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Vollebak Blackout Hoodie

Escaping from the world just became a whole lot easier in the Vollebak Blackout Hoodie. Equipped with a full zipper front, the jacket closes …

Holding plank for a long time is pointless, fitness professor claims

Holding plank for ever-increasing periods of time has become a staple of many gym classes. Fitness experts claim that staying at the top of a push-up builds core, strengthens back muscles, tones the arms and teaches endurance.<p>But one sports scientist suggests that holding the position for any …

Five Great Apps for Your Mac - February 2018

Apps designed for the Mac often don't receive as much attention as apps for iOS apps, which is why we've launched a monthly series that highlights various useful, fun, and interesting Mac apps that are worth checking out.<p>This month's app selection, outlined both in the video and post below, …

15 incredible Netflix hacks that WILL change your life

Netflix is already hugely popular thanks to the range of TV series and films it has to offer - but even its biggest fans may not be aware of these …

10 Essential Tips for Using the macOS Finder More Efficiently

The Finder is a classic Mac system component that's ever-present on your desktop, ready to help you find and organize your documents, media, folders, and other files. It's the smiling icon known as the Happy Mac logo on your Dock, and includes the Finder menu bar at the top of the screen.<p>A lot of …

How to Turn Your Old iPhone Into a Cute Minimalistic Feature Phone

If you still own an iPhone 4, chances are it’s sitting in a drawer somewhere gathering dust. You’ve probably thought about throwing it out, but now …

Apps

Life Grounding Marx 150 Years After Capital

Photo by Engyles | CC BY 2.0<p>“One basis for life and another basis for science is an a-priori lie”<p>— Karl Marx, <i>Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts,</i> …

Tiny A-frame cabin costs just $700 to build

And it only took 3 weeks<p>Whether it’s in dollhouse form or as one of the many vacation homes that proliferated in the 1970s from Mount Hood to Fire Island, the A-frame is an instantly recognizable—and beloved—-architectural style.<p>Perhaps that’s why this DIY tiny home is just so dang cute. Built by …

How to Take a Non-Crappy Picture of the Moon

On November 14th, we’ll get the closest full moon since 1948, and it won’t happen again for 18 years. If you want to snap a photo of the moon in all …

How to use search like a pro: 10 tips and tricks for Google and beyond

Search engines are pretty good at finding what you’re looking for these days, but sometimes they still come up short. For those occasions there are a few little known tricks which come in handy.<p>So here are some tips for better googling (as it’s the most popular search engine) but many will work on …

AdWords

TfL has (secretly) made a geographically accurate tube map

It's no secret that Londoners love a good map, particularly the lovely folks over at Mapping London blog (the clue is in the name). Thanks to their …

Turn Your Old iPhone Into A New, Braun-Inspired Radio

Your old iPhone might not run the latest apps or hold a charge all day, but it’s still an amazing little machine, capable of upgrading almost any appliance in your home, if only there was a way to make that happen.<p>The iReadyO radio ($83), a new Kickstarter project by the Korean design studio PlusD, …

More walls to bring down before Eastern Europe can compete

Clubs in the Belgian and Israeli leagues, the German lower divisions, the Austrian and Swiss leagues, took advantage and inevitably the East European clubs and leagues suffered – the standard fell and crowds dropped sharply.<p>This happened at just the time East European football was being forced to …

Europe

Rock Covers

Despite the rise of digital music, album covers remain an enduring fixture in pop culture. Rock Covers honors the most iconic album covers in rock …

RoomScan

Need to quickly get the dimensions of a room? You could drop some serious coin on a laser-based measure, struggle with conventional tape, or just use …

Polk Hampden Speakers

Upgrade your desktop audio experience — and likely the looks of your work area — by picking up a pair of Polk Hampden Speakers. This little system …

31 GIFs That Will Make You Laugh Every Time

Guaranteed. Most GIFs via this Reddit thread.

GIF Animations

Map of second languages spoken in London – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London

Posted at 5:30 pm, October 29, 2013 in Maps<p><i>Click the pic to see it larger or head to mappinglondon.co.uk for a bigger version</i><p>Hearing people chatting …

David Byrne: 'The internet will suck all creative content out of the world'

Awhile ago Thom Yorke and the rest of Radiohead got some attention when they pulled their recent record from Spotify. A number of other artists have also been in the news, publicly complaining about streaming music services (Black Keys, Aimee Mann and David Lowery of Camper van Beethoven and …

New Lego Sydney Opera House Is Huge—Almost 3,000 Bricks

The new Lego Sydney Opera House is a <i>mahoossive</i> 2,989-brick set that measures 11-inch high, 25-inch wide and 15-inch deep. Comparing it to its Lego …

Garb: Technically Prepared

Water, fire, phone charger — all the essentials.<p>Timberland Earthkeepers Heritage 2-Eye Boat Shoe ($100). Timberland Waterproof Technical Wharf Jacket …

Zippo Stainless Steel Wallet

Zippo knows an awful lot about making metal things that go in your pockets, so when we heard they were working on a wallet, we were rightly …

It's a special anniversary for the club today. On this day in 1963, we became the first British team to win a European trophy. It was the Cup Winners Cup against Atletico Madrid where Spurs won 5-1 at Feyenoord Stadium, Rotterdam. The performance in the final is regarded as one of the club’s finest. Goalscorers in the final were Jimmy Greaves (2), John White and Terry Dyson (2). Here's Jimmy holding the trophy aloft on the victory parade. It might be 50 years ago but Cliff Jones remembers the final as if it was yesterday. Read our interview with Cliff --> http://bit.ly/100dLww

Are premium Android smartphones worth it? - Pocket-lint

With the launch of the last Nexus smartphone in October 2012, Google made a device available that was not only competitively specced and well …

Phones

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