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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, …

9 Great Smart Watches for Cyclists

Track your heart rate, sleep, cycling routes, and more with these smart watches<p>Whether you want a sporty watch that can track your rides and heart rate, or something that's more fashion-forward and ready for everyday life, there’s a smart watch out there for you. With so many different options and …

Fitness Technology

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 …

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 …

Cycling

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 …

Scotland

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 …

Eddy Merckx

30 Days of Spring Cleaning Tips for a Sparkling Home

It's time to pull on your gloves and get to work.<p>Give all your home's trouble spots a quick refresh with these pro tips.

2016 Buyer's Guide: Best Road Bikes Under $1,500

Get years of great riding—without spending a ton of cash

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

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, …

Build Developer Conference

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

Google Photos got some love at Google's Nexus event. Check out what's new.<p>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 …

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 …

iOS

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 …

Home Improvement

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

Get ready to build some things.<p>Get ready to build some things.<p>1 Steve Ramsey<p>5 Think<p>8 Scotty Kilmer

DIY

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 …

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 …

Honda

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 …

Google Docs

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 …

Apps

How to prepare your PC for Windows 10

Follow these steps to ensure a smooth transition to the latest version of Windows.<p>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 …

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 …