What would you do for the person that you love? How far would you go to make them happy? Dog Day Afternoon ($8) is a movie that portrays the extent of one man's love for the love of his life. Directed by Sidney Lumet and starring Al Pacino, John Cazale, and Penelope Allen, this is the true portrayal of a man who robbed a bank to pay for the operation of his lover and the ensuing hostage crisis. Nothing is ever as simple as it seems and when a simple plan begins to spiral out of control you start to get an uneasy feeling that things may take a turn for the worse. A Dog Day Afternoon is expertly acted by Pacino and may well be one of his best roles.
Imagine taking a seat in your own fully kitted out command center with a host of technology right at your fingertips. With a sturdy steel construction that incorporates super cool tilting capabilities the Emperor 1510 Workstation ($6000) features a high end Bose audio system, LED lighting, multiple monitors, web cam right down to a simple but much needed cup holder! With optimised performance that means it leaves behind a minimal footprint. Become the envy of every bond villain that has ever existed with the incredibly modern and efficient Emperor 1510!
Take a look at the next generation of 3D printing technology, incredible high resolution with the ability to run multiple material feeds, even FDA approved materials. Imagine using one user-friendly 3D printer for all of your thermoplastic parts, the potential time and money savings make either of the 3FXtrud High Resolution 3D Printers ($850+) a shrewd investment with a quick return. The expertly designed 3FXtrud printers, referred to as the 20 Uno and the 25 Duo set a new standard in accuracy and deposition control, yet remain user-friendly with an incredibly intuitive set up and interface. Supporting the biggest library of materials than any other 3D desktop printer in existence it’s the professional’s choice. Unleash the true potential of 3D printing technology and make your life easier with one of the 3FXtrud High Resolution 3D printers.
Chinese technology manufacturer, Xiaomi Mi Ecosystem, has announced the launch of its new Xiaomi Mi Laser Projector ($1469). It is said to be the 'world's first cinema-level laser projection available for home use. The Xiaomi Mi has been in development for over 2 years and has been fitted with ALPD 3.0 laser light source technology by Appotronics - a company that specializes in movie projection. The 5000-lumen system promises up to 34 years of use and a screen of 150 inches. To put that in perspective an Epson 6500UB with an LCD bulb will last about 3000 hours and put out about 1600-lumens. The Mi also comes with a high-quality speaker system to deliver a 'true cinema experience'. The other cool thing is that based on the image it looks like a short throw projector, which makes placement a snap. Now the bad news. It is possible the Xiaomi Mi will only ever be released in China. Hopefully, the rest of us will be able to get our hands on this bad boy some day.
So, If Porsche designed a speaker what would it look like? Well, now we know the answer to that very intriguing question. The Porsche 911 Speaker ($570) is built from the original exhaust pipe from the 911 GT3 and comes with some pretty respectable features. These include an aluminum body, 4.0 Bluetooth, apt-X technology, 60-watts of performance, and 24 hours of battery time for your music listening pleasure. Pricey for a Bluetooth speaker, but hey it's Porche, what did you expect.
Back in college, everyone loved MGB's and Triumphs. Although reliability was extremely spotty, they were easy to work on and looked really cool. There was nothing like cruising around town in a convertible during the first days of spring. Petrolicious has one of the nicest examples of these beautiful cars that I've seen in a while. This 1961 Triumph TR4 ($40,000) located in New York, NY was found by its current owner in a Kentucky tobacco barn. The car covered in dirt and rusting away had sat dormant for 40 years. Danny Morton from Sterling British Motoring Society in Kentucky took on the five-year task of restoring the vehicle. It features a deep black paint job, black wire wheels, and a custom red leather interior. The original bumpers were removed for a clean minimalist look. The engine is a 2138cc inline four cylinder paired with a four-speed manual tranny with 86,086 shown in the odometer. A great find for anyone feeling a little nostalgic.