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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.

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

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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.

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Domino's Pizza Tests Drone Delivery In New Zealand

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All Mixed Up: What Do We Call People Of Multiple Backgrounds?

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A Cyber-Psychologist Explains How Human Behavior Changes Online

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