Joel Maners

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France coast past listless Iceland and into Euro 2016 semi-final

This was France serving notice of their quality. A team who had rather huffed and puffed up to now, scraping through late in contests they had been expected to win at a canter, rediscovered their rhythm in the drizzle of Saint-Denis to cast Iceland from the tournament. Their opponents have provided …

U.S. national parks are trying to solve their diversity problem

The United States' national parks "belong to everyone" — but not everyone is going.<p>The parks are welcoming more people than ever before — 292.8 …

What Are the Best Insulated Travel Mugs?

<i>A:</i><p>There are more insulated travel mugs in 2015 than ever before. And that’s a good thing. We love any tool that will keep our coffee hot or our whiskey cold during a day in the backcountry. But not all mugs are created equal. To find the best, I put six top models—all sized between 16 and 20 …

NASA Finds Most Earth-Like Planet Yet

Top 10 Best Gifts for Camping Enthusiasts

01 of 09<p>Whether you are camped in the middle of a forest or at the beach, the and Eagle Nest Outfitters DoubleNest hammock is the best way to relax …

12 things that surprise foreigners when they visit the US

But it happens.<p>We took a look at a Quora thread that asked, "What facts about the United States do foreigners not believe until they come to America?"<p>Answers ranged from tipping customs to the need for healthcare to the lack of public transportation.<p>Put yourself in a tourist's shoes and take a look …

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After 100 Years, Green Mountain Club To Open Winooski River Footbridge

A dream deferred for a century will finally come true on Friday. That's when the Green Mountain Club will cut the ribbon on the Winooski Valley Long …

7 mountains that (almost) anyone can climb | Adventure Sports Network

There is a perception that mountain climbing is a dangerous, difficult endeavor that pushes climbers to the very limits of their physical and mental …

Apple Finally Learns AI Is The New UI

But is it too late to beat Google?<p>“Most people make the mistake of thinking design is what it looks like,” Steve Jobs once said. “That’s not what we think design is. It’s not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.”<p>It’s an ironic quote, given the countless examples of Apple …

The Live Stream Goes Mainstream

In early 2011, Skype bought a mobile video startup called Qik, which had developed an app that let mobile users record and stream videos in real-time which others could be alerted to and then view. If that description sounds similar to the newly hot live-streaming apps Meerkat and Periscope, it’s …

Pebble’s new smartwatch hits $20M in Kickstarter preorders

Pebble’s second go at crowdfunding has come to an end with $20 million raised on Kickstarter for its upcoming Pebble Time smartwatch.<p>The campaign’s initial goal was $500,000. Pebble raised more than 40 times that amount.<p>When it launched on Kickstarter last month, the campaign surpassed $1 million …

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Vladimir Putin is responsible for the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 disaster: The SA-11 radar-guided surface-to-air missile must be Russian.

Apart from its tragic horror, the shoot-down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 has two strategic consequences. First, it reveals that the Russian …