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27 pictures that will make you want to visit India

The intricacies found in the detailed architecture of India's palaces and temples are both fascinating and breathtaking, and most of the sites are unlike anything you would encounter in the Western world.<p>From stunning temples to lush tea plantations, here are 27 photos that will inspire you to book …

A Hilariously Accurate Depiction Of What Budget Airlines Are Really Like

Beware of the $1 beer.<p>Travel is stressful. Budget travel is nothing short of a nightmare.<p>Airlines like Frontier and Spirit tout themselves as a cost-efficient way to fly, and yes, they certainly are <i>more</i> affordable than some other travel options. However, after you're slapped with taxes, bag check …

Who Is Google's New Chief, Sundar Pichai?

In his blog post Monday announcing the surprise restructuring of Google into a conglomerate called Alphabet, Larry Page said this about Sundar Pichai, 43, the eleven-year Googler who will replace Page as Google’s CEO: “Sundar has been saying the things I would have said (and sometimes better!) for …

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What To Expect From The iPad Mini 4

Multiple recent leaks have indicated that Apple is working on a major new version of the iPad mini. You can expect a more powerful, thinner iPad mini, and it will let you take advantage of all the latest features in iOS 9.<p>Macotakara and @OnLeaks revealed that the iPad mini 4 will look like a …

37-Year-Old Man Visits All 198 Countries (Including 19 in One Day) and Keeps His Day Job

Get ready for some travel inspiration: Gunnar Garfors visited every 198 countries by the not-so ripe age of 37. His first trip was to Greece with …

Narendra Modi unveils bid to make India the 'HR capital of the world’

India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, launched a programme on Wednesday aimed at imparting skill training to more than 400 million Indians over the next seven years “to make India the world’s human resource capital”.<p>Indian corporations and industry have often cited unskilled manpower as a big …

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This food subscription service lets you try food from all over the world without actually having to travel anywhere

A food subscription service that aims to help people "discover the world through food," Try The World is ideal for someone who doesn't have the time and/or the means to travel, but enjoys trying cuisine from all over.<p>The company was started by Kat Vorotova and David Foult, who met in New York and …

United Airlines awarded hackers millions of frequent flier miles for uncovering gaps in the company's cybersecurity

United confirmed with Reuters that it has paid out two awards worth 1 million miles each, worth dozens of free domestic flights on the airline. United did not confirm tweets from individuals who say they have been paid smaller awards as well.<p>The Chicago-based carrier has hoped to trailblaze in the …

Microsoft takes the fight to Google with redesigned Bing Maps

Microsoft may have sent of some of its mapping employees over to Uber last week, but that doesn’t mean it’s giving up on improving Bing Maps.<p>The company today revealed a redesign that looks a whole lot more like Google’s product – but that’s not a bad thing.<p>Most obviously, the map now takes up …

India: The (Real) Top 5 Must-See Destinations

Over the past ten years, India's status as a place to do business has grown immensely. According to the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), India is the 10th largest business travel market in the world. With more Westerners traveling for business and gaining appreciation for the vast and …

This Is the Best Selfie Stick for Your Smartphone

Let’s get this out of the way up front: no one truly <i>needs</i> a selfie stick. But if you feel you absolutely must have one, they <i>can</i> be somewhat useful. …

Arkansas park is a girl's best friend: Woman finds -- and gets to keep -- 8.5-carat diamond

A Colorado woman paid for her vacation — and then some — when she discovered an 8½-carat diamond at an Arkansas park where visitors can hunt for stones and keep what they find.<p>Bobbie Oskarson uncovered a raw, 8.52-carat white diamond last week at Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro, about …

Ask Siri What Zero Divided By Zero Is; Prepare To Be Burned By Some Major Snark

Ask Siri an unsolvable question and you'll get a cheeky response.<p>This week, social media was abuzz with talk about Apple’s know-it-all digital assistant, and her sassy answer to the impossible query: “Siri, what is zero divided by zero?”<p><b>**The answer is below. iPhone users, we'd recommend asking the</b> …

Always click the first Google result? You might want to stop doing that

When you go to Google for anything, be it a weather report or a phone number or an explanation of string theory, you assume that the top results will always be the very best. Those are, at least, the only ones you click: Studies suggest it's a rare, rare Googler who bothers scrolling past search …

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NASA set to launch Orion spacecraft, paving way for human Mars visit

NASAis preparing for the maiden launch this week of its newOrionspacecraft, which could help jump-start America's return to human exploration of space, including a journey to Mars.<p>This unmanned mission is relatively simple, less than five hours long and headed to no place particularly …