If you have a Ferrari 458 sitting around that's feeling a little sluggish, check out the Hennessy HPE700 Twin Turbo Ferrari 458 upgrade ($60,00). The HPE700 delivers 738 horsepower at 8,400 rpm and 532 lb-ft of torque @ 5,600 rpm. Over a base Ferrari the upgrade will give you about 170 more horses and cut the 0-60 mph time from about 3.4 seconds to 2.8 seconds. Optional upgrades include 20-in monoblock wheels, carbon-fiber body components, and adjustable shocks.
The Cardiff S-1 Skate ($160) is an over the shoe 3-wheeled skate that provides a high level of comfort, convenience and performance. The three wheel configuration and breaking system provide a more stable and convenient platform than conventional skates. While the Patented, spring-loaded automatic size adjustment system lets you to strap the skates to your shoes in just a few seconds. The Cardiff S-1 Skate will fit boys shoe sizes of 4 to a men's 13 and a women's size of 5.5 to 14.5. Check more pics and a video of the skates in action after the break.(more…)
Many a tech gadget has been born out of a basement, none more so than at the UC Berkeley Robotics Lab. The Lily Self-Flying Camera ($699) offers true hands-free camera that starts recording as soon as you let it loose in the air. Following you around via a remote GPS tracker that you keep on your person. Capable of withstanding tough conditions this innovative little device can record you snowboarding, surfing, climbing, mountain biking and more. Due for release in February 2016 if you order now you can get yours with a massive $500 discount!
The Lumus DK-40 Augment Reality Glasses ($TBA) were just revealed ahead of CES 2014. The glasses feature a 640 x 480 display that overlays messages in front of the wearer and not off to the side like Google Glass. This works via Lumus' Light-guide Optical Element which is basically a small projector that displays an image on the lens. But don't get your hopes up. The DK-40 will mostly be used as a platform for OEM's who will bring the technology to the public. Expect more information to be released at CES 2014.
The hugely popular DIY Dad now follows up his NYT bestseller with this brand new batch of science projects in, The Geek Dad's Guide to Weekend Fun ($14), for the whole family to spend geeky weekends together creating. Ken Denmead struck a chord with both parents and kids right across America thanks to his GeekDad.com blog on the Wired.com website. This page receives over 1m views every month. Geek Dad, his first book, hit all the bestseller lists and only 2 months after release was on its 7th printing. He carries on that tradition with The Geek Dad's Guide to Weekend Fun and keeps those nerdtastic novelty projects coming.
Just like the tag line says, the Zootility Tools WildCard ($25) is a hyper-light knife multitool inspired by outdoor performance and designed for every day carry. Besides all of the tools it has, one of the coolest is an innovative FlyOff pivot, that allows you to remove and dispose of the blade. Additional tools include a screwdriver, prybar, bottle opener, serrated edge, and, of course, the detachable blade. If you want in on big savings place your order soon, because as you know Kickstarter campaigns don't last forever.