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Sources: Coin Is Raising More Cash

Coin, a YC-backed company looking to thin down your wallet, is currently in the process of raising around $15 million in Series A funding, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter.<p>Led by Kanishk Parashar and K9 investor/board member Manu Kumar, Coin offers a replacement for every …

Google Tips and Tricks Every Student Should Know

Whether you're a student in college (or earlier) or a lifelong learner, Google is an essential tool for learning. Here are a few tips for using …

How to Monitor Your Own Credit, For Free, Forever

When retailers like Target get hacked and lose million and millions of customers' data, they usually apologize and offer a year or so of credit …

How Often Do You Really Need to Shower?

Showering is about three things: Hygiene, cultural acceptance, and personal preference. But this doesn't make any clearer how often it's necessary. …

Exercise Like a Jedi, Superhero, or Warrior with Free Workout Posters

Getting a little bored of your usual workout routine? Here are nearly 100 workout posters that will motivate you to train like Rocky, workout with …

Exercise

AeroFS Syncs Files Between Computers without Storing Them Online

Windows/Mac/iOS/Android: Storing and syncing your files to a cloud service like Dropbox is great for most people, but if you'd prefer a little more …

Koush's AllCast Beta Enters The Play Store

If you love the idea of Chromecast but wish it worked with locally-stored media, then Koush's AllCast may be a solution. It doesn't actually stream …

Raspberry Pi hack creates a smart TV from a not-so-bright set

Many of us only wish we could upgrade our less-than-smart TVs. Carnivore at <i>DroidBuild</i>, however, has taken matters into his own hands -- he recently finished installing a Raspberry Pi-based media center into his own 40-inch Hisense screen. The hack replaces the TV's built-in speaker with a Raspbmc …

Finovera Lets You Manage All Your Bills And Statements In One Place

Nobody loves keeping up with bills and credit card statements. While you can automate most payments these days, you still have to keep an eye on them just in case your credit card was charged twice at a restaurant or your electricity bill has suddenly gone haywire. Finovera, which is launching out …

Top 10 Ways to Customize Your Desktop

You spend a lot of waking hours at your computer, so why not make it a little prettier (and more productive)? Here are 10 ways to customize every …

Momentum Adds Inspirational Quotes and To-Dos to Chrome’s New Tab Page

Chrome: It's easy to get distracted when you are in your browser. Momentum is a new extension that makes the New Tab of Chrome into a place to …

Inspiration

The Value of Being the "Weird" Job Candidate

In the 1930s, Hedwig von Restorff, a German psychologist, made an important, though not very counterintuitive, discovery: things that somehow <i>stand …

Most Popular Pre-Paid Cellphone Carrier: Republic Wireless

When you're ready to give up contracts but you still want a decent phone on a solid network, you have options. A number of pre-paid carriers and …

Best Moto X Accessories

<b>Do you have the new Moto X (2014)? See our best cases for the Moto X (2014/2nd gen).</b><p>Motorola decided to stay away from the specs race dominating the Android smartphone market with the Moto X, but because of its optimal screen size and external customization options, the device proved to be a …

How I Finally Paid Off a Lifetime of Credit Card Debt

<i>Catherine Fitzgerald* had been in debt all of her life—to the tune of $100,000. Here, she explains how she got there in the first place, and how she</i> …

The Science Behind Why Breakups Suck (and What You Can Do About It)

Love feels like the greatest thing in the world... until it ends. When it does, we stop functioning at our full capacity. We lose motivation, find …

Psychology

This 23-year-old’s open-source project, a server running on Raspberry Pi, gives the middle finger to Google

For most of us, Google shutting down Reader was annoying. For Jacob Cook, it was a call to arms.<p>He’s now building an operating system that anyone can use to replace all of the services that Google provides — or any other cloud company, for that matter. Email, chat, file sharing, web hosting: With …

This Video Shows 11 Travel Hacks for Packing More Efficiently

Dave Hax, "Efficiency Engineer" for Holiday Inn, showcases quite a few tips for smart and efficient packing, including how to fold a suit jacket and …

Hacking

How to Set Up the Ultimate Personal Google Maps

Google Maps is constantly getting updated with new features, but the use of those features isn't always obvious. If you find yourself using Google …

Maps

A Detailed Guide to Cellphone Insurance in the US

Phone insurance isn't an exciting topic. But it is a topic a lot of people have questions about, particularly when it comes to two things: who's the …

All the New Stuff in Windows 8.1

Windows 8.1 is available as a free download today, bringing new features for both the tiled Modern UI and the traditional desktop. Here's everything …

This Time and Temperature Chart Helps You Brew the Perfect Cup of Tea

There's a lot to love about tea. It's soothing but can give you a boost, available in different varieties, and it's easy to make—for the most part, …

How to easily root an Android device

Rooting is the Android equivalent of jailbreaking, a means of unlocking the operating system so you can install unapproved apps, deleted unwanted bloatware, update the OS, replace the firmware, overclock (or underclock) the processor, customize anything and so on.<p>Of course, for the average user, …