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10 Insanely Gorgeous, Under-the-Radar European Destinations

The value of the dollar against the euro is the highest it's been in years, making now the perfect time to take that trip you've been meaning to …

European Travel

How Global Warming Will Affect Your Beer

A pilot study examines how drought affects the quality of starch in barley.<p>There are many things that will change as Earth's climate warms. Doctoral student Peter Gous is worried about the price and quality of beer.<p>The aspiring plant bioengineer worked with a team of scientists to test how not …

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AT&T thinks increased bandwidth costs are Netflix subscribers' problem

AT&T's swinging back at Netflix CEO Reed Hastings' recent assertion that ISPs (internet service providers) should shoulder the cost of increased bandwidth demands. In a post on AT&T's Public Policy Blog, Senior EVP Jim Cicconi denounced Hastings' desire for a "cost-free delivery" agreement with …

Ladders on Everest are just the latest step in our commodification of nature

Ladders on Everest? For a place already blighted by litter, fistfights and unburied dead bodies, it's not so much "health and safety" as "access all areas". Its greatest hero, Edmund Hillary, declared in 2006, two years before he died: "I think the whole attitude towards climbing Mount Everest has …

Associated Press News

The Planet Mercury Is Shrinking

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Mercury, already our smallest planet, is shrinking.<p>The news comes as NASA marks the third year of …

Nearly Every Star Hosts at Least One Planet

The vast majority of stars in our Milky Way galaxy host planets, many of which may be capable of supporting life as we know it, a new study …

'Wello' iPhone case can track your blood pressure, temperature and more

Last year, Scanadu caught our attention with Scout, its simple-to-use tricorder-style health monitor. Now a new iPhone case promises to make monitoring your vital signs even easier. Called Wello, the case has sensors built in that can give you a picture of your overall health after holding it a …

The Most Talked About Oscars Dresses Of All Time (PHOTOS)

Oscars season is officially upon us, and while the world gears up to cheer on their favorite movies, we have just one thing on our minds -- the dresses.<p>But not just any dresses, of course. We mean the most memorable gowns that have ever shown up on the red carpet. We're not just talking about the …

Microsoft’s ‘Project Siena’ lets anyone create Windows 8.1 apps

Microsoft is releasing "Project Siena" today, a Windows 8.1 app that lets you easily create your own Windows app. It’s designed as a quick tool for building Windows 8-style apps without any programming skills. It’s also a touch-friendly way to create apps from a tablet, rather than using the …

Mobile devs: Google will officially translate your Android apps

Your Android app could soon be speaking French, Swedish, Hindi, and many more languages now that Google officially launched its mobile app translation service today.<p>Google announced that it would be opening up a translation service at Google I/O and officially released it. Developers can submit …

Google Has Designed A Throat Tattoo That Is Also A Lie Detector

The tattoo isn't permanent — it's applied to a sticky substance on the skin.<p>The intent of the device is to allow someone to wear a communications device on their throat, keeping a mobile phone or similar device in their pocket. The tattoo communicates with the device, transmitting conversation. …

The Death And Rebirth Of @ProfJeffJarvis, The Best Parody Account On Twitter

For the Internet thinkeratti, @ProfJeffJarvis is a Twitter must-follow. It’s a satirical account that takes the name of publicity advocate Jeff Jarvis and mocks the messaging of “thinkfluencers” the digital world over. It’s a withering and often hilarious stream of tech jargon and tiny thoughts …

9 Facebook Lies You Should Never Share With Your Friends

Last month, BuzzFeed reported on a viral Facebook post from 2004 that is <b>still</b> being shared around the social site, despite the fact that it was proven to be false many years ago. The post, which accuses Wal-Mart employees of stealing money in cash-back transactions, lures people in with a receipt …

Cloud To Dominate Data Center Traffic Within The Year, Cisco Study Predicts

Cloud traffic will represent more than two-thirds of global data center traffic by 2017 and will have grown more than fourfold from 2012 to 2017. Already, cloud-based traffic is poised to comprise the majority of traffic within the next few months.<p>That’s the conclusion of the latest, and third …

The Best New Restaurants in America, 2013

<i>Published in the November 2013 issue</i><p><b>There is just too much.</b> There are just too many exciting phenomena happening in the world of American dining right now. Fabulous Peruvian food, a German wurst palace, lots of shrimp and grits, the continued onslaught of Italian. Cronuts. To try to ascribe a …

The Two Towers

How To Opt Out Of Google's Plan To Sell Your Endorsements To Advertisers

Google announced Friday that it is “pulling a Facebook.” Google is making a change to its terms of service that will allow it to monetize the reviews, comments and “+1″s its users have doled out around the Web. Advertisers will be able to incorporate those personalized touches into ads. So if, for …

First Evidence Found of a Comet Strike on Earth

Comet exploded 28 million years ago over Egypt, new study suggests.<p><b>Saharan glass and a brooch belonging to King Tut provide the first evidence of a comet directly impacting Earth, a new study claims. The finding may help unlock some of the mysteries surrounding the birth of our solar system.</b><p>About …

Mark Zuckerberg spends $30 million on four homes to ensure privacy

It's not uncommon for celebrities to buy the properties next to their homes to ensure privacy, but usually when they do this, the neighboring homes are already on the market.<p>But when you're Mark Zuckerberg and worth $19 billion, you can usually find a price that your neighbors would be willing to …

Yelp Just Got Its First D.C. Lobbyist

Yelp has hit the mark of maturity for a tech company: It hired its first official lobbyist in Washington. Laurent Crenshaw is a former legislative aide to Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) who will be Yelp’s first representative in D.C.<p>Politico’s Alex Byers reports Crenshaw will “lead (Yelp’s) Washington …

10 Common Startup Ideas That Haven't Broken Through... Yet

Just because you have a great idea doesn’t mean your startup will succeed, and there’s a simple reason for this: concepts don’t make companies.<p>Startups depend on everything from the capabilities of their founders to the depth of their pockets. But, just because an idea hasn’t taken off doesn’t mean …

August 2013

A Journey to the Arctic Ice and Into the Human Spirit

We rode for five days over an expanse of sea ice. The horizon was scattered with the memory of winter, and pieces of purple and amber mountains peeked through the eternal white snow. The light descends slowly this time of year and it draws out that delicious final hour of sunset glow upon the …

Simple Springtime Dishes

Drone hobbyists show off their breathtaking aerial shots on Dronestagram

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Dronestagram/edupin<p>It’s no wonder that humans are fascinated with the bird’s-eye view. High in the sky, even the most …