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Verizon offers unlimited international calls for $15 per month

Verizon has launched a new plan for those making frequent international calls within the US. For an extra $15 added to your existing Verizon bill, you can get the Unlimited Together – World plan which includes unlimited calls to mobile devices in almost 40 countries, unlimited calls to landlines in …

Mobile

The Best Seafood Dives in Maryland

1 of 15<p>Bertha's Mussels<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 15<p>Cantler's Riverside Inn<p>3 of 15<p>Captain Billy's Crab House<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 15<p>Courtney's Restaurant & Seafood<p>…

Apple looks ahead with the new MacBook Pro

My MacBook Pro is on its last legs. The anti-glare laminate began bubbling up some time ago, spreading across the screen like an untreatable rash, fogging up the webcam in the process. The hinge is loose, so the screen shakes when someone walks by. The little black rubber bumpers have fallen off …

Gear & Gadgets

This tiny Wi-Fi router is probably better than yours, and it’s less than $11

If you follow the BGR Deals team and you’ve already scored one of the lightning-fast Wi-Fi routers we’ve recommended, this post isn’t for you. But if …

Facebook admits it must do more to stop the spread of misinformation on its platform

Facebook has responded to widespread criticism of how its Newsfeed algorithm disseminates and amplifies misinformation in the wake of the Trump victory in the US presidential election yesterday.<p>Multiple commentators were quick to point a finger of blame at Facebook’s role in the election campaign, …

Social Media
Mobile

Meet Bozoma Saint John, the Apple executive who stole the show at WWDC

The Apple Music executive doesn't have nearly the same name recognition as the senior executives, from Eddy Cue to Craig Federighi, who shuffled on to the stage at the annual developer conference on Monday.<p>But Saint John quickly turned heads during her appearance at the event, and not just because …

Apple Music

Netflix admits to throttling speeds for AT&T and Verizon subscribers

Last week, both AT&T and Verizon came under fire by T-Mobile CEO John Legere. He thought both were throttling Netflix traffic for their subscribers, but it turns out Netflix was restricting the flow of data.<p>Netflix said it caps streams at 600 kilobits-per-second for AT&T and Verizon customers, …

There Will Never Be Another Like Prince, the Greatest Recording Artist of All Time

He was—and is—the gold standard of artistry. A brilliant guitarist, bassist, arranger, and producer, he wasn’t just a visionary. He was an entity …

iPad Pro 9.7-Inch Vs iPad Pro 12.9-Inch: What's The Difference?

The headline may sound like a trick question, but it’s not. There’s actually a lot more than just size separating Apple’s new 9.7-inch iPad Pro from the existing 12.9-inch model and some are even potential deal breakers. So let’s break it down…<p><b>Size – Strangely Familiar</b><p>The most obvious place to …

IPad Pro

Five Restaurants to Try This Weekend in D.C.

<i>Need dining inspiration this weekend? Here are some favorites from Eater editors: a bar, old standbys, a hidden gem — and some new restaurants, of course.</i><p>January 8, 2015<p><b>Brunch at a Classic D.C. Restaurant:</b> Acadiana<p>Now that D.C. Coast is officially closed, don't forget this other restaurant from …

Turn Your Smartphone Into A Solar Panel

And let the device recharge itself<p>Instead of searching for an outlet to keep your phone alive, what if all you needed was some sunshine? An MIT startup has created a transparent coating that transforms surfaces into solar panels.<p>The Trick<p>Typically solar panels soak up photons from the sun’s rays …

The World's First Website Went Online 25 Years Ago

Twenty-five years ago, the world's very first website debuted.<p>Called Tim Berners-Lee's World Wide Web, the site went online at CERN on December 20, 1990.<p>As Engadget noted, this wasn’t the date the website went public (that happened several months later on August 6, 1991), but the moment still …

World Wide Web

21 Leonardo DiCaprio Movies, Ranked by Hotness

He may not have his Oscar (yet), but Leo has long been recognized for his most important role: First Love to many a Millennial.<p>With Leonardo DiCaprio's first Oscar win as close to a surefire bet as it's ever been (for <i>The Revenant</i>)<i>,</i> America's beloved …

20 Times Coffin Nails Killed the Nail Art Game

Get it?<p>If you once thought there were only two nail shapes (round or square) and two lengths (short or long) to choose from, the past few years have shown you otherwise.<p>Coffin nails — which range from medium to long in length, are tapered at the ends, and are squared off (like a coffin) — have been …

Nail Art

Calls for the demise of Obamacare 'may be premature'

In recent weeks, the law has had a rough go of it. One of its greatest successes, the healthcare exchanges in Kentucky, has come under threat.<p>Enrollment numbers for the exchanges are undershooting expectations, and it could lose the business of UnitedHealthcare, one of the nation's largest insurers.<p>…

Health Care

Apple Launches 2015 Back to School Promotion, Offers Free Beats Solo2 Headphones With Mac Purchase

Apple today launched its annual Back to School promotion, offering a free pair of Beats Solo2 On-Ear headphones to qualifying students, parents of students and educators that purchase an eligible Mac, including the iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air and Mac Pro. As usual, the Mac mini and …

Apple made a tiny change to the iPhone keyboard that everyone has been begging for

iOS 9, the upcoming operating system for iPhones and iPads, has a seemingly minor new addition to the on-screen keyboard, but it's something users have been begging for.<p>Now, when you press the shift key, the letters on the keyboard change to either lowercase or capital. Before, the shift-key arrow …

Typing

Calm down and rock on; Apple isn’t adding DRM to your music

No, you won’t lose all your DRM-free iTunes music. At least, not without deleting your actual files and not having a backup. Apple isn’t adding DRM to your iTunes files, either.<p>The reality here is that Apple will not automatically remove any iTunes music files you own on your computer and replace …

Malwarebytes offers pirates and duped customers 12 months of its premium antimalware product for free

Malwarebytes, a security company best known for its Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) product, has debuted an Amnesty program for Windows users. If you pirated Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, purchased a counterfeit version of the software, or are having problems with your key in general, the company is …

Tougher encryption guidelines close a back door for NSA spies

The US' National Institute of Standards and Technology is more than a little worried that its encryption guideilnes have been creating back doors for spies, and it's changing its tune in order to plug those security holes. The agency is no longer recommending an NSA-backed number randomization …

Facebook's Mobile Ad Revenue Will Completely Dwarf Its Desktop Revenue Next Year

For a company that admitted in its 2012 IPO filing it did not "generate any meaningful revenue" from its mobile products, Facebook has truly pivoted.<p>We already know that in 2013 45% of Facebook's $6.99 billion in full-year ad revenue was derived from mobile ads. But by 2016 Facebook's worldwide …

Digital Advertising

Google Inbox is ready to tame your both your email and to-do list

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Credit: Google<p>Google has a new email app and it aims to help you manage your messages by surfacing important information and …

Apple Now Lets You Check If An iPhone Is Stolen Before You Buy It

Want to check if that iPhone you’re considering nabbing off of Craigslist is stolen <i>before</i> you hand over your cold, hard cash?<p>Apple has just released a tool that exists solely to verify whether or not a used iPhone has been locked down remotely by its rightful owner.<p>All you need is the IMEI or the …

Apple's put out a patch to fix the potentially gnarly Bash bug

Just a few days after promising a fix to a vulnerability in the Bash shell, Apple's released an update that does just that. OS X bash update 1.0, which went out as a download today, fixes the Bash bug, or Shellshock as it's become more readily known on the past three versions of OS X including …

10 things to know about Ello, the ad-free social network

As you settle into the social network (or wait for your invitation), learn about Ello's ad-free promise and find out how to navigate the interface.<p>By now, you've probably heard of Ello, t he invite-only social network garnering attention for its radical approach to social networking. Find out why …

Social Media

NSA hires a 'risk officer' to oversee intel missions in a bid to appease a wary public

The National Security Agency is getting into the risk management business.<p>The NSA, still reeling from the Edward Snowden leaks, named Anne Neuberger, former director of the agency”s so-called commercial solutions center and an aide to NSA director Admiral Michael S. Rogers, to head up the agency’s …