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The next great iPad game is a chill snowboarding adventure

Alto's Adventure makes the slopes serene<p>Snowboarding is scary. Speeding down treacherous slopes, with nothing but some snow to cushion your fall, is as terrifying as it is exhilarating. But in <i>Alto's Adventure</i>, a new game for iOS, the experience is supremely laid back — careening down a hill, with …

Direct to Desktop: Camera Tethering in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Bring the professional workflow to your home studio with the camera and computer you already own.

Adventure Dreams: 10 Classic Adventures

These are the quintessential adventure experiences you organize your year around because they require fitness, specialized gear, and maybe a large chunk of time off work. Our top ten cover life-list terrain in the mountains, ocean, and the desert and include the expert advice, gear tips, and …

Hiking

Samsung Launches NX500, A Little Sibling To Its NX1

Samsung has announced the NX500, a small and lightweight APS-C mirrorless camera aimed at, in the camera maker’s words “everyday photographers” that nonetheless inherits key specs from the company’s pro-level NX1.<p>Like its DSLR-styled big brother, the NX500 boasts a 28MP backside-illuminated (BSI) …

Cambodia deports US sisters convicted of taking naked photos in temple

Two American sisters have been deported from Cambodia after they were convicted of taking naked photos inside the country’s famed Angkor temple complex, officials said on Sunday.<p>Lindsey Adams, 22, and her 20-year-old sister Leslie were discovered taking nude shots of each other inside the Preah …

Asia Pacific

What Plans Are Savvy Travelers Making Right Now?

<i>A:</i><p>The heart of winter is the ideal time to start planning that summer vacation. Thinking of going abroad this summer? According to Expedia's 2015 Air Travel Trends report, the cheapest international flights go on sale 171 days before departure—meaning if you want to tavel in June or July, now is …

Terrified Baby Impala Becomes Young Cheetahs’ First Hunting Lesson

Wildlife<p><b>Professional guide and lodge owner Mikey Carr-Hartly was on safari in Kenya’s Masai Mara, when he witnessed a remarkable encounter between a cheetah family and a young impala.</b><p>“We were in an area of the southern Mara called Majani ya Chai, not far from Sala’s Camp,” said Mikey. “It’s the …

Island of Nice: Sri Lanka

Fellow travelers frequently ask me if there are any places I have been that I would go back to in a heartbeat. Well, <b>Sri Lanka</b> quickly comes to mind (I’m currently planning my third trip there). Which, of course, begs the question: Why?<p><b>Here are seven reasons Sri Lanka is on my revisit list for</b> …

19 Thrilling Trails Guaranteed to Make Your Heart Race

These 19 hikes will raise your heart rate, take you to perilous heights, or bring you to awe-inspiring destinations.

Hiking

Photograph: Prakash Mathema/AFP/Getty Images<p>Nepalese migrant workers queue to receive official documents in order to leave Nepal from the labour department in …

Follow these six rules to accomplish more each day

Have you ever noticed some people are able to stay organized while getting a massive quantity of work accomplished, while others appear to be busy but never actually produce results? Time management is the key to becoming a successful entrepreneur. We can have all of the best ideas in the world, …

Inside the ‘Christmas village’ of Yiwu, there’s no snow and no elves, just 600 factories that produce 60% of all the decorations in the world

Articles about toronto tudor becomes bright luxurious home on Dwell.com - Dwell

A Toronto couple remodel their home with a special emphasis on a spacious kitchen and a material-rich bathroom.<p>We have all played the game “Tetris” at least once in our lives.<p>Sometimes church congregations move on, perhaps because the building itself is falling apart or it becomes too small.<p>A …

Rico gives your old iPhone a second life as a smarthome bot

Deciding to buy a new iPhone is always easier than figuring out what to do with the old smartphone its replacing. 280 million used smartphones are expected to be shoved back into closest and drawers by the end of 2014 rather than being recycled, but the folks at MindHelix have come up with a novel …

The 10 Silicon Valley Startups Engineers Most Want to Work For

LinkedIn's annual list includes Lytro, Coursera and Fitbit.<p>Silicon Valley tech companies go to great lengths to woo new employees.<p>Free meals, unlimited vacation days, even free transportation make up just some of the perks offered by startups and tech giants, where software engineers often make …

MacTrast Deals: Learn Swift – Apple’s New iOS Programming Language

- Sep 16, 2014<p>Apple’s latest and greatest mobile operating system, iOS 8 will soon hit the streets, and here’s your chance to learn how to develop …