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New & Noteworthy Releases

5 Fun Cars Almost Anyone Can Buy With Their Tax Refund

$3,000 is enough to add a fun and interesting — if not brand-spanking-new — car to your collection.

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Yes, You Can Buy A Beautiful Chronograph Watch for Under $1,000

British watchmaker Farer's collection of sub-$700, quartz-powered chronograph watches are available in two new "panda dials."

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Bored at Home? Here Are 9 Great Lego Car Sets to Build

Idle hands do the devil's work, so keep yours busy making Lego models.

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Apple Just Surprise Dropped a New Low-Cost iPhone. Here’s Everything You Need to Know

The all-new iPhone is both new and familiar. It starts at just $399, making it by far Apple's most affordable new iPhone.

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The New Ford Bronco Could Boast Crazy Suspension Tricks to Help It Fight the Wrangler

A new Ford suspension system could let the Bronco literally dance to the music.

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No Plans This Weekend? We Have Just the Thing

Get new cooking tools, home workouts, and explainers on the newest smart home technology delivered right to your inbox.

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This Award-Winning Surge Protector Will Actually Look Nice on Your Desk

This HomeKit-enabled power strip recently won a 2019 Red Dot Award for its product design.

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This Tiny Overlander Packs All the Comforts of Home in a Cheap Package

Would you believe there's a queen bed and a bathroom in there?

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You Can Buy Some of Timothee Chalamet’s Futuristic Space Gear from the New ‘Dune’ Movie

The first set photos from Denis Villeneuve's upcoming film adaptation of 'Dune' reveal Timothee Chalamet in a piece of gear you can already buy.

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The Retro-Cool Land Cruiser We Really Want Has Cloth Seats and a Stick Shift

Toyota's other Land Cruiser Heritage Edition is less of a luxury barge — and offers something American buyers haven't seen in a Cruiser since 1988.

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Everything You Need to Know About Rolex’s Most Popular Watch

From languishing on shelves to becoming the hottest watch in the world, Rolex's Cosmograph Daytona has had a wild ride, indeed.

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Today on Gear Patrol

How to Break Free From Your Phone

Technology is addicting. It's true. But there are ways that you can fight it and, hopefully, be a happier and more productive person.

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Think You Know What That Small Pocket on Your Jeans Is For? You’re Probably Wrong

The jeans you're wearing right now have a curious feature you might have wondered about. We bet you'd never guess its original purpose.

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One Quiet British Youtuber Is All You Need to Learn How to Make Better Coffee

Find me a coffee Youtuber as informative, pleasant and critical as James Hoffmann and I'll... well I'll watch them too.

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The Best Available Dumbbells for Your Home Gym — and the Best Moves to Do With Them

Where to find increasingly scarce home weight equipment, plus expert tips on what to do with it.

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The 25 Best Backpacks for Everyday Use

Great backpacks for every budget and lifestyle.

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Is There a Wrong Way to Clean a Skillet? Cast Iron Experts Weigh In

Hint: you're probably doing too much.

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This Overshirt Is so Good You Won’t Want to Take It Off

California brand Outerknown makes a nearly perfect overshirt — here's why.

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