Obviously intended to compete head-on with the MacBook Air, Acer drops this little nugget into the ultra-light notebook ring. Tidbits include a second generation Core CPU, a 13.3-inch HD screen, both a SSD and HDD, and a 0.51-inch thick chassis made out of aluminum and magnesium that weighs just 2.98 pounds. Available later this week.
The old saying goes, “they don’t make ’em like they used to.” Not true. You can find new stuff made the old way all over the web. Even the old-fashioned, pesky slingshot has been revived, stylized and brought to market. Moss commissioned limited-edition handmade slingshots, signed and numbered by the annoying little twerp who built them, artist Christopher Jarratt.
The Strap a Handle is a strap with a handle on it that helps you carry more stuff than you should really be able to. It’s a great idea, no doubt, but for some reason it feels way too simple and obvious. Maybe we’re just over-thinking it.
As the old tale goes, Canada’s Frozen Ghost vodka is distilled with water from a haunted lake. And it’s not just that. The ghost is an old man who was actually pushed in and froze in the lake. They say it’s distilled six times for ultimate purity but it’s probably just to make sure there are no chunks of old man in it.
Wars destroy people – even the ones who survive to tell their tales. The thing is, most soldiers maintain the code of silence upon their return. The painful personal stories are left untold and new kids keep signing up to fight. Vietnam vet Karl Marlantes’ new book goes beyond phony Hollywood heroics to shed a glaring light on the real experiences of war.
Guys who have everything don’t need anything but they still want something. If you get these guys a thing they’ll actually use, you’ve solved one of the riddles of man. This high-tech radio could be the one. Get 15,000 Internet radio stations, wi-fi streaming, app-powered controls, video output, Last.fm connection; this thing plays pretty much everything. Who would settle for less? Source
They had the Cold War, we have the cold drinks. This martini table is made from a real, MK-76 bomb. Yes, disarmed. Bombs and Russian vodka don’t normally go together but in this case they’re a great pair. What better way to celebrate freedom than raising a toast over unused artillery?
Walter Payton had an amazing career. In his thirteen years with the Chicago Bears, out-rushing men twice his size, the 5 foot 10 “Sweetness” set dozens of NFL records. He copped an MVP award and a 1985 Super Bowl ring. This you may already know; and now you can read the rest of his story in this new hardcover from seasoned sports journalist and best-selling author, Jeff Pearlman.
Here’s an early look at the 2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 5. This will be BMW’s first crack at a more moderately priced, mainstream hybrid vehicle. Based on the BMW 5 Series, the car is powered by the same 3.0-liter twin-scroll turbocharged inline-six-cylinder found in the BMW 535i. On top of the conventional components will be a 55-horsepower electric motor and a lithium-ion battery pack.