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18 Beautiful Cocktails To Sip This Spring

Raise your glass to warmer weather with these sophisticated drinks.<p>Warmer weather makes spring the perfect time to imbibe cocktails that are as delicious as they are pretty.

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Time for a cocktail? The 10 best drinks apps

Love boozing? There's an app for that. Loads in fact. Here are 10 of our current favourites, all free to download.<p><b>1. For wine lovers... Vivino</b><p>The Shazam of the wine world. Upload a picture of almost any wine label and this clever software will deliver reviews, ranking and pricing info. Perfect for …

Instagram Develops Into Career Path For Photographers

Hear the term Instagramer, and you probably envision teenagers taking endless selfies or diners obsessively snapping pics of their meals. You’re less likely to think of someone like Chris Ozer (@chrisozer), an up-and-coming commercial photographer whose clients include Nike, Johnnie Walker and …

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Dash Is Turning Cars Into Futuristic, Data-Collecting Machines With An App And A Cheap Plastic Dongle

Jamyn Edis and Brian Langel have been creating smart technology products for more than two decades combined. Last year, as HBO's VP of Emerging Technology and Research Development, Edis entered the New York startup scene and advised founders going through a competitive accelerator program called …

The 2013 Songs of the Summer

<b>This is the second year</b> I've compiled a Songs of the Summer package, but let's be clear: I'm not any closer to believing the entire "Song of the Summer" concept is anything more than a bullshit media construct. Like I said last year, Major League Baseball is seasonal. Music shouldn't be. Yes, there …

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How to uncover closed-door restaurants when travelling

It’s like a dinner party with strangers. Closed-door restaurants, also known as underground restaurants or supper clubs, are private eateries tucked away in a chef’s home. And though they’re not widely advertised, they are often some of the most sought-after tables in town.<p>For travellers, these …

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Why Riotous Istanbul Is Still The Coolest City In Europe

The protests began in Istanbul over a plan to demolish the last park in the city, but soon escalated into widespread protests around the country directed at the Turkish government.<p>In Istanbul, protesters have taken over Taksim Square, a major hub in the city, where they have continuously clashed …

Meet The 13 Designers On Fast Company’s Most Creative People List

Architects, app developers, sketchbook artists, and more.<p>Out of the 100 people featured in <i>Fast Company</i>‘s 2013 list of the 100 most creative people working today, 13 are designers. This group of multidisciplinary visionaries hails from mega-companies like Starbucks and Disney, as well as smaller …

Bike-Sharing Programs Roll Into Cities Across The U.S.

It's a good time to be a cyclist in America.<p>New York kicked off a new bike-sharing program this week, with Chicago and San Francisco both close behind. Those cities are expected to launch similar systems this summer.<p>The sharing programs are all check-in, check-out systems, with automated stations …

Concept Car Photography: A Brief Look

Last year, photographer Steffen Jahn had the opportunity to photograph BMW’s handsome new concept car, the Zagato. The following video offers a quick …

Magic Lantern Figures Out How to Record 24P RAW CineDNG Video on the Canon 5D Mk III

It’s here, finally! Magic Lantern announced previously that they found a CineDNG RAW Live View output on the Canon 5D Mk II and Mk III. However, they …

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Buying Airfares Cheap

It used to be all so simple. Back in the days when the peppy stewardess (that's what they called them back then) would pin little plastic pilot wings on you (or your kids), airfares changed so infrequently that airlines actually printed them on their schedules. You'd call your favorite travel agent …

'Overservice' in Hotels and Resorts: An Embarrassment of Riches

Steve Tyler of Aerosmith famously said, "Anything worth doing is worth overdoing." And for most of my life, I'd have to say I agree. Right up until the day I finally had to escort a hotel attendant out of my room because he. Would. Not. Leave.<p>This was at the Leela Palace in New Delhi, India, where …

America's Best College Bars (PHOTOS)

Writer David Wood once joked that college was an amazing time--when parents fork over their savings to let kids go to a strange town and spend four years in a bar.<p>Seriously, though, the best college bars offer more than cold beers and hot cheese fries. They're fan headquarters for away games. …

Dispelling Four Misconceptions About Travel to Cuba

You've probably heard the chatter that music superstars Beyoncé and Jay-Z recently celebrated their five-year wedding anniversary in Cuba. Their trip reignited questions about whether Americans can travel to Cuba legally. From what I've seen in the media, there are still many misconceptions about …

10 Terribly Overrated Destinations (And Where To Travel Instead)

Have you ever traveled somewhere that everyone told you was the absolute best, only to find yourself wondering: Is that all there is?<p>It happens. Sometimes, the destination in question is trading on a dated reputation it no longer deserves. Other times, you've fallen victim to hype, manufactured by …

SCHNEIDER-KREUZNACH Launches Xenon Full-Frame Primes For Cinema

We haven’t heard a whole lot from Schneider, but today they’re announcing new cinema lenses designed for full frame DSLRs. The new series is being …

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World's Best Hikes: Epic Trails

A truly great trail winds into the essence of a place, so when assembling this list of the world’s great hikes we kept an eye on more than the footpath. We looked for walks that travel deeper into a location’s history and culture. Sure, there’s outdoor adventure on each of these 20 hikes, but the …

When To Shoot Black And White

When I first started out on this road of endless expense that is photography I spent many hours musing over the merits of black & white. There is no …