Hotel Domestique in the Blue Ridge Mountains: Enticing cyclists, refined palates and those seeking a view to consider a not-so-typical destination

Hotel Domestique in the Blue Ridge Mountains


Traveler’s Rest near Greenville, South Carolina might not top the must-visit lists yet, but retired pro cyclist George Hincapie and his brother Richard are set to change this by sharing their best-kept secret (and also the…

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Adobe charges up to £100 extra for using ‘the wrong browser’

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Read this very carefully, because it could end up saving you a lot of money. If you’re planning to sign up to Adobe’s Creative Cloud subscription plan, you run the danger of using the ‘wrong’ browser. Because we just checked on a Chrome browser on a Mac and it came out as £45.99 per month. Yet when we went to the same site through Firefox or Safari, it cost £37.99 per month. 







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Send Doodles with Inkboard App: Transforming the iOS 8 keyboard into a set of pens and markers—when emojis just won’t cut it

Send Doodles with Inkboard App


App extensions, Apple’s newest feature on iOS 8, have opened up the floodgates for third-party keyboard apps (many of which have been available for some time on Android phones). While the recently launched recordOutboundLink(this,…

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Retailers are disabling NFC readers to shut out Apple Pay

There’s a lot of hype around Apple Pay right now, but not everyone is on board with the new mobile payments system. In fact, a significant number of merchants, including heavyweights like Walmart, Kmart, 7-Eleven, and Best Buy, are in outright competition with Apple Pay. The retailers, through a joint venture formed in 2012, are building their own mobile payment app, called CurrentC. It’s expected to launch next year. In the meantime, these retailers have no intention to support Apple Pay.

Following Apple’s announcement last month, both Wal-Mart and Best Buy confirmed to The Wall Street Journal that customers would not be able to use the system in their stores. Earlier this week, a leaked internal memo from Rite Aid revealed that the…

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What I Love About Movies: Film magazine Little White Lies surveys 50 notable industry people, from the Coen Brothers to Philip Seymour Hoffman, on their motivations in this new book

What I Love About Movies


Since 2005, Little White Lies has been a unique creative read for film buffs seeking something besides hype. Dedicating each issue largely to a single film, the bi-monthly indie publication broadens the conversation beyond just reviews…

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The 28 best tools for choosing a colour scheme

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The web is absolutely chock-full of colour scheme tools that promise to help you reach colour nirvana. Not all tools are created the same, though, and many are no more than basic rip-offs of the more popular or useful offerings. So to make things easier, we’ve rounded up some of the best tools for choosing colour schemes available today. They’ll help save you having to sort the wheat from the chaff and enter colour heaven…







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Caicifang: A New Life for Ancient Porcelain: Salvaging precious shards of history to bring a taste of tradition to contemporary design

Caicifang: A New Life for Ancient Porcelain


Since the beginning of last century, when the Qing dynasty was in its final years, China had a tradition of recovering old fragments of precious ceramic. In 1902, in the bustling commercial area south of Beijing’s Forbidden City, several workshops were already…

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Doctors transplanted ‘dead hearts’ into three patients, and it worked

Two months ago, doctors in Australia transplanted a “dead heart” — a heart that had stopped beating inside a donor’s chest — into a 57-year-old woman, reports the BBC. The operation, which has been deemed success, was unlike any other, because for the first time, it didn’t involve a brain-dead donor who’s heart was still beating.

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Link About It: This Week’s Picks : Frank Gehry tells off contemporary architecture, Google maps the desert on camelback and Marcel the Shell returns in our weekly look at the web

Link About It: This Week's Picks


1. Google Desert View While a robot-operated car is Google’s vehicle of choice for mapping streets, a 10-year-old camel named Raffia is doing the job of mapping the Liwa Desert in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Equipped with…

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ASSEMBLE XII: A Sonic Experiment at the Ace Hotel: The avant-garde collective gathers for another explosive, one-of-a-kind performance in NYC

ASSEMBLE XII: A Sonic Experiment at the Ace Hotel


It’s CMJ week in NYC, meaning the streets are flooded with thousands of artists vying for attention. In a festival that offers more music than anyone can possibly endure, avant-garde performance experiment ,…

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