Matthew Kirk

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Online Interactive Synthesizer Lessons

<b>Learn subtractive synthesis by playing Electric Telepathy's synth in your browser</b> 15/08/17<p>Buying Choices<p><b>Electric Telepathy</b>'s website has a new series …

‘Bookchair’ Doubles as Shelving and Seating with Chair That Blends into Bookcase

As a master of modern architecture, designer Sou Fujimoto is known for his minimalist creations. In the past, we've admired his large-scale designs, including a transparent house and a tree-inspired tower. Now, Fujimoto has shifted gears to create <i>Bookchair</i>, a stunning piece of contemporary …

Furniture

Weird, fun, and useful tools for getting more out of Steam

Steam has become such an integral part of our daily life that it's second nature to have it launch on startup and chug along all day, even when we're …

PC Gaming

Dark Souls 3 Estus Flask guide: Where to find all Estus Shard and Undead Bone Shard upgrades

The Dark Souls series has always been full to the bloody brim with abhorrent monsters eager to slice and maul you, and Dark Souls 3 – released in the …

The Best Amazon Deals We Could Find Today, April 15

As a recurring feature, our team combs the Web and shares some amazing Amazon deals we’ve turned up. Here’s what caught our eye today, April …

The radical plan to destroy time zones

Last Summer, North Korea did something a little odd. On the 70th anniversary of Korea's liberation from Japanese occupation, the closed and authoritarian state announced it was permanently turning its clocks back half an hour. The country was creating its own time zone: Pyongyang time.<p>As a plan, it …

North Korea

Baby Nessie Tea Gadget Is Born, To Delight Of Nessie Fans Everywhere

RAWR.<p>Every once in a while, we discover a kitchen gadget of legendary proportions.<p>Such is the case with Baby Nessie, the adorable Loch Ness Monster lookalike who brews your tea in the most adorably genius way possible:<p>Simply stick loose-leaf tea into Baby Nessie's cute silicone body, and send her …

Shopping

Three Tiny Synths Put '80s Video Game Sounds Back in Your Pocket

There are countless electronic sequencer apps available for your mobile device, but based on the popularity of Teenage Engineering’s tiny Pocket …

Volkswagen's all-electric microbus concept is the ultimate hippie mobile

LAS VEGAS — Down, but not out, Volkswagen has officially unveiled at International CES a car that signifies its new way forward. Diesel is done (I …

CES 2016: Misfit Announces New 'Ray' Activity Tracker and 'Specter' Smart In-Ear Headphones

Misfit today unveiled the new products that it is planning to show off at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, announcing both the Ray activity tracker and the Specter "Smart Hearable" in-ear wireless headphones. Like most of Misfit's products, both are designed to track activity and …

Wearable Tech

Nasa images of cosmic catastrophe give glimpse of Earth's ultimate fate

The destruction of a solar system has been captured for the first time by astronomers who said the violent events provide a grim glimpse of Earth’s ultimate fate.<p>Images taken by Nasa’s Kepler 2 space mission reveal the rocky remains of a world that is being torn apart as it spirals around a dead …

Universe

18 things you should do immediately to best prepare for the next five years

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What Can People Start Doing Now That Will Help Them A Lot In About Five Years?</i> <i>Answer by David Cannon, Founder, Solutionbank.org.</i><p>There’s already a lot out there, but I couldn’t resist writing a note to my 23-year-old self:<p>If you do anything, do this first …

Entrepreneurship

Brewing Coffee With No Filter | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Suyog Mody.</i><p>I have a confession. My day doesn’t begin until I’ve had my first cup of coffee. Until that …

How to Photograph Wild Animals (Without Getting Hurt)

National Geographic photographers share their best advice.<p>Want a shark selfie? Or a snapshot of your kid riding a wild moose?<p>As tourists fan out into the wilderness on summer vacations, the temptation may be there to get up close and personal with wild animals. But such interactions can have lethal …

Blue Lit Residence With Black And White Flair

Villa Peppinella is a modern, private residence perfect for entertaining guests. It’s the type of home that can change its appearance drastically …

Cook Rice Differently To Reduce Its Calories

Researchers say it can curb obesity in countries where rice is a staple<p>Rice, the base for cuisines all over the world, contains a lot of starch. That makes it delicious but also high in calories. While that may a boon for people who struggle to ingest enough calories each day, it’s becoming a …

Nutrition

This company is making luxury jewelry with a 3-D printer

Meet Aaron Issac, the 25-year-old entrepreneur who is getting into the jewelry business and putting a new twist on an old classic.<p>Issac's Singapore-based company, Polychemy, is using 3-D printers to make personalized jewelry -- think nameplate necklaces available in a dozen languages, or sports …

Jewelry

How to Repair Snowshoes | The Art of Manliness

For the traveling modern man, snow is an inconvenience. We brush it off our cars, blow it off our driveways, and plow it off our roads; we jump in …

You Auto-Complete Me Letterpress Card & Envelope

Description<p>Single "You auto-complete me" letterpress card. A geeky fun way to express your thanks, love, or just a quick hello!<p>Fold-over A2(4.25" x 5.5") card. Deep impression. Blank inside.<p>Letterpressed with love on an antique 1923 Chandler & Price press on 100% cotton extra soft paper. Pressed …

Kraftwerk Meets Nintendo In This Cute & Cheap Pocket Synth

Teenage Engineering’s new line of 8-bit music makers will make you a little bit Moroder and a little bit Miyamoto, all at once.<p>Pocket synthesizers aren’t anything new. In 2013, Open Music Labs gave away a cassette-sized synthesizer called the Mixtape Alpha at SXSW, then sold it at $42 a pop. But …

The Burpee Workout: Get Fit Fast With This Simple Exercise | The Art of Manliness

When I played football in high school, my offensive line coach had an exercise he liked to use on us for punishment. When we were caught screwing …

Travel the World With a Backpack | The Art of Manliness

All images taken by Dave Danzeiser.<p><i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post by David Danzeiser.</i><p>I hung up the phone with the travel agent. I had just …

The Surprising History of Hot Chocolate | The Art of Manliness

‘Tis the season for hot cocoa.<p>At least it is for red-cheeked children who are looking to warm up after coming in from a well-spent snow day.<p>And for …

Bring Home Some Moonlight

I love the creative expressions possible with the MoonLight Lamp. It is essentially an interactive wall LED lamp designed to produce endless …

What is a Wormhole and Will Wormhole Travel Ever be Possible?

Science fiction’s favorite method for exploring the universe, most recently in the movie Interstellar, won't be easy.<p>As a curious species, humans have long dreamed of traveling to the farthest depths of space. That's the major theme of the upcoming science fiction epic <i>Interstellar</i>, which will take …

Physics

How to Be a Gentleman From Head to Toe: The Anatomy of Etiquette | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: There are a lot of ways to categorize the rules of etiquette: business, dinner, conversational, and so on. One of my favorite old</i> …

Naughty DogGaming protagonists run the gamut from righteous super heroes to apathetic anti-heroes, but they're rarely outright unlikable jerks unless …

10 Cheap Date Ideas | The Art of Manliness

Bonus #11: Impromptu living room dance party.<p><i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Joe Weber of Dappered.com.</i><p>“’Cause I don’t care too… much for …

Glance is a Kickstarter project that turns any watch into a smartwatch

Love the idea of owning a smartwatch but hate the idea of giving up your existing watch? Glance is a tiny add-on that gives your wrist the best features of a smartwatch at a rock-bottom price.<p>Wearables — and smartwatches in particular — are just about all anyone in the technosphere wants to talk …