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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
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The World’s Strongest Beers

Of all the most amazing things ever invented, beer is most definitely in our Top 3 (along with women and the iPad).  While we’ve dabbled in beers that have hovered around 10% alcohol by volume, those brews are like sipping O’Doul’s compared the world’s strongest beers:    Dogfish Head 120 ... continue reading
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DIY Gear: Create Your Own Awesome

Believe it or not, Do-It-Yourself isn't just the realm of Bob Vila and that dude Ty on all those Discovery shows. You can, in fact, do it yourself. With a helpful bit of inspiration and an almost complete lack of instruction (exactly how we like it), you can combine found items and a bit of know-how into some seriously ... continue reading
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New Diesel Time Frames: Our Picks

This is a Diesel sponsored article about the latest and greatest in the world of Diesel watches. (Thanks Diesel!) The designers, engineers and all-around-badasses at Diesel have had their noses to the proverbial grindstone since we reported about our favorite Diesel watches. The new watches incorporate multiple ... continue reading
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The Sequels We Want to See in 2011

The Social Network 2 Plot Description:  Having successfully depicted the birth and rise of Facebook in The Social Network, this highly anticipated sequel turns its attention to Facebook in the modern day.  CEO Mark Zuckerberg takes a backseat as producers choose to pick a user of the site at random to be the basis ... continue reading
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Apps We Wish Existed

In the last several years, Apps have become ubiquitous in everyday life. They have cute names like Shazam or Emoji, and do cute things like read barcodes or slice digital fruit. And while that's great, we at Cool Material sometimes wish we had Apps that could do... well, more. A few nights ago we got together, drank ... continue reading
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Urban Dictionary Scrabble

Do you know the meaning of the word oxyphenbutazone? Of course you don't. Spell-check doesn't even recognize it as a real word, and yet it's worth 41 points in Scrabble. If Scrabble wasn't supposed to be fun, there wouldn't be so many apps for it. We say to hell with the Scrabble dictionary, we're using the ... continue reading
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If You Actually Stuck With All of Your New Year’s Eve Resolutions

Now that our eggnog hangovers have worn off, it’s time to start on those New Year’s resolutions (like less eggnog hangovers). Despite proclaiming that “this year is going to be different,” chances are you’re gonna last about a month at best. But, what if you actually did stick with all the stuff you planned ... continue reading
This is a Gillette sponsored article that offers useful tips and tools on New Year's resolutions for men. (Thanks Gillette!)