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Shafer Trail Overlook, Canyonlands National Park

A Toaster That Burns The Morning News Onto Bread

It’s commonplace to read a newspaper (or a smartphone) with breakfast. Chewing doesn’t require our full attention, after all, and all sorts of things were happening while we slept. But is there a more elegant way to combine our news and breakfast than dual wielding?<p>The Image Toaster is a project by …

Unbelievably Awesome Photorealistic Oil Paintings by Steve Mills

<i>1</i><p>Artist Steven Spazuk used to be a conventional painter when he dreamt of using soot as a painting medium. Holding a piece of paper on one hand and a …

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New York City Subways Are Getting A New Touchscreen Network

In 2011, the MTA installed similar high-tech touchscreens, dubbed "On the Go!" travel stations, at five subway stations throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens.<p>Now, the MTA has partnered with Control Group and CBS Outdoor to deploy up to 90 additional digital kiosks in New York subway …

US Cellular Samsung GALAXY S 4 pre-orders begin April 16

Hot on the heels of AT&T announcing their pre-orders for the Samsung GALAXY S 4, US Cellular is announcing that they’ll be opening up pre-orders for …

Computer pioneer Alan Kay says the iPad has “been dumbed down so far it’s distressing”

Apple’s iPad may get outsold by Android tablets this year; according to mobile computing pioneer Alan Kay, the iPad isn’t even that impressive. Kay recently spoke at a Churchill Club event in Silicon Valley and shared his thoughts on Apple’s tablet. Here are a few of his choice words:<p>“The iPad’s …

When will Apple kill the iPod?

Physical music formats were so 20th century, so we put our music on computers. But even that was too much of a burden, so music is going up, up, and away, into the cloud and streaming. The iPod Classic is firmly rooted to the ground, and I like it that way.<p>I can live without Siri, iCloud, a camera, …

Why Apple Doesn't Own the iPad Mini Trademark

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Apple is usually very protective of their intellectual property, so they're probably pretty pissed …

How The iPad Mini Became A Stealth Success

When the iPad Mini was released in November of last year, there were few opening-bell lines at Apple stores, few foaming-at-the-mouth fanboys crossing out the days on their calendars, and few folks who viewed the device as much more than Apple getting in the seven-inch tablet game because, well, …

Facebook is testing out a new button

It seems like Facebook is just testing out a whole bunch of new features, and it doesn’t look like it has any intention of stopping anytime soon. …

In South Sudan, Striving to Keep Girls in School

On her first visit to a brothel in South Sudan, Haley Wright was told in advance only that they were going to bring a woman some medicine for her …

Oscar Pistorius won't be snubbed by athletics organisers because of murder trial, insists Paralympian's agent

Oscar Pistorius would be welcomed back to certain athletics meetings when he decides to return to competition, his agent Peet van Zyl has claimed.<p>Pistorius is allowed to travel abroad for competitions after a judge changed his bail restrictions earlier this week as he awaits trial for killing his …

If You Think China's Air Is Bad, You Should See The Water

REUTERS/China Daily The unhealthy smog that settled over Beijing earlier this year, capturing international media attention, is not the only visible sign of China's rapid economic growth and the resulting environmental hazards.<p>Countless rivers and lakes have also been contaminated by nearby …

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Are New York Nightclubs Ripping Customers Off?

Several high profile nightclubs are under investigation for charging their customers dubious operation fees that may be illegal. According to a blockbuster report in the <i>Post</i>, big time club operators like <b>EMM Group</b> and <b>Strategic Group</b> include additional charges on all of their customers checks, …

Preservation Watch

The city's plan to <b>replace Dumbo's iconic cobblestone streets with uniform, machine-cut stones</b> has many neighborhood residents and preservationists wringing their hands in dismay. They needn't worry, though, as the Department of Transportation is here to reassure everyone that the new stones will …

Yankees Enjoy West Point Experience, Defeat Army In Exhibition Game

Before the game, the team took a tour of the campus, making stops at the Hall of Fame, Cadet Chapel, Michie Stadium, and Trophy Point before eating …

Should museums be free?

A class action lawsuit against New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Arts for deceptive ticketing practices raises questions about the pricing of museums across the US.<p>Should museums be free?<p>That’s the question some in the cultural travel community are asking following news of a class action lawsuit …

Venezia

Photo by Sarah Pettet.<p>Venezia<p>Venice, poetry in translation, canals of thought.<p>From a poetry anthology called “Serendipity.”<p>Special thanks to Simon …

Disneyland Resort Chefs Cook Up Tasty Vegetarian Dishes

“But, where can I find vegetarian?” We’re often asked this question, and following a recent visit to the Disneyland Resort, the answer is a …

“Twitterpated” About Rabbit Merchandise at Disney Parks

With Easter only a few days away, I donned my Oswald the Lucky Rabbit ear hat and hopped around Walt Disney World Resort in search of bunny rabbit …

Easter Celebrations are Hopping at the Disneyland Resort

As Thomas Smith told us last week, “Limited Time Magic” has put a little spring in our step this week with special Easter celebrations at both …

Vintage Walt Disney World: Building an Animal Kingdom

In April, Disney’s Animal Kingdom will celebrate its 15th anniversary. We’re celebrating here at “Vintage Walt Disney World” by taking a look back at …

Iron Man Tech Presented by Stark Industries Coming to Innoventions at Disneyland Park

Attention Iron Man fans! To celebrate the upcoming release of “Iron Man 3,” opening in theaters May 3, an exciting new exhibit is coming to …

Celebrate Spring on Your Desktop with Our Newest Epcot-Inspired Wallpaper

It’s springtime, and Humphrey the Bear and Ranger J. Audubon Woodlore have left Brownstone National Park to enjoy the season at the Canada Pavilion …

Disney Parks Featured in National Awards

We at the Disney Parks Blog believe in tooting our own horn, but from time to time we also let others toot our horn for us.<p>FamilyFun magazine, a …