The Editors

Soon: Hotels on Amazon.com?

According to Skift, a travel industry news site, Amazon will start proffering nights in hotel rooms alongside books and gadgets as soon as January 1, 2015. Would it be any different than... Read More

Tony Martin Eyes Hour Record

Three-time world champion time trial cyclist Tony Martin is considering a run at the hour record. According to VeloNews, Martin told the German magazine Radsport that an attempt would require a... Read More

Fitbit Data to Be Submitted as Court Evidence

In a never-before-seen legal maneuver, a personal trainer in Canada will attempt to use data from her Fitbit activity tracker as evidence for a personal injury claim, reports Forbes. She hopes to... Read More

Vail Opens for Winter Season

At 9 a.m. on Friday, Vail will open its 2014-2015 ski and snowboard season with lifts running out of the Vail Village and Lionshead base areas. Six lifts will offer access to 540 acres of terrain.

Russians Might Use Reindeer to Battle Crime

Russian authorities have found another use for reindeer: police mounts. According to the Guardian, they’re considering starting a reindeer police force for northern tundra regions. Parts of... Read More

FIS Approves Air Bags for World Cup Skiing

The International Ski Federation (FIS) announced Tuesday that its new air bag safety system will debut January 10 at the World Cup women’s downhill in Austria, the Associated Press reports.... Read More

Keystone XL Bill Fails in Senate

After passing through the House last week, legislation in favor of building the Keystone XL pipeline fell short by one vote in the Senate. A bill introduced by Senator Mary Landrieu, a Democrat... Read More

Tony Hawk Rides Hoverboard

Skateboard legend Tony Hawk visited Hendo Hoverboard for a ride on one of its prototypes, as detailed in a YouTube video posted by the Ride Channel skateboarding website. This may bring up a... Read More

Americans Don't Know What "Organic" Means

A survey found that nearly 70 percent of young shoppers buy organic food, but only 20 percent thought they could define “organic.” In late September, brand consultancy BFG asked 300... Read More

Bode Miller Settles Custody Battle for Son

Olympic skier Bode Miller and ex-girlfriend Sara McKenna reached a settlement deal late last week over custody of their 18-month-old son, Samuel. The settlement came right before the two were due... Read More

Google to Test 4G Helium Balloons

Tech giant Google announced on Monday that it would be testing 20 high-altitude balloons in western Queensland next month that are capable of sending and receiving 4G-like signals. Melbourne-based... Read More