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  • First Porsche Car Goes On Display [6 Photos]

    Ferdinand Porsche’s historic brand released its first car, the Porsche 356, in 1948, but the first car he designed was the Egger-Lohner electric vehicle C.2 Phaeton model, or the P1, in 1898. The historic car was recently uncovered in an Austrian garage where it has sat untouched since 1902. To mark the fifth anniversary of the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen, Germany, the car will go on display next month. The P1 could reach speeds of up to 21mph and had a range of up to 49 miles on a single charge. The battery weighed 1,103 pounds and the charge lasted 3-5 hours. We’ve come a long way, baby. Only 4 were built, so if you can’t make it to the Porsche Museum anytime soon, these pictures will have to suffice.

  • Van Cleef & Arpels Midnight Planétarium Watch [Video]

    Get ready to see the most beautiful watch you’ve ever set your eyes on. The Midnight Planetarium from Van Cleef & Arpels features six of the planets orbiting the sun in real time. Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn are represented by precious stones around a rose gold sun. The case is also 18kt rose gold and the strap is made from alligator leather. This is probably the closest you’ll ever get to seeing the watch, since many Van Cleef & Arpels sell for well over $20,000, so enjoy the video.

  • Remembering The Apollo 1 Tragedy [10 Photos]

    NASA planned on launching the Apollo 1, the first manned mission of the Apollo manned lunar landing program, on February 21, 1967. That day would never come, however, when a cabin fire during a launch test at Florida’s Cape Canaveral Launch Station killed all three crew members and destroyed the command module on January 27, 1967. Command Pilot Virgil I. “Gus” Grissom, Senior Pilot Edward H. White II, and Pilot Roger B. Chaffee lost their lives that day, but their deaths were not in vain. A 20 month suspension of Apollo flights followed in order to correct lthal dsign and construction flaws. Less than three years later, the program became the greatest success of the century when Apollo 11 successfully landed on the moon on July 21, 1969. These historical photos from NASA show the heroic crew preparing for the flight and the charred command module after the tragedy.

  • This Headset of the Future Reached it’s $250k Goal in 4 Hours

    The Avegant Glyph is a unique set of headphones that will revolutionize the game. In it’s first four hours on Kickstarter the Avegant raised $250,000, in it’s first day, a half of million. The beauty of this beast is in it’s “Glyph”, the headphone arch that uses a flip-down form factor to create a visual display inside it creating super sharp imagery and premium noise-cancelling audio, we created a device that is a revolution in personal display technology. The Glyph uses a simple HDMI input to display anything in your content library, from the movies that you already own to streamed Netflix over your iPhone to the desktop environment in your Mac or PC. The Glyph is also great for gaming, whether in playing Call of Duty Ghosts on your Playstation or Real Racing on your mobile phone. And with an integrated 9 Degree of Freedom head-tracker, a whole world of interactive gaming, Point of View (PoV) imaging and interactive storytelling is within our reach. Read more about this amazing product on their Kickstarter page

  • Ken Block’s New Winter Ride is Better Than Your Winter Ride

    Professional rally driver, Ken Block has unveiled this new ride for his winter… Well for ‘winter’ I guess. Block took an (already bad-ass) standard Ford F150 SVT Raptor and partnered up with Hoonigan Racing Division to created a mammoth truck that replaced it’s wheels with Mattracks to create the Ford F150 RaptorTrax. The truck also comes with a Whipple supercharger, a full roll cage in case the beast takes a wrong turn in the snow, a snowboard rack in the trucks bed, a roof-mounted basket, and a rear-mounted winch. The RaptorTrax will make it’s debut at the Winter X Games in Aspen this year.

  • The Oakley Heritage Collection

    Oakley recently released a retro-tastic line of sunglasses from their heritage collection. The three frames weren’t simply released because their the coolest retro shades we’ve ever seen, but because it’s a symbolic year for the brand that innovated the active sunglasses. The OG of sports focused sunglasses made their first appearance at the Tour de France When LeMond earned 2nd Overall in 1985 (and 1st in the Combination classification) with the Oakley Eyeshades, a revolutionary step in active focused eyewear that paved the way for the rest of the world. This year Oakley is producing a limited line of the three models that changed the game forever in three retro style colorways. Eyeshades Featuring “2014” inside the frame, this edition of our world-first performance eyewear is engineered with improved nose pad construction. It comes with two sets of earstems (curved and straight) plus a guitar pick that is meant to serve as a tool for swapping out the stems. Customers also get a collectors pin and sticker. Razor Blades Oakley Razor Blades continued the revolution that Eyeshades began. The Heritage Collection has Razor Blades in multiple lens/frame color combinations, and each collectible comes with both straight and “trigger” shaped earstems more »

  • Drink Like A Cowboy From These Copper Shot Glasses

    The purveyors of hancrafted, made in the USA, unique items at Jacob Bromwell have a set of copper shot glasses available that are sure to make you feel like a cowboy drinking whiskey in an Old West saloon. Each shot glass is handmade and 100% copper (an increasingly precious commodity). They hold 1.5 ounces of your favorite spirit (or sarsaparilla, for you teetotalers) and will never rust. You can keep them polished if you’d like, but if left untreated, they’ll develop a cool patina effect. A set of 4 will set you back $149, but you are paying for excellent American craftsmanship and they are backed by a lifetime guarantee. Available now from Jacob Bromwell.

  • The Google Smart Contact Lens Project

    Google announced last week they’re currently testing a new “smart” contact lens which uses a tiny wireless chip and miniaturized glucose sensor that are embedded between two layers of soft contact lens material to detect glucose levels for diabetics. The prototypes, not yet FDA approved can generate one reading per second using tear fluid from the eyes of it’s wearer. The contact lens is also being tested to detect early warning signs that would trigger a tiny LED light to indicate a spike or decline in normal glucose levels. The project is still in its early stages, but making leaps and bounds in clinical research to help refine the prototype as said on Google’s blog.

  • Raw Footage From the Launch Of SpaceShipTwo [Video]

    Virgin Galactic is one step closer to its goal of bringing tourists (albeit extremely wealthy ones) to space after a successful test flight of the SpaceShipTwo (SS2) on January 10. It was the third rocket-powered supersonic flight for the subspace-craft and Virgiin Galactic officials said all their objectives were met. This is great news for the company, which plans on beginning commercial service later this year. Many celebrities have already reserved spots for when the service takes off, including Stephen Hawking, Katy Perry, Ashton Kutcher, and Tom Hanks. If you’d like join them as one of the first space tourists, sign up at Virgin Galactic. Wait, you don’t have $250,000? Better cut back on your daily Starbucks.

  • Simple is as Simple Does: Haerfest F1 Backpack

    Haerfest is a brand dedicated to a reductive aesthetic meets a quality product. The backpack is moderately sized and lined with YKK zippers, the standard in quality. There’s not much more to say, because theres not much more to this besides simplicity and quality leather goods. Haerfest F1 Backpack

  • Range Rover Quiets Critiques by Crossing the Worlds Largest Desert in Record Time

    Over the past decade Range Rover has transformed from a top-of-the-line off road beast capable of taking on the elements, terrain and anything else the world throws at it. Through recently, housewives of Beverly Hills and over privileged teenagers use it as a symbol of wealth and luxury, a stigma Land Rover had seemed to accept, catering to the luxurious with it’s newest sleek, “aerodynamic” look, claiming better gas milage at high speeds because of the new shape. Because people who can afford an $80,000 SUV worry about highway gas milage. Some enthusiasts thought the drastic change was a travesty to the boxy beginnings that was once a Range Rover signature, some rolled with the punches claiming progress. Either way Land Rover is now attempting to rebuke the ‘house wife’ stigma with their newest campaign. ‘Driven Challenges’, an ad campaign pushing their newest edition Rover to the ultimate tests in climate, terrain and performance. The campaign began this year at Pike’s Peak International Hill Climb, where the RR set a record for a production vehicle. Now they’re setting their sights on The Empty Quarter. The largest sand desert in the world. The Quarter is so big, it shares borders with more »

  • 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Dubbed The “Big Nasty” By GM President

    When the president  of General Motors calls their signature supercar the “Big Nasty”, you know you’re in for a treat. Chevrolet recently unveiled the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06, a 625 horsepower and 635+ pound feet of torque this is a behemoth of American hustle, buscle and muscle. The Z06 will have 3 trim levels offered, so you can decide whether you want to embarrass your on track competitors or completely dismantle their pride.

  • Bar10Der 10-in-1 Bartending Tool

    We’re all grown up now and Jack and coke just doesn’t cut it. Mature palates require mature cocktails, but those intricate drinks also require a lot of tools. Luckily, the Bar10Der is here to save you space and sanity. Only 8.75 inches, this is a lot of tool in a small package. You get a bottle opener, corkscrew, strainer, jigger, extendable stirrer, 4 inch knife, channel knife, muddler, reamer, and zester all in one. Available for $40 from Brookstone. Now go order one and make me a spicy mojito.

  • The Jordan VI Will be Returning to the Postseason On the Field Instead of the Court

    The AIR JORDAN VI will make its return to the postseason this weekend,on the field instead of the court. Micheal Crabtree and DB Earl Thomas will be sporting these fantastic Retro VI when they take the field this weekend as they embark on the quest for the Lombardi trophy, just like Jordan wore on the court en route to his first championship in 1991. The Crabtree color way are black/white with a gold sole with red cleats, while Thomas will be sporting a navy/white colorway with a neon green sole. A beautiful throwback the Jordan Brand did justice to. The sneaker will be available to the masses this summer at Jordan retailers.    

  • Celebrate The iPhone’s 7th Birthday With These Early Concept Designs

    The iPhone was unveiled January 7, 2007, but for years before that, the Internet was abuzz with rumors and early design concepts. Some even doubted if Apple would ever actually release a phone. The New York Times’ very own technology columnist David Pope wrote in 2006 that Apple would come out with a cellphone “Probably never.” Looks like he was wrong, as were the folks who came up with these designs. They serve as a harsh reminder of the slide phone obsession of the early 2000s. What were we thinking?

  • Pretend You’re Zack Morris With The Brick Phone

    Live out your childhood fantasies of calling up Kelly Kapowski for a date at the Max with the Brick. Using Bluetooth technology, the Brick can be used as a handset that grants you access to your phone’s contacts, music, and call log. You can also use it as a stand-alone phone with a 2G SIM card. There is also a Micro SD card slot for music and a build in LED flashlight. The Brick is preloaded with apps, such as an FM Radio tuner, calendar, and even snake. The battery offers 14 hours of talk time and 1 month standby time. Order the Brick for $70.

  • BAIT x ASICS Gel Lyte III ‘Basics Model-002 Guardian’

    BAIT x ASICS Gel Lyte III collaborated on an epic shoe the “Basics Model-002 Guardian,”. The shoe isn’t just your everyday sneaker, it’s a conceptual design to withstand harsh conditions featuring a reinforced metal wire mesh upper, camo under and rugged suede overlays and waxed laces. Hardly enough to withstand the elements, but a great colorway. Enter for your chance to scoop these up or wait till they drop in-store on January 25th for $150. Basics Model-002 Guardian

  • This Simpsons Lego House is Official. WOOHOO!

    Twentieth Century Fox has teamed up with Lego to create possibly the best block set to come from television ever. The set comes equipped with a full house hinged at the middle for access to the interior of the house, Bart, Lisa, Maggie, Marge, Homer, and even Flanders. The house includes fully furniture stocked rooms and a fully functional signature car. Woohoo! Available February 1st at $199 (DOH!) with expectation of more figures in May and a full Lego episode to air on FOX.

  • Pebble Steel Watch (Watch Wednesday)

    One of the original smart watches to have mainstream success, the Pebble Watch, now has a more chic look. An option for a leather and steel band. The main concern with the original Pebble was the playful look that was reminiscent of a childs swatch. The steel band option really distinguishes the watch and it’s capabilities. The case is forged of CNC-machined stainless steel in a brushed or matte black finish, but retains the ePaper display and app compatibility of its plastic sibling. Each one ships with a metal and leather strap giving you a good diverse choice for any occasion. So now you can act like James Bond without feeling like Jimmy Neutron. Pebble Steel $249

  • Here’s What a $500,000 Car Looks Like. Rolls Royce Ghost V-Specification

    Rolls Royce keeps raising the bar and price. The new Ghost V- Specification model is set at a cool $450,000. Sporting a twin-turbocharged 6.6-liter V12 engine, this four-door has 593 horsepower under it’s hood, up from the 563 horse in the last model. Accompanied with 21 inch alloy wheels and a variety of colors (Black) to choose from, Graphite, Black Sapphire, Black Kirsch, Arctic White and Infinity Black. Rolls Royce Ghost V-Specification

  • The Ammo Box Humidor

    How did Arnold keep his cigars fresh in Predator? Probably in an Ammodor humidor, known for their humidors made from new and recycled ammo boxes. Their most popular, the Ammodor 50, is made from .50 caliber ammo cases, holds between 100 and 125 robusto size cigars, and is lined with Spanish Cedar for humidity absorption. There are many options available, including a choice between new or used ammo cases, different humidifiers and hygrometers, and personalized insignias. The basic case starts at $94 from Ammodor.

  • Most Expensive Versions Of Everyday Items [17 Photos]

    I spent $50 on a glass of single malt one time and felt like a baller. But now that I know there is such a thing as $300 toothpaste, I am harshly reminded that I’m more on par with a Victorian street urchin and I’m lucky that debtor’s prisons no longer exist. But maybe one day I can eat a $2300 hot dog that costs more than my first two cars or drink coffee that costs about as much as my rent. Until then, I’ll keep surviving off Burger King’s King Deals menu. It almost tastes like food! 

  • Think Spring, Be Warm with 2014 Golf Shoes

    Anything to get your mind off the polar vortex that has not only engulfed the majority of the U.S, but also the internet. Everywhere you turn you can’t seem to get away from a video of someone experimenting with boiling water outside. So we’re here to change up the pace a little. With spring just around the corner, and yes, it’ll be here before you finish reading what exactly a poler vortex is, the precious game of golf will take the southern jet stream back in to our lives. If you’re one of the lucky states unaffected by the cold front, then good for you, we’re freezing our toes off and thinking of our happy place is all we have left. The newest lines from adidas Golf, Nike Golf and Puma Golf don’t exactly mesh well with your daddy’s golf attire, but bring a fun bright aspect to the game it otherwise lacked. With young-gun-stars like Fowler, Bubba and Rory taking center stage on the coarse the buttoned up rules of days yonder are exactly that. Behind us. This season lace up your spikes with one of these new golf shoes, featuring lighter and more comfortable technologies. adidas adizero one more »

  • Own A Pair Of Retro Leather Boxing Gloves

    Reenact the early days of the Marquess of Queensberry Rules, when gloves were first required in boxing, and pretend you’re “Gentleman Jim” Corbett with these vintage leather boxing gloves. Made of hand-stitched cigar leather, these gloves will make you feel like a classy Jack Dempsey rather than that bare-knuckled brute John L. Sullivan. The description says “for decorative use only,” but if Jack Johnson challenges me, you know I’ll be putting these on before I start swinging. By Jack Johnson, I obviously mean the gentle singer-songwriter, not the heavyweight champ of 100 years ago. Get your pair of retro leather boxing gloves today for $69 from Restoration Hardware.

  • The 50 Most Popular People On Instagram in 2014

    We’re willing to bet you use Facebook less than you did one year ago. Right? As statistics show Facebook is in decline we think when it comes to social media Instagram is King. So let’s take a look at the people who are running the show in 2014. We’ve combed through Instagram statistics to pull together the following list of the 50 Most Popular People on Instagram.

  • Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

    On January 3rd Samsung announced the release of their second camera from the Galaxy line. The Galaxy 2 promises to combine the quality imaging of a high-end camera with sharing capabilities and an intuitive design to match the most up-to-date smartphones. Samsung upped the ante this round with a 1.6GHz Quad Core processor and an Android platform making it easier for users to shoot, edit and most importantly these days,  share high quality images. With a 21x Optical Zoom, the Galaxy 2 is the ideal camera for anyone who takes pride in their shots, but doesn’t have the room to take a bulky DSLR with them everywhere. Wi-Fi and NFC capabilities are the real game changers that put this camera above and beyond all else. Because of it’s Android (Jellybean) OS you’ll be able to navigate through your apps and web while connected to a Wi-Fi network, but if you cant wait to share a new photo of your friend pretending to lean on a landmark, Samsung’s new ‘Tag & Go’ feature makes it painfully simple to transfer photos from the camera to any NFC-enabled smartphones and devices. All it takes is a simple tap of the smartphone and camera and devices will be more »

  • Lamborghini Huracán

    Say goodbye to the Gallardo, it’s successor is here. The Huracán is the newest Lambo to join the fleet of Italian supercars. The Huracán is driven by a naturally-aspirated 5.2 litre V10 engine, sending power to the all-wheel-drive system through a seven-speed dual-clutch auto. The big V10 produces 610 horsepower – hence the LP 610-4 name – which translates to a very healthy 448kW, available at 8250rpm. Torque is rated at 560Nm, coming online at 6500rpm. Lamborghini promises a 0-100km/h time of 3.2 seconds, forming the first portion of a 9.9 second run to 200km/h.

  • Fielder’s Choice Vintage Baseball Glove Wallets

    The brilliant idea of taking a worn leather product like a ball glove, tearing it apart and making it into a bad-ass vintage wallet deserves some recognition. Fielder’s Choice Goods was created to embrace forgotten pastimes & artifacts. Once lost and reintroduced back in to everyday use that it once had. These gloves are individually unique, because no two worn ball gloves are the same and are priced at a reasonable dollar amount. Fielders Choice Leather Goods $120

  • Sir Jack’s Stag Horn Whiskey Flight Set

    Sir Jack, whoever you are, you’ve completely outdone yourself. This stag antler whiskey flight is genuine stag horn, handcrafted in scotland and includes 4 whiskey tapered tasting glasses. The ultimate gift for anyone with a man cave, or house or apartment or room or shelf or bottle of whiskey. It’s the perfect gift. SIR JACK’S Stag Horn Whiskey Flight $495

  • This Stealth-X Sled Will Win All the Downhill Snow Races

    It looks like something Richie Rich or that nerd from the Little Rascals would be sporting down a mountain. The Snolo Sled Stealth-X is a carbon fiber work of art that will send you down the tiniest of hills at sound-barrier shattering speeds. The mono shell is made of carbon fibre. It is contour molded to comfortably fit your lower body and has a foam padded seat in the base with a flip up padded back rest. The laid back seating position allows both stability and comfort in steering and leaning. Pulverizing your sledding opponents doesn’t come cheap, because the Stealth-X will run you around $2,549. A small price to pay for small mountain victory.

  • Epitomize Laziness With Remote Control Mop

    Nobody likes to mop. Everybody likes remote control stuff. Nobody would ever think to combine these statements, right? Well thank God someone in Japan did! Now you can clean up spills without ever getting your fat ass out of your chair thanks to the remote control mop. Why not get a few of them and trick your friends into cleaning your entire house by making it into some sort of competition? Get the mop you never knew you needed but now can’t live without on Amazon for $34. Is there an RC Roomba yet?