What if you could significantly reduce your carbon footprint and save money on your electricity? Well Tesla has created the Powerwall | Tesla Home Battery ($3K-$3.5K), a leading energy storage solution that can help homes and eco-conscience businesses to capitalize on natural renewable resources. The world changing design looks like it should be on the set of a futuristic movie; with sleek lines it almost resembles a modern sculpture. Able to store excess solar energy for when the sun isn’t shining, provide much needed back up in the case of a black out and even store energy from the electric grid when it’s at its most cheapest. Own an electric car? No problem, store energy during the day and charge it overnight ready for the morning. There has never been a better time to do your part and help to change the world as we see it today, give your family a better tomorrow with the Tesla Home Battery.
So the question is - How hard is it for the average citizen to stop a mass shooting with a handgun? With the latest spate of mass shootings and terroristic acts, comes the usual rhetoric of politicians on both sides of the gun debate. One of the easier recognizable lines is "The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun."
That's where Comedy Central comes in. Working with the guys from A.L.E.R.T. (Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training) Jordan Klepper goes through eight hours of training to receive his permit to carry a concealed weapon. He is then put through active shooter scenarios to test the "Good Guy With A Gun Hypothesis". The video is both entertaining and informative.
The Games That Changed The Game ($12) by Ron Jaworkski, takes and in depth look at seven games that changed the way football was and still is played today. Each of these games introduces new coaching schemes and ideologies whose impacts can still be felt. Each game is described quarter by quarter and key plays are described in detail with supporting diagrams. Some of the things you learn are how the West Coast offense came to life, how Buddy Ryans 46 defense was born, and profiles like one on Don Coryell, the father of the wide-open, "go-deep" passing blitzkrieg. If you love football, then this is a most have book for any collection.
The newly introduced colorway of this Monochromatic Nike Air Max Tavas Essential ($95) makes it a great addition to your fresh spring/summer wardrobe. The slimmer design and more muted platinum/Cool White, Grey/Wolf Grey colors make these a very versatile pair of sneakers. The breathable mesh and perforated suede panels offer fantastic air flow for breathability. Contrasting accents help to tie the design together and the iconic Air Max bubble is still present in the heel. Available now from all the best Nike retailers.
The Midual Type 1 ($185,000) is for those looking for an uber elite status symbol. The Type 1 just made its debut at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in California. So what exactly goes into a $185,000 machine. Well, the power plant is a fuel-injected DOHC four-valve transverse flat that puts out 106 horses at 8000 rpm with about 74 ft-lb of torque at 5300 rpm. Additional features include an aluminum alloy frame, 43mm Ohlins FGRT front fork and a catilevered Ohlins TTX36 rear shock supporting 17-inch wire-spoke wheels wrapped in Michelin tires (120/70 front & 180/55 rear). Brembo brakes, leather hand grips, and your choice of Australian Oak or metal instrument panel finishes finish off the luxury touches. Only 35 of the Midual Type 1's will be made available.
How would you like to enjoy some traditional vintage motoring but with some plush modern comforts and gadgets? Well the restoration geniuses at Winkelman Architecture took an old, beat up over-night Chevrolet bus and turned it into a luxurious American daydream. I can picture spending days on the road with friends or family, relaxing in style and enjoying a truly unique camping experience with the classic 1959 Chevrolet Viking ($NFS). Built for comfortable long hauls, versatility and safety this short bus is bursting with innovative and creative design, the delicious interior utilises a combination of fine salvaged pine and white oak for a prestigious touch. If you can find an old Chevrolet in a junkyard somewhere, maybe you can get Winkelman to build you one of these guys.