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The best country house hotels in Britain

The British country house hotel was born in 1949, brought to us in the pink and frilly shape of Sharrow Bay, overlooking Ullswater in the Lake District. Presided over by a splendid couple, Francis Coulson and his partner Brian Sack, it came complete with a gargantuan afternoon tea, and Sack’s …

Disney wants to help developers make games more interactive

Many RPGs have more than one ending, but even then you still have limited ways to control the story or to interact with the characters. Disney Research, however, wants to make <i>real</i> interactive games -- ones where your actions can affect how it progresses and ends -- so it has created a platform that …

Catch up on two seasons of 'House of Cards' in nine minutes

The hit Netflix political drama "House of Cards" returns for its third season Friday, and scores of binge-watchers already have their weekends planned.<p>It's been a year since Season 2 landed on Netflix, so you'd be forgiven if you forgot everything that happened to President and First Lady Underwood …

US road trip: a guide to Route 66

Driving America’s most iconic highway is the trip of a lifetime. Author and Route 66 expert Candacy Taylor shares her tips on the classic motels, old-school diners and gas stations to stop at en route for a true slice of Americana

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An insider’s guide to Amsterdam's hippest neighbourhoods

It's easy to get caught up in Amsterdam's city centre; its boat-filled canals, mega art museums and pungent coffeeshops might tempt you never to leave. But by venturing that bit further you'll find bohemian clubs, hotels atop cranes and hidden cocktail lounges await you in neighbourhoods on the …

Top 10 food markets in Madrid

Madrid,Spain,Europe,Food and drink,Food & drink,Spanish food and drink,Top 10s,Travel<p>With Madrid’s two-week Gastro Festival opening on Saturday, now is a great time to sample the best jamón, tortilla and tapas with our guide to the city’s markets

Beautiful olde-timey GIF art from the Gif Opera Cabinet

Lovely, evocative animated GIFs from classic source materials.<p>Newly assembled gifs regular uploaded by Gualtiero at The Gif Opera Cabinet. Worth a …

The Trick to Making Perfect Poached Eggs

Using a sieve will help you get smooth, compact poached eggs.<p>Ever crack an egg into simmering water only to watch the white spread out and form wispy tentacles? It happened to me until I came across this game-changing fix: Break the egg into a sieve set over a bowl. The watery outer edge of the …

10 Classic PC Games You Can Play Right in Your Browser

How To Protect Your Android Phone If It's Ever Lost Or Stolen

Losing your phone or having someone steal it is a nightmare. Fortunately, Google has baked some tools into your Android that could help you find it. Or, at the very least, it'll help you wipe all your data and content so that whoever took it can't wreak further havoc.<p>Here's how to set it up:<p>First, …

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Google Translate just got smarter: Word Lens and instant voice translations in latest update

When Google acquired Word Lens in May 2014, it was clear that it was only a matter of time until the startup’s impressive visual translation technology would be folded into Translate. That moment is coming today – Word Lens integration and improved voice translations are coming in the latest Google …

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An avocado a day is good for you - so try our top recipes

An American study suggests that an avocado a day can lower your cholesterol. What's the best way to eat them?<p>Forget having an apple a day – if you want to stay healthy, it might be worth introducing a daily avocado into your diet.<p>Fans of the creamy green fruit have long preached about avocados' …

What's the Dill with Potato Salad?

What's the <del>dill</del> deal with potato salad? It's suffered far too long as a leaden, mayonnaise-heavy side dish. No longer! This version lightens things up with a makeshift vinaigrette, scallions, and—yep—plenty of dill.<p>Get the recipe: German Potato Salad with Dill