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Moment lenses — the DSLR killer?

I travel with a Canon DSLR and two primes, a 35mm f1.4 and an 85mm f1.2 (endearingly nicknamed, “the fat kid”). Switching lenses is cumbersome and not ideal in certain environments, like a Saigon street market, densely crowded with vendors, tourists and thieves.<p>After lugging this camera kit through …

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Learn How to Fold a World-Record-Setting Paper Airplane

Growing up with six brothers, John Collins got really good at folding paper planes.<p>"Anything you can beat your siblings at is good," he says.<p>But he …

It’s Impossible to Please Each Faction of Star Wars Fan, So Was Rian Johnson Right Not to Even Try?

<i>Samuel Brace on Star Wars: The Last Jedi…</i><p>Given the longevity of the <b>Star Wars</b> series and the various factions amongst the franchise’s fans that have …

DJI’s newest 4K folding drone costs $799

The Mavic Air combines the best features of the Spark and the Mavic Pro<p>DJI is ready to tighten its grip on the drone market with the new Mavic Air. Announced today at an event in New York City, the $799 Mavic Air slots right in between the company’s cheapest drone (the $399 Spark) and its most …

The 20 Coolest Christmas Songs For An Alternative Yule

So this is Christmas? As we’re knee-deep in Yuletide adverts, Slade’s ‘Merry Xmas Everybody’ and Wizzard’s ‘I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday’ …

Music

These Eerie Portraits Were Made with Makeup, Not Photoshop

Mimi Choi is an Vancouver-based artist who has attracted half a million followers on Instagram for her optical illusion photos. The portraits she …

Madballs are Back

If you’re of a certain age, there are a couple things you couldn’t do as a kid. You couldn’t bring home a pack of Garbage Pail Kids trading cards, …

Spotify Playlists Every Guy Should Know

Having a general knowledge of music is only going to do you good. A few up-and-comers, reliable mainstays, and personal favorites round out a …

Save Hundreds of Dollars on Pre-Owned Rolexes, Omegas, IWCs and More

One of the best ways to get into high-end watch ownership is by buying something vintage or pre-owned. The depreciation hit has already been taken by …

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iOS 11 solves one of the biggest issues with having multiple Apple devices in your family

As the family IT administrator, one of my jobs is to make sure each of the devices we own is backed up. That task just got a lot easier with iOS 11.<p>Syncing my own iPhone was already simple. In recent years, I've just backed it up to iCloud, Apple's cloud service.<p>We take lots of photos and have a …

Amazon Says These Are the 100 Books Everyone Should Read

Hidden away in the books department on Amazon.com, shoppers can find a list of 100 great reads everyone should read in their lifetime, recommended by …

The Best Watches to Wear to the Office

Rossling & Co.’s Classic 40mm Midnight Mesh Watch checks all the boxes when it comes to a great back to work watch. In a style that we’re going to …

Watches

This Guy Shot a Selfie a Day from Age 12 to His Wedding Day

Here’s a 2.5-minute video by Hugo Cornellier, who has captured a selfie every day of his life from when he was 12 years old up until his recent …

Newton Espresso Press

If you want to pare down the amount of the gadgets you have taking up space on your counter without making sacrifices in the caffeine consumption …

Coffee

Check Out This Incredible Music Video With All In-Camera Effects and No CGI

London-based Director Oscar Hudson recently released a mind-boggling music video for Bonobo’s “No Reason,” and it's incredible. The music video, …

8 New Apps You Should Know

Instead of wading through the massive amount of new app releases searching for a few diamonds in the rough, just let us be your guide. This is a …

German Volume Training: the best training regime for increasing muscle size

Personal trainer Scott Laidler suggests a German Volume Training (GVT) regime that will help to supersize your muscles<p>I’m often asked which training regime I would recommend for gaining muscle mass. Unequivocally, the answer is always German Volume Training (or GVT). For me, it's the most effective …

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8 New Apps You Should Know

Instead of wading through the massive amount of new app releases searching for a few diamonds in the rough, just let us be your guide. This is a …

A German Watch Brand Releases an Affordable, Super-Slim Mechanical Watch

Defakto, a German-based micro brand that specializes in minimal Bauhaus watches, has just released its latest timepiece, and it might just be its …

This backpack makes lugging life light work [Review]

My closet floor resembles a bullpen. But instead of pitchers, it houses a rotation of backpacks and bags ready to be activated for work, day-long excursions or extended travel. Depending on the week, I could shift between four or five bags.<p>But when Shift Pack recently arrived for a tryout, it …

Backpacking

Today's Workout 86: The powerhouse dumbbell circuit for a total-body pump

<b>Duration</b> 30-45<p><b>Exercises</b> 4<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>Every fit guy knows there's no better way to launch the day than with a sweat-drenching, muscle-pumping …

Adidas New York Sneakers Are Back

Whether you’re talking brand new releases or the revival of legendary sneakers from the archives, the team at adidas Originals has been pulling out …

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The 50 Funniest Movies We’ve Ever Seen

Everyone loves a comedy, so we thought it’d be easy enough to assemble a list like this. Just get everyone in the office to share the movies they …