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6 DIY tech projects to try this summer

By David Nield<p>DIY is most often associated with wallpapering, replacing doors, hanging curtains, fixing guttering, fitting showers and so on, but for …

75 Insanely Clever DIYs Every Parent Will Wish They Knew About Sooner

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Stunning shutter speed effects

At a basic level, shutter speed is used to control exposure, but it can also be used as a creative tool that freezes action or adds dramatic blur to …

Turn an old laptop into a Chromebook-Linux hybrid

With a few minutes and a few free tools, you can resurrect nearly any aging PC with a fresh, fast, Chrome-like interface.<p>Common scenario: You buy a new laptop, thinking you'll sell, donate or hand down the old one... but it never happens. Maybe you don't want to deal with the hassles of Craigslist …

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How to safari in South Africa on a budget

A South African safari needn’t cost a packet. Our money-saving tips include going out of season, looking for online deals and doing what the locals do<p>The words “budget” and “safari” are not often found in the same sentence. Safaris are a notoriously expensive holiday choice. But there are ways to …

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Beyond Braşov: exploring Transylvania’s great outdoors

There’s more to Transylvania than castles and vampire legends. Romania’s central region draws nature lovers with its spectacular alpine peaks and the largest brown bear population in Europe, while adrenaline junkies can swap the cobblestone alleys and fairy-tale towers for snowmobiling on frozen …

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How to use a Raspberry Pi to browse anonymously

Sometimes even though a wireless adaptor works out of the box on the Raspberry Pi, it might throw errors when it's asked to serve as an access …

Beyond Half Dome: Five Yosemite Secrets

<b>Yosemite National Park</b> is about as big as the state of Rhode Island (both are roughly 1,200 square miles). Despite the park’s size, most people who visit make a beeline for one place, the Yosemite Valley, and confine their exploration to this mile-wide, 7-mile-long canyon cut by the Merced …

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10 of the best ways to enjoy Amsterdam … on a budget

Follow our savvy guide and enjoy free gigs, art galleries and walking tours, stay in a cool hostel and refuel on cheap eats<p>Hitchhiking Amsterdam-style: hail a lift with a local cyclist<p>Free walking tours<p>Instead of wandering aimlessly along the Unesco-lauded canals, get your bearings courtesy of a …

European Travel

Thailand’s lesser known islands: readers’ tips

Avoiding cliches like ‘tropical paradise’ is impossible when describing these exotic islands, adorned with palms, clear warm waters and soft sands<p><b>Winning tip:</b> <b>Koh Bulon Lae</b><p>Far to the south, near the Malaysian border, lies gorgeous Koh Bulon Lae. Tiny, without roads, it takes 15 minutes to walk …

National Parks

Geeky Gadgets Deals Of The Week 10th October

It is time for our round up of the most popular deals in the Geeky Gadgets Deals store this week, as usual we have had some great deals this …

Raspberry Pi

26 beautiful photos you won't believe were taken in Pakistan

How to turn a Raspberry Pi into a retro games console

The latest version of the Raspberry Pi is great. It offers up to six times the power of the first-gen model, yet doesn't cost any more or take up …

San Francisco's top cheap eats

Booms and busts come and go fast in this Gold Rush town, but there's one thing you can always count on: dinner. Whether you're flush or broke, San Francisco offers vast menu options and excellent value for money. Not that it's always cheap – the fad for pricey pizzas and gourmet burgers isn't quite …

Panorama Trail in Yosemite National Park

Panorama Trail is a nearly 10-mile long point-to-point hike from the top to the bottom of Yosemite Valley. Starting at <b>Glacier Point</b> and ending at …

Gowanus top 10: expert tips for Brooklyn's up-and-coming district

Brooklyn’s industrial backwater is about to move into the spotlight, as our pick of bars, shops, museums and more shows<p>Gowanus cleans up its act<p>Sandwiched between mega-wealthy Park Slope and Carroll Gardens, the eyesore of Gowanus, with its junkyards, big empty warehouses and that toxic canal, has …

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Top 10 highlights of San Francisco

You may think you know San Francisco from social media (Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Pinterest all began here, after all) but for the real thing – the mouth-watering cuisine, ear-tingling performances and truly joyous celebrations of individuality – you have to be here. But where do you start …

Best things to do in San Francisco for locals and tourists—Time Out

There's tons of fun things to do in San Francisco, but we took on the seemingly impossible task of narrowing the city's endless offerings down to a …

San Francisco

The 2015 Holiday Guide: how to plan your new year getaway

Plan your 2015 holiday with our guide to the best family trips, beach escapes and city and UK breaks. Or make a resolution to enjoy the fresh air and follow our pointers for walking and cycling breaks that make the most of the great outdoors<p>Beach escapes<p>What kind of beach-bum are you? A Robinson …

Top 10 national parks in California

Yosemite, Death Valley, Joshua Tree, Redwood … California’s national and state parks are home to some of the most iconic views and landscapes on the planet. Here’s how to explore them<p>Death Valley national park<p>It sounds like a place to avoid, but don't let the ominous name scare you away. Most of …

San Francisco’s restaurant scene: no such thing as a bad lunch

Tis the season to stuff your face, and where better than San Francisco, where it’s impossible to eat badly, says Guardian restaurant reviewer Marina O’Loughlin in her guide to the city’s fabulous food scene<p>For the rabid restaurant fan like me, a trip to San Francisco is like being dropped into a …

Stylish Phuket hotels: The Fab Five

Mecca: The Sacred City by Ziauddin Sardar review – ‘The pilgrimage is now an adjunct to the retail’

The House of Saud will not like this book, which argues that the holiest site in Islam has become a centre of brash consumerism and architectural folly<p>Mecca is the shrine of Islam, with the Ka’bah<i>,</i> a cube of black stone, at its centre. Growing up in Punjab and London in the 1960s, Ziauddin Sardar …