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Nine International Cities Where You Can Live On The Cheap

How much does it really cost to live abroad? That’s a question that seems easy on its face, then starts to sound incredibly complicated. Currency conversions, travel expenses, and “westerner” tax all seem to stand in the way of just saying ‘f*ck it’ and moving to a new country or city and living a …

9 incredible places you had no idea existed in Ireland

IRELAND IS EVERYTHING YOU EXPECT — patchwork landscapes and wild Atlantic coastlines, cozy pubs and warm welcomes — but it’s a lot of things you …

Ireland

10 best road trips in the world | CNN Travel

Road Trips

These smart glasses automatically focus on what you’re looking at

They could become available in two to three years<p>When Carlos Mastrangelo hit his early 50s, he started suffering from a vision problem many people have as they age: he couldn’t focus up close anymore and so, his eye doctor told him, he needed to wear glasses whenever he wanted to read a book.<p>“I …

Rechargeable Batteries

13 habits science shows will help you fall asleep faster and sleep better

But not sleeping, in addition to making you less efficient and more stressed, is terrible for your health.<p>Americans currently average 6.8 hours of sleep per night, down an hour from 1942. Four in 10 Americans don't even get the minimum of seven hours of sleep doctors recommend. That's a public …

30-Minute Cardio Medley Workout

Cardio machines can get pretty boring. One way to keep things interesting and work your body in different ways is to change machines throughout the …

Microsoft is trying to bring back the '80s with its Windows 10 strategy

In 1980, IBM contracted a startup called Microsoft to deliver DOS, an operating system for its forthcoming IBM PC, on a tight deadline.<p>The IBM PC came out in 1981 and soon became a smash hit, surpassing the leading Apple II.<p>A horde of competitors rushed to build their own "IBM Compatible" clones …

Repeating fast radio bursts found coming from outside our galaxy

Multiple short bursts of radio waves have been found coming from a single location far beyond the Milky Way Galaxy, Cornell astronomers have discovered. It's the first time researchers have found these enigmatic "fast radio bursts" to repeat, indicating that the waves are coming from a powerful …

Adorable Teddy Bear-like "Magic Rabbit" Spotted for the First Time in Two Decades

Meet the Ili pika (<i>Ochotona iliensis</i>), an extremely elusive, cuddly creature that is rarely seen by human eyes. Native to a remote region of China, the adorable mammal has been spotted only a handful of times in the Tianshan Mountains of the northwestern province of Xinjiang. Nicknamed the “magic …

Cute

ISatHub promises reliable Internet for multiple users, from space — anywhere on Earth (hands-on)

Imagine you’re on a boat in the middle of the ocean, and you and a couple of others on board have to send some emails or text messages back to the office.<p>Or picture the same group hiking in a meadow deep in Yosemite National Park, and needing to make urgent phone calls.<p>Without normal infrastructure …

National Parks

Why You Need To Unplug Every 90 Minutes

You’re an organism. And organisms run in cycles. Here’s how to work with yours.<p>Since sprints get us to focus in and finish our tasks with crisp consciousness, we know they’re the most effective way of working. But what’s fascinating is <i>why</i> they make us work so well.<p>For Leo Widrich at Buffer, it’s in …

Olympus Air is a lens camera that pairs with your smartphone

We knew it was coming, but it's finally here. Not to be outdone by Sony, Olympus revealed last year, during Photokina 2014, that it was working on a lens camera of its own. And now we're starting to learn more about it. Meet the Olympus Air, the company's first attempt at this type of remote …

For Thinnest Intel 'Broadwell' Portables From HP, Dell (And Maybe Apple), Performance Is Not The Point

Some of the thinnest and lightest Intel-based portables yet are coming to market. That means no more whirring fans. And a rethink of the laptop.<p>During Intel’s fourth-quarter earnings conference call this past week, CEO Brian Krzanich talked about the latest crop of Core M processors using the new …

Computer Hardware

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

In an era of email, text messages, Facebook and Twitter, we’re all required to do several things at once. But this constant multitasking is taking its toll. Here neuroscientist Daniel J Levitin explains how our addiction to technology is making us less efficient<p>Daniel J Levitin Q&A<p>Our brains are …

Productivity

Intel's Compute Stick puts Windows 8.1 on your TV for $149

Your Chromecast may be able to play Netflix, but can it play <i>Crysis</i>? Intel's HDMI Compute Stick probably can't either, but the tiny device <i>does</i> have enough power to run Windows 8.1 apps on your TV. Intel has rather impressively crammed in a quad-core Atom CPU, 32GB of storage and 2GB of RAM, along …

Samsung Unveils Crazy-Small Drive That Gives You 1TB of Storage

Samsung unveiled the mighty mouse of storage devices at its Consumer Electronics Show presentation on Monday.<p>The company says its Portable SSD T1 …

Galaxy Alpha's Death Will Inspire Samsung To Design A Better Smartphone

Launched in August 2014, Samsung’s Galaxy Alpha was an interesting play by Samsung. Rather than specifications, the emphasis on the Alpha was placed on style and form rather than function and capability. With reports coming in that the Alpha’s production run is coming to an end, the handset has …

Samsung Galaxy

Six lessons we can learn from geniuses

Whether it’s designing a supersonic vehicle, helping the blind to see or creating space history, what can we learn from the great minds behind these feats?<p>Our series The Genius Behind has taken you inside the minds of people who are making the impossible possible. Whether it is designing the …

Genius

Why are so many video games broken at launch?

Allow me to begin with my very best Andy Rooney impersonation: When I was growing up, there was no such thing as a "day one patch." I went to Video Station on Saturday with my parents -- if I was <i>lucky</i> -- and came home with a single rented game for the weekend. <i>James Pond</i> or <i>Bubsy the Bobcat</i> or <i>Blast</i> …

The Only Way To Save Samsung's Dying Mobile Business

• <b>Samsung's smartphone shipments were down 8.2% on a year-over-year basis last quarter, according to IDC.</b> It was the only top-5 smartphone shipment that saw a contraction in smartphone shipments.• <b><br>The decline in phone shipments hit Samsung's bottom line.</b> Its profits were down 60% last quarter. That was …

Russian webcam spy site 'may take time to shut down'

The site currently has 584 feeds from locations in the UK, showing children's bedrooms, lounges and kitchens, and business premises such as offices, factories and shops<p>A Russian website allowing voyeurs to watch people in their homes via their own webcams may take some time to shut down, the …

The home security device that's always listening

For Airbnb hosts who want to keep tabs on their homes, a full home security system might be overkill. They're expensive, and live cameras and motion detectors invade guests' privacy. So how do they make sure guests keep the volume down, aren't smoking inside and don't ransack their home?<p>A new …

Keep Your Head Up: 'Text Neck' Takes A Toll On The Spine

"Text neck," the posture formed by leaning over a cellphone while reading and texting, is a big problem, according to the author of a newly published study in the National Library of Medicine.<p>Kenneth K. Hansraj, chief of spine surgery at New York Spine Surgery & Rehabilitation Medicine, says the …

The Best Free Workout Videos on YouTube

Now that the holidays are creeping around the corner, you may have to break up with your regularly scheduled sweat sessions, at least temporarily. …

Exercise

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge review: Innovation, experiment or gimmick?

Just because you <i>can</i> do something, should you? Samsung thinks so. Its second experimentally screened phone taps into its hardware R&D and production clout to offer something not many other companies can make, let alone bring to the public outside of a fuzzy proof of concept. And so, following the …

Pitch-Invader Hugs Cristiano Ronaldo, Refuses to Let Go of Him

Link to Media<p>There has been a recent spate of pitch-invaders at matches around the world, and to be fair to the game's top players, they seem to be taking it well.<p>Cristiano Ronaldo was the latest one to stay classy during Saturday's match in Granada—a 4-0 Real Madrid win—when a young fan decided to …

Soccer

Inside Apple Inc.'s spin machine

According to Mark Gurman’s 9-part profile of Apple’s public relations operations, it was Steve Jobs’ idea to assign an adjective to each of its …

The Good, The Bad And The In-Between Of Bungie's 'Destiny' Beta

For those following along, you’ll realize that yes, this is a follow-up to my lengthy article on Destiny’s alpha I posted earlier this summer under a nearly identical name. I thought that format was effective for analysis, and so I figured I’d repeat it here. Though this probably won’t be nearly as …

Here comes the 2nd Wave of Wi-Fi: Asus’s new hopped-up 802.11ac routers start shipping

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Asus<p>The new IEEE 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard may have just emerged, but there is already a newer wireless home networking …