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Microsoft accidentally leaks plans for a new Wi-Fi hotspot service

On-the-go Wi-Fi access may soon be a lot easier for Microsoft customers.<p>The company plans to offer a Wi-Fi hotspot service to individuals and …

The 5 Best Music Streaming Services

<b>Correction appended, May 15</b><p>Owning a library of music on physical media is rapidly becoming an anachronism. Physical album sales have been plummeting …

How Hip-Hop Conquered Streaming

Though it's second fiddle in digital and physical sales to rock and pop, hip-hop has long been the most popular genre on music streaming services. BuzzFeed News spoke to music industry experts to find out why.<p>Earlier this year, on Valentine’s Day, much of the internet was enamored of Drake. The …

11 DIY Planters Your Houseplants Need

Appeals court rules that NSA phone surveillance program is illegal

The judges didn't address whether the program violated the Constitution.<p>A federal appeals court has ruled that the National Security Agency program to collect information on billions of telephone calls made or received by Americans is illegal.<p>In an opinion issued Thursday, a three-judge panel from …

10 Next-Level BBQ Ideas: Drinks, Decorations, Dessert, and More

Bowl over your guests with an eye-popping punch that lets nothing go to waste.

BBQ

How to Communicate Without Making Assumptions

I remember when I left my first job.<p>I had been back-stabbed. My bosses had gotten into a tiff, with me caught in the middle. My co-workers had turned …

10 Chrome Extensions That Make Your Life Easier

The Chrome browser is a blank canvas and Chrome Extensions are the paint that can make it into a work of art. Much like shades of paint, there are …

Chrome Browser

NSA's Bulk Collection Of Americans' Phone Data Is Illegal, Appeals Court Rules

The National Security Agency's practice of collecting data about Americans' telephone calls in bulk goes beyond what Congress intended when it wrote Section 215 of the USA Patriot Act, a federal appeals court ruled on Thursday.<p>The three-judge panel was asked to consider whether the program violated …

Organizing Your Home

Getting your house organized will go a long way to maximizing efficiency. There is no single right way to do it: The trick lies in finding the way that works best for you. For the kitchen, a few basic organizing concepts can get you started.

Houses

5 Weirdly Effective Ways to Know You're Making the Right Decision (About Anything)

Because unfoooortunately, life doesn't come with an "all of the above" option.<p>Making decisions is hard—ask any three-year-old in a Baskin Robbins. But even as you get older and you get better at making decisions, some choices seem to be harder to make than others. (Ask any 30-year-old in a Baskin …

Why Microsoft is calling Windows 10 'the last version of Windows'

"Right now we’re releasing Windows 10, and because Windows 10 is the last version of Windows, we’re all still working on Windows 10." That was the message from Microsoft employee Jerry Nixon, a developer evangelist speaking at the company's Ignite conference this week. Nixon was explaining how …

Use this secret trick to find thousands of great Android apps recommended by Google

With more than 1.4 million available apps in Apple’s iOS App Store, it can be difficult to find the best of the bunch. Things are even more difficult …

To Pimp a Butterfly: Kendrick Lamar's new album is perfect

When I talk about Kendrick Lamar with people who follow hip-hop, there’s always a hushed exchange that takes place. "He could be it," one of us will say. "He could," the other will reply. Like a pitcher throwing a perfect game, it’s never spoken aloud. He’s only one album in. It would be foolish to …

Marijuana is much safer than alcohol or tobacco, according to a new study

Marijuana is roughly 114 times less deadly than alcohol, according to recent findings published in the journal <i>Scientific Reports</i>. Of the seven drugs included in the study, alcohol was the deadliest at an individual level, followed by heroin, cocaine, tobacco, ecstasy, methamphetamines, and …

Inside the Psychology of Productivity

Burned out? Can't get it all done? The problem might be in your head.<p>You wake up with it in the morning and go to bed thinking about it at night: an ever-crushing load of emails, meetings, conference calls, and tasks that needed to get done yesterday. Family time means reading sales reports in the …

DIY Floor Mirror Frame

I am always looking to update my home, make it as fancy and custom as possible. Without breaking the bank. Having one of those floor mirror frames …

Our Favorite Android, iOS, and Windows Phone Apps of the Week

Health tracking and data tracking. These seem to be the two big themes concerning our six favorite apps of the week. But all these apps take …

The to-do list method that actually works

I'm pretty sure there is no new information you could come up with as it relates to productivity and procrastination. Just about anything I could tell you has been written about at some point by someone, and in many cases, at many points by many someones.<p>So with that in mind – knowing that you've …

Missing AirAsia jet suspected to be at the bottom of the sea, officials say

The AirAsia jet carrying 162 passengers that disappeared over 24 hours ago is suspected to be on the bottom of the ocean floor, Indonesia's top rescue officials said at a press conference Monday.<p>"Based on the coordinates that we know, the evaluation would be that any estimated crash position is in …

NSA waits until Christmas Eve to reveal a decade's worth of its mistakes

The National Security Agency went all out on a Christmas gift this year: a decade's worth of declassified documents on the unauthorized surveillance …

12 DIY Alternatives To Traditional Gift Wrap

Tired of wrapping your gifts in the same-old same-old storebought gift wrap? We love these 12 DIY ideas from crafty bloggers.<p>Tired of wrapping your gifts in the same-old same-old storebought gift wrap? We love these 12 DIY ideas from crafty bloggers.

I’m A Personal Trainer And Here Are 10 Things I Wish Every One Of My Clients Knew

By Anonymous,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1wnP1h4<p>1. It doesn’t matter if you’re severely out of shape or overweight, we’re still going to be …

10 Genius Ways to Decorate With Wrapping Paper

Even the tiniest leftover scraps are enough to finish one of these DIY projects.<p>Even the tiniest leftover scraps are enough to finish one of these DIY projects. This article originally appeared on GoodHousekeeping.com

5 Unexpected Ways To Get More Done

Alarms to go to bed, shorter to-do lists: These tips might seem counterintuitive, but give them a try and see how your productivity soars.<p>I wrote a post recently about ways that you can work smarter, not harder. As I worked through the list of techniques I’d collected, the post became so long that …

9 dos & don'ts of teacher gifts every parent should know

Teaching is an often thankless yet very important job. If anyone deserves a gift this holiday season, we'd say teachers should be first on the list. But what do they <i>really</i> want? To find out, TODAY asked teachers and parents for the best gifts they've ever received or given. The results are, well, …

The 21 Best Android Apps You Should Download Right Now

Whether you're a smartphone novice or a master of custom ROMs, these are the apps that every Android user needs to check out.<p>Whether you're a smartphone novice or a master of custom ROMs, these are the apps that every Android user needs to check out.

'You have to care enough': The letter one Sandy Hook mom wants you to read

To the mom I used to be:<p>Two years ago, you were happy and whole. You had a plan for life — start a new business, get involved in the school PTA, teach your sons how to ride bicycles and play sports, spend as much time with your friends and parents as possible, watch your children mature, grow old …

Special Education

Investigators think Mississippi teen may not have been alone when she burned

<b>Batesville, Mississippi (CNN) —</b> Investigators "are looking at the strong possibility" someone was in the car with a 19-year-old Mississippi woman moments before a fire engulfed the vehicle, a prosecuting attorney said Friday.<p>But District Attorney John Champion would not say what led investigators …