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The Week in Review: A Very ‘Vape’ Year

Per its annual tradition of picking the most significant word of the year, Oxford Dictionary chose “vape” as 2014’s winner. Originating in the 1980s, …

Happy 80th Birthday, Elvis Presley!

He hated denim because he said it reminded him of being poor. He was a fierce proponent of pink for boys, photographed in downtown Memphis in 1955 wearing a pink shirt, pink socks, and even, that rarity, a pink belt. He did in fact own at least one pair of blue suede shoes.<p>Elvis Presley, who would …

Elvis Presley

Elvis at 80: The King still rules

<b>(CNN) —</b> In 1992, the U.S. Postal Service had a vote to determine which image of Elvis Presley should go on a stamp: a rendering of the youthful, late '50s King or the beefier, early-'70s version.<p>The runaway victor was Young Elvis. It remains one of the most popular stamps of all time.<p>But these …

Elvis Presley

These Are the World’s Most-Visited Castles

Imagine a castle: it probably looks a lot like Germany’s Neuschwanstein Castle, the turreted inspiration for Walt Disney’s Sleeping Beauty …

European Travel

Is the Darknet a glimpse into the web of the future?

What will the internet of the future look like? And what purpose will it be used for?<p>From augmented reality, which anticipates the information you'll want just by looking at an object, to smart services that use artificial intelligence to help us manage our workloads, the look, feel and utility of …