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The ultimate in space-saving travel tech

Trying to keep it to carry-on? This list of essential and compact travel gadgets and tips will make your trip easier – and your luggage lighter – without skimping on fun and convenience.<p>'Travel Gear' by Eric Ritchey. Creative Commons Sharealike Attribution licence<p><b>Ebook reader</b><p>Books are beautiful, …

Gear & Gadgets

Bora Bora beyond the beach

Bora Bora is world-famous for its glinting turquoise lagoon, dazzlingly white sandy stretches of beach and luxurious resorts. With such a dreamlike setting, this magical island is, unsurprisingly, a great spot to decompress. But there’s much more to do than simply sipping a cocktail on your chaise. …

Scuba Diving

Samsung £6,000 'Ultra HD' TVs come to Currys, PC World

Samsung's new 65-inch and 55-inch 4K televisions have hit the UK high street<p>Electrical retailers Currys and PC World have announced that Samsung's 4K 65-inch and 55-inch TVs are now available to buy online and in selected stores.<p>Retailing at £5,999 and £3,999 respectively, the so-called F9000 TVs …

SDN drives new SLAs across data center WANs

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>The cost, rigidity and complexity of traditional networks have failed to address the uptime and performance requirements of …

Android 4.3 Includes Hidden App Permissions Manager That Could Bolster Privacy & Security

As expected, Google officially confirmed Android 4.3 at its event on Wednesday with Android chief Sundar Pichai. Among the new features/improvements in the update are a redesigned camera interface, Bluetooth Low Energy support, performance improvements such as smoother animations, and multi-user …

Sooty skies

DE-ICING an aeroplane is tedious. Just ask any passenger stuck in one while ground staff spray it with gallons of antifreeze. It is also important. …

Mobile OS loyalty: how iOS, Android and others stack up

Advertisement<p>16 Comments<p>When a customer switched phones in June, if they had an Android(s GOOG) or an iOS(s AAPL) device, they mostly stayed …

Young, single and nearby

THE older generation never gets it. Anthony Weiner, a candidate for mayor of New York, admitted this week to having sent yet more lewd snaps of …

Apps

Why surgeons are a key target for some Google Glass app developers

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Before he even knew that Google Glass was in the works, Partho Sengupta was salivating at the potential for smart eyewear in …

This week on gdgt: Nokia Lumia 1020, Olympus PEN E-P5 and Google's Chromecast

<i>Each week, our friends at gdgt go through the latest gadgets and score them to help you decide which ones to buy. Here are some of their most recent picks. Want more? Visit gdgt anytime to catch up on the latest, and subscribe to gdgt's newsletter to get a weekly roundup in your inbox.</i><p>Nokia Lumia …

Breaking into the smart home of the future

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Stacey Higginbotham<p>You don’t need to follow technology very closely to know that startups are aggressively pursuing …