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4 Wearable Travel Gadgets That'll Seriously Change Your Trip

<i>Photo: From left to right, Courtesy of Apple; Courtesy of Bragi; Courtesy of Narrative; Courtesy of Netatmo</i><p>1. Apple Watch<p>Apple's first smartwatch lets you pay for coffee, get directions, hail a taxi, and more. Best practice: Use it to put boarding passes on your wrist via Passbook or as your room …

An Emoji Update Comes With Bacon, Avocado, But No Taco

:high-five emoji: Unicode, the consortium of developers and designers responsible for what emojis the world uses, has announced that 38 new emojis will launch next year. Yahoo Tech writes that the emojis may be here as soon as this next time year: "Earlier this month the consortium's emoji …

Just Say No to Jarred, Watery Salsa: 8 Common Mistakes to Avoid

Jarred, watery salsa = bad. Chunky, fresh, and flavorful homemade salsa = good. Very good.<p>Your chips, tacos, and grilled meats deserve the best. And by "best," what we really mean is a salsa that's chunky, saucy, scoopable, and packed with fiery, smoky, fresh flavor. You're not going to find all …

Cooking

How Hollywood Taught Rebel Wilson To Lie About Her Age

Rebel Wilson isn't the first Hollywood star to fabricate details of her past. But the reason she did so speaks volumes of the industry's logic concerning what sort of bodies should appear on-screen.<p>In the wake of <i>Pitch Perfect 2</i>’s record-breaking weekend, Rebel Wilson has been caught in a very …

3,400 years after her death, scientists track a girl's travels

In 1921, archaeologists exploring an ancient burial mound near Egtved, a village in Denmark, unearthed the grave of a girl estimated to have been 16 to 18 years old when she died.<p>Not much remained of her body — only some hair, teeth, nails, and bits of skin and brain — but scholars could tell a lot …

Archaeology

5 B.B. King children visit body a day before public viewing

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Five of B.B. King's adult children visited the blues great one last time in private at a Las Vegas funeral home that will host a public viewing Friday ahead of a Saturday memorial service.<p>They said the King of the Blues was dressed in a signature purple and gold brocade jacket with …

Las Vegas

Erisbel Arruebarrena Suspended by Dodgers: Latest Details and Reaction

The Los Angeles Dodgers suspended shortstop Erisbel Arruebarrena for the remainder of the 2015 season Thursday.<p>Bill Shaikin of the <i>Los Angeles Times</i> passed along the news and provided the reasoning behind the decision:<p>Los Angeles signed Arruebarrena to a five-year deal in 2013, but the infielder has …

Revealed: The NSA's plan to 'hijack' Android app stores

The NSA hatched a plan that would allow the agency to infect smartphones with malware by hijacking the Google Play and Samsung and the Samsung App …

Apple could be looking to Microsoft's tablets for inspiration to improve the iPad

Split-screen viewing modes would let iPad owners use two different apps at the same time, or even let two different views of the same app appear side by side. For example, you could search for a restaurant on Safari on one side of the screen and check where it is on Apple Maps on the other, or you …

Microsoft Office

California Oil Spill: Biologists Eyeing Extent of Damage to Waters, Wildlife

Two days after a ruptured oil pipeline spewed crude into the waters off of California — tainting 9 miles of ocean teeming with coastal creatures — environmentalists are scrambling to assess how mucked up the ecosystem is.<p>This much is clear: It could be weeks before the beach near Santa Barbara is …

Pollution

Here are the 10 best airports in Europe

With demand for air travel in Europe growing at an impressive rate, the need for world-class airports is at an all-time high. Leading aviation reviewer Skytrax recently released the results of its annual World Airport Awards, which includes a list of the best in Europe.<p>The Skytrax annual rankings …

Aviation

Medium Is Shifting Focus

The publisher/publishing platform is rejiggering itself as a social network for readers and writers — and reconsidering some of its publications and ideals in the process.<p>Late last night, Medium CEO Ev Williams published a blog post about the company's future. As is often the case when discussing …

17 Celebrities Who Made It Through Dark Times

Dark times meaning the '90s and early 2000s.