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5 crazy Caribbean resorts you have to stay in before you die

Now that you've finally decided to take your dream trip to the Caribbean, it’s time to choose where you should stay.<p>Will it be Anguilla, St. Lucia, the Bahamas, or Turks and Caicos?<p>Regardless of where you end up staying, you'll enjoy spectacular views of see palm trees, pearly-white sand, clear, …

How Google handles searches it's never seen before

Most people don’t notice when Google updates its search engine with new algorithms. But in order to help users sift through the billions of sites on the Web (with 822,240 new ones added each day), the company needs to keep improving its capabilities.<p>Bloomberg reports that over the past few months, …

Nike confirms self-lacing sneakers from 'Back to the Future' are real

<b>Update: 10/21/15, 3:30 p.m. ET</b>: The Michael J. Fox Foundation has confirmed the self-lacing Nike Mag sneakers will be released in 2016.<p>Marty McFly's …

Xbox boss acknowledges PS4's 'huge lead,' unsure if Xbox One can catch up

Head of Xbox Phil Spencer is unsure as to whether or not Microsoft will be able to catch up to Sony's "huge lead" with PlayStation 4, thanks in large …

Microsoft fixes critical IE flaw which affects Windows 10

If you thought using Windows 10 kept you safe from Internet Explorer's seemingly endless array of bugs, you were wrong.<p>On Tuesday, Microsoft issued a …

Surface Book preorders have sold out on Microsoft Store

The Surface Book seems to be off to a good start.<p>Microsoft's first-ever laptop, which became available for preorders on Microsoft Store last week, is …

Electric Jukebox: the music player for everyone else

"I'm not after the Spotify customer," says Rob Lewis, co-creator of the Electric Jukebox, "I'm after everyone else." He's devoted the last two years of his life to creating a digital music player that's designed not for smartphone-addicted tweens, but folks who otherwise struggle to embrace …

8 Places to Travel This December That Won't Cost a Fortune

You deserve a vacation. Here: eight trip ideas that won't burn a hole in your wallet.<p><b>Key West, Florida. Where to stay and what to do.</b><p><b>Berlin, Germany. Where to stay and what to do.</b><p><b>New Orleans, Louisiana. Where to stay and what to do.</b><p><b>Quebec City, Canada. Where to stay and what to do.</b><p><b>Tulum, Mexico.</b> …

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How to Give Your Macro Photography a Fine Art Touch in Post-Processing

Editor’s Note: This is part a series on macro photography this week. Look for a new one each day. The next newsletter will have them all if you miss …

Here Are All The Private Islands You Should Visit This Summer

"Luxury is a private island." We're not sure who actually said that, but we know it's definitely true. Whether you're just casually stopping by during a budget cruise or treating 29 of your closest friends to tricked-out villas, private islands take beach vacations to the next -- and highest -- …

Stunning Mountaintop Views You Need to See Now

Armed with a pair of quality boots and some water, pretty much anyone can hike. It's not hard to find new appreciation for the outdoors when your boots are treading the ground on a mountain that formed long before your ancestors were born. The sweet smell of fresh air, an escape from the daily …

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Perfect Paradise: Phuket

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>This December marks the tenth anniversary of the devastating tsunami that struck Southeast Asia. But <b>Phuket</b>, Thailand’s largest island, refuses to be defined by the tragedy. On a recent visit there, I discovered what makes this beach retreat so special and why, a decade after …

Apparently This Matters: World's oldest sperm is huge

Brace yourselves, because this week's story is about sperm and poop.<p>Specifically, though, it's about how scientists recently discovered the world's <i>oldest</i> sperm, which had been almost perfectly preserved for 17 million years under tons of <i>bat</i> poop.<p>And you thought putting all your old baseball cards …

'World's largest dinosaur' discovered in Argentina

New species of titanosaur thought to be as heavy as 14 African elephants unearthed after chance discovery by farm worker in Patagonia<p>The largest creature to have ever walked the earth - a dinosaur measuring 130 feet and weighing 77 tonnes - has been discovered in Argentina, palaeontologists have …

Epic 360-degree selfie will give you wanderlust

By attaching a GoPro camera to a long stick, extreme adventurer Alex Chacón documented himself in an astonishing 360-degree video selfie that spans more than 36 countries. In it, he features himself around an impressive list of exotic sites, including the Taj Mahal and the Maya Pyramids of Chichen …

Xiaomi's 49-inch Android TV boasts 4K for just $640

The Mi Pad wasn't Xiaomi's only announcement today. Following the Chinese company's first smart TV from last September, today it has unveiled a slightly larger model with a nice surprise: 4K for just CN¥3,999 or about $640! Like its affordable predecessor, this 49-inch TV comes with built-in …

Apple And Google Agree To Drop All Lawsuits Against Each Other

The companies said in a joint statement that the settlement does not include a cross license to their respective patents. "Apple and Google have also agreed to work together in some areas of patent reform," the statement said, according to Reuters.<p>Apple and other companies that make phones using …

Rio 2 - Trailer 2

The cast of the animated smash "Rio" returns and they are joined by a new flock of talent. Rich with grandeur, character, color and music, "Rio 2" …

The Goonies sequel confirmed by director Richard Donner

The director of The Goonies, Richard Donner, has said a sequel to the cult 80s children's adventure is in the works.<p>Donner told gossip site TMZ that he hoped to bring back all the stars of the original film for the follow-up. That would mean a return for actors such as Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin, …

Captain America smashes its way to box-office glory

Film,Captain America: The Winter Soldier,Marvel,Scarlett Johansson,Under The Skin,Action and adventure,Noah,Darren Aronofsky,Culture<p>One of the best Marvel releases yet, Captain America: The Winter Soldier took more than $300m in 10 days, while Under the Skin, also with Scarlett Johansson, opened …

Robotic kangaroo generates its own energy

<i>(Credit: Festo)</i><p><b>Automation company Festo has once again turned to nature to build a gesture-controlled robotic kangaroo that stores and uses the</b> …

Amazon announces Dash, a home barcode scanner and microphone

The FireTV apparently isn't the only piece of hardware Amazon is announcing this week. The company recently put up a page for "Amazon Dash," a shopping accessory that it's offering for free to a limited number of AmazonFresh users. Dash, a roughly 6-inch-long plastic stick, includes a laser scanner …

5-Year-Old Boy Discovers Microsoft Xbox One Security Flaw

Microsoft has a new security researcher and he's a five-year-old boy from San Diego, Calif.<p>Kristoffer Von Hassel discovered a security flaw with …

HTC One (M8) Review: A Better HTC One – is That Its Problem?

In one way, pretty much everything was known about HTC’s new range-topping One (M8) handset well in advance of its launch. Photos leaked, specs leaked, and most of the info was pretty accurate. The result is that it wasn’t a launch full of surprises.<p>Nonetheless, it’s one thing to know the straight …

A Silicon Valley comedy that is almost as strange as the truth | Financial Times

Could there be a better-timed comedy series than HBO’s new <i>Silicon Valley</i>? The tech hotspot has never been hotter. And the opportunities for satire …

Report: Google Eyes Its Own Wireless Network

Google wants to be your future wireless carrier, a new report suggests.<p>Google executives are in talks to offer its own wireless service in regions …