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​Researchers hack a Corvette's brakes via insurance black box

The list of ways to electronically hijack cars is growing thanks to devices used to monitor drivers' roadway behavior.<p>Recently, we've seen a wave of devices vying for placement in your car's onboard diagnostics port (known as OBD-II). These little plastic boxes promise to connect your car to the …

Mobile Devices

Adventures in Quito: History, Culture, and Acclimatizing on Day 1

I'm happy to say that my flight to Quito went off without a hitch yesterday, and I arrived safely in the capital city of Ecuador with almost no …

12 Airport Security Tips to and Common Travel Mistakes

<b>Summer is the busiest air travel time in Canada. Whether you’re packing for a family vacation, visiting relatives or exploring new corners of the</b> …

Flying

Dove Bucket List: 7 Essential Items for the Opener

<i>Photo by Ralph Smith</i><p>I almost never go dove hunting without my bucket. It makes for an instant field seat, and it keeps my gear in one place and ready …

Travel Clothes You Can Wear Anywhere

(Photo: Tetra Images/Getty Images)<p>Travel-supply stores seem to support the notion that we should keep an entirely separate wardrobe for travel -- one that's plain and purely functional. We disagree. There are lots of travel-friendly apparel and accessory options sold by mainstream retailers that …

6 Needs of the Millennial Traveler

Ready for this jelly? Strange sea creatures invade West Coast beaches

Thousands of strange sea creatures are washing ashore on California beaches, puzzling tourists and thrilling scientists quick to explain the phenomenon.<p>"The scientific name is Velella velella," said David Bader, director of education at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California. …

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Five Favorites from Boerum House & Home

Retail store, museum gallery or apartment: the newly opened Boerum House & Home joins the row of stores including jewelry designer Erica Weiner and fragrance boutique Twisted Lily on Atlantic Avenue that make the Boerum Hill block a formidable shopping pitstop. Creative collective Partners & Spade …

Alex Honnold's Ultimate Adventure Vehicle | Outside Online

Honnold's Humble Abode<p>Welcome to Alex Honnold's home sweet home, parked in American Fork, Utah. We caught up with the climber for an inside look at his deluxe camper-van setup, complete with all the gear you could ever want to free solo Half Dome—or to go on a slightly less adrenaline-filled …

Climbing

The Week in Review: Why Millennials Matter

Ranging in age from 14 to 34, the millennial generation is a study in contrasts. In spite of their technological savvy, liberal politics and college …

Articles about thriving micro living model on Dwell.com - Dwell

A professor takes the first step toward creating a new model for the city.<p>Limited Edition for Holiday...<p>From crowded cities to a trailer park of tiny houses planned for Sonoma County, California, multiunit micro-housing complexes are...<p>As I reported earlier, the Kimball Art Center in Park City, …

Sonoma County

What to pack? Gear for every situation

Okay, not <i>every</i> situation. But we've carefully pondered various scenarios travellers might encounter on the road and come up with some suggestions and tips. What's the ultimate set of accessories for a bar crawl? What should you take if you're visiting somewhere prone to four-seasons-in-a-day …

The Only Colors You Should Ever Use in a Small Space

The best hues for tiny rooms.<p>The best antidote for an undersize space? Rich, saturated color — and lots of it. Designers share the best hues for a tiny room.

Interior Design

4 Products That Waterproof the Makeup You Own (and Love)

Yes, there are some truly great waterproof makeup options out there. But what if you don't want to give up your most beloved mascara or the eye shadow you spent $20 on just because it's crazy-humid out or you're headed to the pool? That's where these four products come in. You mix them into—or …

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Madrid Bans Use of Airbnb and Other Short-Term Rentals for Less than 5 Days

The regional government of Madrid has set a minimum stay of five nights in private homes and apartments, limiting the use of Airbnb and other …

The Napwrap Is One Travel Gadget You'll Actually Use

We've seen some truly bizarre travel doohickies in our day, from two-story armrests to pocket-sized humidifiers to color-changing, mood-tracking happiness blankets.<p>But while it's the most simplistic design of them all, the Napwrap is going to beat every strange gadget on the market.<p>Why? The …

Five-Acre 'Pearl Of Dubai' Set To Become The World's Largest, Greenest Underwater Theme Park

Who needs to stand in lines at theme parks when you could dive deep into an <i>underwater</i> theme park?<p>Developers have announced plans to create The Pearl of Dubai, a five-acre underwater wonderland inspired by the "Pirates of the Caribbean" and "Avatar" films. When finished, it'll look similar to the …

8 Items You Never Pack... But Should!

How to Delete Yourself from the Internet

Americans love the Internet, with 87% of us active online. We have accounts everywhere, letting us kill time at work on Facebook, check Twitter for …

My Happy Life In 160 Square Feet

Brittany Yunker dreamed big by thinking small, building her cozy Washington state abode from the ground up.<p>Brittany Yunker dreamed big by thinking small, building her cozy Washington state abode from the ground up.

Washington State

Man convicted in rape, murder of college student

DOVER, N.H. (AP) — A jury on Friday convicted a 31-year-old man of killing and raping a University of New Hampshire college student following a trial …

Ink Different: Forget Swatting Mosquitoes, This Sri Lankan Newspaper Repels Them

We all have our favorite memories of summer, but we're more inclined to forget the rather less pleasant thought of mosquito bites that might come …

10 Ways You've Never Thought To Use Your Bookshelf

Yes they look great standing upright, filled with books. But they can do so much more.<p>Try these inspired design ideas to make the most of your bookshelves.

Arthur Andersson on Timeless Materials & Building "Ruins"

<i>Material Minds, presented by ArchDaily Materials, is our new series of short interviews with architects, designers, scientists, and others who use</i> …

19 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>Digital Photography School—</b> Read through this goldmine of articles to improve your photography skills; they're helpful even if you're a complete beginner. There's also an active forum where you can find a community of other photographers …

17 Things Extraordinary People Do Every Day | Inc.com

Some people seem to get ahead, no matter what. They aren't necessarily smarter, more creative or harder working than many others. Still, they achieve much more than their peers. Why is that?<p>The philosopher Aristotle offered an explanation a really, really long time ago: "We are what we repeatedly …