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Destinations of a Lifetime: 10 Incredible Caribbean Beaches

<i>Seven Mile Beach in the Grand Cayman (Flickr: SF Brit)</i><p>Dreaming of a family vacation somewhere sunny? Look no further than the glorious, year-round sunshine of the Caribbean. With the Caribbean home to over 700 islands, islets and reefs, your hardest choice is going to be choosing which one to make …

Apple might be preparing a 'cutthroat' move against Spotify

If successful, this would be a giant blow to Spotify, which has 60 million users, only 15 million of whom are paid subscribers.<p>One source in the music industry even told The Verge that Apple was "cutthroat."<p>The Department of Justice is said to be looking into Apple's practices. Apple is most likely …

Bucket List Places You Need To See In The Next Decade

"Where do you see yourself in the next 10 years?" What if instead of a dreaded job interview question, this was asked as a travel challenge? Suddenly the whole world opens up.<p>You had better start thinking, because the world will look very different in the next decade than it does today. For …

Facing death, Lauren Hill teaches us life lessons

A 19-year-old woman is dying. It could be days, it could be weeks, it could be a few months. No one really knows, mainly because no one knows much of anything about the form of cancer currently infesting her brain.<p>You have heard of this woman. You saw her story playing on the TV in the living room …

Kin: Marysville school shooter hit cousins

When a teenage gunman opened fire at students in a high school cafeteria in Washington state, a relative said, he was not shooting at random targets.<p>Jaylen Fryberg, who witnesses said gunned down students at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, is the cousin of two of the wounded.<p>"All three of them are …

7 Photo Mistakes To Avoid When Selling Your Car Online (Illustrated With Selfies From Wikimedia)

Selling a car online is easy, right? Type in the make/model/year, offer a little description, name a price, post a few pics, and -- boom! -- you're …

Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer review – Tony Stark raving bananas

There’s a good chance that you’ve already seen today’s rush-released Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer. Similarly, there’s an equally good chance that you already know the main thrust of the story – Tony Stark makes an artificial robot, the robot goes a bit cuckoo and kills everyone.<p>However, unless …

26 Stunning Images You Won't Believe Were Found On Google Street View

He created a Tumblr, 9-eyes — named after the 9 cameras Google Street View uses— where he curates the best images he finds.<p>Rafman says sometimes he picks a location and "just wanders," captivated by what he sees.<p>He also doesn't document where exactly the photos were taken.<p>He told The New York Times …

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This is the most beautiful owner's manual you've ever seen

When you invest seven figures in securing one of the most exotic, exclusive vehicles ever made, perhaps you just expect that the owner's manual is going to be a work of art. I don't know, I've never been in that position. Every owner's manual I've ever had has ended up stuffed in a glovebox, pages …

Incredibly Rare 'Beaked Whale' Washes Ashore In Australia

Scientists are buzzing about an extremely rare sea creature that washed ashore recently in Australia.<p>A 10- to 13-foot animal believed to be a "beaked whale" was discovered at Redhead Beach, 93 miles north of Sydney, early Tuesday morning (see photo below). The dead whale generated intense interest …

Tip of the Day: Easily Add Up To 20 Widgets to Your iPhone or iPad

iOS 8 finally brought the ability to customize the iPhone and iPad interface by allowing you to add widgets to the Today screen in Notification Center. In an earlier post, I explained the simple steps for doing this. You simply swipe down from the top of the display to view the Notification Center …

Woman's interminable selfie shoot divides YouTube

Projecting the right image is now the world's most difficult task.<p>Our visual, virtual selves express more of who we are than words or flesh ever can.<p>It's not remarkable, then, that someone would take time -- a lot of time -- over ensuring that a selfie expresses the perfect angle on the perfect …

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It Looks Like You'll Be Able To Buy Samsung's Strange, Curvy New Galaxy Phone Soon

Judging by the FCC-approved document, it seems like AT&T and T-Mobile will be the first to get the phone. The bands and frequency listed in the document line up with those used by those two carriers, as blogs GForGames and PhoneArena point out.<p>Samsung has been showcasing its flexible, curved …

The world's best secret islands

Looking for a romantic spot that's (almost) all yours? Here’s a list from our brand new <i>Best in Travel 2011</i> guide to reignite your love affair with desert islands, with picks from across the globe.<p>1. Torres Strait Islands, Australia<p><i>Image by Killer White Fluff</i><p>As far as you can go in Oz without …

America's Rooftop Solar Panels Are Probably Facing The Wrong Direction

But they make more money this way.<p>The direction of your rooftop solar panels benefits your wallet more than the environment, according to multiple energy officials interviewed by The New York Times.<p>Virtually all homes point their solar panels south, where they can best capture rays from the sun …

This billboard hack will make you woozy

It's one thing to hack into a corporate computer system. It's another thing entirely to do so at 660 feet up in the air after having broken into the building. Sure, it might be all in a day's work for Ethan Hunt in "Mission Impossible," but for regular folks, it's an extreme undertaking most of us …

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Killer Bee Attack Leaves 1 Dead, 4 Injured In Arizona

One man was killed and four others injured after being attacked by a swarm of about 800,000 bees in Douglas, Ariz., on Wednesday.<p>Four of the victims, including the deceased, had been doing yard work when they were attacked by the Africanized bees, a.k.a. "killer" bees, according to reports.<p>“Upon …

Apple Delaying Mass Production of 12.9-Inch iPad to Deal with Strong iPhone 6 Plus Demand

Apple and its suppliers are delaying plans to mass produce the larger 12.9-inch iPad in order to deal with strong demand for the iPhone 6 Plus, reports <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>. Apple was originally planning to mass produce the larger tablet in December, however the company has remained unsatisfied …

‘It’s been way too long’ since Apple updated these products

The tagline for next week’s Apple media event is “It’s been way too long.” While that might be nothing more than a sarcastic nod to the fact that Cupertino announced the Apple Watch and iPhone 6 just last month, it could be a cryptic indication that we’ll see updates to some of the company’s …

Why U.S. Is Reluctant to Issue Travel Ban on Ebola-Stricken West Africa

U.S. officials are reluctant to ban travel from Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea.<p>It seems so obvious: To keep Ebola out of the United States, simply keep anyone who has the deadly disease from getting in.<p>Some prominent Obama administration critics have made that argument this week, calling for a …

Thirteen-year-old says she'll be the first human on Mars

When I was 13, I just wanted to be 14.<p>Alyssa Carson, however, seems to be made of stuff that is sterner and more imaginative than most humans. She positively insists that she will be the first person on Mars.<p>You might think this the quaint dreaming of an impressionable teen. But Carson told the BBC …

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49ers Quarterback Colin Kaepernick Fined $10,000 For Wearing Beats Headphones

Well that didn't take long.<p>High-end headphone-maker Bose signed a sponsorship deal with the National Football League, which bars players from wearing any non-Bose headphones during televised broadcasts. And the first person penalized from this new rule is San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin …

Siberian tiger set free by Vladimir Putin crosses into China

A rare Siberian tiger released into the wild by Vladimir Putin has strayed into China and may be in danger, according to Chinese state media.<p>Russia informed Chinese forestry officials that the tiger, tagged with a tracking device, was observed in a nature preserve in Heilongjiang province, Xinhua …

11 Tips And Tricks That Will Make Your iPhone Photos So Much Better

However, some other smartphone manufacturers offer more editing and software features tailored to photography than Apple does.<p>But with iOS 8, Apple gives you some more tools to work with.<p>You can now record time-lapse videos, adjust the exposure more easily while shooting, and edit specific lighting …

Autodesk releases all-new SketchBook app for iPhone & iPad

Autodesk today released a new version of its popular Sketchbook painting and drawing app that introduces a single app for both tablets and smartphones alongside new features. Launching today on both iOS and Android the new SketchBook app has a streamlined UI and a number of new features and …

Kill Your Microwave: How and Why I Got Rid of Mine

Admission: I really wanted to call this blog <b>Kill Your Microwave... Before It Kills You!</b><p>But I didn't. Because that's not why I killed my microwave. I don't think microwaves are dangerous, nor do I really believe that microwaving your food necessarily destroys the nutrition therein.<p>Living without a …

Getting the Most Out of Your Old iPhone

As the weeks pass since the debut of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, there are less opportunities to get significant money from your old devices.<p>For those of you who are now using a newest model iPhone, there is no reason to sell your older one for peanuts or shove it into a drawer. Get creative, …