Sebastian Lachlan

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343 Industries On 'Halo: The Master Chief Collection:' 'You Deserve Better'

It would appear that there are two ways in which developers launch games with major online components these days. The sort that crash on launch day without much of a word beyond a “we hear you,” and the sort that come with a more elaborate mea culpa. The sort that actually work seem to be too few …

How To Build More Muscle In 30 Days!

Thirty days.<p>That's all you need to make a noticeable change in your physique. No, I'm not trying to sell you a gyrating office chair or a handheld …

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5 French Phrases That Will Save You Money When Traveling in France

Save by learning these important phrases. Photo: Smilla4<p>By Bryan Pirolli, EuroCheapo.com—<p>So you're feeling like you've mastered the "<i>bonjours</i>" and "<i>mercis</i>"? Maybe it's time to kick it up a notch. Sometimes in Paris, hand signals don't always work when you are shopping or dining in a café.<p>We know …

Jolla wants you to fund and develop its new tablet (update: funded!)

Yesterday, Jolla teased "something big" and has just revealed what that is: the Jolla Tablet with Sailfish 2.0. There's just one caveat, however -- you'll have to design and fund it yourself. It's now up on Indiegogo with a $380,000 target, and Jolla has said that it's taking suggestions from users …

The Guard: The story of a North Korean defector | DW | 19.11.2014

"Prisoners are not people." This was drummed into Ahn Myeong Cheol and all the other guards working in the notorious North Korean prison camps for …

North Korea

'I Am Penguin, Hear Me Squeak!' A Bird Speaks Out From Inside SeaWorld's 'Antarctica'

I don't know if you are aware of this, but we penguins have our pride. In my case, I'm no run-of-the-mill bird. I'm a King penguin, in fact--bred for blizzards at the bottom of the world.<p>Call it retirement if you want, but one day, I found myself stationed in Florida of all places, …

Lesser Known Capitals of Europe: Bucharest, Romania

Image by Mario Sánchez Prada (Flickr)<p>Today's topic: Bucharest, Romania, and all its coolness in a nutshell. Bucharest, București, Little Paris. Incidentally, a Wikipedia search shows that several places in the world claim the title of "Little Paris" or "Paris of the East," but it's easy to see that …

Unexpected and Unrepeatable: How to Enjoy a Truly Authentic Travel Experience

By Eoin Bassett, InternationalLiving.com<p><i>This article comes to us courtesy of InternationalLiving.com, the world's leading authority on how to live, work, invest, travel, and retire better overseas.</i><p>These days it's easy to get the sense that there are just no more blanks on the map. And that if there …

Audi says it has 'mastered' hydrogen fuel cells and is ready to launch them

A hydrogen version of the A7 will go over 300 miles on a tank<p>At the LA Auto Show today, Audi unveiled the A7 Sportback h-tron quattro, a modified version of its swoopy four-door coupe that swaps out the traditional drivetrain for a hydrogen fuel cell and electric motors at the front and rear. It'll …

10 Travel Hacks You Need This Holiday Season

<i>By Alycia Simons, HotelsCombined.com</i><p>Christmas is around the corner and travellers quickly jumping online to book their end of year accommodation. Last year the number of hotel bookings on HotelsCombined for the 2013 Christmas period increased 364 per cent (!) over November and December and it's …

How These Scammers Got Walmart To Sell Them PS4s For $90

<b>UPDATE:</b> Here’s Wal Mart’s Statement:<p>“We launched online price matching because it’s the right thing for our customers. It’s making a meaningful difference for people who want to feel confident they’re getting the best price, and we’re committed to matching online prices going forward.<p>“At the same …

How to Hack Your Way to Elite Status

<i>KassandraBayResort / Flickr</i><p>We've all been there. You're enjoying a week-long stay at a moderately priced hotel, until the bill is slipped under your doorway on the morning of checkout. The cost of Wi-Fi, breakfast, occasional room service, resort fees -- they've all been tallied up and suddenly …

The 9 Best Money-Saving Travel Tips

1-<b>Pick Destinations Based On Currency Exchange Rates</b><p>My destinations are selected based on where the dollar is strongest. Flexibility in choosing my vacation allows me to be opportunistic.<p>Reviewing online currency valuation articles helps determine where the exchange rates are best. A strong dollar …

10 Shameless Ways to Get a Free Drink

Whether you're drinking beer, Champagne, or the "Champagne of beers," one thing we can all agree on is that booze tastes even sweeter when it's free. But how can you score free drinks (both alcoholic and nonalcoholic) without compromising your morals? Why, with these savvy tips, of course! Read on …

From Good to Greatist: The Health and Happiness Site Joins Flipboard

Greatist is about what it sounds like: content to help readers be their best—healthier, happier and their greatest selves. But it’s also an ideology, …

Unexpected Airline Offerings Free With the Cost of Your Ticket

Surprise! We lost your luggage. Surprise! Your tray table is broken. While it seems like most airline surprises end in disappointment, a few bold airlines are delighting passengers every day with pleasing perks to make flying just a little better. Some—like traditional sweets on Turkish Airlines …

Apple Watch Pricing to Reportedly Start at $500 for Stainless Steel, $4,000 for Gold

French Apple website <i>iGen.fr</i> is reporting [Google Translate] that pricing for the stainless steel Apple Watch may start at $500, while the gold Apple Watches' pricing could start between $4,000 and $5,000. <i>iGen.fr</i> has been reliable in the past, most recently reporting the dimensions of both the …

How to Get Your S*** Together in the Morning: Tips from An Early Bird

Tips for getting your s*** together in the morning, from someone who (kinda) has it down.<p>In every office environment, there's always one: The co-worker who arrives to work obnoxiously chipper and chatty, having successfully put on matching socks, combed her hair, and made (and Instagrammed) both …

The future of books is on your phone, not your tablet

An interview with Oyster co-founder Willem Van Lancker<p>Subscription book app Oyster has come a long way since launching just over a year ago. The service has more than quadrupled its library of books to 500,000, landed big publishers like Disney, and released apps on several new platforms like the …

Why The Xbox One Should Change Your Mind With Its Latest Price Cut

Microsoft has pulled the trigger on yet another price cut for the Xbox One, which although temporary and in the US only, is a very big deal for the console. Sales of the One have lagged behind Sony's PS4 since the system launched a year ago, and Microsoft has made large strides to attempt to catch …

The Amazing Trailer For ‘Chappie,’ Neill Blomkamp’s $60 Million Short Circuit Remake Starring Die Antwoord

I’ll admit it, I got so swept up in awards season and <i>Interstellar</i> week that I’d almost forgotten about <i>Chappie</i>, <i>District 9</i> director Neill Blomkamp’s $60 million sci-fi film starring Sharlto Copley as a humanoid robot who gets adopted by Die Antwoord. If that sentence doesn’t at least make you chub up …