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See the most and least touristy destinations you can visit around the world

If you want to spend your travels far away from other tourists, Bangladesh could be a good place for your next trip, according to a report from Priceonomics.<p>Priceonomics, a website that writes data-based stories, used information from the World Bank to determine which countries see the most or …

European Travel

Where is Google taking us?

Tim Adams was invited to hang out at Google’s California HQ, where some of the world’s brightest minds are working on innovations, such as driverless cars, that will transform our lives. But is society ready to go along for the ride?<p>Whatever happened to wonder? The most unnerving thing about …

Great Barrier Reef

'Bank of Apple' Moves Closer With New Patent To Kill PayPal, Square

Apple has quietly filed for a new patent which details a person-to-person money transmission method which could potentially grab market share from PayPal and Square, and hit the already beleaguered banking sector struggling to keep up with FinTech.<p>Apple is already banking on consumers using the …

Apple Watch

The 17 best smartphones in the world

Here's our ranking of the best phones you can buy right now in the U.S. based on factors including design, software and hardware features, content selection, carrier availability, and price. We've included the approximate unsubsidized cost for each.

Yamaha's motorcycle design team made this 360-degree drum kit sphere

Like some kind of corporate <i>Freaky Friday</i>, Yahama tasked its motorcycle design team with making some instrument concepts -- and asked the opposite of its instrument design team. With no constraints like commercial viability, designers were able to (and did) go to town. While the fruits were revealed …


Steer clear of low-tech hacks: How to keep your information safe

It doesn't take a coding genius to steal your Social Security number, but you can be smarter than identity thieves.<p>Someone going by the name Jesse B. Harding lied on the Internet to steal people's Social Security numbers -- and the real Harding simply didn't know.<p>A fraudster posed as Harding, …

Identity Theft

Roundme for iOS Lets You See 360-degree Photos in VR Mode

RoundMe, an iOS app for sharing 360-degree panoramic photos, has got an interesting update.<p>The latest version lets you view spaces in virtual reality mode for a more immersive experience, using just your iPhone and Google Cardboard.<p>To use it, just open up any space on the free app — choosing from …

Nokia buys Alcatel-Lucent for $16.6 billion

HELSINKI — Nokia confirmed Wednesday it is acquiring the ailing French telecom company Alcatel-Lucent through a public exchange offer in France and …

Francois Hollande