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Cheapflights.ca Ride the Waves With Cheapflights.ca's Top 10 Water Parks Worldwide. Cheapflights.ca, the online leader in publishing travel deals, takes you on a wet n' wild summer fun adventure with its list of the Top 10 Water Parks Worldwide. If you are looking for an exciting adventure, indoor or outdoor, with thrilling water coasters, wave pools, and jaw dropping slides, Cheapflights.ca's list offers an all-ages fun day out. So, with the summer holidays in full swing, forget the overcrowded neighbourhood or backyard pool and, instead, take your summer fun to a new level by checking out one of Cheapflights.ca's picks for the world's best water parks. Below are five monstrously large options from Cheapflights.ca's Top 10 Water Parks Worldwide. All set national or international records for the size and scale of their entertainment, so they are great destinations for big thrills: Chimelong Water Park - China - If what matters to you are death defying slides and extraordinarily exciting coasters sprawled across the largest water park in the world, then Chimelong Water Park could potentially be for you. Situated in Guangzhou, China, Chimelong opened in 2007, debuting the world's largest wave pool, the world's longest lazy river and arguably the world's greatest water ride -- the Behemoth Bowl. Four riders sit facing each other in a tube, drop 20 metres into a gigantic bowl, and let the centrifugal force drive them rapidly in dizzying circles until they're dropped down a central chute into a waiting pool. Be advised: Those who faint easily should watch from the viewing deck. Search and compare cheap flights to Guangzhou. Noah's Ark Water Park - Wisconsin, United States - The United States' largest water park is an oasis for Midwesterners, eager for a summer dip with no ocean in sight. Noah's Ark Water Park pulls out all the stops across 70 acres. Bragging rights begin with two wave pools, two rivers, a lagoon pool, four children's play areas and more than 60 delightfully impressive slides. The Scorpion's Tail, voted the No. 1 Thrill Ride for 2010 by the Travel Channel, is a 10-storey, nearly vertical slide that drops you more than 50 feet per second. Need we say more? Search and compare cheap flights to Milwaukee. Las Cascada Water Park - Puerto Rico - Not that you need another excuse to visit Puerto Rico -- the turquoise seas and dynamic culture should be enough of a draw. But Las Cascada Water Park in Aguadilla is not to be missed. The largest water park in the Caribbean, Las Cascada offers attractions for adventurists of all ages. Bring the entire family to explore the Crazy River, a manmade whitewater challenge, the Speed Slides, the Twister or -- for family members with heart conditions -- the Tropical Lazy River. Search and compare cheap flights to San Juan. World Waterpark - Alberta, Canada - Water enthusiasts have frolicked in faux waves at World Waterpark in Edmonton, Alberta, for more than 20 years -- though the park's age doesn't show. The world's largest indoor water park welcomes swimmers year-round to zip down more than 17 chutes as high as 83 feet and tackle swells in the world's biggest indoor wave pool. The best part of this tropical paradise: It's situated inside West Edmonton Mall, a behemoth mall, wonderfully stocked with a golf course, ropes course, theatres and -- obviously -- retail stores. Search and compare cheap flights to Edmonton. Sandcastle Waterpark - United Kingdom - It might not initially be on your list of castles to visit in the United Kingdom but, for a break from the ordinary, add it. Sandcastle Waterpark in Blackpool is the UK's largest indoor water park, offering up more than 18 water attractions and a day's worth of fun for the whole family to enjoy. Let the kids navigate the Caribbean Storm Treehouse while those over four feet brave the largest water coaster in the world -- the Master Blaster. For a break from the British bustle, grab a mat and float down the Ushi-Gushi River Creek (translation: lazy river). Search and compare cheap flights to London. Rounding out the list are: Water Country USA in Virginia; Schlitterbahn in Texas; Sunway Lagoon in Malaysia; Wet 'n' Wild Water World in Australia and Wet 'n Wild in Mexico. To read all the fun splashy details on these and Cheapflights.ca's complete list of Top 10 Water Parks Worldwide, visit www.cheapflights.ca/travel-tips/top-10-water-parks-worldwide.

Jul 14, 2011

Lenovo Lenovo touts boot-up quickness in laptop marketing. In a new campaign to raise awareness of how quickly its laptops can boot up and run, Lenovo has launched a website called rapidboot.com, dramatizing the speed of the Chinese computer maker's "Rapid Boost" technology. Lenovo says its Windows-based laptops can boot up in 10 seconds. Jul 14, 2011

Lenovo Lenovo unseats Acer as third-largest PC maker. Lenovo's shipments increased about 23% during the second quarter, moving the company into third place among the world's PC makers, according to IDC. Jul 14, 2011

LG Electronics LG offers 3D monitor that doesn't need glasses. LG Electronics has introduced the D2000, a 20-inch 3D computer monitor that doesn't require the use of 3D glasses. A sensor in the monitor is designed to detect the position of the user to shift the 3D imagery while the user is looking at games, movies or photos. Jul 15, 2011

Sony Sony 3D Experience offers free taste of 3D video. Sony Electronics is offering a free on-demand streaming service to owners of its 3D-capable Bravia LCD TVs with Bravia Internet Video. The new 3D Experience's programming includes highlights of the Wimbledon tennis tournament, movie trailers in 3D and 3D music videos. Jul 14, 2011

Sony Sony is expected to shelve MiniDisc Walkman after summer. Sony is said to be taking its 19-year-old MiniDisc Walkman off the market and stopping production by early fall because of low sales. The product made its debut in 1992. Jul 11, 2011

Toshiba Flash memory sales are off, but Toshiba is optimistic. Sales of flash memory in the second quarter failed to match expectations because of lagging sales of tablet computers and other consumer electronics, Toshiba said. Toshiba executives said they still hold out hope that demand will increase in the rest of the year. Jul 14, 2011

Toshiba Rovi, Toshiba sign pact on using Total Guide. Toshiba has signed an agreement to implement Rovi's Total Guide cable search product in Blu-ray disc players, high-definition television sets and mobile devices. The multiyear agreement covers Europe and the U.S. Jul 13, 2011

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