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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. - RSS Channel - App Tech Section

OpenAI CEO calls for global cooperation to regulate AI
Sam Altman, the CEO of ChatGPT maker OpenAI, used a high-profile trip to South Korea on Friday to call for coordinated international regulation of generative artificial intelligence, the technology that underpins his famous chatbot.

China to clamp down on AirDrop and Bluetooth file sharing for national security reasons
China's cyberspace regulator plans to issue new rules clamping down on the use of wireless file sharing functions such as Bluetooth and Apple's AirDrop on national security grounds.

The US Senate is working to get up to speed on AI basics ahead of any legislation
The US Senate is inching forward on a plan to regulate artificial intelligence, after months of seeing how ChatGPT and similar tools stand to supercharge — or disrupt— wide swaths of society.

Louisiana lawmakers approve parental consent bill for kids' social media use and other online services
Louisiana lawmakers have sent a bill to the state's governor that would require online platforms to obtain a parent's consent before creating an account for users under 18, the latest in a raft of legislation restricting digital services for kids and teens.

'We no longer know what reality is.' How tech companies are working to help detect AI-generated images
For a brief moment last month, an image purporting to show an explosion near the Pentagon spread on social media, causing panic and a market sell-off. The image, which bore all the hallmarks of being generated by AI, was later debunked by authorities.

EU official to confront Zuckerberg after damning report on company's handling of child sexual abuse material
A top European Union official plans to confront Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg in an in-person meeting over reports that the company has failed to prevent the spread of child sexual abuse material on its platform.

Analysis: There is now some public evidence that China viewed TikTok data
US officials have long insisted the Chinese government may be able to view the personal information of TikTok users — but that claim was purely speculative. Until now.

Russian-speaking cyber gang claims credit for hack of BBC and British Airways employee data
A group of Russian-speaking cyber criminals has claimed credit for a sweeping hack that has compromised employee data at the BBC and British Airways and left US and UK cybersecurity officials scrambling to respond.

The rivalry between Meta and Apple is moving to a new playing field: virtual reality
Months after Apple unveiled a privacy change that threatened Facebook's core advertising business, the social networking company rebranded as Meta and shifted its focus to virtual reality.

First on CNN: Pornhub asks users and Big Tech for help as states adopt age verification laws
Pornhub last month withdrew from Utah over a new law requiring adult sites to verify users' ages and holding them liable for serving their content to minors. Similar legislation is set to take effect next month in Arkansas, Mississippi and Virginia.

North Korea hackers suspected in new $35 million crypto heist
North Korean hackers were likely behind the theft of at least $35 million from a popular cryptocurrency service, multiple crypto-tracking experts told CNN Tuesday.

Twitter's own lawyers refute Elon Musk's claim that the 'Twitter Files' exposed US government censorship
For months, Twitter owner Elon Musk and his allies have amplified baseless claims that the US government illegally coerced Twitter into censoring a 2020 New York Post article about Hunter Biden. The foundation for those claims rests on the so-called "Twitter Files," a series of reports by a set of handpicked journalists who, at Musk's discretion, were given selective access to historical company archives.

I tried Apple's new headset. Here's what it's like to use
It's rare to find a new technology that feels groundbreaking. But last night, while sitting on a couch in a private demo room at Apple's campus wearing its newly announced Vision Pro mixed reality headset, it felt like I'd seen the future — or at least an early and very pricey prototype of it.

Microsoft to pay $20 million to settle Xbox Live privacy allegations
Microsoft will pay $20 million to settle US government allegations that the tech giant violated children's privacy by illegally collecting their personal information through its Xbox Live gaming service.

The iPhone's ducking autocorrect problem finally gets fixed
Your iPhone's autocorrect is getting a big ducking upgrade.

Elon Musk is no longer the CEO of Twitter. Linda Yaccarino officially starts in role
Linda Yaccarino, a former NBCUniversal marketing executive, on Monday officially took over the CEO role at Twitter from Elon Musk, weeks after the billionaire announced hiring her for the top spot at the social media company.

Live updates: Apple unveils new products at WWDC 2023 event
Apple unveiled Vision Pro, a new VR/AR headset at a developer event on Monday. It is Apple's most ambitious new hardware product in years.

5 takeaways from Apple's biggest product event in years
Apple on Monday unveiled its most ambitious -- and riskiest -- new hardware product in years: a mixed reality headset called the Apple Vision Pro.

Microsoft Outlook users hit with brief Monday morning outage
Thousands of Microsoft Outlook users briefly reported issues accessing their email accounts on Monday morning.

With Robert F. Kennedy Jr. interview, Musk again uses Twitter to promote candidates aligned with his views
Twitter owner Elon Musk has proposed hosting Twitter Spaces interviews with political candidates of all stripes, reflecting the billionaire's supposed commitment to ideological neutrality and to promoting Twitter as a true "public square."