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Europe’s iBeacon Pioneers Sensorberg Raises $1 Million To Improve Retail Customer Experience

Hardware startup Sensorberg just raised $1 million (€750,000) from Berlin Technologie Holding and undisclosed angel investors. Part of the Microsoft Ventures Accelerator in Berlin, Sensorberg is one of the most promising iBeacon startups in Europe. As a reminder, iBeacon is an indoor positioning …

Has the Great Barrier Reef just been approved for destruction by the Australian government?

One of the natural wonders of the world is about to have 3 million cubic metres of seabed dumped on top of it.<p>Who could forget, back in 2009, the launch of the "Best Job in the World"?<p>The campaign by Tourism Queensland generated global interest in the Sunshine State and the role of park ranger and …

20 Quick and Easy Dinners in 25 Minutes or Less

Gallery20 Quick and Easy Dinners in 25 Minutes or Less<p>Not everybody is in a position to devote an hour or more to prepare an elaborate dinner, especially on a weeknight. That's why we've dipped into our recipe archives to find meals that are both seriously quick and seriously tasty.<p>In this roundup, …

Mexico will be a threat come World Cup time

A disastrous World Cup qualifying nearly kept Mexico from Brazil and ruined their reputation as possible World Cup dark horses, but El Tri may yet still shine on the world's biggest stage.<p>Nine months is a long time in international football. Just ask Mexico.<p>Earlier this year, Mexico was not only …

Universal Formally Shuts Down Production on Fast 7 Over Paul Walker’s Death

Just a few days ago, the news was that Universal was still going forward with 7 Fast 7 Furious despite Paul Walker’s death in a fiery auto crash with his friend Roger Rodas. Today comes formal word from Universal that they’re shutting down production. What gives?<p>Here’s Universal’s statement, via …

The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

Back in July, we wrote about Amazon editors' selections for best books that were released between January and June. Now, Amazon is back with an updated list of the Best Books of 2013 (so far).<p>Here are the top 10 books from this year, according to Amazon editors.<p>1. "<b>The Goldfinch"</b> by Donna Tartt: …

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Futuristic Monorails From the Past

<b>The Bennie Railplane, 1929 Glasgow</b><p>The monorail perfectly exemplifies that nothing dates like the future, it is a piece of anachronistic technology …

Gran Turismo 6 will use GPS to recreate your morning commute as a course

Perhaps one of the most highly anticipated features in Polyphony's upcoming installment of the <i>Gran Turismo</i> franchise is its track creator. We played around with a version of this in GT5, and while it was quite cool, it did leave something to be desired. It's safe to say the track creator in <i>Gran</i> …

The Real Deal: 1983 Audi Quattro A2 Rally Car

This 1983 Audi Quattro was built by the Audi Sport factory to be a rally car, and has seen plenty of high-speed work over thirty years, including the …

Top 10 irreplaceable nature reserves on Earth - in pictures

The most irreplaceable nature reserves on Earth have been identified by an international team of scientists, based on the large numbers of threatened animals and birds they harbour. They range from a misty mountain refuge for nature in Colombia, to the rainforests of Madagascar, the elephant-rich …

Abraham Zapruder: the man behind history's most infamous home movie

Andy Warhol loved it – so do conspiracy theorists the world over. But how exactly did Abraham Zapruder's fuzzy home movie of the Kennedy assassination 50 years ago became one of the great cultural icons of our time?<p>It's a scene etched into our collective unconscious. The smiling couple waving to …

10 Ingenious Bike Hacks

Upgrade your cycle with some of our favorite add-onssome silly, and some essential.

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National Geographic Photo Contest 2013

National Geographic has once again opened its annual photo contest, with the deadline for submissions coming up on Saturday, November 30. One first-place winner will be chosen from each of the three categories, and the winning photographs will be published in National Geographic magazine. The …

Bourbon Bacon Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Brown Butter and Crispy Sage

Whipped Bourbon Bacon Sweet Potatoes.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> November 13, 2013 141<p>I present to you… the trashiest of the sweet potatoes.<p>It’s like every single …

Gear Nostalgia: 10 Products to Take You Back

Airstream: Flying Cloud<p>Silver bullet Airstream trailer have been a part of the American road trip dream since 1939 when Wally Byam who had been building trailer for his friends, upgraded and moved production out of his backyard. The design has endured ever since, although the plumbing is much …

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The Paradoxical Traits Of Resilient People

Resilient people develop a mental capacity that allows them to adapt with ease during adversity. Like bamboo, they bend but rarely break. How resilient are you?<p>Journalist Hara Estroff Marano once wrote in a <i>Psychology Today</i> article “The Art of Resilience”:<p>“Resilience may be an art, the ultimate art …

The 10 Greatest Books Ever, According to 125 Top Authors (Download Them for Free)

Earlier this month, we highlighted The 10 Greatest Films of All Time According to 846 Film Critics. Featuring films by Hitchcock, Kubrick, Welles and …

Animated history of the English language

If you've got 10 minutes, you can learn the history of English — including some interesting background on where specific words and phrases came from. …

56 Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes for Pies, Cakes, Cookies & More

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Terrific Tips for a Hearty and Healthy Thanksgiving

In my home Thanksgiving dinner is one of the most anticipated meals of the year, as we gather around the table with food and family. But if you're hosting Thanksgiving, this festive, fun-filled day can also you leave you stressed and anxious. Although the day can be busy, with lots of dishes to …

16 Potato Recipes for Thanksgiving: Mashed, Roasted, Hasselback'd, and More

It's hard to find a Thanksgiving table that doesn't have potatoes on it, but all too often that means a bowl of dry mashed potatoes or bland roasted ones. But as easy as it is to mess up potatoes, with a little technique it's almost as easy to make them one of the most delicious parts of the meal. …

Cocktail Planning for Thanksgiving

Everyone knows Thanksgiving as a day to eat and eat and eat, and then even when you think you can't, to go ahead and eat some more. Me? I love to eat, but I spend at least as much time planning my drinking as I do my eating.<p>So in today's column, I'll talk about planning cocktails for a bash; I'll …

NJ Family Stiffs Server and Former Marine for Being Gay

A family at <b>Gallop Asian Bistro</b> in Bridgewater, NJ stiffed their server, leaving a self-righteous note instead of a tip. According to the Gay Star News, server <b>Dayna Morales</b> is a former Marine who waited on a couple and their children, presenting them with a $93.55 bill at the end of the meal. When …

Serious Entertaining: Big Group, Small Oven on Thanksgiving

My current digs in New York are the best I've ever had here. I've got a reasonable-for-New-York-sized kitchen (complete with a pass-through window!), a place to put a large metal rack with all of my kitchen gear on it, and even a little balcony. I keep a slotted wood table set up on the balcony …

The Brew: Wicked Weed, a North Carolina Brewery Worth the Visit

Of course, Serenity was first on our list of beers to try. As we sat there talking and tasting, Walt swirled his glass and inhaled deeply. “We brewed …

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Thousands serve life without parole for nonviolent crime

New ACLU report notes 3,281 prisoners serving longest sentences possible for crimes like shoplifting<p>Not only is the incarceration rate in the U.S. the highest in the world, falling disturbingly along racial fault lines, but thousands of the incarcerated in this country are serving the heaviest …

New beer show 'Brew Dogs' will have you thirsty for more

There’s a moment in the premiere episode of the beer-centric TV show “Brew Dogs” where it becomes clear that it has the makings of a hit.<p>James Watt and Martin Dickie, two charming Scottish brewers who have come to America on a mission to turn one million people on to the wonders of craft beer, have …

Who Actually Owns Your Favorite Beers

Thirsty? Nothing like an ice cold Leinenkugel or a Goose Island. Infinitely better than that watered-down Natty Light or, worse, Keystone.... right? …

A Massive Map of Beer For Obsessive Brew Snobs

There comes a time in life when the cheap, watery beer ubiquitous at youthful keg parties and in not-quite-legally-sourced 24-packs just <i>isn’t good</i> …

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