06/16/2017 04:43 PM
Nintendo's New Lineup Electrifies E3
Nintendo previewed an impressive lineup of gaming content at E3 2017 this week, by many accounts. Its collection of new titles and targeted versions of some of the industry's hottest third-party content seemed to validate surprisingly strong sales of the Nintendo Switch console. Moving easily from a living room big screen to a mobile gaming device, the Switch already has gained a significant following.
06/16/2017 02:23 PM
Cook Gives Up a Few Crumbs of Apple Auto Info
News about Apple's plans for the automotive market have been dripping slowly from the company for months, and CEO Tim Cook this week released a few more drops from the faucet. Apple's auto efforts are zeroing in on autonomous systems, he said. Self-driving is a core technology that Apple considers very important to its auto plans, but it's very challenging from an AI perspective, Cook noted.
06/15/2017 07:03 PM
Art, History and 3D Printing
The Tech Museum of Innovation last month debuted an exhibit that includes numerous installations with an interactive component. Visitors can don Occulus VR headsets to appreciate classical works of art in virtual reality -- a completely new museum experience. There long has been a debate on what constitutes "art" -- and opinions have differed as to how music, film, radio and TV fit in.
06/14/2017 02:29 PM
Xbox One X: More Speed, More Muscle
Microsoft earlier this week announced the next version of its Xbox line of gaming consoles, ahead of E3 2017, now ongoing in Los Angeles. The new Xbox One X, which goes on sale Nov. 7 for $499, is slimmer than previous models and packed with power. With a 6-teraflop Scorpio engine, the One X has 40 percent faster graphics performance than its chief rival, Sony's PS4 Pro.
06/13/2017 08:00 AM
New Stem Cell Treatment Offers Dramatic Burn-Healing Potential
A med-tech startup has developed a novel way to treat burn wounds. RenovaCare harvests a variety of cells, including stem cells, from a healthy area of skin on a patient. Those cells are then suspended in a water-based solution and sprayed onto the wound using the company's SkinGun. "The sprayer allows us to have a generous distribution of cells," explained RenovaCare's Roger Esteban-Vives.
06/13/2017 01:35 PM
Securing Your Linux System Bit by Bit
As daunting as securing your Linux system might seem, one thing to remember is that every extra step makes a difference. It's almost always better to make a modest stride than let uncertainty keep you from starting. Fortunately, there are a few basic techniques that greatly benefit users at all levels, and knowing how to securely wipe your hard drive in Linux is one of them.
06/12/2017 04:23 PM
Gadget Ogling: Apple at Home
The battle for your home just got a little more intense as Apple pulled back the curtain on HomePod, its smart speaker that seeks to hold dominion over your home empire and all the gadgets that reside within. HomePod holds a 4-inch woofer and seven tweeters, and it has six microphones to pick up your voice commands for Siri, wherever you happen to be in the room.
06/12/2017 01:11 PM
Hearing Crickets at Apple's WWDC and a Pin Drop in the Senate
The two mammoth events last week were the Apple WWDC keynote and ex-FBI chief James Comey's appearance at a Senate committee hearing. Now I'm sure a lot of folks didn't have the time to watch both events -- and particularly for the Comey event, I'm sure the coverage has the right and the left believing very different realities. Apple is becoming more and more like a typical tech firm.
06/09/2017 01:03 PM
'Arms' Could Help Nintendo Fight Its Way Back Into the Ring
Arms, the highly anticipated fighting game for Nintendo's Switch, will be available next Friday, and based on the early reviews, the company just may have found the magic bullet. Nintendo's Switch console, launched earlier this year, has been something of a surprise success. Prior to its launch, it seemed like a risky play for the company, which has been bobbing and weaving in recent years.
06/08/2017 04:48 PM
E3 2017: Enhancements, Expectations and Perhaps Excitement
All of the major video game developers, publishers and console hardware makers, as well as many retail buyers and the gaming press, will descend on Los Angeles for E3 2017 next week. The annual event -- a showcase for computer, video and mobile games and related products -- will kick off officially on Tuesday and run through Thursday at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
06/10/2017 03:25 AM
"If you’ve been filing your taxes already then you must know that the best part on that is having a..."

If you’ve been filing your taxes already then you must know that the best part on that is having a tax refund check. There’s a good chance that you have just been choosing to pay your taxes in a direct manner. It’s also possible that your current employer had been withholding some taxes from your previous paychecks. A lot of people make the mistake of paying too much tax which is why they quickly remedy the situation by filing their current taxes and getting the tax refunds as quickly as possible.

So how does refunding your tax work?

Your employer simply gets some money from your paychecks. The formula they use to get that kind of money from your paycheck is based on the information you provided on your W4 form that you filled up after getting hired. You can learn further details about this at The amount that has been withheld will be applied to the IRS of your tax payment.

The formula doesn’t really take into consideration of what you need in your current life. The only thing it recognizes is the information you have provided in your W4 form. This excludes your possible daily needs which are tuition fees, hospital payments, or child and elderly care expenses. Those things aren’t normally considered in the formula.

Every time you try to file your taxes, you can have the opportunity on claiming these kinds of expenses as your deductions. A deduction is simply a way to reduce your overall income. That means you’re eligible to pay fewer taxes and can qualify for some tax refunds. You can learn more about this when you research about Mytax online.

There is a possibility of receiving two tax refunds depending on where you pay your taxes. This includes paying taxes to the federal government and the state. The amount that you’ll be able to refund will depend upon the taxes you have overpaid throughout the whole year. There are ways to make certain that you receive the tax refunds you’re supposed to get. This includes filing your current taxes to the state government and the federal government.

Ways to get your tax refunds.

In order to get your tax refunds, you simply have to file your supposed Tax Returns. There are several ways of doing this. You can always do it on your own if you feel like it. If you’re uncertain on what you should do, then hiring a tax accountant or a tax specialist will surely help you. There are also deadlines for filing taxes. Often times, it’s during April of every year. You must already be ready to file your taxes by then or ask for an extension if needed. If you still have questions, there are several answers you can find about this topic at the IRS website.