When it first made its debut back in 2007, Mad Men the series sparked a cultural phenomenon and before it ended, the show boasted more than 3m viewers. With a list as long as your arm of awards that include 3 back-to-back Golden Globes and 3 consecutive Emmys in the category of Outstanding Drama Series, Mad Men captivated the entire world thanks to its brilliant portrayal of the crazy era that was the 1960s and its stylish characters. These included Roger Sterling, the handsome advertising mogul, and the main subject of Sterling's Gold ($). This was presented as his memoir during the 4th season and is a great collection of his best one liners. A must for fans of show, ad men, and anyone who wants a darned good read.
Hudson Made operates and supports businesses in the Hudson Valley in New York. Their Hudson Made: Worker's Soap ($16) is an artisanal product that provides folks who work with their hands a heavy-duty clean. The soap contains a natural pumice which makes it perfect for scrubbing those tough spots. The scent is made up of hints of tobacco, cedar, and patchouli. The Worker's soap will leave your hand soft and ready for the next big project.
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1. Awesome dad turns son into superhero using amazing special effects - Gizmodo
2. Test It! Did Your Favorite TV Show Get Better Or Worse? - Co.Design
3. Several Injured by "Flying Body Parts" After Transit Train Strikes Man - Complex
4. Chief Keef Taken Into Police Custody Following Shooting in Chicago Suburbs - Complex
5. Kim Jong-un Haircuts Required for Men in North Korea - Mashable
6. Dramatic footage of Houston construction worker rescued from fire (Video) - The Chive
7. Here's What Apple's Chromecast Killer Could Look Like - Mashable
Ricoh has announced its new Pentax with selectable low pass filtering. The Pentax K-3 DSLR ($1700) boasts a 24 megapixel count and a 27-point autofocus system. Additional features include a 86,000 pixel metering sensor, shake reduction, the first ever anti-aliasing simulator, dual SD card slots, and A USB 3.0 connection. The camera is available for preorder and will begin shipping in November. If you don't need the lens you'll be able to get the body for about $1300.
The Garmin Vivosmart ($170) may have hit the nail on the head. It's a combination fitness tracker plus smartwatch. When paired with your smartphone, it automatically vibrates and displays a message when you receive texts, emails, or calls. You can swipe the band to receive additional information. When not in use the band kind of looks like a Live Strong band with a blank screen. But when you tap the band the OLED screen comes to life to display your steps, distance traveled, calories burned, time and more. One of the coolest features is the inactivity reminder. If you haven't moved for over an hour the band will vibrate to let you know you need to get going. Once you've walked for a couple of minutes the timer will reset. This keeps your body's production of fat-burning enzymes at a healthy level. Additional features include a battery that will last up to 7 days and a 5 ATM (50 meters) water rating, so it's safe in the shower or pool.
If you're interested in getting some cool aerial pictures without the worry of flying, then check out the LA100 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle by Lehmann Aviation ($1330). The LA100 is a fully autonomous drone. All you have to do is connect the battery and let it go. After about 5 minutes and a predetermined flight pattern the LA100 will return to you. The UAV flies at a height of about 300 feet and comes with everything you need except the GoPro camera. It weights about 2 pounds and has a wing span of roughly 36 inches. Check out this [video_lightbox_vimeo5 video_id=53551370 width=640 height=480 anchor=video] to see the LA100 in action.