Let’s see if we can get you excited about a lightbulb. This one is powered by an app that let’s you control lighting in your home from your iPhone or Android device. Instead of some bulky timer hanging out of the wall, simply set the timer on your phone. Use if for cutting energy costs, safety and security. Or, since it changes a rainbow of colors, just dial in the mood lighting.
If you want a best-in-class camera, one that you won’t have to replace in six months—or maybe six years, the new M from Leica is the one. This groundbreaking camera brings together the proven superiority of Leica Rangefinder tradition with the best of digital image technology for low-noise photos that are super-sharp and detailed by way of a full-35mm format 24MP sensor and Leica’s legendary lenses. Available early 2013.
The jury is still out on that ground-scraping, squirrel scoop grill but overall, Lexus’ new LF-CC coupe is a serious contender for our “Handsomest Hybrid of 2013” award. Fluid lines on the exterior, incredible high-tech design inside, and the potent performance of a low-emission, 2.5-liter hybrid powertrain make this mid-size coupe a far cry from those wimpy 1st-gen hybrids we drove out of nothing but sheer guzzler’s guilt.
After several iterations of the wildly popular and versatile 5D, the long-awaited Canon EOS 6D has finally arrived. This compact, lightweight DSLR features all of the internals that have made the EOS family the standard-bearer of the pro-sumer segment but the 6D gets some amazing upgrades: a full-frame 20.0 MP CMOS optical sensor, built-in wi-fi, crazy 102K ISO for low-light shooting, plus a 1080p, 30FPS video mode. Available December 2012.
You’d have to be pretty serious about getting some work done in the wilderness to hump a 37-pound field desk along on your journey. Or maybe you just want an office with a better view. This mobile, free standing desk unit will go anywhere & features integrated 12V & 5V power packs, solar panels and charging provisions for various electronic devices. Source
Christie’s of London is hosting a 50-year charity auction to celebrate the silver anniversary of James Bond. Actual movie props, costumes, art, and memorabilia from these iconic films will all be on the block October 5th, with proceeds benefitting a variety of international charities.
Slime-ball eggheads, corpo-muppets, and vampire squids are but a few of the types of semi-humanoid creatures who dwell in the swamp called Wall Street. Trillion-dollar trader turned author Greg Smith exposed them all when he managed to resuscitate his conscience before it was totally lost in the patty-laden fields of the mid-’00s bull market. This book is his tell-all survival tale from inside the pit, and picks up where his bombshell NYT op-ed left off.
Your arteries will like this Airfryer more than your tastebuds but that’s the trade-off for healthy eating, right? Maybe, maybe not. This thing still uses oil to fry your french fries and chicken wings, it just uses very little. Circulating super-hot air does the rest.
The down side of eating a regular, old burger is that you’re only ingesting one type of animal. If you want more fauna for your face, try this burger. It includes a poached egg (chicken!) plus bacon (the other white meat) and a dollop of hollandaise sauce to make it slide right down.
Now that the punk generation is the Geritol generation, the preciousness of their fading past is producing a wealth of re-constituted cultural content. This new book, Punk: An Aesthetic is 350 pages of band and film posters, fanzines and original photos that neatly capture the look and feel of the bands that defined the punk era of the 70s and early 80s. Source