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Tips for keeping strangers off your Wi-Fi network

Give digital trespassers the boot.<p>You don't want neighbors or passers-by stealing your Wi-Fi any more than you want them stealing your water, electricity, or carefully curated collection of Blu-ray movies. In fact it's more serious than that—if someone can hook on to the same network as you, it …

Australian couple make $2.5 million delivering hard-to-get American products

Chan rattles off a number of products that despite being launched in the US, haven't officially landed on these shores. These include virtual and …

Virtual Reality

5 secrets to finding deals on Amazon

It might be easier to ask, “Who among us does <i>not</i> use Amazon.com?” Let me tell you, shopping on Amazon the right way is more than clicking items and loading up your cart. Once you learn a few tricks, you’ll find sales and price cuts that you never imagined possible. Here are five insider secrets to …

Shopping

How safe is your smart home? 4 best devices that will shield your house against hackers

Protect your smart home against all threats using these smart home firewall protection devices.<p>It's a whole new era for technology. People are …

Build a Slick Little Miniature Weather Display Perfect for a Desk or Wall

Need an upgrade to that boring old thermometer outside the kitchen window? Adafruit put together a guide for a wonderfully compact little battery …

Avalon: Contemporary Modular Home with Green Roof and Sustainable Style

Sustainable design is not always about high-tech gadgets and cutting-edge technology, and it is often intuitive and eco-friendly architecture that …

Green Roofs

I want a smart home. What’s the simplest way to start?

Recode’s Kara Swisher and The Verge’s Lauren Goode and Dan Seifert discuss on Too Embarrassed to Ask.<p>If you want to automate your home with “smart home” gadgets, and you’re not a super-geek, watch out. Incautious consumers, like one listener who wrote into <b>Too Embarrassed to Ask</b>, may buy devices …

Smart Homes

Holiday Gift Guide: 76 Gift Ideas for Hikers, Campers, and Outdoor Adventurers

by Austin Campbell November 22, 2016<p>Gift Ideas for the Adventurers in Your Life<p>Finding the perfect gift is hard, but don't worry we've made it easy …

7 Filters for Making Clean Drinking Water in a Snap

When high-quality H2O is a must, turn to these tools.<p>Whether you're backpacking through remote locations, visiting a foreign country, or surviving the apocalypse, having access to clean drinking water is vital for staying healthy.<p>Even when water looks clean, it can be rife with bacteria, …

The tragic miscommunications that led to the bombing of Pearl Harbor

Japan and the U.S. tried, but failed, to reach an understanding<p>When Japanese civilians learned their navy had bombed the U.S. fleet at Pearl Harbor, …

New Atlas

In an effort to combat poaching, drone technology has been paired with software and techniques used by astronomers in a system designed to …

North Carolina State University

How to Secure Your Home Before Leaving for the Holidays Photos

It’s an unfortunate truth that the holiday season often brings with it a slew of home break-ins and burglaries. Pricey gifts, package deliveries, and traveler-vacated houses make for a seemingly perfect formula for crimes of opportunity. With the rise of ever-more sophisticated home technology, …

Portable Hammock Stands for Camping by Derek Hansen

<i>No trees for that hammock? No problem.</i><p>This is irony: I’m a hammock camping <i>fanatic</i>, surrounded by the largest contiguous Ponderosa Pine forest in …

Camping
Bike Lanes

Build your grab-and-go car camping kit

I’d been shuffling through plastic bins in the back of the van for 45 minutes when I reluctantly came to the conclusion that I’d forgotten the …

Music Festivals

Best Survival Knife of 2017 - Survival Knife Reviews

Surviving out in the wild can prove to be one of the toughest things you will ever do in your life. It would be even harder, without the right gear. …

Fix It: How to Repair Your Own Camping and Hiking Gear

Outdoor recreation activities - camping, backpacking, climbing, and the like - bring with them a fair amount of gear. And while it's built to stand …

Camping

10 Smartphone Apps That Improve Your Ride

Ride faster, sleep better, train smarter, and have more fun on the bike with these great cycling apps<p>When you think about training apps for cyclists, a few immediately come to mind, like, Strava, MapMyRide, and Garmin Connect. Those apps are classics for a reason, but they aren't your only good …

Apps

4 Ways Your Tire Pressure Is Wrong

How to dial in the biggest influence on your bike’s ride quality and handling<p>The single biggest performance improvement you can make on your bike isn’t a lighter set of wheels or electronic shifting. In fact, it isn’t an upgrade at all—and it won’t cost you more than some time and, maybe, what …

University of Colorado

5 Bike Trainer Mistakes to Avoid

Get the most out of your indoor riding sessions by avoiding these common errors<p>Cold, darkness, and weather—or all three—can force many of us inside and onto stationary trainers to maintain some semblance of fitness over the winter months. Few of us truly look forward to these rides, but they can be …

Fitness

Why This Man Is Logging 1,000-Mile Rides on a Trainer

Ray Brown is training inside for the Race Across America, with a charitable twist<p>Ray Brown may live in Georgia, but his real home is arguably Watopia, the virtual environment that provides the foundation for social cycling platfrom Zwift. That’s where he racks up the most mileage, has thousands of …

Cycling

How much faster are modern bikes?

You Might Need To Rethink How Many Calories Are in a Pound

New calculator shows that you need to burn more than 3,500 calories to lose a pound<p>You’ve probably heard the number-one “rule” of weight loss: It takes a 3,500-calorie deficit between calories consumed and calories burned to produce a one-pound drop in body weight. This old chestnut is more than 50 …

Fitness

Matt's Picks | Garmin Edge 520

The Garmin Edge 520 is our test director's favorite cycling computer<p><i>Test director Matt Phillips has been testing products for Bicycling since 1995. His product knowledge and experience is almost unmatched. ‘Matt’s Picks’ highlight the new products that impress him, and the benchmark products he</i> …

Cycling

7 steps to mastering the art of persuasion

They don't realize that they can often kill their credibility — and future opportunities — by communicating only with passion, responding with a cynical comment, or giving up too soon.<p>The art of getting others to see things as you see them — usually called persuasion — is a key one for …

Entrepreneurship

Weird Cycling Gear You Should Bring on Every Ride

Packing these seven uncommon products can get you out of almost any jam<p>When heading out for a ride, most cyclists know to carry a few crucial items: food, water, a spare tube, and a pump to name a few. But experienced riders almost always have some surprising or unexpected pieces of cycling gear …

Cycling
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