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Ritz-Carlton's $6,400-a-week luxury superyacht cruise has finally set sail
Ritz-Carlton's highly-anticipated superyacht cruise has finally made its debut, three and a half years after its maiden voyage was originally scheduled to begin.

The Italian village with the 'elixir' of healthy life
It's a place of terraced lemon groves, a paradoxically warm mountain breeze, and a powerful fat-killing gene carried by a few lucky residents.

Virgin Boeing 747 to launch rocket into space
At the far southwestern tip of England, dangling into the Atlantic, the remote region of Cornwall rarely feels like the center of the world.

The hunt for the world's most elusive shipwrecks
In March 2022, the world let out a collective gasp when the remarkably preserved shipwreck of Ernest Shackleton's HMS Endurance was discovered almost two miles beneath the icy Antarctic seas.

This man built a plane for his family in his garden
It wasn't until he moved near to an airfield in the UK over a decade ago that mechanical engineer Ashok Aliseril Thamarakshan began to seriously consider learning to fly a plane.

Secrets from the world's toughest dining scene
Hong Kong is widely considered one of the most challenging cities in the world to operate a restaurant -- a roiling cauldron of changing tastes, cleaver-sharp competition and unsavory economics.

She asked a stranger for directions on vacation. Two weeks later they were engaged
Rachel Décoste landed in West Africa's Republic of Benin in August 2018, anticipating an important journey of self-discovery, but not predicting the extent to which the trip would change her life.

The Italian town with a boozy secret
It's super strong, fennel-flavored, as transparent as water -- and in many households across Sardinia it's still produced illegally.

Cappadocia: One of Turkey's most spectacular hiking destinations
A rich palette of shimmering caramel swirls, ochers, creams and pinks unfolds across the landscape like an enormous handwoven carpet. Stands of poplars line paths carved by ancient lava flows from three now extinct volcanoes, crisscrossing valleys studded with conical peribacı.

This Italian icon looks like you've never seen it before
For over 500 years, Michelangelo's sculpture of David in Florence has stood unchanged, the marble icon of masculinity, and one of the world's most famous works of art.

The European capital of cool that keeps getting cooler
Lisbon is in the midst of a renaissance. The latest European capital of cool's affordable rents, great nightlife and gorgeous streets -- which wind high into the hills from the River Tagus -- have seen younger travelers arrive in their droves in recent years, enjoying extended stays thanks to dedicated "digital nomad" visas.

Best Chinese food: 32 dishes every traveler should try
With one of the world's most diverse food scenes, China makes it nearly impossible to put together one single list that truly encompasses the "best" Chinese dishes.

Are you brave enough to sleep in the 'Ghostbusters' firehouse this Halloween?
There's something strange going on in this Oregon neighborhood.

Time Out picks the 'world's coolest' neighborhood for 2022
The top 10 includes the nightlife haven of Cais do Sodré in Lisbon and New York City's beloved Ridgewood, but which neighborhood took the top spot in Time Out's round-up?

Chiles are so important to this state, they made a law about them
For New Mexicans, chile isn't just a food, it's a way of life. Chiles are so important, New Mexico is only state to have an "official" question, "Red or green?"

All the restaurants Stanley Tucci visited in season two of 'Searching for Italy'
After watching the wanderlust-inducing "Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy," you'll undoubtedly be hungry.

Animal sacrifices and pagan worship on the edge of Europe
An untouched and remote region in northeastern Georgia, Tusheti is a wild trekking paradise of mountains and ancient villages where pagan rites are still observed alongside Christian beliefs.

Bamboo vipers and many-banded kraits: Experiencing Hong Kong's snake safari
A fraction of a second after William Sargent's torch light catches the unmistakable glint of snake skin he roars into action, sliding on a protective glove and launching himself into the dense green jungle of northern Hong Kong.

Yayoi Kusama's yellow pumpkin sculpture is back on Naoshima Island, Japan
Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama's famous yellow pumpkin sculpture was reinstalled on October 4th on Naoshima island after it was swept into the sea and badly damaged during a typhoon last summer.

Giant roadside Cheeto attracts a crowd
A giant Cheeto with massive fingers coated in orange dust becomes a roadside attraction. CNN's Jeanne Moos eats her way through the story.

Hong Kong offers 500,000 free air tickets to tempt tourists back
Hong Kong attracted around 56 million visitors a year before the pandemic, and now the popular destination is taking significant steps to win tourists back after over two years of some of the world's toughest travel restrictions.

Asia Pacific set to lose title as the world's largest travel region
Asia Pacific is home to some of the world's most beloved travel destinations, from the natural beauty of Bali to the urban buzz of Singapore. These dreamy vacation hotspots -- teamed with the region's business power -- secured Asia Pacific the title of world's largest travel region for much of the past decade.

The world's best bars for 2022 have been revealed
Move over London. Step aside New York. There's a new cosmopolitan cocktail capital: Barcelona is home to Paradiso, the newly crowned world's best bar.

The rise of sleep tourism
Going on a vacation might seem like a rather unconventional way to try to improve your sleep habits.

The secrets of Turkey's historic capital of cool
At first glance Izmir looks very much like any other modern Turkish metropolis, densely populated with unimposing architecture.

FAA to announce rule allowing more rest for flight attendants
Federal aviation officials plan to announce Tuesday that flight attendants will soon get more mandated rest time between flights, two sources familiar with the announcement tell CNN.

The 'tombstone village' built by Korean refugees on a Japanese cemetery
At first glance, Ami-dong seems like an ordinary village within the South Korean city of Busan, with colorful houses and narrow alleys set against looming mountains.

20 best German foods
German food is rich, hearty and diverse. It's comfort eating with high-quality, often locally sourced ingredients.

Hong Kong is opening up to tourism -- but is it too late?
The city hopes the move will revive its status as an international business and travel hub, but the locals said the change may be too late.

Amid global crises, superyachts are selling more than ever. Here's why
The specter of global conflict lurks on the horizon. Energy prices are putting the squeeze on millions. Covid lingers. But at the yachting world's most glamorous event, it's business as usual.

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Apple confirms that a bug and some apps are causing iPhone 15 models to overheat
Apple is working on a software fix following reports that some of its new iPhone 15 models are overheating.

Microsoft CEO warns of 'nightmare' future for AI if Google's search dominance continues
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella warned on Monday of a "nightmare" scenario for the internet if Google's dominance in online search is allowed to continue, a situation, he said, that starts with searches on desktop and mobile but extends to the emerging battleground of artificial intelligence.

Why everyone's phone will alarm at 2:20 pm ET on Wednesday
If you hear a screeching alert go off on your cell phone -- and everyone else's cell phone -- this Wednesday at 2:20 pm ET, don't panic.

Atari 2600+ sees its future in retro gaming
The Atari home video game system took the late1970s and early 1980s by storm, complete with faux wood paneling and a classic joystick with a big red button. Rival systems eventually surpassed the video-game pioneer but its iconic status, and fans, remained.

Netflix shutters its DVD rental business, marking the end of the red envelope era
Netflix will send out its last red envelope on Friday, marking an end to 25 years of mailing DVDs to members.

Chinese artists boycott big social media platform over AI-generated images
Artists across China are boycotting one of the country's biggest social media platforms over complaints about its AI image generation tool.

Epic Games to lay off 16% of its workforce
Epic Games, the maker of Fortnite, said on Thursday that it will lay off 16% of its staff, around 830 employees, as it attempts to reverse what CEO Tim Sweeney called "unrealistic" spending.

Zuckerberg unveils Quest 3 as Meta tries to stay ahead in the mixed reality headset game
Meta is moving forward in its efforts to dominate the AR world with the new and improved Meta Quest 3. CEO Mark Zuckerberg unveiled the headset at Meta Connect Wednesday.

Yelp sues Texas to defend its labeling of crisis pregnancy centers
Yelp is suing Texas to ensure it can continue to tell users that crisis pregnancy centers listed on its site do not provide abortions or abortion referrals, opening a new front in the fight between states and the tech industry over abortion restrictions.

5 takeaways from America's landmark lawsuit against Amazon
An antitrust lawsuit from 17 states and the Federal Trade Commission this week against Amazon represents the US government's biggest regulatory challenge yet against the e-commerce juggernaut.

Indonesia bans e-commerce transactions on social media in major blow to TikTok
Indonesia has banned e-commerce transactions on social media platforms, the trade minister said on Wednesday, in a blow to short video app TikTok, which is doubling down on Southeast Asia's biggest economy to boost its e-commerce business.

Biden teases forthcoming executive order on AI
The White House plans to introduce a highly anticipated executive order in the coming weeks dealing with artificial intelligence, President Joe Biden said Wednesday.

PlayStation head Jim Ryan is stepping down
PlayStation boss Jim Ryan is stepping down from the company, Sony announced Wednesday.

X has ditched a political misinformation reporting feature, researchers say
X, the social media company formerly known as Twitter, has scrapped a feature that lets users self-report political misinformation on the platform, a research group says, marking the latest safety-focused guardrail that X has rolled back since billionaire Elon Musk took the helm.

Dubai to start robotaxi trials next month in major autonomous push
Dubai is rolling out its first round of robotaxis next month, as a part of a plan to alleviate congestion and accidents.

US government and 17 states sue Amazon in landmark monopoly case
The US government and 17 states are suing Amazon in a landmark monopoly case reflecting years of allegations that the e-commerce giant abused its economic dominance and harmed fair competition.

26-year-old tech CEO found dead in Baltimore with signs of blunt-force trauma
The Baltimore Police Department has announced an arrest warrant for a suspect wanted for the murder of Pava LaPere, the 26-year-old CEO of startup EcoMap Technologies, who was found dead in a downtown Baltimore apartment Monday with signs of blunt-force trauma to her head.

FCC to reintroduce rules protecting net neutrality
The US government aims to restore sweeping regulations for high-speed internet providers such as AT&T, Comcast and Verizon, reviving "net neutrality" rules for the broadband industry — and an ongoing debate about the internet's future.

European Union commissioner blasts X over disinformation track record
European Union officials on Tuesday called on large social media platforms to step up their enforcement against online mis- and disinformation, particularly about the war in Ukraine.

Now you can speak to ChatGPT — and it will talk back
You can now speak aloud to ChatGPT and hear the artificial intelligence-powered chatbot talk back.