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A Free Option Turns Old Windows XP Laptops into Chromebooks

No longer supported by Microsoft, Windows XP is vulnerable to security threats and can't be freely and easily updated to Windows 10. Those who are happy to live online, though, now have a free and relatively easy way to turn these devices into Chromebooks.<p>Microsoft has made an unprecedented offer …

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This startup will tell you how much experience a doctor has treating your condition

Amino analyzed health insurance claims from 188 million Americans<p>Choosing a doctor can be a real pain. Besides looking at a physician’s credentials — where they went to school, for instance — or checking for online reviews that may not be truthful, there aren’t many resources that can help someone …

10 Things Traveling Teaches You That School Doesn't

By College Tourist; Author: Sydney Alonso, University of Central Florida<p><b>I wouldn't be the person I am today if I never traveled.</b><p>Growing up, my mom was a teacher, so I've been instilled with a great love for school. I recognize its importance and value, and even now in college I try to take …

Microsoft Windows 10 Bombshell: It's Free For Everyone

<b>Edit:</b> Since publishing this article, Microsoft has since altered its original blog post and has more recently added a statement from Microsoft’s Gabe Aul, who has apologized for the confusion caused by the original post in relation to the supposed ‘free’ Insider copies of Windows 10 referred to in …

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Camera made from one tiny Lego brick actually works

The inspiration began with a pine nut. Ryan Howerter, a graphic design student at Colorado State University, took a photography class and his teacher shared the story of the Pinholo, a minuscule functioning pine-nut pinhole camera. Howerter knew what he had to do. "Being a fan of Lego bricks, I had …

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How did this happen? Iraq, Syria, Gaza and Libya all in flames

Each day, they live in fear.<p>Sometimes it's the fear of rockets dropping from the sky. Sometimes it's violent fundamentalists taking over their cities. Sometimes it's the barrel bombs stuffed with TNT and nails.<p>Exactly what horror they face depends on which border they live within.<p>Syria, Iraq, Gaza, …

There Are Hidden Waterfalls In The Grand Canyon

Just when we thought the Grand Canyon couldn't get any -- yes -- grander, we stumbled upon some epic waterfalls hidden in nearby Havasu Canyon.<p>Nestled in between gorgeous red rocks and greenery, the waterfalls are located on the land of the Havasupai Indian Reservation, an offshoot of the Grand …

GE Announces Line of 'Link' Smart LED Light Bulbs, Starting at $15 [Updated]

General Electric has unveiled its new line "Link" smart LED light bulbs, which can be controlled by an iOS device and start at $15 for individual bulbs and $49 for a starter kit complete with two bulbs and a link hub. The product is being developed in collaboration with design company Quirky, which …

5 Unforgettable Vacations for Under $100 a Night

Charming Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, is one world-class destination that won't break the bank! <i>Photo courtesy of Mike Clime/Dreamstime. Article by the Editors of Budget Travel.</i><p>Here at <i>Budget Travel</i>, we know nobody wants to skimp on vacation -- it's the time for great food, luxurious surroundings, and …

6 Unforgettable North American Road Trips

Nothing builds bonds in a family more than road trips. Confined to a car with your wife and kids is a perfect time to talk and really get to know them and when you get to your destination, it's time to make memories that will last a lifetime. Here are 6 road trips you can take with the family today.<p>…

This Is The ONE Tourist Trap You're Missing Out On In Each U.S. State

It's a fine, blurred, and fuzzy little line that separates our nation's most-visited cultural sites from its trashy tourist traps.<p>Of course, any "tourist trap" can be a "cultural site," depending on how you look at it. And any "cultural site" can feel like a "tourist trap," if it's crowded enough …

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7 Incredible Grand Tours You Can Actually Afford

Sometimes a one-week vacation just isn't enough. From a safari journey around Africa to an extensive cross-country tour of the U.S., we've rounded up …

New Apps and Websites That Will Change the Way You Travel in 2014

<i>By Karen Dion</i><p>There are so many new apps and websites to help us micromanage every aspect of our travel. In compiling a best-of list, we wondered where to even begin! We tried to keep it simple: Here are some of our favorites from the last year that will save you money and/or stress when planning …

Warren Buffett's secrets uncovered by new study

Is Warren Buffett's success as an investor the result of luck or skill?<p>Is Warren Buffett's success as an investor the result of luck or skill? That's the question two analysts at AQR Capital Management, one of the world's largest and most sophisticated hedge funds, and a professor at New York …

Is there a formula for generating great business ideas?

Entrepreneurs often talk about that eureka moment, their Newton and the apple epoch, the "A-ha" after a long and dry spell. What they are actually referring to is that instance when everything finally clicks and they come up with that special idea. Getting to this point, however, is the difficult …

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Where to See the Best Fall Foliage in the U.S. (Photos)

Fall Fun<p>The air is turning crisp and pumpkins are popping up on the shelves. This can only mean one thing: it's time for a road trip. Here are the 13 …

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10 Unique Train Trips

Love train travel? These railways offer a unique window on the world, cutting a swath through some of the most breathtaking landscapes on Earth:<p><b>1. Cass Scenic Railroad (West Virginia)</b><p>The steam trains climb the 11 miles (18 km) from Cass to the 4,842-ft-high (1,476 m) summit of Bald Knob, which has …

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