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Microsoft to roll out new Windows 10, Office feature releases twice annually

IT pros, mark your calendars. Starting in September 2017 with Windows 10 "Redstone 3," Microsoft will begin rolling out new feature updates to …

Windows 10

Turn an old laptop into a Chromebook-Linux hybrid

With a few minutes and a few free tools, you can resurrect nearly any aging PC with a fresh, fast, Chrome-like interface.<p>Common scenario: You buy a new laptop, thinking you'll sell, donate or hand down the old one... but it never happens. Maybe you don't want to deal with the hassles of Craigslist …

Linux

These wireless earbuds transform the sounds around you and preview a future of in-ear computers — here's what they're like

"Just as Microsoft put a computer on every desk, and Apple put one in every pocket, we want to put a computer in every ear," he says.<p>The "we" there is Doppler Labs, the four-year-old, New York-based company that Kraft co-founded. It's been interested in your ears since its inception — first with a …

If you don’t want to get the new MacBook Pro, consider these Windows laptops instead

Perhaps it was the lack of ports that did it for you. Or maybe it was the removal of the MagSafe power connector. Or maybe it was the weird mini-touchscreen that replaced the function keys for an extra $300. Or maybe you just think Apple is boring now.<p>Whatever the reason, it seems that the new …

MacBook Pro

50 Times Barack Obama Made Your Heart Melt

In honor of the President's birthday today.<p>In honor of the Commander in Chief's 55th birthday today, take a look back at his sweetest and silliest moments behind the scenes at the White House and beyond.

The White House

Scientists claim to have solved the mystery of female orgasm

Scientists claims they have finally solved the mystery of the female orgasm and it is all to do with ovulation.<p>A study on mammal reproduction found orgasms help apes ovulate, but because it plays no part in the reproductive cycle of humans, it is a redundant evolutionary afterthought.<p>In many …

Biology

The world's cheapest (and most expensive) beaches

Beach bums in search of a bargain could do far worse than head to Vietnam, new research has suggested.<p>When it comes to the cost of food, drinks and an all-important bottle of sunscreen, the country’s beaches are the world’s cheapest, according to the second annual Beach Price Index – a survey of …

How You Store Your Fruits And Vegetables Might Be Causing Them To Spoil

Not all fruits and veggies are compatible.<p><i>As part of HuffPost’s “</i><i>Reclaim</i><i>” project, HuffPost Taste will focus the entire month of July on simple ways you can reduce food waste in your own home.</i><p>If you’ve found that your fruits and vegetables spoil faster than you can eat them, chances are it’s your …

The 10 biggest announcements from Google I/O 2016

At I/O this year, Google displayed its vision for a more ubiquitous and conversational way of interacting with technology. Its Assistant is chattier, answering natural language queries with a more human voice, and it’s found its way into several new Google products: the messenger Allo and the …

Apps

11 of the best money tricks I learned traveling through 16 countries

These new adventures sometimes came with never-before-made mistakes. I've made my fair share when it comes to figuring out the best ways to save and spend money in a foreign land. There are things you will never think about until it's too late—whether it's on the flight over or a few weeks into …

The 7 Biggest Mistakes Travelers Make at Machu Picchu

Simon Willis<p>Don't you dare try to make this trek hung over.<p>Like getting drunk on pisco sours at 8,000 feet.<p>When visiting one of the most spectacular …

34 things you can get for free at Disneyland

This list covers the noteworthy free items scattered throughout the Disneyland Resort beyond the obvious shows and attractions which are all included with the price of admission into the theme parks.<p>The list is a helpful companion to the popular 18 Disneyland Money-Saving Hacks article and our …

10 Precautions That Can Help Keep Your Family Safe While Traveling Overseas

For those families contemplating a trip abroad, or have who have to travel for work or study, an attack on a big national airport like Brussels can …

4 Essential Considerations to Help You Create Excellent Macro Photographs

I may be biased, but I think the appeal of macro photography is rather obvious: the wonder and fascination of being able to capture in fine, …

Macro Photography

All right everyone, you’ve waited long enough! It’s officially the last day to order from Parabo if you need that gift in time for Christmas. Last Chance For Hassle Free and Unique Holiday Gifts

All right everyone, you’ve waited long enough!<p>It’s officially the last day to order from Parabo if you need that gift in time for Christmas.

The difference between lying and misleading

<b>What's the difference between lying and misleading? And does it matter if our politicians don't always manage to stay on the right side of the line?</b><p>"I want you to listen to me. I'm going to say this again - I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky."<p>Was this the most blatant …

United Kingdom

7 of the Craziest Predictions for the Future, From the Past

Back in 1992, in a special issue of TIME devoted to predicting what to expect in the new millennium, writer Lance Morrow waxed philosophical about …

Secretary of Agriculture

23 Places You Should Visit In 2015

We looked at major developments, cultural trends, and global festivals to find the hottest places to travel around the world in 2015.<p>From the Philippines to Peru, here are the best places to travel next year.

I Heart My City: Laura’s Sydney

<b>Laura Bronner</b> is an American expat who has been living in Sydney for the last two years. After graduating from college, she set off on what was supposed to be a year of travel; that was almost four years ago. Since then she has lived and traveled all over New Zealand and Australia.<p><i>Read more about</i> …

Go Here, Not There: 10 Alternative Destinations for American Travelers

Ah, those tried-and-true getaways...<p>Looking for gambling and a good time? Vegas it is. A tropical paradise? Off to Hawaii. While we love 'em for obvious reasons, our favorite vacation spots can come with crowds - and you might be hard pressed to find that "hidden gem" feel while you're there.<p>A new …

7 Ways To Travel Smarter In 2015

We've always loved a good travel hack, whether it's the secret to a smaller suitcase or the trick that gets cheaper plane tickets every time.<p>We asked the pros at CheapAir -- and sifted through our favorite hacks -- for 7 tricks that will make 2015 the year you FINALLY get out there, and on a trip …

First time Amsterdam: top tips for your first visit to the Dutch capital

Golden Age canals lined by gabled houses, candlelit cafes, whirring bicycles, lush parks, monumental museums, colourful markets, diverse dining, quirky shopping and legendary nightlife make the free-spirited Dutch capital one of Europe's great cities. With so much on offer it can be overwhelming …

17 Unusual Ways People Around The World Celebrate The New Year

But what about the rest of the world?<p>January 1st may be the de facto beginning of the New Year in the Western hemisphere thanks to the Gregorian calendar, but some cultures believe the New Year takes place at a different time altogether.<p>The Chinese New Year is in late January or early February. …

How To Pick the Perfect Wine this Holiday Season

The TIG shares wine director of Blackberry Farm Andy Chabot's tips for wine pairing.<p>Actress Meghan Markle has a love for food, fashion, travel and curating an enviable lifestyle; all things that led the <i>Suits</i> actress to the creation of her own site, The TIG. Including style tips, interviews with …

14 Must-Have Apps To Use on Vacation

From easy photo-sharing to last-minute luxury hotel deals,these apps will upgrade your next trip.<p>From hotel bookings to restaurant recommendations to the best ways to get around–these are the apps to turn to when you're stumped in transit.<p>APP IN THE AIR<p>Download this app immediately (it's $49.99–or …

7 Hacks To Affording Your Next Vacation

The tips and tricks to traveling on any budget.<p><b>1) Try hidden city ticketing with FlyShortcut.com.</b><br>Hidden city ticketing is a hack in itself for finding the lowest possible airfare on FlyShortcut.com. It essentially finds a cheaper flight that has your destination as a layover. That way, you can …

7 Common Portrait Mistakes and How to Fix Each One

Portraiture is one of the most popular genres of photography around. It’s also one of the most challenging. It takes many long hours of practice …

Facebook saves everything you type - even if you don't publish it

Facebook calls these unposted thoughts "self-censorship", and insights into how it collects these non-posts can be found in a recent paper written by …