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RoboKiller App Wins FTC's Contest for a Tech Solution to Annoying Calls

mad at phone The FTC just held another contest to find a technological solution to the problem of unwanted automated phone calls (robocalls). RoboKiller, a forthcoming app, took the top prize. It forwards all calls for analysis before reaching your phone, and then lets through only the legitimate ones.

How to Take Control of Your Medical Records

doctor You would think in this age of computers that medical records could be easily shared between hospitals and doctors. Not necessarily so. Taking charge of your own records helps circumvent "data lock" - where one doctor's records system can't talk with another's, or when hospitals make a stink about transferring files to competing providers. Here's how you can take charge of your own records.


Unexpected Credit Card Benefits

credit card Most people know that a good credit card can double the manufacturer's warranty free. But did you know there are other valuable benefits inconspicuously offered by some cards, including cellphone replacement insurance, trip cancellation/interruption insurance, return protection, and more!

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Mouse Print* -- Here We Downsize Again 2015 (Part 3)

mouse print Thanks to our eagle-eyed readers, we have a new round of big name products that have been recently downsized. Think smaller Charmin and Folgers, for example. That story is this week in Mouse Print*.

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Netgear WiFi Extender - $19.99 After Rebate, and Maybe Only $9.99

Until the 27th, Newegg is offering a Netgear EX2700 N300 WiFi Range Extender for only $19.99 after coupon (EMCAWNK25) and $10 mail-in rebate. MrConsumer paid $10 more for it, and the unit works fine, but not miraculously. Get an extra $10 off if you have never used American Express Checkout at Newegg. So, at $9.99, with free shipping, this is an absolute steal.

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These Counterfeits Can be Hazardous to Your Health

It is not just designer handbags and watches that get counterfeited these days. Think car parts, prescription medicine, rechargeable batteries, even UL safety-tested labels. Use one of these fakes, and your health or safety could be endangered.

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