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Review: The F200W Shadow is a great GPS drone that's wonderfully quiet

After checking out a beginners’ drone from Force 1, I was ready to move up to something a little more robust. I wanted a drone with brushless motors, a 1080p camera, and GPS guidance. What I got was an F200W Shadow review unit, and it did not disappoint.<p>The F200W is actually easier to fly than the …

Drones

Construction industry struggling to find qualified workers for jobs paying up to six figures

The construction industry is experiencing explosive growth, yet it’s struggling to find qualified workers for jobs paying up to six figures, Fox Business reported.<p>Why is this happening?<p>U.S. construction spending rose to an all-time high of $1.257 trillion in November, according to the Commerce …

4 OF THE BEST FLASHLIGHTS MONEY CAN BUY

In our buying guide, 4 Of The Best Flashlights Money Can Buy, we try to bring you our top choices in multiple categories. We will cover our picks for …

Self Defense

The Apocalypse Movies That Actually Terrify Us

The end of the world is nigh. Or so we've been told approximately 300 times, until Armageddon was narrowly avoided thanks to a rogue scientist/ …

Big opportunities in drone software: $565 million and climbing

This year drones have turned from buzzword to a mature technology, bringing value across many industries (see the recent Economist long read on that) and representing an interesting investment opportunity. A number of VC firms have already jumped in, putting $454 million into 100 deals in 2016 …

'The Walking Dead' Season 8 Trailer Is Here To Make You 'S**t' Your Pants

And so is an "all-out war."<p>Like Negan says, we hope you got your “shitting’” pants on.<p>The battle between Negan and Rick’s forces in the Season 7 finale had a freakin’ tiger in it, so it was grrreat! But we were promised an “all-out war” in “The Walking Dead.” Now it appears we’ll finally get …

Finally, a way to turn your smartphone into a universal remote

What do your television, air conditioner, cable box, and ceiling fan all have in common? They can soon all be controlled through the smartphone in …

These drone racing goggles could spark the sport's digital era

Drones with digital video capabilities already exist, but in the racing world, analog is still king. For now, at least. Fat Shark has been the go-to maker of racing drone goggles for several years, and it's about to double down on digital, which in turn could be the nudge toward dropping analog …

23 TV shows everyone should watch in their lifetime

We're currently in the middle of what a lot of critics call the "Golden Age" of television . The ubiquity of screens and rise of platforms like Netflix have led to more television content than ever, and more competition for them to have the best shows.<p>The best shows are the ones that take advantage …

TV

Swim lessons won't keep your toddler from drowning — in fact, they could increase the risk

There were multiple people in the pool with him each time, some within a couple of feet, a few of them relatives—and nobody saw that he had drifted back to where the water deepened and had sunk below the surface. The only reason I noticed was because when I looked for him, he wasn't there.<p>These two …

Tony Northrup wants to help you pass the FAA's drone test

Tony Northrup has published a video detailing the Federal Aviation Administration's Part 107 sUAS Test that drone operators must pass in order to fly …

Drones

Cringe-worthy jokes your parents wouldn’t approve of (24 photos)

The Best Hunting Gear of 2017

<b>Ravin R15</b><p>No one has ever built a crossbow like this before. The R15 was one of the best in our 2017 crossbow shoot­out. Our test bow fired 396-​grain …

Recruiters Explain What The Worst LinkedIn Profiles Have In Common

Recruiters and hiring managers need to find your profile in the first place. Then they need to like what they see there.<p>Recruiters spend lots of time combing through LinkedIn profiles—possibly more than many would like. After awhile, they can start to blend together, which means that whatever you …

F&S Father’s Day Gift Guide 2017

Trust us: Your old man doesn’t want another lame subscription-box membership or spherical ice-cube trays or a bottle of cheap cologne. He wants …

3 Stocks That Feel Like Microsoft in 1986

These three promising businesses could be poised to offer life-changing gains for investors.<p>There are few stocks that have created fortunes as …

Activision Blizzard

The 10 most beautiful cars on sale today

Cars are more than just a means to get from point A to point B. They can be works of rolling automotive art. Legendary car designers such as Marcello Gandini, Giorgetto Giugiaro, and, more recently, Ian Callum are artistic geniuses as much as they're "car guys."<p>While beauty is without a doubt …

Land Rover

Watch a Slow-Mo Lego Porsche Crash From Every Angle

It doesn't fare too well.<p>About a year ago, Lego released a scale replica Porsche 911 GT3 RS. It's a remarkable set, with almost 3,000 pieces and a fully functional steering and transmission system. It's basically just a miniature version of the real car. So naturally, it had to be subjected to a …

How ‘Twin Peaks’ Got Lost, and Found Its Way Back

At the start of the second season of “Twin Peaks,” David Lynch and Mark Frost’s feverish, paranoid murder mystery, a man’s hair goes white overnight.<p>Granted, this man, Leland Palmer, has had a rough time of it lately: He can’t stop singing songs from 1950s musicals; his teenage daughter, Laura, was …

TV

How to Get Started In Fly-Fishing

When you're ready for the river.<p>The fish was holding maybe 40 feet upstream, rising every 30 seconds to feed. When small fish eat flies that way, they make little splashes as they break the surface. Big fish push the water in slow, silent ripples. I saw ripples.<p>I had already cast to this particular …

The Drone That Will Get You Into Drone Racing

Hone your skills before stepping into the big leagues.<p>Under normal circumstances, going from zero experience flying drones right to drone racing would be like jumping into NASCAR competition the day after you get your driver's license. But the Aerix Black Talon isn't your average racing drone. …

Tesla releases details of its solar roof tiles: cheaper than regular roof with ‘infinity warranty’ and 30 yrs of solar power

Tesla released today all the information to order its new solar roof tiles products – starting with the smooth black glass tiles and the textured glass tiles, as reported earlier today.<p>Of course, the most important information that people were waiting for is price. CEO Elon Musk first hinted that …

The Two Greatest Flyfishing Knots, and How to Tie Them

Besides not working equally well with all types of line, knots also don’t perform alike in different diameters of the same line type. For example, a …

DroneDeploy Offers Real-Time Drone Mapping With Fieldscanner

Drones are a guilty pleasure for many tech fans who can be seen flying their latest gadget on a beach near you this summer. In a world where people feel the urge to go the extra mile to make their travel videos stand out on Facebook and Instagram, there is an argument that the aerial footage from …

Forget 'Call of Duty' — the best game of 2017 is an insane 100-player battle royale

In 2000, a bizarre and controversial film called "Battle Royale" was released. In the film, dozens of Japanese high-school students are placed on an island, given weapons, and forced to kill one another until one person remains.<p>That person is crowned the winner.<p>Its plot sounds similar to "The …

The drone industry takes two steps forward

On Thursday the FAA released an entirely new kind of map that will open up controlled airspace for drone pilots. To date, controlled airspace was a broad five-mile radius around an airport that restricted drone flight. The new three dimensional grids are less draconian. Instead of indiscriminate …

Drones

YouTuber faces jail time for his movie parodies, as angry studios say his videos hurt sales

A popular Taiwan-based YouTuber, famous for his movie recap videos, is facing a lawsuit against local studios, which are accusing him of copyright …

Four Must-Know Soft-Bait Rigs

Some soft baits come already rigged. Most of the rest use some version of these following methods.<p>A killer setup for bass, it just means hooking any …

Fishing

Drone Racing League returns to ESPN with faster, more crashable aircraft

Zero to 80 in under a second<p>We took a spin by the headquarters of the Drone Racing League this week to check out the newest version of their custom quadcopter, the DRL Racer3. The league, which airs on big networks like ESPN and Sky, says it reached an audience of more than 30 million viewers …