If you're looking to get a taste of the track for a reasonable price take a look at the Caterham Seven 160 ($24,250-$29,100). The newest Caterham can be purchased as a kit or fully built. In order to reach the low price point the 160 had to shed a little power. The Seven 160 is powered by an 80-hp 660cc Suzuki three cylinder turbo engine which reaches 79 foot pounds of torque at 3,400 rpm. It has a five-speed transmission, can reach 60 mph in about 6.5 seconds and has a max speed of 100-mph. Obviously performance isn't the 160's high point, but it does get marks for handling. It has a live-axle rear suspension used in early Seven models and weighs a slim 1,080 pounds so the horses per ton are relatively high. The 160 is something unique for the entry level market. Caterham will begin production in January 2014. (more…)
There are some movies that stick in your head from the first time you viewed them, and you find yourself recalling scenes from them years later. The Matrix ($7) is one of these movies, and from the moment an everyday computer hacker learns about the computer generated reality and the part he is destined to play in its survival we are set for a roller coaster ride that includes some crazy martial arts we had never seen the likes of before. Written and directed by Andy Wachowski and starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne and Carrie-Anne Moss, The Matrix is a modern classic and one of my all time favorites.
The Vanmoof is the worlds first intelligent commuter bike. The Vamoof Electrified Bike ($3000) has a bevy of features normally only found in the auto industry. The Vamoof Smart Power Assistance (SPA) technology monitors your cycling behavior via an onboard computer and applies pedaling assistance via a small lightweight motor in the front wheel. SPA can boost you're pedaling power by up to 80%. A dashboard in the aluminum frame while give you complete control over all of the bikes key functions. And don't worry about theft, integrated into the bike is GPS tracking. It can trace the location of your bike in case it's ever stole or lost.
Let's just say you have so much cash that you're running out of ways to spend it. Well, the team over at Schwinge might have a little something that'll wet your whistle. How about a flying pyramid that looks like a spaceship. I'm talking about their Schwinge HYSWAS Tetrahedron Superyacht ($TBA). Once this superyacht gains enough speed, it's lifted out of the water via side-mounted adjustable hydrofoils, which provides smooth long distance travel without the inconvenience of waves slamming into the side of the ship. An autopilot system controls roll forces and maintains foil born speed to help control pitch and heave. Even in the worst storms, this setup achieves virtually no slamming. Shwinge is working with a large superyacht yard to complete development of the project.[gallery type="rectangular" ids="22533,22532,22531"]
Grovemade has just released The World's First All-Wood iPhone Bumper. The Grovemade Bumper ($39) has a one-piece design that utilizes the strong direction of the wood grain and Grovemade's signature joint design. The open design and actuated wood buttons give you a satisfying user experience. As with all of their products the bumpers are made in Portland, Oregon, hand-sanded and oiled. The bumpers are available for the iPhone 5, 5S, and 5C.
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. Apple considering a Spotify rival and iTunes Android app - CNET
2. 2048 is the new Flappy Bird in so many ways from Technology News - CNET News
3. Train Derails at Chicago Airport, Makes It Halfway Up the Stairs - Gizmodo
4. 20 Killer 'Game of Thrones' Items on Etsy - Mashable
5. 5 Dick Moves Your Bank Pulls (You Won't Believe Are Legal) - Cracked
6. Apple in Talks With Comcast for Set-Top Box Video Service - Mashable
7. Start Your Chicken in a Cold Skillet for Delicious, Crispy Skin - Lifehacker