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Apple's brand now more valuable than Coca-Cola as tech consumes pop culture

Cupertino and Mountain View end Coca-Cola's 13-year reign at the top<p>The latest edition of an influential annual report sees technology companies further staking their claim to some of the world's most important brands. Interbrand now names Apple as the most valuable brand in the world, with Google …

Toshiba to cut 3,000 jobs and outsource production to stem TV losses

It's not as if Toshiba's TV division has been totally silent recently, but it apparently hasn't been making enough noise to justify the continued employment of its full, 6,000-strong workforce. Although it's not quite ready to give up, the Japanese manufacturer is scaling back its TV operation …

Beyond Beer and Lederhosen: Top 10 German Destinations

Autumn in Germany may be synonymous with beloved Oktoberfest, but this European powerhouse has more to offer than beer, pretzels and lederhosen. These German destinations beyond Oktoberfest will leave you feeling like this is one of the most underrated corners of the world.<p>Autumn in Germany may be …

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5 Fall Weekend Getaways for Under $500

Just because fall is setting in and there's little time to relax doesn't mean that you don't have time to get away for a weekend. These five, quick, two-day escapes are all within driving-distance from major cities across the U.S.<p>Finding time to take a longer vacation during the fall is tough. …

Forgotten In Time: Detroit's Abandoned Belle Isle Zoo (PHOTOS)

In the middle of the Detroit River lies Belle Isle, a sprawling park designed by the same landscape architect responsible for New York's Central Park, Frederick Olmsted. Though there are parts in need of maintenance and upkeep, it's still a Detroit treasure trove, with nature paths, an aquarium, …

6 Countries You've Definitely Never Heard Of

We know that a concrete slab in the middle of the ocean looks cool, but it's not a real country. There are, however, places almost as obscure that can legally consider themselves legitimate nations.<p>Check out these destinations (some vacation-worthy, some not so much) that you've definitely probably …

How to piss off a Scot

THOSE OF US lucky enough to live in “God’s Country” inhabit a natural theatre where — if the stereotypes are to be believed — kilts and shaggy cattle …

Loch Ness

Seoul Continues to Capitalize on K-Pop Culture with Cosmetic Surgery Tourism

Kylie Vu holds up a photo of her favorite South Korean actress on her iPhone and points.<p>“I want a chin like hers,” she tells a beauty consultant at …

12 Must-Try Street Foods Around the World

"Street food makes travel interesting," Bourdain explained. "It's very easy to travel around the world and look out the window and not know where you are...That's not the case with street food. In Mexico, you'll know if you're in Puebla or Mexico City---you'll smell, see, and taste the …

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New Zealand Earthquake: Magnitude 6.7 Temblor Hits Kermadec Islands

A strong earthquake hit northeast of New Zealand on Monday, the USGS National Earthquake Information Center reported.<p>The magnitude 6.7 temblor was reported on the remote uninhabited Kermadec Islands, 50 miles northeast of L'Esperance Rock, New Zealand.<p>The Kermadec Islands are part of the Pacific …

Typhoon Wutip prompts Vietnam evacuations

Tens of thousands of people in high-risk areas in central Vietnam are being evacuated before a typhoon strikes, Vietnamese officials have said.<p>Local weather forecasts predict Typhoon Wutip, with sustained wind speed of up to 93 miles an hour will hit central Vietnam on Monday.<p>Vietnamese disaster …

Maldives protests prompt travel warning

"Demonstrations have already started in the capital, Malé, and on some non-resort islands," it warns. "Further demonstrations are likely. Previous political demonstrations have led to violence and arrests. Friday afternoons are traditionally potential flashpoints."<p>Visitors to Malé are warned to …

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Private jet crashes into hangar at California airport, sparks inferno

A multimillion dollar private jet crashed into a hangar at a California airport creating an “unsurvivable” inferno on the ground, a fire official said.<p>The twin-engine Cessna Citation ran off the end of the runway while landing at Santa Monica Airport at 6:20 p.m. local time (9:20 p.m. ET) Sunday. …

Nigeria students killed in college attack

Suspected Islamic extremists have gunned down dozens of students as they slept in their dormitories during a night-time attack on an agricultural college in north-east Nigeria, the school's provost said.<p>As many as 50 students may have been killed in the assault that began at about 1am local time on …

This is the Space Age

Annalee Newitz's Stop pretending we aren't living in the Space Age is a magnificent rant on the incredibly achievements of modern space programs, and …

Tablets Are Quickly Overtaking PC Shipments

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>More tablets than personal computers (PCs) will be shipped in the last quarter of this year, …

Bookless Public Library Opens In Texas

An all-digital public library is opening today, as officials in Bexar County, Texas, celebrate the opening of the BiblioTech library. The facility offers about 10,000 free e-books for the 1.7 million residents of the county, which includes San Antonio.<p>On its website, the Bexar County BiblioTech …

Could high-end camping gear save lives around the world?

<b>When two engineers at a sleek New York design company started making an ultra-efficient cook stove, they had their own holidays and camping trips in mind. Now, they are betting their technology will save lives in rural communities across the world.</b><p>Every day about three billion people across the …

Some Soldiers Affected Emotionally When Their Robots Go “Boom!”

It is one thing to feel sad whenever your family member or pet dies, but what about things? You can always buy a new notebook if it is broken, and so …

Thanet Earth: the farm of the future

Thanet Earth, a vast complex of glasshouses, each the size of Heathrow’s Terminal 5 building, is changing the way Britain grows its food.<p>From the front of his handsome brick farmhouse near the easternmost tip of Kent, Robert Montgomery used to survey the cauliflower fields that he and his family …

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NYPD touting iOS 7 upgrade for iPhone-owning New Yorkers at subway stations

By<p>New York City's Police Department is looking to cut back crime by informing iPhone-owning residents that they should update their devices to the …

Why I Hacked Apple’s TouchID, And Still Think It Is Awesome.

By now, the news is out —TouchID was hacked. In truth, none of us really expected otherwise. Fingerprint biometrics use a security credential that …

Microsoft is planning a streaming service called 'Rio'

Her name is Rio and she dances in the sun. Or rather, her name is Rio, and she could well be the name of Microsoft's forthcoming streaming service. …

'Faces Of Facebook' Places All 1.2 Billion Facebook Users On One Page

A website claims to have placed every Facebook account picture ever uploaded on its homepage, at once.<p>'TheFacesOfFacebook' is an interactive collage …

Silent Circle will “move on” from NSA-associated encryption standards, but is that necessary?

The secure communications provider Silent Circle is pretty upset about the apparent betrayal of the cryptographic community by the NSA, so it’s …

Apple Surpasses Coca-Cola To Become Most Valuable Brand

For the first time in 13 years, Coca-Cola is no longer considered to be the most valuable brand in the world. The new statistic comes via the Interbrand survey of the world’s most valuable brands, which has been measuring brands since 2000.<p>It’s not that Coke has lost value–its just been usurped by …