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The Saudis could face an open revolt at the next OPEC meeting

Despite the intense financial and economic pain this decision has inflicted on Saudi Arabia, its fellow OPEC members, and other oil producers, the Saudis have given no indication they plan to alter course. In fact, Saudis have downplayed the impact of lower prices on their country, asserting that …

Oil

"Handheld" Is a Street Photography Series Done with a Pinhole Camera

<i>All images by Jon Wilkening. Used with permission.</i><p>Photographer Jon Wilkening is a 32-year former banker turned photographer living just outside of …

The top TED talks that will change the way you work and live

These inspirational TED talks will challenge how you think and communicate at work and in your everyday life<p>With alumni ranging from Stephen Hawking to Bill Gates, TED talks have become a global phenomenon since <b>Al Gore gave one of the first ever</b> adresses in 2006.<p>We gathered some of the most-viewed …

Public Speaking

Here's where it's safe to travel in Mexico

But it's also a hot vacation destination, attracting millions of US tourists every year, according to the US Department of State.<p>For the most part, drug-related violence and crime is limited to the country's border areas and trafficking routes.<p>The level of crime in resorts and tourist cities isn't …

10 Cheap Getaways You Can Still Take This Spring

What's the real definition of a spring break? Taking a trip for less than you might expect. There's no better time of year to find bargains, with a host of last-minute deals as destinations prepare to boost prices for summer. Here are our picks for some of the best buys of the season, whether you …

How An Anime Series Helped Me Recognize My Depression

The world of Paranoia Agent can seem overwhelming and monstrous. But it looked very familiar to me.<p>Depression is large. I don't mean this in the sense that depression as a mental health disorder is widespread (though, of course, it is). I mean that an individual's depression is greater than the …

Mental Health

10 free and incredibly useful Android apps that you can't get on the iPhone

But since Android lets app makers do certain things that Apple prohibits, there are a few exclusive options that stand out.<p>From launchers that make it easier to access important information straight from the home screen, to apps that help you find files buried in your phone, here are some of the …

The Best Airlines For Business Travelers In 2015

A new year has dawned and with it, a blank slate for business travelers hitting the road. This year though, the game has changed dramatically. Both Delta and United will now be both awarding miles and assigning elite status based on how much a passenger spends with the airline, shifting benefits …

Virgin America

Best Trips 2014

National Geographic Traveler presents the New Year's must-see places. From Argentina to Oz, the final lineup reflects what’s authentic, culturally rich, sustainably minded—and, of course, superlative in the world of travel today.

Travel Photography

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

Time Management

Instagram is having a contemporary art moment thanks to an artist it once banned

Artist Richard Prince has been appropriating other people’s images since before the internet existed. In the early ’80s, he began re-photographing advertisements featuring the Marlboro Man, re-printing them, and calling them art. Last week, one of Prince’s cowboys sold at auction for $3.7 million. …

Art

Old console, new tricks: Getting the most out of your Xbox 360

Whether you're holding out for the Kinect-less Xbox One or you've already unpacked a new system, there's still plenty of life left in the Xbox 360. Microsoft will have its new system properly on track after another half dozen or so software updates, but until then, it's all about getting everything …

IRL: A closer look at the Moto G

<i>Welcome to</i> IRL<i>, an ongoing feature where we talk about the gadgets, apps and toys we're using in real life and take a second look at products that already got the formal review treatment.</i><p>I love low-cost smartphones that punch above their weight, like the Lumia 620. They're proof you don't need …

4G Data: The USA is Second-slowest While Australia Is Fastest

OpenSignal has released a report today looking at the state of LTE coverage and speeds around the world, revealing that, contrary to what you might expect, not all LTE networks perform comparably.<p>While 4G is a convenient term for consumers to get their heads around, the performance of networks …

Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG with QNX CAR for Infotainment hands-on

Tucked in a corner of the massive North Hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center is a Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG wrapped in flat black vinyl. The only things that stand out about this car are the big red brakes. That is, until you pop open a door and spy the beautiful expanse of touchscreen that …

Leak reportedly shows Nokia Normandy's Android interface

We've heard a number of rumors recently about Nokia's Normandy phone, which will supposedly ship with an Android-based operating system. Shots of the handset, with its lack of a hardware shutter trigger, capacitive buttons and LED flash, appeared back in December, and now mobile tipster <i>@Evleaks</i> has …

Live from the Engadget CES Stage: Polaroid CEO Scott Hardy

The one-time king of instant photography has been looking to branch out in recent years, and this CES is no doubt a prime example. Last week, the company announced two new budget TV sets and a low-cost tablet. We'll be joined by Polaroid's CEO Scott Hardy to discuss the way forward for the one-time …

Evernote for iOS gets related notes, shortcuts and Skitch integration

Many habitual Evernote users have giant stacks of notes that can be difficult to sift through. Mercifully, Evernote's updated iOS app has come to their rescue: it now lets users create shortcuts to favorite notes and surface related notes. It's easier to mark up those scribbles, too -- the update …

Bloomberg.com

How to photograph the supermoon

When the full moon coincides with the closest point between the moon and Earth in the lunar orbit, a supermoon occurs.<p>In 2014, the moon will appear …

Landscape Photography

5 Apps to Guarantee an Awesome Summer Road Trip

The summer season is upon us, and you know what that means: road trips.<p>While packing your vehicle with essential gear, don't forget to arm your phone …

Here's the Polar Opposite of a Smart Watch

Magnets are rare earth miracles that befuddle Juggalos and keep Junior's drawings firmly stuck to the fridge. But in the hands of South Korean …