Donna Williams

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Apple Warns iPhones Have A Serious Problem

Yes, Apple may have big iPhone plans for 2018 (including one potential game changer) but first, the company has to sort out a new mess with its existing models. Today Apple was forced to admit two of its record-breaking models suffer from a fundamental design defect…<p>The credit for this discovery …

Mobile Technology

14 Reasons Why Raised Beds Are The Best Way to Garden

Raised bed gardening is not a new concept. Traditional gardeners used to double dig their beds to form rectangular or circular mounds 1-1 ½ ft. high, …

Gardening

Move over, white cabinets. Color is coming

While stainless steel appliances and quartz countertops receive most of the admiration in a kitchen design, cabinets have become look-at-me stars, …

Kitchens

Fly Around The World In Business Class For 125,000 Amex Points...

Yes – around the world for 125,000 points, with real stops.<p>What are your bucket list cities? Hong Kong? Vienna? Paris? Los Angeles? Why not see them …

San Francisco

A Hospitalized Alabama High School Student Attended Her Graduation With the Help of a Robot

Being laid up in the hospital didn’t stop an Alabama high school student from graduating this week. She just needed a little help — from a …

High School

Dashdash, a platform to create web apps using only spreadsheet skills, nabs $8M led by Accel

Sometimes I think of spreadsheets as the dirty secret of the IT world today. We’ve seen a huge explosion in the number of productivity tools on the market tailored to help workers with different aspects of doing their job and organising their information, in part to keep them from simply dumping …

Software

These hurricane-proof floating homes are packed with green features

1/13<p>ARKUP floating home<p>These solar-powered, zero-emission livable yachts are packed with green goodness. Designed in collaboration between Dutch …

Avant-garde

Google just slashed the price on its massive storage plans with Google One upgrade

Google's storage plans are getting cheaper.<p>The company has launched a new storage plan called Google One, which offers significantly better deals …

Google

This Tiny Glass Cabin Lets You Sleep Under the Northern Lights

A simple and clever design for a cabin in Iceland offers a unique experience of the Northern Lights.<p>The motto for the Panorama Glass Lodge states "Where the sky is," which works as a fitting descriptor for the design of this cozy 248-square-foot vacation cabin. Thanks to the glass panels that wrap …

Northern Lights

Polk unveils a Google Assistant speaker that is designed for music lovers

• Polk Audio unveiled its very first Google Assistant-powered speaker called the Polk Assist.<br>• The company says that the Polk Assist is designed specifically for music enthusiasts.<br>• Priced at $199, the Polk Assist will go on sale on June 4 in the US.<p>The all-new Polk Assist has Google Assistant and …

Google Assistant

BlackBerry KEY2 launch is coming on June 7, for all you hardware keyboard lovers

Developing a new smartphone is a huge investment, which is part of why we see so many phones that are so much alike — if something's working well for …

Mobile Technology

10 Indoor Houseplants You Can Grow To Purify The Air In Your Home

You do not need fancy air purifiers that cost a small fortune. Trust nature, and use plants instead. Some houseplants can be of great help here, and …

Plants

Hot Onion Dip Recipe

"This is the first thing to be eaten at every party, and it's sinfully easy! If you are not a big onion fan, don't be afraid. Onion is not the …

Onions

The Top 10 Most Underrated, Affordable U.S. Adventure Spots

Whether your final stop is in some obscure corner of the Earth or right in your own state, outdoor adventurers know to keep their eye out for …

Hiking

5 Paint Trends We’re Loving Right Now

Why do we love paint so much, you ask? Because it’s hands down the cheapest and simplest way to <i>tooootally</i> transform a space. And switching things up …

Home Decorating

10 Easy Pieces: Illuminated Pavers

Illuminated pavers sit flush with the surface of a driveway or path, discreetly hiding their powers until the sun goes down. Unlike bollards or …

Landscaping

Why you might want to own a 'burner phone'

Despite all the buzz surrounding the new iPhone, many are considering something on the other end of the spectrum: a cheap, disposable, and prepaid mobile phone.<p>OK, so these “burner phones,” as they’re often referred to, may be an addendum to your pricey smartphone rather than a replacement for it, …

Mobile

MIT is making a device that can 'hear' the words you say silently

It's like having Siri listen to your internal commands.<p>Students from MIT have created a prototype device, dubbed AlterEgo, that can recognize the words you mouth when silently talking to yourself—and then take action based on what it thinks you’re saying.<p>Arnav Kapur, a master’s student at the MIT …

Artificial Intelligence

This 2-Ingredient Cheese Dip Is the Easiest Thing I’ve Ever Seen a Chef Make

When chefs say “easy,” they usually mean “excruciatingly difficult”—but not this time.<p>Having spent quite a bit of time over the last few years asking chefs how to recreate restaurant dishes at home, there is one word that always raises a red flag: “just.” I’ve usually asked them to describe the …

Sous

These 5 Cheese Plates Are Perfect, So Copy Them Exactly

We did the pairing work for you—all you need to do is buy the cheese.<p>A great cheese plate surprises us, not just in that “I found a new cheese that I love” way, but by transforming how we think about the world of cheese, and ultimately, ourselves. Is this is a ridiculous amount of power to cede to …

Gruyere

Want to know how to record calls on an iPhone? Check out our guide

Our smartphones can help us order pizzas, hail cabs, and even detect heartbeats, so you’d think it’d be easy to record a simple phone call. Sadly, …

Apps

LG G7 ThinQ's speaker is apparently ten times louder than others

Another day, another LG G7 ThinQ teaser. Following the 1,000-nit super bright display, today the Korean giant decided to boast another feature on its upcoming flagship smartphone: the "Boombox Speaker." As the name implies, we're told to expect a speaker that "increases the base sound level by more …

Gear & Gadgets

The untold story of how the XPS 13 defied odds to become the world’s best laptop

Dell.<p>What does that name make you think of? Your answer is likely beige boxes, affordable laptops, or — if you’re a child of the ‘90s — the infamous …

MacBook Air

Apple Watch vs. Fitbit Versa: How to choose

We tested the new Fitbit Versa alongside the Apple Watch Series 3 to find out their strengths and weaknesses as smartwatches and fitness trackers.<p>The Fitbit Versa ($199.95 at Amazon.com) is a worthy Apple Watch ($469.00 at Amazon.com) alternative.<p>The Versa is like if you took the Fitbit Ionic …

Smartwatches

Here's How I Reduced Robocalls by About 95 Percent

D<p>Have you been getting a lot of robocalls lately? Yeah, join the club.<p>You know what I mean. These are unsolicited calls made to your cell phone. They come in waves - sometimes ten or eleven in a row, particularly if you don't pick them up. Sometimes they identify themselves as "robocaller" but not …

17 Journeys By Train That Will Change Your Life Forever

Take a slow and stunning journey by train across some of the world's most beautiful landscapes.<p><i>This photo essay is part of a series of stories about travel.</i>

Trains

Facebook scraped call, text message data for years from Android phones [Updated]

Maybe check your data archive to see if Facebook’s algorithms know who you called.<p><b>[Update, March 25, 2018, 20:24 Eastern Time]: Facebook has</b> …

Privacy

7 clever ways to use that USB drive again

Thumb drives used to be so cool. They came in every shape and material, from little plastic rectangles to rubber wristbands, novelty animals, and pens sporting a built-in USB-drive. We used to marvel at the data they contained, easily dragged and dropped into a special icon. They were simple and …

How to make $400,000 a year writing about what you love — according to someone who's doing it

After posting my blogging income report from last year (where I made $401,681 with my blogging side hustle), I've been getting a lot of reader questions about how much money can you actually make blogging? I think blogging is the perfect side hustle because you can do it in your own time, you can …

This Silicon Valley sleeper hit app just got $52 million to do for spreadsheets what Microsoft did for computers

Airtable, a spreadsheet app that has become one of Silicon Valley's sleeper hits, has raised $52 million in new funding in a round led by Caffeinated Capital and CRV to bring its total to $62.6 million.<p>When it was founded in 2012, Airtable was a small, business-focused spreadsheet program. It has …

Startups