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McDonald's Netherlands Adds Extra Value To Your Meal With A Side Of Beats

McDonald's in the Netherlands is really mixing things up with the rollout of DJ placemats (pun intended, obviously).<p>In a partnership with digital ad agency This Page Amsterdam and advertising company TBWA\NEBOKO, the fast food giant introduced the “McTrax” placement, a Bluetooth enabled place …

What Your Face Really Tells the World About You

The eyes may be the windows to the soul, but the expression on your face records each of your fleeting emotional states. As feelings of worry, …

Americans pick the best and worst U.S. hotel chains

Hotel chains can be sterile, overpriced bummers or rundown, cockroach-infested nightmares. Or, if one is lucky, a hotel can offer a pleasant stay.<p>The American Customer Satisfaction Index helps you find the latter by polling hotel guests on their favorite chains. Unfortunately at the most prominent …

Larry Wilmore Pulls No Punches at WHCD: 'You Look Terrible, Mr. President'

President Obama isn’t the only one with jokes.<p>After the president took the stage, comedian Larry Wilmore gave the crowd at the White House …

Little Slovenia, Big On Charm And Beauty, From The Julian Alps To The Adriatic Sea

No it’s not Slovakia. Not Armenia nor Silesia. It’s Slovenia, perhaps the prettiest little country in Central Europe. I visited there on a delightful quickie drive from Trieste, Italy, and it’s varied landscape reminded me of Switzerland. Slovenia makes a great add-on to a western European trip, or …

European Travel

10 Foods That Fight Belly Bloat

When bloating, cramping, or heartburn strikes, my brain goes into (WTF) detective mode, calculating every last morsel that passed through my lips and evaluating it after the fact as a potential threat. (CSI, dinner plate edition.)<p>Instead of trying to eliminate everything that might cause an issue, …

Supreme Court approves legal authority to hack anonymous computers

It just got a lot easier for law enforcement agents to hack anonymous computers over the internet. Last night, the Supreme Court approved changes to the rules of criminal procedure, enabling warrants for searches of remote computers, regardless of their physical location. That kind of warrant is …

BEST JOB EVER: This airline wants to pay people to travel for free and put it all on Snapchat

The Icelandic budget airline will pay for its selected "SnapTravelers" to visit four of its 28 destinations— which include Barcelona, Copenhagen, Warsaw, San Francisco, and more — over three months, from June to August.<p>Flights, hotels, and activities will all be covered by WOW Air, Travel + Leisure …

Metro conducting 'maintenance surge' on Red Line through Monday

- Metro is starting a "maintenance surge" and Red Line riders will begin to see its effects starting Thursday when single tracking begins.<p>On Thursday …

Trains

Uber sets stricter cancellation rules, penalizes tardy riders in select cities

The ever-changing world of ride sharing apps, currently dominated by Uber, is making another sharp turn, again. But this time it's the riders who are …

Transportation

China Introduces Legless Robocop to Police Terrorists and Rioters on Flat Terrain

Look out, rule-breaking rascals terrorizing China's flat terrain: Robocops are coming for you. As <i>Time</i> reported, the National Defense University just …

Apple is about to post its first quarterly revenue decline since 2003

The culprit: Shrinking iPhone sales.<p>Apple’s incredible growth streak is expected to officially come to an end today, April 26, when the company reports its second-quarter results after the market close. (Join us for analysis beginning at 4 pm ET, 1 pm PT.)<p>After a dozen years of dramatic growth — …

iPhone

Air travelers with disabilities hope for more accessible skies

When the Air Carrier Access Act was passed in 1986, it outlawed discrimination in air travel on the basis of disability.<p>But that doesn't mean …

Autism

Ice cream for breakfast and Coke all day: the extreme eating habits of billionaires

A cup of tea solves everything, so they say, especially for Richard Branson. This weekend the Virgin Group boss, who is worth over $5 billion, admitted that he chain-drinks around 20 brews a day – even if he's abroad.<p>"I'm not sure how I'd survive without English Breakfast tea," the 65-year-old told …

Food

VR Porn Could Break Boundaries, But So Far It’s the Same Old Clichés

It's new technology, but the same porn—for now.<p>Donning a Samsung Gear VR headset in a crowded hotel lobby at 5 PM on a sunny Barcelona afternoon at Mobile World Congress this year, it was jarring to think that within a few seconds I'd be transported to a plush apartment room somewhere in California …

PillDrill blends habit and tech for 21st century medicating

We are a nation of pill takers.<p>Roughly half of all Americans have taken at least one prescription drug in the last 30 days (21.8% have taken three or …

Medicine

Opera bakes a free, unlimited VPN directly into its desktop browser

Norway-based technology company Opera Software is introducing a free virtual private network (VPN) feature to its desktop browser, making it the first of the major browser operators to build a VPN directly into the software. Today’s news comes a little more than a month after Opera unveiled a …

Philips New Android Smartphone Includes—Wait, That's Just a Voice Recorder?

It might look like a chunky smartphone with the design stylings and dimensions reminiscent of the original iPhone, but Philips’ new Android-powered …

The Best Airport Lounges in the World

Shower. Massage. Champagne. A Porsche to drive you to your plane.<p>All of these things are found at (some of) the best airport lounges in the world. …

This résumé for Elon Musk proves you never, ever need to use more than one page

Let's say your accomplishments range from creating an electronic-payments industry and invigorating the solar-energy market to inventing high-performance electric cars and launching a commercial space and rocket industry.<p>All of that would surely need a couple of pages to explain on a résumé, …

Why Retirement Is a Flawed Concept

steven moore FOR HBR<p>Every day there’s another article about how all of our retirements are doomed. Public pension promises in the U.S. vastly exceed their ability to pay. We now need nearly $400,000 at age 65 just to cover health care costs. And retirement itself increases your risk of depression …