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How to Start Android App Development for Beginners

So you have a killer app idea and you’re ready to turn it into a reality and take it to market. No doubt you’re itching to start getting your first downloads, reviews and profits… But there’s just one problem: you don’t have a clue where to start!<p>Learning to code is difficult enough on its own but …

Android News

Reuters Issues a Worldwide Ban on RAW Photos

Reuters has implemented a new worldwide policy for freelance photographers that bans photos that were processed from RAW files. Photographers must …

Photography

How Photography Saved My Life After I Lost the Love of My Life

My name is Fernando Krasovitzky, and I’m a nature and landscape photographer based in Miami, Florida. My story is one of tragedy followed by good …

Arches National Park

7 Bike Tricks You Can Master

1 of 7<p>The Nose Wheelie<p><b>Difficulty:</b> 5 (it takes guts)<p><b>Dazzle Your Buds:</b> This trick tells the world, “I know how to handle this bucking alloy bronco!”<p><b>How It’s Done:</b> Build up speed, then shift your weight back and gently feather the front brake, lifting the rear wheel upward. Let your body weight roll …

6 Signs You Need a Strava Intervention

Four years ago, on the last grueling day of a pretty arduous six-day charity ride, my husband Dave rolled up to me before the first big climb of the day—a category 3, 9-percent grade, 1.3-mile leg burner—and surreptitiously slipped his Garmin into my jersey pocket.<p>It was all in fun: He wanted to …

Build Your Own Bamboo Bike

BYOB takes on a whole new meaning<p>The idea of putting torch to metal and building your own bike frame is irresistible for some cyclists.<p>But frame-building isn’t a skill you pick up in an afternoon seminar (one of the top places to learn, United Bicycle Institute’s Bike School, offers a two-week …

Which Ultraendurance Event Should You Do?

This past June, two of the longest, toughest cycling events in the US—the Race Across America (RAAM) and the Tour Divide—overlapped weeks and routes. We chatted with organizers from each to help you decide which one belongs on your bucket list.<p>Advertisement - Continue Reading Below<p><b>RACE ACROSS</b> …

Climb Mount Everest—on a Bike

If you’re searching for some kind of fitness goal this summer—and, in the quantified-self age of Fitbit, who isn’t these days—it’s hard to find a, well, higher target than Everesting.<p>Dreamed up by the guys behind Hells 500, an Australia-based group of cyclists obsessed with climbing, Everesting is …

How I Shot Award-Winning Wildlife Photos in My Back Garden Safari

A little over a year ago, a friend stayed for the weekend and, one morning, spotted a fox in my garden. I didn’t see it myself, so was a little …

Wildlife

No more roaming fees in Europe from mid-2017

The EU parliament building where the landmark decision was reached<p>If there’s a guaranteed way to increase your mobile bill, it is using your phone outside of your home country but for customers in Europe, this will soon be a thing of the past. The European Parliament has today formally approved …

Ditch The Faux Hoverboard And Commute With Gi FlyBike, A Foldable Electric Bike

Forget electric skateboards and faux hoverboards. One startup is trying to convince commuters to stick to the good old-fashioned bicycle. Meet the Gi FlyBike, a folding electric bike that can travel up to 40 miles on one charge.<p>The bike, which is now available on Kickstarter, will also be for sale …

Electric Bikes

What Happens to Your Body When You Stop Riding

Your fitness hits the skids quickly once you pull the brakes on your cycling routine<p>The benefits of a good ride are immediate. Within 24 hours, your blood pressure drops, your blood sugar improves, your metabolism burns hotter, and your mood gets better. Long term, the positive hits just keep …

The Faraday Porteur E-Bike Is an Unassuming Rocket

This simple, elegant electric bike grabbed the attention of our managing editor's entire neighborhood<p>I didn't set out to be deceitful. But my target was so gullible.<p>"Wow! Is that one-a them electric bikes?" my neighbor Ron asked. I opened my mouth before my conscience could kick in. "Um, no," I …

How to Deal with Aggressive Dogs on Your Ride

A few years back, cycling enthusiast Bill Moses of Midland Park, New Jersey, was cruising along with two other riders on the final leg of a seven-day charity ride. About halfway through the route—with the trio a bit strung out in single file and Moses bringing up the rear—they passed a house with …

Lessons from Bike Messenger Austin Horse

If you’ve ever seen a professional bike messenger zipping between cars at 20mph with a truckload of goods strapped to his back, you understand just how varied a skillset the profession requires. When bike messenger Austin Horse isn’t riding in New York City, he’s putting those skills to the test in …

Lights Out: 11 Pieces of Brilliantly Reflective Cycling Gear

Stay visible after the sun goes down with these eye-catching items

Behind This Aged Façade Is The World's Most Beautiful Abandoned Castle

Hidden in the hills of Tuscany, this 16th-century estate will take your breath away.<p>Tuscany is known for its incredible rolling hills, Renaissance-era art, and Castello di Sammezzano. If the latter is unfamiliar, photographer Martino Zegwaard is here to change that.<p>Originally built in the 17th …

Best Countries to Tour by Bicycle

Bicycle touring is one of the greatest styles of travelling. It beats conventional road trips with a car, train rides and definitely bus tours. …

Cycling

How To Find Boondocking Locations Using Google Maps

If you can run your RV on solar power or batteries – or you’re just willing to rough it for a few days in the backwoods – there’s no reason not to …

Rated: The Best and Worst Airlines for Cyclists

Don't get ripped off by exorbitant air travel fees. These tips will help you find the best bike-friendly airline.<p>There's a story about a guy who avoided airline bike fees by packing his frame in a padded garment bag—he unbolted the stem and bar—and checked his wheels in a square suitcase. After he …

[Deal Alert] Amazon Has A 10,000mAh UNU Superpak External Battery For Just $15 After $15 Off Coupon

Until someone invents the fusion-powered backpack, there's no such thing as too much external power. And if you need some of that power on the cheap, …

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How to Build A Round-The-World Budget Touring Bike

<i>Hi Alee</i><p><i>I’m a university student and am keen to do some bike travel in between semesters. Your website has been a great help to me, although most of</i> …

Winners of the 2015 International Landscape Photographer of the Year Contest

After months of receiving breathtaking landscape shots from photographers around the world, the winners of the 2015 International Landscape Photographer of the Year competition have just been announced. From 2,604 entries submitted by 481 professionals and amateurs across the globe, judges selected …

Urban Cycling

<b>Crime and (Not So Much) Punishment</b><p><b>Crime</b><p><b>No. of Crashes</b><p><b>Convictions</b><p>Multiple major charges<p>45<p>26<p>Homicide or manslaughter<p>41<p>25<p>Hit-and-run related<p>16<p>4<p>Careless driving-related<p>15<p>11<p>DUI-related<p>12<p>8<p>Murder<p>4<p>2<p>Assault-related<p>2<p>1<p>In the 628 fatalities, police reportedly cited motorists 285 times. But authorities took …

7 Places to Ride Before You Die

The Cyclist's Bucket List<p>Jered Gruber<p>Every experience on a bike is unique to every rider. But inarguably, some experiences remain more memorable than others. The smell of lavender at a roadside picnic, waiting for the Tour de France to arrive. The vertigo-inducing view of the Pacific Ocean from the …

Olympus' E-M10 II mirrorless camera is small, but feature-packed

Olympus has had a busy 2015. From the E-M5 Mark II to the Air lens camera, the company's made sure to offer products for every different type of budget and taste. Today, Olympus is keeping this trend going by introducing its OM-D E-M10 II, a compact mirrorless camera designed for the entry-level …

Portraits of People Camping in Walmart Parking Lots

<i>Dave Gooding, Liz Deno, and Shaggy (dog), from Georgia, are on their way to Montana. “You meet a lot of good people who like to help out, so when</i> …

Adventurer Quits Job and Spends 3 Years Traveling to 60 Countries Around the World

For most people, the thought of quitting their jobs and traveling the world is only a pipe dream. For Walter Chang, however, that fantasy became a reality when he left everything and spent three years exploring 60 different countries, documenting his extraordinary journey along the way.<p>When the …

Climb Faster

Many riders at my camps are anxious about their climbing skills—specifically, whether they'll be able to keep up with the group. Pro riders struggle with the same issue. When we watch the Tour de France on TV, we always see the leaders at the front hammering comfortably up the mountains, but the …

Pedals and Cleats

<b>Attach New Cleats in Exactly the Right Position</b><br>Before removing your old cleats, trace the outline or the corners of each one with a silver Sharpie (on a dark-colored sole) or a black Sharpie (on a light-colored sole). Place your new cleat within the lines.<p>Ryan Quickfall<p>Advertisement - Continue …