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Test Drive: 2016 Bentley Mulsanne Speed: One of the world’s most luxurious and most expensive rides is surprisingly light on its toes

Test Drive: 2016 Bentley Mulsanne Speed


We’ve driven and reviewed most of Bentley’s line up but held back on our review of their flagship Mulsanne until we got to spend the day in the Continue Reading…


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CHV: Kawasaki Jet Ski Assembly Line: The surprisingly complex process behind creating the jet-propelled personal watercraft

CHV: Kawasaki Jet Ski Assembly Line


The third video from our visit to Kawasaki’s labyrinthine production facility covers their jet ski assembly line. Perhaps unknown to most water-faring hobbyists, constructing a jet ski is a rather complicated process involving a multitude of impressive…

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Test Drive: 2015 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster: Power, maneuverability and style all packed into a surprisingly compact body, the British automaker delivers on all fronts

Test Drive: 2015 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster


by James Willard The V12 Vantage was originally created as a love letter to 12-cylinder motoring. When the beloved British brand squeezed its most potent V12 engine between the frame rails of its smallest model, Aston Martin wasn’t aiming for success,…

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Brazil Meets NYC in Joinery’s Blankets and Rugs: Surprisingly affordable and wildly popular textiles meticulously hand-woven by artisans in Minas Gerais

Brazil Meets NYC in Joinery's Blankets and Rugs


Within the Brooklyn boutique’s thoughtful selection of well-crafted housewares, vintage goods and hard-to-find clothing labels, one of Joinery’s most popular pieces has been their own woven blankets and rugs which are, more often than not, out…

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Vesper, a Discreet Vibrator Necklace: The rechargeable sex toy disguises itself as an elegant pendant and comes with surprisingly powerful settings

Vesper, a Discreet Vibrator Necklace


Wearable tech has never been more pleasurable—or sexy—than the products developed by Crave. Their high-quality adult objects stand apart from the majority of the market for their innovative and sleek design, from leather bracelets that turn…

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New Google Tips is surprisingly helpful

Google has launched Google Tips, a site which uses clickable cards to explain the features and capabilities of Google’s biggest products. The cards explain concepts such as sharing photos with specific people in Google+ circles, synchronizing Android smartphone contacts to a Google account, and using YouTube’s video editing tools.

Card descriptions are written in colloquial English: photos are to be “spiffed up,” YouTube can be played “like a jukebox.” Clicking on one takes you to a simple walkthrough, estimating how long the process will take, and detailing the “stuff you’ll need” to complete the task. In almost every case, the first step is signing up for — or logging in to — a Google account. By using this kind of friendly and…

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North Korea’s new tablet is surprisingly good

North Korea is best known for its crushingly oppressive government and comically inept space program — but new reports suggest that the country may be producing a surprisingly respectable touchscreen tablet. A state-produced device called the Samjiyon has been making the rounds at Asian trade shows all year, attracting the attention of both The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. The hardware isn’t as bad as you might think, handling common apps like Angry Birds with noticeable but not uncommon levels of lag. Mostly, it works.

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MTV Artists is a surprisingly useful one-stop music search and discovery app

Once upon a time, the channel known as MTV — believe it or not — played music. It sounds crazy, in the these days of non-stop reality show and celebrity coverage, but music was the name of the game, and a new app MTV just released today moves the company back to its roots, at least in one small way. MTV Artists for iPhone is best described as a mashup between Shazam and Ticketmaster. For starters, it comes with a Wikipedia-style database — you can search for an artist and see photos, videos, interviews, a biography, some band history, and other content. There’s also a “top 10 songs in 90 seconds” feature, which pulls audio from Rhapsody to give you a quick overview of the artist.

Another highlight feature is Song ID, which…

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Nintendo 2DS video preview: surprisingly not the worst thing ever

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Ricoh GR: Testing out the sublimely capable, surprisingly minimal compact camera

Ricoh GR


Few cameras command the sort of cult attention that follows the Ricoh GR. With four digital versions to date, the fifth—announced today and simply named the GR—looks only to enshrine this status. The advanced compact category…

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