Rob Roys

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What Is Google AutoDraw? Web-Based Tool Can Turn Everyone Into A Designer

Google Creative Lab’s newest experiment is called AutoDraw. It is a web-based tool that makes it easy for everyone to do some design work online. It …

10 Steps to Creating an Engaging Digital Experience

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In order to be effective, websites need to be multifunctional in design. They need to be built like a house: protecting against the elements, providing a comfortable living space with ample storage, meeting basic needs, etc. …

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A Frequent Flier's Guide to Travel Gear That Works

I travel a lot. Often to faraway places. Often in bad weather. Often to do active stuff outdoors. And I’ve been doing that for decades. This is the gear that gets me there and the approach that holds it all together.<p>The Bag<p>A few years ago, I flew to Siberia in the dead of winter to visit my …

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ABB delivers first urban battery storage solution in Denmark to support renewables

PRESS RELEASE<p>ABB today announced the successful commissioning of Denmark’s first urban energy storage system. The Lithion-ion based battery energy …

Kayak Lake Tahoe

In 2010, a good friend and I decided to attempt the ultimate paddle around Lake Tahoe as a fundraiser. On a crisp, calm morning, we launched our …

Hiking

How to jump a mountain bike

Jumping isn’t just for adrenaline junkies, it’s a fundamental skill that every mountain biker can and should learn. And it's not that difficult once …

Compress

16 Apps You Need to Download Before Your Next Flight

Ask a traveler what they think about flying, and you’ll get wildly different opinions, from the geekily excited to the desperately terrified.Now, ask …

The 8 Best Outdoorsy Podcasts

If Terry Gross soothes you to sleep at night, Ira Glass sits shotgun on all your road trips, and season one of <i>Serial</i> marked some of the most exciting months of your life (the call logs!), you’re officially a podcast nerd. But you’ve probably noticed that outdoors- and adventure-focused podcasts are …

Mark Zuckerberg's challenge in 2016 is to build an AI butler like in 'Iron Man'

This year, Zuckerberg is clearly envious of Iron Man Tony Stark's futuristic life. He's challenged himself to code his own version of JARVIS from "Iron Man," the digital butler who controlled Stark's life and home.<p>Zuckerberg says he'll start with understanding some basic smart-home technology …

If you answer emails after work, you should be getting unlimited vacation

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>Since 2004, Netflix employees have taken as many vacation days as they’ve wanted. They have the freedom to decide when to show up for work, when to take time off, and how much time it will take them to get the job done. As far as I …

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Kodiak Island Goes 100% Renewable Electricity

As most Alaskans can attest, energy in The Last Frontier is expensive. The average residential electricity rate of more than 18 cents per kWh is a …

A Murder in Terlingua, Texas

The thing to drink at La Kiva, a sprawling, partially subterranean, cavelike bar in the Chihuahuan Desert at the edge of Texas’s Big Bend National Park, was the Mind Eraser. A concoction favored by the owner, a 50-year-old former engineer named Glenn Felts, the Eraser consisted of “hefty portions …

Slomo: The Man Who Skated Right Off the Grid | Op-Docs | The New York Times

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Becoming Antifragile: Beyond "Sissy" Resilience | The Art of Manliness

What’s the opposite of a person or organization that’s fragile?<p>If you ask most people this question, they’ll likely say “robust” or “resilient.” But …

How to Design Your Startup Office for a Productive Workforce

If you look at some of the latest startup offices, there seems to be a competition to who can have the coolest ping pong tables, kitchen, and big TVs displaying real time data. But are they essential to office productivity and culture?<p>We spoke to some of the hottest startups to hear their …

The Dandy, and What We Can Learn from Him

A closer look at the power of personal style, and the merits of "playing yourself"<p><b>"Cary Grant once said</b> that he played Cary Grant for years, and finally became him. I think there's that kind of feeling with dandies," says Nathaniel "Natty" Adams, who, along with photographer Rose Callahan, profiled …

The Tale of John and Ann Bender and Their Quest for Paradise

The city of San José, Costa Rica, is a sprawling gray mess that doubles as the sex-tourism capital of Latin America.Thanks to legalized prostitution, parts of downtown look like Disneyland for horny, middle-aged Australians. The urban center is a mix of shopping malls, semi-rises, and fast-food …

For more of The Life of Man, go to lifeofman.esquire.com

When a man has hit forty, he has lived. He has achieved something, maybe. He has discovered who he is. And if he's lucky, he's only come halfway.<p><i>Published in the October 2013 80th Anniversary issue</i><p><b>Circle, straight line, great arc,</b> long walk, horse race, pie — whatever shape you give to your own …

Pro Tip: How to Fish Behind a Midstream Rock

One of the first things a fly fisher learns is that trout like to sit behind rocks. (They also like to sit <i>in front</i> of rocks, but that’s another …

Big Sur Con Todos

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Hyper-Specialized SUPs

I couldn't help but roll my eyes when I saw the Advanced Elements Lotus Yoga Stand Up Paddleboard featured in the Wednesday edition of the <i>OR Daily</i>—a magazine that highlights gear, activities, and people of interest from the show. I apologize to every SUP yogi out there, but it just felt like a …