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Samsung is tempting iPhone users with a 30-day trial of its new phones

With the launch of the Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Galaxy Note 5, Samsung has Apple in its crosshairs.<p>Samsung is now offering iPhone owners a 30-day trial of …

How Did Sea Turtle Get a Straw Up Its Nose?

Scientists studying olive ridley sea turtles in Costa Rica recently helped the injured reptile.<p>In a cringe-inducing video that's gone viral, a team of scientists spent nearly ten minutes pulling a plastic straw from the nostril of an olive ridley sea turtle.<p>At first, "it looked like a worm," says …

Cintell’s new tool generates a profile of your ideal customer

Never in the course of history have so many customers been so analyzed.<p>The latest entrant is Boston-based Cintell, which is today launching its first product, a platform to automate the creation of customer personas for B2B sales. The platform has been in beta testing with a couple of dozen company …

25 places to party before you die

We've found 25 places every partyer will want to cross off their bucket list.<p>From the yachts of Saint Tropez to the raucous clubs of Ibiza and Las Vegas, these destinations will give you a party you will never forget.<p><i>Megan Willett contributed to this post.</i>

Be Prepared: 15 Items That Every Survival Kit Should Contain - All Self-Sustained

‘Be prepared’ is the motto of the Scout Association and with good reason. A small amount of preparation can make all the difference in a survival …

What it's like to build holographic apps for Microsoft HoloLens

I have never made any kind of app before. But in less than 90 minutes, I made a holographic augmented reality app during a session at Microsoft's …

Sony's super-thin 4K TV arrives this summer

A year after Sony's 4K TV launch, the company is detailing the US launch of a revamped collection with HDR-compatible sets. You can now pre-order six models in Sony's new Ultra HD lineup, with deliveries arriving in May. The line starts off with a 43-inch TV that costs $1,300, and goes up to a …

Neanderthals may have died off because they couldn't harvest fire

SAN FRANCISCO — Neanderthals may have died off because they failed to harness the power of fire to the extent their human cousins did, a new data …

California’s Homeless Find a Quiet Place

On a recent visit to the Sacramento library, the high number of homeless patrons I saw there surprised me.<p>Seeing them in that quiet space, consumed by traditional media, I was struck by the difference between them and most of society with its 24/7 connection to streaming digital media. I began this …

(Update: Google apologizes, removes it) Oh no, they didn’t! A giant Android pees on Apple in Google Maps

<b>Update:</b> Google has issued a statement to <i>The Washington Post</i>, apologizing for the now-removed image of a bugdroid peeing on an Apple logo in Google Maps. Google spokesperson Mara Harris says:<p>We’re sorry for this inappropriate user-created content; we’re working to remove it quickly. We also learn …

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Is This Weird 3-Story Solar Powered Jet The Airliner Of The Future?

Probably not, but check back in 30 years<p>The Progress Eagle is a gigantic concept airliner by designer Oscar Viñals. It's an amazing air transit behemoth, with solar panels and a giant wind turbine, all for a glorious future that may never come to pass.<p>By design the Progress Eagle is a plane that …

Apple Watch Sport Destroyed in Torture Test Video

A CNet video shows the new Apple Watch Sport undergoing a variety of torture tests in a kitchen setting to see how well it holds up to a variety of abuse.<p>Previously, video bloggers have subjected the Sport's Ion-X screen and the Sapphire screen to a variety of scratch tests.<p>The video shows the …

Stylus Review: Hands-On With the $75 Pen-Like Adonit Jot Script 2

Adonit recently announced the launch of a new version of its popular Bluetooth-enabled Jot Script stylus, featuring a rechargeable battery, a revamped body, and iPad Air 2 support. When Adonit asked if we'd like to review the new stylus, we jumped at the chance because our last stylus review …

Massive Bundle of Custom Device Cases from Casetify

For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Casetify, a site that specializes in a whole range of custom-created iOS accessories, from iPhone and iPad cases to MacBook covers and Apple Watch straps.<p>Casetify lets users design their own cases using photos, text, and more, and it also offers …

The 13 Scariest Roller Coasters in America

<i>By: Adam Lapetina</i><p>"Pfft. Roller coasters are for <i>kids</i>, right?" is what you're probably thinking. Well, some are, but unless they're some kind of freakishly tall mutant children, they most likely wouldn't be allowed on the following über-exhilarating (and often terrifying) coasters, for whom the words …

Siberian Sinkholes: Scientists Probing Mystery Run Low on Cash

MOSCOW — Russian scientists setting out to study a gigantic crater that appeared in Siberia last year had to hitch a ride due to academic budget cuts.<p>"Due to our modest budgets, we had to travel with another expedition passing by the craters en route to a scientific station on Bely Island," …

Daily Coffee Consumption May Help You Avoid Clogged Arteries

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>Coffee is one of the most popular beverages in America, with more daily devotees than even soda. According to the National Coffee …

This Common Résumé Mistake Could Cost You a Job

Be careful of how you represent your experiences<p>Back when I worked in HR, a candidate I wanted to hire had listed a bachelor’s degree on her résumé. …

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9 Tips for Faster Wi-Fi Streaming

The cable plan you signed up for promised up to 300Mbps of blistering Internet speed, but reality has proven to be somewhat different. You’re barely …

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How a Notorious Counterfeiter Reinvented Himself as an Artist

Arthur J. Williams Jr. seems to have finally gone legit thanks to a prison art class and a passion for painting money.<p>Arthur J. Williams Jr. is perhaps best known for being the counterfeiter who successfully replicated the supposedly impossible to replicate 1996 hundred-dollar bill. Secret Service …

9 Strange Sounds No One Can Explain

Everyone has a favorite Wikipedia rabbit hole. Mine is “List of Unexplained Sounds.” I can’t remember how I first made my way to the page, but its …

'HBO NOW' Now Available for Apple TV, iPhone, and iPad

The recently announced HBO NOW channel has gone live on the Apple TV set-top box, iPhone and iPad ahead of the series premiere of HBO hit show <i>Game of Thrones</i> on April 12. The new Apple TV channel and iPhone and iPad app allow users to stream all of HBO's original content, past and present, as well …

From the Forums: Retina MacBook Opinions and Discussion

Apple's recently announced 12-inch Retina MacBook has been met with both praise and criticism ahead of its upcoming release on April 10. The new MacBook, positioned at the lower end of Apple's notebook lineup, paves the way for the future with an ultra-thin design, one USB-C port, redesigned …

100 books everyone should read before they die (ranked!)

To celebrate, start working your way through this list of 100 Books To Read in a Lifetime, as voted on and ranked by users of Goodreads, the largest book recommendation site on the web.<p>Amazon, which owns Goodreads, had its editors agonize over their own list, but the two turned out very …

Welcome To Lanai, One Of Hawaii's Best Kept Secrets

The island of Lanai is one of Hawaii's best kept secrets.<p>It's one of the smallest, least-populated islands in the Hawaiian archipelago. Few mainlanders even know it exists as it can only be accessed by ferry or small plane via Maui or Oahu.<p>Billionaire Larry Ellison, however, did notice this quiet …

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RORY MCILROY: How Nike's $200 million man spends his money

He only needs the 2015 Masters to complete the career Grand Slam.<p>He also has the makings of a pretty fantastic lifestyle off the course, with a lavish house in Florida, a $400,000 car, and much more.

The Best New Tents of 2015

5K<p>SHARES<p><i>The Test</i><p><i>Tent nights: 205</i><i><br>Strongest wind: 45 mph in Capitol Reef National Park, UT</i><i><br>Highest elevation: 13,500 feet on Mt. Sherman, CO</i><p>Solo Tents & …

Hotel Pro: The "$20 Trick" -- Should You, Shouldn't You?

<i>By Ally Marotti for the Orbitz Travel Blog</i><p>Ever heard of the $20 trick? It goes something like this: Slip whomever's manning the hotel's front-desk a 20-spot between your driver's license and credit card when you are checking in and ask if there are any "complimentary" room upgrades. The next thing …

Giphy and LINE Launch a Mad New Animated Sticker Pack

Giphy, the GIF search engine, and LINE, the social networking messaging company behind all those wacky animations, have jointly launched a pack of 24 brand new stickers.<p>In this collaboration, Giphy worked with four of its artists — Csada Klement, Nelson Diaz, Julian Glander and Daniella Urdinlaiz — …