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Aerix Black Talon 2.0 is drone racing's gateway drug

Calling the Black Talon 2.0 the best racing drone for beginners is doing it a great disservice. As someone who has flown everything from $29 micro-drones to several-thousand dollar quadcopters, there’s something insulting about slapping Aerix’s latest entry with a “for beginners” tag.<p>But I’m going …

These are all the horror movies you should watch on Netflix in October (if you dare)

The list of reasons we’re looking forward to October is so long that we’ve written an embarrassing amount of articles covering the topic. It’s the …

11 DIY Projects to Turn Your House Into a Smart Home

The smart home revolution definitely isn’t happening overnight. Even with a flood of new devices and platforms available, most of us are still only …

The 20 Best Small Towns In America To Visit In 2016, According To The Smithsonian

This year's list by The Smithsonian is bound to give you intense wanderlust — unless you're lucky enough to live in these charming destinations year round.<p>The Smithsonian just released its annual list of the best small towns in America, and this year's roundup is bound to give you intense …

Zion National Park

The Clarke Award Shortlist Includes Some Great Surprises

The UK’s Arthur C. Clarke Award just announced its six book finalists for 2016—and the result is a combination of books you might not expect, and …

Suspension Training for Rock Climbing

15 minutes to strong shoulders, a stable core, and fewer injuries<p>22.6K<p>SHARES<p><i>This story originally appeared in the January 2015 issue of our print</i> …

'Harry Potter' meets 'Zelda' in a fantasy action game

<i>Mages of Mystralia</i> is a fantastical romp through a mystical world, starring a young woman named Zia who discovers she has powerful magical abilities -- though this isn't necessarily a welcome development. Zia accidentally burns down her house and is forced to flee her homeland, and as she journeys …

40 Science Fiction and Fantasy Books That Will Rock Your World In 2016

2015 was a fantastic year for books, including a lot of titles that did things we’d never seen before. But 2016 looks like it could be just as …

Science Fiction

Best mobile games of 2015 (pictures)

Card Crawl

Mobile Gaming

11 Things You Probably Didn't Know About James Bond

You don't know all the secrets of James Bond. The swashbuckling, cocktail-sipping superspy has spent over 50 years as a cultural phenomenon, …

Ian Fleming

Randall Cobb says role won't change much with Jordy Nelson out

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Randall Cobb is the Green Bay Packers' new No. 1 receiver, but he says he's not going to let that go to his head -- and he's not …

Fantasy Football

Fall Movie Guide: 30 Science Fiction and Fantasy Movies To Watch Out For

The summer movie season is over—but the biggest films of the year are still to come. This fall’s movies include some of the most long-awaited titles …

10 Books You Pretend to Have Read (And Why You Should Really Read Them)

Science fiction and fantasy offer a rich legacy of great books—but that abundant pile of reading material can also be daunting. So sometimes, it’s …

Top 10 books about spies

Betrayal, seduction and subterfuge: these devilish arts are central to the ancient craft of spying. And, whether in fact or fiction, the literature of espionage continues to fascinate us with the enduring question of whether some kinds of dark, loathsome conduct may be ultimately justified.<p>The New …

Books

The 12 Best Games on PC

PC gamers have got a pretty great thing going. Interesting, experimental indie games? Yup. Complex strategy simulations? Totally. The shiniest, …

Die Hard

10 influential pulp novels that are criminally good

American pulp fiction first appeared on cheap, wood pulp paper. In the early 20th century, it lived in fiction magazines that cost no more than a …

Literature

18 of the Most Charming Small Towns Across America

Small town America is alive and well.<p>Our friends at CountryLiving.com asked their Facebook fans to share their favorite small towns in America. Here are some of the nominations, all with populations of under 13,000.

10 Authors Who Wrote Gritty, Realistic Fantasy Before George R.R. Martin

When George R.R. Martin released <i>A Game of Thrones</i> in 1996, he helped to change the game with his grounded approach to fantasy tropes. At the same …

Game of Thrones

Tennessee Park Rangers Build Community with Rock Climbing

On the first Saturday of every month, something special happens at the Obed Wild and Scenic River in Eastern Tennessee. People of all ages gather to learn rock climbing as part of the Obed’s one-of-a-kind Coffee and Climb with a Ranger Program.<p>The program was started by park rangers who wanted to …

Kiss Your Nerves Goodbye: Here Are The Scariest Movies On Netflix

With <i>The Walking Dead</i>‘s season winding down, now is a great time to start queueing up the best zombie movies on Netflix. But if zombies <i>aren’t</i> a requirement for your fright night viewing, your options expand even further: There are plenty of good scary movies on Netflix.<p>Here are the 10 scariest …

The Top Fantasy Books To Get Any Beginner Interested In The Genre

Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman<p>This 192-page book is a breeze compared to the 1,000-page epic fantasies commonly associated with the …

National Geographic Travel

10 Great National Parks You’ve Never Heard Of

Tucked away in Colorado’s southwestern corner, the sheer scale of this 48-mile-long canyon takes most visitors by surprise. Sculpted by the Gunnison …

Books That Inspired The New Dungeons & Dragons

The fantasy role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons is inevitably (and frequently) linked to J.R.R. Tolkien’s trilogy <i>The Lord of the Rings.</i> It’s no mystery why: Frodo and his fellowship are the most famous fantasy characters in the world, thanks to a series of massively popular films. But the truth is …

Board Games

5 new iOS games you should play right now

There are tons of new games out every week, and it’s hard to decide which ones to purchase, let alone which free games to download. We’re here to take some of the guesswork out of your decision, though, as we’ve scoured the best games that have come out so far this year.<p>From time wasters to deep …

Mind-Blowing Science Fiction And Fantasy Books To Watch Out For In 2015

You'd better invest in a pocket dimension if you want to keep up with all the great reads that are coming your way in 2015. Including Alastair …

Books

Oregon Trail and nearly 2,400 classic games now available to play free in your browser

The Internet Archive just released a treasure trove of nearly 2,400 computer games, as part of a new project, “Console Living Room,” to make classic games free and browser-friendly.<p>Perusing these old MS-DOS games is a trip down memory lane; there’s far (far) too many available to play them all in a …

15 Easy Ways To Get Your Home Ready To Sell

You may <i>think</i> you know the basics when it comes to getting your home ready to sell: remove any clutter or personal effects, fix what’s broken, and stage your rooms. But buyers are a fickle lot, and they can fall in — or out — of love with a home for any number of reasons, some so subtle that the …

20 essential games for your new iPad

<i>Be sure to also check out our picks for essential iPhone games as well as our recommendations for Android phones and tablets.</i><p>Congratulations: Your new iPad helped change the term “mobile gamers” into just “gamers.”<p>You won’t have to compromise in quality or quantity of games on your new tablet. This …