Simply put, the Biolite Firepit ($200) is a smokeless wood burning fire pit that allows you to cook your meals or simply enjoy the view. A smoking fire is the result of unburnt fuel. The Biolite fixes that problem by utilizing 51 air jets that inject oxygen into your fire at keep locations. The airflow system has 4 fan speeds. You can set it to low for a mellow campfire to cook smores or crank it up to high for a rager. Right now the Biolite is on Kickstarter and you have about 30 days to lock in your savings over retail.
Those who favor minimalistic tech will love the Titan Concrete Bluetooth Speaker ($299). Constructed from durable and hard wearing concrete, this block-style speaker is hand made in Budapest and has both Bluetooth functionality and a 3.5mm jack for direct connections. The concrete build promises low resonance and zero sound coloration while also being visually unique based on the pigments and minerals used in the mix. The Titan features DC power, a frequency response of 50 - 20,000 HZ, a rear bass-reflex port, and two 75mm full range drivers. The Titan Concrete Speaker is a stylish addition to any home.
The Gramovox Bluetooth Gramaphone ($299) is an old take on modern technology. Horn technology provides high efficiency and a flat mid-range response that gives you a distinct involving sound. The Gramovox takes that tech and pairs it with Bluetooth 4.0 which has a range of about 30 feet. Additional features include a battery life of 15 hours, and 3.5mm stereo, and micro USB inputs.
http://youtu.be/53K1dMyslJg Singularity is the moment when artificial intelligence progresses to the point that it has surpassed human intelligence and just like the event horizon of a black hole, once you reach it the results are to say the least unfathomable. The year we reach Singularity has been widely predicted as 2045 with an 80% certainty between 2017 and 2112. AI is inevitable. The Rise of Artificial Intelligence is a great PBS video that takes a look at some of the possibilities.Note From Muted: Every so often we come across videos that move our emotions, challenge our minds, and fill our spirits. It would be a shame not to include these on our site so we've created a new video section that we'll be posting to when we find one of these treasures. It will feature sports, motor, and cultural related videos, but if you have a topic you would like included please drop us a line.
Now these sneakers are pretty slick looking. The New Balance Made In USA M997 - Black ($225) are available for preorder from End Clothing and they feature a plush suede leather textured all black upper with a NB logo back-lit in white leather. The whole thing sits on an all white contrasting Encap cushioned midsole with gum accents at the heel.
Staying in shape has never been easier. But don't stop there, the Big Rig Pedal Desk ($2000+) also puts your legs to other uses while you get some work done. It's handmade from welded steel frames, bicycle parts, and an optional generator. The generator can generate 100 watts of electricity, pump 5 gallons of water per minute, grind a variety of grains, or operate an air compressor. It can also operate almost any hand-cranked machine or small shop tools. So forget about that spin class and go for The Big Rig.