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Pushbullet update lets you browse Android and PC files remotely, available to free and Pro account users

Just when you thought Pushbullet couldn’t get more useful, the company has updated its popular cross-platform app to include remote file browsing. With the new update you’ll be able to access files on your phone from your computer, or vice-versa, even if you don’t have one of the devices with you. …

Apps

The Mothers of All Disasters

Massive hurricanes striking Miami or Houston. Earthquakes leveling Los Angeles or Seattle. Deadly epidemics. Meet the “maximums of maximums” that keep emergency planners up at night.<p>For years before Hurricane Katrina, storm experts warned that a big hurricane would inundate the Big Easy. Reporters …

Just Released – A Brand New Edition Of The Best Adventure Cycle Tour Planning Guide On The Planet

The very first edition of Trailblazer’s <i>Adventure Cycle-Touring Handbook</i>, compiled by veteran bicycle traveller Stephen Lord, didn’t just help me plan …

Bicycle Touring

Teenager completes round the world cycle trip

A British teenager raised his arms in triumph in Battersea, south London, on Sunday after completing an 18,000-mile journey that it is believed makes him the youngest person to cycle around the world.<p>Tom Davies, 19, was cheered home by about 100 family, friends and others who had followed updates …

Cycling

Adventurer converts his grandma's van into a mobile home enabling him to live and work on the road - clocking 60,000 miles so far

• <b>Travis Burke, 28, converted his grandma's 1994 Dodge Ram Van to become his dream adventure-mobile</b>• <b><br>He spent 16 months touring around stunning locations</b> …

RVs

Noam Chomsky: Austerity is just class war

The celebrated philosopher and linguist weighs in on Greece’s debt problems and Europe’s egregious response<p>As Greece defaults and faces a referendum this Sunday on a new bailout package, watch Noam Chomsky on Europe’s "savage response" to the pushback against austerity demands. He spoke to …

Wonder-filled trip of a lifetime along the Alaska Highway

<i>Three friends, an RV and a thirst to explore: Welcome to the ultimate road trip along the Alaska Highway. No billboards or motels, just 3,000 miles of glorious wilderness, scenery and memories.</i><p>We crossed the border into Canada in a driving rain at 11 p.m. on June 1. I didn't want to think about the …

RVs

53 Books You Won't Be Able To Put Down

What happens next? There's only one way to find out.<p><i>Some entries have been lightly edited for clarity and length.</i>

Books

The China Bubble Is Going to Burst

It’s no longer a question of whether China’s stock-market rally is a bubble, but when the bubble will burst.<p>That’s the refrain from a growing number …

Stock Markets

Toxic algae bloom off West Coast might be largest ever

A toxic algae bloom in the Pacific Ocean stretching from California north to B.C. might be the largest ever detected off the West Coast, according to …

My Beautiful Broken Brain review - moving study of life after stroke

My Beautiful Broken Brain is the story of stroke patient Lotje Sodderland. Sodderland suffered a catastrophic brain haemorrhage in 2011 at the age of 34; eight days later she contacted filmmaker Sophie Robinson to ask her to help document the aftermath. The pair initially filmed 150 hours of …

The Brain

Couple celebrates retirement with an around the world bicycle adventure

On Sept. 30, 2014, after a 40-year career in industrial construction, my husband, Eric, age 64 (I’m 54), retired. The next day at 7:30 a.m., we shut …

The World's Largest Sovereign Wealth Fund Will No Longer Invest in Coal Companies | VICE News

<b>VICE News is closely tracking global environmental change. Check out the Tipping Point blog here.</b><p>Norway's $880 billion pension fund will be divesting from companies that are significantly connected with the coal industry, the country's parliament decided in a vote today. The move means the …

Personal budgets are overrated: Seriously.

Let’s discuss my spending last month.<p>It began with an annual assessment from my co-op that I had completely forgotten about, even though it had …

In Age of Science, Is Religion 'Harmful Superstition'?

God is not only dead, author avers. He never lived. Not to mention the deaths of kids treated with faith instead of science-based medicine.<p>Jerry Coyne, author of <i>Faith vs. Fact: Why Science and Religion Are Incompatible</i>was in high school listening to the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club …

Why Are You Still Washing Your Clothes In Warm Water?

More than 60% of Americans still wash their laundry in warm water. It’s a practice that’s as costly as it is environmentally unfriendly. What’s more, …

Can Ecstasy Replace Xanax?

A new study urges trials of MDMA to treat anxiety in autistic adults, and it's already being tested for PTSD. Is America ready to embrace Molly?<p>In …

Ecstasy (Drug)

Five things you can do to be happier right now

Most people are wrong about the things that will make them happy. Professor Paul Dolan says it's actually quite simple<p>Earning more money; <b>bagging the fabulous job</b> you have always wanted or travelling the world might seem like the <b>key to happiness</b>.<p>But according to happiness expert Prof Paul Dolan, …

Happiness

The human body is marvellous – but it doesn’t have a lifetime guarantee

Your body is far from perfect. You’re the product of millions of years of evolution, but this process doesn’t strive towards “perfection”. In fact, it doesn’t strive towards anything. It just happens: because there are differences between individuals in a species, and some have better chances of …

Imaging

Why 4x4s Are Better In Australia

Australia is filled with poisonous shit that’s constantly trying to kill you. But it’s also filled with the world’s best four-wheel drive vehicles. …

Fortune.com

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Amy Schumer's Bill Cosby sketch, 'The Trial of Bill Cosby,' debuts

Back in April, Amy Schumer revealed that the latest season of <i>Inside Amy Schumer</i> would tackle the rape allegations against Bill Cosby. On Tuesday …

With His New Novel, Paolo Bacigalupi Imagines an Arid Future

The <i>Windup Girl</i> was a killer debut. Set in a post–global-warming-apocalypse Bangkok, Paolo Bacigalupi’s novel about biotech intrigue won science …

Why this woman is living better than you

THIS is one woman who is living the dream. After becoming fed up with the routine, she decided to change everything in her world. And nothing could …

Time I

Bob Rennie urges Vancouverites to give up on single family home dream

Real estate magnate Bob Rennie says young Vancouverites should let go of their dream of owning a single-family detached home in the city and embrace …

The 25 Best Road Cycling Routes in America

There are 4,092,730 miles of public road in America. It’s the most extensive road network in the world, a great tangled mass of pavement, dirt, …

Hiking

Here's What's on Bill Gates' Summer Reading List

The richest man in the world still makes time to squeeze in a good book now and then.<p>Bill Gates—he of the $79 billion net worth, per <i>Forbes</i>—released …

The 7 best bike routes in the world

They say you never forget how to ride a bike, but what about bike rides that are unforgettable?<p>It's National Bike Week, a great excuse to hop on a …

Blueprint for a Better Human Body

People who wear and design prosthetics are rethinking the form of our species.<p>When Elizabeth Wright smacks her right leg on a table, she says “ow.” That’s only interesting if you know one more thing: that her right leg is made out of carbon fiber and metal. It’s also part of her. “It is my right …

The apocalypse is coming — is the human race even worth saving? Neal Stephenson ponders the big questions in “Seveneves”

In the SF master’s new post-post-apocalyptic epic, humanity is reduced to eight women after the moon explodes<p>Every post-apocalyptic tale is a utopian dream in disguise, which makes our current cultural obsession with the theme — from TV series like “The Walking Dead” to literary fiction like …

Books