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The New GoPro Cameras: Everything You Need to Know

Three ways of looking at the newer GoPro action cameras.<p>Last month GoPro, the best-known maker of “Look at me!” action cameras, introduced a new lineup of products. This includes two new top-of-the-line GoPros and the company’s first entry-level camera.<p>Your <b>Re/code</b> reviews team has been testing all …

Key Figures In CIA-Crack Cocaine Scandal Begin To Come Forward

LOS ANGELES -- With the public in the U.S. and Latin America becoming increasingly skeptical of the war on drugs, key figures in a scandal that once rocked the Central Intelligence Agency are coming forward to tell their stories in a new documentary and in a series of interviews with The Huffington …

Picture of the week: the Woodland Hills High School Prom, by Mark Neville

The British photographer spent four months in Pittsburgh, commissioned by the Andy Warhol Museum<p>British photographer Mark Neville watched as the students of Woodland Hills high school in Pittsburgh finished dinner at their prom. There was a strong African-American demographic of students but as …

The Cheapest Land in the Country

The days of large-scale land giveaways are over, but there are still options for getting land or a house without spending a lot of money.<p>The economic recession that began in 2007 made land and houses more affordable. Some of the real-estate markets in the country have recovered, others have not. …

12 Totally Useless Travel Gadgets

<i>By Elina Bolokhova for the Orbitz blog</i><p>Never know what to buy the savvy traveler in your life? Or maybe you're heading out on the road yourself and need one more useless travel gadget to stuff into your already over-packed suitcase? Here's a list of 12 travel items that are certain to make someone's …

Crooks Are Now Breaking Into Cars Via Remote Control

Apparently today’s high-tech cars are fast falling prey to high-tech car thieves. The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) reports that savvy criminals are able to make breaking into a vehicle as easy as pushing a button. That’s because they’re using sophisticated electronic “scanner boxes” to …

The Fate Of America's Dying Supercenters

Huge big-box stores like Wal-Mart Supercenters and Target are being phased out in favor of "some combination of value and convenience," Goldman Sachs recently wrote .<p>"Just about every major trend we're following right now bodes poorly for power center retail," Doug Stephens, founder of industry …

BEFORE & AFTER: A Disaster Zone Goes Glam

An iconic American farmhouse gets an elegant restoration.<p>An iconic American farmhouse gets an elegant restoration. This piece originally appeared on countryliving.com

Aspirin a day could dramatically cut cancer risk, says biggest study yet

An aspirin a day could dramatically cut people's chances of getting and dying from common cancers, according to the most detailed review yet of the cheap drug's ability to stem disease.<p>More than 130,000 deaths would be avoided over a 20-year period if Britain's 50- to 64-year-olds took a daily …

15 Quirky Gadgets and Accessories to Buy Today

It’s time for us to take another look at a bunch of quirky, imaginative and downright useful gadgets and accessories that you can buy today. Which one takes your fancy the most?<p>For more inspiration, check out our 2013 holiday gift guide, our previous collection of gadgets and accessories for geeks …