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Hostels: Not Just For Kids

If you think hostel travel is just for backpackers and college kids, think again.<p>The bare-bones youth hostel of old has been reinvented, especially in Europe, Latin America and Asia, as a comfortable, interesting, yet still-affordable home base for exploring some of the most unique and colorful …

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Homology

<b>Homology</b> may refer to:<p>Homology (anthropology), analogy between human beliefs, practices or artifacts owing to genetic or historical …

More Sony Xperia Tablet Z2 details revealed, possible unveil at MWC

MWC is quickly approaching, and although it seems fairly likely that we will see a new flagship handset from Sony, it’s less certain whether or not the company will reveal a next-gen tablet as previous rumors have suggested. We might not know if the Xperia tablet Z’s successor will be shown off at …

Mobile Technology

10 Ways to Pay Using Your Mobile Smartphone

<i>Jon Norris is a freelance content specialist for audience.io and writes for the Fueled blog. This post comes courtesy of Fueled, a mobile design and development company based in New York and London.</i><p>The mobile wallet dream may still be a way off for the average consumer, but a cashless and cardless …

7 Things Americans Can Learn From Italians

If you've spent time in Italy you know that life in Italy and life in America are very different. While both cultures have their pros and cons, we think Americans can learn a lot from the way Italians live.<p>Traditionally, Italians have an easy-going and positive outlook on how to go about daily …

Apple retail stores begin carrying Automatic, the sensor that aims to make you a better driver

Apple retail stores have begun carrying the iPhone-connected car-tracking device Automatic. The tracking device connects to a car's OBD-II port — something that all modern vehicles should have — and then beams driving details like fuel use, mileage, engine status, and more back to an iPhone over …

iPad app lets you create DJ mixes from Spotify playlists (update: pulled from App Store)

If you're a Spotify Premium subscriber, you can now move beyond simple crossfades thanks to the DJ Mixer for Spotify iPad app. In order to use it, you have to download songs from your existing playlists, which also lets you use it offline. As with other such apps, you get two virtual decks and can …

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Parallels Access: Run Mac and Windows Apps Like They Were Made for iPad

<b>Parallels Access</b> is a new iPad app launching tonight – that promises to let you experience Mac and Windows applications as is they were made for the iPad. It ‘applifies’ your Windows and Mac apps to make them feel as it they’re native iPad apps.<p>The app is published by Parellels, the makers of the …

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20 of the Best Apps Released in August 2013

As August draws to a close, we thought we’d take a retrospective look at some of the more notable apps to hit our radar over the past month.<p>From Android through iOS and onto the Web, here’s a quick snapshot of some of the best.<p>New on Android<p><b>Tunester</b><p>Tunester is a minimalist, gesture-based …

Five Breathtaking Lake Hikes Near Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City is known for epic skiing in the winter, however, summertime offers some of the region's best hiking opportunities. Numerous hikes include lakes as destinations and are just minutes from Salt Lake City ski resorts, which offer a variety of summer activities and lodging deals.<p>These …

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Can these next-generation hostels kick off a real hosteling trend in the US?

The United States lags behind the rest of the world, especially Western Europe and Australia, in the number and capacity of its hostels.<p>The US has …

Bunkr Is The PowerPoint Killer We’ve All Been Waiting For

French startup Bunkr is focused on one simple task: killing PowerPoint. To achieve this goal, the company’s well-designed web app will help you collect visual content and organize it into slides. The result is a very visual HTML5 presentation that works on your computer, phone or tablet. You can …

The 5 Steaks You Should Be Grilling Now

<i>Welcome to our new weekly series On the Grill, where our Sunday Dinners columnist Tom Hirschfeld will be showing us how to grill everything from steaks to salads with confidence (and style).</i><p><i>Today: How to grill the perfect steak, soup to nuts: the 5 best steaks to grill, the 5 rules for cooking them</i> …

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20 Rooms with Unique Decorating Details

The beauty is in the details… Yet so often when it comes to design, we stress about the big picture and forget to take a look at the little things. …

Where to Glamp Like a Champ

What to do if you love the great outdoors but want to rough it without, well, really roughing it? You glamp!<p>Courtesy Oyster

Isle of Arran, Scotland

The Isle of Arran is a mecca for mountain bikers and offroad enthusiasts, but has trails to cater for every level of expertise<p><b>Distance</b> 6-21 miles (All circular)<b><br>Classification</b> Easy to difficult/severe<b><br>Start/finish</b> Brodick<b><br>Duration</b> 1-5 hours<b><br>Route</b> NCN route 73<b><br>Maps</b> OS Explorer 361, OS Landranger 69<p>Route …

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Despite its small size, Scotland has many treasures crammed into its compact territory – big skies, lonely landscapes, spectacular wildlife, superb seafood and hospitable, down-to-earth people.

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OpenDesk.cc Is Like Ikea For Open Source Zealots

Furniture is probably the last thing on the mind of most open source proponents but now it doesn’t have to be. OpenDesk is a free, open source line of furniture that you can make yourself or order unassembled from a maker with a CNC machine. Not only is the furniture cheap – free if you have the …

Orbotix Teaches Its Smartphone-Controlled Ball Some New Tricks

Orbotix, the maker of the Sphero — a rolling robot ball that can be controlled by iPhone or Android — is ready with an updated version of the …

Six weekend breaks in Europe

If you’ve ticked off Europe's big city hitters such as Paris, Rome and Madrid, then <i>Lonely Planet Traveller</i> magazine has some suggestions for your next trip.<p>Jerez de la Frontera, Spain<p>Jerez distils Andalucian culture down to its most dramatic elements. It is a beguiling town of sherry bodegas, sleek …

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A Scandinavian-Inspired Apartment In Madrid

Styles and influences are not limited to any area. They can be transferred anywhere on the globe. For example, let’s take a look at this apartment. …

Zagg intros backlit ZAGGkeys Cover and Folio keyboards for iPad mini

Zagg, a company that makes high quality keyboard cases for iPads that we’ve reviewed in the past, today introduced two brand new keyboard cover and folio designs for iPad mini. Zagg says both products are ultra-thin Bluetooth keyboards that take advantage of “a unique, patent-pending hinge system …

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Intoxicating Design: 29 Wine Cellar And Storage Ideas For The Contemporary Home

Wine cheers the sad, revives the old, inspires the young, makes weariness forget his toil, said Lord Byron. While we do not claim to be world class …