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How to Quickly and Effectively Learn a New Language Before Your Next Vacation

The process of preparing for a trip abroad can be daunting. Between packing and planning, learning foreign words and phrases may get put on the back …

Language Learning

Kevin Costner's New Series 'Yellowstone' Shows America's First National Park in All Its Staggering Beauty

The stunning filming location in Montana offers fresh inspiration to visit this wild part of our country.<p>Tonight, the Paramount Network (formerly …

National Parks

This diving system lets you stay submerged for 2 hours, no tank needed

Do you want a diving system that bridges the gap between scuba diving and snorkeling, minus the limitations of both? If so, a new Kickstarter …

Scuba Diving

The Best Stereo Receiver

After considering 10 models and performing more than 70 hours of testing, we think the Sony STR-DH190 is the best affordable stereo receiver—a great …

Audiophile

The 10 Most Underrated National Parks in America

There are 59 national parks in the United States. These are the hidden gems.<p>There are 59 national parks in the United States — each more majestic and …

14 Classic Summer Vacations Everyone Should Take at Least Once

How many of these summer staple trips have you taken?<p>There’s a summer vacation — and then there’s one you can’t explain with a postcard.<p>While plenty …

The 8 Best Packable Backpacks to Carry When Traveling

Traveling is one of the best parts of summer. While many of us here at Gear Patrol prefer to take only what fits in a carry-on, sometimes the nature …

Backpacking

The 10 Best Family Hikes in America

From Ocean Path in Acadia to the Trail of Ten Falls in Oregon, our outdoor expert offers her top picks for hiking with kids.<p>Taking kids on a hike can …

Hiking

The motion activated under-bed LED night light everyone goes nuts over is back on Amazon

The Vansky Motion Activated Bed Light is basically the perfect night light because it removes the biggest problems with conventional night lights. …

Tech Trends

This simple hack will help you *finally* master crow pose

Figuring out how to do crow pose without falling on your face is challenging for both beginner and advanced yogis alike. Even instructors like …

The Undiscovered Mediterranean Destinations to Seek Out This Summer

"First time in Croatia?" a bronzed, middle-aged man asked in an unidentifiable European accent.<p>He was standing on the bow of his yacht, his hair …

7 Day Trip Dates If You're In A New Relationship & A Whole Vacation Is Too Much

There's nothing I love more than a spontaneous road trip. The only problem is that taking a road trip with someone you're dating can sometimes imply …

The 12 Best Trail Running Shoes of 2018

<i>This guide provides information on the best trail running shoes of every type, alongside tips and advice from experts before you buy.</i><p>Introduction<p>The …

14 Best Things to Do in Amsterdam

Our picks for what to do while you're in town.<p>Offering everything from tranquil boat rides through gorgeous, tree-shaded canals to world-class art museums, and cannabis-stocked coffee shops, you’ll never be bored in this town. Once you've ticked off your biggest bucket-list items, be sure to …

18 incredible European destinations that haven't been discovered by tourists

Some of these places are difficult to access, while others remain local secrets.<p>We've put together a list of 18 European destinations that you can enjoy without hordes of travelers, from one of France's most majestic villages to a breathtaking hiking trail in Sweden.<p><i>Sarah Schmalbruch wrote an</i> …

The best recent science fiction and fantasy novels – reviews roundup

Creation Machine by Andrew Bannister, The Medusa Chronicles by Stephen Baxter and Alastair Reynolds, Dreamsnake by Vonda N McIntyre, Azanian Bridges by Nick Wood and Ace of Spiders by Stefan Mohamed<p>Space opera lends itself to the depiction of grand dimensions and great duration, but it’s one thing …

Books

That extra chair in your home office? Rent it out

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The Man Who Steve Jobs Considered For Apple’s CEO Is Back With A Startup That Lights Google's Buildings

Joe Costello was one of the people interviewed for that position in 1997.<p>Costello had a lengthy conversation with Jobs, but their talks only led to Jobs realizing there was no one else in the world that wanted the Apple CEO position more than himself. Jobs finally dropped the "interim" from his …

Video worth watching: Apple's Tim Cook on The Charlie Rose Show

Tim Cook would be the first to tell you — as he told Charlie Rose Friday night — that he’s not Steve Jobs and never will be.<p>But the Tim Cook that …

Smarter Smartphone Stocks

With four billion users and counting, mobile is changing the world in ways not seen since the dawn of the Internet. From ubiquitous cameras to always-on employment to continual social connection, the world is still in the process of evolving.<p>While obvious beneficiaries such as Samsung, Apple, …

10 Mind-Blowing Facts About Google

Given the size and scope of such a company, the Quora community had no problem providing a number of little-known yet surprising tidbits.<p>With all its tech excellence (which runs from Google Glass to the self-driving car to the internet's most beloved search engine), here are 10 mind-blowing facts …

Google Glass

Dating Apps for the Already Attached

Online dating services are expert at setting up people who never knew each other before, and some 40 million Americans use them. Lately, a lot of …

Why Extravagant New HQs Planned At Apple, Google, Amazon And Facebook Are Negative Indicators

Amazon.com this week revealed plans for three verdant bubbles in downtown Seattle, joining Apple's circular "spaceship," Facebook's Frank Gehry-designed open-office complex and a new Googleplex on the list of planned trophy offices.<p>"It signals a desire, a statement, to say that we're special, we're …

Can you stare at the Galaxy S4 for an hour? (video)

Samsung and Swiss carrier Swisscom came up with a competition that’s very different from what we’re used to: believe it or not, you have to stare at the Galaxy S4 for 60 minutes straight in order to win it.<p>The video below was shot in Zurich’s Main Station. In addition to the pressure of dozens of …

How a 13-year-old’s trip to the doctor led to a startup driving innovation in women’s health

Adolescence is tough enough without the threat of cancer or the fear of being unable to have children. But for Surbhi Sarna, high school was an extra …

Eric Schmidt 'perplexed' by UK tax controversy, says Google pays all legally required taxes

Google has recently come under fire in the UK for alleged tax avoidance — last November, UK legislators talked to high-level executives about an apparent discrepancy between Google's global profits and their UK income taxes, and it was reported last week that a former executive has evidence of …

Lifelike Robotic Bird Got Attacked By A Hawk

You know you’ve built a pretty good robot when nature itself has been fooled. And a group of robotics researchers at the University of Maryland got that compliment last month, when their robotic bird, dubbed “Robo Raven” was attacked by a hawk.<p>Professor S.K. Gupta has been working on creating a …

Arduino Robot launches at Maker Faire, we go hands-on (video)

There's a new kid on the Arduino block, and it's called the Arduino Robot. Launched yesterday at Maker Faire Bay Area, it's the company's first product that extends beyond single microcontroller boards. The Roomba-like design, which we first saw in November 2011, is the result of a collaboration …

10 Things To Do When You Win The Lottery

<i>Editor’s note:</i> <i>This post was updated on January 12th, 2016, to reflect the current $1.5 billion Powerball jackpot and the 2016 lifetime exemption from estate and gift taxes.</i><p>The jackpot for tomorrow’s Powerball drawing has hit $1.5 billion. If you win it, you won’t ever have to worry about money …