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Build an Ultralight Backpacking Kit for $600

Going ultralight just makes sense. The lighter your gear, the longer, faster, and more comfortably you can hike. The problem is that ultralight gear is usually bitterly expensive. If high costs have been keeping you from shaving ounces from your kit, you're in luck. Through the end of the month, …

Backpacking

40 Everyday Products On Amazon That Are Straight-Up Innovative AF

If you're the kind of person who is constantly on the hunt for bigger, better, and more functional items, this list of everyday products on Amazon …

Portable

15 Uses for Super Glue You’ve Never Tried (But Should!)

You already use super glue when your child’s favorite toy cracks, or for a quick fix to repair a broken living room decoration. However, super glue …

10 Vietnamese Dishes You Aren’t Ordering But Should Be

When it comes to Vietnamese food, most people immediately think of two things: pho and banh mi. It makes sense. Pho, the aromatic noodle soup, is …

Best Made in America Outdoor Brands

There’s a special pride we take in learning about craftsmen who have found a way to continue producing and making gear in America. As more and more …

7 Alexa commands you're not using but should

With Alexa and the the Echo, Amazon has built a robust service that can deliver seemingly endless information and control your home. But, are you taking advantage of all it can do?<p>If you haven't yet unlocked the full potential of Alexa, these seven voice commands will get you closer. These are the …

These 39 Brilliant Gadgets On Amazon Will Be Game-Changers For Practical People

If you’re someone who prefers for products to have a concrete purpose before you spend your hard-earned money on them, you know how hard it is to …

This Comfy Travel Pillow Is on CRAZY Sale For 1 Day Only — Yay For Prime Day!

I am a sucker for travel gadgets and hacks. Even though some years I'm lucky if I step on a plane more than two or three times, I'll do anything to make those few hours crammed into Economy feel a bit more comfortable.<p>Step forward the Trtl ($21, originally $30), a new design that replaces the …

Headphones

The Best Things at Aldi That You Might Not Be Buying

Aldi is one of our favorite grocery stores here at Kitchn. The chain offers food, wine, and other goods at prices that are much, much lower than …

Aldi

26 Amazing Products With Over 1,000 Reviews On Amazon

No-tie shoe laces, a dematting pet comb, a smart watch for kids, and 23 other products on Amazon that hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of people absolutely *adore*.<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the</i> …

The 32 best things we ever bought on Amazon for under $25

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Amazon<p>Amazon, land of 1 million things you need and 5 million options for each of them, has quickly become the one-stop shop for an insane …

Shopping

This silicone Apple Watch band is perfect for fitness freaks [Review]

While many Apple Watch bands put fashion front and center, the Nomad Sport Strap embraces the wearable’s exercise potential. This wide, black silicone strap makes the Apple Watch look less like a smartwatch and more like a hard-core fitness tracker.<p>Angela Ahrendts, Apple’s senior VP of retail (and …

Every single Apple Watch owner should have this accessory

If you own an Apple Watch, there are two types of accessories you definitely need. Bands are arguably the most important accessory so you can set …

Top 10 Hidden Force Touch Features on Apple Watch

Force Touch is one of those Apple Watch features that's so discreet and unassuming it's easy for users to forget it even exists. That's a shame, because just like 3D Touch on iPhone, Apple has implemented the haptic feedback technology across the entire watchOS interface, putting additional hidden …

50 most useful Alexa skills

Out of the box, Alexa can do an impressive number of things. It can stream Amazon Music or Spotify, control your Philips Hue smart bulbs or anything connected to a SmartThings hub and integrate with IFTTT for a laundry list of other functions. You can also order millions of products off Amazon …

A 2017 View of the Community Platform Market

The Community and ESN Market is in Flux<p>The community platform market is in flux, leaving customers anxious and uneasy. The two most mature …

Innovation

Juuk’s three-link Velo Apple Watch bands are tapered to fit perfectly [Watch Store]

Juuk’s precision-made aluminum Apple Watch bands are always on point. The Velo is the latest style in Juuk’s lineup of amazing steel bands — the Locarno, the Revo, the Ligero and the Vitero — and is decidedly different in design from its predecessors. Redesigned and reengineered from the ground up, …

How to Protect Your Home Router from Attacks

A comprehensive guide for choosing and setting up secure Wi-Fi.<p>Your router, that box sitting in a corner of your house giving you internet access, is in many ways more important than your laptop or mobile phone. It might not store any of your personal information directly, but sensitive data passes …

The best Alexa commands to try with your new Echo

No matter how many Amazon Echo commercials you see, it takes a little time to adjust to Alexa. Putting a virtual assistant in your home signals a change in lifestyle, sort of like adopting a puppy. There will be a lot of trial-and-error, but once you find your rhythm, you’ll forget what life was …

How to score big at government auctions, on everything from real estate to bugles

Rolex watches seized from drug lords. Homes confiscated from tax cheats. Blackhawk helicopters the military no longer needs. The federal government is auctioning off all this — and more. The "more" often means mundane things like office chairs and shredders and mysterious things like "swamp cooler …

Real Estate

11 AirPods Tips And Tricks You Should Know About

Apple’s wireless earbuds — known as the AirPods — have been highly demanded since it was released. Some of the reasons why the AirPods are popular is that being free of wires while listening to audio is very convenient, it pairs with devices quickly and phone calls sound crystal clear.<p>To pair your …

Tech Trends

4 Technology Trends That Will Transform Our World in 2018

Predicting the future requires hubris, and it should therefore be met with more than a terabyte of skepticism. In past years, I’ve made some calls …

Bots

Sail through Apple Watch setup with these handy tips

You’ve got your Apple Watch, you lucky devil. Now it’s time to tweak it to make it as personal as possible with these Apple Watch setup tips.<p>Although Apple walks you through many of the basic steps, there are plenty of choices to be made before you’ll be able to squeeze maximum utility and joy out …

Former CIA Officer Shares Personal Tips to Keep You Safe While Traveling for the Holidays

<i>Joshua Lott/Getty Images</i><p>Millions of Americans are traveling this holiday season. But as airports are full and the roads packed, one thing many people …

Snowden's New App Turns Your Phone Into a Home Security System

Your digital security, any sufficiently paranoid person will remind you, is only as good as your physical security. The world's most sensitive users …

4 natural remedies for cold and flu season

You’ve probably started to see, hear, and feel its warning signs: sniffles on the train on your way to work, clogged sinuses, and an increase in …

Featured Vehicle: The Patriot Campers Megatourer 6×6

When Patriot Camper’s Justin Montesalvo set out to build his latest overlander, it wasn’t just an exercise in excess, it was an unabashed attempt to …