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New Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Footage Shows New Boss Isn't Messing Around

Game Informer News Feed - 3 hours 4 min ago

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice impressed us back when we played it at Gamescom, with its interesting twists on the formula From Software has been building on for years. One thing we weren't able to show during our demo, however, was a tried-and-true boss fight - a hallmark of these kinds of games.

Thankfully, Sony has uploaded some extended gameplay footage from that demo, including a look at a boss, which shows off just how important grappling and parrying off are during combat. Of course, this being a game from From Software, the demo doesn't have a happy ending for the person playing.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is scheduled to release March 22, 2019.

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Co-op to replace plastic bags with compostable carriers

BBC Business News - 3 hours 30 min ago
The supermarket chain says the new biodegradable bags will be brought in at 1,400 of its stores.
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Co-op to replace plastic bags with compostable carriers

BBC Business News Feed - 3 hours 30 min ago
The supermarket chain says the new biodegradable bags will be brought in at 1,400 of its stores.
Categories: Business

Why U.S. Airlines Are Raising Their Baggage Fees

Travel and Leisure - 3 hours 55 min ago
<p>This week American Airlines and <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-news/delta-increased-bag-fee" target="_blank">Delta Air Lines</a> joined United, <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-news/jetblue-increasing-fees-baggage-flight-change" target="_blank">JetBlue</a>, Air Canada, and WestJet in hiking fees for checked baggage.</p><p>Southwest Airlines still allows passengers to travel with two checked bags for free, and CEO Gary Kelly says it has <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/airlines-airports/southwest/southwest-seating-policy-ceo-statement" target="_blank">no plans to begin charging bag fees</a>. </p><p>American Airlines announced Thursday that, starting with tickets purchased Sept. 21, fees to check bags will rise by $5 to $30 for the first checked bag and to $40 for the second bag for travel within the U.S. and to other North American and Caribbean destinations.</p><p>“This is the first time American has changed its domestic checked bag fees since 2010 and follows similar changes made by other airlines,” the carrier's official <a href="http://news.aa.com/news/news-details/2018/American-Airlines-updates-baggage-fees/" target="_blank">statement says</a>.</p><p>American’s announcement comes on the heels of similar bag fee increases rolled out by Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines a day earlier and mirrors updates made in the past few weeks by United, JetBlue, Air Canada, and WestJet.</p><p>“We are making adjustments to our checked bag fees in select markets - most of which have not been changed for the past eight years,” said United spokeswoman Maddie King. “These changes allow us to continue investing in the overall customer experience in today’s marketplace.”</p><p>While the updated bag fees are pretty much the same across these airlines, there are some differences to watch out for, especially when it comes to excess, overweight, and oversize bags. It is also worth exploring the bag fee waivers each airline may offer with certain ticket bundles and to frequent fliers or certain credit card holders.</p><h2>Here’s what you need to know before you check a bag with these airlines.</h2><h3>American Airlines</h3><p>For tickets issued after Sept. 21 for travel in the U.S. and other North American and Caribbean destinations: $30 for the first checked bag, $40 for the second, $150 for the third, $200 for the fourth bag and above. Overweight bag charge (51 to 70 lbs.): $100. <a href="http://www.aa.com/i18n/customer-service/support/optional-service-fees.jsp" target="_blank">See American Airlines' full baggage policy.</a></p><h3>Delta Air Lines</h3><p>Applies to tickets issued after Sept. 19. For travel within the U.S.: $30 for the first bag, $40 for the second, $150 for the third, $200 for the fourth. Between the U.S. and Canada; $30 for the first bag, $50 for the second, $150 for the third bag, $200 for the fourth bag and above. <a href="http://www.delta.com/content/www/en_US/traveling-with-us/baggage/before-your-trip/checked.html/#CommonFees" target="_blank">See Delta Air Lines' full baggage policy.</a></p><h3>JetBlue</h3><p>For tickets issued after Aug. 27: $30 for the first bag; $40 for the second and $150 for the third bag and any additional bags. Overweight bag charge (51 to 99 lbs.): $150 (up from $100). <a href="http://www.jetblue.com/at-the-airport/baggage-information/" target="_blank">See JetBlue's full baggage policy.</a></p><h3>United Airlines</h3><p>For tickets purchased after Aug. 31 for flights to/from North America, the Caribbean and Central America: First checked bag: $30, second checked bag: $40 within the U.S., Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Caribbean and Central America; second checked bag to/from Canada: $50. Third bag and any additional: $150 (US and Canada). Overweight bags (51 to 70 lbs.): $100 extra. <a href="http://www.united.com/web/en-US/content/travel/baggage/checked-baggage.aspx" target="_blank">See United Airlines' full baggage policy.</a></p><h3>Air Canada and WestJet</h3><p>Air Canada and WestJet, which both have plenty of flights to and from the United States, boosted checked bag fees as well and now have fees starting at $30 (up from $25) for the first bag and starting at $50 (up from $30) for the second bag. See <a href="http://www.aircanada.com/us/en/aco/home/plan/baggage/checked.html" target="_blank">Air Canada's full baggage policy.</a> <a href="http://www.westjet.com/en-us/travel-info/fares/service-fees" target="_blank">See WestJet's full baggage policy.</a></p><h2>Why did airlines raise fees for checked bags and what can you do?</h2><p>Some airlines link rising bag fees to rising fuel prices. Others say raising baggage fees helps pay for improved amenities, such as free TV and movies, inside the cabins. JetBlue CEO Robin Hayes says it will <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/airlines-airports/jetblue/increased-jetblue-baggage-fees-keep-fares-low" target="_blank">help the airline keep fares low</a>.</p><p>But the bottom line may just be, well, the bottom line: in 2017, 23 domestic airlines earned more than <a href="https://www.bts.gov/newsroom/2017-annual-and-4th-quarter-us-airline-financial-data" target="_blank">$4.5 billion in baggage fees</a>, up $276 million from the year before.</p><p>Savvy travelers swear that <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-tips/packing-tips/how-to-travel-with-only-a-carry-on-small-suitcase" target="_blank">flying with just a carry-on bag</a> is not only possible, it is preferable for getting in and out of airports quickly and <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-news/91-countries-with-only-a-carryon" target="_blank">avoiding round-trip checked bag fees</a> that can sometimes double the price of a trip.</p><p>To do this, organization is key. Start with our <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/slideshows/carry-on-must-haves" target="_blank">editors' go-to carry-on checklist</a> and check out our tips for <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/slideshows/travel-editor-packing-tips" target="_blank">lighter and smarter packing.</a> And believe us when we say <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-tips/packing-tips/best-packing-cubes-for-travel" target="_blank">packing cubes are life-changing</a>.</p><p>If you can’t just travel with a carry-on, run some numbers (and factor in the convenience) to see if shipping your bags ahead with Fed Ex, UPS, or a luggage shipping company such as <a href="https://www.luggageforward.com/" target="_blank">Luggage Forward</a> or <a href="https://www.luggagefree.com/" target="_blank">Luggage Free</a> makes sense.</p>
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Auto Blog News Feed - 4 hours 24 min ago
Honda, Porsche and Lexus have among the best CPO programs. Our list helps make your used-car buying experience worry-free.

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Holiday Flight Prices Will Change Hundreds of Times in the Coming Months — Here's How to Find the Best Deal

Travel and Leisure - 5 hours 8 min ago
<p>If it seems like prices of <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/holiday-travel" target="_blank">holiday flights</a> change every time you look, <a href="http://www.hopper.com/research/holiday-travel-index-2018" target="_blank">new data from Hopper</a> is here to confirm you're not alone. </p><p>Hopper found that when it comes to Thanksgiving flights, prices will change a whopping 102 times between mid-September and Nov. 22, while flights between mid-September and Christmas will change prices at least 152 times. </p><p>The data is part of Hopper's <a href="https://www.hopper.com/research/holiday-travel-index-2018" target="_blank">2018 Holiday Travel Index</a>, which utilized historic price information from as far back as 2014 to determine how often the price of these tickets change and when travelers should book for the best deals. </p><p>When it comes to <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/holiday-travel/thanksgiving-travel" target="_blank">Thanksgiving flights</a>, Hopper found that flights on some of the most popular routes will see an even greater number of changes. </p><p>For example, flights to the most popular cities of Los Angeles and New York will change as many as 211 times and 203 times, respectively. Orlando flights will see price changes 171 times, while Fort Lauderdale will see 162 flight price changes, and Las Vegas will see 155.</p><p>The routes where passengers can expect to see the least number of changes in flight prices include Charlotte, Salt Lake City, St. Louis, Indianapolis, and Kansas City.</p><p>When it come to price, current round-trip averages for domestic Thanksgiving flights are at $288, dropping $100 in price since August. Looking at 2017 data, Hopper found that September tends to offer the best deals, though prices tend to stay fairly stable throughout October as well. </p><img alt="Booking by Halloween can help you avoid overpaying for your Thanksgiving flights. "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1537389104/hopper-thansgiving-when-to-buy-HOLIDAYFLIGHTS.jpg?itok=56fTieKS"><p>For this reason, Hopper recommends booking by the week of Halloween to avoid price spikes in November, with the biggest savings offered on flights departing Thursday, Nov. 22 and returning Wed., Nov. 28.</p><img alt="Flying a few days before the Thanksgiving holiday will give you the biggest savings. "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1537389104/hopper-thanksgiving-flights-when-to-fly-HOLIDAYFLIGHTS0918.jpg?itok=xs9EkHvQ"><p>Meanwhile, flights to some of the most popular Christmas destinations will see ticket prices change more than 200 times. </p><p>Flights to Los Angeles will see the greatest number of changes at 282, followed by Fort Lauderdale at 261, Orlando at 210, Las Vegas at 205, and New York City at 200.</p><p>Meanwhile, the routes with the fewest price changes include Charlotte, Nashville, St. Louis, Oakland, and Hartford. </p><p>The current average for domestic Christmas flights is $320 round-trip, and Hopper found that mid-October brought the best deals in 2017.</p><img alt="Buying Christmas flights by Halloween can ensure you avoid price hikes on flights. "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1537389104/hopper-christmas-when-to-buy-HOLIDAYFLIGHTS0918.jpg?itok=42VRM4xy"><p>Hopper recommends booking Christmas flights before Thanksgiving flights as they tend to rise more steadily. Either way, travelers will want to have both flights booked by Halloween to avoid overpaying. </p><p>The biggest savings on Christmas flights can be found on trips departing Tuesday, Dec. 18 and returning Thursday, Jan. 4, though the next cheapest day to fly back for those who can’t stay through the new year falls on Dec. 27.</p><img alt="Flying a few days before the holiday and returning after the new year will bring travelers the greatest savings on flight prices. "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1537389104/hopper-christmas-when-to-fly-HOLIDAYFLIGHTS0918.jpg?itok=0Stv8U1M"><p>While keeping up with all of these fluctuations can get tricky, setting up <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-tips/how-to-save-money-on-flights-with-airfare-alerts" target="_blank">airfare alerts</a> can help travelers make sure they don’t miss out on a great deal when it arrives.</p><p>This can be done through apps like <a href="https://www.hopper.com/" target="_blank">Hopper</a>, which will send notifications when a trip’s price drops to the best rate, and <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-tips/mobile-apps/dealray-flight-deal-new-iphone-app" target="_blank">DealRay</a>, which sends real-time alerts and notifications on sales or mistake fares. Price alerts can also be set up through websites like <a href="https://support.google.com/travel/answer/6235879?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&amp;hl=en" target="_blank">Google Flights</a>, <a href="https://www.momondo.com/discover/article/travel-hacks-for-smart-travellers" target="_blank">Momondo</a>, and <a href="https://www.skyscanner.com/tips-and-inspiration/always-get-best-airfare-available-skyscanner-price-alerts" target="_blank">Skyscanner</a>.</p>
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Our Five Biggest Takeaways From Our Hands-On With Devil May Cry 5’s Dante

Game Informer News Feed - 5 hours 24 min ago

The Devil May Cry series practically invented the phrase “stylish action” with its fearless demon-hunter Dante. A fixture of the franchise since the first entry, it’s not all that surprising that Capcom brought him back for Devil May Cry 5. During the adventure, you will swap between him, Nero, and a brand-new, mysterious character named V. After going hands-on and chatting with the developers about the newest entry at TGS, we can assure you that Dante is still the badass you’ve come to know and love, but this time around has plenty of new tricks up his sleeves. Here are our biggest take away from our extensive demo.

A Different Type Of Fighter

While Dante has his iconic Rebellion sword and Ebony and Ivory handguns, Capcom is adding a lot more skills and weapons to make Dante feel new and exciting. During our demo, we swapped between three different weapons, changing Dante’s fighting style. His standard sword and dual-wielding handguns represent his more traditional style that we’ve seen over the years. In the guns department, he can now wield a shotgun or rocket launcher, which both give you a serious sense of power. You can also use a boxing stance for quick jabs and kicks, which are great if you want to get up close and personal with an enemy. But the best of all of Dante’s new tools is his motorcycle (which we’ll get into more detail shortly), which you can ride straight on or wield as a weapon on your arms. 

In my hands-on time, the game controlled smoothly and I liked having so many different options. Capcom is really adopting a “play as you want” approach, allowing players to hone in one specific weapon or strategy, or get more stylish and complex, with a slew of weapons, moves, and combos. As anyone who has played the games know, you must use everything in your arsenal, from jumping and dodging to charging attacks, to get some impressive combos. Watching that stylish score go up is still satisfying, making you push to constantly up your combat grade along the way. 

As for changing how he plays a bit, Capcom thought it was necessary. “People are going to expect advances, so this time we figured we should play up the idea that he’s all about customization options,” says director Hideaki Itsuno. “As we did before, you do have the ability to change your styles at any given time, you have the ability to change your melee or ranged weapon whenever you want, and finally what weapons are you going to have in your inventory and what order are you going to have them in there.” 

Using A Motorcycle In Battle Is The Best

My favorite part of the demo hands-down is using the motorcycle, The Cavaliere, in battle. We saw this weapon teased at Gamescom, but TGS is the first time we’ve got hands-on with it, and boy is it something. First off, not only can you split his motorcycle into two enemy-eviscerating weapons, but you can actually ride the motorcycle in battle as well, running over enemies to great effect. I didn’t ever want to stop using this weapon; at one point I was doing wheelies, ramming the front of the motorcycle into demon’s throats. Then, I started doing donuts, spinning around to hit the multiple enemies in sight. Let’s put it this way, riding your way into enemies is fun, but it’s also great that you can rip the motorcycle apart and use it as a powerful weapon, slamming it with such force right into them. The former is actually a bit slower and more chaotic to wield, while the latter just feels powerful, almost like you have motorcycle chainsaw to cut through the most menacing of foes. 

He’s Older But Still Cool

It’s been some time since Devil May Cry 4 and Dante clearly looks a bit older in 5. The developers confirmed some time has passed and said you can look at Nero to help infer Dante’s age. While at first I wanted to scream ‘Uncle Dante!,” I slowly realized he’s the same arrogant, demon investigator who exudes cool. His ego and quips when slicing baddies aren’t going away; however, Dante will show some growth since we last him. “For Dante, he hasn’t changed that much, but hopefully you’ll see in the story that this time around he’s a little more serious about taking this challenge on than he was in Devil May Cry 4. He’s all-in this time,” Itsuno says.  

V Adds A Mysterious Dimension To The Story

Capcom also took this TGS to announce a new playable character named V. The team still isn’t ready to talk about specifics, but they did give some hints. First off, if you look closely, you’ll notice V doesn’t exactly hoist a flashy weapon of any sort. He simply has a cane and a book. During our interview, the developers kept reiterating how much differently he’ll play than Dante or Nero. “He’s going to be a strange character to play as, “ Itsuno says. “Just look at what we’ve shown so far, he doesn’t have guns or a sword; he has a cane and a book. So, what’s going on with that? How is he going to fight with these two things?”

The Game Jumps Around In Time

During the demo, I kept noticing the game displaying different time stamps, making things seem out of order. Asking the developers about this, their response was just as interesting. “That’s really observant and a really good question,” Itsuno says. “The answer is you’re right. You hit the nail on the head; it isn’t linear in that sense. It is going to jump around, but one new piece of info here is that we have three different playable characters and so what you’re going to see the story playing out at these different times from their point of view as they all work towards the same goal.” 

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Amazon wants Alexa everywhere

CNN News Feed - 6 hours 9 min ago
Amazon won't make massive amounts of money off of its new $60 Alexa-controlled microwave. Or the Alexa controlled wall clock that only sets timers. In fact, making a profit from its growing selection of Alexa and Echo devices may be beside the point.
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Top 10 fastest-selling used cars of 2018

Auto Blog News Feed - 6 hours 24 min ago
Sometimes owners and dealers have trouble selling certain car models. Others fly off the lot. These are the 10 fastest-selling models of 2018 so far.

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Junkyard Gem: 1990 Buick Electra Park Avenue

Auto Blog News Feed - 7 hours 26 min ago

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A low-mile 1990 Buick Electra Park Avenue in a Denver self-service wrecking yard.

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Telltale's Surprise Closure Means 'The Walking Dead: Season 4' May Never End Up Finished

Forbes News Feed - 7 hours 47 min ago
Telltale's shocking closure means that the last two episodes of The Walking Dead season 4 may never see the light of day.
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Cincinnati's New Brewery Trail Is Serving Up Craft Beer With a Side of History

Travel and Leisure - 7 hours 54 min ago
<p><a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/weekend-getaways/three-day-weekend-guide-cincinnati" target="_blank">Cincinnati</a> is paying tribute to its pre-Prohibition past.</p><p>On Friday, the city is opening the first phase of its <a href="http://brewingheritagetrail.org/" target="_blank">Brewing Heritage Trail</a>, an urban walking trail that invites visitors to learn about Cincinnati's brewing history by taking them through the Brewery District in the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood.</p><img alt="Steve Hampton, a local architect and the part-time executive director of the nonprofit Brewery District Community Urban Development Corp., stands near a sign showing the history of the brewery district, in Cincinnati. "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1537205713/brewery-district-cincinnati-steve-hampton-CINCYBEER0918.jpg?itok=XLbiUoOg"><p>This 1.09-mile segment invites visitors to learn about Cincinnati's fascinating brewing history as they navigate pre-Prohibition breweries — such as John Kauffman Brewing Co and F. &amp; J.A. Linck Brewery — as well as "iconic signage" and public art installations.</p><p>In the late 1800s, there were a collective <a href="http://www.otrbrewerydistrict.org/history_district.php" target="_blank">17 breweries in Over-the-Rhine and West End</a> thanks to the thousands of German immigrants in Cincinnati. The 18th Amendment, however, rung in the Prohibition era. While only a few of the breweries survived, the area lays claim to <a href="https://cincinnatiusa.com/things-to-do/attractions/brewing-heritage-trail-tours" target="_blank">one of the country's largest collections of 19th-century brewery architecture</a> to this day. The Trail, <a href="http://www.otrbrewerydistrict.org/projects_masterplan_initiative_1_trail.php" target="_blank">in the works since 2011</a>, is just one of many projects that the <a href="http://www.otrbrewerydistrict.org/about_purpose.php" target="_blank">Brewery District Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation</a> (CURC) has initiated to "preserve, restore, and redevelop" the <a href="http://brewingheritagetrail.org/" target="_blank">city's history and Italianate architecture</a>.</p><p>"The Trail tells more than just how much we made and how much we drank; it is the story of American immigration, ingenuity, ethnic conflict, industrialization, the labor struggle ... and the impact of a constitutional amendment on local economies told through the production and consumption of a single commodity — beer," executive director Steven Hampton told <a href="http://www.ohio.org/blogs/2017/08/cincinnati%E2%80%99s-brewing-heritage-trail" target="_blank">Ohio.org</a>.</p><p>As you walk through the neighborhood, you can download the free <a href="http://brewingheritagetrail.org/download-the-app" target="_blank">Brewing Heritage Trail app</a> to take yourself on a self-guided audio tour of the area and to learn more about the city's history via photos, stories, and augmented reality experiences.</p><img alt="Findlay Market Biergaten sponsored by Christian Moerlein Brewing "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1537205713/findlay-market-beergarden-cincinnati-ohio-CINCYBEER0918.jpg?itok=ue2QSlyo"><p>For a more unique experience, you can also <a href="http://brewingheritagetrail.org/tours" target="_blank">sign up for any number of guided tours</a>, some of which grant special access to sections of the trail not open to the general public, like the subterranean lagering cellars of historic breweries.</p><p>Although you will be touring a city once heavily influenced by Prohibition, you will find no shortage of beer on several of these tours.</p><p>The Brunch, Beer, &amp; Breweries tour, for example, invites you to ride a streetcar through the Brewery District and sip on local craft beer at the award-winning <a href="https://www.moerleinlagerhouse.com/" target="_blank">Moerlein Lager House</a> (while you brunch your way through the brewpub's rich history, of course). Likewise, the Heritage &amp; Hops walking and bus tour takes you to three breweries for generous samples of craft beer.</p><p>And if you haven't had your fill of beer by the end of your tour, just know: <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/hotels-resorts/brewdog-beer-hotel-in-columbus-ohio" target="_blank">BrewDog's beer hotel</a> is only a two-hour drive away.</p><p><em>The Brewing Heritage Trail opens on Friday, September 21; sign up for a guided tour on their <a href="http://brewingheritagetrail.org/tours" target="_blank">website</a>.</em></p>
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China Is Opening the 'World's First Underground Hotel' Inside an Abandoned Quarry

Travel and Leisure - 8 hours 22 min ago
<p>Some of the world’s most impressive hotel room views will be underground, starting in October.</p><p>The <a href="https://www.ihg.com/intercontinental/hotels/us/en/shanghai/shghe/hoteldetail" target="_blank">Intercontinental Shanghai Wonderland</a>, slated to open next month, will be unique for many reasons. But the most-eye popping is that <a href="https://www.lonelyplanet.com/news/2018/09/17/underwater-hotel-in-abandoned-quarry/" target="_blank">16 of the hotel’s 18 floors will technically be underground.</a></p><p>The hotel was built into the side of the abandoned Shenkeng Quarry in Songjiang, about 22 miles outside of <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-guide/shanghai" target="_blank">Shanghai</a>. It plummets 300 feet down to a pool of water at the bottom of the quarry.</p><p>The hotel will have 337 guest rooms and suites. Guests will be able to take in the impressive panoramic views from their room’s rounded balconies.</p><p>In addition to being an impressive architectural feat, the building is notable for its environmental impact. It creates its own power — including heat and lighting — through geothermal and solar energy, and the roof is covered in greenery.</p><p>Water runs throughout the structure. A waterfall, built into the center of the hotel, pours into the pool at the bottom of the quarry. The two bottommost floors are built completely underwater. One floor will have guest rooms and a restaurant, both facing an underwater aquarium. At the bottom of the building, there’s a sports complex that includes a swimming pool.</p><p>The quarry is located close to tourist attractions like the Chenshan Botanic Gardens and Sheshan National Park.</p><p>It took a team of more than 5,000 architects, engineers, designers and workers more than 10 years to complete the hotel.</p><p>Room rates are not yet available — but it is unlikely to come cheap. The hotel will be a five-star luxury experience when it opens in October.</p>
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Entrepreneur: How to Find Almost Anything With Google (Infographic)

Business Now Mag - 9 hours 24 min ago
These quick tips will help you navigate the search engine and sort through results.
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We Found Meghan Markle’s Favorite Leather Travel Case — and It's 25% Off Right Now

Travel and Leisure - 9 hours 32 min ago
<p>Meghan Markle is now officially the Duchess of Sussex. But that doesn’t mean the former<em> Suits</em> actress will spend her days sitting in <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-tips/celebrity-travel/prince-harry-meghan-markle-nottingham-cottage" target="_blank">Nottingham Cottage</a> drinking tea and petting corgis. Judging by her and Prince Harry’s love for <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-tips/celebrity-travel/prince-harry-meghan-markle-vacations" target="_blank">traveling to faraway places</a>, the couple will continue to rack up miles together.</p><p>And we know Markle has traveling in style without sacrificing functionality down to an art. The recently wedded royal — who was also a globetrotting lifestyle blogger for a while — knows a thing or two about <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/ultimate-travel-essentials" target="_blank">travel gear and accessories</a>, and never leaves home without her essentials. One of them happens to be an extremely <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://www.ahalife.com/product/149000064225/personalized-amber-orange-first-class-leather-tech-case" target="_blank">stylish leather case</a> by English brand Stow, which Markle has been photographed carrying multiple times.</p><p> </p><p>The zippered leather case has slots and pockets for your passport, credit cards, and boarding pass, as well as a foldaway plug set and a 32GB leather memory stick. There's an extra pocket that's perfect for other cables or chargers and a loop for headphones. The newest version includes a power bank to keep your devices charged on the go. You can even add an embossed monogram for free, making for a great <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/gift-guides/unique-personalized-gift-ideas" target="_blank">personalized gift idea</a>. </p><p>While Markle’s case is in Amber Orange, you can choose from many other color options like <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://www.ahalife.com/product/149000064220/personalized-obsidian-black-first-class-leather-tech-case" target="_blank">Obsidian Black</a>, <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://www.ahalife.com/product/149000064219/personalized-sapphire-blue-first-class-leather-tech-case" target="_blank">Sapphire Blue</a>, <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://www.ahalife.com/product/149000067750/personalized-emerald-green-first-class-leather-tech-case" target="_blank">Emerald Green</a>, and <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://www.ahalife.com/product/149000064224/personalized-spring-pink-first-class-leather-tech-case" target="_blank">Spring Pink</a>.</p><h2>Stow Leather Zipper 'First Class' Tech Case</h2><img alt="leather travel case "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/meghan-markle-tech-case.jpg?itok=4Q3KRrR3"><p>To buy: <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://www.ahalife.com/product/149000064225/personalized-amber-orange-first-class-leather-tech-case" target="_blank">ahalife.com</a>, $398 with discount code AUTUMN (originally $530)</p>
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Your iPhone Has a Secret Texting Feature You Might Not Know About (Video)

Travel and Leisure - 10 hours 9 min ago
<p>If you’ve ever wished there was a quicker way to easily edit your texts and notes when using your <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-news/new-iphones-xs-max-xr" target="_blank">Apple devices</a>, we’ve got good news for you.</p><p>Apple recently released its latest version of software available for its mobile devices and <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-tips/cool-gadgets/apple-ipad-pro" target="_blank">iPads</a> on Monday, and one of the most handy tools you can tap into through the new<a href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2018/09/ios-12-is-available-today/" target="_blank"> iOS 12</a> is its text editing shortcut.</p><p>With <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-news/apple-iphone-ios12-notifications" target="_blank">iOS 12</a>, Apple users who have devices that don’t automatically come with <a href="https://developer.apple.com/ios/3d-touch/" target="_blank">3D Touch</a> capability will now be able to utilize the feature.</p><p>For those not familiar with the 3D Touch capability, the feature allows users to quickly turn their devices keyboard into a trackpad to easily move the input cursor to points of interest when editing text.</p><p>While it is already available on the iPhone 6S and later devices like the iPhone 7, iPhone 7S, the iPhone 8, and iPhone XS, iOS 12 will now make it available across iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices regardless of their screen capability.</p><p>The feature works when Apple’s stock keyboard is open. Tap on the text if the keyboard is not immediately visible and once the keyboard opens, simply tap on the space bar and hold for a few moments. After a few moments, the keyboard will disappear to signal trackpad mode, letting users control the cursor with their finger to whatever location in the text they want. </p><p>Releasing the finger at the preferred location will leave the cursor at that stop for edits.</p><p>For devices that already have 3D Touch, users won’t need to wait for the keyboard to switch into cursor mode. Rather, applying force directly to the screen where the keyboard is located will instantly trigger the switch to trackpad mode, with the ability to highlight entire sentences and even paragraphs without needing to release your finger.</p><p>The new iOS 12 is available on devices that run on iOS 11, bringing the new capability to older models like the iPhone 5S, and the new iPhone XR arriving in October.</p>
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The First Full Day of Fall Will End With a Spectacular Harvest Moon (Video)

Travel and Leisure - 10 hours 24 min ago
<p>Is September's Harvest Moon the most famous full moon of the year? OK, so it's no <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-news/next-super-blue-blood-moon-eclipse" target="_blank">Super Blue Blood Moon Eclipse</a>, but as the full moon that occurs closest to the <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-news/autumn-equinox-first-day-of-fall" target="_blank">fall equinox</a>, there's something special about our shining satellite on Sunday and Monday.</p><p>So <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/space-astronomy/harvest-moon" target="_blank">what is a Harvest Moon</a> and how can you see it? Here's everything you need to know.</p><h2>Why is September's full moon called the Harvest Moon?</h2><p>It’s all about timing. Every 27.3 days, moon's orbit puts Earth between it and the sun, which makes the moon's surface as fully illuminated as possible, as seen from Earth. The Harvest Moon’s intense brightness means that farmers have historically been able to work in the fields late at night gathering in September’s crops.</p><p>For the same reason the Harvest Moon has also been called the Corn Moon. However, it's not just about the brightness of the moon, but when it rises and sets. During a full moon — and for a day or so on either side — our satellite rises above the eastern horizon close to when the sun sets in the west, and shines all night, sinking in the west as the sun rises in the east the next morning.</p><h2>When is the Harvest Moon?</h2><p>The Harvest Moon 2018 occurs at precisely 10:53 p.m. EDT on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018. On that day, the sun will set in the west at New York City at 6:49 p.m. EDT and the Harvest Moon will rise in the east at 7:01 a.m. 99 percent illuminated. It will be visible all night long, setting at 07:03 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, September 25. The sun will rise at 06:46 a.m. EDT.</p><h2>How to watch the Harvest Moon</h2><p>Due to it being so close to the fall equinox, there are a couple of opportunities to catch the Harvest moon. Normally, the moon rises around 50 minutes later each day. However, in the week or so around the fall equinox, celestial mechanics shorten that to about half an hour. So you can just as easily look at an almost-full moon close to sunset on Sunday, Sept. 23, when it rises at 6:33 p.m. EDT, just before sunset at 6:51 p.m. EDT.</p><h2>How to see the Harvest Moon</h2><p>The Harvest Moon, as with all full moons, will be best observed at moonrise and moonset, which is close to sunset and sunrise, respectively. That's because once the moon has risen around 10 degrees above the horizon, it's way too bright to observe comfortably.</p><p>Although it is possible to get a moon filter for a small telescope, all full moons give off way too much glare to look at easily for long with the naked eye. However, before it rises above 10 degrees in the sky in the east, it's a pale orange color, which then turns to pale yellow before brightening. This is the best time to look at it, not only because you will be able to see more detail, but because it's so low in the sky it’s likely to be visible between buildings, or above mountains. It just makes for a more interesting sight. For the same reasons, a full moonset is also an arresting sight.</p><h2>When is the next full moon?</h2><p>The next full moon will occur on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018 at 12:45 p.m EDT, precisely 27.3 days after the Harvest Moon. October's full moon is often called the Hunter's Moon because Native Americans and European settlers used to use the moonlight to go hunting in preparation for a long winter. However, you may be tempted to look up at our satellite a few days before the Hunter's Moon because Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018 is <a href="https://moon.nasa.gov/observe-the-moon/annual-event/overview" target="_blank">International Observe The Moon Night</a>.</p>
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BBC Business News Feed: Petrol prices could fall by £1.50 a tank, says the AA

Business Now Mag - 12 hours 16 min ago
Fuel prices are at a four-year high, but the AA says a supermarket price war could lower costs.
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Petrol prices could fall by £1.50 a tank, says the AA

BBC Business News - 12 hours 16 min ago
Fuel prices are at a four-year high, but the AA says a supermarket price war could lower costs.
Categories: Business

Petrol prices could fall by £1.50 a tank, says the AA

BBC Business News Feed - 12 hours 16 min ago
Fuel prices are at a four-year high, but the AA says a supermarket price war could lower costs.
Categories: Business