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Seiko refines its flagship travel watch

One of the best travel watches gets a new movement in a slimmer case.<p>Author:<p>Staff<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>11<p>Launched in 2012, Seiko's GPS Solar tech …

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10 Mistakes That'll Ruin Your Trip

Even the dreamiest of trips can go off the rails when you fall into one of these all-too-common travel traps. We've been there—and we've brought back …

Travel

‘Ideal Conceal’ Is A Gun That Looks Like A Cell Phone, And One Hell Of A Terrible Idea

If you want to see the worst gun-related idea this week besides the petition to allow firearms at the Republican National Convention, you don’t have to look much farther than a new product called “Ideal Conceal.” Essentially, Ideal Conceal is a gun that folds up into a more compact size and can be …

Top Travel Websites For Planning Your Next Adventure

Technology’s effects on the travel industry are widespread, with innovation signaling the dawn of a new age of travel products and services after the birth of the Internet and modern-communication systems. Not only has the industry itself benefited from recent technological advancements such as …

Flying

Smart Transitions In User Experience Design

Smashing Newsletter<p>Upgrade your inbox and get our editors’ picks twice a month.<p>With useful tips for web devs. Sent 2× a month.<br>You can unsubscribe any …

Killer Responsive Layouts With CSS Regions

9 min read<p>Share on Twitter or LinkedIn<p>Smashing Newsletter<p>Upgrade your inbox and get our editors’ picks twice a month.<p>With useful tips for web devs. …

Blueprints For Web And Print: Specctr, A Free Adobe Illustrator Plugin

10 min read<p>Share on Twitter or LinkedIn<p>Smashing Newsletter<p>Upgrade your inbox and get our editors’ picks twice a month.<p>With useful tips for web devs. …

How Usability Testing Drastically Improved My Client's App

Smashing Newsletter<p>Upgrade your inbox and get our editors’ picks twice a month.<p>With useful tips for web devs. Sent 2× a month.<br>You can unsubscribe any …

Up On The Wall: How Working Walls Unlock Creative Insight

Smashing Newsletter<p>Upgrade your inbox and get our editors’ picks twice a month.<p>With useful tips for web devs. Sent 2× a month.<br>You can unsubscribe any …

Secrets of Semipalatinsk: How nuclear theft was averted in Central Asia

Semipalatinsk Test Site, Kazakhstan<p>Anastacia Kyseleva saw her first atomic mushroom cloud from the fields near her village.<p>Residents of Kanonerka, …

Causes Get a Home on Flipboard in New "Big Ideas" Category

Causes Get a Home on Flipboard in New “Big Ideas” Category<p>Inside Flipboard / July 23, 2013<p>Some of the biggest ideas of our time are also the …

Flipboard for Nonprofits and Cause Champions

Inside Flipboard / August 1, 2013<p>Launched last week, Big Ideas is a new category on Flipboard showcasing the people and organizations confronting …

The Most Amazing Scuba Dives on the Planet

For most novice divers, the otherworldly world beneath the surface of the sea is fantastical enough in its own right. No major bells or whistles are needed to make it more alluring.<p>The natural underwater attractions -- sherbet-hued coral, Skittles-colored fish, and the deep, unending void of blue …

Scuba Diving

Photography & Travel Product Reviews

Survey of 10,000 business travelers named internet their first priority

Not being able to use the internet is the most stressful thing about being away from home, according to a survey of 10,000 business travellers.<p>Forty …

Best travel videos this week: Airlines and cities that make you care

This week’s roundup of travel videos is heavy on emotion. Destinations as diverse as Peru and Sweden appeal to travelers’ innocence in an effort to …

The typographic works of Tomasz Biernat

Pt 1: Moroccan ceramics and the moulding of tradition

Lonely Planet author John Vlahides learns the time-honoured process of pottery making in Fez, a city known for its rich history of craftsmanship.

Ceramics

Pt 2: The secret powers of Sufi sounds

Arabic folk music has evolved over the centuries, but Moroccan mystics still use it to chase away evil spirits and heal the sick.

Photography & Travel Product Reviews

Braving the 'Iron Ways': a beginner's guide to climbing Italy's Vie Ferrate

With their sculpted peaks, pinnacles and towers of rock, Italy’s eastern Dolomites are the most beautiful corner of the Alps. The architect Le Corbusier called the rocky amphitheatre ‘the most beautiful architecture in the world’, Unesco granted them world heritage status in 2009, and ever since …

Haiti Wants To Become The Next Hot Destination In The Caribbean

The young couple from Montreal is a rarity in this afflicted country. Crime, health scares, hurricanes and the monster earthquake of January 2010 have badly damaged the tourism that was once a mainstay of the Haitian economy, attracting the likes of Mick Jagger and Jackie Onassis.<p>Now the government …

Pirates of...Venice? — Vagabondish

This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure.<p>Thieves made off with $1.7M in a brazen heist on Venice’s famous waterways. Moments after …

This Tiny, Portable Laptop Stand Will Finally Fix Your Posture

“The Roost–stop hunching over your laptop,” I read, back and neck aching as usual. I had been working at my laptop like a gargoyle since early in the morning. But in the Roost, a laptop stand that’s raised almost $100,000 on Kickstarter, I’ve finally found a solution.<p>My main issue with most laptop …

How To Master The Art Of Self-Promotion

It’s possible to spread your content without cheapening your brand. Here’s how to make your message hot, without looking like a hot dog.<p>“Politics is a direct-response business,” declares the digital director of President Obama’s re-election campaign. “People do things if you ask them to do it, and …

13 Tenets Of User Experience

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Eurozone crisis: Why Portugal matters

<b>The political crisis in Portugal sends a signal that the eurozone crisis is not over. The interest rate on Portugal's ten-year bonds edged above 8% today, a reminder of conditions when the crisis was at its most intense.</b><p>The government in Lisbon has been zealous in following the Brussels/Berlin …

Europe

India launches huge cheap food programme ahead of election

<b>The Indian government has launched a giant programme to provide subsidised food to two-thirds of the population.</b><p>The food security ordinance will provide 5kg of cheap grain every month to nearly 800 million poor people.<p>Ministers were criticised for passing the measure as an ordinance, after failing …

India

Kenya seizes ivory 'going from Uganda to Malaysia'

<b>Poached ivory "disguised" as sun-dried fish has been seized in the Kenyan port city of Mombasa, officials say.</b><p>The consignment of some 770 pieces, hacked out of elephants, had come from neighbouring Uganda and was destined for Malaysia, they added.<p>The smugglers added fish to give off "a pungent …

Africa