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14 Sunglasses Brands You Might Not Know Yet But Definitely Should

While we love our Ray-Ban and designer mainstays—these rising eyewear labels are certainly ones to watch.<p>While we love our Ray-Ban and designer mainstays—these rising eyewear labels are certainly ones to watch.

HTC One E9 specs and images leak: 5.5-inch Quad HD screen and octacore processor

Taiwanese smartphone-maker HTC may have only just revealed the M9, its latest flagship, but a number of leaks from China suggest the upcoming HTC E9 might be a strong competitor for your attention.<p>China's telecommunications regulator TENAA has posted an image of the E9, revealing a phone that's …

The 12 Most Luxurious All-Inclusive Resorts in the World

Let's face it -- all-inclusive vacations really take the worries out of travel. No matter the destination where you're heading on your all-inclusive getaway, it's nice to know that once you get there, everything will already be taken care of; that is, as long as you pick a top-notch spot that won't …

The 30 Best Trips of 2015

Warning: unless you’re an annoyingly carefree bon vivant with a hefty trust fund, reading our annual Best of Travel awards may trigger a deep sense of dissatisfaction with the pathetic state of your mundane life. There are so many cool places to go, you’ll think as you scroll through our 30 epic …

Apple MacBook Makes A Compelling Pitch For Asus Zenbook UX305

Apple took advantage of being in the spotlight for the big Apple Watch event this week to also unveil a new line of MacBook laptops. Apple showed off the MacBooks and talked about all of the ways they’re magical and revolutionary and it turned out to be an excellent marketing pitch…for the Asus …

MacBook Air

‘So When Is It Going to Be Time?’ Now, as Google CFO Pichette to Retire From Search Giant.

He is one of five executive officers at the company, a key member of the leadership team at the search giant.<p>Longtime Google CFO Patrick Pichette is retiring from the company.<p>The move was disclosed in an SEC filing, and, in a post on Google+ and also in an internal memo, Pichette acknowledged the …

Middle Age

Inside a Belgian-Inspired Bathroom That's Pure Calm

A pale palette sets off dark antique furniture and a deep, comfortable tub.<p>A pale palette sets off dark antique furniture and a deep, comfortable tub.

Interior Design

Patent details Google’s ideas for smart home doorknobs, doorbells, wall switches, and more

Google clearly has big ambitions for its Internet-connected Nest and Dropcam hardware. A new patent shows how these gadgets — and a host of other devices — could be tied together into the smart home of the future.<p>In September 2014, eight months after Google acquired Nest for $3.2 billion and three …

A Brief History Of Stephen Hawking

A new film tells the story of how the great scientist transformed the field of cosmology while fighting a degenerative disease.<p>Stephen Hawking is one of the greatest scientists ever--comparable to Darwin, Einstein, and Newton. Yet few people know the story of his life. In a new biopic, <i>The Theory of</i> …

Your Guide To The 3-D Printed Universe

Additive manufacturing can make almost anything, from fun experiments to paradigm-shifters. Here's how the innovations stack up.<p>What was a niche prototyping tool 25 years ago is fast becoming a globally competitive manufacturing method. Today’s 3-D printing industry is worth well over $2 billion, …

Superfish Software Made Lenovo Computer Users Vulnerable To Hackers

The adware's security shenanigans compromise encrypted browsing<p>No, Superfish isn't the next comic-book movie to hit theaters; it's an advertising software program that's caused a headache for computer maker Lenovo. The company pre-installed the software on many of its consumer laptops, where it …

Inside a North Carolina House Where Bold Colors Are Mixed Effortlessly

Rich colors and subtle textures infuse a new house with a warm and welcoming spirit.<p>Rich colors and subtle textures infuse a new house with a warm and welcoming spirit. Read the interview with the designer, Lindsey Coral Harper.

5 Things to Do Outside Paris With Kids

<i>Château de Fontainebleau (Courtesy Château de Fontainebleau)</i><p>There's plenty to do in Paris, but sometimes it's nice to get out of the city and explore a little further afield. We've picked five day trips the kids will love, from a fabulous zoo and a unique aerospace museum to the must-visit …

3 Ways To Save 'The Order: 1886'

PS4 exclusive The Order: 1886 is out, and as we’ve discussed, it’s not very good. It’s uninspired at best, featuring some of the most impressive graphics technology I’ve ever seen but so utterly devoid of personality that was hard to get through. It got panned, which is as much a function of the …

These Tiny Homes Can Be Built in a Day

Get in on the small space movement — without the wait.<p>As popular as it may seem, tiny house living is simply not for everyone. But for those who are brave enough to ditch the extra square footage and downsize, there's a new, appealing option on the market.<p>Designed by the Dutch architecture firm …

Small Spaces

30 Amazing Photography Links to Tutorials, Special Features and Great Photography

With another very exciting week passing us by in the world of photography, Toad Hollow Photography has been actively searching all corners of the …

5 Next-Generation Diners

Chefs love the no-frills nature of diners, and now they are paying homage to these humble spots by opening their own upgraded versions.<p><i>Chefs love the</i> …

The 21 Best Fried Chicken Spots in America

<i>By: Kevin Alexander and Liz Childers</i><p>Fried chicken just might be the world's most versatile food. It makes just as much sense at the dinner table or in your car or at breakfast with waffles, as it does at 3 a.m. out of the fridge or during the seventh-inning stretch of an intramural, co-ed softball …

15 Epic Photos of Buildings You'll Never Be Allowed to Enter

Ruin porn, the more benign cousin of slum tourism, often is slammed for opportunistically making art out of decay and disaster.<p>But for every …

PS4's game-sharing feature used to delete a kid's 'Destiny' characters

The very conceit of PlayStation 4's Share Play feature is futuristic as all get-out, but it has a dark side too. Take 5th grader Henry Kramer's recent <i>Destiny</i> woes for example. After virtually passing his DualShock 4 to another player to access a glitch that Kramer hoped would quickly boost his …

8 Extraordinary Places to go Whale Watching in Latin America

<b>Get up close to the whales and their calves as they migrate to the warm waters of Latin America.</b><p><b>1. ARGENTINA</b><p><b>From Wild Patagonian Shores</b><p>Head to the coastal town of Puerto Madryn on Patagonia's rugged Peninsula Valdes, where from June to December southern right whales can be seen within just feet of …

Valve enters virtual-reality race with SteamVR

Valve Software, which owns and operates the popular online game marketplace Steam, is transitioning from simply selling virtual worlds to helping game makers create them too.<p>The Seattle-based company announced Monday that it has developed a virtual reality system, called SteamVR, that it intends to …

Virtual Reality

8 Trips You HAVE to Take Before You Die

There are trips we strongly recommend you take and then there are those that we basically demand. Trust us, as travel experts, we know the getaways that should make your bucket list. Here are eight trips you HAVE to take before you die -- and we even ordered them chronologically with the adventure …

New Android malware makes your phone look like it’s off, and then spies on you

AVG has discovered a new Android malware threat, dubbed PowerOffHijack, that has a very unique feature: it hijacks the shutdown process. After PowerOffHijack makes it looks like your phone is off, it then proceeds to spy on you.<p>In other words, when you hit the power off button, your mobile device …

Bosh helps Heat end skid with win over Knicks

Bosh helps Heat end skid with win over Knicks<p>MIAMI — With a game-high 32 points, forward Chris Bosh was the obvious star on Monday night for the Miami Heat.<p>But there were so many other good things that happened for the Heat on a night in which they snapped their three-game losing streak, defeating …

How to Create a Warm and Friendly Home Without Sacrificing Style

Celerie Kemble and Caroline Irvin of Kemble Interiors dress up a classic apartment for a young New York family.<p>Celerie Kemble and Caroline Irvin of Kemble Interiors dress up a classic apartment for a young New York family.Read the interview with the designers.

Interior Design

The 5 Biggest Mistakes You Make When Painting Furniture

Improve a less-than-stellar piece with paint, patience, and my tricks. I had the oops moments; now you can learn from them.<p>There's no shortage of tutorials about painting furniture online. And I've used a lot of them to paint dressers, console tables, chairs, mirrors, and more. But I have found …

Build A Compact 1080p Gaming PC For $400 (Benchmarks Included)

<b>[UPDATE: This has proven to be a popular build, but what if you want to stretch your budget to $800? Check out this newer mini-ITX, 1440p gaming build!]</b><p>There’s a widespread misconception floating around that says building a decent gaming PC is an expensive endeavor. But what if you could assemble …

Call of Duty

Wheel-less Roller: 1971 Porsche 911T

This 1971 Porsche 911T has been media blasted and shows rust on the floors, rockers and front pan. Rolling on wood discs, the rear quarter panels are …

Porsche

You Know Those Awful Underground Pimples? I Found the Perfect Cure

Cannot believe I'm typing these words, but I've finally conquered cystic acne.<p>I told you I'd be writing about my skin struggles, and here I am, delivering the goods. While it's slightly (all right fine it's <i>really</i>) embarrassing to be a 28-year-old professional with the same acne woes of a middle …