Mike Newman

About: Managing Editor at Cool Material

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Building a Better Toolbox

It can be overwhelming to stroll the aisles of your local hardware store piecing together your toolbox. You could easily walk out with way more tools than you need and a bill that would eliminate the possibility of hiring a handyman if you screwed anything up. What you need is a smarter toolbox. One pared down to just ... continue reading
MORE: Features, Tools.
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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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VSSL Supplies Is Your Survival Kit In a Tube

When packing your bag for an outdoor excursion, it can be easy to stuff it until the zipper pops with gear you might need in an emergency. In an effort to pare down the necessities, VSSL created this Supplies cylinder. Each is made from seamless extruded military specification anodized aluminum and contains an LED ... continue reading
$89 buy MORE: Gear, Outdoors.
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This Might Be The Sexiest Ferrari Concept Ever

If you like your cars to have more curves than a theme park water slide, take a gander at this beauty. The Ferrari F80 Supercar from Italian designer Adriano Raeli is the concept your dreams have been craving. The ride boasts 1,200 horsepower and a twin-turbo V8 that would make it perform slightly better than your ... continue reading
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This Book Celebrates Banksy’s Stay in New York

If you walked the streets of New York City last October, it was not uncommon to see people staring at graffiti and asking each other "Is that a Banksy?" Answer, it probably wasn't. Now, photographer and writer Ray Mock has given us a little look back at the month-long Banksy visit to the Big Apple. The book features ... continue reading
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Hands-On: Klipsch R6i Headphones

If you’re looking for an upgrade over those basic white earbuds that came with your iPhone, you’ve got a lot of options to jam in your earholes. We took the reasonably priced Klipsch R6i headphones for a spin to see if they’re an affordable option you should consider if you’re in the market.   What ... continue reading
MORE: Audio, Tech.
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8 New Apps You Should Know

Instead of wading through the massive amount of new app releases searching for a few diamonds in the rough, just check out some of these picks. This is a collection of our favorite new apps for both iOS and Android for your downloading pleasure. Kimd - iOS Unclouded - Android Steady Camera - iOS Over - iOS or Android Timeful ... continue reading
MORE: Features, Phones.
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STEAL: 40% Off at Gap

Long gone are the days when Gap only sold oversized hoodies with their name splashed across the front. Now their apparel is fitted and style-conscious, and, until Monday, extremely affordable. From now until 8/11/14, you can save 40% when you use code GAPFAM at checkout. Here are some of the pieces we like the most, ... continue reading
MORE: Steals, Style.