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A Toy Box That's Opened By A Kid's Fingerprint

Starting 'em young on biometric scanning.<p>Four-year-old Ewan Gibson loves toy cars. His dad, Grant, a Scottish Web developer, prefers electronics. Hoping to find common ground—and inspired by Apple’s new finger-scanning iPhone—Grant built a biometric lockbox for his son’s cars. He installed a sensor …

British girls have almost worst drinking habits in Western world

British girls are among the most likely to get drunk in the Western world<p>British girls are more likely to get drunk than those in almost any country in the Western world, international research has found.<p>Only in Denmark is binge-drinking more common among 15-year-old girls, the analysis of …

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10 Reasons You Should Take A Gap Year

With the recent news that Malia Obama will take a gap year before her freshman year at Harvard, the world will surely watch with anticipation to learn how she will spend the 365 days between high school and college.<p>While it's not common in the U.S., taking a gap year is considered the norm in some …

6 Ways Hawaii Will Absolutely Ruin Your Life Forever

Maybe you've only been to Hawaii once. Maybe you come every year. Or maybe you come any chance you can get.<p>Regardless of your time spent in Hawaii, this list serves as a warning. And those of you who have ever left the Honolulu International Airport with tears in your eyes and that stinging, lump …

Mall of the future? eBay's new storefronts can gather your data

The e-commerce site partners with brands and one of the world's largest shopping center companies to show consumers a new kind of mall, one that melds online with offline.<p>SAN FRANCISCO -- Uri Minkoff, CEO of fashion brand Rebecca Minkoff, climbed through an opening in a wall leading to an empty …

These Kids Let Their Dad Color their Drawings. This was the Result

Yesterday reddit user Tatsputin uploaded an album of drawings by his kids that he colored in while on business trips. Every month the father of two …

Norway In All Its Insanely Beautiful Glory

"Remote rural areas are photographically as interesting as the lifestyle and architecture of urban melting pots. Both worlds fascinate me and so I try to capture my individual view of these changing and challenging environments," says Kilian Schoenberger on his website.<p>If his goal is to unveil the …

Europe's 10 Best Adventure Destinations

Attention thrill-seekers and adrenaline-junkies! We all know Europe as one of the world's best destinations for history, culture, and cuisine, but it's also where you can live some of the world's most unforgettable adventures, provided of course that you're willing to strap on your boots and leave …

Things I Learned Wandering Around Europe for 7 Months

<i>These things, traveling taught.</i><p>After five years a slave in the consulting world, I booked a oneway ticket to Iceland, and negotiated a seven-month sabbatical. Yes, in that order.<p>It's common to wonder: What did you learn? How did you change? What impacted you the most?<p>These are a few of the things …

22 Crazy Ideas That Are Borderline Genius

Available on iOS & Android only.<p>Tag<p>This post is Not Safe for Work<p>Attribute original poster<p>We remove posts that include copyright or trademark …

A Modern-Day Hanging Gardens Of Babylon

The Parkroyal Hotel on Pickering is a contemporary interpretation of Babylonian hanging gardens, via Southeast Asia.<p>Singapore prides itself on its green-minded policies. With a well-connected public transportation network, robust water collection and treatment infrastructure, and a promise to …

Brutal Forrester Report Tells Advertisers, 'Don’t Dedicate A Paid Ad Budget For Facebook'

Forrester, the respected market research group, has just published a brutal report on Facebook based on a survey of 395 marketing executives. The conclusion: "Facebook creates less business value than any other digital marketing opportunity ... [so] ... Don't dedicate a paid ad budget for Facebook."<p>…

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5 Of The World's Most Remote Destinations Require Crazy Travel But Are Totally Worth It

Planes, trains, automobiles and… a cargo ship? That’s what it might take to get to Madagascar’s most remote national park. For other spots like it, the haul is even longer.<p>Hoard your frequent flier miles and buy a <i>lot</i> of reading material if you plan to visit one of these hard-to-reach</b> …

Welcome to Isla Mujeres: Tropical Paradise in Your Backyard

Just off the coast of Mexico, within sight of crowded Cancun but a 20 minute ferry ride across the blue Caribbean, lies Isla Mujeres, a tiny coral island that is one of Mexico's true treasures. Unlike its mainland neighbor Cancun, Isla is no tourist haven. It doesn't boast monstrous resort hotels …

A traveller's guide to India's festivals

Earlier this year the Maha Kumbh Mela, held in the north Indian city of Allahabad, was touted as the biggest religious gathering on Earth. More than 100 million pilgrims are estimated to have washed away a lifetime of sins by taking a dip at the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and mythical …

Android 4.4 KitKat will let you choose your own default texting app

Android users will be able to choose third-party apps to handle their text messaging by default when the operating system's next big update, version 4.4 KitKat, eventually launches. On its developer blog, Google notes that many third-party SMS and MMS apps have already been made using workarounds …

House Of The Future: How Automation Tech Is Transforming The Home

In the late 2000s, while he was building himself a “green” home in Lake Tahoe, Calif., Tony Fadell, one of the creators of the iPod, went looking for a thermostat, and was unimpressed by the limited features and dated technology he found.<p>Fadell teamed up with former Apple colleague Matt Rogers in …

Why email newsletters still work — and how you can make yours better

Advertisement<p>10 Comments<p>Credit: Thinkstock<p>The email newsletter model comes from some very humble roots, yet has grown into a powerful business model. …

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Like The Evolution Of Apple's iPod And iPhone, Nest Is Building One Product At A Time

Today Nest officially unveiled the follow up to its popular learning thermostat with a smoke and carbon monoxide detector called the “Nest Protect.”<p>Getting a look at it in person, co-founder and VP of engineering Matt Rogers showed me why this smoke alarm is a little more exciting than what …

KnowRoaming SIM sticker slashes roaming fees abroad

KnowRoaming opens preorders for a SIM card sticker that connects travelers to local cell networks. But there is a small catch.<p>International phone-roaming fees can be enough to make you never want to step outside your own home. Sure, you can pick up a local SIM card everywhere you go, but that's an …

Absolutely Stunning Illusion of an Underwater Waterfall

Mauritius is an island nation officially called the Republic of Mauritius, or in French, <i>République de Maurice</i>, located in the Indian Ocean about …

Long-term travel: top tips for a fulfilling trip

Most of us have fantasised about ditching the daily grind of the office job and domestic duties for a one-way ticket to happiness. Now more people are taking action in striving for a more meaningful existence, and travel is at the top of the list.<p>The ease of leveraging digital technology is giving …

Hackers Bypass Apple’s Touch ID With Lifted Fingerprint

Fingerprint scanners have always been vulnerable to hackers who are willing to go the extra mile to bypass them. Over the years, we’ve seen everything from people using Gummy Bears, Play-Doh and more sophisticated techniques to bypass these biometric scanners. It’s not really a surprise then, that …

The Top 100 Websites For Your Career

Last year we inaugurated our first-ever list of the best websites for your career. We took nominations from readers and combed through some 700 sites in order to compile our list of the top 75. This August we put out another call for nominations and got a flood of 2,000 comments, emails and tweets …