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There are some pretty good uses for an old cellphone, if it is not too beat-up or broken. Here are five things you can do with your old phone, and none of them require an active SIM card.

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You have a lot of options when it comes to strip lighting, also called tape lights and ribbon lights. You’ ll find choices in the color of lights, how to control them by a light switch or remote, and how to use them. It included a plug-in driver, terminal and coaxial and jumper connectors and a GE power switch for $210. A handyman would charge $300, which includes labor and...

Spearheading the U.S. Department of Energy's first-ever appearance at the CES tech show was the boss herself. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm worked the floor to scout and tout the myriad opportunities for innovators, consumers and established businesses to spur the transition to clean energy. 

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Light up your door entrance using the power of the sun, and provide security and safety in an earth-friendly way with a solar-powered light. At night the light is powered by the sun and three rechargeable batteries that have an estimated life of two years. It turns on and off automatically as the sun rises and sets, and it can provide up to 12 continuous hours of light...

A phone’s camera lens can measure a heart rate. The microphone, kept by the bedside, can screen for sleep apnea. Even the speaker is being tapped, to monitor breathing. But using smartphones as diagnostic tools is a work in progress, experts say.

When America’s mental health industry sees the opportunity to broaden its influence, it pounces. Such is the story of trichotillomania, which is the diagnosis given to children pull out their hair.

J.R. Moehringer, the ghostwriter on Prince Harry's explosive tell-all "Spare", is defending factual errors and inconsistencies in the just-published memoir. And he did it with a quote from another author. In a Wednesday tweet, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and former Los Angeles Times writer seemed to address nit-picking criticisms of the book with a quote by "The Liars' Club" author ...

There are some pretty good uses for an old cellphone, if it is not too beat-up or broken. Here are five things you can do with your old phone, and none of them require an active SIM card.

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