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10 Places To See Before They're Gone

Places, much like animals can become endangered, and some of the world's most amazing sights are gradually disappearing. Scientists say climate change has been affecting oceans, reefs, beaches, and even cities. Development is another danger for once-pristine, off-the-beaten-path spots and their …

Puerto Rico

Things I Learned Wandering Around Europe for 7 Months

<i>These things, traveling taught.</i><p>After five years a slave in the consulting world, I booked a oneway ticket to Iceland, and negotiated a seven-month sabbatical. Yes, in that order.<p>It's common to wonder: What did you learn? How did you change? What impacted you the most?<p>These are a few of the things …

Incredible Panoramas Of The World's Most Beautiful Places

AirPano is made of eight team members, who have wide-ranging backgrounds (civil engineering and medical cybernetics, among others). The amateur photographers are currently traveling around the world, shooting major cities and other sites of interest.<p>The group mainly shoots from helicopters, using a …

Kuala Lumpur

First Listen: Thelonious Monk, 'Paris 1969'

In the early summer of 1954, Thelonious Monk traveled to Europe for the first time and played the Paris Jazz Festival. He was assigned a local rhythm section which was probably unfamiliar with his music; he was booked into the Salle Pleyel, an enormous 3,000-seat concert hall; he had almost no …

The grim reality underlying 'reality' TV shows

The<p>Writers Guild of America-East, which has been trying to unionize writers of "reality" shows for years now, is just out with a new report on the mistreatment of these wage slaves in the ever-burgeoning and fabulously profitable entertainment segment.<p>How profitable? The average margins at the …

Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Congratulations to Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal but World Cup will be nothing without me

A sublime second-half hat-trick by Cristiano Ronaldo takes Portugal to the World Cup finals with a 4-2 aggregate victory against Sweden<p><b>Sweden</b> striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has declared that a World Cup without him in it won't be worth watching after a Cristiano Ronaldo-inspired <b>Portugal</b> won Tuesday …

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Watch LG's new flexible phone heal itself after a knife scratch

When LG announced its curved smartphone, the G Flex, it boasted that the handset was coated with a "self-healing" material and even compared it to Wolverine from <i>X-Men</i>. LG later released a promotional video showing off the tech in action, but it's only now that someone has put the company's claims …

A Phone Charging Device For The Next Billion Turns Heat Into Power

The Voto is an intuitive handheld device that could change that situation, and it uses a technology that has gained a reputation as too finicky and …

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Buy movies to own forever and watch anywhere with Comcast's new Xfinity On Demand store

Comcast has launched a new store that enables US Xfinity TV customers to buy movies and TV shows. Titles purchased through the new Xfinity On Demand store belong to a user, and can be streamed as many times as they wish on their TV, their computer, or on a mobile device using the Xfinity On Demand …

Android 4.4 KitKat starts to flavor Nexus 4

Nexus 4 owners should keep an eye out for Android 4.4 KitKat.<p>The latest flavor of Android has started to roll out to the Nexus 4 phone via over-the-air updates, according to blog site Android Central. Several users said they received the 238MB update Tuesday night.<p>Android 4.4 began rolling out last …