Upon its release, the Nest Thermostat changed the world—just go with it—and now their new smoke/carbon monoxide alarm is poised to do it again. It’s not gonna blast off an annoying false alarm every time you burn the toast. If it does, just wave to it & it’ll shut up.
Hummer may be long gone but for fans of super-sized, luxury American SUVs, the Cadillac Escalade is still going strong. The 2015 model is huge and square and trimmed in chrome. Inside it’s all leather and touchscreens. But lest you think this big rig is getting all futuristic, the new 420 HP V8 still boasts an old-school 14 MPG.
19-year NBA veteran, 10-year all-star and the league record holder for assists, John Stockton, was one of the best to ever play pro hoops. His new autobiography offers readers a look at life on and off the court for the legendary Jazz point guard.
London-based ROLI Design has created an intuitive keyboard that blends the form of a standard piano with the electronic customization of a digital controller. Seaboard GRAND features flexible keys that allow the player to adjust each note in real-time. The unique, skin-like design makes each note flex under a user’s touch to produce a different pitch, volume, and timbre, depending on exactly where it’s pressed.
Continuing their tradition of following in Nike’s footsteps, Adidas just jumped into snowboarding with a line of boots developed with the sport’s top athletes. The Jake Blauvelt Pro Model boot takes style cues from the OG Samba, featuring the classic 3 stripe vamp and tech features like Recco rescue technology, Aerotherm thermal barrier, and natural odor-neutralizers.
It looks good but more importantly, it sounds good and when you link up several of Samsung’s new Shape M7 speakers in your home, this system acts as a wi-fi hub allowing you to sync up your tunes in rooms all through the house. It’s like Sonos but maybe better with an app that integrates Pandora, Rhapsody, TuneIn Radio and anything stored in your Amazon Cloud Player.
This season you can play the starring role in your own rendition of Bad Santa with this advent calendar that features 24 sweet 3cl sample drams of fine whisky instead of stupid chocolates. And when the whisky is spelled without an E, you know it’s top shelf. Happy holidays indeed.
A hundred years ago college football was about the game. Today, it’s like everything else: a corrupt mess controlled by suited dicks trying to extract maximum payoff from a billion-dollar business. And this, unlike the mechanics of the game itself, could actually make for some interesting reading.
If you prefer a physical copy of music rather than the cloud-based playlist you’re probably a “collector,” in which case, Vol. 1 of the Complete Album Collection from Bob Dylan should make its way into your stacks. The massive box set of 41 albums also comes with a collector’s USB containing 35 studio titles & 6 live records.