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See the 100 Years of Presidential Portraits Leading Up to Kehinde Wiley’s Much-Debated Barack Obama

On View<p>Show of the Day: "America's Presidents" (plus Barack Obama's presidential portrait) at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Washington, …

Barack Obama

Richmond, British Columbia: North America's most Chinese city

<b>(CNN) —</b> A trip to eat the world's best dumplings might be shorter than expected for those in North America: Forget Shanghai and head to Richmond, British Columbia, a bustling suburb of Vancouver and the most Chinese city on the continent .<p>Home to Vancouver International Airport and a short Sky …

Western Canada

12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

Climbing

The Best American-Made Chef’s Knives Money Can Buy

A good chef’s knife should go unnoticed – cutting, chopping and slicing effortlessly, almost autonomously. But going unnoticed does not necessarily …

3 Prime Lenses and What to Use Them For

A prime lens is a camera lens that has a focal length that’s fixed. In other words, in order to zoom in or zoom out, you — the photographer — need to …

THUG LIFE. A BMW R nineT Tracker from Argentina’s Vida Bandida

It seems that BMW's R nineT has become the modern equivalent of Yamaha's SR500 in its never-ending ability to look good customised. Whether it be a …

Motorcycles

10 Knives World-Class Chefs Can’t Cook Without

A high-quality knife — one that feels comfortably weighty in the hand and maintains a sharp edge — makes a world of a difference when cooking. Few …

Kitchens

You Spend a Third of Your Life Sleeping. Get Better Sheets

A quick trip down the bedding aisle at any department store will bombard you with a myriad of choices — high or low thread count, percale or sateen …

Shopping

The 20 Best Bags for Men

A variety of bags are needed to outfit the modern man’s arsenal of accessories. A bag that will pair well with a tailored suit for a business meeting …

2017 Honda CBR1000 Fireblade – Initial thoughts

The 2017 Honda Fireblade. Even rolling the words around my mouth feels good. It’s been such a long time since we were treated to an all new Fireblade …

Motorcycles

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Read the full transcript of President Obama's farewell speech

Here is an unedited transcript of<p>President Obama’s prepared remarks during his farewell address in Chicago, as provided by the White House.<p>---<p>It's good to be home. My fellow Americans, Michelle and I have been so touched by all the well-wishes we've received over the past few weeks. But tonight …

The best lenses for iPhone photography

<i>By Erin Lodi</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article here.</i><p>After more than 16 hours …

The best soundbar

<i>By Chris Heinonen and Dennis Burger</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article …

Upgrade Your Pocketknife, Now

In most office settings, serrated blades and tactical-style pocketknives are overkill, even for EDC. So how do you slip in the little blade without …

Ducati’s 1299 Superleggera Is Its Fastest Bike Yet

The limited-edition rocket rolls out with 215 hp harnessed by top-tier electronics…<p>Dashing by every definition, the new 215 hp Ducati 1299 …

Motorcycles

The 2017 Ducati Monster 1200 S Is Ducati's Return To The Monster's Roots

The naked bike category has exploded in recent years, and the offerings from most brands have become nearly as potent a weapon as their faired …

You’ve never seen anything like this massive collection of free iPhone wallpapers

Behold: The last iPhone wallpaper site you will ever need.<p>Wallpapers are an oddly important part of the smartphone experience. We spend a tremendous …

2017 Ducati Monster 1200 S First Ride | 13 Fast Facts

2017 Ducati Monster 1200 S Test<p>When Ducati released the 2014 Monster 1200, the naked sportbike felt more laid back than the Monster 1100 it replaced. …

A Photographer’s Review of the Peak Design Everyday Sling

First of all I just want to say this: Peak Design got the name of the Everyday Sling wrong. This bag isn’t the Everyday Sling, it’s the <i>Everything</i> …

Daniel Dae Kim

2017 Ducati Monster 1200 S First Ride Review

Ducati says: “Better. Faster. Monster.”<p><i>Motorcyclist</i> says: “Agreed on all fronts.”<p>I will raise my hand. I admit it: When the 2017 Monster 1200 was …

Today in Gear: November 14, 2016

<i>Good morning. Humans traveling to Mars and living there is an increasingly realistic proposition. Astronomers in London have designed a new Mars</i> …

24 Mac Keyboard Shortcuts to Boost Your Productivity

Apple’s Mac computers are powerful tools for productivity. But there are some ways you can boost the Mac’s ability to get-stuff-done — including a …

Operating Systems

Video Commute: 2016 Ducati Monster 1200 R

It’s no secret we’re always trying to get our staff to work a little harder. Especially the ones that always seem to have too much to say. “Write it …

Motorcycle Tool Kits

It’s like going on a picnic to make it rain: Take off on a motorcycle ride without tools and you’ll inevitably need them. But OE tool kits don’t …

Woodworking

The Best Multitools of 2016

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> This post has been updated to reflect five additional selections for 2016. Our earlier selections are on the following page.<p>Let’s face …

Learn Three Magic Tricks You Can Easily Do With a Pen

Magic is mostly just how good you are with your hands. Here are three really easy magic tricks that you can pull with just a pen: making it …

Cool Stuff

Best Lock screen widgets for iOS 10

Get these great widgets on your Lock screen with iOS 10!With Apple's iOS 10 update, the iPhone's Lock screen got a whole lot more useful. Without …

New and Noted: Motorcycle Gear

Understated riding gear to keep you casually safe, and a stunning new helmet range from the minds behind the now-defunct Ruby. Looking sharp on your bike’s never been this easy.<p><b>Veldt Helmets</b> The demise of Atéliers Ruby two years ago was mourned by fashion-forward riders with deep pockets. But Ruby …

Bobbleheads