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Making Great Coffee in the Great Outdoors

The simple guide to brewing in nature<p>If you’re like Starbucks barista Daniel Castro, nothing beats freshly brewed coffee in the fresh air of the …

Coffee

Lindsay Lohan Visited Her Old House From ‘The Parent Trap’ And My How Things Have Changed

Can you believe it’s been almost 20 years since <i>The Parent Trap</i> came out? Yes, the film that basically launched Lindsay Lohan’s childhood career was released July 21, 1998, and boy has her career come a long way in those 18 years… <i>Mean Girls</i>, <i>Herbie Fully Loaded</i>, <i>I Know Who Killed Me</i>, <i>The Canyons</i>… Wait, …

Spend a night in the stars at Philadelphia's highest custom-built hotel room

Philadelphia is better known for its place in US history than as a setting for stargazing, but the winners of a new contest will get to glimpse a little bit of both while spending a night on the city’s tallest attraction.<p>The One Liberty Observation Deck has announced that ‘ A Night in the Stars’ …

After twin sisters plummeted off a Hawaii cliff, one died. The other was charged with murder.

At the beginning of the decade, Alison and Ann Dadow were well-known yoga entrepreneurs who drove matching Porsches, as identical as they were, around West Palm Beach, Fla. In late May, the 37-year-old twins plunged over the edge of a cliff in Hawaii and fell 200 feet in a Ford Explorer, which …

Crime

Chris Evans Really Wants Brie Larson to Be the Next Captain Marvel

The potential new Captain Marvel just got Captain America’s seal of approval.<p>As reported earlier this week, Brie Larson, the Oscar-winning actress of</i> …

Samsung's Galaxy S7 active gets a battery upgrade

If you’ve been on the lookout for a powerful smartphone that can brave the elements, Samsung’s latest handset might be what you need.<p>The 5.1-inch Galaxy S7 active features identical specifications to this year’s excellent Galaxy S7 flagship, but comes with a bigger 4,000mAh battery and a …

Phones

The 10 didn't ignite HTC's sales in May

By all accounts, HTC’s second fiscal quarter should be going superbly. It has the highly acclaimed VR headset, the Vive. It has the near universally praised 10. It has numerous phones to Desire. And yet…the only account which seems to be sorely lacking is the one marked “receivable”.<p>The OEM’s …

HTC

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Is Finally Out Of Theaters After Earning A Record-Breaking Amount Of Money

It seems like it was released a lifetime ago, but <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> isn’t even seven months old. <i>Episode VII</i> came out on December 18, 2015, and was greeted rapturous reviews that washed away the sins of the toxic prequels. It also broke numerous box office records, including 3D, IMAX, …

Sequels, once a sure thing, are slumping at the box office

NEW YORK (AP) — Sure things in Hollywood are beginning to look like an endangered species.<p>Sequels, for years the industry's most "can't miss" assets, …

Film Industry

Samsung might launch phones with foldable screens in 2017

Bloomberg reported that Samsung is working on ‘Project Valley’, a program to develop smartphones with bendable and foldable screens.<p>The company is said to be aiming to reveal two new devices next year, including one that folds in half a la flip-phones, as well as a 5-inch handset that unfurls into …

Mobile

Fish can recognize human faces, study shows

<b>(CNN) —</b> Can your pet fish recognize your face?<p>A new study says, Yes, it probably can.<p>Researchers studying archerfish found the fish can tell a familiar human face from dozens of new faces with surprising accuracy.<p>This is a big, big deal. It's the first time fish have demonstrated this ability.<p>Think …

Fish

What You Need To Know About Marvel's Next Leading Lady

One of Marvel's most beloved heroes is coming our way, so here's what you need to know about Carol Danvers.<p><i>Thumbnail image via Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images.</i>

Comics

Fast & Furious 8: Vin Diesel shares cast photo from set

The cast of <i>Fast & Furious 8</i> might be high-octane badasses on the big screen, but they’re just plain adorable behind the scenes of filming the …

Last surviving 9/11 rescue dog put down - with a hero's send-off

The last surviving rescue dog who worked at Ground Zero following the 9/11 terrorist attacks died on Monday.<p>Bretagne, a 16-year-old golden retriever, was put down at Fairfield Animal Hospital in Cypress, Texas, with her handler Denise Corliss by her side.<p>As Bretagne entered the hospital she was …

World Trade Center

Chevrolet's heavy-duty Silverado trucks now feature a ridiculous hood scoop

Comically large "RAM AIR" stickers not included.<p>Heavy-duty trucks aren't the subtlest vehicles on the road. These behemoths of utility can basically block out the sun as they drive down the road, and you'd have a hard time not seeing one if it rolled by. But now, it's going to be even more …

Trucks

'Dear California jackhole...': Tesla driver publicly shamed for parking across three Supercharger spots

This is the perfect example of how not to comport yourself while charging an electric vehicle.<p>Electric vehicles are still in their infancy, so there are many EV-related trails that have not yet been fully blazed. One of those is charger etiquette. If you're a first-time EV owner you may not be sure …

First Click: Microsoft could turn every PC into an Xbox

This time next week, we'll know exactly what Microsoft is planning for the future of its Xbox One console. With sales continuing to lag behind Sony's PlayStation 4, Microsoft has started to focus on combining PC gaming with the Xbox One. The first signs of this started when the Xbox One was …

Here's Why Doctors Are So Worried About the New Superbug

A much-feared superbug gene has been found for the first time in the United States, and it has health officials very worried.<p>The gene, called mcr-1, was found in a woman from Pennsylvania who had a bad infection last month. In her case, it was an E. coli bacteria. But scientists say this particular …

Microbiology

The Evolutionary Argument Against Reality

As we go about our daily lives, we tend to assume that our perceptions — sights, sounds, textures, tastes — are an accurate portrayal of the real world. Sure, when we stop and think about it — or when we find ourselves fooled by a perceptual illusion — we realize with a jolt that what we perceive …

Consciousness

For All Its Faults, ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Does A Few Things Right

<i><br>X-Men: Apocalypse</i> is currently on the receiving end of a brutal critical pile-on, currently rating just 47 percent on RottenTomatoes. That’s more than 40 points lower than <i>Captain America: Civil War</i>, which wasn’t much better, if at all, than <i>X-Men:</i> <i>Apocalypse</i> depending how you rank a mostly dull movie …

Comics

8 Rule-Bending Travel Hacks That Help You Fly Like a Boss

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I love bending rules. I’m the type of person that seeks creative ways to do new things. Recently, I packed up all of my stuff in storage and have been traveling to different destinations two to three times a month. In the past four months …

Swift network bank thefts 'linked' to Sony Pictures hack

Security researchers Symantec have found clues in the malware used as part of an attack on banks via the international financial messaging network Swift, which suggest a link to the Sony Pictures hack in 2014.<p>At least three banks have reported attacks that have resulted in fraudulent Swift …

Sony Pictures

I Converted My Old Mercedes To Run on Vegetable Oil

Making a 1979 diesel run on a completely free, relatively ubiquitous, and only slightly smelly fuel source: used vegetable oil.<p>I was always a little uncomfortable with the ecological implications of car ownership, but when some friends began experimenting with running diesel vehicles on vegetable …

14 amazing secret gardens around the world

Landscaping

Apple's Echo rival could see you with built-in camera

The company has been exploring the inclusion of facial-recognition tech in its upcoming device, sources tell CNET.<p>Apple's rival to the Echo could know who you are just by looking at you.<p>The consumer electronics giant has explored putting a camera in its device, which could come in the form of a …

Smart Homes

Could Wesley Snipes And ‘Blade’ Be The Next Big Marvel Return For Netflix?

It has been a while since any talk of bringing <i>Blade</i> back to the Marvel fold hit the internet. That doesn’t mean Wesley Snipes has lost interest, though. It also doesn’t mean he is finished trying to get Marvel to bring his daywalking vampire hunter into the new Marvel family. The original films …

Would you pay for Android updates?

Maybe crowdfunding can fix the thing that mobile carriers won't and manufacturers can't<p>Being an Android device manufacturer has to be one of the most thankless jobs in the world. Each day, you go into your lab and perform minor engineering miracles to fit more power, bigger batteries, and better …

Profit

Scientists Discover Hidden Switch In Our Immune System For Fighting Cancer

Our body is much better at fighting cancer than we give it credit for.<p>TIM VERNON / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY via Getty Images<p>Researchers in Australia may …

EU wants Netflix to offer 20 percent European content

The European Union is updating its broadcasting laws to cover online services like Amazon and Netflix. As part of the move, the union is looking to prevent these firms just leeching money out of the 28 member states without putting something back. That's why the new rules mandate that 20 percent of …

Microsoft reportedly launching 'Xbox TV' devices next month

Microsoft is said to be planning to unveil new Xbox streaming devices at E3 next month. The software giant has been considering an "Xbox TV" device for at least three years, and it appears a variant of it will be unveiled in June. Brad Sams, executive editor at Petri, revealed that Microsoft is …

Smart TV