40 megapixel cameras are ridiculously expensive costing thousands of dollars. The idea that the new Nokia Lumia 1020 ($299) comes with 41 megapixel is amazing. The new Lumia scheduled for release on July 23rd will change the way you take photos and shoot video forever. The Lumia 1020 uses ZEISS optics, it has six lenses and optical stabilisation. The optical stabilisation uses ball bearings in the camera module to provide smoother videos and sharper photos - it's all ball bearings nowadays. Sorry I couldn't resist. Along with great video editing features and distortion free sound the Lumia looks like it could be a winner.
If you're in a bind looking for a gift then you can't go wrong with a gift basket. Now I know what you're thinking, but trust me. The gifts baskets we've listed below are definitely for men and any man will love them. If you're buying for a beer lover we've got you covered, a beef lover - covered, whiskey lover - covered. You get the point. Just check out the gifts baskets below, because something tells me you're under the gun.
Every vision of the future I've seen had flying cars in it. Now the future seems to be getting a lot closer. Terrafugia is developing the TF-X Concept ($TBA) to be a flying car for the masses. They believe the TF-X will be statistically safer than driving your regular car. Some of the features expected will be air traffic, bad weather, and tower-controlled airspace avoidance systems. Full take-off, flying and landing on auto-pilot. And a full-vehicle parachute for emergency landings. The TF-X will carry four passengers and have a flight range of at least 500 miles.
Just imagine after a great day of hiking, you finished setting up your camp and the fire is roaring. Wouldn't be nice to have a beer. But who wants to add the weight of six pack to an already bulky pack. Well now there's a beer concentrate that weighs nothing and all you have to do is add water. Pat's Backcountry Beer Concentrate ($10) works in conjunction with their carbonator bottle. The carbonator bottle ($29) is 16 ounces and all you have to do is add some water to the concentrate to get a beer. Pat expects the beer concentrate to be released in September and a 4-pack will sell for about $10. You can sign-up at their website for release information.
Check out the video below. This game is crazy! The Tokyo Game Show (TGS) is a very popular video game expo held in September every year. Blitzkrieg one of the coolest table top games on display and here's hoping this thing goes on sale at some point. As of right now it's just a proof of concept. Blitzkrieg Speed Chess ($TBA) starts off just like regular chess, but that's pretty much where the similarities end.Both players move at the same time. After one of the pieces is moved it is locked for a predetermined amount of time. Once you can move it again, you will see a circle around the piece. The game focuses not only on strategy but your ability to multitask and your ability to think fast.I'm putting my order in as soon as the thing goes up for sale.
When it comes to architecture and interior design, there are two things I love more than anything - Minimalism and Mid-Century Modern. The Merrydown By Mclaren Excell ($NFS) provide both of these in spades. The home was a former Victorian girl's school that was converted to a single story home in the 1950s.By dropping the floor and removing a false ceiling they created a home with a dramatic double height space with additional rooms at the first-floor level. The lower level is almost church-like with its upper level balcony.As you look around the home, you can see the expertly combined materials which include birch plywood, concrete, wood wool and brass. All of these materials are low cost, honest and hard wearing.The furniture is brilliant in its simplicity. Although mid-century furniture is very popular, I believe we will start to see even more if it used in minimalist style interiors. Making my point you can see the Hans Wegner style chairs we see throughout this home fit perfectly because .[gallery type="rectangular" ids="22648,22646,22645,22644,22643,22642,22641,22640,22639,22638,22637,22635"]