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The Most Overlooked Kitchen Knife Never Needs to Be Sharpened

A good kitchen knife is built to last, and to cut through dense foods like winter squash and hard cheese with ease. Yet while an all-purpose knife …

Knives

10 of the Quickest New Cars You Can Buy for Less Than $25,000

For when you want to live your life a quarter-mile at a time but also need to spend responsibly.<p>If you're trying to balance your budget and your desire to drive quickly, these cheap cars will hit 60 mph quicker than most everything else in their price range. Crucially, all of these cars are a ton …

Hyundai

How to set up and secure your phone using Samsung's My Knox

Samsung's My KNOX is a free security platform that essentially partitions your phone's storage so that your business and work data are kept separate …

Will the E84 BMW X1 become a new cult icon?

Whenever BMW introduces a new generation of cars, filled with newer technologies that are designed to improve the driving experience, fans inevitably …

BMW

Samsung’s “Good Lock” UI for Galaxy devices is crazy, complex, and even brilliant in places

It is no secret that Android users love to customize their devices. Without diving too deep into rooting, the Play Store already offers a great deal of apps capable of sneaking their way into the phone’s UI and changing profoundly how the handset operates for a lot of day-to-day use stuff – think …

Dell XPS 13 review: The best Windows laptop just got better

I’ve been searching for the perfect Windows laptop ever since Windows 8 was released, three years ago. For much of that time, I reluctantly opted for the MacBook Air simply because there weren’t better, Windows-native options. But running Windows on an Apple laptop isn’t ideal, if only because the …

MacBook Air

The best powerline networking kit

<i>By Samara Lynn</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. Read the full article here.</i><p>After 5 hours of research and 29 hours of testing with 12 different kits, we found that the best powerline networking adapter for most people is the ZyXEL 1200 …

The Best Made-In-The-USA Menswear Brands

American Apparel might be sinking, but American-made apparel is rising fast. As the spotlight intensifies on fast fashion’s dark side, domestically …

Men's Fashion

Outfit Any Pair Of Boots With A New Rugged Vibram Outsole

Since 1937, the fine folks at Vibram have been building the best rubber outsoles on the market, and before today, you had to actually purchase a pair …

Build a Stylish, Modern Desk with Flip-Up Storage

With the flip desk, I set out to create a small, simple desk designed for multi-tasking. It’s tailor-made for the small apartment or office where space and storage are at a premium. More than just a workstation, the desk can double as a craft table, a dinner table for one, a make-up station or …

Woodworking

Brooklinen Comforter

Not all comforters are created equally. For those looking to step up their sleep game, Brooklinen's All-Season Down Comforter is the ideal addition …

Housekeeping

Luxor 2 Digitally Focusing Flashlight (video)

Luxor is a revolutionary advanced flashlight which is capable of digitally refocusing its beam depending on your situation and what you are pointing …

Gear & Gadgets

Linksys launches new range extenders to terminate WiFi dead spots

Linksys has added a pair of new WiFi range extenders to its lineup of devices that includes the AC1200 Boost EX Range Extender RE6400 and the AC750 …

Wi-Fi

Best 10 Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ cases

We're rounding up the top ten cases for the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+. These span the gamut of slim cases, heavy-duty rugged cases, wallet cases, and …

Phones

Photobucket gives Samsung customers an exclusive photo app that can manage and print photos

Photobucket has partnered with Samsung to bring an exclusive Photobucket app to Samsung devices. The app is similar to Google Photos in that you can …

Headphone buyers: Here's what you need to know about low- vs. high-impedance models

The Audiophiliac compares low- and high-impedance headphones and explains how they work.<p>The impedance specification is ignored by most headphone buyers, but it might be one of the most important. Not that anything catastrophic will occur with an impedance mismatch, but you might not get the best …

Audiophile

Pelican Protector Case for Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+

The thermoplastic rubber (TPR) construction of the Pelican Protector Case keeps it just flexible enough to easily install and remove from the Galaxy …

Phones

Top 6 accessories for Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+

If you're on the hunt for new accessories for your Galaxy S6 edge+ then you've come to the right place. We've selected 6 of our favorite gadgets to …

Electronics Industry

Jaybird X2 Review

Jaybird first introduced its now uber-popular BlueBuds X in 2012. While the landscape of wireless headphones has rapidly shifted in the years since, the BlueBuds X held up in a manner that can’t be said about much of their competition. Part of this is due to the BlueBuds’ quality, but it also has …

Consumer Tech

Hands-on with the new Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch

When you think back, in this age of Android Wear and Apple Watches, Samsung actually was one of the first to enter the smartwatch game. And maybe it …

Wear OS

This might be the most unexpected Galaxy S6 accessory yet

Samsung unveiled a brand new device on Monday, a new monitor that might be the best accessory for the smartphone of the future — but also for some …

Ruark R7 Radiogram Hi-Fi Stereo Furniture with Bluetooth Audio

Radiograms, a common sight some decades past, may well be the original integrated audio systems for the home and office. Combining a radio tuner and …

Affordable Pima Cotton T-Shirts by Buck Mason

We publish a lot of stories around premium basics. If there’s a brand out there making good blank t-shirts, we wanna try it out. Our latest shipment …

Clothing

Stand Desk – Affordable Sit to Stand Desk For Urban Professionals

Sitting is a necessity for urban professionals. But not anymore if you have the Stand Desk. The purpose of this affordable sit to stand desk is to …

Google introduces ‘Inbox’, an alternative to Gmail that works for you

Google just unveiled “Inbox,” which sounds a lot like our earlier story on Bigtop. It’s a completely separate app from Gmail, which aims to be a …

Apps

Buyer's Guide | 10 Pairs of USA-Made Selvedge Denim 2014

Having taken our denim wearing hours down by at least 50% over the Summer, the slow exit of warm weather has us thinking, once again, about our …

Day by Day Organizer for Android review

If you’ve been looking for an easy, convenient way to manage both your Google Calendar and Google Tasks in one attractive application, look no …

Goal Zero Torch 250 Flashlight

In an emergency, one of the most valuable things you can have is a source of light. And these days, having a way to keep your electronics going is …

Solar Panels

Skiva PowerFlow Octofire Is The Bugatti Veyron Of USB Hubs, Can Charge 8 Devices Up To 2.1A At Once Now For $79.99

Power! Unlimited power! Okay, technically the Skiva PowerFlow Octofire limits us to charging eight devices at once, but in a world of plugging …