After 30 years, MB is killing production of the soft-top version of its longest-running model, the G Wagen. In a limited run of 200 vehicles, the torquey, 388–horse, V8 ‘Final Edition’ Cabriolet will wave farewell to its legions of fans, and not surprisingly, most of these little monsters have already been scooped up through pre-order.
Windsurfing died with the 80s but now it’s back. This time it’s a little different and doesn’t require a frosted mullet, Aquasocks, or fluorescent Daisy Dukes. For this new kind of windsurfing you just need a miniature finger-surfboard and a car to ride shotgun in. The mastermind behind the Fingersurfing project is a Danish shaper dude named Toke Lotz. Sounds about right. via
Theta is a lightweight camera that lets you easily create spherical panoramic images. Perfect for shooting & sharing 360-degree views. The camera lines everything up to create a seamless shot. Simple software lets you Geotag your images & share them through all your social outlets via smartphone or computer.
Cut a path through civilization. Check out the video above as it reveals a unique journey through urban obstacles while showcasing the contemporary design and extraordinary versatility of the 2014 Range Rover Evoque. Join the conversation at https://www.Facebook.com/LandRoverUSA or on Twitter @LandRoverUSA
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400 pages of the definitive Metallica story. And this is just the first half. Volume One of this essential 2-part biography of the most important metal band of all time tracks the quartet from earliest origins through their rise to international stardom.
Sony’s new QX Series is smart. Instead of popping out yet another little compact camera, they’ve developed a new phone-mounted ‘Lens Camera’ system using your connected smartphone but upgrades the optics with Zeiss glass. The QX100 features a 20MP sensor while QX10 features a 10X optical zoom.
Due to be unveiled next week in Frankfurt, the Audi Sport Quattro concept appears worthy of the praise that will no doubt be heaped upon it. Reviving the classic rally-inspired 2-door does sound good: A 700HP hybrid powertrain blending a twin-turbo 8 & an electric motor, pushes this Quattro to 189mph then it’ll go right back to sipping gas at 94mpg.
Samsung just jumped into the smartwatch fracas with a mean machine. It syncs with your Galaxy phone & offers over 70 compatible apps. Check notifications, control music play, take calls, & so on. It’s also got a 1.9 MP camera, 2 mics, & shoots 720p movies.
Remember college? Not school. I mean the hippy chicks and weekends in the wilderness. Well, if you didn’t live it like that, let Patagonia remind you. They’ve revived a selection of their original garments and outerwear for The Legacy Collection, celebrating the brands’ first 40 years and the simplicity of those gritty, old days.
If you’re an e-reader who also happens to like natural sunlight, the new Kindle will give you yet another reason to never buy another book. Several actually. Its high-contrast screen means you can read in direct sunlight and with its upgraded processor speed, new features like Page Flip, Goodreads, & Vocabulary Builder will make your e-reads even richer.