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These smart home gadgets take your new Amazon Echo or Google Home to the next level

With the delicious meals eaten, family gatherings over and the gifts unwrapped, the holiday fanfare is finally winding down. If you’re up to date with the latest technology, odds are pretty high that you found an Amazon Echo or Google Home underneath your tree. To help you get the most out of your …

Smart Homes

5 reasons everyone should own a multimeter

Home improvement addicts really get excited about their power tools. And in the shadow of drills and sanders, the multimeter doesn't get much love. Too bad, because multimeters are just as useful and have become something I recommend to every DIYer.<p>If you don't yet own one, this guide explains ways …

How Special Forces Bury the True Cost of America's Wars

When specialized (and glorified) units do the dirty work—and sustain the casualties—the normal political constraints on military power are lost.<p>Over the past 16 years, a profound transformation has been underway in how America wages war. Starting under George W. Bush after 9/11, and accelerating …

The Old Forgotten Survival Skills From The Late 1880s

Aside from a precious few who have gone out of their way to learn basic survival skills, most of us today would be utterly hopeless if we were …

Eggs

Bosnian war criminal drinks poison in court

Slobodan Praljak, 72, died after apparently drinking poison in the courtroom right after his 20-year sentence was upheld.

Intel Core i5 vs. i7

Intel’s Core i5 and i7 CPUs are still the most popular processors you can buy — and for good reason. But what’s the difference when you between them? …

Intel Corporation

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Apps

Forget Machu Picchu: Seven Newly Accessible Wonders of the World

If visiting the world's most ancient temples and monuments—Angkor Wat, Machu Picchu, Chichen Itza, Petra—inspires your inner Indiana Jones, just …

Passengers Get Impromptu Scenic Tour Over the Alps

Flight delays can be a real pain in the neck. Some of the worst, however, are the ones that come at the end of an interminable flight, when the …

Air Traffic

Why we can't have nice things: dockless bikes and the tragedy of the commons

Behind this bucolic industry is a multibillion-dollar battle between China’s big tech companies and Silicon Valley, and the nightmare of vandals and parking<p>If there is one sad fact that technology has taught us, it’s maybe that we just can’t have nice things. Now Washington DC has become the latest …

Everything You Need to Know to See the Northern Lights in Norway

Anyone planning a Northern Lights hunt in Norway needs to know their geography.<p>This long, thin country's capital, Oslo, is too far south of the …

Northern Lights

A Photo Tour Of Lonely Planet’s ‘Top Ten Cities To Visit in 2018’

Lonely Planet is the largest travel publisher in the world, giving them enormous influence on people planning trips. Thankfully, they exercise great responsibility. Every year, they gather input from renowned experts and print their <i>Best in Travel</i> book, which highlights those parts of the world the …

European Travel

What It’s Actually Like to Visit Chernobyl

Walking through the site of one of the world's worst industrial disasters.<p>“We get people who come on the tour dressed in biohazard suits,” says Andrii Kryshtal. “They remember. And they’re afraid. But they still want to see.”<p>I’m standing outside of a preschool, its weedy yard strewn with broken …

Chernobyl

11 secret Italian villages to visit before the crowds do

Rome? Been there. Venice? Done that. Florence? Bought the statue-of-David postcard. While this triumvirate of tourist destinations is a must-do for any first-time visitor to Italy, many of the country’s greatest charms can only be experienced in small Italian villages — places where you can slip …

Italian Riviera

Game of Thrones prequels FAQ: Your questions answered

The whole <i>Game of Thrones</i> prequel situation is admittedly pretty confusing — and perhaps became even more so after EW’s exclusive update on a fifth …

Game of Thrones

These Are The Best Countries To See The Northern Lights

Seeing the Northern Lights is one of those once-in-a-lifetime experiences we can't wait to check off our travel bucket list. What can be more magical …

What Every Country Does Better Than The Rest, Mapped

As you can tell, here at VIVA we love nothing more than a map - whether it's delicious mac 'n cheese, great airbnbs, or terrible tourist traps - …

FIFA World Cup

Enslaved By Her Dad, A Video Game Helped One Girl Escape

ROME—Teenage girls are supposed to be having fun. They should be on the cusp of new discoveries, dreaming of what the future holds. They shouldn’t be …

Siblings

The 10 Best Crime Dramas On Netflix You Don’t Know About

Between the news and the drama that just comes with being a person, real life can be pretty stressful. That’s why there’s nothing that can make you …

There's a Hidden Nude Beach in Italy — and It Looks Absolutely Gorgeous

Nestled among the picturesque cliffs of Cinque Terre in Italy is a secret slice of paradise virtually devoid of sweaty tourists holding selfie sticks …

27 Tragically Underrated Movies You Need To Watch Immediately

Give 'em a shot!<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Entertainment

The Best Science Documentaries on Netflix in April, Ranked

Knowledge is power and Netflix is our professor.<p>Sure, Netflix has a bevy of cheesy rom-coms, sexy capers, and superhero content. But Netflix can also …

Shaq Really Really Believes the Earth Is Flat...And He's Not Alone

The earth is flat. It may sound like a nonsensical statement to many, but for some, it is the truth. Just days ago, basketball icon Shaquille O'Neal …

Flat Earth Society

How to Prove to Yourself (or Shaq) the Earth Is Round

There’s a group of people who’ve lost trust in scientists, professors, academics, and pretty much anyone who is paid to establish and dispense facts. …

The ultimate ranking of all 10 X-Men films, from the original to “Logan”

<b>By David Betancourt and Michael Cavna,</b> <i>The Washington Post</i><p>This Friday, the opening of “Logan” marks a key milestone in Fox’s X-Men franchise. Not only …

The logical explanation for Mariah Carey’s massive NYE fail

It’s pretty safe to say Mariah Carey’s New Year’s Eve performance was an unmitigated disaster. But before you launch a thousand memes in her general …

Nobel Prize

Eye-Opening Map Reveals the Most Peaceful Countries in the World

No matter where you live, safety is something that’s on your mind. This is heightened when you travel. Going to a foreign place can be nerve-wracking, especially if you fear what’s around you. To give you an idea of which countries excel in safety this year, Visions of Humanity created the Global …