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Thursday, August 21st
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How the West was won

Cycling Skyward: Conquering the West’s Toughest Climbs

One month after he set out from King’s Beach, CA, on a 5,000-mile bike tour of America, GP contributor Will Eginton stood on top of the Continental Divide at Logan Pass in Glacier National Park and reflected on the mountains he’d climbed.

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Racing across Costa Rica

Conquering La Ruta de Los Conquistadores: The Film

From the Archives: Nearly a year after his training began, Dirk Shaw completed the final mission in The Road to La Ruta: 193 miles, 5 mountain ranges, and 23,000 feet of elevation gain. La Ruta de Los Conquistadores. This video captures the journey.

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What's New, Now

Today in Gear: August 21, 2014

Today in Gear: A new release from Red Wing’s Heritage Collection, the HTC One is now available with Windows Mobile, Cambridge Audio’s new line of updated wireless speakers and more.

Wednesday, August 20th
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A Brief, of sorts

Tested: TravelTeq Trash

TravelTeq’s humbly named Trash meets an extremely wide range of needs and wants, and also includes features that you may not need or want — but you can’t argue that they’re pretty cool.

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Doesn't sound fun, does it?

Decrypted: A Guide to Avoiding Data Throttling

Throttling is a term that has snuck up on laypeople all of a sudden, particularly applying to how mobile data is delivered. Rather than just cutting users off altogether once a certain usage level is reached, carriers far and wide are instead putting a chokehold on the speed at which data is delivered. In other words, those who consume too much lightning-fast LTE data may find their emails loading much slower until the next billing cycle. That’s better than no data at all, but it’s a very poor user experience that you’d be wise to avoid.

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Breaking Down the Denny City Bike

For Commuters, the Smarter Smart Bike Is Nigh

A new contest-winning commuter bike solves the woes of urban cycling through cleverly simple design.

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Jerry's Gold, and Others

Five Comedy Series that Prove the Web’s Staying Power

Some of the most original and exciting programming today is first written and produced for the web. If this trend has passed you by, here are five comedy web series to get you up to speed.

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Meet this year's hottest new shooters

The New Camera Class of 2014: DSLR Alternatives

From the Archives: In just a few short years the world of photography has been turned upside down, and the advent of the iPhone and other innovations like mirrorless cameras has created a dizzying array of options. We take a look at the latest new class of cameras, none of them DSLRs, but all capable and unique in their own right.

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What's New, Now

Today in Gear: August 20, 2014

Today in Gear: J. Crew’s athletic suit, SWASH’s Express Clothing Care System, Sounds of Street View and more.

Tuesday, August 19th
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One minute at a time

Timekeeping Selects: OMEGA Chronostop

For the sixth installment of our Timekeeping Selects series with Analog/Shift, we bring you a gem in the form of an OMEGA Chronostop ($1,450), a unique timepiece from 1968 with a bright blue dial and a unique one-minute chronograph.

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It's the little things in life

Time Is Money: Tsovet and the Victory of the Reasonably Sized Watch

At 36mm, the JPT-PW36 is the smallest watch Tsovet makes. It proves an important point: that smaller watches are more worthy than ever.

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Best Supporting Timekeepers

Screen Time: 8 of Cinema’s Coolest Watches

By SHANE GRIFFIN

Watches generally hold two positions in movies: they’re either part of the story, or part of the character. In either case, given the right circumstances, movie watches can reach icon status for watch enthusiasts and movie buffs alike. These are our eight favorite silver screen timepieces that have made a huge impact on both cinema and the watch world.

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Ticking off the week's news in watches

This Week in Watches: August 19, 2014

This Week in Watches: Updates to Breitling Colt line, Braun’s Bauhaus timepieces, Autodromo’s self-winding watch from Pebble Beach and much more.

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Rolex? Omega.

The Watches of James Bond

There’s a bit of dialogue in Casino Royale, the 2006 reboot of the James Bond movie franchise, when Vesper Lynd thinks she has Bond figured out, right down to his watch:

“Rolex?” she asks.
“Omega”, Bond replies.
“Beautiful”, Lynd assesses.

Those three words sum up 50 years of Bond and his wristwatches.

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What's New, Now

Today in Gear: August 18, 2014

Today in Gear: the McLaren P1 GTR, DJI’s new personal drone camera, an entry-level camera from Sony and more.