| Nov 22, 2011
| 1:08 PM
Ever since the first homework was assigned at the University of Oxford in 1167, the stellar graduates of British universities have influenced Western civilization. But that doesn't mean that Britain's three oldest college towns are stodgy. Though you...
| Dec 6, 2011
| 12:32 PM
Copenhagen is a thriving metropolis and the main attraction in Denmark. But a trip here isn't complete without a swing through the cute Danish countryside. In less than two hours, you can time-travel from modern Copenhagen to a 10th-century Viking ship,...
| Jun 17, 2011
| 1:33 PM
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, which marks its first birthday today, has established an enthusiastic theme park following, the kind seen for the books and films featuring a boy wizard created by author J.K. Rowling.
Visitors to Universal's...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 4:46 PM
PowerSketch (Free; iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch)
What it is: Image filters and effects that easily make your travel photos and videos look like sketches.
How it works: Tap the magic wand icon to choose from one of 12 effects or to choose no effect....
| May 8, 2012
| 7:41 PM
Viddy (free, iOS 4.2 or later)
What it is: An app to capture, embellish and share short videos. It's the equivalent of video Twitter, but instead of a 140-character tweet, Viddy lets you share 15-second videos across your social network.
How it works:...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 6:21 PM
Name: SuperTooth HD
What it is: A Bluetooth speakerphone with noise-cancellation technology, voice-activated features, two speakers with 5-watt audio output and a 5.4-watt amplifier for clear hands-free calls. SuperTooth HD is designed to keep your...
| Jan 3, 2012
| 1:06 PM
iTrailMap 3D ($4.99, iOS)
What it is: Three-dimensional trail maps for hundreds of resorts and ski areas worldwide. Available without an Internet connection, so they're perfect for skiers, boarders and hikers out on the trail.
| Feb 7, 2012
| 5:23 PM
My City Way USA (free; iOS)
What it is: Travel-related apps covering 37 cities, each city with its own collection of restaurant finder, tour info, transit schedules, crime reports, dog park locators and more.
How it works: Choose a city, from Atlanta to...
| Jun 7, 2011
| 2:41 PM
OAK RIDGE, Tenn.—The poster's hush-hush tone said it all: "What you see here, what you do here, what you hear here, when you leave here, let it stay here."
Here in the rolling hills of eastern Tennessee, America built one of three secret cities...
| Dec 11, 2011
The first rule of skiing: There are no friends on a powder day. Technology has infiltrated every corner of our lives, but really, the idea of tweeting my snow stashes is sacrilege.
In the spirit of keeping up with the technology, however, I set aside...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 7:19 AM
Universal Orlando marked the anniversary of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter with a confetti-streamers-butterbeer moment at 9:23 a.m. on Saturday -- one year after it officially opened last spring at Islands of Adventure theme park. Universal is...
| Jun 22, 2011
| 8:57 AM
Universal Orlando revealed its mobile application designed for theme-park guests to use in Universal CityWalk, Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure, home of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
The Universal Orlando app, available as a free...