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Do a Daily Review of Your Bank Account When You're Short On Money

When you're living paycheck-to-paycheck, the last thing you want to do is see your bank account. Problem is, that can be more harmful than …

When Should I Use Credit and When Should I Use Debit When Shopping?

Dear Lifehacker,<br>When I'm out shopping, I'm always presented with the option to use debit or credit when I check out. I've heard there are benefits to …

Using Google Glass: at a Justin Timberlake concert

"OK Glass, bring sexy back"<p><i>Google's Glass Explorer Edition is finally shipping, and Verge staffers worldwide have been waiting to try out the new headset. So we're sending our editors out to live life with Glass, to explore the brave new world we're lurching into whether we like it or not.</i><p>"Those …

Google Translate Adds 16 New Languages, Supports Personal Phrasebooks

Android: Google Translate for Android just picked up the ability to snapshot and understand 16 additional languages, just by using your camera. Plus, …

New Nexus 7 may debut at Google I/O with same $199 price tag

The 7-inch tablet will come with an improved camera, faster processor, higher resolution, wireless charging, and a thinner body, according to one analyst.<p>The follow-up to the<p>Nexus 7tablet may get a slew of upgrades but still keep its $199 price tag.<p>That's the opinion of KGI Securities analyst …

Mobile Technology

Google X Phone rumors: Droid Blast feature, 'X M' version and Google cancelation

<i>Motorola Nexus+ concept phone</i><p>A new series of Google X Phone rumors have hit the web, bringing even more confusion to the table when considering previous reports.<p>We’ll start with the wildest X Phone rumor yet, originating from a Chinese “analyst” with 18 years of experience – we couldn’t exactly …

Mobile Technology

Android 5.0 notebooks, smartwatches, and Google TV coming our way?

Whilst the new Nexus 7 may have been the big news from <i>KGI Securities</i> analyst Ming-Chi Kuo yesterday, he has also released some information, or shall I call it speculation, about some other future Google projects today.<p>There’s mention of an Apple TV competitor and a Google smartwatch, which we’ll …

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Google reportedly shelves plans to launch Wallet credit card at I/O

Google CEO Larry Page has reportedly canceled plans to launch the long rumored Wallet credit card ahead of the company's annual I/O developer event commencing next week. According to <i>AllThingsD</i>, Google will roll out updates to its Wallet service at the event — which include new rewards, offers, and …

YouTube Subscriptions and Other News You Need to Know

Welcome to this morning's edition of "First To Know," a series in which we keep you in the know on what's happening in the digital world.<p>Today, we're …

Watch Random Bystanders React to Google Glass

If you're among the lucky few who have already taken Google Glass for a spin, you know wearing Google's high-tech specs in public brings in a whole …

Google's updated security roadmap details increased friction, reliance on hardware

A lot has changed in the security realm since 2008 -- remember Alicia Keys' recent attempt to convince us her Twitter account was hacked, when we all know she still uses an iPhone even as BlackBerry's Creative Director? Pranks aside, the consumer world alone has been overrun with mass data hackings …

Push notifications come to Chrome and Chrome OS with battery life as a focus

The push notifications on our mobile devices aren't just for convenience's sake -- they let apps stay idle and conserve precious battery life. That would explain why Google Cloud Messaging is now integrated with all versions of Chrome and Chrome OS, then. While both platforms are usually online as …

Top Shelf 010: The Google Glass Menagerie

OK Glass, let's do this... No, Glass, that wasn't a command... OK Glass, Google David Pierce... that isn't me, that isn't me, that isn't me, oh there I am! OK Glass, take a picture. OK Glass, hangout with... nevermind. OK Glass, send a message to John Lagomarsino. "I will be late to filming Top …

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LG Optimus G Pro for AT&T: what's different?

Two Galaxy Notes and two Optimus Vus later, LG's ready to tackle the giant-sized smartphone niche, this time <i>without</i> the category's defining accessory: a stylus. The Optimus G Pro, part of the company's <i>performance</i> line, was a surprise when we first laid eyes and hands on it: it's a 5.5-inch …

Facebook's Open Compute Project eyes accessible, scalable network switches

Facebook's two-year-old Open Compute Project is fast becoming a potential cure-all for servers, with efforts underway that tackle efficiency, storage and monolithic design. Its next target: the frequently closed-source, small-scale world of network switches. The OCP team wants networking devices as …

President Obama signs executive order requiring agencies to publish 'open data'

President Obama came into office 2009 with a promise to make his administration the most "open" in history in terms of revealing information to the public about the inner-workings of government, a claim that has been challenged vociferously. But to further advance his open government ambitions, the …