Abigail Bassett

Abigail Bassett

Abigail Bassett is a former CNN journalist whose fascination with fitness, travel, and the quantified self began when she bought her first heart rate monitor in college and wanted to see how high she could get it to go. She spent many years covering everything from wars and natural disasters to fast cars and luxury goods, all over the world for major media outlets. She’s a beginning yogi and adventurer and she lives in Austin, Texas, with a house full of animals and old cars in need of work.
Articles
Smart Home

Coffee lovers can blend their own single-serve capsules with Capsulier

With Capsulier, creating the perfect blend is as easy as pouring in the right beans. Reusable capsules are placed inside the machine, where the grinder automatically fills each one efficiently and consistently.
Product Review

Whoop is a fitness band for serious training -- and it's seriously uncomfortable

Whoop is a unique wearable that constantly records your heart rate to determine what kind of shape you are in. That gives it features few can match, but it's not much fun to wear.
Cars

Mercedes-AMG's GT R goes from mild to monster with the twist of a knob

Whether you are an experienced track driver or someone who seeks out twisting roads on the weekends, the 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT R is is equally capable, comfortable, and confidence inspiring.
Outdoors

7 adventure vehicles from the LA Auto Show that made us want to play outside

Awesome off-roaders and fantastic concepts make the great outdoors that much more accessible to those who are looking for adventure.
Product Review

The first waterproof Fitbit is also smarter, easier to use, and cheaper

How good is a waterproof fitness tracker that costs only $100?
Features

IFA Report 2009

3D HDTVs, LED TVs, and personal massagers all made an appearance at this year?s IFA show in Berlin.