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Italian Spa Break: Borgo Egnazia, Puglia

It’s funny how certain destinations become hot tickets, seemingly out of nowhere. Perhaps it's the Baader-Meinhof phenomenon, but Puglia is enjoying its moment in the sun. The heel of Italy’s boot has become a fast favourite with the fashion crowd and families alike, who are attracted by its …

Italy

Pictures of the Week 7.12.18

Tour de France

These are the best Android apps of 2018 nominated for a Google Play Award

There are millions of great apps on the Google Play Store, so it can be tough for apps to get noticed and pick up the traction they deserve. That's …

Weekend in Bangkok | 48 Hours in Bangkok

99 Shares<p><b>I think of Hemingway’s words when I visit Bangkok, “the story was writing itself and I was having a hard time keeping up with it.” I will</b> …

The Verge 2017 tech report card: Google

The world was kind of a crappy place in 2017, especially online. Google, as a company, needs to do a better job dealing with that.<p>Google is doing so much that it can be a little difficult for any one thing to break through as the primary narrative for the company, something to move it beyond just …

25 Things About Sex That All Men Would Like Their Women To Know

Have you ever wondered why the sex lives of most couples fall in a rut after some time? There's a lot of action, yes, but not the kind they'd really, …

Cool things to do in Bangkok

What to see in Bangkok, by hotelier and local Bill Bensley<p>'I first came to Bangkok in 1984. Back then the city had more trees than canals and I …

Hong Kong

Crushing an egg into your coffee sounds disgusting — but it makes an amazing-tasting drink

Crushing an egg (shell and all), whisking it with freshly ground coffee, and boiling the mixture sounds gross. The result looks terrifying, too — like a hideous swamp creature gurgling in your pot.<p>However, the umber-red-colored drink that results, called "egg coffee," is almost free of bitter …

Smoke This, Pass That: The Best Types of Weed For Different Activities

When people tell me they don't like smoking weed, my first question (after my initial shock and disbelief) is always, "What kind did you smoke though?" Nine times out of 10, they have no idea. While most people are familiar with the two main strains (sativa, the upper, and indica, the downer), many …

7 Best Wireless Running Headphones of 2017 (At All Budgets)

<i>Last Updated November, 2017: We’ve added selections for best all-around wireless running, exercise, and workout headphones. This list includes new</i> …

Consumer Tech

10 Crazy Beautiful National Parks in Thailand

It’s no secret that Thailand is a beautiful country. With its lush tropical climate, crystal clear waters, and roaming elephant herds it’s hard to …

Listen to long lost Radiohead single ‘I Promise’

Radiohead have released a studio version of “I Promise”, one of three rare tracks set to be included on <i>OKNOTOK</i>, a reissue of their seminal album <i>OK Computer</i>.<p>“I Promise” is a relatively simple yet powerful song, with Thom Yorke ending every line of its lyrics with the words <i>“I promise.”</i> Videos of the …

Radiohead

6 Spring Pasta Recipes to Get You Out of Your Blanket Fort

Wait. Is that some green in our pasta? Looks like spring finally showed up.<p>What makes a good spring pasta? Greens that remind you that there's more to living than your laptop and couch. Bright, slightly bitter vegetable flavors to wake you from hibernation. And yes, a little bit of creaminess and …

Nokia: A long and innovative history

Watch the climax of Star Wars alongside an audience from 1977

<i>Boing Boing</i> previously posted about YouTube user William Forsche, who had the forethought to bring a tape recorder to the movie theater back when he …

The complete list of Google Home commands so far

The Google Home is a $130 (£130 or AU$199) smart home speaker that showcases the artificially intelligent, voice-activated Google Assistant. It lets you set timers, control lights and thermostats, play trivia games, watch YouTube or Netflix and more -- all with simple voice commands.<p>Google has …

Google

The best rooftop bars in Bangkok

See how Bangkok actually looks beneath your feet at the city’s best rooftop bars.<p>Best rooftop bars in Bangkok<p>ABar Rooftop<p>5 out of 5 stars<p>Recommended<p>A …

5 Books to Read After Watching "The Adversary" on 'Westworld'

Loving 'Westworld' but struggling to find entertainment that fits the same tone? We've got you covered.<p>We gravitate toward our preferred genres of …

Home away from home - a Boutique Hotel in Bangkok.

We all have our happy places. A place that our mind wanders to when we close our eyes and need to escape reality for a moment. What is yours?<p>One of …

Bangkok

Master the Six Qs to Make an Impression In Job Interviews

When you’re looking for a new job, you want to present yourself as a strong candidate. Showcase how you have mastered the “six Q’s”, basically six …

Greatest Artificial Intelligence Characters

The Sci-Fi and Pop Culture genres are often found on vastly different paths with many light years of distance between them, but once in a while they …

Artificial Intelligence

The 20 best duets

<b>20. Blu Cantrell and Sean Paul, Breathe (2003)</b><p>Deprived of a place on the radio playlists, Breathe wound its way into people’s minds with the power of its melody, and became the fifth biggest selling single of the year. Its claim to greatness comes from the way Paul’s bouncy dancehall rap of …

18 Cats Who Are Totally Judging You

They're not mad, they're just disappointed.

The internet has made advertising weirder than ever

Thirty years ago, a drug agent-turned-drug smuggler named Andrew Thornton II fell to his death after a parachuting mishap in the sky over Knoxville, …

WTF, Old Spice? Brand Produces Weirdest Ad Ever

Something smells funny.<p>Mix rapping birds, a burping bear and a model who gets squirted with ketchup and you get, um, we don't know.<p>We have no friggin' idea.<p>But Old Spice assures us there's a reason for the sensory-overloaded "Horrifying Mutant Nightmare Abomination (Remix)" that it posted June …

Rap & Hip-Hop

The best Meeker 2016 Internet Trends slides and what they mean

This is the gospel according to Mary Meeker, a living legend amongst venture capitalists. Instead of just blindly clicking through her 200+ page 2016 Internet Trends report, here we’ve picked the most important graphs and stats, and explained what they actually mean for people who work in tech. You …

Here’s Where You Can Watch Coachella 2016 Shows Online for Free

Don’t fret about not having Coachella tickets, because you can catch at least some of the action without trekking to California’s desert, using the …