Good morning. Astronomers have discovered the first Earth-like planet with an atmosphere. It’s called GJ 1132b, and it’s just 39 light years away — not terribly far, compared to other exoplanets. The presence of an atmosphere on a planet orbiting a red dwarf star — the most common star in the universe — suggests there are millions more Earth-like planets waiting to be discovered.
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Printed Vintage Photo App
Photo editing apps are in seemingly infinite supply, but none do ’50s-era nostalgic art like Printed. Choose from 12 unique filters and export your work to social media apps, or download high-res versions for framed wall prints.
Western Digital My Passport External 1TB SSD
Western Digital’s fastest, most advanced external hard drive to date. With its USB-C port, it reaches data-transfer speeds of up to 515MB per second — fast enough for glitch-free virtual machines and for impatient videographers. For those who don’t use USB-C, it also works with USB-A, 3.1 (second generation), 3.0 and 2.0. Available in 1TB, 512GB and 256GB.
Beckett Simonon Domingo Duffel Bag
Every man should invest in a weekender that will age well. As years pass and your seats in coach become seats in first class, a beautiful leather bag will never look out of place. This full-grain oxblood leather duffel from Beckett Simonon fits the bill, and at $359, it’s hard to pass up. – John Zientek, Associate Staff Writer
Sabah Spring Collection
Step into the Gear Patrol offices, on any given summer day, and you’ll see several pairs of Sabahs shuffling around on the hardwood floor. Hell, we even wear ’em well into autumn — cold toes be damned. Sabah just released six new spring-y colorways — Galapagos Green, Bonsai Brown, Roatan Rose, Barbados Blue, Maldivian Maize and Bird Island Blood Orange. Each pair is handmade by master leather craftsmen in Turkey.
At Auction: 1995 BMW M5 Touring Elekta
The paint is beautiful. The leather is impeccable. The engine looks clean enough to eat off of (but don’t you dare).
Tommy’s Batch Bourbon, from Booker’s
Uncut whiskey, bottled at natural proof, is hard to come by — but it’s worth hunting down for its notably intense flavor. Tommy’s Batch, the first of four small-batch releases to come from Booker’s Bourbon this year, is just that. Inspired by Jim Beam’s personal whiskey preferences (aged 6 to 8 years), it’s robust, with a warm finish and subtle hints of caramel. – Emily Singer, Associate Staff Writer
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