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The world's most charming ski resorts

Attractive buildings clustered around a church, views of pristine peaks from pretty streets, a little history – here’s our pick of ski villages that best fulfil the chocolate-box dream.<p>Unless stated otherwise prices are per person for seven nights in the cheapest available week. Prices include …

How To: Properly Calibrate the Battery on Any Android Phone

After Apple's recent fiasco, it's now common knowledge that smartphone batteries degrade over time. But aside from causing terrible battery life, a …

Gear & Gadgets

Google Chrome: Beware these malicious extensions that record everything you do

Developers of malicious extensions are testing new session-replay technique to record and replay victims' online sessions.<p>Google has removed 89 …

Cybersecurity

15 of the Best Cities for Solo Female Travelers Across the Globe

January 19, 2018<p>15 of the Absolute Best Cities for Solo Female Travelers in 2018: Did your Favorite City Make the List?<p>Are you an avid solo female …

Want to Visit Japan During Cherry Blossom Season? These are the Best Times

Every year, thousands of people flock to Japan — one of the world's most popular vacation spots — for a variety of reasons. Its rich culture, …

Japan

An Italian village is selling homes for $1.25 so it doesn't become a ghost town

On the Mediterranean island of Sardinia, the old village of Ollolai is at risk of turning into a ghost town.<p>Over the past half-century, the town's population has declined from 2,250 people to just 1,300. And now, there are hundreds of abandoned homes.<p>In an effort to lure new residents, Ollolai's …

Italy

It's So Cold in Siberia, People's Eyelashes Are Literally Freezing

The Northeast may be feeling as cold as Siberia lately, but in the <i>actual</i> Russian region, below-zero temperatures are causing people's eyelashes to freeze up. (Yup, that's not a myth. That actually happens to people.) In a stunning group photo posted on Instagram by Anastasia Gruzdeva, who lives in …

Makeup

Can Venice turn the tide on 'tourist trap' restaurants?

<b>(CNN) —</b> So-called "tourist trap" restaurants in Venice have long been a bone of contention for visitors to the Italian city.<p>But in recent months there's been a sea change in attitudes towards these establishments with locals and officials looking at ways to help travelers avoid rip-offs.<p>Previously, …

Italy

Singapore takes a jab at Time Out ranking as boring city

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore's tourism agency has hit back at lifestyle magazine Time Out for ranking the wealthy city state among the world's least exciting cities, by releasing a video that mockingly declares, "There is nothing exciting to do."<p>The magazine's City Life Index 2018, published …

Asia

The Surprising Thing Flight Attendants Say You Should Never Do on an Airplane (Though You've Probably Done It Many Times Before)

According to the EPA, 12 percent of U.S. aircraft fail at this very important thing that can put your health at risk.<p>If you're like me, you've probably lost count of how many times you've flown in an airplane from one place to another. And if you're like me, you've probably also lost count of all …

How to Manage Your Privacy on Fitness Apps

Think of your fitness tracker like a personal trainer—one that happens to live on your smartphone. There are things you want it to do, like monitor …

Privacy

20 Surprising Things You Can Do With Google Search

You can get really specific about the results you want, as well as the ones you don't.<p>Googling has become second nature to most of us, with many people consulting the search engine dozens of times per day.<p>The company’s flagship product is powered by a plethora of algorithms designed to dole out the …

SEO

The legacy of Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad, who passed today at 91

One of the great entrepreneurs of the 20th century, Ingvar Kamprad, the founder of IKEA, passed away today. As Reuters pointed out in its short biography, Kamprad created a store — as a teenager mind you — that today has more than 400 locations, revenues of $62 billion, and a cultural ubiquity that …

Furniture

U.S. soldiers are revealing sensitive and dangerous information by jogging

BEIRUT — An interactive map posted on the Internet that shows the whereabouts of people who use fitness devices such as Fitbit also reveals highly sensitive information about the locations and activities of soldiers at U.S. military bases, in what appears to be a major security oversight.<p>The Global …

Maps

Get a webcam cover and ease your anxieties about internet privacy and creepy online hackers

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

One Of The 'Most Powerful' Android Spyware Tools Ever Was Just Uncovered

Italy is home to a remarkably bustling smartphone spyware industry. Hacking Team, infamously hacked itself in 2015, somehow remains one of the bigger players. But there are others: IPS, Area IT and RCS to name a few. On Tuesday, researchers from Russian firm Kaspersky Lab detailed a fresh Android …

Kaspersky Lab

Don't Be Fooled by These 5 Misleading Dairy Ads

By Rachel Krantz<p>For most of my life, I genuinely believed the false advertising used to sell dairy. When I learned the truth—that nearly all cows …

10 reasons to visit Abruzzo, Italy's new hot destination

<b>(CNN) —</b> Central Italy 's Abruzzo has always attracted visitors thanks to its enviable snow season, but up until recently the majority were European.<p>Now the region, a world away from modern Italy, could be on the verge of an international tourism boom.<p>With incoming travel numbers on the rise in the …

Italy

Singapore Android TV sellers face copyright infringement charges

Two companies have been brought to Singapore's state courts over a piracy lawsuit filed by a group that includes local pay TV operators Singtel and …

What workers around the world do for lunch

What does a lunch break look like around the world? We asked people from across the globe how they take their midday meal.<p>There’s a lot to learn about a country’s work culture from how people take their lunch. But what does a lunch break look like around the world? We asked people from across the …

The Coolest Stuff That You Might Actually Use From CES 2018

The Consumer Electronics Show is part trade show, part science fair, and part toy store. It’s basically a giant nerd playground in the Las Vegas desert. Like most toy stores, the show is full of stuff that’s far too expensive and that you’ll never justify the cost of. But amid all the neat, if …

CES

The AA battery that never dies: Forever Battery uses Wi-Fi-like signals to stay fully charged

This AA battery will never run out of power<p>Charging with cables. On any given day I can put my phone on to charge multiple times, often with a …

Zeroqode will usher us into a codeless future

Codeless development platforms are at once a blessing and a curse. If they’re complete enough to be powerful they are too difficult for beginners and if they’re simple enough for beginners they’re useless for serious work. Zeroqode, a one-stop-shop for codeless creation, aims to make the difficult …

Anker Innovations’ five key sub-brands focus on smart home, batteries, and more

Anker, known for its battery packs and mobile accessories, has slowly been becoming more of a full-fledged hardware company, dipping its toes in …

Gear & Gadgets

Train Passenger Captures Surreal Photos of Hokkaido Blanketed in Snow

Hokkaido, Japan's snow-covered northernmost prefecture, is the magical background for Chinese photographer Ying Yin‘s series <i>Wind of Okhotsk</i>. Inspired by her desire to visit a snowy area, the lush winter scenery, blanketed by white powder, makes for a powerful set of images.<p>Starting in Sapporo, the …

Here Are 365 Beaches — One for Every Day in 2018

A beach for every day, to feed your wanderlust in 2018.<p>Antigua has a saying, that it has 365 beaches — one for every day of the year. But while you …

A Month-by-Month Guide for the Best Time to Buy Everything in 2018

Plan your shopping with this calendar of bargains.<p>In 2018, you may resolve to save more, spend less or budget better. Whatever your money goal, the …

The 1 trick you need to save room while packing jeans

Get Stuff We Love<p>Subscribe to our newsletter.<p>SUBSCRIBE<p>The way you fold sweaters, shirts and pants for optimum storage in your dresser is no way to stash them in your luggage!<p>You want a perfect mix of compressing them for space while still being able to see what you packed in a quick glance. In …

Windows 10 free upgrade is still available through this handy loophole | Trusted Reviews

<b>Microsoft is still offering Windows 10 upgrades for free, providing you’re in need of assistive technologies (or not).</b><p>The company had previously …

How to watch every Marvel property in the perfect order

Every Marvel movie and TV show currently airing or announced -- and the absolute ideal order for watching them -- so you can check out the latest Marvel movie super-prepared.<p>You've probably seen most of Marvel's films, but what about the TV shows?<p>If you're like me, that is to say a continuity …