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Best hikes around Vancouver and Vancouver Island

When you feel the need to lace up your hiking boots, B.C.’s southern west coast is the place to be. There are a wide variety of scenic trails, …

Hiking

9 Great Smart Watches for Cyclists

Microsoft Band 2<p>Microsoft<p><b>Why it’s Great:</b> The Microsoft Band is the fitness tracker that comes closest to the Apple Watch in terms of what it can do: It includes continuous heart rate monitoring, a sleep tracker, an activity monitor that can be set to cycling mode, a pedometer, and a UV monitor, …

21 painless tricks to make your home squeaky clean

It's nobody's favourite household task but cleaning is a necessary evil, unless you want a smelly bedroom or a coffee table that's piled up with …

6 common beginner's bike maintenance fails

Working in shops you get to see and work on some really beautiful bikes, but then, there are the horror bikes. With a can of WD-40, a Phillips head …

30 incredible cycling holidays to add to your bucket list

Cycling is green, cycling is healthy, cycling is good. Everyone’s at it, in events around the country in celebration of Bike Week and the bone-shaker’s 200th birthday. Cyclists have come out of the gutter and refuse to give up their space on the road. The wheel has come full circle.<p>Cycle paths and …

Costa Rica

Thule shows updated ProRide roof rack, bike bags, & more

For a company that is known for their bike racks, Thule’s catalog is rapidly expanding. When you consider all of the different categories they now …

This Cycling Startup Expects $150 Million In Revenue This Year

The list of Internet connected devices for the home like smart thermostats, lightbulbs, and hubs that serve as voice-activated virtual assistants …

12 incredible journeys around Scotland - by road, rail, foot and bike

From Harry Potter railways to the Highland version of Route 66, Telegraph Travel rounds up the best journeys to take around Scotland by train, car, bicycle and on foot.<p>Train<p>1. The Caledonian Sleeper<p>You’ve got to get there first, right? And there’s no better way to arrive in Scotland than on the …

Cycling tips: 25 essential pieces of riding advice for beginners

These cycling tips are aimed at the beginners, those of you who’ve just started out on your great two-wheeled adventure. Think of us as your helpful …

20 Things You Should Deep Clean This Spring

There are a few places you won't need to tackle again until next year.<p>When the weather starts to warm up, it's a sign to bust open your windows — and your cleaning supplies cabinet. Yes, it's already that time of year again. Don't know where to start? Use this list, which includes all the spots …

Neato Botvac Connected review: A LIDAR-powered robot vacuum is my maid now

Vacuuming is for chumps. Make a robot do it.<p>It's been about two months since I've vacuumed my house, and the floor has never been cleaner. That's …

7 Hotel Housekeeping Tricks You Need To Clean Your Bathroom

Listen to the pros. 👍<p>When it comes to bathrooms, hotel housekeepers have seen it all. Whether it's a dirt-caked toilet bowl or a toothpaste-crusted sink, these masters of clean know how to tackle a mess in the most efficient way possible.<p>"Everything we do in a room is timed," says Madeline Chang, …

5 Windows 10 tricks you need to know

Windows 10 is now installed on more than 200 million gadgets worldwide. That's quite a feat in the tech world, since its official release was only six months ago. If your computer is one of those gadgets, you've probably found Windows 10 has its share of sheer winning features and, unfortunately, …

Why is Canadian English unique?

America’s neighbour resisted annexation by the US and its people remained subjects of the British monarch. But Canada’s English isn’t British or American, writes James Harbeck.<p>Is there such a thing as Canadian English? If so, what is it?<p>The standard stereotype among Americans is that Canadians are …

Language

Three awesome new features added to Google Photos

During its Nexus event Tuesday, Google also announced a few big updates to Google Photos , the photo storage service it debuted earlier this year. Sharing is improved, you can display photos on your TV and there's a new tool to organize your photos.<p>Already a great tool for organizing every photo …

Apple releases iOS 9 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch — here’s a full walkthrough of all the new features

After a few months in beta, Apple has today released iOS 9 to the world for everyone with an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Download the update from Settings on your iOS device, then tap ‘General’ and select ‘Software Update’. The required free space for installing iOS 9 is a lot lower than iOS 8, at …

Apps

How to Install Fiberglass Insulation the Smart Way

Fiberglass insulation is simple to install, but it's not foolproof. Understanding how it works will help you avoid the very avoidable mistakes that could render all of your hot, sweaty, miserable work useless.<p>Installing fiberglass insulation in an attic may be a basic job, but the material itself …

The Wreck Of HMS Erebus: How A Landmark Discovery Triggered A Fight For Canada's History

The HMS Erebus and a sister ship left England in 1845 to find the Northwest Passage. They were never seen again — until a team of Canadian searchers discovered the wreckage in the Arctic last year. What followed was a dispute over the facts of, and credit for, the historic find.<p><b>The curt notice</b> from …

9 Great DIY YouTube Channels

5 iPhone Apps to Keep Track of Your Investments

Ask anyone who’s tried to make an extra buck or two on Wall Street on their own, and they’ll all tell you the same thing: investing is hard. But, …

One simple trick to speed up your old iPhone or iPad

Have you owned your iPhone or iPad for a couple of years? Is it starting to feel a little sluggish? Here's a tried and tested way to speed up an …

Apps

Small SUVs Compared: Mazda CX-3 vs. Fiat 500X, Honda HR-V, Jeep Renegade, Chevrolet Trax, Kia Soul | Comparison Test

From the September 2015 issue<p>In the beginning, God may have created the ­heavens and the Earth, but it was Cambrian metazoan hookup culture that gave us the basis of most life-forms we know today. In the 550 million or so years since the Cambrian explosion, science tells us, just about every …

Google's OnHub is an easy router that cures bad Wi-Fi

For most people, a Wi-Fi router is like a Ronco rotisserie: You set it and forget it. These often ugly networking boxes have one job: Give us Wi-Fi …

How to Get By Using a Tablet As Your Main Computer

Maybe your laptop is in the shop. Maybe you just don't feel like shelling out for a new computer. Either way, it's possible to use a tablet as your main machine—if you're smart about it.<p>When my broken computer had to go away to Apple's mysterious depot twice in one month, I found myself with two …

How to Use Google Maps Offline

If you are traveling to a place where you won't have reliable or affordable access to data or Wi-Fi, Google Maps allows you to save the maps you need ahead of time for later offline use.<p>With your iPhone connected to Wi-Fi, open the Google Maps app and search for the location for which you need a …

How to prepare your PC for Windows 10

Windows 10 is set to arrive on July 29. The update will be free for the first year for qualifying Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 users. You can find out if you qualify for the free upgrade here.<p>In addition to an improved design and better functionality, Windows 10 marks the return of a real …

Concept Headphones That Won't Get You Killed While Biking

“Every single day, I see at least five or six people with headphones on while cycling,” says Gemma Roper. The designer and recent graduate of …

Facebook is making it easier to declutter your News Feed

Unfollowing all those old high school friends just got a lot easier<p>Facebook's News Feed is unquestionably one of the most important parts of the site — it's the first thing you see when you visit, and the quality of that experience probably dictates to a large degree how useful you find Facebook in …