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Malaysia Airlines Jet Made 'Tactical Aviation Maneuvers': Law Enforcement Officials

U.S. law enforcement and intelligence officials are focusing on the possibility that at least one of the Malaysia Airlines pilots is responsible for …

Second baby possibly 'cured' of HIV

The first time, it happened almost by accident.<p>Just hours after delivery, a baby born with HIV in Mississippi was given high doses of three antiretroviral drugs. More than three years later, doctors say the little girl has no evidence of the life-threatening disease in her blood, despite being off …

2013 Tesla Model S P85+ Long-Term Update 2

The Unfinished Car<p>Not long after we received our long-term Tesla Model S, a message appeared on its large touch-screen display: “Software Update: There is a new version of your Tesla Model S software.” How strange. This would take about two hours to download, it explained, and commence at 2:20 a.m. …

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5 Last Minute Family Spring Break Vacations

Many families are finding themselves in need of a serious "Winter-vention".<p>2014 has started as an odd year for family travel. Spring Break and the Easter school holiday fell late on the calendar this year. For this reason, many parents decided not to plan any spring vacations. Instead many families …

Disney World

Beat the Price Hike: 6 Ways to Save on D.C. Hotels in Cherry Blossom Season

<i>by Christine Wei</i><p>While the nation's capital is a popular destination all year long, there's really nothing else like the city's Cherry Blossom Festival. From March 20 to April 13 this year, Washington, D.C. will celebrate with 25 days of parades, performances, and cultural events in the heart of …

Global Travel Trend for 2014: Low-Cost Carriers Continue to Eat the World

Early in January we released our big report, “<b>14 Global Trends That Will Define Travel in 2014</b>,” outlining the major trends that will define travel …

Revealr: A Voice-Based Dating App

From Hinge and Let’s Date, to Grindr and Tinder, if there’s one thing the world <i>doesn’t</i> need, it’s another dating app. But a new entry into the space is looking to find its niche with a dating app that uses your voice as your passport.<p>The lowdown<p>Revealr is the handiwork of London-based duo Paul …

Facebook Looking Into Buying Drone Maker Titan Aerospace

Facebook, one of the primary backers of the Internet.org initiative, which aims to bring affordable Internet access to the 5 billion people in the world who still lack connectivity, is in talks with a company that could help further that agenda. TechCrunch is hearing that Facebook is buying Titan …

What’s Cortana for Window Phone? Microsoft’s mashup of Siri and Google Now

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>If you haven’t heard of Cortana yet, you probably will soon. Besides being a helpful computer interface in the Microsoft(s …

First dual-booting Windows Phone and Android handsets due this year

PC makers are increasingly pushing devices that dual-boot Android and Windows, and it appears that phone manufacturers will follow a similar path in the coming months. Microsoft recently revealed India-based Karbonn Mobiles will start shipping Windows Phones soon, and the company says it plans to …

Apple Launches CarPlay, Integrating iOS in the Car

After announcing its iOS in the Car initiative at last year’s WWDC, Apple has officially launched the program today with partners Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo — which will premiere it to their drivers this week.<p>The program, called CarPlay, is described as a “smarter, safer and more fun way to …

Computers in the car: court decision on iPhone maps adds to confusion over what drivers can do

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>The law has spoken: you can’t use your cell phone when driving unless it’s hands-free, except in cases where you want to look …

T-Mobile to start turning off older MetroPCS network this year

T-Mobile's efforts to transition customers from MetroPCS' aging CDMA network to its own GSM and LTE frequencies is going quite swimmingly. The company has been bragging that it's well ahead of schedule, and in some markets it's already begun repurposing the smaller carrier's spectrum to deliver …

Samsung’s Galaxy S5 is here with more power, more pixels, and a refined design

What do you do when you’re one of the world’s largest smartphone makers and it’s time to update your flagship device? If you’re Samsung, you trot out the new Galaxy S5, a refined and updated take on last year’s wildly successful Galaxy S4. Like the new Gear wearables, the Galaxy S5 looks and feels …

Deaf Man Allegedly Beaten, Tasered By Police After Trying To Use Sign Language

Police officers in Southern California are under fire for allegations that they beat, shocked and arrested a deaf man who was trying to use sign language to communicate with them.<p>Jonathan Meister, a deaf and non-verbal resident of Manhattan Beach, Calif., claims that the Hawthorne Police Department …

Gadget and tech features

'Tron' designer creates a real-world superbike

Lotus has a new superbike called the C-01. Designed by Daniel Simon, whose work you'll know from <i>Tron: Legacy</i>, <i>Oblivion</i>, and <i>Captain America</i>, the bike balances the Lotus form of old with a decidedly modern finish.<p>Although Simon is better known for his concept work, and the C-01 certainly looks like a …

I'm Flying to Europe for $300 and You Can Too -- It's Pissing Some People Off

The rumors are true. You can get from North America to Europe (or vice versa) for under $600 round trip! Or for $300, one way, including taxes.<p>This isn't some travel writer/blogger exclusive. Acclaimed as a new airline, Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA has been around for over 10 years, but recently …

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Check Out The Incredible 'Frozen Waterfalls' Of Hierve El Agua

Hierve el Agua is one of Mexico's most beautiful natural wonders that you probably haven't heard of. Located in the Central Valleys of Oaxaca, these natural mineral springs are a sight you need to see.<p>The mysterious waterfalls appear to be frozen into the side of cliffs. In reality, these …

National Geographic Travel

New drugs may transform Down syndrome

Recent breakthroughs could lead to pharmacological treatments for the chromosomal disorder<p>People born with Down syndrome have always been considered to be incurably developmentally delayed—until now. In the past few years a number of laboratories have uncovered critical drug targets within disabled …

This App Can Get You Out Of Parking Tickets

Chances are, the law actually says much more than that, with room for error and interpretation. In reality, you cannot park on the street during Monday morning street cleaning, assuming that your car is within 100 feet of a mandated sign informing you of said street cleaning, assuming that sign …

City Halls

Want to Sleep in a Submarine?

Smart Travel Advice: The More You Travel, the Bigger the World Becomes

<b>Don George</b> describes himself as a "travel evangelist" but he is much more than that. Yes, he loves to talk about the life-changing possibilities of travel, which started for him when he visited Paris in college. But he is also a best-selling author and writer, regarded by many as the preeminent …

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Samsung mocks iPad Air & iPhone’s screen size in new Galaxy Tab Pro & Note 3 ads (Video)

Like it has done on several occasions in the past, Samsung is directly mocking Apple in its latest advertisement for the new Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1. The commercial, posted to Samsung’s YouTube page, is a clear parody of Apple’s Pencil ad for the iPad Air that has been airing on TV since Apple debuted …

Samsung’s back at bashing Apple in its latest ads, and they’re pretty good

The Galaxy S3 and the Note 2 were huge hits thanks in part to the cheeky, funny ads that compared Samsung’s new Big Thing with Apple’s iPhone. We all remember the spots making fun of Apple fans standing in line, and that campaign helped Samsung create a hip image for itself, not to mention a huge …

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