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7 classic game apps for your phone

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Boring Still Life Objects Turned Into Intriguing Erotic Images

Amsterdam-based photographers Blommers and Niels Schumm both studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam and started working together in …

What is the smart grid? Here's everything you need to know

Our energy infrastructure is changing -- here's what you need to know.<p>On August 14, 2003, a power line in Ohio overheated, causing a widespread blackout that affected over 50 million people in the United States and Canada.<p>Grid operators at power plants are trained to keep a close eye on voltage …

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Temperature-adjustable Ember coffee mug is hot on Indiegogo

With Ember Technologies' new Ember mug, you set the temperature of your beverage using an app on your phone.<p>Ember Technologies is touting its upcoming Ember as "the world's most advanced mug." The mug, which is scheduled to ship next April, is being sold on crowdfunding site Indiegogo for $130, …

It’s easy to love llama trekking in Oregon’s Wallowa Mountains

WALLOWA MOUNTAINS, Ore. — “There’s just something hilarious about llama ears,” I proclaimed as I hiked up the Eagle Creek trail in Northeastern …

SmartThings Home Monitoring Kit Launches In Amazon, Best Buy And Sears

New home automation system SmartThings home monitoring kit is now available from Amazon, Best Buy and Sears. The home monitoring kit’s hub and sensors were previously available to purchase individually on the SmartThings website. The whole kit is now available at the aforementioned retailers …

Long Exposure Photography: 15 Stunning Examples

Long exposure photography is something that has the potential to create some amazing results. We’ve written on the topic numerous times (see links …

4 Days Camping - No Cooler

Me and my family of four went back country camping for four days and five nights. Backpacked and canoed to an island where we stayed for the entire …

25 Cool Items for Your Next Camping Trip

Camping on it’s own is fun, adventurous, and peaceful. But you can make it even more awesome by bringing along some interesting gear. A trip to the …

Little Luxuries on the Trail

After a day of hiking, biking, or kayaking, we will never confuse sleeping in a tent with the plush bed at home, but we can console ourselves by making sure we pack a few little luxuries. Most take up minimal space in a pack or pannier, and knowing we have these along helps us relax and enjoy the …

8 Camping Hacks to Keep You Warm at Night

Photo: Cole Buckhart<p>Written by Corinne White, Contributor for The Outbound Collective.<p>There are so many things we love about this time of year...the leaves changing, fewer crowds at our favorite destinations, and the cool crisp air of autumn. The down side is that that cool air can turn freezing at …

Here's What Iconic Movie Posters Looks Like Without Their Words

All that's left over is pure movie magic.

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Photos of Various Food Dishes Flying Through the Air

Camden, London-based commercial still life photographer Piotr Gregorczyk likes to play with food and gravity. One concept he has focused on for a …

Coffee snobs can now be their own barista while camping

Are you heading out to Burning Man but are upset about having to drink an instant cup of coffee every morning? Why can’t we have our own personal …

10 Beautiful Cities That Every Backpacker Should Visit

For each of these destinations, backpackers can find cheap flights and get to where they want to go quickly and easily.<p>When finding a place to sleep, …

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Go Pro? Maybe What You Need is to Go Amateur

Photography is one of the most popular hobbies on the planet, but you’d never know it by reading most photography blogs, podcasts, books, and …

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Drawing on family lore and the vernacular of a venerable neighborhood, an architect creates a comfortable, adaptable home for his...<p>A rainy start to the Brooklyn Home Tour—the closing event of City Modern—didn't deter those who turned out for a peek into five...<p>Kansas City is a sprawling 318 square …

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Focus Stacking for Extended Depth of Field

One of the things we can struggle with in close-up photography is a narrow depth of field. This is usually caused by shooting at a wide aperture …

5 Steps to Success for Using Off-Camera Flash

Improve your photos with these five tips for using off-camera flash. Then, learn even more essential off-camera flash techniques when you enroll in …

How to mend ... a cracked iPhone screen

If the iPhone in your pocket is sporting a broken screen right now, you’re not alone. Nearly a quarter of iPhones on the streets look just like yours. After the glass cracks, your options are pretty limited: either pay for an expensive repair, or keep swiping at the shattered glass until your …

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This Bluetooth padlock will open for you and whomever you deem worthy

The plain old padlock is getting rather dull, but add Bluetooth to it unlocks (pun intended) a whole new level of possibilities. As the name suggests, this waterproof Noke smart padlock by Fuz Designs doesn't come with any physical keys; instead, you unlock it by first getting near it with an …

Current Trends, Fashions and Fads in Photography

Like any other main stream activity, photography goes through phases both artistic and technological. Some of these trends end up becoming long …

How to Photograph the Long, Winding Railroads

Railroad tracks reach to infinity effortlessly. There are modern, state of the art rail systems. Tracks that have been used through long standing, …

High Speed Photos of People Shooting Out of a Water Slide

After a long frosty winter and a chilly spring, one just about yearns for the heat and attendant fun of summer. Photographer Krista Long celebrates …

Google Maps' bike routing now helps you avoid steep hills

Just because you enjoy cycling doesn't mean you want a challenge <i>every</i> time -- it's not much fun to pedal uphill when you simply need to get to work. You won't have to face those arbitrary hill climbs in the future, though, since Google Maps has quietly added elevation data to its bike routes. Plot …

Add Apple CarPlay to your existing ride with Pioneer's latest head units

If you're an iPhone user who's dying to try out the new auto-friendly CarPlay interface, but can't quite shell out the big bucks for a new Ferrari, Pioneer has good news for you: It recently announced that all of its 2014 NEX head units will be CarPlay-compatible. Indeed, if you already purchased …