Tour the Factory That Cranks Out 90 Million Tennis Balls a Year
documentary photography

Take two strips of fluorescent yellow felt, wrap them around a rubber sphere, and—voila!—you have a tennis ball. Easy, right? Wrong. Every one of the 90 million balls Wilson produces each year requires 24 steps and six days to complete. “When you get down to the micro details, it’s incredibly complex and precise,” says Amanda Mustard, who followed the process from start to finish. More Photography Laura Mallonee The Vinyl Record Factory That Makes Your Niche Music Dreams Come True...

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Monday, 27 February 2017
How Tech Campuses Hinder Diversity and Help Gentrification
Business

Silicon Valley tech companies love to build super awesome campuses that their employees will never want to leave. Those college-like idylls are surefire crucibles for disruption. In-house catering, coffee shops, laundry services, nap rooms, and a slew of other perks have become industry standards. In downtown San Francisco, you can’t thrown an iPhone without hitting two dudes bragging about their startup’s nitro cold brew on tap. But while those bougie office accoutrements keep workers caffeinated and at their desks, they’re...

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Saturday, 18 February 2017
Beoplay’s H4 Wireless Cans Bring Primo Sound at a Bargain. Kinda
Bang and Olufsen

A couple of years ago, the luxurious leather-wrapped Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H7s were our favorite Bluetooth headphones. The over-ear H7s sounded as gorgeous as they looked, and they even smelled great. The problem, if anything, was the price. At $400, the H7s weren’t the cheapest options by any means. And while the new $300 Beoplay H4s aren’t exactly bargain-bin cans either, they offer nearly the same roster of specs as the H7s for $100 less. Depending on your taste,...

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Friday, 10 February 2017
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