A Bullshit-Free Guide to the Gear You Need to Commute By Bike

So you're thinking about commuting to work by bike this summer? Congratulations, your life is about to get a zillion times more fun. But where to begin? The insular world of cycling can seem a little, uh, confusing to those unfamiliar with it—it's hard to know what you really need to get started riding. » 3/28/14 9:00am 3/28/14 9:00am

Nepal Will Force Each Everest Climber To Collect 18 Pounds of Trash

Mount Everest might be the be-all, end-all of mountaineering, but it's also a dumping ground for the climbers striving upon its face—which is littered, as National Geographic puts it, "with garbage leaking out of the glaciers and pyramids of human excrement befouling the high camps." This week, Nepal announced a new rule … » 3/03/14 11:20am 3/03/14 11:20am

Samsung's Gear Fit Is a Tiny Smartwatch and a Hot Fitness Tracker in One

In addition to the two new Samsung Gear smartwatches we got saw a few days ago, Samsung is actually showing us something new in its wearable line: The Gear Fit, a combination smartwatch and fitness tracker. It's svelte and slick—and potentially the gorgeous functional wearable we've been waiting for. Updated with hands … » 2/24/14 2:04pm 2/24/14 2:04pm

Samsung Gear 2 Smartwatch Ditches Android, Keeps the Rest

As expected, Samsung has released its follow-up to last fall's Galaxy Gear smartwatch. The biggest change? That it's left Android in favor of a Tizen, an open source operating system that gives Samsung a battery boost and, more importantly, a sense of independence. » 2/22/14 9:50pm 2/22/14 9:50pm

Field Test: The Nikon Coolpix A Is a Perfect Photojournalism Compact

I've been using the Coolpix A on every assignment I've done for the past two weeks, like this one, and I think it's the best pocket camera available for a professional photographer. » 12/17/13 10:19am 12/17/13 10:19am

The Best Gifts For Getting Lost In the Woods

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When shopping for that special someone who loves the great outdoors, it's easy to be overwhelmed. There are so many companies and so many items with so many different features that it's hard to know where to start. That's why we thought we'd kickstart this party with some of our favorite camping gear. We hope H.D.… » 12/13/13 3:40pm 12/13/13 3:40pm

This $6,500 Santa Stakeout Kit Means Father Christmas Is Going Down

Murderer. Slave owner. Celebrated philanderer. These are the words that should come to mind when considering a one Mr. Nicholas "Santa" Claus. Just because you can see through that drunk jolly facade, though, doesn't mean the rest of the world can. So it's time to take matters into your own hands. Fortunately, » 12/11/13 4:40pm 12/11/13 4:40pm

50 Of The Best Movies Ever, Canon M, Das Keyboard, Vonnegut [Deals]

Build yourself an awesome blu-ray collection in one click. Amazon is offering the Best of Warner Bros. 50 Film Collection for $180, which is over $400 off the original retail price, and quite the bargain for 50 amazing films. The last time we listed this (for more), it was one of the most popular items we've ever… » 11/11/13 1:45pm 11/11/13 1:45pm

The Best Deals And Gear This Week

Another week of great deals and product coverage has come to an end. Next-gen consoles, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Christmas shopping are right around the corner, but take a moment to catch up on what you missed this week, whether it's a good deal, a great gift idea for someone else, or a really great gift idea… » 11/10/13 3:15pm 11/10/13 3:15pm

The Kitchen Gadgets Worth Your Money

In case you haven't noticed, we love gadgets around here. In fact, our list of our favorite kitchen gear quickly became far too long for a single article, so we're splitting it in half. We present to you our favorite Kitchen Gadgets, and stay tuned in the near future for our favorite Cooking Gear. As always, we can't… » 11/09/13 11:14am 11/09/13 11:14am

The Best Deals And Gear This Week

With November upon us, great discounts abound, and as you've hopefully noticed, we've been quickly ramping up our product recommendations. Here's all the best stuff you may have missed this week, or just may want to take a second look at. We look forward to bringing you another week of huge deals, and we've also got a… » 11/03/13 3:00pm 11/03/13 3:00pm

Walking To The South Pole (And Returning Alive)

Endurance athlete, polar explorer, and motivational speaker Ben Saunders is on his way to Antarctica. Recreating Robert Scott's heroic but ultimately doomed "Terra Nova" expedition from 1910-1912, Saunders has launched his own Scott Expedition to reach the South Pole on foot—and, more importantly, to walk back to the… » 10/18/13 10:40am 10/18/13 10:40am

This Cool Camping Gadget Pours Like A Kettle But Cooks Like a Pot

The team at Biolite, who brought you the ingenious Camp Stove that also charges gadgets, have returned with a new way to heat your outdoorsy eats and drinks. This month, the company is introducing the KettlePot, which is—you guessed it!—a kettle and a pot combined into one very convenient vessel. » 9/18/13 5:00pm 9/18/13 5:00pm

Samsung's Smartwatch Live Blog Bonanza Starts Right Now

This afternoon, Samsung will kick off its Smartwatch Era with the introduction of the Galaxy Gear. It's a watch but it's smart in that it will know when someone is calling you and can take pictures with it and it will have apps. But can it love? Join our liveblog right here—and/or watch the stream above—at 1PM ET to… » 9/04/13 12:37pm 9/04/13 12:37pm

This Scooter Is Dog-Powered and It Works Great

Big dogs need a lot of exercise — far more than most of us humans can give them. What do they expect us to do? Run? Throw a ball? There are just too many things we need to be watching on Netflix. But what if they could get their exercise while giving us a fun ride at the same time? Enter the Dog Powered Scooter. » 7/03/13 2:58pm 7/03/13 2:58pm