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iPhone 5s is world’s top smartphone, but phablets are on the rise

The iPhone 5s is the number one smartphone in 35 countries around the world, according to new research conducted by Counterpoint Technology Market Research.<p>Samsung’s Galaxy S5 came in second followed by the S4, Note 3 phablet, and iPhone 5c at fifth place. With larger 4.7 and 5.5-inch iPhones on …

Android Wear: the good, the bad and the fixable with apps

Google’s launch of brand new Android software for wearables, first seen running on a few smartwatches, finally means that wearable technology has a solid lowest common denominator.<p>Until now, no two wearable devices ran the same software, which meant apps and services for one smartwatch wouldn’t run …

Review: Kickflip is a cool, simple, and affordable stand for your MacBook

For the past couple of weeks, I have been testing a new MacBook stand called the Kickflip. I’ve used some of the more high-end stands for my laptop in the past as it improves the ergonomics involved with keyboard typing and because it improves the cooling of the computer. This new Kickflip is not …

The US government wants to create an experimental city for testing wireless tech

Like Rapture, but for spectrum sharing<p>The US government has for years been trying to encourage "spectrum sharing" as a way of getting more and faster wireless connections around the country. The idea is to convince the organizations that own rights to transmit data over specific airwaves — such as …

Which is the best smartphone for less than £150?

Flagship smartphones such as the iPhone might get all the attention, but something exciting is happening with the more affordable smartphones.<p>Companies including Nokia and Motorola have released very good phones at prices below £150 – which makes you wonder why anyone would ever pay more for a …

Thomas Vermaelen's move from Arsenal to Manchester United in doubt

Arsene Wenger wants any United deal for Vermaelen to include players heading from Old Trafford to Arsenal, and is also on the hunt for a goalkeeper<p>Thomas Vermaelen’s proposed move to <b>Manchester United</b> is in doubt amid <b>Arsenal</b>’s preference for a deal that would also involve a player or players coming …

REPORT: Apple Has A Secret Partnership To Make Battery Life A Lot Better

Apple is rumored to be working with Intelligent Energy, a fuel-cell firm that could enable Apple's devices to last "days or even weeks," according to a Daily Mail report.<p>Consumer technology is a major facet of Intelligent Energy's business. "Our technology can be sized to suit your requirements and …

Batteries

The Plight of Lionel Messi

The Argentinian star is one of soccer's greats. But he just narrowly missed out on an opportunity to cement his legacy and prove skeptical countrymen wrong.<p>Within minutes its conclusion, the World Cup gave us one last meme: Lionel Messi Is Sad. After his team’s 0-1 defeat to Germany, the Argentine …

A precarious life in Mongolia’s north

Despite facing hardships and prejudice, a tiny, marginalised community of nomadic reindeer herders is attracting people from around the world with their unique style of living.<p>We had been riding nonstop for five hours, our mounts alternately cantering through meadows and picking their way through …

"Khotso" Peace at Devil's Knuckles

Why Dinosaurs Were Like Tuna, Great Whites, and Echidnas

Fifty years ago, dinosaurs lumbered across our screens like the slow-moving, shambling oafs they were thought to be. Now, they stride and sprint. They’re portrayed as active animals, often lithe and agile.<p>This popular makeover was inspired by a scientific one. Scientists used to believe that …

Glamping holidays: Devon's house in the treetops

Paradoxically, one of the very best things about being a parent is getting to be a great big kid again, with the added perk of wine and setting your own bedtime.<p>Take trees for example; after a certain age it’s not quite the done thing to clamber up and linger among the branches, however enticing. …

May 2014

Top 10 Cuba travel experiences

Twenty-first century Cuba promises to be like nowhere else you’ve ever visited: economically poor, but culturally rich; visibly weathered, but architecturally magnificent; infuriating, yet at the same time, strangely uplifting. Here are the top activities that really embody Cuba’s essence and …

Cuba

New Evidence Ties Illegal Antiquities Trade to Terrorism, Violent Crime

In Cambodia and beyond, archaeologists and criminologists are fighting the underground trade in cultural treasures.<p>A small convoy of military trucks rumbled to a stop at the site of the ancient Banteay Chhmar temple in northern Cambodia. The armed men inside—members of a rogue military unit—set up …

Novice diving off Sabah’s coast

The state of Sabah, on the island of Borneo, is often promoted as an outdoorsman’s paradise. And Sabah’s Semporna archipelago -- particularly the island of Sipadan – has been described by Jacques Cousteau as some of the best diving in the world.<p>The teardrop-shaped island is perched atop practically …

Scuba Diving

Threatened Species 'Red List' Warns 90 Percent of Lemur Species Face Extinction

Slipper orchids are another group with many species in peril.<p>Entire branches of the tree of life are in danger of being wiped out: The majority of species in some groups of plants and animals are now on the "Red List" of the world's most threatened species.<p>The list, which is managed by the …

Travel tips: discover the Isle of Skye and the week's best deals

<b>Take me there: Isle of Skye</b><p><b>Why go?</b><br>Glimmering lochs, mist-draped mountains and powder-white beaches – not to mention a road bridge to the mainland – have made Skye one of Scotland's most visited destinations. But with a little know-how (and a pair of walking boots), it's easy to escape the crowds. …

Coastal calm on Cape Greco, Cyprus's peaceful haven

Mercifully, the pirate ship is passing by far enough away as to not be heard. I wouldn't even have noticed it had I not looked up at that exact moment. And for that I blame the turtles – a pair of them bobbing along enticingly in front of me, asking to be followed, and then darting down through the …

In the Blue Streets at Night

Watching People at Night<p>Sometimes at night I sit in places like this and just watch people… see what they do… where they walk… I suppose it might …

Up on the Scaffold

Little Girl and Thought

Very nice post about The Arcanum<p>I know we have more people signing up all the time and we just can’t meet the demand for The Arcanum, but for the few …

Expert guide to Yorkshire

Where to go<p>Yorkshire’s national parks are a must visit: the Dales, the Peaks and the Moors. Its coastline is similarly breathtaking, in particular the cluster of craggy stone-built villages north of Scarborough.<p>For shopping, visit Leeds; for history, visit York; for culture, visit Hull; and for …

Coastlines

Efforts to Curb Ivory Trafficking Spreading, but Killing Continues

Stories that put a face on wildlife crime enable solutions, says National Geographic's crime investigator.<p>Ask anyone in America to name an organized crime figure, and chances are they can do it: Al Capone in the 1920s. "Bugsy" Siegel in the 1930s and '40s. John Gotti in the 1970s and '80s.<p>Ask …

Japan's Commercial Whaling Efforts Should Resume, Says Prime Minister

Shinzo Abe tells the country's parliament that he will step up push to restart commercial whaling.<p>On Monday, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told a parliamentary committee that he would like to step up efforts to resume commercial whaling.<p>"I want to aim for the resumption of commercial whaling by …

Barcelona's tourism booms, swelling its coffers and littering its beaches

Some Barcelonians of the 7.4 million visitors to a city of 1.7 million: 'we don't want this kind of tourism anymore'<p>The first cruise ship pulled into Barcelona's port at 5am. Over the next few hours, six more cruise ships – bearing names such as Liberty of the Seas and Grand Holiday – followed. On …

Caribbean travel guide

When to go<p>There are three factors to consider when choosing your Caribbean holiday: weather, cost and crowds.<p>The weather in the Caribbean is generally best – namely driest, with low humidity and pleasantly cool nights – December through to April. Summer and autumn are stickier, a few degrees warmer …

Poached elephant's park has 'long and bloody history'

Satao was one of a handful of Kenya's last giant tuskers still roaming in Tsavo East national park before he was poisoned with darts for his 100lb tusks.<p>The park has “a long and bloody history of ivory poaching,” according to Brian Jackman, Telegraph Travel's safari expert. Tsavo means "The Place …

Ancient Human-Chimp Link Pushed Back Millions of Years

Older male chimps sped evolution and reset era of our last common ancestor with apes.<p>Humanity's genetic split from an ape-like ancestor came about 13 million years ago, far earlier than the long-supposed era of a common ancestor of early humans and apes, suggests a first study of chimp gene …