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These 17 apps will help you live the dream of traveling around the world while working from wherever you want

That dream might seem too good to be true years ago, but with the growing popularity of working remotely and advances in budget travel options, it has never been easier.<p>Australian app developer David McKinney, for example, converted his van into a mobile office complete with electricity and …

Gear S2 review: Samsung's best smartwatch is still a work in progress

Samsung is learning. After a string of smartwatches that failed to became bestsellers, the Korean company decided to reshape its vision of wearables -- and I mean literally reshape. Its latest, the Gear S2, is a Tizen-powered watch that <i>finally</i> has a round screen and <i>finally</i> works with phones that …

Your Complete Travel Guide to Vietnam

By College Tourist; Author: Nicole Darian, University of Iowa<p><b>A Look into Each City, How to Eat, Where to Stay, and Transportation Options</b><p>After spending a few months backpacking in Southeast Asia, I've concluded that Vietnam was my favorite country in the region for several reasons. I fell in love …

Every Android device is vulnerable to newly discovered bugs

With two new "Stagefright" vulnerabilities discovered, almost every Android device ever released is vulnerable to malicious hackers. Fixing the bug isn't simple.<p>Two major vulnerabilities have been discovered in Google's Android mobile software by the same security company that found a whole series …

Information Security

Is Google Maps draining your battery? Here's how to fix it

Battery life – it’s one of those things every single one of us wants more of. And while it’s understandable apps will make that juice trickle out of your phone little by little, it seems some are just punching a whole through the battery and letting all the goods stream out.<p>Even more annoying is …

Android News

12 destinations where you can stay in a 5-star hotel for less than $200 a night

Our friends at Hotels.com curated a list of major destinations around the world where visitors can stay at a five-star hotel for under $200 per night.<p>The bulk of the cities are in Europe, with a few in Asia.<p>Keep scrolling to see where you can treat yourself without breaking the bank.

Europe

City Guide: Los Angeles

When did Los Angeles get so popular? Said to be “Paris amid the palms,” a place where people still pursue “magical self-invention,” L.A.’s experiencing a cultural renaissance. Why? And more importantly, why now?<p>In part because of its stark opposition to New York, Los Angeles has become a magnet for …

California

What it's Really like to Fly Overseas in First Class

I'm not going to make you wait until the end of my column to tell you that it is<p>FANTASTIC!<p>As a travel writer, I don't fly first class, or even business for that matter. I pay for my fares anywhere. I pay for hotels, food, anything a tourist would pay for.<p><b>The Delay.</b><p>As I was flying from Miami to …

Microsoft's Surface chief wants a consistent design across devices

Microsoft’s Panos Panay had a big week. Ever the entertainer, Panay appeared at Microsoft’s devices event earlier this week to introduce two new Lumia handsets, a Surface Pro 4, and the Surface Book. It was a massive event that even included a demo of Microsoft's HoloLens headset and a new wearable …

The 15 most underrated foodie cities in the US

Some of America's smaller cities and towns boast delicious cuisine — and are totally affordable to visit.<p>We asked our friends at Hotels.com to curate a list of some of the best foodie destinations in the US where average hotel prices are under $100.<p>The list is based on the actual prices consumers …

OnePlus 2 Long-Term Review: Exposing The Hyped Flagship Killer

It has been two months since I first picked up OnePlus 2 smartphone. This ‘difficult second album’ from OnePlus has had a rough ride in the press thanks to poor distribution issues, and the shoot from the hip promotions undertaken haven’t always been on the safest ground. I think that’s one of the …

Phones