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Wednesday, September 17th
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What's New, Now

Today in Gear: September 17, 2014

Today in Gear: One-day-only J. Crew sneaks, pin-ups on your coffee table, weed-infused chocolate and more.

Tuesday, September 16th
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Snip Snip

Decrypted: Should You Cut the Cord on Cable?

More Americans now subscribe to in-home broadband than cable television from any of the nation’s nine largest providers. We’re arguably staring at a future where all content — channel based or otherwise — is delivered over the Internet.

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Ticking off the week's news in watches

This Week in Watches: September 16, 2014

This Week in Watches: Breitling’s new SuperQuartz-powered Cockpit B50, a classicist pocket watch from Jaquet Droz, a watch expert takes on the Apple Watch and much more.

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One More Thing Than Apple's Thing

Meet the iBuckle, This Autumn’s Must-Have Wearable

With the release of the Apple Watch, wrist wearables may finally be finding their stride. But who cares? Watches had perfected timekeeping by the time the personal computer was invented. What wearable technology really needs to capture the hearts and wallets of consumers worldwide is a revolution. So from GP’s own department of disruptive innovation comes a proposal: the iBuckle. Here’s a breakdown of its groundbreaking features.

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Hollywood is society's compass. It should be the Apple Watch's, too

Lamenting the Apple Watch’s Missed Opportunities, with the Help of Cinema

The Apple Watch may be touted as innovative, but if Hollywood has taught us anything, it’s that for the modern, 21st century man, Apple’s latest creation is severely lacking. Take note, Tim Cook: Cinema is here to save your bacon.

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FREEEE FAAAALL-IN'

Viewfinder: B.A.S.E

Jump from a 500-foot cliff and you’ll free-fall for five or six seconds. It’s a very short moment, but as one yet-anonymous thrill-seeker explains in this short clip, “Your mind becomes so focused on the exact moment that all your senses become amplified. You’re able to hear things, and feel things, and see things that you probably wouldn’t if you weren’t in free fall.”

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What makes a good wearable?

The Misfit Shine, the Fitness Tracker that Refuses to Fit In

From the Archives: What makes a good wearable? Comparing a laundry list of features is one way to start the conversation. The Misfit Shine proves, however, that there’s still something to be said for keeping it simple.

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What's New, Now

Today in Gear: September 16, 2014

Today in Gear: the first responsive light bulb, Coca-Cola brings Surge back, Lumix introduces a smart camera, an outdoor HD transceiver and more.

Monday, September 15th
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Yes, you still have to do the driving

Motoring on the Grid: The “Connected” Car Comes of Age

Staying connected to your information — whether that means access to music, social media, restaurant reviews, or navigation — is essential, even when you’re on the road. These are some of the best connected cars on the market today; they range from an affordable hatchback to a racy new minivan and all the way to one of the most luxurious rides on the planet.

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Kit: Fall Driving Essentials

When the temperatures drop from their sweaty heights and the warm hues of fall foliage emerge, the driving experience changes — it’s time for windows-down scenic cruising. Bring along the appropriate warm garb (plus a few other essentials) and you’ll have mastered the fall drive.

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THIS WEEK'S NEWS ON WHEELS

This Week In Motoring: September 15, 2014

This Week In Motoring: The new Batmobile caught on camera, Ferrari loses its chairman, Honda’s dream of a collision-free world and more.

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Fashion Brands Bank on Wearable Tech

The Future of Wearables: A Polo Shirt that Tracks Your Every Move

From the Archives: Buff male models and scrawny U.S. Open ball boys strolled silently around Ralph Lauren HQ on Monday, standing on platforms and lifting their arms and turning slowly when asked; they were showing off the latest wearable fitness technology, though it was hard to tell. The smart accessories weren’t big-screened watches, blocky chest straps or pinned-on step counters: they were their shirts.

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What's New, Now

Today in Gear: September 15, 2014

Today in Gear: parachute-inspired hammocks, the $2000 Blu-Ray device, mail order meats from the Mile End Deli and more.

Sunday, September 14th
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The Week's Best Writing

In Case You Missed It: September 7 – September 14

Our best articles from the past week. Just in case, ya know, you missed them: how to dry age meat, a warbird pilot, hiking Seoul’s Woo-Myun Mountain, a complete guide to camping stoves, a deadline for GP’s contest submissions and more.

Saturday, September 13th
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The Gear You Missed

This Week in Gear: September 8 – 12

This Week in Gear: Destiny, slim EDC Leathermans, minimalist leather wallets, Four Roses Bourbon and the best barrel-aged ciders.