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Game on: How chess computers became logistics masterminds

When Victor Allis helped found the software firm Quintiq in 1997, not many people shared his belief that artificial intelligence could plan a …

Ride Better Naturally with These 5 Drinks

Supercharge your workout with these tasty beverages<p>A sports drink won’t make you ride faster or longer—it'll merely replenish nutrients and fluids you lose while sweating. But there are other beverages that do have positive training effects. As you ride, sip water or a sports drink, but off the …

Force iPhone to show numerical value for signal strength

If you are a numbers person, you may like this iPhone hack that replaces the five dots in the upper-left corner of your iPhone that indicate the strength of your cellular signal with a numerical value. It does not require you to jailbreak your phone -- all you need to do is jump in and out of the …

Mobile Technology

This Chrome extension turns your browser windows into manageable workspaces

If you work, play, shop and socialize in the same browser, it’s easy to open up way too many tabs for your desktop’s own good. Spaces for Chrome encourages you to group them into different windows and lets you manage them easily.<p>For starters, you can name each browser window, or space — say, …

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Fueling Secrets of the Pros

These five recipes help elite riders pack maximum nutrition into every bite<p>I recently spent five days riding (and eating) with Team Colavita/Bianchi p/b Fine Cooking as a guest at their team training camp in Clermont, Florida. As one might imagine, a team sponsored by food and recipe companies …

Bust Out of a Rut

How to avoid burnout, stay in top shape, and have tons more fun all year long<p>You pushed yourself all summer.<p>You trained hard, ate right, and did some big rides and races. So why do you feel as flat an IHOP pancake? It's called burnout and it affects everyone from pros to weekend warriors. Just as …

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Climb It All!

Pile on the watts to tackle the steepest roads<p>When the road points skyward you need extra horsepower to overcome Earth's gravitational pull. One guaranteed way to get to the summit faster is to strengthen your climbing muscles (including quads, glutes, hamstrings, and calves). In a recent study, …

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Eat These Foods for Faster Recovery from Injury

To mend muscles and fix fractures more quickly, look no further than your local market<p>When an injury sidelines a cyclist, the natural reaction is to cut back on calories until it's time to ride—and burn energy—again. But the healing process demands fuel, too. "It's like fixing a house," says sports …

The 360 Eye is Dyson's First Robotic Vacuum Cleaner

For those tired of doing all the manual sucking and blowing – when it comes to cleaning house, of course – Dyson has announced the 360 Eye, a robot vacuum that’ll do all the dirty work under your commands.<p>The Dyson 360 Eye features the company’s proprietary Root Cyclone technology to spin dust and …

Logitech Releases A Surprisingly Useful Bluetooth Keyboard That Connects To Three Devices

Keyboards, schmeeboards, amirite? But wait! Take a look at the Logitech K480, a unique Bluetooth keyboard that can connect to three devices simultaneously and allows you to switch between them using a little dial. The devices sit in a trench over the keyboard and you can swap from, say, a computer …

The Coolest Celebrity Backyards — As Revealed By The Ice Bucket Challenge

Photo: Via Torrilla.<p>Have you heard about the Ice Bucket Challenge? Just kidding. Of course you have. Everyone’s doing it. Even your mom, who’s …

Bike Fit: How to Set Your Bike Seat Height

Boost comfort and power by dialing in the perfect seat position on your bike<p>Illustrations: Charlie Layton<p><b>Related: How to Find Your Ideal Saddle Height</b>

How to Prep and Maintain Your Bike for Rainy Rides

A WorldTour mechanic shares five things you should know about bike prep and repair for wet rides<p>Getting the most out of your bike in wet weather often requires a few tweaks, says longtime Orica-GreenEdge mechanic Craig Geater. Here’s how he tunes and maintains his team’s bikes on rainy days.<p><b>Drop</b> …

Eat to Ride

Three nutrition tips every cyclist should live by<p>Whenever I advise athletes about bike nutrition, I tell them that they don’t need a special diet to fuel performance. The one that’s best for health is also the one that’s best for strong results. If you want all your systems firing at 100 percent, …

Five Tips for Great Recovery Food at Home

Garmin-Sharp team chef Barb Grealish dishes on pro-quality nutrition—and shares five recipes for refueling right.<p>For years, pro cycling teams refueled largely at the mercy of whatever the hotel kitchen dished out. But in the past decade, nutrition became a central focus, as teams (and even whole …

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101 Cycling Tips to Completely Transform Your Bike Life

Ride better, get stronger, be happier, go faster, look nicer, stay safer, get fitter, smile wider, and lots more<p>Want to be a better cyclist? Just ride. Every time you turn the pedals, you naturally improve a little. Of course, one well-placed tip, trick, or nugget of wisdom can help you achieve …

The Maintenance Numbers Game

These routine measurements will keep your bike running smoothly—and help you avoid costly repairs<p><b>Personalize Your Pressure</b><br>For starters, you should know the maximum psi recommendation for the tire you're using (typically 100 for road, 25 to 35 for mountain, and 50 to 60 for city)—and avoid inflating …

New Arm Warmers for Spring

Celebrate the changing seasons by slipping on a new pair of arm warmers.<i>—Emily Furia</i>

The modder who fixed Dark Souls' PC graphics releases Dark Souls 2 mod

Peter Thoman, the modder better known as "Durante" and for his mod that vastly improved the visual quality of the original <i>Dark Souls</i>' PC port, released a new graphics mod today — this time for From Software's sequel, <i>Dark Souls 2</i>.<p>The release, which is currently in an initial public alpha state, …

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Bike Skill: How to Draft

Master the art of the paceline with these wind-cheating secrets<p>If you spend most of your time pedaling solo, you may not fully appreciate the concept of a paceline. Cyclists rotate through a line, taking turns riding up front (pulling) before peeling off and latching onto the back. When you draft …

Core Values

Get faster with our midsection makeover—no crunches required<p>You probably know that a strong core is key to ­riding better. But you may be surprised that there’s more to your core than just abs, and that relying on crunches alone won’t do the trick. Too many cyclists forget the muscles that cycling …

Simple Training Plan to Lose Weight, Ride Faster

Maybe you haven't pedaled a bike since you were eight and need a nudge to start up again. Or you're still finding your way on a bike—but looking to get serious about dropping some extra pounds. Either way, this six-week blueprint is guaranteed to help you shed weight, get stronger, and feel happier.<p>…