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Weekend in Bangkok | 48 Hours in Bangkok

<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 never</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 …

Google

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, …

Relationships

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 …

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 …

Coffee

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> …

Headphones

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 …

Thom Yorke

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 …

Italian Food

Nokia: A long and innovative history

Nokia 1011<p>Nokia 2110<p>Nokia 6110<p>Nokia 5110<p>Nokia 8110<p>Nokia 7110<p>Nokia 8210<p>Nokia 6310i<p>Nokia 3530<p>Nokia 7650<p>Nokia N-Gage<p>Nokia 1100<p>Nokia 3200<p>Nokia 3650<p>Nokia 5100<p>Nokia 6600<p>Nokia 7600<p>Nokia 3300<p>Nokia 7710<p>Nokia 6820<p>Nokia 3220<p>Nokia 7280<p>Nokia 7260<p>Nokia 9300 Communicator<p>Nokia 7370<p>Nokia 6133<p>Nokia 3250<p>Nokia …

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 …

Science Fiction

The complete list of Google Home commands so far

The Google Home might not have the Echo's "skills," but there's still plenty it can do.<p>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 …

Google

Bangkok Itinerary: 4 Days in the Capital of Thailand

Bangkok is one of my absolute favourite cities in the world. Thailand’s capital is a thriving metropolis filled with amazing sights, an interesting …

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>CRU Champagne Bar<p>5 out of 5 stars<p><i>Floor:</i> …

Asia Travel

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>By on<p>Filed Under Books & Science Fiction<p>The …

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 …

Boutique Hotels

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 …

Soul Music

18 Cats Who Are Totally Judging You

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

Gartner: Android’s smartphone marketshare hit 86.2% in Q2

What growth there is left in the smartphone market continues to center on emerging markets where consumers are upgrading from feature phones.<p>And that ongoing transition is helping boost Android’s global marketshare, which Gartner pegs at 86.2 per cent in Q2 in its latest mobile market figures.<p>But …

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 …

The best Meeker 2016 Internet Trends slides and what they mean

1/49<p>Internet penetration growth was flat at 9 percent year-over-year led by India, which means there are plenty of new users for apps to attract, especially in developing markets.<p>2/49<p>Global smartphone shipments slowed dramatically, from +28 percent to +10 percent YoY, as phones are now good enough …

Viral

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 …

New Documentary Will Tell the Story of Carl Von Cosel, Mad Scientist, Hopeless Romantic, and Corpse Reanimator

The story of mad scientist Carl Von Cosel is truly stranger than fiction. In the 1930s, the eccentric Florida radiologist stole the corpse of Elena …

10 Electrifying Facts About Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla, who was born on this day in 1856, has long been a fascinating and enigmatic figure. While his contributions to science went …

Paramount Network

Inside the anti-advertising movement that's recruiting ad agency workers to destroy billboards and replace them with art

For five days that August, thousands of Britons demonstrated their frustration at the establishment by rampaging through city-centers, looting or destroying whatever consumer trinkets stood in their way. Overall, across the country, the rioters caused around £100 million ($142 million) of …

Barack Obama