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This Guy Crushed Ironman Texas on a Fat Bike

Rev. Dr. Kevin Emge tackled the swim portion of the Ironman Texas North American Championship on April 22 just like everyone else. But when he transitioned onto his bike for the next stretch of the race, something was… different. Sure, the 58-year-old Iowan used aero bars, a Bento box for snacks, …

Strength Train This Way for Maximum Watts

As a cyclist, you’d never saddle up and spin 15- to 16mph around the same 20-mile loop three times a week expecting to make measurable fitness gains. Yet many riders do just that in the gym: We go in and lift things up and put them down 10 times, rest, repeat, and wonder why we don’t seem to be …

Drone photography is changing how we approach real estate

Digital Journal caught up with Douglas Thron, a San Francisco Bay Area based professional drone cinematographer whose four minute video on a high end property in Santa Barbara was recently placed on Placester.com's list of the top 10 Most Stunning Real Estate Listing Videos of 2015.<p>"There is no …

Motoped Survival Bike

Universal mounting rack. Three gallons of fuel. In critical times, Motoped's Survival Bike puts escape in the hands of your feet. The …

A Navy SEAL Explains 8 Secrets to Grit and Resilience

Sometimes you just want to quit. You know you shouldn’t but nothing seems better than crawling back into bed and hiding under the covers. (I am there …

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Should we spy on our children?

If you don't, you soon might. A range of new technology means you can now keep kids under surveillance 24/7 but is this good parenting, or Orwellian overkill?<p>It’s a Saturday night. My partner is away at a conference and I am at home holding the fort. We have five children and so, though I have one …

13 Google Search Tricks That Make Life A Whole Lot Easier

You <i>think</i> you know how to Google? You don't know how to Google.<p>Even the most seasoned Googler might not know every tip and trick available with just a few extra keystrokes in the search bar. Consider this your instructions manual for the world's most popular search engine.<p>Define A Word<p><b>The Scenario:</b> …

How to Do the Perfect Plank

Planking, (no, not that bizarre Internet craze) is a simple but effective total-body exercise. Holding the body (light as a feather) stiff as a board …

Japan PM: Fukushima contaminated water contained

<b>ABOVE: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took a firsthand look at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant on Thursday</b><p>OKUMA, Japan – Japanese …

How to unsubscribe from notifications for status updates, photos, pages, and more with Facebook for iOS

Ever comment on someone's Facebook status or photo from your iPhone or iPad only to find the Facebook app incessantly bugging you with notifications …

How to master iBooks for iOS: Top 5 iBooks tips for faster sorting, organizing, reading, and sharing

Master iBooks for iPhone and iPad with these tips and tricks for sorting, organizing, and managing your digital books and documents.<p>iBooks not only …

Jump Right To The Now Playing Song With Control Center In iOS 7 Beta [iOS Tips]

Every once in a while, I’m listening to a song via the Music app on my iPhone, or (lately) listening to iTunes Radio on my iPad through a bluetooth speaker in the house, when I want to quickly figure out what’s playing, or maybe mess with the controls, skip a song, or something like that.<p>Typically, …

Fukushima operator apologizes for radioactive water leak

The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant on Monday said it will launch a new task force to deal with the massive leakage of …

Fukushima nuclear plant facing new disaster

Tokyo Electric Power Company workers have detected high levels of radiation in a ditch that flows into the ocean from a leaking tank at the crippled …

Astronaut feared drowning on spacewalk

As his helmet filled with water, blurring his vision and cutting off radio communications, Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano says his thoughts quickly …

Radioactive water at Fukushima creeps toward Pacific

Deep beneath Fukushima's crippled nuclear power station, a massive underground reservoir of contaminated water that began spilling from the plant's …

How-to: Have your iOS device read text for you

iOS devices are built with all users in mind: they come with several accessibility features for low-vision or legally blind users, settings for hard-of-hearing or deaf users, settings for individuals who have physical and motor difficulties, and settings for individuals with learning …

Top 5 secret Siri tips: How to add, find, delete, and do everything faster!

Become an iOS natural language ninja with this these killer shortcuts and time-savers for Siri!<p>Yes, sure, Siri's had some lingering reliability …

Top 5 secret gesture tips for: How to make Siri, Mail, Safari, Calendar, keyboard, faster!

Become an iOS gesture ninja with these killer shortcuts and time-savers for navigation and more!<p>Siri is a huge shortcut unto itself. There's no …