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Launderdroid – Auto Fold Your Laundry
It seems everything, especially easily automatable tasks, are being automated. Hate folding laundry? Launderdroid will be available later this year in Japan for $16,000 with hopes to have the price down to $2,000. I think I’ll stick with the old fashioned method.

Here are five ways to start planning for retirement in your 50’s
When you reach your 50s, retirement is no longer so far off. It’s right around the corner, and there’s no time to waste. Just as there are at every stage of life, your 50s bring certain steps you should take to begin preparing for retirement. Here are a few things you should be thinking about.

How to ask your friends for cash
Facebook is now offering a fundraising tool. Ask your friends, etc. for cash. For every dollar that you are able to raise, Facebook keeps about 7%.

UBS is going head-to-head with JPMorgan and American Express with a new luxury travel rewards credit card
Beginning May 27, Swiss-based UBS will offer up its Visa Infinite credit card, a replacement for its current Preferred Visa Signature credit card. The card carries a $495 annual fee but touts a 25,000-point sign-up bonus for new clients who spend $3,000 in the first three months. Some may be eligible for a 50,000-point bonus.

And speaking of the Swiss, a Swiss watchmaker created a $26,900 timepiece which looks exactly like an Apple Watch
The Apple Watch may not have been the sales bonanza that Apple hoped it would be, but that doesn’t mean it hasn’t made a statement. And now Swiss watchmaker H. Moser & Cie is making a statement of its own: a completely mechanical watch with a very familiar rectangular shape.

Get Ready to Unpack for Airport Security
New procedures, such as requiring all food or all electronics larger than cell phones be placed in bins separately, are still being tested. Changes haven’t yet been finalized, but senior Transportation Security Administration officials agreed to discuss them publicly for the first time. Decisions will be made in a few weeks, with new rules implemented after the summer travel rush, once screeners are trained and announcements made.

How to Save for Retirement if You Know Nothing About Investing
As employer pensions go the way of the dodo, the responsibility for investing retirement funds is being dropped onto the shoulders of individual workers. Of course, not everyone is comfortable with the idea of betting his future on his ability to pick their investments.

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What the self-driving car sees

click here to see it in motion: NY Times

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