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Tactical Gear @ TacticalGear.com

Nebo Twyst Flashlight<p>Opens to a 360° lantern<br>• Integrated magnetic base<br>• 3D C.O.B LED technology<p>"The light is the brightest LED I have seen in a small …

Turning The Ship: Microsoft Might Have Begun A Subtle Shift From Windows To Services

Since Steve Ballmer passed the torch to Satya Nadella earlier this year, it marked a sea change in the organization: the first time in its history one of the founding team wasn’t running the show. Changes were expected and have happened. A surprising one is a subtle shift toward a service model and …

Beretta 92FS: The Forgotten Service Pistol

A couple weeks ago, our friends over at the gunnuts.net blog wrote about The Underrated Beretta 92, which prompted me to look back at my own …

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Was Windows 8 a Mistake? Microsoft Seems to Think So

Microsoft showed off the future of Windows this week at its 2014 Build developer conference, and it looks pretty retro. In fact, it looks a lot like …

This is how an engineer feels when he's surrounded by idiots

My engineer friend George sometimes looks at me as if I'm a rancid chicken wing in a Michelin-starred restaurant.<p>He doesn't understand why I don't think logically, rationally, understandably -- in short, why I don't think like him.<p>It causes him to foam at the lips and emit high-pitched noises, not …

15 Terrifying GoPro Videos to Make Your Heart Skip

The most nervous of worrywarts can experience extreme sports through the lens of a GoPro.<p>The couch offers a perfectly suitable place to virtually …

Does your smartwatch have to look futuristic? (poll)

I like watches — perhaps “quality timepiece” is a more accurate term. From the Gobots watch that I wore through most of my elementary school days, to …

Gábor Balogh’s Smartwatch Concept

Hungary-based designer Gábor Balogh has come up with a smartwatch concept that looks to really push the envelope for the wearables market. The …

25 Minimalist Wallets that Fit the Bill

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> This post has been updated to reflect new selections for 2015. <i>Additional Contribution by Nick Caruso.</i><p>Call them what you want — card …

Attention, Please! What Every Man Ought to Know About Focus | The Art of Manliness

“Pay attention!”<p>“If you just focused more, you’d be more successful!”<p>We’ve all probably heard these kinds of admonishments from a teacher or a …

Marketo CMO: ‘Marketing has changed more in 5 years than the past 500’ (interview)

In 2011, there were perhaps 100 companies offering tech-based marketing solutions. In 2012, that jumped to over 350. And in early 2014, the number ballooned to almost 1,000 — and counting.<p>Something’s clearly changing here.<p>“Marketing’s changed so rapidly … more in the past five years than in the …

11 Exercises That Will Strengthen Your Attention and Concentration | The Art of Manliness

In this series on mastering your attention, we have emphasized the fact that attention is not just the ability to focus on a single task without …

Learning about the business of bud in America’s highest incorporated town

While budtender Mark “Buddy” Buddemeyer answers the phone, I check out the Dube Tubes, Zig Zag rolling papers, Cheech and Chong lighters, Clear Eyes …

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2 crazy customizable widgets to make your Android device yours

Full speed mobile data and no deadzones with pCell technology

Artemis Networks has announced their new pCell technology, which they say can provide full 4K video to every TV in New York city using just 10MHz of spectrum. Compatible with current LTE and 3G devices, small pWave radios would be distributed throughout an area that create a “Personal Cell”(or …

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AWS For Life Science? With $4.1M In The Bank, Transcriptic Wants To Reinvent Scientific Research And Bring Labs Into The Cloud

As a biomedical engineering student at Duke, Max Hodak became intimately familiar with the sterile tedium of life in a research lab. Like many others who’ve<p>spentwasted hours of their lives in white coats, he found the fact that most labs still look and operate as they did thirty years ago …

Intermittent fasting, or IF, gains ground as a dieting tool

It's a real heavyweight on the diet scene these days: intermittent fasting, a.k.a. IF (having ascended to heights where mere initials are enough). True, a fasting diet may not sound as appealing as, say, a cookie diet or a chocolate diet or a beer diet, but IF has been getting some jaw-droppingly …

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Colorado’s First Day of Recreational Marijuana Sales: 10 Things To Know

It’s nearly a new year, and Colorado businesses are getting ready to sell a new leaf. Jan. 1 is the first day of legal recreational marijuana sales …

Why Travel Makes You An Awesome Person

People always ask how travel has changed me. If I look back at who I was before I began traveling and compare that to who I am now, I would have to say that travel has made me a better and more well-rounded person. I'm way cooler now than I was at 25 when I first left to explore the world.<p>Simply …

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This is a better predictor of your success than IQ or EQ

An unsettling classroom experience near the start of his second year in the Stanford Graduate School of Business MBA Program caused a personal crisis for Shirzad Chamine and led him to the work he’s doing more than a quarter century later. The 1987 class was Interpersonal Dynamics, nicknamed …

How to Make Small Talk | The Art of Manliness

Are you already kind of dreading meeting your freshman dorm roommate for the first time, wondering what you’re going to say?<p>When you spot an …

America: Where the Poor Don't Get Holidays Off

Vacation inequality, it turns out, is an actual problem in the United States.<p>The funny thing about national holidays in the United States is that they're not really <i>national</i> holidays. Unlike the rest of the developed world, we don't guarantee every worker paid time off. Not for summer vacations. Not …

Dear High School Graduate: Everything You've Been Told Is False

When I graduated from Omaha Creighton Prep High School back in 1977, my fellow grads and I entered a benign, forgiving, if U.S.-hegemonic, economic order where one could find paid work — albeit of a blue collar variety — just by completing high school. A world where even a C student was guaranteed …

8 Benefits of Napping: Why You Need to Nap Everday | The Art of Manliness

I’ve detailed elsewhere how hard I worked in law school. But there was another secret to my success that I haven’t mentioned yet: the nap.<p>In law …

How and Why to Become a Lifelong Learner | The Art of Manliness

For the first twenty-two years or so of our lives, our main “job” is learning. The bulk of our time is spent in classrooms acquiring new knowledge. …

How to Whistle With Your Fingers | The Art of Manliness

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve wanted to know how to give a commanding whistle with my fingers in my mouth. You know. The kind you see people give in …

Chris Hadfield sings Bowie's 'Space Oddity' in ISS farewell

How do you top months of amazing photos, demos, and tunes done aboard the International Space Station? If you're Chris Hadfield, you cover David Bowie's "Space Oddity" in a showstopping finale.<p>On the eve of his return to Earth, the Canadian astronaut released a beautifully done video of himself …