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Pret a Porto: Portugal’s second city is ready for the limelight

Something odd is happening in Porto’s most famous bookshop. We arrive in the middle of the morning, after a leisurely breakfast of coffee and custard-filled pastéis de nata. The queue to get inside runs around the next block. At the ticket office, where access to the bookshop can be achieved by …

European Travel

26 cool things to know about ice cream

The biggest queue in London this summer? Not a secret Peruvian pop-up bar on the roof of a car park in Peckham but your local ice-cream van, because …

Ice Cream

British Columbia road trip: the art of getting lost

The best road trips have few set plans. They’re about the thrill of discovery, of not knowing what comes next. Forget detailed itineraries that look like a shopping list. As Kerouac said: “There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep rolling under the stars.” That’s my kind of road …

Hiking

Google Fuchsia could replace Android and Chrome OS in the next five years

• A new report citing sources inside Google has revealed new information about the company’s possible Android and Chrome OS successor — Fuchsia OS.<br>• Fuchsia is being designed to run on Pixel phones, smart speakers, Chromebooks, and beyond, as well as third-party mobile devices currently powered by …

Chrome OS

Adorable Winners of the 2018 Dog Photographer of the Year Contest

The Kennel Club has just announced the winners of the 2018 <i>Dog Photographer of the Year</i> contest, revealing an adorable collection of dog photos that capture a diverse range of canine characters. From playful pups to long-time loyal friends, the winning photographs were chosen from almost 10,000 …

Pets

Man invented cooking with fire. The Brava oven reinvented it.

Every few years we come across a technology that redefines an industry. The cooking world saw its last revolution with microwaves, but things have …

Kitchens

The End of Exhibitions? As Attendance Plummets, New York Dealers Are Scrambling to Secure the Future of the Art Gallery

Galleries<p>To lure the public back into art galleries, dealers are banding together and adopting vintage tactics like the old-fashioned gallery …

Museums

Samsung's foldable phone will reportedly have a 7-inch screen

The Wall Street Journal’s Timothy Martin reports that Samsung’s highly anticipated foldable phone will arrive early next year with a flexible 7-inch screen and a secondary display bar on the exterior of the device.<p>At that size, Samsung is veering into tablet territory – but because it’s foldable, …

Mobile

10 great road trips around the world: readers’ tips

Winning tip: Transylvania, Romania<p>This is a wonderfully underrated road-trip destination. From Bucharest, take Road 1 towards the Carpathian mountains, to the well-preserved medieval towns of Braşov and Sighişoara. On the way, you’ll often be surrounded by dense, dark woodland and craggy peaks, …

National Parks

9 of Britain’s best castles

From medieval fortresses to dramatic clifftop ruins, Britain boasts countless awe-inspiring castles. Here we round up nine of the best and explore …

Henry Viii

The 13 best things to do in Oslo

1<p>Nasjonalmuseet<p>National Gallery<p><b>What is it?</b> Established in 1837, this is Norway’s largest public collection of art. Highlights include Edvard Munch's …

European Travel

Fascinating Paintings Reveal the Unique Studios of 5 Famous Artists

For centuries, painters have adopted the <b>art studio</b> as subject matter. Popular among Old Masters and modern artists alike, this iconography can offer an intimate glimpse into an individual's creative practice.<p>While many artists have given viewers a painterly peek into their workspaces, certain …

Art

Microsoft Whiteboard is a dead-simple way to brainstorm with your team

Microsoft has finally launched its Whiteboard app for Windows 10 devices. It’s a free tool for collaborating on ideas with as many people as you like, and it’s not half bad.<p>Whiteboard (which has been available in preview since last December) is designed for use with a stylus, so it’ll automatically …

Apps

9 Unusual Iron Life Hacks That Will Really Surprise You

Ironing isn’t on top of my list of Fun Things To Do, but I’ve since found out there are lots of interesting life hacks that will make your life …

Lifehacks

This Time-Lapse Shows a Massive Dust Storm Sweeping Across Arizona

The 2018 monsoon season has arrived in the American Southwest, and on July 9th, photographer Jesse Watson drove out into the desert to capture some …

Time-lapse Photography

Apple’s redesigned MacBook Pro keyboard uses new method for repelling dust, reports iFixit

A silicone membrane sits underneath the key, as described in a patent application from March<p>Apple’s new MacBook Pro keyboards are slightly quieter than the ones found in the previous iteration of the laptop. But the company’s silence on the mechanism’s widespread mechanical issues, which Apple …

MacBook Pro

This Lightroom Trick Will Let You Change The Color of Objects In Your Images

<i>Thinking outside of the box with a Lightroom trick like this can yield some powerful techniques for adjusting your images</i><p>Lightroom is an interesting …

Tutorials

The magic knife blade that only retracts when you want it to

Crazy youtube maker ‘Giaco Whatever’ may best be known for his liquid nitrogen powered nerf gun or metal sharpie, but his latest creation is just as …

Industrial Design

Everything You Need To Set Up Raspberry Pi Home Automation

Raspberry Pi has for the last several years been a do-it-yourselfer’s dream. The device, which costs just $39 for the Raspberry Pi 3 and even less for older versions, is designed to let you create whatever you can dream up.<p>Raspberry Pis have been used to control computers, create game experiences, …

Raspberry Pi

Microsoft’s Surface Go tablet has a 10-inch screen and starts at $399

The smaller Surface has returned<p>Microsoft is getting back into the cheaper tablet game today with the new Surface Go, a smaller, less powerful take on the popular Surface Pro device. The Go features a 10-inch screen, integrated kickstand, Windows 10, and a similar design to the Surface Pro, and …

Gear & Gadgets

All the best apps of 2018. (So far.)

If you can't remember the last time you downloaded a new app you loved, you're long overdue for a home screen refresh.<p>Luckily, we're halfway through …

Apps

A Google Executive Just Admitted a Frightening Truth About Its Search Engine. Here It Is in 5 Words

Well, this should make a few people think a little more.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>You do it all the time, don't you?<p>You're at a restaurant, in a bar, on a train, or merely prostrate on the sofa when a question comes …

Google Search

Shuttle’s new mini computer can drive multiple displays and offers optional LTE support

If your curiosity has been peaked by small form-factor computers like Intel’s NUC or Raspberry Pi, Shuttle’s new mini computer may be the right fit for your needs. The DL10J supports 4K resolution and can even get LTE if you opt to buy the required accessory and pay for cell service.<p>With the name …

Raspberry Pi

This kitchen in a box makes it easy to cook in micro-apartments and tiny homes

Young professionals living in micro-apartments and tiny homes can soon install a fully functioning kitchen in their residences, without the need for …

Kitchens

Baby Studies Find Kids Eating Solid Food Too Early, Overuse Pouches

<b>ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS Local) –</b> A pair of new studies on infant health have found that many babies in the U.S. are being given solid food too early and …

Nutrition

The baby-blanket that helps fight jaundice

Newborns remain highly susceptible to jaundice, given that their liver cannot completely break down the high levels of bilirubin in their system. …

Pediatrics

Is the Anchor Cable the best smartphone charging cable currently available?

The Anchor Cable is a versatile, rugged cable that can be used to charge your iPhone, Android devices, Kindle tablets, USB-C MacBook, and much …

Gear & Gadgets

10 great long-distance cycle routes in Europe: readers’ tips

Winning tip: Passau, Germany, to Vienna<p>For a one-week first cycle tour, I’d recommend flying to Linz then catching the train over the German border to Passau, a beautiful city where the rivers Inn, Danube and Ils meet. Rent bikes from Matthias Drasch at Fahrrad-Klinik and pedal off along …

Cycling

Go Inside Jordan's Stunning City of Stone

TravelWorld Heritage<p>The caves, temples, and tombs of Petra reveal an impressive civilization.<p>TravelWorld Heritage<p>The “Rose City” is a honeycomb of hand-hewn caves, temples, and tombs carved from blushing pink sandstone in the high desert of Jordan some 2,000 years ago. Hidden by time and shifting …

Archaeology

This is the only nightlight you should ever use, and it’s unlike anything else you’ve seen

A nightlight is a necessity, but most people just go to their local drug store to buy cheapo plug-in nightlights. This is a bad idea for a few …

Smart Homes