Rhonda Syberg

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Why you should stop asking if a tablet can replace your laptop — and what to ask instead

It's an attractive sales pitch.<p>The simple, lightweight and touch-friendly experience we've come to love on our smartphones and tablets seems like it could do wonders for the old-fashioned computers that we use everyday to get work done with.<p>But the advent of this new class of hybrid PC-tablet …

The Children of Strangers

Sue and Hector Badeau adopted twenty children who needed a home—but there were always more.<p>When Sue Hoag was twelve, she read a book, “The Family Nobody Wanted,” about a couple in the nineteen-forties who adopted a multiracial posse of twelve children, despite having very little room or money. Sue …

NASA photos of Earth: Comparing the planet 1972 to 2015

The 1972 "Blue Marble" photo of Earth offered a previously unseen view of the world: A single image of the planet lit by the sun. In an instant, the image became iconic.<p>Since that time, many satellite photos of Earth have been taken in different ways and from different views. Usually, because the …

Rare blue moon rises Friday

<b>(CNN) —</b> If anything unusual happens to you Friday, you'll be right to say it was "once in a blue moon."<p>The July 31 appearance of the month's second full moon will be the first such occurrence in the Americas since August 2012. Every month has a full moon, but because the lunar cycle and the …

Ho Chi Minh City

The top TED talks that will change the way you work and live

These inspirational TED talks will challenge how you think and communicate at work and in your everyday life<p>With alumni ranging from Stephen Hawking to Bill Gates, TED talks have become a global phenomenon since <b>Al Gore gave one of the first ever</b> adresses in 2006.<p>We gathered some of the most-viewed …

Public Speaking

12 Road Trip Games to Keep Everyone in the Car Entertained

<i>What are some fun games to play on a roadtrip for two people, including the driver?: originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Ask a question, get a great answer. Learn from experts and access insider knowledge. You can follow Quora on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.</i><p><i>Answer by</i> …

Review: Inside Out Takes a Mind-Blowing Trip Inside the Brain

The most profound—as well as profoundly <i>good</i>—Pixar movies are the ones that seem the least plausible as story pitches. Consider <i>Up</i> (crushed by …

National Geographic Magazine

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Extreme Sports

How to disable phone calls on your iPad

Where to find that pesky setting to make your iPad stop ringing when someone calls your iPhone.<p>Apple introduced the Continuity feature with OS X Yosemite that lets you field phone calls and text messages from your iOS devices and Mac. I enjoy being able to respond to texts from my MacBook Pro and …

MacBook Pro

I lived in Europe for 5 years — these are the places I tell all my friends to visit

But it usually makes for an experience that exposes you to something new and leaves an impression for years after.<p>I was lucky enough to live in Zurich, Switzerland, for five years when I was younger. Because of its central location in Europe, Zurich made it easy to explore the rest of the continent.<p>…

European Travel

Blizzard 2015: 250-Mile Stretch of Northeast Braces for Storm

The New York City area was placed under a 35-hour blizzard warning beginning Monday afternoon, with more than 2 feet of snow expected to create "paralyzing, crippling" conditions, forecasters said Sunday.<p>It's part of a storm system that's expected to pummel the Northeast from Philadelphia all the …

Weather

The NSA knew North Korea hacked Sony because it hacked North Korea first

The US government recently took the rare step of directly blaming North Korea for the crippling hack of Sony in retaliation for its satire film, <i>The Interview</i>. But how could it be so sure in the face of doubters, who said another hacking group disguised as North Korea, or a malcontent insider were …

Secret US cybersecurity report: encryption vital to protect private data

A secret US cybersecurity report warned that government and private computers were being left vulnerable to online attacks from Russia, China and criminal gangs because encryption technologies were not being implemented fast enough.<p>The advice, in a newly uncovered five-year forecast written in …

Surveillance

Marriott bows to complaints, won't seek OK to block customers' Wi-Fi

Marriott, which had sought government permission to possibly block its customers' use of personal Wi-Fi devices in the name of Internet security, has reversed itself amid a firestorm of consumer complaints.<p>"Marriott International listens to its customers, and we will not block guests from using …

What to Eat When It's Really Cold Out (Really, Really Cold)

Yes, it's cold out. Maybe even too cold to go out for dinner. But wait till you read what the first man to cross Antarctica by dogsled had to eat before you start complaining.<p>Yes, we know you're cold. Sure, we agree that you'd "literally" be risking frostbite by going out to eat. And we totally get …

Nutrition

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UK’s Purple WiFi Raises $5M To Push Its Free Social WiFi Service Abroad

Free public WiFi has become one of the more popular ways that cafes, shops and other public places attract users and then use the connections to serve ads and collect other kinds of anonymised analytics. Now, a startup out of the UK called Purple WiFi has raised some funding for its own twist on …

Taylor Swift sends epic care package to fan -- plus $1,989

<b>(CNN) —</b> For a pop star with millions of frenzied fans, Taylor Swift does a pretty good job keeping tabs on them.<p>She has a history of stalking -- er, "Tay-lurking" -- fans on social media, figuring out their likes, dislikes and what's going on in their lives. And she loves to shower super loyal ones …

Student Finance

Kate Middleton Is Now on Twitter

Oh, Prince William and Prince Harry too.<p>Did something feel <i>different</i> when you woke up this morning? Perhaps the air you're breathing feels more sophisticated, shinier somehow? If so, there's a reason: As of about 5 a.m., the atmosphere has been buzzing with royal tweets. That's right: Kate …

Keep Calm and Put Down the Sriracha

It has come to my attention that some of you are becoming unable to eat good food unless it is spiced to within an inch of its life.<p>I've been …

Facebook at Work: social network launches 'pilot' for companies

Tests underway for how employees can use news feed, groups and messaging for their work, but will be kept separate from personal profiles<p>Many companies still ban staff from accessing Facebook during office hours, but the social network is hoping to win over the corporate critics with Facebook at …

Messaging

Google Translate can now interpret signs and conversations in real time

Google is releasing a major update to Translate this week, making it much faster and easier to use the app for translating in-person conversations and printed text. The first big update is the inclusion of a feature called Word Lens, which comes from an app of the same name that Google bought last …

What Your Personality Has to Do With Your Neighborhood

Extroverts are more likely to be drawn to a city's center, for example.<p>It’s a well-worn sociological truth that the neighborhoods in which we live can have a powerful effect on our lives. But how do our neighborhoods affect our overall happiness and well being? And what might they reflect about our …

Psychology

Why Google won't fix a security bug in almost a billion Android phones

A day after Google publicized a flaw in Windows 8.1 before Microsoft could do anything about it, news broke about a security vulnerability in Android that the Mountain View company, well, won't fix at all. Rafay Baloch, an independent researcher, and Joe Vennix, an engineer at Rapid7 (a security …

11 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With Your iPad

Why not tap into your iPad's full potential?<p>We've got you covered.<p>From tips to make your iPad experience more enjoyable to unique apps that let your iPad do new things, these tricks will keep your tablet feeling fresh and more capable than ever.

Prince George's most memorable gifts, in pictures - Telegraph

Prince George of Cambridge

7 Airline Innovations That Will Change the Way We Fly

There was a day not too long ago when seatback TVs on planes looked space-aged, the concept of a call from 30,000 feet seemed impossible, and the idea of WiFi—let alone on a plane—was completely out of the question. Today? You take those things for granted. You even complain about them if they …

Aviation

Awesome & Affordable Hotel Spas

You won't believe where you can find the best deals on hotel spa treatments! Get more "ahhhh" for your money using these industry secrets.

Travel

Elvis at 80: The King still rules

<b>(CNN) —</b> In 1992, the U.S. Postal Service had a vote to determine which image of Elvis Presley should go on a stamp: a rendering of the youthful, late '50s King or the beefier, early-'70s version.<p>The runaway victor was Young Elvis. It remains one of the most popular stamps of all time.<p>But these …

Music