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The Importance of Your Knife and a Backup Bug out Bag

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British Army under fire for 'racist' tweet that showed a soldier with black face-paint

The British Army has apologised after posting an image of a soldier with a “blacked up” face on social media.<p>The image, published on the Army’s official Twitter account, showed a soldier wearing black face-paint as part of his camouflage in a jungle.<p>The tweet, which was swiftly deleted, was …

Sleeping Bags That Do Double Duty

Snuggle in with your adventure bestie in these two-person sleeping options.<p>Many of us started camping when we were young and very single, and as such, the standard single sleeping bag worked fine. But what happens when you find that perfect adventure partner for life? You get a double sleeping …

Backpacking

Hunting, fishing, and camping retailer Bass Pro Shops is buying Cabela's for $5.5 billion

The outdoor-recreation retailers are expected to close the deal in the first half of 2017.<p>Bass Pro Shops is also launching a new credit-card partnership with a banking subsidiary of Capital One.<p>Guggenheim Securities was Cabela's exclusive financial adviser, and JPMorgan was the sole financial …

The U.S. government has used a section of the Patriot Act after 9/11 to criminalize people of color

Post-9/11, the threat of terrorism has justified detention, incarceration and mass surveillance<p>“Do you have any prejudice against Muslims?” We heard the judge ask a set of questions to each potential juror. To this inquiry, one middle aged white woman said, “Yes.” Judge William Duffey Jr. asked her …

Photos show how the US military trains to succeed in even the harshest climates

Throughout history, many powerful armies were defeated because they were ill-equipped or unprepared for inclement weather.<p>Even the US military has a storied history with the merciless Mother Nature — from the early days of Valley Forge to the Battle of the Bulge, years of fighting in campaigns …

A one-armed Australian robot can build a house four times quicker than a human

The Hadrian 105 robot, named after the Roman emperor who built a wall in ancient Britain, has hit a bricklaying speed of 225 standard brick equivalents per hour, or about half a day's work for a top human bricklayer.<p>To prove it, the company released a time lapse video, showing the robot at work. …

Solar-powered machine turns urine into drinkable water

Scientists from a Belgian university have built a solar-powered machine that can turn urine into drinkable water. They deployed it at a 10-day music and theater festival in central Ghent, Belgium. The experiment was a success as the scientists were able to recover a 1,000 litres of unconsumed …

Developing Countries

Facebook's site should follow Messenger's design language

Changes in Facebook’s site design tend to upset and infuriate users who are used to the way it looks. So it’s understandable that the company treads lightly when it updates its layout.<p>It seems like Facebook is now taking cues from Messenger; the chat windows in the site now look a lot more like the …

News Media

In an 'audacious' move, Australia's banks are taking the fight to Apple

Consider this a bold last stand.<p>Rather than signing up with Apple Pay, a number of Australia's largest banks are instead hoping to force Apple's hand …

Apple Pay

Apple CEO touts future technology amid iPhone worries

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - As iPhone sales declined for the second straight quarter, Apple CEO Tim Cook peeled back the curtain ever so slightly on its work in artificial intelligence and augmented reality, aiming to reassure investors that the company is ready to ride the next wave of …

Tesla opens Gigafactory to expand battery production, sales

SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — It's Tesla Motors' biggest bet yet: a massive, $5 billion factory in the Nevada desert that could nearly double the world's …

‘He Was on My Window With His Gun’: Concealed Carry License Holder Recounts Scary Confrontation That Could Have Ended Much Differently

Joe Lanier says he might not be alive today were it not for his concealed carry license.<p>Lanier, 24, was sitting in his car Wednesday when a 17-year-old packing a gun came up to his window and tried to take his sunglasses. But the Detroit father wasn’t in the mood.<p>“The boy tried to rob me, and I …

Obama's breathtaking Alaska Instagram photos reveal something ominous

President Barack Obama is on a three-day trip to Alaska to bring attention to climate change, and his pictures on the White House Instagram account give us a glimpse of the Last Frontier's stunning natural beauty.<p>Obama is the first sitting president to visit the Alaskan Arctic. He kicked off his …

A Heavier Fork and Knife Might Make Your Next Meal More Enjoyable

<i>MIMI is a Time Inc. property.</i><p>The next time you’re feasting on a delicious meal consider the idea that there may be another variable at play making it …

15 Grilling Gifts You've Never Seen Before

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BBQ

New revenue figures show $50 billion Uber is losing a lot of money

That's not totally surprising, and it certainly doesn't mean the company is in any grave danger.<p>Many tech companies that raise a lot of money aren't profitable, and many go public while they're in the red. Just look at Amazon.<p>But the documents that Biddle obtained, which appear to show Uber's …

Apple Stock: Why Are Investors Losing Confidence?

Judge rejects class action status in suit over Apple's iMessage

Apple got a partial victory this week in a lawsuit over text messages.<p>In a ruling handed down Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh said that a lawsuit accusing Apple of not delivering text messages sent from iOS devices to Android devices could not proceed as a class action suit, Bloomberg …

Android Phones

Facebook introduces Live for Mentions, a live-streaming tool for celebrities only

Basics need not apply<p>The live-streaming wars that began this year with the unexpected popularity of Meerkat and continued with Twitter's launch of Periscope have a big new entrant. Facebook today announced the release of Live for Mentions, a feature inside its VIP-only Mentions app that allows …

Google And Samsung Will Now Release Monthly OTA Android Security Updates

Earlier today, Samsung announced that it would now provide security patches for its Android devices “about once per month.” In addition to Samsung, Google also today announced a similar program for its Nexus devices. Both Samsung and Google will release these security patches as over-the-air …

Dem Presidential Candidate Martin O’Malley to Call for an Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley will call for a constitutional amendment to protect voting rights in response to state laws he said are meant to suppress the vote.<p>“Last year, Republican state legislators in 29 states introduced more than 80 restrictive bills to require a photo ID, …

Can Joe Biden beat Hillary Clinton?

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Joe Biden might run for president -- but his own relationships and political chops are the only elements of a campaign he has in place right now.<p>Amid questions about Hillary Clinton's authenticity, the vice president's aides and associates see his gaffe-prone, yet honest …

Government

Does owning a gun make you safer?

The United States has the most heavily armed civilian population in the First World; our homes contain enough firearms for every man, woman and child.<p>Why do so many Americans own guns? The main reason, according to surveys, is protection. Advocates argue that guns in the home both deter crime …

End Time Headlines

The GOP civil war has quietly exploded back into the open — and it could get nastier than ever

It marked perhaps the most bombastic challenge to House Speaker John Boehner's (R-Ohio) leadership, and another point at which long-simmering tensions within the Republican caucus have exploded out into the open.<p>Meadows introduced a resolution on Tuesday that aims to force Boehner from his post. …

Are We Being Forced Into A "Second American Civil War"… If So, Who Will Win?

<i>Submitted by Mac Slavo of SHTFplan.com</i><p><b>Are We Being Forced Into a “Second American Civil War”… If So, Who Will Win?</b><p>A culture war has been stirred …