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iPhones 6S battery life 'varies by up to two hours depending on chip supplier'

TSMC and Samsung make chips for iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, but power consumption varies markedly, according to user reports<p>Two seemingly identical, brand new, iPhones 6S may have a battery life that differs by up to two hours depending on which of two companies manufactured their processor, according …

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The 9 most powerful finance companies in America

To determine the power of each company, we factored together 2014 revenue, number of employees, press mentions, and social media influence. You can read our full methodology here.<p>Now we're looking at the most powerful finance companies from our list.<p>Berkshire Hathaway is the most powerful finance …

19 Reasons The Nintendo 64 Is The Greatest Console Of All Time

N64 is love. N64 is life.

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5 Biggest Reasons San Francisco 49ers Dominated in Week 1 Win

One reason the San Francisco 49ers dominated the Minnesota Vikings 20-3 Week 1: Quarterback Colin Kaepernick managed the game to perfection.<p>Kaepernick didn’t have to make plays or carry the offense—his running back took care of all that. Kaepernick just had to be efficient and not turn the ball …

Nintendo PlayStation Prototype Unveiled On Reddit (video)

Dan Diebold has caused a storm this week by publishing photos of an early Nintendo PlayStation prototype over on the Reddit website.<p>Only 200 Nintendo …

Texting this phone number will get you 'anything you want as long as it's not illegal'

What if you could text a number and get anything you want?<p>That's the ambitious goal of a new startup called Magic, a text-messaging-based concierge service that promises to pull strings, place orders, and schedule deliveries all so you don't have to.<p>Magic doesn't have a dedicated app. It instead …

Digit is the automated savings plan we’ve been waiting for

Set it, forget it, and go to Hawaii<p>Until recently, my savings consisted mostly of unexpected windfalls. A tax return here, a birthday check from Grandma there. Over time I’ve amassed enough that I can withstand the odd financial shock. (The physical pain of a root canal is now <i>slightly</i> more intense …

Windows 10 means big changes for the future of Xbox

Microsoft made a lot of sweeping statements yesterday about what it wants for the future of Xbox and Windows. We don't like broad statements here at Engadget; we like <i>specifics</i>. Good news! We've broken down the aforementioned statements into the stuff that really matters: how <i>you</i> will be affected by …

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Ready To Refinance? 8 Steps For Success

Ready to consider refinancing your mortgage? It can seem like an overwhelming prospect. So we broke it down into the key points you’ll need to take care of — eight checkpoints that can help make sure you’re on track, each step of the way. But it’s important to remember that every situation is …

'Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare' DLC Trailer Introduces New Maps, Star-Studded Zombie Mode

The first DLC pack for <i>Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare,</i> dubbed “Havoc”, brings four new maps, new weapons, and a co-op “exo zombie mode” to the game.<p>The new maps are Core, Urban, Sideshow and Drift. You can see each in action in the below video.<p><b>Core</b> is a desert/nuclear power plant mid-to-long range …

Obama to propose two free years of community college

President Barack Obama will need the approval of Congress to realize his proposal for making two years of community college free for students.<p>So far, that plan doesn’t have an official price tag — other than “significant,” according to White House officials. If all 50 states participate, the …

10 Things You Didn't Know Your Android Phone Could Do

Whether you're rocking the latest Android device from Samsung, HTC, or LG, these tips will help you get the most out of your phone or tablet. RELATED: 10 Things You Didn't Know Your iPhone Could Do<p><b>1. Send That Unwanted Call Straight to Voicemail</b>We've all got a few people we'd rather not talk to. …

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Watch Bill Gates Test A New Machine That Turns Poop Into Clean Water

According to Gates, at least 2 billion people worldwide don't have access to adequate sanitation, with human waste often polluting the water supply and remaining untreated.<p>The "Omniprocessor" aims to help with this problem. Its development is led by Seattle-based engineering firm Janicki …

3 Moves to Cut Your Cable Bill Right Now

The annoying fees on your monthly Internet-TV bill probably just rose. But there's an easy trick to stop paying some fees entirely. There's also a …

Look At The Crazy Designs For The World’s First Underwater City

The Ocean Spiral, a futuristic concept for a self-sufficient city designed to float in the middle of the ocean, uses the sea to run infrastructure …

The Pirate Bay Could Return On February 1

The Pirate Bay, the world's largest file-sharing site, has been offline since police in Stockholm raided a web hosting company on Dec. 9.<p>Previously, that timer was counting up from the date that police shut down the site.<p>Another clue hidden on The Pirate Bay website hints at its possible return. …

10 Surefire Ways To Build Your Wealth In 2015

<i>Be sure to check out the related story, 10 Surefire Ways To Boost Your Productivity in 2015.</i><p>A new year brings renewed energy to strive for one’s goals and dreams. And key to that pursuit is money.<p>Whether you’ve set your sights on launching a business, taking a trip to Patagonia, or buying a house, …

The Year’s Best Fitness Tips

Enhance your workouts with cutting-edge research and insight from experts

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Sandoval seeks $100M plus, but he also very much wants to stay in SF

Pablo Sandoval's price is only going up with his latest World Series heroics. The Red Sox loom as a threat, but the Giants seem extremely interested …

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