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Snap! Pro iPhone Case Turns Yours iPhone Into A Professional Camera For Photographers

Jason Lazarus March 19, 2016 6838<p>Taking pictures on smartphones and tablets is a popular trend with no end in sight, selfies, for example, are just …

9 Ways VR Video Gaming Is Getting Very Real

VR technology was everywhere at this year's Game Developers Conference. But it will be a while before it registers in the real world.

Cape Cod: America’s Heroin Hot Spot

In Steven Okazaki’s new documentary, he explores the heroin epidemic hitting one East Coast town.<p>I received an advanced viewing of HBO’s latest …

Sunny Side Up Eggs

We've rounded up the tastiest egg recipes sunny side up, from hearty casseroles and fried eggs to baked eggs with sautéed veggies. Click through for …

Captain's Anchorage at Big Bear Lake serves up beefy dinner

CALIFORNIA<p>If your stomach says "beef," you can do no better than the Captain's Anchorage in Big Bear Lake. The 22-ounce Andy Devine Cut New York strip, named for the actor and former owner of the restaurant (originally called the Sportsman's Tavern), is superb. Eat half for dinner and have the rest …

13 incredible department stores to shop at in your lifetime

How about combining the two?<p>Whether you're into shopping or not, there are several glamorous and historic department stores around the world that are so famous they have become tourist attractions in their own right.<p>Get a taste of local style and culture at these 13 world-famous department stores.

Philadelphia Hotels Drop Prices as Pope Tourism Bookings Cool

Philadelphia’s hotel industry said Friday there’s still plenty of room at the inn for Pope Francis’ visit this month.<p>About 3,000 of the 11,200 rooms …

23 pictures that show why travelers voted St. Petersburg the best destination in Europe

To determine the World Travel Awards winners, thousands of travelers and people working in the travel industry vote on certain categories in regions around the world.<p>St. Petersburg won as the leading destination in Europe. The city's ornate palaces and churches and the rich history behind them make …

European Travel

Here's how the world's top-selling Kentucky Straight Bourbon is made

The corn-based recipe came from Beam's father, a German immigrant.<p>Save for Prohibition, the Jim Beam Stillhouse has been churning out quality bourbon ever since — the company says it sells seven million cases of bourbon globally per year.<p>Today its distillery offers tours of its impressive …

Apple Watch heads to more UK retailers by way of Currys & PC World

It seems you'll soon be able to buy an Apple Watch from Currys and PC World stores across the UK. As <i>9to5Mac</i> notes, the retailer is now teasing the wearable on its homepage, with the messages "Coming Soon" and "Pre-Register" in tow. If you click the banner, however, you'll be sent to a page where …

Smartwatches

Canon's 120-megapixel camera plumbs the depths of your pores

In case you thought current cameras didn't expose your physical flaws enough, this week's Canon Expo featured a prototype of the company's EOS series packing a whopping 120 megapixels. For contrast, Canon's current offerings top out around 20 to 50 megapixels. But 120? That's enough to capture …

Taking gaming into the real world

Playing video games and enjoying the outdoors don't have to be mutually exclusive. Various creative minds have come up with ways to take gaming into real-world environments. Why chill at the crib when you could be out driving a real-life <i>Mario Kart</i> or letting hadoukens fly at Burning Man? We've …

Gaming

Dell's next XPS 12 looks like a Microsoft Surface rival

Wondering why Dell is cool with selling Microsoft's Surface Pro when it doesn't have a direct equivalent right now? This might be why. <i>Giga</i> claims to have leaked details of a reborn XPS 12 that would ditch the convertible laptop design in favor of the Surface's tablet-plus-keyboard combo, right down …

Dell

Canon gets into the consumer VR game

Canon might not be a contender in the field of consumer VR right now, but a prototype seen on the show floor at this week's Canon Expo definitely promises good things in that arena. The development unit sports two 5.5-inch LCD panels, each coming in at 2,560 x 1,440 for a total 5K resolution -- …

Virtual Reality

Marshall London: What happens when an amp maker builds a phone?

Why does a company famous for making guitar amps decide to make a phone? The Marshall brand realized clinging to its rock heritage won't serve it forever. That's why it already moved into headphones and Bluetooth speakers -- modern day lifestyle products -- via a collaboration with Zound …

Audiophile

No, the iPhone 6s' camera and mic aren't spying on you

Whenever a device ships with a feature that involves always-on listening or watching, privacy concerns invariably come up -- and the iPhone 6s is no exception. In an attempt to address controversies before the 6s even ships, Apple has told <i>TechCrunch</i> that neither the always-on Siri voice commands …

Spying

In the Race to Regulate E-Cigarettes, Smokers May Be Forgotten

While there are serious, unanswered questions about the health risks of e-cigarettes, critics warn that overly strict regulations may discourage cigarette smokers from making the switch from the more dangerous product.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Canada.</i><p>Ray Yeates always assumed he …