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National Geographic Travel

Google Earth Pro Is Now Available For Free

Today Google has announced that Google Earth Pro is now available for free. Google Earth Pro used to cost $399 per year. Google Earth is a geospatial software application that displays a virtual globe, which offers the ability to analyze and capture geographical data. Google Earth was created after …

Maps

Traveling Internationally? Do These 20 Things First

Credit: Flickr<p>So you're ready to put that first stamp in your passport? Or it has been years since your last big vacation? Here's a list of 20 tips you should do or bring before your trip if this is your first time traveling abroad or if you need a refresher.<p><b>Security & Health</b><p>• <b>Check in with your</b> …

Google Is Doing A New Thing To Tick Off Microsoft: Exposing Bugs In Windows 8

Microsoft is not happy that Google's security folks are finding bugs in Windows (particularly Windows 8) and telling the world about them before Microsoft can fix the problems.<p>Publicly discussing bugs in this way (in geek-speak, it's called "full disclosure") is not something new or unique to …

Software

Presenting the Best of CES 2015 winners!

One week in Vegas, several halls filled with tech, but only one official Best of CES Awards. After a few tortuous nights of shouting at each other, debating the merits of each of our finalists, we eventually decided on our winners. Congratulations to all our finalists and winners, and to anyone …

Ndamukong Suh Suspended 1 Game: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction

Ndamukong Suh's one-game suspension for stepping on Aaron Rodgers' leg during a Week 17 game against the Green Bay Packers has been overturned by the league. He will be fined 70K.<p>Continue for updates.<p>Suh's Suspension Overturned<p>Tuesday, Dec. 30<p>Ndamukong Suh will play against the Dallas Cowboys after …

Route 66, Ride for the Relay, Day 11

Tuesday September 16, 2014 - From Barstow to San Bernadino, California<p>Thankfully, the ordeal of crossing the vast Mohave Desert was now behind us. (Jen and I had it pretty easy since we were riding in an air conditioned car, but the riders really suffered). They told us there had been hotter days …

Road Trips

6 Items That Will Make Holiday Travel a Breeze

The decorations are hung. Holiday classics are on every TV channel. There's an ample supply of mom's homemade peppermint bark in the kitchen (which, let's be real, will be gone in a week).<p>The holiday season is a magical time... unless you have to travel.<p>Don't let crowded parkways and flight delays …

Sony STR-DN850 review

Complete receiver package a great value<p><b>The Good</b> The Sony STR-DN850 receiver offers a very good selection of features for the price, including built-in Wi-Fi, AirPlay, Spotify, and Bluetooth. It delivers excellent sound quality for both surround sound and music. Sony's user interface and remote …

Best Black Friday tech deals of 2014

Real Black Friday deals<p>Bose AE2 around-ear headphones: $79.99 (Amazon)<p>60 inches: Vizio E601i-A3 (Amazon and Walmart, $688)<p>Amazon Kindle e-readers and Fire tablet sale (Amazon)<p>11-inch MacBook Air ($779 at Best Buy)<p>Sony A5000 kit: $300<p>15-inch HP Envy ($499 at Best Buy)<p>Pebble smartwatch: $80 (Best Buy)<p>…

Airbag Recalls Keep Growing As Carmakers And Consumers Fret

The warning from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is the kind that sends chills down a driver’s back. On Tuesday, NHTSA widened its recall of vehicles with potentially defective airbags to 7.8 million, the second such revision this week, and it added new car company names to the …

Essential security apps for your smartphone and tablet

Hackers would love to weasel their way on to your smartphone or tablet, just like they try to do your computer. That's how they steal sensitive information like account details, passwords, important texts, intimate photos and whatever else possible.<p>Unfortunately for them, mobile gadgets are a bit …

Readers' Choice: Your picks for the best speaker and headphone bargains

The Audiophiliac wants to hear from his readers about the cheapest, but good-sounding speakers and headphones. How low can you go?<p>For this blog I restrict reviews to new products anyone can find, but you guys can write about a pair of ratty speakers you discovered in the street that still sound …

My five favorite free Windows utilities

Whenever I set up a new PC, these are the first programs I install.<p>Everyone has their favorite tools, especially when it comes to Windows. Today I thought I'd share my favorites -- the programs I absolutely must have.<p>They're all free, and they're always free, so no worries today about anything …

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7 things you didn’t know your Web browser could do

The most-used program on your computer is your Web browser, but there's a good chance you don't know much about it besides how to visit your favorite sites. There are a lot of myths about browsers, some of which I've dispelled in the past, but today I want to help you get the most out of your …

'Giant leap' to type 1 diabetes cure

<b>The hunt for a cure for type 1 diabetes has recently taken a "tremendous step forward", scientists have said.</b><p>The disease is caused by the immune system destroying the cells that control blood sugar levels.<p>A team at Harvard University used stem cells to produce hundreds of millions of the cells in …

5 Drum Solos to Rival the Scenes in Whiplash

<i>Whiplash,</i> the new hit starring <b>Miles Teller</b> as an aspiring young drummer, opens in select theaters today. Inspired by the film’s exhilarating music scenes, we looked for the best drum solos online. Here are our five favorites, including sets from Buddy Rich, John Bonham, and <b>Dave Lombardo.</b><p><b>Buddy …

John Bonham

Microsoft makes more money from Samsung than from Skype, Windows Phone, and Xbox combined

Android—the most widely-used mobile operating system in the world made by Google—actually owes a lot to patents owned by its erstwhile rival, Microsoft. There has been a lot of speculation about just how much Microsoft makes from royalty fees from Android handset users like Samsung and HTC. A …

Mobile

3 Fresh Ways to Tie a Scarf

Donni Charm's founder Alyssa Wasko takes a step by step approach for tying a scarf like never before.<p>Donni Charm's founder Alyssa Wasko had been working at Chanel when she began designing her own scarves. Often while in the elevator, fellow employees would compliment her on her neck-wear and …

Spotify can never replace my iPod, but it can ease the pain

Commentary: The quiet demise of Apple's iPod Classic prompts CNET's Nick Statt to reflect on the time before streaming services -- when music was first set free.<p>"They're trying to take our MP3s."<p>That was the half-kidding, semiserious conclusion my college friends and I reached a few years ago when …

New to Netflix for October 2014

Netflix in October means The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Arrow, Sons of Anarchy, Supernatural, Vampire Diaries, Tombstone, and more.<p>It's time to …