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CES 2013: Fitbit's New Flex Wristband Never Leaves Your Person

Fitbit's new Flex is a wristband-style tracker, poised to compete with the Nike Fuelband and Jawbone Up.<p>We haven't been too thrilled with Fitbit's offerings in the past--not that they're not good at what they are, just that the fitness tracker in general is not what we'd like it to be right now. …

Towering Magic Mountain Lodge is a Hill-Like Hobbit Highrise Straight Out of Middle Earth

When we first came across this green, mountain-like resort, we had to do a double take to see if it was for real! Called the Magic Mountain Lodge, …

Extraordinary Off-Grid Hobbit Home in Wales Only Cost £3,000 to Build

Simon Dale proves that you don't have to be an architect to design and build a beautiful, cozy, low-energy home. With £3,000, a few simple tools, and …

Chamfer Home: Tiny Self-Sufficient House Operates Off-Grid in Any Locale

The Chamfer Home is a tiny self-sufficient shelter with a clean modern design that is made from eco-friendly materials. Designed by S-Archetype, the …

Off-grid

Maker Camp 2013: Supercharge Your Summer! (15 sec)

15 Things You Might Not Know About The Outdoors

Most people enjoy going into the wilderness, whether it be to do some outdoor activity or to simply get away. But many who venture into the wild have …

Tentsile tree tents: floating treehouses mimic spider webs

Prototypes

Gogo Elite Tent | By Nemo

The Gogo Elite Tent by Nemo is the ultimate solution for adventurers that want to pack light, perfect for bicycle or motorcycle touring, sea …

Kayaking

Cocoon Tree Tent

Is it a cocoon? A suspended bed? A tree house? The Cocoon Tree is sold by a French company and supports more than two tons above the ground. The …

Hanging Tent | By Black Diamond

The Black Diamond Cliff Cabana Double Portaledge is strong, stable, reliable and easy to set up. It is the most reliable single-point suspension …

Boil Water The Same Time You Cook Your Backcountry Meal

While trying to come up with a solution to battle water borne diseases in third world countries, Scotsman David Osborne stumbled upon an idea that …

The World’s Simplest Learn to Run Program

All you need is 30 minutes, three times each week.<p><i>I’ve been out of shape for the past few years and I’m trying to start running. The problem is every time I try, I get through about one or two weeks and stop. I have a hard time following a training plan with all the intervals. Is it just me, or is</i> …

Melon

"Know thyself" isn't just an ancient aphorism or something cool written above the Oracle's door — it's sound advice. Melon ($100) is a new gadget …

Fan TV

Aiming to simplify our TV watching experience, Fan TV ($TBA) integrates everything — live TV, DVR, on-demand, streaming — into one smart device. It …

SunRocket Solar Kettle

Whether you're a hardcore survivalist, amateur woodsman, or somewhere in between, you never want to go too long without access to hot water. The …

TREEPEE: It’s a tent! It’s a swing! It’s a trampoline!

What do you get when you combine the timeless allure of a treehouse with the bouncy, active fun of a trampoline and the thrill of a tree swing? …

Student Science Experiment Shows Plants Won't Grow Near Wi-Fi Router

Five ninth grade students from Hjallerup School in Denmark conducted a science experiment that elicited profound and shocking results about the …

DIY: How to start a community seed bank

Urban food gardens are popping up all over the world, and with good cause: as food prices continue to rise and the very real issues of GMO …

Military Financial Assistance

Saluting our heroes in the armed forces<p>Military families make sacrifices every day – from managing the stress of deployment to moving across the …