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20 Amazing Hotels You Need To Visit Before You Die

<i>Credit: Bored Panda</i><p>Take a look at some of the most amazing hotels in the world. Not everyone can afford to holiday in one of these locations, however …

8 Infinity Pools You Have to See to Believe

From the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea to the soaring skyscrapers of Singapore, there may be no better way to truly soak in a destination this summer than by lazily lounging beside one of the world's most beautiful infinity swimming pools. While it's impossible to pick a favorite, …

Marina Bay Sands

6 Reasons to Visit Hamburg Now

Hamburg is an exciting destination with international appeal, yet the city often plays second fiddle to Berlin, particularly this year with the 25th …

Why Playa Rincon Is the Best Beach in the World

I have been to MANY beaches in my life, but not many have left me speechless. I came to Dominican Republic in search for the perfect beach, and behold - it has been found! Away from all things tourist, on the west side of Playa Rincon.<p>1. Like the best things in life, getting there is half the …

Dominican Republic

Gimmelwald Is The Swiss Town You Need To Visit This Summer

You might think the Swiss Alps are delegated to ski bunnies and winter travel, but if you don't visit during the warmer months you're <i>really</i> missing out.<p>That brings us to Gimmelwald, a gorgeous town located in the Bernese Oberland. Gimmelwald's alpine village is perched on the edge of a cliff and …

The 10 Most Beautiful Places in Croatia

As one of Europe's most popular beach destinations and blessed with year-round sun, Croatia's historic towns and idyllic islands have a wealth of natural attractions to offer. From rolling vineyards to sweeping coastal cliffs, here are 10 of the most beautiful places in Croatia to add to your …

European Travel

PasswordBox Partnership Lets The Nymi ECG Wristband Log You In Anywhere On Mobile

The Nymi armband from Toronto-startup Bionym is edging closer to reality, and a new partnership announced today helps make it more clear how it’ll be useful to everyday consumers. Bionym is teaming up with PasswordBox to make it possible to authenticate your mobile logins using your heart rate …

Microsoft Offering Free Office 365 Subscription for One Year If You Bring Your iPad to A Microsoft Store

Microsoft released the much awaited Office for iPad, iPhone and Android yesterday, but to make full use of the latest suite, a user is required to …

The thinnest and lightest small tablets

Tablets so sleek and thin, they give top models a run for their money.<p>In the beginning, tablets looked more like the televisions that strap onto the back of a car's seat than something out of "2001: A Space Odyssey." However, I'm happy to report that the times have changed and so have tablet …

Gear & Gadgets

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Glassholes: At least you know who they are

[commentary] Too many people dismiss Google Glass without considering how social norms can evolve or how much mobile phones and other technology can do surreptitiously what Glass can do overtly. CNET's Stephen Shankland urges us to look at the bigger picture.<p>Google Glass has provoked a lot of angst …

Google Glass

Samsung S-Circle Wearable Device Appears At The FCC

Samsung announced their latest wearable devices at Mobile World Congress last month, which included the Samsung Gear 2 and the Samsung Gear Fit.<p>Now …

The Day We Fight Back! Washigton State Reps vs The NSA!

Checking In: Going Small in the Caribbean

Whether you’re hoping to get in some grade-A scuba time or explore a tropical forest, the Caribbean has you covered.<p><b>Here are three petite lodges that pack a real luxury punch in paradise:</b><p><b>■</b> <b>Casa Bonita</b>, Barahona, Dominican Republic <i>(from $211)</i><p>The Dominican Republic’s antidote to airbrushed Punta Cana: …

After 5 Rejections, Apple Accepts App That Tracks U.S. Drone Strikes

Persistence, it turns out, does pay off. After rejecting it five times, Apple has finally approved an app that tracks every U.S. drone strike and …

Gear & Gadgets

Asian Influences in Austin, Texas: The Lovely Tarrytown Residence

The clients’ passion for Balinese design and Zen philosophy led to the development of this impressive residence located in the neighborhood of …

Asus Transformer Book Duet TD300 tablet/laptop hybrid runs Windows 8.1 and Android

25 Reasons Norway Is The Greatest Place On Earth

Norway is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places on Earth. It's home to more natural wonders than we can count and it has stunning cities, fascinating history and really happy people.<p>Norway's not cheap. But it's worth it. Here are 25 reasons why.<p><b>1. It's actually one of the happiest places on</b> …

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Encrypted chat service Cryptocat for iPhone rejected by Apple

Encrypted chat service Cryptocat has spent the past two years blocking outsiders from reading private conversations, and now it's facing a block of its own trying to get onto Apple's App Store. Developer Nadim Kobeissi took to Twitter today to blast the iPhone and iPad maker for unjustly rejecting …

The Ridiculous Hotel Package That Comes With a Diamond Ring

From CNTraveler.com<p>We're always intrigued by over-the-top luxury -- $1,954 hotel dinners, $500 spiked milkshakes -- but this latest offering by The New York Palace Hotel takes it to a whole other level. Just in time for the holidays, the Palace has opened the doors to a $25,000-a-night suite that …

How to Fly Like a Pro

Three frequent flier pros reveal their air rituals–and share some secrets:<p><b>> Best Flying Tip</b><p><b>Heather</b> <b>Poole</b>, <b></b>flight attendant and best selling author of <i>Cruising Attitude: Tales of Crashpads, Crew Drama, and Crazy Passengers at 35,000 Feet</i>: I wear headphones in case I end up sitting next to someone who …

The Hobbit's Ultimate Guide to New Zealand

Two hundred sixty-six days, 500 people, 115 truck drivers, 263 beards, and more than 140,000 cups of coffee.<p>These are a few of the astounding statistics behind the logistics of filming the latest in The Hobbit trilogy. Though the majority of the movies were filmed in a Wellington studio, nine weeks …

Surprise! You’re Watching More TV Than Ever.

No one watches TV anymore.<p>You don’t, and no one you know does, and it’s just a matter of time before the TV Industrial Complex folds in on itself and …

LG unveils curved, flexible smartphone to better fit your body

SAN FRANCISCO -- At a special press event this week, LG took the wraps off the LG G Flex smartphone.<p>The bendable, flexible phone runs on Android and went on sale in South Korea only 10 days ago. Company executives said there's no word yet on when it will be available in the United States.<p>But in …

FAA green-lights gadget use during entire flight

Agency expects airlines to begin letting you use your electronic devices -- in airplane mode -- from departure to arrival by the end of the year.<p>Airline passengers will soon be able to use their mobile devices during an entire flight from takeoff to landing.<p>FAA Administrator Michael Huerta …

Aviation

Apple's plan to wipe out disc drives is nearly complete

With only a single machine that still has a DVD drive, Apple is close to finishing something it began nearly six years ago.<p>The disc drive is dead -- or it's at least issuing a triumphant death rattle.<p>Not in PCs just yet, but certainly in Apple's Macs. Earlier this week Apple introduced updated …

MacBook Pro