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Category Archives: General

Behind The Wheel: The All New 2015 Lexus RCF

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I was fortunate enough to be invited to New York to get behind the wheel of the all new 2015 Lexus RCF, just a few weeks ago. A replacement for the outgoing IS F, this car features an all new chassis, all new body, an improved engine, and a slew of other engineering tricks that represent a more of a substantial step up than a gradual evolution from the previous generation. I got to spend around 4 hours driving this beast in the streets of White Plains and on the prestigious Monticello Race Track, and between those two settings, I was able to get a thorough feel for the car’s track driving dynamics, interior appearances, and city manners. In a segment dominated by the likes of BMW’s M4 and Mercedes’ C63, the RCF came out guns blazing and fists swinging in an attempt to forge a solid space for itself alongside them. With an impressive 467hp 5.0L V8 monster under the hood, the boys from Japan meant business, and I’ll spend the next few paragraphs letting you know whether they’ve succeeded.
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Fresh Air Plus Does Away With Nasty Smells After You Do a Number Two

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There’s nothing pleasant about poop. Not it’s smell, not it’s appearance, not it’s texture–nothing. There’s little you can do about most of these without having to change your diet, save for the smell, because you can actually minimize it (well, sort of) if you get one of these Fresh Air Plus units. It’s basically a fan that’s specially designed to fit your toilet bowl.

When you sit on it, a sensor triggers the unit’s fan to turn on, which subsequently filters out the nasty smells of poop through a hose and out of the bowl. This way, the smell won’t overwhelm your senses by the time you’re ready to flush.

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Deal Of The Day: 40% Off On Griffin iPhone 6 Case, And An iPhone 6 Giveaway!

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Did you hear the news, did you hear the news? Yeah, you heard. There’s two new iPhones on the block, and the Apple money-printing cycle gears up once again. But let’s face it, the improvements on the new iPhone 6 are substantial, if late to the game. There’s a good chance you’ll be wanting one, and you may as well get a good deal on protection for your as-yet-to-own-it object of lust. The Griffin iPhone 6 Identity Case and Screen Protector should keep the new phone safe and scratch free, and you can have it for $29.98 instead of $50.

Simultaneously, we’d like to tell you about our iPhone 6 giveaway! You can basically enter to win a $600 Apple gift card that you can put towards the purchase of the new phone. Granted, it won’t be enough if you buy the phones unsubsidized, but considering the top of the line iPhone 6 Plus with 128GB of storage goes for $1,079, you may want to consider that subsidy.

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Card Pen Fits In A Wallet, Reminds You That Pens Still Exist

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Pens are delightfully old school. And yet there are still times when they’re needed, like when you have to sign a check or fill out a customs declaration form. Now, the fundamental trifecta of pocket items includes the following: a wallet, keys, a smartphone. Notice the lack of pens from this group. But with the Card Pen, you can have a clever pen that’s about as thin as a quarter and is small enough to fit in a standard wallet. The ink cartridge is retractable, in a way, and the whole thing is customizable so you can use it as a business card. On Kickstarter now, $15 will get you two blank ones, while $30 will have them engraved.

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Taking Beer Seriously: The Beer Briefcase

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You could show up to the party with your 6-pack of beers nestled comfortably inside a cardboard box. You know, like common people do… Or, you could show up with the Beer Briefcase. Watch your friends realize that when it comes to beer, you mean business. Each bottle is individually wrapped and protected from clanging up against its neighbour, and the hard exterior saves them from accidental knockage. At $45, there are much more expensive ways to make less of an impact.

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Futuristic Industrial Helmet Features HUD

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Walking down the streets with some Google Glasses might make you into a bit of a Glasshole, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a right time and place to be wearing a heads-up display. The DAQRI Smart Helmet pictured above features not one, but two semi-transparent displays that sit right into your field of view and augment your environment with potentially essential data. A set of cameras provide 360 coverage, allowing you to take photos, videos, and even make detailed 3D maps. It also means you could walk right onto a complex work zone, and know exactly where to go. You could have step-by-step, illustrated instructions displayed to you as you repair a crucial piece of machinery. With the right software, the DAQRI Smrt Helmet could revolutionize today’s construction industry and dramatically increase its productivity. But it’s not on the market yet, and there’s no word how much it’ll cost once it is.

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The Wine Yoke Can Class Up That Black Tie Event

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Nothing screams “classy fella” like walking around with a wine glass saddle around your neck. It’s brilliant, really; you’ll have your hands free to double-fist cheese sticks at that hors d’oeuvre table, only ever taking a break to wash things down with a gulp of grape juice. Best of all, it’s super cheap: $20 gets you 4.

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Batman Candle Attachment

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You’re looking at a 3D printed accessory that sticks onto the side of a candle, and projects a Batman shadow onto a wall nearby. It’s neat, costs $35, and comes in 4 different shapes, depending on which movie version of the logo you prefer.

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Cliphit From Korg Turns Any Surface Into A Drum Kit

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If you can’t take your drums with you ehwever you go, Korg now gives you the ability to turn just about any surface into a drunk kit. With the Cliphit, you attach up to three sensor clips onto surfaces like tables, cardboard boxes, notebooks, empty buckets, and just start playing. The attached control box will interpret the vibrations and start belting out sampled sounds, which you can control through a foot pedal. A 3-inch speaker with 2W output and a bass-reflex design ensures that your playing is amplified, at least enough for passersby to hear you and maybe toss a couple of dollars your way. Or maybe just for you to hear, since usage of the Korg Cliphit isn’t limited to street performing.

There’s no price or availability information at the moment.

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