Hail. You know, that precipitation in the form of ice pellets? In certain regions this stuff does serious damage to cars and property. If you’re unlucky enough to reside in hail country, this external, inflatable airbag for your car will protect against the damaging effects of hail. If a tornado drops from the sky, you’re on your own again.
Award-winning war photographer Tim Hetherington survived embedded tours in Afghanistan’s Korangal Valley (aka hell on earth) for the making of the acclaimed documentary Restrepo and his book Infidel, only to be killed in 2011 by a mortar blast while covering the Libyan Civil War. Journalist Alan Huffman tells Hetherington’s story; a life dedicated and ultimately lost to showing war for what it really is.
If you survive to see your 160th birthday, you’ll celebrate, too. Swiss watchmaker Tissot is turning 160 and to make it special, they’ve created an anniversary timepiece. The Heritage Navigator Automatic is a remake of a model first made to commemorate their centenary back in 1953. Like all good designs, the styling of the classic chronometer looks just a good now as it did 50 years ago. Available November 2013.
From a distance, Porsche’s racetrack-ready 2014 911 GT3 looks a lot like last year’s model. But on closer inspection we see a re-designed rear fascia and a rear end that’s 2 inches wider to accommodate 20-inch wheels. There’s something else going on back there, too: active rear-wheel steering. Maybe this will keep the 475 horses from breaking loose.
Drinking a good cup of coffee doesn’t need to be a complicated, 10-step process requiring Pyrex lab equipment. The simplicity of these coffee drippers from Kalita takes making your morning Joe back to basics. Drop a paper filter into your stainless, ceramic or glass dripper, add coffee, hot water, and in minutes it’ll fill your cup with the good stuff.
A quick cruise around the Kickstarter site will offer plenty of proof that you’re not the only one with weird ideas floating around in your head. The difference between you & them: they’re putting theirs ideas into action. Really, where else can you find solutions to things like “wimpy refrigerator magnets”?
In good weather, a lighter, matches, even a magnifying glass can start a fire. But everyone knows survival crises only happen on stormy nights. If you’re smart enough to have one of these aluminum fire pistons in your pocket, you’ll soon have a fire. The piston uses compression and friction to light tinder and start your blaze in any weather.
The Roku 3 is an updated version of everyone’s favorite streaming device. The little black box is a bit less boxy than the last & it got a bunch of new features. It has a faster processor and a new grid-based interface that makes searching & selecting easier. Another key feature is a “private mode” that sends audio to your headphones so your late-night Game Of Thrones marathon won’t keep the kids up.
With the lofty aim of being “inspirational,” the book by the famous head coach usually ends up as a steaming heap of worn out locker room cliché and macho-man nonsense. That’s a very negative statement, we know. But it’s also true. In this book by legendary college basketball coach Bob Knight, negativity is the secret ingredient for success. And who are we to argue? Knight’s unique philosophy of negativity carried his teams to over 900 NCAA wins.
Spyker is a high-end boutique automaker rising from the ashes of the Saab deathbed saga. And with Saab officially 6 feet under, Spyker got back to designing sick cars. The brand made a stunning return to the Geneva Auto Show this week, debuting their luxurious & aerodynamic B6 Venator, a mid-engine V6 coupe.