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Marshall’s iconic vintage style comes to its most affordable Bluetooth speaker yet

Marshall, a company well known for its professional guitar amps, is introducing a brand new entry to its line of Bluetooth speakers. While the upcoming Marshall Acton Speaker will retain the same classic look previous models have borrowed from the iconic guitar amps, it is also the smallest and …

Modernizing the home screen: How iOS could take cues from the design of the Apple Watch

At Apple’s special press event this past September, we witnessed the introduction of several new user interface paradigms, in the form of Apple Watch. Perhaps one of the most interesting was Apple Watch’s entirely new home screen. This is the first departure from the same basic concept of the home …

Bowers & Wilkins' first Bluetooth speaker oozes Brit style

Bowers & Wilkins wants you to keep up appearances with the T7, its first portable Bluetooth speaker. The bespoke UK audio company has certainly nailed the design, with an elegant honeycomb "micro matrix" cabinet designed to reduce vibration and distortion. It's also got twin bass radiators, …

Bluesmart wants to crowdfund the 'world's first' connected luggage

Losing your luggage is no fun, but while companies like Trakdot have been selling trackers for some time, a startup is taking to Indiegogo to create what it calls the "world's first smart, connected carry-on." Bluesmart is a small suitcase with a host of features that its makers believe frequent …

Decadent Minimalist DM1 Wallet

The DM1 Wallet is a truly minimalist design – it’s a single piece of aircraft grade aluminum, cut into the ideal shape to positively retain up to 8 …

Small States: Tinsel and Timber makes beautiful wooden homes for Apple TV and other accessories, multiple giveaways & 10% promo code

<i>Small States features small companies that design and manufacture within the United States.</i><p>Small States has allowed 9to5Toys to feature a number of quality companies that have made a conscious effort to keep their manufacturing in the United States. Each week we tell the story of a company, …

Deep thrills: Crazy cave trampolines in Wales | CNN Travel

The Equil Smartpen Puts Your Physical Notes And Doodles In The Cloud

Despite the convenience of jotting down notes into text files that can be saved to the cloud, many still prefer jotting down their thoughts or quotes from meetings with a physical pen and a piece of paper. The tech industry has responded with various gadgets targeted at those who prefer taking …

The Plastc all-in-one payment card could eat Coin's breakfast

Payments are tricky. Square, PayPal and others are still working on getting you to pay with your phone. Google Wallet and Apple Pay have and will try to get NFC to finally take off. Meanwhile, Chip and PIN cards are coming to the United States. Yeah, payments are more than tricky, it’s a mess.<p>The …

The Most Beautiful iPhone Charger We’ve Ever Seen

Part sculpture, part charger, part clock, the Spira is magnetic . . . literally.<p>Wondering if there was a way to design her way around the disadvantages of wireless charging, interactive designer Alice Robbiani created the Spira, a sculptural charger that turns an iPhone into a magnetic objet …

Gear & Gadgets

Cycloramic app automatically spins iPhone 6 to capture 360-degree panoramas

Cycloramic is a new app for capturing panoramic shots with your iPhone 6. And rather than have you move your iPhone around to capture wide scenes, …

Quik-Serve Conveyor Toaster

A pack of Toastabags, a Quik-Serve conveyor toaster, a couple loaves of bread, a couple pounds of cheese...huh. I might not starve to death when my …

How to repair/replace the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus battery, display, & more (Repair Guides)

Need to learn how to replace your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus’s battery, display, or other components? Our friends over at iFixit, the same ones that regularly tear apart the newest devices to have a look inside, today published its latest iPhone repair guides for the recently released iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 …

American made iPhone 6/6 Plus Spool Dock from Quell & Co. takes a different approach to its style

Apple left a gaping hole in the accessory world when it decided not to release an updated dock for the new, larger iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Shortly after their release, third party manufacturers have brought forth some beautiful and functional docks, but most are made of either aluminum or hard …

Perhaps one of the most notable features of iOS 8, (at least one which is currently being peddled heavily by Apple), is the ability to now add custom keyboards to your daily workflow. Taking full advantage of this new capability included within the latest software update, Steven Barnegren’s Translator Keyboard rids the need for you […]

Perhaps one of the most notable features of iOS 8, <i>(at least one which is currently being peddled heavily by Apple)</i>, is the ability to now add <b>custom</b> …

10 Fancy Steak Rubs and Marinades That Go Beyond Salt and Pepper

Summer may be over, but that doesn't mean steak season has to be. As we trade our grills in for stove tops, we also re-open ourselves to a whole world of opportunity, courtesy of our fridges and kitchen cabinets. From herbs to citrus fruits to spices, there are countless ingredients we can toss …

New York Style

The Best Rugged iPhone 6 Plus Case for Under $20.

I only ended up with the Unicorn Beetle PRO <b>($19.99)</b> by happenstance. I needed a rugged case for my iPhone 6 Plus as soon as possible, since I didn't want to use it without a case, but while most case makers had plenty of cases for the iPhone 6 ready to ship at launch, few were ready with cases for …

Phones

The Molokini, A Transparent Ocean Kayak So Genius, We Wish We'd Thought Of It

There are plenty expensive gadgets and gizmos we'd like to buy for our next traveling adventure, but sometimes it's just not in the budge.<p>For example, we're not going to spend $9,000 on this tent for our glamping trip and $50,000 for a barbecue dining boat is simply out of our price range.<p>But we …

Beer Tree Gravity-Fed Home Brewer

Are normal home brewing kits typically boring and ugly? I don't really know, as I focus more on drinking beer than making beer (best to funnel all of …

Apple’s official version of TestFlight lands on the App Store

Beta testing apps is about to get ridiculously easy for developers and users alike now that Apple’s new version of TestFlight has landed on the App Store.<p>Testflight has been used by developers for years, but the app has never been available on the App Store until today because it violated app …

Hanging Geometric Coat Rack

Rene Siebum made a <i>Garderobe</i>. That's Dutch for <i>Wardrobe</i>. Though in this case the designer's grid of hexagons that manually flip outward to hold …

Which DC Comics Characters Are Hinted at In the New Flash Poster?

A new Gotham location is spotted on the <i>Batman v. Superman</i> set. A producer speculates on how old Harvey Dent would be on <i>Gotham</i>. Check out an</i> …

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

Six of the World's Best Sights in Skiing

The most important thing when going on a ski vacation is, of course, the skiing (or the boarding, if you're that way inclined). Then there's the weather, the snow, the scenery, the dining, the locals, the atmosphere, and the fun. If they all come together right, it's almost guaranteed to be one …

National Geographic Travel

A beautiful shot of lava flowing into the Pacific Ocean on the Hawaiian islands. Photo by Mike Theiss @extremenature

Omate X smartwatch talks to iPhone and Android, looks sharp doing it

The Omate X smartwatch is the wallet-friendly follow-up to the feature-packed TrueSmart, but doesn't compromise on style.<p>How do you follow "the most full-featured smartwatch we've ever seen?" Last year's Omate TrueSmart, which makes phone calls and shoots video and chucks in the kitchen sink, is …

Gear & Gadgets

Business Knife - Multi-Tool Business Card

Just when I thought multi-tools had begun their demise from popular interest (along with mustaches, bacon, and zombies), Kiwi Anthony Cole comes up …

Bulk Wrestling Jello

I was just thinking the other day that I could stand for a good round of co-ed jello wrestling. But when I started doing the calculations to figure …

Nooka Watches Crowdfunds A Cool New Custom Chronograph

Nooka is one of my favorite watch brands. The creator, Matthew Waldman, originally worked for Seiko and then built his own company, creating a unique line of watches that depended on dots and gauges to tell the time and date. His pieces, which prefigured the rise of weirdo watchmakers like …

Alex Honnold's Ultimate Adventure Vehicle | Outside Online

Honnold's Humble Abode<p>Welcome to Alex Honnold's home sweet home, parked in American Fork, Utah. We caught up with the climber for an inside look at his deluxe camper-van setup, complete with all the gear you could ever want to free solo Half Dome—or to go on a slightly less adrenaline-filled …

Climbing