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100 Places to Visit in Asia Before you Die: Part 1

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Drones Take a Big Step Toward the Mainstream

New FAA rules finally allow businesses to get a license to fly drones. And that could open the industry up for growth.<p>The FAA released its first …

Unmanned Aircraft

With 1 Announcement, the FAA Just Created an $82 Billion Market and 100,000 New Jobs | Inc.com

On Wednesday, June 21, the FAA finalized the rules for commercial UAVs, or drones. The market has been anxiously awaiting those rules for several years. While hobbyist UAV use was allowed, commercial use was specifically prohibited until now.<p>Having been lobbied by the Academy of Model Aviation …

Unmanned Aircraft

Secret Israeli Drone Maker Has Funds, Clients, Autonomous Robots

In two unmarked warehouses in Petah Tikva, Airobotics, an Israeli startup emerging from stealth mode today, is assembling, testing and developing an …

Civil Aviation

Fully-autonomous drone launcher never needs a pilot

Having UAVs conduct routine aerial surveillance is already having a transformative effect on farming and and energy production but they can only operate when there's a human at the controls. That's about to change thanks to an autonomous drone system that not only flies but also maintains itself. …

Expresso app will show you everything wrong with your writing

If you want to see how well you’re writing, the free text-analyzer Expresso will give you a detailed breakdown of whatever you give it.<p>The web-based …

Watch Sony's Drone Prototype Take Flight

Aerosense, Sony’s new drone business, just released video of its drone prototype flying, and it’s so cool I kind of wish I had the ability to <i>Honey I</i> …


Control an Arduino with Your Smartphone via Blynk

Blynk is a new platform that allows you to quickly build interfaces for controlling and monitoring your hardware projects from your iOS and Android device. After downloading the Blynk app, you can create a project dashboard and arrange buttons, sliders, graphs, and other widgets onto the screen. …

World's worst planes: The aircraft that failed

The history of aviation is littered with aircraft that failed to live up to expectations. Here are some of the most serious aviation failures – from nine-winged monstrosities to a plane with flapping wings.<p>It's more than 110 years since mankind first took to the air in a powered aircraft. During …


The Five Essential Bags Every Serious Traveler Needs

If you're gonna jetset around the world multiple times a year every year, you're going to need some serious gear. This hobby practically requires a bag fetish.<p><i>This post originally appeared on</i> Map Happy.<p>There's no right or wrong bag, but certain types of bags definitely prove useful, over and over. …


Airware's custom drone operating system launches today

Drones being built and deployed for commercial usage aren’t as fun or exciting as the expensive flying toys that let you take killer aerial selfies, but it’s a space where uncrewed aerial vehicles could really make major changes for how companies do business. Last summer, San Francisco-based …


Here's why Marrakesh, Morocco, was just named the most popular travel destination in the world

This is the first time that the Moroccan city has topped the list, but it's been gaining popularity as a tourist destination with Britons and Europeans over the last several years.<p>With its bustling souks, flavorful food, and famously welcoming hospitality, it's no wonder that tourists are starting …


NASA tests LEAPTech: a crazy experimental 18-engine electric wing

NASA is testing their latest experiment; the new idea is the LEAPTech electric wing. LEAPTech stands for Leading Edge Asynchronous Propeller …


15 amazing Airbnb rentals in Paris

You can learn a lot from staying with someone from a different culture — especially when traveling to a city in a foreign country.<p>If you'll be traveling to the City of Light soon and want to try out Airbnb, we've got you covered.<p>Here are some of the best homes you can rent in Paris using the …


The 20 most visited cities in the world

Euromonitor International recently released data on the most visited cities by international tourists in 2013, and Asian cities dominated the list.<p>Hong Kong took the top spot, with over 25 million international visitors. Singapore and Bangkok trailed right behind. In fact, 11 of the top 20 cities …


The World's Most Breathtaking Waterfalls

Waterfalls aren't just cascading tons of water over the edge of a cliff, they are an example of the power of nature, an earthly wonder and a reminder that something as dainty as water has the power to erode something as tough as rock.<p>The falls are majestic beauties, sure, but they're more than …

Faroe Islands

6 Essential Reasons To Book A Trip With A Travel Agent

When booking a vacation, we're obviously always trying to get the lowest prices possible on airline tickets, hotels and rental cars. But aside from the usual tips (book trips 54 days in advance, choose the right day of the week, etc.), there's one secret weapon to nearly always ensuring a good …

Travel Industry

Tour de dessert: Europe’s most delicious pastries, cakes and tarts

American cafe culture has come a long way in the last two decades: corporate coffee has spawned near two generations of independent cafes that offer more than the old standby of roadside diner joe and pie. But in Europe, grand salons with wrap-around pastry cases have more in common with jewellery …


Europe’s cheapest cities, 2013

From Bucharest to Budapest, the third annual European Backpacker index found that travelling to the previously pricey continent is actually less expensive than you would think.

European Travel