When you buy your first digital product: How to pay for it

Financing your first smartphone is as simple as signing up for an app.You'll be charged the equivalent of $99 a month for the phone's most popular features, which will vary based on your plan and the handset's price.This is not to be confused with an upfront purchase, which includes a monthly fee for an annual device service charge.The first smartphone of any kind that you buy will have a very...

When you buy a car in India, the real cost is much higher than what you thought

Posted May 13, 2019 09:30:22If you have ever been to Mumbai, then you are familiar with the city's famous subway, the M1, that connects all the major cities.You have also seen the metro lines, where the cars are packed full of commuters who want to make a fast commute to work.But what you may not know is that the real costs of driving are much higher.India's biggest urban areas, like Mumbai and...

What’s new in the UK on Friday

The UK has recorded a record number of deaths on the weekend with a total of 476, an all-time high, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics. The number of UK deaths is higher than in 2016 and was the highest number in more than three years, the ONS said.The latest figures were published on Thursday, just days after Prime Minister Theresa May visited a UK hospital...

When a New York City park was built, it was the first major project to include solar panels

By Nick StahlPublished Aug. 17, 2018 09:59:57Parking lot in New York's Sinic Silver City is a massive undertaking.Built to celebrate the arrival of the Empire State Building, the park is a giant swath of asphalt, lined with a series of solar panels that can be turned on and off at will.It is a sprawling complex, one of the largest ever built, covering over 6,200 square feet (7,600 square meters)...