A Geek's Guide to Summer Fun

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The jorts are out, and flip-flops are leaving strange tan lines on feet across the nation. Summer is here and we're celebrating with the tech we love best.

Revamp the Backyard

Since staycation seems to be the word of the year, why not turn your backyard into a miniresort?

Prepare to get wet with eight water-friendly gadgets that will make a splash at any pool party.

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Then bring on the smoke, bust out the steaks, and get your grill on with the geekiest BBQ gizmos we could find. If you're serious about sizzling, this is your essential gear guide.

And after a hard day of soaking up the sun, sit back and relax with a seasonal cocktail. Cocktails+ for the iPhone or 10001 cocktails for Android will give you all the recipes you need to keep the party going all summer long.

Capture the Memories

With the Fourth of July just around the corner, it's time to brush up on your nighttime photo skills. Our step-by-step guide will show you exactly how to photograph fireworks with just about any camera.

Vacationers will want to brush up on how to capture a sweeping view with our eight tips for photographing panoramas.

And if you're leaving the camera at home this trip, learn how to shoot, edit, and manage photos in Android.

Get in Gear

For nifty additions to your other adventures this season, check out our summer gadget guide, featuring high-tech toys such as a handheld geocacher and a pair of sneakers that's outfitted with an embedded data-tracking sensor.

And for everything from road-trip accessories to at-home music and entertainment, scope out these 40 cool gadgets for a hot summer.

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