Allan Hemmings

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Halloween thrills at theme parks around the USA

This is the 45th year that Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, Calif. transforms into Knott's Scary Farm during the fall. The granddaddy of theme park Halloween events, it revolutionized the industry by capitalizing on the holiday. Today, nearly all American parks follow its lead and present …

Horror

10 simple ways to travel without looking like a tourist

Why would you worry about looking like a tourist? It’s always been my feeling that it comes with certain disadvantages. You get treated differently – occasionally better, but often much worse. You are an obvious target for sales scams. And crucially, I think, you tend to feel more alienated – …

David Beckham

Lonely Planet reveal the 10 best cities in the world to visit, according to your interests

Love history or architecture or wine? There's a destination for each...<p>When travel destinations are normally ranked, it is by their overall general …

'Beam of invisibility' could hide objects using light

Once thought of as the province of only "Star Trek" or "Harry Potter," cloaking technologies could become a reality with a specially designed material that can mask itself from other forms of light when it is hit with a "beam of invisibility," according to a new study.<p>Theoretically, most …

Wi-Fi security has been breached, say researchers

This is your Wi-Fi on KRACK<p>At about 7AM ET this morning, researchers revealed details of a new exploit called KRACK that takes advantage of vulnerabilities in Wi-Fi security to let attackers eavesdrop on traffic between computers and wireless access points. The exploit, as first reported by <i>Ars</i> …

Why Smartphones Will Become Extinct by 2025 | Inc.com

The world is changing, and it's all about your voice.<p>In my house, there are voicebots everywhere. In the kitchen, I use the Google Home speaker to ask about recipes and the weather. In my office, there's an Amazon Echo connected to a high-end stereo, so I can control my music collection by voice. …

Apps

The Great Recession is about to overtake the Great Depression

Since the first rumblings of the financial crisis, in 2007, people have comforted themselves by looking back to the Great Depression and thinking …