Robert Nguyen

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Mavic Pro: The coolest gadget since the original iPhone [Reviews]

Tiny cameras that can fly still seemed like a sci-fi dream just five years ago, but with DJI’s new Mavic Pro drone, the future has arrived ahead of schedule.<p>When it comes to drones, no company is killing it right now more than DJI, and the Mavic Pro is its most amazing achievement yet. Yes, some …

Spend 30 Minutes and Learn How to Use 30 of Photoshop’s Most Important Features (VIDEO)

Whether you’re a photo enthusiast or a working pro, Photoshop is such a comprehensive tool that it offers many features that you may find unfamiliar. …

Tutorials

The 11 Items Expert Survivalists Always Have on Hand

When you’re living off the grid, your chances of staying alive are only as good as your instincts—and the gear you have on you. Here are 11 items …

The Must-Read Short Stories Behind 16 Great Movies

🚂 Yet another reason y'all need to get on the short fiction train. 🚂<p>The sci-fi psychological thriller “Arrival” has been lighting up the internet since the trailer’s, <i>ahem</i>, arrival this week. The November 2016 movie of alien contact (not, as some originally may have thought, a comedy of manners …

How to escape to the wild (and forget about modern life completely)

I know I wasn’t alone in feeling shocked the morning after the EU referendum. Although the world outside my window was the same as it had been the night before, everything was different. There was the sense of a coming change, which then proved dramatic: a prime minister’s resignation, the …

7 Standalone Novels for Fantasy Lovers

<i>While we at the Riot take some time off to rest and catch up on our reading, we’re re-running some of our favorite posts from the last several</i> …

Books

The Coolest Things to Do for $20 or Less in Every State

From Wedl’s Hamburger Stand in Wisconsin to Taos Pueblo in New Mexico.<p>A few years ago, $20 seemed like a lot of money. However, these days, $20 can …

This Huge Map Will Show You Almost Every Hiking Trail In California

Need a fresh hiking spot? There's a new, gigantic map that will show you nearly every trail in the state of California.<p>The map comes via Jason …

Here’s How You Can Get a Flight to Europe for $150

If you’re already thinking about how you’re going to spend your time away from the office this holiday season, please allow us to offer up a few suggestions: Why not catch a show in London’s West End or take a wander along the picturesque canals of Amsterdam? Or maybe spend a few days totally …

Northern Lights

All Muscle, No Iron

An Interview with Coach Christopher Sommer<p>It happens every four years. Bodybuilders and fitness buffs around the world marvel at the physiques of the …

Exercise

<em>Outside</em> Presents the 2016 Summer Gear Buyers Guide

Just in case you still need some help selecting the best gear for your summer outdoor adventures, <i>Outside</i> magazine has released its 2016 Summer Buyers …

This startup is bringing professional-grade sports science to your gym routine

The promise of innovation is this: Although when breakthroughs are made they are typically so expensive that only those with a lot of money get …

6 Exotic Trips To Take When You Only Have A Weekend

Summer is officially underway, but you still have time to plan a weekend escape. And although there are plenty of fine options here in the States, …

Travel

Ninefox Gambit is military science fiction for people who love mathematics

Yoon Ha Lee's debut novel is an exploration of military tactics and futuristic math.<p>Plato believed mathematics was the highest form of beauty, being …

Carry On: 12 Best American-Made Backpacks

MIS Backpack<p>A tactical gear junkie favorite, this MIS (Make It Simple) Backpack adheres to military specifications with a water-resistant …

Camping

This Week's New Sci-Fi & Fantasy: Godkillers, Biomancers, and a Hellbound Heist

June’s pace of outstanding new science fiction and fantasy books doesn’t let up for a even a week, with (at least) eight more new books you don’t …

Here One earbuds bring augmented reality to your music

A few months ago, we reviewed the Here active listening system by Doppler Labs. If you’re not familiar, they are a pair of earbuds that could tune out specific sounds from your world (like a wailing baby), or help you tune <i>into</i> other ones (like the bass guitar at a live concert).<p>That made for an …

Augmented Reality

Delicate Tattoos Fuse the Graceful Beauty of Nature with Structured Geometry

Tattooist Jasper Andres uses a delicate touch to craft his intricate body art. Often fusing nature with geometry, the hybrid images exemplify the beauty found in both by highlighting their differences—the graceful movements and curves of animals and flowers are offset by the rigid structure of …

Robot monkey designed to transport small packages to dense, remote areas

<b>The concept</b><p>Roko is a biomimetic robot inspired by monkeys that’s meant to transport small packages like first aid kits in remote, densely forested areas. It uses sensors like sonar to detect its environment and has extendable arms with hook-grip hands to swing from branch to branch. It is powered …

Three shirts, four pairs of trousers: meet Japan's 'hardcore' minimalists

Fumio Sasaki gave away the majority of his possessions and now lives with just the bare essentials<p>Fumio Sasaki’s one-room Tokyo apartment is so stark friends liken it to an interrogation room. He owns three shirts, four pairs of trousers, four pairs of socks and a meagre scattering of various other …

Minimalism

4 Heart-Pumping (But Safe) Rock Climbing Adventures to Take This Summer

During World War I, Italian soldiers created a vast network of cables and ladders, called a via ferrata (also known as “iron path”) high in the …

Climbing

25 geeky gifts for the tech lover in your life

1 /26: Build-On Brick Mug<p>1/26 :Build-On Brick Mug<p>Share<p>Tweet<p>Pin<p>Need a little break but don't want to step away from your desk? Sip some coffee or tea, …

The Latest Fitness Craze Isn’t About Weight Loss

Could the fitness industry be moving away from its obsession with thinness and ‘get ripped quick’ schemes?<p>What is fitness for? If you were to ask the …

Warwick Women's Rowing Team Releases Naked Calendar For 2015 (PHOTOS)

Warwick Rowing Women's Naked Calendar 2015! from Sophie Bell on Vimeo.<p>The Warwick Rowing's Women's Naked calendar was released this week, just a few months after Facebook tried to ban their images for sharing "pornographic content."<p>The women from the University of Warwick Rowing Society released …

The Hardest Bodyweight Workout You’ll Ever Do

This routine’s 2:1 work-to-rest ratio optimizes both your workout and post-workout calorie burn, says the Men’s Health Fitness Director<p>Last week, <i>Men’s Health</i> published a story called “The Workout That Burns 346 Calories In 13 Minutes.”<p>The article was based on new research from North Dakota State …

Workouts

Otherworldly Animation Makes These Motion Captured Dance Moves Even More Amazing

New York studio Method Design was tasked with creating something for the Association of Independent Commercial Producers’ annual awards show. They …

Dance

How to Hack Your Hormones So You Can Sleep Better, Gain Muscle, and Have More Sex

Science says you can control your chemistry. Here’s how<p>Think of your body as a Fortune 500 company. There are layers of management, countless systems that must work together seamlessly, and tons of goals that occasionally conflict.<p>In other words, it’s complicated. Thankfully, you don’t have to …

Wellness

Change Your Breath, Change Your Life: The Daily Routine Athletes Love

Professional surfer Koa Smith is gearing up for the Volcom Pipe Pro surf competition on the North Shore of Oahu. The beach is packed with fans, and the waves are thunderous. Smith is lying on his back on the floor of a house abutting the sand and breathing very deliberately, trying to keep it …