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What is FLAC? The high-def MP3 explained

CNET explains what FLAC is, as well as where to buy music in the FLAC format, and how to play it on your smartphone, computer or hi-fi.<p>In the late 1990s, one of the original portable music file formats -- the MP3 -- was causing quite a bit of bother. It had earned itself a reputation as a pirate …

Slovenia’s Ancient Roman Holiday

In the 2,000 years since Caesar Augustus laid one of <b>Ljubljana</b>’s first stones, then for a settlement called Emona, this city has often hidden in plain sight. No longer: As Slovenia’s capital cheers its bimillenary throughout 2014, it’s putting its treasures on parade.<p>Emonan daily life and ancient …

European Travel

7 Audiobooks That Make Any Road Trip Better

<i>Planning a road trip before summer's end? That's no excuse to stop reading. No matter how many hours you'll be spending behind the wheel, there's a great audiobook to get you there.</i><p>By Natalie Beach with reporting by Maja Thomas<p><b>If You Have 5.5 Hours...</b><p><i>Bossypants</i><p>By Tina Fey<p>Oh, the thrill of the open …

6 Ways to Hack Your Travel

<i>Our Saavy Traveler series for tips and tricks to travel like an expert.</i><p>Travel can be tricky. There's a lot to plan -- where to stay? what to see? what to eat? -- and everything costs money. Lots of it. Even the most frugal individual can find themselves (and their wallets) overwhelmed by something …

Art Basel Party-Hopping! Vanity Fair Celebrates Tracey Emin, Marco Glaviano Iconizes Cindy Crawford, and Richard Phillips Fêtes His Hot Rod’s “Sexiness”

<b>See more photos from Art Basel.</b><p>As you may know, Art Basel is famous for its boozy, celebrity-dotted parties. And last night we packed our schedule with a panoply of them—including *Vanity Fair’*s very own celebration of artist Tracey Emin. Along the way we ran into everyone from Cindy Crawford to …

Is the era of the virgin over?

New research proves that a generation of women knows there’s nothing wrong with having sex – no matter what the purity-obsessed crusaders say<p>It’s been six years since Miley Cyrus showed off her purity ring alongside her virginity-touting teen pals. It’s been 18 years since the US government made …