Paul Katz

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This Startup Is Giving Away Free VR Headsets

It's part of a product launch for a new smartphone<p>Now’s your chance to get a VR headset—for free.<p>OnePlus, a Chinese smartphone company, is giving away free VR headsets, called the OnePlus Loop VR, as part of its new product launch for a new smartphone, the OnePlus 3. To nab a headset, check out the …

Startups

70+ Beautiful Bathrooms That Range From Posh to Old-World

From the petite powder room to the home spa, our bathroom gallery provides plenty of ideas for sprucing up your place.

The Pinnacle of Pasta: The Top 9 Plates of Pasta in Rome

A decent carbonara is pretty easy to come by in Rome. But no one visits the Italian capital in search of a merely passable pasta dish. After several thousand Roman restaurant meals over the past dozen years—including more misses than I care to recall—I have narrowed down the top plates of pasta in …

This device will ensure you do not lose your luggage while travelling

The CheckSmart Luggage Tracker is a device from Victorinox that allows you to ensure you do not lose your luggage while travelling. Launched in March …

Luggage

Sushi galore

Adrian Wooldridge’s gastronomic misadventures in Tokyo

Want To Be A Landlord? HGTV 'Income Property' Star Has Advice

Vacation properties? Out. Investment properties? In.<p>According to a recent National Association of Realtors report, for the first time in five years, more people are putting their real estate dollars into investment properties rather than purchasing vacation homes.<p>“Baby boomers at or near retirement …

Real Estate

One Family's Backyard Becomes Their Own Tiny Retreat

In coastal Massachusetts, a resourceful couple and their equally enterprising children use reclaimed materials to create a versatile 168-square-foot backyard building.<p>Tim and Meg Ferguson Sauder had two problems: Like many parents, they wanted more space for their active family. They also needed to …

Architecture

Walt Disney World Basically Just Opened A Theme Park For Food

Just try eating your way through here in a day.<p>If you vacationed at Walt Disney World in the past few years, you probably wound up at Downtown Disney, grabbing a table at Planet Hollywood or eating dinner beside a larger-than-life dinosaur in a Mesozoic Era-themed restaurant. While the old classics …

Food

An Oral History of An Inconvenient Truth

Supported by Cool Effect<p>Al Gore got stuck on a scissor lift. Studio execs fell asleep at a screening. And everybody hated the title. A look back at …

Al Gore

The Secret to the Creamiest, Dreamiest Hummus

But what’s the secret behind Solomonov’s hummus, anyways? When we were testing the recipe from his forthcoming cookbook <i>Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking</i>—which is full of all kinds of mouthwatering modern Israeli goodness—we were struck by a few shockingly simple keys to his dreamy spread.<p>The first …

Hummus

Woman Plays Zombie Game On VR Headset, Seriously Freaks Out

Mind. Blown.<p>Virtual reality was all too real for one woman.<p>The unidentified person recently wore a VR headset to play a zombie game, but she completely freaked while trying to shoot her way out of danger.<p>Video posted online showed her shouting in terror as the living dead attacked her in the …

Zombies

The Absolute Best Sushi Omakase in New York

<i>For six weeks, the editors of</i> New York <i>Magazine and Grub Street are publishing a series of definitive lists that declare the absolute best versions of</i> …

Food

Here’s How to Get Crazy Cheap Flights to Ireland this Year

Ever since we found out that flights will be the cheapest in seven years this summer, we’ve been trying to narrow down our destination possibilities and nail down our traveling plans. There’s always the Pinterest’s number one summer vacation choice or one of the most luxurious hotels in the world. …

Ireland

World's best food festivals for serious food fanatics

(CNN)Seems everywhere has a food festival these days, or at least an excuse to sell overpriced paper bowls of pulled pork in a tent.<p>For the dedicated diner, the standard shindigs are unlikely to satisfy.<p>They're after something more.<p>The good news is, as the global gastro revolution continues apace, …

Festivals

It's Time to Season Your Cast-Iron Pan for Real

In addition to eating healthier, the start of a new year is a great excuse for decluttering, spiffing up, and organizing your workspace. All week long, we’ll be giving you tips for making sense of the most important room of the house: the kitchen. Welcome to <b>Clean Sweep.</b><p>No piece of kitchen equipment …

Cooking

Acer joins work on high-end VR headset for theme parks

Acer is joining forces with the game studio Starbreeze to develop a high-end virtual reality headset designed for arcades and theme parks. Starbreeze has already been showcasing the headset, called StarVR, for the past year; going forward, development of StarVR will be a collaboration between the …

Amusement Parks

The cheapest train journeys in Europe for day-tripping holidaymakers

• <b>Nice-Menton in France named the most affordable at £3.50 per ticket</b>• <b><br>At £6 per direction, London-Oxford was the second cheapest day trip route</b>• <b><br>Others</b> …

Europe

Fear our new robot overlords: This is why you need to take artificial intelligence seriously

Killer computers determined to kill us? Nope. Forget "Terminator" -- there's something more specific to worry about<p>There are a lot of major problems today with tangible, real-world consequences. A short list might include terrorism, U.S.-Russian relations, climate change and biodiversity loss, …

Intelligence

GearVR update brings much-needed native viewcapture tool to compatible phones

Here’s the thing: when your eyes are synthesizing information from multiple screens into a three-dimensional virtual space, the word “screenshot” fails to describe what it is doing almost as badly as it fails to document what you are experiencing. So I’m calling it viewcapture.<p>Another, separate …

Virtual Reality

The Wicked Humor of Party Games

Most games revolve around winning. But with party games, the key objective is creating a fun collective social experience.<p>The classic game Pictionary exploits two facts about human nature: Most people are terrible artists, and everyone suffers from a “curse of knowledge” that makes it hard to …

Cards Against Humanity

50 Cheap Eats Destinations You Should Know About in NYC

Eater critic Robert Sietsema rounds up good deals in the five boroughs and beyond.As restaurant prices continue to soar, finding a cheap restaurant …

Restaurants

12 enchanting secret gardens in NYC

New York may be often seen as a concrete jungle, but there are small pockets where greenery not only thrives, but provides a welcome respite from the …

Gardening

Think People Who Read The News On Smartphones Have Short Attention Spans? Think Again

Smartphones have tiny screens. Do people who get their news from their smartphones have tiny attention spans? The Pew Research Center sought to gain insight into this question with an in-depth study of the length of time people spend reading news articles on their cellphones.<p>Newspapers and print …

Journalism

The Marvel headset is an early attempt at a VR operating system for your phone

You can do a lot of things in virtual reality, but so far, there's no commonly accepted VR operating system — a full interface that offers all the same options as a desktop or mobile system. On tethered headsets like the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, you can use a program like Virtual Desktop, which …

Phones

8 Secrets of Paris You've Never Heard Before

We love Paris's classic attractions—seeing the Eiffel Tower is always a thrill!—but if you're looking for hidden cafés, museums, and walks that …

Paris

12 bookstores every reader should visit in their lifetime

Are you someone who refuses to believe the theory that "print is dead"? Who always makes room in a suitcase for a paperback? Who finds it easy to spend more time at a charmingly ramshackle bookstore than a crowded tourist attraction? You're not alone.<p>The organizers of Independent Bookstore Day …

Books

The Ultimate Travel + Leisure Bucket List

<i>Travel + Leisure</i> staffers share the once-in-a-lifetime experiences at the top of their travel bucket lists.<p>citymaps.com<p>41 things to see and do before you die.

Bucket Lists

Oculus and Samsung have 1M Gear VR users

Oculus has already sold more than 1 million virtual reality head-mounted displays — although most of those are the Gear VR peripheral for Samsung Galaxy phones.<p>The Facebook subsidiary announced in a blog today that 1 million people used the Gear VR last month, which is a significant milestone for …

Virtual Reality

12 Brilliantly Literary Hotels for Book Lovers

Whether you’re reading on the beach or passing time on a train, books are the perfect travel companions. But some hotels take this love of literature a bit further, offering guests book-themed rooms, well-stocked libraries, and other bibliophile-friendly features.<p>Here are twelve hotels sure to …

Books

5 Days in Japan’s Kanto Region – Tokyo, Kamakura and Fuji Five Lakes

With its skyscrapers, incredible landscape, fascinating history and fusion cuisine, Tokyo will electrify all of your senses. Having only 5 days will …

Asia Travel