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A beginner's guide to the art of hiking

A walk in the park is one thing, but a wilderness hike is another. Go too far, choose a route too tough, set off without appropriate gear or the right preparation, and an outdoor adventure can turn ugly and maybe even dangerous.<p>Here are some top tips for beginners in the art of hiking.<p>Choose the …

Backpacking

What it took for Elon Musk’s SpaceX to disrupt Boeing, leapfrog NASA, and become a serious space company

<i>This story has been corrected.</i><p>The Space Exploration Technology rocket factory is a large, white hangar-like building near Los Angeles international airport, with a parking lot filled with late-model motorcycles and Tesla electric cars. The vast metal structure once churned out 747 fuselages for …

Space Travel

10 Totally Unexpected Ways to Cook with Pumpkin

Put down the pie and pick up the waffles: This nutritional powerhouse and quintessential fall and winter ingredient can be a star at breakfast, …

U.S. National Parks Get The Go-Ahead To Raise Entrance Fees

If you're headed to a U.S. national park this fall, be sure to savor the last of the leaf peeping -- and what could be the last of the low admission prices.<p>The National Park Service has given 131 national parks permission to raise their entrance fees starting in 2015. Per-person prices could jump …

Want to save your favorite film? Here’s how to fix a scratched DVD or CD

So you let your buddy borrow your DVD of <i>Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2</i> and now it’s scratched — guess they didn’t show Chris Pratt’s epic film the …

Amazon launches $39 'Fire TV Stick' to challenge Google's Chromecast

Today Amazon announced the “Fire TV Stick,” a $39 streaming device designed to compete with devices like the Chromecast. The Fire TV Stick starts shipping November 19 but is available for preorder now.<p>Amazon claims its stick is the “most powerful streaming media stick” on the market. And, yes, the …

SwiftStack grabs $16M to help companies scale out storage across data centers

Software-defined storage startup SwiftStack took in a $16 million Series B investment round, which brings total funding to $23.6 million. Besides …

Microsoft nears bringing WebRTC to Internet Explorer, eyes plugin-free Skype calls in the browser

Microsoft today announced it is backing the Web Real-Time Communication (WebRTC) technology and will be supporting the ORTC API in Internet Explorer. Put another way, the company is finally throwing its weight behind the broader industry trend of bringing voice and video calling to the browser …

“We’re summoning the demon”: Elon Musk warns about artificial intelligence

Musk spoke at MIT’s AeroAstro Centennial Symposium, and thinks we should be “very careful” about AI<p>Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX and CEO of Tesla, participated in an engaging Q&A last week at MIT's AeroAstro Centennial Symposium.<p>Musk discussed a wide range of topics including the engineering of …

Robin Labs Launches Less.Mail, An A.I.-Based Assistant That Responds To Emails For You

A new A.I.-based application for Android users called Less.Mail wants to make it easier for you to work through a crowded inbox, handling routine email responses by way of automatic replies based on the mobile assistant’s understanding of the original email’s context. All users need to do is tell …

Apple in talks to expand NFC in iPhone 6 beyond Apple Pay, replace building keycards and transit tickets

The Information is reporting that Apple is actively scouting out partnerships to increase the utility of the NFC chip inside the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Right now, the chip can only be used for payments through Apple Pay as the API is not available to third-party developers.<p>The Information says …

See What Has Become Of 8 Olympic Host Cities After The Games Left Town

Researchers have known for years that cities that host large sporting events like the Olympics generally spend more money and make less than anticipated. And investing in an Olympic Games won't necessarily lead to long-term economic growth or improved infrastructure.<p>Photographers and artists Jon …

6 Eating Mistakes That Undo Your Workouts

Training hard and not experiencing results is discouraging. Unfortunately, it occurs much too often. And the prime suspect is diet. You can follow …

A brief history of USB, what it replaced, and what has failed to replace it

USB isn't perfect, but it replaced lots of ports we'll never have to see again.<p>Like all technology, USB has evolved over time. Despite being a …

The 15 Best and Worst Words to Use on Resumes According to Recruiters

Given how little time recruiters spend on a resume, you should use any edge available to stand out from the crowd. A recent survey of over 2,000 …

Here Are 7 Days Worth Of Healthy, Trophy-Worthy Breakfasts

Sure, Wheaties cereal may be the original "breakfast of champions," but its nutrition label doesn't appear to be very trophy-worthy. You'll find mostly carbohydrates with a measly two grams of protein in a serving of the stuff.<p>Whether breakfast is the day's most important meal is up for debate …

Acer's New Chromebook Goes Where Windows PCs Won't

If you try to buy a laptop for around $400 these days, something weird happens.<p>You’ll find lots of lightweight notebooks with 11-inch or smaller …

Batteries

19 School Lunch Ideas That Are Healthy (Mostly)

These new school lunch ideas, from sandwiches to snacks to hot meals, will reinvigorate your daily routine—and your kids will actually like them<p><b>It is a parent's eternal dilemma: What do I make the kids for lunch today?</b> And tomorrow? And next week? We fall into ruts, succumb to the tried-and-true, …

Acer Chromebook 13 Can Run Up to 13 Hours on a Single Charge

Acer's new Nvidia Tegra-K1-powered Chromebook 13 could be the first console-level, gaming-ready Chrome laptop.<p>The new 13-inch Chromebook, which was …

Authorities yet to rule out criminal charges in Tony Stewart crash

The collision was as common as any in racing. Kevin Ward Jr’s car spun twice like a top, wheels hugging the wall, before it plopped backward on the dimly lit dirt track.<p>In a sport steeped with bravado, what happened next was another familiar, but treacherous, move: wearing a black firesuit and …

So You're Dating a Designer? Ten Things You Need to Know.

Melbourne-based creative studio Yoke recently came out with a hilarious series for anyone who's dating a designer. Yes, this list isn't for designers themselves, rather it's for the ones who have fallen head over heels in love with an actual designer. Not only has Yoke created some images that go …

Relationships

Last Call- Ultima F1 Edition

When TAG McLaren sought a test bed for the mechanical systems of what was destined to become the legendary F1 they turned to another small cottage …

Which States Have The Fastest Sex?

Which states have the longest and shortest average sex times? Spreadsheets, a sort of sex-focused Fitbit, tried to find out. Here’s a description of Spreadsheets from our sister site, <i>Fast Company</i>:<p>The app keeps track of stats like total thrusts, duration, and decibel peak, which the couple can later …

A Retired Traveler's Breathtaking Photos of International Landscapes

Bangkok-based Thai photographer Weerapong Chaipuck discovered his passion for photography after an early retirement from the medical profession. Now, Chaipuck travels the world, snapping shots of all the beautiful landscapes he comes across. His breathtaking images offer eye-catching perspectives …

The Essential Russell Stover's Valentine's Day Cheat Sheet

It's that time of year again, friends. When you forget to get your girlfriend a Valentine's Day present and, in a panic, rush into your local pharmacy, and buy mint satin floss, the most expensive women's body spray you can find, and, of course, a box of heart-shaped chocolates. And though we can't …

Mike Trout, Angels to discuss long-term contract, per report

Trout finished second in AL MVP voting in each of his two full seasons, and has one year before he is eligible for salary arbitration.<p>The Angels plan to negotiate a multi-year contract extension with superstar outfielder Mike Trout this spring, per Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times.<p><b>More</b>: …

Storm Roughs Up Eastern U.S.

Amazon to hire 2,500 across U.S.; stock sinks

SEATTLE — Amazon says it is hiring more than 2,500 full-time workers at shipment centers around the U.S.<p>However, investors on Wednesday were thinking more about UBS' lowering of Amazon stock to "neutral" from "buy" -- so shares fell, down 3.6% in afternoon trading to $348.85.<p>Amazon.com announced …