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8 Under-the-Radar Museums Worth Visiting

When most travelers set out to explore a destination's museums, they usually don't stray from the most popular (packed Smithsonians come to mind). But a host of off-the-beaten-path institutions full of historical treasures and rare artifacts are waiting to be discovered by travelers willing to go …

Toyota, Nissan, Honda expand global recall of cars containing faulty Takata Corp airbags

Japan's three biggest carmakers are expanding a huge global recall of cars containing potentially fatal airbags made by Takata Corp, saying they will …

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Rock Band developer helps fan give a GameStop employee his comeuppance

This has probably happened to many of you: A trip to GameStop turns frustrating when you try to ask the associate about some hot upcoming game, but they don’t know anything about it and — even worse — pretend you’re crazy for thinking it exists.<p>Well, that happened to Jareth Evanz, a fan of the Rock …

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‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ is easily the best movie of the year so far

You hear every little speck of sand shaking loose from his body from his head downward. Every sound is intensified tenfold until Hardy's character stands tall and comes to his senses.<p>That sort of attention to detail makes "Fury Road" incredible.<p>For those unfamiliar with "Mad Max," "Fury Road" is …

3D-printed mini jet engine revved up to 33,000rpm

Chalk up another triumph for 3D printing.<p>GE engineers have created a small jet engine using next-gen manufacturing technique for building 3D objects "by melting metal powder layer upon layer," the company said over the weekend. Not content to just sit back and admire the gadget, they then fired it …

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Project Cars Review Roundup

After a string of delays, Project Cars--developed by Need for Speed: Shift studio Slightly Mad and touted as a hyper-realistic racing game--has finally arrived.<p>But how is it faring with critics?<p>Check out some review scores and editor opinions below. For more on the racing game's critical reception, …

Drinking alcohol while driving to become illegal in ACT; Territory road safety laws move into line with other jurisdictions

It will soon be illegal to drink alcohol while driving in the ACT, bringing the Territory into line with most other jurisdictions in …

Gmail’s New Login Screens Hints At A Future Beyond Passwords

Google quietly rolled out a new login screen for Gmail this week, and not everyone is happy with the update.<p>Where before, Gmail users would enter their username and password on the same page, the new login flow separates this process. Now, you’ll first enter your username, then be directed to a …

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'Witcher 3' Can Get Up To 1080p On Xbox One

Here’s an interesting tidbit out of CD Projekt Red: while we’ve been assuming that the PS4 version of The Witcher 3 would be running at 1080p and the Xbox One version at 900, apparently that isn’t exactly true. The game is going to use dynamic scaling, which basically adjusts the resolution …

Baths, Forts, Gardens, and Palaces: Five Must-See Destinations

Ideal vacation spots vary from person to person, but some sites just can't be missed. The best destinations combine history, beauty, and luxury, providing visitors with an experience as enjoyable as it is educational. The following cities do just that:<p>Chaves, Portugal<p>In its two thousand year …

Watch how Splatoon's boss fights evoke Mario Galaxy in the best way

<b>Watch in 60fps on YouTube | Subscribe to Polygon on YouTube</b><p>Later this month, <i>Splatoon</i> arrives on the Wii U from Nintendo's first-party EAD Kyoto studio. While it's been chiefly touted by Nintendo as a multiplayer game, it also includes a full-fledged single-player campaign, complete with its own …

Here's when it's worth paying for a professional tour guide

But sometimes, having an experienced guide can be extremely helpful and even necessary to get access to certain places.<p>So, when is it worth paying for a professional guide?<p>When you're short on time<p>If you only have a few days or hours to spare, getting a tour guide can help save valuable time.<p>You …

Madame Tussauds creates Star Wars scenes to celebrate new film

More than 180 sculptors worked for over a year to create 11 scenes, including making a 220kg Jabba the Hutt and spending 1,000 hours on Chewbacca<p>Recreating the exact facial features of public figures of the day can be a task fraught with problems for the waxwork artists of Madame Tussauds. In a new …

20 Things You Should Never Pack in Your Checked Luggage

<i>by Eric Jordan, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>There are a few simple steps you can take to make sure you don't lose your valuables on your next flight, even when baggage handlers want to steal them.<p>Senarb Commercial/Alamy<p>Here's a headline for you, from CNN: "Hidden Cameras Reveal Airport Workers Stealing from …

Sustainable kettle brews up a Kickstarter storm

Sleek, chic and streamlined: that's the James Dyson Award-winning Miito, a new kind of kettle that looks nothing like a kettle at all. The rod-and-plate ensemble uses induction technology to save power and water by heating up precisely the amount of water you need and no more.<p>The kettle was …

Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition hits June 23, check out 60 fps gameplay here

<i>Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition</i>, the higher-definition expanded reissue of <i>Devil May Cry 4</i>, will be released June 23 in North America and Europe, publisher Capcom announced today.<p>The game will be available for $24.99 in North America, £19.99 in the U.K. and €24.99 in Europe on PlayStation 4, Windows …

Ultra HD Blu-ray is bringing high-res movies home soon

After Blu-ray and HD DVD ushered in the age of HD and 1080p movies for the masses, discs were beaten to 4K by streaming services like Netflix, YouTube and Amazon. While the internet is still doing most of the heavy lifting for 4K, the Ultra HD Blu-ray specification is finally complete which means …

10 Clever Lifehacks You'll Wish You Thought Of

Never do battle with a jar again<p>No matter what you're doing, there is usually a better way to do it. And to that end, here are 10 lifehacking GIFs that will show you clever, better ways of accomplishing tricky things around your house. That plus a few that are just silly fun.<p>You can find all these …

Dragon Quest VIII Heading to Nintendo 3DS

New female thief named Garda.<p>Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King is heading to the Nintendo 3DS in Japan on August 27 for 5,980 yen …

Malaysia Airlines MH370: Search for missing aircraft turns up shipwreck in Indian Ocean

The search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has turned up the unexpected discovery of a shipwreck on the sea floor of the southern Indian …

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Top 10 Eye-Catching Train Stations

When you think of train stations, you most likely think of a way to get from point A to point B, and, of course, you would be correct. However, there's more to some railway stations than mere transportation. Many train stations are works of art in and of themselves, featuring breath-taking …

Mario Kart 8 Courses, Ranked

48: Excitebike Arena<p>47: Sweet Sweet Canyon<p>46: Electrodome<p>45: Dry Dry Desert<p>44: Wario Stadium<p>43: Donut Plains 3<p>42: Rainbow Road (SNES)<p>41: Bone-Dry …

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Fire Emblem If Ditches Weapon Durability, Adds New Difficulty Mode

The new Fire Emblem for 3DS, tentatively titled Fire Emblem If, ditches the weapon durability system seen in Fire Emblem: Awakening and also introduces new difficulty settings for those seeking less of a challenge.<p>These details come courtesy of Japanese publication <i>Famitsu</i> (as translated by …

Budget 2015: I've read all the winners-losers guides, which makes me the biggest loser of all

<b>Don't have time to read all 93 lists about the 2015 budget? Dominic Knight has your back. Here's the definitive guide to why we can expect to see</b> …

The Xbox 360 reveal, from 10 years ago today, is a relic from another age

Microsoft officially unveiled the Xbox 360 not at E3 or an event of its own, but in a 22-minute television special, "MTV Presents Xbox: The Next Generation Revealed," that aired on MTV on May 12, 2005 — exactly 10 years ago today.<p>That probably says a lot about just how different the video game …

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Federal budget 2015: Winners and losers

• <b>Welfare system defrauders</b>: $1.7 billion saved from increased fraud prevention and debt recovery.• <b><br>Rich pensioners</b>: $2.4 billion saved over five years …

Badland: Game of the Year Edition Coming to Multiple Platforms Soon

Choose which one is best for you.<p>Frogmind has announced that Badland: Game of the Year Edition will be coming to multiple platforms in the last week …