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Verizon's Hum connected car gadget is now a teen driver's worst nightmare

Hum, the aftermarket connected car add-on from Verizon, is about to get a little less friendly to the younger drivers in the household. An update rolling out later this month will enable geofencing and speed alert features, which are exactly what they sound like: a car's owner will be able to get …

How to talk to anyone: the experts' guide

Handle awkward date silences, end a conversation with a stranger – plus chat to your children, your parents and your boss. Our panel shares their secrets<p>Children often don’t have the words to say what they’re feeling, and they don’t always understand what we’re looking for when we ask them …

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<i>21 Sugar Free Recipes, Articles and Round Ups You don’t Want to Miss!</i><p>You may or may not have seen any of these recipes I’ve shared on Facebook. If …

Want To Try A Sugar-Free Diet? Here’s 10 Ways To Beat Sugar Cravings And Break A Sugar Habit By Nutritional Therapist Elsa Jones

Nutritional therapist and author of the bestselling book 'Goodbye Sugar' Elsa Jones shares her top tips on starting a sugar-free diet, and how it can …

Build a Much, Much Better Salad Thanks to Chef Joshua McFadden

Your salad deserves more love. And whipped cream.<p></head><i>This is Cook Like a Pro, in which experts share tips, tricks, and techniques that elevate a good dish to an unforgettable one.</i><p>The Pro > Joshua McFadden<p>Chef / Ava Gene's / Portland, Oregon<p>“I’ll just have a salad.” Usually that line gets you an …

Essential texting acronyms every parent needs to know

Sometimes it feels like parents and teens don’t speak the same language. When it comes to texting, chatting and emailing, that's literally true. If you've looked at any teen's communications, you'll see them sprinkled with acronyms and shorthand that make no sense.<p>Those letters and numbers are an …

Forget brie: try this ultimate Christmas cheeseboard

The cheese experts at Borough Market have put together a list of their favourite festive cheeses<p><b>St Nectaire</b><p>French cheese made from cow milk: a soft, fluid cheese with a creamy colour. Its taste has a hint of hazelnut, due to the mountain flora the cows graze on.<p><b>Boulette d’Avesnes</b><p>French cheese made …

New Windows 7 Patch Is Badware, Disables Graphics Driver Updates And Windows Defender

*<i>Due to some valid complaints regarding my usage of the term “Malware,” I’ve updated the headline with a more accurate description of the Windows Update: “Badware,” which is unintentionally harmful software.</i><p>If you have Windows 7 set to automatically update every Tuesday, it may be time to …

I dropped two dress sizes by giving up sugar - and you can too

Plagued by problem skin, excess pounds and mood swings, Nicole Mowbray decided to cut down on sugar - and the results were miraculous<p>If one dietary trend has epitomised 2014, it’s "going low-sugar". The regime’s ability to help its followers shed pounds, improve their skin and up their energy …

How to kick the sugar habit: tips and low-sugar recipes

Tips for vanquishing sugar from your diet – plus some tasty low-sugar recipes to try<p><b>Breakfast</b><p>Every cereal with more than 3g of sugar per 100g should be thrown out. Porridge, Weetabix and unflavoured shredded wheat are good choices, as is plain buttered toast with marmite or a meat or cream cheese …

Reduce Your Carb Count, Have A Healthier Diet: 32 Low-Carb Foods To Try

It's no secret that opting to eat low-carb foods can help you to stay healthy, and in turn, reduce your body fat. *Puts crisp packet down*<p>A study …

9 DIY Projects to Light a Backyard Party

Add some twinkle and glow to your next outdoor shindig with these cool ideas from some of our favorite bloggers.<p>Add some twinkle and glow to your next outdoor shindig with these cool ideas from some of our favorite bloggers.

Britain's Best Restaurants: Simon Rogan, Heston Blumenthal And Gordon Ramsay Get Top Marks

There's nothing worse than deciding to treat yourself to a meal out only to pay a fortune for food you could have made yourself at home (and …

How to cheaply upgrade your PS4 to 2TB

<i>This article was first published in August 2014, but one year on, the advice here still represents the cheapest and most cost-efficient way to</i> …

14 Of The Coolest Video Game Easter Eggs In The World

Sometimes it's a secret room. Sometimes it's a whole playable level. Sometimes it's a secret message.<p>The first well-known Easter egg appeared in a video game called "Adventure," which was released in 1979 for the Atari 2600 console. The game's author was annoyed he didn't get credit for his work, …

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Ron Vlaar's huge missed PK for the Netherlands almost rolled back in

Physics almost played a cruel trick on Argentina in the World Cup semifinal.<p>Many criticized the selection of defender Ron Vlaar to take the Netherlands' first penalty in their shootout loss to Argentina. Although Vlaar played excellently, the Aston Villa center back is far from a goalscorer, and …

Football gossip: De Bruyne, Pogba, Ospina, Grujic, Pereira, Alderweireld, Saivet, goats

<b>Manchester City's</b> 27-year-old Belgium attacking midfielder Kevin de Bruyne will be out for three months after tearing a lateral ligament in his right knee. (Mirror)<p>Alternatively, De Bruyne is expected to be out for between two and four months with his knee injury. (Telegraph)<p><b>Manchester United</b> boss …

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This is the Easiest, Tastiest Summer Drink Ever

Andrew Zimmerman of Chicago's Sepia is a major proponent of a proper daiquiri.<p><i>After a night on the line, most chefs have a go-to drink, from cheap</i> …

The World of Japanese Vending Machines

For decades now, Japanese vending machines have served up an array of interesting, mundane, and useful things. Things like manga. Or bread in a can. …

20 Essential Dishes to Get You Through the Winter

We see you there, huddled under your blanket on your couch, with fuzzy socks on and a gigantic sweater. We know it feels too cold to move, to even sneak your arm out from underneath the covers and grab the television remote. But we've got twenty new blankets for you right here: twenty dishes to …

50 Amazing Finds on Google Earth

Google Earth is a virtual globe, map and geographical information program. It maps the Earth by the superimposition of images obtained from satellite …

Chrome Show: Flappy Birds fly again on Google’s Chrome OS

Some surprising announcements surfaced in the Chrome world recently with Google(s goog) introducing a Chromebox for meetings service. The new Asus …

11 Gadgets From The 1980s You'd Totally Forgotten About

The 1980s was a beautiful decade for gadgets and technology.<p>Video games made their first mainstream assault on the home. Mobile phones and the …

Sochi 2014: 10 amazing helmet designs at the Winter Olympics – in pictures

From glowing brains to a multi-coloured ram’s skull, there are some outrageous helmet designs at this year’s Olympics. These skeleton competitors have been showing theirs off during practice sessions in recent days

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Proto X, A Tiny Remote Control Quadcopter That Can Sit in the Palm of Your Hand

The Proto X is a teeny tiny remote control quadcopter that measures just 1.8 inches across and weighs only 11.3 grams. The quadcopter has four …