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Throttle Jockey: Get up to speed on motorcycle lingo

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Like any specialty, motorcycling has its own vocabulary, so if you don’t know your tiddlers from your MotoGP, this ever-expanding cheat sheet will have you sounding like a seasoned rider in…

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Volvo’s all new XC90 gets sporty R-Design upgrade

Even after debuting its most important vehicle of the decade, the XC90, Volvo isn’t sitting still. Instead, the Swedish automaker is pulling out all the stops. Today Volvo announced that it would be...
releasing a sporty R-Design version of its new SUV. Volvo’s announcement of the R-Design comes with few details, but it is clearly...

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Trekking: Ditch the tool belt with the Wallet Ninja

Unfortunately, the classic Swiss Army knife of yesterday isn't the sleekest multitool out there. However, the Ninja Wallet is, with 18 tools to boot.

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The Weekly DT -Hulu teams up with J.J. Abrams and Stephen King

This post originally ran on our brother site Digital Trends: Hulu scored a possible coup today in the war of Web-based original content, announcing a partnership with J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions,...
and Stephen King to air a series based on King’s best selling novel, 11/22/63. Described by Hulu as “part thriller, part love story,” the story...

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Rotel’s RA-1570 integrated amplifier does digital audio for grownups

Rotel's RA-1570 is stunning to look at and listen to. If you're looking for a modern-day amplifier to play back all of your music, no matter the format, this integrated amp is worth a serious look.

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Porsche Launches “The Sound of Porsche” Pop-Up in Manhattan

What makes a Porsche? Is it status, the killer lines of the classic Boxster, the inimitable sound of one accelerating on the open highway, or simply the dream of owning one and living the lifestyle? Open...
through Oct. 5, Porsche’s brand experience pop-up—the first of its kind in the US—located in New York City’s Meatpacking...

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2015 Bentley Mulsanne Speed: Physics has met its match

Gentlemen, let me proudly introduce you to the 2015 Bentley Mulsanne Speed, a bespoke limousine that will melt your spine both with opulence and also acceleration. Physics, you’ve just met your match. If...
you’re not familiar, the Mulsanne is Bentley’s range-topping model, built to transport the one-percent of the one-percent around in bespoke luxury and...

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Throttle Jockey: 10 tips for new motorcycle riders

So, you want to ride a motorcycle. How hard can it be, right? Truth is, at a basic level, especially with today’s modern bikes, it’s pretty easy. But therein lies the danger. If you think you can just...
saddle up, go slow and be safe, you’re wrong. So before you invest in the wrong bike,...

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The Weekly DT: Custom Google Maps

This post originally ran on our brother site, Digital Trends: Google Maps is useful for finding your way from Point A to Point B, but Google has been updating it continuously to make it more than just...
about navigation. The latest upgrade is a newish feature called My Maps, which lets you create custom detailed maps...

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Bang & Olufsen’s super-sized Avant 4K TV hides away when not in play

Time was, an 85-inch TV was unheard of. Now, those out to inject their homes with a shot of cinematic splendor have several options to choose from — nearly every major TV manufacture offers such a...
super-sized model, with a super-sized price tag to match. It comes as little surprise, then, that Bang & Olufsen, maker of...

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Work Happy With Poppin Office Supplies

Is your desk drab and boring? Whether you’re going to work or school, the accessories that sit on your work area can make a huge difference in your productivity. In fact according a University of Exeter...
study, people who were allowed to design their work area were actually up to 32 percent more productive —...

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MadeClose: 3 Guys, 1 Shared Vision

That Brooklyn spirit of artisanal, local, handmade entrepreneurship is spreading like around the globe like a virus (Don’t turn your nose up at it! It’s a good thing!), and so are the websites that...
hock their wares. MadeClose, one of our new favorites, created by three guys who live in Brooklyn — Peter Smith, Zachary...

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Gentlemen, cads & flyboys: Pulling 7 G with Breitling at the Red Bull Air Race

The French accented voice of 27-year-old air racer Mika Brageot crackled in my ear, “Ok, take the stick.” With a brief flutter of panic I reached down and grabbed the controls of the EXTRA 330...
LX acrobatic plane and pulled. The plane pitched back, and – before I knew it – I was hanging upside...

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