How to get the best price when buying a car

The time of year can also have a significant effect on when a vehicle is popular and so dealerships are less prone to cut the price. For example, convertibles are naturally more desirable in the summer and 4X4s in the winter, so buying out of season may be sensible to get a good price. There are often better deals at the end of each quarter as dealerships try to hit targets, and quieter weekdays may see staff in a better frame of mind to negotiate, the Money Advice Service says. It also points out that March and August – just before new registrations are released – can see the older stock sold off cheaper. How can buyers get the best …

We Need a Data-Rich Picture of What’s Killing the Planet

You’ve probably heard about the plague of plastic trash in the oceans. You’ve seen YouTube videos of sea turtles with drinking straws in their noses, or whales with stomachs full of marine litter. But how much plastic is out there? Where is it coming from? We don’t really know, because we haven’t measured it. “There’s a paucity of data,” says Marcus Eriksen, cofounder of the 5 Gyres Institute, a nonprofit focused on ending plastic pollution. Clive Thompson Why Software Needs to Escape from San Francisco Cheryl Katz The World's Recycling Is in Chaos. Here's What Has to Happen Matt Simon Humans Made This Planet Hell. Hopefully We Can Help Some Species Adapt Marine litter isn’t the only hazard whose contours …

Kamala Harris: It pays to attack

(CNN)It pays to go on the attack. That was the message of the first Democratic debates, as Senator Kamala Harris discovered when her exchange with former Vice President Joe Biden over 1970s school busing catapulted her into what was widely viewed as the winner’s slot. Writing in advance of the first debate, Paul Begala said, “There is only one question: Who can beat Trump? The questions may sound like they’re about health care or taxes, Iran or North Korea, but believe me, the subtext is simple: Democrats want to beat Trump, period. If you’re asked a question about the border and give an answer about the border, you’ve given an incomplete response. You must use your answer to illustrate why …

A Tesla Truckla, Robotic Pizza Delivery, and More Car News This Week

Over here at WIRED Transportation, we often talk to and write about people doing big, ambitious things—changing how their local transportation systems work, inventing new technologies, or researching why the world travels the way it does. But we also talk to the tinkerers, the people working on cool projects on the edges. Sometimes that’s more fun. This week, we learned how a dedicated DIY-er DIY-ed a Tesla pickup truck (a “Truckla”), why a robotics company is suddenly very interested in pizza, and how you might top a 22,000-mile trip around the world on a solar-powered plane. Plus, we learned why Tesla is working on videogames and which country builds the most reliable cars, according to a new survey. It’s been …

Bitcoin surges past $13,000 then sheds about 13%

New York (CNN Business)Bitcoin could be headed for another meteoric rise, but it’s clear the cryptocurrency hasn’t shaken the curse of volatility. BItcoin reached a $10,000 value on Friday for the first time in more than a year. It was likely helped by an announcement from Facebook (FB) last month that the social network planned to debut its own digital currency, called Libra, introducing its 2 billion users to crypto. Libra may hurt bitcoin’s value if it becomes the preferred choice for digital currency users. But the company’s foray into the cryptocurrency industry also renewed discussions among top economic leaders about regulating the industry, which could help legitimize alternative currencies in the eyes of consumers. Jerome Powell, chair of the …

NASA Planning To Send A Drone To Titan. Saturn’s Largest Moon

The space agency said Thursday the Dragonfly mission will fly over Titan, exploring different locations on the icy moon to study whether it can support microbial life. Titan is a haze-covered world with a thick atmosphere. The moon also has lakes of methane and an ocean below the surface, making it an attractive place to explore whether its environment can support primitive life. ___ Download Join HuffPost Plus Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Officially Announce Africa Tour – & Tease Archie Will Be Tagging Along! – Perez Hilton

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex took to Instagram on Thursday to confirm they will be embarking on their royal tour in Africa this fall — hinting that aise awareness of the high impact work local communities are doing across the Commonwealth and beyond.” While visiting Malawi, the prince who was promised plans to work on expanding the reach of his Sentebale charity, which he co-founded in 2006 to support young people affected by HIV and AIDS in certain African regions.  To this day, the presence of landmines in Angola poses a danger to its locals and indigenous animals. Harry visited the region with the HALO Trust in 2013, where he was able to witness how the landmines affected the civil war-torn …

Guy Edits His Girls Forehead To Look Bigger In Pics When She Makes Him Mad And It Goes Viral

In a thread, he shared multiple before and after photos, he had edited and uploaded when he was mad at his partner – and the result is pretty funny (hopefully to her as well). Renowned relationship psychologist John Gottman says that couples who use humor during a conflict are often more successful in the long run than couples who don’t. Judging on this couple’s fighting tactics we think they might be able to stand the test of time. Twitter user shared that when his girlfriend makes him mad he edits her photos Image credits: Image credits: kaylagowan leondradgaf Tgflx1 Couples with a shared sense of humor have stronger relationships. The second thing is that humor should “provide life to a …

Apollo 11: Mission Out of Control

For the next three minutes, the cratered lunar landscape grew closer, until, at around 46,000 feet, Armstrong rotated the vehicle, pointing the landing radar toward the surface while the astronauts turned to face Earth. The moon’s gravity is irregular, and to account for this, the astronauts had to take new measurements. With the void outside his window, Aldrin punched in a request to compare the lander’s calculated position with the reading from the radar. He was answered by a klaxon ringing in his earpiece. Aldrin hurriedly keyed in the two-digit code 5-9-Enter, which translated, roughly, as “display alarm.” The console responded with error code “1202.” Despite his months of simulations, Aldrin didn’t know what this one meant; Armstrong, equally baffled, …

Joe Sestak Becomes Latest Democrat To Announce 2020 Presidential Run

Joe Sestak of Pennsylvania announced he’s running for president, joining an already crowded field of Democrats aiming to unseat President In “I wore the cloth of the nation for over 31 years in peace and war,” Sestak said in the video. “I learned integrity’s values by my parents living them: service to country, to others, above self with accountability in answering one’s self.” Sestak is slated to speak at the Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum in Waterloo, Iowa, on Sunday afternoon. Sestak spent roughly three decades serving in the Navy. He was the director of defense policy on the National Security Council under President Bill Clinton in the mid-1990s. He served two terms in the House, holding positions on the …

Brandi Glanville’s Heart Broke For Khlo Kardashian After EXPLOSIVE ‘KUWTK’ Episode! – Perez Hilton

Brandi Glanville feels for Khloé Kardashian. On Monday on Twitter, the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alum wrote the KUWTK star a public message after Sunday’s E! episode, which documented Kardashian’s reaction to ex-boyfriend Tristan Thompson‘s alleged affair with Jordyn Woods. The Bravolebrity penned: “My heart broke for @khloekardashian on last nights episode it gave my CRAZY PTSD ! It F**KING SUCKS finding out from news outlets & tabloids that your marriage and family life are forever ruined… and EVERYBODY knows it …” Glanville’s ex Eddie Cibrian filed for divorce in 2009, shortly after going public with his relationship with LeAnn Rimes. Two years later, Cibrian and Rimes tied the knot. Brandi Glanville shares her thoughts on Sunday’s episode of “KUWTK.” / (c) …

Duncan Hunter’s lawyers seek to block evidence of extramarital affairs in corruption case

In this Dec. 3, 2018, photo, Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter, center, leaves court in San Diego.  (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File) Politico reported that defense attorneys also chastised federal prosecutors for airing Duncan’s infidelities in public through a motion filed Monday asking for jurors to hear testimony about the relationships. “However unpopular the notion of a married man mixing business with pleasure, the government cannot simply dismiss the reality that Mr. Hunter’s relationships with [the women] often served an overtly political purpose that would not have existed irrespective of his occupation,” they wrote. Hunter — an Iraq War veteran — is scheduled to go on trial for allegedly spending more than $250,000 in campaign funds on vacations, meals, hotel stays and bills. …

I Scraped Millions of Venmo Payments. Your Data Is at Risk

Like many people, I use Venmo to pay for stuff: to split the check at dinner, to send my roommate my portion of the utility bills each month, to reimburse friends for concert tickets. It's a useful app for sending and receiving money, regardless of who you bank with. Last summer, after paying my portion of the electric bill via Venmo, I started to wonder if there were holes I could poke in the app. I was a grad student studying information security at the time, and I thought I might make some extra cash. Venmo is owned by PayPal, which has a public bug bounty program—that is, it pays hackers to report security vulnerabilities in its products. After proxying …

Kevin Costner Reveals Major Surprise About Iconic The Bodyguard Movie Poster

Whitney Houston, who plays a pop star, outside of a nightclub after one of her shows descends into chaos. Entertainment Weekly, that isn’t exactly true. “That wasn’t even Whitney actually,” Costner told EW in an article published Friday. “She had gone home and that was her double, and her head was buried into my shoulder, which was appropriate anyway. She was frightened.” But executives on the film weren’t too keen on the idea since it didn’t feature the face of Houston — who was a huge star at the time and would be a draw for a larger audience. The movie’s poster wasn’t the only aspect of the film Costner influenced. Houston cover Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You” …

While Coral Reefs Collapse Worldwide, This One Is Thriving

The news is almost unrelentingly grim for shallow water coral reefs. Bleached by rising temperatures, harmed by overfishing and more frequent natural disasters and with changing ocean chemistry inhibiting their recoveries, the ocean’s richest and most beautiful ecosystems may vanish in our lifetime. So marine biologists are as astonished as they are delighted to discover an exception, a coral reef experiencing a growth spurt. One Tree Island sits near the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef (GBR). The coral that fringes it is part of a collection of reefs cut off from the bulk of the reef by the Capricorn Channel. Since 1976 a research station has been located there, making this otherwise apparently ordinary reef the subject of …

Audrina Patridge’s Baby Daddy SLAMS Spencer Pratt For Joking Justin Bobby Is His Daughter’s Real Dad! – Perez Hilton

In a recent Q&A with Cosmo, The Hills: New Beginnings star shared that he isn’t convinced Corey Bohan is actually the father of costar Audrina Patridge’s daughter, Kirra Max, especially after seeing the mother-duo daughter interact on their revival. Video: Perez & Mischa Barton Go At It On ‘The Hills’! “I wanna know who’s baby that is. How do we know it’s not Justin [Bobby]’s Baby? Let’s get a DNA testing kit for the reunion.” LOLz… oh, Spence. Audrina’s ex-husband called out the crystal king in a new Instagram post to his private account, slamming the reality icon for making “vile and disgusting” statements about his family just so he could keep his “name in the headlines.” “You can say whatever …