Tim Francisco

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A first timer’s guide to Oktoberfest

MUNICH’S OKTOBERFEST originated in 1810 as a horse race to celebrate the royal wedding. But everyone apparently enjoyed the drinking a lot more than …

Royal Weddings

Great places to stay on the world's loveliest islands

Don’t waste precious travel time dragging your flip-flopped feet to the beach. We’ve rounded up ten places to stay on some of the world’s most beautiful islands – and they’re all a stone’s throw from the beach. Best of all, you don’t need to sell your granny to enjoy an island getaway, we’ve picked …

Avicii, Swedish DJ, Dead At 28

Music<p>Your trusted destination for top music news, music industry information, and concert details.<p>Electronic<p>The statement comes six days after the …

Miley Cyrus: is twerking worse than cooking meth on Breaking Bad?

Singer defends her controversial VMAs routine, comparing it with the 'how-to' on drug production that is the hit TV show<p>Miley Cyrus has responded to criticism of her raunchy VMAs performance, saying she isn't racist, insisting she wasn't "trying to be sexy", and comparing her twerky bacchanalia to …

Grand Theft Auto V: Tips, tricks, and cheat codes

Grand Theft Auto V (read our review here) is so huge that you can lose dozens of hours by ignoring the story and finding new activities and side missions to take part in. The open-world crime game does a good job of easing you in, but it doesn’t tell you everything.<p>So with some advice from …

A 'Grand Theft Auto V' Book Club, Or Why The Day One Review Isn't Always Best

<i>Maybe day-one reviews of sprawling titles like ‘Grand Theft Auto V’ aren’t the best way to write—or read—about video games.</i><p>The Penny Arcade’s Ben Kuchera didn’t receive a review copy of <i>Grand Theft Auto V</i>.<p>As you all know by now, neither did I.<p>Now, Ben and I don’t always see eye-to-eye on things. …

Avicii Finds Love at a Roller Rink in 'You Make Me'

Dancing skater struts his stuff to impress a waitress<p>In his new video for "You Make Me," Avicci hits the rollerrink for a showdown of slick dance …

Avicii

Watch Daft Punk’s Full, Retrofuturistic ‘Lose Yourself to Dance’ Video

Daft Punk’s newly released “Lose Yourself to Dance” video sums up a whole bunch about the French duo’s latest album, <i>Random Access Memories</i>. First, a …

Daft Punk

Drake's New Album Resonates Because We're All Emotional Wrecks

The rapper, whose new album Nothing Was the Same leaked this weekend, has become the most relevant artist in hip-hop, all thanks to his signature bouts of insecurity.<p>The day after Drake's album leaks is like postpartum depression. After an extensively calculated nine-month rollout, <i>Nothing Was the</i> …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Listen to The Killers’ “Shot at the Night”, produced by M83

On November 11th, The Killers will celebrate their 10th anniversary with the release of their first greatest hits album. Entitled <i>Direct Hits</i>, the set …

Daft Punk release official video for "Lose Yourself to Dance"

<b>Daft Punk</b> returned this year with a huge comeback album, <i>Random Access Memories</i>, and they’ve now released the album’s first official video. The video …

Andy Murray clinches Davis Cup World Group return for Great Britain

• Scot ready to play a full role for Britain in the competition • Great Britain beat Croatia 4-1 after Dan Evans victory<p>Andy Murray is ready to play a full role for Great Britain in the Davis Cup after sealing their spot in the elite World Group with a straight-sets win over Croatia's Ivan …

Mark Webber: I decided to quit Formula One because the motivation was no longer there

Red Bull driver Mark Webber says he decided to call time on his Formula One career at the end of the current season because he was lacking motivation to continue in the sport.<p>The Australian has spent 12 years in F1, but will be replaced by Daniel Riccardio for the next campaign.<p>Webber will switch …

Motor Racing

Formula 1's Latest Rumours and Talk: Mark Webber, Russian Grand Prix and More

Link to Media<p>Mark Webber has made a few ripples in the Formula One water in the last few days, in two different interviews, regarding his own career and the prospects of Sebastian Vettel joining Ferrari.<p>There are also doubts over the viability of the Russian Grand Prix and the prospect of an …

Motor Racing

Andy Murray wins Wimbledon with emphatic victory over Novak Djokovic

Andy Murray shook free 77 years of unwanted history as we suspected he might, unaware of exactly how it happened and grateful for the affection of a …

Lulu James - Step By Step

House may have been born underground in the windy city of Chicago and taken a morphing journey that partied its way across Ibiza, but these days it’s …

Drake Announces ‘Nothing Was the Same’ Release Date

Like his two releases in 2010’s <i>Thank Me Later</i> and 2011’s <i>Take Care</i>, Drake’s forthcoming third solo album is one hip-hop fans are eagerly awaiting. The …

Photos That Reveal the Hidden Nature of Depression When Turned Upside Down

Here’s an example of photography being used to deliver a powerful message in a creative way: Singapore-based suicide prevention organization …

Lovebirds – Lovely Engagement Photos by Eden Luquire

Eden Luquire is a wedding and portrait photographer from Nashville, Tennessee. Her love for photography began when she was around seven years old …

Photography

What is it About Photographs That Makes People Click?

Why is it that some photographs go viral online while others are left by the digital wayside? Are there certain elements in photos that make them …

Impossible Instant Lab Shipping August 29th for $299

When The Impossible Project announced its Impossible Instant Lab back in September 2012, it turned to Kickstarter to raise $250,000 to fund the …

Photographer Transforms Ordinary Rooms into Camera Obscuras

If you think you’ve seen beautiful wallpaper, wait till you see these spaces. Abelardo Morell has been creating pretty images inside rooms all over …

Emerging Technology

Taiwanese Coffee Machines Print Photos of Customers Onto Lattes

Latte art is something that’s often the subject of photographs, but have you ever seen an latte artwork that <i>is</i> a photograph?<p>A coffee business over in …

21 Delightful Photos From Crystal Young

For full time hospital pharmacy technician Crystal Young, photography is a hobby. She lives in Brantford, Ontario which is about a half hour from the …

Lake Erie

The scary reality of China’s debt crisis

The headlines today were awash with relief that China’s liquidity crisis has subsided, as the central bank, the People’s Bank of China (PBOC), finally came to the aid of banks after a week-long standoff. But it’s hard to look at this chart and see cause for relief:<p>“Keep in mind 8-9% is right on the …

Economics

HTC's 2012 Was So Bad That Execs Had Their Pay Cut In Half

In 2011, top HTC executives earned a combined NT$1.36 billion (about $50 million), according to its annual report released in Taiwan on Friday and cited by Dou. In 2012, they were paid NT$660.5 million (about $22 million) including salary, retirement pay, bonus and profit sharing.<p>Both HTC CEO Peter …

HTC

Starbucks is raising prices even though coffee beans are at a three-year low

Starbucks just announced that it will be raising the price of some beverages in the United States by as much as 10 cents.<p>The company won’t say which drinks are getting more expensive. In most stores, the prices of grande (medium) and venti (large) brewed coffee will remain the same, Starbucks …

Coffee