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Get Free International Stopovers on These Airlines

For adventurous travelers, a free trip to an exotic city is a mouthwatering prospect. Stopovers - connections between flights of more than 24 hours - provide a sneaky way to do just that, giving travelers two holidays for the price of one.<p>Various airlines offering a diversity of deals that allow …

Malaysia Airlines

iOS 8 Hit By WiFi And Battery Life Complaints

Having reviewed the iPhone 6 and found iOS 8 to be a fast, fluid and error free experience it now seems many owners of older iPhones and iPads have not been so lucky.<p>Bloggers Tech 2 spotted this fast growing Apple Support Communities thread citing ‘iOS 8 WiFi Problems’ with comments from iPhone 5S, …

The first GIF Keyboard made for iOS 8 has landed courtesy of Riffsy, and it’s free

Although dozens of custom keyboards have been launching left and right just in time for iOS 8, most of them have stayed rather traditional. Yes, there’s new features here and there that are firsts for iOS like the ability to swipe to type using Swype and SwiftKey, but these are still just keyboards …

Go way retro with this mechanical-typewriter computer keyboard

You love the look and feel of old typewriters, but don't want to give up the comforts of modern technology. Meld the two with the Qwerkywriter keyboard.<p>Your computer keyboard is a bore. It's a long piece of plastic with more pieces of plastic sticking out. It's not glamorous. It doesn't conjure up …

Portable

That bendable iPhone 6 screen isn't a feature (update)

Not sure if you want to hide your shiny new iPhone's newfangled design in a bulky case? Maybe you should -- apparently, it's quite pliable. iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users on Twitter seem to be finding small, but noticeable bends just south of the handsets' volume controls. Front-pocket storage is all it …

Some iPhone 6 Plus Owners Accidentally Bending Their iPhones in Pockets

As highlighted in a few reports shared in the <i>MacRumors</i> forums, a small but growing number of iPhone 6 Plus owners have reportedly bent their phones after carrying the devices in their pockets just days after launch. In one instance, a new iPhone 6 Plus was bent during a day of dancing, dining, and …

Simon Heijdens creates "moving kaleidoscope of light" at London gallery

A responsive glass facade reacts to wind passing overs its surface, scattering triangular patterns of light and shadow in this installation at Now …

Lighting has "passed from electricity into electronics" says Piero Gandini of Flos

<b>Interview:</b> last week Italian lighting brand Flos was sold to a private equity fund. Dezeen spoke to Flos CEO Piero Gandini about the future of his …

Sponsored – SocialDoe: Online Portfolios for Creative Professionals - The Fox Is Black

Socialdoe provides a simple and effective way to present your projects and passions. Built for creative professionals including designers, …

The Resurgence of Typewriters? Part 1 - Mating Old with New

Tom Hanks is a noted vintage typewriter fanatic who often bangs out thank-you notes on one of the machines in his collection. When he released the …

Tom Hanks

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For F. Scott And Zelda Fitzgerald, A Dark Chapter In Asheville, N.C.

Asheville, a mountain town in North Carolina, is known for at least two important native sons: writers Thomas Wolfe, whose 1929 novel <i>Look Homeward, Angel</i> eviscerated some locals, and Charles Frazier, whose 1997 civil war novel <i>Cold Mountain</i> is set in the nearby hills. But there is also a …

Touch+ co-founder talks multi-touch technology & the future of computer interaction (video)

There’s no doubt that multi-touch technology has fundamentally reshaped the ways in which we interact with computers on a daily basis. From smartphones to tablets, multi-touch devices have become a routine part of our everyday lives, but to date, there hasn’t yet been a ubiquitous solution for …

Facebook Adds Insights to Your Events

Facebook will now let Pages track engagement data on an Events page with Insights. Now you’ll be able to see how well your posts are trending for your upcoming birthday party.<p>First noticed by AllFacebook, Insights adds a week’s reach, view and connection information for an event to the sidebar. The …

Carriers have to let you text 911 by the end of the year

You've had the option of texting 911 in a handful of US cities for a couple of months, thanks in part to voluntary efforts from bigger cellphone carriers. However, the FCC doesn't want you to be left out solely because you're on a smaller network. The agency has just adopted rules requiring that …

Beam raises $5M for smartphone-connected toothbrush

I brush everyday, but I’ve never learned to enjoy it. I also don’t do it right, as my dentist never fails to tell me.<p>Beam Technologies wants to make brushing more interesting and fun by connecting a smart toothbrush to a smartphone. Beam’s toothbrush measures how long and how often you brush. It …

Amazon and Disney are fighting, so you can't pre-order 'Guardians of the Galaxy' on Blu-ray

Neither side has confirmed it, but it looks like Amazon's latest pricing battle (after Warner Bros. and its ongoing battle with book publisher Hachette) is with Disney. That's why you can't pre-order a copy of <i>Guardians of the Galaxy</i> on DVD or Blu-ray from Amazon right now, even though you can at …

FCC is requiring text-to-911 on all carriers, though most 911 centers can’t receive them

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>The Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 to require all mobile carriers to route text messages sent to 911 to local …

10 awesome Google features you should be using

The reason the Google home page is so bare is that, way back when it was just starting out in a Silicon Valley garage, no one working there knew how to program a web page to make it look pretty.<p>In fact, even the word Google was a mistake. The founders really wanted “Googol” – the digit 1 followed …

Navdy’s Heads-Up Display Wants To Be The Safer Alternative To Using Your Smartphone While Driving

Frustrated with using the built-in infotainment system and his phone in his car, Doug Simpson, CEO and founder of Navdy, decided to create a Google Glass-reminiscent heads-up display to create a new and safer way to interact with smartphones while driving.<p>Now I know what you’re thinking — why is he …

Fitle Will Let You Try Clothes On A 3D Avatar Of Yourself

When Charles Nouboue was in business school, he found he had little time to shop during regular store hours. But shopping online proved to be hard.<p>“It’s difficult to find exactly what you want to buy,” Nouboue said. “It’s very complicated to find the right size.”<p>That’s why he and his partner, …

Students Can Take Studying Paperless With These Apps and Gadgets

The diligent student may often be pictured with a pencil behind her ear, her chicken scratches adorning countless spiral notebooks — but these days she's just as likely to be organizing a study group on her smartphone while reviewing a lecture on her tablet. Here are a few gadgets and apps that …

Gear & Gadgets

Pinterest's new messenger blows Twitter direct messages out of the water

A hack-week experiment is social-network messaging done right<p>If there’s one thing the App Store is saturated with, it’s messengers: WhatsApp, of course, but also Facebook’s, and Snapchat, and Hangouts, and Line, and Kik, and all the rest. So why would Pinterest, a social network for exploring your …