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Chromecast to use ultrasonic tones for authentication

Google announced several new things at Google I/O 2014, and one of these is that its HDMI plug-in device Chromecast will be able to provide casting functionality even when an Android device and the Chromecast are not connected to the same WiFi network. Previously, this was confirmed to be done …

Alys Fowler: how I learned to love slugs

This spring, I had two huge opium poppies, far larger and more exuberant than you'd expect for the time of year. They grew side by side in a pot on the patio. The good compost and the sheltered, sunny position gave them an unnatural head start.<p>I was impressed by their size, but not by their …

Composting: Are You Obsessed?

Is an obsession with composting a peculiarly male trait? I can’t imagine a woman thinking, “I must go out and cover the compost” when it starts to …

Outbuilding of the Week: A Norwegian “Love Shack”

If you form the letter “C” with your hand, you’ll be creating the shape of the delicious Hardanger Retreat. Just imagine that “C” shape as a cabin …

How to pinch out annuals

Our 90-second gardener Sarah Raven shares her tips on pinching out flowering annual plants<p>1. At this time of year, its good to pinch out almost all flowering annuals e. g zinnias, antirrhinums, cleomes, cosmos and sunflowers (the flowering plants with a tendency to shoot upwards, rather than out), …

7 Oldies But Goodies To Binge-Watch On Netflix This Summer

Summertime, and the living's easy ... right? Sure, except that there's almost nothing on TV. Although the "Scandal" and "Game Of Thrones"-free nights ahead may seem endless, we have the perfect solution to your summer TV blues: Catching up on those shows you missed, possibly because you weren't …

Canada Day Playlist: 45 Great Songs About Our Great Nation

Canada Day is almost upon us, and there are plenty of preparations to make before that glorious day of BBQ, beer and fireworks arrives. But one thing …