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Blind backpacker and travel writer has visited over 120 countries

I initially felt bad for Tony Giles when I watched his story on the BBC Travel Show. I caught the episode part way through and saw him walk right …

Thales agrees to buy Gemalto in digital security deal worth ~$5.43BN

Digital security solutions provider Gemalto has agreed to a €51 per share acquisition offer from French aerospace and defense group Thales — in a deal worth around $5.43BN.<p>The unanimously board approved all-cash offer represents a premium of 57% over the closing price of Gemalto stock as of 8 …

The Most Affordable Bed and Breakfast in Every U.S. State, Mapped

Tired of staying in the same hotel chains and looking for a little more of a unique experience? Typically, Bed and Breakfasts (or B&Bs as they are …

36 Million Americans May Owe State Tax on Their Social Security Benefits

If you live in one of these 13 states, you may have to hand back some of your benefits check.<p>Each and every month, more than 61 million people …

'Fixer Upper' ending: Will HGTV survive without Chip and Joanna Gaines?

After five successful seasons, one of HGTV’s most watched shows, “Fixer Upper,” is coming to an end. Chip and Joanna Gaines announced the news on Tuesday, shocking some fans of the show.<p>While the Gaines promised they would continue renovating homes in Waco, Texas, the future for HGTV is less …

7 Countries Where You Can Travel on $30 a Day or Less

Travel adventures may be cheaper than you think.<p>Many people believe that traveling is extremely expensive — and while this may be true if you’re …

7 Tips on Traveling Safely Around Australia

Australia, as a travel destination, has everything that a tourist can ask for in a holiday spot. Every year, millions of visitors, from America, …

Watch out Uber, Didi just launched an English app

China's Uber slayer is getting ready to compete on the global stage.<p>Didi Chuxing, the ride-hailing company that dominates the Chinese market and is backed by Apple (AAPL), has launched an English version of its app.<p>The new service is in beta mode at the moment and only available in three cities. …

Credit Cards

The World's Most Epic (and Cheap!) Train Journeys

You've entertained whimsical fantasies of crisscrossing foreign lands on a dreamy, opulent train ever since you saw <i>Darjeeling Limited</i>. Do they …

Trains

Experts warn of increases in tick-borne Powassan virus

<b>(CNN) —</b> Summer is nearly here, and it's bringing fears of a rare tick-borne disease called Powassan. This potentially life-threatening virus is carried and transmitted by three types of ticks, including the deer tick that transmits Lyme disease.<p>Over the past decade, 75 cases have been reported in …

Disease

The smartphone is eventually going to die — this is Mark Zuckerberg's crazy vision for what comes next

At last week's Facebook F8 conference in San Jose, California, CEO Mark Zuckerberg doubled down on his ambitious 10-year plan for the company, first revealed in April 2016.<p>Here's the current version of that roadmap, revealed by Zuckerberg last week:<p>Basically, Zuckerberg uses this road map to …

New rules allow anyone to invest up to $2,000 a year in startups

The SEC has finally opened up crowdfunding to the masses<p>Way back in 2012, Barack Obama signed the JOBS Act into law. Part of the legislation was aimed at making it easier for average people to invest in startups, potentially reaping the rewards on the next Facebook, upside which until now has been …

Something disturbing is happening to honey bee colonies and scientists can't explain why

Honey bees are nearly as essential to our food system as crops themselves.<p>Depending on how the research is conducted, pollinators are needed to produce approximately one-third of the food we eat (more, according to some estimates). Bees also contribute about $17 billion to the US agricultural …

This map tells us a lot about the wealth, geopolitical influence, and natural resources of the Middle East

If we could only show you one map to explain the economy of the Middle East, it would be this one.<p>In one fell swoop, the map below tells us a lot about the wealth, geopolitical influence, and natural resources of the region as well as parts of Central Asia. Many intricacies are also evident as …

6 Smart Ways to Build a Successful Start-up

Credit<p>I took one of the riskiest decisions of my life three years ago. I walked into my manager's office and quit my 9-5 job. I remember leaving his office that day feeling strangely good.<p>It was strange and crazy because I didn't have another source of income, and the cost of living was very high. …

CES 2016: Are humans ready for the technology of tomorrow?

The future is here, whether we want it or not. But will anyone buy it?<p>On May 1, 1851, Hyde Park in London hosted the first ever Crystal Palace exhibition – a giant shimmering plate-glass structure, designed by Sir Joseph Paxton, housing more than 14,000 exhibitors from around the world in its …

Virtual Reality

This Chinese Firm Designed a Drone You Can Fly In

Forget flying cars, here’s the one-seater drone we’ve all been waiting for.<p>From aerial GoPro cinematography to FPV drone racing, the advent of drone technology has made the experience of flight ever more accessible to humans than before. However, all these mediums can only go so far in recreating …

Drones

Why So Many People Are Reading This Old FBI Memo About UFOs

The most-viewed FBI file on UFOs is a one-page memo to J. Edgar Hoover about an investigation the agency never took up.<p>Whether or not you believe in Earthly visitation by alien beings, it's undeniable that UFOs have, at the least, become an essential part of modern day folklore. And in a bevy of …

Is the Smartpen Just a Dumb Digital Device?

Despite our ever-growing infatuation the world at our fingertips, the mighty pen and paper are far from dead. No matter how well Siri listens or how …

18 Things That Are Too Real For People With Onychophagia

*Finally grows nails out* *Wants to bite them more than ever*

Nails

This Woman Is Not the Paris Suicide Bomber, Despite What Everyone Reported

An ex-friend sold photos of this Moroccan mother claiming she was involved with the Paris attackers.<p>Nabila Bakkatha is not a suicide bomber.<p>This mother from Morocco is trying to set the record straight after numerous media outlets ran two pictures of Bakkatha misidentifying her as Hasna Ait …

These are the 21 richest American entrepreneurs under 40 — and they all have one big thing in common

Robert Galbraith/Reuters Forbes has released its first ever list of the richest American entrepreneurs under 40 years old, and it's completely dominated by the tech industry in California.<p>Of the 40 entrepreneurs they looked at, a full 34 made their money in tech, with 33 living in California. They …

Why I Feel More For The Attacks In Paris Than The Ones In Beirut

It is easy to misdirect our rage at the inherent hypocrisy of the media to social media sympathisers, but we neglect to remember that as humanity, we …

9 Simple Ways to Boost Your Home Wi-Fi Network

We’ve all been there: You're watching the latest season of <i>Orange is the New Black</i> on Netflix when, all of a sudden, the video jerks to a stop—and the …

FBI director reiterates need to be able to read encrypted data

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Following reports that the Paris attackers used encrypted phone applications to communicate, FBI Director James Comey reiterated on Wednesday the need for the intelligence community to have access to encrypted data in order to detect threats to national security.<p>While ISIS has …

Privacy

Obama: criticising Jews over Iran deal is like saying 'you're not black enough'

President says targeting of Jewish people because they support the agreement to limit Tehran’s nuclear activities is ‘a dangerous place to go’<p>Barack Obama has said that people criticising Jews who support the Iran nuclear deal are like African Americans who dismiss others as “not black …

Barack Obama

Could diesel made from air help tackle climate change?

<b>Making diesel out of thin air sounds like something from science fiction.</b><p>But small companies in Germany and Canada are doing precisely this - capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) and finding ways to sell it.<p>German company Sunfire produced its first batches of so-called e-diesel in April. Federal Minister …

The Complete Guide to Backing Up Your Computer The Best Way

There’s a reason people don’t bother backing up their computer: thinking about the task of doing it properly becomes too <i></i>difficult. The thing about backups is that it’s not a question of if data loss will strike you, but when and how severely.<p>Backups have long been considered to be incredibly …