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Inside Flipboard / May 19, 2014<p>After Ariane and Michael Batterberry got married in 1968, they set out to create a culinary magazine that felt more …

Sydney film festival: 10 movies to see

1. 20,000 Days on Earth<p>The last couple of Sydney film fests have shown “hybrid” documentaries (mixing reality with fictional techniques) to be one of the most exciting trends in filmmaking. This year the tendency gets major official recognition with the gala opening night and official competition …

Malaysia releases Flight 370 raw satellite data

Under pressure for more information from families of those lost aboard Flight 370, the Malaysian government Tuesday released data collected by a British satellite company about the missing plane's final hours.<p>The government made public 47 pages of raw satellite data used to conclude that the jet …

The Companies That Produce 90 Percent of Our Food

Quick, what do Hot Pockets and Alpo have in common?<p>Quick, what do Hot Pockets and Alpo have in common? It's probably not what you're thinking. Hot Pockets and Alpo are just two popular brands owned by giant parent company Nestlᅢᄄ. Yes, that Nestlᅢᄄ, the company that makes your favorite crunch bar …

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Tutorial: How to Pick the Best Focal Length When Capturing Landscapes

Put together by photographer Steve Perry, the video tutorial above shares a collection of useful tips, advice and examples that help explain how to …

These Harvard And MIT Kids Say They've Made NSA-Proof Email

Those who worry that Gmail or the National Security Agency may be rifling through their emails now have a new alternative: ProtonMail, a super-secure email service created by students from Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.<p>"It was the Snowden leaks that got us started," …

Crispy Salt-and-Vinegar Potatoes

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 20 min<p>Total Time: 45 min<p>Cooking the potatoes in vinegar seasons them from within, and a final drizzle boosts the flavor.<p>May 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 pounds baby Yukon Gold potatoes, halved, quartered if large<p>1 cup plus 2 Tbsp. distilled white vinegar<p>1 tablespoon kosher salt, …

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The Crazy Genius Behind Solar Roadways

Here’s an idea crazy enough that it just might work: Pave the streets with solar-powered panels that have their own built-in heat and LED lights. That’s what Scott and Julie Brusaw hope to accomplish with their ongoing Solar Roadways project, which they just funded through a hugely popular …

10 Luxury Hotels for Long Weekends

There's always a long weekend on the horizon, so here's 10 of the best places across four regions -- North America, Europe, Middle East and Asia-Pacific -- for a short but sumptuous escape where you're guaranteed to get spoiled rotten.<p>Get out of town! No, really. There's always a long weekend on …

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Oneonta Falls Is One Of Oregon's Greatest Hidden Wonders

It takes some effort to see Oneonta Falls, but it's totally worth it.<p>Tucked away in Oregon's Oneonta Gorge (a slot canyon in the Columbia River Gorge), the falls are the adventurous hiker's finest reward. After making your way through the Gorge's "slot-like chasm," wading through a knee-deep creek …

Kauai Is Called The Garden Island -- Here's Why (PHOTOS)

Towards the end of the Hawaiian archipelago lives a small, rainy island called Kauai.<p>Known as the Garden Island, Kauai is home to wildly verdant landscapes, oxygen-rich air, and utter serenity. It's significantly less-populated than the big three islands -- Oahu, Big Island and Maui -- which is …

The First Everest Ascent Since Fatal Avalanche Executed by Chinese Woman

A Chinese woman and five Sherpa guides have scaled Mount Everest, becoming the first team to reach the peak from the Nepal side since a deadly …

26 Castles That Have Reached Fairytale Status

Castles are already pretty spectacular but put one on top of a mountain or hanging over the edge of a cliff and they get elevated to fairytale status.<p>From Scotland to Syria, the amazing architecture and jaw-dropping views are sure to impress any traveler.<p><b>Swallow's Nest, Gaspra, Crimea</b><p><b>Aragonese</b> …

Pacers' Paul George fined $25,000 for 'home cooking' remark

Indiana Pacers forward Paul George was fined $25,000 by the NBA for public criticism of the officials after the Game 4 loss.<p><b>More postseason coverage:</b> …

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Nearly 400 Million Twitter Users Estimated By 2018: Study

By Gerry Shih<p>SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Twitter Inc's messaging service will have close to 400 million global users by 2018, mostly in Asia, Latin American and the Middle East, consulting firm eMarketer estimated on Tuesday, far short of the 1 billion once expected.<p>The new study by the digital …

Yahoo's 'YouTube' may debut this summer

Yahoo is gearing up for a summer launch of a new video service geared to compete with YouTube, AdAge reported today.<p>News first leaked that Yahoo was interested in building its own streaming video site back in March, with the company apparently approaching many popular creators currently partnering …

Google Eyes Dropcam, Company That Thinks Monetizing User Data Is 'Tricking the User'

If Google is really going to buy Dropcam, the video camera startup might have to readjust some of its company values.<p>The Information reported Tuesday that Google is considering buying Dropcam, which makes $150 cameras that stream video to a computer or phone.<p>But there might be one ideological …

Microsoft Demos Real-Time Speech-To-Speech Translation On Skype

Microsoft’s Skype has long enabled people in different parts of the world to communicate with one another through video, voice, and text chat. Now the service is looking to expand those capabilities by testing out a feature that could allow people who don’t speak the same language to talk with each …

Report: Apple to Announce Smart Home Platform Next Monday

As my fellow blogger Todd Bernhard discussed in this post, there was a report out Monday from <i>The Financial Times</i> saying that Apple will be announcing a new Smart Home platform during next Monday's keynote at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). Apple has been working on an integrated home …

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Says Company Not Selling Search to Yahoo

Bing -- Microsoft is keeping it!<p>Forget what you’ve read: Microsoft Chief Executive Satya Nadella said the company has no intentions of selling search to Yahoo.<p>In remarks during the inaugural Code Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Nadella said that in today’s “post-post PC world” — whatever that …