When it comes to frame design for high performance cycling, carbon fiber has been around for decades but the IsoTruss construction coming out of Utah’s Kovit Cycles is something new. These designs replace standard carbon fiber with a web-like carbon structure that even by cycling standards is ridiculously light. These frames weigh in at just 1.3 pounds but are just as rigid and rideable as other high-end racing bikes.
Porsche’s 2014 911 Turbo & Turbo S are available as a drop-top. They both feature a magnesium-framed cloth top that stows away in just 13 seconds at speeds up to 37mph. They also share a 3.8-liter flat six motor. The Turbo delivers 520hp while the upgraded S model pushes 560hp with off-the-line acceleration that will tear off a toupee in first gear.
It looks like a classic Marshall tube amp with its gold, vintage-style analog knobs and the old school cloth grill but it’s actually an 80-watt home speaker system. It’s got built-in bluetooth or you can plug in your turntable, tape deck, or iPod with its 3.5mm audio & RCA inputs.
If you want something truly special to remember your life with Breaking Bad, get your bids in early at ScreenBid.com’s upcoming auction. They’ve got some hot BB items on the block: a pair of Walter’s tighty-whities, Tuco’s iced-out grill, some Los Pollos Hermanos fry batter buckets, and more—all props actually used on the show.
When it comes to B-grade splatter flicks, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is the prototype. This book by renowned author and the actor who played the original Leatherface, Gunnar Hansen, takes readers through the film’s creation, 1974 release and subsequent evolution into a cult classic.
It sorta seems like all cameras should be shockproof and waterproof. Of course they would last too long and camera companies wouldn’t need to release new camera models every 3 days like they do now. So, here we are again at day 3 and Nikon has unveiled the AW1. Yup, shockproof and waterproof. It also offers the versatility of interchangeable (waterproof) lenses.
Loading, transporting & unloading a traditional kayak isn’t easy. That’s why these modular kayaks make sense. They clip together or apart for easy set-up & breakdown in just seconds. Instead of struggling with an unwieldy 16-foot plastic pontoon on & off the car roof, simply throw the pieces in the trunk and go. via
You won’t even be able see Uranus with that lame astronomy app for your iPad. If you really want to see what’s up, you’ll need serious hardware & this 20-inch diameter GPS-enabled telescope goes deep space. You’ll be able to watch the counter-rotation of the bands around Jupiter and see stellar winds in the Orion nebula. All kinds of stuff the iPad can’t deliver.
These tables telescope using whisper-quiet electronic motors so you can adjust them from a sit-down desk to a stand-up one in seconds. The design also allows for quick conversion into other configurations, like a conference table or double workstation.
Acre is a new S.F.-based brand that makes cycling apparel and weatherproof packs for all-mountain riding. Their packs are hydration compatible and made in the USA while the apparel collection utilizes premium materials like Merino wools and Schoeller waterproof/breathable technologies. Coming soon. via