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The best new tourist attractions on earth, according to Lonely Planet

If globe-trotting is on your bucket list this year, travel guide company Lonely Planet wants to tell you where to go. Its list of the world’s best travel experiences of 2015, part of its latest ebook, “New in Travel,” will take you off the beaten track from Ireland to Panama to South Africa. Here’s …

Travel

Chromecast at Year 1: Why it's more than just an impulse buy (Q&A)

For the first birthday of Google's streaming-media stick, the exec behind the dirt-cheap dongle discusses its back story, year one, and the path ahead.<p>Google's Chromecast was a break-out hit in what was the niche category of streaming media dongles because it went after what mattered to consumers: …

Samsung shows Apple how to open a store (well, maybe)

A video showing the opening of a Samsung store in Brazil has music and dancing -- maybe too much dancing.<p>I am always for exuberance.<p>If you sneer at the joy of living being expressed through dance, then you need to examine your priorities. Unless, of course, you're inadvertently watching the launch …

Capturing history: a look at tech inventions during WWI (pictures)

The L2, a German naval Zeppelin<p>Vickers machine gun on a tripod<p>German army cycle corps<p>German soldier wearing a gas mask<p>German soldiers run through phosgene gas<p>German submarines, the U35 and U42<p>German soldier jumps from balloon<p>A flamethrower<p>American Martin bomber releases Navy torpedo<p>German …

iMessage For OS 8 Will Be The Biggest Improvement in iOS 8

Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference keynote in San Francisco yesterday returned again and again to the theme of unity . iOS 8 and Mac OS X Yosemite will work together seamlessly; content can pass between (Apple) devices and their users in increasingly effortless ways; developers can use …

Scientists spot another planet straight out of 'Star Wars'

Researchers believe they've found the first rocky, Earth-like exoplanet to orbit a distant binary star system. That's good news for the search for habitable worlds, not to mention real-life analogs to the "Star Wars" universe.<p>The barrage of exoplanet discoveries we've seen in recent years has begun …

What is Google deleting under the 'right to be forgotten' - and why?

What if there were a page on a 'revenge porn' site about you - would you want to use Google's 'right to be forgotten' to get it taken out of search?<p>The notification by Google that it was removing links to pages on the BBC and some news organisations, including the Guardian and Daily Mail, on some …

How to install Amazon Appstore on your Android device

Even if you don't have a Fire tablet or phone, you can take advantage of Amazon's app deals and giveaways. Here's how.<p><i>Editor's note, May 26, 2017: Due to increased security concerns, CNET no longer recommends installing third-party apps not officially supported by a device's official app store. In</i> …

Android News
Hiking

Delta's Big Plans to Dominate Seattle Hub

Delta Air Lines Chief Executive Richard Anderson has ambitious plans to build up Seattle as the airline’s West Coast international gateway and its …

Here's How to Stop Facebook From Snooping in Your Web History

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>This week, Facebook announced it was expanding its evil empire adding targeted advertising based on …

Digital Advertising
Aviation

Top 10 riverside pubs in London

1. The Dove Hammersmith<p>A classic riverside pub and <b>Guinness World Record</b> <b>Holder</b> for the world's smallest bar room. The Dove has all the charm and …

England

Things To Do Outdoors in London This Summer

Please note this blog is no longer active. This post was last updated 2 years, 9 months ago and may contain out of date prices, opening times, links …

London’s strangest museum jobs: the Walrus Warden at the Horniman Museum – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London

Posted at 4:30 pm, May 25, 2014 in Fun London<p><i>Ever wondered who’s in charge of all the weird and wonderful things inside our museums? We go behind the</i> …

Hiking in Slovenia’s Triglav National Park

See our picks for the World’s Best Classic Hikes >><p>As we topped out on Prehodavci Pass in Slovenia’s Triglav National Park, our guide, Ken Fuhrer from Ryder Walker Alpine Adventures, recounted the legend of Zlatorog, a celebrated Slovenian myth about a local girl who demanded that her suitor, a …

Hiking

Disney Park Revenues Jump on Higher Visitation, Spending

Visitor growth and higher guest spend led to a 8-percent revenue increase at Walt Disney parks and resorts in the second quarter of 2014. Segment …

Walt Disney Company

The surprisingly humble history of the GoPro is an inspiration for us all

THIS IS GoPro Founder and CEO Nicholas Woodman. He wanted a product that did something specific for him, so he got creative. He started small, and he …

Road Trips

Libertarians Move In To Make A Small N.H. Town Even Smaller

Maureen O'Reilly beams with pride as she shows a visitor around Grafton, N.H., a town so small it doesn't even have a traffic light.<p>"Have a look at this," O'Reilly says, pointing to a postcard view of hilly rural New England. "How beautiful is this? It's really pretty in the fall, really, really …

Entrepreneur finds remedy for water-damaged phones

Ever dropped your smartphone down the loo? Last year, 900,000 people did just that, according to gadget site Gizmodo. But water-damaged phones will soon be a thing of the past.<p>Oliver Murphy, a 20-year-old inventor turned entrepreneur has devised an ingenious system for bringing phones that have …

Snorkeling

How Did Airport Food Suddenly Get So Good?

When it came to dining, airports used to be no more than shopping-mall food courts. Today, they're hubs of good local grub, from Texas BBQ to Shake Shack

Craft Brewing

How to switch from iPhone to Android – the Eric Schmidt guide

In a rare Google+ post, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt offered his followers a very detailed how-to guide on switching from iPhone to Android.<p>Schmidt said that many of his iPhone friends are moving to Android and reminded buyers that some of the most recent Android handsets out there including the …

Eric Schmidt

Made for Walking: The World's Most Aesthetic Footbridges (Photos)

From a bridge high above the Malaysian forest to a modern drawbridge, get from one place to another in style on one the world's coolest …

CDC: “We Will Soon Be In A Post-Antibiotic Era”

In a highly unusual new report, the Centers for Disease Control warned that America is threatened by a wave of new antibiotic-proof germs that could threaten public health, and that overuse of antibiotics in health care and industrial agriculture bears much of the blame.<p>The 112-page report on …

Early Samsung Smartwatch Reviewers Are Not Impressed

The early reviews are in, and few seem thrilled with the Galaxy Gear, the so-called smartwatch that the South Korean electronics giant Samsung announced this week.<p>The Galaxy Gear syncs with your Samsung Galaxy smartphone -- only one model for now, which we'll get to later -- and allows you to make …

Magic Bus Provides a Pyschedelic "Hippie Tour" of San Francisco

It's hard to mistake the Magic Bus for any other vehicle that departs from San Francisco's touristy Union Square. The psychedelic colors that wind around the former school bus -- as well as the bubbles blowing out of the back -- make it perfectly clear that this is a ride back in time. To the …

Top 10 Extreme Hotels in the World

As the world grows smaller and the luxury hotel scene expands, it's becoming more and more difficult to find a corner of this planet to call your own -- not to mention finding a hotel that doesn't look like a thousand others. That said, it's not impossible, as GAYOT's list of extreme hotels proves. …

Light lives for at least a billion billion years

Light can theoretically zip around the universe forever without breaking down. That's because it's long been believed that the photon — the elementary particle that makes up light and other electromagnetic radiation — has no mass. But physicist Julian Heeck wondered what would happen if it turned …