May, 2018

A cheap VPN could be the only thing standing between you and internet freedom


Signing up for a VPN (virtual private network) is important if you want to be able to browse the internet privately, as well as access streaming media services form around the world, but there’s a lot to consider. 

When evaluating which service to sign up for, you need to consider how many VPN server locations it offers. For instance, does it have servers located in the UK and USA so you can watch Netflix services in either location? You also need to consider security protocols, speed restrictions, and whether the service allows torrenting or P2P file sharing. 

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6 of the best on-ear headphones, according to online reviews


If bulky over-ear headphones and tiny earbuds had a baby, it’d probably look a lot like a set of on-ear headphones. The good news is that you get to enjoy the best of both worlds. That’s because on-ear headphones have the benefit of having speakers large enough to produce hi-fi sound (the way over-ear headphones do) while remaining compact enough to stow away for easy transport (the way earbuds do).

The makers of quality on-ear options can pack the ear cups full of technology, like active noice cancellation and radio frequency technology while ensuring that the headphones are still light weight and produce great audio full of rich bass and crisp mids. On-ear headphones typically have have adjustable headbands to fit all head sizes, plus padded cushions that relieve pressure on the ears, regardless of how expensive or cheap the price. Read more…

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Robb Vices has the fanciest subscription box we’ve ever seen


Did seeing pictures from The Royal Wedding have you feeling like a damn peasant? Because same.

If you’re trying to be treated like royalty too, up your fancy game big time with a Robb Vices luxury subscription box to give you a monthly dose of that good life. 

If you’re wondering what we mean by “fancy,” just think about that video of Nick Offerman (AKA Ron Swanson) drinking whiskey by a fireplace. The monthly box from Robb Vices is basically that in subscription box form.

We’re talking top shelf alcohol, luxury kitchenware, cigars, leather accessories, artisan food samples, and more — one month’s box had a literal record player and a record. The creators (from Robb Report magazine) refer to these curated items as “vices,” picked especially for you to have a unique experience for whatever type of connoisseur you are. Read more…

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