States with the highest and lowest gas taxes

16th February 2019

At the start of this 2018, seven states raised taxes on gasoline, while two states lowered the tax. Pennsylvania lowered taxes by six tenths of a cent, but the state still has the highest gas taxes in the country. Just as the cost of gasoline varies considerably from state to state, so does the effective tax rate. On top of the federal tax, each state collects its own tax on…

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Lyft Celebrates Black History Month With Free Ride Initiative

16th February 2019

At Lyft, we believe in recognizing, celebrating, and supporting the contributions of incredible Black women and men throughout history and within our communities today. That is why during the month of February, we’ll be providing one free ride up to $10* to Black history museums, memorials, and relevant cultural sites, as well as to Black-owned businesses throughout various communities in which we serve. The full list of participating cities, designated…

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Twitter has been storing your ‘deleted’ DMs for years

16th February 2019

Twitter lets users delete direct messages from their own side of the conversation (the recipient will still get to keep a copy, unless they also choose to delete it). But it turns out, those deleted messages aren’t really getting removed at all, according to a report from security researcher Karan Saini, via TechCrunch. It turns out that despite showing that the message was deleted, Twitter still stores all those DMs…

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Get 50% Off on Gift Cards At Amazon Using Amex Membership Rewards!

14th February 2019

This deal with Membership Rewards is back in a new form but instead of $100 off $500 purchase its a lower amount but 50% off this time. If you clip the “Click here to activate“ coupon via this link it will tell you if you are targeted to save another $30 off $60 at Amazon when you redeem 1 AMEX Membership Rewards Point. This offer is valid for select Amex/Amazon users. If it doesn’t work for…

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Sharing passwords for a video streaming site? This company will uses AI to track you down

14th February 2019

A password for Netflix or HBO Go can be a precious thing that’s offered to a romantic partner or gifted from a family member (and saved for future use). But for UK company Synamedia, a password like that is a password to be hunted down. At CES this year, the firm unveiled a new service that uses machine learning to spot shared passwords. It works like this: a streaming service…

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Have You Had any Amazon Package Stolen?

14th February 2019

We’re well into the holiday season, and many of us are hoping our online orders arrive in time for Christmas next week. In fact, the U.S. Postal Service predicts December 17-23 will be its busiest week for mailing, shipping, and delivery. But with the uptick in deliveries comes an increased risk of theft by “porch pirates” — people who steal packages right off of doorsteps. Check out our tips on…

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Apple says cheap battery replacements hurt iPhone sales

14th February 2019

Apple just revealed it’s expecting a $9 billion loss in revenue due to weak iPhone demand that’s partly caused by more people replacing their batteries, according to a letter issued by CEO Tim Cook addressed to investors. Last year, Apple admitted it was throttling older iPhone models to compensate for degrading batteries that caused the phones to sometimes shut down. It offered to cut its $79 battery replacement fee down…

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5 Must-Read Tips For Your New iPhone

14th February 2019

Congrats on getting a new iPhone! Now that the holiday fervor has died down a bit, it’s time to move past turning it on and annoying all your friends with the requisite “everyone only uses it one time” animjoi Message. So now what? 1. Delete Your Beta Profile or Enroll Your New iPhone This tip is just for those of you who are on the Apple Public Beta program (if…

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How to see how much time you waste on Facebook

14th February 2019

Facebook has begun rolling out a feature that shows you how much time you spend using the social network, as first reported by TechCrunch. It’s called Your Time on Facebook and it’s currently only available through the mobile app. I’ve checked a few different devices of my own, and only one (the Pixel 3 XL) currently has the feature. That said, once you do get the feature added to your…

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From Chromebooks to MacBooks, here are the best laptop deals for February 2019

14th February 2019

Shopping for a new computer can be fun, but it can also be a headache given the wide range of options available today. The addition of newer touchscreen and 2-in-1 laptops doesn’t make it any simpler to find the right laptop for you. It’s not hard to get choice paralysis when shopping for a PC, even if you already have a fixed budget in mind, but our research can make…

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Whole Foods is raising prices less than two years after Amazon’s acquisition

13th February 2019

Depending on who you ask, Whole Foods is continuing to live up to the unfortunate nickname — “Whole Paycheck” — that cost-conscious shoppers bestowed on it. We’re referring in this case to a leaked email obtained by The Wall Street Journal, which showed that even with Amazon’s deep pockets, Whole Foods is apparently quietly rising prices on many items. The reason being — well, even Whole Foods is not immune…

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How to use Netflix’s secret category codes

13th February 2019

With an ever-growing library of content, there’s plenty to watch on Netflix — as long as you can find something that interests you. The streaming service conveniently allows users to search by general categories, but if you want to get even more specific, there’s a trick to help you out. As it turns out, the streamer has assigned codes to each genre and subgenre, and you can access the full…

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