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Google put its address on Pixel and Pixel XL SIM trays

If you just received your Google Pixel or Pixel XL this week and rushed to activate it — as I did — you may or may not have noticed a quirky detail on the hardware itself.<p>The SIM tray for each phone is detailed with the address of Google headquarters, a.k.a. the Googleplex — 1600 Amphitheatre …

Nikon’s new wireless tethering feature will change the way you take pictures

The next evolution of connected cameras<p>Nikon announced the D500, the company’s latest top-of-the-line APS-C DSLR, at CES back in January. The $2,000 camera finally hit store shelves early this summer, and I spent a few weeks using it as my main walkaround camera. It is an exceptional camera, …

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Your 20 favourite ski resorts

Here at Telegraph Ski and Snowboard, we’re always telling you which ski resorts are best for this or that, from the most convenient ski-in/ski-out places to the snowiest spots for early or late season.<p>We decided to turn the tables and let you decide on the top resorts for a change. Analysing our …

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The 11 Best Jobs for People Who Love Traveling the World

<i>This story originally appeared on Thisisinsider.com</i><p>I've been waiting all year to see 'The Birth of a Nation,' but the film's controversy has me …

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Luang Prabang in three days: sightseeing itinerary

The ancient city in the north of the country is a delightful mix of exquisite temples and French colonial buildings – and a great place for cafes, restaurants, bars and shops<p>DAY ONE: TEMPLES AND SHOPPING<p><b>Morning</b><p>Luang Prabang means “city of the Golden Buddha Phra Bang”, a 83cm statue of which is …

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The world's best secret islands

Looking for a romantic spot that's (almost) all yours? Here’s a list from our brand new <i>Best in Travel 2011</i> guide to reignite your love affair with desert islands, with picks from across the globe.<p>1. Torres Strait Islands, Australia<p><i>Image by Killer White Fluff</i><p>As far as you can go in Oz without …

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Another Superlative for Dubai: Largest Man-Made Lagoon

Already home to manmade islands and ski resorts, Dubai is set to build the world’s largest crystalline manmade lagoon, the developers behind the …

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The Seychelles for independent travellers

With stunning beaches and brilliant blue seas, it’s hardly surprising the Seychelles rank among the world’s most idyllic island getaways.<p>Marooned in the middle of the Indian Ocean, this archipelago of 115 islands is notoriously exclusive (and expensive), and if you simply couldn’t imagine …

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Fire and ice: adventures in Iceland

You could be forgiven for mistaking Iceland's scenery for a sci-fi movie set. Boiling water blasts out of geysers, and cracks in the earth belch steam. Arid plains and mustard-coloured rocks stretch endlessly into the distance. Volcanoes lurk menacingly under a covering of snow.<p>Iceland is …

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Beyond Beer and Lederhosen: Top 10 German Destinations

Autumn in Germany may be synonymous with beloved Oktoberfest, but this European powerhouse has more to offer than beer, pretzels and lederhosen. With its majestic castles, renowned vineyards, romantic valleys and stunning Alpine villages, Germany is not a country to be overlooked on a trip to …

6 Countries You've Definitely Never Heard Of

We know that a concrete slab in the middle of the ocean looks cool, but it's not a real country. There are, however, places almost as obscure that can legally consider themselves legitimate nations.<p>Check out these destinations (some vacation-worthy, some not so much) that you've definitely probably …

Europe's Most Beautifully Precarious Villages

Europe is home to some of the world's most enchanting villages; small, rustic towns where time seems to slow down and travelers can explore narrow streets, ancient buildings, and farm-fresh country taverns to really soak up the local flavor. Europe is also home to some of the most unusual villages …

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