The 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show is the gift that just keeps on giving. Audi has gotten in on the action with the reveal of the Audi Nanuk Quattro ($TBA). The Nanuk is a high performance diesel coupe. It boasts a 537bhp 5.0-litre V10 TDI engine and can get its almost 2,000 pounds to 60 mph in under 3.8 seconds with a top speed of 190mph. Many of the features look like they could easily translate into the the next generation R8. Check out more pictures after the break.(more…)
The brand new 2015 Can-Am Spyder F3 ($20K) isn't for everyone, but the new model is a stunner, with a more aggressive look, and two cool trim levels. It features the Rotax 1330 ACE engine, which has an in-line triple cylinder configuration that provides flat lined low end torque throughout every gear. And because of its efficiency you can ride up to 252 miles on a single fill up. For a little more you can get the 'S' trim level which includes deep black gloss front wheels, red accents, cruise control, black suede seats with red stitching, and added fender lighting.
If you don't know Shinola, they're a manufacturing company out of Detroit who make high quality well designed products. They've been known primarily for their watches and bikes, but now it looks like they're moving into clothing. They're latest release, the Shinola Men's Varsity Jacket ($424), has the feel of a more grown-up take on the American classic. Features include snap front buttons, leather trimmed slash pockets, and rib nit collar, cuffs, and hem. Made in collaboration with Golden Bear Sportswear out of San Fran, Shinola's Varsity Jacket is sure to be a classic in its own right.
Whether you know it or not, there are other media players out there beside Apple TV. One of them being the Roku 2 XS 1080P Streaming Media Player ($99). The great thing about this player is that you can play your own videos on your wifi network without having to jailbreak the device. The Roku has over 700+ channels to choose from such as, Hulul Plus, HBO GO, Vimeo, Netflix, and Amazon Instant Video just to name a few. It comes with a game remote which features motion control. The Roku 2 XS may not be a Apple TV killer, but it comes close.
The Blub Uno Nixie Clock ($234) is from the same guys who brought you the ever popular Blub Tube Clock, but with a little twist. It uses just one tube to display the time. The numbers are displayed one after another in a natural way. It also displays the date, temperature, and comes with an alarm. Everything is controlled by either an included remote or physical buttons on the back of the case. While power is supplied by a USB port which gives multiple options for a power source. The case options include bamboo and aluminum, plain aluminum, and limited edition black. Their Kickstarter campaign is going on right now, so check them out.
Al Gore, the Buffalo Bills and Susan Lucci became famous for being the runner up, but they bucked the trend as most of those who trail in second disappear into oblivion on the first train to Loserville. Now, finally, we have a book that celebrates the unsung qualities of those who made it to the penultimate rung of the ladder but never quite reached the top. In The First Book Of Seconds ($11) you will find out all about those little known second placers with entries to highlight their still worthy achievements. So who is the second highest hitter of homeruns? What is the world's second most dangerous animal? The answers to these, and many more besides , are all here for you to devour.