Author Walter Isaacson wrote the blockbusting, best-selling biography Steve Jobs but definitely not the straight-to-DVD movie starring what’s his face. Now Isaacson is back with another tale of American innovation, chronicling the weirdos & wizards who brought us computers and the Internet.
Laser-cut, no-sew, ultra-wicking. Running gear is high-tech and most of it looks as futuristic as the technology used to make it. But not Tracksmith’s gear. The Massachusetts based run brand in a 100-year old textile mill use performance fabrics and designs but they also make running T’s out of a cotton/rayon blend, toning down the tech with a refreshing dose of classic style.
The built-in microphone on your iPhone & iPad isn’t that great. If you want to record stuff like live music or an interview and truly capture clean, full-range sound, this mic will actually do it. It can handle input up to 130dB—that’s loud. It also features a 230º swivel head so you’re always aimed right at your subject & a 1/8” stereo input let’s you plug straight in.
Escaping into the wilderness is much more enjoyable than facing the realities of today. Especially when you’ve built a cool hideout. And that’s what this book celebrates: contextual architecture, also known as hideouts, cabins, and summer homes in places where peace & quiet do not require a prescription.
When you unzip your snakeskin-embossed case containing 4 gold-colored stainless steel shot glasses, you’ll say, “Alexander Wang designed these.” The other person will say, “cool.” And while you both pretend to know who he is, you will do your shots and soon the world around you will become more entertaining.
How interested are you in your own sleep data? If there answer is somewhere between somewhat and super, the Sense sleep tracker will be useful. It tracks your sleep patterns as well as info about your sleeping environment: noise, light, temp & humidity giving you plenty of info about why you’re feeling so tired/rerfeshed. It also works as an alarm clock. A funded Kickstarter project.
Remember the Porsche Cayenne? Well, it appears Porsche finally has, too. For the release of four new Cayenne models, they’ve updated the front-end & rear-end styling and ditched the base model for 2015, offering an upgraded Cayenne Diesel, the Cayenne S, a new S E-Hybrid and the top-of-the-line Cayenne Turbo.
Upon its debut at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, Samsung’s 105-inch curved-screen 4K UHD TV became the biggest & sharpest TV of its kind available. While most 4K displays offer a 16:9 aspect ratio & 8 million pixels clarity, this one boasts a 21:9 aspect & 11 million pixels for brighter, clearer images. Now it can be yours for an insane price.
Plug your Flux Capacitor car charger into the lighter socket and your passenger might think your Prius is going to drive them Back to the Future. It actually won’t but it will charge two USB devices at once.
In the US, soccer has never been more popular than it is today (we checked). But back in the 70s it was much cooler. This book gives 300 pages of photographic proof that soccer wasn’t about faking injuries and gambling pools. The game’s big stars burned brighter & the games, groupies, hairdos & hooligans were just plain awesomer.