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Why The LG G Flex 2 Should Be Your Next Smartphone

Despite the unflattering comparisons with a banana, LG is sticking with the curve. The original LG G flex, for all of its problems, built up a bit of a cult following. And the soon-to-be released LG G Flex 2 is, well, what the original should’ve been – the updated speed, design and display will be …

How Lenovo's Superfish 'Malware' Works And What You Can Do To Kill It

Lenovo might have made one of the biggest mistakes in its history. By pre-installing software called ‘Superfish’ to get ads on screens it’s peeved the entire privacy community, which has been aghast this morning on Twitter. There are serious security concerns about Lenovo’s move too as attackers …

National Geographic Travel

National Geographic Travel

2014 Tours of a Lifetime

Best Tours in Europe 2014

From Traveler Magazine's 2014 Tours of a Lifetime<p><b>Iceland: Winter Wonderland</b><p>Forget hibernation; Icelanders enthusiastically embrace winter. Here’s your chance to see why: Hike the rugged coast of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, snowshoe over the Blue Mountain lava fields, watch for orcas, and scan the …

Apple And Samsung Join Forces For The iPhone 7

Following reports at the end of last year that Samsung’s manufacturing plant in Austin was working on the early batches of A9 system-on-chips (SoC) for the presumptively named Apple iPhone 7, it appears that the South Korean manufacturer will be the lead manufacturer for most, if not all, of the A9 …

3D Calligraphy Experiments by Tolga Girgin | Colossal

<p>Turkish graphic designer and electrical engineer Tolga Girgin continues to experiment with calligraphy that seems to jump off the page. Girgin uses …

Typography

The world's safest cities

Top 10 Island Cities

These unique, water-bound metropolises redefine urban living.<p><i>This list was first published in the National Geographic book</i> The World's Best Cities<i>.</i><p><b>Trogir, Croatia</b><br>Take an afternoon stroll with gelato in hand through the medieval maze of streets. Blessed with stunning nature and an easygoing pace of …

European Travel

Five Great Bicycle Routes in Europe

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Planes, trains, and automobiles certainly provide travelers with an edge when it comes to getting the most mileage out of Europe’s dreamy, castle-flecked landscapes. But there’s a price to pay: We end up being passive observers, rather than participants in the journey itself.<p>…

European Travel

iPhone 6 Vs LG G3 Review: Heavyweights Trade Blows

Perhaps what I love most about technology is its ability to surprise: Apple was meant to struggle when making bigger iPhones and LG was meant to be a spent force. But in 2015 these two companies (perhaps including Motorola) make the most consistently good smartphones on the market.<p>So it is time to …

Wedding Photographer Re-Imagines Disney Princesses as Stunning Indian Brides

Amrit Grewal, a Vancouver-based wedding photographer, re-imagines Disney princesses as Indian brides in this enchanting photo series. The high-budget photo shoot showcases nine iconic princesses in gorgeous portraits that draw on elements of Indian culture to re-create the looks. For example, …

This is your future smart home — and no, it doesn't look like 'The Jetsons'

LAS VEGAS — In just a few years, you'll awake in the morning to the sound of your alarm, and the hidden sensors in the room will know you're getting …

Best U.S. Hiking Cities

<b>Get Hiking:</b> This popular four-mile hike has a large measure of challenge (3,700 vertical feet of climbing) with an equal payoff (views of Mount Rainier, Seattle, and the Olympics on a clear day). The journey isn’t so bad either: Along the way, hikers pass classic Pacific Northwest conifer and fir …

Silver Screen Cities

As a new behemoth takes to the seas, here are the world's 25 largest cruise ships

10 Keys to Being a Good Photographer

Human Journey<p><b>Training:</b><p>Although photography is considered an art, and many people are born with the skills and talent to achieve good photographs, training in any field is essential. As David Griffin, the Director of Photography at National Geographic said in a speech in Washington, <i>nowadays everyone</i> …

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Travel

19 Thrilling Trails Guaranteed to Make Your Heart Race

These 19 hikes will raise your heart rate, take you to perilous heights, or bring you to awe-inspiring destinations.

10 of the Best European Train Trips

Travel<p>Our ten favorite European trains don’t necessarily offer the fastest journeys—just the most memorable. All aboard!<p>Much of European train travel is about efficiency and comfort—punctually leaving and arriving and having a cozy seat or sleeper compartment in which to devour the latest issue of …

Trains

Christmas Photos of Winter Scenes To Get You in the Holiday Spirit

Photo: paul itkin<p>From one family-filled celebration, onto the next—it's officially time to start thinking about the end of the year and prepping for the holidays! To put you in the holiday spirit, we've put together some of our favorite festive photographs of winter scenes.<p>What could be more …

Decorations

What’s Hot in Singapore

<i>National Geographic Traveler</i> editor at large George W. Stone relocated to <b>Singapore</b> from Washington, D.C., two years ago, and has fully embraced the island way of life.<p><b>Here’s his advice on how to make the most of your time in this distinctive Southeast Asian nation:</b><p><b>Island Getaway:</b> Get a sense of …

Top 10: Places to See Holiday Lights

Around the globe, seasonal light displays spark dazzling artistry, salute time-honored traditions, and infuse busy corridors with a festive air.

Animated DIY Card Cleverly Mimics Computer Loading Screen

Instructables contributor goldlego, also known as Calvin Nutter, produced a clever greeting card that mimics the aesthetics of an old computer loading screen. Better yet, it's animated, and as you pull the card from the envelope, the bars appear to “load.” Nutter created a detailed, step-by-step …

Hikers Record Themselves Walking on Ice as Clear as Glass in Slovakian Mountains

Two hikers recently stumbled upon an amazing phenomenon while exploring the High Tatras Mountains in Slovakia–a frozen lake with a surface as clear as glass. In a viral video shared by Tomas Nunuk, one of the hikers, he and his friend find themselves walking on ice so transparent that the rocks at …