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Drones + X

Small drones are advancing quickly. They used to be little else but sophisticated remote-controlled toys and people love to complain when we call them ‘drones’ because that implies that they are at least semi-autonomous (and maybe able to bomb a terrorist (and a few innocent bystanders)). But …

What Lies Beneath

Deep below the streets of New York City lie its vital organs—a water system, subways, railroads, tunnels, sewers, drains, and power and cable lines—in a vast, three-dimensional tangle. Penetrating this centuries-old underworld of caverns, squatters, and unmarked doors, William Langewiesche follows …

Forget the Med: five stunning stretches of coast in northern Europe

Travellers flock to the Mediterranean shores of Italy, France and Spain, but for deliciously different places to dip your toes, look a little further north on your map of Europe. You’ll need a sweater if you visit outside the summer, but the views, dunes and magical history are worth a slightly …

The 23 Grandest Amtrak Train Stations in America

Ten things you need to know before visiting Transylvania

Transylvania is best known as the mysterious land of bloodthirsty vampires and howling wolves. Some may think it’s fictional, but this central Romanian region <i>is</i> a real place. And it’s pretty special, too. Bordered to the east by the Carpathian Mountains, ‘the land beyond the forest’ still feels …

Go Now: 5 Spectacular Fall Drives

(photo: Blue Ridge Parkway by NCBrian/Flickr Creative Commons)<p>America has so many breathtakingly scenic highways, it's no wonder that the family road trip is a national obsession. But summer isn't the only season to pack up the family and hit the pavement. With cooler weather comes the brilliance …

The Sounds Of New York City, Circa 1920

We can hear the music of the Roaring '20s anytime we want. But what if you could hear the day-to-day sounds of what it was like to live at that vibrant time?<p>That's the basis of Emily Thompson's project "The Roaring Twenties." She's a history professor at Princeton University who's been mapping the …

BuzzFeed is crowdsourcing translation with language learning startup Duolingo

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Viral content site BuzzFeed plans to launch French, Spanish and Portuguese homepages this month — but to do so, it won’t rely …

Foursquare Opens Ad Platform To 1.5 Million Merchants

After years of struggle and months of testing, Foursquare is finally opening up its advertising platform to its 1.5 million merchants.<p>Last year, Foursquare was said to be on the verge of bankruptcy, unable to turn its social media star into a sustainable business. Since then, however, the startup …

Google readying 'Mobile Meter' app that offers rewards for tracking mobile usage (updated)

Google already knows better than most how we use the internet. Now it wants to dig a little deeper and monitor your app usage as well. Engadget has learned that the company is readying new mobile apps that compensate users if they allow their mobile behavior to be monitored. We're told that the …

Google reportedly planning to reward users that allow deeper tracking of mobile habits (update)

Google may soon offer a new service that rewards users for letting the company more closely monitor their usage of mobile apps. According to <i>Engadget</i>, the new project is internally referred to as "Mobile Meter" and "utilizes iOS and Android apps that intelligently monitor app usage and web browsing …

Windows Phone 8's next update: Big screen support, and a slew of features it should have launched with

The next big Windows Phone 8 update sets the stage for a new range of devices — and finally delivers on some basic, long-awaited features.<p>Microsoft’s third Windows Phone 8 update brings support for high-resolution 1080p screens between 5 and 6 inches, as well as faster Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 …

Top 10 US travel destinations for 2013

Every year our US-based editors team up with Lonely Planet’s expert authors to compile a list of US destinations that are prime for the next year. <i>Best in Travel 2013</i> already covered two places we think the world should be looking at – San Francisco and the Gulf Coast – but here we wanted to dig …

Like The Evolution Of Apple's iPod And iPhone, Nest Is Building One Product At A Time

Today Nest officially unveiled the follow up to its popular learning thermostat with a smoke and carbon monoxide detector called the “Nest Protect.”<p>Getting a look at it in person, co-founder and VP of engineering Matt Rogers showed me why this smoke alarm is a little more exciting than what …

How To Create Your Own Custom URL Shortener

<b>Updated with new information in August 2014</b><p>If you follow TNW on social media sites like Twitter, Google+ or Facebook, you’ll have noticed that rather than use the full, ugly ol’ URL found in the address bar, we use a nice friendly shortened one like tnw.to/c0buZ. If you don’t follow us in these …

Zoom! Enhance! Dropcam Pro Drops HD Surveillance Video Into Your Mobile Or Browser

I’ve had about a week to play with the new Dropcam Pro and I’m pleased to say I haven’t noticed it at all since I set it up. And that’s a good thing.<p>The Dropcam Pro is a wireless video surveillance camera with a lot of great features. It costs $199 and the DVR service costs $10 per month. This lets …

PhoneHalo’s tracking tags are shrinking and getting embedded in luggage

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Phone Halo<p>Phone Halo has come a long way since it introduced its first personal tracking tag in 2011. The Cobra Tag, …

XCOM: Enemy Unknown gets multiplayer, half-price sale on iOS

If $20 was too high an asking price for the iOS serving of <i>XCOM: Enemy Unknown</i>, good news: the game's currently half price, at just $10. What's better is that it's just received an update as well, which adds multiplayer functionality, iOS 7 optimization, and deeper leaderboard stats. We'd personally …

Building a business on OpenStreetMap data? OpenCage Data wants to make that easier

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>OpenStreetMap is a fascinating phenomenon. The eight-year-old crowdsourced geodata project is powering mapping apps (Skobbler …

The New Firefox Is Awesome—But That Won't Make It Relevant Again

After years of lackluster performance, the Firefox browser is back. Its latest incarnation—version 22, for those counting at home—is a speedy desktop browser featuring some fancy future-forward tech.<p>It’s just too bad that the Web’s future lies in mobile, where Firefox still can’t win.<p><b>Liberator And</b> …