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Today in Gear: October 9. 2013

TapIt Cap Craft brews are important. They’re good to drink, they’re good to make, they’re good to know about. Thing is, they’re also good to savor. Until the TapIt came along, growlers of beer would go flat before a measured drinker could work his way through the whole thing. TapIt is a screw-top tap made…

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Today in Gear: September 9, 2013

Bluer Denim Bluer Denim jeans aim to do good, aesthetically and altruistically. The four styles of jeans are all USA-made, and though high-quality, the legwear is priced just right — made possible by a direct-to-consumer sales strategy. Buyers can pick three styles to try on at home and only pay for what the pairs they…

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The Nest is yet to come

Nest 2.0

The most innovative thermostat not on the USS Enterprise is now 20% thinner and encased by a premium solid stainless steel ring — designed to reflect the wall colors around it. The Nest 2.0′s ($249) display also ditches the old sensor grill for a smooth lens. Those obvious cosmetic changes are nothing compared to the…

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If Apple Got Into HVAC...

Nest Learning Thermostat

If we had to guess what famed Apple hardware and software engineers Tony Fadell and Matt Rogers would do after leading the team responsible for the first 18 generations of the iPod, and the first three generations of the iPhone — revolutionizing the thermostat wouldn’t immediately spring to mind. Now, after launching the Nest Learning…