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Watch Shaun White ride Kelly Slater’s Surf Ranch wave

Three iconic boarders. One innovative wave.<p><b>Shaun White</b> recently joined <b>Tony Hawk</b> and <b>Kelly Slater</b> (and Pearl Jam frontman <b>Eddie Vedder</b>) at Slater’s Surf …

Tim Cook to have private Oval Office meeting w/ President Trump tomorrow [U]

Following his attendance at France state dinner this evening, Tim Cook is now set to have a private meeting with President Donald Trump tomorrow. The meeting, according to Trump’s schedule, will be closed to the press and held in the Oval Office…<p>At this point, it’s unclear what will be discussed …

Apple Watch vs. Fitbit Versa: How to choose

The Fitbit Versa ($200 at Amazon.com) is a worthy Apple Watch ($465 at Amazon.com) alternative.<p>The Versa is like if you took the Fitbit Ionic ($300 at Dell Home), gave it a slimmer body and prettier design -- and dropped its price. It also costs $50 less than the cheapest Apple Watch model, the …

Smartwatches

10 Best Movies to See in April: ‘Avengers: Infinity War,’ Raunchcoms, Rock vs. Monsters

Oh, April – not quite the end of late-winter prestige section, not quite the official kick-off month of summer moviegoing! Assuming such seasonal …

Avengers: Infinity War

Insane Backcountry Skiing Will Get The Funk Coursing Through Your Veins

The first best part of this video is the moment the funk music cuts out and you can hear the sheer speed Nikolai Schirmer picks up from dropping down …

How to ‘poison’ your data before you delete Facebook

Over the past few weeks, we’ve learned a lot about Facebook, Cambridge Analytica, and how Facebook uses your data. The revelations have pushed many …

Privacy

6 European Islands You've Probably Never Heard Of Before

Europe is brimming with hidden gems. You just need to know where to look…especially if you're looking for under-the-radar European islands for your honeymoon. There’s no doubt that Ibiza and Mykonos are on your radar, but what about the Texel and Vis? These enchanting enclaves are among the …

European Travel

Apple iPad hands-on (2018): It's all about the apps

Apple's new iPad isn't actually that new: It was heavily leaked, for one, and, importantly, it's just about the same as the basic iPad it replaces. The company unveiled the device today at what was billed as an education-focused keynote. Indeed, it was held at a Chicago high school, with frequent …

Apps

Hotshot’s 2018 PCT Gear List

We have all seen the YouTube videos and all scrutinized countless gear lists. You all know how this works. Let’s add one more to the pile and get …

Mt. Baker Has The Deepest Snowpack in North America | Top 10 Deepest Snowpacks Right Now

The snow has been piling up this season in the PNW. Mt Baker, Washington has the deepest snowpack of any ski resort in North America. Below is a list …

Apple iOS 11.3 Release: It's The Big One

With iOS 11.3, Apple knows the pressure is on. It has to deliver a satisfactory solution to the biggest iPhone scandal to date and it faces a race against time to fix a serious bug before release. But what has been forgotten is iOS 11.3 also gives Apple one big advantage over everyone else…<p>iOS 11.3 …

iOS

Apple's new iPad 9.7 vs. the old iPad 9.7

One prong of Apple's many-tined approach to making a comeback in the education market is something you don't have to be in school to appreciate: lower iPad prices. At its education-focused event in Chicago, the company announced its updated version of the mainstream and education favorite, the …

IPhone 7

How the 'new' iPad compares to the rest of Apple’s tablets

The iPad line has diversified a bit the past few years, with Apple introducing two sizes of its "Pro" model in addition to a more basic 9.7-inch device. But, while last year's tablet offered some decent specs at a friendly $329 price point, it lacked few of Apple's more modern flourishes. Apple's …

iOS 11.3 Released: The best new iOS 11.3 features for iPads and iPhones

iOS 11.3 Features and Release Date: What’s new with the latest update for iPhones and iPads?<p><b>iOS 11.3 is here, but what’s fresh about the latest</b> …

Jackson Hole’s Lowdown Dirty Wiggle

<b>The Who:</b> Wiggles, unlike bumps, don't just appear. They are not the haphazard result of a bunch of gorillas oofing and grunting and throwing their …

Skiing

These are America's 10 most beautiful deserted highways

Most travel guides make recommendations based on the idea that the more often a place is visited, the more reason a tourist has to visit it. But the GPS tracking company Geotab and landscape photographer James Q. Martin have taken the opposite approach with their list of America's 10 most scenic, …

The East Coast Gets Redemption

<i>Thanks goodness for the return of deep days. PHOTO: Lenny Christopher</i><p>It's 7:15 a.m. and the combo of sand, gravel, and salt that coats New England …

Why I switched from 1Password to Dashlane [Review]

Late last year, I switched password managers. I traded in trusty old 1Password for relative newcomer Dashlane, and I haven’t looked back.<p>Dashlane is a well-designed, fully functional and easy-to-use password manager that tops 1Password in one key respect: a Security Dashboard that makes it dead …

10 Gmail extensions that can boost your productivity

E-mail plug-ins you didn't know you needed but really do.<p>There’s a reason Gmail has become so popular — it’s free, it’s easy to use and it keeps evolving. To top it all off, Gmail offers even more improvements through the use of extensions, which are optional, user-installed upgrades that add new …

Productivity

Electronic skin can display a heartbeat on your hand

Electronic skins might not only detect health troubles in the near future, but display them for the world to see. University of Tokyo researchers have developed an e-skin that can measure vital signs like your heartbeat and display them in real time on a skin display. The design blends a breathable …

10 incredibly useful online sites you didn't know about until now

If you had to guess, how many different websites do you think exist in the world today? From simple blogs to complex businesses, the Internet spans the gamut dispensing and gathering a myriad of information. Keep your answer in your head because, at the very end of this article, I’ll tell the …

The Essentials: 5 Must-have Items for Car Camping

There might not be a better rite of summer than a car camping trip. You load up, head to the nearest site, and set up camp.<p>But before you leave, you …

North Korean cheerleaders caught off guard by fake Kim Jong Un | Reuters

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - A group of North Korean cheerleaders were briefly wowed by the apparent, sudden arrival of their leader, Kim Jong Un, at a Winter Olympics ice hockey game on Wednesday.<p>Ice Hockey – Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics – Women Preliminary Round Match - Korea v Japan - …

North Korea

Which true wireless earbuds are worth buying?

With so many flagship phones leaving behind the headphone jack over the past two years, the need for a good pair of Bluetooth earbuds has only intensified. While the first crop of true wireless products had their share of comfort and connection problems, the selection improved dramatically in 2017, …

11 Smart Travel Accessories for Staying Safe on Solo Trips

Taking a solo trip might truly be one of the best things a woman can do. It’s incredibly brave to set out to explore a faraway land on your own and …

Travel

Apple Did Not Consider How Battery Replacement Program Would Impact iPhone Upgrade Rates

During today's earnings call covering the first quarter of 2018, Apple CEO Tim Cook was asked whether investors should be concerned about slowing upgrade rates due to Apple's battery replacement program and the fact that consumers may opt to replace their batteries instead of purchasing a new …

Tesla will sell solar panels and Powerwalls at Home Depot

Just how much is the average consumer interested in solar power? Tesla is about to find out, as it is bringing photovoltaic panels and Powerwall batteries to US retail giant Home Depot, <i>Bloomberg</i> reports. Elon Musk's company will install Tesla-branded selling spaces at 800 locations, with its own …

Amazon patents a wristband that can track workers' movement

Amazon apparently wants to crack the whip.<p>The US Patent and Trademark Office awarded Amazon two patents on Tuesday for a wristband that would track where its workers put their hands in relation to inventory bins and for a "haptic feedback system" to signal if they have the right bin to retrieve an …

Northern Italy

Winter Outdoor Retailer gear roundup

<i>Outdoor Retailer -- the largest outdoor- and action-sport trade show in the world -- is where gear junkies go to get a premium fix. It happens twice</i> …

A Getaway for Two: Singapore

Love is in the air and V-day is just around the corner. Looking for a short getaway for some exclusive ‘him & her’ time? Here are the main highlights …