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The striking superyacht suited for a spy thriller: 426ft Epiphany comes with a swimming pool, spa, cinemas and an entire private deck for the owner (it just needs a billionaire to build it)

• <b>At 130 metres (426.5ft) in length, Epiphany would be one of the largest superyachts in the world if launched today</b>• <b><br>Striking concept yacht features a</b> …

This Miracle Cream Will Erase Scars--For Good!

I have one; chances are you do, too. You know, a scar you’ve had for-freaking-ever that drives you mad every time you see it. I have one on my knee …

Meet Smart Luggage, the Must-Have Travel Gadget of 2015

Just as the year’s latest and greatest tech gadgets are being introduced at the annual Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas, another must-have …

Flying

13 cool Slack features and integrations you might not know about

Team communication service Slack is one of the best business tools out there and it’s experiencing explosive growth beyond expectations.<p>If you’re one of the companies that’s jumped on the Slack bandwagon there’s a bunch of fun and useful stuff it can do you might not know about.<p>Here’s our top …

Apps

Slack's messaging platform is getting voice, video and screen sharing soon

There aren't many work collaboration tools that you'd describe as being a joy to use, but Slack, the latest startup from Flickr co-founder Stewart Butterfield, actually manages to come close. Now in addition to slick text and document collaboration (it's crazy fast), Slack will soon get voice and …

The ultimate top 10 Australian travel experiences

of<p>of<p>of<p>of<p>of<p>of<p>of<p>of<p>of<p>of<p>You may also like these photo galleries<p>Singapore Airlines unveils new interiors on 787-10 Dreamliner<p>The world's 10 best fast food …

Australia

Misfit Debuts A New “Swarovski Shine” Wearables Collection Featuring Crystal Jewelry, Solar Charging

Misfit, the maker of “connected” products including smart home items and its flagship wearable device, the Misfit Shine, has today teamed up with Swarovski to introduce a new product line focused on bringing a more fashion-forward sense to its wearables collection. The Swarovski Shine Collection, …

Wearable Tech

LiveBlend Lets You Capture Double Exposure Photos on Your Phone with a Real Time View

Photographer Eric Kunz has created a new iPhone app that makes it easy to create high-quality double exposure photographs using your phone. It’s …

Croatia: Explore This Beautiful Country's Dalmatian Coast

By Gigi Griffis, InternationalLiving.com<p><i>This article comes to us courtesy of InternationalLiving.com, the world's leading authority on how to live, work, invest, travel, and retire better overseas.</i><p>Photo: Steenie Harvey, InternationalLiving.com<p>The scene is like something out of a dream: The sea …

European Travel

London Lodging: The Hotel Café Royal

I don't like being in or near London's Piccadilly Circus. The area is elbow-jabbingly crowded, brain-cloudingly, honky-tonk noisy and choked by slow-moving clumps of people who too often don't watch (or know) where they are going. So a few months ago, when Jackie and I had a look-see of the Hotel …

England

Hey Filmmakers: Here Are 5 Film Festival Deadlines You Should Definitely Pay Attention To

With the big guns of the fall festival circuit — Toronto, Venice and Telluride — all over, filmmakers with recently completed — or close to completed …

Fly South for Winter: Skiing in New Zealand & Australia

Summer skiing in North America exists, but the options are few and far between. Take a trip below the Equator, however, and you'll find something different... the seasons are flipped.<p>South America may be the best-known Southern Hemisphere skiing spot, but New Zealand and Australia also make worthy …

New Zealand

First time Ireland: unmissable Emerald Isle experiences

Ireland’s reputation precedes itself, so first-time visitors might think they know what to expect: fields of clover, gabby locals, etc. But there’s so much more to Ireland than its stereotypical charms. Skip the bus tours stopping at leprechaun-filled souvenir shops and find better things to do …

Ireland

Logitech’s Lifesize brings 25-person enterprise video chat to the cloud

While consumer video chat solutions like Google Hangouts and Apple’s Facetime have evolved by leaps and bounds over the past few years, the same can’t be said for the enterprise offerings.<p>Businesses are still stuck with lackluster solutions like Cisco’s WebEx, or trying to coordinate their …

27 Reasons Iceland Is The Most Wonderful Country To Ever Exist

Legend (probably a false legend) has it Iceland was named by some sneaky Vikings who, in a quest to keep it all to themselves, tried to hide the fact that their new settlement was actually a lush, green wonderland worthy of envy from the entire Nordic world.<p>Indeed, Iceland is so striking beautiful …

This woman is writing a VC-backed novel — & looking for new revenue for book publishers

What comes to your mind when you put Charles Dickens and soap operas together?<p>For Michelle Miller, a banker-turned-writer, it’s a venture-capital backed serial novel that’s trying to create a new revenue model in the much-squeezed book industry.<p>With its own music, audio, and photography, <i>The</i> …

Twitter And Tumblr-Focused Analytics Provider Union Metrics Now Does Instagram, Too

Union Metrics, the social analytics platform whose most recent claim to fame was being the first to receive Tumblr’s blessing, is today rolling out a similar service for Instagram, as well as introducing a new suite which will pull Tumblr, Twitter and Instagram into one platform. The company had …

LinkedIn's Mobile March Continues With New SlideShare App

The newest addition to LinkedIn's growing collection of mobile apps is here: one for SlideShare, the company it bought for $119 in 2012.<p>This is the …

The Face Exfoliator That Really, Really Works

We’ve all heard it before: regular exfoliation equals more radiant skin. I don’t know about you guys, but I’ve tried a handful of exfoliators over …

Curalate Adds Tumblr To Its Visual Analytics Platform

Startup Curalate has been described as a Pinterest marketing platform, but its ambitions are broader than that, as indicated by today’s announcement that it supports Tumblr, too.<p>That means Curalate now offers analytics and marketing tools across Pinterest, Tumblr, Instagram and Facebook. CEO Apu …

Goodbye, white papers: 'Marketing apps' engage prospects instead of throwing content at them

Marketing technology vendor Ion Interactive announced this morning that it is pivoting from providing general marketing tools to helping marketers create interactive experiences the company calls “marketing apps.”<p>These marketing apps could be calculators or quizzes, contests or configurators, and …

20 free things to do in Sydney

You don't need a fat wallet to enjoy the glamour and chic of Sydney. These 20 attractions, activities and icons won't cost you a cent.<p><b>Take the Bondi to Coogee Walk</b><p>One of the most spectacular walks and coastlines you could hope to see, this route takes in some of Sydney’s most iconic beaches. In …

Australia

Lucas' Papaw Ointment, an Industry Secret

Lucas’ Papaw Ointment. Believe it or not, this red tube is a makeup artist’s darling.<p>“Discovered” over a century ago by the Australian doctor Thomas …

Zero's New Video Makes Bold Claim About Electric Motorcycles

<b>Zero Motorcycles “It’s Just Better” Video</b><p>Zero Motorcycles has ultimate faith in the electric-motorcycle industry. To demonstrate, the Santa …

MergePay Pulse Lets Businesses Manage Their Finances

MergePay, the beautifully simple business-focused financial tracking service that we wrote about back in 2012, has finally exited beta and made a number of significant changes, including a rebrand to MergePay Pulse and shift to a freemium model.<p>Previously, users opting to use the service for free …

How to Do Sydney on a Budget

<i>Photo and article by Andrew Smith, contributor to Budget Travel.</i><p>A little bit of planning goes a long way as Sydney is full of natural beauty, hidden hotspots, and exciting events. The best part: many of them are free. Here are a few suggestions to kick off the fun on a dime (or an Aussie 10 cent …

Australia

The Next Chapter of Social Media Marketing Is the Paid Promo

The first two chapters of the social marketing story were about "owned" and "earned" media. Building social pages, developing apps and creating …

Public Relations

Jedi-Approved Productivity Tricks for the Business Traveler

Whether you're a serial procrastinator or a black belt in OCD, everyone with a job requiring travel feels the pressure to reach Jedi status while on …

Your Body Can Kill Cancer. It Just Needs Better Instructions.

Researchers have been programming peoples' immune systems to recognize and destory cancer.<p>Part of what makes cancers so insidious is that they’re not invaders: They’re our own cells turned against us. That means the body usually doesn’t see them as a threat. But over the last few years, teams at …

Croatia Travel: Explore Magical Cities, Islands and Fishing Ports

By Steenie Harvey, InternationalLiving.com<p>Photo by Steenie Harvey, InternationalLiving.com<p><i>This article comes to us courtesy of InternationalLiving.com, the world's leading authority on how to live, work, invest, travel and retire better overseas.</i><p>Today, Croatia is pulling out all the stops. Trees …

European Travel