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Touring the Atacama: The Chilean Desert That Is Heaven on Earth

You wouldn’t think of the Atacama Desert as being one of the coolest places on earth. With its dusky craters, salt-encrusted plains, and looming volcanoes, you could easily suspect you were on the moon. Is it all just desolate stretches of rock and sand? Where is the pool? you might wonder. The …

Where to Fly Emirates A380 First Class for Under $700

Last month I wrote about buying Emirates first class at 89% off.<p>Airlines price discriminate selling premium cabin tickets based on market in which …

San Francisco

3 Best Hiking Destinations in Great Britain

By Gabrielle Boucher of University of Tampa<p><b>Three locations across Britain that offer amazing hiking experiences.</b><p>When thinking of the British countryside, many picture smooth, rolling green hills and quaint little cottages. While this image is definitely accurate for the majority of the area, the …

Hiking

One More Slice: San Francisco's Top Pizzerias for When the Craving Strikes

Though San Francisco is not known for its pizza compared to, say, the New Yorks and Chicagos of the world, a slew of new pizza joints in the past …

San Francisco

Hidden Gems of Europe

By Gabrielle Boucher of University of Tampa<p><b>8 underrated European cities that offer authentic, intimate travel experiences.</b><p>Travelers flock to Europe because of its abundance of beautiful cities within close proximity of each other. Paris, Rome, Prague, Berlin, Amsterdam, all these incredible places …

European Travel

This Tiny City in the South of France Trumps St.-Tropez Any Day

In France, locals roll their eyes at crowded, touristy St.-Tropez—but they flock to Cassis, a tiny Mediterranean fishing port known for its clay-color buildings, rosé-producing vineyards, pebbly beaches, and affable locals, who, despite not speaking a word of English, are delighted to befriend any …

Instagram Is Going To Let Users Filter And Turn Off Offensive Comments

Online harassment is a serious issue, and women are often the ones bearing the heaviest toll. A recent survey carried out in Australia by digital security firm Norton, showed that 76% of women under 30 had experienced some form of abuse.<p>More in general, according to another study released two years …

Social Media

40 American Towns You Haven't Heard of But Should Visit ASAP

Hit the roads less traveled.<p>When it comes to your vacation, most people seek out places they've seen on TV or have heard about from friends and family. Fair enough. Now, let us introduce you to 40 unsung hot spots. These unheard-of towns across the U.S. might not have made it onto your bucket list</i> …

Grizzly Peak Airfield Now Open at Disney California Adventure Park

We gave you a first look at Grizzly Peak Airfield, the expansion of Grizzly Peak at Disney California Adventure park, back in March. Today I’m …

Walt Disney Company

Party time! Rare photographs reveal the early beginnings of the magical park as Disneyland prepares for its 60th birthday

• <b>The Californian attraction opened on July 17, 1955 and cost a mere $17million to construct</b>• <b><br>60 years later it is cumulatively the most visited</b> …

15 Breakfast Recipes For When You're Sick Of Cereal

Switch things up.<p><i>Original post by Rebecca Poole for Spoon University.</i>

7 Ways To Eat Healthy For Just $4 a Day

Loading up on the good stuff doesn’t have to strain your wallet<p>Getty Images<p>If you’re not careful, eating healthy <i>can</i> cost more than eating junk.<p>In fact, a recent study in the journal <i>Preventive Medicine</i> found that people who picked more nutrient-rich foods ended up shelling out more at the grocery …

Verizon agrees to buy Yahoo for $4.83 billion

Wireless provider expects deal to be completed by early next year<p>Verizon today announced that it plans to acquire Yahoo for $4.83 billion, confirming a deal that was first reported last week. In a press release, the internet service provider said that Yahoo will be integrated with Aol, which …

Telecoms

Amazon is expanding drone delivery testing in the UK

The company wants to test automated drone fleets<p>Amazon is partnering with the British government to expand its testing of delivery drones, paving the way for commercial air deliveries for UK residents. The expanded testing, announced today in a press release, involves Amazon working with the UK …

Drones

The English of non-native speakers could make smarter computers

Researchers create first major database of non-native English in an effort to improve machine learning<p>Researchers at MIT have created a database of annotated sentences written by non-native English speakers, the university announced in a press release Friday, in an effort to improve the ways in …

Language Learning

Apple's iPhone sales slump again as questions loom over iPhone 7

Apple's iPhone sales continue to decline. Apple just reported its latest Q3 earnings, and the company sold 40.4 million iPhones in the recent quarter, compared to 47.5 million this time last year. That's a 15 percent drop, and a sign that iPhone growth momentum has significantly stalled. The slump …

Mobile Technology

Apple's sales fall across iPhone, iPad, and Mac

Apple just released its Q3 2016 financials, and the data shows device sales across all three of Apple's main product categories falling over the past year. iPhone sales saw the steepest decline year over year (though the release of the iPhone SE in March saw sales jump significantly in the second …

Apple Watch

First Click: iPhone sales are shrinking for the same reason that Pokémon Go is thriving

Apple today finds itself in the unusual position of having not one, but two consecutive quarters of slumping iPhone sales. The company’s stock price, however, has gone in the opposite direction, rising in response to Apple outperforming direr expectations. Those traders aren’t crazy. They just …

iPhone

Apple has sold over 1 billion iPhones

Apple recently sold its billionth iPhone, the company announced today. During a meeting at Apple's Cupertino headquarters this morning, CEO Tim Cook made an appearance to celebrate the major milestone. "iPhone has become one of the most important, world-changing and successful products in history," …

iPhone

Nest didn’t forget about you Apple Watch wearers

Apple Watch wearers can now control their Nest thermostat from their wrist. Support was added in an update to Nest’s iOS app today, which also included features for its camera products, including 1080p streaming on the Dropcam Pro and automatic video quality adjustments so live streams stay …

Apple Watch

Apple's unprecedented demands are reportedly the reason it still doesn't have a TV service

Along with Eddy Cue's brash negotiating style<p>According to a new report from <i>The Wall Street Journal</i><i>,</i> the delays to Apple's long rumored TV service have been due to the company's unprecedented demands and brash negotiating tactics with the TV industry. The <i>Journal</i> says talks between Apple and media …

Smart TV

Apple is reportedly shifting its focus from the electric car to self-driving software

With hire of former BlackBerry exec Dan Dodge<p>More changes are underway at Apple's secretive electric car division. According to <i>Bloomberg</i>, the team has brought on Dan Dodge, the former head of BlackBerry's automotive software group who joined the Canadian phone maker in 2010 when it acquired his …

Automotive Industry

Apple to Debut Revamped Apple Store App With 'For You' Recommendations

Apple will soon introduce a redesigned version of its dedicated Apple Store app, reports <i>Bloomberg</i>. The new version of the app, which is used to make online purchases of Apple products, will feature custom recommendations for new products to buy based on purchase history.<p>Citing sources with …

Uber focuses on services as it begins to see profits in Southeast Asia

Uber has abandoned its ‘land grab’ approach to Southeast Asia and instead switched its focus to new products and services as it begins to see profitability in key markets in the region.<p>A source at the U.S. company told TechCrunch that its operations are now profitable in Singapore and the …

Asia

Those chats you thought you deleted on WhatsApp? They may not be fully deleted after all

If you use an iOS device, parts of WhatsApp conversations you assumed had been deleted may actually still be stored on your phone, a security …

Privacy

Microsoft is laying off 2,850 more workers

Microsoft is cutting an additional 2,850 jobs on top of 1,850 announced in May 2016, meaning it has laid off over 10 percent of its workforce in the last two years. Most are ex-Nokia employees from its mobile hardware division, it said in its annual SEC filing. That means Microsoft has almost …

25 places we're dying to explore right now - Matador Network

25 places we’re dying to explore right now<p>The Matador team is made up of more than two dozen of the best-traveled people you’ll ever meet. We’re …

South Africa a ‘fire sale’ for tourists after rand rout, holidays cheaper and more accessible

Tourists are flocking back to South Africa’s game parks, beaches and vineyards as a weaker currency and easing of visa rules make holidays cheaper …

How this Family of 4 Traveled the World for $130 a Day

<i>It’s been a long time since we’ve had a blog post on family travel on this website so today, I’m excited to introduce to you Cliff from Live Family</i> …

Asia Travel