Mackenzie Sumer Inman

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New Gmail Feature Allows Anyone On Google+ To Email You & Vice Versa, But Opt Out Is Provided

Google is today making a change to Gmail that will further bake in Google+ to its webmail product in a way that’s actually somewhat practical, though also potentially invasive. Going forward, you’ll now be able to directly email your Google+ contacts from Gmail, even if you don’t know their email …

Best Budget Destinations for 2014

<i>Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime. Article by Jamie Beckman, contributor to Budget Travel.</i><p>Conditions are perfect for visiting these near- and far-flung, culture-rich locales: Price-wise, 2014 is their year. Dipping hotel rates, new attractions, and some perennially affordable sights and eats make these …

Buenos Aires

The Verge Awards: the best of CES 2014

Another year. Another CES. Another chance to find out what it feels like to truly be alive. Alive and in Las Vegas. In Las Vegas and at the Consumer Electronics Show — a phantasmagoria of light, sound, and electricity. Actual electricity, and the kind of spiritual, psychic kind that only happens …

U.S. Warns Americans Over Security At Sochi Olympics

Next month's winter games "present an attractive target for terrorists," the State Department says in a new travel alert.<p>The United States is warning Americans traveling to next month's Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, to take additional security precautions as the Kremlin struggles with an …

Half of US Congressional politicians are millionaires

<b>For the first time, half of the members of the US Congress are millionaires, according to a wealth analysis.</b><p>At least 268 of the 534 politicians in the Senate and House of Representatives had a net worth of $1m (£606,821) or more in 2012.<p>Democrats were slightly wealthier than Republicans, found the …

Darrell Issa

Stranded: the island in the middle of the English countryside

The village of Muchelney, on the Somerset Levels, has been left completely cut off by the floods and can only be accessed by boat<p>Roger the farmer suddenly finds himself living on his own tiny island, and he hates it. “I feel bloody sick that this is happening,” says the 63-year-old, staring out …

Sam Berns, Teen Known For His Fight Against 'Aging Disease,' Dies

Sam Berns, the teen who became nationally known for his fight against a disease that accelerates aging, died on Friday from complications of his disorder.<p>As our friends at Shots explained back in September, Sam's parents, Leslie Gordon and Scott Berns, were spurred by his illness to find a cure for …

Lightweight, high-tech vehicles hit Detroit

From pint-sized minicars to a new lightweight aluminum pickup truck, this month’s North American International Auto Show promises not only to usher in a new year but also to give a sense of the dramatic changes that will sweep through the industry for years to come.<p>The annual event, more commonly …

General Motors

Everything You Need To Know About Samsung's Galaxy S5

In addition to the hints Samsung's executive vice president Lee Young Hee gave to Bloomberg in an interview, there are a handful of other rumors and bits of informed speculation about what the phone will be able to do.<p>Here's what we know so far.<p>Or, at least, that's what Hee called the device in his …

Phones

I’ve Seen The Future Of Health Tech And It’s Going To Improve Your Life In 2014

I just returned from the most exciting Consumer Electronics Show I’ve ever covered. Thanks to extraordinary demand for gadgets that make us healthier, stronger, and smarter, the technology industry is putting some serious brain power behind the next generation of wearable health devices. Over the …