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Roll It, Pat It...Packing for a Motorcycle Tour

While you probably won’t have room to pack everything you want to have on a motorcycle tour, you can usually pack just about everything you need. The …

Backpacking

RSD Mojave Boot: Review

The Roland Sands Design Mojave Boot is a virtual Swiss Army Knife of motorcycle footwear. Comfortable, but still cool looking. Waterproof, but not …

Riding Through the Eyes of a Novice Motorcycle Rider

I remember almost every detail of the day I picked up my first bike: How I waited patiently while the last of the paperwork was finished, how the …

Motorcycles

Reflections of a Motorcycle Addict

I am an addict, you know. A slave to the open road. An empty piece of tarmac can set me off like a drunk in a liquor aisle. My hands sometimes …

Motorcycling's Greatest Urban Legends

You remember that amazing experience that your neighbor told you that his uncle's girlfriend's father had on a motorcycle? It never happened though …

Urban Legends

How to Buy a Used Motorcycle

In our "new is good, old is bad" consumer culture, it's almost considered a lack of social grace to buy anything used. Even when the subject is …

Creative Use of the Curves Tool in Photoshop

Next FujiLove Academy video tutorial is ready to watch! This time our good friend, UK Fujifilm X-Photographer David Nightingale is looking at the …

Sweet: Chicago treasures at new African American museum

WASHINGTON — The National Museum of African American History and Culture opens here on Sept. 24, and the Chicago black experience is part of its …

Black History

Drupe adds call recording to its Android dialer app

If you’ve ever had to record a call on your Android device, you might have noticed that most phones don’t offer such a feature, and that most apps on Google Play that claim to do so don’t even work. Unless you’ve rooted your device, you’re usually out of luck.<p>Luckily, Drupe has added a new call …

Apps

Opening next month in Washington, the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture investigates 400 years of US society<p>From slave shackles to Prince’s tambourine: when the Smithsonian’s African American museum opens next month, it will offer visitors a layered journey through …

Black History

You Say You Want a Revolution, the V&A’s new exhibition, explores the birth of late-1960s counterculture that helped spawn Silicon Valley. Alex Needham takes a tour of where it all began, guided by former hippies and subversive visionaries<p>On 12 July 1967, Florida newspaper the St Petersburg Times …

San Francisco

On His Father's 129th Birthday Marcus Garvey's Son Seeks Presidential Pardon

Julius Garvey spent Wednesday, his father's 129th birthday, by taking a note from his social activist handbook.<p>The 82-year-old, semi-retired doctor spent the day highlighting his quest to get the first African American president to posthumously pardon his father, Marcus Garvey, a civil rights …

This is your brain on pot: Neuroscientist studies long-term effects of medical marijuana

BELMONT — Staci Gruber vividly remembers her first hit of marijuana, back when she was in college. It made her so paranoid, she locked herself in a …

Instagram adds an Events channel to show you the best videos from concerts and sporting events

Over the past year Instagram has been working to reinvigorate the Explore tab, which is the app’s place for showing you personalized content. What started as a simple algorithm to determine photos you may enjoy has evolved into a full-fledged discovery platform to show you photos and videos that …

Celebrity augmented reality 'holograms' are coming

Get ready for celebrity 'holograms' beyond the usual 2D illusions. RadicalMedia and Uncorporeal are partnering on 3D captures of celebrities for augmented reality and eventually virtual reality performances, giving digital stand-ins a greater presence. You could go to a venue and see a convincing …

Augmented Reality

BeatBringer is a backpack full of speakers

Hate it or love it<p>The BeatBring is a backpack full of speakers that can connect to your phone over Bluetooth and blast music at up to 110 dB, roughly equaling the same noise level as a live rock concert.<p>Depending on your age and general disposition, the BeatBringer will be either one of the most …

Parachut is a subscription service for borrowing expensive camera gear

If you're really keen to shoot with a particular camera or lens, but you can't afford to buy it, you don't have many options. Renting gear for long …

Pokemon Go Is Driving Insane Amounts of Sales at Small, Local Businesses. Here's How It Works

For $1.19 an hour, you can have more customers than you've ever seen in your life<p>The speed at which Pokemon Go has spread is unprecedented. Less than a week after launch, this augmented reality mobile exploration game has been installed on twice as many phones as Tinder, it has double the …

WATCH: Jesse Williams On Black Lives, Equal Rights And Freedom

At the BET Awards on Sunday night, after receiving the network's humanitarian award, Jesse Williams began with the usual litany of thanks. Standing with a slight hunch over a too-short microphone, he celebrated his parents and his wife.<p>With that out of the way, the <i>real</i> speech began.<p>"This award, …

Enjoy a relaxing drive around Iceland, courtesy of Sigur Rós

Slow TV and post-rock, a match made in nerd heaven<p>Icelandic post-rock veterans Sigur Rós are diving into the world of "slow tv" with <i>Route One</i>, a 24-hour live-streaming event that pairs footage from one of Iceland's longest highways with some of the band's new music. Scenes from the Icelandic …

15 Extremely Underrated Films That Every Movie Buff Needs to See

The brilliant films of the last three decades that have fallen through the cracks of time.<p>There are so many films coming out at any given period that's it's impossible to keep track of them all. That's why we're always on the lookout for those diamonds in the rough, those films that speak to us and …

The God Wave Is a Sci-Fi Thriller for Grown Ups

It’s long been said there’s nothing new under the sun, and no one knows that better than writers. Even Shakespeare was drafting on the classics, …

The tribes of Ethiopia’s Lower Omo Valley in Photographs

Changing Planet<p>The Omo River rises on the mountainous plateau of Ethiopia’s Shewan Highlands, then flows for hundreds of kilometres through lush grasslands, acacia plains and riverine forests, until it reaches Kenya’s Lake Turkana.<p>The river’s lower valley, in the southwest corner of the country, is …

Anthropology

Deported veterans fight to return 'home' from Mexico

<b>Tijuana, Mexico (CNN) —</b> In a strip mall on a dusty street, a group of U.S. military veterans gather. Like any group of old soldiers, they joke, swap stories and keep each others' spirits up. But they aren't in Texas or California. This isn't a local VFW. This is Tijuana, Mexico a place most of …

Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Black Panther: A Powerful Symbol for the Black Lives Matter Generation

The acclaimed cultural commentator has penned a limited series of Marvel’s African superhero, and the timing couldn’t be better.<p><i>“You have no people.</i> …

Headphone buyer's guide: How to choose the right pair

Almost everyone has a smartphone. We don't all use them the same way, though. You might like to play games, or maybe you're a news or social media …

Does my phone have a DAC? Explaining DACs and Amps in smartphones today

We get this question a lot, and now that so many phones no longer have a headphone jack, it's even more common: Does my phone have a DAC? What …

Blind ‘fingering’ dates are London’s latest craze

“Who wouldn’t want to get their genitals stroked regularly, pleasurably, and with no strings attached?!” writes one orgasmic meditation practitioner, with palpable enthusiasm. “(These classes) feel good, with side effects of better communication, more body awareness, less mental chatter, and the …

A Lord of the Rings-inspired space opera wants to connect you with African mythology

Artist Paul Louise-Julie counts among his inspirations the words of <i>Lord of the Rings</i> author J.R.R. Tolkien, the images of Star Wars and the whispers of a Senegalese elder who opened his eyes to the oral history of West Africa.<p>Six years ago, he challenged himself to combine these influences with his …

Hou Hsiao-hsien’s painterly tale of Tang dynasty intrigue is a magnificent blend of fleet-footed action dark magic and emotional realism<p>Among this year’s most galling Oscar oversights is the absence of Hou Hsiao-hsien’s <i>The Assassin</i> from the foreign language film nominations. Hou’s first feature …

Film Festivals