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Putting teeth into enforcing Internet of Things security, but for how long?

26 minutes agoTechnology / Apple : Macworld

The Internet of Things (IoT) has a bad rap these days. As billions of devices, like DVRs and webcams, ship to consumers worldwide, no government or industry organization has any real power to ensure that the devices have proper security and an upgrade path to patch flaws. Show More Summary

USDA Tightens Animal Welfare Rules for Organic Farms

While most consumers assume the USDA Organic standard includes animal welfare protections, that's largely untrue -- though a rule enacted this week might soon change that.

What a Good Financial Planner Does (and Doesn’t Do)

When just about anyone can call themselves a financial planner, it’s understandably hard for consumers to know whom to trust for financial advice. See, unlike doctors and lawyers who have to meet certain standards in order to hold themselves...Show More Summary

Simple Guide to Evaluating a Credit Card With an Annual Fee

When you're choosing a credit card, you can find plenty of products without annual fees. For most consumers — especially infrequent travelers or those who don't use credit cards a lot — annual fees simply are not worth it. (See also: Best Credit Cards With No Annual Fees) But when you...

How co-living is changing the American Dream of homeownership

Upwardly mobile consumers are leasing private rooms in urban buildings, sharing upscale kitchen and living spaces with other like-minded people. This trend may not seem like a relevant topic for residential real estate agents based in the suburbs...

China's online population reaches 731 million

The number of internet users in China—already the world's highest—reached 731 million in December, authorities said, as e-commerce drives consumer demand across the Asian giant.

Treasuries Besieged by 'Idiot Money': Record Shorts in Treasuries Paint an Ominous Picture for Bond Bears

As some of you might recall, in December of 2015, I went long treasuries, due to my belief that negative interest rates would wreak havoc across the investment landscape -- bring with it a deflationary vortex that would consume all whole -- especially equity holders. Show More Summary

Power Markets Are Better For Consumers Than Traditional Alernative, Study Says

A new study shows that power generation is more efficient in competitive power markets than it is under traditional command-and-control style regulation. Or, more specifically, imperfect markets are better for consumers than imperfect regulation.

Why Samsung's Battery Fix Gets a Grade C, For Now

After its two Note 7 recalls, Samsung’s work on re-establishing trust with consumers and bringing changes to the industry is still incomplete, write Geoffrey A. Fowler and Joanna Stern.

Control the Narrative; Control Your World: My Story and O.J. Simpson’s

How can we control what we consume when fakery and evil-doing is rampant in every corner of our world? The post Control the Narrative; Control Your World: My Story and O.J. Simpson’s appeared first on The Good Men Project.

A Look Back At The First 3D Accelerator

We take graphics cards for granted these days. But there was a time when blocky resolutions and pixels the size of dinner plates were standard. But in November 1996, the 3dfx Voodoo entered the consumer PC gaming market - and it changed everything. More »      

Travelers should fear rollback of consumer protections

14 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

American travelers fear they’ll be left to fend for themselves when they hit the road this year—and for good reason. The Donald Trump administration has signaled that it intends to undo a wide range of federal regulations, many of which protect consumers. Although it hasn’t yet targeted any rules...

This Skincare Tool From Dermalogica And BreezoMeter Shares Local Air Pollution Levels In Real-Time

14 hours agoTechnology : Forbes: Tech

BreezoMeter and Dermalogica have launched a website that enables consumers worldwide to become more aware of the pollutants around them in real-time. It can be used to preview your “Skin Pollution Index” based on location.

I drove a lot of cars in 2016 — and this VW wagon is the one I disliked the most

I test drive around 50 to 60 cars, pickups, and SUVs every year. The contrast in overall quality between what consumers can buy now and what they could buy when I was growing up is astounding. It's fair to say that there are almost no bad cars anymore. Almost. Every so often, I get behind the wheel of one that doesn't do it for me. Show More Summary

Consumer Centric Healthcare

As we think about how to modify the ACA (aka Obamacare) into something different (aka Trumpcare) I would encourage everyone involved to think about one central tenet – put the person/consumer/patient at the center of the system, not the employer, not the insurer, and not the doctor. I have written a few times about consumer […]

5 Ways Tech Products Will Help Us Age Well

23 hours agoTechnology : Forbes: Tech

A visit to the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show gives our writer a glimpse of the future of aging — and how tech companies want to improve it.

5 Ways Tech Products Will Help Us Age Well

A visit to the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show gives our writer a glimpse of the future of aging — and how tech companies want to improve it.

How much is too much for a car payment?

Will sticker shock — coupled with three rounds of possible interest rate hikes in 2017 — drive more consumers out of the new-car market?        

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