Microsoft introduces Lumia 540 Dual SIM: crafted details and crisp, clear HD for under $150


REDMOND, Wash. — April 14, 2015 — Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday unveiled the Lumia 540 Dual SIM, designed for young, ambitious people looking for their first serious smartphone. The Lumia 540 Dual SIM features the latest Windows Phone 8.1 innovations and boasts a 5-inch HD display and crafted design details. It helps people stay productive on-the-go with Microsoft services like Skype and Office available out-of-the-box, and enables better mobile experiences, such as taking wide-angle selfies that Read more [...]

22,000 Miles Under the Sun


On a March morning in 1999, Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones landed their hot-air balloon in Egypt, completing the first nonstop balloon flight around the world. Of the 3.7 tons of propane they’d brought with them, only 90 pounds remained. Piccard, a Swiss aeronaut, stepped out of the gondola and made a resolution: one day he would find a way to ring the globe without using any fuel at all. The time has come. In March, Piccard, 57, and Borschberg, 62, a Swiss engineer and former fighter pilot, Read more [...]

Justin Bieber, One Direction & Taylor Swift Top Forbes Under 30 List


Each year they evaluate the highest-earning entertainers under the age of 30, and for 2014 Justin Bieber is the reigning champion. Though he got into all kinds of trouble over the course of the past 12 months, the “One Less Lonely Girl” still managed to pull in a whopping $ 80 million. Hot on his heels are the five gentlemen of One Direction, who collectively snagged a $ 75 million payday. Taylor Swift managed to make third followed by Bruno Mars and Rihanna. Forbes tallied up income Read more [...]

Kate Upton Checks Out Under Armour Launch in SoHo


She’s always been a sporty stunner and Kate Upton was in the house for the launch of Under Armour’s SpeedForm Gemini running shoe on Thursday night (October 30). Sporting a muted yellow jacket with a black top and black distressed jeans, the “Other Woman” actress held up a pink sneaker while posing at the Under Armour brand house in SoHo, NYC. And Miss Upton seemed to be in good spirits as she hobnobbed with fellow guests, despite her recent embarrassing nude photo leak. Under Armour’s Read more [...]

Intel folds under #GamerGate pressure, pulls ads from Gamasutra


Aurich Lawson Intel pulled an advertising campaign from the gaming news site Gamasutra this week after the company received complaints related to an opinion piece the site ran about gamers, according to Gamasutra's Twitter account. The complaints were part of a pressure campaign organized by supporters of the #GamerGate hashtag who took offense to a number of articles about changes in gaming culture. The Gamasutra article in question was "'Gamers' don't have to Read more [...]

Why Mathieu Flamini Is Under Most Pressure for Arsenal Following Draw with Spurs


For the first 28 minutes of Arsenal's intense match against Tottenham Hotspur, Mikel Arteta was an integral part of the midfield battle. As he always does, the Gunners' captain guided the rest of the team and subtly stopped Spurs when they attempted to build a sustained attack. He also effectively clamped down on the counterattacks through which Tottenham score so many of their goals. In short, Arteta was having a quite solid game and reaffirming Arsene Wenger's tremendous faith in him. It is certainly Read more [...]

Social Security Q&A: If I’ve Generally Earned under $10K per Year, Will Maximizing My Earnings between 65 and 70 Increase My Social Security Benefits?


Social Security may be your largest or one of your largest assets. How you manage it, by deciding which benefits to collect and when, can make an absolutely huge difference to your lifetime benefits. And those with the highest past covered earnings have the most to gain from maximizing their [...] Forbes - Personal Finance Read more [...]