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Getting the most out of your Chromecast this Christmas

Google's Chromecast makes it easy to stream pretty much anything to your TV. Movies, TV shows, music, games, photos -- whatever you're interested in, there are plenty of smartphone and tablet apps equipped with Google's little Cast button. So, whether you have one hooked up to the main TV in your …

7 Must-Haves for iPhone Photographers

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Do This in the Morning and Be More Productive All Day

If you think coffee gets you kickstarted, just wait until you try gratitude.<p><i>Everyone has a unique way of starting their day off on the proverbial right foot. What do successful entrepreneurs do every morning to ensure they are über-effective at getting things done? We asked members of the</i></i> …

Time Management

15 of nature's most awesome, must-see shows | CNN Travel

2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

The 26th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest is under way, and entries will be accepted for another six weeks, until June 30, 2014. First prize winner will receive an 8-day Alaskan expedition for two. National Geographic was once more kind enough to allow me to share some of the early …

Articles about artful midcentury remodels on Dwell.com - Dwell

Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most captivating design and architecture shots of the week.<p>In the Pacific Heights neighborhood of San Francisco, what started off as a decorating job turned into a full-blown renovation...<p>When you're running a company out of your …

Avant-garde

The Answer to Pop's Prim-Princess Problem? Lykke Li

Searching for a little more soul and a little less predictability in a world of hypermanaged pop stars? Swedish indie-soul singer Lykke Li is here to answer your prayers.<p>In September 1981, Stevie Nicks appeared on the cover of <i>Rolling Stone</i>. She'd just released her legendary first solo album, <i>Bella</i> …

The GoPro drone that makes art in the sky – in pictures

Photographer Rus Turner strapped his camera to a drone – or quadcopter – and sent it sky-high to capture the rolling countryside of Hampshire from a dramatic new angle

Satellite eye on Earth: April 2014 – in pictures

Antarctica's crumbling glaciers, Argentina's guitar forest and a 621-mile dust storm over Sahara are among the images captured by European Space Agency and Nasa satellites

10 First-Class Airplane Seats That Are Nicer Than Your Apartment

As some airlines gut their frequent flyer programs, increase fees and cram more seats into coach, others are pushing the boundaries of flying luxury with of over-the-top first class suites.<p>Airlines are betting that these opulent accommodations will drive up profit margins and yield greater revenues …

International Air Transport Association

Which Xbox One should you buy?

Even if you don't care about voice control or motion-based games, the $500 Xbox One with Kinect is worth considering.<p>Microsoft's initial vision for the Xbox One was so inextricably linked to the Kinect that the company didn't even consider it a peripheral: if you bought an Xbox One, you had to pay …

The Freshest Seafood in Piraeus

In Piraeus there is a tacit agreement among locals to keep treasured taverns and restaurants hidden, lest they be overrun by the tourists arriving on …

Dressing the jewel of the Greek army

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Piraeus Is for (Meat) Lovers

Known for its excellent fish and seafood, the port town of Piraeus, just west of Athens, was not until recently a destination for meat lovers. But …

Fitbit Force Review

Part fitness tracker, part smartwatch, the Fitbit Force promises to be one of the most useful fitness trackers yet. The Force has a bright OLED …

I Tried It: 3 Fitness Apps for My Apple TV

By · 2/25/2014, 2:41 p.m.<p>Shutterstock<p>My crack-like addiction to Walter White and Jesse Pinkman enticed me to buy an Apple TV earlier this year. But …

Best fitness tracker: Fitbit Flex vs Jawbone UP24 vs Nike FuelBand SE vs Garmin vivofit!

Fitness trackers are all the rage these days. The iPhone 5s already includes an Apple M7 motion co-processor that lets apps monitor steps taken, …

National Geographic Travel

Exposure to Takeout Increases Obesity

Takeout food is convenient and delicious—especially if your favorite taco truck parks outside your office. But a new paper published on BMJ.com Thursday recommends packing a healthier lunch. Researchers found that people exposed to takeaway food near their homes or offices are more likely to be …

Obesity

What is 4K UHD? Next-generation resolution explained

From the World Cup to Netflix, in 2014 you're going to start hearing a lot more about 4K resolution or 'Ultra HD.' But what is it? And more importantly, do you want it?<p>As if 3D TV and LED LCD vs. OLED vs. plasma and 120Hz and the Soap Opera Effect weren't confusing enough, in the last year we have …

4K Calculator - Do You Benefit?

As 4K displays are now coming out, a common debate between people online has been about the benefits of 4K compared to HD in a normal viewing …

The 28 Most Expensive Homes In Sports

And they sure do know how to treat themselves.<p>From Kobe Bryant's Orange County mansion, complete with a hair salon and a shark tank, to the Floridian palace Anna Kournikova shares with beau Enrique Iglesias, these over-the-top homes define luxury.<p><i>To estimate the approximate current value of the</i> …

Real Estate

Ten of the world's most mind-blowing landscapes

Gazing at a remarkable view for the first time is one of travel’s greatest thrills – and these 10 landscapes are among the most mind-blowing we’ve ever seen.<p>Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA<p>Yellowstone National Park has an embarrassment of astonishing sights, from the thundering waterfalls of …

10 Ways to Visit Stockholm on a Budget

One of my favorite places in the world is Stockholm (I even attempted to live there last year). I love the city’s historical beauty, the natural …

For a few days, Apple TV comes with a $25 iTunes bonus

Ahead of a suspected revamp of its set-top box, Apple includes a $25 iTunes gift card with the purchase of the current incarnation of Apple TV to binge on Oscar movies.<p>Apple's long-neglected set-top box may finally get a revamp this year, but for now you can get a $25 gift card for iTunes to binge …

What you need to know about 4K TVs

Curious about Ultra HD, also known as "4K"? Here's a cheat sheet.<p>Ultra HD, colloquially known as "4K," is everywhere on TV shelves and online this year. Previously restricted to only high-end models, 4K resolution has become so inexpensive that your next 50-inch or larger TV will probably be …

How to Map Your Next Hike on Google Earth

Want to share a great drive or hike with friends? Take along a GPS receiver, make good notes, and then get to work on Google Earth.<p><b>When Popular Mechanics trekked out to</b> remote Aden Crater in New Mexico, we learned the existing Google Maps directions had some... issues. That far off the beaten path, …

Google Earth