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DIY: Speakers

Anything involving wires usually scares off about half the DIY population. As guys, it’s something that should be embraced rather than feared. We’re not saying you need to get knee-deep in computer parts, but some basic work would be good for you. When it results in a new set of unique speakers too, well that’s ... continue reading
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Nice Laundry Sock Drawer Makeover SPONSORED

After months spent designing a mind-bending range of patterns, mastering the newest knitting technologies, and pulling impeccably dynamic color palettes, Nice Laundry is proud to announce their epic Fall/Winter 2014 collection. The $99 sock drawer makeover (18 pairs) is still their most popular offering, allowing you to load up on high-quality socks for a fraction of the price you'd pay anywhere else. Plus, they'll recycle your old socks for free. It's a perfect fresh start for fall. Cool Material readers can even get a special edition bonus pair and free US shipping with their first order. ... check it out
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The History of Headphones

Surprisingly, not everyone wants to hear our music. When we were pumping our LCD Soundsystem mixtape, others in the office said they couldn’t “concentrate” and they “wished we were fired.” For this, and for many other reasons, headphones are an absolute necessity in our daily lives. It was long before Steve Jobs produced white earbuds and Dr. Dre jumped in the game, however, that people began getting tunes pumped into their ear canal. Here’s basically how it all went down. ... ... continue reading
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The Perfect 4th of July BBQ

Whether you're lighting up the grill on Wednesday or waiting for the weekend, a good BBQ takes planning. So, if you're having a few friends over and enjoying some cold ones to celebrate the 4th, start getting your game plan together now. Of course, if you're like us, you don't just want to throw a good BBQ, you want ... continue reading
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DIY: Pallets

Few things are more satisfying than building something with your own two hands. Of course, that satisfaction can quickly turn to Hulk-like rage when said thing doesn’t work or flat out sucks. So instead of tackling a huge project, find a few pallets, crack open a beer and craft something unique and simple for ... continue reading