Lifehacker Is Hiring a Personal Finance Writer

Do you have a black belt in salary negotiation? Are you in possession of more airline miles than everyone you know combined? Would your opinions on student loan payoff plans be considered “fascinating dinner party conversation”? Could you retire next year but would prefer instead to work in a very cool job explaining the finer points of personal finance to an audience of millions? Then we want to hear from you. Lifehacker has an immediate opening for a staff writer specializing in personal finance. This is full-time position with competitive salary…

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Is our education system the right fit for American workers?

Once, we all understood the bargain: Succeed in school, get a good job, and you’d laid the groundwork for a financially solid life. Now the education-jobs equation isn’t so clear, and it’s fast growing more complex. Already, two-thirds of jobs require some form of higher education, which can be expensive. And once you have a job, chances are you’ll need at least to retrain to stay on top of new technology, if not get further degrees or certifications to climb the ladder. And as costs stack up, higher education is growing out…

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Curious Kids: is it true dogs don’t like to travel?

Curious Kids is a series for children. Send your question to [email protected] You might also like the podcast Imagine This, a co-production between ABC KIDS listen and The Conversation, based on Curious Kids. Most dogs don’t like to travel, and those that do have usually had to learn to like it. In the wild, being too adventurous could get a dog killed, so dogs may have mostly evolved to be cautious and remain close to what is familiar. That said, dogs may see some kinds of travel as a chance to find…

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Firefox Is Coming to Qualcomm Snapdragon-Based Windows 10 Devices

Alongside bringing Snapdragon 8cx as its new chip for “always-on, always-connected” Windows 10 PC category, Qualcomm has announced its partnership with Mozilla to bring a native Firefox version for Snapdragon-powered Windows computers. The native ARM64 version of Firefox is touted to leverage the performance of the Snapdragon platform to deliver the “most performant out-of-the-box experience possible”. The San Diego-based chip maker at the Qualcomm Tech Summit 2018 in Hawaii announced the Snapdragon 8cx as the world’s first 7nm SoC for PCs. The chip has Qualcomm Kryo 495 CPU and Adreno…

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Moto G7 Power is certified, to have 5,000 mAh battery

Last month we heard Lenovo is dropping plenty of its Moto series, but the G line will stay with a fourth powerful addition to the family. Today the Moto G7 Power got certified in Thailand with the model number XT1955-4, while the FCC listing revealed the device will have a battery capacity of 5,000 mAh. The model on FCC revealed also the dimensions of the handset. The diagonal of the phone will be 167 mm, or around 6.45”, but the actual screen will likely be around 6.2”. Moto G7 Power…

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vivo Y93 is official with a big battery and affordable price

Another day, another vivo midranger goes official. The new phone is called vivo Y93 and is the first smartphone with a Snapdragon 439 chipset, built on the 12 nm FinFET process. There is also a massive battery, screen with a waterdrop notch and dual cameras. The vivo Y93 packs a 6.2” LCD with HD+ resolution and 19:9 ratio. There are 4 GB RAM and 64 GB storage, but the official website is keeping mum on microSD availability. The new chipset arrives with eight Cortex-A53 cores, clocked at 1.95 GHz and…

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Apple stores now stocking iPhone XR but pre-ordering is still smarter

Today is the day the iPhone XR starts to fill the shelves in Apple stores but you’re still not guaranteed a pickup. Many stores will have the phone stocked but not all. Several of Apple’s online stores still list the XR as unavailable for local pickup. But a deeper dive leads to stores with available iPhone XR stock. If you pre-order the iPhone XR through Apple’s website it will be delivered in 3 to 5 business days. To the disappointment of many hardcore Apple fans, Apple still doesn’t offer an…

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Android Confidential: Just how big is that notch on the Google Pixel 3 XL anyway?

The notch. By now it’s become a fairly commonplace feature on premium phones. Even some budget handsets are starting to get in on the act. But the Google Pixel 3 XL reignites the notch frenzy. Why? Because it’s so damn big. Google didn’t just add a normal screen cutout to the top of its latest flagship phone, it added the biggest one I’ve ever seen, big enough to house two cameras and a speaker. I generally don’t mind phone notches, but there’s something about the Pixel 3 XL’s that really…

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The $100 Oontz Angle 3 Ultra Bluetooth speaker is on sale for nearly 75% off today

Picking the right Bluetooth speaker can be an exercise in futility, but today Amazon is making it easy. The popular Oontz Angle 3 Ultra is on sale for $27, the best price we’ve ever seen and nearly 75 percent off its $100 MSRP. This compact speaker is built to take your tunes along wherever you go. At just 15 ounces and 6.4 x 2.8 x 2.8 inches, it’s easy to toss it into a bag. And if you happen to be heading outdoors, this speaker can handle that too—it’s weatherproof, with…

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Tata Hornbill Micro SUV: Is this IT?

Recently, a media report suggested that Tata Motors is developing a brand new micro SUV for the Indian market, which will compete with the Mahindra KUV100. Code-named the X445, this Micro SUV has been dubbed as a mini Nexon of sorts. Earlier this year, during the 2018 Auto Expo, Tata Motors put out a teaser video throwing hints of its future products. A screen grab from that teaser video shows a car that looks like a micro SUV. This could perhaps be the Hornbill micro SUV that Tata Motors plans…

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