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Top tourist hot spots worth the crowds

The hordes come to these places for a reason. Don't hate them just because they're popular or you'll miss out! This excerpt from <i>Lonely Planet's 1000 Ultimate Experiences</i> gives you the places worth the queues.<p>1. Angkor Wat, Cambodia<p>Tourists crawl over Angkor like ants over a picnic blanket. But it's …

Readers' travel tips: Greek coastal tavernas and cafes

Have you discovered the perfect place to sit and watch the waves roll in while sipping an ouzo or eating a fresh feta-laden Greek salad? Share your tip on your favourite Greek seaside taverna, cafe or bar via GuardianWitness and you could win this week’s competition.<p>Up for grabs is a £200 voucher …

London attractions: what to see and do in spring

Parks and gardens<p>It’s a joy when <b>London's</b> gardens start coming to life in spring, so don’t miss the April 1 opening of the <b>Chelsea Physic Garden</b> (www.chelseaphysicgarden.co.uk), one of the world’s oldest apothecary gardens; the stunning display of azaleas in the Isabella Plantation at <b>Richmond Park</b> …

What is bitcoin and why is it in trouble?

<b>So what is bitcoin?</b><p>Bitcoin is the most popular of what are known as virtual cryptocurrencies - internet-based money with lines of computer code that are supposed to make it more secure. Unlike traditional currencies which are managed (or manipulated) by a central bank, Bitcoin is not controlled by …

ZipShare Allows You To Access And Secure All Your Cloud Storage Files From One Place

WinZip the makers of the popular compression tool have this week unveiled the new service called ZipShare which is being developed to provide an easy …

Google Drive

Think mobile phones are boring? You’re missing the point of technology

Samsung’s Galaxy S5 is innovative and exciting, but the latest technology is about more than mobile phones, says Matt Warman<p>Thousands of people flocked to Barcelona for the launch of Samsung’s Galaxy S5 – it’s a globally important event that will shape the digital lives of at least 50 million …

Washing Machines

If you've got the SADs, this sunlight-tracking wearable could help cure it

There are wearables to track your exercise activity, food consumption and sleep habits. There are even wearables that want to be smartphones-lite. But never before has there been a portable tracker for daily sunlight exposure. That's a niche GoodLux is looking to fill with its SunSprite, a …

11 Weirdly Cool Tech Ideas From MWC 2014 You Haven't Already Seen

There are obviously loads of cool tech ideas and gadgets on show at MWC 2014 in Barcelona - including some great new phones and tablets.<p>But while the …

New keylogging security flaw found in iOS 7

Apple(s aapl) just patched a serious SSL vulnerability flaw in iOS 7 last week, but that doesn’t appear to the end of its mobile security problems. …

Nokia X Hands-On (VIDEO)

So hell froze over, and Nokia - by extension Microsoft - just announced an Android phone.<p>Designed specifically for growth (IE developing) markets, …

Freescale makes the world's smallest ARM controller chip even tinier

Apparently, Freescale didn't think the diminutive Kinetis KL02 was tiny enough -- it just unveiled the KL03, the <i>new</i> world's smallest ARM microcontroller. At 1.6mm by 2mm, the Cortex-M0+ chip is 15 percent smaller than its ancestor. That's miniscule enough to comfortably fit inside the dimple of a …

Device 'sees who's at the door'

BBC Technology Correspondent Mark Gregory is given a demonstration of the AT&T Digital Life system at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Demonstration

OS X update closes networking security hole, brings more FaceTime features

Just days ago, Apple released an update for iOS that closed up a web networking security hole, and today Macs running OS X Mavericks have gotten similar treatment. The update to 10.9.2 doesn't explicitly list the SSL vulnerability patch among its updates in the download notification, but we've …

Apple fixes SSL security bug, adds FaceTime audio calls in OS X Mavericks 10.9.2

Apple(s aapl) released OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 on Tuesday with a number of additions and fixes, most notably the closure of an SSL security hole found …

Oral-B's smart toothbrush wants to fix our dumb hygiene habits (hands-on)

Were we expecting to find a Bluetooth-enabled toothbrush here at MWC? No, we weren't. Did we physically put it to the test, after a long line of other exhibition goers? No, we certainly did not. However, we'd be more than pleased to show you how the Oral-B's SmartSeries 7000 might earn its keep. As …

Nominate your favorite gadgets for the 2013 Engadget Awards

No, 2013 isn't a typo. With CES 2014 already behind us, it may seem silly to take a look back at the previous year in tech. But let's not get too ahead of ourselves -- 2013 brought plenty of innovative products, and we want to hear which were your favorites.<p>It's time for the 2013 Engadget Awards, …

Samsung unveils Knox 2.0, lets users run Google Play apps even more securely

Exactly a year to the day after it first announced its Knox security solution, Samsung's returned to Mobile World Congress with news that it's making it even easier to secure and manage Galaxy devices. With the launch of Knox 2.0 today, Samsung's changed the way the platform handles Google Play …

There’s a new, supposedly ergonomic 3D printing pen on the block

3D printing pens offer a quick, fun, no-experience-necessary entry into the world of 3D printing. But, so far, using them has been a pain. Literally. …

Apple releases OS X 10.9.2 update, addressing big security flaw and FaceTime - Pocket-lint

Apple released OS X 10.9.2 on Tuesday, fixing a large security hole unearthed by developers this month, along with improvements to other system …

Samsung NX mini leak hints at a very thin and tiny mirrorless camera

Samsung's mirrorless cameras have so far been on the large side due to their DSLR-sized sensors, but the company may be ready to go small... <i>very</i> small. <i>NXRumors</i> claims to have leaked imagery for the NX mini, a tiny shooter that would use a 1-inch, 20-megapixel sensor like that in Sony's RX100 Mark …

Apple formalizes iBeacon Bluetooth spec in the hopes of wider adoption

Several companies and organizations have already come forward to test out iOS7's Bluetooth-based iBeacon technology for tasks like shopping and navigation, but it could become a lot more commonplace in the near future. That's because the Cupertino company has quietly released the iBeacon …

Samsung NX mini mirrorless camera leaks with ultra-thin build - Pocket-lint

Samsung is planning to add a mini version of the Samsung NX to its mirrorless camera line, if a leak from NXrumors is to be believed.<p>The site claims …

Google’s new Nest, and NinjaBlocks adds gestures to smart hubs

The dust hadn’t even cleared from CES when Google decided to demolish the smart home status quo by announcing a $3.2 billion purchase for Nest, the …

Here’s What The Upcoming Xbox One Dashboard Update Looks Like

Slowly but surely, Microsoft is making up for shipping the unfinished console that is the Xbox One.<p>In February, the company shipped an update that brought many an earth-shattering feature, from “Telling how much space you have left on the hard drive” to “An icon that tells you if your controller is …

FCC Speed Test app for iOS lets the government track your iPhone's network performance

Downloading an app from the federal government might not top your list of priorities at the moment, but if you're looking to tick that public service box without a need to worry about measly pay, background checks and furloughs, the FCC could sure use your help. That org's latest venture, the FCC …