Every so often we scour the web and provide you with links to all the cool things we found. And as always, we give you a little something extra to get you through to Monday.1. Photo - These Tings Take Time 2. The Friend-Zone Problem - Ask Men 3. A Map of Who's Got the Best (and Worst) Internet Connections in America - Gizmodo 4. UCSF study shows gaming makes you cognitively younger - Endgadget 5. The Worst Video on the Internet Today: LG Used These Realistic TVs to Trick People Into Thinking Armageddon Had Arrived - Complex 6. 7 Things You Can Enjoy Without Being A Dick About It - College Humor
The Harutzim House by Sharon Neuman Architects ($TBA) is a great example of the popular open floor plan. The problem with older more traditional homes is you usually end up with an unused living room and dining room. With modern families it makes more sense to incorporate the eating areas and the living room into a larger main or great room. The main room in the Harutzim house features an open kitchen with lounge area to the side, access to the outside, two eating areas, and a large family room for entertaining . Hidden behind the cabinets behind the central couches is a desk area. Pretty much everything a modern family.(more…)
The 500W motor in this Stromer ST2 Electric Bicycle ($7,000) can accelerate faster than most cars and will give you up to 100 miles from one charge! The steady speed of 28mph means you can safely keep up with traffic while around the city and should your ST2 sense a thief it will go on lock down. Theft mode immobilises the rear wheel and an internal GPS chip kicks in allowing your bike to be tracked! Check out the ultimate commuting solution today.
The Omnidirectional MLTL By Joey Roth ($450) takes a small 2" speaker and wraps it in a beautiful package that delivers incredibly natural sound. So why a transmission line speaker? Most mass produced speakers are housed in either sealed boxes or boxes with ports/vents. Both of these setups colors sound as a result sound waves bouncing off the cabinet walls and hitting the bass driver. These cabinets also suffer from high pressure that builds up behind the bass cone that results in a 'canned sound'.Transmission line speakers sound better because the line resolves the pressure issue and the issue of waves bouncing back through the rear of the driver, by forcing the air through an internal labyrinth. The TL also loads the bass driver and lowers its resonant frequency. This extends the low end while also reducing the work required by the driver. Joey Roth's speaker is a mass-loaded transmission line that uses quarter-wave harmonics to extend that bass response.Joey's MLTL is 15.5 inches high has a 3 inch length and a 4 inch width. It utilizes a 2 inch Fountek FR58EX full-range speaker along with a wood ball that diffuses the sound in all directions. Additional features include a Bluetooth antenna and a TPA3118 amplifier setup in bridge mono. This speaker comes in either Raw aluminum or graphite and will look great in any environment.
Before you hit the links, make sure you have every advantage. The Bushnell Tour V3 ($300) is the worlds most advanced golf laser rangefinder. Bushnell's Pin Seeker technology with JOLT, lets you find flags up to 300 yards away and is accurate within a yard. This tech also keeps you from inadvertently capturing background targets. When the rangefinder vibrates, you'r locked in on the flag. Other features include 5x magnification, distance readings in yards and meters, and a standard SCAN mode, which allows you to continuously scan the distances between you and targets in the distance. Check out this [video_lightbox_youtube video_id=M0FqHj3Iivs width=640 height=480 anchor=video] to see the V3 in action.
Possibly the creepiest film ever to hit the big screen, Psycho ($9) is chiller in the truest sense of the world. This work of genius by the master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock takes us into the world of Norman Bates, the psychotic son of a psychotic mother for whom the line between life and death is most definitely blurred. Famous for its shower scene which made Janet Leigh a star, Anthony Perkins is superb as the deranged Bates. Note; fans of Bates Motel should check this out as it is the movie that inspired this hit TV show.