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Outside's Best Travel Photography: July 2014

Photo: Jeff Johnson<p>In the fall of 2007, photographer Jeff Johnson's life-changing journey—which would eventually become the film and book <i>180 Degrees South</i>—began on El Capitan's North American Wall.<p>Photo: Mark Clinton<p>Turns out clear skies and stunning camp spots are just a short drive from …

Adventure Travel

Remote Control Your Friends With Video App Sup

“It makes what’s on Snapchat look old”. That’s the glowing review one teen gave Sup, a new app that lets you video stream your life to a friend 10-seconds at a time. But the hook is that they tell you what direction to turn or walk, morphing you into a video game they’re playing. Built by the fled …

New App Aims to Help You Avoid “Sketchy” Areas

There’s a new app in town, and this one wants to help you avoid finding yourself in dangerous situations. Actually, the app wants to help you avoid areas that you or other smartphone users might think are “sketchy.”<p>SketchFactor is, according to Crain’s New York, “a Manhattan-based navigation app …

This App Only Has One Button, But That Button Gets You Pizza

There's a new app that gives you exactly what you've always wanted: quick and easy access to pizza.<p>Five 19-year-old boys from Brooklyn, with help from a responsible adult, have made it easier than ever to score some sweet sweet 'za. Their app, Push For Pizza, makes said 'za available with a single …

EyeEm Is A Beautiful Photography App With Creative Competitions And Lucrative Prizes

"We thought a lot about the first impression," Markus Spiering, EyeEm's chief product officer and general manager who is also Flickr's former head of product, told Business Insider. "With a photograph app, it should focus on photography — big bold images. But it should also find the right balance …

Shark Week is huge, and that's kind of a problem

Sharks have come a long way since the menacing deep-sea creature days of 1975's <i>Jaws</i>.<p>They're even <i>more</i> menacing!<p>Or so it seems, as Discovery Channel kicks off its 27th annual Shark Week with more sensational shows, more social media and more pop-culture buzz than ever before.<p>A campy Rob Lowe promo …

Shark Week 2014 Schedule Released Online; When To Watch Discovery Channel Episodes Starting August 10

Shark Week is back! And according to reports, the 2014 season of the hit Discovery Channel series will be bringing even more bloody drama to the …

Pictures of the Week 8.7.14

China earthquake death toll rises

The death toll from the earthquake that hit China's south-western province of Yunnan rose to nearly 600 people on Wednesday.<p>Rescue efforts in the remote region, where the 6.1-magnitude quake struck on Sunday, were badly hampered by traffic and landslides blocking roads.<p>Residents said school …

JK Rowling's Fantastic Beasts to shoot in UK at home of Harry Potter

JK Rowling's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is to shoot in the UK at Warner Bros's complex in Leavesden, Hertfordshire.<p>The announcement was made by the culture secretary, Sajid Javid, at a creative industries event in London and subsequently confirmed by the Hollywood studio on Thursday. …