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  • How to eat well, and cheaply, in Taipei

    How to eat well, and cheaply, in Taipei
    There are two rules I follow when traveling: If your taxi driver suggests a cool local spot, listen to him. And if you see a line of locals outside an eatery, go there. On a recent visit to Taipei, Taiwan, these rules led me to some truly revelatory food...
  • Need an Asian language interpreter, teacher or city navigator? There's an app for that

    Need an Asian language interpreter, teacher or city navigator? There's an app for that
    If language limitations have kept Asia off your destination list, smart-phone applications can help you overcome those barriers. Before you go abroad, try testing apps that use the Internet or GPS to determine how much data roaming they do. Adding an...
  • Bryn Terfel, opera's friendly superstar

     
    I don't know how celebrities can stand to be in public. I suppose being flattered by strangers is a rush for a while. But at some point the intrusions have got to be incredibly tiresome. In classical music there is......
  • Philip Hersh: U.S. figure skating pair Mary Beth Marley and Rockne Brubaker going places fast

     
    It was a long trip for an apparently insignificant competition, but one that pairs figure skaters Mary Beth Marley and Rockne Brubaker hoped might pay a big dividend. Marley and Brubaker went to the GAM Nestle Nesquik Cup in Torun,......
  • Acer slashing tablet shipment target by about 60% for 2011

     
    Acer is cutting its tablet computer shipment target for 2011 by about 60%, after months of its slate-like devices failing to take off with consumers as the company had originally projected, according to a report. The Taiwanese company, which is the second...
  • 'The Amazing Race' recap: ready, set, go!

     
    Eleven teams leave Los Angeles for Taipei, Taiwan, in the "Amazing Race" kickoff; one is saved by Twitter....
  • Taiwanese president wins reelection, vows closer ties to China

     
    Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou won reelection Saturday, a mandate that he vowed in a victory speech in Taipei will spell more trade and economic links with the island’s old foe, China....
  • Solar eclipse 2012: Viewing parties await 'ring of fire'

     
    Viewing parties are planned across California as the rare solar eclipse occurs Sunday evening. Crowds were already arriving at the Griffith Observatory for a viewing party, with some setting up their own telescopes on the lawn area. Griffith Observatory...
  • Solar eclipse 2012: Map shows best spots, best times for viewing

     
    An interactive NASA Google map shows the best spots for viewing Sunday's solar eclipse, a once-in-a-generation event thrilling the Pacific rim. The Google map, available here, allows users to click on any location of the Earth and see when the eclipse...
  • Microsoft unveils 'Windows 8' operating system

    Microsoft unveils 'Windows 8' operating system
    TAIPEI/PALOS VERDES, California (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp showed off a version of its next operating system at technology conferences in the United States and Taipei, as some PC makers grumbled over restrictions on their involvement in the development of...
  • Microsoft to buy Skype for pricey $8.5 billion

    Microsoft to buy Skype for pricey  $8.5 billion
    (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp plans to buy Internet phone service Skype for $8.5 billion in its biggest-ever acquisition, placing a rich bet on mobile and the Internet to try to best rivals such as Google Inc. In a deal that took about a month from offer to...
  • Having a baby in year of the Dragon is too lucky to be left to chance

    Having a baby in year of the Dragon is too lucky to be left to chance
    What does every aspiring dragon mother want? A dragon baby. Monday begins the year of the dragon, considered the luckiest of the Chinese lunar years. Some Chinese and Chinese-Americans are so committed to welcoming a child this year that they are getting...