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Where to find Kyoto’s glow

After the sun goes down, geishas recede behind closed doors and teahouses shut down for the night, the ancient Japanese city offers spectacular nighttime charms.<p>Few visitors come to Kyoto for the nightlife. With traditional teahouses, countless <i>kōyō</i> (maple trees) and <i>sakura</i> (cherry blossoms) and 17 …

Advice on quitting your job and travelling for a year

Embarking on an extended adventure often means taking a leap of faith and leaving key responsibilities behind. But those that have done it say the experience is more than worth it.<p>Most of us see the world in snippets at a time – a long weekend here, a two-week vacation there. But when wanderlust …

Tim Cook discusses Google selling Motorola, says iPhone hasn’t hit a ceiling, and more from full WSJ interview

After posting excerpts last night, in which Tim Cook announced Apple’s share buyback of $14 billion in the last two weeks, <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> has now published the full interview with Apple’s CEO.<p>The interview repeats many of the comments Cook has made to investors in the past, reaffirming that …

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact Review: A Small But Spectacular Android Smartphone

Sony debuted the Xperia Z1 Compact at CES, noting that the consumer who prefers to have a smaller device does not want fewer features. Could Sony take the experience in their flagship smartphone and pack it into a much smaller package without reducing the functionality?<p>In the marketplace, the …

How the 'Netflix of books' won over the publishing industry (Q&A)

The world in which people have to rent movies one at a time from a video store, or buy individual songs from iTunes has come and gone. These days, Netflix, Spotify, Rdio, and other services are making it easier and easier for people to subscribe to all-you-can-eat plans.<p>As slow and painful as it …

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7 Places Where You Can Still Go Off the Grid

<i>This post was authored by Lauren Hunter (Vayable.com).</i><p>I banned Christmas in 2013. I know what you're thinking: <i>How could you do that to Santa?!</i><p>After last year's battle of overanxious crowds and snappy sales clerks, I couldn't look at one more overcrowded shopping mall or department store sales …

Nomad ChargeKey review: An iPhone charger you won’t leave home without

Advertisement<p>10 Comments<p>Credit: Alex Colon<p>I usually leave my iPhone(s aapl) plugged in to a power source right up until the moment I leave my …

Top Ten Things to Do in Ireland and Northern Ireland

Epic coastal drives. Historic links courses. Literary pub tours. Castles that echo of ancestry. The allure of Ireland and Northern Ireland is as strong as ever—soak it all in with these ten don't-miss experiences.

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9+ reasons you need to hit Coachella this year [playlist]

I KNOW it’s hard to imagine, while some of you are freezing in sub-zero temps, that in just three short months we’ll all be dancing half naked under …

Garage art: Damien Hirst's Mini spotted in Miami See more design autos at Wallpaper.com... http://www.wallpaper.com/art/full-throttle-a-fleet-of-supercharged-art-cars-goes-on-show-in-miami/7017#91182

Lumus turns its military-grade eyewear into a Google Glass competitor (video)

Lumus has long developed heads-up displays for the US military, but now it's using a developer kit called the DK-40 to bring its HUD tech to wearables outside the battlefield. The contraption's first stop was the CES show floor, so we couldn't resist putting our fingerprints all over it. The key …

Best Tech from CES 2014

We may not have been in attendance this year, but we’ve done our research and seen some of the most innovative technology that companies have to …

The Military Duffel by Whipping Post

Building on the success of their previous vintage-inspired leather messenger bag, leather goods producer Whipping Post's latest offering is a rough-and-tumble duffel. Originally from Georgia and now NYC-based, founder Ryan Barr (who started making leather goods after he needed a new guitar strap) …

The Nike LeBron 11 "Dunkman" is available now on shopnicekicks.com.

Polaroid's Socialmatic hybrid digital/instant film camera is coming this fall for $299

The dream of a vintage Polaroid instant film camera that also gives photographers the ability to share photos to social networks has finally developed into reality. Today at CES, Polaroid announced that its long-awaited Socialmatic camera will ship in the fall for $299. The Android-based, …

Rumor: HTC One’s successor may be called the One+

Just yesterday <i>@evleaks</i> revealed what he called “preliminary” specs for the HTC M8, which included a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU, 2GB RAM, a 5-inch 1080p display, an UltraPixel rear cam, 2.1MP front cam and KitKat with Sense 6.0. Now if a new report from recognized XDA member <i>Mike1986</i> proves correct, …

A very Hong Kong festival

From 7 to 15 December, a new event celebrates all that is distinctly Hong Kong – from its cityscape and its culture, to its arts and its food.<p>A celebration of all that is distinctly Hong Kong – from its cityscape and its culture, to its arts and its food – is taking place this month in the form of …

Surreal shapes in Mexico’s cenotes

Underwater photographer Lia Barrett combines free diving, fairy tales and environmental activism.<p>The water surrounding me had the soupy texture of liquid glass. Drifting through the halocline – where cold and warm water converge in layers, their collision blurring the field of vision – was a …

Berlin's Dazzling Christmas Light Installations

In the spirit of the holiday season, architecture and design studio Brut Deluxe, led by Ben Busche, developed these festive light installations along Kurfrstendamm, a famous avenue in Berlin. The project consists of three parts located at different intersections, and each piece adds a little …

Microsoft’s Windows 8 Is The Perfect OS That Nobody Wants

Windows 8 looks perfect. But new updates may revert its design to appease consumers. What is going on?<p>With Windows 8, Microsoft did the unthinkable: The company designed a groundbreaking interface of boxes called Metro that could scale from laptops, to tablets, to phones, to Xboxes–meaning any …

Apple iPad Air Review: Probably The Best Tablet Computer On The Market

Announced on October 22nd this year, the iPad Air updated Apple’s larger tablet range with the new A7 64-bit processor, iOS7, and a redesign of the popular tablet. Would Apple’s new tablet retain their lead in the tablet space against a rush of Android tablets from manufacturers around the world? …

The iWallet Is Coming

<i>Post updated to reflect a misstatement about when Apple rolled out self checkout to its stores.</i><p>This week, Apple unveiled the first large-scale integration of iBeacon, a technology that, when coupled with their fingerprint identification system, may be another building block in building a …

14 alternatives to touristy New York attractions

Don’t be seduced by hop-on, hop-off buses and promises of a once-in-a-lifetime trip: If you’re going to all the most touristy attractions in NYC, it …

27 Surreal Places To Visit Before You Die

This is when a savings account would really come in handy. All travel destinations were suggested by these answers on Quora.

Inside 3rd Ward Owner's Sweet Waterfront Getaway In Montauk

While Jason Goodman's artsy 3rd Ward enterprise went into a financial tailspin, he and his wife kept busy decorating a very charming pair of houses …

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Dash is a free coding course that'll teach you how to make CSS robots

General Assembly has launched a new online service that teaches basic web development for free, in your browser. It's called Dash, and it lets users learn how to use HTML, Javascript, and CSS by working through four projects of increasing difficulty.<p>As you progress through the projects — starting …