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25 Must-see Spots in North America According to a Man Who Took a 22,000-mile Road Trip

From remote surf towns to fern-covered canyons and massive glaciers, here are some of the most incredible sights the U.S. and Canada have to …

Travel

Hands-on: MobileMiner – how to mine cryptocurrency on an iPhone [Video]

When you think of a cryptocurrency mining rig, it’s easy to associate it with large rigs featuring multiple GPUs in some type of air-cooled room. While that may be true, not every cryptocurrency needs hulking GPUs and rigs designed specifically with mining in mind. In fact, thanks to a handy app …

A guide to dealing with offensive remarks at Christmas lunch

Christmas is meant to bring people together, but come December 25, you might find yourself sitting across the table from someone with a very …

PC vendors scramble as Intel announces vulnerability in firmware [Updated]

Millions of computers could be remotely hijacked through bug in firmware code.<p>Intel has issued a security alert that management firmware on a number …

Scientists think they've discovered a fourth type of fuel for humans — beyond carbs, fat, and protein

The nutrition label on a shot-size bottle of this clear, odorless liquid defies traditional explanation. It contains 120 calories — roughly the equivalent of a hearty slice of bread — yet it has no fat, no protein, and no carbohydrates.<p>Those calories instead come from ketones, an ingredient that …

How often you actually need to shower, according to science

When was the last time you showered?<p>If you're like most people, the answer is probably less than 24 hours ago.<p>There's no official protocol for how often to shower, but folks around the world — in countries like India, the US, Spain, and Mexico — all bathe about once a day (either with soap or …

Don’t spend a cent in Middle-earth: Shadow of War’s marketplace

We have a better way to farm orcs<p><i>Middle</i><i>-e</i><i>arth: Shadow of War</i> design director Bob Roberts insisted that his team balanced the game with its online features — including its controversial loot boxes — disabled. Nonetheless, the game’s final act, Shadow Wars, seems to be designed around pushing players …

World History

Building your own smart mirror is surprisingly easy

Take that, Snow White<p>Smart mirrors are straight from science fiction. They’re part of an optimistic vision of the future that imagines a world where screens and data are everywhere, ready to feed you whatever information you need at a moment’s notice.<p>But it turns out that building your own smart …

Game pioneers Jason Rubin and Ted Price discuss the lessons of early VR games

Ted Price and Jason Rubin were pioneers at the start of the console video game business. Price started Insomniac Games in 1994, making games, such as Spyro the Dragon and Ratchet & Clank. Rubin cofounded Naughty Dog, maker of titles, such as Crash Bandicoot, in 1986.<p>Now they’re pioneering another …

Virtual Reality

9 Incredible Countries Where You Can Live for Under $1,000 a Month

Travel widely enough, and you'll notice something about the Americans you encounter abroad. While the people I know in the States are too often …

West Indies

12 of the Best Bars in Amsterdam

Quench your thirst in the city that invented Heineken.<p>Hop on a bike in Amsterdam and pedal in any direction, and you’ll probably wind up at a bar. There are over a thousand of them, tucked into cozy streets, floating on canals, and overflowing into alleyways, each one serving your favorite adult …

European Travel

Veterans find new careers as businesses look to shape Government program

Keri Anderson spent 15 years as a field engineering officer in the New Zealand Army, undertaking deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan and Egypt, before a …

World’s best video converter finally exits beta after 13 years

Handbrake has been our go-to tool for all types of video conversion how-tos for years and now after 13 years in ‘beta’ the free software is officially ready for its official launch.<p>The team behind the popular software revealed today that version 1.0.0 of Handbrake is now available. It includes a …

Software

The guide to building a PC for virtual reality | Polygon

So how much power do you need for your virtual reality gaming PC?<p>VR, at least the desktop variety, is an expensive technology, and it requires an impressive system. That remains true whether you're going with the Oculus Rift or the HTC Vive, and it's one of the reasons the low price of the …

Virtual Reality

10 brilliant accessories for the gadget lover in your life

If you're someone fortunate enough to have a gadget-lover in your life, you'll dread having to buy them a gift. You want to get them something …

This Abandoned Waterpark In Vietnam Is Not For The Faint Of Heart

*Shudders*<p>You won't see the Ho Thuy Tien waterpark on a tourists' guide to Vietnam. You won't see it labeled on a map. And if you ask a local to show you the way, there's a good chance they'll have no idea what you're talking about.<p>It takes a motorbike and some SERIOUS guts to explore this …

A serial startup employee explains 4 key steps to building a $1 million business in under 48 hours

We were both in hoodies and had a shared penchant for the F-bomb and burritos, all of which led to a caffeine-infused mind meld.<p>It would be the first of many.<p>The matchmaker then introducing us was the prophetic and profane Dave McClure, general partner of 500 Start-ups, which is now headquartered …

South China Sea: China slams US over warship sailing near artificial islands; US ambassador 'summoned'

The United States has defied China by sending a warship close to a series of artificial islands it claims in the South China Sea, prompting Beijing …

China

ISIS fighting for a new 'House of War'

<b>ISIS's stated aim is the revival of a caliphate - a Sunni super state that would collapse the colonial-era boundaries between Syria and upper and</b> …