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How to pick an international plan for your phone

Passport? Check. Sunscreen? Got it! Your travel planning is coming along, but don’t forget about an international plan that lets you use your phone in other countries.<p>How to determine if your phone will work outside the US<p>Start with Verizon’s Trip Planner. Enter your destination and the device you …

Top 10 battery tips for your smartphone or tablet

You know smartphone battery life doesn’t last forever. Sure, the smart thing to do is to always have your charger handy. But life doesn’t always go according to plan. So if your charger’s at home and you’re not, how can you stall that powerless feeling for as long as possible?<p>Here are our top 10 …

What to see in Alaska: 8 must-see destinations by cruise ship

Cruise passenger Steve Trabun has sailed through Alaska's Inside Passage three times. And he can't wait to go again.<p>"The scenery is spectacular, and the wildlife is amazing," said Trabun, who lives in Spokane, Wash., and enjoys sailing with Princess Cruises. "Alaska is absolutely incredible. This …

The Best Strip Club in All 50 States

By: Matt Meltzer<p><i>Credit: iStock (edited)</i><p>For all the differences our 50 great states have -- some are red, some are blue, some are Florida -- there's one thing they all share in common: every state has strip clubs. Hooray America!<p>But which states have the best strip clubs? Or better still, what's the …

Freedom of Information

The best free things to do in Athens

Soaking up Athens life doesn’t have to break the bank. It’s a reasonably priced city to begin with, and you’ll find that if you pick a basic hotel, most cash ends up going toward dining in trendier restaurants or sipping high-end cocktails, if that’s what you’re into. Need to economise? There are …

European Travel

Canon, Pentax power forward to lure high-end camera buyers

Trying to coax consumers toward a world beyond smartphones, camera makers at the CP+ trade show reveal plans for dramatically better premium products.<p>Canon and Pentax just put on a burst of speed in the race to attract well-funded camera buyers.<p>The smartphone camera has proved to be a mixed …

Cameras

What Top Financial Consultants Think Every Entrepreneur Should Know about Overseas Living

There's a "secret" just for entrepreneurs that top financial consultants are eager to share: Moving overseas can, in somecases, save you a bundle on your small business.<p>I wrote about it before, for some entrepreneurs and small business taking advantage of offshore opportunities is a sensible way to …

Personal Finance

Google Chat's best hidden features - Telegraph

Netflix says piracy service Popcorn Time is a real competitor

Netflix isn't just worried about HBO — it's worried about pirates, too. In a letter to shareholders yesterday, Netflix says that piracy is one of its "biggest competitors," and notably, it specifically points to one piracy service that's caught its attention: Popcorn Time. Popcorn Time's app is …

Televisions

The Open Road: Driving From Portugal to Spain

A drive from Lisbon, Portugal to Seville, Spain is one of the best ways to experience the landscape and culture of the Iberian Peninsula, with many noteworthy stops along the way.<p>Travelers to Europe often rave about how great it is getting around via trains. Though there is no doubt that this is …

European Travel

Istanbul Led Me Back to Cairo

I grew up in a traditional-to-borderline-religious Muslim family in the heart of Cairo, Egypt. The idea of traveling around the world, let alone traveling by myself, was never a subject for discussion.<p>And why would I need to travel the world? I lived in the heart of the beacon of civilization; a …

European Travel

India On The Verge Of A Tech 'Gold Rush'

The technology industry's new Bay Area hub may be pretty far from San Francisco. The Bay of Bengal is shaping up to be the next hot startup market.<p>Highly skilled Indian tech workers -- some unable to get U.S. work visas -- are returning home from the United States or leaving Indian divisions of …

The best Android apps of 2014

The Guardian’s pick of Android apps that launched for the first time this year, taking in music, productivity, messaging, maps and more<p>• The best Android games of 2014<p>1. Mailbox<p>What we say: Mailbox is one of the better ways to attain the fabled Inbox Zero – or at least try to – by swiping unwanted …

New indoor tracking tech could stalk your every move

Would you feel comfortable being tracked every time you walked into a shopping mall, casino or airport? New technology could make it possible for …

The 100 Greatest Innovations Of The Year

Popular Science's Best Of What's New Awards, all in one place<p>Each year, <i>Popular Science</i> picks the 100 greatest new innovations in technology to feature in our Best Of What's New issue. Discover the most exciting developments in consumer gadgets, sustainability, medicine, automobiles and more.<p>Follow …

Design & Development News | The Next Web

All stories in Design & Dev<p>Here's proof notifications don't have to suck<p>Notifications suck. I mean they really, really suck. Consider what my desktop workspace looks like at any given time. I mean, yes, I did create those reminders and yes, I do need to do all of those things, but displaying …

Travel Tips: Compressing Your Packing With a Vacuum Cleaner

<i>Photo courtesy of Mariana Hellmund</i><p>Ever wanted to fit your winter packing into one carry-on? Here's how: Take your vacuum cleaner and put everything into a compression bag! You'll reduce your load by 80 percent. Simply place your clothes into compression bags and vacuum out the air. Compression bags …

Domestic Technology

America, The Startup: How European Settlers Launched The Most Entrepreneurial Economy In The World

Starting a new business is hard.<p>Building a new industry is even harder. Especially when it's on the other side of the world.<p>For nearly a century, exploration of the Americas had been carried out under royal patronage. Whatever spoils were brought back belonged to the crown.<p>That began to change …

Startups

Mixeroo Lite app review: give your kids the power to create

Introduction<p>While there are plenty of music mixing apps for adults you won't find many for kids, yet kids are just as creative as the adults. The …

Do You Have a Prime Lens in Your Camera Bag?

Do you own a prime lens? Every DSLR owner should have at least one fast, fixed focal length lens in their camera bag. Zoom lenses are great; they can …

Cameras

How to Take Architectural Photography at Twilight

When it comes to ambient lighting, daytime photography provides great light for clear, crisp images. But, what about that off time when the sun is …

Shutter Speed

To Drum Up BYOD Business, Oracle Quietly Acquires Enterprise Security Startup Bitzer Mobile

Forrester Research says that more than half of the enterprises in North America and Europe are implementing official BYOD programs so that companies do not find themselves with hundreds of security leaks because workers are demanding better smartphones and tablets, and simply bring their own in …

10 Ingenious Bike Hacks

Upgrade your cycle with some of our favorite add-onssome silly, and some essential.<p>Upgrade your cycle with some of our favorite add-ons—some silly, and some essential.

American Cities

What Recruiters Look At During The 6 Seconds They Spend On Your Resume

Although we may never know why we didn't get chosen for a job interview, a recent study is shedding some light on recruiters' decision-making behavior. According to TheLadders research, recruiters spend an average of "six seconds before they make the initial 'fit or no fit' decision" on …

Employment

The best iPad apps for note-taking

If you have a need to take a lot of notes, you’re probably very happy with the advent of the iPad. Rather than filling notebooks with pages of …

Life Just Got Easier for Forgetful College Students | About Verizon

The constant scramble of college life can make it difficult for students to keep tabs on their stuff. Keys, wallets and other valuables get lost in the shuffle between classes, internships, school activities, parties and frequent moving.<p>University of Southern California (USC) student Joyia Sandoval …

The world's best places to see autumn colours

The dog days of summer are over. But despite the chill in the air, there’s no need to be downhearted. Autumn is the most spectacular season, a last hurrah before the bitter winds of winter take hold.<p>Pull on your walking boots and head to one of these stunning destinations to witness glorious autumn …

Hiking

3 Ways to Guarantee Good Exposures

There is no excuse for coming home from a photo shoot to discover that your images are over or under exposed. Your camera’s light meter will guide …

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