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10 Things You Didn't Know Your Mac Could Do

From the editors of PopularMechanics.com, that MacBook on your desk might be even more powerful than you think.<p><b>1) Have Your Computer Read to You</b><p>Don't feel like reading that enormous document yourself? One of the accessibility features in OS X is its ability to read text aloud. Highlight the section …

Quiz: Are You a Coffee Snob?

How far will you go for your love of coffee?<p>Coffee culture has infiltrated almost corner of America. This is either the culmination of your …

Yosemite National Park Photos

Yosemite National Park photos and pictures of culture, history, and travel from National Geographic.

National Parks

Apple Reportedly Preparing to Remove Bose Audio Products From Retail Stores

Apple is preparing to remove all Bose audio products, both demo and sellable, from its retail environment, according to a reliable source who spoke to <i>MacRumors</i>. The inventory change will begin early next week, with instructions for removal being sent to employees in the coming days.<p>The reasons …

Architizer

Plug-In Hybrids Steal The Show In Paris As Battery-Only Sales Stutter

PARIS, France – Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) grabbed the limelight at the Paris Car Show, occupying the space left by flailing sales of electric-only cars as the major alternative automotive power technology.<p>Car manufacturers continue to spend huge sums on alternatives to the internal …

Daily Travel Startup Watch: Flatbook, Wiz Maps And More

Every day we alert our readers of new startups in the travel industry being listed on AngelList, as an early information service for those who keep …

On the Edge at England's Cliffside Ecolodge

Our elevator speech for the Cornwall region of southwest England would start with its world-class coastal hiking, move next to its surprising surf breaks, and conclude with the eco-minded Scarlet Hotel.<p>Resting atop a seaside crag on the Atlantic, the property’s minimal aesthetic blends well into …

Outdoor Spaces

Yellowknife and Great Slave Lake

Yellowknife, the capital of the <b>Northwest Territories</b>, is an isolated mining town built on gold and now sustained by diamonds—an outpost of civilization surrounded by a vast, austere landscape of rock and tundra and water—most notably, the enormous Great Slave Lake, on whose shore the city is built. …

Travel Photography

How To Tip When Traveling Around The World

There is nothing more vexing than trying to figure out who to tip, how much, and when--especially when you're in a foreign country. You'll come face to face with employees at airports and train stations, hotels and bed and breakfasts, restaurants and cafés. Do you have to tip everyone? What about …

The weight is over: Svelte Jaguar XE makes debut

On 8 September, Jaguar previewed its long-anticipated answer to the BMW 3 Series, the XE. There is little doubt the rear-wheel-drive sedan has the chops to dispel any lingering memories of Jaguar’s roundly despised, Ford Mondeo-based X-type.<p>The XE is the first production model to make use of …

Jaguar Cars

Audi TT: Double fantasy?

“Concept cars are my hobby,” remarked Ulrich Hackenberg, the Audi board member responsible for technology. It has been a fruitful pastime, as he oversaw development of the original Audi TT concept car of 1995 and its eventual production model in 1998.<p>These cars were stunning design successes, even …

Automotive Design

Meet Australia's 576hp GTS Maloo, a brute among utes

Holden Special Vehicles, "Australia's leading performance car manufacturer", has announced details of a range-topping version of its Maloo pickup. It's called the GTS, and it's actually quite mad.<p>‘Good' mad, though, and an important bit of news, too. General Motors, which owns Holden, announced at …

General Motors

Mulsanne Speed, Bentley’s fleetest barge

Meet the “Speed”, a 530bhp, 190mph V8 flagship saloon. Wipe your shoes before you enter.<p>This is the brand-new Bentley Mulsanne “Speed”, and that suffix is indeed most appropriate. It's fast.<p>How fast? We'll get to that shortly. First, you must know that Bentley's engineers have tuned the 6.75-litre …

Automotive Design

In Africa, big plans for bamboo bikes

As improbable as it may seem, a product that debuted 120 years ago, then quickly disappeared – the bamboo bicycle – is now re-emerging as a potential catalyst for economic growth in Ghana and other impoverished sub-Saharan countries.<p>The first bamboo bike was a minor sensation when the Bamboo Cycle …

United Nations

Creators of the AeroMobil flying car propose moving road traffic to the skies

The creators of a flying car called AeroMobil say that transport networks are "in crisis" and suggest that a potential solution could be shifting …

Kesän Sauna is a public sauna on Tuira Beach in Oulu, Finland. 

Kesän Sauna is a public sauna on Tuira Beach in <b>Oulu, Finland.</b><p>Known as the “Summer’s Sauna,” it was conceived, built and is currently run as a crowdsourced project.<p>Contributed by Joonas Mikola.

Cabin in Valdres, Norway.Contributed by Sturla Opsahl. 

Cabin in <b>Valdres, Norway</b>.

Prefab cabin design by CalPoly Pomona students for use in California state parks

Prefab cabin design by CalPoly Pomona students for use in California state parks.<p>Photography by Paul Vu.

Austere: Scandinavian Super Store Comes to New York

Austere, a concept store touting Scandinavian design at every scale, opened in 2014 in Los Angeles. Now founder Fredrik Carlström brings his ideas and Nordic know-how to the Northeast—debuting with a pop-up lounge at Dwell on Design New York.<p>Austere, a Scandinavian design showroom that launched in …

Furniture

'Energy superpower': Coalition's grand fossil fuel plan for Australia

The government has unveiled its strategy to make Australia into an “energy superpower”, including goals to increase energy productivity, ramp up gas production and stabilise electricity prices.<p>The energy green paper states that the repeal of the carbon and mining taxes have improved Australia as an …

iOS 8 Hit By WiFi And Battery Life Complaints

Having reviewed the iPhone 6 and found iOS 8 to be a fast, fluid and error free experience it now seems many owners of older iPhones and iPads have not been so lucky.<p>Bloggers Tech 2 spotted this fast growing Apple Support Communities thread citing ‘iOS 8 WiFi Problems’ with comments from iPhone 5S, …

The Vencer Sarthe is Holland's 622hp Ferrari hunter

The Netherlands, a country famous for tulips, Gouda cheese and Eddie van Halen, may soon earn renown for something else: supercars.<p>Vencer claims the Sarthe will launch from zero to 60mph in a scant 3.6 seconds, and press on to a top speed of 210mph.<p>Meet the 2015 Sarthe, a two-seat, mid-engine …

Carbon Fiber

Australia's top paid executives get a reality cheque

<b>CEO pay packets have taken a hit since shareholders were given a greater say. Does the average ASX 100 CEO really need to be paid nearly $5 million a</b> …

Airbnb begins collecting 14% hotel tax in San Francisco

After hammering out details with city regulators for months, the peer-to-peer home rental service will start charging guests hotel taxes on October 1.<p>Airbnb has been hashing out proposed rules with San Francisco regulators over the last few months. Now, one of the city's wishes is finally being …

San Francisco

Amazon's $200 Kindle Voyage is the Rolls-Royce of e-readers

Perhaps Amazon sold a lot of 3G Paperwhites <i>without</i> special offers. Or maybe Kobo's Aura HD has quietly taken the world by storm and Jeff Bezos decided he needed an answer. Whatever the impetus, Amazon has decided there is room in the world for a $199 e-reader. The Kindle Voyage was built for people …