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Camera sensor tweaks could improve smartphone battery life

<b>A team of researchers from Microsoft and Rice University have developed a solution to battery drain from camera use.</b><p>Most users are aware that …

I Was Surprised By How Much I Loved Visiting Peru

The country is riddled with archaeological sites that tell the story of these civilizations, which left a legacy that still lives on in the art, customs and traditions found in modern-day Peru.<p>I journeyed to Peru with avid hopes of climbing Machu Picchu and sipping coca tea with locals donning …

Watch: Molo Makes Ingenious Furniture From Pleated Paper

The Vancouver-based design firm turns the modest material into something super strong and durable, no hardware or tools required.<p>Constructing paper models is a common middle step in the design process for many makers, situated somewhere between sketching and prototyping. Stephanie Forsythe and Todd …

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Sport picture of the day: Usain Bolt goes from two legs to four wheels

Timing is Everything

Chicago-based photographer Marcus Smith was in New York City this week for three days of intense portfolio reviews. As a lover of basketball, Smith …

How to Create a Composite Image: Photographing & Editing

There are several tutorials that show you how to create a composite image using two or more photos, but rarely do you see a video that shows you how …

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The Bloomingdale Trail

It’s a stark divide. In front of me, a man snores softly among a pile of beer bottles, yet somehow manages to sit upright on the edge of a slab of …

Video: NASA Gives a Tour of the Cameras on the Mars Curiosity Rover

The Curiosity Rover has been trekking the surface of Mars since late last year, and so far, there has been no shortage of great imagery.<p>But what gear …

Pay-what-you-wish city tours are on the rise

When is a free tour not a free tour? When it is, more accurately speaking, a pay-what-you-want tour. The concept of a city tour where there is no set …

How to build a house for free

I had no house for over 2 years during my early 20s — I just didn’t care for the associated baggage, like rent and contracts. I also was put off by …

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Five unforgettable rail journeys

From a luxury odyssey through the Australian outback to traversing the peaks of the Ecuadorian Andes, here are some of the best ways to get on board.<p>There are few more memorable ways to travel than by train. From rail odysseys through the outback to day trips in Britain, here are five ways to get …

North America by cable and bridge

Created by soldiers who needed to move quickly through the Dolomites, the sport of via ferrata provides access to gorgeous, isolated routes without the risk of unprotected climbing.<p>Imagine a climber clinging to the edge of a sheer cliff, cracked fingertips clutching to rock, searching anxiously for …

World's Weirdest Superstitions (PHOTOS)

If you buy flowers to thank a host in Russia, think twice about the color and number lest you offend. Yellow represents infidelity, while Russians give an even dozen--common in the U.S.--only to the dead.<p>Trip planning involves researching where to stay, eat, and sightsee, but it can also be …

Lake District, England: Wordsworth Country

FAA seeks to avoid Dreamliner repeat by tightening regulation

U.S. regulators want to tighten oversight of aircraft-industry suppliers, such as the subcontractors that helped Boeing Co. design and build the …

4 Great Places to Stay Near Yellowstone National Park

The coveted in-park lodging at Yellowstone National Park may be entirely booked for summer (as happens <i>months</i> before Memorial Day), but last-minute …

Taiwan Offering Free Wi-Fi to Tourists — Vagabondish

This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure.<p>Taiwan is now branching out to the tech-savvy traveler on the go, by offering free wi-fi …

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Erik’s Brooklyn

<b>Erik Trinidad</b> of The Global Trip has traveled to dozens of countries around the world, but he’s been proud call Brooklyn home for the past five years. Check out a few of his favorite things about New York City’s most populous borough (by far, actually), then add your own two cents by leaving a …

Emily Harris, 9-Year-Old Girl, Clears Customs With Toy Passport Identifying Her As Unicorn (PHOTO)

According to childhood legend, it's no secret that unicorns can fly. Once they've reached their destination, though, how do they clear customs?<p>As Emily Harris found out, apparently unicorns have no difficulty using passports just like the rest of us. During a trip to Turkey in late May, the …

Bookmark: The World Is a Carpet

<b>My #TripLit Pick for June: The World Is a Carpet: Four Seasons in an Afghan Village</b><p>It is easy to become inured to a country like Afghanistan, to dismiss it as a place endlessly wracked by war, hopeless.<p>It is easy to forget that it is full of human beings who do not fight on one side or the other …

Great Make-Out Spots in London (VIDEO)

In the British capital, I got in touch with Sarah Bennetto, a popular comedian and radio DJ. Like I do with all the locals I connect with in my videos, I asked her to show me a slice of her city that most visitors probably don't know about.<p>Initially, we were going to go to her favorite coffee shops …

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The cheap, real-time translation service that's not quite there yet

An Israeli startup says it has come up with a way to overcome language barriers when conducting international business: an automated service that …

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Red Roof Inn 40th Anniversary: A Look Back At The Historic Hotel Chain (PHOTOS)

Like the Beverly Hills Hotel, the Hotel del Coronado and the Motel 6 hotel chain before it, the Red Roof Inn, the ubiquitous roadside chain is turning 40 this year.<p>To celebrate, the Columbus, OH-based brand has rolled out a 40th anniversary promotion, which culminates in a $40,000 Grand Prize …

The Peace Bridge is becoming a source of New York-Canada conflict

New York’s Legislature began the process of dissolving a bi-national agency Wednesday amid a growing conflict with Canada over the Peace Bridge in …

Prince WIlliam Rides A Train, Just Like Us

We've known for quite some time now that celebrities are just like us. But, as it turns out, Royalty is a part of the regular crowd, too!<p>HRH Prince William was spotted getting on a Virgin Train in Anglesey headed back to London Wednesday, reminding us why the future King of England is a pretty …

8 ingenious ways of generating electricity

A world of increasing energy demands and diminishing resources must necessarily seek novel sources of power.<p>Renewable energy has been a perennially …

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