Welcome to our daily series “The Daily Roundup“, where we scour the web and provide you with links to all the happenings around the world that we’ve found. 1. Scientists create 'semi-synthetic' living cells with extra DNA letters - Engadget2. Apple Buying Beats? It Isn't About the Headphones - Mashable3. Bitcoin can now be used to donate to political campaigns - Digital Trends4. 2014 NFL Draft Grades: Team-by-Team Scores and Round 1 Analysis - Bleacher Report5. These people are building a massive 150,000-brick Lego cityscape - Gizmodo6. OnePlus One review: a $300 smartphone has never looked so good - Engadget7. New data disregards present theory on the formation of star clusters - Gizmag8. Get a College-Level Computer Science Education with These Free Course - Lifehacker9. Scientist: We're not smart enough to be ready for aliens - CNET10. Illustris computer simulation creates the first realistic virtual universe - Gizmag11. When Hollywood Turns Asperger's Into a Joke - Mashable
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Every guy needs at least one bag. And that bag happens to be your classic duffel or gym bag. Whether you're taking a weekend trip or heading to the gym this is the bag you need. The Defy Ultimate Gym Bag in Camo ($110) just lets you do it in style. This bag is made from denier ballistic strength cordura fabric and is lined with 1.9oz coated ripstop nylon. It's also big enough to carry all of your essentials coming in at 19" wide x 12" tall x 12" deep. There's also an extra inside picket for your smaller gear.
I've loved all of Nike's previous Sneakerboot offerings. Particularly the Duckboot styles. The Nike Lunar Force 1 Sneakerboot - Black Elephant ($155) takes the silhouette in a bit of a different direction. These new shoes will be dropping on September 13th, and feature a elephant skin textured leather upper, and a white midsole on a gum outsole. Black laces running through metal eyelets finish off the shoe beautifully. You can pick up your pair at Nike retailers like Oneness.
You'll be hard pressed to find a better view on the planet. The Mirador House By Gubbins Arquitectos ($NFS) is located in Tunquen, Chile and is located on a cliff with amazing ocean views. Designed for a Parisian lawyer, the summer house is comprised of two terraces that open up to a large meeting space which feature both views of the sea and the countryside. Center room is a double height area that you exit via a spiral-staircase, which takes you to the roof terrace.
There's no reason to toss perfectly good knives and scissors just because they've gotten a little dull. The Work Sharp Knife & Tool Sharpener By Ken Onion ($130) brings industrial knife sharpening home. This tool is designed to sharpen every knife you own. It features a fully adjustable sharpening guide, and variable speed 3/4" x 12-inch flexible abrasive belts that can sharpen straight blades or serrated kitchen knives. Professional blade makers like Ken Onion use flexible belts for razor sharp blades. Now you can too with the Work Sharp Knife & Tool Sharpener.