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Five amazing places to experience another culture

Learning about the culture and customs of other people is one of the great experiences of travel. Explore the planet's diversity with one of these locally owned and authentic tribal encounters.<p>Trekking with the H'mong around Sapa, northern Vietnam<p>Negotiate generations-old mountain tracks and …

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Honduras’ Bay Islands: a laid-back, uncrowded Caribbean paradise

Plenty of Caribbean islands have been labeled with the daydream-inducing word: paradise. If your definition of paradise includes empty beaches, no crowds, and not having to dress for dinner, consider packing your bags for an easy-access option you might not have considered: the Bay Islands of …

Great Barrier Reef

Mailbox is no longer a Gmail-only app, adds support for Yahoo and iCloud - Pocket-lint

You can now use that Dropbox-owned Mailbox app that you waited forever to download with more email services than Gmail.<p>Mailbox is heralded for its …

The godfather of patent trolls opens up (a bit) as Senate pushes reform bill

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Intellectual Ventures<p>Intellectual Ventures, the largest and most notorious of the patent trolls, decided this week to …

The future of broadband looks very much like cable TV. Here is why

Advertisement<p>22 Comments<p>There is a coming clash between the telecommunications firms and the internet giants, but it’s not just about the internet …

Researchers print eye cells for the first time

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Like other organs, eyes sometimes need to be replaced with a transplant, and that transplant comes from a person who agreed to …

Google Glass update lets users wink and take photos

<b>Google has introduced a new feature to its Google Glass, which allows users to take a photo with a "wink of the eye".</b><p>Google said the feature was faster than the camera button or the voice action and works even when the display is off.<p>The update to Google Glass, dubbed version XE12, also adds a …

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Kindle for Android adds Collections to help organize your e-library

If you've bought quite a bundle of Kindle books for yourself, you might have a chore scrolling through the lot to find the one you want. Thankfully for Android users, you can now organize your reading material into Collections with a new Kindle app update. What goes into a certain Collection is …

Mac and iOS users can now gift iBooks

Your chances of buying tangible gifts for the holidays may be fading fast, but your digital options are now wider than ever. Apple has just enabled full gift support on the iBookstore for both iOS and Mac users; you can buy someone a specific book rather than giving them iTunes credit. As with apps …

Duolingo snags iPhone App of the Year

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>When Apple(s aapl) posted its year in review on Tuesday, it did something it has never done before: award an education app the …

Google Glass lets wearers snap pictures by winking

New feature is part of a suite of software updates<p>Google Glass has announced updates to the software in its internet-linked eyewear to allow users to snap pictures by winking.<p>The new feature, which promises to escalate privacy concerns already being voiced about the high-tech gadget, came as one of …