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2015 Bentley Mulsanne Speed: Physics has met its match

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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…

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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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The Weekly DT – Dolby Atmos Coming to Blu-Ray

This post originally ran on our brother site, Digital Trends: Dolby Atmos, the powerful cinematic audio format Dolby calls “all-around sound,” has been stunning audiences in theaters for a couple of...
years now. But today, the company announced that the system will finally make its home theater debut with the release of Transformers: Age of Extinction on Blu-ray September 30. The release...

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The Manual’s 2014 Guide to Outdoor Gear

Summer can only stick around so long. Thankfully, we've put together a versatile roundup of some of the best outdoor gear to help you through autumn.

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The Manual’s 2014 Tech Guide for Fall

Transitioning from sun-soaked summer months into the dreary, depressing fall is never fun — you have to stop wearing sandals, you can’t grill in your backyard whenever you want, and the lack...
of sunlight inevitably starts to wear down your spirits. The right assortment of tech, however, can make this transition far less painful. So to help...

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Dyson’s new 360 Eye robot just made vacuums cool

If you’re anything like us, you probably think something so mundane as a vacuum cleaner could never evoke that “gotta have it” feeling common with other technological wonders. However,...
the latest creation from the suction-obsessed mind of James Dyson proves that, when it comes to the radical future of robotic devices, anything is possible. The folks at Dyson unveiled...

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Land Rover unveils 2015 Discovery Sport

Whoever said compact SUVs couldn’t have style, presence, and versatility clearly hadn’t anticipated the Land Rover Discovery Sport: a compact luxury 4×4 with room for seven. Land Rover...
discontinued the Discovery nameplate for the U.S. market back in 2003 and replaced it with the LR3. Well, now it’s back … but this time it’s a...

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Moleskin x Livescribe

The digital age. It’s upon us, which is bad news for the written word… sort of. Think of all those notes you took in school that you’re going to need one day (yeah, right). Hand written notes...
have to either be archived or you might spend a week or two searching for your scribbling’s. What...

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The Weekly DT: Augmented Reality Head-Up Display are Google Glasses for Your Windshield

This post originally ran on our brother site, DigitalTrends. Augmented Reality Head-Up Display (HUD): think of it as Google Glass … without the glasses. The concept isn’t exactly new. In fact, Land...
Rover bragged that all of the glass in its Discovery Concept Vision, which debuted in New York earlier this year, would be “Smart Glass” capable...

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Old school meets new with Pro-Ject’s gorgeous Elemental turntable

If you’re a music lover with a penchant for collecting pieces from the past, there’s a good chance that the current resurgence of vinyl has set the stage for your next great obsession. However, while...
you can hardly go online these days without stumbling on heaps of modern stereo components that look as good as they...

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World-conquering alpha male: 10 hours in a Lamborghini Aventador

Being met curbside at the airport by a Lamborghini has to be one of the greatest moments of my life. As I walked out of the baggage claim area of SFO two weeks ago, I found a bright orange Aventador...
waiting for me. The driver’s door lifted, people started to stare, and I just had...

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