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152-year-old shipwreck found on Lake Huron

Late August 2010 provided a rare satellite view of a cloudless summer day over the entire Great Lakes region.<p>MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - The wreckage of a wooden steamship that sank 152 years ago in a storm on Lake Huron with no survivors has been found, a Michigan explorer said on Monday.<p>What exactly …

Great Lakes

Sprint to launch Galaxy S 4 variant with speedy Spark LTE

Sprint already has a few devices that support its extra-fast Spark data service, but one of its hottest smartphones -- Samsung's Galaxy S 4 -- has been "stuck" with ordinary LTE. That won't be a problem for much longer, as the carrier has revealed a Spark-capable version of the Android flagship. …

Nokia Lumia 2520 bests Surface 2 in Windows RT display duel

Nokia's Lumia 2520 tablet has an impressive screen, easily beating the mediocre display of the Microsoft Surface 2 in a DisplayMate test.<p><b>Nokia's</b> …

Fifteen landlubbers laid low by sea sickness as expedition gets under way

Walking around the ship has been like trying to race across a bouncy castle, and gravity has been playing tricks<p>Four flights, five days and almost 12,000 miles from home, at 2pm local time in Bluff, the southernmost port in New Zealand, I joined 47 other passengers aboard the MV Akademik Shokalskiy …

10 Best Honeymoon Destinations in Africa

For travelers, Africa has it all: iconic wildlife, epic landscapes, ancient wonders, and an incredible variety of cultures that have intrigued intrepid adventurers for centuries! However, this vast and beautiful continent also has it's sweet side, and it's a perfect place for newlyweds looking to …

National Parks

5 Stupidest Things Americans Do Overseas

<i>Photo Courtesy of Steers. Article by Jamie Beckman, contributor to Budget Travel.</i><p>Don't get us wrong: We're darn proud to be Americans, and we don't mind saying so -- whether we're here at our New York City headquarters or standing on foreign soil. But unfortunately, we've all seen the embarrassing …

Google barge on 'hiatus' amid scrutiny from two agencies

No VIPs will be checking out Google Glass onboard the floating structure until at least late spring after the Coast Guard and another public agency raised concerns about Google's plans.<p>Whether it's a Google Glass store or a showroom for all things Google X, one thing is clear: No one will be …

San Francisco

The world's best secret islands

Looking for a romantic spot that's (almost) all yours? Here’s a list from our brand new <i>Best in Travel 2011</i> guide to reignite your love affair with desert islands, with picks from across the globe.<p>1. Torres Strait Islands, Australia<p><i>Image by Killer White Fluff</i><p>As far as you can go in Oz without …

Vietnam War

How to plan a round-the-world trip

Itʼs the ultimate trip: circumnavigating the planet, and stopping off wherever takes your fancy. Great for travellers who want to see it all, or who are just plain indecisive. But booking a round-the-world (RTW) trip can be a complex business. Hereʼs our guide to getting started.<p>How to do it<p>The …

Western Australia

Syria: Barack Obama delays military strike - video

The US president, Barack Obama, says military action against Syria will go ahead but not before he has sought advice from Congress. In a speech on Saturday, Obama claims it is essential to 'hold the Assad regime accountable for their use of chemical weapons' but that involvement would be limited. …