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These Are 15 Free Excel Templates You Can Use to Make More Money

Use them...and profit.<p>In these days of cloud-based systems, mobile applications, and web-based services, why use a spreadsheet for any other purpose than analysis?<p>Three reasons: ease, customization, and cost. A spreadsheet can be easily saved, updated, and reused again and again. A good template …

Project Management

Review: The Pax 3 is a slick, stylish weed vape for blazing beginners

While the humble spliff will always have a place in the (weed-loving) public’s heart, these days it’s all about that # v a p e l i f e. A lot of devices are fighting for a space in this market and the Pax 3 has become one of the most popular – and for good reason.<p>The device is a lipstick-sized and …

Gear & Gadgets

How This Pitch Deck Raised $66 Million in VC Funding

Find out what investors are looking for and why this deck worked.<p>Sixty-six million dollars.<p>Armed with a 25-slide presentation, 28-year-old CEO Mathilde Collin earned her company, Front, $66 million in Series B funding.<p>She pitched to 11 investors over five days, and walked away with 10 investment …

Startups

FYI These 3 Plank Moves Engage More Muscles Than Crunches

They’ll work more than just your core.<p>Planks may be challenging, but they’re also an exercise that can literally be done anywhere. Plank at the gym, …

Pros and cons of that $10,000 Amazon delivery business offer

If you've always dreamed of starting your own business, Amazon (AMZN) has a deal for you. But you may want to think twice before you accept it.<p>In an …

Small Business

50 most useful Alexa skills

Out of the box, Alexa can do an impressive number of things. It can stream Amazon Music or Spotify, control your Philips Hue smart bulbs or anything connected to a SmartThings hub and integrate with IFTTT for a laundry list of other functions. You can also order millions of products off Amazon …

Smart Homes

The 20-minute Functional Abs Workout for Busy Guys

4. Lateral Lunges<p><b>Why it works:</b> Lateral movement is important to sports and the motions of everyday life, but too often we ignore it in the gym. The …

Tubi TV is an app that lets you watch shows and movies for free, with no catch

If the word “Tubi” isn’t part of your streaming, entertainment-loving lexicon yet, it should be. In the same way that you’ve grown to revere words …

The Perfect Three-day Weekend in Denver

As part of a new series, Travel + Leisure is exploring America one three-day weekend at a time. Here's what to do on a short trip to Denver, Colorado.<p>…

Travel

The 20-minute Functional Abs Workout for Busy Guys

The phrase “core training” has evolved over the last 15 years to become an umbrella phrase encompassing most any abs workout that targets the …

Try these great men’s natural grooming products starting at $15

Over the past several years, we’ve seen natural products become a hit at the majority of stores. With summer finally here, we thought we would share some natural grooming products for men that not only work well but are also good for you. From body wash to beard oil, we are rounding up the best …

B.A.S.T. OBD2 Car Diagnostics Supports iOS And Android

Car enthusiasts searching for a way to monitor their vehicles and receive diagnostics directly to their smartphone or tablet may be interested in a …

The 15-Minute Cardio Workout for Busy Guys

At some point in the last 20 years, the term “cardio” became synonymous with light jogging. Jogging leads to 5-hour marathon times, adult …

24 Phrases You Should Start Saying More Often in the Workplace

What can you say that will cause a colleague to gravitate toward you? What words will cause an employee to light up with a smile?<p>A recent CareerBuilder survey says 50 percent of employees would stay longer with their companies if they were recognized more frequently.<p>To pull this off takes a leader …

Microsoft Garage's Snip Insights brings AI to your screen captures

Microsoft's experimental Garage division has birthed a number of interesting apps and tools. Among the latest is Snip Insights, a project designed to …

Machine Learning

What is Terrarium TV? Here’s everything you need to know

If you’ve ever had the feeling you’re paying too much for TV, you’re far from alone. Whether its the constant price gauging, or the simple fact that …

Men's Modern Classic Lace Up Leather Lined Perforated Dress Oxfords Shoes

Mens Oxfords Casual Shoes A good cheap shoe that is good for an occasional night out. Great for dads who don't dress up regularly. Premium Leather …

Celebrate 420 in Style

Now that all but four states in the USA have legalized cannabis in some form, discussion around it continues at a never-before-seen pace. From its benefits (pain relief, easing anxiety and more) to racial/political issues (according to New York State's Division of Criminal Justice Services, 86% of …

New York State

The NEEO universal remote is a modern Logitech Harmony alternative

The advanced universal remote market is not a very crowded market. In fact, for a while now, Logitech’s Harmony line has been pretty much the only game in town. Newcomer NEEO wants to upset that monopoly with its new NEEO Remote and NEEO Brain combo ($369), which is a system that can connect to …

Your guide to a smart garage - CNET

If you have a garage, then you know the feeling. You drive away from your home, make it halfway down the street and wonder if you remembered to close the garage door. We've seen plenty of smart cameras, doorbells and locks for our front doors, but what about the door many of us use the most? Turns …

Home Automation

DirecTV Now offers new customers three months of service for as little as $30

If you’re trying to decide whether or not to drop cable, it’s hard to get a feel for an over-the-top streaming service after just one week. Free …

These are the secret Netflix movie codes and other tips you need to know

Netflix currently has 81 million paying users and has launched in 130 new countries around the world since January 2016.<p>Among its most popular series …

TV shows

Mu One is an incredibly compact USB-C laptop charger

While laptops these days are getting thinner than ever, their chargers still aren't very briefcase-friendly. We've already seen a good attempt from MIT spinoff FINsix, but now we have something even more impressive from the other side of the pond. Made in Mind, a company best known for co-founder …

Australian Securities Exchange looks to artificial intelligence and big data analytics

In delivering its first-half AU$230.5 million after-tax profit, the ASX unveiled a number of tech-based projects it has in the pipeline aimed at …

Ultra-sleek Mini Walk smart treadmill tucks away where others can't

The typical treadmill tends to be a heavy combination of a chunky running base topped with an armrest frame and large digital display. Even folding …

Microsoft Teams gets tighter app integration, revamped command box, and slash commands

Microsoft is doubling down on app support in Microsoft Teams, its chat-based collaboration tool that competes with Facebook’s Workplace and Slack. Starting today, users can leverage apps in various new ways and command apps to take quick actions directly from the command box.<p>Microsoft Teams …

Apps

This site makes browsing Netflix simple again

We've all been there. You sit down for movie night, open Netflix and start looking for something to watch. And you keep looking. And keep looking. And you look until you reach the point of not wanting to watch anything anymore. This is the modern-day version of going to the movie rental store, …

$25 box lets you stream to your TV from any iPhone, iPad, or Android

Some day, maybe 100 years from now, all of the top consumer tech companies will use the same standards. All devices will be compatible, whether …

Microsoft launches super-speedy cloud networking out of beta

Microsoft gave its cloud customers a free speed boost today with the launch of an Accelerated Networking feature that’s been in beta for almost a year and a half. When customers turn it on, their Azure compute instances will get access to up to 30 Gbps of network throughput.<p>Accelerated Networking …

Networking

Google Assistant can now locate a handyman near you

Google is adding a handy feature to Assistant, so it can now find local services like plumbing or electrical repairs near you, provided you’re in the US.<p>That’s handy for people who already use the voice-activated service on their phones or Google Home smart speakers. To use it, say “Ok Google, find …

Home Improvement