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Prince George Brings Back the Knee Socks! All About His Canada Arrival Look

Once again, Prince George steals the show!<p>All eyes were on the eldest child of Prince William and Princess Kate as the royal foursome touched down in …

Istanbul Airport Bombed: At Least 41 Dead, 230 Injured in Reported Suicide Attack

At least 41 people were killed and 239 injured when three explosions and gunfire erupted in the Istanbul Ataturk airport Tuesday, Istanbul’s governor …

The 22 best small towns to visit in your lifetime

All around the globe, there are lots of small towns with an old-school atmosphere, incredible landscape, and an array of activities for travelers.<p>We've put together a list of 22 delightful small towns to visit around the world, from the coastal town of Positano, Italy, to Bled, Slovenia, whose …

European Travel

The Most Beautiful Lakes in the U.S.

Glaciers, geysers, crystal clear water: What more could you ask for? These 15 American lakes are gorgeous—and worth a visit—any time of year.<p>Caddo Lake, Texas<p>Lake Powell, Utah<p>Lake McDonald, Montana<p>Diablo Lake, Washington<p>Lake Clark, Alaska

20 Easy Thanksgiving Appetizer Recipes to Get the Party Started

When you’re planning the menu for your Thanksgiving or holiday party, appetizers can often fall by the wayside. Somewhere between the main course and dessert, you forgot about the little bites that get the party started. Have no fear — here are 20 easy Thanksgiving appetizer recipes that are sure …

This declassified US intelligence report from 1990 is one of the most terrifying things you'll ever read

Now we finally know it was also one of the most dangerous, thanks to a February 1990 report published by the National Security Archive at George Washington University this week after a 12-year Freedom of Information Act battle.<p>The US and Soviets were dangerously close to going to war in November …

War

The Pre-Terrorists Among Us

Is it possible to stop terrorism before it happens?<p>Philip K. Dick’s <i>The Minority Report</i> is a short story about a dystopian future in which there are “no major crimes,” but a mass of imprisoned “would-be criminals.” This is thanks to “Precrime,” a criminal-justice agency whose preventive efforts are …

Non-violence

Jet Capsule Mini Yacht

The Jet Capsule is a compact water craft measuring 7.5 m (24.6 ft) long and 3.5 m (11.5ft) wide.<p>The futuristic looking vessel can be used as a water …

Justin Bieber Not Happy About His Peen Being on the Internet, but Maybe Also a Little Bit Proud

I mean, really, having nude photos of yourself leaked for the world to see is quite the emotional roller coaster.<p><i>The New York Daily News</i> published nude photos of Justin Bieber earlier this week, taken by a sneaky paparazzo while the singer was on vacation in Bora Bora. While <i>NYDN</i> kindly black-barred …

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The Insanely High Price of Being a Sports ‘WAG’

A new E! reality show about sports stars’ wives and girlfriends is full of yachts, Champagne, and bitching. It’s also depressing as hell. Warning: …

ITA Matrix Is The Magic Cheap Flights Site You've Never Heard Of

When shopping for plane tickets, we won't settle for anything but the cheapest deal. We've got our usual lineup of fare-finding sites to check, yet a nagging feeling always leaves us wondering if we <i>really</i> found the lowest price possible. Is there any way to know for sure?<p>Yes, there is. <b>ITA Matrix is</b> …

Air Travel

Apple in talks to expand NFC in iPhone 6 beyond Apple Pay, replace building keycards and transit tickets

The Information is reporting that Apple is actively scouting out partnerships to increase the utility of the NFC chip inside the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Right now, the chip can only be used for payments through Apple Pay as the API is not available to third-party developers.<p>The Information says …

Zagat

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Out-Of-Warranty Repairs Cost Up to $299/$329

With the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus now available to customers, Apple has updated its support information to include U.S. repair pricing for the two devices. While all new devices include a standard one year warranty that can be extended with AppleCare+, the standard warranty does not cover …

Part 1) Apple Events and Shredded White Booklets

From <b>Seeing Through the Illusion: Understanding Apple’s Mastery of the Media</b>, a profile examining Apple’s PR strategy:<p>“The keynote is like a production. You have to have a special appreciation for it.”<p>You probably never knew that an audience member fainted during one of Steve Jobs’s keynotes. …

A science fiction and fantasy reading list for teen creativity

The “app generation” struggles with creative writing — as a new study shows, they’re turning into realists. Here’s a mini summer reading list that …

SSD Speed Variations in 2014 MacBook Air Still Due to Drive Brand Mix, Not Broader Changes

For many years, Apple has used different suppliers for the solid-state drives (SSDs) in its MacBook Air models, with drive performance varying among manufacturer brands. A recent study by <i>Macworld</i> demonstrated rather dramatic differences in SSD read and write speeds between tested 2013 and 2014 …

Touch ID and A7 Secure Enclave Detailed in Updated Apple Security Document

Apple today posted an updated security document [PDF] on its iPhone in Business site, offering details on the inner workings of both Touch ID and the "Secure Enclave" built into Apple's A7 processor (via <i>TechCrunch</i>).<p>Since its 2013 release, Touch ID has faced scrutiny over privacy concerns from both …

50 Rules For Sons

By Tim Hoch,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1cnLgio<p>My son Stephen is graduating from High School in 2 weeks. My wife suggested that I write him a …

Brown Butter Cupcake Brownies Recipe on Food52

• 1 1/4 cups unsalted butter (2 1/2 sticks)<br>• 2 1/4 cups sugar<br>• 1 1/2 cups unsweetened cocoa powder (natural or Dutch process)<br>• 2 teaspoons vanilla extract<br>• 3/4 teaspoon salt<br>• 1 tablespoon water<br>• 4 eggs, chilled<br>• 2/3 cup all-purpose flour<br>• 1 3/4 cups walnuts, chopped finely<br>• 1 cup chocolate chips (bittersweet or …

Brown Butter Cupcake Brownies

<i>When she has the kitchen all to herself, Phyllis Grant of Dash and Bella cooks beautiful iterations of what solo meals were always meant to be: exactly what you want, when and where you want them.</i><p><i>Today: Find beauty in the mayhem. This weeknight-friendly, deceptively simple take on a chocolate</i> …

The Tragedy of Britney Spears: Rolling Stone’s 2008 Cover Story

A pop star at the mall is an eternal cause for happiness, especially on a Sunday afternoon in the Valley. One moment, shoppers in the Westfield …

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User Upgradeable Everything: The New Mac Pro Is The Most Future Proof Mac Ever

There was a time when one of the few parts of your Mac that you could upgrade was the CPU, but recently, Apple has phased out CPU upgradeability in favor of slimmer form factors with soldered-in silicon chips.<p>One surprising exception to Apple’s stance against user upgradeability, however, is the …

MacBook

2013, The Year The iPhone Got Good Enough To Be Your Only Camera

2013 is arguably the year where phone cameras, and specifically the uiPhone camera, got as good as regular cameras. A DSLR or awesome mirrorless camera will still give you better photos technically, but the iPhone is way more convenient, and will give most folks better results in most …

How-to: Automatically set up an Apple TV by touching it to your iOS Device

The easiest way to set up an Apple TV is with an iOS device. To use this easier setup mode, you’ll need a third-generation Apple TV, an iPhone 4s or newer, third generation iPad or newer, iPad Mini or fifth generation iPod Touch. Whichever iOS device you use must be running iOS 7.<p>When the Apple TV …

How-to: Set time limits on your Wi-Fi network using AirPort Utility

AirPort Utility is a built-in Mac app that is used to configure and control Wi-Fi networks using Apple’s AirPort Extreme, AirPort Express, and Time Capsule. The AirPort Extreme is a base station router like you would use when setting up your Wi-Fi network. An AirPort Express is used to extend a …

How-to: Setup and start using Evernote

Evernote is one of the most popular and talked about apps in the App Store. In this article, you’ll learn how to install and configure the app, gather and organize notes, and review workflows that include sharing and advanced features. You’ll also learn about Evernote’s accessories and “baby apps” …