Flipping through The Manual: Water to go, erotic watches, tasting dead-ant gin

Burned out on apps, keys and screens? Improve your analog life this weekend! Digital Trends’ brother site The Manual exists to give men straight-up advice, from unspoken suit rules you need to know, to the latest in fashion, food, drink, travel, grooming and culture. Here are a few of our favorite stories to appear on The Manual lately.

Swill: Gin made with dead wood ants tastes way better than it sounds

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According to the description, each bottle of Anty Gin contains the essence of “approximately sixty-two wood ants” — along with a blend of wood avens, nettle, alexanders seed, and the obligatory juniper berry.

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The Providence Biltmore transports you back in time

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With 294 huge rooms, custom-made beds and a lineage that includes the architects of Grand Central Station, the Providence Biltmore is the epitome of New England charm.

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Staying hydrated, healthy, and happy while on the run… or hike or bike

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Today’s newfangled “technology” has allowed us to produce a plethora of portable hydration systems. Not all of these hydration systems are created equal, though; some may be perfect for use during one activity but a poor choice for others, and some may be suitable for one user but imperfect for another sportsmen or sportswoman.

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Booker’s Bourbon and the “Oven Buster Batch”

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Booker’s Bourbon has released their fourth limited edition small batch whiskey of 2015. This time around, its the “Oven Buster Batch.” As you can probably guess, there’s a story behind the name.

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Trekking: Close out the summer with these 5 essential reads

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Looking for a phenomenal outdoor novel to pass the summer? We’ve chosen five of the best for your enjoyment, whether you’re looking for a tale of a man lost at sea or an expose on two brothers that seeks to answer the bigger questions.

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The Manual Wind: Richard Mille RM69 Erotic Tourbillon

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A new twist on their tourbillon, Richard Mille creates a new type of erotic timepiece. With three rotating barrels, this timepiece will form a sexual sentence certain to make for some fun.

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Movies & TV

Skip the sunshine this summer and watch the best shows on Hulu

It's often overwhelming to navigate Hulu's robust library of TV shows. To help, we put together a list of the best shows on Hulu, whether you're into frenetic cartoons, intelligent dramas, or anything in between.
Movies & TV

Who needs sunshine? Stay inside and watch the best movies on Netflix instead

Save yourself from hours wasted scrolling through Netflix's massive library by checking out our picks for the streamer's best movies available right now, whether you're into explosive action, witty humor, or anything else.
Movies & TV

The best shows on Netflix right now (June 2019)

Looking for a new show to binge? Lucky for you, we've curated a list of the best shows on Netflix, whether you're a fan of outlandish anime, dramatic period pieces, or shows that leave you questioning what lies beyond.
Movies & TV

Stranger Things season 3 gets some new photos and an official synopsis

With a sophomore season as strong as its first, Stranger Things is now moving on to season 3. Here's everything we've learned so far about the Netflix series' upcoming third season, premiering in July 2019.
Mobile

Cover your glass with the best cases and covers for Google's Pixel 3 XL

The Pixel 3 XL is Google's plus-sized flagship handset. Having paid $900 for that beast — best make sure you protect it, too. Here are some of the best Pixel 3 XL cases to keep your phone safe.
Computing

If you need your laptop to be large, these ones are most in charge

Whether you're in the market for a mobile workstation or a gaming behemoth, there's probably something in the 15-inch form factor that can fit the bill. Here, we've rounded up the best 15-inch laptops available.
Mobile

These are the best Moto Z4 cases to boost your new phone’s longevity

The Moto Z4 is the newest way to experience Motorola's flagship range. But just because it's cheap, doesn't mean that it's expendable. Make sure your new and beautiful Moto Z4 survives for a long time with one of the best Moto Z4 cases.
Home Theater

Throw away those EarPods — we dug up the best headphones in every style

Trolling the internet for hours to find headphones is no way to live. Instead, leverage our expertise and experience to find the best headphones for you. Here are our favorites, with all the features you want.
Home Theater

These awesome A/V receivers will swarm you with surround sound at any budget

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to shopping for a receiver, so we assembled our favorites for 2019, at multiple price points and all loaded with features, from Dolby Atmos to 4K HDR and much more.
Mobile

These are the best Pixel 3a XL cases and covers to protect your Google phone

If you want to change up the look or feel of your new Google phone, you want some decent drop protection, or both, then we have you covered with this list of the best Google Pixel 3a XL cases and covers.
Music

The best new music this week: GoldLink, Bill Callahan, Bruce Springsteen, and more

Looking for the best new music? Each week, we find the most compelling new releases just for you. This week: Brand-new albums to stream from Goldlink, Bill Callahan, Bruce Springsteen, Calexico with Iron & Wine, and more.
Computing

Air, Pro, or just a MacBook? Here's our guide to finding the right Apple laptop

Apple's lineup of MacBooks has started to swell, leaving fans a bit confused about which laptop they should buy. Depending on what you're looking for, we'll point you in the right direction.
Outdoors

The best smart helmets are full of cool tech, and totally worth the messy hair

Helmets might be a haircut's worst nightmare, but they're constantly evolving, and have undergone a 21st-century makeover. No matter your sport, here are the best smart helmets currently on the market.
Mobile

Put down the controller and pick up the best phones for gaming on the go

Which phones are the best if all you want to do is play some mobile games? We've done the hard work and put together a list of the best gaming phones on Android and iOS, so you can keep playing and winning.