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
The Gi-Bike - The Electric Folding Urban Commuter ($3390) was created to be eco-friendly and provide all the features needed to satisfy the everyday commuter. One of the coolest features is the electric assistance that helps you get to your destination without sweating a drop. Weighing just under 37.4lbs it can run up to 40 miles on a single charge. Additional features include smartphone integration, a USB port, one motion folding so you can easily take on trains or buses, safety smart lights, anti-theft locking system, and integrated rear lights. Check out the video below and then head-over to Kickstarter to check out their campaign.
Star Wars: The Blueprints ($390) does exactly what it says on the tin. For the first time ever the original blueprints that were created for the filming of Star Wars are brought together in one sublime collection. Taken from the Lucasfilm Archives and complimented by an insightful and exhaustive commentary from J.W. Rinzler the best selling author, this is the ultimate collection for Star Wars fans. Mapped out in intricate, vivid and precise detail, this is the genesis for the most beloved movie series ever to hit the big screen. Finally, the people who made it all happen behind the scenes are given a voice, and its a mighty powerful one at that.
The Autoxscape 3-in-1 Car Emergency Tool ($60) is the perfect addition to any glove box or the perfect gift for a loved one to add a little extra piece of mind. It's constructed with military-grade aluminum so it will last for generations. It is also fully waterproof and features a textured rubber handle that improves the grip in wet and cold environments. The Autoxscape includes a high-powered 50 lumen LED flashlight, a seatbelt cutter, and a window punch. The window punch is made from tungsten steel and can easily break any tempered car window.
Warby Parker makes great glasses at very reasonable prices. Their new Warby Paker X Man of Steel Frames ($95) are inspired by the upcoming Man of Steel movie opening in mid-June. They are offering two frame options. The Percy (Top), is for the bookworm in you. It has a nice rounded shape with a keyhole bridge. On the temple arm you will notice a nice pop of color. The Chamberlain is a more aggressive, bold frame, also with a hint of color at the temple. As always, Warby Parker will give a pair of glasses to someone in need with every purchase.
The Glitty Wood MacBook Cover ($79+) allows you to wrap your Mac Pro Retina or Macbook Air in real wood. Each cover is .3mm thick. It not only provides a beautiful look but additional protection as well. Each one is handmade in the United States and Fedex'd worldwide directly to your location. And they come in three beautiful wood grain options to fit your personal style. You can choose between either Ebony, Walnut, or Cherry wood. Because each order is handmade, please allow 1 to 2 weeks for shipping.