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3D printing company New Matter is shutting down this month

3D printing company New Matter is shutting down this month

Breaking News
 Perhaps 2014 wasn’t the ideal time to get into the 3D printing game. After years of hype, the even the biggest names have been struggling to stay afloat. Pasadena startup New Matter is joining the growing list of companies who’ve unsuccessfully made a go at it, announcing that it will be closing up shop by the end of the month. It’s not for lacking of trying — and… Read More
Black History Month: The vejigante masks and bomba music of Puerto Rico

Black History Month: The vejigante masks and bomba music of Puerto Rico

Politics
Throughout the Caribbean, in Brazil and here on the U.S. mainland Carnival, Mardi Gras and other heavily African-influenced traditions are a testament to the survival and persistence of black cultures in the diaspora. Carnival season in Puerto Rico came and went this year, ending on Fat Tuesday as it does every year—with an explosion of music, dance and vejigante masks. Carnival In Ponce, Puerto Rico, known as “Carnaval Ponceño” has been celebrated for 160 years, and this year was dedicated to to the volunteers who worked tirelessly for hurricane relief. No hurricane, no Donald Trump bullying and racist neglect of the island will ever be able to extinguish the deeply rooted traditions that provide both strength and joy to the island’s people. Looking at the devastation wrought by Irma an
RFD Social bar and event space to open next month in Ponce City Market tower

RFD Social bar and event space to open next month in Ponce City Market tower

Breaking News
The 10th floor lobby entrance and bar (Courtesy ASD/SKY) The iconic tower of Ponce City Market is being transformed into a new lobby bar and event space called RFD Social, which is set to debut next month. Slater Hospitality – the owner/operator of Skyline Park, Nine Mile Station and Rooftop Terrace event space – began restoring the tower last fall and will unveil the new experiences to the public this March. Local design firm, ASD | SKY used Ponce City Market’s industrial roots to define the design palate for each level of RFD Social. Upon arriving from the freight elevator’s 10th floor entrance to The Roof at PCM, guests will now be welcomed by The Parlour, which will feature a full bar and lounge with 77 seats, vintage French chandeliers, bistro-style tables, custom brown leather banque
Pathfinders: video of the month, January 2018

Pathfinders: video of the month, January 2018

Travel
A beautiful afternoon at the Old Man of Storr, Isle of Skye, Scotland. ©Chee Seong/Getty Images. Every month, we curate the best blog posts and Instagrams from our Lonely Planet Pathfinders. This month’s feature is from videographer Zach Murray who takes us on a journey through Scotland’s mesmerising landscapes. ‘Last spring my wife and I went on an incredible road trip in Scotland. We travelled through beautiful mountains, along rocky clifftops, past fairy tale-like castles and stopped off in Edinburgh, Loch Ness and even the Isle of Skye.’ A Scotland adventure – Zach Murray By combining stunning footage of the Scottish highlands with fun, personal excerpts of their encounters Zach truly brings this travel documentary to life. There are some great transitions throughout the film, whic
LP Pathfinders: video of the month, December 2017

LP Pathfinders: video of the month, December 2017

Travel
Mt Kilimanjaro from Amboseli in Kenya © 1001slide / Getty Images Every month, we curate the best blog posts and Instagrams from our Lonely Planet Pathfinders. This month we’re featuring a video from Oksana and Max of Drink Tea & Travel who have encapsulated their challenging climb of Mount Kilimanjaro into a short but exciting four-minute video. ‘Climbing Mt Kilimanjaro was by far the biggest mental and physical challenge we have ever undertaken on our travels. This video allows you to get a glimpse into our journey to the Roof of Africa and inspire you to put this incredible experience on your own travel bucket list!’ Climbing Kilimanjaro — Drink Tea & Travel Featuring awe-inspiring footage of the varied landscapes they encountered and portrait shots of the friendly faces they
Yet Another Virtual Telco Launches, Offering Unlimited Data At Only $19 For The First Month

Yet Another Virtual Telco Launches, Offering Unlimited Data At Only $19 For The First Month

Technology
Zero1 is the latest, and the third virtual mobile telco in Singapore, following Circles.Life and Zero Mobile. From today onwards, the first 3,000 customers can pre-register for their unlimited data plan that will be launched in March. The plan costs $19 for the first month only, after which the plan costs $29.99 a month. It also comes with 200 minutes of free outgoing calls and 200 free outgoing SMS. According to The Straits Times, Zero1’s regular-priced plan is only “one-third the current market price”. It also referenced Singtel’s Data X Infinity plan which costs $108.80 a month at least, Starhub’s weekend unlimited data plan that starts from $24 a month, and M1’s mySIM3 98 that costs $98 a month. 3GB At Max Speed, Unlimited Data At “Managed Spee