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How to buy a laptop

Choosing a new laptop is a lot harder than it should be. Every major brand has multiple product lines with overlapping prices and features, and every description is filled with jargon about processors, types of storage, graphics capabilities, screen resolutions and a laundry list of ports and …

Virtual Reality

You Can See This Gorgeous Stretch of Pacific Coast by Train for Under $100

Don't let driving detract from these views.<p>Traveling California's Pacific Coast Highway by convertible is on lots of people's bucket lists, but there's a more relaxing (traffic-free!) way to get the same views.<p>In fact, Amtrak claims the only vantage point that rivals its Pacific Surfliner route is …

San Diego

These 5 architectural designs influence every legislature in the world — and tell you how each governs

Every one of the United Nations’ 193 member states has a legislature — and each has a plenary hall for its meetings. How does the architecture of these assembly spaces structure the way that legislature makes decisions?<p>To answer that question, we spent six years collecting the architectural layout …

Europe

Buried Alive: Stories From Inside Solitary Confinement

It is brutal. It is torture by definition. It destroys the mind, body, and soul, making rehabilitation next to impossible. It is also outrageously expensive, and it doesn't work. Yet at the end of the Obama era, and the dawn of Trump's, isolation is as widely used as ever in the American penal …

Human Rights

Don’t miss the new HDR Tutorial

One of the first few lessons was shot right here inside this amazing church in Venice with Lisa Bettany. We had great fun in here… and no one ever …

These light fixtures double as high-tech planters

They rotate and provide moisture, too<p>Instructions for keeping houseplants alive always feel frustratingly vague: Water infrequently, or until the top layer of soil feels dry to the touch. But make sure not to underwater or overwater your plant. Keep the plant in a sun-filled room, but avoid direct …

Serial Killers Should Fear This Algorithm

On Aug. 18, 2010, a police lieutenant in Gary, Ind., received an e-mail, the subject line of which would be right at home in the first few scenes of …

Crime

What 17 death-row inmates requested for their last meal

While the number of death sentences has dropped in the last 20 years, it's still legal in 31 US states. In most states and various countries where the death penalty is legal, it's customary to give sentenced prisoners a special last meal at their request. Restrictions do apply — for example, in …

Death Row

London's secret green shelters: What's inside? | CNN Travel

CNN

You Can See the Most Beautiful Sights in America on This $213 Train Trip

A big adventure doesn't have to cost you a fortune.<p>If one of your 2017 resolutions is to see all of the beauty and history that America has to offer on a dime, then you're going to love this supremely affordable travel idea.<p>Thanks to a brilliant train route devised by travel expert and blogger …

Trains

Vintage Photos Mixed With 3D Objects Make Up These Wild Collages

What began as an Instagram experiment evolved into a flourishing art project for Susana Blasco.<p>Found objects marry with the lived-in aesthetic of vintage artifacts. Spanish artist, Susana Blasco, crafts her 2D work mixed with real-world 3D objects in an amazing display of humorous art. Exhibiting a …

Art

Road trip: Prague – Cesky Krumlov – Hallstatt

Whenever I’m asked what my top 3 favorite European destinations are, I’m always quick to answer: Prague, Cesky Krumlov, and Hallstatt.<p>You could say I …

A Fairytale Kingdom Faces Real-Life Troubles

On the border of Estonia and Russia, the Setos struggle to create a modern identity from ancient beliefs<p>On two sides of a disputed border lies a kingdom. It is young in age and ancient in beliefs, forged from the chaos of the Soviet Union’s collapse.<p>The people of this kingdom are the Setos, an …

Great rail journeys of the world: readers’ tips

Whether it’s the coast of Cornwall, Siberia or the savannah of east Africa, our readers have picked train trips memorable for landscapes, food and fellow travellers<p>Winning tip: Long slow journey in India<p>On my first ever visit to India I embarked on a 40-hour journey from Mumbai to Trivandrum. The …

Trains

A Slow Traveller's Guide: Where to Travel in Macedonia

A holiday in Macedonia hadn’t been our travel plan. But when the temperature in neighbouring Bulgaria dropped too low for us to bear, we made an …

We Traveled 3500km To Sleep In A 5-Billion-Star ‘Hotel’ In Norway And It Made Our Jaws Drop

We drove my old rickety Ford Escort from Helsinki to Troms with my adventure buddy Mika-Pekka Markkanen. Then visited Senja and Lofoten islands and …

These Are the 20 Best Cities for Singles

Colin Anderson—Blend Images/Corbis<p>Getty Images<p>Matt Hogan/www.mphoganphoto.com<p>Jim Wilson—The New York Times/Redux<p>Getty Images<p>Celin Serbo—Aurora …

Silicon Valley

The Best New Ways to Book Your Flights

Innovative new apps are one-upping the online travel tools you already know and love. And they’re about to make planning trips faster, easier, and …

Tel Aviv

5 Eerily Beautiful Abandoned Places Around The World

<i>by Laura Ratliff, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>James Cheadle/Alamy<p>From a ship graveyard in Mauritania to a picturesque 16th century Italian village, we can't help but be mesmerized by these mysterious and beautiful abandoned places around the world.<p><b>1. Michigan Central Station</b><p>This hulking Beaux-Arts train …

Abandoned Buildings