6 Things You Gotta See at the New York Auto Show



The New York International Auto Show will open to the public on Friday, giving car fans direct access to the best of the current crop of automobiles — as well as a look into their future

But there are so many brands and technologies on display in the massive Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan, it’s easy to miss some of the best products and experiences on offer. So to help you cut through the clutter, we’ve rounded up some of the must-see cars and experiences in one place

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LinkedIn Hits 300 Million Users Amid Mobile Push



LinkedIn proudly broadcasted its increasing mobile traffic last week, but that’s not the only growth the company is experiencing

LinkedIn announced Friday it has reached 300 million registered users, a jump from 277 million members at the beginning of the year. LinkedIn announced the 200 million user milestone in January 2013, which means the company has added an average of 6.6 million new users per month over the past 15 months.


North Korea’s Marathon: A Rare Chance to Tour Pyongyang on Foot



News from North Korea is rarely positive and often exaggerated. Recent rumors coming out of the country have included everything from executions by packs of dogs to government-mandated haircuts, and the outlandish stories are made all the more believable by even stranger firsthand accounts.

It’s enough to make the thought of a North Korean marathon sound mundane. But the 27th annual Mangyongdae Prize Marathon was opened to foreign amateur runners for the first time this year, allowing some…

Celebrate National Park Week With Crowdsourced Artwork



Aaron Perry-Zucker first learned about the Federal Arts Project in high school. What he didn’t know was how instrumental he would be in reviving its use of art to inspire tourism to the U.S. National Parks.

Along with Max Slavkin, Perry-Zucker is co-founder of the Creative Action Network (CAN), the force behind the See America project, which encourages artists to submit works that celebrate the parks. The project was a groundbreaking partnership with the National Parks Conservation…

Uber Adds $1 ‘Safe Rides Fee’



UberX rides will now be subject to an additional $1 “Safe Rides Fee” as the company looks to offset rising insurance costs.

UberX is the cheaper arm of Uber, the much-hyped transportation startup that lets users easily call for car pickups. Uber tends to call for luxury vehicles, while the low-end UberX is meant to compete with regular taxis as well as other taxi startups like Lyft and Sidecar.

“This Safe Rides Fee supports our…

Microsoft Xbox One Sales Top 5 Million



One day after Sony posted sales of 7 million for the PlayStation 4, Microsoft has released numbers for its Xbox One console: 5 million in sales

The two consoles went head-to-head in November, when the PS4 and Xbox One were released a week apart. The figures are based on slightly different methodologies. Sony, which announced sales of 6 million units in March, counts sales to consumers. Microsoft’s figures are based on sales to retailers. Microsoft reported Xbox One sales of 3.9 million for…

11 Musicians on Tumblr Who Hit the Right Note



Welcome to Tumblr, Lana Del Rey.

The singer is the latest in a slew of songbirds taking up social residence on the blogging site. The hyperreal online mecca, where everything is beautiful and nothing hurts, is home to a number of big-name musicians.

Full of glittering GIFs, candid photographs and brazenly honest blog posts, here are 11 musicians worth following on Tumblr.

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The Complete Workout Guide for Binge Watchers



Netflix is like a crazy couch glue. You can innocently tell yourself, “Just one episode!” But you’ll still fall into some kind of inexplicable time portal, and it’s suddenly 3:00 a.m. and you’re 10 episodes into Breaking Bad, desperately wondering what the heck is up with that pink teddy bear.

Along with Hulu, HBO Go and Amazon Prime, the amount of streaming entertainment at your fingertips makes it nearly impossible to pull your eyes away. There’s nothing wrong with being devoted to a show…

13 Nepalese Climbers Killed in Mount Everest Avalanche



One of the deadliest avalanches ever to occur on Mount Everest killed 13 and seriously wounded 3 Sherpa guides on Friday, The Guardian reports

Several others are missing and rescue teams are combing the debris field to find them, says Tilak Ram Pandey, an official at Nepal’s Tourism Ministry. “There were around 15 climbers from six different expeditions including Alpine Ascent and Summit Nepal, when the avalanche swept them away,” he said.

Chaos Grips Kiev as Ukraine’s Military Struggles to Defend the Homeland



KIEV, Ukraine — It is now clear that Ukraine is experiencing an invasion in all but name

Masked, armed soldiers carrying automatic weapons in full military dress have taken control of several key cities and towns across the east of the country, demanding a referendum on joining the Russian Federation and vowing to fight the central government in Kiev. In several areas across the region Ukrainian troops defected to the Pro-Russian separatists, became trapped in strategic areas, or worse,…