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Travel Tech for a Great Vacation

You search for the best airfares and flight times on Kayak. You hop over to Hotels.com or maybe Airbnb to find a place to stay. And now you don't even have to power off your phone or tablet for take-off. Technology is powering travel like never before. But there's still something nice about tucking a guidebook into your bag, and unplugging enough to actually enjoy the vacation. Tech Tuesday explores favorite apps and devices for an efficient -- and relaxing -- trip.

Apps To Help Your Travel

Truphone App: Lets users make free international calls over Wi-Fi, 3G and 4G to other app users. If they aren't users, you can still call at reduced rates.

Hotels.com: Hotel deals around the world, including via the Hotels.com app.

Fast and Furious: A Snapshot of Today’s Mobile Booker

Hotel Tonight: Hotels give their unsold rooms to Hotel Tonight, which in turn makes the rooms available to its users at a discounted price.


Kayak.com: The site and app allows users to compare several travel sites for hotel, flight and car deals, among others.

Flight Aware : Offers free flight tracking services for private and commercial air traffic.


Kentucky Boy Solves Rubik's Cube In Record Time

A 14-year-old boy from Lexington, Ky., has solved a Rubik's Cube in less than five seconds. As Guinness World Records declares this a record-breaker, we hear how NPR covered a Rubik's Cube competition in 1981.
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Recipes Get A Makeover With GIFs, Science, And Emojis

On Food Wednesday, we explore the new ways recipes are being presented, with everything from GIFs to scientific method.

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International Military Action In Syria

French President Hollande meets with President Obama in Washington to seek additional U.S. support in the fight against ISIS in Syria, and NATO holds an emergency meeting over the downed Russian fighter jet: An update on international military strategy in Syria.


Used Rocket Is A New Breakthrough For Blue Origin's Space Plan

Blue Origin, the space company founded by Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos, has sent a craft past the edge of space and then landed its rocket safely – and vertically — in Texas.

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