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How Airbnb Could Finally Disrupt the Business Travel Market

This past March, desperate for a place to stay during the clamorous South by Southwest festival in Austin, TX, my colleague and I turned to a vacation rental. We needed a place in which to collaborate, hold meetings and spend our evenings, and though we paid dearly for it, we ended up booking a …

Bitcoin More Than Doubles Its Value In About A Month

There may still be money to be made investing in Bitcoin. This morning, Bitcoin has just hit an all-time high of $267, surpassing the previous record of $266, as reported by CoinDesk.<p>The virtual currency dropped as low as $110 on October 3 after the FBI shut down Silk Road, and now it’s more than …

Microsoft warns users of targeted hacker attacks

Microsoft software has a vulnerability that hackers can exploit to attack users and gain remote control of their devices<p>Microsoft has warned users they could be attacked by hackers exploiting a "vulnerability" in its software.<p>Attackers could exploit the vulnerability to allow remote code execution, …

Watch: The 10 Best Slow-Motion Scenes Ever

<b>When used properly,</b> few special effects are as exhilarating and awe-inspiring as slow-motion. While the problem is often that it's used to excess, slow-motion provides not just a heightened view of the action at hand, but also increases suspense, enhances the impact of a given emotion, and adds …

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Ten hidden gems of Europe

There’s no place like Paris, Barcelona or Rome - but Europe has untouched corners that match the big hitters on beauty and charm, and with far fewer tourists. Take the road less travelled with these ten hidden gems of Europe.<p>1. Burg Satzvey, Germany<p>Whisper it: this fairytale castle is a short ride …

European Travel

Renan Ozturk’s View from the Bugaboos

Last week, the climber and filmmaker Renan Ozturk took over <i>The New Yorker</i>’<i>s</i> Instagram feed to share images from a recent expedition to the Bugaboos, a mountain range in British Columbia. Below is a selection of the images posted to Instagram, along with their captions from the feed, followed by a …

See a Map of the World Revealing Each Country’s Most Visited Website

It’s a Google Earth after all. At least according to a new map detailing each country’s most visited websites.<p>An impressive 62 countries count on Google, with Facebook coming in first for 50 other countries. Together, these two websites constitute true global Internet Empires–but we already kind of …

Eight Rustic—But Luxurious—Beach Escapes (Photos)

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Powerful Portraits of Secluded Cultures on the Brink of Extinction

Before They Pass Away is a powerful documentary series by photographer Jimmy Nelson featuring dozens of cultures around the world whose people live in seclusion and are at risk of fading away. Traveling across five continents, the English photographer manages to embrace the various cultures he has …

Anthropology

Sprintbeemer by Lucky Cat Garage

The inspiration for a bike build can come from the most unlikely of sources. In the case of this most unusual BMW sprint bike, it was a vintage M&H Racemaster drag tire.<p>The tire belonged to the amiable Séb Lorentz of the Lucky Cat Garage, a familiar face on the European custom show circuit. While …

Superbikes

Google Now for iOS gains handsfree parity with Android. And it’s fast!

Advertisement<p>10 Comments<p>Google(s goog) continues to bring more parity to the Google experience between Android and iOS devices. On Tuesday, the …

Tesla's road to success lies abroad and is lined with Superchargers

2013 has been a good year for Tesla, as the pool of Model S owners has grown considerably -- 19,000 of the cars are currently on the road, and the company's building 550 more every week. While this has led to Tesla turning a profit for the first time and paying off its governmental loans, Elon Musk …

Apple demands news site pull copy of iTunes Radio contract, claims copyright infringement

For years, tech publications large and small have hovered around Apple like fruit flies, constantly digging for scoops about the company's future products. Every once in a while, Apple swats one.<p><i>Digital Music News</i>, which covers online music, yesterday yielded to a demand by Apple to remove a copy …

Mark Zuckerberg spends $30 million on four homes to ensure privacy

It's not uncommon for celebrities to buy the properties next to their homes to ensure privacy, but usually when they do this, the neighboring homes are already on the market.<p>But when you're Mark Zuckerberg and worth $19 billion, you can usually find a price that your neighbors would be willing to …

Real Estate

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If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

'It' Girls Through the Ages

A look back at some of our favorite women who have that elusive "it" factor<p>Before Alexa, Leandra, and Olivia. there was Edie, Suzy, and Penelope. And before them, there was Clara. And before Clara, there was Eve (as in, Adam and...). In honor of our look at the state of the modern It Girl in our …

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Hot Wheels builds world's highest wall track

Any self-proclaimed Hot Wheels fanatic has surely built some sort of wall track in their house, but, like the ones from our childhoods, we're guessing it never involved repelling down the side of a seven-story building. Back in May, Hot Wheels built an epic wall track on the side of an apartment …

Listen to the Laraki Epitome's 1,750-hp engine run

The outrageous 1,750-horsepower Laraki Epitome caught us by surprise at Pebble Beach, and we caught it from plenty of different angles in photos. While we imagine the $2,000,000 Epitome is probably waiting outside Michael Bay's estate right now trying to get a walk-on part in <i>Transformers 4</i>, we have …

Maserati orders triple on strength of Quattroporte demand in China

Considering Maserati sold all of 6,300 cars globally in 2012, its goal of selling 50,000 by 2015 seemed like a bit of a stretch to say the least, but it turns the Fiat-owned automaker was on to something. <i>Reuters</i> is reporting that Maserati has already received about 17,000 orders for cars this year, …

Leno steals Porsche 918 from The Quail for latest Garage episode

Just because he's a famous celebrity doesn't mean Jay Leno got to take it easy at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance earlier this month. Having already spent some time with the gorgeous Cadillac Elmiraj Concept and Ed Welburn for a recent episode of <i>Jay Leno's Garage</i>, the late night talk show host …

Even with precise, high-tech manufacturing, replicating a beloved club can be problematic

<b>By E. Michael Johnson</b><p>For some players replacing a lost or broken club is an easy transition. For others it is a major undertaking, one that often takes weeks, months or longer to get used to the newcomer. Kenny Perry falls into the latter category, so when his Adams Super LS driver (a club Perry …

The real plan for Google Glass may be to sell it to businesses, not consumers

Yesterday evening in New York City, Google’s Glass team threw a party. It brought together “Explorers” and “Influencers”—the lucky few people who got to try out the computerized glasses Google is developing. Over cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, the diverse crowd gushed about the joys and dissected …

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Why Twitter’s new Conversations view is a big deal and why it matters for its IPO

Advertisement<p>15 Comments<p>Credit: Rani Molla<p>No one in Silicon Valley has any doubt that San Francisco-based Twitter is on a road to a public offering. …

ParaShoot wearable camera lets you shoot stealthily, monitor on a smartphone

GoPros are great, but if you'd rather film discretely without your subjects going into "dude" mode, there's now the ParaShoot wearable camera on Kickstarter. The idea is to sport the 1.3 ounce device like an amulet or on a belt during your day-to-day activities, so you can shoot 720p, 30fps video …

China hit by 'biggest ever' cyber-attack

<b>China has said it has suffered its "biggest ever" cyber-attack, causing many websites based in the country to go temporarily offline.</b><p>The distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack was said to have targeted servers responsible for sites with a ".cn" domain name.<p>The country has not speculated on who …

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Barnes & Noble retail CEO Klipper just sold most of his stock in the company

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Flickr / keone<p>Barnes & Noble (s BKS)’s retail CEO, Mitchell Klipper, has sold off a large portion of his stock in the …