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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 …

How To Set A Sleep Timer On iPhone To Automatically Stop Music Playback

Here’s how you can automatically stop music playback on your iPhone, iPad on iOS 8 after a set period of time. Head on past the jump for complete …

'Continuity Activation Tool' for Adding Handoff to Older Macs Now Supports Bluetooth 4.0 Dongles

A new update to the community-built "Continuity Activation Tool" for OS X Yosemite brings Bluetooth 4.0 USB dongle support, allowing users of some older model Macs to enable Handoff and other Bluetooth-related Continuity features on their machines without upgrading internal hardware. The tool does, …

Mad Catz Now Shipping C.T.R.L.i and Micro C.T.R.L.i Bluetooth Gamepads for iOS

Mad Catz Interactive today officially started shipping its C.T.R.L.i and Micro C.T.R.L.i Bluetooth-enabled mobile gamepads. Announced earlier this year at Mobile World Congress, the controllers are compatible with Apple's latest iOS devices running iOS 7 and iOS 8. While there has been some limited …

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The American Museum of Natural History: an impressive dinosaur skeletons, a life-size model of a blue whale hanging from the ceiling, the annual …

100+ Student Discounts To Help You Save Money

A college education doesn't come cheap. If all of your money is tied up in tuition and textbooks, make the most of your student status with these 101 …

Learn Linux with This Free edX Course from the Linux Foundation

Intro to Linux is normally a $2,400 course from the Linux Foundation, but it's being offered for free now on edX. If you've ever wanted to learn how …

The Many Benefits of Taking Cold Showers

It may sound like the last thing you want to do, but The Art of Manliness explains why you should grab your shower cap, bite your lip, and jump into …

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Cookbooks

<i>Good and Cheap</i> is a gorgeous cookbook for people with limited income, particularly on a $4/day food stamps budget. The PDF is free and has been …

Marvel is replacing Steve Rogers with the new, black Captain America

Marvel is making big changes this year. In a special segment of the <i>Colbert Report</i> this evening, the comics giant announced that Steve Rogers will pass his star-spangled shield on to Sam Wilson in the fall, making Wilson (otherwise known as the Falcon) the first black man to take on the official …

Say hi to BloomSky, your personal eye for local weather (hands-on)

Billed as a super-personal yet networked weather station, the BloomSky promises to see as well as measure the elements.<p>For some weather addicts, info gleaned from mobile phone apps, TV stations, and other broadcast media just isn't detailed or immediate enough. These meteorology buffs crave a …

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Google offers free Android development course

Earlier this year, the University of Maryland hosted a free online course for Android programming. If you didn’t take advantage of this opportunity but are interested in possibly learning more about Android development, you’ll be happy to know that Google has now teamed up with Udacity to bring you …

Audentifi Identifies Songs in YouTube Videos

Sometimes, tracking down the song in a YouTube video is a bit of an adventure. Audentifi is an app similar to something like Shazam that can detect a …

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DIY.org Turns Kids into Makers, Is an Instructables for Children

Kids are crafty, natural tinkerers. Now they can join a community of like-minded other youths in sharing their creations, taking on new projects, and …

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The Top Programming Languages, Ranked by Job Demand, Popularity, More

If you're interested in learning to code, for fun or financial gain, this interactive chart from IEEE Spectrum can help you pick the first (or next) …

Programming

This Week's Top Downloads

Every week, we share a number of downloads for all platforms to help you get things done. Here were the top downloads from this week.<p>Android: One of …

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14 Ways to Make Your Home More Secure - Consumer Reports News

More than 2.1 million burglaries were reported in the United States in 2012. That’s one every 15 seconds, according to the FBI, proving just how easy …

​Android Control Lets You Use Your Handset Even With a Broken Screen

Android: Accidents happen, and the time may come when you smash the screen of your phone or tablet. Android Control enables you to operate your …

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Turn a Raspberry Pi Into a Bluetooth Receiver for Your Car Stereo

If you have an older car without Bluetooth built into it, you can buy adapters to do so. But, Redditor parkerlreed decided to create his own system …

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Ice Cream Cake Recipe | Easy Ice Cream Sandwich Cake | Oreo Cookies | Delicious ice cream cake | Layered Ice Cream Cake

BIG NEWS!<p><b>A fresh new version of the Living Well Planner® will be arriving soon—join our waitlist now to be first in line to get a sneak peek of the</b> …

Building the astonishing 1,000 mph Bloodhound SSC rocket car (pictures)

Crack the Price Tag Codes for Major Retailers with This Cheat Sheet

The “secret” price codes used by popular retailers signal whether the price is as low as it’ll get or if it might go even lower. We’ve rounded up …

Randomize Your Computer's MAC Address with This Script

Your computer's MAC address is on part of what makes it possible for people to secretly track you. If you want to really prevent that from happening, …

Write Your Cover Letter Like an Acceptance Speech

Cover letters can be pretty boring, and some hiring managers don't bother looking at them at all. If you want yours to stand out, you'll need to make …

Osmo for iPad combines physical puzzles and games with interactive apps

Parents who share their iPads with their kids for playing games and other entertainment will want to check out this novel idea from the startup company Tangible Play. The product is a combination of iPad game apps and iPad accessories that use the front-facing camera to connect real world gameplay …

This Smartphone-Controlled Paper Toy Drone Is About To Hit The Masses

The PowerUp 3.0, a device that lets you pilot a paper airplane with your smartphone, will ship 20,000 straight to Kickstarter backers, VentureBeat reports. It's set to go on sale to the public this summer.<p>PowerUp 3.0 is the brainchild of former Israeli Air Force pilot and inventor Shai Goitein, who …

Microsoft Research Launches Code Hunt Game to Teach Programming

Microsoft Research today launched Code Hunt, a browser-based game for anyone interested in learning how to code by playing. The premise is straightforward: the player must write code to advance in the game.<p>The built-in tutorial introduces you to the game:<p>Greetings, program! You are an experimental …

Proto.io Lets You Create Mobile App Prototypes And See Them Run In A Native App

Proto.io, a mobile prototyping platform that’s been organically growing its footprint over the last couple of years, is now offering a fairly notable new feature: In addition to being able to easily build mobile app prototypes using its service, it has just launched native iOS and Android apps that …

My First MOOC: The Planning Behind a Massive Open Online Course

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>A free online course "Beyond Silicon Valley: Growing Entrepreneurship in Transitioning Economies" launches through Coursera next week on April 28. Come back to Entrepreneur.com as we feature additional interviews with course</i> …

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