TRAVEL BLOG

Samsung reportedly working on quantum dot OLED TV hybrid

When it comes to cutting-edge modern TV technologies, you’ve got quantum dots, and you’ve got OLED. One promises mind-blowingly rich colors, the other mind-blowingly rich contrast ratios.  Combining these two technologies would be a great step, and according to a recent report in a Korean tech site (ETNews, via FlatpanelsHD), that’s exactly what Samsung is […]

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The Travel Tips Issue

A collection of travel tips and techniques, including a round-table discussion between the five writers who have served as Frugal Traveler columnists, suggestions for packing for long-term travel from our 52 Places Traveler, and ideas for tech gear, insurance and more. The five writers who have contributed to the Frugal Traveler column over the last […]

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Minpaku law could leave tourists to Japan without beds

There’s been much talk about the new minpaku (private lodging) law that went into effect June 15. For several years now, minpaku owners have operated in a gray zone, renting out their spare rooms and houses via online accommodation websites such as Airbnb while Japanese authorities tried to figure out what to make of the […]

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Take a Photo Here

The day after I explored the Roman Forum online, I visited it in person. I was just as interested in the ruins as in confirming my intuition about the organization of the site. And it had been “archaeologized” in just the way I guessed. When you enter the site, coming in through gates at the […]

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