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On the Rug Route in Romania, Kilims and an Enduring Culture

Many years ago while living in South Africa I came across a Romanian kilim. Its pastel floral designs — a sampler of sorts — was captivating, but also beyond my budget. Decades passed, but it lingered in my memory every time I shopped for a rug to dress up a dreary room. Then I found myself living …

European Travel

Netherlands Itinerary for One Week - Top Places to Visit

Are you planning to visit Europe this summer and not sure which country to spend most of your time in? We highly recommend the Netherlands. It is the …

30 of Vietnam's most beautiful places

<b>(CNN) —</b> Thanks in part to its serpentine shape and lengthy coastline, Vietnam is home to wildly diverse landscapes.<p>Traveling around the Southeast Asian country, you'll be surrounded by photogenic scenery -- from lush rice terraces in northern Sapa to the white sandy beaches of Phu Quoc.<p>Vietnam's …

Vietnam

The Best Beaches in Europe

1 of 8<p>Navagio, Zakynthos Island, Greece<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 8<p>Calanque d’en Vau, Cassis, France<p>3 of 8<p>Rabbit Beach, Lampedusa, Italy<p>Advertisement<p>4 of …

11 Useful Travel Apps That Work Just Fine Offline

Having access to cell data while traveling overseas is often complicated, slow, limited, and/or expensive. Even in the US, fast, reliable coverage …

The 20 greatest cities to visit in spring

John Keats was not a man given to effusive bursts of happiness. Witness his brooding “Ode to a Nightingale”, written in the growing warmth of May 1819, but lost to an opening line of: “My heart aches, and a drowsy numbness pains my sense/ As though of hemlock I had drunk”.<p>And yet even this most …

Have I become the vegan monster I despised?

opinion<p>If you’d told me ten weeks ago that I would be a vegan, I would have laughed you out of the room.<p>I’d eaten meat my entire life and I loved …

Bose Sleepbuds can silence snores and barking dogs

These smart earplugs might save your relationship<p>Two years ago we discovered a rather remarkable set of smart earplugs from a company called Hush that could silence the noise around you as you slept. Then the company suddenly went quiet, and stopped returning our calls. Now we know why: Hush was …

Web Development

The Cheapest Time to Fly to 15 Destinations That Are On Your Bucket List

CheapFlights.com crunched the numbers.<p>Chances are, you probably have a few travel destinations on your bucket list that seem like they’re never going …

5 Things That May Surprise You About Traveling in Vietnam

<b>Authored by Victoria Giang</b><p>Vietnamese tourism is becoming more popular every year. Western travelers flock to this small, oceanfront country in …

How to build a desktop PC: A reference guide

If you’ve ever spent any time looking for recommendations on a new computer, chances are someone has told you to “just build a desktop.” There’s a reason: building your own desktop is almost always cheaper than buying one from a manufacturer.<p>The problem, of course, is it that you need to get your …

Windows 10

The Ultimate Travel Bucket List For Water-Lovers

Being near water equals instant relaxation for some of us, so a swimmable destination is much preferred when holidaying. You can't really call a trip …

Paseo Ferrelo

This 3,000-square-foot ultramodern home is situated in Santa Barbara’s coveted Riviera neighborhood, adjacent to a large, natural ravine fraught with mature oak trees. Architect Dan Weber completely remodeled and reimagined the original 1950’s mid-century modern home, and brought new life to the …

25 Secret European Villages

The charm of Ticino, the Italian-speaking canton of southern Switzerland, is the not-quite-here, not-quite-there, lost-in-time feel of the place. To …

European Travel

These Are the Best Undiscovered Beaches in the World

A certain type of New Yorker has complaints about the beaches in Tulum, Mexico, Saint Barth's, or Mykonos in Greece. “Why escape New York,” they ask, …

Raspberry Pi rival NanoPi NEO's answer to cheap NAS: Build your own for $31

Why buy a network-attached storage device when you can build your own in 10 easy steps?<p>The maker of Raspberry Pi Zero rival NanoPi NEO has released a …

A Guide to Visiting the Hawaiian Islands

It's not just about the white sand beaches and luaus.<p>Few places on Earth more clearly embody the spirit of paradise than Hawaii, which is famous for …

Pacific Ocean

Download 243 Free eBooks on Design, Data, Software, Web Development & Business from O’Reilly Media

Last week we highlighted for you 20 Free eBooks on Design from O’Reilly Media. Little did we know that we were just scratching the surface of the …

The 11 best science fiction and fantasy novels of 2016

Fill your bookshelves, fill your mind<p>We’re living in a world that looks increasingly like science fiction, so I find myself looking to the genre not for predictions of what the future holds but for some guidance for dealing with this strange and changing world. 2016 was a difficult year, but a …

Orange Architects design a unique apartment tower overlooking the beach in Limassol, Cyprus

Orange Architects have recently won a competition for the design of a residential tower with their entry <i>Terra Project</i>, a building that will sit …

37 Books With Plot Twists That Will Blow Your Mind

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Books

How DIY Electronics Startup Adafruit Industries Became a Multimillion-Dollar Company

<i>This article is part of our September 2015 special report on startups, which highlights</i> IEEE<i>’s efforts to attract more entrepreneurial types to the</i> …

15 small bathrooms to see before renovating yours

There is a place in the home where great transformations happen. This is a room that is used to perform ordinary tasks, such as showering, but it …

Xiaomi's getting into the laptop game with its MacBook Air clone

Chinese hardware giant Xiaomi already makes smartphones, TVs, air purifiers and fitness trackers. It’s now entering the laptop market with the Mi Notebook Air.<p>The new laptop doesn’t just sound like the MacBook Air, it also bears a striking resemblance to the latter. But Xiaomi says the 13.3-inch …

MacBook Air

9 Wall-Mounted Organizers for Keeping Frequently Used Items Close at Hand

When space is limited (and even when it's not), wall-mounted organizers are often useful tools. Wall space provides many organizing options: hooks …

Every parent should install this launcher on their kid’s Android smartphone

If you're a parent wanting to keep your smartphone-using kids safe, there's an Android app which will limit what apps they can use on the phone, …

Text Messaging

14 amazing secret gardens around the world

Landscaping

What’s the Best Android TV Box?

[Update December 26, 2017: I've posted a new version of this post entitled "What’s the Best Android TV Box (2017/2018 Edition)?". I'll leave the post …

Android TV