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12 Hours to Kill in Austin, Texas

Having just about 12 hours to spare between two connecting flights (can you believe it? mystery of cheapo travels!), we decided to visit the hip town of Austin. Consecrated as the music capital of the country -- yes, before Nashville -- I must say that during the day, not much music was heard in …


Best mobile games of August 2015 (pictures)

Race the Sun

Blade Runner

5 Luxe Gifts for the Ultimate Jetsetter

Stuck on what to get the road warrior who has it all? Here are some gift ideas guaranteed to provide what globetrotters desire the most: time, convenience and a good night's sleep.<p><b>Noise Eliminating Smart Earplugs</b><p>Literally music to your ears, the world's first smart earplugs are set to hit the …

Luxury Travel

7 TED Talks you should watch if you want to be an entrepreneur

Four simple words that sum up the value of TED Talks.<p>We love these quick, easy-to-digest videos with just the right amount of important information to entertain and educate in just a few minutes.<p>It's free, high-quality wisdom from industry leaders — what's not to love?<p>Below are the top seven videos …

TED Talks

America's Most Underrated Cities For Millennials

<i>by Allison Williams, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>Main Photo courtesy Sean Pavone Photo/Getty Images<p>What is it with kids today? Pew Research found that Millennials -- Americans born between 1981 and 1996 -- are notable for being "confident, self-expressive through a healthy dose of social media, liberal, and …


Get up to speed on the Iran nuclear talks

<b>(CNN) —</b> Until word slipped out Monday that talks had hit a snag, all indications were that Iran and world powers negotiating to crimp the country's nuclear program might reach a deal any time.<p>If they do, it's huge news. If they don't? Maybe even bigger news.<p>But what is the deal? Who wants it? Who …

South Asia

What New Horizons Is Looking For On Pluto, And How

After nine years and three billion miles, here’s what we're learning from it all<p>At 7:50am EDT tomorrow, July 14, New Horizons, the fastest spacecraft ever launched, will perform the first close-encounter flyby of Pluto and its system of five known moons. During that approach, New Horizons will be …

Solar System

14 Places to Swim Before You Die

One of the best things about a warm-weather getaway is the thrill of throwing on a bathing suit and going for a swim. For some folks, a great swim means floating in a pool and catching some much-needed rays. Others enjoy the prospect of jumping into an ocean (or natural swimming hole) and taking in …

Grand Canyon

10 Startup Practices That Usually Lead to Disaster

Starting a new business is a serious undertaking. Yet many aspiring entrepreneurs I know approach it as a fun project, get-rich quick scheme, or perhaps an expensive hobby. Others quit their day jobs and commit everything to their new passion, without regard for their own well-being, or the welfare …

Small Business

Microsoft Edge is already good enough for me to drop Chrome

From the tarnished ashes of Internet Explorer came Microsoft Edge, an all-new browser built from the ground up for Windows 10. When we first went hands-on with the browser – then still called Project Spartan – we thought it brought some interesting concepts to the table, but it was much too buggy …

Reddit Moderators Are Locking Up The Site’s Most Popular Pages In Protest

Hell hath no fury like a Reddit moderator scorned. And boy are they pissed right now.<p>Reddit, the site that is often billed as the front page of the internet, is going through a serious revolt right now. The moderators behind a number of the most popular subreddit pages on the site — which are …


The Great Mobile Wallet Extinction Begins, As Google Eyes Buying Softcard

Amid continuing rumors that Google could buy the mobile wallet consortium Softcard to beef up its own sagging Google Wallet, one thing looks obvious: The great consolidation of mobile wallets has begun.<p>The latest rumor has Google in talks to buy Softcard, a joint mobile wallet venture of Verizon, …


Most Creative People in Business 2012 | Fast Company

The Most Creative People In Business 2012<p>These inspiring leaders are shaping the future of business in creative ways. Scroll to see the Top 100.