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
The RX1 is a big leap forward. This little thing is the first fixed-lens digital camera to feature a full-frame sensor. That means high-quality, full 35mm, 24.3MP images produced in RAW format. It will shoot 5 fps bursts and captures it all through a super-bright Carl Zeiss F2.0 lens.
Carrying around a rugged, battle-ready backpack can do wonders to offset the soft, squishy feelings brought about by your online shopping addiction. The American-made, 20-liter R2 Field Pack is weatherproof, featuring a VX interior and waxed canvas exterior with a modular design for attaching a whole array of add-on accessories.