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Airbnb Has Devoured London. Here’s the Data to Prove It

The number of Airbnb listings in London has quadrupled in the last four years as more and more of the city’s housing stock has been gobbled up by short-term rental companies. As of May 2019, 80,770 properties in London were listed on Airbnb, with a staggering 23 percent, or 11,200,

Check out Valencia’s sci-fi ultramodern opera house – CNET

Take a tour The best way to see the whole building is on a tour, which costs 11 euro (about $15, £10 or AU$20). Read the article Published:February 15, 2020Caption:Geoffrey MorrisonPhoto:Geoffrey Morrison/CNET Aula Magistral The smallest venue at the Palau, the Aula Magistral seats 378. It’s used for music performances,

‘Baby Talk’ Can Help Kids Learn Language (Oh *Yes* It *Can*!)

Confronted with a baby—or puppy—most adults can’t stop themselves from dissolving into baby talk: “WHO’S the cutest? It’s YOU! YES it IS!” We slow down, increase our pitch by nearly an octave, and milk each vowel for all it’s worth. And even if the baby can’t speak yet, we mimic

Best identity theft protection and monitoring services in 2020 – CNET

Your personal information is precious, and our directory of the best identity theft protection and monitoring services can help you proactively monitor suspicious activity and protect your identity as well as assist in recovering if you’re a victim of a data breach that leads to identity fraud and theft.  Unfortunately,

The best smart home devices of 2020 – CNET

Tyler Lizenby/CNET If you’ve already started connecting the various devices and fixtures around your home, you’ll know that there are a lot of ways to tackle the problem. You might just want one device to solve a particular issue, like a smart plug to put a lamp on a regular

Levy Plus Review: A Comfy, Affordable Electric Scooter

Any device or service that gets people out of a fossil-fuel-guzzling, congestion-creating death machine (er, car) is great. But when it comes to e-scooters, I’m a big fan of owning your own, rather than renting one. If you own your own scooter, you’re more likely to be familiar with its

There Were 646,152 Things to Watch on TV Last Year

Hello, and welcome to another edition of The Monitor, WIRED’s entertainment news roundup. So, now that you’ve recovered from your Oscars hangover, are you dying to know what’s been happening in the world of entertainment and culture? You are? Good. Here we go. There Were 646,152 Things to Watch on

Chrome Is Fixing the Web’s Most Annoying Video Problem

Plenty of online ads are terrible. Websites are often filled with intrusive ads that make getting to the actual content twice as hard. Amongst the worst offenders: autoplay video ads that start blaring out their message the second a page starts to load. Now something is finally being done about

Hurling Satellites Into Space Seems Crazy—but Might Just Work

It’s obvious, but I’ll say it: Rockets are cool. Sending stuff into space with a chemical reaction is just stupid-awesome. But clearly, we can’t keep using chemical rockets to put satellites in orbit. They’re too expensive, and the fuel is heavy—which means you need even more fuel to carry the

T-Mobile gets green light from judge on Sprint deal – CNET

T-Mobile’s merger with Sprint seems set for approval.  Angela Lang/CNET T-Mobile’s deal with Sprint is almost across the finish line as a New York judge has ruled to let the pending $26.5 billion transaction go ahead. First reported Monday night from The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, US

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