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New GPS website will help you find off-the-beaten-path trails in US national parks

More and more people are heading to America’s national parks to enjoy the incredible nature found around the US. But if you’re hoping to break from fellow travellers and get away from the crowds, a GPS company is aiming to help get hikers off-the-beaten-path.<p>TomTom – a GPS, traffic and navigation …

The 12 Best Travel Sites And Apps You Need Right Now

Planning just got WAY easier.<p>It’s a new year, which means it’s time to start planning your next life-changing trip. But with so many options to choose from and so little time to plan, you’re gonna need some assistance.<p>Behold 12 of our favorite travel sites, popular with travel bloggers and …

Google Flights

Panasonic GH5 Hands-on – “6K” Anamorphic Video, 4K 60p, 180fps FHD

<b>The GH5 was announced back in September last year, but Panasonic kept many features of the camera close to the chest. Today, at CES, Panasonic pulled</b> …

Cinematography

SeaweedFS

Supporting SeaweedFS<p>SeaweedFS is Apache-licensed open source project, independent project with its ongoing development made possible entirely thanks …

Databases

The 20 best destinations to visit in 2017

From the charms of Chile to glorious Granada and the beaches of Bermuda, our experts select the 20 best destinations to visit in the coming months.<p>1. Chile<p>If Brazil owned South American travel last year, Chile takes over for 2017. Slowly, methodically, the continent’s most overlooked wonderland has …

On the Andaman Sea in Thailand, a putt-putting boat will carry you to travel-poster fantasies

Fantastic shapes dotted the horizon — craggy limestone spikes that soared hundreds of feet into the cloudless blue sky — as our long-tail boat skimmed across the Andaman Sea off southwestern Thailand.<p>The afternoon seemed idyllic, and I congratulated myself on becoming part of a living travel poster …

Asia Travel

Australia uses drones to spot sharks and rescue their victims

The 'Little Ripper' takes flight down under<p>Rescue authorities in Australia are using drones to identify sharks and provide assistance to swimmers threatened by them. The camera-equipped drones were launched this week as part of a trial program, and will patrol the coastline of the Australian state …

Google’s secret VR weapon is Project Tango

Putting the pieces together<p>The next few months are going to be awash with virtual reality news. In a couple weeks, we should learn a lot more about the Playstation VR. Then, nearly four years after we first tried the Oculus Rift, it’s finally going to be officially released on March 28th. Not long …

Virtual Reality

Behold, the consumer version of the Vive virtual reality system (pictures)

Virtual Reality

Samsung outs Gear 360 camera for VR-like stills and videos

Samsung has announced a new dual sensor-equipped circular camera at Mobile World Congress that allows users to capture still images or videos in full 360-degrees.<p>It achieves this by pairing dual 15-megapixel sensors (front and back) with a mobile app that automatically stitches the resulting videos …

Samsung’s Gear 360 camera looks like an eyeball and shoots 360-degree video

Samsung is entering the nascent 360-degree imaging market with a new camera called the Gear 360. The camera was announced alongside the reveal of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge this evening at the company's Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona, and it will be available in the second quarter of this …

Mobile Photography

HTC Vive priced at $799, available in early April

New smartphone functionality also announced<p>The HTC Vive, which made its big debut at Mobile World Congress last year, returns to Barcelona today with an official $799 price and a February 29th preorder date. Announcing the price of the Vive Consumer Edition a day before MWC's official kickoff, HTC …

Virtual Reality

Learn Enough Git to Be Dangerous

Learn to Tech<p>Learning to be technically sophisticated is the most important skill of the 21st century. We hope to reach and inspire as many people as …

These Apps Will Actually Change Your Life

YOU CAN DO THIS.<p>Pfft – so easy, right? Right??<p>Kicking bad habits or establishing good new ones is no walk in the park. But, yes, you CAN do it and it can even be fun.<p>According to one study, it takes 66 days to form a habit. If you can stick with actually making your bed for just over two months, …

Apps

Drones Aren't Just Toys Anymore

When you think of a certain kind of drone—the quadcopter, not those UAVs running missions in Waziristan—you might picture overeager dads abandoning …

Yuneec's new Typhoon H drone is the biggest challenge yet to DJI's supremacy

A Hollywood-caliber camera drone at a far lower price<p>For the past three years our favorite drone has consistently been produced by one company, DJI. There have been lots of interesting challenges from other startups in the US and China, but so far no one has produced a unit that delivers the same …

This Map Shows the Ultimate U.S. Road Trip

The concept of a road trip is as American as apple pie, and yet, devising the “best” U.S. driving route is a bit of a head scratcher. Much depends on …

Debugging Node.js in Production

By Kim Trott, Yunong Xiao<br>We recently hosted our latest JavaScript Talks event on our new campus at Netflix headquarters in Los Gatos, California. …

JavaScript

Apple’s Swift Programming Language Is Now Open Source

Swift, Apple’s programming language aimed at OS X and iOS developers, has gone open source under the Apache License. This means all of the source code, including the code for a new package manager, will be available to edit and compile and programs can be created without attribution. Apple is also …

Drone attachment scans disaster zones for breathing and heartbeats

Getting drones into the air to aid in search and rescue missions is becoming one of the technology's more promising applications, with infrared …

Raspberry Pi's latest computer costs just $5

Raspberry Pi has just unveiled the Pi Zero, a programmable computer that costs only $5 — about as much as a cup of coffee.<p>Available from today, the Pi Zero is the charity organization’s smallest computer ever and packs enough power and components to match up to other offerings in the Pi family. In …

Raspberry Pi

The Hexo drone is your flying selfie companion

Hiring a film crew to capture your action sport exploits can cost thousands of dollars an hour while trying to take selfies as you barrel full-tilt down the side of a mountain is a great way to wind up in traction. But with the HEXO+ UAV from Squadrone Systems, you won't have to do either. This …

U.S. task force expected to recommend free drone registry

<i>(Reuters) –</i> A federal task force is expected to recommend a Web-based registry for drone owners that would impose no registration fees, two people familiar with the matter said on Friday.<p>The 25-member task force has reached no final decisions after three days of meetings this week, the sources …

Unmanned Aircraft

Lytro Immerge: Groundbreaking Camera Will Let You Move Around in VR Video

Ever since Lytro burst onto the scene with its first light-field camera three years ago, it's done things very differently. The company's imaging …

The most affordable places to travel to next year, according to Lonely Planet

Included in the series is a list of the best-value destinations for 2016, which pinpoints the top destinations where visitors can have high-quality travel experiences without breaking the bank.<p>From the pristine beaches of Costa Rica's Caribbean coast to the renowned vineyards of Galicia, Spain, …

50 places everyone should visit in Europe

We've come up with the ultimate bucket list of travel destinations in Europe.<p>From biking along the canals of Amsterdam to scuba diving in the clear Mediterranean waters off the coast of Cyprus, here are 50 things you need to do in Europe in your lifetime.<p><i>Eliza McKelvey and Megan Willett contributed</i> …

‘Fast Flip’ for the Best Steak of Your Life

<b>Last Updated November, 2017.</b><p>Breaking misconceptions can be tough on the psyche. No one enjoys learning they’ve been wrong the whole time. Debunking …

BBQ

How the Middle Finger Emoji Finally Got the Thumbs Up

“Screw you Apple, where the goddamn hell is my middle finger emoji?” can soon be conveyed in far fewer characters, thanks to the middle finger emoji …

VR headsets are coming — and success will rest on the games and experiences created by developers

Virtual reality (VR) headsets are finally hitting the mass market, offering a revolutionary and immersive platform for content developers to reach consumers.<p>The tech industry has promoted the prospect of VR — a computer-generated simulation of an environment — for the past few decades. But only …

Virtual Reality