This product probably has limited mass appeal, but it was just too cool to pass up. The Qumarion ($750) is a poseable action figure that allows comic book artists and animators to create on-screen CG character poses in real-time. The Qumarion is equipped with 32 sensors spread over 16 joints to capture movements and feed them back to your system. This will allow animators to create key frames far more easily than is possible today. Qumarion is only being offered in Japan at the moment, but here's hoping they open it up to other countries in the future.
Sometimes the specs say everything. The 2014 Ducati 899 Panigale ($15,000) is a powerful bike (although less powerful that its big brother the 1199 Panigale). Its Superquadro engine delivers 148hp and 73 lb-ft of torque. The thing is it only weighs 372.5 pounds which gives it an excellent power to weight ratio. Additional features include Ride-by-Wire, triple stage ABS, Ducati Traction Control, Engine Brake Control, and Ducati Quick Shift. The 899 Panigale is available in Ducati Red or Artic White. Check out the white version after the break.(more…)
Go to any market and store shopping for beef and you will be faced by a choice of prime cuts that cost the earth. Crown roasts, racks of lamb, pork chops are all delicious and make us part with our hard earned dollars to pay for them. The problem here is that due to these we tend to forget about, or avoid, those cheaper but distinctly less lovable parts of the beast that are still edible. Brains, bellies, cheeks, gizzards, combs, hearts, hocks, lungs, kidneys, the list just goes on and on. Odd Bits ($23) aims to address this by showing us how to save money and serve up delicious meals using these odd bits, just don't tell the kids whats in it.
I think I'm in love. The newly released Raspberry Pi 2 Model B ($35) is the latest update to the already legendary microcomputer board. The latest Raspberry Pi 2 comes with an updated 900MHz ARM Cortex-A7 quad-core processor and twice the ram, going from 512mb to a full 1GB. The developers claim the new upgrades will provide up to six times the performance of the previous board. All of this for the same price. And Because raspberry is always thinking of its users the placement of all the connectors and the ports will stay the same, so you be able to continue using the same case and accessories if you just want to change the board.
This Holiday season the Herschel Supply FW13 Little America Backpack ($119) is getting a face lift with new material combinations. Full-grain colored leather detailing will be added to the already classic silhouette. Along with the leather upgrade you also get all of the detailing you've come to expect, including a fully padded fleece lined laptop sleeve, ventilated air mesh back padding, and a front pocket with a hidden zipper. Little America is finished off in Herschel's cotton-poly fabric. (more…)
Mercedes is bringing the back the ultra luxury badge with the release of the 2016 Mercedes-Maybach S600 ($TBA) in April of 2015. The newest S600 is a whopping eight inches longer than its other class mates. This is especially noticeable in the rear with generous legroom and unparalleled comfort provided for passengers. The interior features hand-stitched Nappa leather throughout the interior. The power plant is a 6.0-liter V12 biturbo engine and the exterior will feature 20" wheels with your choice of 14 paint colors. Now if you can do without the extra 8 inch length you can get a well appointed S600 for about $40K less, and if you want the length, but with a little faster engine you can go with the 614 horsepower S65 AMG for about the same price.