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The Best Portable Wi-Fi Router / Repeater

A portable Wi-Fi router can be a very handy thing to have when traveling. If you happen to get a room that has a poor Wi-Fi signal, a portable router will allow you to create a wireless access point right in your room from the Ethernet cable provided for internet access — assuming there is [...]

Can’t Load Gmail on your Kindle?

If you have an E-Ink version of the Kindle, such as the Kindle Touch or Kindle Keyboard (formerly known as the Kindle 3), and you occasionally use the built-in “experimental” browser to check your Gmail, you may want to see if you can still load the Gmail website. It seems that Google that has recently made some [...]

Flashlights for Travel: Ultra Light and Ultra Bright

One item which should definitely be on your pack list, especially if you’re headed to a country like India where power outages can occur almost daily, is a flashlight. Even if the power is working fine, you may need a flashlight to light your path after the sun goes down. If you haven’t bought a flashlight [...]

The Irony of My Citi Account Getting Hacked

As has been widely reported, credit card and banking giant Citi announced it’s network was hacked and that the personal data of thousands of customers may have been accessed, including names, phone numbers, email addresses and, most importantly, credit card numbers. Unlike most people, however, I didn’t hear about this from the media – I [...]

The Best MP3 Player: The Sansa Clip+

If you’re looking for a way to play a sizable chunk of your music library on the run in a device with minimal size and weight, look no further than the Sansa Clip+. The Sansa Clip has been around for years now and has garnered a reputation as having top notch audio quality in a [...]

Give Up the Bottle – Grab a SteriPEN

While a rural Australian town may be the first to ban the sale of bottled water, whichever side of the great bottled water debate you fall on, there is an undeniable fact about drinking bottled water when traveling in developing countries: your empty bottles are almost certainly not being recycled, and instead destroying the beauty [...]

Free Translation Dictionary for Mobile Phones

If you’re traveling to a country where they speak another language, one thing that’s always handy to have with you is a translation dictionary for looking up unfamiliar words. In the past, this often meant carrying at a pocket dictionary, which required either stuffing it into your pocket or carrying a bag, neither option always [...]