Mike Newman

About: Managing Editor at Cool Material

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Tiko – A Simple 3D Printer Under $200

Despite the growing 3D printer trend, the devices have seemed inaccessible to most. Price and complexity have kept the masses from jumping on board. Tico wants to change that. The unibody 3D printer can be backed on Kickstarter for an absurdly low $179. That's hundreds of dollars less than most 3D printers on the market. ... continue reading
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True Detective Season 2 Teaser Trailer

First it was the news that Matthew McConaughey wouldn't be reprising his role as Rust Cohle. Then it was the casting of Vince Vaughn and Taylor Kitsch. Needless to say, while the first season of True Detective was a delightful mindfuck that left us wanting so much more, we weren't sure how to feel about the upcoming ... continue reading
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Ministry of Supply Aviator Bomber Jacket SPONSORED

The Bomber jacket is one of the most iconic pieces of menswear. But even classics can benefit from some modern ingenuity. Introducing the Aviator from Ministry of Supply. Keeping the bomber’s classic silhouette intact, Ministry of Supply added 4-way stretch to constricting spots to improve range of motion. Worried about overheating? The Aviator boasts laser-drilled ventilation under the arms and along the upper back and moisture-wicking fabric throughout. Plus, a durable water-repellent finish and waterproof zipper ensure full protection. It’s the classic bomber jacket, only better. ... check it out
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Wear This: Kurt Cobain

It’s been 21 years since Kurt Cobain passed away, and, it could be argued, there hasn’t been a band as influential as Nirvana since. The grunge they pushed was more than just music; it was a lifestyle. And with the lifestyle came a look. It was relaxed and faded. You cared about looking like you didn’t. Here’s ... continue reading
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DJI Phantom 3 Drone

DJI is the Apple of drones. They create sleek, user-friendly quadcopters that are met with fanfare upon release. So consider the Phantom 3 the iPhone 6. The recently announced Phantom 3 comes with its own camera—the Phantom 3 Professional shoots 4K at 30 fps, the Phantom 3 Advanced records 1920 x 1080 with a resolution ... continue reading
$999+ buy MORE: Tech, DJI, Drones, Phantom.
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The Life of a Whiskey Barrel

In the dusty and dark Cooperage at Jameson's Midleton distillery, Ger Buckley tends to the casks that will shape the profile of so many classic Irish whiskies. And for all the distilling and blending that takes place on these grounds, it's in these barrels where that whiskey will spend the majority of its life. They're ... continue reading
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Sneakers: The Complete App

For comprehensive mobile sneaker exploration, it would be hard to top this new app from U-Box. Sneakers: The Complete App contains an interactive gallery of over 500 sneakers from 18 leading brands. You can filter by material, rarity, pattern, and other parameters and rotate each image 360° once you've landed on ... continue reading
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Happy National Beer Day

We live in a time when people can just create food-related holidays. Tomorrow, for example, is National Empanada Day, Saturday is Cheese Fondue Day. It's fucking ridiculous. With that in mind, today's a day worth celebrating: National Beer Day. And it's not just because some ad guy is trying to promote drinking, ... continue reading
MORE: Features, Beer, Brewing.
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Tuesday Link Roundup

1 Andy Welch Photography - Andy Welch 2 If Modern Shows and Movies Were on VHS - Huh 3 Our Favorite Rides From the New York Auto Show - Cool Material 4 Floyd Mayweather's Mouth Guard is Made With $100 Bills - SI 5 Jackie Brown: Up Close - Roman Holiday 6 Life as a Rent-a-Gent - GQ 7 The 10 Commandments ... continue reading
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Turn Your iPhone Into a Game Boy

We've reached a point where the pocket-size device you use to communicate happens to run games far more advanced than the ones old gaming units did. And while that can't be debated, it doesn't mean we don't enjoy a bit of nostalgia. Hyperkin is delivering a dose with the Smart Boy. The device, which is currently in ... continue reading
$TBD buy MORE: Tech, Game Boy, iPhone.
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The Best Craft Beer Bar in Every State

The Best Craft Beer Bar in Every State A great craft beer bar simply needs great craft beer. Whereas a dive bar must, without any perceivable force, assume a certain personality to be stellar, a craft beer bar just needs the right taps. Good food and comfy seats are nice, but if your most interesting brew is a ... continue reading
MORE: Features, Bars, Beer.
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Limited Release Filson Bags

Some companies try to lure you in with Swiss cheese warranties, while others simply go on reputation. Filson is one of the latter. Now they've redone some of their bags in two new stylish fabrics. Three of their classics—the Tote, Heritage Sportsman, and Duffle—now come in Rugged Twill and Horween Leather, with ... continue reading
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Beer Enhancing Sachets

Just because you don't homebrew doesn't mean you can't customize your own beer. Hop Theory hand-crafts tea bags filled ingredients meant to enhance and change the flavor and aroma of your beer. Simply drop a sachet into your brew, let it sit for a couple of minutes, and then enjoy something unique. While the idea of ... continue reading
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The Sunday Hangover

1 Russell James Photography (NSFW) - Russell James 2 10 New Books You Should Know - Cool Material 3 Never Before Seen Photos of Studio 54 - Juxtapoz 4 Food Inspired by the Album: Action Bronson - YouTube 5 Whisky Ice Cube Art - Huh Magazine 6 Franco Augello’s BMW Motorcycles - YouTube 7 Artisanal ... continue reading
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