The choice of your backpack is an important step in the preparation of your world tour. Your faithful companion will spend hundreds of hours on your shoulders during this trip.

In this file, we explain the criteria to take into account to choose the bag best suited to your way of traveling.
To help you find your bearings, we have compared in detail the models most frequently chosen by the Turdumondists. Best concealed carry backpack can be found here.

What extra bag for the day?

We often underestimate the weight gain of volume that can be obtained by choosing well its booster bag. For example, the classic 22-liter Quechua Escape bag weighs 502g and takes up a lot of space inside your big bag. It's way too heavy and too big.

Travel bag with a built-in removable accessory bag

Some big bags (Deter Traveler and Osprey Far point for example) have a small removable bag that is zipped in the big bag. It is very practical, it avoids having to find room in the big bag with each long trip. It can be detached quickly (in general) to get on a bus leaving the big in the cargo hold. 

The biggest disadvantage is that it takes the center of gravity away from your backpack, so it pulls over your shoulders. It also complicates a little access to the inside of the bag. 
Finally, it is usually quite small, closer to 10 liters than 20 liters and its weight is around 200 grams, which is not so heavy, but improbable.

Many travelers appreciate this solution, but Francis prefers to take a separate bag and buy a lighter travel bag without this option.

Backpack Or Bag With Wheels?

The answer may seem obvious, but some people still ask the question. The results of our survey show that almost all Turdumondists opt for a backpack.

During your journey, you will have to walk on unpaved roads and paths where it will be difficult to drag a trolley.

Abandon immediately the idea of taking a suitcase, even small. Are you a backpacker (in English), a mochilero (in Spanish), a backpacker (in French)? 
The backpack is your attribute!
Not only is it impossible, of course, to hike with a wheeled bag, but you will also be limited or inconvenienced by the means of transport that you will want to take. How will you get to take a motorcycle taxi in South East Asia? 

You will most certainly take tiny and crowded buses. You may have to sit on the floor in the middle aisle. You must be able to get on and off quickly and keep the people around you as much as possible.

Hiking backpack

For the French, hiking backpacks remain the norm. Of the Turdumondists, 88% of women and 97% of men choose this type of bag.

With their fighter look, they offer a good wearing comfort (especially for hiking), as well as many pockets, straps ... and, are lighter than sometimes more than a kilo compared to the suitcase backpacks. 
On the other hand, they are less accessible, which can, when your bag is your only wardrobe for a year, become quite frustrating in the long run.

François uses a hiking backpack (Quechua Easy fit ) which is cheap and especially light, only 1.75 kg.

Suitcase backpack

More common in Anglo-Saxon countries, suitcases (such as Quechua Escape, Deter Traveler and Osprey Far point for example) are an interesting alternative to the traditional hiking backpack. Among the Turdumondists, 12% of women and 3% of men choose this type of bag.

They are really designed for backpackers. They offer a large compartment that opens completely, like a suitcase, which allows much easier access to content. Even if they are a little less adventurous, they nevertheless offer a good wearing comfort. 
They can be used in trekking, even if the weight distribution is not as optimal as with a hiking bag and they are generally heavier. 

In addition, they often incorporate a small removable bag, which is zipped on the big bag.
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Apple on Thursday released the final version of iOS 11.3, which iPhone owners can download now as an over-the-air update. The newest software is Apple’s biggest release since iOS 11 launched last September, and includes new Animoji, and the option to disable Apple’s controversial power management features.
There are four new Animoji: a lion, bear, dragon, and skull. For those unfamiliar, Animoji turns users into animated characters by utilizing the iPhone X’s TrueDepth camera. Following Animoji’s arrival, the feature has become a phenomenon, even spawning a copycat from Samsung.
The most high profile feature in iOS 11.3 is Battery Health, which is being released in response to Apple’s slowdown controversy. The feature is designed to provide users with more information about their device’s battery, and the ability to turn off power management features entirely.
Apple began slowing down older iPhone models so they wouldn’t unexpectedly shutdown due to degraded batteries. While the idea behind the feature makes sense, Apple’s software was causing older devices to slow down. If you decide to disable Apple’s power management feature, you may notice a boost in performance, though Apple CEO Tim Cook recommends keeping the feature on.
iOS 11.3 also includes improvements to ARKit, Health Records, and more, though there’s still no word on when AirPlay 2 will be available. You can check out iOS 11.3’s full release notes down below. Significantly, neither Messages on iCloud or AirPlay 2 are available, meaning users will have to wait even longer to take advantage of these features.
In what’s becoming a familiar theme for Apple, iOS 11 still isn’t complete despite some features being announced last summer.

iOS 11.3 release notes

Augmented Reality
  • ARKit 1.5 allows developers to place virtual objects on vertical surfaces like walls and doors in addition to horizontal surfaces
  • Adds support for detecting and incorporating images like movie posters or artwork into AR experiences
  • Supports a higher resolution real-world camera view when using AR experiences
iPhone Battery Health (Beta)
  • Displays information on iPhone maximum battery capacity and peak performance capability
  • Indicates if the performance management feature that dynamically manages maximum performance to prevent unexpected shutdowns is on and includes the option to disable it
  • Recommends if a battery needs to be replaced
  • For more information on batteries and performance, visit this website:
iPad charge management
  • Maintains battery status when the iPad is plugged in for extended periods of time, such as when used in a kiosk or point-of-sale system, or stored in a charging cart.
  • Four new Animoji available on the iPhone X: lion, bear, dragon and skull.
  • When an Apple feature asks to use your personal information, an icon now appears with a link to access detailed information about how your data will be used and protected.
Business Chat (Beta) — US Only
  • Communicate with companies to easily ask questions, schedule appointments, and make purchases inside the built-in Messages app on iPhone and iPad
Health Records (Beta) — US Only
  • Access health records and view lab results, immunizations, and more in a consolidated timeline in the Health app
Apple Music
  • Provides a new experience in video clips, including a Revised Video Clips section featuring exclusive video playlists.
  • Find friends with similar tastes through Apple Music’s improved suggestions, which list the genres that the users and mutual friends follow.
  • The main titles now always appear first in “For You.”
  • Watch the best videos selected by News editors.
App Store
  • Four options now allow you to sort the customer reviews on the product pages: the most useful, the most favorable, the most critical or the most recent.
  • The Updates tab now shows the version of the app and the size of the file.
  • Promotes the protection of privacy by notifying usernames and passwords until they have been selected in a web form field.
  • Presents warnings in the smart search field when the user interacts with password entry forms or credit card data on unencrypted web pages.
  • Automatic filling of usernames and passwords is now available in apps’ web views.
  • By default, articles shared via Mail from Safari are now formatted using Reader mode, if the drive is available.
  • In Favorites, folders now have icons for the bookmarks they contain.
  • Adds two Shuangpin keyboard layouts.
  • Supports connected physical keyboards using Turkish F layout.
  • Improves Chinese and Japanese keyboards for better accessibility on devices with a 4.7-inch or 5.5-inch screen.
  • Allows you to return to the keyboard with a simple touch after the dictation.
  • Fixes a problem that could cause the capitalization of the first letter of some words by the automatic correction feature.
  • Fixes an issue on the iPad Pro that prevented the iPad Smart Keyboard from working after connecting to a captive Wi-Fi hotspot.
  • Fixes a problem that could cause undesirable activation of the digital layout on the Thai keyboard in landscape mode.
  • The App Store now supports accessibility options “Bold Text” and “Large Font” for customizing the display.
  • Smart Reversal now supports images on the web and in Mail messages.
  • Enhances the RTT experience and supports RTT service for T-Mobile.
  • Improves app selection on the iPad for VoiceOver users and selection control.
  • Corrects a problem with the incorrect description of the Bluetooth status icon and the Bluetooth icon by VoiceOver.
  • Fixes a problem that may prevent the end of call button from appearing in the Phone app when using VoiceOver.
  • Fixes an issue preventing access to an app’s built-in ranking with VoiceOver.
  • Fixes a problem that may cause distorted audio playback when using real-time listening.
Other Enhancements and Fixes
  • Supports AML technology, which provides more accurate location data to emergency services during an emergency call (in countries where this technology is available).
  • Supports software authentication, which provides developers with a new way to create and activate HomeKit-compatible accessories.
  • Podcasts now plays episodes with a single tap, and you can tap Details to learn more about each one.
  • Improves search performance for users with long notes in Contacts.
  • Improves the performance of Handoff and the universal clipboard when both devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
  • Fixes a problem that may prevent incoming calls from activating the screen.
  • Fixes a problem that may prevent or prevent voicemail playback.
  • Fixes an issue that prevents opening a web link in Messages.
  • Fixes a problem that may prevent users from returning to Mail after previewing an attachment to a message.
  • Fixes a problem that could cause the deleted screen to reappear on the locked screen.
  • Fixes a problem that can cause the time and notifications to disappear on the locked screen.
  • Fixes an issue that prevents parents from using Face ID for approving purchase authorization requests.
  • Fixes a problem that could prevent updating of the current weather conditions in Weather.
  • Fixes a problem that could prevent the synchronization of contacts with a vehicle directory when connected via Bluetooth.
  • Fixes a problem that may prevent an audio app from playing content in a vehicle while it was in the background.

Among the best Android devices you could buy, two that are continually near the top are devices from Samsung and OnePlus. With the arrival of Samsung’s brand new Galaxy S9, it is a perfect time to compare it against the OnePlus 5T.
The OnePlus 5T is just three months old, so it’s still a fairly new device. OnePlus has gotten into the habit of a mid-cycle T update, which is usually just forgettable specs bump, but the 5T actually added noticeable changes. That’s not to talk down the specs, they are impressive, in particular the 8GB of RAM. But the biggest change came with the 6.1-inch display that drastically reduced the bezels, and brought the OnePlus 5T into the future of smartphones.
Comparing the 5T to the Galaxy S9, it is striking how different they are. The OnePlus 5T features an industrial design of aluminum that Apple popularized many years ago. This means it lacks wireless charging. And even though its new display is impressive, it’s not nearly as refined or as nice as the Galaxy S9 Plus’ Infinity Display. Samsung opted to refine rather than drastically change the S9’s design, and the result is a smartphone that feels premium and perfect in the hand.
It’s too early to make a definitive decision as to which is better. On paper, the Galaxy S9 Plus makes a definitive statement, but the pricing of the OnePlus 5T will always keep it in the conversation.
Check out the spec comparison down below between the two devices.
DISPLAY SIZE5.8-inch, 1440 x 2960 pixel display (568 ppi)6.01-inch, 1080 x 2160 pixel display (402 ppi)
OPERATING SYSTEMAndroid 8 (Oreo) at launchAndroid 7.1.1 at launch
PROCESSOR10nm, 64-bit, Octa-core processor (2.8 GHz Quad + 1.7 GHz Quad)Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
  • 64GB
  • 64GB
  • 128GB
  • microSD up to 400GB
BLUETOOTHBluetooth 5.0 (LE up to 2mbps)Bluetooth 5.0
  • MST
  • USB type-C
  • USB Type-C
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Barometer
  • Fingerprint
  • Geomagnetic
  • Gyro
  • Hall
  • HR
  • Iris
  • Pressure
  • Proximity
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Fingerprint
  • Hall
  • G-sensor
  • Gyroscope
  • Proximity
  • RGB
  • BeiDou
  • Galileo
  • Glonass
  • GPS
  • BeiDou
  • Digital compass
  • Galileo
  • GPS
HEIGHT147.7 mm (5.81 inches)156.1 mm (6.15 inches)
WIDTH68.7 mm (2.70 inches)75 mm (2.95 inches)
DEPTH8.5 mm (0.33 inches)7.3 mm (0.29 inches)
WEIGHT163 g (5.75 oz)162 g (5.71 oz)
COLORSMidnight Black, Coral Blue, Lilac PurpleN/A

The history of the Black Knight Satellite, an object orbiting our planet in polar orbit, should not be so controversial. Polar orbit is an orbit that goes in the opposite direction that our planet naturally revolves. This polar orbit has been used for surveillance, and neither The United States or Russia had capabilities of launching satellites into that orbit when the Black Knight Satellite was supposedly discovered in 1954.

Currently on NASA's site: September 7, 1958, the first Black Knight Missile of the United Kingdom was launched from the Australian range at Woomera to an altitude of over 300 miles; the second Black Knight Satellite has been described as a British satellite launched in 1959 March 12 from Australia, reaching altitudes of 350 feet, weighing 1000 pounds. February 28, 1959, Discoverer I ARPA Satellite weighing 1450 pounds was launched successfully into polar orbit by USAF Thor-Agena A Booster from Pacific Missile Range; stabilization difficulties hampered tracking acquisition.

On February 20, 1962, American Astronaut John Glenn became the first American to successfully orbit the Earth on the Friendship 7 mission. He was the fifth person in space next to Russia's Astronauts.

Neither of the reports on NASA's website give any credibility that this Black Knight satellite could possibly be connected to our events of space exploration, from first Russia and then the United States, at that time period. It's obviously bigger than just 1000 pounds; most passenger cars weigh more than that. In 1958, I absolutely do not believe any country had the capabilities to launch more than a few hundred pounds to orbit and certainly not a polar orbit. History tells us that. Not to mention with all the space junk we already have in our orbit that this particular satellite has managed to remain undamaged by collisions with our other natural space happenings, such as meteors and solar flares. Grumman Aircraft Corporation supposedly took a photograph on September 3, 1960 using a tracking camera of the Black Knight in orbit. I find quite the coincidence in the similarities of the Grumman F-14 Tomcat and the images of the Black Knight found on the internet. The first flight of the F-14 Tomcat was in 1970 and it was retired in 2006. 

Space shuttle astronauts aboard Endeavor in 1998 allegedly took photographs of the Black Knight satellite, and they have been circulating the internet with the explanation of it being space junk from a prior mission that broke off and has been left there. It was reported by a UFO researcher and retired Marine Corps Aviation Major Donald Keyhoe to newspapers in 1954 that the U.S. Air Force had discovered two satellites orbiting Earth near the Moon. He later recanted his statements. Followed by that, an author, Duncan Lunan, analyzed the repeating radio signals Nikola Tesla had heard during his 1899 radio experiments, and the long delayed echoes of unknown origin picked up in 1928, by amateur radio operator, Jorgen Hals of Oslo, Norway. His speculation was that the signals came from an alien probe about 13,000 years old in an orbit around our moon. This probe, he said, originated from a star in the Epsilon Bootis solar system. Lunan later recanted his speculation claiming he made miscalculations when he decoded the signals.

I have looked at the pictures from 1998 that are all over the internet. I've thought about it for a couple years on and off. The first time I saw it, it reminded me of the movie Spaceballs. It looks like Harry's vacuum-ship, but it lost some pieces.

The thought of getting close to such a dark, ominous object in the isolated confines of the complete unknown vastness of space scares me. There may or may not be a deceased man, or even a woman, inside. Despite this, I still think its nothing more than a distraction for us. If not, there would be a clear, concise explanation.

I believe it's likely that governments have been preparing to lose people on space missions since the beginning of manned space explorations in the 1950s. It's always been a possibility. I believe that NASA, naturally, covers a lot of unexplained events caused by Unidentified Flying Objects, just like all governments hide secrets. In 2016, we are looking up at the sky, just as Nostradamus and Galileo, others before them. Not at the world around us.

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One of the most intriguing cars to come out in the past decade is Tesla’s Model 3. It is the realization of Tesla’s Master Plan, a plan that included building a limited supercar and two luxury EVs. The profit of those cars led to the creation of an affordable EV accessible to the masses.

The Model 3 has piqued my interest like few other cars have. It offers something completely different from any other car available. After driving it for a few days, I came away with many thoughts, but one stuck with me: the Model 3 is not the perfect car we’ve been led to believe.
The Model 3 starts at $35,000 with the base trim, and it goes down if you take into account EV rebates. In California, for example, you can get $10,000 off through federal and state rebates. That’s much more affordable than previous Teslas and as competitive as other EVs in its segment (mainly the Chevy Bolt EV). That gets you the bare minimum and a long wait time because Tesla is not delivering the base Model 3 until later this year.
If you want to drive one now, you’ll have to buy one that eclipses the cheap price Tesla is advertising. The Model 3 I drove is the Long Range variant with Premium Package and Enhance Autopilot, bringing the price to $57,000. Here’s how the price breaks down:
  • Base price: $35,000
  • Long range: $5,000
  • Premium Package: $9,000
  • Enhanced Autopilot: $5,000
  • Full Self-Driving Capability: $3,000
The Long Range option bumps the range from 220 miles to 310 miles; the premium package adds opulent touches like leather seats, panoramic sunroof and open-pore wood trim; and the autopilot and driving upgrades deliver a fully-fleshed out Auto Pilot experience.

Looks good, not beautiful

The only upgrade the unit we tested didn’t come with was the premium 19-inch wheels (that would have been an additional $1,500). Instead, it came with the stock 18-inch Aero wheels. These maximize the aerodynamics of the car, as you can tell from the name, with the use of a distinctive matte black hubcaps. You can remove the hubcaps, revealing a surprisingly good-looking 10-spoke wheel, but you’ll be sacrificing some range (20 miles according to Tesla).
I wouldn’t call the Model 3 beautiful, but I will say it looks good. It’s what I’d imagine a miniature Model S would look like. Tesla’s signature contour design with swooping lines and aerodynamic finishes are present, adding to the allure of the car: the front end is completely seamless and the door handles are flush.
There is no front grille, not even the outline of an opening that the Model S and X come with, thus giving the car its most striking characteristic. I like the look, but it won’t appeal to everyone. It looks better with certain colors. The black color our review unit donned is not one of those colors. In fact, the black color is my least favorite option; it hides the design of the Model 3, losing the lines that makes the car so unique.

The interior of the future

Tesla took a drastic approach with the interior of the Model 3. It did away with the traditional dashboard from the Model S and Model X and started from scratch. Gone are the two main displays and normal array of A/C vents, and in their place is a 15-inch horizontal display and a single long A/C vent that runs across the dashboard.
This is the most idiosyncratic detail of the Model 3.
The 15-inch panel displays all of the information you will need and controls just about everything in the car, save for the dome lights and hazard light button. The left side displays the information that would normally be found in an instrument cluster—gear, speed, range and so forth—and the right side of the displays the radio, phone and navigation.
You have to be in the car to understand just how odd it is to control everything through the display. Everything from adjusting the side mirrors and steering wheel to opening the glove compartment is done through the screen. It’s so forward-thinking you can’t help but feel uncomfortable with it. The first thought I had was, “What happens if the display fails?” Absolutely nothing because you won’t be able to do anything with the car otherwise.
One of the most endearing details of the car is how you adjust the side mirrors and steering wheel. You activate the function through the display, but the action is done through the two round knobs on the steering wheel. It’s one of those minor details that blows your mind.
While a smaller car, the Model 3 still offers a lot of space. There’s plenty of leg room and head space as well. If you have kids, fitting two car seats in the rear is doable, although it’ll be a little tight.
The front and rear trunks are quite spacious. Both are much smaller than what you’d get with the Model S; only a decent sized duffle bag will fit in the front. In the rear, there’s plenty of space to stash luggage or groceries with the available 15 cubic feet of room.
Overall, Tesla did a very good job with the design of the Model 3. But not all is good news with the new EV.
The most disappointing aspect of the Model 3 is the fit and finish, or lack thereof. It feels like an early prototype in dire need of refinement. Some nooks and crannies were lazily painted and the seal trim on the door feels and looks cheap. It’s not something you’ll notice if you don’t look for it, but once you do, it’s impossible to ignore.
This is likely because Tesla is so backlogged on Model 3 orders, it is affecting quality control. The company is trying to pump out too many cars. These issues are unacceptable. If you are considering pre-ordering a Model 3, it’s something to considering.

Drive it and it’ll win you over

All the criticism of the Model 3 goes out the window when you drive it. I’ve driven the Model S before, and when I got into the driver’s seat of the Model 3, I thought I knew what to expect.
The Model 3 does not drive like the S or X; it drives better. The reason for that is simple: it’s a smaller car. The instant torque from the electric motor revs up and takes the miniaturized Tesla zipping through streets, igniting a joy in your soul.
While not as fast as its bigger brothers, the size and weight advantage make the Model 3 feel like it drives and handles better. I didn’t get a chance to take it out on any winding roads, but I still put it through its paces, and it delivered.
Tesla says the Long Range version goes from 0 to 60 in 5.1 seconds and I believe it—the Model 3 flies. As for the 140 mile per hour top speed, I wasn’t able to confirm. I did get close to cracking triple digits, but there wasn’t enough road to go the whole way.
Getting a regular range model with the 0 to 60 speed of 5.6 seconds and top speed of 130 miles per hour should be plenty powerful for most people. In fact, I believe that’s the barometer the Model 3 should be measured against because that’s the most accessible version. Getting performance like that for $35,000 is incredible.
Driving with the car display in the middle wasn’t much of an issue for me. It is quite odd and I never truly got used to it, but it’s something you just deal with. Still, I believe Tesla omitted the instrument cluster as a cost saving measure rather than it pushing us into the future, even though Elon Musk argues otherwise.
Auto Pilot works the same way it does on the other Tesla cars. You push the gear selector all the way down twice and the car starts driving itself. It does a good job, but I never really trusted it even on empty roads.
Even if you are a car person who loves loud gasoline engines, the Model 3 will sway you. It might not change your mind, but it will change the way you look at EVs. Its compact size and powerful performance, coupled with affordability, set it apart. Sure, it’s still going through some production pains and its futuristic interior might not be for everyone, but after driving the Model 3, all of those worries fade away.
The $57,000 version of the Model 3 is not worth it given the competition of luxury cars it’s up against. But the $35,000 Model 3 is definitely worth a look.
I vowed never to purchase another brand new car in my lifetime, but the Model 3 is dangerously close to changing my mind. I suspect it’ll do something similar to everyone who drives it.

Fans won't have to wait long for the Games with Gold April 2018 lineup of free Xbox games to be announced, and then released.
Microsoft usually announce their new roster of free titles around the 20th of every month.
However, we still don’t know what’s going to be included in the official Games with Gold April 2018 lineup of titles.
Microsoft were expected to drop the big news earlier this week, around the usual time.
And while we learnt a great deal about the tech giant’s latest release - Sea of Thieves - no Xbox free games announcement was made.
So it seems very likely that Microsoft will reveal the big news in the next few days.
As usual, this will mean two free Xbox One and two free Xbox 360 games to download.
All are playable on the Xbox One and Xbox One X, due to Microsoft’s Backwards Compatibility program.
Some months have seen top 360 classics help bolster the lineup, with a lot of great games to choose from.
We still don’t know what will be included, or what other bonuses Microsoft might look to include.
There have been no leaks or early reveals, so it’s hard to gauge just what kind of Xbox One games will be included.
The only thing we do know is that March’s SuperHot will remain available until April 15, when it will be replaced by a new title.
But whatever is revealed, fans will be hoping for some top AAA titles to be available next month.
Sony easily took the crown for their PS Plus lineup in March - offering fans the chance to add Bloodborne and Ratchet & Clank to their digital libraries.
It’s unclear if Microsoft have any plans to retaliate with a few exclusives of their own, so it’ll be worth keeping an eye on the official Xbox channels in the coming days.
Xbox’s Larry Hryb is the person who usually breaks the news, so expect an announcement from him early this week.
For those who don’t know, Games with Gold offers free Xbox games to qualifying Xbox Live Gold members.