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The best Mediterranean islands to hole up on in April

Travel, as you appreciate, is all about timing. July and August, the peak holiday months, are far from ideal for enjoying Venice (absurdly crowded), …

15 Underrated But Totally Romantic Beach Destinations

Your S.O. won't say no.<p>Bali, Fiji, the Maldives... When it comes to romantic beach trips, the options can seem surprisingly overdone, overcrowded or overpriced ― especially if you’re craving someplace that’s not in the typical playbook for a honeymoon <b></b>or couple’s vacation.<p>Below are 15 coastal …

Cabo San Lucas

It’s hard to write a good apology, but this tool can help

Why is it so difficult to say sorry?<p>In the wake of the sexual misconduct accusations against yet another man in power — this time, Sen. Al Franken — Elizabeth Sampat and a friend commiserated about how hard the last few months have been with the onslaught of revelations about sexual harassment and …

Positive Thinking

Netflix’s Gerald’s Game expands Stephen King’s novel in the best ways

It’s hard to turn away… until the moment where it’s really hard to watch<p><i>Welcome to Cheat Sheet, our brief breakdown-style reviews of festival films, VR previews, and other special event releases. This review comes from Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas.</i><p>Some Stephen King adaptations are easier than …

Our best recipes for beef and pork ribs

As prime summer grilling and smoking season arrives, you’ll need a few rib ticklin’ (sorry) recipes. Here are a few picks from the Recipe Finder to get you started.<p><i>[Easy-sipping beer cocktails for the warm nights ahead]</i><p>Coffee BBQ-Sauced St. Louis-Style Ribs, pictured above. Spare ribs trimmed of …

Cooking

The simple way to setup Kodi on your Android TV

If you’re an Android owner who wants to start using Kodi, it’s as easy as visiting the Google Play store. Just download it to your Android device, …

LED lights on a fretboard seem like the obvious way to learn guitar

Fret Zeppelin is going to tech you how to play guitar through fiber-optic LED lights. Instead of relying on an instructor or a specialized beginner’s guitar, Fret Zeppelin fits onto an already existent full-sized guitar of a player’s choosing. Once on the guitar, players can pick whatever song they …

Guitar

Common Google Pixel problems and how to fix them

The Google Pixel is one of our favorite devices, but it has its share of problems. The good news is that because Google updates its phones directly, …

The 11 best science fiction and fantasy novels of 2016

Fill your bookshelves, fill your mind<p>We’re living in a world that looks increasingly like science fiction, so I find myself looking to the genre not for predictions of what the future holds but for some guidance for dealing with this strange and changing world. 2016 was a difficult year, but a …

HP Spectre x360 review: the best Windows laptop of 2016

The x360 is the premium laptop to buy this year<p>Building a great, premium laptop is surprisingly hard. Despite the fact that every company, from Apple to Dell to Lenovo and everyone in between, pulls from the same basic parts bin — Intel processors; high-quality IPS displays; aluminum chassis; …

MacBook Pro

Can this giant E Ink tablet make paper obsolete?

Probably not<p>As a material, paper has a lot of benefits. It's been around for thousands of years, it’s a universally understood medium, and it's cheap. But there are also downsides: paper can rip and tear, it’s heavy, and can take up a lot of space. reMarkable is a company that thinks it's time for …

If you're going to buy a new external SSD, you might as well get this USB-C one

No dongle required<p>USB-C is here to stay, so it may be time to start investing in some compatible external drives. And the EX1, the first external drive from SSD manufacturer Plextor, looks like it'll fit the bill nicely.<p>SSDs in general are faster and more reliable than disc-based drives, with …

Android Phones

Lenovo Yoga 910 review: all the right pieces

Another stop in the quest for the One True Windows Laptop<p>Say you wanted to build the perfect Windows laptop: what would you include? You might start with the latest-generation Intel processors, put in a big 4K touchscreen and make it foldable all the way around with a really nice hinge, and finish …

Consumer Tech

Pokemon Go Is Starting to Roll Out Now

<b>UPDATE:</b> Pokemon Go is now live on the iPhone App Store in Australia and New Zealand<p>Pokemon Go was recently in a closed beta, but the official version is starting to roll out on iOS and Android devices in some regions. If you're in North America, you can download and play it from the Google Play …

Pokémon

11 Unexpected Beach Destinations

Some places are known for their beaches - the Caribbean, California, Croatia - while others remain hidden, just waiting to be discovered. Chelsea Bengier goes on a hunt for the world's most unexpected strips of sand.<p>1. Northern Michigan<p>St. Joseph, Muskegon, Grand Haven. Come summer, locals crowd …

The 30 Most Beautiful Places in the World

Time to dust off your passport.<p>There are so many amazing places around the globe to see, we couldn't possibly include them all in just one list. But, these breathtaking destinations are definitely worth bumping to the top of your travel bucket list–whether you're looking to relax on a beach, get …

National Parks

Kodi takes the fight to sellers of pirate TV boxes

Pirate TV boxes have existed since about five minutes after TV boxes were first introduced. Whether it was rewired cable boxes or satellite TV setups with hacked cards, it's been a reality of the business for decades. The latest iteration on this idea involves a number of Android-powered boxes that …

New Star Wars VR experience coming to Google Cardboard December 2

Can’t get enough Star Wars? Good, because it’s everywhere nowadays. Following yesterday’s big Star Wars announcement from Google, Disney has just announced another partnership with Google and Verizon that will bring content from The Force Awakens to virtual reality. Beginning Wednesday, December …

Virtual Reality

JmGO View projector is beautiful, runs Android and is coming to CES

There’s plenty of smart and mobile projectors out there, but very few will look as good, be as self-sufficient or work as well as the JmGO View. This Chinese manufacturer is not very commonly known in western markets, but they aim to change this by bringing their latest and greatest product to CES …

Gear & Gadgets