https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wji-BZ0oCwgThe next installment of the Star Wars series is a long way off. But in the mean time you can sit back and enjoy Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. It is the first film in a new Star Wars Anthology. This stand-alone story is set shortly before the events of A New Hope, and will center on a group of Rebel spies on a mission to steal the plans for the Galactic Empire's new Weapon, the Death Star. Enjoy
With two of the greatest screen performances ever given courtesy of Jon Voigt and Dustin Hoffman, the haunting soundtrack from Nilssen and superb direction from, Midnight Cowboy ($10) is one of those movies that everyone should see at least once. A naive wannabe gigolo tries to make a living as a male gigolo in New York so he can take his sickly friend Ratso to the coast. This has been described as the ultimate buddy movie and even several decades after its release it never fails to make you laugh and cry in turn.
The Kairos Hybrid Smartwatch ($499+) is now available for pre-order. This is the first watch that combines the movement of a traditional watch with the functionality of a smartwatch. To start you get two models from which to pick. The MSW 115 has a Miyota Japanese Movement and the SSW 158 has a certified SWIIS movement form SOPROD. The case is 316L stainless steel, comes in a black, chrome, or gold finishes and measures 16.5mm x 46mm. The whole thing is capped off with a sapphire crystal. Now for the smart part. The Sapphire Crystal also has a touch sensor and transparent film display (full color OLED TFT). The display can show text, e-mail, and incoming call notifications, push-alerts from your favorite apps, and act as a remote control for your smart phone or tablet. For example you could take pictures remotely for the perfect selfie. There's much more. The Kairos includes a 3 axis accelerometer w/gesture detection and a vibrating motor which means you can use this guy as your fitness app to track your daily activity and calories burned. The cool part is that they want to make the Kairos as future proof as possible, so they'll be offering an option to upgrade any of the electronic components including the battery for just $99. The Kairos may be the first hybrid watch, but it may also be the perfect watch. Until July 1st you can get in on the early bird special and get 50-60% off the MSRP.
The Nomad CNC Mill ($2000) takes the guess work out of operating a home CNC machine. The kit includes everything you need to get started; an operating CNC machine, software for Mac and PC, cutters, cables, and some material so you can get started on day one. You also get your choice of enclosures. You can choose Bamboo for your home or HDPE, which is more durable and well suited for a shop or garage. These machines are extremely versatile, they allow you to do everything from engraving to high-precision cutting. Check out their Kickstarter campaign to get a better look at the Nomad CNC Mill.
The Yarraville Garden House by Guild Architects ($TBA) is a traditional home in Melbourne Australis that had a modern rear addition added to increase the living space. Prepare yourself for a serious, potentially critical case of home envy when you see this amazing home addition. The goal was to create an extension that integrated the garden as part of the living area. The new areas include the kitchen, hallways, dining areas, living rooms and more. They were carefully crafted to form and amazing piece of architecture.
We all know that the music we download nowadays is compressed and missing a lot of the nuance that the original artist wanted us to hear. With compression comes loss of detail and that emotional attachment that we felt from analog formats like vinyl records. PonoPlayer ($300) hopes to change all of this with its Kickstarter. Pono is looking to provide high quality digital music through its online store which will be playable on its portable PonoPlayer. You will be able to download and play 192kHz/24 bit music that has about 6 times more musical information than a standard mp3. The player will feature two output jacks. One is a standard mini-stereo output and the other is a mini-plug analog output for listening on your home audio system. Check out their Kickstarter today.