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10 Gadgets to Cut Down Your Energy Bills

Are you trying to save on those energy bills every month, only to wake up with an over-budget bill at the end of each month? Don’t worry. It happens …

The Lemony Chicken Soup We Make All Year Round

Avgolemono might as well be Greek for heaven (it's Greek for egg-lemon)<p>If I could eat only one soup for the rest of my life, avgolemono would probably be the top contender. It has everything one desires of a soup: bright taste, chicken, velvety texture, some vague feeling of virtuousness. No need …

After 24 years, I am leaving the disaster Venezuela has become

Policemen always asked me when they did traffic checks, as did the woman at my post office.<p>"You can leave this disaster; why don't you?" Depending on the questioner, I might laugh or smile before launching into my reasons for staying in Venezuela.<p>The people, the weather, the food and drink, the …

Venezuela

Bose's sound bar streams big

The Bose SoundTouch 300 sound bar offers wireless streaming and 4K compatibility in a compact form factor.<p>The competition for sound bars over $500 is heating up with the release of some excellent models recently including the Sony HT-NT5 and the Samsung HW-K850. Now, Bose is trying to get in on the …

Why Isn’t There A Warby Parker For Hearing Aids?

A billion people have diminished lives due to the cost and stigma of in-ear devices. The solution? Bring prices down and style up.<p>Glasses are cool, hearing aids are not. Eyeglass frames in countless varieties are popular fashion statements. Beige earplugs aren’t a fashion statement people want to …

The Kootek Lens Kit Tries to Be an All-in-One Solution

While advancement in smartphone camera has enabled photography to be extremely mobile, there are inevitable mobile phone photography limitations such …

Focal Listen Headphones Raise the Bar for the Modern, Mobile Audiophile.

The Focal Listen headphones <b>($249)</b> belong to a growing sector of premium, yet relatively affordable headphones aimed at the mobile audiophile. Unlike many premium headphones that target the smartphone market, the Listen aren't Bluetooth compatible; but what they lack in modern connectivity …

You'll Be Able to See All 47 National Parks Along This Insane Road Trip

Just in time for the National Park Service's 100th anniversary!<p>We already know the most efficient and sight-packed route to drive to see all the …

People are so excited about this weekend bag that it’s become the biggest one in Kickstarter history

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>But few of them are as practical and as sleek as this Kickstarter-funded, ultra-grade nylon duffel bag from Bomber & Company.<p>Touted as …

San Francisco

Ranking the MLB ballparks: Where do Wrigley and U.S. Cellular rate?

Sony has gone back to its roots and delivered a turntable uniquely suited to the hardcore music listener in 2016 — here’s what I thought

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>AmazonAfter losing its lead in music hardware to the iPod and smartphones, Sony has gone back to its roots and delivered a product …

Audiophile

You'll Be Able to See 15 States Along This Insane New Bike Path

The East Coast Greenway will give bikers the chance to see 15 states on one bike path.<p>The Northwest seems to get most of the credit as far as …

14 alternatives to Apple's default apps that will supercharge your iPhone

Apps

Apple drops iOS 10 beta 2 for developers

The first big beta update for iOS 10 has finally arrived, nearly a month after Apple unveiled its upcoming mobile operating system to developers at WWDC.<p>Apple seeded iOS 10 beta 2 to developers this morning, allowing testers to get a new look at all the bug fixes and UI tweaks that have been …

How to downgrade iOS 10 to iOS 9.3.2

As soon as it was released, I rushed to install the new iOS 10 beta on my iPhone. The only problem is, new betas can be buggy. Really buggy.<p>If you made the same mistake and want to return to the stable and reliable iOS 9.3.2, there is a solution. In this week’s Quick Tips, I’m going to show you how …

Hitting a Major League fastball should be physically impossible

Hitters only have 125 milliseconds to gauge the average Major League fastball - less than the blink of an eye. Which begs the question: how is it humanly possible?<p><i>Produced by Alex Kuzoian</i><p>Follow BI Video: On Twitter

'The Force Awakens' vinyl soundtrack is etched with holograms

If you haven't already emptied your savings account on <i>Star Wars</i> memorabilia, Disney is back to tempt you once more. Another version of <i>The Force Awakens</i> soundtrack is on the way as a two LP set that has 3D holograms etched onto the surface of the records. Of course, you'll need to find the proper …

Audiophiliac readers show off their amazing hi-fis and headphones

This selection of your headphones, speakers and components might turn out to be downright inspirational for any of you just starting your journey into good sound. Each of us puts together our music systems our own way, and I never tire of seeing what you guys are up to.<p>Shortly after I announced …

AudioQuest's NightHawk headphones sound as beautiful as they look

Sony's turntable for audiophiles is now on sale for $599.99

Order now or buy it in stores on May 22nd<p>Sony's PS-HX500 turntable, which was a standout at CES back in January, is about to launch at retail. Today the company announced that it's taking orders for the $599.99 turntable, and the device will be hitting stores on May 22nd. If all you're looking to …

19 incredible under-the-radar beaches where you can escape the crowds

To help you get your beach fix without having to fight the crowds, we've put together a list of 19 under-the-radar beaches where you can expect few people and a tranquil ambiance.<p>Most of these beaches are hidden or difficult to access, which is why they don't draw in large numbers, despite their …

Beaches

Groove Masters of the Vinyl Revival

You don’t hear this very often anymore in Salina, Kan., but business is booming—for one company at least. Amid the blue-collar town’s shuttered …

New Zealand's ONLY Mens Lifestyle Magazine

M2 July 2018 - LATEST ISSUE!<p>June 29, 2018<p>Marvel isn’t going to give your wallet time to recover as it continues to expand its universe. Hot on the …

13 awesome Apple Watch tricks that prove it doesn’t need a ‘killer app’

The Apple Watch doesn’t need to prove itself to you. And contrary to popular belief, it doesn’t need a “killer app” to make it indispensable.<p>In fact, the Apple Watch is an awesome device all on its own, with a ton of tricks up its sleeve, like controlling your big screen TV and finding your iPhone, …

Smartwatches

How to get the best sound from your record player: A step-by-step guide

March 29, 2016 In Features, Turntables & Tech<p><b>Five easy ways to radically improve your vinyl listening experience.</b><p>Record players work by measuring …

How to use Acorns, the app that helps you easily turn your spare change into an investment portfolio

Cruttenden wanted to make it easy for people, primarily those who were younger, to start investing a little at a time. To do that, Cruttenden built Acorns in a way that distills investing down to a decision of "how much" you want to invest and "how much risk" you want to take.<p>There are two ways you …

Investing

Build a customised vinyl shelf with these new adaptable record crates

<b>Deeper Crates are made by record collectors for record collectors.</b><p>Bored of Ikea, don’t have the space for these alternatives or the money for a …

Furniture