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Dutch researchers are developing quantum technology to secure your bank account News 

Dutch researchers are developing quantum technology to secure your bank account

Quantum computers are expected to be commonplace in the next five to 10 years and promise vast increases in processing power over silicon chips. It could mean great things for answering some of the world’s toughest scientific questions, but it’s also a cause for concern. With more powerful computers, and the ability to carry out more mathematical operations every second, contemporary encryption algorithms all of a sudden provide much less security than they did in a time before quantum computers. Security researchers at IBM warned that quantum computers could have…

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IRS releases new Form 1040 draft: What to know News 

IRS releases new Form 1040 draft: What to know

The IRS Opens a New Window. released a new draft of its Form 1040 Opens a New Window. , which differs slightly from last year’s version. Form 1040 is the U.S. individual income tax return – and the new draft is a peek into what taxpayers are likely to be using during next year’s filing season. The form is still less than one page – which was what the Trump administration had promised in order to simplify the filing process. The draft is an early version and will be subject…

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How to Get Your Passport Renewal Processed in 24 Hours News 

How to Get Your Passport Renewal Processed in 24 Hours

While in theory, we all know years in advance when our passport expires, chances are good that the time you actually remember you need that passport renewal is going to be right before a big trip — maybe days before you’re set to leave. Renewing your passport takes time. Sometimes a lot of time. If you’re in a rush, now you actually have another solution: Go to FedEx. The Washington Post reported this week that FedEx Office recently partnered with RushMyPassport for a service that allows American travelers to get…

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US issues final rules halting increase of fuel efficiency penalties News 

US issues final rules halting increase of fuel efficiency penalties

The Trump administration isn’t deterred by legal attempts to preserve a once-planned increase in fuel efficiency penalties. The NHTSA has issued final rules freezing the fine at $5.50 for every tenth of a mile per gallon a new vehicle consumes above required standards, halting an Obama-era plan that would have gradually raised the penalty to $14. The NHTSA said it was just following Congress’ desire to ensure the rate stayed at the statute’s requirement. Officials argued that the rule could save companies (and indirectly buyers) as much as $1 billion…

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Microsoft is shutting down its internet board and card games News 

Microsoft is shutting down its internet board and card games

Microsoft has already given users of older Windows versions some not-so-subtle hints that it’s time to move on. Now, it’s giving them more of a push by removing things dear to their hearts: their board and card games. The software giant is shutting down several Internet Games for people using Windows 7 and earlier, including Backgammon, Checkers, Hearts, Reversi, Spades and MSN Go. Just when you’ll lose access will depend on your version of Windows. The first ones to lose access will be Windows XP and Windows ME users. For…

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3 Social Security Mistakes That Could Cost You A Fortune News 

3 Social Security Mistakes That Could Cost You A Fortune

It’s hard enough to save what you need to support you in retirement. Every dollar can be important. Thus, it’s more than aggravating if and when you learn that you’ve left some money on the table — money that could have helped you once you retire. One source of painful losses are Social Security mistakes. Most of us are not Social Security experts, so it can be surprisingly easy to make bad moves. Here are three blunders that could cost you a lot. 1. Starting to collect benefits at a less-than-optimal…

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15 Best Credit Cards to Use When Shopping on Amazon Prime Day 2019 News 

15 Best Credit Cards to Use When Shopping on Amazon Prime Day 2019

Prime Day: Two-days of epic deals start July 15th. See early deals now. Amazon Prime Day is upon us. Is your wallet optimized to capture once-in-a-year deals at the lowest possible net price? If you’re not carrying at least one of the cards on this annual list of the best credit cards to use on Amazon Prime Day, there’s still time to apply before the main event. Here’s what you need to know about each card. Best Credit Cards to Use on Amazon Prime Day: Clear Winners These are the best credit…

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Free summer giveaways: Mark your calendar for these food freebies News 

Free summer giveaways: Mark your calendar for these food freebies

Summertime means hot weather and parents looking for cheap activities for their kids. One way to beat the heat without breaking the bank is to hunt for freebies. 7-Eleven held its big annual Slurpee giveaway Thursday, but other restaurants and shops are still planning to offer free food and drink as the summer continues. Many of these giveaways center around dubious “national ____ day” events. But free is free, so here’s a look at what’s being offered: July 13 is apparently national French fry day. McDonald’s will give away a…

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The Best Meal Kit Delivery Service for Every Budget News 

The Best Meal Kit Delivery Service for Every Budget

THERE’S ONE WAY TO cook fresh, delicious meals at home without doing all the planning, preparing and shopping: meal-kit delivery services. These services deliver a box of ingredients to your door, and you do the cooking at home. Most kits offer the option to serve two, three or four people, and you can customize how many meals per week you would like. Now that meal-kit delivery is a popular option for families throughout the country, there are tons of services from which to choose. Read on for a list of…

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Google reveals that over 1,000 Google Assistant audio recordings were leaked News 

Google reveals that over 1,000 Google Assistant audio recordings were leaked

Smart devices have changed the face of privacy forever. Telling people that you believed someone was listening to you at all times used to be cause for concern, but when everyone has a phone in their pocket and a computer on the desk and an Amazon Echo or a Google Home in their living room, it’s simply the truth. Although there are safeguards against your private conversations getting into the hands of unwanted parties, you can’t say for sure that the words you speak out loud are truly private. And…

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