The big wide world of beer and brewing is explored in an engaging, funny and downright delightful way in Beer Is Proof God Loves Us ($12). Charlie Bamforth is your guide, considered by many to be the #1 expert in the world on every aspect of beer. After they held a worldwide search to find exactly the right person for the job, Anheuser-Busch installed him as their first Professor of Brewing Science at the University of California, Davis. Now he is giving us the most compelling and readable social history ever written about beer. We learn where it came from, the current position of the brewing industry and what we can expect in the future. Utterly brilliant.
Turkish military vehicle manufacturer Otokar Otobus Karoseri Sanayi’s latest 4x4 armored vehicle is an impressive beast of a machine. The Otokar Cobra 4×4 Armored Vehicle ($TBA) is a vehicle designed to have superior mobility and impressive safety features. The optimized body angle of the Cobra’s hull is designed to provide ballistic protection, and it also features blackout lights, vision blocks, a thermal insulation kit and a variety of gun ports. It can safely hold a maximum of nine people and comes with an amphibious kit for underwater travel.[gallery type="rectangular" ids="23150,23149,23148,23139,23138"]
Nike and fragment design have gotten together to create a simple yet iconic silhouette. The Nike x fragment design Roshe LD-1000 SP ($115) is a hyprid of Hiroshi Fujiwara's favorite beaverton silhouette, with a nod to Nike's storied history. The upper is made from a navy mesh material with tonal suede toebox sitting on the contrasting innovative Rosherun NM Natural Motion sole unit. The shoe is finished of with white laces, white Nike swoosh, and fragment decals on the midsole.
The DJI Inspire 1 Drone ($2900) is the companies latest flagship model. Make no doubt, it is a higher quad that is made for professional use or high end hobby use. The main thing that makes this quad unique is during takeoff the arms move into a wing shape and gives the camera a full 360-degree unobstructed view.The drone is just under 3 kilograms, has 13-inch props, and 22 volt 6-cell battery that quite frankly makes it overpowered for most situations. With that kind of juice it should be able to handle most winds and gusts quite easily.The camera is 4K, takes 12 megapixel stills and sits on a 3-axis gimbal. Also the rectilinear lens removes the barrel distortion you usually see on most drone cameras.Inspire 1 has an added stabilization package that includes optical flow and sonar that measures the distance to the ground and its rate of change. This is useful for landing when GPS or battery power are lost, and for low position flying where ground effects would impact control.Additional features include 18 minutes flight time, and a 720p video feed from as far as 1.7km. The remote has been updated with dedicated buttons for video and camera capture, a gimbal control dial, an the ability for two people to control for extremely complex shots.This may be the perfect drone for up and coming cinematographers.
In our guide to 10 of The Best Men’s White Sneakers for Summer, you’ll find the latest styles and designs from the world’s leading brands. A summertime essential for men who prefer to take on a relaxed and sporty look at weekends, white sneakers are cool, comfortable, and easy to wear with just about every item in your wardrobe, from shorts and chinos to jeans and the latest slim-fit pants. The foundation of any spring/summer outfit, a pair of white sneakers will help you create endless different looks, and whether you are looking to replace your iconic Converse favorites or invest in the latest retro low-top designs, we think you’ll find exactly what you are looking for right here in our Top 10.
Wearable technology is up there with VR in terms of being the next big thing; wearable technology is something many big companies are attempting, but the famous clothing designer and manufacturer Levi’s might have beaten them to the finish line with their newest creation. The new Levi Commuter Trucker Jacket ($TBA) uses Google technology and features jacquard tech that is woven into the denim and connects to a removable tag. This allows you to swipe and tap to do things like control your music player or even take calls. Levi’s is planning to release it next spring, and we can’t wait to see how it works.