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Building a Smart Home With Apple’s HomeKit

Apple’s HomeKit smart-home platform is a friendly and functional option for anyone who owns an iPhone or iPad and wants to create a DIY smart-home …

10 Things to Know About Motorized Shades

Motorized window treatments are trending, as witnessed at the recent Custom Electronic Design and Installation Expo held recently in Dallas. A number …

Smart Homes

The Department of Transportation just issued a comprehensive policy on self-driving cars

The feds are trying to get them on the road ASAP.<p>Automated vehicles (AVs), colloquially known as "self-driving cars," are no longer sci-fi speculation. They are happening. Multiple vehicles with varying levels of automation are already on the road, and numerous companies in and outside the …

20 Effective Tips to Lose Belly Fat (Backed by Science)

Belly fat is more than just a nuisance that makes your clothes feel tight.Fat inside the belly area is also termed visceral fat, and it is seriously …

Nutrition

The most luxurious hotel in the world's top chains | CNN Travel

(CNN) — With the growing popularity of Airbnb and boutique hotels, large international hotel chains have had to work harder than ever to win travelers' loyalty as a place to stay. Now, more than ever, high-end luxury chains such as The Four Seasons and St. Regis are endeavoring to banish brand-name …

Hospitality

50 best iOS apps of 2015

2015 saw a whole load of new apps hit the iOS app store. With standouts like Periscope, livestreaming became one of the biggest trends, as well as GIFs and of course, emoji.<p>So, if you’re looking forward to unwrapping a new iOS device this Christmas, make sure you get some these apps installed to …

August Adds Siri Control For Smart Locks, Remote Home Access

The San Francisco startup wants to make it easier for its customers to access–and give access–to their homes.<p>August, one of the first makers of smart locks, announced today a services program that makes it easy for authorized delivery and repair representatives to enter users’ homes. The company …

Branto allows you to monitor your home, control your smart appliances and more

Branto has been in the making since late 2011. While we were geeking out over dual-core processors, these guys were already thinking about making what seems to be one of the most full-featured smart home products in existence. Branto really does it all, and now you can put your name to one of these …

Smart Homes

27 Stunning Lakeside Campsites

Photo by Matthew Hosford, Explorer for The Outbound<p>There's something special about waking up at sunrise to a glassy mountain lake outside your tent. If you're ready to make this a reality, check out this list of lakeside campsites and start planning your next adventure.<p>1. Mono Lake<p>California | Car …

6 steps to a smarter and safer garage

We've selected six smart products—from Wi-Fi-enabled AC units to phone-controlled garage doors—that are sure to make life in the garage more enjoyable.<p>The Internet of Things has likely landed in your home in some form or another, but what about the garage? To inspire you to bring your man cave into …

Eero Wants To Eliminate Wi-Fi Dead Spots In Your Home

Relying on one router to serve up Wi-Fi for your entire house can be frustrating and lead to dead spots. San Francisco-based startup, Eero, thinks it has the answer to that issue and doesn’t rely on irritating Wi-Fi extenders.<p>Rather than using a single router, Eero encourages you to deploy a …

Wi-Fi

10 Underrated National Parks In America

<i>By Caitlin Morton, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>Looking for the beauty of Yosemite and Yellowstone without the crowds? These under-the-radar American parks deserve a spot on your bucket list.<p><b>1. North Cascades National Park, Washington</b><p>© Terry Donnelly / Alamy<p>If you want to see glaciers and temperate …

The Best 10 Drones for Beginners

Human Journey<p><i>This post is the latest in the Drones and Small Unmanned Aerial Systems Special Series, which profiles interesting information, thoughts and research into using drones, UAVs or remotely piloted vehicles for journalism and photography, that Kike learns about during his travels.</i><p>1. <b>Hubsan</b> …

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 …

Dolby Atmos

2015 Motor Trend SUV of the Year Contenders and Finalists - Motor Trend

Running The Gamut: One of Our Largest SUV of the Year Tests Ever is Also Our Most Representative<p>It may not be as large in scale or as steeped in tradition as our Car of the Year contest, but more than a few of our editors would argue that Sport/Utility of the Year is the most interesting. In …

2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport targets lux CUVs with off-road chops, room for seven

LR2 Replacement Arrives In Early 2015, Priced From $37,995*<p>Land Rover's latest product offensive has targeted the brand's high-end Range Rover line, with the eponymous fullsize model receiving rave reviews alongside critical acclaim for the midsize Sport and compact Evoque. As we found when testing …

10 of the Most Striking Spots in Hawaii

Discover our favorite activities in the Aloha State.<p>There are iconic spots in Hawaii that first-time visitors need to see to believe, but there are also the lesser known gems that the locals know are just as worthy of your time–especially on that second or third return trip. For a mix of both, add …

Jurassic Park

Top 10: Historic Sites in Ireland and Northern Ireland

More than 5,000 years of history are revealed through colossal passage tombs, the beehive huts of early monasteries, and more iconic landmarks. Here are Irish places of curiosity, pilgrimage, and inspiration.

Ireland

Top things to do in Rome

Few cities evoke the sheer wonder and amazement of Rome. Ancient history, outstanding art and religious icons are around every corner and when it all gets too much you can just join the locals in sipping espresso in one of the city's many squares. With so much to see and do, the real test will be …

2015 Porsche Macan Test Drive And Review: Compact Luxury With Teeth

While many automakers settle for alphanumeric designations for their vehicles, Porsche has shown a penchance for a clever name. From Boxster to Cayenne to Cayman to Panamera, Porsche’s vehicle names have bucked the trend of A5, 328i, S63 and other popular luxury model names. The latest Porsche is …

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GOLDEN PASS LINE<p><b>Zurich - Lucerne - Interlaken - Jungfraujoch - Montreux - Geneva</b><p>The GoldenPass Line is one of the most picturesque panoramic train …

5 Myths About Travelling With Tech

The more I travel, and the more people I meet while travelling, I realize there are a lot of myths and misconceptions about travelling with technology. In an effort to make travelling a little easier for everyone (or at least, everyone reading this…) here are a few of the most common myths I’ve …

Great places to stay on the world's loveliest islands

Don’t waste precious travel time dragging your flip-flopped feet to the beach. We’ve rounded up ten places to stay on some of the world’s most beautiful islands – and they’re all a stone’s throw from the beach. Best of all, you don’t need to sell your granny to enjoy an island getaway, we’ve picked …

Ex-Apple Genius reveals 8 ways to extend your iPhone battery

Battery drain has always been one of smartphone users' biggest bugbears. Former Apple Genius Bar worker Scotty Loveless offers tips on how to extend the iPhone's battery life<p>Battery drain has always been one of smartphone users' biggest bugbears, and since the launch of Apple's iOS 7.1 mobile …

Apps

A coming wave of buy-outs may bring sanity to India’s utterly bonkers telecoms market

An acquisition announced this morning may be the first step to fixing the unholy mess that is the world’s second-biggest telecoms market. India’s largest (and the world’s fourth-largest) mobile operator, Airtel, has acquired its smallest, Loop Mobile, for Rs 7 billion ($112 million), including Rs 4 …

Telecoms

2013 BMW X3 xDrive28i vs. 2013 Audi Q5 2.0T, 2013 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque | Comparison Test

You do not see Maine lobsters dragging themselves dumbly across the Sahara. This, we suspect, is because lobsters secrete urine from their heads and so they might become mired in the sand they just turned into mud. Also, a ­lobster in the desert is just too pathetic a thing to consider. Similarly, …

2015 Porsche Macan: The Baby Cayenne Cometh

Don't hate the player, hate the game.<p>Close your eyes, don your imaginary Nomex suit, and pretend for a moment that you’re lined up on the grid at Le Mans . . . Okay, McQueen, was that car you imagined in this little dream shaped like the 2015 Porsche Macan? Likely not, but this is, of course, the …

Automotive Design

A photographer's year in review: 2013 Edition

Motorsports of moments ago.<p>2013 had me shipping myself all over the globe. Starting in Barcelona with Formula 1 testing, I made a slight detour in Geneva with the <i>Road & Track</i> crew. I watched the unveiling of the stunningly wild Lamborghini Aventador at the VW Group gathering, and I watched Luca …