The housing recovery has put even more pressure on working class and poor Americans. A new study shows that more than 20 million households are paying more than half their pre-tax income for a place to live, while 42 million households spend more than 30% of their pre-tax earnings for a roof over their heads.
America's jobless people told their tales in 40 episodes of Gawker.com's "Unemployment Stories," and from their experiences you can learn many valuable lessons that might lead to better fortunes. Going into more debt for more education, for example, rarely pays off.
The H in HP must stand for Highlander because the TouchPad cannot freaking die! Even when HP cut off its oxygen, what happens? It becomes the second-best selling tablet in the world! Now HP says they have some updates planned.
AMD's new Athlon II X4 chips are like a Phenom II minus the L3 cache. But they're super-cheap: $99 (2.6GHz-620), and $122 (2.8Ghz-630). Also looks like they hold their own against the $150 Core 2 Quad 8200: [Maximum PC]
It's not the super cheap $59 plan everyone was hoping for, but it has finally joined the other three carriers in offering a $99 unlimited plan. Sprint's version includes unlimited voice, data, text messages, Sprint TV, Sprint Music, GPS, Direct Connect and Group Connect. This seems like it's even better than most of…
Philips' line of Xenium 9@9 cellphones are best known for their incredibly long battery life. The new Xenium 9@9u that has just been given the FCC unveiling seems to be at the bottom of the Xenium battery life scale, with an expected run time of one month on standby and up to 8 hours of talk time from a single charge.
Here's a characteristic for a cellphone other then just loading on more and more features: these suckers have extremely long battery life. The Philips Xenium 9@9a (pictured at left) is bereft of any extra bells and whistles but can hang on in standby for 40 days and 40 nights on a single charge, and even the most…