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Uber announces UberPedal in Seattle with $5 surcharge to drag your bike around town

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Uber is adding bike racks to the back of its cars in Seattle beginning tomorrow. Now when you get tired or it starts raining while you’re riding your bike, Uber will give you and your bike a ride home. For a price. The Uber app in Seattle will now include a Pedal button along the with the Uber, UberX, and UberXL options. Tap the button and an UberX with a bike rack will pick you up. Unfortunately, shoving your bike on the rack will cost you an extra $ 5 in addition to your regular fare. But, the cars are equipped…

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QiStone+ wireless portable charger review: For people who really, really hate carrying cables around

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Running out of power is a pretty dependable occurrence for anyone who forgets to charge their phone or other devices on a regular basis. Everyone knows that most smartphones can’t get through more than a day or so without depleting their battery. One solution is to carry a portable charger around with you. This adds a few extra hours battery life, but at the cost of having to carry yet another cable in your bag or increase the bulk of your phone with a charging case. However, FoneSalesman’s QiStone+ portable wireless charger eliminates this problem by using the Qi standard for wireless charging…

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Vine for the Web revamped around content discovery; videos are now viewable to non-users

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Twitter launched a basic Web version of its 6-second video app Vine back in January, and now it is filling in the gaps after (finally) adding more features to the site. In addition to the home feed and profile view that featured on the initial version of Vine, users will now find a search bar and a set of discovery features from the mobile apps: including curated content — playlists and featured videos and features users — channels, trending tags and popular now. Interestingly, the site is now accessible for visitors that are not logged in to the service, which will open it up to…

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Around the Tiers: Dis-enrolling from medicare

Around the Tiers: Dis-enrolling from medicare
The Medicare Advantage Plan (or Medicare Part C) Disenrollment Period will run from January 1, 2014 to February 14, 2014. During this time, Medicare beneficiaries can dis-enroll from a Medicare Advantage Plan and return to Original Medicare.
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Working Past 65 and Medicare Part D
Some had kept their employer health insurance while others had enrolled in Medicare. They all had questions, and the answers depended on each person's particular situation. I had a call today from a woman who has a good job with good health insurance.
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Medicare Advantage enrollment grew
A health policy think tank says Medicare Advantage plan enrollment may be at least 5.5 percent higher this year than it was last year. Analysts at Avalere Health are reporting that finding in a look at new Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services …
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