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Get ready for an adventure with this ultimate checklist of backpacking essentials

Lace up your hiking boots and trod into places inaccessible via horse, quad or car. Backpacking allows you to explore the outdoors while enjoying a …

Backpacking

8 Must-Have Xbox One Accessories

So you've purchased--or are considering buying--an Xbox One or Xbox One X. Nice work. It's a fantastic gaming console, home to a growing list of incredible games. But if you want to do this thing right, and if you want to get the most out of your powerful gaming console, you'll want some additional …

The 10 Coolest Things We Saw at Summer Outdoor Retailer

Outdoor Retailer, for lack of a better word, is a whirlwind. As the largest trade show for outdoor brands in the country, it is three floors of …

Amazing plant pods can grow more lettuce in a 10×10 room than a farm can grow on 1/2 acre

Do you live in a tiny apartment and want to grow your own food? Aggressively Organic has an answer. The Indiana-based company offers Micro Growth …

Why This Montana Farmer Grows Food Year-Round in Shipping Containers

By Isabelle Morrison<p>Kim Curren, owner of Shaggy Bear Farm in Bozeman, Montana, has worn many hats. She worked in the solar power industry for 15 …

Aquaponics

Volvo’s Polestar 1 is a 600-HP Hybrid Sports Coupe With 93-Mile EV Range

Polestar 2 takes on Tesla Model 3 as an electric midsize sedan; Polestar 3 is an electric SUV<p>Look out, Tesla. Look out, conventional automakers going deeper into the performance electric vehicle space. Volvo has spun off Polestar into a standalone performance EV brand, and the first vehicle to wear …

Would you take a new £1,300 DNA test that could save your life?

On a wet Wednesday morning I’m reading a glossy, A3-sized health report that promises to unpack the secrets of my DNA. It informs me that I’m twice as likely to get heart disease as the average person. How cheery: I’m in my mid-30s and have so far had a reasonably clean bill of health, so seeing …

Jiobit finds $3 million for kid trackers that work indoors, not just at the park

Chicago startup Jiobit wants to use wireless technology to bring parents peace of mind whenever and wherever their kids may roam. Its flagship product is a location tracker that can stand up to the rough and tumble activities of a toddler or a tween, with a long battery life, and mobile app that …

Remodeling 101: Smart Light Bulbs

We’ve been spotting so many “smart” light bulbs on the market that we were inspired to take a closer look. There is a dizzying array of options, it …

Portable solar panel and battery brings clean energy on the go

It’s good for 60 smartphone charges<p>Setting up most compact solar panel systems entail connecting a number of complicated components, from the panels themselves to battery packs and power-management devices. But a new product line from SolPad promises a fully integrated system that generates, …

Clean Energy

Milanote is the Evernote for creatives

The late Steve Jobs once said:<p>Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences …

Zuli can automagically adjust the lights and temperature when you walk into a room

Smart home solutions are still one of the hottest trends in tech right now, but some are better than others. We’re always on the lookout for …

Home Automation

Hands-on: WeMo Dimmer and Google Home make home automation seamless

Belkin's WeMo brand has been in the business a long time, and by now it knows how to make a good product. Dimmer is WeMo's latest must-have connected …

10 Extraordinary Projects That Turn Tree Stumps Into Art

You could just take a tree stump, bring it in your home and call it a stool or a side table. It would look nice and charming but it wouldn’t really …

10 Books You Should Read This Year

You should definitely have read the "best of the best" by the end of 2016.<p>Every year, I picks the best business books in several categories, including motivational, management, economics, entrepreneurism, personal finance, and (of course) sales and marketing.<p>This column provides what I believe to …

This Baby Tooth Box Exists And OMG MOMS, STOP

For the love of everything holy, why does this baby tooth box exist?<p>What do you do when your baby starts shedding things like umbilical cords, creepy …

12 crazy coffee tables to enliven your living room

Fanatec Take Racing Peripherals To New Levels of Excellence

Over the last decade, we've seen huge steps in technology development, from the growth and expansion of gaming to the global domination of the touch …

Gear Closet: Power Practical Luminoodle Plus Camp Lights

Beyond a shadow of a doubt technology has had a major impact on modern life. Now more than ever we use a host of gadgets and devices designed to make …

SunToWater units produce 40 to 100 gallons of clean water per day from the air

<b>These units, said to be capable of producing 40-100 gallons of clean water per day, can be powered by solar or solar plus grid power.</b><p>Last week, I …

Solar Thermal