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Chat off the grid: goTenna lets you send texts without cellular service

Towers schmowers! This portable RF antenna lets your phone work like a walkie-talkie, sending messages and GPS coordinates with no cellular connection required.

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7 essential apps for international road warriors

Grab your passport and take to the skies! These handy apps will make sure you can stay organized and get your work done from anywhere, even without a network connection.

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Seven hiking apps for hitting the trails

Strap on your hiking boots and use these apps to help pack supplies, find routes, and stay safe.

U.K. follows TSA's lead, bans uncharged electronic devices from some flights

If you're flying to, or even through, the U.K. this summer make sure your devices have a full battery before you land.

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TSA to put mobile phones, other electronic devices under higher scrutiny

Electronic devices that cannot be turned on will not be allowed onboard aircraft, according to new U.S. rules

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Study: FAA's ruling on smartphones during takeoff has had little impact

Airlines have seen almost no increase in the use of smartphones, tablets, and laptops among passengers since the Federal Aviation Administration ruled in October that they are now allowed to do so during takeoff and landing. But that's likely to change over time.

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Expedia to begin accepting Bitcoin for hotel reservations

Bitcoin's march towards the mainstream continues.

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Staff Picks: FlightTrack 5 is a first-class flight tracking app

If you need to keep tabs on flights of your own or others, you can't do much better than FlightTrack 5. It looks great, is packed with features, and doesn't even charge you for extra bags.

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Change the voice your Android phone uses for navigation

If you're looking for a voice that's slightly less robotic when your phone is helping you navigate, this TechTip will help.

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How to change the voice on your Android phone

The option is in the phone's accessibility menu

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How to make Google Now your best travel buddy

Google’s predictive Google Now service can pull out essential travel details from Gmail to keep you sane when out of town.

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