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John Miley

Reporter
The Kiplinger Letter

Miley covers technology, telecom and education for The Kiplinger Letter. He joined Kiplinger in August 2010 as a reporter for Kiplinger's Personal Finance, where he wrote articles, fact-checked content and culled investing databases. He holds a BA from Bates College and a master's degree in magazine journalism from Northwestern University. He writes for Kiplinger.com's "Starting Out" column for twentysomethings. An avid runner and a former decathlete, he has written about fitness and competed in triathlons.

Latest Features

Technology
October 2016

The Scary Threat to GPS That Could Paralyze U.S. Businesses

We've become massively dependent on global positioning. An outage would cost us billions of dollars. And there's no backup — yet.

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SLIDE SHOW
December 2016

Things That Will Soon Disappear Forever

Ten years ago, thousands of Blockbuster Video stores occupied buildings like this all over the country, renting DVDs and selling popcorn. Today, all but a handful are closed. The company’s shares once ...

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SLIDE SHOW
December 2016

Amazing Ways Life Will Be Different in 2030

For more than 90 years, The Kiplinger Letter has been alerting its readers to important emerging technologies and how they will impact businesses, consumers and investors. (See our Greatest Tech Forecasts ...

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SLIDE SHOW
March 2016

Surprising Places To Find Robots

Robots working in factories, on the battle field, in hostage situations and in many other places are commonplace today. (See all the robots Kiplinger has introduced you to in years past—in 6 Fields Where ...

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Technology
August 2015

Scary Forecast: Computers to Threaten Humanity Within This Century

Advances in artificial intelligence raise goose bumps among experts.

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Technology
August 2015

How to Get a Good Deal on a Used Robot

Lots of deals are available on pre-owned industrial and household robots.

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SLIDE SHOW
August 2014

9 Amazing Technologies to Change Your World

For 91 years, subscribers have relied on The Kiplinger Letter for insights into emerging technologies that will change the way Americans live and do business. Examples of "you read it first in Kiplinger" ...

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SLIDE SHOW
April 2014

How Drones Will Transform These Six Industries

Once the government sets rules for commercial drone use in the U.S.—and it will, likely in the next year or two—business applications of drones will take off, literally. A variety of industries are ...

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Starting Out
March 2014

Free Classes to Boost Your Career

Instead of taking on more student debt, continue your education with massive open online courses (or MOOCs).

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Washington Matters
March 2014

Uncle Sam’s Big Push into the Digital Era

Look for many changes—from faster wireless service to more football on TV.

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Starting Out
September 2013

5 Ways to Borrow and Read More Free E-Books

Lending and borrowing digital reads can be tricky, but the money you save makes parsing the online landscape worthwhile.

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SLIDE SHOW
September 2013

Office Technology of the Future

Throughout its 90-year history, The Kiplinger Letter has forecast scores of technical innovations that revolutionized the way we live and work. In 1959, for example, we wrote about the coming of revolutionary ...

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SLIDE SHOW
August 2013

Amazing Things Your Clothes Will Do

Soon your bedroom closet may hold much more than shirts, dresses, and socks. Clothing manufacturers are teaming up with scientific and university-based researchers to develop an amazing array of apparel ...

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SLIDE SHOW
May 2013

Amazing Drone Technologies

Drones have infiltrated battle skies, with the latest innovation an experimental drone, the X-45B (seen here), that can take off from an aircraft carrier. Now the business of building them for other ...

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Kip Tips
September 2012

Bypass Phone Menu Hell

Here's how to reach a real person if your credit card is stolen or you need help with a financial emergency.

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SMART TECHNOLOGY
September 2012

Fix Your Passwords

Use these tactics to keep the bad guys out of your online accounts.

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Washington Matters
August 2012

Congress Fiddles as Cyberattacks Intensify

Firms are opposed to costly new laws. But they might have the most to lose.

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