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14 Delightful-Sounding Gifts for the Discerning Audiophile

10:00 am<p>From headphones and speakers to accessories for their vinyl LPs, these gift ideas will appeal to any audio lover.<p>DSR9BT<p>Audio-Technica<p>DSR9BT …

When a Western Leader Spoke the Truth Directly to Putin -- and Putin Couldn’t Take It

Paul Goble<p>Staunton, July 10 – Even Western leaders who are distinguished by the boldness of their statements on other issues appear reluctant to …

The Skillfully Styled Bookshelf

A Man's Home<p>Books have been, and will continue to be for some time, a physical maker of one's curiosity and intelligence. Want to look worldly and …

Meet the Men Making the Most Beautiful Analog Audio Equipment

We’re a very niche-y little company,” admitted Blake Tovin, founder and creative director of Symbol Audio. At the company’s studio in Nyack, New …

Audiophile

The 17 Best Earphones Under $50

Most of today's Android smartphones ship without bundled headphones in their retail package. Our highly rated (and super affordable) in-ear picks will deliver quality tunes and go easy on your finances.<p>Most of today's Android smartphones ship without bundled headphones in their retail package. Our …

‘It’s ridiculous to pretend there are no beautiful older women': Peter Lindbergh on photographing the supermodels

He showed us Naomi, Kate and Cindy as we’d never seen them before, and catapulted a young model called Helena to fame. Bethan Holt meets Peter Lindbergh, the photographer who changed fashion for ever.<p>In the late 1980s, Peter Lindbergh dared to do what few fashion photographers had done before: he …

This Chinese Bookshop With Amazing Design Is a Fairytale for Bookworms

The new bookstore, Zhongshuge Yangzhou, appeals to design and book lovers alike.<p>Once upon a time, we might have considered a bookstore incredible if it included, say, tasty café food and giant beanbags for kids. Now, an incredible bookstore is defined by reflective "tunnels" of books and truly …

Falling birth rates could spell end of the West - Lord Sacks

Western civilisation is on the brink of a collapse like that of ancient Rome because the modern generation does not want the responsibility of bringing up children, the former Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks has warned.<p>He singled out falling birth-rates alongside the addiction to debt, the breakup of the …

ABBA reunite and perform for 50th anniversary

Swedish pop sensation ABBA reunited on Sunday to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the group. Agnetha Faltskog, Bjorn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and …

10 best music player apps for Android

A lot of folks these days have transferred to some sort of music streaming service like Pandora, Spotify, Google Play Music, or Apple Music. However, there are those of us left that hang on to our collection of media because streaming isn’t quite good enough yet. If you have your own music …

Apps

E Ink breakthrough brings full color displays that can stay on indefinitely

E-paper displays are finally able to show more than a handful of colors.<p>E Ink, the company behind the e-paper displays used on Kindle and other devices, announced the development of Advanced Color e-Paper (ACeP), a new type of display that can render up to 32,000 colors.<p>ACeP displays are a huge …

eReaders

23 Latin American Destinations That Prove There's A Lot More To See Than Rio And Buenos Aires

It's no secret that Latin America houses many of this planet's most jaw-dropping destinations. Spotlight countries such as Brazil continue to be among our favorites due to the beautiful beaches, cities and colonial sights that easily captivate those who find themselves in constant wanderlust.<p>You …

20 Little-Known Facts About Being Left-Handed

With just 10% of the population being left-handed, it can be easy for everyone else to forget we’re living in a right-handed world. But aside from …

The Brain

1969 Lamborghini Islero S Coupe

Named after the legendary bull that killed Spain's best matador, this 1969 Lamborghini Islero S Coupe lays claim to another legend as well. Sir Roger …

Sketchbook historic cars

#lancia #bertone #italia #stratos #hf #gandini #design #cardesign #carrozzeria #sketch #stormwheels #concilio #sportcar #cars #automobili #supercar …

The Fall of the House of Bertone

This is how a legacy dies.<p>In August 1996, 82-year-old Nuccio Bertone came home from a holiday in the south of Italy feeling poorly. Six months later, on February 26, 1997, he was gone. The man who had transformed his father's unnotable coachbuilding shop into one of the world's most respected …

Zaha Hadid's museum in the mountain opens for business

Jutting out of the peak of Kronplatz mountain in Italy's South Tyrol region like a futuristic <i>Bond</i> baddie's lair, the Messner Mountain Museum Corones …

Architecture

Scientists are on the cusp of these 15 discoveries that will transform the world

Our smartphones are more powerful computers than the Apollo 11 mission to the moon used. Many of the devicIes that power our everyday lives would have been unimaginable a century ago.<p>It's a tough world to keep up in.<p>Concerned about what they argue is a lack of funding and appreciation in the US for …

University of Washington

The 5 Best Hi-Fi Bluetooth Speakers

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> This post has been updated for 2017.<p>High fidelity and Bluetooth generally won’t be found in the same sentence. And it’s still the …

Audyssey Wireless Speakers

Looking back on the past twenty years, we’ve made some pretty big strides when it comes to consumer technologies. But with all these advancements, …

Album cover locations around the world

This Paul Newman Racing Documentary Looks Fantastic

Most of the world knows Paul Newman for his body of work as perhaps the greatest actor of an entire generation. Newman would probably have told you he’s just a race-car driver with a killer day job.<p><i>Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman</i> is a new documentary produced and directed by comedian, …

Photographer Files $1 Million Defamation Suit Against Couple After Album Cover Fracas

Remember the story of Andrea Polito, the photographer who was publicly accused by a couple of holding their wedding photos hostage until they paid an …

10 Favorites: The Art of the Art Wall

Like us, do you have frames propped here and there waiting to be hung? Meet your inspiration: the salon-style art wall. Here are 10 favorite examples …

Best 50 albums of 2014

From One Direction to Taylor Swift and Future Islands, our countdown of 2014's best 50 albums<p><b>50</b> <b>One Direction</b> Four <br>"Imagine five little English Bruce Springsteens in check shirts, jeans and T-shirts, fists aloft, roaring declarations of lusty young love in the back of an open top car driving through …

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