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The Final Walk-Through Checklist

After the negotiations, home inspection, and repairs, saying that you’re excited to sign on the dotted line and close on your new house is an understatement. You’re <i>ready</i>. However, it’s standard for you to take one more walkthrough of the home before closing — and you shouldn’t take this task …

The party goes on

Illustration by M. Morgenstern<p><b>Get our daily newsletter</b><p>Upgrade your inbox and get our Daily Dispatch and Editor's Picks.<p>Latest stories<p>Brett …

China

This Is What It Was Like To Live Through The Horror Of China's Cultural Revolution

This year, the fiftieth anniversary of the start of one of China's most tumultuous periods, the government is urging everyone to "look to the future" — these seven people can't.<p>60-year-old Wang vividly remembers how hard it was to acquire access to books. He didn't finish second grade; schools were …

Riding the subway in Seoul showed me how far behind New York is

As someone who lived in New York City for over a decade, I've relied heavily on the subway system there. But as much as I appreciate the MTA, it's not the most sophisticated or technologically advanced service in the world. A recent trip to South Korea made me realize that it may be time for NYC's …

Facelifts

BMW and Baidu partner to build driverless cars in China

Chinese search engine Baidu has teamed up with BMW to test its own driverless cars in Beijing, joining the race with Google to get the first autonomous vehicle to market<p>Baidu and BMW will work together to develop driverless cars in China in an effort to bring the autonomous vehicles to market …

As ISIS Strikes, China Rises (and America's Pivot Seems on Hold...Again)

Click here to view the companion video.<p>As our hearts go out to Paris, Washington's collective head will once again pivot away from Asia and focus singularly on the war on terrorism. As this spectacle of angst unfolds, cable news shows will see ratings spike. The Situation Room will turn off the …

China

China accused of trying to 'co-opt and emasculate' Christianity

Secretive conference to assess future of rapidly growing faith triggers concerns Communist party may seek to bring church in line with state agenda<p>A secretive conference to examine the future of Christianity in China is due to take place in Beijing this week amid rapid growth of the religion, which …

8 Tips to Help You Come Home with Great Travel Photos

In this article I will talk about travel photography and how you can take great images of everything when you travel. I’m not talking about camping …

Photography

25 Museums You Need to Visit in Your Lifetime

The breathtaking art collections (and striking architecture) are certainly worth the trip.<p>TripAdvisor recently released its list of the world's top 25 museums, a comprehensive ranking includes places from all corners of the world.

I spent a week switching between the iPhone 6 Plus and Samsung Galaxy Note 5 — here's how they compare

It's tough to decide between the two — ultimately, it boils down to whether or not you prefer iOS or Android, and whether or not having extra features such as a stylus really matter to you.<p>But if your buying choice is more complicated than that, there are a few differences between the iPhone 6 Plus …

Phones

On Feeling Inadequate as a Photographer

My life is pretty good. I live in one of the coolest cities in the world (Toronto), I have a lot of close friends, good family, an amazing girlfriend …

Recommended Reading: The Ashley Madison hack should scare you

<i>Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology and more in print and on the web. Some weeks, you'll also find short reviews of books that we think are worth your time. We hope you enjoy the read.</i><p><b>The Ashley Madison Hack Should Scare You, Too</b><br>by Heather Havrilesky<br>New York …

Ashley Madison

How to Remove Sent from my iPhone from Your Email Signature

The default iPad and iPhone signature in iOS Mail is "Sent from my iPad" or "Sent from my iPhone." But while some people may be happy to declare what device they are using at the bottom of every email they send, others prefer to provide other information, such as the name of the sender and …

Handy

The Leica Q is the Most Advanced Camera the Company Has Ever Made - Resource

Jaron SchneiderJune 10, 2015<p>Today Leica announced their latest camera, the Leica Q, a 24 megapixel, 13 stops of dynamic range, compact camera that …

Cameras

Dodgy iPhone 6 Plus camera? Apple offers to fix defective devices for free

iPhone 6 Plus owners, listen up. If your apparent knack for taking fuzzy photos has caused you to question your picture-taking skills, then hold on, …

Mobile Technology

Forget HDR Software! Start Creating Natural, Clean HDRs With Digital Blending

A few years ago I ran an HDR photography magazine. I regularly tone mapped my images for years, using just about every HDR program out there. Yet, …

I Quit My Job and Spent 3 Years Visiting 60 Countries with My Camera

Sometime during 2010, I began dreaming of quitting my job and traveling around Asia for a year before returning to the work force. I had graduated …