Megan Gawlik

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LG giving away 4,000 LG G4s to test drive ahead of launch

Fancy grabbing a LG G4 before everyone else? Well, LG is looking for 4,000 people in 15 countries to test drive its latest flagship ahead of the official launch later this month.<p>If selected, participants in each country will be given an LG G4 to try out for up to 30 days. Participants will also be …

Mobile

Android Lollipop passes 5% adoption, KitKat overtakes Jelly Bean to take first place

Google released its monthly update to the Platform Versions page for Android today, and once again the latest version has increased its adoption share. Android 5.0 Lollipop has passed the 5 percent mark, while Android 4.4 KitKat was the only other version to gain adoption share.<p>In fact, KitKat has …

Microsoft brings over-the-air live TV to Xbox One in the U.S. and Canada

Some interesting news for Xbox One users today — Microsoft has announced the launch of a new tuner that will bring over-the-air (OTA) TV broadcasts to the home game console in North America.<p>While Xbox gamers already had access to both live and on-demand content through the likes of Netflix, …

A Week on the Wrist: The Apple Watch Review

The Apple Watch is the best smartwatch you can buy, assuming that you have an iPhone. Or that you want a smartwatch.<p>Of the half-dozen smartwatches I’ve tested in recent years, I’ve had the best experience with Apple Watch. If you’re an iPhone power user and you’re intrigued by the promises of …

Smartwatches

5 Totally Amazing Europe Trips Under $500

The process of picking one place to visit in Europe, with its wealth of stunning travel destinations, isn't easy. But for budget travelers, we have a few excellent ideas for planning an unforgettable vacation that's both marvelous and within your means. These ultra-cheap vacation recommendations …

European Travel

10 Secrets to Ultra-Cheap Travel

<i>(Photo: Woman with Elbows on Overflowing Suitcase via Shutterstock)</i><p>Seasoned budget travelers aren't "cheap" in the traditional sense of the word -- they're just good at stretching every dollar. Here are 10 secrets every budget traveler should know about seeing the world on the cheap without …

Personal Finance

HBO will begin streaming on Sling TV by Saturday

As promised, Sling TV is adding HBO to its lineup in time for the season premiere of <i>Game of Thrones</i> andother shows like <i>Silicon Valley</i> and <i>Veep.</i> The streaming service will let its subscribers get in on the premium network starting before Saturday, but it won't come cheap. HBO is set to cost $15 per …

What Modern Hotel Brands Can Learn From Airbnb

Airbnb is a game changer. But not for the familiar reasons.<p>Sure, you can book a socially vetted room in just about any city from your phone. But the …

Hospitality

What Top Travel Sites Looked Like Five Years Ago

Dramatic redesigns have defined travel sites during the past five years, many of them for the better while some haven’t dispelled the clutter …

New walking tour of Paris focuses on the history of fashion

What could be more fashionable while visiting Paris than taking a fashion tour of the city? Context Travel brings together the evolution of design from the 18th century to the present in a new three-hour guided walk.<p>"Conceiving Couture: Fashion History of Paris" starts at the Palais Royal, the …

Speed of Uber's Growth Shown in Business Traveler Expense Accounts

Worry about its impact on jobs, or quibble with its tactics, but give Uber this: The ride-hailing startup is taking over transportation within cities …

Tourism

The Go-Anywhere Battery Charger for Your Phone, Camera, Laptop

Last fall, I was teaching a photo expedition in Morocco for National Geographic when I found myself on the way to Saharan sand dunes at the end of a long day of shooting with batteries running dangerously close to empty—dangerously close to empty with a sunset camel ride still to shoot and an …

Daily Travel Startup Watch: BykMe, BestFlyMe and More

Every day we alert our readers of new startups in the travel industry being listed on AngelList, as an early information service for those who keep …

Travel Industry

6 Life-Saving Travel Accessories Under $10

<i>By: Gianni Jaccoma</i><p><i>Credit: Sarah Anderson/Thrillist</i><p>You know that feeling you get when, just as you get to the airport, you realize you forgot your phone charger? Well, while it's a heart-sinking feeling, it's not a matter of life and death. Except for your cell phone battery, anyway. But when it …

Alexander Hamilton

Black Friday digital reading roundup: Tablets, e-readers and ebooks

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Tablet and e-reader deals are sorted by brand; ebook deals are sorted by publisher or retailer. I included deal dates and …

How To Make An Effective Style Guide With Adobe Fireworks

Further Reading on SmashingMag:<p><b>Important note</b>: Fireworks’ future is uncertain, as Adobe decided to feature-freeze it in May 2013. There are rumors of …

Ex-Ideo Designers Rethink The Calendar For Mobile Devices

With a minimal interface and gestural interactions, Peek is meant to be “just enough” of a calendar for casual use.<p>Have you ever opened up a calendar app on your iPhone and wondered why almost the entire screen is taken up by a grid of tiny boxes, most of which represent the past, and all too small …

Apps

Here's The 'Maleficent' Trailer Featuring Lana Del Rey That Premiered During The Grammys

Disney just premiered another new trailer for its live-action "Sleeping Beauty" film "Maleficent" during the Grammys.<p>The film features Angelina Jolie as the villainess as the story is told from her point of view.<p>Forget the movie for a minute though. We're digging Lana del Rey's take on the classic …

Lana Del Rey

Did Google punish Expedia for pulling a Rap Genius move?

January 22, 2014 | 3:48 PM<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2014/01/22/tech/did-google-punish-expedia-pulling-rap-genius-move/popout" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="240px"></iframe><p>Copy<br>• Close<p>Embed Code<iframe …

Expedia

South Korea rules smartphone users can delete Android bloatware

In a move that we can only hope inspires other mobile regulators, the South Korean government has struck a major blow against Android bloatware. <i>Yonhap News</i> reports that Korea's Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MISP) is bringing the hammer down on preinstalled Android apps, introducing …

The Best Home Improvement Websites and Apps

Renovations can be grueling. But a new crop of digital tools helps contain the chaos and keep things sane. See the latest and best home improvement websites and apps to check out or download.<p><b>Websites</b><p>While many social-networking sites are not much more than platforms for chatter, others have evolved …

Twitter Co-founder Biz Stone: My Latest Startup Was An 'Accident'

But the app was an accident, Stone told Bloomberg's Emily Chang:<p>"First of all, I did it by accident. I didn't mean to do this. My friend Ben Finkel and I were going on a walk and we accidentally asked ourselves the question, what would build if we had to build something that can answer any question …

Biz Stone