Erin Brady

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14 Best Things to Do in Amsterdam

Our picks for what to do while you're in town.<p>Offering everything from tranquil boat rides through gorgeous, tree-shaded canals to world-class art museums, and cannabis-stocked coffee shops, you’ll never be bored in this town. Once you've ticked off your biggest bucket-list items, be sure to …

European Travel

Iceland: Top Do's And Don'ts According To Locals

If you have travel plans to visit Iceland, you may be interested in learning more about the culture. Several Icelandic natives and locals have offered to share their perspectives on what they think travelers should know about before visiting – including tips on what to do and not to do.<p>Knowing what …

European Travel

25 Places Every Serious Traveller Should Have On Their Bucket List

Sometimes, the crowds of tourists are worth it.<p><i>An earlier version of this post had an incorrect image for the Plaza De España. Sorry!</i>

European Travel

VIDEO: How to reboot your router to disable Russian-linked malware

The FBI is warning the public to reboot the routers in their homes and businesses to disable the VPNFIlter malware, which they say was created by …

Routers

Classic sights are overrun with tourists - check out these second choice holidays that are just as good

Classic sights such as the Taj Mahal and Machu Picchu are overrun by visitors ticking off their travel “bucket list”.<p>Now experts warn this trend, …

European Travel

The World's Most Romantic Adventures

You're guaranteed to get some action on these heart-racing trips.<p>Grab your partner, lace up your matching boots, and summon your wild kindred spirits to take on these romantic adventures around the world.<p>Whether you prefer unmatched access to Earth’s most interesting species, a wintry cross-country …

National Parks

Cool Shark Tank Christmas gifts

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Amazon<p>Americans are known for their strong entrepreneurial spirit and this trait is no less evident than in the reality TV show "Shark …

These Fleeting Natural Wonders Are Worth Planning Your Next Vacation Around

The world’s most dramatic sights are all about timing.<p>“You should have been here last week!”<p>They're the words you never want to hear when you've …

Take these steps to secure your phone before letting anyone—even your friends—borrow it

Keep your secrets safe.<p>When somebody asks to borrow your phone—perhaps a stranger asks to make a call, or a friend wants to scroll through your vacation photos—the thought can give you heart palpitations. We keep so much data and personal information on our little pocket computers that handing them …

Apps

Air-Purifying House Plants for the Home

01<p>of 15<p>House Plant Therapy<p>Improve your well being by decorating your home with healing plants. Green plants can help set the mood for a more pleasing …

20 gadgets under $20 that you'll actually use every day

There are plenty of products out there that cost less than $20, but most of them never get used. A USB drive that works in outer space? Can’t imagine …

Shopping

Graphic Shows the House Plants That Naturally Clean the Air in Your Home, According to a NASA Study

This is a quick public service announcement. If you believe in science and facts, read on.<p>Back in the 1980s, NASA published a research report called …

Houseplants

25 Slack tips to make you more productive

You can chat with other employees individually, create channels for multiple people (think chat rooms), and continue the conversation from just about any device. Everything is archived and searchable, so it's easy to find old conversations.<p>Slack also integrates with dozens of other services, …

Mendel.ai nabs $2 million to match cancer patients with the latest clinical trials

Dr. Karim Galil was tired. He was tired of losing patients to cancer. He was tired of messy medical records. And he was tired of trying to stay on top of the avalanche of clinical trials touting one solution or another. Losing both patience and too many patients, Galil decided to create an …

ProtonMail makes its free VPN service available to everyone

ProtonMail, the encrypted email created by CERN and MIT scientists, has released a new product in response to the administration's roll back of Obama-era internet privacy rules. Starting today, you can try out the company's VPN service, which was in beta testing by 10,000 initial users for a year, …

Your Definitive Guide to an Icelandic Quickie

Steamy geothermal geysers, otherworldly glaciers streaked with volcanic ash and promises of puffins on black sand beaches: Yes, like many who’ve …

10 Undiscovered European Cities You Need to Visit This Year

It's that time of year when travel plans are being made, and travel reports are being published. One of the most anticipated of the year is Lonely …

European Travel

26 Google Maps Tricks You Need to Try

The mapping product that can do everything can actually do a whole lot more.<p>Features Editor<p>This story originally appeared on PCMag<p>Astral projection is the practice that supposedly allows humans to separate their consciousness from their physical bodies and travel anywhere in the universe. It's all …

Check Out this Helpful Tutorial Covering the Basics of How to Sharpen Images in Photoshop (VIDEO)

One of the best things about Photoshop is that it helps us sharpen images which, for whatever reason, might look softer than we hoped when we shot …

How to change the email address linked to your Apple ID

If you own an iPad, iPhone, iPod or Mac, your Apple ID is the gateway to accessing the App Store, iCloud and iTunes, making it a crucial part of your …

12 tips every Google Pixel owner should know

Top 10 Gmail Tips for Power Users

Everyone has a Gmail account. We’re all used to archiving, labeling, and marking bad senders as spam, but you probably still spend a lot of time in …

Productivity

14 Useful Commands for Google Assistant You Can Try Right Now

Google Assistant is coming to take over your gadgets. The new AI-powered chatbot is built into Allo and Google Home, and is likely to appear in …

Apps

Want To Retire In Your 30s And Travel The World? This Woman Did

Most people think you need to wait until the retirement age of 65 to stop working and escape the 9-to-5 grind. Ever thought about what it would be like to retire early and travel the world? Anita Dhake, a former Chicago-based lawyer, had that fantasy — and she was so driven that she quit her job …

University of Chicago

7 hidden tips and tricks every iOS Mail user should know

No matter how many email apps I try, I just keep coming back to the stock iOS Mail app. While some of the things I’ve come to love about the iPhone’s built-in Mail app are obvious, some are not — such as shortcuts or gestures that make using it even more intuitive. Here are a few favorite iOS Mail …

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This genetics company claims it can sequence and analyze your entire genome for $999

If the service pans out, it could breach a long-standing barrier in genetic medicine.<p>Reaching the $1,000 genome<p>The so-called $1,000 genome has long been a holy grail in genetics. The company Illumina reached this milestone in 2014, but that didn't include the cost of interpreting the results, said …

What are widgets and how do I add them to my Android smartphone or tablet? | Samsung Support UK

<b>Adding a widget on a device running Android version 4.4 (KitKat).</b><p>To easily add a widget to a Home screen touch and hold on an <b>empty space</b> on the Home …

Widgets

48 Hours in Istanbul: Where to Eat, Stay and Play

<i>Streets of Galata, Istanbul.</i><p>Istanbul is one of the world's most historically rich destinations, a busting metropolis with one foot in Asia and the other in Europe. It's a city of many contrasts -- East and West, the old and new, traditional and modern. There's so much to discover in this beguiling …

How to use Google Maps when you have no phone service

This function isn't entirely new. You've been able to simply view an area of a map offline for a while, but now Google gives you turn-by-turn driving directions, the ability to search on an offline map, and local business information.<p>Here's how to use the new feature: