Peter Hyzin

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The Five Things Android Finally Got Right With 5.1

Google is finally delivering a few perks that didn’t make the cut when it rolled out Android Lollipop.<p>Android 5.1 is here (at this time only for Nexus devices), and it tidies up Google’s operating system with some extra niceties that help you zip through various tasks. Here are the details as to …

Android News

7 Cinderella Castles to Escape to With Your Prince

Just in time for Disney's new <i>Cinderella</i> movie release, trivago.com has found seven secret castles you can sleep in that will make you feel as if you are living in a real-life fairy tale... no fairy godmothers required!<p><b>Thornewood Castle</b> -- Lakewood, Washington<p><i>© Thornewood Castle</i><p>Visit a true piece of …

5 years living in Switzerland convinced me that it's a great place to be an American expat

My family and I moved to a small town just outside of Zurich when I was younger and lived there for five years.<p>Switzerland had the fifth highest GDP per capita in the world at $84,815 in 2013, coming in close behind the Macao region in China, Qatar, Norway, and Luxembourg.<p>That's a whole $30,000 …

European Travel

5 Spots With The Clearest Waters In The World

By: Gianni Jaccoma<p><i>Credit: Flickr/Marjan Lazarevski</i><p>How many times have you visited a beach or a lake, only to be tragically disappointed by the murkiness of the water? Sure, you could go for a swim in there if you <i>really</i> wanted, but there's no way of knowing if whatever brushed your leg was seaweed, …

Humpback Whales

Create a Website That Self-Destructs When Google Indexes It

You know we’re dealing with something unusual when we write about a site that we can’t actually link to anymore. Unindexed was an experiment by Matthew Rothberg that created a website which continuously searched Google for itself.<p>When the site finally discovered itself in the search results, it was …

Bots

Reader recommendation: Arik Private Tours in Israel

My brother-in-law treated our family (12 of us) to a guided tour in Israel. Our guide, Arik, was superb. Nothing fazed him, and he was great in his dealings with us. As a tour guide, he was able to contend with our 6- and 8-year-olds, their grandma of 76 and a few midlifers. We were impressed with …

10 Underrated National Parks In America

<i>By Caitlin Morton, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>Looking for the beauty of Yosemite and Yellowstone without the crowds? These under-the-radar American parks deserve a spot on your bucket list.<p><b>1. North Cascades National Park, Washington</b><p>© Terry Donnelly / Alamy<p>If you want to see glaciers and temperate …

National Parks

35 Places To Visit While The Euro Is At An 11-Year Low

But the currency has just fallen to its lowest level in more than a decade, meaning a European vacation is suddenly within reach for more thrifty travelers.<p>We've come up with the ultimate bucket list of travel destinations in countries that are on the euro.<p>From biking along the canals of Amsterdam …

European Travel

Our System Is So Broken, Almost No Patented Discoveries Ever Get Used

We all know the patent system is broken.<p>But most people believe that the biggest problem with it is abusive litigants who extort so-called “license …