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Researchers offer new details how they found a 300-year-old ship that sank with $17 billion in treasure

<b>(CNN) —</b> For decades, researchers and governments have searched for a Spanish ship that sank more than 300 years ago, carrying gold and silver worth $17 billion today.<p>Trying to find the San Jose' has often been called the "holy grail of shipwrecks." It was finally discovered off the coast of …

Archaeology

Robocalls Have Become an Epidemic. Do These 2 Things Now to Stop Them

It's easy.<p>How many times a day do you pick up the phone, only to have it be a recording? Or worse, a spam call pushing a sale?<p>Robocalls have become …

Identity Theft

TPG kills the amaysim model

TPG has turned the Australian mobile market on its head. We all knew it was building a mobile network and, in <i>The mobile price war is here</i> last month …

Publishing

Fender's excellent desktop app for learning to play songs is now free

Fender’s $35 Riffstation desktop app, which helps you break down songs to learn its chords and riffs at your own pace, is now available for free on macOS and Windows.<p>Fire it up, open an MP3 or CD track, and Riffstation will break it down to show you the chords for the entire song. You can also slow …

Guitar

‘Worse than death’: the children who survived the battle for Okinawa | This Week In Asia | South China Morning Post

Kiku Nakayama was 16-years-old in 1945 when she was handed two grenades by a soldier from the Imperial Japanese Army. She was told to blow herself up …

Japan

Why Was the Battle of the Somme So Deadly?

The Battle of the Somme was one of the largest battles of World War I, and among the bloodiest in all of human history. A combination of a compact …

History

Iron Giants

Here are the best irons from the biggest names in golf, from pure muscle back blades designed for complete control to forgiving technology packed …

Golf

Weed 101: How to Choose Marijuana

I've never been great at smoking weed. While some lucky smokers can come home, spark up a fatty and enjoy the benefits of ancient plant medicine, …

Cannabis

If You Can't Afford To Lose 30% Of Your Retirement Savings Today, You Must Own Gold

A customer of mine who is 55 years old recently asked if it was not too late for him to get into precious metals.<p>The answer is no—it is not too late to invest in gold and make a profit at any age. Quite the contrary, with the market showing the early signs of a correction, it is, in my humble …

Stock Markets

Strained by tourism, Philippines' once idyllic Boracay checks in for rehab

BORACAY, Philippines (Reuters) - With postcard-perfect views of the Philippines' most treasured island behind them, laborers hammer away at the walls of the Boracay West Cove resort, demolishing them one chunk at a time.<p>The resort is being reduced to piles of rock and steel rods, the first in a …

Asia

Mass resignations at Chinese owner of Australia's largest dairy farm cast doubt on investment

A mass board resignation at the Chinese firm that bought Australia’s largest dairy farm has fuelled concerns it may not fulfil the promises of local investment and environmental protection that convinced the Turnbull government to sign off on the sale.<p>Moon Lake Investments attracted scrutiny in …

Australia

Power-sucking Bitcoin 'mines' spark backlash

Bitcoin "miners" who use rows of computers whirring at the same time to produce virtual currencies began taking root along New York's northern border …

General Motors

Seriously: There Are Only 10 Foods That All Nutritionists Recommend

There are so many clashing nutrition philosophies in the world, it can make a person's head explode. I learned this firsthand when I sent my …

Nutrition

This Was Hitler's Crazy Plan to Win World War II (and It Was a Total Disaster)

The war was completely lost—but the Nazis kept fighting.On October 18, 1944—the 131st anniversary of the Battle of the Nations’ victory over Napoleon …

History

The truth is, Australia is a nation of cheats

IT IS no exaggeration to say Australia as a nation has been left reeling over the ball tampering scandal that has engulfed the cricketing world and …

Police Have Big Gun-Looking Things To Take Down Drones At The Commonwealth Games

They won't tell us how much they cost, though.<p>Queensland police have been given giant drone guns ahead of the Commonwealth Games in April.<p>Police officers showed off one of the guns at a media event on Monday. The Games commence on the Gold Coast next week.<p>The "DroneGun Mk II" works by jamming the …

Drones

'Microdosing' LSD is not just a Silicon Valley trend – it is spreading to other workplaces

It may seem like a doomed attempt to mix business and pleasure. But a growing number of young professionals in Silicon Valley insist that taking …

Golf fans can now use Apple’s ARKit to visualize featured parts of the PGA Tour

The PGA Tour is now bringing the golf course to your home through Apple’s augmented reality platform. Using Apple’s ARKit in iOS 11, the PGA Tour has made a new app called PGA Tour AR that lets you compare professional golfers against each other and check out featured golf holes. You’ll be able to …

Sick of Cardio? These Transformations Will Make You Want to Start Lifting Weights ASAP

There is so much advice on how to lose fat and sculpt your body that it can be overwhelming when you're a fitness beginner. Should you focus on cardio alone, start squatting double your weight, or just jump head first into a life of CrossFit? The questions and corresponding answers are endless. …

This couple invented a clever piece of luggage so you'll never have to check your bags again — here's how it works

Over the past two years, Johnathan Webster has taken nearly 60 flights and successfully avoided one bane of airline travel: checking his luggage.<p>Webster and his wife, Gizem Mut-Webster, have evaded checking luggage on flights since they backpacked through Europe in college. As students traveling on …

You can now book incredibly cheap flights with a new app that lets you bid on unsold airline seats

If, like 24 per cent of Britons, you are a chronic procrastinator - we may have found the perfect travel app for you.<p>Air Ticket Arena is a new UK-based start-up which launched on February 1 and gives you the opportunity to bid for last-minute plane tickets.<p>All you need to do is download the app and …

Empowered Kids Have Parents Who Use These 3 Strategies

The principles are simple enough, but you can't quit, and you have to tell your reptilian brain to shut up.<p>By far the biggest irony of being a parent is that, while it's human nature to want to feel needed, if we're doing our job as a mother or father, we have to empower our kids, at least on a …

Sophie Scholl was beheaded at 21 for standing up to the Nazis

She distributed anti-Nazi pamphlets at the University of Munich<p>Like most German children in the 1930s, Sophie Scholl and her five siblings joined …

Google can no longer innovate, says former engineer

Commentary: Steve Yegge says office politics, a focus on rivals and an aversion to risk prevent Google from being what it once was.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>We change as we get older.<p>We learn more -- perhaps even far too much -- …

MacBook Pro

Muay Thai training at Sangmorakot Gym Bangkok

This week I am in Thailand, the home of Muay Thai. I chose to travel to Bangkok to train with Top at Sangmorakot Gym in Bangkok. He comes as a highly …

Thailand

Phone-addicted teens aren’t as happy as those who play sports and hang out IRL, new study suggests

To no parent’s surprise, too much smartphone use makes teens unhappy.<p>So says a new study from San Diego State University, which pulled data from over one million 8th-, 10th-, and 12th-graders in the U.S. showing teens who spent more time on social media, gaming, texting and video-chatting on their …

If a nuclear weapon is about to explode, here's what a safety expert says you can do to survive

When Hawaii's ballistic-missile-threat system blared an alert across the state on January 13, many people didn't know where to go, what to do, or whether they could even survive a nuclear attack.<p>The alert sowed confusion, fear, and, pandemonium — especially among tourists— in the 38 minutes before …

Nuclear Energy

With A Show Of Hands, Filipino-American Chefs Rekindle Kamayan Feasts

At Boston's Mei Mei Street Kitchen, a small crew led by Ellie Tiglao rearranges tables, turning the Chinese-American restaurant into a pop-up Filipino banquet hall. About 30 people mill about, sticking with the groups in which they came. A line forms to buy beer.<p>Guests chatter with anticipation as …

Australian National Parks

Google’s Family Link app will help you monitor your child’s online activity

Worrying about how long your child is staring at a display for, and what sort of apps they are using is a fear that most parents endure. Google has …

Android News