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Brightup Is A Smart Home Lighting System That Works With Your Existing Bulbs And Lamps

Smart home lighting is a growing field, with entrants including Philips and LIFX, but one other new contender has a different approach that might appeal more to some. The Brightup system consists of plug socket hardware and in-wall dimmers, connected to and controlled by a central hub via Z-Wave RF …

Investment Manager Explains Why 99.5% Of Americans Can Never Win

<i>Beyond the charts and warnings from economists and investors, perhaps the most disturbing commentary on income inequality in America was written by an investment manager in 2011.</i><p><i>"In my view, the American dream of striking it rich is merely a well-marketed fantasy that keeps the bottom 99.5% hoping</i> …

Bitcoin Baron Keeps a Secretive Open Source OS Alive

One of the world's longest-running open source software projects will live on, thanks to a Romanian bitcoin baron.<p>Recently, Theo de Raadt and the …

13 Hackers Allegedly Skimmed Millions Via Gas Stations

Thirteen suspects have been indicted in New York on a gas station skimming scheme that netted them more than $2 million, according to court documents.<p>…

Best Rain Gear for Cyclists

Eight products that let you soak in the fun without getting drenched

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How to Recover From Hard Rides

Before you wrap yourself in compression wear and guzzle chocolate milk after every ride, make sure your effort warrants it<p>If you’ve hit it really hard, the next few hours are the optimal window for helping your body get the most from your effort, says exercise physiologist Stacy Sims, PhD. The good …

Chris Froome: How I Became a Tour Winner

The 2013 Tour de France champion tells us about the changes in his training that made a difference and looks ahead to more tough racing in 2014<p>After lost seasons and close calls, Team Sky leader Chris Froome delivered big in 2013 with five overall stage-race wins, including the Tour de France.</i> …

Eat to Ride

Three nutrition tips every cyclist should live by<p>Whenever I advise athletes about bike nutrition, I tell them that they don’t need a special diet to fuel performance. The one that’s best for health is also the one that’s best for strong results. If you want all your systems firing at 100 percent, …

11 Architectural Masterworks You Can Rent on Airbnb

As Airbnb has expanded, it's come under fire from ornery landlords and wary neighbors—being blamed, in at least one case, for driving up citywide …

5 Pedals Worth Clicking In To

Ride faster and with more control on one of these five pedals

The Way You Roll

We asked our readers to tell us about their daily rides. Nearly 4,000 of you responded—and surprised us by how frequently, and fervently, you pedal.<p><b>What type of cyclist best describes you?</b><p><b>What types of bike-friendly facilities does your office/workspace offer?*</b><p>Roadie:<br>Bike commuter:<br>City …

All That You Leave Behind

After surviving more than a decade of crack cocaine and alcohol addiction, the author latched onto a pack of friends who introduced him to bicycle touring—and reminded him that there are multiple forms of recovery<p>I had already decided that I would stay on the bike no matter what.<p>After weeks of …

Sugar Shock

It can make you fast—and it can make you fat. Experts argue about how much sugar active people need, but agree on one thing: We eat too much of it for our own good.<p>Imagine making a life-size sculpture of yourself out of sugar, then eating the entire thing over the next 365 days. That might sound …