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Trekking: Soak it up with Nomad’s Collapsible Hot Tub

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While stumbling upon a geothermal spring is certainly convenient, it’s not exactly something you can rely on. The original Nomad Collapsible Hot Tub is, though, providing you with a simple means for soaking your bones when you’re far from home.

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The Weekly DT- Antrumbra’s Ambilight

Antrumba Glow is designed to sit behind a computer monitor (or a TV) and project ambient light that flows in tandem with the images on screen.

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King of quiet: Bose’s new QC25 headphones are an impressive upgrade

While Bose's QC15 may have held commuters' top spot for years, the company's new QC25 out do their predecessor in nearly every way.

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Wooden Innovation: The Oree Keyboard

As far as keyboards are concerned, for the most part, they aren’t considered design objects. creative technology entrepreneur Julien Salanave and product designer Franck Fontana set out to change that...
with Orée, which actually stems from an acronym that stands for Original, Rational, Elegant, Engaged. “We set out to do something different: create elegant, durable & personal high performance...
technology objects primarily crafted from the finest natural materials,” reads Orée’s website. They conceived of a wireless keyboard created solely from a piece of premium walnut wood or maple wood,...
and for a limited time, wild cherry, that looks as good...

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The Instant Lab Fuses Digital Photography With Analog Prints

Digital photography may be quick, convenient, and instantly shareable, but let’s face it — there’s nothing like the feeling of holding an actual photograph. Florian Kaps, Henne Wanders and Achim Hein...
felt a need to bridge the gap between the digital and the tangible, so they create the Instant Lab. The Instant Lab fuses everything good about digital photography with everything that makes Polaroid...
photographs so awesome. Basically, you can take an image from a smartphone or tablet screen put it through this machine, and voila — an analog photo comes out. The Manual caught up with its CEO,  Creed...
O’Hanlon...

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Lamborghini goes hybrid with its 910-horsepower Asterion concept

Last week the 2014 Paris Motor Show, Lamborghini unveiled the Asterion LPI 910-4, the brand’s first-ever hybrid-powered “hyper cruiser.” And here you were thinking Lamborghini was going to stay out...
of the hybrid game. Shame on you. Before we dig into what and why the Asterion is, let’s look at the important specs. The Asterion is a plug-in hybrid. As such, it has three propulsion units: a...
610-horsepower 5.2-liter V10 and three electric motors. All together, the hyper cruiser produces 910 hp, which is good for a 0 to 60 run in 3.0 seconds and a top speed of 198...

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The Weekly DT: Jake Dyson’s 40 Year Long Light

This post originally ran on our brother site Digital Trends: On average, the traditional incandescent light bulb boasts a lifespan of about 2,000 hours. At full brightness for twelve hours a day, that...
equates to just under half a year of use. CFL bulbs are a bit better, at around 10,000 hours of life apiece, whereas LEDs are the current reigning champion of the lighting game with an average of around...
50,000 hours. That’s pretty damn good, but inventor/designer Jake Dyson (son of Sir James) has figured out a way to make them even better. After years of careful engineering, Dyson has managed...

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Best Tailgating Gear for 2014

It’s that time of year again! Fall is finally upon us and football season is in full swing, so to help you get prepped for all the parking-lot debauchery that lies ahead, we’ve put together...
this quick list of the best tailgating gear. Bison Airlighter The days of wasting half a can of lighter fluid and twiddling your thumbs for half an hour while the charcoal gets up to temp are over. This...
beast starts your briquettes with a superhot burst of fire, followed by a blast of oxygen, so you’ll be up and cooking in a fraction of the time....

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The Evolo is a portable Bluetooth speaker with an audiophile pedigree

BenQ's Evolo is an evolution for the Bluetooth speaker genre. Using electrostatic panels, it promises the sort of high-end sound never before heard from a portable Bluetooth speaker.

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First drive: 2015 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster

Aston Martin’s 2015 V12 Vantage S Roadster is the fitter and sportier younger brother of the Aston line. Where its big brothers can calm down and cruise, the little drop-top is all fight. Echoing off the...
sandstone walls, pock-marked by wind, water, and dynamite, the noise of the furious Aston V12 sounded not like a complex machine made by man but rather the devilish cries of a beast from another realm. The...
sun beat down hard, as I lobbed the Madagascar Orange Aston into corner after perfectly carved corner. Bobbing from sweeping left to hard right, I gripped the steering...

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Throttle Jockey: Ducati debuts stylish, fun, affordable Scrambler model

When it comes to motorcycles, most people don’t equate “Ducati” with “affordable,” but that may change with the new Scrambler, an $8,495 retro-inspired citybike. Just...
revealed at the 2014 Intermot show in Germany, the new Scrambler, which features aggressively notched tires on large wheels, 6 speeds and an air/oil-cooled 75 horsepower 803cc engine, is targeted at...
urban commandos ready to take on the crumbling infrastructure of modern metropolises. Inspired by lightweight Ducati Scramblers of the 1960s and 1970s, the new Scrambler features LCD instruments, ABS...
brakes, LED lighting and cool touches like aluminum gas tank panels that harken back to its forebearers. Four color...

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The Weekly DT – Breadwinner Cycles

This post originally ran on our brother site Digital Trends: In part three of our three part Innovators and Essentials series, presented by Scion, we stopped over at one of the two garages that make up...
the headquarters for Breadwinner Cycles and spoke with Ira Ryan and Tony Pereria. Ira and Tony are the co-founders of Breadwinner Cycles and they also make and assemble every single bicycle they sell. We...
discuss how they got started in the business, what inspires them and how technology has changed or not changed over the years in building bikes. Their handmade steel frames are tig...

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Throttle Jockey: Get up to speed on motorcycle lingo

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 no time....
Now, you can easily keep up a chat with a veteran rider who asks if you are “planning on riding your Duck to the poker run next weekend? There’s gonna be some hairpins.” ADV: Short for...
“adventure,” ADV means both a kind of bike and a kind of riding. ADV bikes can be ridden on and off road and are often called “dual sport bikes” or “adventure bikes.”...

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