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Surface Pro 3 Long-Term Review: Microsoft Proves It's Third Time Lucky

Launched in May 2014, the Surface Pro 3 is Microsoft’s third incarnation of the slate-like Windows 8 device. Following on from the Surface Pro and Surface Pro 2 designs, the Surface Pro 3 takes on board many of the criticisms of the first two designs to build a better machine and adds in some brand …

Florence Welch covers Daft Punk’s ‘Get Lucky’ in south London bar – watch

The Florence and the Machine frontwoman also performed Gossip's 'Standing In The Way of Control' on Friday night<p>Florence And The Machine frontwoman</b> …

French Train Company Offers Free Electric Car Travel on Auto-Train

This summer, thousands of Americans will pack up their car, cancel the paper, and head out on the open road for a family vacation. Unless you own a …

5 Lessons in Luxury Car Design From the Guys Who Park Them

Google<p>“On a hot summer day, after getting in a high-end Lexus, I felt a sensation similar to peeing my pants. I looked down and noticed that the seat had little holes, blowing cool air up from below.” It was just another day for Ben Nesvig, who valet-parked cars in Minneapolis for over eight …

Outlandishly horrifying.

In a weirdly ad hominem “review” of season two of <i>Girls</i> in the <i>New York Post</i>, writer Linda Stasi seemed fixated on one particular aspect of the series and show creator Lena Dunham’s persona. From the review:<p>“It’s not every day in the TV world of anorexic actresses with fake boobs that a woman with …

A Man, His Trombone, And A GoPro Make Viral Video Music

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_iSzgi2VhDw<p>GoPro is the go-to tool of the action-oriented DIY filmmaker, meant to capture the kind of insane mountaintop feats that take a lot of brass to pull off. Apparently, though, the camera can also take a lot of wind brass.<p>On January 6th, a video caught …

This map shows language use on Twitter in NYC. Metadata gathered from Twitter's "firehose" can reveal incredible details about a user, and one company has turned this data into a series of awesome maps. In some, you can clearly see specific landmarks like Yankee Stadium: http://trib.al/BQCkjK9

Room service no more: why luxury is leaving the middle class behind

New York City's Hilton Hotels recently announced they would end room service this summer, offering customers instead a high-end food shop in the …

Anger over Norwegian's long-haul service

Norwegian Air Shuttle described the experiences of passengers on two of its flights as “totally unacceptable”.<p>On one, from Oslo to New York, a 16-year-old complained that he was "left to freeze" after being unable to pay for a blanket.<p>A report in the Aftenposten newspaper said the boy had cash but …

Ryanair: still 'the world's favourite airline'

The figures – released this week by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) – confirm Ryanair's status as “the world’s favourite airline”, a spokesman for the low-cost carrier claimed.<p>Lufthansa carried 50.8 million international passengers last year, making it the second busiest airline, …

Ten of the world’s toughest bike rides

Cycling’s toughest competitors will line up their bikes in the Corsican town of Porto-Vecchio on 29 June for the centenary edition of the Tour de France. Three weeks of extreme climbs and lightning-fast time trials await. So if their exploits leave you feeling inspired, why not try one of these …

Cycling

Book a window seat if you're flying into these airports!

Aisle or window? That’s a question I’m sure many of us are familiar with. I’m a big fan of window seats – you’ll know why if you’ve seen any of my …

7 prescriptions for happy travel

Happiness is part science, part art, part luck. For travelers, if the most detailed itinerary can’t guarantee good weather, it certainly can’t guarantee a happy travel experience, and the perfect holiday doesn’t come in pill form. But with a little knowledge of the inner workings of the human …

Happiness

The View from CN Tower in Toronto

Behind the scenes of the photo below<p>In case you missed the video while I was up on CN Tower in Toronto to take this photo below, just click that link …

Top 10 walking tours for globetrotting foodies

The best – and tastiest – way to fast-track your understanding of a city's cuisine is to embark on a guided walking tour that includes sampling the local food. Tuck into the best offerings from street food stalls, meet chefs at cafes and restaurants, and local producers at markets. Best of all, …

Vietnam

Singapore: 10 Best Free Things To Do.

<i>Let’s face it. Compared to its neighbors, Singapore can be a tad expensive! If you’re on a budget trip, take my list of free stuff, free activities,</i> …

Delays and high prices leave rail passengers dissatisfied

Passenger satisfaction on the railways is dipping, with value for money and how companies deal with delays being the biggest cause for complaint, …

The World's Busiest Airlines (PHOTOS)

This week, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) released the figures of the top one hundred airlines ranked by traffic. According to their website, “Airlines are ranked in terms of international, domestic and total scheduled passenger numbers and passenger-kilometres.”<p>Ryanair, the …