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.
They call Steve McQueen the king of cool. Fast cars, fast bikes, hit movies. But when he got burned out on burning rubber & slaying babes, he’d retreat to his home in the Idaho hills. Today, the deceased actor’s luxurious & sprawling 500-acre ranch is on the market. And now $7.4 milion will get you your own private Idaho.
BMW’s latest is a hybrid coupe that marries a 362 hp turbocharged gas engine with a little electric motor to produce impressive 94mpg efficiency plus the ability to roost from 0-62 in 4.4 seconds. The i8 also features exotic ‘swan wing’ doors and ‘electric’ blue trim details so there will be no mistaking this thing for a merely sensible car.
For those who fear the power and price tag of Ducati’s big, bad 1199 model, you now have another option. The new 899 Panigale looks very similar to its big brother but features a de-tuned version of the 1199 powerplant while retaining its brutish good looks & features like Quick Shift, electronic throttle control & traction control.
Easily mistaken for an old Cybersex helmet or Daft Punk Halloween costume, this device is actually not a joke. Really. It’s Sony’s latest head-mounted wireless display. It delivers 3D cinema playback on a screen equivalent to a 750-inch movie theater screen. For gaming, movies, or just isolating yourself from loved ones during the final episode, there’s nothing more advanced.
After 30 years, MB is killing production of the soft-top version of its longest-running model, the G Wagen. In a limited run of 200 vehicles, the torquey, 388–horse, V8 ‘Final Edition’ Cabriolet will wave farewell to its legions of fans, and not surprisingly, most of these little monsters have already been scooped up through pre-order.
After you print the 5 preset shapes that came free with your 3D printer software, you’ll begin to wonder why you bought the thing in the first place. What you’ll need then is MakerBot’s new 3D laser scanner, which allows you re-create detailed 3D forms from just about anything you can fit onto the device’s deck.
50 years ago, back when America had a space program, some brave dude got in the experimental rocket and orbited the earth 3 times wearing a Breitling. To celebrate the anniversary of that historic flight, Breitling has created a new version of the classic Cosmonaute chronograph featuring a distinctive 24-hour display.
If your days of motorcycle roadtrips with nothing but a bed roll strapped to the bars are now behind you, the Moby 1 might get you back out on the open road. Their lightweight, compact campers weigh less than 300lbs, with a low, teardrop style design that is perfect for pulling behind your bike or sub-compact car. At 80-inches long they’ve got a bed & storage inside plus a galley in the back.
The mid-engine 458 Speciale will be unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show next month. It gets a step up in both power & aerodynamics from its predecessor the 458 Italia. An E Index of 1.5, an award-winning 605-horse V8 and electronic control of slip angle aerodynamics put out numbers that will snap your neck back. Like 0-60 under 3 seconds & a top speed over 200MPH.