Dean Demetropoulos

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Google launches weirdly fun 'Smarty Pins' trivia map game

“Ask as many questions as you can before you run out of miles.”<p>That’s the first instruction you get at the start of the new mapping trivia game from Google, Smarty Pins.<p>You first see a map in this web game, and it asks you trivia questions, with the answer being a city name. You have 15 seconds to …

The Revolutionary War Told through Five Bars

We firmly believe that America's historic bars are the best place to learn her history. Sure, you can go to a museum and see relics behind glass. Go to Mount Vernon and wander the hallways and view history from behind ropes. But if you want to really experience it, and especially if you want to …

5 Amazing Experiences Every Traveler Must Try!

<i>Photo courtesy of Pics1/Dreamstime. Article by Robert Firpo-Cappiello of Budget Travel.</i><p>The phrase "adventure travel" has a bit of an image problem. For many, it conjures only images of climbing mountains, diving into underwater caverns, and, well, aching muscles. But when we asked ourselves what …

Ahoy, Matey! Enjoy a Nautical Theme -- Without Being Trapped on an Overcrowded Cruise Ship

While a nautical theme can make for fun hotel decor all year round, we can't help but enjoy it a little more in the summer when the timing feels particularly fitting. After all, during warmer months we love the idea of being out on the open seas, wind in our hair... until we think about how crowded …

Fly South for Winter: Skiing in New Zealand & Australia

Summer skiing in North America exists, but the options are few and far between. Take a trip below the Equator, however, and you'll find something different... the seasons are flipped.<p>South America may be the best-known Southern Hemisphere skiing spot, but New Zealand and Australia also make worthy …

InterContinental Hotels CEO on Free Wi-Fi, Bleisure Travel and Brand Power

Richard Solomons sits in one of his hotels, explaining how travelers can’t be stereotyped. A businessman this week might be on vacation the next. For …

Travel Tips From Top Family Bloggers

In May, I traveled to Atlanta to attend the <b>Mom 2.0 Summit</b>, a gathering of some of the most talented family bloggers and female entrepreneurs in the U.S. and Canada. While these women run the gamut when it comes to coverage–from politics and business to food and design–many of them are leaders in …

Travel Photography

Best of America: 9 Reasons to Love the Pacific Northwest

<b>By Helen Anne Travis</b><p>The upper left hand corner of the United States is a magical place.<p>Here, backyards butt up against ancient forests, waterfalls, and glacier-capped volcanoes. Bald eagles circle over organic coffee shops, and coastal residents text each other when a whale pod swims through the …

11 of the World's Most Fantastic Opera Houses That Are Worth a Visit (PHOTOS)

Whether you're an opera fan, an avid admirer of historical architecture, or just someone who appreciates beauty, there are few buildings more lovely than the opera houses found all over the world. Sure, many are incredibly well-known (like the Teatro alla Scala in Milan and the Sydney Opera House …

Island Hopping in Boston Harbor

Eight miles from downtown Boston, I stop in my tracks before a water-stained, dilapidated wall cowering below the growth of a thick full forest. In a corner of the wall, I spot an eerie opening fixed open by a rusted-shut doorway. Alone, I look in and see tunnels splitting into three directions, …

New England

Belize Proves "Good Things Come In Small Packages"

The ex-British colony, lodged between big brother Mexico to the north, the jungles of Guatemala to the south and west, and nestled on the world's second largest barrier reef to the east, offers a wide range of exploration to satisfy all travelers. Belize may pack in more flora, fauna and diverse …

50 Places In Europe You Need To Visit In Your Lifetime

We've come up with the ultimate bucket list of travel destinations in Europe.<p>From biking along the canals of Amsterdam to tasting Chianti in Italy's Tuscany region, here are 50 things you need to do in Europe in your lifetime.

European Travel

Jarome Iginla signs with Avalanche

After stints with both the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Boston Bruins, veteran forward Jarome Iginla is heading back to the Western Conference, where …

The sun sets over Fenway Park.

Renaming the 'ultimate grand slam'

Rajai Davis hit an ultimate grand slam on Monday night, but no one's calling it that because it's a stupid name. Let's rename it.<p>On Monday night, Rajai Davis hit the grand slam you practiced in your backyard.<p><i>Here we go, down by three, bases loaded, in steps (you) ...</i><p>He did it against Sean …

U.S. World Cup Run Ends In 'Heartbreaking' 2-1 Loss To Belgium In Extra Time (VIDEO)

There was no surrender from the United States. But there would be no victory either in its final appearance at the 2014 World Cup.<p>Belgium overcame a historic performance by U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard in a 2-1 win in the Round of 16 at Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador on Tuesday. With Howard making one …

NHL teams spend more than $500-million on free agents in true frenzy

Annually, they describe the opening day of the NHL's free-agent season as "frenzied" and on Tuesday, the actions lived up to the hype.<p>It was a crazy day of wheeling and dealing, as NHL teams committed more than half-a-billion dollars (U.S.), a record amount, to sign more than 70 players to new …

NHL

US Loses Late, Argentina Through: Pictures

Soccer

iPhone 6 glass curves, Android Wear apps, Tizen GS5 & more – Pocketnow Daily

Advertisement<p>Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Samsung’s launch of the Galaxy S5 mini. Then we talk about Android Wear, and the fact …

Windows 8 and 8.1 still struggle to gain PC market share

According to their updated numbers for June 2014. Windows 7 is now installed on 50.55 percent of all PCs, up from 50.06 percent in May. Even Windows …

3 problems Google didn’t fix in Android L

For the past week, we’ve been talking about all the new and shiny things in the upcoming Android L update.<p>Yesterday, I installed the developer …

5 things Android L could learn from iOS 8

Both Android L and iOS 8 have been hot topics of late. Both developer previews have provided us with plenty to look forward to – third-party …

Synek Draft Beer System

Ice cold draft beer at home? It's not that uncommon anymore, with stores that fill growlers and home kegerators on the rise. But what if you could …

Alcohol

Affordable Tesla sedan coming thanks to ‘gigafactories’

Let’s be real, here; you’re probably not driving a Tesla. You might want to slip into the electric car fr your daily commute, but you aren’t. A big …

iCloak Stik Aims To Put Robust Online Privacy In The Hands Of The Many, Not The Few

Meet iCloak Stik: a plug and play device that’s being designed to make robust online privacy accessible to the many not the few — by enabling an average computer user to route their browsing via the Tor or I2P anonymizing networks so it can’t be tracked.<p>The device will also let users select a …

An Upper Limit For Apps? New Data Suggests Consumers Only Use Around Two Dozen Apps Per Month

There are now well over a million mobile applications in both Google Play and the iTunes App Store alike, and growth of those app marketplaces shows no sign of slowing down. However, according to new data from Nielsen out this morning, there may be an upper limit to how many apps people will …

Apps

FTC claims T-Mobile conned customers out of hundreds of millions of dollars

T-Mobile USA is in hot water, thanks to a complaint filed by the FTC on Tuesday alleging that the mobile phone company made hundreds of millions of …