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 ($11), much like The Big Lebowski himself, is funny, profound and above all helpful. It is a survival guide strait from those who founded the Church of the Latter-Day Dude and they, along with their top disciples, show the way to becoming almost as Dude-like as the Dude himself. Learn the ethos on which this church is based and next time life decides to chuck as gutterball at you stop, pick up this book, and see what the Dude would do.
We've all heard about the prospect of the new gold iPhone 5S ($TBA), but a lot more information have been coming out recently so lets get started. The new iPhone 5s is expected to go on sale September 20th. Updated specs include an updated camera which includes a larger f/2.0 aperture and dual LED flash. The new aperture will improve performance in low-light conditions. A fingerprint reader in the home button could be used for electronic, online purchases, and cloud access. Updated chips include 128GB flash storage option, and an A7 64-bit processor. Lastly in addition to the gold color a gunmetal grey has also be spotted. A lot of this is speculation, so a lot of this information will probably change the closer we get to the release date.
If you're looking for a fast shooting professional grade compact camera, then the Samsung NX1 Camera ($1500) might be just what the doctor ordered. The camera features a new 28 megapixel BSI sensor and the ability to shoot 4k video. The really cool thing is the new DRIMe V image processor which is 2.8 times faster than its predecessor. It can shoot a whopping 15 frames per second in continuous mode. While the Auto Focus System features 205 detection points. This gives you superior tracking and an autofocus speed of .055 sec. And what about low light shooting. Well they have you covered here as well. The APS-C BSI Sensor has a sensitivity range between 100 and 25600. This can even be extended to 51200. Now if they offered this bad boy with a full-frame sensor this might be the perfect MILC.
Taking memories of childhood games, the TOPS Slingshot ($100) is a jovial way to relive simpler times. This specially crafted slingshot celebrates the childish admiration for fun and excitement. It was designed to emulate the handmade slingshots carved by young adventures. It measures just over six inches and weighs just under 7 ounces. It features a handle made from black canvas micarta, and a fork made from 1095 steel. It also comes with a brown leather pouch for hands-free transport. So the next time you're looking for some time away from your screens, grab your TOPS Slingshot, setup some targets in the backyard and relive your childhood.
Lets face it, 99% of the people who buy a 2013 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG ($135,000) will never take their house priced SUV off road, which is just sad. The MB G63 AMG comes with a 544-hp twin-turbo 5.5 liter V8. It's capable of 560 lb-ft of torque and is signed by the guy who put it together. What's amazing is the G63 can get to 60mph in just 5.3 seconds. Lets not forget the interior which is wrapped in Designo diamond patterned leather upholstery which covers the seats and door inserts. Check out the rest of the pics after the break.(more…)
The Nikelab Payaa ($100) is based on an old school silhouette. Based on the payaaqek, a minimalist alaskan boot, the Payaa exemplifies simplicity. The upper is made from a single piece of stretchy material, enclosed by a lacing system that provides a comfortable sock-like fit. The injected sole combines the midsole and the outsole. Additional features include heel support, leather insole, and foam collar for premium support. So if you're looking for a minimal shoe that stands out, this has got to be the pair for you.