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What to do if you lose your phone while traveling – CNET

“Oh, no, I left my phone in Finland!” Kent German/CNET During a recent trip to New York, I found myself walking through midtown, lost in thought. Glancing down at my phone, I tripped; the phone went flying and came to rest right at the edge of a sewer grate. Had it fallen through, I’d have been seriously screwed. At that moment, I realized just how vital that phone was to my entire trip. It had the name and address of my hotel (neither of which I could remember). It had…

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Science 

Explorers in Mexico Discover World's Largest Underwater Cave and It's Filled With Ancient Mayan Treasures

Divers in Mexico have discovered the largest known underwater, flooded cave in the world. The discovery could reveal more about the pre-Hispanic, ancient community that existed in the region. The Yucatan peninsula, where the cave is located, still holds treasures from the ancient Mayan community. The cave is made of two massive underwater caverns that are connected. The cave stretches across 216 miles, according to the Gran Acuífero Maya (GAM), the team of explorers who discovered the cave.  The cave was discovered near the beach resort of Tulum, reported Reuters. The two caves, Sac Actun and…

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Lifestyle 

Kodi Box CRACKDOWN – Landmark ruling could change the face of streaming FOREVER

TICK BOX • GETTY Kodi Box users need to keep a close eye on an online piracy court case Kodi add-on fans will need to keep a close eye on a court case that could change the face of online streaming forever. The Kodi surge continues without any sign of stopping, as users continue to ditch paid TV services for the online player. Research has suggested Kodi – which offers access to thousands of channels – is being used in more than five million UK homes. Kodi software is not…

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Top Stories World 

Country without any traffic lights embraces jeans, TV, cellphones

THIMPHU, Bhutan — For decades Bhutan had no television, no traffic lights and a culture that had barely changed in centuries. But bars now dot the capital, Thimphu, set in mist-covered mountains, while teenagers crowd internet cafes to play violent video games, and men smoke and gamble in snooker halls. There are still no traffic lights after residents protested against the installation of one, but otherwise the once-isolated Buddhist country tucked between India and China is changing, and bringing the modern world’s problems in its wake. Inside a gaudily lit…

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Science 

Archaeologists in Mexico Claim to Have Discovered the World's Longest Underwater Cave

(MEXICO CITY) — Archaeologists and divers on Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula announced Wednesday that they found a passage connecting two underwater caves, creating what they say is the world’s longest continuous flooded cave. Divers from the Great Maya Aquifer Project said the discovery has revealed a combined cave about 216 miles (347 kilometers) long. Mammoth Cave in Kentucky remains the world’s longest cave of any kind, with more than 400 miles (650 kilometers) of passages explored. The Sac Actun and Dos Ojos caves were both previously known and are near the…

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Gaming 

Nintendo Labo lets you build Switch accessories from cardboard – CNET

Now Playing: Watch this: Nintendo Labo uses carboard ‘Toy-Cons’ There was a time when Nintendo was almost synonymous with needless accessories: plastic tennis rackets, baseball bats and wheels that gave the company’s Wii controllers a little more shape. Now it seems Nintendo’s at it again, but this time it’s not creating pointless accessories. It’s building a Nintendo Switch-powered DIY cardboard creativity kit. It’s called Nintendo Labo, and not only does it look fun, but kind of educational, too. At a glance, Nintendo Labo is a pair of Switch games, each with…

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How To 

Do you wash your sheets enough? Probably not – CNET

Your sheets need to be washed more often than you probably think. Chris Monroe/CNET In a very short amount of time your sheets get covered with dead skin cells, oils from the skin, saliva and sweat. This can make for a dust mite paradise.  These little critters are too small to see with your eyes, but they live in your bed and make a meal from dead skin flakes. The 1.5 grams of skin shed by a human each day can feed 1 million dust mites. Many people are allergic…

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Technology 

Facebook to investigate Russian meddling in Brexit vote – CNET

Did Russian-funded propaganda appear on Facebook during the Brexit campaign? We may find out. NurPhoto/Getty Facebook agreed on Wednesday to investigate the spread of Russian misinformation ahead of Britain’s 2016 EU referendum, commonly referred to as Brexit. The social network said in a letter to the UK Parliament’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee that its investigatory team is “looking to see” if it can identify coordinated activity around the vote that it didn’t previously spot.  The committee is conducting an inquiry into fake news and misinformation.  “We are committed to…

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Technology 

Google photo-matching art app finds twins for CNET staffers – CNET

The latest viral craze, a feature in Google’s Arts & Culture free app, matches your selfie to works from museums and galleries around the world. We asked CNET staff to try it out. Warning to the vain: Most matches aren’t that flattering, but they sure are funny. Match percentages for Google’s app vary wildly depending on the angle of your face, hair styling and whether you look directly at the camera. Rebecca Fleenor scored the highest match of all CNET staffers, and really, we weren’t surprised. “OK, OK, so I know a thing…

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