Even Naked Ladies Can't Save Playboy's Cover to Cover App

We were pretty excited about Playboy's Cover to Cover, an external hard drive that contains every single issue of Playboy -- all the way back from the inaugural December 1953 issue featuring Marilyn Monroe. We imagined days lost to browsing. If you're in it for the articles, some of the greatest writers of fiction and nonfiction throughout the 20th century wrote for Playboy, like Vladimir...

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Is the Real Touch Really Interactive, Virtual Sex? Asylum Investigates

When Asylum first heard about the Real Touch sex device, we were thinking it might be The Breakthrough: virtual, interactive sex. But we've been disappointed so many times before, from the virtual reality Sims with the oversize goggles and gloves to the terrifying and surreal, Roxxxy TrueCompanion. Will it be different this time? Will it finally be like "Weird Science"? Asylum correspondent G....

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How to Filter Out Those Annoying Vuvuzelas

If you've watched five seconds of the World Cup so far you're sure to be totally annoyed by the vuvuzela, a plastic horn that sounds like a mosquito near your ear. Or 15,000 of them all at once. The vuvuzela is an important part of South African tradition, and even as loudly as everyone complains, FIFA might not get around to banning it before the end of the cup. There are a few things you can...

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Addiction to Information is Like Sex Cravings

Are your gadgets turning you into a mindless drone? Of course they aren't. Your television already beat them to it. The New York Times recently reported that the constant connection to email, chats, texts and the rest of the Web has finally taken a toll on us. The brain's "ability to focus is undermined by bursts of information." The article also notes that multitaskers are less effective...

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Hang Your Plasma Over a Low-Riding Entertainment System

From Mash Studios comes this sleek, and somewhat old-fashioned, entertainment center. It looks like something you might find in an old Pan Am airlines lounge. The LAXseries entertainment shelf isn't as bulky as a full media cabinet, but it'll hold your plasma TV and let you display tasteful knickknacks as well. It's made from English walnut and has a white aluminum finish on its sliding doors....

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Finally ... a Condom for Your iPhone

Since the world's cell phone and tablet screens demand to be touched, it's probably time to find products that protect your iPad, iPhone or Android phone from scratches -- and your jealous co-workers' drool. Wrapsol makes a line of device wrappers engineered using the same technology that protects Formula One race cars. The apparent benefit is that the device will look and feel exactly the same...

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Bike With Soviet Red Proletarian Shoes

In the very bike-friendly but also incredibly rainy Pacific Northwest, people are always looking for the right bike shoe -- something that might shed water and hopefully won't fall apart when they kick a bus after it cuts them off. Chrome's got a new line of cycling shoes, including the Tobruk, which is made with durable weatherized Cordura. It's a slip-on (so you can pull it off after you've...

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Even You Can Be an Easy Rider in Pre-Wrinkled, Biker-Style Gear

Or to roll out of bed with. Or to rock out with. Wicked Quick designed a line of shirts -- long-sleeve and short-sleeve -- and hoodies, which takes its inspiration from the motorcycle world and is meant to survive lots of scary bike crashes intact. The crinkled wash shirt (pictured) magically looks wrinkled whether it's come straight out of the dryer or a pile of clothes on your floor. There...

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More Software to Help You Avoid Bad Parties

One of the best things about Evite and the event module on Facebook is how incredibly easy it is to scan the guest list of a party. That way, you can avoid showing up at an event where your creepy ex might be hanging out. SongVote is another aid in the fight against making bad decisions in your social life. It's a collaborative DJ tool that allows everyone at the party to vote on what should be...

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Store Your Wedding Vows in Your USB Flash Drive Cuff Links

Straight out of the James Bond Tuxedo Lab come these USB flash drive cuff links. Each link in the pair has 2 GB of storage for those days when your need to access critical documents dovetails with a black tie affair. We imagine they're very useful when you have to give an important presentation at a soiree for foreign dignitaries. Or maybe they're just a handy way to store embarrassing pictures...

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