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West of Key West, an Under-the-Radar National Park

As the seaplane soared more than 1,000 feet in the air, I scoured the crystalline waters below, hoping for a glimpse of dolphin squadrons, manatees, perhaps sharks. They might be visible even at this altitude, I’d been told. I saw none. Yet among several seemingly motionless sailboats, a shadowy …

National Parks

14 books to read on your commute that will make you smarter about business

One way of combining the necessity of getting to our workplace with success is to spend the time reading or listening to books.<p>Here are my suggestions for great business books to read or listen to during your commute.<p><b>1.</b><b>"The</b> <b>E-Myth"</b> by Michael Greber. This is an excellent book about the myths …

Self-improvement

Snoop Dogg narrating ‘Planet Earth’ is the Internet’s most addictive video series

Snoop Dogg is entertaining to watch doing just about anything, even if he’s just complaining about Xbox Live going down. For the past year or so, …

How to play retro arcade games on your Apple TV

Want to play your <i>Mega Man 2</i> ROM on your new fourth-generation Apple TV? How about <i>Super Mario Bros. 3</i>?<p>It’s a ton of fun to play classic console arcade games, especially if you have a few ROMs lying around on your hard drive and would like to play them on the big screen.<p>Here’s how to get your new …

This might just be the best thing about ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’

I can’t see into the future so I have no idea what’s in store for <i>Star Wars</i> fans in late May 2017 when <i>Episode VIII</i> is released. But one Disney exec …

Star Wars

‘Star Wars’ writers explain everything about Kylo Ren’s turn to the Dark Side

<i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> has arrived. After waiting a decade, <i>Star Wars</i> fans finally get to see the next chapter in the saga, and despite the …

Star Wars

New ‘Star Wars’ fan theory offers a fascinating explanation of who Rey really is

One of the questions that emerged soon after Disney’s <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> hit theaters was related to the lead character. Rey is the obvious …

This fan theory explains who the new Star Wars villain might really be

The new <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> movie will be one of the most discussed topics at your dinner table this Christmas. The movie premiered a week …

Star Wars

‘Star Wars’ fan theory attempts to explain who Rey is and who her parents are

Before we talk about Rey, the bold new hero of the <i>Star Wars</i> saga, you should know <b>there will be plenty of spoilers in this article</b>. There’s really no …

How to Set Up Your Own Home VPN Server

Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) are very useful, whether you’re traveling the world or just using public Wi-Fi at a coffee shop in your hometown. But …

VPNs

Xcode 7 lets everyone install pirated apps and emulators on iPhone

For years, Apple’s software engineers have played a cat-and-mouse game, closing loopholes that let non-developers install unsigned apps on their devices. But it looks like they’re finally giving up and will let any user install anything on any Apple device — as long as they’re using Xcode 7 to do …

Interviews

Square Cash, the Service That Lets You Email Money to Friends, Is Now Public (And Free)

In May, news leaked that Jack Dorsey’s Square had developed a product called Square Cash, which would let people transfer money to any other …

Why Health Care Is Stuck — And How to Fix It

The pressures for fundamental change in health care have been building for decades, but meaningful change has been limited while the urgency of change only grows. The moment of discontinuity has arrived. Already unsustainable costs, an aging population, advances in medicine, and a growing …

Great Looking and Functional Standing Desk for $128.96

<b>Materials:</b> EXPEDIT Shelving units, LINNMON table top, LACK wall shelf, CAPITA legs<p><b>Description:</b> Here’s what I built a couple of months ago:<p><b>Total cost</b> …

Chrome 27 goes stable with small speed boost, Chromium nabs app launcher on Mac

After sitting in a beta phase since early April, Chrome 27 is finally seeing a wide release with its arrival on the stable track. Headlining the fresh desktop version is a 5 percent speed boost to web page load times and a new API for saving and syncing data to Google Drive. Refined spell …

Apps Raise the iPad’s Aptitude for Real Work

There’s a popular myth that Apple’s iPad and other tablets are simply media-consumption devices, unsuitable for productivity applications. That’s …

Apps

Everything You Should Know About the History of Typography

Lettering is everywhere and chances are that you, dear Gizmodo reader, have at least <i>some</i> idea of what font it's all written in. But the typographical …

Churches with Multiple Languages and Peoples

As the church adapts to serving a multicultural global village, some are developing ministries in multiple languages too. (cf. polyglot – someone who …

Webydo Makes It Easier For Designers To Build Websites By Creating The Code For Them

Webydo is a cloud-based SaaS for designers who want to be able to sell their website design services without having to get their own hands dirty doing any coding or hire a developer to do it for them. The system offers a custom CMS where designers can build the website. Once they’re happy with the …

Is There a Christian Way to be a Bus Driver? - What's Best Next

Justin Taylor gives a great answer to this question, which helps us all understand how <i>any</i> area of life or occupation we have — whether bus driver, …

7 Super-Slim iPhone Cases

1. Case Zero 5<p>2. Shades<p>3. Desmay Slight<p>4. Pinlo Slice 3<p>5. AViiQ Thin Series<p>6. Incipio Feather<p>7. SwitchEasy NUDE<p>The iPhone is a beautiful thing. Jony …

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The Cree Warm White Is a Great LED Bulb, Feels Like an Incandescent

With many countries and states phasing out incandescent light bulbs, you're probably on the lookout for replacements. Our friends at the Wirecutter …

What Was Ex-Apple Retail Chief Ron Johnson’s Big Mistake At JC Penney?

Here’s some fantastic analysis on what ex-Apple retail chief Ron Johnson did wrong at JC Penney written by legendary Apple ad man Ken Segall, who completely rejects the idea that Ron Johnson didn’t understand JC Penney’s brand identity, and even wandered around quoting the company’s founder, who …

Ending Soon: Get Perfect Photos With PhotoDirector 4 Ultra [Deals]

If you’re looking to do more with their photos – things like image manipulation and other advanced techniques – it’s not uncommon to hear one word uttered as a recommendation: Photoshop. But Photoshop is expensive – and can be a real pain to wrap your head around. This <b>Cult of Mac Deals</b> offer may …