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6 of the Most Unbelievably Cheap Paradises on Earth

By: John Marshall<p><i>Credit: Justin Sawn/Flickr</i><p>Everyone at one time or another has wanted to get away from it all and beach/ski/paraglide-bum it in some foreign land. Small problem: that's very expensive. Or is it? (That's our sweet rhetorical way of saying maybe not.) Check this list of 12 shockingly …

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The Coolest Subway Stations in the World

<i>By Gianni Jaccoma</i><p><i>Credit: Flickr/Jamie Moore</i><p>New Yorkers spend most of their time on the subway either stressing over train delays or wondering why the dude manspreading next to them is wearing a velour jumpsuit and eating a full plate of spaghetti. Straphangers abroad have similar woes, but with an …

No Kids Allowed: 8 Adults-Only Hotels in Secret Spots

We suggest heating things up this winter with a visit to a sexy, sandy, and secluded (say that five times fast) adults-only hotel. Whether you need a spot for the long Valentine's Day -- er, we mean Presidents' Day -- weekend, or a remote locale for a romantic rendezvous this spring, one of these …

Devialet’s Hi-Tech “Phantom” Implosion Stereo Sounds Better Than Speakers 20X Its Size

You need a big sub-woofer for big bass, right? Wrong. After 10 years of research, French acoustic engineers as Devialet just unveiled a giant step forward in audio that’s just one foot long. The Phantom is a petite, spherical, all-in-one amplifier and speaker that delivers what audiophiles think …

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Luxury Submarine Hotel Offers Romantic Undersea Getaway

Lovers Deep is a luxury submarine offered by Oliver's Travels for couples to go on a romantic getaway, deep in the ocean, and perhaps join what they're coining as the “Mile Low Club” (an undersea alternative to the Mile High Club that so many have participated in on airplanes). Each watercraft in …


Before and after: The best iOS 7 app redesigns

With the release of iOS 7 comes a new look and feel for the operating system, and with only tweaks and changes having arrived since its first introduction back in 2007, it couldn’t come a minute too soon.<p>In order to make the most of the new platform, developers have been busily working away to …

Go Inside Son Doong, The World's Largest Cave. It's Magnificent.

The Son Doong Cave in Vietnam is the biggest cave in the world. It's over 5.5 miles long, has a jungle and river, and could fit a 40-story skyscraper within its walls.<p>But nobody knew any of that until about six years ago.<p>The recently discovered cave has been touted as the largest in the world, …

Ring Clock

Whether you're averse to wearing things on your wrist, or you're just looking for an interesting way to start a conversation at parties, the Ring …

Big Waterfall

Nature's Fury, Wooley Point, Grand Canyon NP

Creative Photo-Manipulations of Distorted Realities

Erik Johansson definitely has a talent for bending reality. He not only bends it, but twists it to a point of fantastic, unbelievable scenarios. At …

Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction

Build a terrifying, albeit miniature, arsenal to defend your small space with Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction ($13 each). This series of books …

Irresistible Moment


On the Road Again

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Interview with Self-Portrait Photographer Alicia Savage

<b>What were some of the key elements to the development of your photography style?</b><p>I feel the key elements that have developed my style thus far is my …

35 Beaches You Should Visit In Your Lifetime

We've scoured world to find the best beaches you should put on your bucket list.<p>There's something for everyone: we found beaches where you can swim with penguins, relax under ancient Mayan ruins, bask on volcanic black sand, and more.

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Out in Nature – Photography by Missy Prince

Missy Prince grew up on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and now lives in Portland, Oregon. For her, photography is an excuse to go on long aimless drives. …

Honda CL400 by Urban Rider

It’s not often we get to show a custom that has been built with practicality in mind. But this Honda CL400 has been tweaked for London streets, offering easy commuting with a strong dash of style. The man behind the project is Will Starritt of the motorcycle gear shop Urban Rider: “We wanted to …


Kenichi Ebina Performs an Epic Matrix- Style Martial Arts Dance - America's Got Talent

America's Got Talent

The astounding athletic power of quadcopters | Raffaello D'Andrea


Mobile Social Banking Arrives in Russia, Thanks to Instabank

<i>Editor’s note: This article originally appeared on East-West Digital News, a leading English-language resource on Russian digital industries and related venture activity.</i><p>Russian iPhone users can now experiment with social banking – an entirely new concept in the country – thanks to an app launched …

Suzuki Thunder 125 custom

In 2012, just over seven million new motorcycles were sold in Indonesia. To put that into perspective, it’s around <i>fifteen times</i> as many bikes sold in the USA. But Indonesia’s 240 million inhabitants are still poor by Western standards: most earn less than US$2 a day. They just happen to be crazy …


Honda CG125 by Cafe Racer Dreams

If you’ve spent any time in Spain, you’ll have noticed the hordes of small-capacity bikes and scooters that swarm the streets. Ridden with verve—and in some cases, abandon—they’re a noisy affirmation of the Iberian love affair with motorcycles.<p>In the western world, most custom motorcycles are …