Kasia Koltuniak

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Do you think this is what wifi would look like, if we could see it? Photo by artist Nickolay Lamm: http://bit.ly/1aDdUPR

New iPhone coming September 10th. Here are the features to expect.

The new iPhone looks set to be revealed in September; and if a report from All Things D is to be believed, September 10th is the date to circle.<p>Though we shouldn’t expect significant innovations or improvements until next year, there are still likely to be a number exciting features that should …

Pt 1: On the road to nowhere in Palestine

Lonely Planet writer Amelia Thomas hails a taxi for Beit Sahour, but come nightfall there is still no sign of her hotel.

Loneliness

How Apple's Text Alert Tone Was Created

Apple’s iconic ‘Tri-tone’ alert sound that plays when you receive a text message on the iPhone was born back in 1999, nearly a decade before the company shook up the phone industry when it released its first iPhone. That’s according to a blog post from its creator, Apple software designer Kelly …

The downside of parent-friendly policies

A few years ago, one of my colleagues complained that she would never get to take maternity leave.<p>It's not that she had an interest in having children. But perhaps seeing yet another one of her colleagues get a goodbye cake before embarking on parental leave left her feeling frustrated that she …

A dangerous season for stocks

August brings a new crop of produce to my local farmers' market. This week, I feasted on sweet corn and I anticipate even better things to come when this year's harvest begins in earnest.<p>The change of the seasons affects many businesses besides farmers' markets. Retailers are a case in point. They …

The smart way to invest across the border

Any move to diversify into foreign markets can be a challenge for investors who use exchange-traded funds.<p>A fair amount of work is required to go through the ever expanding number of U.S.- and Canadian-listed ETFs tracking foreign markets (with or without currency hedging). Some major pitfalls lurk …

Salmon fishing is king in Alaska's Bristol Bay. But the discovery of a new treasure threatens the region's way of life and pristine landscape: http://bbc.in/15N1cvR

The largest gathering of hot-air balloons ever recorded occurred in Chambley, France, in 2009. Photo by Gaston Batistini: http://www.flickr.com/photos/gbatistini/

We heart NYC. What's your favourite city? http://www.travelandescape.ca/2013/08/24-hours-in-new-york-city/ - Photo by A Montrealer Abroad

7 very strange travel-related jobs

Looking for a career change and love travelling? I bet you've never thought of these crazy travel-related jobs<p>1. Bed Warmer, London, UK<p>Fancy getting …

Standing stones spike the coast of Galicia, Spain, in one of our favorite travel photos from July. (Photo by Jim Richardson, National Geographic) From the Philippines to France, let us know which travel destination is your favorite: http://on.natgeo.com/19S1p2g

What a view! The Quora community shows us the best countries travelled by rail, and the sights that earned them a spot on the list: http://bbc.in/16xAP9L

It’s an entirely different world on this Great Barrier Reef island... Gorgeous photos by Al Mackinnon Photography here ➤ http://bit.ly/13U9VGV