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Why charging your phone will soon be like jumping on Wi-Fi

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Imagine being able to charge your smartphone without plugging it in. Imagine a world in which you can sit in a restaurant or wander through an …

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Is AppleCare smartphone insurance worth buying?

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You can cover a lost or stolen iPhone with a new insurance policy — but it will cost you. Apple has quietly launched a new product …

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5 smart devices to help you navigate New York City

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New York City is unlike any other metropolis in the world. It’s crowded with skyscrapers, bursting with traffic and inhabited by folks who always seem to …

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One simple trick to cut your life insurance costs

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For many people, the amount of life insurance protection they need throughout their lives varies. Many life insurance policies allow you to adjust your death benefit …

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All in the wrist: This tech bracelet can measure your blood count

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Researchers at Rutgers University built a bracelet that can send crucial data directly to your doctor. The wearable consists of a circuit board that wraps around the wrist …

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Why baby boomers still need this important financial protection tool

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All the generations do money differently. Millennials are budgeting far differently than those in Gen X, for example. But we all have something new to learn and …

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How to file a homeowners insurance claim after a natural disaster

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If you live in an area susceptible to natural disasters, chances are you’re going to need to file a homeowners insurance claim at some point. Filing …

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7 ways your phone can turn you into a great bartender

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Having someone mix a cocktail for you is part of any bar’s allure. Relaxing at home with an aperitif can be nice as well. There are …

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BMW unveils its first smart motorcycle

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It’s unnerving to watch a motorcycle drive itself around a track, lean into corners and even deploy its own kickstand. That’s exactly what BMW has created. …

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They may share love, but many couples don’t share money

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Some couples share everything, from homes, to clothes to pets. But there’s one thing many don’t mingle: finances. In fact, one-in-five people keep and manage their …

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6 things airlines don’t want you to know

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Americans are taking to the skies in record numbers. In 2017, nearly 50 percent of Americans flew. By comparison, in 1977, just 25 percent of Americans …

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8 ways to save on prescription drugs

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With health insurance coverage, prescription copays and out of pocket costs fluctuate based on the type of drug and the plan itself. Without coverage, you’re 100 …

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Walmart taps VR to help train employees

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Walmart’s favorite way to use virtual reality does not involve shooting at space aliens, or flying like an eagle over buildings. Instead, the company is using …

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Let Google Assistant or Alexa make your next dinner reservation

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Smart speaker systems can be useful not only for finding restaurants, but for making reservations, too. Some apps cater to users who have dietary restrictions, while …

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The best tech gadgets to help you sleep

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It is easy to say that technology is bad for your sleep. With their latest mobile software, Apple and Google both incorporate features that reduce the …

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8 hidden moving expenses to watch out for

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Whether you’re moving across the country or just across town, one of the first things you should do before loading up your boxes is create a …

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The best local breweries in each state

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Looking for an excuse to head to the nearest bar after work? Look no further: September 28 is Drink Beer Day. Celebrate this important national holiday …

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Updates bring Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos to Apple TV

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Earlier this month, Apple released its new tvOS 12 software for the Apple TV set-top box. With this new software installed, the Apple TV 4K becomes …

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Alexa, when is my next exam? University gives Echo Dots to students

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Northeastern University in Boston has developed an Alexa skill that can help students keep track of everything from the time to tests. The university decided to …

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Apple alternatives: 5 wireless chargers to try as AirPower languishes

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As the dust from another iPhone launch event settles, Apple’s own wireless charger, the AirPower, is still nowhere to be seen. In fact, the device is …

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7 things debt collectors can’t do (and what you should do if they do them)

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When you have a debt that goes to collections, it can feel as though debt collectors rule your life until you pay up. Thanks to the …

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Awesome themed restaurants in every state

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Dining out has as much to do with atmosphere as food, which is why many restaurants strive to present settings more exciting than a table with …

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Is brewing your own beer worth the investment?

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I recently popped into my local homebrew store, SoCo Homebrew in Austin, Texas, because I wanted to learn more about homebrewing options and the associated costs. …

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Want to be a star home cook? Stock your kitchen first

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Often, when I’m at a cocktail party meeting new people, the conversation usually comes around to the fact that I cook for a living. Many people are …

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How the iPhone XS and Apple updates will jazz up your smart home

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Apple’s launch of its newest iPhones, the XS, XS Max and XR, plus upcoming OS updates, are set to bring some more excitement to the way …

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What you can’t miss on the newest cruise ships

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I’m a millennial and I love cruising. It’s not hard to find articles out there reporting cruise lines are attracting my generation by offering fancy cabins …

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A beginners guide to reading (& understanding) a hospital bill

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Whether it was a planned procedure or an unplanned emergency, a hospital visit is often a disorienting and stressful experience — and that’s before you receive …

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Want to track your iPhone use? This app makes it possible

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By 8:30 a.m. last Monday, I had already used my iPhone X nearly 60 times — or once a minute since I started working — according …

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Can I get a VA or FHA home loan with a 500 credit score?

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You applied for a loan from the Federal Housing Administration or the Veterans Administration, but your lender said your credit score is too low to qualify. …

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Win every fall potluck with this easy $12 chili recipe

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Fall is finally in the air and for me, it means pulling out my slow cooker and making some hearty chili. Chili is great for many …

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How much car insurance is required in each state?

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Almost every state requires motorists have car insurance — for the good, the bad and the weird. Unfortunately for those looking for easy answers, each one …

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How to go cash only this fall

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The summer is just about over, which means we’re in the home stretch when it comes to meeting end-of-the-year financial goals. If you strayed a little …

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What happens when your check bounces?

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Ever wonder what happens if your check bounces?  Although checks might seem like relics of the past, many companies still use them, and so we must …

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How to improve your home’s air with smart gadgets

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Indoor air quality is important, but until recently, it was difficult to know how many contaminants like dust and volatile organic compounds (VOCs), were in your …

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Does your relationship rest on the quality of your sleep?

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Does the way you sleep with your partner correlate with how happy your relationship is? Of all the things that couples share with each other – …

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5 smart devices for making the best cheeseburger ever

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Summer may be over, but that’s OK — the perfect cheeseburger knows no season. Sure, anyone can cook some ground beef on a grill, but these cooking-inspired gadgets …

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8 smart-home devices that help fight your fall allergies

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Far be it from us to wish away the summer and start talking about autumn, but if you suffer from fall allergies, you may find it …

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What would you give up for a better night’s sleep?

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Millions of Americans have trouble sleeping. In fact, the Cleveland Clinic estimates that 70 million Americans fall into this category. Troubled sleep can range from tossing …

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The cost of insuring a lab-made vs. a mined diamond

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Pressure and heat, applied over millions of years, turns carbon into diamonds. These days, humans in labs can do the same. Man-made diamonds and “natural” diamonds …

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Review: Hiku, the smart tool for today’s smart kitchen

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How often do you forget to add something to your shopping list? Hiku is a new smart kitchen tool that acts like a shopping brain. It’s …

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How to ensure that your mortgage loan gets approved

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Buying a home can be as nerve-wracking as it is thrilling. Indeed, applying for a mortgage is the most stressful part of the process for many prospective buyers. …

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How Alexa can save you grocery money

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You can use Amazon Alexa to find deals on groceries— and even end up shopping less. After years of effort, Amazon is finally in the grocery …

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8 great apps for working remotely

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You can’t make it through the work day without using at least two work-focused apps on your phone or computer. Apps like these are especially crucial for …

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The 15 most expensive U.S. natural disasters since 1980

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When a natural disaster comes our way, we can feel powerless to its effects. And those effects don’t just hurt our hometowns, but our pockets as well. 2017 …

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The 5 best gadgets to up your coffee game

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For those of us who run on caffeine, a cup of coffee is an essential part of nearly every morning. The process of making coffee, usually …

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Kitchen gadgets that make back-to-school meals a breeze

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While children may feel sad about summer ending, parents usually feel stressed about back-to-school, and that includes meals. Dinner time can be chaos with parents returning …

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1 year after Equifax breach, Americans think more about ID theft

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Americans may be taking identity theft more seriously one year after the Equifax data breach. In a LendingTree.com survey of roughly 1,000 people, over 90 percent …

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Digital health devices are coming to your home

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Tech tools can give you more control than ever over your sleep, skin care and home remedies. New devices are working their way into the kitchen, the …

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Renovating? Here’s what to consider when planning your budget

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When talking to homeowners about the cost of renovation, you quickly learn that everyone has a story, and most of them are punctuated with a headache. …

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6 hidden costs of being a homeowner

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You’re ready to be a homeowner. You’ve researched homeowner expenses and know the horror stories of furnaces kicking it in the dead of winter and air …