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10 of the most eco-friendly destinations in North America

Still planning your summer vacation? If you’re concerned about your carbon footprint, you might consider Sian Ka’an<p>In the 1950s, the world was crisscrossed by some 25 million annual tourists (i.e., overnight visitors). In 2014, according to the Center for Responsible Travel, that number ballooned …

Buy a Galaxy S7, get a free TV at Best Buy

Best Buy is offering a free 32-inch Samsung Smart HDTV with purchase and activation of one of Samsung's flagship phones.<p>If you are in the market for a phone AND a TV, Best Buy might have a deal for you.<p>Customers who buy or lease a Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge at the retailer will also get a free …

Samsung Galaxy S7

Google I/O 2016 Could Bring Android VR And An Amazon Echo Competitor

Here's what to expect from the show<p>Google's annual developer conference I/O (short for "input/output" in computer science lingo) is set to take place this year in Palo Alto, California from <b>Wednesday, May 18, through Friday, May 20</b>. And with the arrival of the conference comes the possibility of new …

Virtual Reality

iPhone 7 Leak Reveals Significant Feature Removed

Do you want an iPhone 7? In past years this would’ve been a rhetorical question. <i>Of course millions and millions</i> of Apple customers wanted the latest and greatest iPhone. But doubts are growing about what users might get in 2016…<p>And now according to the usually reliable Macotakara, Apple’s latest …

Mobile Technology

Road Trip: Washington’s National Parks

Seattle serves up more than great coffee: This seaside city puts you within striking distance of three national parks. North Cascades, Mount Rainier, …

How to Sharpen Noisy Images with Photoshop | 3 Colors

In this video, you'll learn a technique for sharpening noisy images without adding noise back into your image.<p>After cleaning up a really noisy image …

Tutorials

What’s the Perfect Daypack Travel Kit?

Everything you need for 24 hours on the road<p><i>A:</i><p>Whether you’re on a road trip with friends or venturing into a foreign city on an eight-hour layover, there are some essential items you always want in your daypack. Here’s a starter list that should keep you clean, dry, and fueled no matter where you …

Backpacking

Top 10 national parks in Spain

Ordesa y Monte Perdido, Aragon<p>Nudging the French border is Spain’s joint oldest national park (created in 1918 with Picos de Europa, see below) but also one of the least well known. The 3,355m Monte Perdido (Lost Mountain) looms over dramatic glacial valleys up to 3km deep. In its 156 sq km you’ll …

National Parks

Is this the best city for after-work adventure?

Cape Town's epic landscape has long been a draw for visitors, but business travellers are finding plenty of appeal in South Africa's 'Mother City'.<p>A Mediterranean climate, enviable work-life balance, views to die for and a location that means you go for a scuba dive or safari once your meetings …

South Africa

National Parks Get the IMAX Treatment in New Film

A new IMAX movie debuts Friday, starring geysers, red rock canyons, mountaintops and redwood forests.<p>Called “National Parks Adventure,” the film …

The Week in Review: Einstein’s Gravitational Waves Theory Confirmed

A team of physicists announced their “biggest scientific breakthrough” on Thursday, as Albert Einstein’s gravitational waves theory was proven correct. The scientists, from the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) Scientific Collaboration, confirmed that distortions in space, …

Gravitational Waves

The happiest, healthiest state in the US is…

Say “Aloha” to the good life if you’re lucky enough to be able to move to Hawaii.<p>People who live in the postcard-beautiful state have the highest overall well-being in the U.S., according to the 2015 Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index released on Thursday. The report measures how Americans feel …

Hawaii: Dirt trails by day, luxury by night on this hiking tour of Maui and Lanai

Want to do more than hang around the pool on your next Hawaiian vacation? A new hiking tour of stunning landscapes on Maui and Lanai means you'll be walking rather than lounging.<p>Travel company Backroads has created a six-day, five-night Maui and Lanai Walking and Hiking itinerary. The first of …

Hawaii

Productivity Tips from Flipboard Curators

Every Monday, we put the spotlight on a wonderful curator in our MagMaker blog. We ask them to share insights about their media diets and habits, both on and off Flipboard. In doing so, we also learn about what makes them tick.<p>At the end of each post, we ask for a special productivity tip. And …

Best places to travel in March 2016

Depending on where you are in the world, March marks the start of spring or autumn; but whatever your starting point, there’s a travel adventure on the doorstep.<p>Lonely Planet’s destination experts have a host of suggestions to satisfy your wanderlust this month, from scoffing delicacies at a Kiwi …

South America's Hidden Gem

South America is the fourth largest continent and the home of twelve independent countries- Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, and Venezuela; two non-sovereign areas- French Guiana (a French Territory); the Falkland Islands, (a British …

Top 10 Wine Values of the Year

The holidays are here, parties are abundant, and wine is necessary. With that in mind, here are executive wine editor Ray Isle's top 10 wine values …

Key to Happiness: Location, Location, Location

I am boarding a plane headed to San Diego, Calif., from my home town of Ithaca, New York, and pondering the recent announcement that where one lives …

The $85 Asus Chromebit is a tiny HDMI stick running Chrome OS

Google and Asus today launched the Chromebit, an $85 HDMI stick that allows users to plug into any screen and run Chrome OS straight out of the box — assuming they also link up a USB or Bluetooth mouse and keyboard. First unveiled in March, the Chromebit is the most affordable way to get Chrome …

The Best of Big Sur: Hiking, Camping, Beaches, and Waterfalls

Big Sur is one of the country's most iconic road trips. Some folks wing it, driving the 90-mile stretch of California coastline between San Simeon …

Hiking

NASA is recycling Space Shuttle engines for a very important purpose

When finished, this rocket will be able to launch up to 2.16 million pounds into space. That kind of weight requires a powerful engine — four of them, to be precise.<p>NASA will use four RS-25 engines — along with two rocket boosters — to get the SLS from ground to space and on its way to Mars. …

YouTube now uses deep neural networks to pick better video thumbnails

When you upload a video to YouTube, the site processes each frame individually and passes them through an algorithm to try and find a few of the best to be your video’s thumbnail. You get to pick between the ones it chooses, or you can upload your own. And while many YouTube creators opt for the …

Deep Learning

DNA At the Fringes: Twins, Chimerism, and Synthetic DNA

DNA tests are thought to be conclusive proof—of crime, of family relation—but in some cases, our genetic material acts in mysterious ways.<p>Plenty of …

The 5 Most Romantic Road Trips

When my now-husband and I were 16, our favorite date was to hop in his GTO and hit the road, setting out to see what there was to see. While …

Hiking

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Inside the world’s scariest hotel

To get to Natura Vive’s three sky-high Skylodge Adventure suites near the city of Cusco, guests have to strap on some hiking boots, gloves and a …

The 12 countries you must visit - by the man who's seen them all

European Travel

Artesian Solutions Scores $8M Series B For Its Sales Intelligence Platform

Artesian Solutions, the U.K.-based platform that provides companies with better intelligence on their B2B customers and future prospects, has raised $8 million in Series B funding.<p>Previous backer Octopus Investments, and Kreos Capital led the round, while the new injection of capital will enable …