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What's New, New.

Today in Gear: May 4, 2016

An all-new novel by one of the current greats, an "exhausting" Bluetooth speaker, new Nixon watches and much more.

What's New, Now

Today in Gear: February 29, 2016

An ingenious journal (scientifically proven to improve lives), Star Wars for your wrist, the only [compact] camera you'll ever need and more.

What's New, Now

Today in Gear: April 9, 2015

A cycling app that earns you cash, Star Wars goes digital, full-scale-priced 1:8 model cars and more.

Audio on another level

Breakthroughs: Dolby Surround Sound

Audio manufacturers started using the term “high fidelity” in the 1950s as a marketing technique to help grow consumer interest in home stereos. Thanks to the new buzz word and a concerted industry push, the consumer home audio world soon entered “The Golden Age of Hi-Fi” in the 1960s. It was during this boom when...

How an entire galaxy was designed

Star Wars: The Blueprints

Bringing together over 250 blueprints created for the trilogy Star Wars: The Blueprints ($500), by J.W. Rinzler, is nothing short of epic. Everything from Jabba the Hutt’s palace to the Millennium Falcon as well as never before seen technical drawings are included in this master collection. In addition, 336 pages packed with 500 photographs and...

Luke... I Am Your Travel Agent

Star Wars Travel Posters

Justin Van Genderen, a graphic designer from Chicago (not Dagobah), has crafted these beautifully minimalist travel posters that remind us of those deco pieces from decades past. However, unlike those that lured countless Americans down Route 66 and to the Grand Canyon in the backs of station wagons, these point wandering souls towards notable destinations...

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