From hi-end audio maker, PS Audio, comes the minimalistic stereo amp for those who don't need a whole lot of complicated gear. Sprout: The Hifi Stereo Amp that transforms the way you listen ($499) is about the size of a large novel and allows you to listen to music from any bluetooth enabled device, your turntable, computer, CD/DVD player, or even your old school reel-to-reel tape deck. On top of its versatility, it just plain sounds great. Sprout is able to play high resolution 192kHz/24-bit audio while supplying plenty of power. If you get the unit from Kickstarter your save about $300 over retail.
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. Top 5 Countries Most Likely To Win World War III - The Richest
2. Tour the Milky Way in 20 billion pixels - CNET
3. Math Teacher Punishes Students With 'Game of Thrones' Spoilers - Mashable
4. 5 NFL Teams That Struck Gold in Free Agency - Bleacher Report
5. Richard Nixon: The Eternal Ratfker - Esquire
6. Sheryl Sandberg: Facebook Refused No-Poaching Agreement With Google - TechCrunch
7. 2014 Call of Duty Championship With A $1 Million Prize Pool - Geeky-Gadgets
8. Start Your Chicken in a Cold Skillet for Delicious, Crispy Skin - Lifehacker
Caddyshack ($7) kicked off the 80s with a bang. The movie was awesome but the stories of the partying that took place during the filming are legendary. Directed by Harold Ramis and starring Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, and Bill Mary, this movie is about a very exclusive golf course that the primary character, Danny Noonan (Michael O'Keefe), works at. He's trying to raise money to go to college and his best chance is to win a caddy scholarship from Judge Elihu Smails (Ted Knight), the owner of the Country Club. Sub plots includes Ty Webb (Chevy Chase) who helps Danny understand his real goals, Al Czervik (Rodney Dangerfield), a millionaire who wants to buy the Club, and of course Carl Spackler (Bill Murray), the unhinged grounds keeper will do anything to kill a gopher. Caddyshack is a great flick and worth seeing all over again.
Imagine a world with no keys to carry, no pass codes or PINs to remember, and no credit cards needed. The Nymi Smart Bracelet ($79) allows you to access your secured devices without any of those items. How does it work? The Nymi uses your unique cardiac rhythm to authenticate who you are. From there its motion gesture system it will allow you to control your computer, or smartphone. Proximity detection lets you unlock your car or house. It can hold your pin, credit card and account information so you can buy items with a wave of your hand at the grocery store or on your game console. The Nymi may eventually be the ultimate everyday carry tech and it's available for preorder today. Need more info? Check out this [video_lightbox_youtube video_id=jUO7Qnmc8vE width=640 height=480 anchor=video] of the Nymi in action.
If you're tired of having to jailbreak your AppleTV to get it to play your home videos, then you want to take a look at the G-Box Midnight MX2 ($99). The MX2 comes preloaded with a customized version of XBMC, runs on the latest Android 4.2.x Jellybean and has the Google Play Store so you can install your favorite apps, browse the net and much much more. Additional features include 8GB of internal storage with SD storage up to 32 GB, 10/100 ethernet, HDMI 1.4V, and 4 USB 2.0 ports. The MX2 has raised the bar for set-top boxes.
Whether you're hitting the trails or just making your way through the urban jungle, the Filson Camo Duffle Backpack ($485) has everything you need to get you through your adventure. The duffle features great styling with its 1000-Denier Cordura nylon camo print shell, contrasting black pockets, and leather accents. Functionally it has plenty of compartments, starting with a drawstring top with zippered front for easy access, and four snap close front pockets. A padded shoulder strap with stabilizing sternum strap finish off a great bag.