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Today in Gear: March 30, 2015

Marshall improves the Major headphones, Reebok revives pump technology for footwear, microfiber pocket squares and more.

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Raise a Glass to Better Health

Notes from a 7-Day Water Fast

Could a diet of nothing but water actually be healthy?

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7 Apps for Better Phone Photos

Bring professional-quality edits to your phone.

550 Meilen pilotiert vom Silicon Valley nach Las Vegas

The State of the Autonomous Car

Self-driving cars are coming, but not without hitting a handful of roadblocks along the way.


Avalanche Survival Gear

In the US, avalanches kill an average of 28 people each year. This is the gear that helps save lives.

On the Docket

Skiing the Switzerland of Central Asia

Discover the best powder of your life in this former Soviet republic.

Mis-Exposed Film Turns Vacation Photos into Art

A hazy look at the Old World.

What the Heck Is "Guide" Gear?

Outdoor brands want to sell you gear designed for guides. But is it right for you? Maybe.

A Beginner's Guide to Splitboarding Gear

How snowboarders go backcountry.

8 Must-Read Fitness Books

Timeless advice on getting in shape and staying that way.

The $250,000 Coupe That’s Worth Every Penny

A sports car for the rich, powerful and amply pampered.

Rum from the Rockies?

The secret is altitude and unrefined sugar.

Lose the Bags with Proper Eye Skincare

Exhaustion isn't a good look.

Osprey's Anti-Gravity Suspension System Is a Back-Saver

Turning comfort upside down.

Apps for the Digital-Age Literati

Read more, get smarter.

The Hotels of James Bond

Check out where 007 checked in.

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Hawaii in its Heyday


In Hawaii during the late 1970s, after the last of the night’s parties and music and campfires had died down, Ballard Trent Edwards V would strap a massive longboard to the roof of his VW Fastback and drive to the beach.

Remembering the Jensen Interceptor

A Gentleman's Car Armed with American Power


The Jensen was never designed to be a street razor -- it's meant to be a British luxury machine that attracts a well-heeled sporting driver.

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Wheels for the working man

10 Commuter Bikes for Any Budget

The commuter bike is no longer just an old-school mountain bike with a potpourri of parts and shaky wheels. The fitness-minded and the eco-friendly, along with those who simply want to have fun getting around, have changed the game.

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Tasting the World in One City

Portland’s Best Ethnic Food

Local and approachable may describe this town best, but Portland’s global culinary offerings also rivals any city on earth. Whether you’ve got an evening or a weekend in the city of roses, plan on eating at one of these standout ethnic restaurants. And keep a roll of Tums within reach; no amount of digestive rebellion...


Mass-Market Beer Tournament: Domestic Division

We kick off the Mass Market Beer Tournament with the Domestic Division. It's a blind tasting fight to the finish (and a Final Four berth) between Budweiser, Sam Adams, Yuengling, PBR, Miller High Life, Blue Moon, Coors Banquet and PBR.

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What to see, read and hear

This Week in Culture: March 28, 2015

Radiohead's OK Computer jams in the Library of Congress, inside the toughest federal prison in America, Mad Men premieres next Sunday and Obama interviews the creator of The Wire.

Four Lists You Missed

The Best Light Weight Laptops
Because work's heavy enough.
Workout-Ready Headphones
Because they'll handle your sweat.
Classy EDC Knives
Because your jungle's made of concrete.
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The Ultimate Razor Guide
Because shaving doesn't have to suck.

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How to Buy an Espresso Machine

Espresso is so the new moonshine. But this brew doesn't run through slipshod copper stills or spend time fermenting in claw-foot tubs. Instead, amateurs and connoisseurs alike utilize beautiful, complicated and completely legal kitchen countertop machinery to whip up and drip out high-grade buzz that people pay good money to sip.

What's New, Now

Today in Gear: March 23, 2015

A lightweight backpack from Dyer & Jenkins, the insulated beer cup for summer, a ceremonial-grade tea set to make matcha at home and more.

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What to See, Read and Hear

This Week in Culture: March 21, 2015

The country watches Robert Durst's decline in real time, Internet Explorer starts to die, Nintendo is finally coming to mobile devices and March Madness gets underway.