Adam Rogers is Articles Editor at Wired and he's just released a book on the history and science of Booze. His book, Proof: The Science of Booze ($19) offers a glimpse into the processes associated with some of our favorite beverages. His journey takes us from the whiskey-making mecca of the Scottish Highlands to some of the most sophisticated gene-sequencing labs in the world. He delves into the physics, molecular biology, organic chemistry and even metallurgy and how they all impart the taste to that wonderful elixir.
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.
An entire flight crew taking ill during a flight and an ex fighter pilot with a drinking problem and a fear of flying taking control doesn't exactly sound like the perfect ingredients for a comedy, yet Airplane ($5) is a true comedy masterpiece. Directed by Jim Abrahams and David Zucker and starring Leslie Nielsen, Robert Hays and Julie Hagerty, this laugh fest will have you in stitches from the very beginning. Still an outstanding comedy 34 years after its original release, chances are you will still be splitting your sides and remember;
Just moments ago David Blatt was fired by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Cleveland just suffered one of its worst defeats this season at the hands of the Golden State Warriors. Assistant Coach Tyronn Lue agreed to a 3-year deal to become the new Head Coach. Tyronn originally interviewed for the job in 2014, having previously worked under Doc Rivers and Tom Thibodeau in Boston. Now if you're wondering if Lebron had anything to do with David's departure, the official statement coming out of Cleveland was that he was notified but not consulted on the firing. Yeah right. With the playoffs just four months away, the money is still on the Cavs making the playoffs regardless of who's coaching. The question is will Lue be able to get the X's and O's squared away in time to give them a legitimate shot at the Title.
Ford is bringing back the Shelby for 2015. The new 2015 Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang ($TBA) will modernize the original first introduced in 1965. The brand new Shelby takes its nameplate very seriously and would make any Shelby owner proud with the most powerful naturally aspirated Ford produced engine ever. This bad boy will make your driving experience exciting whether your on your daily commute or hitting the track on the weekend.The engine is a 5.2-liter V8 with a flat-plane crankshaft. This type of crankshaft is usually only found in european exotics, and racing applications. The design reduces permits better cylinder breathing and further extends the performance envelope of the V8.The result is a V8 paired with a six-speed trans that produces more than 500 horses and 400 lb. ft of torque.Check out the video below to hear how this guy sounds. It'll raise the hairs on your neck.
Mirrorless cameras are quickly becoming the kings of the hill. With mirrorless cameras you get the size and price benefits of a compact, and the features and image quality of a full-sized DSLR. We've just put together our list of 14 best mirrorless cameras. To come up with the best list we took into consider a number of features:
Sensors are more important in determining picture quality than megapixels. When shopping look for the largest sensor you can afford and then consider megapixels.Think of Image Sensors as the equivalent of film. They're made up of millions of cells called photosites. These photosites record what you see through the lens. So the bigger the sensor the more information that's recorded which produces better images.Say you have two 12 megapixel cameras, one is a small compact with a tiny sensor and the other a mirrorless with a bigger full frame or APS-C sensor. The mirrorless will give you a much better picture because its photosites are much larger and can take in more information.
Based on the previous section I don't want you to think that megapixels aren't important, because they are still part of the overall equation.This gives you a picture with a much greater dynamic range, reduced noise levels, and better low light performance.So what sensor size is a good size? For our purposes the largest standard sensor is the full frame 36x24mm. The smallest on this list is the APS-C 22.2x14.8mmm and APS-C 23.5X15.6mm. For comparison an iPhone has a 1/3" sensor which is 6mm diagonally. The APS-C sensor are 26.7 - 28.4mm diagonally and the Full frame is 43.3mm diagonally.
EVF's may in fact be better than OVF's because they allow for easier focusing, can automatically brighten in low light situations, and can show more information.The clicking sound you hear when taking a picture is the mirror flipping out of the way so the image can hit the cameras sensor.By removing the mirror and the prism you greatly reduce the size of the camera, but how do you see the image if you don't have a mirror?Mirrorless cameras user either electronic viewfinders (EVF), rangefinders like Leica, LCD's, or a combination.Electronic viewfinders are made up of a video feed from the sensor and a screen inside a viewfinder. Some feel EVF's may in fact be better than OVF's because they allow for easier focusing, can automatically brighten in low light situations, and can show more information.Leica uses rangefinders that place the viewfinder close to the lens and sharpens the picture by aligning two images. Rangefinders deliver an incredibly sharp picture but are not the best option if you're going to be shooting extreme close ups.