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Opera just added a free VPN to its browser for anonymous internet access

Virtual private networks are popular with privacy-conscious computer users, but the best services cost while the free ones often have hidden costs. Web browser Opera, though, has integrated a free and unlimited VPN into the developer version of its software. "Now, you don’t have to download VPN …

14 Top Experiences You Must Have When Visiting Florence For The First Time!

Florence is one of those cities that most of us want to experience at least once (but most likely hundreds of times)! Up there with the the likes of …

Luggage

Sights and Bites: What to Eat While Touring Tokyo, Japan

With a cultural map in one hand and a culinary compass in the other, savor the treasured sights, then seek the local bites.<p>From day to night, culture and cuisine come together in tantalizing <b>Tokyo</b>. As you experience stunning shrines and bustling markets, bright lights and big-city skyscrapers, take …

Japan

These 7 American Cities Will Compete for $40 Million to Create Transportation Utopias

The US government is offering seven cities a remarkable challenge: reinvent urban transportation for the 21st century, with a particular focus on …

Around the world in 8 days: Quest on low-cost airlines | CNN Travel

Editor's Note — This story was originally published in March 2016.<p>(CNN) — Ten airlines, nine countries, eight days, one journey. Those are the vital statistics that cover the round-the-world trip Richard Quest undertook this month.<p>Oh, one more twist: He did it all on low-cost carriers. The final …

Pacific Ocean

Got Denmark envy? Wait until you hear about its energy policies.

Bernie Sanders's unexpectedly strong presidential campaign has drawn a great deal of attention to the small Northern European nation of Denmark (population 5.6 million), which Sanders and many other liberals cite as a social democratic success story.<p>In response to this clamor, Vox has produced a …

4 Real Renewable Energy Storage Systems That Will Blow Your Planet-Loving Mind

The oldest wind farm in the United States is in Palm Springs, California. As a kid, I remember seeing it as my family drove along the I-10, …

30 places in Europe you must see in your lifetime

Low-Key Caribbean: A Tale of Four Islands

In a world where the easiest route is usually the most popular, it’s no surprise that many vacationers limit their warm-weather winter getaways to the Caribbean’s more accessible islands—especially if they have kids in tow. And while the quick trip has its advantages, some of the best destinations …

Researcher Illegally Shares Millions of Science Papers Free Online to Spread Knowledge

Welcome to the Pirate Bay of science.<p>A researcher in Russia has made more than 48 million journal articles - almost every single peer-reviewed paper …

Human Rights

Product Management: What I Learned About User Data, Research and Actionable Steps!

As I research product management disciplines and best practices to become a better PM entrepreneur, I came across content from Laura Klein that got …

Scientists Have Found a Way to Help You Learn New Skills Twice as Fast

Yes please.<p>The key to learning a new motor skill - such as playing the piano or mastering a new sport - isn't necessarily how many hours you spend …

Pro Tip: Get higher quality exports from Photos app

As a long-time iPhotos user, I’ve taken my sweet time getting to know the new Photos app on OS X – it’s got a few differences in the way it does stuff.<p>One of the new subtleties of Photos is how it treats exporting your pictures. There are two ways to get your images out of the Photos app, one that …

Tutorials

Design Philosophy is Critical in Driving Breakthrough Innovation

It is now abundantly clear that incremental innovation only keep the Sharks away long enough to come up for air and that it takes breakthrough innovation to swim out into the Blue Ocean, where opportunities are plentiful. Changing market and technology positions usually requires a renewal of the …

World's Best Hikes: New Trails for a New Year

Ready for a real New Year’s resolution? Why not commit to setting your feet on a brand-new long-distance hiking trail? Trail advocacy groups and volunteers across the globe have been busy over the past few years conceiving of and building new pathways that take hikers on a tour of their locations' …

Hiking

Redesigning Cities For Bikes, Not Cars: 2015 In Bicycles

The trick to creating better biking cities is really obvious: If you build more bike lanes, more people will bike.<p>If cities want more people to bike instead of drive, the solution isn’t complicated: Redesign streets that were originally designed for cars to make them safe and easy to ride a bike …

Bike Lanes

Now you can create Windows 10 apps without writing a line of code

The Windows Store isn't exactly known for being a robust app marketplace, and Microsoft knows it. The company is always looking for new ways to attract developers to the platform. In the past, Microsoft made tools designed to port iOS and Android apps to Windows, and created the Universal app …

The Data-Collecting Company That Wants to Give Earth a "Nervous System"

Data. It’s a powerful tool that helps us battle climate change or keep companies sustainable. But there’s so much data, and it’s hard to corral, …

Pensioner shot dead after following phone app through Brazil favela

Regina Murmura and her husband had been trying to get to the beach when they accidentally turned into the gang-controlled Caramujo favela<p>A 70-year-old businesswoman has been shot dead after using a mobile phone app which made her take a wrong turn into a favela in Rio de Janeiro, according to …

7 Technology Trends That Will Make Or Break Many Careers

No matter what field you work in, if you’re hoping to get ahead in your career, you need to be mindful of technology trends. We’ve seen it all too often in recent history, that a new technology takes over and suddenly those who can’t keep up are no longer needed.<p>But by educating yourself on what is …

Google Docs

Crops Ahoy: Farms That Float

<b>By Don Willlmott</b><p>No Land? No Problem. If Barcelona-based Forward Thinking Architecture has its way, farms of the future will operate autonomously as they float on the open sea. Stretching eco-friendly concepts to the limit, the ambitious design firm has come up with the idea of Smart Floating Farms, …

14 big trips for when you're short on annual leave

From bear watching weekends to 24 hours in Rome. UK-based travellers can pack maximum adventure into a day off, weekend or bank holiday break with …

European Travel

Revolutionary new solar windows could generate 50 times more power than conventional photovoltaics

1/3<p>solarwindow technologies<p>SolarWindow Technologies claims their transparent solar cell coatings can generate 50 times more energy than conventional …

Clean Energy

Will machines eventually take on every job?

Automation will continue to transform the global workforce, but taking an active role in that process will help us reduce the damages and increase the gains, finds Rachel Nuwer.<p>It’s a booming time to be a truck driver. According to data NPR compiled from the US Census Bureau, truck driving is …

Road Safety

Microsoft could see an opportunity to poke Google in the eye with Uber investment

Bloomberg separately reported that Microsoft is "considering" the investment.<p>It's odd that Microsoft would make such a big late-stage investment in a company like Uber, which falls well outside of its recent focus on user productivity.<p>But with the growing split between Uber and Google, Microsoft …

Uber buys part of Microsoft Bing for its mapping project

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Steve Jennings/Getty Images<p>Uber is acquiring part of Microsoft Bing's mapping technology, including 100 of its engineers, TechCrunch's Alex Wilhelm reports.<p>It looks like the main focus of the deal is Microsoft technology for collecting images.<p>We've known for a while now …

How Google quietly revved up its very own car company

Documents obtained by the Guardian reveal the tech giant created Google Auto LLC to help develop its self-driving cars even as it courted big car makers<p>Google has set up its own car company. The tech giant has flirted with major car firms as it explores driverless cars but has also quietly set up …

General Motors

Huawei passes Microsoft as third-largest mobile phone maker

When Microsoft bought Nokia, it inherited a pretty large feature phone business. But that business has shrunk a lot since the purchase, according to <i>Strategy Analytics</i>, and Microsoft hasn't set the smartphone world on fire either. As a result, Huawei just displaced it as the world's third largest …

Island of Nice: Sri Lanka

Fellow travelers frequently ask me if there are any places I have been that I would go back to in a heartbeat. Well, <b>Sri Lanka</b> quickly comes to mind (I’m currently planning my third trip there). Which, of course, begs the question: Why?<p><b>Here are seven reasons Sri Lanka is on my revisit list for</b> …

Sri Lanka