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5 Ways Tesla Vastly Improved The Model S

CEO Elon Musk had teased a "D" prior to the event, but the "D" here stands for the "dual-motor" that powers this new car, which is extremely powerful and ultra efficient. But the dual-motor is just the tip of the iceberg.<p>Here, we break down all the new features of the new Model S so you can get an …

Budgee the robot will carry your things through stores and down city sidewalks

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: 5 Elements Robotics<p>Life has a way of making you carry things. But Budgee the robot wants to help.<p>Advertisement<p>Its …

The Grid Uses Artificial Intelligence To Design Your Websites For You

Designing a good-looking website has never been easy, and while many services promise to let you build a site without ever having to touch any code, you quickly reach their limits if you want to have a more advanced site. The Grid, which is launching its crowdfunding campaign today, promises to do …

Airbnb Lifestyle: The Rise Of The Hipster Nomad

<i>Editor’s note: Prerna Gupta is a serial entrepreneur and angel investor, currently working on a stealth project; she is also a nomad.</i><p>For the past year, I’ve lived exclusively in temporary housing I’ve found on sites like Airbnb.<p>I didn’t set out with this goal in mind, but it just sort of happened. …

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Builds Buzz Before Big Reveal

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has something big up his sleeve.<p>The electric car company is making an announcement October 9th, and cryptic tweets from the …

The 20 Best Hotels In America

So we decided to dig deeper into our results and come up with a list of the Best Hotels in America.<p>To create this list, we aggregated four notable hotel rankings made by elite travel publications and websites: Travel + Leisure's World's Best Hotel Awards, Condé Nast Traveler's Top 100 Hotels & …

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The Best Beaches in The World

40 reasons to start planning your winter getaway ASAP.<p>Whether you're looking for a quick weekend getaway, the ultimate surf or are planning the trip of a lifetime, a beach vacation is always a good idea. To get you inspired, here are some of the world's most beautiful beaches from South Beach to …

What's YOUR Favorite Sunrise?

Sleeping in while on vacation is a guilty pleasure, but one of the best photo ops is when the sun rises over the horizon. These amazing photos …

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Grovemade’s Wood Watch

I am super excited to see Grovemade moving away from being focuses exclusively on smartphone and iPad cases. They’ve just introduced a Wood Watch …

The Best Beaches in The World

40 reasons to start planning your winter getaway ASAP.<p>Whether you're looking for a quick weekend getaway, the ultimate surf or are planning the trip of a lifetime, a beach vacation is always a good idea. To get you inspired, here are some of the world's most beautiful beaches from South Beach to …

We could travel to new worlds in NASA's starship Enterprise

NASA announced in 2012 that it was working to build a "warp drive" that could enable "faster-than-light" travel. Two years later and the space agency hasn't built a spaceship capable of such speeds yet — but thanks to artist Mark Rademaker, we now know what one could look like. The result is the …

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Loop Portraits:Romain Laurent Reveals His Tricks

When we see a photo that just makes us say, “How in the world?!” we just have to stop talking out loud to our computer screen, hunt down the genius …

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The Best-Designed iPhone Apps In the World, According to Apple

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>At its Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple announced latest the winners of its annual Apple Design Awards. The award recognizes innovative Mac and iOS apps that raise the bar in "creative, powerful, and compelling ways."<p>Past winners have included …

Designers Pick Their Most Inspiring Travel Destinations (Photos)

Creative block is impossible at these destinations, ranging from Baroque imperial palaces to magical gardens, where top designers and architects go …

24 hours in Macau

Just an hour from Hong Kong by high-speed ferry lies the former Portuguese colony of Macau. Its heritage architecture sits easily alongside incense-scented temples and shrines, and the Portuguese spoken by some long-time residents intermingles with local Cantonese and the Mandarin of the crowds …

Check Out Beijing's Forbidden City Before It Starts Limiting Visitors

The former Imperial Palace sees about 7 million visitors each year, and officials think that's just too many people.<p>Worried about inflicting damage to the important historical site, China's state media recently announced that it will begin limiting how many tourists it admits to the Forbidden …

Best Travel Apps And Hacks For Your Vacation Workout

Tired of hearing that you should just use the stairs when you travel or give the hotel elliptical a whirl? What if your hotel doesn't HAVE an elliptical?<p>Never fear, we've got a few travel hacks that will help you stay fit on your next excursion.<p><b>1. Map that run</b><p>MapMyRun is a must-have app, …

A brunch-lover’s guide to New York City

Ahh, brunch. One part omelette, two parts mimosa, three parts coffee – life’s sweet distraction when the workweek is nigh. Though not a uniquely New York 'thing' <i>per se</i>, there’s no other city that takes its breakfast-lunch combustion quite as seriously as the Big Apple and every visitor should take …

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What the World's 10 Best Airports Do Better Than Their Peers

Singapore Changi Airport and Incheon International have once again been named the two best airports in the world, according to Skytrax‘s annual World …

What Are Your Favorite Things to Do in Lima and Cusco?

<i>Photo courtesy of Agap13/Dreamstime.com. Article by Kaeli Conforti of Budget Travel.</i><p>A few weeks from now, I'll be checking off the number one spot on my travel bucket list: Machu Picchu. I've pretty much been obsessed with this beautiful place ever since I was a kid and saw an episode of <i>The Wild</i> …

The 10 best treks in the world

These 10 classic treks are for serious walkers. All of them require a sturdy pair of lungs, fit legs and a good amount of preparation. However, if you choose to go on any of these trails then you will be rewarded with experiences that last a lifetime. In no particular order:<p>1. GR20, France<p><i>Image by</i> …

The Best Places To Eat And Drink On New York's Upper East Side

All that has changed as rents in the area have become increasingly affordable, luring in young people who are priced out of the more trendy neighborhoods downtown.<p>And with the young people come more innovative and affordable restaurants. When I moved to the Upper East Side last year, I was …

The Best Vegas Bachelor(ette) Party Ever

What happens in Vegas... is awesome. Especially on a perfectly planned bachelor/ette party for your favorite bride- or groom-to-be. From the sleep to the scene, the pre-game and the real gaming, Jetsetter.com plots a blowout farewell to singledom, Sin City style.<p><b>THE SLEEP</b><p>Where you stay is where …

World Booze Guide: The Best Things to Drink in 43 Countries

Credit: Minerva Gallery<p>In an effort to provide you with a comfortable booze option no matter where you are, we put together a list of the best things to drink in 43 countries all over the world. Depending on how the citizens of the country drink it, we chose either a particular type of booze or a …