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Crossing the Sahara

Mystery in your photos<p>Having little strange things in your photos is nice little touch, I think. For example, in this photo below, there is that one …

A 360TB disc that holds data for more than 1 million years?

In the future, we might be able to save our history to a glass storage medium that could potentially outlive humankind. The new type of memory also touts mind-blowing specifications, such as 360TB per disc data capacity and the ability to withstand extreme temperatures up to 1,832 Fahrenheit.<p>By …

The End of Digital Tyranny: Why the Future of Computing Is Analog

Our world is ruled by 1s and 0s.<p>Most of us rarely think about it, but when we turn on our smartphones and PCs, we're giving ourselves over to …

Nokia chose Windows Phone because it feared Samsung would 'come to dominate Android'

Nokia's decision in 2011 to pin the future of its smartphone business on Windows Phone has been heavily scrutinized over the years, but the reasoning behind that choice is only becoming fully clear now. When asked last week if he regretted not choosing Android, CEO Stephen Elop told reporters that …

How Die Hard set the stage for 25 years of action films

Urban legend has it that a screenwriter once pitched "Die Hard in a building" to a bunch of executives, not realising, or forgetting, that the first …

Inside Japan's Pleasure Hotels

Trysts. Young lovers. Parents who want to get away. "Love Hotels" offer short stays and some truly off-the-wall rooms.<p>Love Hotels, or "rabuho" (ラブホ) …

Apple's iPad 5 Set to Continue Driving Market Shift Toward In-Cell Display Technology

<i>Digitimes</i> reports that the adoption of new touch-sensor systems in both the iPhone 5 and iPad has caused a notable shift in the supply chain of the touch panel market, according to research carried out by the firm DisplaySearch.<p>Displays with in-cell touch are expected to rise from 7.3% of mobile …

Google announces new Nexus 7 tablet

Today’s the day for Google’s “Breakfast” event. Android head Sundar Pichai got started by talking about the booming growth the industry has been …

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Australia's wildest road trip

Stretching across Australia’s northwest corner, the road from Darwin to Broome runs through one of the world’s last great wildernesses. This is a land where there are areas larger than Ireland without a single town, where farmers lose dozens of cattle a year to crocodiles, and whole communities are …

Exploring Scotland by road

Scotland offers a heady mix of rugged scenic beauty and historical delights. Whether you're up for urbane city pastimes, outdoor activities or sampling the fresh local food and drink, two weeks is ample time to hit the highlights - depending on your mode of transport. There are good bus and train …

Side trips from the Taj Mahal

What? You mean there's other stuff to do in Agra apart from seeing the Taj Mahal? You bet there is.<p>Agra's history is long and rich. It was the centre of India's great Mughal Empire for 130 years and it's been left with a whole bunch of fascinating things to see. The Taj is unquestionably the star …

Top 10 scenic drives

They don't call it America the Beautiful for nothing. Roll down that car window and feast your eyes.<p>A road trip is nothing without roads. Here are some doozies, although any mere Top 10 list will inevitably leave out some of the best. See the Itineraries chapter in our new <i>USA</i> guide for more, and …

Hit the road! Sydney to the Central West.

When Sydney is sweltering, head inland for higher-altitude cool temperatures, unique wines, fine dining and historic towns that look straight from a movie set.<p><b>Duration:</b> Four to six days<p><b>Distance:</b> 700km loop<p><b>Best time to go:</b> Late spring or summer<p>The Great Western Hwy is the most direct route from …

Strap yourself in: the world's most extreme road trips

Travelling these routes inspires wonder and awe in those willing to shrug off the discomforts and heart-in-mouth moments they entail.<p>Whether you're gazing through a dirt-smudged window on a clapped-out bus, its engine revving desperately to clear a narrow pass, or grinding through an endless …

Chile road trips: exploring Sur Chico by car

A little trepidation about driving oneself around South America would be understandable: a joy ride through much of Venezuela at the moment wouldn't be advisable for safety reasons, for example, and some of the continent's most spectacular scenery can be difficult to impossible to reach by car. …

America's best North-South roads

Go west, young man! This historic cliché still resonates when it comes to road trips. But whether it's bombing to the Bay Area along the often dull-as-dirt I-80 or trying to find traces of iconic Route 66 amid a tangle of bland Interstates, the old paradigm of thinking horizontal when planning a …

The real (and unspoken) rules of US roads

The United States is a very large place so driving cultures can be surprisingly, even hilariously diverse. Regional driving aptitude and situational awareness can range from commendable to terrifying, so stay on your toes when venturing into unfamiliar territory.<p>Knowing the local driving laws and …

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The USA's 10 best motorcycle roads

A great road is a great road, but if you’re riding a motorcycle, you’re looking for something special: twisties, vistas, turnouts, that perfect stretch of smooth tarmac, and biker-friendly stops that make getting there most of the fun. Here are 10 of the best roads across America for an …

The scenic route: Ireland's most picturesque drives

The Emerald Isle is renowned for its spellbinding scenery. And while state-of-the-art main roads and motorways now link its cities and towns, there are some spectacular alternatives. Turn off the main thoroughfares to discover Ireland’s most scenic stretches of asphalt with these five picturesque …

Journeying through Jordan by car

Jordan is probably not the first country to spring to mind if you’re thinking about taking a road trip, but there’s a multitude of reasons why this Middle Eastern gem is worth exploring by car. The country has all the key ingredients: dramatic landscapes, decent roads and off-the-beaten-track …