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What Google’s Material Design Is Really About

• Partner Content<br>• Author: Nathan Sinsabaugh, KA+A. Nathan Sinsabaugh, KA+A<p>With the November release of Android Lollipop, Google’s Material Design …

10 European Cities With Cheap Five-Star Hotels

We love a good dose of luxury when we travel -- especially when that luxury involves fluffy white robes, top-notch room service and bellhops at our beck and call.<p>What, do we sound like we're high maintenance or something?<p>When hostel life has you ready to call it quits, it's time to book a night in …

iOS 8 vs. Android Lollipop: Same features, yet more distinct than ever

In the mobile war between Android and iOS, something interesting has happened over the last six months.<p>In the past, the two operating systems were …

NYC to replace most of its payphones with free gigabit WiFi in 2015

Can you remember the last time you used a payphone? Neither can we. Public telephones are an outmoded piece of our communication infrastructure, and NYC is ready to replace them. The city has been toying with the idea for years, and today it finally announced its final plans: LinkNYC -- a network …

Google Keep now lets you share lists with friends and family, filter notes by attributes

Google today updated its Keep app with new sharing and searching functionality. You can download the latest Android version now from Google Play, the Chrome extension from the Chrome Web Store, and of course access the latest web version on keep.google.com.<p>First up, Google Keep has become much more …

16 Things You Can Do In Android Lollipop That You Couldn't Do In KitKat

After what feels like a long time since we saw the L Preview first appear, Google is now rolling out the final version of Android 5.0 Lollipop to its …

Android News

Parrot Zik 2.0 review: still the world's most advanced headphones

If you're into drones and wireless audio, then you'll probably agree that Parrot is the best thing out of France since Daft Punk. Personally, I've been most impressed with the company's wireless headphones, the Zik. In fact, I've been a regular user since it came out about two years ago. Even …

Smite aims for Xbox One beta in early 2015

Hi-Rez Studios' multiplayer online battle arena <i>Smite</i> will be ready for closed beta on Xbox One early in 2015, with a release in the first half of the year, according to company co-founder Todd Harris.<p>Speaking in a promo video for the company's appearance at PAX Australia last weekend, Harris said …

Two Countries, One Trip: How To See More On Your Next Vacation

Even if you're not the kind of traveler who wants to check off as many destinations as possible in a week-long vacation, you might get restless staying in one place for that long. With some cities, you not only have the option of visiting another region, you can also stamp your passport by going to …

30 Pieces Of The Berlin Wall Spread Out All Over The World

This Sunday, Germany will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. To mark the event, Reuters photographers around the world captured images of segments of the wall, which are kept as monuments in countries from Taiwan to South Africa and Guatemala. People walk by these every …

Nixie wearable camera drone wins Intel's $500,000 tech challenge

Wearable camera drone Nixie is the winner of Intel's Make it Wearable competition, scooping a prize of $500,000 (£313,000) at a ceremony held in San …

With Calendar app revamp, Google aims to keep rivals at bay

Google is trying to make sure its Calendar app stays current.<p>The Internet giant on Monday announced updates to the Calendar app for its Android operating system, as well as Apple's iPhone. The software has a new look and set of features to automate events and reduce fiddling users have to do to …

Apps

The most Instagrammed place of the year is a shopping mall in Bangkok

Over the past few years, shopping has propelled Bangkok, Thailand to being the top tourist destination in the world. And that fact is plain to see on social media: In 2013, more photos were posted on Instagram geotagged from inside a giant shopping mall in Bangkok than any other place in the world. …

Xbox One Vs. PS4: The Top Pre-Ordered Next-Gen Video Games

<i>Call of Duty: Ghosts tops next-gen pre-order charts as the console wars heat up.</i><p>Video game sales tracking site VGChartz has assembled the latest pre-order numbers for the Sony PlayStation 4 and Xbox One from Microsoft in the United States.<p>In the US alone, the PS4 has gained 125,000 pre-order units …

Netflix now officially bigger than HBO, adds 1.3 million new US subscribers in Q3

It's buying more original content and looking to get onto your cable box<p>Netflix announced its third quarter numbers today. It beat expectations with revenue of $1.11 billion and earnings per share of $0.52. It also hit the high end of its guidance by adding 1.3 million new domestic subscribers, …

The most beautiful places on Earth – in pictures

As Lonely Planet turns 40 this year, the publisher has picked the most magnificent sights across the globe to be included in a new book entitled Beautiful World, which contains more than 200 images and aims to inspire readers to see the world as they have never seen it before

The Hyperrealistic Sculptures of Ron Mueck

London-based sculptor Ron Mueck, formerly a model maker and puppeteer for children's television and films, has been creating fine art sculptures since 1996. Using resin, fiberglass, silicone, and many other materials, Mueck constructs hyperrealistic likenesses of human beings, while playing with …

This Stunning Time-Lapse of New York City is a Must-Watch

New York City isn’t what it used to be. Soldiers with M-16s stand guard at Grand Central Station, walking through Times Square feels like you’re on …

New Portraits by Andrew Salgado | Colossal

<p>Artist Andre Salgado (previously here and here) wows us again with a new body of work completed in the last few months for exhibitions at Le Petite …

Easy access to Airplane mode an iOS 7 security flaw -- researchers

Apple's Control Center in iOS 7 makes it easier to access certain functions, but a recently released study from security researchers suggests it might be causing harm.<p>Security researchers at German firm SR Labs posted a video to YouTube recently showing how the easy access to Airplane Mode in …

iOS

Filing Says Sleep- And Health-Tracking Startup Lark Is Raising Another $3.6M

Lark, which launched a wearable silent alarm onstage at TechCrunch’s Disrupt conference back in 2010, has raised $3.1 million of an intended $3.6 million round of funding, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.<p>I’ve emailed the company and its CEO Julia Hu for …

Colorado Ski Towns Get Ready For Legal, Recreational Marijuana For The Upcoming Season

Forget the shot-skis, thanks to the passage of Amendment 64, Colorado ski towns are bracing for pot-skis.<p>Ski towns including Aspen, Breckenridge, Crested Butte, Steamboat Springs and Telluride appear ready to bank on recreational marijuana shops for their 2014 seasons, when adults age 21 and up can …

Non-Beach Hawaii Activities: Yep, They Exist And They Are Awesome

With 75 degree water temperatures, year-round surf and some of the most vibrant sea life in the world, it would be easy to never leave the ocean on a trip to Hawaii. But that would be a grave mistake, as some of the most beautiful and adventurous activities on the islands are inland. Here are six …

Fall in Love: Romantic Dates Near San Francisco

As the weather cools and we stand a little closer, there's no denying that autumn is the season when summer flings fall in love. It's time to break out that new wardrobe and hit the town (and country) with one of these <b>romantic dates near San Francisco.</b><p><b>Sweep Her off Her Feet</b><p>An autumn bike ride has …

Morning skies—and the Bugaboo peaks—are reflected in a lake in British Columbia, Canada. http://on.natgeo.com/1g1qyc6 Photograph by Jonathan Irish, National Geographic

Portland’s Undergound Tunnels Are Relics of a Seedy Past

Portland was once the most dangerous port city in America. Nina Strochlic on the underground tunnels that live to tell the tale.<p>The Portland, Oregon, …

Watch: Quite Possibly the Best Video Guide to NYC

If you’re planning to visit New York City—whether for the first time or the tenth—we’ve got the ultimate guide for you. This isn’t the same type of …

5 Fascinating Former DDR Locales

For Germans, October 3 marks the Day of German Unity (Tag der Deutschen Einheit), a national holiday commemorating Reunification in 1990. The country's five eastern German states -- previously their own country under Soviet rule -- merged with West Germany to form one nation shortly after the fall …