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The Cruiser, Refined

May 13, 2011

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The Cruiser, Refined

The best way to cool off this season: A bike that loves both backstreets and byways. Here are three new intercontinental takes on a classic.

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Ball Busters

May 10, 2011

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Ball Busters

Transform into your league’s MVP by wielding one of these slow-pitch punishers, as tested by the world’s most overqualified recreational softball player, former big-leaguer Eric Byrnes.

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Take Back Your Yard

May 5, 2011

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Take Back Your Yard

To fully enjoy the spoils of summer, you must tend your land now. These new lawn-and-garden tools will whip it into shape fast.

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Killer Commuters

April 29, 2011

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Killer Commuters

We endured rain, sleet, and worse (New York City drivers) to find the best urban bike for every kind of rider. Plus: Add some smart new gear to your cycling arsenal.

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Blade Runners

April 26, 2011

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Blade Runners

It’s time to scrap that rusty grass-choker and treat your lawn right with one of these four modern mowers.

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The Honda Whisperer

April 22, 2011

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The Honda Whisperer

The best man for the job is rarely the easiest to find.

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Hard Times

April 21, 2011

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Hard Times

Whether you’re dressing up or getting tough, these rugged yet elegant wristwatches are game for any task.

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Are You Cool Enough For a Minivan?

April 20, 2011

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Are You Cool Enough For a Minivan?

If you care about style, cred, or the look of pity on the face of the girl passing you in the 6-Series convertible, the answer, sadly, is no.

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Dominate the Diamond

April 8, 2011

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Dominate the Diamond

Step up your slow-pitch game by stepping to the plate with the latest gear.

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Building A Better Kitchen: Drawer

March 31, 2011

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Building A Better Kitchen: Drawer

The (second) best thing about cooking is the gear. Here’s more of what you need -- handily stowed out of sight -- to improve your skills.

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Building A Better Kitchen: Countertop

March 30, 2011

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Building A Better Kitchen: Countertop

The (second) best thing about cooking is the gear. And with new technology, it’s easy to make Michelin-worthy meals at home. Here’s what you need in sight to up your skills.

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Brother, Can You Spare a Charge?

March 21, 2011

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Brother, Can You Spare a Charge?

Chris Paine’s 2006 documentary asked, “Who killed the electric car?” Now he’s driving a Nissan Leaf — the first mass-produced fully electric automobile.

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What’s New: April 2011

March 18, 2011

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What’s New: April 2011

A limited edition Rolex, the colonial cool of a Royal Enfield motorcycle and an underwater HD video-ready camera top our picks for the latest and greatest of the month.

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Teeing Up

March 15, 2011

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Teeing Up

Two extreme golf courses, four of America’s coolest municipal links -- where you can play a round and have a couple beers afterward for less than $50 -- and gear to help you master the gentleman's game.

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The New Essentials: Tools of the Trade

March 9, 2011

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The New Essentials: Tools of the Trade

Check out these eight items -- and savor some advice from true carpentry pro Norm Abram -- before tackling your next DIY home project.

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