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

It's official: Avengers: Endgame will be Marvel's first three-hour movie

The events of Avengers: Infinity War changed the Marvel Cinematic Universe in some big ways and left fans wondering how its heroes can possibly recover. Here's everything we know about Avengers: Endgame, the sequel to Infinity War.
Movies & TV

Stranger Things season 3 is coming! Here’s everything we know so far

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.
Gaming

The best of the last generation: Our 50 favorite Xbox 360 games

The Xbox 360 thrived during a generation where games were plentiful. Here's our list of the best Xbox 360 games of all time, including all game genres and even a few special indie hits.
Movies & TV

Study up for season 8 with the best Game of Thrones theories

Season 8 of Game of Thrones is still on the horizon, meaning there's still time to brush up on the best theories about the show. Whether you're one of the last adherents of the Cleganebowl or a King Aerys truther, here are our top theories.
Wearables

Looking to get in shape for the new year? Snag one of these fitness trackers

Looking for your first fitness tracker, or an upgrade to the one you're already wearing? There are plenty of the wrist-worn gadgets available. Here are our picks for the best fitness trackers available right now.
Home Theater

Banish the bunny ears (and monthly bills) with these excellent HD antennas

When transitioning away from cable and satellite, finding the best HDTV antenna for your area can be tricky. To aid in your cord-cutting quest, we've compiled our picks of the best indoor HDTV antennas you can buy.
Home Theater

Still listening on tinny, muffled TV speakers? Try one of our favorite soundbars

You no longer have to sacrifice sound for size when selecting home audio equipment. Check out our picks for the best soundbars, whether you're looking for budget options, pure power, smarts, or tons of features.
Computing

From hot rods to budget sleepers, our favorite desktops can handle anything

Are laptops overrated? Experience the power offered by the best desktop computers on the market today, whether you're in need of a budget solution or a fire-breathing, $4,000 premium gaming rig.
Home Theater

Any night can be a night at the movies with the best home theater projectors

Are you sick and tired of those cumbersome big screen TVs? Don’t want to spend big for a huge TV? These home theater projectors will bring you that big screen experience without breaking the bank.
Mobile

Want to watch Netflix in bed or browse the web? We have a tablet for everyone

There’s so much choice when shopping for a new tablet that it can be hard to pick the right one. From iPads to Android, these are our picks for the best tablets you can buy right now whatever your budget.
Cars

Keep your driving record squeaky clean with these top-flight radar detectors

Nobody likes getting a speeding ticket, but these gadgets can help. Check out our picks for the best radar detectors on the market, from the likes of Valentine One, Escort, and Beltronics.
Emerging Tech

Here are the best (and least likely to explode) hoverboards you can buy

With widespread reports of cheap, knock-off Chinese hoverboards exploding, these self-balancing scooters may be getting a rough reputation. They're not all bad, though. Ride in style with our picks for the best -- and safest -- hoverboards
Smart Home

Keep your stuff safe and porch pirates away with the best home security cams

When it comes to the best home security cameras, the choice often comes down to the one that simply knows how to stay out of your way. Here are some of our favorites, both indoor and outdoor.
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.