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12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

Climbing

Free Photography Resources for Beginners and Pros to Hone Their Skills

As the cameras on our phones become increasingly powerful, more and more people are becoming interested in photography like never before. While having an understanding of composition is an important first step to crafting a picture, knowing the basics of the photographic medium will take your …

Archaeologists find gates of Hell in Saudi Arabia

When researchers are searching for remnants of structures and settlements constructed by ancient peoples they typically focus on areas that are …

How to choose a hairstyle for your face shape

What do you talk to your stylist about when you're sitting in the hairdresser contemplating your next haircut? Perhaps you mention how greasy your hair gets, whether it tangles easily, how fine, flyaway or perhaps coarse your hair type is. All are factors that’ll help your stylist choose the right …

How to choose the perfect glasses

<b>FOUR EYES QUERIES</b><p>Laura Imami, optician and founder of an eponymous eyewear brand, tackles your frequently asked questions.<p><b>Q: Why do my glasses leave indents on the sides of my nose?</b><p>A: When the nose pads are not properly adjusted or they are too tight, all the pressure goes on the nose instead of …

What Is MSG, Anyway? Here's Everything You Need To Know

MSG is one of the most notorious ingredients in the United States. The Japanese ingredient that’s commonly used in Chinese restaurants stateside, has been blamed for making people feel ill with symptoms ranging from headaches to asthma. (This reaction came to be known as Chinese Restaurant …

Food
Advanced Micro Devices

How to delete unwanted URL suggestions in Google Chrome

Have you ever typed a URL into Google Chrome incorrectly? For example adding an extra character, or maybe misspelling a word? In many cases, Chrome will save that URL to your auto-suggestions, meaning that it will be there any time you try to type in that URL. Here’s how to fix that.<p>For me …

The TAD ME-1 ups the ante for 'small' high-end audio speakers

The Audiophiliac luxuriates in the sound of the TAD ME-1 speakers.<p>This is my first review of a speaker from Tokyo-based Technical Audio Devices Laboratories (TAD), and it's been a long time coming.<p>I've heard speakers from TAD at audio shows since 2007 and liked the sound, but now that I have a pair …

Audiophile

The Illustrated Story of Persian Polymath Ibn Sina and How He Shaped the Course of Medicine

How a voraciously curious little boy became one of the world’s greatest healers.<p>Humanity’s millennia-old quest to understand the human body is strewn with medical history milestones, but few individual figures merit as much credit as Persian prodigy-turned-polymath <b>Ibn Sina</b> (c. 980 CE–1037 AD), …

What are virtual networks and proxies? WIRED Explains

As a regular internet user, you’ve likely heard the terms “virtual private network” (VPN) and “proxy” before but may not understand what they are, if …

Information Systems

How to tell if your Android phone has been hacked

Android is one of the most popular mobile operating systems on the planet, but it’s also the most widely hacked.<p>Android’s security vulnerabilities …

How to Conquer Fear

Dear friend,<p>What if we conquered all of our fears in life?<p>What if we had no fear?<p>What if we had no fear in our lives? How much more could we achieve? …

Get Rid of Windows 10 Ads, Office Offers and Other Annoyances

Microsoft slowly started to sneak advertisements into the Windows platform with Windows 8, and they’ve only crept up further in Windows 10. From …

Google Drive

MSI launches the Z270 TOMAHAWK motherboard

The MSI Z270 Tomahawk motherboard, which was unveiled at CES earlier this year, is finally up got sale. The board has received a lot of praise, …

Computer Hardware

How HDMI 2.1 makes big-screen 4K PC gaming even more awesome

There's a new HDMI standard coming out, with a feature called Game Mode VRR that combats motion blur and input lag. Here's how it supercharges the future of gaming.<p>An open secret on the PC gaming world is that 4K TVs double as great PC monitors. Or potentially great, anyway. Big-screen gamers have …

Computer Hardware
LED Lighting

The Magic of Russian Photoshop Whiz Max Asabin

Max Asabin is a Russian hobbyist photo retoucher and digital artist who has been wowing the Internet as of late with his Photoshop skills. Many of …

Squid Communicate With a Secret, Skin-Powered Alphabet

Squid and their cephalopod brethren have been the inspiration for many a science fiction creature. Their slippery appendages, huge proportions, and …

Mobius Final Fantasy coming to Steam with Final Fantasy 7 Remake tie-in

Square Enix’s mobile game is making the move to PC<p><i>Mobius Final Fantasy</i>, Square Enix’s free-to-play mobile role-playing game, is coming to Windows PC via Steam on Feb. 6, the publisher announced today. The day after, Square Enix will kick off a <i>Final Fantasy 7 Remake</i> promotional event in <i>Mobius Final</i> …

See how Sony Xperia Touch turns any table, counter or wall into an Android 'phone'

Phones

The 11 Best Accessories for Your New iPhone 7

And iPhone 7 Plus.<p>If you were one of the first people in line for Apple’s newest iPhones, you’re not going to want anything less than the best …

Mobile Technology

How to use Do Not Disturb, the best way to set limits on your iPhone's notifications

If you're trying to set better limits on how you use technology in 2017, and you're an iPhone user, you should use a feature called Do Not Disturb.<p>Although it won't shock you if you mindlessly scroll on Instagram for hours, it will help you control the notifications that sometimes lead to mindless …

Text Messaging

Upgrade your photo game from amateur to pro with our 16 top photography tips

The Rule of Thirds, Sunny 16, and always shooting in RAW. The books are full of photography tips — some essential, others downright constrictive. But …

Nature Photography

7 Wireless Earbuds that Make Apple AirPods Look Boring

Robb Report<p>Motors<p>Aviation<br>• Cars<br>• Marine<br>• Motorcycles<br>• Car of the Month<p>Travel<p>Destinations<br>• Hotels<br>• Resorts<br>• Spas<p>Style<p>Men’s Fashion<br>• Footwear<br>• Jewelry<br>• Watch …

Consumer Tech

How to Edit & Share Memories Videos in the Photos App on Your iPhone

With iOS 10 on the iPhone, the Photos app automatically creates Memory videos that use your images and music to play a slideshow. These videos represent periods of time or vacations you take. For instance, I visited Cancun a few years back. My iPhone recognized I was in an unusual places and …

Mobile Photography

Everything You Need to Do if You're Involved in a Crash

Hopefully you never have to use this advice, but the more you know...<p>One of the sad realities of driving is that eventually, you're probably going to be involved in a wreck. Sometimes you make an unfortunate mistake. Other times, it's entirely the other person's fault. Either way, even if you have …

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