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How to travel light (and live cheaply)

Shed your load and hit the road. Forget the laptops, party frocks and vast first aid kits - go back to basics and your experience will be liberating. …

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Why we've all fallen head-over-heels for the 36 questions that promise true love

A simple questionnaire, which claims it can make two strangers fall in love, has taken the world by storm. Claire Cohen explains why we're so drawn to the idea of eliminating risk where our fragile hearts are concerned<p>When <b>Mandy Len Catron</b> fell in love, she probably hoped for a few well wishers – …

A single Canary brings smart security to your home

<b>The Good</b> Canary offers impressive video quality including a highly detailed night vision mode. Its "Homehealth" sensors are accurate and helpful.<p><b>The Bad</b> An over-sensitive motion sensor renders Canary borderline unusable, and we didn't receive text alerts when we cut the power.<p><b>The Bottom Line</b> Canary …

Striking a balance: How YouTube reinvented its TV app

Here’s a little secret about YouTube’s new TV app, which just launched on Roku streaming devices this week: It’s using the wrong shade of red.<p>YouTube …

Smart TV

10 best email apps for Android

Email is one of the oldest and most important forms of online communication. It’s a service many of us use every single day. There are tons of email services and email apps that accompany them. Some may only have a single account on something like Gmail, Outlook, or Yahoo. Their individual apps …

How to Optimize Blog Images for Social Posts

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>You’ve likely heard the advice to add visual content to your blogposts whenever possible. Visual content is more than 40 times more likely to get shared on social media.<p>“75% of European digital ecosystem is present at #TNW2018”Are you doing business …

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, …

This Is The Best Chromebook You Can Buy

A Chromebook is a relatively new type of computer. It doesn't run on Windows or OS X, but rather Google's Chrome operating system. Google's software is very basic, and it's meant to be used while connected to the Internet.<p>So if you're the type of person that really only uses a laptop for checking …

A Chinese Company Made This Super Cheap Android Phone That Looks Exactly Like The iPhone 6

There are tons of Chinese iPhone look-a-likes out there, and at this year's Consumer Electronics Showcase in Las Vegas we found yet another.<p>This is the Gold-East MS937, and it looks a lot like the iPhone 6. Everything from the size of the bezels along the side of the screen to the gold trim look …

Tech Companies Want You To Buy Your Music All Over Again At Higher Prices

Apple, Sony, and Pono, a music-player project spearheaded by Neil Young, are planning to release new products that play music in high-end formats that will likely command premium prices. Pono was finally released on Monday.<p>The prism-shaped device can play music in higher resolutions than iPhones or …

How Google Tries To Figure Out Our Hidden Needs

To figure it out, the company conducts an annual "Daily Information Needs" study.<p>Since 2011, the company has selected a group of volunteers to spend three days filling Google in on what they want to know. Eight times a day, at completely random times, Google pings them with the question, "What did …

5 things Facebook asks for that are none of its business

To Facebook, your personal information is everything. The more the site has on you, the more money it can make from advertisers who want to target you. Unfortunately, there are some things you shouldn't share online.<p>Each of these things alone might be all right, but added up they could lead to …