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The Burton Easy Livin X Martin Guitar Snowboard

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Professional snowboarder Danny Davis has two loves: snowboarding and music, so when he had the opportunity to create a snowboard with Martin Guitar and Burton, he just couldn’t refuse. Davis,…

Living, Travel, Trekking

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

While stumbling upon a geothermal spring is convenient, it's not 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 away from home.

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Brikk’s bespoke iPhones and iPads come coated in gold, crusted in diamonds

Think the iPhone Gold is fancy? You ain't seen nothing yet! Check out what Brikk does to iPhones, iPads and Galaxy Gear with pure gold and diamonds.

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5BoroNYC’s VHS Skate Decks

For those of you former (and current) skaters, watching skate videos was a way to master tricks, aspire to do things you can’t and watch those pro skaters in awe. To most of us, VHS (that’s an acronym...
for Video Home System) tapes are a thing of the past, thanks to the development of the Internet. Who needs all those videotapes when we can just go on YouTube? The guys at 5BoroNYC, a skate brand that got...
its start in 1996, back when we were still playing VHS tapes on VCRs, apparently got nostalgic for the familiar images, so they...

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Chasing a Le Mans Legend behind the wheel of the 2015 Audi S3

I sat behind the wheel of the 2015 Audi S3 on the Circuit of the Americas (COTA) outside Austin, Texas and anxiously tapped on the steering wheel. And I had plenty of reasons to be anxious. Behind me sat...
10-or-so journalists in a caravan of S3s, ready to take hotlaps around the now-infamous Formula One track. Situated in front of me was an R8 V10 piloted by Le Mans legend Allan McNish, who would be setting...
the pace for us around the track. The Audi representative riding shotgun, turns to me and asks if he can put on some tunes....

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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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