Ben Robison

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How to Escape from Zip Ties

There are quite a few hasty methods of illegal restraint and zip ties are a method that’s available to any would-be kidnapper.<p>A few of the other …

10 Essential Items for Every Bug Out Bag

A durable bag is your first and most important item. All the gear in the world won’t save your ass if you can’t carry it because your bag fell apart. …

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The secret ingredient for a safer bike helmet: paper

<b>Lying flat in the middle of the road doesn't usually inspire a eureka moment. But for one man, having a potentially serious bike accident got him thinking about a new future for helmet design.</b><p>"I was riding my bike down a hill, wearing a helmet and a guy opened his car door," says Anirudha Surabhi, …

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The Surprising Reason We Have a 40-Hour Work Week

<i>This post originally appeared on the ooomf blog.</i><p>“As long as you get your eight hours in.”<p>I used to hear this phrase a lot.<p>The thinking is that as long as you put in a set amount of time working (usually at least eight hours or more) you will do well at your job and be successful.<p>We learned that …

Bug Out Bag Checklist

Looking for a bug out bag checklist to make sure your bug out bag isn’t lacking anything critical?<p>Instead of another long written post about bug out …

Survivalism

How Google manages over 40,000 Macs…without much help from Apple

During a talk at the LISA ’13 conference in Washington D.C earlier this month, a couple members from Google’s Macintosh Operations team explained how the company has been forced to develop its own set of tools to manage its fleet of roughly 43,000 Macs. The reason, according to Google engineers …

Top 10 Country Songs to Take to the Gym

Try a new musical genre with modern country crooners like Miranda Lambert and Little Big Town plus longtime favorites like Tim McGraw and Toby …

Country Music

DisplayMate pans iPad mini Retina display in three-way test

Following AnandTech's lukewarm reaction to the new iPad mini screen, now DisplayMate has placed the new Apple tablet's screen dead last in a …

Switching from Windows to Mac: What I Learned

Apple announced new Retina display-equipped MacBook Pro laptops at its event last month, as well as the launch of the latest version of OS X, Mavericks. For this PC user, it was enough to finally make the jump from Windows to Mac for the first time.<p>Almost everyone I know slowly switched to Mac in …

5 Knots You Need to Know How to Tie at All Times

We’re doing something different today with our Knot of the Week series and taking a look at five knots that you should know how to tie at all times. …

Pull Up! 3 Tips To Master The Powerful Pull-Up

Pull-ups with any grip variation are pivotal to improve strength, size, and remain injury-free. Legendary strength coach Charles Poliquin says …

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Make Fire Starting Gel from Household Chemicals

May 24, 2013 by Melanie Swick | 20 Comments<p>If you’ve read a few posts on this blog, you know the emphasis I place on the ability to start a fire. I …

Chemicals

Google’s iron grip on Android: Controlling open source by any means necessary | Ars Technica

Android is open—except for all the good parts.<p>Six years ago, in November 2007, the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) was announced. The original …

6 Sneaky Terms That Tech Companies Force You To Agree To

Some of the stuff tech companies sneak in there is pretty surprising.<p>The folks at Skyhigh Networks, a startup that helps enterprises keep track of all the tech their users download behind IT's back (so called "Shadow IT"), has sifted through thousands of terms to come up of this list of six terms …

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Android under attack: rivals unleash nuclear patent hell against Samsung, Google

Advertisement<p>60 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Sergej Khakimullin<p>The mobile patent wars appeared to hit an apex in 2012 when Apple and Samsung …

How Working Remotely Changed My Life (and Can Change Yours, Too)

<i>Justin is the Product Manager for Industry Mailout. He’s passionate about building products that delight customers, and also blogs on justinjackson.ca and tweets via @mijustin</i><p>Working remotely is a hot topic of debate these past years. Many companies are beginning to allow the flexibility to help …

Tech Companies Write Congress Begging For Surveillance Reform

A day after the Washington Post reported that the NSA has infiltrated the links between Yahoo’s and Google’s data centers where data travels unencrypted, six tech heavyweights wrote a letter to Congress begging for surveillance reform. Apple, Microsoft, Google, Yahoo, Facebook and AOL signed their …

Speed and Power Packed Into a Thin iPad Air

One reason for the phenomenal success of the iPad has been Apple’s ability to pack speed and versatility into a thin, light body with long battery …