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Scientists are trying to make the perfect battery

Lithium-ion batteries power everything from our laptops to phones to electric vehicles, but they’re far from perfect. In fact, they were the culprits behind Samsung’s recent exploding Galaxy Note 7 phones.<p>“The word ‘bomb’ is not out of place here,” says David Pogue, tech columnist for Yahoo Finance …

Extend your phone's battery life with these four easy steps

Never say die<p>To own a smartphone is to know the frustration of having its battery die right when you need it most—whether you're approaching your next high score or need to call Mom. While modern-day displays and phone tech put a lot of strain on the battery pack inside your handset, you can follow …

NASA Animation Offers a Freakishly Accurate Look at This Year's Coast-to-Coast Eclipse

On August 21st, a shadow produced by a total solar eclipse will travel from the USA’s Pacific coast right through to the Atlantic coast—something …

Trump's presidency is going to hurt Americans' wallets in a big way

It might seem reasonable, then, for Americans to assume the incoming Trump administration will be just fine for their personal finances.<p>Stocks didn't crash after Donald Trump's election, as so many predicted. Instead, the indexes jumped into record territory. And the Federal Reserve's December …

Use These Apps and Techniques to Take Better Night Shots with an iPhone

I ditched my DSLR in favor of an iPhone back in 2012, well aware of what I was giving up. But I love to travel light, and by using the iPhone as my …

How to hide sensitive data on your mobile device

In the past, stolen cellphones were usually resold to new owners at a cheaper price. But that was before our phones held so much personal information and now it's really easy to exploit this information to make more money off the stolen device. Data on your smartphone such as bank accounts, photos …

How to download Netflix shows and movies on Android or iOS

Netflix now lets you download shows and movies using the Netflix app. So, you can watch movies and shows when you're on a plane, or without an internet connection. Heck, downloading Netflix content is a super easy way to save on your mobile data plan while on the go.<p>In January, Netflix made the new …

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Obama Races to Finalize Bank Rules Before Trump Takes Over

Dodd Frank may not hold Wall Street execs to the same standards come January.<p>U.S. officials are striving to put finishing touches on a slew of …

How to use Siri to send people money with PayPal

PayPal is making it super-easy to send friends money, thanks to new Siri support introduced in the company’s iOS app today.<p>Now you can use voice commands to tell Siri how much money to send, and who to send it to. All you have to do is set up the PayPal app to give Siri access. Here’s how to do …

Three Top Smartphone Cameras in Real-World Tests: Which Is the Best?

Let me begin by saying this: I’m not a professional photographer. I have a slightly better-than-101 understanding of how cameras work and why things …

13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do

We all reach critical points in our lives where our mental strength is tested. It might be a toxic friend or colleague, a dead-end job, or a struggling relationship. Whatever the challenge, you have to see things through a new lens, and take decisive action if you want to move through it …

So Long, Middle Class: Middle-Income Jobs Are Disappearing the Fastest

Economists have debated the reasons why the American middle class is shrinking for years now, and a new study highlights one key reason: The jobs that pay enough to support a middle-class lifestyle are disappearing.<p>Although the total number of American jobs is projected to increase by around 7.2 …

Apple’s stock apps suck: Here’s what you should replace them with

When you get a new iPhone, it comes with more than a dozen apps pre-installed for all of your basic needs. These default apps include Calendar, Mail, …

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U.S. stocks to take their cue from fading dollar

Need a few stock trading clues for next week? Watch the U.S. dollar. Because what is bad for the buck is usually good for the stock market, according …

8 paid iPhone apps on sale for free today

We hope you had a lovely Christmas weekend but now it’s time to get back to the grind. Luckily for you, it also means you get a fresh batch of paid …

The Dow is on the verge of doing something it hasn't done since 1939 — and it's not good

The Dow Jones Industrial Average has lost about 1.5% so far this year.<p>And while stocks usually go up, the decline in the blue-chip index this year has been particularly surprising given that it's the year before an election.<p>Even more bullish for stocks heading into 2015 was data showing that years …

Americans are giving the Fed exactly what it wants

We have about 30 days left in the stretch of economic-data releases before the FOMC meeting on September 16 and 17, when many economists expect the Federal Reserve could raise rates for the first time in over nine years.<p>So far this month the jobs report, retail-sales numbers, and …