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The best adventure destination you've probably never heard of

This weekend, the world’s longest zip-line opened in Ras Al Khaimah, a mark of the lofty ambition of this northernmost emirate of the UEA to be the adventure sports capital of the Middle East. Known as the “Jebel Jais Flight”, the zip-line soars for a mile and three-quarters (2.8km) above the …

One way to play the new tax law: Start an LLC

Spurred by ambiguities in the new tax law, accountants are coming up with novel strategies to help entrepreneurs slash their taxes.<p>One of the most notable provisions in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is a 20% deduction for qualified business income from so-called pass-through entities, including S …

Retirement

Forget Costa Rica — here’s Central America’s new star

New Yorkers rarely stop to rest. Last year, I diagnosed myself with chronic over-scheduling: 12-hour work days and social events that led to …

Places You Should Visit in 2018 Before They Get Too Popular

For every primo travel destination, there’s a sweet spot to find it. Visit too soon -- say, before the airlines start offering half-decent service …

Enzo Ferrari

The Basics of Blockchain Technology, Explained in Plain English

Anything and everything you need to know about what makes blockchain technology tick.<p>Historically, no asset has been a greater source of wealth …

3 days in Budapest – The Best Places to Visit and Where to Stay

Table of Contents<p>Where to stay in Budapest<br>• 3 Days in Budapest – What to do and see<br>• How to travel to …

The best flight search websites – tried and tested

The internet’s supposed to make things easier when comparing flights. Rather than juggle dozens of airline websites, meta-search engines do the job for you, rifling through countless prices to find the best offers. The only snag is there are dozens of such sites, too, so which should you use?<p>To …

SEO

The Japanese island with lightest, fluffiest snow known to humankind

The northern Japanese island of Hokkaido is renowned for having vast quantities of the lightest, fluffiest snow known to humankind. In its snowiest years, resorts such as Niseko, Rusutsu and Furano can receive up to 17m of the white stuff. To put that in perspective, the annual average of perennial …

Skiing

STEM Books And Toys For Kids: Your Science Holiday Shopping Guide [Greg Laden's Blog]

I’ve reviewed, researched, and generally looked around for a selection of gifts that could work for kids ranging from very small to High School (and …

Kids

A Day in Prague, the city of a thousand spires

Prague is one awesome city. There’s just something about the gothic and baroque architecture and the eeriness of the city that makes me feel strange, …

European Travel

12 Travel Map Apps That Beat Google Maps Whether or Not You Have WiFi

Chunky GPS units are a thing of the past. These days, everyone is finding their way by using their smartphones. Although we’ll be the first to admit that we love the industry standard, Google Maps (especially with the new pit stop function), there are a few things that GM just can’t account for. …

Maps

This New Google Flights Trick Makes Sure You Score A Cheap Ticket

Chances are you’re familiar with Google Flights. The travel search engine does everything you assume it would, like locate flights based on your …

AdWords

VIDEO: Five Things to Do in Prague

Known as the City of a Hundred Spires, Prague tempts travelers with its incredible charm and impressive architecture. The Czech Republic’s capital is …

Apple announces new iPhone Upgrade Program, new iPhone every year for $32 / month

The iPhone Upgrade Program is a new program that gives you a new iPhone every year, with AppleCare+ for just $32 a month for two years. Keeping paying and you keep getting new phones and service coverage. This option is available in US Apple Stores to start with more countries coming soon.<p>The …

iOS

Apple will finally replace blurry iPhone 6 Plus cameras

It wasn't your imagination. That iPhone 6 Plus you purchased that seemed to produce oddly blurred images may have been defective, and now Apple is …

3 Tricks That Will Help You Win Cyber Monday

If you plan to go online on Cyber Monday to score some deals for your holiday shopping, you're not alone. Last year, 131 million people shopped online during the Monday following Thanksgiving, according to USA Today, spending nearly $2.29 billion.<p>For this year, we tested out some of the best online …

This Portable Charger Has Every Connector You'll Need, Even AC Prongs

At this point there are just as many portable chargers on the market as there are iPhone cases and Bluetooth speakers combined. But somehow Ventev …

This Wi-Fi Router Provides the Fastest Connection

After spending a total of 200 hours researching and testing over 20 Wi-Fi routers, plus analyzing reader comments and feedback, the $100 TP-Link …

Hands-On With Hyperlapse, Instagram’s New Video Creation App

Instagram has just launched a brand new standalone app called Hyperlapse, which focuses entirely on mobile video creation.<p>The app <i>looks</i> dead simple, but is actually doing a lot in the background. When you first open Hyperlapse, you’ll go through a very quick tutorial and are then sent straight into …

Change This iPhone Setting To Stop Closed Apps From Tracking Your Location

Foursquare users who play hooky from work to go see a movie may not “check in” for fear of colleagues seeing their whereabouts, but the app still knows they’re there. Last week, the Wall Street Journal confirmed an earlier report that Foursquare “tracks your every movement, even when the app is …

9 Hacks For Using Your Phone Abroad Without Racking Up A Giant Phone Bill

Smartphones have revolutionized the way we travel. From staying in touch with folks back home to apps of all sorts, our phones play a big role in 21st-century travel... but they also can be <i>really</i> expensive.<p>But they don't have to be. These nine hacks will save you money and improve your mobile …

8 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With Google Drive

Google Drive Tips and Tricks<p>1. Crop photos<p>2. Experiment with add-ons<p>3. Check out your Drive activity<p>4. Look at your revision history<p>5. Use …

48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die

A GOOD HOTEL CAN MAKE or break a trip. The worst hotel in the best place is still going to make retiring after a long day an unfortunate experience. …

Burj Al Arab

Ventev USB Chargers

In our collective, constant quest to keep all mobile devices charged, CH came across two great options from Ventev that had us super-charged. The company covers all the mobile and wireless bases, from phone accessories and charging packs to wireless infrastructure packages, but their battery and …

Gear & Gadgets

The Five Most Disruptive Innovations at CES 2014

The launch this week of our Big Bang Disruption book added significant urgency to our annual search for the biggest disruptors at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.<p>After all, the book’s principal argument is that continued exponential improvements in price and performance of …

Mophie announces new Space Packs, battery packs with built-in storage for iPhone

Mophie followed up its Juice Pack line of battery cases today by officially announcing the Mophie Space Pack. The pair of battery packs promise to not only double the battery life of your iPhone 5 or 5S, but also double your device's storage capacity at the same time.<p>The Juice Pack cases continue …

Best iPad accessories

Air, Mini, or otherwise, these are the most useful accessories for your Apple tablet.<p><b>Editors' note:</b> <i>Updated December 16, 2013, with three new accessories.</i><p>The iPad, while being astonishingly versatile, can't do everything. That's where peripherals come in. Maybe you want to connect a camera, stream …