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Microsoft quietly announces end of last free Windows 10 upgrade offer

More than a year after ending its free Windows 10 upgrade program, Microsoft is getting ready to shut down the last official free upgrade extension. …

Windows 10

Oxford University will offer free online courses in 2017

The highest ranked university in the world will soon join prestigious institutions like Berkeley, Harvard and MIT in offering free massive open online courses (MOOCs). Starting in February 2017, Oxford University will partner with nonprofit online learning platform edX to teach a freely available …

Exclusive: Snapchat Buys Bitmoji Maker

Snapchat has agreed to acquire Bitstrips, the Toronto-based maker of personalized emojis known as bitmojis, <i>Fortune</i> has learned from multiple …

Digital Comics

Windows might be storing your encryption keys in the cloud

If you’re rocking a new Windows 10 PC or have upgraded to the latest version of the OS, chances are your disk encryption key has been uploaded to Microsoft’s servers — which means you’re not 100 percent in control of the privacy of your data.<p>The Intercept reports that this is probably the case if …

7 tech giants most likely to buy Foursquare

With word that Foursquare is reportedly raising another down round of financing, it seems logical to bet that the company is reaching some kind of end game.<p>According to Re/Code, Foursquare is trying to raise between $20 million and $40 million at a valuation of $250 million. That’s far below the …

This 'loophole' allows high-income earners to get six figures' worth of student-loan forgiveness

PSLF allows people in "qualified professions," including the government and 501(c)3 non-profits, to receive tax-free forgiveness of their remaining federal student loan balance after 10 years of making eligible payments on an income-driven plan, which caps monthly payment at 10-15% of discretionary …

College & University

Nest announces Black Friday promos for its Thermostat, Cam, & Protect smoke + CO alarm

<i>From 9to5Toys.com</i>:<p>Starting later this week you can expect some notable Black Friday deals on Nest’s rarely discounted smart home accessories. Leaked ads and early sales from major retailers have given us a good idea of what types of deals to expect from Nest, but now we’ve received the full lowdown:<p>…

CT scan of Earth links deep mantle plumes with volcanic hotspots

Rising plumes of rock in Earth's mantle linked to volcanic hotspots

Geology

Apple is offering free camera replacements on some iPhone 6 Plus units due to blurry photos

If you bought an iPhone 6 Plus between September 2014 and January 2015, you could be eligible to get your back camera replaced.<p>According to a new support page on Apple’s website, certain handsets that were sold during this time had rear cameras that with a potentially faulty component, causing …

Mobile Technology

Apple Pay adds another 15 banks and credit unions, over 60 institutions now supported

Last month Apple rolled out support for dozens of banks and credit unions with Apple Pay bringing the count to more than 45 institutions, and today Apple is out with the first wave of the month adding more than a dozen new banks to its list of supported Apple Pay banks bringing the total count to …

What The Rich Are Doing With Their Money In 2015 -- And You Should, Too

<i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>It’s hard to believe that the rich don’t have some secret knowledge about money that the rest of us “regular” people don’t have.<p>After all, the more zeros you have at the end of your paycheck, the smarter you must be about managing your finances, …

Personal Finance

Here's Everything You Need To Build The Perfect Home Gym

The fun parts of winter, seeing family, the time off, is coming to a close. Now you realize you've put on an extra 5 pounds in the last few weeks, and it's such a pain dragging yourself to the gym in 20-degree weather.<p>And it's even worse after your workout when you have to get back out into the …

Workouts

The 1 Thing You Need to Know About 2015 Federal Income Tax Rates

Source: Flickr user Calgary Reviews.<p>Good news everybody: It's the holidays! This means it's time to gorge ourselves on delectable family-cooked meals, gather with friends and family, and relish in a few days off work.<p>On the flip side, it's also time to start seriously thinking about handling your …

REITs Can Withstand Higher Rates In 2015, But They Still Aren't Bonds

Shareholders in real estate investment trusts have enjoyed five years of market-beating gains, but many are starting to wonder whether higher rates could whisk away that outperformance, and bring those who competed in the race for yield to a screeching halt.<p>Ignited by soaring demand for commercial …

How To Replace The iPhone 6's Battery

The iPhone 6 is a great smartphone, although I’m sure I’m not alone in my desire for a longer-lasting battery. Thankfully, there are a number of battery cases out there (see my roundup of iPhone 6 battery cases here), that can boost battery life. Sadly, like any smartphone, over time your iPhone 6 …

The iPhone 6 Model!