Mike Newman

About: Managing Editor at Cool Material

Web: http://about.me/mike_newman

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The Sunday Hangover

1 From Anastacia With Love - Tumblr 2 Hobo Nickels from Shaun Hughes - eBay (via The Awesomer) 3 How to Pair Beer with Food - Digg 4 Characters and their Drink of Choice - Cool Material 5 More Bar Bets You’ll Always Win - Youtube 6 The History of Video Game Controllers - Fubiz 7 What It Looks ... continue reading
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The Transparent Speaker Sponsored

Instead of adding knobs, unnecessary features, and other knickknacks to make a better speaker, People People did the exact opposite. The Swedish design agency stripped one bare to create the most beautiful speaker you've never laid eyes on. The glass box holds just the premium audio components and nothing else. The active 2.1 Transparent Speaker comes ready for Wi-Fi devices like Apple's AirPort Express so you can stream music, or plug in your device using the speaker's 3.5mm mini-jack. Pick one up from TheBlueprint.com and you'll get free US shipping, just be prepared for every guest to comment on how awesome it is. ... check it out
$849 buy
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These Ray-Bans Are Made With Denim

Hate wearing your Canadian tuxedo on a sunny day? Need a way to protect your eyes without killing your indigo vibe? Ray-Ban has you covered. The latest rendition of their classic Wayfarer is clad in denim. Perfect for pairing with some beat-up Levi's. The company took layers of denim and fused them onto the frame of ... continue reading
$TBD buy MORE: Clothing, Style.
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Hot Tub Time Machine 2 – Red Band Trailer (NSFW)

When Hot Tub Time Machine came out, we didn't know what to expect. Frankly, it sounded ridiculously awful. It wasn't. The gang is back—minus John Cusack—for another dip. If it lives up to the first, or even just this trailer, it's gonna be amazing.
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Turn Your Disposable Lighter Into a Pocket Torch

You know those cheap lighters you pick up from the register at the gas station? Well, they can do more than just light up a few Marlboros. With the Soto Pocket Torch, any one of those disposable lighters can be turned into a powerful little torch that can crank out a 2,300-degree blue flame. And despite what you might ... continue reading
$20 buy MORE: Gear, Outdoors.
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Jake Gyllenhaal in Nightcrawler Will Creep You The Hell Out

Before you get confused, no, this is not another Marvel movie. The only mutant ability seemingly present is how Jake Gyllenhaal's sunken eyes can apparently see into your soul. The movie is about an LA journalist who may or may not be creating his own news. It looks dark, creepy, and a damn good time.
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Building Your Own Bug-Out Bag

When disaster strikes and you need to haul ass, you don’t want to be running around gathering essentials. Your solution is a bug-out bag—a kit that contains the essentials to help you survive for three days. Instead of buying a precomposed version, why not assemble your own with gear you trust? Here’s a guide ... continue reading
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Tuesday Link Roundup

1 Jonathan Fasulo Photography - Jonathan Fasulo 2 New Apps You Should Know About - Cool Material 3 10 Movie Trailers Better Than the Actual Films - WatchMojo 4 The Pulp Fiction Trailer Done Like Sin City - Laughing Squid 5 What the X-Wing Looks Like in the New Star Wars Film - Omaze 6 Top Earning ... continue reading
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Swich Is A Sharp Wireless Smartphone Charger

A hideous cellphone would never sell, yet we still deck our sharp devices out with ugly accessories. Swich is a wireless charger worthy of some desk space and worthy of your cleanly designed phone. The surface that holds your phone allows you to still use it while it's charging from a vertical or horizontal position. ... continue reading
$170 buy MORE: Phones, Tech.