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Coastal campsites in the UK: readers' travel tips

Winning tip: Watermouth Valley, Ilfracombe<p>Between Exmoor and Ilfracombe, on a cliff at the edge of Watermouth Cove, this site has amazing sea and …

South Italy's top 10 budget beach hotels

Although destinations such as Capri and the Amalfi coast have long been on the tourist map, other stretches of southern Italian coastline still have …

Cycling holidays in France: readers' travel tips

WINNING TIP: La Venise Verte, Vendée<p>Part of the Marais Poitevin drained wetlands, La Venise Verte (Green Venice) is laid-back, flat cycling country, …

Cycling the Canal du Midi, south of France

Lying in our French hotel bedroom, watching TV highlights of last summer's Tour de France, we kidded ourselves we knew how Bradley Wiggins felt. OK, …

How to build your your own Project Shield

You can use Windows Remote Desktop Protocol to connect to any Windows system remotely, using pretty much any device. However, although Windows RDP is …

Kayaking with Great White Sharks in South Africa..who is in? ©Thomas P. Peschak

How to create your own audiobooks

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>There are many reasons you may want to create your own audiobook: Perhaps you are the author of your own book and want a …

Photoshop Chimeras: Fantasy Creatures Created by Splicing Photos

Want to have some fun as you’re learning how to use Photoshop for image editing? Try creating a “Photoshop Chimera.” In Greek mythology, the Chimera …

Camera Captures What It’s Like to Get Eaten by a Grizzly Bear

When Brad Josephs took his GoPro camera out in beautiful Alaska, he was probably trying to get majestic footage of Grizzly bears for the BBC’s Great …

Yarn Bombing Helsinki (j) Granny Square Afghans on the steps outside Helsinki Cathedral, Finland. via Vintage Culture Melbourne

Provence just got closer: the new train direct to Cézanne country

Soon after we emerge from Le Tunnel, we start the time-honoured litany of English folk on to the Continent. "The French are so much more stylish." …

Surreal Photography

Hossein Zare creates some powerful surreal photography. Using some softwares such as Photoshop for photomanipulations, he is able to create surreal …

Things Come Apart Project

With his photographic series Things Come Apart & Disassembly Series, Todd McLellan offers us fully decomposition of sophisticated objects which …

A Japanese Ad Agency Reinvents Advertising for Funeral Services | Colossal

<p>In the terrifying wake of 2011 the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami in Japan, funerals become a commonplace ordeal as the nation dealt with …

Wild swimming in the UK: 10 top spots

Goldiggins quarry, Minions, Bodmin Moor, Cornwall<p>This spring-fed quarry lake is the perfect suntrap. The beautiful jade water glistens within a rocky …

This offline video game with Xbox controller support shows Chrome OS isn’t “just a browser”

Advertisement<p>11 Comments<p>I expect we’ll hear much more about Chrome OS(s goog) apps next week at the Google I/O developer event. Some developers …

Google’s New “Save To Drive” Button Lets Website Visitors Save Files To Google’s Online Storage

Google announced today an expansion of its online storage efforts with the release of a “Save to Drive” button that can be added to any website, allowing visitors to click and save files hosted on the site to their personal Google Drive accounts. The button is already being used by Bigstock, Delta …

Hairy Bat Tongue

Micrograph: Cally Harper<p>You're looking at a scanning electron microscope image of a Pallas's long-tongued bat. The hairs act as a "mop" to scoop up …