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The 20 Best Places to Camp in National Parks

Some of the finest places to lay your head are inside our national parks.<p>Thanks to its geysers and grizzlies, the 3,500-square-mile Yellowstone, our …

National Parks

5 free programs you may not have heard of until now

As the saying goes, the best things in life are free: love, friends, and great software that works almost as well as a paid product. If you’re like me, you have probably shopped around for certain apps or programs, and then you balked at the price tag. “Is this really worth $200?” you ask …

A medieval prayer practice changed the Lord's Prayer for me -- and it might for you

For a long time, the Lord’s Prayer (also known as Our Father) seemed like an old, outdated pair of pants to me. It didn’t really fit anymore.<p>Pulling an old pair of pants out of my closet, I ask myself: Did I ever think these looked good? Looking at the Lord’s Prayer, I asked myself: Did I ever …

The Hidden Player Spurring a Wave of Cheap Consumer Devices: Amazon

A few weeks ago, Wyze Labs, a one-year-old start-up in Seattle, sent me its first gadget to try. It’s a small, internet-connected video camera, the kind you might use for security or to keep tabs on your dog or your baby.<p>On the surface, the camera doesn’t sound special. Like home internet cameras …

eCommerce

A fracture-resistant cement could make mile-high skyscrapers possible

Imagine a fracture-resistant material that could be used to create a building 10 times as high as the world’s current tallest building, without being destroyed under its own weight. That is something that researchers from the University of Konstanz in Germany have been working on. They have …

Rippling graphene sheets may be the key to clean, unlimited energy

Clean, Unlimited Energy<p>Physicists at the University of Arkansas have invented a nano-scale power generator that could potentially use the movement of …

Amazing Airbnb cabins for the perfect Midwest getaway

We absolutely adore Chicago, but sometime we just need to skip town and unwind. And where better to decompress than a cabin in the middle of nowhere? …

MasterChef inspires Highways England funded self-healing road project

<b>An episode of MasterChef inspired a researcher from the University Nottingham to develop a new technology for repairing cracks in road surfaces.</b>After …

Synthetic, Microscopic Fingerprints Turn Tiny Plastic Particles Into Security Keys

Plastic Prints<p>Researchers at South Korea’s Kyung Hee University have developed a technique for creating microscopic, randomly-generated wrinkles on …

Nanotech

3 Of The Best Lightroom Tips you’ll See this Year

Hey guys, Mark from Shotkit here. Now wouldn’t you like an article where there’s no preamble, just a handful of meaty tips that you can implement …

Tutorials

40 American Towns You Haven't Heard of But Should Visit ASAP

Hit the roads less traveled.<p>When it comes to your vacation, most people seek out places they've seen on TV or have heard about from friends and family. Fair enough. Now, let us introduce you to 40 unsung hot spots. These unheard-of towns across the U.S. might not have made it onto your bucket list</i> …

9 European holiday destination ideas you might not have thought of

It’s time to sort your summer hols out! Are you tired of hearing about the same old destinations? Want to try somewhere different?<p>This summer why not …

The best driving routes to the south of France

By sticking religiously to the autoroutes, it is just about possible to drive from the Channel ports to southern France in a single day. But it is a gruelling slog: to get all the way to the Med, for example, you are looking at nine to 12 hours behind the wheel.<p>A much more enjoyable option is to …

Scientists have developed a new salt-filled asphalt that prevents ice from forming on roads

When winter hits the United States and the roads begin to freeze, driving becomes a considerably more dangerous activity. Icy roads make for …

StickNFind Releases An SDK For Its Clever Bluetooth Tracking Sticker

Think of the possibilities, developers. Find lost keys or the TV remote or a child. Make an electronic Marco Polo game! Embed the StickNFind Bluetooth sticker in a museum exhibit as a sort of supercharged RFID educational system. The world could be yours.<p>With StickNFind’s new SDK, the company …

ASUS' new ViVoPC mini PC can take up to 16GB of RAM, your choice of Intel CPU

It's only been a few days since we first laid eyes on that newly introduced ASUS ViVoPC, but the Taiwanese company kept details short back at Computex, leaving us with the desire to learn a little more about the device. The good news is ASUS has just posted a spec sheet on its website, which lets …

Goji launches smile-please smart lock | Financial Times

Days after August’s launch, yet another smart lock has come knocking on the door in the shape of Goji, which launches an Indiegogo crowdfunding …

Meet Zact, a Shareable Cellphone Service That Changes on the Fly

The major carriers have taken baby steps in giving users more control over their data plan. With AT&T and Verizon, for example, users can share a …

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