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How a Remote Peak in Myanmar Nearly Broke an Elite Team of Climbers

On one of mountaineering’s most dangerous journeys, a group was pushed to the limit by physical and mental challenges.<p>This story appears in the September 2015 issue of <i>National Geographic</i> magazine.<p><b>The wind slams into me,</b> and I desperately grip my ice axes to keep from being ripped off the mountain …

Marmot Does... Mountain Packs

announcement by<b><br>Marmot</b><p>16th March, 2015<p>This has been read 8,881 times<p>Brands:<b><br>Marmot</b><p><b>The mountain pack. Whether you are hiking up to the base of a route,</b> …

Backpacking

The Best Backpacking Packs of 2017

<b>Updated December 2017</b><br>Our experts perused the market for our new update, including 12 of the best models. The <b>Arc'teryx Bora 63</b> remains our Editors' …

Everything You Need to Know About VPNs for Travel

<i>Each month, Dave Dean from Too Many Adapters gives us great tips and advice on travel tech and gear. There’s so many options to choose from that Dave</i> …

Information Systems

How to Pack Carry-On Only for Cold Weather

Many people think that travelling with just carry-on luggage to cold climates is impossible. While packing for winter travel is trickier than for a …

Backpacking

Top Travel Tips - Packing Light

If there's one tip I have for a first time backpacker, it is this: pack light.<p>It sounds obvious, but almost no one does it. Trust me, when you're out …

Backpacking

18 terms you should know before leasing a car

Dealers exploit the complex maze of leasing terms to enhance their profits. Study up and come out on top.<p>Leasing is more confusing than buying. Purchasing a vehicle comes down to the terms of financing and a negotiation on price. In a lease, you're basically paying for the vehicle's loss of value …

Personal Finance

Bandana Is Knot Cheat Sheet

If you can’t tie a knot, tie a lot! Maybe not bad advice for knot tying novices, but if you’ve ever fought to remove a stubborn gnarl after it has …

Fishing

Double-perfect Whipped Paracord Staff Hand-grip

Introduction: Double-perfect Whipped Paracord Staff Hand-grip<p>Whipping is the traditional way of binding the end of a rope to prevent it fraying. …

The Hammock Angle: How To Relax (And Sleep) Comfortably In A Hammock, Even If You're A Side Sleeper

<b>[This blog post is part of Trek Light Gear’s Sleeping In A Hammock series. If you came here first, do yourself a favor and check out what you’ve</b> …

Hammock Camping 101: 5 Reasons Why You Should Switch From A Tent To A Hammock

“Think outside the tent.”<p>It’s a saying I’ve been using since Trek Light Gear began.<p>I grew up camping in a tent. So did just about every one of you …

9 Ropes For The Outdoors: What To Use and How To Use It

Two things I know: You can never have enough cordage, and you need a little bit—or a lot—of a lot of different kinds. At home, I keep lines and ropes …

Drive These 10 Cars Before You Die

In this year alone, there are more than 400 vehicles available in the U.S., so to sift all of global automotive history down to 10 great cars to drive before you die was a momentous task.<p>Arguments are frequent in our office, and sometimes they even have to do with cars. On topics such as …

How Animals Hacked The Rainbow And Got Stumped On Blue

Until about 600 million years ago, seeing colors didn't matter so much to Earth's inhabitants — nobody had eyes.<p>"Before the eye evolved, you just wouldn't have seen what was there," says Andrew Parker, a biologist at London's Natural History Museum who studies the evolution of color.<p>Simple animals …

Evernote Now Has More than 100 Million Users

Evernote, which launched in 2008, now has more than 100 million registered users, according to a blog post by the company today.<p>Of that 100 million people, the majority (35 million) are in the Asia-Pacific region, 31 million are in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, 27 million are in the US and …

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Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus review

When Samsung first released the Series 9 in 2011, it quickly became one of our favorite laptops of the year. Then, once Intel threw its marketing weight behind Ultrabooks, it became our favorite Ultra. But the Series 9 was born in the Windows 7 era, and it became harder and harder to recommend as …

Think You Know Basic Physics? This Balloon Will Prove You Wrong

When you have a balloon floating in a car and start driving, instead of getting thrown back, it actually flies forward. What? Are balloons immune to …

Best Legend Edition yet? Bugatti Veyron Vitesse Black Bess

Latest special-edition Veyron recalls a 5.0-liter pre-war icon.<p>When the fourth 'Les Légendes de Bugatti' model rolled out at Geneva, a company rep confirmed to us when the next special edition would be shown but remained tight-lipped about the details. Now, Bugatti has unveiled the latest Legend …

Bugatti

Dell Chromebook 11 review

Chromebooks are the simplest computers you can buy today, but they’ve proven a tricky formula for manufacturers to get right. The perfect Chromebook is cheap, fast enough, well-built, and lasts all day long on a single charge. We’ve seen plenty of Chromebooks try and come up just short, hitting a …

Incase ICON Slim Pack Laptop Backpack

Incase has released a new addition in their backpack line. Need a tech-optimized carrying solution for your MacBook, iPad and various accessories? …

Who was Elisabeth Junek, and why is Bugatti giving her a special Veyron?

Bugatti is in the habit of recalling names from its storied history on the nameplates of its new models. The Veyron, after all, was named after Pierre, one of its most accomplished racing and test drivers. So, too, was the concept that preceded it named after Louis Chiron, another Bugatti racing …

The Car That Runs On Air

Bringing new meaning to running on fumes<p>For more than a century, air cars have remained a quixotic quest of engineers—an idealistic exercise with little long-term likelihood of entering mass production. As fuels go, air has obvious upsides: It’s ubiquitous, clean, and, best of all, free. But air …

Can You Solve This?

100 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Many of the books are 20th century classics or recent bestsellers — the oldest book on the list is Jane Austen's 1813 masterpiece "Pride and Prejudice." It also spans multiple genres, with adult fiction, nonfiction, children's, and young adult novels such as "The Hunger Games" and "Harry Potter" …

Books

376 of the best one-liners on the internet

<b>One one-liner a day keeps the doctor away…so, here is a shortlist of the best one-liners you can find on the internet today. Have fun!</b><p>1. I asked God for a bike, but I know God doesn’t work that way. So I stole a bike and asked for forgiveness.<p>2. Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to …

Element of the week: ununoctium

This element's dubious origins launched a scandal in the world of nuclear physics.<p>This week, we meet the last element that has been synthesised so far. This element is ununoctium, which has the temporary atomic symbol, <b>Uuo</b> and the permanent atomic number, <b>118</b>.<p>This element probably a non-metallic …

We Went to the Amazon to Find Out What Makes These Weird Web-Tower Things

TAMBOPATA, Peru — After six months of speculation, we finally know what’s building these bizarre silk structures in the Amazon: a spider! But its …

What is the second law of thermodynamics?

Endless movement between hot and cold will eventually mean the end of the universe<p>Thermodynamics is the study of heat and energy. At its heart are laws that describe how energy moves around within a system, whether an atom, a hurricane or a black hole. The first law describes how energy cannot be …