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10 U.S. Places To Travel Before They Get Famous

Beat the tourists.<p>Nashville, Charleston, Portland (the Oregon one)... you've heard all about "America's up-and-coming destination cities," and chances are you've even been to a few. But as these pockets of culture blossom into full-blown vacation destinations, travelers are left yearning for …

2/8 concludes Scout Sniper Platoon screening week

The screener’s final evolution had Marine candidates conducting an extensive patrol through the wilderness while evading an opposing force. Their …

Military

10 Soulmate Quotes You Haven't Heard A Million Times Before

Calling all the hopeless romantics 💞<p>There are the tried-and-true quotes about soulmates that you've pinned on Pinterest, heard during wedding ceremonies and read in greeting cards again and again and again.<p>So we thought it was high time to freshen things up a bit. Below we've rounded up 10 …

Parrot Enables Autonomous Flight For The Bebop Drone

The Parrot Bebop can now fly by itself. After purchasing Flight Mode, Bebop owners can tap out waypoints and sit back while the drone flys autonomously. The ability is enabled by purchasing the in-app upgrade called Flight Plan. It costs $20.<p>It takes just a few presses on the mobile app to set the …

9 Simple Ways to Boost Your Home Wi-Fi Network

We’ve all been there: You're watching the latest season of <i>Orange is the New Black</i> on Netflix when, all of a sudden, the video jerks to a stop—and the …

Wi-Fi

Furious 7 used 350 CGI shots of Paul Walker

After Paul Walker died in a terrible car accident two years ago, the team behind <i>Furious 7</i>, the movie Walker was shooting at the time, had two options: Start from scratch or somehow finish the project without the actor.<p>In an attempt to stay as true to the project as possible, and honor Walker, …

Movies

Aquor House Hydrant

Odds are your home has a water faucet or two on the outside. Odds are they're the same threaded spigots they've been using for decades, requiring you …

Samsung just fit 16 terabytes into a 2.5-inch SSD

Samsung’s big news today may have mostly involved huge phones, but that’s not all the hardware giant is unveiling today: The company today announced a <i>16 terabyte</i> flash memory drive.<p>The announcement is particularly significant because though flash memory is known for its speed, it doesn’t generally …

Computer Science

AT&T refreshes its mobile contracts with extra data and free calls to Canada

And Mexico too — it's a continental free-for-all<p>AT&T is rolling out a bunch of minor changes to its Mobile Share Value plans this morning, erasing some tiers of data usage and making others better value. The best deal from the shakeup is probably the new $100/month tier, which hops from 10GB of …

Yogurt Pie with Grape and Black-Pepper Compote

We tried all kinds of gingersnaps to make this easy crust. Our favorite? Anna’s Ginger Thins.<p>Ingredients<p>gingersnap crust<p>10 oz. gingersnaps, preferably thin<p>2 tablespoons all-purpose flour<p>2 tablespoons raw sugar or granulated sugar<p>½ teaspoon kosher salt<p>6 tablespoons (¾ stick) unsalted butter, melted, …

Baking

Samsung's Ludicrous 16 TB Hard Drive Is the Biggest in the World

Samsung's newest SSD could store some 15,000 movies.<p>If you never want to run out of space on your computer again—like, ever—Samsung has got your back. Its new 16 TB solid state drive is not just unfathomably huge, it's the biggest hard drive you can get, full stop.<p>Spotted by <i>Golem.de</i>, the new drive …

Gear & Gadgets

Here is the first look at Samsung's new Gear smartwatch, coming next month

<b>Read next:</b> The Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch review.<p>Samsung's big news today was two big phones, but it has even more tech to come shortly: a new smartwatch that's going to be unveiled next month. At the end of its presentation today, Samsung teased the Gear S2, a circular smartwatch with an …

Wearable Tech

Intel's pro-level Xeon processors are coming to laptops

Intel's professional-grade Xeon processors are no longer confined to fancy workstations or data centers. The chip designer has unveiled its first-ever Xeon processor family for laptops, the E3-1500M v5. The Skylake-based part is meant to deliver the kind of heavy lifting that you'd want as a pro …

How the Stagefright bug changed Android security

Google's latest security problem might actually make Android safer<p>It's been 10 days since Zimperium's Joshua Drake revealed a new Android vulnerability called Stagefright — and Android is just starting to recover. The bug allows an attacker to remotely execute code through a phony multimedia text …

How to make Cortana search Google in Windows 10

Developers have found a workaround that forces Microsoft's personal assistant Cortana to search for answers on Google rather than Bing<p>Microsoft launched Windows 10 this week, bringing with it a new user interface, a new browser, integration with Microsoft's digital personal assistant Cortana, and …

10 Fascinating Facts About Ravens

Edgar Allan Poe knew what he was doing when he used the raven instead of some other bird to croak out “nevermore” in his famous poem. The raven has …

The Difference Between Sexiness and Sleaziness in Superhero Comics

Two teen programmers talk about why they love Linux, love Google, and don't hate Windows 10

So it is with teen techies and developers. Apple has become a huge focus for teens of late, so much so that Apple came up with a whole teen program for them at its annual World Wide Developer conference.<p>But the open source operating system Linux, with its kumbaya open-source development cycle - …

Linux

Baking 1-2-3: How to Make the Silkiest, Smoothest Lemon Curd

Lemon curd is an iconic dessert—learn how to make three versions of it, from no-bake lemon bars to a stunning pie.<p><i>Welcome to Baking 1-2-3, by associate food editor Claire Saffitz. Each month, she'll guide you through a three-step baking process. The first recipe is for the beginners out there, the</i> …

Baking

Action Mobil Off-Road RV

Traditional RVs and motor homes are great for exploring — if by exploring, you mean parking at the KOA. An Action Mobil Off-Road RV lets you explore …

In Search of a Philosopher’s Stone

<b>In the winter of 1884</b>, two young French epigraphers were exploring the ancient Greco-Roman town of Oinoanda in southwestern Turkey and made an …

Archaeology

Nintendo's PlayStation, the Holy Grail of Game Memorabilia, Has Been Found

An extraordinarily rare prototype of the Nintendo PlayStation console, which was created as part of a failed partnership between Nintendo and Sony some 25 years ago, has been discovered.<p>Never-before-seen images offer the first ever close-ups of the machine, now yellowed with age, which combines the …

Retrogaming

Dying Amazon healers are taking potential cures for cancer, AIDS and other diseases with them

SANTA CLARA, Peru — “Every time a shaman dies, it is as though a book is burned,” says Jose Roque mournfully as he hacks through a vine with a …

Indigenous Peoples

Camping for a Week Is Only $160 at These National Parks

Some of the most awe-inspiring places to camp across the United States are in the National Park system, which means that staying inside their …

National Parks
Astronomy