Innovation isn’t usually a word associated with air travel but British Airways is introducing a smart new travel product right on time. They’ve teamed up with Designworks studio to create an electronic bag tag you can track with your smartphone thus eliminating the need for a paper tag for every flight. Instead a new bar code is generated for your tag, which you swipe with your phone for easy, live-tracking. The new tag debuts on flights next month.
Pizza on the grill is the best. Make it once & you know. With this 12 1/2-inch stainless steel pan purpose-built for the task, you’ll do it right the first time. And the secret to the perfect crust: the perforations in the pan.
With the release of the new 70-inch Sharp AQUOS Ultra HD LED TV, Sharp is leaping into the American 4K TV market. Like other 4Ks, this thing boasts four times the pixel resolution of a regular HD display. It’s also the first television to receive the coveted THX 4K certification, guaranteeing a studio-quality image to the standards approved by a panel of Hollywood production experts. Available mid-August.
It’s a speaker that’s shaped like a snake. Well, maybe more like a cable but the flexible Anakonda speaker is a 6.6-foot long soft speaker from Italian audio specialist K-Array. Inside it’s got 8, 1-inch neodymium cone drivers for consistent, quality sound all along its length. The Anakonda can also be daisy-chained to additional units, allowing you to go to great lengths (get it?) with this versatile, go-anywhere style speaker. Available exclusively in the US through authorized Sennheiser dealers. via
When you’re rudely interrupted from deep in the headphone zone, these touch-control wireless headphones from Outdoor Technologies will allow to quickly come back to planet earth. Just one quick swipe & the volume drops out allowing you to speak with whomever it was that dared to tap you on the shoulder. Another swipe up & you can get back to headbanging.
The Handibot is a digital power tool that functions as a router & CNC that will cut perfect arcs, curves, complex shapes, and 3D forms. While most tools of this type are stationary, the handibot is handheld, meaning you can take it all over the jobsite. It is also app-driven, so you control it from your phone or tablet to create flawless digital cut-outs by just pressing the start button.
The Cabin In The Woods was one strange and awesome film. As far as twisted horror goes, it was no Human Centipede but then again, Universal Studios is never going to make that into a theme park attraction. They are however creating a replica of the Cabin In The Woods and they’re not leaving out a single detail. Even the forest will be real. Visitors will be able to tour the cabin and cube cells to get that deep creep out. The Cabin opens in September & will run through Halloween. via
You can’t shoot all your videos with a helmet-cam so when you’re done playing, Canon’s new 70D will help document the rest of your life. This camera replaces the outgoing 60D & for upgrades it got built-in Wi-Fi, Near Field Communication (NFC) sharing, a 3-inch LCD touchscreen and a bump up in megapixels. But the key upgrade for video is Canon’s all-new “Dual Pixel CMOS” focusing system. And yes, it also shoots photos.
If you saw the 1977 James Bond classic, The Spy Who Loved Me, you know that his white Lotus Esprit “submarine car” stole the show. And what’s truly crazy about this unbelievable Bond vehicle, is that it was actually a fully functional submarine built by a company called Perry Oceanographic. And now, this crazy sub-car is headed for auction. We’re guessing somewhere in the millions. There are less expensive ownership options for the rest of us. Here and here.
Most would agree that an update to Red Wing’s iconic 875 & 877 model boots would be a travesty. But this update works. All that Red Wing has done is return to the original materials: the leather and eyelets they used when the two styles were introduced over 50 years ago. The boots’ shape, sole, and upper were left perfectly alone.