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41 Camping Hacks That Are Borderline Genius

These tips and tricks will guarantee you'll be a totally happy camper this summer.

The Peanut Lighter

Reading time: less than a minute.<p>Accessories<br>• American<br>• Camping<br>• Gadgets<br>• Gear<br>• Survival<p>It’s hard to stress the importance of a lighter when you’re off the …

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This Might Be the Most Beautiful iPad Game of 2014

A really good videogame should transport you to another place. Most of the time, these games are loud and fast-moving, with action so consuming that …

Rugged Action-Camera Comparison Test

Once dominated by GoPro, the action-camera market is now swelling with competitors. Which tough video taker takes the cake?<p>Once dominated by GoPro, the action-camera market is now swelling with competitors. Which tough video taker takes the cake?

How to Control Your Android Without Looking at It

It's getting dangerous just to walk and text at the same time much less do so behind the wheel of a car. But with Siri being just slightly less …

How to Protect Yourself Against Camera Gear Theft as a Photographer

In case you don’t know it, cameras and lenses are prime theft targets. You may never think it’s going to happen to you, but almost every day I hear …

B-Grip Camera Holster Review

The B-Grip (short for “belt grip”) is a way to carry your camera on a belt, rather than around your neck. The camera is carried around in the holster …

Cameras

Blast from the Past: 1965 Pentax Spotmatic Review

Photography has a rich history that is really fun to peer back into once in a while when you have a spare minute to stop oogling over the next piece …

Essential Wilderness Equipment

If you were stranded in the middle of nowhere, your chances of survival would be significantly higher if you had this equipment with you. To me, …

Actron U-Scan: Get Vehicle Diagnostic Data on Your Phone

Control through a smartphone app makes it easy to use, but the full features get expensive.<p><b>Price</b>: $80<p>Even if you don't do much auto repair, a scan tool is a great gadget. On any car made after 1996, the tool will tell you what error code caused the Check Engine light to illuminate. That lets you …

Before light pollution the night sky above you looked like this

This video won the 2012 Travel Photographer of the Year Award with around 16,000 shots taken over a period of two years. The trees at times have such …

Five Breathtaking Lake Hikes Near Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City is known for epic skiing in the winter, however, summertime offers some of the region's best hiking opportunities. Numerous hikes include lakes as destinations and are just minutes from Salt Lake City ski resorts, which offer a variety of summer activities and lodging deals.<p>These …

Hiking

Take Handsfree Photos and Videos with the MeCam Wearable Clip Camera

Here’s a quirky product in case you’re spending your Saturday online shopping for things you don’t exactly <i>need</i> but might not mind owning. It’s called …

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AirCast for Android sends local or cloud videos to Chromecast, test it out now

ClockworkMod dev Koushik Dutta has teased us with a few interesting ways to get our own media streaming on Chromecast, but now he's actually releasing one to the public. AirCast runs on your Android device and streams video from the gallery, Dropbox or Google Drive to Google dongle, with playback …

How the Misfit Shine Reinvents What a Fitness Tracker Should Be

Surveying the many devices that make up the emerging category known as "wearables," Sonny Vu has one big takeaway. "Dude, it's a misnomer!" he says. …

Baggu Wetsuit Bag

There's nothing worse after a day of hitting the waves than throwing your soaking wetsuit into a bag with the rest of your gear — it's a recipe for …

Kitchen-Table Cider Making

Yes, our new neighbor got as drunk as a skunk. Blootered, bladdered, and blitzed as we Scots say, or in Cockney slang, Brahms and Liszt! He and his partner came along to a cider-themed evening at our house where he was initiated into the Scillonian Road hard cider making cooperative.<p>We started the …

10 Cool Campers For Every Budget

Here's a look at some of the coolest RVs on the market in every price class—from most to least expensive.<p>It's vacation season. The nights are long, the kids are out of school, and there's no better time to unplug from daily life and take the family on a camping adventure. According to the …

How to Build an Evaporative Cooler

Portable Swamp Cooler. Click for larger image.How to build a low-cost 12 volt evaporative cooler. My husband and I built two swamp coolers that we …

A Tswalu Safari to Rival All Others

South Africa's southern Kalahari, known also as the 'Green Kalahari', is an area that sees more rainfall than Botswana's drier Central Kalahari region, creating a unique natural climate and wilderness where you can observe a large diversity of species, quite unlike other wildlife reserves. The …

Wildlife

Creator of xkcd Reveals Secret Backstory of His Epic 3,099-Panel Comic

When <i>xkcd</i> creator Randall Munroe first posted a new installment of his webcomic titled "Time" on March 25, it looked deceptively simple: a picture of …

How to Root Your Nexus, HTC One, or Samsung Galaxy S4

Android offers a wide variety of advanced customization options, but that’s only scratching the surface of everything you can do with Google’s open …

Hexagon Tiles: A Colorful, Sustainable, Unusual Wall Pattern

Here's a new and wonderfully geometric way to decorate your interior walls: hexagonal tiles made of old logs.<p>Träullit Dekor Hexagon by FORM US WITH LOVE from Form Us With Love on Vimeo.<p>Here's a new idea I'm sure you'll be seeing more of: Hexagonal tiles made from pressed wood material, used as an …

Vapur Eclipse Anti-Bottle: The Foldable, Freezable Water Carrier

The Anti-Bottle won't take up precious space in your backpack when empty—it can roll up or fold flat.<p><b>Price: $12</b><p>Less wasteful than plastic and infinitely more convenient than hard-bodied reusable bottles, the Vapur Eclipse Anti-Bottle's simple but undeniable genius is that it can be rolled, …