Julia Duncan

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7 trips worth blowing your budget for

These amazing trips are as big on wow-factor as they are on price – if you've got the budget, you'll want to blow it!<p>1. Epic Northeast Passage …

Don’t Fool Yourself: Technology Must Be Used Strategically

A Pew Research Center report released earlier this month on social media use and stress has gotten a lot of play in subsequent media coverage, with …

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Starting February 11, 2015, All Four Major US Carriers Will Let You SIM Unlock Your Phone - Here's The Fine Print

If you've ever gone to a foreign country with a carrier-branded phone, or tried to use that phone on a different operator in the US, you've probably …

Bevy of new leaks gives closer peek at Windows 10 for phones

More screenshots of Windows 10 for phones have leaked, giving us a closer look at Microsoft's mobile operating system.<p>We got a brief look at the …

Valentine's Gifts for Guys: DIY Gifts for Husbands and Boyfriends for Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is such a sad-trombone holiday. Coming off Christmas and Hanukkah, no one's in the mood to be gifting again so soon. But it feels like you should do <b>something</b> for your guy in the name of (commercialized) "romance." With that in mind, here are five gifts from Darby Smart that you can …

8 Mobile Apps that Will Make You Love Your Next Layover

Prayitno / Flickr<p>Flight delays are impossible to avoid and even more frustrating to deal with. But there are a few smartphone apps that will make your next delay less of a headache. Whether you want to find the nearest airport lounge or yoga room, or just need help getting rebooked, you'll find …

A Map Of Every Patent Steve Jobs Touched

You might never be able to get inside the enigmatic Apple founder’s head, but this could be the next best thing.<p>People are always trying to put themselves into the head of Apple founder Steve Jobs, to figure out how he thought. Unfortunately, Jobs was pretty inscrutable, but here’s one fun way to …

Oh Hey, An Ubuntu Phone Is Actually Happening

Remember how there were maybe going to be some phones that ran Ubuntu? They're coming! With a list of caveats approximately one mile long!<p>Slated to …

Control your Mac by pointing your finger with ControlAir

If you're sitting at your Mac right now, there's a fairly high chance that you'll be listening to music. Normally, if you want to skip between tracks, you'd use the keyboard shortcuts that line the top of your Apple keyboard. But what if you could could control music and movies without touching …

15 Genius Kitchen Storage Solutions

I'm no stranger to a tiny, cramped kitchen. Thing is, I have a food blog and a passion for cooking and baking — so I've had to get creative with my …

WATCH OUT NETFLIX: People are now streaming more video on Amazon than Netflix

The research firm Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) just released a study showing that people stream video content on Amazon as much as (or more than) on Netflix, thanks to Amazon's decision to offer both a subscription and single-pay service in the same place.<p>Amazon's magic is that …

Underrated national parks in the US

Looking for the beauty of Yosemite and Yellowstone without the crowds? These under-the-radar American parks deserve a spot on your bucket list.<p>1. North Cascades National Park, Washington<p>If you want to see glaciers and temperate rainforests in one place, look no further than Washington’s North …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Twitter beat revenue estimations in its Q4 earnings report.</b> But it had 288 million monthly active users, short of the 295 million expected.<p><b>2. We talked to Twitter CEO Dick Costolo after the earnings report.</b> He says you need a thick skin to be CEO.<p><b>3. GoPro stock was down 15% after its Q4 earnings</b> …

Will animation be the big UI trend of 2015?

Animation has become an increasingly important part of the UI design experience across many different applications.<p>There are core considerations of …

The 100 most romantic restaurants in the US, according to OpenTable

OpenTable sorted through more than five million restaurant reviews from over 20,000 restaurants across the country to compile their list of the the most romantic restaurants in America.<p>American, French, and Italian spots dominated the list, with fondue restaurants making a strong appearance as well.<p>…

8 Places With Always-Perfect Weather

<i>By Kelsie Ozamiz for the Orbitz Travel Blog</i><p>Think of all the things you'd talk about if you went to a place where weather was never the topic of conversation.<p>San Diego<p><b>San Diego</b><p>Let's get this one out of the way. San Diego is the textbook example of beautiful year-round climate. It's never too hot and …

5 Magazines For Book Lovers

Jenn de la Vega / February 4, 2015<p>Dearest Book Lover,<p>Isn’t it great to curl up with a good tome? These harsh winter months can be a great time to …

Want To Be In Two Places At Once? Go To Llívia.

It's difficult to be in two places at once. But if you're headed to Llívia, Spain, then it's no problem at all. That's because it's a country within a country.<p>Llívia is technically a Spanish territory, though it's situated within French land.<p>That leaves Llívia as an exclave of Spain and an enclave …

15 Best Beach Getaways for 2015

No two beach vacations are exactly the same. Some travelers want sun during the day, and a trendy, urban scene to explore by night; others want deserted islands offering peace and quiet. Fortunately, there's no shortage of stunning beaches around the world to choose from, but which ones are the …

10 Romantic Nature Walks and Hikes for Valentine's Day

<i>If you're out of ideas about how to spend Valentine's Day, why not let Mother Nature provide some answers? Since February 14th falls on a Saturday</i> …

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

Mar<p>6<p>Tue<p>Eric Johnsonwith original band members Tommy Taylor & Kyle Brock plus Special Guest Arielle<p>Rams Head Live!, Baltimore, MD<p>Mar<p>7<p>Wed<p>Rams Head …

Apple And Samsung Join Forces For iPhone 7

Following reports at the end of last year that Samsung’s manufacturing plant in Austin was working on the early batches of A9 system-on-chips (SoC) for the presumptively named Apple iPhone 7, it appears that the South Korean manufacturer will be the lead manufacturer for most, if not all, of the A9 …

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