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Wi-Fi passwords from airports around the world in one brilliant map

Killing time before your flight can be a serious drag, but traveling just got a lot less painful thanks to this airport Wi-Fi map.<p>Travel blogger and …

The World's 50 Best Restaurants Announced

The World's 50 Best Restaurants were announced Tuesday evening at a ceremony in Melbourne, Australia—only the second time the annual event has been held outside Europe. Here are the winners.<p>The world’s best restaurant can no longer be found in Italy, according to the annual World’s 50 Best …

Bucket list: 41 places every California kid should visit before growing up

How many of these have you visited?<p>Summer's upon us and we're entering that glorious time of year when families can travel unencumbered by school obligations.<p>To help you plan your family road trips, we've updated and added to one of our favorite galleries featuring places every California kid must …

California

Google launches a simpler website testing tool aimed at small businesses

Google today is launching a new tool aimed at helping business owners determine how well their website performs on the mobile web, including on both smartphones and tablets. Given that mobile searches surpassed desktop search for the first time last fall, it’s critical for website owners – but also …

Here’s how many people check Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram daily (in 2 graphs)

In a decade, social networking has gone from the part-time habit of college kids to a staple of modern life. Pew is out with fresh new statistics on just how many Americans compulsively check the top sites, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and LinkedIn.<p>About 70 percent of Americans use …

Three ex-Google engineers have created a Microsoft Surface clone

Naturally, it runs Android<p>Microsoft’s Surface tablet has inspired a few clones during its short history, but the latest rip off comes from three ex-Google engineers. Jeremy Zhou, David Ko, and Ben Luk used to work on products like Google Maps and search at the web giant, and formed Jide Technology …

Bachelor Couples Who Made Love Last

Bachelorette Andi Dorfman may have just split with fiancé Josh Murray, but after 12 years and 33 seasons of <i>The Bachelor</i>, <i>The Bachelorette</i> and its …

Weddings

Hopman Cup 2015 Results: USA vs. Poland Score and Recap

Link to Media<p>Team USA suffered a shock defeat to Poland at the 2015 Hopman Cup. Serena Williams and John Isner couldn't overcome Agnieszka Radwanska and Jerzy Janowicz, who claimed their country's first win in this competition.<p>Radwanska was the catalyst for the shock. She stunned Williams in the …

Hopman Cup

J.K. Simmons finds charm in being despicable for 'Whiplash' | Reuters

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Mastering the art of jazz drumming wasn’t the only objective on actor J.K. Simmons’ mind when he signed on to play an abusive music teacher in the independent film “Whiplash.” He also focused on co-star Miles Teller’s face.<p>"Whiplash" cast member J.K. Simmons poses for a …

Palm Springs

Boost for US economy as 252,000 new jobs created

Key non-farm payrolls data show American economy added 252,000 jobs and jobless rate dropped to 5.6pc<p>The American economy added 252,000 jobs in December. That was 12,000 more than economists had forecast, building on last month's booming employment numbers.<p>Global markets got a boost last month when …

France hunts slain terror suspect's widow, prepares for mass anti-terrorism rally

France vowed to combat terrorism with "a cry for freedom" in a giant rally for unity Sunday after three days of bloodshed that horrified the world. Police searched for a woman linked to the three al-Qaida-inspired attackers, but a Turkish official said she appears to have already slipped into Syria.<p>…

We Asked Celebs: Which Girls Girl Are You?

With <i>Girls</i> returning for its fourth season on Sunday, January 11 at 9 p.m. EST on HBO, we asked celebs: Which character do you relate to most? Here's …

A Star Just Got Swallowed By A Warp In Space-Time

Om nom nom<p>A star has slipped out of view thanks to the space-time warp it creates as it orbits.<p>The disappearing star is part of a binary star system called J1906. It's a pulsar, which means it's a rotating neutron star, the result of a massive star collapsing in on itself. Researchers have been …

Astronomy

Microsoft's 'Spartan' browser is shaping up, leaks show

The new browser, part of the Windows 10 platform, may include Cortana integration, digital-inking support and grouped tabbing, according to sources.<p>More rumored details are leaking about Microsoft's new browser, codenamed Spartan, that will be a key piece of its Windows 10 platform.<p>Spartan, which …

Software

Twitter to start tracking the apps on your iPhone

Twitter is about to get very nosey with its mobile subscribers, and if you’re among the millions of people using the company’s app on your smartphone, you’ll definitely want to listen up. The short-form social media outlet’s new app graph feature will soon start tracking which applications you have …