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'The Office' Star Jenna Fischer Recalls Meeting & Kissing John Krasinski: 'Lightning Struck'

The real-life Pam Beesly wrote a book, and Jim is in it (obviously).<p>Jenna Fischer's new book, "The Actor's Life: A Survival Guide," includes details on her biggest role, as the "The Office" receptionist in love with Jim Halpert, played by John Krasinski.<p>Fisher made some headlines a while back for …

Science Says the Most Successful Kids Have Parents Who Do These 9 Things | Inc.com

Much has been written about the attributes of high-achieving adults, and what makes them different from everyone else. But if you're a parent, a more compelling question may be: "What can I do to make sure my kids succeed in life?" Here's what researchers say.<p>1. Don't tell them they can be anything …

New York University

13 Tried And True Recipes You'll Want To Make In September

Here’s what our editors and writers are making in their own kitchens.

Someone Is Putting Up Fake Posters Around The City, And It’s Hilarious (10+ Pics)

Meet Jason C. Saenz - the Bolivian stand-up comedian who's going around putting up fake posters all over California.<p>From a 'Sean Spicer looking for …

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10 housing markets where first-time buyers have no chance

A shortage of supply with rising demand is ramping up prices and making housing increasingly unaffordable.<p>And a report Monday from Trulia showed that the number starter homes — in the cheapest price segment — has dropped 43.6% in the past four years.<p>Trulia's report included the top ten US housing …

Google wants you to 'Gmailify' your email, without using Gmail

Google's quest to have as many people as possible on Gmail has reached it's final logical step: you no longer need to change your email address to …

Microsoft has a slew of stability updates for the Surface

The myriad problems with Microsoft's Surface Book and its Surface Pro 4 tablet are well documented, and now we know what Redmond's definition of "quickly" is: A period of time no less than two months in length. The company has released a rash of updates to the devices that it says will help users …

Twitter Execs Buy Up Millions Worth of Company Stock

It's the same confidence play JPMorgan’s C.E.O. made last week.<p>Twitter has been on the defensive, protecting itself against naysayers who question its room to expand and critique its plans to get there. But executives are just now starting to play offense.<p>The social network’s C.F.O., <b>Anthony Noto,</b> …

Amazon taking on Uber with its on-demand delivery service

Amazon.com is quietly inviting drivers for its new “on-demand” delivery service to handle its standard packages, as the online retailer known for low prices and razor-thin profit margins looks to speed up delivery times and tamp down its growing multibillion-dollar logistics bill.<p>The move, which …

eCommerce

Scissors-paper-rock on HipChat will solve every office argument

Atlassian is about to disrupt your work day.<p>The Australian company, which recently went public on the American Stock Exchange, has announced they …

Atlassian

Microsoft is testing a cool idea that could one day let you go to the DMV over Skype

In India, just as in the United States, there's only so much you can do when it comes to dealing with government agencies over the phone or e-mail. At a certain point, you have to go to City Hall (or whatever other municipal office) and show some kind of identification in order to get what you want.<p>…

It's getting easier to use Twitter for customer service

A lot of people turn to Twitter to ask for help from or to air their grievances against a particular company, knowing they can get a response faster that way. Due to the burgeoning customer service activity on its website, the microblogging service has launched two new features that can make the …

Customer Service

Report: ISIS seeing 'diminishing returns' on Twitter propaganda campaign

According to a study by George Washington University, ISIS isn’t having much luck recruiting new members or spreading propaganda messages on Twitter these days.<p>The report, released today, found fewer than 1,000 easily-accessible English-language accounts and that those accounts had a relatively …

New York's public Wi-Fi is equipped for terror attacks

We’ve known that New York’s old public pay phones would be getting a 21st century upgrade for a couple of years and tests of the new free internet hubs started in December.<p>Now the roll out is official, thanks to an announcement from Mayor de Blasio, some more details of just how the scheme will …

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Zenefits Stumbles Into PayPal’s Old Drama

Eric M. Jackson Contributor<p>Eric M. Jackson is the co-founder and chief executive of Caplinked and the former head of marketing at PayPal.<p>Chris Grey Contributor<p>Chris Grey is the co-founder and chief operating officer of Caplinked.<p>The tech world was stunned last week when Zenefits — the unicorn that …

Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow lands for the Galaxy Note 5

<b>Update, February 24:</b> Following the start in Cambodia, Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow is rolling out to the Note 5 in South Korea. So far, local carriers LG U Plus and SK Telecom are rolling out the OTA, with the other major operators to follow soon. We’ll keep you posted with details regarding the …

Twitter suspensions may actually be curbing ISIS propaganda

Twitter’s efforts to suspend the accounts of suspected ISIS sympathizers is having an effect on repeat account offenders' activity levels and reach, according to a new report from researchers at George Washington University’s Program on Extremism. Although Twitter’s work to get rid of the accounts …

Microsoft, Samsung and others form IoT alliance to do what Apple and Google already are

Some big names in tech have formed an alliance to make the confusing Internet of Things (IoT) friendlier.<p>Called the Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF), tech companies such as Microsoft, Samsung, Qualcomm, GE and Intel will help each other “unify IoT standards so that companies and developers can …

Netflix Knows It Only Has About a Minute to Grab Your Attention

It’s Friday night, it was a long week, and your couch is calling your name. You’ve got your takeout and a bottle of wine, your sweatpants on and the remote in-hand. Now, if only you could find something good to watch on Netflix. You search and search and after nearly two minutes, you give …

Sling TV reportedly has over 600,000 subscribers

The $20-per-month internet TV service launched a little over one year ago<p>Sling TV, Dish's internet TV service, is seeing steady growth according to numbers published by <i>The Wall Street Journal</i><i>.</i> There are currently over 600,000 monthly subscribers, according to "people briefed on the numbers" who …

Trump calls for Apple boycott

<b>Pawley's Island, South Carolina (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump on Friday called for a boycott against Apple until the technology giant helps the FBI break into the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino shooters.<p>"Boycott Apple until such time as they give that information," Trump told a crowded room of …

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Netflix Is Making a Major Change to Help You Find What to Watch Next

Because you will need a new TV show eventually.<p>Ever wonder how Netflix figures out what to show you on its homepage? Like most major websites, it's the combination of several complicated algorithms. But Tech Insider reports that the site has decided to let users around the world help show you what …

Microsoft, Qualcomm Join Rebranded Internet of Things Club

Stop me if you’ve heard this before. A bevy of leading tech vendors have allied to ensure that the billions of devices comprising the Internet of …

19 of America's most surreal travel destinations

From massive underground caves to rainbow-clad natural formations, the country is teeming with breathtaking spots that leave travelers in awe.<p>We've put together a collection of 19 such sights to visit in the US, from the world's largest gypsium dunefield to shimmering ice caves hidden within a …

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Police: Video shows Ferguson shooting suspect with gun

<b>Ferguson, Missouri (CNN) —</b> Crowds scatter and duck for cover around him. But a man in a white T-shirt sprints forward, waving what appears to be a gun in his hand.<p>Investigators say that image, captured in a surveillance video released by the St. Louis County Police on Tuesday, shows the chaotic …

5 things to know for your new day -- Wednesday, August 12

<b>(CNN) —</b> A New York prison is hit with abuse allegations. A Texas cop is fired. And two presidential candidates have less-than-ideal days.<p>It's Wednesday, and here are five things to know for your new day.<p>NEW YORK PRISONS<p><b>Abuse allegations:</b> Were inmates at Clinton Correctional Facility abused during …

Feds: Mississippi couple planned honeymoon to join ISIS in Syria

<b>(CNN) —</b> "Our story will be that we are newlyweds on our honeymoon," the young woman allegedly wrote.<p>But in reality, according to a criminal complaint, she and her soon-to-be husband had a far more sinister trip in mind: flying from Mississippi to Europe, then traveling to Syria and joining ISIS.<p>Now …

5 tips to make your Android phone run faster, longer

There’s a lot of power contained within that little glass rectangle you carry around all day. We’ve got eight-core CPUs, multiple gigabytes of RAM, …