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Craving God-like control of your whole home? Meet NEEO

The world of universal smart remotes is about to get more interesting thanks to NEEO, an app/hardware combination offering control of over 30,000 devices.

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Fashion & Style, Feel Good Friday

Feel Good Friday – Dom Vetro

Dom Vetro is bringing work back to eyewear craftsmen in the Italian Alps.

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Food & Drink

Learn All About Making Jerky With “The Jerky Bible”

We thought we knew what jerky was until we read the description Kate Fidducia wrote in her new book “The Jerky Bible.”...
“There is a difference between drying and preserving meat and making meat jerky,” she writes. “When drying meat that has to...
be rehydrated later on, the meat has to be cooked first, then dried. When meat has been cooked and dried, it can be stored in a...
freezer for up to one year. Meat jerky, which does not require that it is cooked, can be stored in zip-top bags for two to six...
months.” Jerky has been enjoying...

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Food & Drink, Living

The Line Hotel is a Creative Getaway in LA’s Koreatown

We love to travel here at The Manual, especially when we're staying somewhere...
as cool as The Line. Check out our rundown of the property before visiting...
yourself.

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Micro Guide, Travel

Micro Guide: Boston

With centuries-old pubs and a revolutionary attitude that prevails to this day,...
Boston is a must-visit destination for the modern nomad.

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Living

2015 Lexus RC 350 F SPORT review

To create the stiff and sporty RC 350 F SPORT luxury coupe, Lexus borrowed from...
all its recent creations and built a bit of an engineering amalgam. Sadly, with...
all the attention paid to engineering, designers missed the lively, exciting...
bit of the sports-coupe equation.

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Grooming

Harry’s Teams Up With Photographer/Adventurer Jimmy Chin

Photographer and adventurer Jimmy Chin designed limited edition razors for...
Harry's.

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Food & Drink

The Best Hot Toddy Recipe in the Observable Universe

Our ongoing search for the best hot toddy recipe in the world recently led us...
to Moloko, a bar/restaurant in inner northeast Portland, where a bartender by...
the name of Frank showed us his take on the classic drink.

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Living, Trekking

Trekking: The Cold Forge Hoody offers no more than need be

The world of outdoor apparel is littered with down jackets. However, few of...
them are as no-frills and simple as Black Diamond's Cold Forge Hoody, a...
streamlined jacket designed to keep you warm even in the wettest conditions on...
the planet.

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Food & Drink, Swill

Smoked Beer: An Introduction

In this installment of Swill, we offer up an introduction to the big, wide...
world of smoked beer. The category has been growing and expanding into new...
territory as of late, and we're here to share a few of our favorites with you.

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Fashion & Style

SlimTECH’s Wallet Is the Ultimate Pocket Accessory

Slim wallets are not only becoming, they’re a necessity for the modern...
wardrobe. And the Carbonlite Minimalist by Maryland-based slimTECH is one of...
the coolest and slimmest we’ve seen.

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Fashion & Style, The Manual Wind

The Manual Wind: Jaeger LeCoultre Master Calendar Meteorite

The personality of an item lies in the details. Jaeger LeCoultre has proven...
this by revamping its Master Calendar. With the addition of a meteorite dial,...
JLC has turned a classic dress piece into an exotic complication.

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Food & Drink, Worn Out Wednesday

Worn Out Wednesday – Charles Smith

Today we speak to rock n’ roll wine maker Charles Smith.

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