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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 …

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

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: low price tag.<p>The Chromecast wasn't the first wireless streaming-media dongle to come along -- Roku had one long before -- but the $35 price and the …

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

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 ads for Microsoft's Surface.<p>When Samsung, the world's largest smartphone maker, opened a store on Friday …

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

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'

The barrage of exoplanet discoveries we've seen in recent years has begun to point us toward greater understanding our place in the universe, but more importantly, they've made the worlds of the "Star Wars" universe seem a little more science and a little less fiction.<p>Scientists' latest find is …

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

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 (unspecified) searches has led to huge amounts of confusion about the search company's obligations under the Data Protection directive, following the …

How to install Amazon Appstore on your Android device

<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 this case, we do not recommend installing a third-party APK not officially supported by Google.</i><p>Amazon often runs …

The Last of the Real Mountain Towns

The best real estate isn't always the most expensive. There are some spectacular mountain destinations in the U.S. that haven’t yet been overrun by mega mansions. Take these five alpine getaways, which each have rustic charm and beauty—and a down-to-earth property prices. For now, at least.<p>Pigeon …

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 …

The 747 is going extinct

With its cockpit and second story bulging from the top of its ample body, the Boeing 747 is one of the most recognizable airplanes in the world. Introduced in 1969, it is a symbol of the jet age, and elicits romantic notions of long-haul travel.<p>But the 747—<i>the</i> original jumbo jet—is dying.<p>Airlines …

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Top 10 pubs on the Thames

Whether you're looking for a quiet drink in a traditional London riverside pub, food with a side helping of magnificent views, or a lively night out …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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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 …

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<p>I recently got off a flight from Dublin at JFK’s newly refurbished Terminal 4—and discovered some changes. Delta, the airline that mostly occupies …

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 …

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

Don't Look Down<p>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 …

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 …

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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. …

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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 …