Welcome to our daily series “The Daily Roundup“, where we scour the web and provide you with links to all the happenings around the world that we’ve found.
1. Wattpad Raises $46 Million to Build a Global Literary Community - Mashable
2. Amazing New Spinal Cord Implant Revives Paralyzed Man's Legs - Gizmodo
3. How ‘Shameless’ Became One of TV’s Best Dramas - Flavorwire
4. Navy To Deploy Railgun In 2016 - Ubergizmo
5. Despite Fears, Legal Marijuana Doesn't Increase Crime - Complex
Sometimes all you need is a simple bottle opener for your EDC. You don't need a big 20 multi-tool keychain which happens to have a bottle opener. The Keychain Bottle Opener ($8) is exactly what you're looking for. It's a CNC brass keychain tool, especially made for opening bottles. It's made from solid naval brass and measures 5/16" (8mm) in diameter and is 1.25" (32mm) long. This particular model is the fifth generation and has been optimized to allow the opener to perfectly grab the bottle cap. The Keychain Bottle Opener is available in three finishes and comes with a large stainless steel ring.
Now the deal between Apple and Beats is a fete de complete, Beats has just released and updated version of their ever popular Solo. The Beats Solo2 Headphones ($200) are touted to have updated acoustics which includes a wider frequency range and enhanced clarity. They're also made to be more comfortable than previous versions with angled ear cups for a more natural fit. The Solo2's are available for purchase from Beats website in your choice of six colors.
Enjoying an outdoor adventure is fun but have you ever thought how much better it could be with a rocking soundtrack playing? With the new UE ROLL Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker ($100) you could enjoy just that. Dirt-proof, waterproof and stain resistant, you can take it with you wherever you go, quite literally. And with a quality of sounds which will resonate through your entire body, you can now enjoy crystal clear music and a deep bass even if you’re on top of a mountain!
Last Friday Elon Musk dropped in on the set of Desperate Housewives and delivered his future vision of solar power. He announced two new products. The Powerwall 2 ($5500) and the Tesla Solar Roof ($TBD).When the presentation first started, the first thing you noticed was the odd setting. A suburban street with a huge stage. But everything haD a purpose. Each of the homes surrounding the stage had the new Tesla Solar Roof installed which was barely noticeable. There was no decline in curb appeal, and it could even be stated that at least for one of the homes, it's curb appeal was improved.Tesla's Solar Roof is made up of Glass Tiles that mimic four styles. A Tuscan Glass Tile, French Slate Glass Tile, Textured Glass Tile, Smooth glass Tile. Each of the tiles includes a color louver film that hides the solar cell from the street while making it completely transparent to the sun's rays. A high-efficiency solar cell that produces energy even during really hot days. And tempered glass that was shown in a video to withstand a weight being dropped on it that broke traditional tiles.The Solar Roof combined with the Powerwall 2 gives you a complete home solution. The new Powerwall ($5500) stores 14kW of energy, and has 7kW of output. A single battery can power a 4 bedroom home's outlets and refrigerator for a full day.Although a price isn't currently available, Elon suggested that the Solar roof will have a lower cost than a traditional roof when combined with projected utility bill savings.
The Sportura Retrograde Chronograph ($255) is a great watch with a great price. The Sportura has a larger 45mm stainless steel case and comes with a black rubber strap. One of the first things you'll notice is the blue ion-plated bezel and the metallic blue dial which are covered with a scratch resistant sapphire crystal. The chronograph has three sub-dials; 60 second, 60 minute and 1/10th of a second. The movement is Quartz and overall the watch is water resistant to 330 feet.