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Tutorial | How to Get Past Breaking Waves

For beginning SUP surfers, the toughest challenge of all is simply making it out to the lineup. You can’t duck dive or turtle, which makes even the …

Extreme Sports

How to Set Up All the Tech in Your Home So Family and Guests Don't Hate You

You’ve got your smart home tech and other gadgets all set up just so, but if you have a family or steady stream of guests passing through, you might …

Google Home

5 of the Most Useful Apps To Organize and Store Travel Photos

You’ve arrived home from an epic trip and it’s back to the daily grind. If you’re anything like us here at <i>TPG</i>, dealing with the 3,751 photos taken …

Apps

Gmail’s new ‘Confidential Mode’ locks down sensitive messages

Gmail is getting a gorgeous redesign on the web, which will include a bunch of awesome new features. One of those is a “Confidential Mode” for sensitive messages, which prevents them from being forwarded, downloaded, printed, and more.<p>Sometimes we send emails that we wouldn’t want anyone but the …

Apps

The 9 most touristy places in Iceland – and where to go instead

To say that Iceland has become a popular destination is an understatement. The country of less than 350,000 inhabitants got 1.8 million foreign …

European Travel

Ecotourism in Costa Rica Is Putting Wildlife at Risk

Ecotourism has been a positive force in some ways, but native species like the jaguar, sloth, and howler monkey are losing ground to development.<p>Just over a year ago, a surf competition on the southern tip of Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast—home of the famous Salsa Brava reef break, which produces …

Central America

A Guide to Smart Gardening

Who needs a green thumb when you have gadgets?<p>As spring rapidly approaches in the northern hemisphere, our thoughts return to the garden—and how to …

Gardening

How to change your DNS to see if Cloudflare can speed up your internet

A couple days ago, Cloudflare launched its own DNS service at 1.1.1.1, promising that consumers would enjoy greater privacy and potentially faster internet if they switched over from their ISP’s default. Now, those speed differences might not be significant or noticeable enough to the point of …

Information Security

Protect your privacy online with these data-guarding browser extensions

How to fight web trackers.<p>We all know that Facebook and other companies collect data about us. But that's the tip of the iceberg. Web trackers, on everything from shopping sites to social networks, follow your online activities every time you dip a digital toe into the internet. These advertisers …

Privacy

With 5 Quick Clicks You Can See All the Data Facebook Has on You (I Was Truly Stunned by What I Found)

It takes just five short steps to download the entire archive. You probably want to do it immediately.<p><i>(Update: Facebook says it's changing how you can access and change your privacy settings. Details are here.)</i><p>Tough times for Facebook--and they're only getting worse. The FTC is investigating, the …

Social Media

The chairman of PwC said that after surveying more than 1,200 CEOs, he believes there are 4 things every CEO must do

For the past two decades, professional services giant PricewaterhouseCoopers has been surveying more than 1,000 CEOs around the world each year.<p>Over the past few surveys, it's become clear that a growing number of CEOs are concluding that maximizing quarterly growth is not the path to sustainable, …

CEOs

The NEEO universal remote is a modern Logitech Harmony alternative

The advanced universal remote market is not a very crowded market. In fact, for a while now, Logitech’s Harmony line has been pretty much the only game in town. Newcomer NEEO wants to upset that monopoly with its new NEEO Remote and NEEO Brain combo ($369), which is a system that can connect to …

Home Automation

Want to build a gaming PC for under $1,000? Here’s how we did it [Video]

When it comes to PC gaming, most people think it’s an unattainable dream. Some think that building even a budget gaming system will still run $2,000 or more. Well, that’s not true at all. We set out to build a affordable gaming and productivity computer for right around $1,000 and did just that.<p>Now …

Computer Hardware

The 12 Best Hiking Boots and Shoes of 2018

From fleet-footed trail runners to midcuts that bash through the worst scree with ease, these 12 pairs can handle any conditions nature dreams …

This Little Device Got Me Through All of My Solo 20 Milers

Remember the iPod Shuffle? This is just like that. Only better.<p><i>Whether it’s a favorite pair of shoes, a beloved set of mittens, or even a trusty thermos, we’ve all fallen in love with products that makes our running lives better. With</i> <i>Man, I Just Love This…</i> <i>we at Runner’s World have decided to share</i> …

Marathons

‘I made Steve Bannon’s psychological warfare tool’: meet the data war whistleblower

For more than a year we’ve been investigating Cambridge Analytica and its links to the Brexit Leave campaign in the UK and Team Trump in the US presidential election. Now, 28-year-old Christopher Wylie goes on the record to discuss his role in hijacking the profiles of millions of Facebook users in …

Cambridge Analytica

Weekend Trail-Running Gear Round Up

<b>Trail Tested: UltrAspire Momentum Hydration Vest</b><p>Weight: 7.2 oz<p>Price: $79.95<p><b>First Impressions:</b><p>Upon receiving the UltrAspire Momentum Hydration Vest, …

Golf Plus Apple Watch app aims to replace expensive golf swing analyzer gear

A lot of people argue that apps on the Apple Watch are completely and utterly useless —insisting that complications are the true potential behind Apple Watch. However, the app Golf Plus wants to buck that trend by potentially replacing your high-end golf analyzing gear with Apple Watch.<p>The watchOS …

4 smart home upgrades you won't believe are this easy to install

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>If you spend hours on a project that'll only save you a few seconds a day, you're working harder rather than smarter.<p>Thankfully, there are …

Home Automation

UX Case Study: Lumosity Mobile App

Nobody can critique a user experience quite like a UX designer, but video game enthusiasts certainly get close. After all, game designers are a …

UI Design

Did a Ski Boot Company Just Perfect the Hiking Boot?

Everyone who’s ever worn ski boots knows that they’re not exactly comfortable, in fact, when they fit <i>correctly</i> they’re often painful. That’s because …

This Crazy Motion Detection System is Like Something Out of The Future, But You Can Get it Right Now

<i>Boy Genius Report</i> has found an innovative new motion detection system that works using Wi-Fi signals to keep your home safe and secure. Find out more …

Smart Homes

How To Protect Your Privacy On Your Smart Home Devices

Smart speakers are cool, convenient and fun to use, but when it comes to privacy, they leave a lot to be desired. If you own an Amazon Echo, a Google …

Google Home

Here's the Advice I Give All of Our First Time Founders

Aaron Patzer had come to a crossroads. He knew he was onto something with Mint — but he realized he couldn’t be a successful CEO and also run product …

Hung Up

Betterment Tested Three Performance Management Systems So You Don't Have To

Last year, Betterment rolled out the perfect performance management system. "Finally," Founder and CEO Jon Stein thought to himself. "We have it all …

Design Workbook Prepares You For Interviews With Notes From Apple, Google, IDEO

Image provided by Solving Product Design Exercises<p><b>Being a designer,</b> of course, isn’t a theoretical process. It takes thorough real-world practice and …

UX Design

9 All-Inclusive Resorts with a Twist

Clayoquot Wilderness Resort, Vancouver Island, B.C.<p>Located in a temperate rain forest on western Vancouver Island (remote enough to require a …

10 of the most exciting new luxury hotel openings of 2018

The luxury travel industry is booming, with surveys suggesting that travellers are keen to explore more and willing to pay a little extra when …

Napa Valley

Top 10 Life-List Adventures

Raft the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon<p>This is no spur-of-the-moment getaway. You’ll need to book the trip at least six months ahead, take a …

50 most useful Alexa skills

Alexa has a ton of functionality out of the box, but the real magic happens when you dig into the world of third-party skills.<p>Out of the box, Alexa can do an impressive number of things. It can stream Amazon Music or Spotify, control your Philips Hue smart bulbs or anything connected to a …

Smart Homes