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Unbelievable Realist Paintings of Women Underwater Look Like Photos

Matt Story's paintings look like frozen memories.<p>Recalling both idyllic summer days at the pool, New York-based painter Matt Story captures many facets of the underwater world with an eerie accuracy just shy of hyperrealism in his new show at Robert Lange Studios, <i>Water</i>. The collection depicts women …

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A Guide to the Beaches of Koh Samui Thailand

<b>Authored by Robert Tellier</b><p>Situated in the Gulf of Thailand, the beautiful island of Koh Samui it is now one of the most popular tourist destinations …

Asia Travel

24 hours in Cape Town

It’s 65km from Cape Town’s Victoria and Alfred Waterfront (the city’s most visited attraction) to the wind-whipped tip of the peninsula in the Cape Of Good Hope Nature Reserve, past majestic Table Mountain, golden beaches, charming fishing villages, verdant vineyards and a colony of super cute …

City of Love: romantic things to do in Paris

There is no escaping the romance of Paris. In the early 19th century Paris revelled in the artistic and literary liberation of Romanticism, yet this graceful city has always inspired love. It permeates through the city where loved-up couples laze in its manicured gardens, get intimate in candlelit …

Moment's new case gives your phone a real shutter button

Taking photos with your smartphone is quick, convenient, and, more often than not, pretty fun. But even the most die-hard smartphone shooters would admit that taking photos with your phone isn't quite the same as using a traditional camera. Moment is looking to bridge the gap between smartphones …

New Case Turns Your iPhone Into an Interchangeable-Lens Camera

Let’s be honest: There are plenty of lens attachments for the iPhone. To put a finer point on it, there are plenty of <i>good</i> lens attachments for the …

How the iPad Went From Massive to 'Meh' in 5 Short Years

Five years ago today, Steve Jobs unveiled the iPad in a keynote where he spent a lot of time sitting on a couch. The audience went wild, but out in …

Beautiful Polar Photos Tell a Haunting Story About Climate Change

When Camille Seaman started photographing icebergs and other arctic wonders, she wasn’t thinking about climate change. She simply found the frozen …

What It's Like Living in the Coldest Town on Earth

It gets down to well below zero in Oymyakon, Russia, long known as the coldest inhabited place on Earth. If that kind of climate is hard to wrap your …

CPI-IIP duet is still in tune: India Inc awaits public investment booster - Firstpost

The good news is the bad news in the economic data released today (12 January).<p>The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) for December 2014 rose from 4.38 …

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First-time France: where to go and what to do

France is the world’s top tourist destination and for good reason. There's a lot packed into just one country – artistic and architectural masterpieces, remarkable museums and natural landscapes, and a history harking back far beyond the Romans.<p>Top it off with fine wine, food and a culinary culture …

Exploring London's secrets: five great walking tours

You’ve taken a spin on the London Eye, explored the Tower of London and made funny faces at the Queen’s Guards. Been there, done that? Well, not quite. There’s more to London than its iconic landmarks. Whether you’ve lived here all your life or are just visiting, these five walking tours, which …

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First time Paris: top tips for your first visit to the City of Light

Paris is a city that never lets up. Return time and again and there is always something fantastic to experience—world-famous landmarks and museums mixed with chic shopping, cafe life, gastronomic blowouts and strolls along the banks of the glorious River Seine.<p>The overwhelming amount on offer can …

Short break in Bangkok: 3 tailored itineraries

Bangkok has a reputation as an intimidating city. So much so that many travellers decide to give it a miss – or at least short shrift – en route to the islands or up north. But if you've got a day or two to spare, we strongly recommend stopping by to get a taste of Thailand's cosmopolitan capital. …

15 of the world's most vibrant landscapes

If winter’s gray has got you down, add a splash of color to your horizons with these fifteen brilliant landscapes from around the world.<p>CNN has gone …

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How to choose between Thailand’s classic gulf islands

With hundreds of dreamy tropical islands scattered along Thailand’s extensive coastline, choosing your ideal island escape can be overwhelming. Each one of those specks in the ocean is a tantalising composition of turquoise water, lush jungles and divine beaches – so how's a traveller to …

New York City for first-timers

<i>Baffled by the Big Apple, or hoping to glimpse the stranger side of NYC? Check out Lonely Planet's essential guide for first-timers, or for a peek at New York's oddities, our friends at BBC Travel have all the secrets.</i><p>No question stumps a New Yorker more than the most common one from a first-time …

How to be an Aussie beach bum

When it comes to hanging out at the beach, Aussies have a few unwritten 'rules' of behaviour. To make the most of your visit Down Under, and do a convincing impression of a bona fide Aussie beach bum, here are some helpful pointers:<p>Beach etiquette<p>'Thongs' by Johnny Jet. Creative Commons Attribution …

The best beaches in Australia

With more than 10,000 beaches around its shores, Australia leads the way when it comes to incredible sand and surf. Some beaches are playgrounds for marine and other wildlife, and the most beautiful beaches are so expansive or remote that you don't have to fight for towel space. Here's an …

OrthoSensor VERASENSE Helps Surgeons Perfect Total Knee Replacements

<b>OrthoSensor</b> (Sunrise, FL) won FDA clearance for its VERASENSE device, an electronic wireless sensor used in place of tibial trial spacers during …

Physician’s 6 month perspective after switching from iPhone to Android

<i>By: Dr. Michael Kerr</i><p>Steve Jobs sure cried a lot.<p>If you’ve just joined us, I’m writing about switching from an iPhone to Android from a Physicians …

Need Juice? This Phone Charger Fits In Your Wallet

<b>The Pitch:</b> The ChargeCard is a super-slim USB phone charger that can fit in a wallet as easy as a credit card. The product was funded on Kickstarter, and was recently sold on the shopping site Grand St.<p><b>The Verdict:</b> Few phones have the juice to last through an entire day of even moderate usage. In …