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This Man Has Been Living On Cruise Ships for Twenty Years

Mario Salcedo took his first cruise almost twenty years ago—and never stopped.<p>There’s a home-made sign on deck 11 of Royal Caribbean’s <i>Navigator of the Seas</i> that reads ‘Super Mario’s Office’. Every morning, a dapper, tanned passenger perches there, quietly tapping away at his keyboard. An office …

Here Are Ten of the Most Powerful Sedans You Can Buy Today

If you want a four-door with 600 hp or more, you're spoiled for choice.<p>Let's say that you have a family to transport but also want a car that is ludicrously powerful. In days gone by, that'd be a problem. But now, there's a plethora of sedans on the market that have more than 600 horsepower that …

IBM’s Watson supercomputer learns Arabic

At this stage, what can’t IBM’s Watson computer do? It has won “Jeopardy,” been used for cancer genomics research, and some of its culinary creations have made their way to the kitchens of everyone from the casual cook to the most experienced chef. Now, IBM’s cognitive computing system is learning …

50 Lunches To Help You Lose Weight

<b>22. BLT Salad + Avocado:</b> As you try to eat healthy, you may be missing your old friend, the BLT sandwich. This salad can calm those cravings in a …

IBM and allies find a way to make chips even tinier and faster

A prototype chip has quadruple the circuitry and double the performance of today's cutting-edge chips. This kind of work keeping Moore's Law ticking hastens the day your smartwatch has a lot more brains.<p>Chip designs two generations more advanced than today's cutting-edge designs are now closer to …

Sony's Smartphone Ambitions Are Not Dead

Following ongoing speculation that Sony is looking to close its mobile division or sell it on to another company, Sony Mobile’s President Hiroki Totoki has stated that “we [Sony] will never ever sell or exit from the current mobile business.”<p>Speaking to Arabian Business, Totoki covered in broad …

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2015 Audi S3 compromises nothing in delivering sporty practicality

There is a German word, gestalt, that means the whole is greater than its parts: The Audi S3 is automotive gestalt.<p>We can (and we will) talk about the superlative direct-injection turbocharged engine, the smooth dual-clutch transmission, the simplification of the MQB architecture shared by the …

8 Mojito Recipes to Make All Summer Long

<i>Header image: Satsuma Mojito from CHOW</i>A traditional Cuban drink, a classic mojito is white rum, sugar, lime juice, sparkling water, and mint leaves. …

2016 Mercedes A-Class, 2017 Audi A4, 2018 BMW M5: This Week’s Top Photos

This week, Mercedes-Benz unveiled an updated version of its A-Class compact, and we’re glad to report that the A45 from Mercedes-AMG is now producing …

How Greece Created Hades For Entrepreneurs And Crippled Its Economy: Lessons For The US

Greece provides an object lesson in how bad government can ravage an economy and consequently, a country. Over the last 20 years governments have steered the Greek economy 180º away from the direction that increases growth and productivity, and they have stifled entrepreneurs. U.S. leaders are …

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2015 BMW 435i Gran Coupe

One of the best of the bunch, but it could be better.<p>Those who know they want a mid-size BMW still have many decisions to make. BMW’s 3- and 4-series family now contains 25 permutations spawned from six body styles, five engine choices, and two driveline configurations. Among such sprawling …

2015 BMW 535d Named 'Diesel Car Of The Year' By Diesel Driver Site

The automotive press gives out many, many awards each year, and BMW is certainly no stranger to receiving them.<p>Enthusiast magazines have heaped …

Cadillac CT6 plug-in: "More than double" the MPG

At the Shanghai Auto Show, Cadillac revealed a plug-in hybrid CT6 it says will get twice the mileage of the regular car.<p>Just a few weeks after revealing the CT6 sedan in New York, Cadillac made a major announcement about the all-new sedan in Shanghai: There's a plug-in hybrid variant coming that …

Audi Prologue Allroad Concept to Debut in Shanghai

The third of <b>Audi’s Prologue concept cars</b> will debut at the Shanghai auto show, and it’s just as stunning as the first two. Called the Audi Prologue Allroad concept, this five-door concept is essentially a raised version of the Audi Prologue Avant with a slightly more rugged, SUV-like look.<p>Like the …

2016 Mercedes-Maybach S600

Examining Maybach's new land yacht with all our faculties—yes, including taste.<p>From the April 2015 issue<p>Overwhelm the senses or starve them. Connect the driver so completely with the car that he has to duck to avoid the crankshaft throws, or isolate the cabin so absolutely that its occupants feel …

Audi Prologue allroad previews wireless hybrid charging

Audi has added a third model to its Prologue line of luxury concepts, the Prologue allroad, a plug-in hybrid intended for adventure away from the …

2015 Audi A3 2.0T Cabriolet

The version for grown-ups.<p>When we recently reviewed the 2015 Audi A3 1.8T cabriolet, we concluded that its leather-lined, fashionably extroverted, dynamically adequate package made it the spiritual successor to the VW Cabriolets and E30 BMW 3-series convertibles that roamed college campuses at the …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Apple sold more Apple Watches on the first day of pre-orders than Google managed with Android Wear in an entire year.</b> It's bad news for Google's smartwatch app ecosystem.<p><b>2. We might be about to see a major boom in technology mergers.</b> That's according to Scott Kupor, Managing Partner at VC firm …

Volvo introduces S60L T6 Twin Engine PHEV in China

Volvo is expanding its global range of Twin Engine plug-in hybrids. It's offering the XC90 T8 in markets around the world, the V60 D5 and D6 diesel hybrids in Europe, and now it's introducing the S60L T6 Twin Engine in China.<p>Set to debut at the Shanghai Motor Show next week, Volvo's latest Twin …

Greece's credit rating just got downgraded AGAIN by S&P

That S&P downgrade sends Athens even further into junk territory, down from B- to CCC+.<p>Here's what S&P had to say:<p>The downgrade reflects our view that Greece's solvency hinges increasingly on<br>favorable business, financial, and economic conditions. <b>In our view, these conditions have worsened due to</b> …

Europe is targeting Google under antitrust laws but missing the bigger picture

Google it today and you’ll see that the European Commission has turned up the heat in its long-running probe into anti-competitive behaviour by the web’s most popular search engine. EC competition chief, Margrethe Vestager, issued formal objections alleging that Google abuses its dominant position …

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2015 Volkswagen GTI: Driving into spring with just one regret [w/video]

As Winter Turns To Spring, Our GTI Love Grows Stronger<p>If you only notice one thing in the video above, it should be this: that GTI is <i>filthy</i>. Yes, the grossness of winter took its toll on our long-term 2015 Volkswagen GTI, covering the Carbon Steel hatch in a mess of salt-and-slush-streaked …

Skateboarding in Kabul

Photographer Jessica Fulford-Dobson is the latest to use her lens to capture NGO Skateistan's students in Kabul. The project, started in 2007 by Australian Oliver Percovich, aims to mix studies with sport with the priority of getting girls from poor and displaced families back into full-time …

How Camera Angle Affects Body Shape

Perspective can make a big difference when photographing any subject, but you especially want to be observant when photographing models. Shooting at …

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2015 Audi Q3

An Argument Against Time Travel<p>There are two ways to approach a brand-new segment in the auto industry. First, an automaker can take a gamble and introduce a completely new vehicle, catering to the specific demands of the marketplace(s) in question. In the compact, premium CUV segment, we've seen …

10 Things You Didn't Know About Skiing and Riding in Tahoe

The Lake Tahoe area ranks among highest concentrations of major ski areas in the country. Here are ten points to know about skiing and snowboarding around Big Blue.<p><b>1. First chore is to pick a shore.</b><p>"North or South?" is one of the first questions when visiting Tahoe. The lake's south shore features …