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Celestyal Olympia: A cruise ship that will take you to the Greek Islands

Thinking about a cruise around the Greek islands? Our latest Cruise Ship Tour, in the carousel above, offers a deck-by-deck look at the 1,664-passenger Celestyal Olympia — one of three vessels operated by Greek islands specialist Celestyal Cruises. Based

Find beautiful fall colors in these public lands

As the weather gets colder and the leaves brighten, the USA’s public lands light up with color, from Alaska to Maine, from mountains to deserts. Scroll through the gallery above for pictures provided by the U.S. Department of

Great stops along the Great Lakes

Door County, Wis. The ship-building town of Sturgeon Bay presides over Door County, a popular Lake Michigan getaway, known as the Cape Cod of the Midwest. Visitors come for parks, cuisine and maritime adventure. “It has a

New British Library exhibit celebrates 20 years of Harry Potter

LONDON — Harry Potter fans owe a debt of gratitude to Alice Newton. Alice was 8 years old when her father, a Bloomsbury Publishing executive, brought home a new manuscript for her to read. “The excitement in

Royal Caribbean’s giant Symphony of the Seas to debut ahead of schedule

The world’s largest cruise ship will be here sooner than you think. Royal Caribbean has moved up the first sailing of its much-awaited, 230,000-ton Symphony of the Seasby three weeks, saying construction of the vessel is progressing at

Hip hotel and nightlife brand spreads across U.S., Middle East

Sbe, a hotel management company responsible for some of the most buzzed about hotels and nightlife venues, is expanding. The company, founded and run by Sam Nazarian, has 10 newly confirmed deals for hotels, residences and restaurants

Acer Reveals Predator Orion 9000 Gaming Desktop: Up To 18 Cores, 4 Vega GPUs

In one of many announcements from Acer at IFA, the company has revealed a powerful new gaming desktop in their Predator line, the Acer Predator Orion 9000. The new desktop will support up to an i9 Extreme

The ASRock Fatal1ty Z270 Gaming-ITX/ac Motherboard Review

A few days back we had a look at a cost-effective Z270-based Mini ITX motherboard from ECS, the Z270H4-I Durathon 2, which we found to be a viable option for typical home users but hardly so for advanced

The MSI X299 Gaming Pro Carbon AC Motherboard Review

Intel’s HEDT platform in recent times has always had a two CPU generation cadence. The last change was in August 2014, catering for Haswell-E and Broadwell-E, so with the recent launch of Skylake-X, it was time for

Gigabyte Releases AORUS GTX 1080 Gaming Box: Upgraded GPU, Same Size Chassis

Following on the heels of the AORUS GTX 1070 Gaming box, a eGFX solution for laptops and ultrabooks, GIGABYTE and the AORUS brand take performance to a higher level by installing a more powerful graphics card inside the