2012…
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Computers and Electronics
eBay: [Tablets] Polaroid 7″ 4GB WiFi Android Tablet for $130 + free shippingeBay: [Media Receivers] Iomega ScreenPlay TV Link Director Ed. Media Player for $30 + free shippingeBay: [Computers] [Barnes & Noble Nook Color E-Reader/Tablet w/ Wifi + Simple Touch (REFURB) $149]
EntertainmentNewEgg: [Entertainment] Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Wii) $34…
5 Signs You’re Out of Touch With Your Audience
The 8 Remaining Worst Company In America Contenders Sure Are An Elite Bunch!
Two weeks ago, 32 of the nation’s worst businesses entered the Worst Company In America Battledome Nonagon, hoping to prove they could out-twit, overcharge and outlast the others to ultimately be named the Worst Company In America 2012. Two dozen companies have since been fed to the shark-eating robot piranhas and only eight remain with a chance to be crowned with the Golden Poo.
The eight contestants still standing are a rogues gallery of bad businesses from a variety of industries…
‘Angry Birds’ Maker Rovio Buys Futuremark Games Studio
Rovio, fresh off the latest success of Angry Birds Space, announced Tuesday morning that is has bought Futuremark Games Studio, the gaming arm of benchmarking software developer Futuremark.
The acquisition will give Rovio access to 3DMark, which Futuremark CEO Jukka Mäkinen described as “our professional grade benchmark,” in a press release. In the statement Mäkinen added that a new version of 3DMark will be released this year that will “allow unified gaming performance comparison across operating systems and form factors for the first time…
Census: More People Are Living In Urban Areas
More people are living in clusters rather than open spaces, with city life expanding in popularity in that hard-to-name decade that ended in 2010. U.S. Census data says 80.7 percent of Americans lived in urban zones in 2010, up nearly two percentage points from 2000. The rural population declined from 21 percent to 19.3 percent in the same span.
Reuters analyzes the data, which also shows population growth in urban areas (12.7 percent) outpaced general population increase (9…
Today’s Top Stories: HTC One X Looks Good in Benchmarks, NASA Launches 5 ATREX Rockets
Welcome to this morning’s edition of “First To Know,” a series in which we keep you in the know on what’s happening in the digital world. Today, we’re looking at three particularly interesting stories.
New iPad Heats Up As Much as Android Tablets [REPORT]
The Heatgate – controversy around the alleged heating up of Apple’s new iPad – was probably never a real issue, and recent research adds more proof to that conclusion. PC World measured the heat levels of several Android tablets, including Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime and the LTE version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10…
Phone Skills: How to Give Good Phone
BlueStacks App Player Enters Beta, Brings Android Apps To Your PC Desktop
BlueStacks, a company bringing Android apps to your desktop PC, released the beta-1 version of its App Player Tuesday.
If you’re an Android fan, the name BlueStacks and the product may seem a bit familiar. Named Best Software at CES 2012, the App Player allows you to play the same Android apps you might enjoy on your smartphone or tablet full-screen on your desktop PC.
The alpha version of the software launched October 11 of last year, and was downloaded more than a million times during its 3-month alpha release…
Leading Canadian Bank Selects NexJ as Global CRM Solution for Wealth Management
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The Return of Tenacious D Is Epic and Hilarious [VIDEO]
The video, “To Be the Best” features Tenacious D’s Jack Black, or “Hollywood Jack,” an institutionalized Kyle Gass — as well as a cameo of celebrities including Val Kilmer, Jimmy Kimmel, Maria Menounos, Josh Groban and of course, Dave Grohl, among others…