Mike Newman

About: Managing Editor at Cool Material

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This Bike Is 3D-Printed Out Of Titanium

3D printing has come a long way in the last few years, and if you need proof, all you have to do is look at the Solid bike. A collaboration between Industry and Ti Cycles, Solid is a 3D-printed two-wheeler made from solid titanium. The idea the two companies had was to use Portland as the inspiration for the bike, ... continue reading
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LyteShow: Military-Grade Gatorade SPONSORED

Raw eggs, tripe soup, and bull horn tea are just some of the hangover cures people swear by around the world. A less gross and far more effective way to feel better is to simply get liquids and electrolytes back in your body as quickly as possible. Instead of downing bottles of water and Gatorade, use LyteShow. The electrolyte-packed concentrate is the quickest way to feel better after a night of heavy drinking. The mineral base was tested on wildfire firefighters, and unlike sports drinks, LyteShow contains no calories, sugars, carbs, or artificial flavors. It's the healthy way to kill a hangover fast. ... check it out
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18 Graphic Novels Every Guy Should Read

The days of graphic novels being relegated to superhero fanboys are long gone. Many are works of art that rival classic novels when it comes to story and structure. If the last time you read a picture book was when you were in some OshKosh B'gosh overalls, it's time to change that. Some of these are collections of ... continue reading
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The World’s First Unstealable Bike

Sometimes we walk down the street and it looks like a bicycle graveyard. A random wheel attached to a pole, a frame picked bare, and a mess of chains are just some of the remnants of people's rides we've seen far too often. A new bike in the works dubbed the Yerka Project is set to make stolen bikes a thing of the ... continue reading
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More Power and Less Injuries With This Bat

Maybe the only time you’re taking a few cuts in the batters box is in your slow pitch beer league. Still, nobody wants to be the guy legging out a slow roller back to the mound. For more pop off the bat and less pop within your body, there’s the Axe Bat. Thanks to the unique design of the bat and the curved handle, ... continue reading
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7 New Beers You Should Know

When you hit your local liquor store or brewery in search of some new beers to try, there are a few worth keeping an eye out for. Some of these are brand new, some are brewery-only releases, some were just announced for future release, and some are seasonal offerings just coming back around. So next time you're out ... continue reading
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Creative Sound Blaster Roar SPONSORED

The Sound Blaster Roar is like a wolverine: it's diminutive in size but packs a serious punch. The team at Creative loaded an impressive bi-amplified 5-driver system with a subwoofer inside a case about the size of a hardcover book. It delivers seriously impressive bass along with crisp audio for an unrivaled portable ... continue reading
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Everyday Carry Trays SHOP

Tossing your wallet, keys, and random everyday carry items haphazardly on your nightstand after work looks sloppy. Problem is, most valets on the market look like they belong in a dusty antique shop and not on your dresser. These simple leather valets are a stylish alternative. Each Everyday Carry Tray is handmade in Minneapolis using belt-weight leather and solid brass rivets. They’re sturdy and raw, and a perfect home for your daily necessities. ... check it out
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The Monocle Guide to Good Business

Since 2007, Monocle has been our go-to magazine for inspiring our work. Now the business/culture magazine has released The Monocle Guide to Good Business with the aim of inspiring readers to find or create a rewarding career. With an entrepreneurial spirit and a focus on creativity and creation in general, the book ... continue reading
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Hunter Backpacks Protect Your Gear From The Elements

You're already familiar with Hunter even if you don't know it. The brand has been churning out those iconic Wellington Boots since the 1800s. Now they've taken their waterproofing know-how and applied it to keeping your gear safe from the elements. Their new collection of backpacks each come clad in one single color ... continue reading
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