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Some of Japan's Coolest Tech Innovations, by Dentsu's Kei Shimada

Think Japan’s not quite as innovative as it used to be? Kei Shimada, director of business development at advertising and PR firm Dentsu disagrees. At The Next Web Conference Europe 2013, he took to the stage to talk us through some of the innovations being worked on by his team and others in the …

Can Facebook lead to psychosis? One study says so

Sometimes, normal humans take a liking to clinical terms and adopt them.<p>You go out on a date, and when your friends ask how it went you reply: "Oh, she's psychotic." Or perhaps: "He's delusional."<p>The justifications for such adjectives being used might be simple.<p>In the former case, the lady might …

Why Facebook's Phone Is Flopping: It's a Social Network With No Social Skills

This week offered a status update on Facebook's efforts to get people to embrace its phone: Its much-hyped Home software, engineered to put Facebook front and center on smartphones in every way possible, has so far been a bust.<p>Home has been downloaded fewer than one million times -- small change …

Stream and Watch your Favorite TV Shows, Movies and Live TV

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Christopher Columbus’ unexpected home

Founded in 1501, Santo Domingo is home to extraordinary traces of the original city, which served as a template for the design of emerging cities in the New World.

Christopher Columbus

The bottom line of travel writing

Following a debate surrounding the ethics of press trips, travel publications and organisations weigh in with their own polices – and not everyone is against the practice.<p>Do free press trips allow for greater access, or biased coverage?<p>That’s the question causing conflict and contention in the …

Are people really interested in space tourism?

Richard Branson marked a major milestone in space tourism with Virgin Galactic’s supersonic test flight… but for most people, outer space is not worth the price.<p>The next frontier of travel? If Richard Branson and others like him have their way, the answer is outer space. The Virgin Atlantic CEO …

Space Travel

Top 21 under-the-radar destinations

From Canada’s Yukon wilderness to the mountaintops of India, these unconventional holiday destinations will lead you off the beaten path and onto an adventure all your own.

Hangouts name for Babel apparently confirmed in Google Chat desktop notifications

A variety of users have seen Google+ Hangouts notifications appear, a sign that seems to further prove the fact that a unified messaging system – previously known as Babel – will soon be unveiled by the company.<p><i>Google+ Hangouts notification (left) vs Google Chat notification (right)</i><p>A few <i>reddit</i> …

5 Reasons Not to Upgrade to the Samsung Galaxy S4

At this point, most readers probably fall into one of two camps: either you can’t get enough of the Samsung Galaxy S4 or you are absolutely sick of hearing about it. By now, you might have made up your mind when it comes to whether or not you want one.<p>But hang on, what if you haven’t made up your …

Galaxy Note

Rumor: Samsung Galaxy Note 3, LG Optimus G2, HTC Butterfly 2 to arrive in Q3 2013

<i>Galaxy Note 2 (left) vs Droid DNA / Butterfly (right)</i><p>New flagship smartphones are said to come from the major brands in this year’s third quarter, in an effort to counter Apple’s next iPhone, rumored to launch during this year’s second half, according to a recent report.<p><i>DigiTimes</i> – which isn’t …

Flipboard for Android hits version 2.0 with curated magazines, new sharing options

Flipboard Editor for magazines also launched on the web<p>Popular news magazine app Flipboard has been updated to version 2.0 today, with new features …

Amy Poehler and Her Brother Greg Are Making a Swedish Comedy Series

Siblings Amy and Greg Poehler are getting into business with Swedish television. They’ll be executive producing a half-hour comedy series for …

'Arrested Development' fans can hit Bluth's banana stand

As any true fan of “Arrested Development” knows, there’s always money in the banana stand.<p>And Netflix is hoping that line—from the show’s patriarch George Bluth, Sr.—rings true as it rolls out real-life, pop-up Bluth’s Original Frozen Banana stands in New York and Los Angeles over the next few …

Starting Over: 10 Travelers Who Bought A One-Way Ticket And Began A New Life

Many of us dream of packing our belongings, buying a plane ticket to that place we've always dreamed of going, and starting a new life. Have you ever wondered what that would be like -- and whether you'd regret it?<p>A recent Ask Reddit thread posed the question, "Redditors who have dropped …

The Best Restaurants, Bars, And Clubs In Shanghai

After four weeks of voting, Reddit users on the /r/shanghai page chose the best things to eat, drink, and do in Shanghai.<p>Over 800 people voted on 17 different categories, from the best Chinese restaurant to the best street food. Here are the winners:<p>See the infographic below for the full list of …

Shanghai

7 Tips for Flying With an Autistic Child

National Autism Awareness Month is coming to a close just as summer vacation-planning gets underway. For families with children on the autism spectrum, taking a vacation can bring a sense of dread. Autistic kids do best with structure and routine, and a vacation--by definition--is a break from that.<p>…

A Parody Intro to Adobe Photoshop CC

Prev<p>Gorgeous Aurora Photos and Time-Lapse Showing the Sky Over Lake Superior<p>Next<p>The Polaroid Picture Was Instantaneous, But It Was Artists Who Made …

Kim Dotcom wants Mega’s messaging services to be both secure and friction-free

<i>UPDATE (3.30am PT): This article originally suggested that Mega had not previously revealed secure instant messaging plans. In fact, this had been</i> …

Disney Joins The Private Social Networking Craze With New Photo & Video Sharing App Called “Story”

The latest to join the cadre of startups offering tools for more private sharing outside of Facebook’s massive footprint is not, in fact, another startup, but rather another media giant: Disney. Citing its “rich heritage in storytelling,” Disney’s Interactive division, best known for games, sites, …

Vine Has Been Taken Over By Teens

The Teens Have Spoken. And they like Vine.<p>Vine doesn't break down user numbers, much less demographics. And if you visit Vine today, it's hard to tell what's changed since it came out in January. The people I follow post a little less, and they're a little better at it. But otherwise it's pretty …

Google's Timelapse project shows how the Earth has changed over a quarter of a century

Google has expanded its mapping platform to launch a new project called Timelapse, taking you back through time to see how our planet has changed over the last 25 years. To create its new interactive HTML5 animations, Google teamed up with the US Geological Survey (USGS), NASA, and TIME to combine …

Google Earth enters fourth dimension, highlights humanity’s heavy hand

Satellite imagery lets you follow terrain changes over time.<p>Roughly four years ago, Google engineers started working with the US Geological Survey to …

The Biggest Hacks Of This Year Weren't Hacks — They Were Tricks

The modern hack isn't a "hack" at all: It's a lie, another lie, and some simple web design.<p>Yesterday, <i>The Onion</i>'s tech team penned a blog post explaining Monday's social media hack in elaborate detail. It lays out in plain language exactly out how employees were duped by the Syrian Electronic Army — …