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New and Noted: Motorcycle Gear

For the northern hemisphere, spring is in the air—a time to wrap up those winter projects and get out there. Here’s some new kit to make your ride that much better—from vintage-style short cuff gloves, to a waterproof leather case for your GPS.<p>Get those wish lists ready.<p><b>Hedon Epicurist</b> English …

SOSO Charge Case Boasts Integrated Charging Cable for iPhone 6s/6s Plus, iPad Air, iPad Mini and iPad Pro

Have you been tired of rummaging of your Lightning cable in the room? Take a look at the SOSO charge case for iPhone or iPad, its integrated charging …

IPad Pro

LMcable is a 2-In-1 MicroUSB and Lightning Cable

We have to prepare two charging cables for our iPhone and Android tablet, but using LMcable 2-in-1 microUSB and Lightning cable, we just need one.<p>The …

The Dark Art of Building a CB Cafe Racer

This is not your typical Honda CB cafe racer. ‘Fade To Black’ is probably one of the fastest middleweight vintage Hondas we’ve featured on this site—and with a Yamaha YZF-R6 front end, one of the best handling too.<p>It’s a 1975 CB550 belonging to Grant Harvey, a Canadian film and television director. …

30 Products You Need to Get a Better Night's Sleep

If you haven't bought #19 yet, you're missing out.<p>If you've ever said you'd pay a million dollars for some better-quality sleep, don't worry, we have a better plan. These accessories are all intended to help you fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer.

The Surprising Secret Ingredient That Makes Chocolate Cakes Irresistible

This oil substitute is your shortcut to one decadent dessert.<p>A Kansas City chef believes he's found the key to what he calls "chocolate nirvana." Hint: It involves a condiment usually reserved for sandwiches.<p>In a recent column for the <i>Kansas City Star</i>, Jasper J. Mirabile, Jr., the second-generation …

This simple device will make your Wi-Fi ten times faster

Ever tried to stream Netflix in bed, but been defeated by poor Wi-Fi signal? This wireless device claims it will end Wi-Fi dead zones, buffering and sporadic WiFi failures.<p>Positioned strategically throughout a house, the Eero boxes can increase Wi-Fi speeds tenfold.<p>The Eero can boost Wi-Fi download …

Wi-Fi

Let's build a simple Android app part 1

In this post, we’re going to build a basic, functioning app. This app, if all goes to plan, will not only serve as a learning opportunity but also as something you can reverse engineer and reappropriate for your own ends. If you’re so inclined, you can change a few details, compile it and …

Web Development

Pocket Rocket: This XS 400 Proves That Small Is Beautiful

The XS 400 often lurks in the shadows of its more popular RD 400 brother, but it’s a good candidate for a compact custom build. Although it makes less power than the two-stroke RD, the engine is far more useable for a bike around town.<p>It’s also cheaper than the bigger XS 650, but has similar …

Stylmartin Rocket Boots

Reading time: about 1 minute.<p>Boots<br>• Gear<br>• Style<p>The new Stylmartin Rocket Boots have been developed to look just like the boots worn by the Ton Up Boys …

Masters of the Universe Recut Into The Force Awakens Trailer Is Awesome

Here’s some further proof that the full <i>The Force Awakens</i> trailer model works for everything: <i>Masters of the Universe</i> recut into the same trailer style …

How to grow and monetize your Instagram account

Instagram has been the most disruptive social network to redistribute social power away from paparazzi and publications and back to celebrities and influencers who have taken their public images into their own hands.<p>As a result of our relentless obsessions to get an hourly quick photo fix of our …

Apps

HiFiMan looks to conquer the world with affordable Edition S, brilliant Edition X cans

HiFiMan has been making a lot of waves lately in audiophile circles for its extremely versatile range of, well, hi-fi headphones — man. The …

Poweramp for Android brings new features for audiophiles

Although it isn’t the prettiest or most frequently updated local audio player app, many discerning music lovers are loyal to Poweramp because of its extensive feature set.<p>Today, its developer has released an alpha preview of version 3 that’s worth a try if you want complete control over how your …

Audiophile

Sisig (Filipino Sizzling Pork) Recipe - Chowhound

1<p>Add the pork shoulder and jowl to the cold brine and invert a small plate over them to keep them completely submerged. Cover and refrigerate at …

Recipes

5 Apps to Give Your Phone Extra Superpowers

If you’re wanting to go beyond the basic stuff everyone does with their phone—either by extending its capabilities or by taking more control over …

Bell Bullitt designer Chad Hodge builds a BMW

Here’s a great way to kick off the New Year: a brand new custom from one of our favorite up-and-coming builders, Chad Hodge.<p>Chad landed on everyone’s radar when his stunning Bullitt helmet concept was picked up by Bell. Then his first build appeared—an equally stylish Kawasaki KZ750.<p>Since then, …

60 of the best Android apps from 2015

This year was full of excellent app releases for Android and we found tons of tools to trick out your device for work and play.<p>If you’re looking for some quality apps for your new phone or want to breathe new life into your old one, our list of the best apps from this year has you covered.<p><i>Prefer</i> …

Apps

13 Story Ideas That Were Dropped from Star Wars: The Force Awakens

<i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> is absolutely bursting with cool set pieces. But you didn’t see half the insane stuff the movie’s production team came …

Here's The Most Mind-Blowing Theory About Terry Gilliam's Twelve Monkeys

We’re coming up on the 20th anniversary of <i>Twelve Monkeys</i>, still one of the best time-travel movies. But we’re only just beginning to get to the …

Instrument-Accommodating Stools : guitar stand

For those who play the guitar, it's well-known that the stringed instruments and stools go together like peas and carrots, so the Guitar Stand Stool …

Can the Uberchord Guitar app replace guitar teachers?

<b>We've seen various guitar-learning apps come and go, but Uberchord Guitar looks to be the most complete package yet, boasting "exclusive technology</b> …

Electric Guitar

The Magnificent Leather Jacket by Ride & Sons

Reading time: less than a minute.<p>Clothing<br>• Gear<br>• Retro<br>• Style<p>Ride & Sons is a custom motorcycle and motorcycle gear workshop based in Miami, Florida. They …

Motorcycles

Part Bike, Part Scooter, Part Trike – Is Halfbike as good as a whole?

It seems like you can’t swing a dead 26 inch wheel without hitting a new a new take on the conventional two wheeler these days. We’ve seen some crazy …

Blank Check: Bill Becker’s Immaculate XS 650

If you had no deadline and a blank check, what sort of motorcycle would you build? For Bill Becker, the answer is this perfectly proportioned Yamaha XS 650.<p>Based in Philadelphia, Bill is a retired architect who’s spent the last several years working on customs and restorations. His bikes draw …

Custom Bikes of the Week

A drop-dead gorgeous BMW from Austria, a KTM from Columbia, and a machine with the worst name ever given to a motorcycle. These are the bikes that got us excited this week.<p><b>BMW R100R by Vagabund</b> Vagabund is a new Austrian workshop. Established only this year, their design philosophy is simple: to …

Six Simple Tips to Better Guitar Playing

22<p>SHARES<p>After three and a half decades of publication, we're bound to have published—in print or online—thousands of useful tips for guitarists.<p>This …

2001 Yamaha XJR400 by Speedtractor

<i>Written by Martin Hodgson.</i>Every Estate Agent has heard it, a request for a large beach front property in a high value suburb for the price of a small …

Motorcycles

Yamaha XSR700 – Built to be taken apart

Yamaha’s XS650 is one of the most popular donor bikes upon which shed and pro-builders impart their creativity, with some truly fantastic results. …

Motorcycles

New and Noted: Motorcycle Gear

There’s a hint of vintage motocross to our latest gear roundup. But these products are much safer than your typical autojumble find. We’ve also sneaked in the world’s first merino/Kevlar mix baselayer, which looks good enough to wear on its own. Hide that credit card.<p><b>Simpson M50 helmet</b> If Simpson’s …