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Language-learning apps that you need now

Going on an overseas trip soon? Need to familiarize yourself with a local language?<p>Up your linguistic game with a language-learning app.<p>Say goodbye …

Language Learning

Green vacations: 10 places that don't cost the Earth

<b>(CNN) —</b> Travelers are more socially and environmentally conscious than ever, seeking to get away safe in the knowledge they've had minimal impact on the planet's resources.<p>With 2017 named as the United Nations' International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, the spotlight is even more on …

Costa Rica

Pictures of the Week 6.9.17

Israel

Trainers Cringe Every Time They See These Gym Mistakes

If you've never had proper one-on-one training, navigating the different accessories and machines in a workout class or the gym can be a minefield. …

Oculus Founder Plots a Comeback With a Virtual Border Wall

Palmer Freeman Luckey was the kind of wunderkind Silicon Valley venerates. When he was just 21, he made an overnight fortune selling his start-up, a company called Oculus VR that made virtual-reality gear, to Facebook for $2 billion in 2014.<p>But the success story took a sideways turn this year when …

Bellagio Fountains: Will the famous Las Vegas landmark close to make way for a shopping mall?

What Las Vegas giveth, Las Vegas taketh away. Eighteen years after the Bellagio opened and redefined luxury in Sin City, rumours are afoot that the …

12-year-old girl beats Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking in IQ test

A 12-year-old girl has scored higher in an IQ test than Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking.<p>The so-called genius benchmark is set at 140 and Rajgauri …

5 Galaxy S8 features you should change immediately

The Galaxy S8 is set up how Samsung wants you to use it. Here are the first things you should change.

See California reservoirs fill up in these before-and-after images

Image 1of/45<p>Caption<p>Close<p><i>Scroll down to see the interactive versions of the images above.</i><p>At the height of the California drought, images of empty …

California Drought, Then and Now, in Pictures

Bridges

Biggest asteroid in 13 years is going to fly past Earth next Wednesday

Next Wednesday, our planet’s going to get a close shave from an alarmingly large chunk of space rock – as the biggest asteroid in 13 years sails past.<p>…

Tupac murder mystery: 'Confession letter' names rapper's killers

This is the startling ‘confession letter’ said to be key in finally solving the Tupac Shakur murder mystery.<p>US documentary maker and author RJ Bond claims the document names the killers and clears rap mogul Suge Knight of any involvement in the drive-by shooting.<p>The letter – provided to the Sun …

Teen lost 19 family members in Syria chemical attack: 'I saw the explosion'

<b>Reyhanli, Turkey (CNN) —</b> Mazin Yusif, 13, sauntered around the hospital with the confidence of a regular, taking us from room to room, introducing the people in each ward.<p>He arrived here at the Reyhanli State Hospital 24 hours ago, one of around 30 Syrians rushed to this southern Turkish town near …

Middle East

How to find your lost phone with the Google Home

From Find My iPhone to Google's Find My Devices, there's no shortage of ways to find a lost phone these days.<p>While at home, you can now also use the Google Home ($99 at Google Store) to find a phone lost in the couch cushions. Here's how.<p><b>Editors' note</b>: This article was originally published April 5, …

Android News

13 Ways to Lower Your Triglycerides

By Rachael Link<p>Triglycerides are a type of fat found in your blood.<p>After you eat, your body converts the calories that you don't need into …

Scary interactive map shows how water levels will rise due to global warming

Have you ever wondered how global warming is slowly but gradually changing everything around us? Now there’s a nifty interactive map that will help you easily put things into perspective – or at least give you a better idea.<p>In an effort to raise awareness of the detrimental impact of global …

Global Warming

This Controversial Tax on High Earners Is Key to Understanding Trump's Leaked 2005 Returns

Donald Trump’s leaked 2005 tax returns revealed he paid $31m in the alternative minimum tax, a tax on high earners that Trump wants to kill<p>If you …

Donald Trump

How to properly clean your coffee grinder

Just like your coffee maker, the machine you use to grind the beans for your morning cup needs regular maintenance. Oils and particles cling to every nook and cranny inside, eventually leading to decreased performance -- unless you take just a few minutes to clean it out every so often.<p>Here's how …

Coffee

Pope suggests ordaining married men to tackle priest shortages

The Catholic Church should consider allowing married men to become priests, Pope Francis said, in what would be a radical departure from current Vatican teaching.<p>The lifting of the ban on married men being ordained would apply only in specific circumstances, for instance in remote areas of the …

How to get around that buckling bridge in Big Sur (hint: it won't be easy)

This is the span that connects us to Big Sur — or used to. The sinking Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge on Highway 1 has left locals and one of the most beloved places on the coast cut off from the rest of us after heavy winter rains pounded the area in mid-February.<p>The gap in California's coastal route is …

7 of the best TV features you should be using

When you first buy a new television, you might spend the first hour or so digging through the menus, making sure all the settings are properly configured. After that, you might revisit the settings from time to time to adjust the picture mode or brightness. But there are likely settings and …

Smart TV

Too much social media 'increases loneliness and envy' - study

Facebook and Instagram help us to stay connected with family and friends, but spending too much time on social media could actually make you feel more alone, a new study suggests.<p>The more time a young person spends on social media, the more likely they are to feel socially isolated, according to …

Secret Netflix Codes to Unlock Thousands of Hidden Categories

Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) uses a special algorithm to help you find movies and shows based on what you have previously watched as well as what you …

Peter Thiel’s Palantir is Powering Trump’s Immigration Agenda

A new report from The Intercept details a system, Investigative Case Management (ICM), created by Palantir Technologies to support investigations by …

HBO’s All-Time Most Controversial Sexytime Moments

HBO knows a little something about controversial content. The cable network is renowned for providing top notch entertainment that’s not afraid to …

TV Series

Mnuchin promises tax reform will pass by August

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is promising that the Trump administration will get tax reform passed by August, although he says it will be years before it kicks economic growth into a higher gear.<p>Winning quick approval could prove challenging. There hasn't been tax reform on the scale that …

Secy. Kelly: There Will Be No Mass Undocumented Immigrant Roundups

There’s a hidden menu in Android that lets you unlock experimental features — here’s how to use it

It's not available on every device — you'll have less luck if yours has a heavy UI skin — but it's worth checking out to see which features may be arrive with future Android versions. For example, some of the features Google brought to the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update — where it was first …