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Oppo Launches 5.5-Inch Quad HD Find 7 Smartphone

As announced previously, Chinese smartphone manufacturer Oppo took the wraps off its Find 7 Android smartphone today in Beijing, a power-packed device boasting top-of-the-line specs.<p>The Find 7 boasts a 5.5-inch Quad HD (2560x1440p) display. It is powered by a 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 quad-core …

Mapping Differences In America's Musical Tastes, State By State

Are you streaming music right now? If you're in America's Pacific region, there's a much better chance you're nodding along with Cat Power rather than grooving to Fantasia, which you'd be more likely to be doing if you were across the country in the South Atlantic. Those observations come from a …

The 10 Totally Most Serious Greatest Oscar Snubs In The History Of Cinema

One of the best decisions that the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences ever made was to travel back to the good old days and re-expand the Best Picture category’s nominations to 10. There are just too many good movies made in any given year, and to limit the number that could be recognized …

An Open Letter to Beyoncé

Dear Beyoncé Squared (a.k.a. the intersection of Beyoncé the person and BEYONCE the self-titled visual album),<p>I am writing you this letter to express my immense gratitude for the inspiration you've both provided me with over the last couple months of my life: Inspiration that I did not necessarily …

10 Magical Places Where There Are No Cars

Can you imagine a world without cars? Sure, they're useful. But they also cause pollution, noise and alter the structure of cities.<p>If you're sick of dealing with traffic and parking and spending money on gas, head to one of these 10 spots around the world that are off limits to cars. Grab a bike, …

22 Priceless Travel Moments Every Twenty-Something Should Experience At Least Once

Three words should describe your travels as a twenty-something: beautiful, rough, messes. Dancing until the sun comes up, paying the least amount of money for the least fanciest experiences out there -- that's what this is about. Wandering as a "millennial" means taking in as much as your senses …

100 Trips Everyone Should Take In Their Lifetime

And if you're stuck in front of a computer all day, then yours probably is, too.<p>We've updated our bucket list of travel destinations to include reader suggestions and 2014's travel hotspots.<p>From eating pizza in Naples to skiing in Japan, these are the 100 trips everyone should take in their …

Microsoft's Project Siena lets you create Windows apps with ease

If you think creating an app is something only whizkid developers and those with programming skills can do, think again. Microsoft has recently unveiled Project Siena, a Metro-style app that lets anyone create their own Windows 8.1 program with regular PowerPoint and Excel knowhow. As it's a Metro …

Idris Elba, Morgan Freeman Remember Nelson Mandela: It Was an "Honor" to Play the South African Leader

| Thu., Dec. 5, 2013 3:44 PM<p>While <b>Nelson Mandela</b> worked to bring peace into the world, a handful of actors worked to bring his character to life on …

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Nelson Mandela, anti-apartheid icon and father of modern South Africa, dies

Freedom fighter, prisoner, moral compass and South Africa's symbol of the struggle against racial oppression.<p>That was Nelson Mandela, who emerged from prison after 27 years to lead his country out of decades of apartheid.<p>He died Thursday night at age 95.<p>His message of reconciliation, not vengeance, …

Living without a pulse: Engineering a better artificial heart

The human heart beats 60 to 100 times a minute, more than 86,000 times a day, 35 million times a year. A single beat pushes about 6 tablespoons of blood through the body.<p>An organ that works that hard is bound to fail, says Dr. Billy Cohn, a heart surgeon at the Texas Heart Institute. And he's …

"Frozen" Opens With Biggest Debut For Disney Animated Film Since "The Lion King"

But when adjusted for inflation, the 1994 hand-drawn classic bests the latest film from Walt Disney Animation Studios.<p>The Walt Disney Animation Studio is poised to have its biggest hit in decades with <i>Frozen</i>, which just broke <i>Toy Story 2</i>'s 14-year-old record for the biggest Thanksgiving box office …

Senate Democrats Go ‘Nuclear’ to Curb the Filibuster

Senate Democrats pushed through a historic change to the chamber’s rules on Thursday, doing away with filibusters on executive appointments and most …

Best Buy Provides Insight Into Stock Market

Best Buy, a leader in 2013’s market, captures the hopes and fears currently in this stock market. On the one hand, it is a shining example of potential company success (and stock gains) possible in a slow growth economy. On the other hand, the stock’s almost 3-fold rise in ten months serves as an …

How Somebody Forced the World’s Internet Traffic Through Belarus and Iceland

This is a deeply technical but potentially very troubling story. Imagine one day you’re using the Internet the same way you do every day. Reading the …

'Off the charts' November storms led to record-breaking tornadoes

The November tornadoes that raked the Midwest were unusual, possibly even record-breaking, but they had been forecast three days in advance. For some residents, though, the warning wouldn't be enough.<p>On Monday, emergency officials and damage experts were picking through the wreckage of what …

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The Delicious Highlights of Peruvian Cuisine

With claims of over 500 unique dishes, a world-renowned chef, and inspiration dating all the way back to the Incas, Peru is rapidly emerging as the newest in global culinary hotspots. Ranging from the sweet flavor of neon-colored Inca Kola, the just plain strange look of a fully cooked guinea pig, …

Blue Train: Pretoria to Cape Town

by Laura Feinstein<p>One of the most iconic symbols of luxury in South Africa, the famous Blue Train line has spent the last 67 years taking visitors on an adventure through the country’s stunning and diverse scenery. Starting in Pretoria, the Blue Train travels through a range of backdrops—from the …

Australia's Infinite Stairway to Heaven

<i>Diminish and Ascend</i> is a sculptural installation by artist David McCracken that, from certain angles, looks like a never-ending staircase. Part of the annual event known as Sculpture by the Sea in Bondi, Australia, the staircase is one of the most eye-catching pieces at the outdoor exhibition this …

20 Coolest Subway Stations Around The World

<i>By: Jimmy Im</i><p>Most of the time, subway riders are more concerned with getting to their destinations than in observing the station around them. But these 20 subway stations around the globe--from Chile to North Korea--are worth a second look for their public displays of art and architecture. Beyond …

7 Travel Rules To Live By

Traveling the globe can teach you a thing or two (or seven).<p>Apply these traveler's mantras to the ordinary life beyond your trip, and watch every day become a freeing vacation of its own.<p><b>1. Pack light.</b><p>When traveling, you want your suitcase to be small so you'll have freedom to be active and …

The Top 28 Consumer Travel Media Sites Around The World

<i>Ed: We’re starting a new monthly feature on top trafficked sites in various sectors in travel, using data from SimilarWeb. We have found SimilarWeb’s</i> …