Jessica Smith

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Think mobile phones are boring? You’re missing the point of technology

Samsung’s Galaxy S5 is innovative and exciting, but the latest technology is about more than mobile phones, says Matt Warman<p>Thousands of people flocked to Barcelona for the launch of Samsung’s Galaxy S5 – it’s a globally important event that will shape the digital lives of at least 50 million …

Nokia’s Treasure Tag finds your stuff before it’s lost

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>It ought to be pretty difficult to actually lose your keys, bag or other personal belongings if you have a Nokia Treasure …

An iPhone Loyalist’s First Few Weeks With Android

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>Semil Shah works on product for Swell, is a</i> TechCrunch <i>columnist, and an investor. He blogs at Haywire, and you can follow him on Twitter at @semil</i><p>A year ago, I wrote a post titled “Silicon Valley Slowly Awakens To Android.” Recently, I purchased a Nexus 5 as we develop and begin the …

'Silver surfers' demand digital health services

Growing numbers of senior citizens are seeking digital options for managing their health services remotely<p>The concept of 'silver surfers' is a little outdated these days. Ten years ago, the idea of elderly people surfing the web was vaguely comical, whereas recent data from the Office of National …

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Forget Passwords, Soon Your Heartbeat May Open Your E-mail

Forget passwords, your heartbeat can unlock your laptop, phone and even your car. Passwords are considered to be not as secure as some would like for …

Comcast Makes Bid To Acquire Time Warner Cable For $45 Billion

The Time Warner Cable sweepstakes might be over. Just a few months after it was first reported that the second-largest cable firm in the nation was looking to be acquired, Comcast, the number one cable provider, has made an offer of $45.2 billion for the company.<p>According to multiple reports, the …

Parents unaware of dangers faced by children on smartphones

<b>Many parents are out of touch with the dangers faced by their children on tablets and smartphones, according to a poll by BBC Learning.</b><p>Almost one in five children said they had seen something on their devices that had upset them, twice the number parents had thought.<p>A separate study found that just …

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The quality of your mobile connection could soon be linked to your phone bill

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Max Krasnov<p>Imagine this scenario: You’re walking along having a video chat on your mobile phone with a …

M-commerce has grown 63% in the last 5 years, with an average £199 spent on mobile purchases in 2013

Four out of 10 smartphone owners have bought something direct from their mobile phone spending an average of £199 each in 2013.<p>Over half (55 per …

Five reasons why 2014 is the year your mobile becomes your debit card

Could 2014 be the year the mobile payments revolution finally changes the game for SMEs? One provider claims it will be.<p>Technology is a great leveller. Devices such as smartphones and tablets are allowing enterprising companies to shed the shackles that traditional banking has kept them in and has …

The Perfect Florida Keys Road Trip

From a drive to Key West to driving the entire Florida Keys, the perfect road trip is all about the pit stops: especially for conch fritters, tarpon fishing, and stellar photo ops. Here’s what you shouldn’t miss.<p>Island Hopping<p>The Florida Keys are laid-back, delightfully kitschy…and best seen from a …

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Big-Sky West Texas: A Road Trip Through Hidden America

Texas native son Stephen Orr makes his annual pilgrimage deep into West Texas, where high desert meets high art.<p>Far from the glitter of Dallas and the bohemia of Austin lies the lonely, lovely landscape of West Texas: a piece of hidden America that's made for getting lost in…and for finding …

#YosemiteNationalPark: complete with majestic peaks, thunderous waterfalls, and flower-peppered subalpine meadows: it's easy to see why this is one of our Top 10 US Destinations for 2014! Relax under the gaze of the valley’s monolithic #ElCapitan and #HalfDome, or attain stunning views by climbing to #InspirationPoint and #YosemiteFalls (North America’s tallest). The crowds thin - as does the air - as you venture in the park’s pristine backcountry, where you can hike for months. In 2014, the park will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the #Yosemite Grant, signed by President Lincoln. This was the first time a federal government set aside a piece of land purely for preservation by and for the people. Thanks, Abe! This beloved park has something for everyone: to learn how to make your first visit unforgettable, visit bit.ly/lpYosemite. [Image courtesy of California Travel & Tourism Commission/Andreas Hub]. Check out our list of other places to visit in the US in the coming year at bit.ly/lpTop10US. #LonelyPlanet #keepontravelling

America's best craft breweries

It wasn't long ago when the American beer market was dominated by a handful of acrid, factory-produced brews that bore only a passing resemblance to what those in other climes called 'beer'. Thankfully, those days of choking down foul-tasting swill are long gone, with an explosion of microbreweries …

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Scotland’s wild isles: a nature-packed tour of the Southern Hebrides

You only need watch the fictional Hogwarts train chug over the real Glenfinnan Viaduct or stare at an airbrushed shortbread tin to get a sense of the astonishing beauty of Scotland’s Highlands and islands. Get up close to the real thing, and you’ll find that the grand landscapes, appealing …

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Escape to Japan's Oki Islands

Japan seduces and dazzles travellers with its buzzed-up, sprawling, ultra-convenient big cities. But if you’re weary of crowds and vending-machine-packed streets, get yourself to Matsue in Western Honshū and hop a ferry to the slow life on the remote and fascinating Oki Islands.<p>Newly added to the …

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Ireland's best drives

Whether or not you're used to getting into the driver's seat from the right, and driving on the left, Ireland's (often pot-holed) two-lane roads make up some of Europe's most scenic drives. Particularly going village to village, pub to pub, on and off the rugged coastal drives of western and …

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Ten of the world's most mind-blowing landscapes

Gazing at a remarkable view for the first time is one of travel’s greatest thrills – and these 10 landscapes are among the most mind-blowing we’ve ever seen.<p>Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA<p>Yellowstone National Park has an embarrassment of astonishing sights, from the thundering waterfalls of …

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Annie Leibovitz's Celebrity Disney Dream Portraits

World renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz has been capturing shots of celebrities as popular Disney characters for years, as part of her ongoing collection of Disney Dream Portraits. The latest addition to her portfolio of work is Academy Award nominated actress Jessica Chastain as the …

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Here’s What Would Make Google’s Smartwatch Awesome

Google is reportedly putting considerable brain power into a smartwatch and we couldn’t help wondering just what they’d add to the burgeoning technology. More than any other company, Google is positioned to solve the single biggest shortcoming in wearable technology: pattern recognition. What is it …