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Pope Francis to Release Pop-Rock Album 'Wake Up!'

Hear uplifting, prog rock-inspired track, "Wake Up! Go! Go! Forward!"<p>As Pope Francis embarks on his historic visit to the United States, His Holiness …

Tim Cook offers teen who said Apple Watch saved his life an internship & new iPhone

One of Apple’s biggest focuses recently has been the health capabilities of its devices specifically Apple Watch. From the start, Apple has highlighted the device’s health features and it reinforced that message at its “Hey Siri” event earlier this month. Now, a Cape Cod, Massachusetts teen says …

The Logic Pros: Kontrol S-series keyboards give you Komplete control of NI’s world-class instrument library

In this week’s episode of The Logic Pros, we thought it was time to look at the Komplete Kontrol S-series controller keyboards from the folks over at Native Instruments. While NI already offers a wealth of software powered controller gear for DJs, the stellar Maschine systems and more, the Kontrol …

Halo: Reach Xbox One Backwards Compatibility Teased

2010's Xbox 360 game Halo: Reach, the final entry in the series developed by franchise creator Bungie, could come to Xbox One someday. That's according to top Xbox boss Phil Spencer, who said recently to a fan on Twitter that, "I'd like to see it come via backwards compatibility."<p>The user asked if …

Triumph Thruxton by Down & Out Cafe Racers

Barnsley is a town in the north of England famous for three things: brass bands, the semi-mythical Barnsley Chop*, and a name-check in the 1990s techno hit ‘It’s Grim Up North.’<p>For our purposes, however, the small Yorkshire town is notable for one thing only: it’s home to Down & Out Cafe Racers, …

Motorcycles

First Apple Store designed by Jony Ive shows future retail direction

A new Apple store designed by Jony Ive just opened up in Brussels. It’s noticeably different aesthetic and a glimpse of the future of Apple’s retail hubs around the world.<p>Belgian Site ANV attended the launch to provide a glimpse of the new design direction.<p>The Brussels store features a lot more …

Showstopper: Marcus Walz’s Ducati Scrambler

Can you believe it’s almost a year since Ducati threw the wraps off the new Scrambler? Since then, it’s become Ducati’s most popular bike—outselling the Multistrada by two to one.<p>The Scrambler was revealed at the Intermot show in Cologne, Germany. The next Intermot show will be 2016, and in a neat …

Motorcycles

The new Apple TV will be free to (some) developers

In what appears to be a first, Apple is providing free hardware for software developers.<p>Monday could be the lucky day for a limited number of developers who signed up for the Apple TV Developer Kit.<p>Not only will they get the new hardware six weeks in advance of it going on sale, they’ll get it for …

Once-Forgotten Garage Transformed into a Glowing Lakeside Cabin

Along Vashon Island in Washington state sits <i>Garage</i>, a gorgeously airy cabin overlooking the water. Designed by creative studio Graypants, the structure was repurposed from a once-forgotten garage, but now appears sleek and modern. It uses a combination of salvaged materials and vintage decor …

Cabins

Hear Muse's Guitar-Heavy Cover of Chvrches' 'Lies'

Alt-rockers recorded arena-sized version of synth-pop track for BBC Live Lounge session<p>Muse have unveiled a guitar-heavy cover of Chvrches' synth-pop …

5 things Apple really got right in Apple TV 4’s tvOS UI, and 2 things that need work

Apple TV’s user interface has been through more changes over the past 8 years than any other Apple OS — the rare Apple UI that has seen more major changes than the devices it runs on. As improbable as this might have seemed for a “hobby,” fixing the Apple TV was one of the last topics Apple’s CEO …

Turkish Delight: A Bonneville custom from Bunker

The Triumph Bonneville is due for an upgrade. It might have pioneered the ‘modern classic’ segment, but these days the field is stacked.<p>Hinckley has taken note, with reports of 1100cc liquid-cooled versions due to hit showrooms next year. But if you can’t wait until then, there are plenty of ways …

Fantasy Sports

Star Wars Episode 8 to Start Production Later This Month

Production on <i>Star Wars Episode 8</i> will begin later this month. The movie is to start shooting on an Irish location already filmed for the upcoming <i>Episode 7: The Force Awakens</i>.<p>JJ Abrams used the tiny island of Skellig Michael as a location when making <i>Episode 7</i>, and now director Rian Johnson will kick …

Review: Glen Hansard, 'Didn't He Ramble'

Irish singer-songwriter Glen Hansard has proven incredibly versatile throughout a career spanning more than 25 years. In The Frames, he's mixed vein-bulging intensity, string-laden elegance and a rock star's flair for rafter-shaking anthems. In The Swell Season, he's indulged his romantic side, …

Ballantine’s Space Glass Lets You Drink Whiskey In Microgravity

And look great while doing it.<p>It sounds like the ultimate way for an astronaut to kick back after a space walk, but whiskey in space is weird. If you make it in space, it tastes funny; and if you ship it from Earth, astronauts have to sip it through straws from little sacks, like Capri Sun. Because …

Whiskey
Star Wars

The Witcher 3’s first expansion, Hearts of Stone, comes out on October 13

The hunt continues.<p>A new trailer for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’s first expansion, Hearts of Stone, reveals the new content’s release date of October 13. It promises 10 hours of new gameplay and costs $10 for those who own PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC copies. You can watch the trailer below.<p>The …

Six Nights: Urban Motor’s BMW R 100 GS

With the custom scene—and our team—spread across the globe, seeing the bikes we feature here in the flesh is a rare treat. Riding them, even rarer.<p>But walking around the ‘custom corner’ at BMW Motorrad Days in Bavaria earlier this year, there was one bike in particular that caught our eye. It was …

Star Wars’ next Grand Admiral Thrawn comes from Kabam: Deathstick

Daniel Erickson’s eyes gleam from across the table.<p>The director is deep into a discussion of his company’s biggest, most ambitious project yet — Star Wars: Uprising — and his team’s role in creating one of the first stories in the franchise’s new post-<i>Return of the Jedi</i> canon. We’re talking about …

Iceland Aerial Landscape Photography by Jakub Polomski

Breathtaking images of a series of Iceland aerial landscape photographs taken by Jakub Polomski.<p>Jakub Polomski is a Polish landscape photographer. In …

The French Way: Bad Winners’ Kawasaki W650

Just like love and cuisine, when it comes to custom motorcycles no one does it quite like the French. Builds from the likes of Clutch Custom and Ed Turner constantly wow us—and now we’ve added another name to our watch list.<p>Bad Winners is the workshop of Frenchman Walid Ben Lamine. From his …

Revel in the Glory of the Newest Porsche 911 Reimagined by Singer

Absolutely gorgeous.<p>Singer makes incredible reimaginations of Porsche 911s. This is the newest one, a wonderful green over plaid version with the 4.0 liter flat six. We're now going to step aside and just let you see how great this car really looks with some amazing photos from Drew …

Porsche

How to boost iOS 9 security with 6-digit passcode

We’ve all been using a passcode to secure our iPhones and iPads since forever, right? You’ve had the option to use an alphanumeric passcode since iOS 7, but if you chose to use a simple numeric code, you were limited to four digits.<p>Not anymore! Apple added the ability to use a six-digit passcode in …

See Destiny: The Taken King's New Guns Up Close

Sci-fi shooter Destiny will be getting a host of new content in the upcoming expansion, The Taken King. Check out some of the new Exotics coming to the game, in detailed high-resolution.<p>Posted online by Bungie 3D artist Matt Lichy, the pictures show detailed close-ups of the Telesto, Suros, and …

Concept imagines Apple TV 4 UI w/ Siri, App Store, and more ahead of next week’s refresh

Ahead of a next-generation Apple TV expected to get an official unveiling at Apple’s press event next week, this concept from Andrew Ambrosino imagines a revamped user interface for the device.<p>We’ve reported extensively on the yet-to-be-announced, next-generation Apple TV and much of the concept …

Daniel Craig Says His Bond Is "Not as Sexist and Misogynistic" As Previous Ones

Actor Daniel Craig says in a new interview that his version of the iconic super-spy James Bond is "not as sexist and misogynistic" as previous incarnations of the character. Craig's comment came as part of a wide-ranging and expletive-laced interview with <i>Esquire</i>, in which he talked about how he …

Feminism

A monthly magazine where your life is the subject

It sounds cool and convenient to say your photo album is in your phone. But your life spread across the pages of a glossy magazine sounds a whole lot better.<p>A new iOS app called Recently turns the camera roll on your iPhone into a monthly magazine. The one-step app is free and for a subscription …

Apple is reportedly planning to make its own movies and TV shows

Apple is in talks as part of a possible move into producing its own original programming, <i>Variety</i> reports. According to the publication, the company is looking to start hiring for a new development and production division in the next few months that would go into operation next year, producing …

Smart TV

95-Year-Old Yogi Believes We Can All Live to Be 130 Years Old

95-year-old yoga master Kazim Grbz believes we can all live to be 130 years old and has some solid advice to help us achieve this. When you first look at the yogi, you'll realize that he most definitely does not look his age. To keep himself looking youthful, Grbz works on maintaining his …

Yoga