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

Tattoos<p>A brief chat with JonBoy.<p>By Alex Wong1 day agoView More<p>Style<p>Mark Anthony Green argues that it’s as essential and old-school as it gets.<p>By Mark …

2013 In Review: Annual Best & Worst in Men's Style

We’re almost at a close for 2013 and that means a time to reflect on the good, bad and ugly. There was much greatness this year with some killer …

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

Grammys<p>Turtlenecks and gold chains as far as the eye can see.<p>18 Photos19 hours agoView More<p>Best of GQ<p>John Jeremiah Sullivan contemplates the secret, …

Why 'Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon' May Be The Best Video Game Of 2013

I had many quibbles with <i>Far Cry 3</i> when it launched last year. An outstanding first-person shooter in many ways, the game’s story was badly paced and its protagonist infuriating. The game’s ending left a sour taste in my mouth. More than anything, however, it was a game that never quite knew what it …

Opinion: You're playing Battlefield 4 wrong, and so is DICE

I historically spend about 90 percent of my time in Conquest mode when I play a Battlefield game, but Commander mode in <i>Battlefield 4</i> has me approaching 100 percent. Nothing beats the satisfaction of jumping into a Conquest match as a Commander when the game is halfway over and my team is losing …

'The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug' Is A Vast Improvement Over The Original

"The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" is out in theaters Friday.<p>We saw the second installment to Peter Jackson's "Hobbit" trilogy Tuesday night in 3D and enjoyed it a lot.<p>The film by no means is perfect, but it is a vast improvement upon the first. (The second time around there aren't any musical …

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Where's The Best Of What's New?

<b>We're still adapting our Best of What's New pages from prior to 2014--thanks for your patience!</b><p><b>Until then, take a look at our 2014 BOWN winners.</b>

10 'Star Wars' Characters Who Should Get Their Own Spinoff Film

While we can expect that film December 2015, there are also a number of "Star Wars" spinoff films in addition to the three already planned.<p>While fanboys contemplate the next sequel's plot, no one's really sure what the spinoffs shall entail either.<p>We're rounded up ten characters we'd like to see in …

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Why the Hunger Games proles have it better than they know

As fascist states go, President Snow's postapocalyptic US is pretty phenomenal – if you overlook the games themselves<p>Three cheers for President Snow! Like zillions of people, I've seen The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, so I suppose I should be furiously opposed to the fascist state he governs. …

Violinist pays tribute to The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Taylor Davis, a violinist well-known for her musical renditions of famous video game tracks, released a new video featuring the "Song of Time" and "Song of Storms" from <i>The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time</i>.<p>Davis performs in full costume in the video above. "Song of Time" and "Song of Storms" are two …

2014 Infiniti Q50 Rapidly Revised, We Drive Updated Car

Introducing technologies into the automotive landscape always carries inherent risk. But Infiniti took an extra-long leap when it launched its new 2014 Q50 sedan with optional Direct Adaptive Steering (DAS), a fully electric by-wire steering system and the first of its kind in a production vehicle. …

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A few tips for cashing in and dodging the law in Grand Theft Auto Online

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>If you’re no stranger to GTA Online, none of what I’m going to say will be news to you. But if you’re someone that has finally decided to take the plunge, …

Aviate Makes Using Your Android Phone Way Less Irritating

Unless you’re a tech dork, organizing and searching your apps is a pain. Aviate does it for you.<p>Natural user interfaces like Siri and Google Now aim to “disappear” by understanding you perfectly or anticipating your technology needs before you have them. I don’t trust them. You know who already …

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Google Employees Confess The Worst Things About Working At Google

Well, take a look at this Quora thread, which is being used by current and former Google employees to dish the dirt on working for Big G.<p>We've edited some of the standout comments into this excerpt.<p><b>Everyone is awesome, so they can hire the very best people to do even the most mundane jobs.</b><p>"The …

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Samsung profit rises 26% on smartphone boost

<b>Samsung Electronics has reported a 26% jump in profit in the third quarter driven by strong smartphone sales and a recovery in its memory chip business.</b><p>It made a net profit of 8.24 trillion won ($7.6bn; £4.7bn) in the July-to-September quarter, up from 6.56tn won during the same period a year …

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Auto Markets Approaching Their Final Frontier

What countries don’t have two car garages today? Fewer than one might think.<p>The core auto markets of Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Canada, United States and Europe are either growing slowly or in decline as people cut back on spending. The big four emerging markets of Brazil, Russia, India and …

Toyota Is Recalling More Than 800,000 Cars Because of Spiders

It started with webs, and ended with spontaneously inflating airbags.<p>Toyota has announced that it is recalling 870,000 of its vehicles, among them Camrys, Venzas, Avalons, and hybrids with owners spread across the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and 16 other countries. Airbags, it seems, have been …

How An Abandoned Skyscraper Became 'The World's Tallest Slum'

Photographer Iwan Baan documents the infamous Tower of David and other artificial communities.<p>The Tower of David was supposed to be a 45-story skyscraper in Caracas, Venezuela. But after an economic collapse and the death of the man who commissioned it in the 1990s, the tower went unfinished and …

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A brief, complete history of the gummi bear

Hans Riegel, chief executive of the German confectionary company Haribo, died of heart failure today at the age of 90 in Bonn, according to a statement from the company. Riegel, along with his brother Paul, built the small candy company founded by their father—also named Hans—in 1920 into a global …

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25 Super Awkward Moments in Sports

In the YouTube era, every gaffe, accidental curse or clumsy fall is archived on the Internet. There was a time when a sideline reporter could wear an errant ball to the head without being immortalized as a meme, but those days are long over.<p>To celebrate the age when every humiliating moment is …

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10 Great Analog Sports Cars

To make cars safer, more practical, and more fuel efficient, automakers have been replacing the weighty components in our sports cars with electronics. Despite their talents, electronics create a distance between man, machine, and roadtoday's best s<p>To make cars safer, more practical, and more fuel …

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The Burden Of Realism In 'Grand Theft Auto 5'

I bought car insurance for the first time in a video game last week. It was in Grand Theft Auto Online, as a means of ensuring that if my car was destroyed by any of the nefarious vandals in Los Santos, I would be able to pay a deductible and get a new one instead of losing it for good.<p>Whether this …

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Ford updates Power Stroke diesel V8, strengthens F-450, tweaks King Ranch

Ford is giving its F-Series Super Duty trucks some upgrades for 2015, and we're happy to say that one of them is an improved Power Stroke diesel V8. Also, Ford is strengthening the top-of-the-line F-450 to handle more abuse. And if wild west-style luxury is your thing, the automaker has performed …