What We’re Reading: Nov 1-7

Mother-in-law suites, free Microsoft Office, and slow internet speeds

The Wall Street Journal reports that mother-in-law suites remain popular.

A licensed attorney is a key ingredient to estate planning. However, even a licensed professional may not consider your digital footprint. Yahoo! Tech writer Dan Tynan offers some excellent guidance on incorporating your digital footprint into your estate planning.

Microsoft Office, long the standard-bearer of premium software, is now free on mobile devices, the company announced Thursday. Office users will now be able to create and edit documents in Word, Excel and PowerPoint on iPhone, iPad and Android devices at no cost.

Thrillist, via Yahoo!, recently had a list of the oldest continuously operating restaurant in every state + DC. While some East Coast states have establishments dating back to the 17th & 18th Century, surprisingly some aren’t that old. Have you visited yours?

Coming next year: racially-diverse emoji.

A new study suggests that overweight people taste foods differently. The report theorizes that the obese suffer from tastebud burnout, and compensate for the decrease in taste by eating more, thereby perpetuating the cycle.

Moving one step closer to Star Trek’s food replicators: a machine to 3D-print food.

America’s slow and expensive Internet is more than just an annoyance for people trying to watch “Happy Gilmore” on Netflix. Largely a consequence of monopoly providers, the sluggish service could have long-term economic consequences for American competitiveness.


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