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When Bluetooth speakers bank on features

With so many premium portable Bluetooth speakers offering good design, good audio and loud playback, companies have turned to unique functionality to stand out in the crowd.<p>What was once the province of the boombox has become a booming glut of boxes that support Bluetooth for playback of tunes from …

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Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Music<p>“I feel like Young Thug is the new pop star. Lil Uzi [Vert] is definitely the new pop star. Like, he’s definitely the new Blink-182.”<p>By Zach …

Red Bull captures F1 action in all its thermal glory

Remember a few months ago when BMW released thermal imagery of one of its M4 DTM touring cars coming in for a pit stop? That was pretty cool, but this is even cooler.<p>The Red Bull Racing team has partnered with Oregon-based thermal-imaging company FLIR Systems to capture its Formula One racers with …

10 Stunning Russian Models You Need To Know

You’ve heard of Irina Shayk, but you may know her better as Cristiano Ronaldo’s Russian arm candy than for her own career as a model. As for the rest …

Back to the future: Shindo's magical speakers

The Audiophiliac is shaken and stirred by the sound of these astonishing speakers.<p>Over the last 17 years, I've reviewed hundreds of speakers -- and heard many hundreds more -- but something about the sound of the Shindo Laboratory 604 speakers turned me around.<p>I wasn't thinking about transparency, …

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Watch Corvette, Mustang Evolve Through the Years

It’s amazing how much a car can change through the years. Sometimes, the only point of similarity that survives from one generation to the next is the badge. Comparing new cars to their predecessors is easy when all of them are lined up together, but eBay Motors found a new way to illustrate the …

Sports Cars

Play '80 Days,' a steampunk remix of Jules Verne's classic novel

Visit an alternate Earth still clad in Victorian sensibilities<p><i>80 Days</i> is a fantastical reinterpretation of the Jules Verne classic <i>Around the World in Eighty Days</i>. Here, airships and mechanical men intermingle with more mundane aspects of the 19th century to create an environment that is both …

Eight of the greatest film noirs

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To Honor The 20th Anniversary Of ‘True Lies,’ Here Are Arnold Schwarzenegger’s 20 Greatest Line Readings

On this, the 20th anniversary of the release of that seminal ’90s classic, <i>True Lies</i>, won’t you please spare a moment to appreciate one of the greatest thespian talents of this (or any other) age? No, not Tom Arnold. Who even are you? I’m talking about Arnold Schwarzenegger. The man sh*ts brilliant …

Queen's Tragic Rhapsody

Theatrical, brilliant, excessive and doomed — there had never been another band like Queen or a frontman like Freddie Mercury<p>It was an utterly …

10 Station Wagons That Defined Cool

Let’s be honest: it’s not often you see the words “cool” and “station wagon” in the same sentence. These days the much-maligned mom mobiles conjure …

Why I'd like to be … Bob Hoskins in The Long Good Friday

I don't want to hang anyone from a meat hook, but I need a bit of Harold Shand's authority. He's a man who gets things done<p>• Why I'd like to be … Tim Curry in Legend • Why I'd like to be … Toni Servillo in The Great Beauty • Why I'd like to be ... Goldie Hawn as Private Benjamin<p>Shuffling from guest …

Why I'd like to be … Christian Slater in True Romance

Our series in which writers reveal the movie characters they emulate, Ben Child admires Christian Slater's genius for creating mesmerisingly cool oddballs – especially ones who get the girl (with a Tarantino twist)<p>• Michael Hann: why I'd like to be Steve Carell • Peter Walker: why I'd like to be …

Why I'd like to be … Tim Curry in Legend

From Terence Stamp's Zod to Christian Slater's JD, my 80s/90s film heroes are odd. But Tim Curry learning a life lesson while huge of horn and hoof in Legend outdoes them all<p>Anyone who grew up in the late 1980s and early 90s is bound to have some questionable role models. Elder generations should …

Top performance car power-to-weight ratios under $100k, $50k and $25k

One Car Will Beat The 707-HP Dodge Challenger Hellcat... Barely<p>Despite what my high school algebra teacher might have told you about my math skills, I've always been a little bit of a stats geek. I grew up organizing my baseball cards by batting average and ERA, before falling into the wonderful, …

Under the microscope, your drink is a colorful piece of abstract art

It seems Mother Nature knows a bit about abstract art — you just have to look <i>very</i> closely at your next drink to see it. When viewed under a microscope, crystallized slides of alcoholic beverages lit with polarized light produce fantastical compositions that are bursting with color. Thankfully, …

Readers' Poll: Your Favorite 1990s One-Hit Wonders

Selections include 'Sex and Candy,' Bittersweet Symphony' and 'No Rain'<p>10. House of Pain - 'Jump Around'<p>Los Angeles hip-hop trio House of Pain made …

Loverboy's "Notorious" video is basically an '80s Pontiac ad minus the Pontiacs

The 1980s had the best everything.<p>YouTube is the great enabler when it comes to revisiting your formative years. In my case, that's the mid-to-late '80s. This is how I found myself watching the video for Loverboy's "Notorious," which, in retrospect, is one of the greatest sociological documents of …

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Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing

Reading time: about 3 minutes.<p>Cars<br>• Design<br>• Luxury<br>• Mercedes-Benz<p>When the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing was released in 1954, it was the fastest production …

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Stop Everything And Watch This ‘Grand Theft Auto V’ Remake Of ‘Terminator 2’

As if today’s newest and best video games weren’t already miracles of modern technology, they’re also letting players accomplish some pretty creative things in their down time. Case in point: YouTube user John Chapman and some friends decided to use <i>Grand Theft Auto V</i> to recreate the dirtbike and …

15 Best Convertibles of All Time

Open-air motoring has been along since the first horseless carriages. While there have been many memorable convertibles reaching past the last 100 years, some have more historical significance than others. Here is a look at 10 classic convertibles and five current models that are sure to find a …

Sports Cars

Mercedes-Benz AMG Hammer

The hottest passenger sedan in history.<p>From the December 1986 Issue of <b>Car and Driver</b><p>Don't ask, "What's in a name?" <i>Hammer</i> means in German precisely what it means in English, and this car's name says exactly what it is: a hard-hitting tool. AMG crafts it to pound everything else flat.<p>The Corvette, …

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8 TV Shows You Should Be Watching Right Now

Need some recommendations for your summer viewing? Here are a few shows perfect for binge-watching<p>The days of the Big Five broadcast networks …

Reel Wheels: 15 Iconic Movie Cars

Back of the theater-seat drivers need not apply<p>Weeding through Hollywood’s entire crop of iconic movie cars in the hopes of arriving at an …

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Who's Who Of Health Care Join Forces For SMART Technology

In the new app-driven health economy, ease of use of IT for providers and patients is a must. Equally important is a sound technical approach and business plan for application creators looking for success, sustainability, and a large market for their innovations. Under the leadership of Boston …

The 50 Best Action Movies

While many of our lives resemble dramas, or comedies, our society has thankfully evolved to a point where many of us avoid daily physical danger. …

How Danny Trejo Went From Character Actor To Grindhouse Action Star: A Career Timeline

Danny Trejo might work more than any actor in Hollywood. Granted, a lot of that work is in ridiculously bad movies that can only be found in the darkest depths of Netflix, but hey, it’s work.<p>How Trejo broke into film is actually pretty remarkable. His youth was filled with drug addiction and a …

Lancia Martini Racing's 1983 highlight reel is motorsports gold

Reliving the glory days.<p>Since Martini broke into motorsports sponsorship 46 years ago, its iconic tri-color livery has graced all variety of lustworthy machinery. Recently, we've seen the Italian distillery offer up the double-blue-and-red scheme to Williams's new FW36 Formula 1 car as well as the …

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