Struck By a Duck: The Strangest Codes in the US Medical Billing System 

When you go to the doctor, there’s a medical code that determines how your treatment gets billed. Getting treated for urban rabies? Well, that’s distinct from woods-based sylvatic rabies, and your invoice will reflect that. Until today, the system in the US was the same one we used in the 1970s. But there’s a new… »10/01/15 3:30pm10/01/15 3:30pm

​Progressive Insurance's Driver Tracking Tool Is Ridiculously Insecure

Progressive Insurance offers customers the option to plug a device into their cars' OBDII ports to track their driving and lower their insurance rates. Unsurprisingly, it's about as secure as a Tiffany necklace left on a sidewalk. But that doesn't mean the dongle will turn your car into a killer robot. »1/20/15 5:26pm1/20/15 5:26pm

China Offers Smog Insurance for Sight-Seeing Tourists Who Can't See

China's debilitating smog problem isn't anything new at this point—at least for its residents. Tourists to Beijing, however, are still struggling with the fact that the sights they came for can often be virtually unseeable. To appease this growing group of angry travelers, China's biggest online travel agency now… »3/21/14 12:20pm3/21/14 12:20pm

When Apple Care Is Worth It (And When It's Not)

If you're making an investment in an Apple product, whether it's a new machine or a permanently on-sale refurb, you want to protect it. At the same time, spending a few hundred more on AppleCare hurts when you're already dropping a couple grand on a computer. You get a year of AppleCare as part of any purchase—but do… »12/26/12 11:00am12/26/12 11:00am