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Techno Toy

The Iceman Cometh

Body and Mind

The Iceman Cometh

Wim Hof thinks the secrets of the universe are contained within cold water. He may...

Endless Spring

Wine and Spirits

Endless Spring

From the author of “Drink Lightly,” a low-alcohol cocktail with fresh strawberry.

Lin-Manuel Miranda, leaning against a shelf inside the Drama Book Shop.


Selling the Drama

A conversation with Lin-Manuel Miranda on theater, creativity, and the endless...

If Apple's iPod is the Goliath of digital audio players, what does that make the Nomad Jukebox Zen Xtra? Possibly David, with a 60-gigabyte slingshot. Other hard-drive-based pocket players have come out (like Dell and Samsung), but for our money, the Zen Xtra has the edge. For $400, it has more storage (the largest-capacity iPod holds 40 gigabytes) and a 14-hour battery (the iPod's is 8), and it sounds just as fabulous. It's a little heavier than an iPod (7.9 ounces), but for serious techies, it's worth the weight.


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