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Air Button adds handy shortcuts to NFC-enabled phones

The idea of customizable add-on buttons for smartphones isn't exactly new. First we had Pressy (which was quickly cloned by Xiaomi and others), then the Dimple NFC button pad came along. So what's next? Well, a Hong Kong startup thinks Dimple has space for improvement, which leads us to the Air …

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10 Things You Can Tell About A Finance Guy By Looking At Him On The Morning Train

Moses, described as the small-picture guy on Steve Eisman's team, claimed he could tell a lot about a guy just by looking at him.<p>The best place to study Wall Street people was on the morning commute from Connecticut. Moses estimated that 95% of the people on his morning Metro North train worked on …

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Instagram now lets you share high-res photos you can be proud of

Facebook-owned photo-sharing app Instagram is rolling out a much-needed boost to image size.<p>The iOS and Android apps are adding support for pictures 1,080 pixels by 1,080 pixels in size, an Instagram spokesman confirmed Monday. The feature is "gradually rolling out," but the spokesman did not …

Social Security overpaid nearly half on disability, watchdog says

Social Security overpaid nearly half the people receiving disability benefits over the past decade, according to a government watchdog, raising questions about the management of the cash-strapped program.<p>In all, Social Security overpaid beneficiaries by nearly $17 billion, according to a 10-year …

Scientists beam power to a fitness tracker via WiFi

Wireless electricity transmission sounds... dangerous, but the ability to do it could transform the internet of things. Researchers from the University of Washington have charged a JawBone UP24 fitness tracker with nothing but ordinary WiFi. They noticed that regular, ambient WiFi was strong enough …