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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Airbus Bag2Go Smart Luggage: All It Needs to Do Now Is to Follow Me Automatically

Luggage hasn’t changed much in the last few decades, but there’s hope on the horizon. How about having suitcases with built-in GPS that you will never lose again? I’d certainly consider that, since losing your luggage can certainly get painful at times.

airbus bag2go luggage suitcase bag

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How to Survive The Upcoming Google Reader Apocalypse

I’ve been using Google Reader for about eight years, if memory serves me well. The service has never been perfect, but it allowed me to skim and read thousands of articles everyday for my job. It’s something that can become quite unmanageable if you don’t keep up to date with them every day. Just like many users, I was pretty shocked when Google announced that it was sunsetting the service. It had become a central part of the way that I read many articles, and I had trouble thinking of another way being able to accomplish the same thing.

google reader shutdown

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Vianney Halter’s Deep Space Tourbillon: Analog Time from Deep Space Nine!

I’m for any watch inspired by science-fiction, but you probably wouldn’t have guessed that this awesome tourbillon watch, which costs probably as much as your house got its inspiration from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

vianney halter deep space tourbillon watch

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