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How to replace your laptop with a tablet

Make your computing even more portable.<p>Companies have been promoting tablets as serious computing devices for a long time—at least as far back as Microsoft's 2001 Tablet PC. And in the last few years, as both hardware and software become more powerful, they've started to look like genuine laptop …

How to Take Down Kim Jong Un

Stop saying there are no good options on North Korea. Here’s how we can end the threat once and for all—without firing a shot.<p>At my Senate confirmation hearing a few years ago, I made a promise to the panel deciding my fate: never to use the phrase “there are no good options.” After all, if there …

North Korea

Three days at the Microsoft Office World Championship

Once a year, kids from around the world gather to compete at high-speed spreadsheets<p>On a Sunday night two weeks back, in the Rose Court Garden of the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, California, 150 antsy competitors between the ages of 13 and 22 milled around eating miniature whoopie pies by the light …

10 Unique & Wacky Things To Experience in Tokyo

Everyone has heard that Japan is full of crazy and weird things. Tokyo is the mecca of all things unique and wacky. Every time my sister and I visit Japan, there’s always something new to check out. That’s why we, along with millions of other visitors, love this country so much. Here is our top 10 …

Something Strange in Usain Bolt’s Stride

DALLAS — Usain Bolt of Jamaica appeared on a video screen in a white singlet and black tights, sprinting in slow motion through the final half of a 100-meter race. Each stride covered nine feet, his upper body moving up and down almost imperceptibly, his feet striking the track and rising so …

Marathons

Trip Report: Kuang Si Falls – The Real Life Garden of Eden

The Kuang Si waterfalls are about 30km outside of the city of Luang Prabang in northern Laos, but it takes a legit 50-60 minutes to get there due to …

Do I need a will? How to write a last will and testament, DIY templates and when to prepare one.

Death. It’s unavoidable, at least for now. And though you may be young and healthy now, if you are older than 18, you’re an adult — so it’s time to …

Retirement

High-fat oil and low-paid farmers: the cost of our coconut craze

The health implications of coconut oil have been much discussed – but supermarket shelves still groan with countless coconut products. Meanwhile, many growers earn less than $1 a day. Should we turn our back on this runaway trend?<p>Canary Wharf in London on a Thursday lunchtime, and platoons of …

Food

10 I.M. Pei Buildings We Love

In celebration of the architect's 100th birthday, we're taking look at 10 I.M. Pei buildings that we admire.<p>Born in Suzhou, China, on April 26, 1917, Chinese-American architect Ieoh Ming Pei grew up in Hong Kong and Shanghai before moving to the United States to study architecture at the University …

The Best Way to Feel Younger: 1 Exercise That Will Change Your Body Most, According to Science

One type of workout can make the biggest difference, especially as you get older.<p>Getting old sucks.<p>My joints creak. Both of my shoulders make wonderful little popping noises. I do this groaning thing when try to roll out of bed that I never thought I'd make. (In fact, most of the time I don't even …

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How worried should we be about artificial intelligence? I asked 17 experts.

“We should take seriously the possibility that things could go radically wrong.”<p>Imagine that, in 20 or 30 years, a company creates the first artificially intelligent humanoid robot. Let’s call her “Ava.” She looks like a person, talks like a person, interacts like a person. If you were to meet Ava, …

Artificial Intelligence

A Different Look

I’ve long been fascinated by albinism. It is a relatively uncommon disorder—estimated to affect approximately one person in 17,000—yet almost everyone is familiar with it. Perhaps you’ve heard tales from Africa, where albinism is persecuted for its relationship with witchcraft. Or maybe you’ve seen …

Awards

For Some, the Affordable Care Act Is a Lifesaver. For Others, a Burden.

After President Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress vowed to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, millions of Americans have been left wondering about the future of their health care. We asked readers to tell us how they would be affected if the law were repealed. These are some of …

Health Care

Google Translate is Amazing Now, and That Should Terrify You

Translating languages is hard. If you’re fluent in more than one, you already know that there’s never any direct translation for a lot of phrases. …

How safe is your smart home? 4 best devices that will shield your house against hackers - IBTimes India

Protect your smart home against all threats using these smart home firewall protection devices.<p>It's a whole new era for technology. People are …

26 Beautiful Travel Photos of 2016

Nat Geo Travel editors picked their favorite travel photos published in 2016. See majestic images from around the world that struck our experts.