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Like to bike? Map your route with this app

A new app aimed at providing accurate information on the best cycle routes around the world promises to be every pedal-pusher’s best friend. The no-nonsense CycleMap app is the brainchild of Olivier Carbonneau, who together with David Boudreault decided to create a single, free smartphone app for cyclists after Carbonneau realised that the .pdf cycle maps available for his hometown of Quebec City …

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Sadie HaleLike to bike? Map your route with this app
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8 affordable ways to decorate your home with Instagram

Instagram keeps getting better and better. What with the improved editing controls in the latest update, Kimye’s wedding photo splash and more than 75 million photos uploaded daily, it continues to be the reigning image sharing app of choice. As its popularity has grown, options for turning your favourite Instagram photos into tangible items to decorate your home have increased. It’s sad …

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Laura Kidd8 affordable ways to decorate your home with Instagram
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Made.com launches Unboxed, a ‘social showroom’ for nosey parkers

If you’re an interior design voyeur connoisseur, Made has just made your dreams come true with its new tool, Unboxed, which the company describes as a ‘social showroom’. The next best thing to rolling up to a fabulously glam person’s house, sneaking through the dog flap, and snapping phone pics of their decor, it also comes with far less chance …

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Diane ShipleyMade.com launches Unboxed, a ‘social showroom’ for nosey parkers
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The brilliant camping stove that boils water and charges your phone at the same time

The days of flat phone batteries on camping trips are over, thanks to the BioLite CampStove. Not only does it boil water like a regular camping stove, but it simultaneously enables you to charge any USB-compatible phone. The nifty little device is any minimalist camper’s dream: it’s conveniently small, self-contained and simple to use. It comes with a double-ended USB cable and firelighters …

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Sadie HaleThe brilliant camping stove that boils water and charges your phone at the same time
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You can rent a bike wherever you go with Spinlister

Bicycles can be rented in thousands of cities across the world from someone just like you, as a result of peer-to-peer sharing website Spinlister. With a similar vibe to popular short-term lodger site Airbnb, Spinlister also allows you to rent surfboards, skis and snowboarding equipment from regular folk in over 100 different countries. The web design is intuitive, simple to …

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Sadie HaleYou can rent a bike wherever you go with Spinlister
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Top 10 wall decals to refresh your living space

Our homes are a visual representation of our personality, for better or for worse, but there’s always something trying to get in the way of true expression – landlords, partners, or the fear of messing it up. Unless you attended art school, chances are you’re not 100% sure what colours go together and while there are some impressively crafty people out there sharing …

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Laura KiddTop 10 wall decals to refresh your living space
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This (fake) Coelux window recreates sunlight from different places around the globe

There’s been a lot of press in recent months about the smart light bulbs we can now use to fill our homes with everything from warm, ambient lighting to vivid flashing colours all with a touch of a button (or a swipe of our phones). But we love this slightly different twist from window manufacturer Coelux. The innovative company is …

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Becca CaddyThis (fake) Coelux window recreates sunlight from different places around the globe
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5 things you need to know about Google Nest

With Apple announcing its HomeKit connected home initiative earlier this month, it was only a matter of time before Google responded with its own plans for one of its latest acquisitions, Nest. But what exactly is Google Nest and how could it change your life?  1) GOOGLE WANT TO CONTROL YOUR HOME Google bought Nest earlier for this year for …

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Chris Price5 things you need to know about Google Nest
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Eat cake (and more): introducing Dr Oetker’s edible cupcake case

There are spotted ones, sparkly ones, intricate and elaborate ones – but until now, there’s never been an edible cupcake case. Designed by German baked goods brand Dr Oetker, these sweet-tasting, edible cupcake cases simplify the baking and eating processes. Now you can make, bake and eat your creations all in the same wrapper! The cases are super-convenient as they’re …

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Sadie HaleEat cake (and more): introducing Dr Oetker’s edible cupcake case
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Our top 10 coffee makers and machines for a stylish caffeine hit

Ah, coffee. Bringer of energy, enthusiasm, productivity… And, yes, a shaky, tear-filled meltdown mid-afternoon if you have too much. But that’s all the more reason to make your morning cup of caffeinated nectar one to savour. With all the coffee makers and machines on offer, there’s sure to be something that fits your taste and budget. Here are some of …

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Diane ShipleyOur top 10 coffee makers and machines for a stylish caffeine hit
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Cool 60s portable record player revived by Steepletone

In case you hadn’t noticed there is a bit of a vinyl revival going on. And if you are one of those who have invested in new albums or been combing your local Oxfam for bargains, you might want to take a look at this. It is a reproduction of a 60s portable turntable and has just been issued by …

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Ashley NorrisCool 60s portable record player revived by Steepletone