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10 tips for surviving the night in Until Dawn

<i>This story has some spoilers, but we’ve tried to minimize it by providing more general advice –Ed.</i><p>If you’re reading this, chances are you stayed up all night to play Until Dawn. And you may need some help.<p>The Sony PlayStation 4 video game is an interactive horror experience that has lots of …

The 10 best tourist attractions in the world, according to Lonely Planet

The travel guide publisher just released its Ultimate Travel List, a bucket list of destinations assembled by its globetrotting team of travel writers and tourism experts.<p>Here are the 10 best tourist attractions in the world, according to Lonely Planet.

The Hot 10: America's Best New Restaurants 2015

These are the 10 best new restaurants in America for 2015, also known as the #BAhot10.<p><b>For his annual Hot 10 list (see the 2016 list here)</b>, Andrew Knowlton dined at hundreds of restaurants, traveled thousands of miles, and devoured something like a million calories—all in search of the country’s …

The Tech That Will Change Your Life in 2015

Gadgets and Ideas With the Best Chance of Making an Impact … and What You Can Do to Prepare for Them<p>This was a year of big technology promises—2015 is the year we find out how many live up to the hype.<p>We looked into our crystal ball for the gadgets, upgrades and ideas we think have the greatest …

Gear & Gadgets

These Pedal-Powered Pod Cars Travel Above City Streets, So You Can Avoid Traffic

They’ve already been installed in an amusement park. Next up: Google’s main campus.<p>Why drive to work when you can arrive in your own pedal-powered pod car, far above traffic? That’s the vision of a Canadian company called Shweeb, which hopes to soon begin installing what it calls the “most …

New Spectacular Moleskine Doodles That Explode with Energy

A lot has changed in a year and a half, or when we last featured the work of Philippines-based illustrator Kerby Rosanes. Take a look at his website, called Sketchy Stories, and you'll see a chart filled with logos of the companies he's worked with which include Nike, Ford and Mazda. On Facebook …

Spicy Sugared Pecans to Make Christmas Tex-ified

Sugared pecans are a time honored tradition in Texas, for just about every holiday. This spicier version is super fun for Christmas!<p>Sugared pecans are a time honored Texas tradition. They’ve been on many a holiday table in my lifetime, though this spicier version is new to me. New, and completely …

‘Life on Earth is in peril. We have no future if we don’t go into space’

STEPHEN HAWKING<p>Physicist and cosmologist<p>Robotic missions are much cheaper and may provide more scientific information, but they don’t catch the public imagination in the same way, and they don’t spread the human race into space, which I’m arguing should be our long-term strategy. If the human race …

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Stunning geometric shapes appear in snow - CNN Style

Scientists find likely culprit behind mysterious sea star deaths

In the slippery tide pools of San Pedro's Point Fermin, there are sticky green sea anemone, hard-shelled limpets, barnacles shaped like mini-volcanoes and even small octopuses hiding between gaps in the rocks.<p>Noticeably missing from this coastal menagerie are the icons of the rocky intertidal zone …

Homemade Rolls for Novice Bakers

<i>Need a holiday hand? We've got you covered with two straight weeks of Holiday Survival Recipes -- the ones you can rely on to keep your guests (and you) feeling festive.</i><p><i>Today: Homemade Rolls for Novice Bakers</i><p>Just imagine it: your family is home for the holidays -- grown children, perhaps, or …

7 Intelligent Gifts For Tech Savvy Children

The culture of gift giving troubles me–all that buying and spending in a country where the majority of us already carry too much debt.<p>Still, every year relatives ask me what they can buy my children during the holiday season. When I was younger, I resisted. I stepped onto my soapbox and gave some …

First drive: Mercedes-AMG GT S muscles in on the sports car segment

The question first popped up when the 503-horsepower Mercedes-AMG GT S roared to life one cool morning last week in San Francisco: This is from a German car company, right?<p>With a throaty burble at idle, and crackling exhaust when you lift the throttle, it sounded more like an American muscle car …

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The complete guide to PS3, PS4 and PlayStation Vita Black Friday deals

We've scoured the nets to find you the best Black Friday deals for PlayStation3, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. Price cuts include some amazing bundles, a few peripheral deals and tons of discounted games.<p>If you see anything missing let me know in comments and I'll add it. I'll also continue …

Hasselblad Unveils the Stellar II: A Luxury Item ‘Not Intended to Be Judged Against Other Cameras’

Minutes ago, Hasselblad officially unveiled the Stellar II, another Sony rebrand that will likely draw some ridicule from the photo community — …

Passengers get out and push frozen plane in Siberia - CNN.com

Apple becomes first company worth $700bn

Apple set a record by becoming the first company to be valued at $700bn (£446bn). The iPhone maker was already the world’s most valuable business, but in early trading its shares rose nearly 1% to $119.75, giving it a market capitalisation of $701.7bn. This is higher than the GDP of all but the top …

Far Cry 4 PS3 fix is to delete game and saves files and reinstall, PC black screen fix coming

Good news, bad news, <i>Far Cry 4</i> owners.<p>The good news is that Ubisoft has figured out how to fix the issue that was causing game data corruption for some PlayStation 3 gamers and the black screen for some PC gamers.<p>The bad news is that the PS3 fix isn't very pretty and the PC fix won't be hitting for …

Activision Smokescreens 'Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare' Sales, Continuing A Trend

Between Skylanders, Destiny, Call of Duty and all of Blizzard’s games, it’s hard to find a more successful video game publisher than Activision. And yet, something has shifted within the company where it no longer appears confident enough to openly boast about the specific sales numbers of their …

Alienware Alpha First Impressions And Gaming Benchmarks

Alienware has something to prove, and we’re breaching the moment of truth. They were one of the first companies to strike out on their own following the delay of Valve’s SteamOS, and the end result isn’t merely a collection of complimentary components in a compact case; it’s intended to be a …

Humor: Why Guys Hate Being in Pictures

Do guys, in general, hate taking pictures? Comedian Robbie Sherrard thinks so, and in this tongue-in-cheek video that’s currently going viral he …

The Prynt Case Turns Your Smartphone into an Instant Camera… and Then Some

Instant photography is making a big comeback lately. As both the success of The Impossible Project and the popularity of Fuji’s most recent Instax …

Reminder: 'Destiny' Is Still The Most Important Console Game Of 2014

The big fall releases are rolling in. We’ve already seen the yearly entry from console industry’s two major annualized franchises, Call of Duty and Assassin’s Creed, as well as other major titles like Sunset Overdrive, as well as Skylanders, Halo and so on. We’re getting Far Cry and Dragon Age next …

Solar road opens in the Netherlands

<b>(CNN) —</b> The world's first road capable of turning sunlight into energy officially opened for traffic Wednesday in the Netherlands.<p>It's actually a 230-foot-long bike path in the town of Krommenie.<p>The road is a test route developed by the company SolaRoad.<p>"SolaRoad is a world first that will put the …

Interview: The Design Journey of Eurostar's First New Trains in Two Decades

Eurostar revealed its new state-of-the art e320 trains at St. Pancras station on the eve of its 20th anniversary, with much fanfare and media …

Far Cry 4 (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, PS3, 360) review: Taking open-world games to dizzy new heights - CNET

<b>The Good</b> Far Cry 4 offers an amazing environment to traverse and explore. It features ultra-satisfying first-person-shooter gameplay along with new vehicles and equipment. And yes, you can ride elephants.<p><b>The Bad</b> The main character is underwhelming and it has a nearly identical game structure to Far …

How to be a pickup artist (with science)

It’s not a good time to be a pick-up artist, or the sort of bloke who relies on his “wisdom”, or whatever it is you’d call that noxious guff they emit on a regular basis, like a cow with irritable bowels. On one hand you’ve got Julien Blanc, provoking such a strong backlash with his seminars on …

'Assassin's Creed: Unity' review: bigger doesn't mean better

<i>Assassin's Creed: Unity</i> stars Arno Dorian, a young man who, like every video game hero before him, is out for revenge. In this case, he’s avenging his father’s death, which leads him to join the ranks of the assassins. <i>Unity</i> continues the century-spanning tale of the conflict between assassins and …

Infiniti Synaptiq concept 'spinal lock attachment' makes you one with your car

The theme of this year's LA Design Challenge is "Sensing the future" and asks, "How will cars interact with us in 2029?" Infiniti has kicked off entries in the LA Auto Show's yearly visionary party with its low, wide and versatile Synaptiq concept. Less a car and more of a set of interlocking …