Keith Briesacher

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Four Must-Know Soft-Bait Rigs

Some soft baits come already rigged. Most of the rest use some version of these following methods.<p>A killer setup for bass, it just means hooking any …

Top 10 Guns in American History

Since before the Second Amendment, Americans have used firearms to shape our history. Thus, there have been an innumerable array of firearms produced …

How to Build an AR Rifle for Hunting

For as long as rifles have been rifles, hunters have wanted them customized. Up until recently this cost more than breast implants and took …

Man Caves

Handheld Toolbox: The 10 Best Multitools

Gerber Dime<p>While it isn’t going to be as tough or capable as it’s beefier counterparts on this list, the Gerber Dime is more than worthy of picking …

Three worthy sound bars under $200

Buying a cheap sound bar doesn't mean that you have to get one that sucks. Here are our favorite sound bars for under $200.<p>Once upon a time you used to have to pay $400 for a good sound bar, and products that cost less were usually rubbish. Things have changed for the better in the last few years, …

Audiophile

Powerful automation hacks for Android using Tasker, IFTTT, QPython

One of the coolest things about Android is undoubtedly just how much it lets you do without needing to root your device or otherwise modify it. Out of the box an Android phone is yours to customize, tweak and hack to your heart’s desires. If you want to use it as-is then you can, but if you’re more …

Apps

6 Shows on Netflix 'Firefly' Fans Should Watch

From well known shows like 'The 100' to obscure shows like 'Zoo.'<p>Joss Whedon’s tragically short-lived <i>Firefly</i> might have just aired for a single …

The Ten Best Clays Shotguns

You can get started in the clay target sports with almost any shotgun designed to hit a moving target. As long as it’s not a home-defense shotgun or …

The 20 Best New Fishing Reels, Ranked and Reviewed

There’s only one way to honestly compare the year’s new fishing reels and find out which are truly worth your hard-earned cash. And that’s to get as …

Fishing

The 9 Pieces of Gear Any Beginner Backpacker Needs

Tried-and-true stuff that will let you go farther and stay out longer<p>Buying your first backpacking setup can be cost prohibitive and overwhelming—but it doesn’t have to be.<p>This will likely be the first time you are completely in charge of carrying your means to clean water, food, and shelter on …

Backpacking

12 keyboard shortcuts every Chromebook owner needs to know

A dozen keyboard shortcuts to make Chrome OS even easier to use.<p>Chrome OS is a blissfully streamlined operating system that is easy to use. Keyboard shortcuts, however, can make navigating your Chromebook even easier. Here are the top dozen shortcuts.<p>1. Alt + Search<p>One of the first things you'll …

Google

33 science fiction and fantasy books that everyone will be talking about in 2017

Better make some space on your shelves<p>We’ve already taken a look at what novels are hitting bookshelves this month, but 2017 promises to be a huge year for science fiction and fantasy literature as a whole. There’s going to be some great reads from debut authors, while some of the best names in the …

Sci-fi, fantasy and geektastic TV shows for 2017

Entertainment

The 11 best science fiction and fantasy novels of 2016

Fill your bookshelves, fill your mind<p>We’re living in a world that looks increasingly like science fiction, so I find myself looking to the genre not for predictions of what the future holds but for some guidance for dealing with this strange and changing world. 2016 was a difficult year, but a …

Just got a new Android smartphone? Here are a few apps you should download right away

If you just opened up your first Android smartphone this morning, odds are you’re having a blast using it. However, you’re also likely on the hunt for some new apps to test out along with it. We feature a selection of Android apps each month, but today we’d like to feature a few more apps that any …

Apps

Best Backpacking Backpacks

Best Backpacking Backpacks Gadget Review - Your lifestyle gadget siteWith so many choices available to adventurers, finding the <b>best backpacking</b> …

Backpacking

Dipping my toes into the home automation pool

<b>NOTE:</b> <b>I’ve written a more current update to this post here.</b><p>After joining Google, we moved into a new place in Mountain View which gave me a chance to …

The Cheapskate's favorite deals of the year

Let's take a look back at some of 2016's best bargains -- many of which are still available!<p><i>CNET's Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. And find more great buys on the</i> <i>CNET Deals …

Gear & Gadgets

So You Want to Read Military Sci-Fi, Part 2: Reader Suggestions

Gunnery Sergeant Torin Kerr left the Confederation Marines and founded an elite corps of friends and allies to take on covert missions that the …

Science Fiction

Why Low Budget Sci-Fi Movies Are Consistently Among The Genre's Best

<i>The best sci-fi movies don’t always come with massive production budgets.</i><p>Now, we could debate the term “massive” all day long, but I’m talking about …

Science Fiction Movies

So You Want to Read Military Sci-Fi: Here’s Where to Start

<i>The Forever War</i> is probably one of the most powerful works of science-fiction I’ve ever read, military or not. Written by Vietnam vet Joe Haldeman,</i> …

Science Fiction

The 50 Most Scenic Drives Across the Country

When you want to hit the open road, here's where to set your GPS.<p>Here are 50 drives—one in every state—where you'll lose yourself in the surroundings, stumble upon the unexpected, and possibly blank on where you're ultimately headed. Do final destinations really matter?

Hiking

This Tool Takes the Hassle Out of Starting a Campfire

The Sparkr and Sparkr Mini from Power Practical use plasma energy to quickly and easily start a campfire, anytime and anywhere.

The 17 Most Influential Science Fiction Books

Science fiction can be influential in different ways. Maybe the story is a political allegory that made people think. Maybe it was a cautionary tale …

Science Fiction

Great Scifi Movies You May Have Missed in 2016 (But Shouldn't Have)

It’s a holiday weekend, which probably means you have some down time. What better activity, while you’re digesting that leftover Turkey, than …

The 7 Best Rifles If You Want Cheap Ammo

Image source: ArmsList.com<p>When it comes to defending your home or harvesting big game, it’s time to go to the rifle. Handguns may be more convenient …

20 Best EDC Knives 2018 For Everyday Carry : EDC Knives Review

Considered among must-have tools by millions of people all over the world, pocket knives are vital day-to-day accessories that come in handy in many …

Knives

How to get Android notifications on your Windows PC

The Windows 10 action center can alert you to incoming calls, texts and app notifications on your Android phone.<p>Thanks to the recent Windows 10 Anniversary Update, you can now get Android notifications on your Windows 10 PC.<p>This feature works through Cortana and the Cortana app for Android (there's …

Android News

5 Knots Every Hiker and Backpacker Should Know

Increase Your Backcountry Skills by Learning These Knots<p>The right knot can be a life saver when you run into the unexpected in the backcountry. So if …

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