With Autism rates in the United Kingdom at around 1.1%, it's more than likely you know someone, or have someone in your family afflicted with the condition. Autistic kids have difficulty in social situations, and tend to stay within themselves. But they often show brilliance in many other ways. One such exceptional girls is 5-year-old Iris Grace from the UK.Due to her Autism she has extreme focus and incredible attention to detail. With these attributes she's been able to create fantastic works of art, reminiscent of the great Monet. Iris learned to speak very slowly and as part of her therapy her parents introduced her to painting."Then we realized that she is actually really talented and has an incredible concentration span of around 2 hours each time she paints. Her autism has created a style of painting which I have never seen in a child of her age, she has an understanding of colors and how they interact with each other.”
Tesla is now taking reservations for its new Tesla Model X ($70,000-$80,000) scheduled to deliver in 2014. The Model X is Tesla's interpretation of the crossover. It takes the best features of a car, SUV, and a minivan adds electric motors and falcon wing doors. The falcon doors allow easy step in access to the third row. The Model X has two battery options which include 60 KWh and 85 kWh versions and three powertrain options which include rear wheel drive, dual motor all-wheel drive and the performance model with all-wheel drive. The performance option can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in less than 5 seconds and has a 50% increase in torque over the single motor option. Deposits required start at $5,000.(more…)
In the shower? On the Toilet? Want to avoid pesky sells people? The new iDoorCam ($127) lets you answer your door from your iPhone. You can see, hear and speak to the person at the front door from your mobile device. The camera is functional in the day or night, includes a speaker, microphone and a motion sensor. The iDoorCam does replace a current doorbell and works off of the voltage provided by the doorbells power source, so if you don't currently have a doorbell an alternative power source will be required.
The Tops Knives El Chete Machete ($300) was made for one thing...to chop. This is no wimpy knife. It features a blade that is a foot long which is made out of 1095 RC 56-58 steel and has a new finish called acid rain. The handle is made from sandwiched Micarta and will fill your hand like a handle or small ax handle. The complete ax measures just over 17 inches and weighs a whopping two pounds. If you're in the market for a wonderful hiking or camping knife look no further than the El Chete Machete.
With an incredible blending of history, fantasy and action, 300 ($9) has something for just about any guy. Starring Gerard Butler, Lena Headey, and David Wenham, the movie does an amazing job of portraying the epic battle between King Leonidas and his army of 300 men who valiantly battle the Persians of Thermopylae back in 480. The fight scenes in this movie are incredible. Created in 2006 and directed by Zack Snyder, 300 is based on the comic series of the same name and shot with a super-imposition chroma key technique to try and replicate the feel of the comic books.