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Bentley remembers its racing heritage in the snarling Continental GT3-R

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If you’ve $337,000 to spend on a car, and you’ve been debating between a racecar and a bespoke luxury coupe, save yourself the anguish and get the Bentley Continental GT3-R….

Living

Skip the trip to Canada and gaze instead upon the gorgeous Niagara loudspeakers

Affordability in the audio world is all well and good, but there’s also something to be said for pure, unadulterated opulence. And if any speaker fits into that category, it’s the tour de force of...
glass and and glory that is the Niagara loudspeaker from Waterfall Audio, priced at an absolutely budget-busting $40,000 per pair. Related: Meet the McIntosh McAire, the Rolls Royce of lifestyle audio...
systems Towering above the floor like sonic skyscrapers, the Niagara are designed to be functioning works of art, offering a gorgeous aesthetic that is sure to be the most striking component of any room...

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Living

The Burton Easy Livin X Martin Guitar Snowboard

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, who is also...
the ambassador for Martin Guitar, traveled to Martin & Co. in Nazareth, Pennsylvania to design a guitar. He worked with the masters of Martin, and selected the guitar’s wood, fretboard and bridge. He...
decided to add custom Mother-Of-Pearl inlays on the fretboard to represent things that are important to him: fishing, camping, his dogs, peace and his long-time sponsor, Burton Snowboards. When that was...
finished, the folks...

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Living

First drive: 2015 Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II

Of all the things the Ghost Series II does exceptionally well, which is virtually everything, perhaps its best feature is its force-of-nature on-road presence. Charles Rolls, the gentleman who co-founded...
Rolls-Royce with Henry Royce back in 1906, was the first Briton to ever die in an aeronautical accident – AKA “plane crash.” In the summer of 1910, Rolls was giving a flying demonstration of his...
Wright Flyer, which he had purchased from the Wright brothers, when the tail of the aircraft broke off, sending Rolls crashing into the earth and to his death. The takeaway from this factoid is that...

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Living

The Weekly DT – RocketSkates

Rocket skates have been the stuff of childhood fantasy ever since Wile E. Coyote first strapped a pair of miniature Acme rockets on an old pair of roller skates as part of a harebrained scheme devised to...
capture The Road Runner. Now, some 62 years later, RocketSkates are finally a real thing.

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Dance at the Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival

In two weeks, the Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival returns for its seventh year. Taking place across 10 venues, the two-day fest celebrates both emerging and established artists from NYC and beyond...
including Machinedrum, Little Boots and Damian Lazarus.

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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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Living

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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Living

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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Living

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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