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.
There’s Socrates, Confucius & Plato, even Nietschze. And yet even the world’s most profound philosophers can’t hold a candle to the wisdom of the great Homer. Simpson, that is. A page or passage from this treatise on laziness will one day be carved in granite on the base of the giant, skyscraping sculpture we build in his honor.
When one of your bros can’t open a beer with the edge of his iPhone or any random handheld object found anywhere, it’s a little sad. But when even a twist-off requires a special tool, you’re getting into secondhand embarrassment territory. That said, handing him this 2.5-pound stainless steel bottle opener will make you both feel better.
White leather, clean lines, green trim. Why Adidas ceased production on the original Stan Smith back in 2012 is anyone’s guess, but the timeless shoe is making a comeback. On September 4th, this certified classic will be available in a limited release followed by widespread production into 2014.
If you’re going to do-it-yourself, why not make it easier? That’s exactly what this oscillating multi-tool from DeWALT was designed for. It’ll sand, cut, scrape, and more depending on which of the 30 quick-change attachments you put on the end. With a powerful 3 Amp motor that gives off a buzzing 22K OPM, this soft-grip, two-handed tool will have you hacking up house projects like a seasoned pro.