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How To: Get Water Out of Your iPhone's Speaker with a Simple App

Look, this article is a judgment-free zone. Whether you dropped your iPhone into a toilet or shower with it on a regular basis (guilty), some water …

iOS

Kokopelli's small, tough packraft opens up a world of water and multi-sport adventure

Packrafts aren't a new idea, with roots that extend back centuries, but they have quickly exploded in popularity and become more of a recognizable …

Backpacking

You can (and should) train yourself to sleep on your back

Get back to basics.<p>American adults are in pain. A 2015 study from the National Institutes of Health showed that 25 million U.S. adults cope with chronic pain every day. While everyone’s suffering is different—there are as many sources of pain as people—for many, how you sleep plays a crucial …

Prenatal Development

Learn to use your tablet like an ace with these eight iPad Pro tips and tricks

Jessica Lee Star/Digital Trends<p>When the original iPad launched in 2010, it was in many ways a glorified iPhone with a significantly larger screen. …

IPad Pro

6 Rugged Gadgets Designed for Your Next Adventure

Technology is a quickly evolving medium with all kinds of interesting and innovative products being released all the time. Some of those products …

Gear & Gadgets

I tried out a floatation tank to help my anxiety

For anyone not in the know, a floatation tank is basically a giant pod filled with water and Epsom salts, which allow you to float.<p>I experienced my …

Insomnia

This TP-Link Range Extender Adds 10,000 sq ft of Gigabit WiFi to Any Home Network

Dealing with spotty WiFi is never a fun experience. While Mesh WiFi systems work wonders for your connectivity, if you’re looking to save some money,</i> …

Wi-Fi

Hunker down safely in 60 mph winds, inside The North Face’s Geodome 4

When it comes to finding the perfect tent to accompany you on your outdoor adventures, you probably look for something that is lightweight, easy to …

Camping

Please Stop Me From Buying These 9 Gadgets From Outdoor Retailer

02.07.18<p>10:00 am<p>Trade shows are like shopping, but on steroids.<p>Despite the roaming dogs and freely flowing beer, trade shows like Outdoor Retailer …

Camping

Cellphone radiation poses no real harm to humans, new research says

Unless you’re a male rat bathing in cellphone radiation, experts say you should be fine<p>Male rats showed a small increase in a kind of heart tumor after exposure to massive amounts of cellphone radiation, a new government study reports. But don’t read too much into that, experts say — because those …

Cancer

Signal 101: How to Send Disappearing Messages for Ultimate Privacy

With Signal's class-leading end-to-end encryption, you can be sure your messages will remain secure as they travel to the recipient. However, once …

Apps

Gear Review: Warbonnet Blackbird Hammock

Basic Specs:Model: Blackbird Lightweight Double Layer Hammock<br>Brand: Warbonnet Outdoors<br>Weight: 1lb 6oz (hammock only) or 1lb 120z (as used with …

Appalachian Trail

Finally A Pair Of Wireless Headphones That Sound As Good As Wired Models And Support Hi-Res Files

If I had a dollar for every product sent to me accompanied with the claim that it was a ‘truly revolutionary product’, I’d be a very wealthy person. The truth is that it’s rare to come across products that are genuinely revolutionary. However, these new Bluetooth wireless headphones from …

Audiophile

PowerWatch X Doesn’t Need A Battery, Your Body Heat Keeps It Charged.

(<b>ThyBlackMan.com</b>) A dying battery is a nightmare for everyone who loves smart wearables, fitness trackers and smartwatches. But the PowerWatch X …

Wearable Tech

Best Health Tech Gadgets And Gizmos For 2018

It’s the new year and that can only mean one thing… you’re ready to detox and start working off those extra calories you gobbled up over the festive period.<p>So whether you’re just a little health-conscious, a complete fitness fanatic or simply looking for something to aid you getting back in shape, …

Fitbit Ionic

Seven people with different jobs wear a fitness tracker to see who's the most active

Leading an active life can be difficult at the best of times.<p>Modern conveniences make it easy to lounge about in our spare time, so unless you …

Now TV’s new TV Smart Stick is super-cheap - and lets you pause live TV in glorious HD

All Now TV content will be available to stream live and on-demand in full HD by the end of the year<p>Now TV has just announced that it’s launching a …

Smart TV

This mini Bluetooth speaker packs an FM receiver into its handmade vintage casing

While Bluetooth speakers are nothing special at this point, with just about every smartphone-wielder packing one in tow. But odds are your portable music player of choice has nowhere near as much charm as the Muzen OTR, a new radio and Bluetooth speaker fusion sporting a handmade wooden …

Gear & Gadgets

This iPad X concept has a display well worth getting excited about | Trusted Reviews

<b>Apple’s next iPad could look a bit like a stretched-out iPhone X, if renders by Dutch designer Martin Hajek are anything to go by.</b><p>Hajek’s designs …

Alpine’s new CarPlay receiver lets you put a big touchscreen in a single DIN slot

Aftermarket touchscreens for your car aren’t new by any means, but this one is pretty clever. It lets you put a touchscreen in cars where one otherwise wouldn’t fit.<p>Alpine’s new head unit floats the display slightly <i>in front</i> of the unit itself, allowing you to pack a 9” touchscreen into a single DIN …

The Outdoors Geek’s Holiday Gift Guide

Technology in the outdoors typically goes one of two ways: total game-changer or total fail. For every handheld GPS unit, there’s a laser-guided …

The Nomad is a portable security solution you can take anywhere

Home security is easier than ever thanks to smart home appliances like cameras and motion sensors. But even with these advances, home security has …

Supersonic air travel just took another big step toward rebirth

Denver-based startup says its planes will fly at twice the speed of sound, making the trip from New York to London in only 3.5 hours.<p><i>In brief: Boom Supersonic has gotten another boost towards its goal of commercial supersonic flight by 2023. Boom founder Blake Scholl has announced a partnership</i> …

Aerospace

Best car stereos

Car stereos aren’t as simple as they used to be. Some merely make your commute a little bit louder with no extras to speak of, but more advanced …

Bitcoin: Not Your Ordinary Bubble

With Bitcoin prices surging by roughly 2,000% in the last year the cryptocurrency is often compared to the Nasdaq Bubble, Tulip Mania, and other hype …

These are the 2017 tech gadgets I just couldn't live without

When it comes to new gadgets and gizmos, 2017’s been a pretty epic year.<p>We’ve seen a surge of new voice-activated assistants, rise of remastered retro tech, and all kinds of quirky smart devices. Rather than rehash what’s appearing on my colleagues' top lists—most of which would make my top picks, …

Field Tested: Midland PPG100 Portable Power Station

If you read my most recent skills piece on the nuances of power management for overland travel, you know I was a bit dismissive of solar. This is not …

Winter Buyers Guide for Gear 2017

We asked our Explorers for their go-to winter gear, and they shared their favorites.<p>John Chau says - "I've had these crampons for years now and love …

Backpacking

The Next big thing in home automation debuts on Indiegogo

Wiscloud Inc. has come up with a futuristic smart home automation system based on proprietary network that assures to take home automation to a whole …

20 Best Business Gadgets of 2017

Here is my official list of the best gadgets of 2017, the ones that made me most productive.<p>I test a lot of gadgets throughout the year, but only a few standouts make my year-end list. For the past 16 years, I've been writing about routers, laptops, and everything in between. Not every gadget is …