If your not into deep sea diving, but want to still get some cool under water photos check out the HydroView from Aquabotix ($4200). The HydroView weighs less than 10 lbs and travels down to 100 feet to give you a unique experience of the under water world. Driving the HydroView is pretty straightforward. It can be steered by either using the motion control on your ipad or via your laptop keyboard. Check out this [video_lightbox_youtube video_id=3O_mmYEJiGQ width=640 height=480 anchor=video] on how to drive the HydroView and this second [video_lightbox_youtube video_id=APvh58GSA1I width=640 height=480 anchor=video] of some footage shot by the HydroView off of the Florida Keys.
http://vimeo.com/74606211 With the weather we're having I though a video about an awesome snowboarder would be appropriate. Scotty Vine is not just awesome he's a sick snowboarder. He patented one and two foot tricks and takes everyone of them to the next level. His latest video shows Scotty in areas like Big Bear, Mammoth Lakes, Lake Tahoe, and Boston. His last trick is the sickest.
If you're looking for a robotic companion. You may have just missed the boat. Pepper: The Emotional Robot ($1700+) sold out in just minutes. Over 1,000 models were made available to consumers in Japan. Along with the $1700 price tag there is also a $200 monthly data and insurance fee. Pepper is just about four feet tall and weighs just over 60 pounds. It was created to read emotions, recognize tones of voice, and facial expressions so that it could more naturally interact with humans. The internal tech sounds like a high end smart phone - including cameras, touch sensors, and accelerometers. It also speaks multiple languages out of the box. If all this sounds interesting, you'll be able to get your own through Sprint Corp. stores in the U.S. starting next summer.
Designer Philippe Starck has created a dream lounge system for telecommuters and work at homers who are more comfortable working from their couches than sitting at desk. Working with Italian furniture manufacturer Cassina, Philippe has blurred that line between home and office and created the 244 MyWorld Sofa System ($TBA), a high quality system to fit any home. 244 MyWorld can be purchased in two or three seat sofas, an armchair or a chaise. The system has a charging station, USB charger, and a Duracell Powermat wireless charging solution hidden within the cupboard. Whether you're eating, drinking or working, everything you need is right at hand and ready to go. Call Cassina dealers for pricing based on configuration.
If you travel internationally, then you know your best friend is your passport holder. Our buying guide offers the best passport holders for men. These are high-quality holders from top brands made from high-quality materials like leather and canvas which should last a lifetime. Features include spaces for credit card holders, notebooks, and pens and pencils.First up in our guide is one of our favorites, from Hardgraft. It features Italian leather beautifully combined with a felt wool interior.
THE DUDE ABIDES...AND NOW YOU CAN TOO! If you are seeking salvation from what this uptight, stressed out world is throwing at you there is only one man to seek guidance from; the Dude. The Abide Guide ($11), much like The Big Lebowski himself, is funny, profound and above all helpful. It is a survival guide strait from those who founded the Church of the Latter-Day Dude and they, along with their top disciples, show the way to becoming almost as Dude-like as the Dude himself. Learn the ethos on which this church is based and next time life decides to chuck as gutterball at you stop, pick up this book, and see what the Dude would do.