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Xiaomi's Redmi 2 Sets the Bar High for Budget Android Phones

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi’s Redmi 1S did extremely well because of its low price point and powerful specs. Clearly, the company knows how to make a good, cheap phone.<p>It’s looking to replicate its success with the revamped Redmi 2, announced in January. I put the Rs. 7,000 ($112) device …

Mobile Technology

Florida by Land: Follow the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail

The Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail offers experiences for avian enthusiasts of all levels.<p>Eastern North America’s highest diversity of birds and butterflies is found in Florida, and nowhere is that variety more evident than on the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail. The trail’s 515 …

Birds

Finding Our First RV: Motorhomes vs. Travel Trailers

We decided we wanted to buy our first RV. We had a strong desire to get “out there” and experience life. Since we were inexperienced with just about …

RVs

How To Plan A Cross Country Road Trip

In This Guide<p>Introduction<br>• Where To Go?<br>• Trello<br>• Evernote<br>• Instagram<br>• Chimani<br>• Google Maps<br>• Next Steps<p>If you're planning a cross country road trip, you probably …

RVs

National Geographic Travel

Travel

Florida by Water: Kayak Island Waters

Exploring Florida's islands by kayak expands your opportunities for wildlife viewing, nature photography, and outdoor adventure.<p>Exploring an island by kayak expands your opportunities for wildlife viewing, nature photography, and outdoor adventure. Not limited by roads or hiking trails, you are …

Outdoors

5 Great Florida State Parks with Beaches

<b>By Lauren Tjaden</b><p>You can discover some of the finest, most pristine beaches in the world at Florida’s state parks.<p>If you want to unplug and reconnect …

Florida by Water: Go Canoe Camping

Follow in the paddle strokes of the Calusa Indians and other Florida explorers, settlers, and adventurers on a backcountry canoe camping adventure.<p>Florida's first "highways" were the coastal routes and inner waterways traveled by the Calusa Indians. These early Floridians hollowed out cypress logs …

Canoeing

Rocky Mountain National Park

<b>Location: Colorado<br>Established: January 26, 1915<br>Size: 265,873 acres</b><p>Nowhere else in the United States can a visitor see so much alpine country with such ease. A mere two-hour drive from Denver, Trail Ridge Road takes visitors into the heart of Rocky Mountain National Park, traversing a ridge above …

National Parks

New Beehive Lets You Harvest Honey Automatically Without Disturbing Bees

With this brilliant invention by Stuart and Cedar Anderson, a father-and-son beekeeper team in Australia, honey bees around the world can breathe a …

Joe's Guide to Zion National Park - Hiking in Zion

HIKING IN ZION NATIONAL PARK:<p>Zion National Park has a wide range of hiking opportunities from short family-friendly strolls to longer strenuous day …

Behind the Curtain

<i>Hoofers Outing Club, c. 1945 [source]</i><p>Go figure that on the day Chicago was -20 I couldn't stop day dreaming about my next camping trip. I got some of …

Florida by Water: Paddle Into the Wild

Florida's wilderness canoe and kayaking trails provide access to unspoiled areas: primeval forests, mangrove hammocks, and swamps and rivers teeming with life.<p>Florida's wilderness canoe and kayaking trails provide access to unspoiled areas: primeval forests, mangrove hammocks, and swamps and rivers …

The 10 best iPhone widgets you should be using

We've collected the 10 best apps that use widgets creatively to keep you up to date and entertained — all from your iPhone's lock screen.<p>From alerting you to when you've only reached your data cap to showing you the best headlines from The New York Times, these widgets pack some power.

Big Bend - Saltwater Paddling Trail

<i>David Moynahan</i><p>Sea kayakers have long known of the multi-day expedition possibilities along Florida’s Big Bend Gulf Coast. This remote area boasts one …

Florida by Land: Go Beach Camping

Start the day with a sunrise walk on the beach and let the rolling surf lull you to sleep at night by camping on or near the sand.<p>Start the day with a sunrise walk on the beach and let the rolling surf lull you to sleep at night by camping on or near the sand. Options range from primitive tent …

The life-saving operations that change personalities

After a heart transplant turned father-of-two Kevin Mashford into a keen cyclist, can a new organ really change who you are?<p>Through the foothills of the Mendips he flies, zipping past the winter hedgerows and stubble fields. He did more than 30 miles last weekend, and is aiming for 40 miles this …

'Like rabbit, but sweeter': the verdict on eating squirrel

There was outrage last night when George Monbiot butchered and cooked a squirrel live on television. But these cute and fluffy critters are increasingly popular in the kitchen<p>When you tune into Newsnight, what do you expect to see? Incisive political commentary, yes: Kirsty Wark looking serious, …

Squirrels

10 Great National Parks You’ve Never Heard Of

Tucked away in Colorado’s southwestern corner, the sheer scale of this 48-mile-long canyon takes most visitors by surprise. Sculpted by the Gunnison …

National Parks

A 5,000-Mile Journey to the Last Frontier

North to Alaska, The Second Leg: Dawson City, Yukon Territory, to Homer, Alaska Alaska, here we come! After 10 days on the road (from Mile 0 of the …

RVs

Best of Montana Year-Round: Nature and Wildlife

Discover Montana's most beautiful landscapes, wild animals, outdoor recreation and more through the seasons.<p><b>Glacier National Park</b><p>Celebrated conservationist John Muir called Glacier National Park’s dramatic landscape “the best care-killing scenery on the continent.” More than a million acres of …

National Parks

Review: In American Sniper, Clint Eastwood and Bradley Cooper Are Right on Target

His father, taking young Chris out shooting, observes the boy’s instant expertise with a rifle and says appreciatively, “You got a gift. You’re gonna …

Turn Your Classic Car (Or Clunker) Into A Connected Car In Three Minutes Or Less

Forget everything you’ve heard about smart cars. For automakers, 2015 is all about the connected car. Cars with online maps, streaming music and streaming video. Cars that respond when you say things like “call my mother,” and “find me the nearest gas station.” Cars that let you search Google and …

University of Pennsylvania

Three ex-Google engineers have created a Microsoft Surface clone

Naturally, it runs Android<p>Microsoft’s Surface tablet has inspired a few clones during its short history, but the latest rip off comes from three ex-Google engineers. Jeremy Zhou, David Ko, and Ben Luk used to work on products like Google Maps and search at the web giant, and formed Jide Technology …

New Windows 7 Patch Is Badware, Disables Graphics Driver Updates And Windows Defender

*<i>Due to some valid complaints regarding my usage of the term “Malware,” I’ve updated the headline with a more accurate description of the Windows Update: “Badware,” which is unintentionally harmful software.</i><p>If you have Windows 7 set to automatically update every Tuesday, it may be time to …

A step-by-step guide to help you get the best deal on a new car

Can you afford to give away $5,000?<p>That's the difference between what savvy and not-so-savvy buyers recently paid for the exact same Nissan Altima in Southern California.<p>Those who paid too much, up to $25,800 for the popular family sedan, probably bought their cars the old-fashioned way: by walking …