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10 of the best apps for independent travellers

Looking for holiday inspiration for 2018? These free smartphone apps mean you can carry insider travel tips for hundreds of destinations in your pocket<p>Luckytrip<p>Want an adventure and don’t care where? Luckytrip is the smarter version of showing up at the airport and buying the first flight you can …

Travel

Facebook's new tools help build supportive Groups

Facebook has been steadily improving things for groups on the social network. The company added administration tools like membership insights for community pages. It also created Groups for Pages to let businesses, artists and brands create their own communities. It also shuttered a standalone …

Facebook opens its Workplace Chat desktop app to everyone

Facebook brought its Slack-competing service out of private beta last year and rebranded it as simply 'Workplace.' Its messaging side offering, Workplace Chat, had browser and mobile components -- and today, it's bringing its desktop app out of beta so all users can converse in text or over video, …

Apps

PayPal Now Lets You Use Facebook Messenger to Send and Receive Money

PayPal will now allow customers to send and receive money in Facebook Messenger, the company announced Friday.<p>Those with a PayPal account can use …

Chatbots

Inside the world's largest private jet

If you thought a private jet was the ultimate accessory to aspire to, get ready to raise your aspirations even higher.<p>The largest private jet in the …

Aviation

7 Free Facebook Marketing Tools for Savvy Digital Marketers

Simon / Pixabay<p>It’s every digital marketer’s desire to make the most of Facebook, but there are several barriers that stand in the way. While some …

19 Tools for Creating Engaging Social Media Videos, Images and GIFs in Minutes

Creating social media content takes time. And creating great social media content takes even more time.<p>This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>Creating social media content takes time. And creating great social media content takes even more time.<p>You don’t just need to think about what types of …

Infographics

6 amazing travel destinations you should visit solo

Solo travel is a hot topic among jet-setting types these days, and for good reason—getting a change of scenery, plus a healing dose of solitude, just …

Travel

The best islands in the world

When Condé Nast Traveller first appeared in 1997, Ibiza was trancing out many of you - so much so that it utterly failed to make the top 20 in our …

Travelers

The bionic lens could push eyesight beyond 20/20 vision

Beyond Perfect Eyesight<p>In just a few short years, we’ll be able to improve our eyesight to levels we’ve only dreamed of. At first, it’ll be …

Glaucoma

How to Get More Likes on Facebook Without Buying Fans

Since its founding in 2004, Facebook has grown to be a massive force in advertising, media, and our culture.In fact, as of June 2017, Facebook had …

Middle School

Inside South Africa’s Most Stylish New Safari Lodge

Singita Sweni is redefining luxury in the bush with a radical new look.<p>South Africa’s Singita Sweni safari lodge has debuted a radical renovation. …

South Africa

11 Trips You Need to Take as Soon as You Retire

You've got all the time in the world and all the world to see. Start planning.<p>No more waiting for your annual vacation and then filling it end-to-end …

Professional bodyguards reveal how to stay safe while traveling

Unless you're a celebrity or a high-profile CEO, you've probably never traveled with your own personal security detail.<p>While the rest of us might imagine a fleet of buff men in crisp suits with headsets, the people who actually do it for a living claim their day to day is far from <i>Men In Black.</i><p>"It's …

Celebrity Gossip

10 Best Car-Free Island Getaways

1 of 10<p>Fire Island, NY<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 10<p>Bald Head Island, NC<p>3 of 10<p>Mackinac Island, MI<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 10<p>Little St. Simons Island, …

Here are 6 Easy Ways to Find the Cheapest Flights Using Google

If you’re not already familiar with Google Flights, let us introduce you to one of the quickest and most efficient travel search engines out there. …

Flying

These are the most Instagram-worthy waterfall hikes in all 50 states

There are times when the treadmill or stairclimber comes in handy, but Mother Nature is really the ultimate gym. Hiking not only provides epic Insta …

The 7 top places to own a home in America — if you’re not rich

Want to buy a home but feel shut out by high prices? With the average home in the U.S. costing around $200,000, saving up for the typical 20% down …

Real Estate

Elon Musk's $1 billion AI startup made a surprise appearance at a $24 million video game tournament — and crushed a pro gamer

Now one has beaten one of the world's best players of the smash-hit video game "Dota 2."<p>Live on stage at The International, developer Valve's flagship $24 million tournament, a bot from Open AI defeated professional gamer Danylo "Dendi" Ishutin in a surprise, previously unannounced one-on-one …

Artificial Intelligence

8 Customer-Rich Platforms Your Marketing Efforts May Be Overlooking

Stop fighting your way onto Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Ever consider Snapchat? Quora? Twitch?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When we think about the best social media platforms for marketers, huge websites like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter come to mind first. …

Marketing

The 13 Most Stunning Greek Isles to Visit

Greece is the most beautiful country in the world, says every Greek person ever. That famous pride aside, if you’ve ever been to the Greek islands, …

European Travel

SpaceX's Mars Plans Hit a Pothole. Up Next: the Moon?

It’s been less than a year since Elon Musk announced his plans to settle humans on Mars during a talk in Guadalajara, Mexico. On stage at the …

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

College Football

Is this $120 Million Supersonic Jet the Future of Commercial Flight?

What if you could fly from Hong Kong to Los Angeles in just four hours? On board the Cygnus M3, you’d be able to do just that.<p>Created by UK-based innovator Tom Johnson (who was inspired by military bombers from the 1950s and ’60s), the supersonic aircraft concept has a top speed of Mach 3—or 2,000 …

Aviation

NASA's newly released video archives contain a skyfull of goodies

Feast your eyes on the friendly skies.<p>NASA is forever linked to space, a plucky government agency bravely hurtling people and robots into the great beyond. Yet the agency has always had as much of an earth-bound mission as an outer space one. The “Aeronautics” at NASA may get short shrift, but with …

Military Aircraft

The traditional sports world is taking eSports into the mainstream

Five years ago, you couldn't have imagined video game competitions being broadcasted on the same channel as traditional sports. TV networks have been historically obsessed with pastimes such as baseball, basketball, football and soccer, but times are changing. Thanks to the massive popularity of …

Golden State Warriors

Elon Musk: There is 'a real good chance' SpaceX's first Mars rocket test will fail

At the ISS R&D conference Thursday, Elon Musk provided some much-anticipated updates on SpaceX's upcoming manned mission to the Red Planet, explaining that the trip hinges on the success of the company's Falcon Heavy.<p>Once it launches this year, the Falcon Heavy will be the most powerful operational …

Space Travel

21 of our best road trips of all time

Everyone loves a good road trip – and with a country as beautiful as South Africa, it’s easy to see why. So here we’ve collected some of our …

South Africa

10 grand challenges we'll face by 2050

Editing genes, ageing populations, rising sea levels… the world is moving faster than ever. What will those trends mean for our society over the next 30 years?<p>Over the last few months, BBC Future Now has been examining some of the biggest problems humankind faces right now: land use to accommodate …

Geography

An Exciting New Cancer Treatment Has Just Been Endorsed by FDA

We can reprogram immune cells!<p>Food and Drug Administration advisers on Wednesday enthusiastically endorsed a first-of-its-kind cancer treatment that …