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The Oxford Dictionaries' word of the year for 2015 is an emoji

The Oxford Dictionaries word of the year is not even a word. It’s 😂.<p>That’s right, that specific emoji is the ‘word’ of the year. Offically named the ‘Face with Tears of Joy’ emoji, it beat out every other word (and apparently emoji) to claim the top spot.<p>Oxford University Press partnered with …

Diver Captures Moment He Finds Shipwreck Treasure Worth $1 Million

A diver’s helmet camera recently captured the moment he stumbled upon treasure from a 1715 shipwreck off the coast of Florida. The 1-minute video …

Archaeology

How Greece Became European

The troubled relationship between modern Greeks and their neighbors to the north and west—sometime admirers, sometime lenders, sometime detractors—helps explain today’s crisis.<p>Greece is the cradle of European civilization, but is it even in Europe?<p>The answer might seem obvious: The country is on …

8 Cheaper Alternatives to Popular European Destinations

<i>By: Sophie-Claire Hoeller</i><p><i>Credit: Flickr/alcuin lai</i><p>Rome, Munich, the French Riviera -- all European bucket list spots renowned for their history, their culture, and their affinity for chain smoking and tiny cars. But you know else they're known for? Overpriced everything. And hoards of visitors …

6 Flight-Booking Hacks to Save You a Ton of Money on Airfare

<i>By: Sophie-Claire Hoeller</i><p>It's tough to say what's worse when buying a plane ticket: knowing that fares may drop and that you're probably getting screwed, or never knowing how much extra cash the airlines actually got off you. Either way, there's only one thing to do to put your mind at ease. And …

1. Getting Started

Do you have an iPhone, but for some reason you’re not using its camera to its full potential? Maybe you’re already taking snapshots with your iPhone …

Family Portrait with ‘Ghost Dad’ Goes Viral

Photographer Kayli Rene has captured quite a few family portraits for clients, but a somewhat unusual one has captured the world’s attention. It’s a …

De acht sportmomenten van afgelopen weekeinde die u gezien moet hebben | NU - Het laatste nieuws het eerst op NU.nl

Rooney scoort geweldig<p>Wayne Rooney tekende met deze geweldige goal voor de 2-1 voor Manchester United tegen Aston Villa. De ploeg van Louis van Gaal …

The Perfect Office - Inklet, The Mighty Mic, Nikon 1 J5 Camera and Office Ideas

We've seen some great gadgets and equipment for designers. So many cool stuff, that we could actually assemble infinite perfect office spaces! Every …

Flyp Lets You Add Multiple Numbers To Your Smartphone

Flyp is a new iOS/Android app that lets you have up to six different phone numbers simultaneously active on your smartphone. The first number is free and each additional “premium” phone number (a maximum of five) costs $2.99 per month (or $29.99 per year) to maintain. The Flyp app manages all the …

Truefilm Wants to be a Lightroom Replacement on your iPhone

Last summer, we reviewed a new iPhone photo editor called Truefilm, which marketed itself as a cross between AfterLight, Facetune, and Over, meaning it rolled the core functionality of general editing, facial improvements, and typography into one app. Amazingly, this ambitious formula actually …

The Cheapest Time to Fly to Europe

Looking to save as much cash as possible for those romantic, candlelit dinners on the Seine? Perhaps you're bulking up the bankroll for a …

When Is the Cheapest Time to Fly Internationally?

Whether you're heading to the romantic cobblestone towns of Europe, the bustling cityscapes of Asia, the wild backcountry of Africa or somewhere else entirely, this breakdown of the most important points to remember when booking international flights from the United States is a must read. It's been …

A Retired Boeing 727 Converted Into a Home in the Woods | Colossal

<p>When most people board a plane they’re usually leaving home. But not if you’re Bruce Campbell, an innovative engineer who rejected the standards of …

E3 2014: GTA V Coming to PS4, Xbox One, PC

You don't even have to give up your multiplayer progress.<p>Rockstar's 2013 hit, Grand Theft Auto 5, is coming to PS4 this fall. It is also coming to …

Pebble Firmware Update Brings Menu Reordering And Music Volume Control

The popular Pebble smart watch has just received a firmware update that adds two major features: launcher menu reordering and music volume control. …

Peak MacBook Cover & Stand by Aecraft

Peak is a minimalist design created by Belgium-based company Aecraft. Peak is unique in that the leather cover also serves as a small stand for the …

MacBook Air

Even limited to 25 mph, Google's car will arrive faster than you think

Although the Google self-driving car prototype revealed Tuesday night may look cute on the outside and strange on the inside, it signals that Google will soon face tough questions about ownership, insurance, and what it means to try to take the wheel of the urban mobility revolution away from Big …

University of California

Iran link to social media spying on military leaders

<b>Fake social media accounts have been used by Iranian hackers to spy on senior military and political staff worldwide, a report suggests.</b><p>The accounts aided a four-year campaign that aimed to befriend targets, said computer security firm iSight Partners.<p>Accounts were used to make it appear that bogus …

Facebook now lets you ask someone out in the most awkward way possible

Consider this Facebook’s new “poke” button.<p>If you don’t fill out your relationship status on Facebook, a new “ask” button will appear on your profile page. Through this new feature — rolling out now — your friends can ask if you’re single, or taken.<p>While the ask feature affords friends a …

20 best Android apps this week

It's time for our weekly roundup of the best new Android apps and games to have emerged on the Google Play store.<p>As ever, prices are correct at the time of writing, but may have changed by the time you read this. (Free + IAP) means in-app purchases are used within the app.<p>Want more apps? Browse …

Wolfenstein: The New Order Review: Deconstructing Blazkowicz

“It’s all up to you now, Blazkowicz.” You’ll get that a lot in MachineGames’ lurching gonzo-solemn “What if the Nazis won?” shooter, <i>Wolfenstein: The</i> …

Band of Brothers

Hands-on with Microsoft's Surface Pro 3

So, it wasn't the Surface Mini we were expecting. But hey, we got fresh hardware, so that's all that matters. The new Surface Pro 3 isn't the smallest tablet Microsoft has made -- in fact, it's the biggest, with a 12-inch, 2,160 x 1,440 screen. But if you think it's just a blown-up version of the …

Freescale vision chip makes self-driving cars a bit more ordinary

Self-driving cars today are exotic. But with a partnership between chipmaker Freescale and software companies Neusoft and Green Hills Software, the idea is becoming just another technology on the computing industry's parts list.<p>The partnerships will produce an automotive vision chip that can be …

Autonomous Cars

You Can Play As Snoop Dogg In League of Legends

If you play as Nasus in League of Legends, good news: you can wear a skin that turns that character into Snoop Dogg. And naturally, he can do the …

Snoop Dogg

Atari wants to get back into hardware, but not with a console

Atari might be a fraction of what it was 30 years ago, but its new CEO has aspirations for an expansion back into the hardware business--although he doesn't plan to do so with a new game console.<p>"It's more than a software brand... it's a hardware brand," Frederic Chesnais said of Atari in an …