Like it or not, many of us find out about the latest news from our Facebook feed — whether it's the death of a beloved actor, a former quarterback's legendary fur coat, or the latest civil unrest abroad. In that spirit, Facebook Paper makes the experience of consuming news and other timely content on our phones a little more beautiful, with an immersive app that combines your friends' stories with those coming from sources both established and upcoming. With intuitive interactions, Flipboard-like panels, full-screen photos and videos, and customizable sources, you may actually find yourself enjoying exploring the news. But it doesn't stop there. Paper lets you create your own stories, viewing them as they'll appear within the app, and within Facebook's native feed.
After the big weekend, tackle Monday with a clean look.
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Well known for its studio monitors and audio interfaces, M-Audio obviously knows a thing or two about sound quality. The M-Audio HDH50 Headphones are no exception. These over-ear cans offer 50mm neodymium drivers, gunmetal-finished aluminum and steel construction, a closed-back design, two cables — one with a 1/8" connector, and one with an in-line mic — and studio-grade tuning, frequency response, and audio quality.
No, it's not literally slow — otherwise it wouldn't be much of a timepiece. Then again, the single hands of Slow Watches do move slower than usual. But there's a good reason for that: these novel watches use a single hand that rotates around a full 24-hour dial, with indexes marking every 15 minutes. Whether that causes you to speed up or slow down depends on your temperament, but no matter what, you rest assured the Swiss Made Ronda Caliber 505.24H GMT movement will keep the correct time.
Why should people doing work get all the EDC attention? Now boarders have their own permanent accessory with the Leatherman Hail Snowboard Tool. Designed in collaboration with Signal Snowboards, this TSA-compliant pocketable tool features needlenose pliers, standard pliers, wire cutters, both flat and Phillips screwdrivers, tweezers, a scraper, a lacing assistant, a nail file, a carabiner, a 10mm wrench, and, of course, a bottle opener.
Most energy bars are loaded with protein — protein that's synthesized in a lab somewhere. Epic Bars take a different approach. The protein in their low-sugar, gluten-free, Paleo-friendly bars comes from 100% grass fed animals. Flavors include Bison Bacon Cranberry, Turkey Almond Cranberry, Beef Habanero Cherry, and Lamb Currant Mint. All of this combines to produce a bar that's high in nutrients like Omega-3, Iron, Vitamin B12, and CLA, while offer great — and all-natural — flavor.
Decide the extra 130 bones for the LTE iPad wasn't worth it? We can't blame you — but that also means you're out of luck when you need some GPS action. Unless, of course, you've got Bad Elf GPS. This tiny accessory provides high performance 66-channel WAAS to give you GPS latitude, longitude, altitude, speed, and tracking, all without built-in hardware. It draws power from your Lightning connector, so there's no extra battery to charge — and if you do need to charge your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch while in-use, it features a pass-through Micro-USB port.
Carbon fiber — it's used in automotive and aerospace design, as well as in high-end luxury goods. Now you can use it to create your own objects with the Mark One Carbon Fiber 3D Printer. Billed as the world's first 3D printer designed to print composite materials, this sturdy machine is built using aluminum unibody construction, and features a long axis that's great for creating parts, a bed that clicks into the same place every time thanks to a kinematic coupling, and a head that can handle standard PLA, tough nylon, lightweight fiberglass, and, of course, carbon fiber, using long, continuous strands that offer maximum strength with minimal weight. Now all you need is something worth printing.
What's the worst thing about karaoke? Well, depending on the company, it's typically your friends' voices. Give them a much needed boost with the Singtrix. This all-in-one karaoke solution is powered by advanced audio technology that can strip/lower the vocals in any song and then let you sing over top using one of 350 effects. A special "Hit" effect button on the main unit and custom mic provides on-demand 4-part vocal harmonies, and an included 2.1 stereo speaker makes sure everyone can hear you loud and clear. And while it can work with pretty much any audio source with a headphone output, it's best when paired with the Singtrix app.
It might not get as much attention as its cousins Bourbon and Scotch, but Canadian whisky is actually every bit as worthy of your time. Start your education on the subject with Canadian Whisky: The Portable Expert. Penned by sommelier and whisky expert Davin de Kergommeaux, this surprisingly deep book takes you from shore to shore, exploring not only the current whisky industry in Canada, but its history as well, including the culture that's formed around it and the reason it tastes like it does. A must read for any self-respecting whisky lover.
As it has evolved, Fujifilm's mirrorless X-Series range has become more and more popular with professional shooters — and now they have an X-Series camera that's just as powerful as they're used to. The Fujifilm X-T1 Camera takes the interchangeable lens series to new heights, with a 2.36 million dot OLED viewfinder that has a lag time of just 0.005sec, an EXR Processor II and X-Trans CMOS II sensor with built-in phase detection AF that deliver best-in-class autofocus performance and burst speeds of up to 8 frames per second, a weather-resistant body, and a host of mechanical dials that offer complete control without ever diving into a menu.
Leave it to a company known for its simple, plastic, infinitely collectible watches to crank out the world's least complex automatic timepiece. The Swatch Sistem51 Watch is the Swiss company's very first automatic watch, boasting an innovative self-winding movement that uses only 51 parts spread across five separate modules and features an impressive 90 hour power reserve. You can see the movement through the back of the hermetically sealed plastic case, which comes in blue, red, white, and black colorways.