Robin Napier

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Turn an old laptop into a Chromebook-Linux hybrid

Common scenario: You buy a new laptop, thinking you'll sell, donate or hand down the old one... but it never happens. Maybe you don't want to deal with the hassles of Craigslist or Ebay, not to mention wiping all your data, reinstalling Windows and so on.<p>Whatever the case, now it's just taking up …

Welcome to the boneyard, where US Air Force birds go to die

The feeling is even stronger for airmen.<p>In an excellent article in Airman Magazine, Air Force Tech. Sgt. Matthew Bates describes retired Col. Bill Hosmer admiring a derelict F-86 Sabre:<p>To retired Col. Bill Hosmer, it's still beautiful. He walks around the old fighter and stares in admiration. He …

Aviation

15 Things You Didn't Know Your iPhone Could Do

IMPORTANT: Instead of four random numbers, your passcode could be "BUTT."

Splash out: the world's most amazing waterfalls

The bigger they are, the harder they fall – feel the power of the planet's mightiest and most beautiful waterfalls.<p>1. Victoria Falls, Zambia/Zimbabwe<p><i>Image by MAZZALIARMADI.IT</i><p>Explorer David Livingstone could be accused of dampening expectations by naming these falls after England's doughy queen: …

Oregon Couple Arrested for Allegedly Tipping in Meth

An Oregon couple was arrested after apparently leaving a waitress a tip in the form of crystal meth. The <i>Daily Astorian</i> reports that last Friday at the Seaside, OR restaurant <b>Twisted Fish Steakhouse</b> Ryan Bensen and Erica Manley ordered drinks and then allegedly left "an envelope full of …

Couple Married 61 Years Ago Takes “Up” Inspired Anniversary Photos

This adorable couple, married for an incredible 61 years, finally got the photos they deserve! As a special holiday present, event designer and granddaughter Lauren Wells (on her husband's side) decided to create some truly memorable anniversary photos for her “Nina and Gramps.” According to …

Weddings

A Day in the Life: Nick Kindelsperger, Chicago Editor

<b>6:15 a.m.</b> My schedule starts early, not because I prefer to get up at this ridiculous hour, but due to my four-month old daughter, Mira. Her schedule is best described right now as flexible. The only saving grace is that she is never as ridiculously happy as she is in the morning. But before I …

What the Leaked J.D. Salinger Stories Reveal About the Author

Three short stories by J.D. Salinger leaked just before Thanksgiving against the author’s wishes. But is that such a bad thing? What they reveal …

Big Dog and Small Pup Are Inseparable Best Friends

Earlier this year we met photogenic Harlow the Weimaraner and his fellow canine buddy Sage. Now, the household has welcomed a new addition to their dog party–Indi the Dachshund. The tiny pup has seamlessly entered the family, adding an adorable element to the already sweet collection of portraits …

Pets

From iPad Air to Mac Pro: everything you need to know about Apple's fall event

After a year in which Apple’s product announcements have largely leaked out ahead of time, today the company delivered something of a surprise: a redesigned tablet, the iPad Air, that is the lightest full-size iPad to date at just 1 pound. Its announcement was coupled with the introduction of an …

OS X Mavericks is out, walkthrough: iBooks, Maps, and more

Today Apple released version 10.9 of Mac OS X, codenamed “Mavericks.” The new OS includes several new features and enhancements over the previous version, “Mountain Lion.” The update is available for free for all compatible Macs from the App Store<p>Below you’ll find a closer look at some of the new …

Beer Experts Say These Are The 20 Best Beers In The World

Stanford University computer science post-doc Julian McAuley and assistant professor Jure Leskovec released a paper earlier this year outlining how our tastes change as we consume more products and gain more expertise.<p>Their theory was the more experience we have, the more we will like certain …

Alcohol

A Few Tricks All The New iOS 7 Users Should Know

At long last, iOS 7 has arrived. That is, it arrived for everyone who didn’t say “Developer? Oh, yeah, I’m totally a developer. Cough” and wiggle into the Beta months ago.<p>iOS 7 is a strange new land, especially on day one. Out with the gradients, in with the trippy fluorescents. Your favorite app? …

College Student's Speech Makes Him King of the Nerds

If the nerds of the world ever come together to elect a president for all geek-kind, this kid should definitely run.<p>The epic — yes, epic, there is no …

The 5 Steaks You Should Be Grilling Now

<i>Welcome to our new weekly series On the Grill, where our Sunday Dinners columnist Tom Hirschfeld will be showing us how to grill everything from steaks to salads with confidence (and style).</i><p><i>Today: How to grill the perfect steak, soup to nuts: the 5 best steaks to grill, the 5 rules for cooking them</i> …