Geoff Robson

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Can a Google Maps for indoors save shopping malls?

At an indoor shopping mall in downtown San Francisco recently, a few developers from a startup called IndoorAtlas walked around several stores using …

What’s in all that e-cig vapor?

Wander into a vape shop in the mall or online, and you can find a smorgasbord of flavors: cotton candy, vanilla custard, even Unicorn Milk or Katy Perry’s Cherry.<p>Flashy flavors have helped e-cigarettes, designed to vaporize a nicotine solution, grow into an industry with an estimated $3.5 billion …

5-Hour Line Turns Barbecue Pilgrims Into Cash Cow For Locals

Texas has a barbecue joint known as much for the line of people waiting outside as for its tender brisket.<p>At Franklin Barbecue in Austin, people start lining up around 5 a.m., waiting six hours, chatting with others in line until the restaurant opens at 11 a.m.<p>This barbecue place is such a big deal …

The 10 Coolest Places To Visit In 2015

The world is enormous. And getting bigger. Every serious traveler I know says their wish list grows longer, not shorter, every time they visit a new corner of the world.<p>So how to prioritize? What’s newly safe or newly uncovered? What’s right at that sweet spot between sleepy backwater and developed …

Why You Should Go To Tulum, Mexico, Now -- And Stay At The New Mi Amor Hotel

Ah, Tulum. I’m not going to call it the Williamsburg of Mexico, as <i>New York</i> magazine’s Cut blog recently did, but this beach town has an undeniable cool factor along with its sheer beauty and spiritual energy.<p>The town, at the southern end of the Riviera Maya, has an appeal beyond North Brooklyn, of …

Mexico

New Tesla earns perfect score from Consumer Reports

Tesla's new Model S P85D is so good it broke Consumer Reports' scoring system.<p>Consumer Reports rates vehicles on a zero-to-100 scale, but Tesla's high-performance, all-wheel-drive car scored 103.<p>"Consumer Reports had to make changes to its scoring methodology to account for the car's exceptionally …

The Most Extreme Things Actors Have Done to Prepare for Roles

There seems to be a strong correlation between degree of transformation and number of Oscars.<p>Probably because there seems to be a strong inverse relationship between degree of transformation and number of Oscars, Extreme Role Preparation has become something of a sport amongst actors. Who can …

Living room-style bathrooms: create a well-being sanctuary

Awash with characterful touches and stylish furniture, living room-inspired bathrooms are making an entrance.<p>Long considered a purely practical space, the bathroom is now coming into its own as a sanctuary from the stresses of modern life. There is no need for this place of ablutions to feel cold …

The Science Behind Why Traveling Makes You Healthier

<i>Studies have shown that traveling actually makes you healthier, and our friends at YourTango have the reasons why.</i><p><b>So go on! Treat yourself to that dream vacay.</b><p>Traveling is fun. We love exploring, seeing new places, and getting away from the day-to-day routine of our lives.<p>But is it possible that, …

Happiness

12 Scientifically Proven Habits That Will Change Your Life | Inc.com

Research says the best way to bring change into your life is by creating new routines and sticking to them until they become habits.<p>The way to make sure we cultivate the new behavior is to reward ourselves. With motivation, we repeat the action again and again until it becomes ingrained.<p>How you go …

Self-improvement

Ashley Madison Update: $500K Reward For Arrest, And Reports Of 2 Suicides

Toronto police want hackers' help to find out who released the data of more than 30 million users of the affair-enabling website Ashley Madison. One month after the intrusion, the website is offering a bounty of $500,000 (Canadian), and police are also looking into two deaths to determine whether …

Ashley Madison

Popular Ice Cream to Return to Some Stores After Listeria Deaths Prompted Recall

Following a listeria outbreak, the nation’s third-largest ice cream producer is making a sweet comeback.<p>Blue Bell Creameries is expected to end its …

No-Fear Homemade Mayonnaise: Better Than What's In The Jar

<i>This summer, NPR is getting crafty in the kitchen. As part of</i> Weekend Edition<i>'s Do Try This At Home series, chefs are sharing their cleverest hacks and tips — taking expensive, exhausting or intimidating recipes and tweaking them to work in any home kitchen.</i><p><i>This week: Making mayonnaise that's just</i> …

Recipes

Here's what to expect from the next iPhone's camera, according to a person who's making it

The camera on the next iPhone will have a bigger sensor that can take in more light, and a lens that's designed to work with that improved sensor.<p>This means we can expect the iPhone 6S to capture higher-quality photos than the iPhone 6.<p>Apple is currently ordering suppliers to produce five-element …

In Spain, Entire Villages Are Up For Sale — And They're Going Cheap

Every August, Spain's countryside comes alive with fiestas.<p>A jolly trombone player prances through a crowd of revelers in Cantalejo, a small town about 1 1/2 hours' drive north of Madrid. But the hubbub is deceiving — because hardly anyone actually lives here. People come one week a year to party …

10 Ways to DIY the Best Fruit Water Ever

It's no secret that soda is bad news for your health (yes, even diet soda), but you might get tired of sticking to plain water all the time. Hydrating doesn't have to be boring when you add pretty — and detoxifying — fruits to the mix. With no added sugar except the few naturally occurring grams, …

Diet Soda

Nike WMNS Air Max 1 SP "Liquid Metal"

Nike’s offerings for the fairer sex continue to roll out as the brand introduces a new rendition of<p>Nike‘s offerings for the fairer sex continue to roll out as the brand introduces a new rendition of its Air Max 1. The “Liquid Metal” version finds the shoe executed with a gold-coated upper, …

This is a better predictor of your success than IQ or EQ

An unsettling classroom experience near the start of his second year in the Stanford Graduate School of Business MBA Program caused a personal crisis for Shirzad Chamine and led him to the work he’s doing more than a quarter century later. The 1987 class was Interpersonal Dynamics, nicknamed …

The 10 best men's trousers for autumn/winter 2013/14 - in pictures

Your complete guide to the high street: 10 of the best men's trousers for autumn/winter 2013/14. Every style from sharp tailored trousers for work to chinos, jeans and cords for less formal occasions

The 10 best men's shoes for autumn/winter 2013/14 - in pictures

Your complete guide to the high street: the 10 best men's shoes for autumn/winter 2013/14. Step out in style with the latest must-have high tops and trainers, brogues, monk straps and desert boots

2014-2015 New Cars: The Ultimate Buyer's Guide

Quick Reviews of Every Car You Can Buy<p>Despite generally booming sales so far this year, the auto industry continues to find itself in a state of transition. Fuel economy is on the rise, as are the capability, popularity, and affordability of alternative fuel vehicles like electric cars and plug-in …

This Stunning Time-Lapse of New York City is a Must-Watch

New York City isn’t what it used to be. Soldiers with M-16s stand guard at Grand Central Station, walking through Times Square feels like you’re on …

The iPhone Is a Bigger Business Than Coca-Cola and McDonald's Combined

And Google. And Microsoft. And Home Depot.<p>Eric Chemi, head of research for <i>Bloomberg Businessweek</i>, pulls an amazing stat. iPhone sales in the last year exceed <i>all revenue</i> to Microsoft, Amazon, Comcast, or Google. The iPhone alone outsells Coca-Cola and McDonald's, perhaps the world's two most famous …

Pan Seared Salmon with Avocado Remoulade (Gluten-Free)

Pin It<p>I'm bad at cooking salmon. Like terrible at it. I always think I cook it long enough, but every time I take it off it's always, <i>always</i> still a …

Google's Self-Driving Cars: A Quest for Acceptance

Robots can already outdrive humans. Now everyone needs to get out of their way.<p>Every morning, at about 8 a.m., Anthony Levandowski walks out of his house in Berkeley and folds his six-foot-six-inch frame into the driver's seat of his white Lexus. Levandowski is embarking on his daily commute to …