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Microsoft Warns Windows 7 Has Serious Problems

Windows 7 runs on 55% of all the computers on the planet, but according to news this week that is actually a bad and potentially dangerous thing. Says who? Actually Microsoft…<p>Speaking to Windows Weekly in a round table with Leo Laporte,’s Paul Thurrott and ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley, …

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7 Decorating Ideas To Steal From The 2015 HGTV Dream Home

"Dream" homes come in all shapes and sizes. For some of us, it's a sprawling McMansion bursting at the seams with square footage. For others, the appeal lies in paring it all down. For the rest of us, well, we'd be perfectly content with something more middle of the road... Cape-Cod style, on …

For London’s Cabbies, Job Entails World’s Hardest Geography Test

Satellite navigation and GPS can't match the street smarts demanded by "The Knowledge" test.<p>LONDON—Steve Scotland had better reason than most for thinking he knew London like the back of his hand. Not only was he a native Londoner, born and bred, but he'd spent years working as a chauffeur in the …

How to Substitute for Self Rising Flour

Self rising flour is an ingredient that appears in many recipes for cakes and biscuits. It is a premixed blend of baking powder, salt and flour that …

Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

I love a good banana bread, and banana muffins are right up there on my list of great everyday baked goods, as well. A good banana muffin should have …

50 Brilliant Balloon Creations from Balloonatics for Big Events

If you live in Denver, Colorado, and have a special event coming up, we strongly suggest you have a close look at what this amazingly creative …

Creative, Easy DIY Crafts Using Balloons

No matter what our age, we all love balloons!! But what you’ve probably never thought of before is how you can use balloons to do some really easy …

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Cocktail Dress Outfits by Stylish Eve

Every woman should wear cocktail dresses. Look at our Stylish Eve collection. Each outfit in this collection is based on a cocktail dress that will …

Fall into Michael Kors Accessories

I do not know a woman alive who is not in love with Michael Kors accessories. Thankfully, you do not have to be dressed as if you are going to give …

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Coolhaus Ice Cream Book

An ice cream sandwich is a special kind of frozen treat. Like a popsicle, you can pick it up and eat it easily with your hands, what makes it special …

Designing a Modern Kitchen

Elena Frampton of Curated explains how she gave a New York City a modern look with rich woods, dark hues, and surfaces with shine.<p><b>Christine Pittel: I'd forgotten how good dark wood can look. What made you choose it?</b><p><b>Elena Frampton:</b> This kitchen is in the center of an open loft. It needed to be …


A Warm, Modern Kitchen in New York City

A space with rich wood and shiny surfaces.<p>Rich woods in clean shapes, dark hues, and burnished surfaces play up the warm side of modern style in this New York City kitchen designed by Elena Frampton of Curated.

What you need to know about online advertisers tracking you

Spend lots of time online? Then perhaps you've heard of targeted advertising, "Big Data" analysis and complaints of privacy violations by advertising companies. The ads above your Gmail inbox? Yeah, those. As it turns out, most people don't like being tracked by advertisers. Surprise! As such, a …

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Employees (And Their Gadgets) Pose Security Risk to Workplace

New report shows a rise in the number of secure mobile apps, as IT managers fortify corporate networks.<p>As scary as hackers are, they may not be the biggest security threat weighing on corporate information technology executives.<p>Rather, it’s the growing number of employees who bring their …

Pwnie Express turns the Nexus 5 into a powerful white hat hacking tool

Part of the magic of Android is the flexibility of the platform when it comes to customization and modding. With a little ingenuity, you can transform your Android-powered devices into just about anything — including a sweet hacking tool.<p>That’s exactly what Pwnie Express did to the Nexus 5, which …

15 Ways To Upgrade Your Kitchen Island

Yes. There are that many things you can do with them.<p>Everybody dreams of the extra counter space a kitchen island gives you, but if you're just wheeling one into the center of your room, you're seriously underutilizing it. These cool ideas update the trend, making it more than just another tabletop …


10 Cool Outdoor Tech Gadgets

Great technology doesn't have to stop at the door.<p>Great technology doesn't have to stop at the door. These 10 pieces are perfect for an outdoor party...or just dinners with the family al fresco.


14 Incredible Outdoor Kitchen Ideas

We refuse to cook indoors from now on.<p>Dining al fresco is only half the fun. Whether you're designing your own outdoor kitchen, or just want to get inspired for the future, we've got ideas to suit any decor style. Now add them to your dream house board.

40 Amazing Foyers That'll Welcome You Home

Wanna come over?<p>You know what they say about first impressions. Make sure the entryway furniture, paint color, and seating you choose send the right message (as in, "Wow, you live <i>here</i>?"). These incredible foyers will get you on the right track.

Interior Design

Inside 10 Tastemakers' Fabulous Closets

this is Sofie Christensen Egelund - co-owner of VIPP's - creative space in her beautiful old Copenhagen townhouse image credit : Scandinavian Deko #inspired

Before & After: An Art Deco Bathroom

A spare bedroom is transformed into a stylish family bath.<p>Hardwearing black and white glossy marble tiles set the tone for this Art Deco room<p><b>WHO LIVES HERE</b> Elaine Catterall, 49, a school counsellor, her husband Stuart, 49, a petroleum engineer, and their daughters, Rosanna, 22, Lois, 19, and Eve, …

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S Africa investigates 'fake signer' security checks<p><b>South Africa's deputy disability minister says the government is investigating how a man who faked sign language at the Mandela memorial was given</b> …

Box Unveils New Content and Security Controls For IT Admins

Cloud storage company Box unveiled several product announcements today designed to give IT administrators more control over what content is accessed in their accounts. The new changes affect the Box’s Enterprise Admin Console, specifically enabling businesses to establish security policies, …

Big Data and Cloud Computing: Not Just for Big Companies

It's hard to talk about technology today without at least tangentially mentioning cloud computing. It turns out that Larry Ellison was no sorcerer when he compared it to women's fashion in 2008.<p>Whoops.<p>Today, cloud computing is alive and kicking. For instance, I live in Las Vegas, a city rife with …

House Beautiful on Twitter: "A kitchen where everything is in its right place"

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22 Easy Decorating Ideas to Make Over a Room in a Day

It's as easy as changing up your coffee table decor.<p>A little wallpaper, paint, or a few colorful accents can make such a big difference in your home. You can tackle each of these ideas in one day, even though the results will look like it took so much longer to pull off.

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28 New Decorating Secrets the Pros Swear By

Throw the old rulebook out the window.<p>You know those people who seem to have great taste without even trying? You're about to be one of them. Here, top designers share the best insider tips and tricks in the business.

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