American culture is in large part, car culture. Pulitzer Prize-winning author & car nut Paul Ingrassia’s new book Engines of Change: A History of the American Dream in Fifteen Cars, explores the cultural significance of 15 important cars, from the Model T to Mustang to the Prius.
Simple.tv gives you access to free HDTV programming. This app-driven DVR device taps into your TV antenna/cable and home network to deliver live TV and recorded shows onto your television or mobile devices like laptops and iPad so you can watch your shows anywhere. It’s so simple you’d think it was illegal but its not and what’s more, Simple.tv took home the Best In Show award at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show.
Despite its deep heritage, Jim Beam has long been the choice of amateur binge drinkers, like Spring Break sophomores with something to prove. Or middle managers on the loose in Vegas. But lately, following the lead of other established distillers, Beam has been developing and offering up better bottles. The latest is their ultra-premium 1795, an 8-year aged bourbon which recently made it’s debut.
Reebok’s ZigTech running sole got an upgrade. They’ve added a 20º angle to the zigs and zags of the outsole pattern to provide even more cushion. The upper is lighter and more breathable, too. The new design in candy colorways is available now.
It’s been 30 years since Volkswagen unveiled their first Scirocco GTS, a raced-up version of their hatchback coupe. The Scirocco was scrapped in 1992 but re-born for the European market in 2008. To celebrate it’s dirty 30, VW has created a new GTS variant with a trick 210-horse turbo 4, flared side skirts, aluminum 18s, and some serious stripes. Too bad it won’t be rolling on U.S. roads.
Not long ago, dudes were the only ones daring enough to step to street meat but the advent of the gourmet gastro-truck in recent years has transformed street food from ghetto to fabulous. This book by food authority John T. Edge delivers 150 recipes from America’s best restaurants on wheels.
Following the advancements in consumer electronics is a numbers game. In a nutshell: stuff keeps getting better. This new projector from Sony for instance, is the world’s first 4K home theater projector. It’s a huge leap: 4K means it’s about 4-times sharper than the standard 1080p HD. Basically, you’ll feel like you’re in the movie – not just watching it.
If you just open the fridge, yank a cold hot dog out of the package and choke it back raw, you’re not alone. Gross maybe, but certainly not alone. But why not take a slightly more refined approach to your hot dogging? Let our friends at Sunset magazine show you how to turn the ol’ tubesteak into a gourmet delight. C’mon.
Unlike your regular golf buddies, The Golf Buddy Voice isn’t going to encourage you to start drinking beer after three holes, but this tiny, hands-free GPS device will use its multilingual electronic voice to tell you distance yardage for each & every hole as you make your away around the course.