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Microsoft Admits Serious Windows 10 Upgrade Error

I was saying this long before it was fashionable: Microsoft crossed the line with its Windows 10 upgrade tactics by employing seriously dirty tricks – and now, at long last, the company has admitted it…<p>Speaking on Windows Weekly podcast, Microsoft’s Chief Marketing Officer Chris Capossela fessed up …

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What's the Deal with Boxing Day?

Christmas falls on a Monday this year, which means we get it off from work. Hooray!<p>But across the pond, the day after Christmas — or more accurately, …

Scientists discovered an absurdly easy way to seem convincing

Over the holidays it's best to avoid any arguments, whenever possible. But if you can't, you may want to bring some scientific ammunition for your side of the discussion.<p>It turns out that if you want to convince someone that your explanation for something is the best way to explain it, you might …

Young People Who Use Multiple Social Media Platforms Are More Likely to Be Depressed

Researchers published an eye-opening analysis that shows just how much social media and depression are linked in young adults. The more social media …

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What it's like aboard the most expensive flight in the world

It's a long haul between New York and Mumbai, but Etihad, the United Arab Emirates national carrier, has figured out a way to make it a comfortable journey—for those willing to pay $38,000 (Rs 25 million) for a <i>one-way</i> ticket, anyway.<p>It's the new most expensive flight in the world. A round-trip …

The Best (and Worst) Days to Visit Disney World in 2017

Let’s face it: planning a trip to Walt Disney World isn’t easy. Even after you make the reservations, book the FastPasses, and pack up the family’s …

Flight Deal: U.S. to London (Plus Iceland) From $149

Wow Air is at it again, adding routes and lowering fares to Europe from East Coast hubs.<p>This week, Icelandic budget airline Wow Air announced additional flights this spring from Reykjavik to 31 European destinations like London, Paris, and Amsterdam. And while the addition of more flights to and …

Here’s Exactly How Helpful It Is to Consult Dr. Google

Are you sitting down? Here is some news that will rattle you to your core: When it comes to figuring out health problems, the internet is less …

Opera's free VPN is now available in its main desktop browser

But Netflix has already blocked it<p>VPNs or virtual private networks are services that reroute your traffic through different countries. They're good if you want a little more anonymity or are trying to find your way around geoblocks, but they usually cost money. Not in Opera's latest browser, …

Science says you get your intelligence from your mama

If your mother has ever praised you for being the most intelligent human being on the planet, she was also unknowingly commenting on how smart she …

Deal: Want to go to Ireland soon? $749 for L.A.-Dublin flights

If you skipped Europe this summer because airfares were too high, this may be a deal too good to pass up. Aer Lingus launched a fare sale Thursday with a sweet off-season price starting at $749 round-trip for Los Angeles-Dublin flights.<p><b>The deal:</b> The airfare, also offered from Boston or New York for …

What Killed the Jingle?

Marketing ditties once had a distinctive, hokey sound, but today’s advertisers have ditched them for standard pop songs.<p>Most Americans can recite their share of jingles. Perhaps they can’t remember their partner’s cell phone number, but they know every digit required to reach Empire carpet. Or …

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ACT scores show many grads not ready for college-level work

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest scores from the ACT college entrance exam suggest many of this year's high school graduates aren't ready for …

Microsoft thinks its time Mac users ditch Evernote for OneNote

It seems Microsoft doesn’t like Evernote. That’s okay, I don’t either.<p>It doesn’t matter what your reasoning. Whether it’s the constant state of flux in the upper levels of management, the bloated and not-at-all reliable interface or the fact that the price just went up to $69.99 per year for …

London is cheaper than ever — these 25 photos will inspire you to visit

But thanks to Brexit, the pound has fallen to its lowest level in over 30 years.<p>What this means for you is that now is a great time to take a trip there.<p>From browsing fresh food at the Borough Market to walking along the glass floors of the Tower Bridge, here are 25 photos that will inspire you to …

Scientific Secrets To Keep Kids In College

To be human is to be constantly at war between our lofty goals and our immediate impulses.<p>Future Me wants me to run 5 miles. Right Now Me wants a cookie.<p>Unfortunately, that totally understandable tendency is one factor that can stop people from completing their education:<p>Ninety-three percent of …

How to watch Netflix together without being in the same room

Just because you and your friends have moved to different corners of the globe doesn’t mean you have to stop watching shows and movies …

Want More Success and Happiness? No Joke, Science Says Avoid Pride

Research says pride comes in two different personalities. One you definitely want to avoid, if you want to live life to the fullest.<p>Do you consider yourself a proud person? Well, after this article, you may want to re-consider whether it's serving you or working against you. As it turns out, a rare …

America’s Best Little Beach Towns

Tucked between popular Monterey, Pebble Beach, and Carmel, this quiet town is more famous for its butterflies and stray deer than its tourists. You …

Blood Red: 30 Vintage Soviet Accident Prevention Posters

[ By Steve in Design & Graphics & Branding. ]In Soviet Russia, accident prevent you! That’s the message rendered in classic commie-propaganda style …

The New Furby Definitely Will Not Kill You In Your Sleep

“It's my belief that history is a wheel,” the Roman philosopher Boethius said. “'Inconstancy is my very essence,' says the wheel. Rise up on my …

Poland dismisses EU criticism as unwarranted, non-binding

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Polish government on Thursday rejected a critical assessment of its first months in office from the European Union, arguing …

You Can Now Stay at a Hotel Room Inside of the Eiffel Tower

It's the first time the national icon has had an offer like this.<p>The next time you visit Paris on vacation, don't just wait in line to visit the Eiffel Tower — pick up a room key while you're there. The iconic landmark will soon offer a room you can rent for the first time ever, thanks to a …

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