Good luck getting off the couch now. Microsoft just announced the XBoxOne, an all-in-one entertainment system that lets you switch between music, TV, movies, games, and internet browsing, all with voice commands. So now, unless you happen to be holding the re-designed game controller, you can use both hands for the Doritos.
Many books have been written about Henry Ford, the pioneering industrialist who developed the assembly-line factory system to mass-produce his cars. His efforts led to large-scale mass-production across all industries, forming the basis of the consumer cycle we live in today. To find out how Ford changed the world, you will, of course, have to buy the book.
Swedish-made a-Jays are the earphones you want for your iOS, Windows, or Android phone if a rat’s nest of tangled cable is something you don’t want. The brand’s award-winning flat, tangle-free cables are the reason.
You know your hot sauce addiction has reached a new level of when you start trying to concoct homemade Sriracha. Let this cookbook guide you to the next stage, with its 60+ hot sauce recipes for everything from home-made Rooster sauce to Indonesian Sambal to Ethiopian berbere, it’ll take you to the summit of the Scoville scale.
Topo Designs builds bags & packs right here in Colorado, U.S.A. Their Mountain Briefcase can be carried three ways: as a brief, a backpack, or sling. Simple styling and plenty of pockets make it versatile enough for workdays & weekends.
The new Aston Martin CC100 Speedster concept is modeled after the classic DBR1, which took the 24 Hours Of Le Mans back in 1959. But that’s all the retro you get. The rest of the car is all next-gen, including a full carbon fiber body and interior plus its 6-liter V12. For the CC100’s debut, a road-worthy prototype just completed a lap in the 24 hours of Nurburgring. Top speed: 180.
We recently recommended an incredible chronicle of human survival with our review of The Vast Unknown but of course we realize some of you don’t read. So now we’re recommending a photo book from the same Everest adventure. Shot by George Lowe & Huw Lewis-Jones, this book includes over 160 images from the legendary first ascent of the world’s highest mountain.
Normally being up the creek without a paddle is a bad thing. But with this jet-powered kayak you can cruise the lakes and rivers without a paddle while saving your arm strength for more important tasks like popping open beers and waving to those poor saps who are still kayaking the old way.
The aptly named Portland Press is a french press for your Mason jar, manufactured in Oregon using raw materials from the USA, and backed with a lifetime warranty. If WANT was the first thing that popped into your mind when you laid eyes on it, check out their page on Crowd Supply and back it.
Earl is basically an electronic wilderness guide, featuring an efficient E-Ink screen & an Android 4.1 brain to power GPS, mapping, weather sensors, radio communication, walkie-talkie, solar charging and emergency alerts. Good luck out there & don’t forget your bear bell.