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What's New, Now

Today in Gear: March 4, 2015

The first fitness band by HTC, Glowpear's self-watering planters, the Travelteq A4 Portfolio, Hard Graft's collapsible Leica camera case and more.

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Or Sleep if You Want

Crack a Novel in these Reading Chairs

A good reading chair is one you can stay in for hours and hours and hours, poring through detective novels, Sunday newspapers or websites like this one. Here's a few great options to consider.

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A $1,700 Gold-leaf Burger

How Instagram and food photography have created a monster in us all.

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The Home Screens of GP

A behind-the-scenes look at the apps and services our team uses most.

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Find the Right Vacuum

From autonomous robots, to uprights and handhelds, all of these options suck more than others.

On the Docket

The History of the NATO Strap

The trend that took over the watch industry.

Speciality Foods, Delivered

Top-notch food in the mail.

5 Apps for Refocusing this Spring

Tools to clear your head and get productive.

Outerwear that Means Business

Yes, down blazers are now a thing.

The Pitch-Perfect Legacy of Joseph Grado

Celebrating the life of a headphone icon.

This $35 Device is the Future of Computing

How the Raspberry Pi is changing the world.

Sticking Points in Trinidad's Land of Tar

Irony and exports in the Caribbean.

Jeff Gordon on Retiring

And why he was driven to win.

How Combustion Engines Work

What you need to know about the thing under your hood.

40 Foreign Films to Stream Now

Arthouse in your living room.

More Than Two Wheels

The Most Beautiful Motorcycle Ever Made

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There are a handful of motorcycles in history capable of not only capturing your eye, but stealing your breath. The bike that does this best is the resplendent Ducati MH900e. No motorcycle in history can claim a more comprehensive and artful execution of two-wheeled beauty. Ducati made a bold move in producing the MH900e, and the risk paid off in the creation of a legend.

Interview

The Pillars of Central Texas Barbecue

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In the eyes of BBQ wunderkind Aaron Franklin, there have always been a few spots in central Texas that have stood above the rest, providing a window into barbecue history (not to mention a taste).

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Latest Stories

Starts as a Seiko, Ends Up Something Different

How to Mod a Seiko 5

Watch modder Nick Harris shows how to turn a $60 Seiko SNK809 into a beautiful custom timepiece in an hour and a half.

What's New, Now

Today in Gear: March 4, 2015

The first fitness band by HTC, Glowpear's self-watering planters, the Travelteq A4 Portfolio, Hard Graft's collapsible Leica camera case and more.

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Four Lists You Missed

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10 Daypacks for Every Adventure
Because you don't carry a purse.
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10 Best Single Malts Under $100
Because you aren't made of money.
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10 Houseplants You Can't Kill
Because your home needs some green.
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25 Briefcases For Every Budget
Because you've graduated from backpacks.

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Earlier This Week

What to see, read and hear

This Week in Culture: February 27, 2015

House of Cards is back, Leonard Nimoy died at 83, the final episode of Parks and Recreation aired, an investigation of Harper Lee's new book Go Set a Watchman and an Edward Snowden AMA.

Pay No Attention To That Man Behind The Phone

The Home Screens of GP

Get a quick glimpse behind the curtain with a look at the phone home screens of 15 GP staffers and a little on their favorite apps.

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Waltzing with an Old Quattro

Learning to drive fast on ice takes time. So when you just start to learn, it’s best to have an instructor who know what he’s doing.

Pro Athlete, Photographer, Filmmaker, Family Man

Jimmy Chin Is Unstoppable

In 2011, Jimmy Chin climbed one of the hardest peaks in the world, Shark's Fin on Mount Meru. What's more impressive is that he filmed the adventure, then turned it into a documentary that just won big at Sundance.

Master Your Domain

The Ultimate Tool Kit

This is the ultimate tool kit, tailored to the apartment renter, condo dweller, homeowner and professional contractor.