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Verizon to be first to field-test crazy-fast 5G wireless

It expects "some level of commercial deployment" to begin by 2017 for next-generation wireless. That's much earlier than the common industry belief that 2020 will mark the start.<p>Verizon is getting ready to kick its wireless network up another notch.<p>The nation's largest wireless carrier will begin …

Mobile

19 No-Cook Breakfasts That Require Zero Stove Time

When we start waking up to hot and sticky mornings, we retire the stove and say good morning to these cooling, no-cook breakfasts instead.<p><b>We love oatmeal and omelets</b> as much as we love all breakfast foods (which is to say: a <i>lot</i>). But when we start waking up to hot and sticky mornings, we retire the …

Breakfast

7 Simple Ways To Make Your Guest Room Look Expensive

A few quick changes can make your visitors feel like they're living the luxe life.<p><b>1. Don't Use The Space For Storage.</b> It's easy to use and extra bedroom as a dumping ground for boxes and other "extra stuff," but keeping your guest room clear of clutter — even when guests aren't staying there — …

Home Decorating

8 Things That Happen When You Stop Eating Bread

When you reduce your carb intake, the first thing you notice is how quickly, even magically, the weight falls off. But it’s not fat you’re losing. It’s water. “When carbs are stored in the body in the form of glycogen, each gram of carbohydrate stores three to four times its weight in water," says …

What the abandoned venues from the 2004 Athens Olympics look like now

The majority of the cost overruns fell on the Greek government, which built all the expensive, highly specific buildings you need to host the Olympics — a village, a media center, an Olympic stadium, a canoe/kayak slalom center, etc.<p>When the athletes went home at the end of August 2004, organizers …

Olympic Village

When You Walk Into a Zoo, Are You Helping Animals or Hurting Them?

A few years ago Los Angeles Zoo spent $42 million on a new, six-acre enclosure for Asian elephants. After several years of construction, the new …

TSA Spokesperson Tweets Photo Of '$75,000' In Luggage, Internet Gets Angry

It seems "TSA" may stand for "tweeting savings account," after the agency's public affairs spokesperson Lisa Farbstein tweeted a photo of a passenger's cash-stuffed luggage Tuesday afternoon.<p>Along with sending the photo of what she said was $75,000 in a suitcase to her 1,700-plus followers, …

Flying

Even the air is better in first class on this airline

First class passengers need not rely on their air of superiority because they're breathing superior air — at least on German airline Lufthansa.<p>The …

Apple Music

35 things Canadians say that Americans don't understand

The holiday is essentially the Canadian version of America's Independence Day.<p>It's a celebration of our confederation as a country within the British Empire in 1867.<p>So if you see a Canadian on Wednesday give them a high-five.<p>Now, it's not always easy to spot a Canadian in the US. For the most part, …

Canada

Humans 'will become God-like cyborgs within 200 years'

The amalgamation of man and machine will be the ‘biggest evolution in biology’ claims Professor Yuval Noah Harari<p>Wealthy humans are likely become cyborgs within 200 years as they gradually merge with technology like computers and smart phones, a historian has claimed.<p>Yuval Noah Harari, a professor …

Nexpaq is a modular case that adds incredible new features to the iPhone 6 or Galaxy S6

Google’s Project Ara smartphones are not yet widely available, and neither are any other similar devices from the competition. But it’s more than …

Gear & Gadgets

8 specialty websites that let you book a luxury hotel room for cheap

Insiders know where to book a luxe hotel on the cheap. Of course there are the major online travel agencies like Priceline, Orbitz, and Hotels.com, but those are just a starting point for in-the-know travelers.<p>Here are eight websites that let you book luxury hotels for less.

Hospitality

Why is Switzerland so happy?

<b>Switzerland has been named the world's happiest country in a survey of 158 nations</b> - with the UK trailing behind in 21st (Iceland, Denmark, Norway and Canada completed the top five).<p>Here are 19 few reasons why the Swiss are feeling smug - and a few reasons why they shouldn't be.<p>1. They're …

Which is the world's happiest country?

It may be better known for banking than bohemia, but Switzerland is the happiest place in the world to live, according to the annual study published by the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN).<p>The World Happiness Report suggested that residents of the nation of lakes, …

The world’s first head transplant surgery might be part of one giant marketing stunt

Dr. Sergio Canavero, the controversial real-life neurosurgeon from Turin, Italy, who has published more than 100 papers and plans to complete the first head transplant surgery in 2017, denies these claims.<p>Kotaku UK published a comprehensive breakdown on this conspiracy theory that suggests Dr. …

Metal Gear

10 Things Europeans Say About You Behind Your Back

Europeans are among the world's most gracious travel hosts, rolling out a red carpet of good manners, fabulous food, and the ultimate in culture and …

Tim Cook's Total Pay For 2014 Was Over $100 Million

Apple filed its proxy statement with the SEC this week, which included compensation figures for its top executives.<p>According to the proxy statement, Apple's CEO Tim Cook made $9.2 million in salary and bonuses last year.<p>For just about anyone in the world, that's a great pay package.<p>But, Cook is CEO …

Compensation