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How 'robo-investing' is managing money for the masses

<b>"Robo-investing" - using computer algorithms rather than humans to manage your investments - is a white-hot sector attracting lots of start-up cash.</b><p>There are now several companies here in the US promising that their algorithms can get more bang for your investment buck at a fraction of the price …

Investing

Use This Clever Trick To See Your iPhone's True Signal Strength

Ever find yourself questioning how accurate those little signal strength dots are on your iPhone?<p>Luckily, there's a trick to reveal your iPhone's true signal strength, and it takes less than a minute to enable.<p>First, you'll need to access a hidden app on your phone called Field Test Mode. To do …

OS X

Teen Shoved Into Locker Last Year Now Making More Money Than God

While you slave away teaching our nation’s youth how to spell or saving people from burning buildings or serving food to the homeless, teens typing …

Essential security apps for your smartphone and tablet

Hackers would love to weasel their way on to your smartphone or tablet, just like they try to do your computer. That's how they steal sensitive information like account details, passwords, important texts, intimate photos and whatever else possible.<p>Unfortunately for them, mobile gadgets are a bit …

Apple Highlights “Apps for Health” – MacStories

Following the release of iOS 8.0.2 and the restoration of HealthKit functionalities for third-party apps, Apple has started highlighting iPhone apps that integrate with iOS 8's Health dashboard with a dedicated section on the App Store.<p>Experience an entirely new approach to wellness where your …

Apps

MacTrast Deals: TuneUp – Clean & Organize Your iTunes Music Collection

If you’re like me, your iTunes music collection is a sad mess. It’s amazing how many groups recorded a song called “Track 1”, isn’t it? Today’s …

Push For Pizza Is Yo For Food Delivery

While apps like Seamless and Postmates have made it easier than ever to order food with almost no hassle, sometimes having to look through options is just too much of a pain. With Push For Pizza, five teens from Brooklyn have created an app that makes it simpler still to get sustenance delivered to …

CreoPop – The World’s First 3D Pen with Cool Ink

CreoPop is the world’s first 3D pen with cool ink. Unlike other 3D pens there are no hot parts or melting plastic. We have an amazing selection of …

NomadPlus Backup Battery for Apple iPhone Charger

Using a power bank and Apple <b>iPhone charger</b>, we can easily charge our iPhone, but if you want a more compact way, you may like to use NomadPlus to …

The Multi-Tool Integrated Bottle Opener

It’s not only a <b>bottle opener</b> for your favorite beverages, but also a <b>multi-tool</b> to deal with some daily emergencies. Nice idea? Let’s go on …

Multi-tools

GadgetellSolutions Media

12Feb/18<p>The outdoor goods and apparel retailer has scrapped its legendary unlimited returns policy whereby customers were allowed to return …

GameHook GH-101 Connects Your Android Phone with DualShock 3 Game Controller

We have seen many nice wireless game controllers for Android and iOS devices, but if you have owned DualShock 3 game controller, you may like to use …

Gear & Gadgets

Square purchases food delivery startup Caviar

The mobile payments company expands its merchant service options with a startup that delivers food from local restaurants.<p>Square has finally confirmed its purchase of Caviar, a food delivery startup that could help the mobile payments company with its bottom line.<p>The company announced its …

FinTech

Thinknum Raises $1M Seed Round To Give Financial Analysts Better Tools

Thinknum, a financial tech startup that develops tools for analysts, announced today that it has raised $1 million in seed funding led by Pejman Mar Ventures (an investment firm that has also seeded companies like Dropbox, Zoosk, and Lending Club), with participation from Signature Capital; Green …

Amazon Launches A 3D Printing Store With Customizable Goods

Amazon has launched a new store for 3D-printed goods, which include items that can be customized to change their size, color, material and even aspects of their design. The store covers a range of types of products, including jewelry, electronics, toys and games, home decor and kitchen supplies, …

How Facebook Beat Wall Street with Data

<i>Maurice Coyle is the CEO and co-founder of HeyStaks, a search analytics startup that helps mobile operators monetize subscriber data usage and increases conversions for e-commerce stores.</i><p>Facebook went public on May 18, 2012 in one of the most hotly anticipated tech company IPOs ever. The company …

How Cryptocurrencies are Transforming the Oldest Profession

The world is moving toward a paper-free financial system, but in the borderline-legal organizations of the world’s underbelly economy, cash still reigns as king.<p>Any good business owner is keen to please his or her customers, particularly when it comes to prostitution. To avoid the awkward fumble of …

The Most Hyped Digital Currency Since Bitcoin Has Officially Launched

As of 10 a.m. Wednesday, investors had already bought $2.6 million worth.<p>We're living in a time when an app that just says Yo is worth $10 million, so this shouldn't be too surprising.<p>But the digital currency world has been anticipating the first ether sale for more than a year and regards …

Cryptocurrency

Sense Is a Bedside Gadget for Improving Your Sleep

James Proud, a graduate of the first class of the Thiel Fellowship, has launched his new startup, Hello, on Kickstarter with Sense, a gadget that sits on your nightstand and monitors your sleeping environment.<p>The device includes motion, light, temperature, humidity, noise and air quality sensors in …

Is This The Next Big Name In Crowdfunding?

By David Lumb6 minute Read<p>Hardware projects aren’t just capital intensive–they take manufacturing experience. Unfortunately for most Kickstarter or …

Crowd Funding

Facebook Crushes Earnings And The Stock Soars To An All-Time High

Facebook's gross margins increased dramatically. In essence, the company makes way more in sales this year than it used to, but its cost-base for generating those sales increased only modestly. Income from operations was a staggering $1.4 billion — this time last year it was just $562 million.<p>The …

Advertising

Bill Gates is gone. Microsoft is now officially Satya Nadella's

In case there was any doubt, the Satya Nadella era has arrived at Microsoft.<p>Nadella announced Thursday that Microsoft (MSFT) will cut 18,000 jobs within the next year, part of his push to slim down the company and narrow its focus.<p>Analysts see this strategy shift as long-overdue. Microsoft …

Apple may bring location-based security to your iPhone

Your iPhone may no longer ask for a password when you plop down on your couch at home.<p>That would be feasible with a location-based security system for iPhone, which Apple described in a patent application filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Published today, the filing outlines a system …

Bitcoin Legalized in California

Bitcoin celebrated a big victory in the Golden State this weekend, as California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a bill legalizing digital currencies.<p>AB 129 repealed a restriction on currencies other than “the lawful money of the United States.” The law recognizes digital currencies such as …

8 Tips for Successful Lead Prospecting With Twitter Advanced Search

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the key features of successful lead generation is the ability to target the right audience at the right time. And the savvy internet marketer is always on the lookout for tools that can help them sift easily through information on …

Marketing

U.S. launches sale of $17.2 million of bitcoin seized in raid

The federal government is accepting bids Friday for nearly $17.2 million worth of bitcoin booty.<p>The auction, which takes place over 12 hours starting …

Bitcoin Is Actually Illegal In California, But That Could Change Soon

Assemblyman Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento) wrote the bill that would legalize not just Bitcoin, but all forms of alternative and digital currency, from cryptocurrencies like Litecoin and Dogecoin to rewards points like Starbucks Stars and Amazon Coins, the San Francisco Business Times reports.<p>The …

Cryptocurrency

13 cutting-edge drone companies you should know

Slide 1 of 15<p>Drones are making a full transition from military devices to instruments used in every day life. Unmanned aerial vehicles, which have …

Drones

The Art Of Self-Promotion On Social Media

Here’s how to walk the line between gaining a following and becoming sickeningly self-promotional.<p>We all want to see our content read and shared widely, but no one wants to look like an attention hog.<p>There seems to be a fine line between sharing enough of your own stuff and sharing too much. Most …

User Generated Content