Archive for June, 2013

McLaren MP4-12C: The Street Legal Car with Formula 1 Tech

I have to admit that the McLaren F1 was a masterpiece in engineering, and it looked pretty awesome too. Though it took McLaren almost a decade before unveiling their production car that was wholly designed and built by the company.

mclaren mp4 12c cars

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Tokyoflash Kisai Intoxicated: The Portable, Wearable Breathalyzer

If you like to go out and have a drink, it’s always problematic when you have to decide whether to drive your own car back home. Sometimes, enough time has passed for you to no longer be intoxicated, but other times, you’ll end up with a DUI – or worse. This watch could save your life.

tokyoflash intoxicated kisai breathalyzer watch

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Gran Turismo Trimaran Takes to the Open Water, Not the Race Track

This concept trimaran will most probably able to smoke every boat in your local bay, assuming it ever gets made. It should be able to go fast since its designed to minimize the amount of boat surface touching the water as it picks up speed.

gran turismo trimaran clemens auer

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Leica X Vario Camera: APS-C Compact Isn’t Cheap, But It Is a Real Leica

I love good digital cameras, and you definitely get a lot of value for what you pay for, since mine has lasted me about 7 years. That being said, it’s no Leica (just a Nikon.) With their latest announcement, Leica showcases another elegant take on compact cameras.

leica x vario camera compact

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Smart Ebike: German Car Company Outs Its First Electric Bike

There are plenty of electric bikes these days, but from time to time, one comes along that sets itself apart, like this one from Germany’s Smart. Smart is best known for their ultra compact city cars, but I’m impressed with this e-bike too.

smart electric ebike bike

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Bowers & Wilkins Maserati Speakers: Time to Cash in That 401K

There’s something quite special about high-end speakers, in the way that they are often able to recreate acoustic performances very accurately, akin to what holography is to visual senses. I’m not sure that these Bowers & Wilkins speakers will do that, but they certainly look the part.

bowers wilkins maserati 805 speaker

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Neue Werkstatt NW3 Sustainable Speakers: Woody Goodness

Wood is the go-to material when you design speaker enclosures, and these new ones from Neue Werkstatt (German for “new factory”) really let the natural look of wood shine through.

neue werkstatt nw3 wood speaker

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