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Cell Phones:

International Calling TechnologySee this article for information on how you can skip the cell phone altogether by using Skype or its alternatives.

International Cell Phone GuideThis site gives some options on renting or buying a cheap cell phone for travel.

Mobile Phones in EuropeA travel expert explains the complexities of using a cell phone in Europe.

Slow Travel: Cell Phones in EuropeThis site outlines the choices available for Americans who want to use a cell phone in Europe.

TelestialRent or buy an internationally capable cell phone, SIM card, or calling card.

Internet Emergencies:

Bluetooth Dial-Up Networking with VZAccess ManagerHow to use web-enabled cell phones as modems for PC's with Bluetooth capability.

How Do I Use My Blackberry as a Modem with a Mac?This site explains how to get a Mac to connect to the internet via Blackberry.

Use Your Cell Phone as a Modem for Your PCAn overview of what it takes to link a web-enabled cell phone to a computer.

Photos on the Fly:

Eye-Fi WirelessGet an SD card for your camera that doubles as a wireless broadcaster for your phone.

PhixrA free online photo fixer for quick touch-ups.

Photoshop.comGo online to fix your photos before you make them public.

Places with Free Wi-Fi:

Free Wi-Fi SpotDirectory of free internet access points.

Panera BreadPanera also has free wifi. Use this site to find the closest location to you.

Perkins Restaurant & BakeryFind Perkins Restaurants across the U.S. and Canada. They have free wifi, and are open 24 hours in some locations.

Traveling Computers:

The Best NetbooksAn article by the business travel columnist for reviewing netbooks.

The Net(book) EffectA CNET review of mini-laptops.