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Rose Prince's Baking Club: scones

This week's Baking Club turns its attention to scones and that age-old dilemma: jam first or cream?<p>You can tell how much you want something by how far you would walk to get it. In Cornwall I once walked seven miles of up-and-down coastal path to Port Isaac, not for the scenery but to buy a Cornish …

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2014 Volkswagen XL1

Feather Weight: With its ostrich-winged doors, Volkswagen's new mileage champ, the XL1, is the Veyron of hybrids.<p>If you drove a Volkswagen XL1, you’d be unlikely to encounter anything like it coming the other way. That’s because VW plans to build only 250 copies of its 283-mpg hyper-hybrid, and …

Archaeologists Discover Lost City In Cambodian Jungle

Australian archaeologists using remote-sensing technology have uncovered an ancient city in Cambodia that has remained hidden for more than a millennium under dense jungle undergrowth.<p>The discovery of Mahendraparvata, a 1,200-year-old lost city that predates Cambodia's famous Angkor Wat temple …

Over the next few years, mobile technology is expected to be embedded into cars to improve safety and provide a range of new services. According to research by the GSMA, by 2025, nearly all new cars will be connected with mobile technology, with

Over the next few years, mobile technology is expected to be embedded into cars to improve safety and provide a range of new services.<p>According to …

Cadillac Cuts to the Chase, Releases Partial Pricing for 2014 CTS

Cadillac’s redesigned 2014 CTS sedan hits dealerships this fall, and now the company has released pricing info to prep potential customers for what they can expect. The 2014 CTS will offer three powertrains: A turbocharged, 2.0-liter four-cylinder, a naturally aspirated 3.6-liter V-6, and a new …

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2014 BMW 4-series Debuts: Four is Better than Three, Right?

It's not a 3-series anymore, except it is.<p>For more than 20 years, BMW's most visible coupe was sold as the 3-series. This made lots of sense, as the car is and always has been based on the 3-series sedan. Meanwhile, Audi launched the A4-based A5 coupe, and Mercedes-Benz was brazen enough to come up …

2013 Ford Fusion Energi Titanium Plug-In Hybrid

Electric running—even faster than Kenyans.<p>Marathoners call it “the wall,” that point at which your body begins to shut down. If you haven’t refueled earlier in the race, no amount of training or willpower can keep the legs moving, and you collapse, usually around mile 20. When driven on electric …

Hot tips on Australian wines

Matthew Jukes’s top 100 is a perfect road map to explore the best Aussie wines<p>Graceful, suave and mighty. Confident but composed. Elegant, even. Australian wine has changed. It used to be noisy; a cacophony of clashing primary colours, so punchy you needed a bit of a sit-down just to absorb the …

A family affair: Harbin tugs at the heartstrings

It was nudging -30C when we arrived in Harbin, just ahead of the fortnight-long firework bombardment that marks Chinese new year. Dry snow glittered …

Photoblog: Koh Samui through my lens.

I fancy myself quite lucky to be on the island of Koh Samui and actually live here. Daily, I’m confronted with reminders of the perks of island life; …

Thailand

Pictures: Light Paths Reveal Water Currents

New Zealand Landscape Time-lapse

New Zealand is often listed among the most gorgeous places in the world, and for good reason. With a population of less than 4.5 million people, the …

Tower House has Powerful Verticals, Horizontals & Views

Sometimes a design concept gets in the way of good design, but at other times, a generative idea can carry through to create a space both remarkable …

Architecture

Deserts from Space

JustGiving Just Made it a Whole Lot Easier to Donate From Your Phone

JustGiving, the online platform for donating to charities, has simplified the process for giving cash from a mobile phone in the hope that it will encourage future repeat donations.<p>The new ‘one-touch’ donation process was announced by the London-based company on Thursday.<p>Lee Marshall, Product …

Google pulling the plug on Chrome Frame plug-in

2009 was such an innocent time. Barack Obama was in the White House, we were all enjoying the latest <i>Star Trek</i> movie and the world's browser usage left a bit to be desired. So much has changed in those intervening years -- enough to cause Google's engineering team to put Chrome Frame out to pasture. …

Smile! Hackers Can Silently Access Your Webcam Right Through The Browser (Again)

You know those people who put tape over their laptop’s webcam to keep digital peeping toms at bay? They’re not crazy.<p>A new proof of concept is making the rounds today that demonstrates how a hacker can snap pics off your webcam, right through the browser, with no consent required.<p>Well, technically, …

Inside Facebook's green and clean arctic data centre

<b>You've probably never thought about the electricity consumed by those Google searches, Facebook updates and all the other things you do online.</b><p>Special Report: The Technology of BusinessInventing the question to fit your answerDigital divorce for the 21st CenturyCrowd and proudBe your own DIY PR …

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Microsoft patent application details use of human bodies for inhuman data transmissions

While we know the human body is capable of generating electricity, we never quite thought of it as a data transmission channel like this Microsoft patent application suggests. According to the document, the folks up in Redmond would like to be able to transfer information from one electronic device …

Ruthless Nadal breaks records at French Open

Rafael Nadal claimed his eighth Roland Garros title in nine visits to Paris © Getty Images<p>Enlarge<p>Rafael Nadal's love affair with the French Open …

Rafael Nadal is overcome with emotion after his straight sets victory to clinch the French Open title #frenchopen http://t.co/gfTBdSnPsk