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11 hidden costs of travel you probably overlook

From overpriced Wi-Fi to hidden departure taxes, you don't want to be strapped for cash when it comes to these often-overlooked fees.<p>Make sure you include these 11 items when budgeting for your next trip.

Personal Finance

Plug bullet wounds in 20 seconds with this FDA-approved syringe

A sponge-filled syringe designed to close up gaping gunshot wounds in seconds has been approved for use in America's civilian population. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says that the device — originally developed for use by the military — can now be deployed by civilian first responders to …

Medicine

Now there's a pair of Lightning headphones more expensive than the iPhone

The $799 Audeze EL-8 Titaniums are big on price, size, and technology<p>Rumors of the 3.5mm headphone jack's demise on the iPhone may be premature, but the expanding use of that phone's Lightning connector for audio purposes is definitely growing into a trend. Started off by Philips with its Fidelio …

Audiophile

Cast-Iron Skillet Recipes

Use your cast-iron skillet morning, noon, and night with this collection of sweet and savory skillet recipes.

Cooking

Windows 10’s fall update is deactivating certain apps without asking

Windows 10 is possibly making unwanted changes to your gaming rig.<p>Microsoft’s first big update for its operating-system-as-a-service is deleting some user-installed apps without asking Windows owners for permission, according to dozens of complaints on message boards and forums. The affected …

Xiaomi’s first all-metal Redmi Note 3 phone and Mi Pad 2 start at just $140

Xiaomi has launched its first all-metal devices in Beijing today: the Redmi Note 3 phone and the Mi Pad 2 tablet.<p>The 5.5-inch phone runs on Xiaomi’s Android-based MIUI 7 OS and features a 1080p display, a fingerprint sensor on the back and a massive 4,000mAh battery.<p>It’s powered by a MediaTek Helio …

10 best alternatives to FaceTime on Android

Looking for a way to get FaceTime for Android? Unfortunately, no such luck as Apple’s popular video chatting app is only for iOS devices.<p>One of the more difficult tasks when moving from iOS to Android is finding a replacement for the ubiquitous FaceTime. What makes it tough is that FaceTime is a …

Apps

Apple opens subsidiary in Vietnam, tapping smartphone growth

HANOI (Reuters) - Apple Inc has opened a subsidiary company in Vietnam, allowing the maker of iPhones to import and distribute cellphones directly in one of the fastest growing smartphone markets in the Asia-Pacific.<p>People look at products at an Apple Store at Joy City department store in Tianjin, …

IT

Apple patents ‘panic mode’ tweak for Touch ID

Thanks to innovations like Apple Pay, Touch ID has become increasingly useful as of late. But Apple’s got another idea it’s been toying with also — in the form of a “panic mode,” which can be entered by unlocking your iPhone with a certain finger.<p>Apple offers a few differing versions of what this …