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. New medical gel grows bone tissue exactly where you need it - Engadget2. The Changing Face of Gangsters Through Time - Hypebeast3. 17 DIY Office Hacks to Make Work More Tolerable - Mashable4. Al Franken’s crusade to stop Comcast and save media - CNET5. Artists Etch Comic Strip Into a Single Strand of Hair - Mashable6. A New Food Substitute Called Soylent Might Render Eating Unnecessary - Complex7. BMW Solar Charging Carport Concept Is Stunning Functional Art - Motor Authority8. Tour the distant planets most likely (so far) to support life - CNET9. Watch what happens when you pair an Oculus Rift rollercoaster with the real thing - Engadget
The Morgan Motors Morgan Aero 8 ($TBA) is touted as a "True British Sports Car." Morgan says it's their most refined Aero to date. The Aero was designed for the driver to experience the environment with the top down the vast majority of the time. The clam shell rear trunk hides the mohair hood, while the optional hard top transforms the Aero into a beautiful coupe.The Aero 8 is powered by a BMW 4799CC V8, paired with a 6 speed manny. This combination will push 370 horses with a max torque of 370 lb/ft. Top speed is 170 mph.Now these specs might not be chart topping, but lets get real. The Aero 8 was meant for cruising the countryside in style, not for hitting the track. But it's nice to know its got a little kick if you need it.
Kill two birds with one stone, with the beautifully made Brew Shucker ($30). The Brew Shucker was specially made to pry easily apart oyster shells and remove the meat. And of course when you're eating oysters, you must have a good brew. The built-in bottle opener takes care of opening beers or any other beverage. You can also use it to split lobster, crab, and shrimp shells. The blade is made from a high-carbon stainless-steel for strength and resistance to corrosion. You'll want to take this guy along with you when you're head out to your favorite oyster shack.
"Fine art for font nerds." - New York Magazine. "One of the most engaging homages I have ever seen." - Steven Heller. Swissted ($29) has taken classic rock concert posters from the '70s, '80s, and '90s and has remixed and re-imagined them through their Swiss modernist lens. The result, in this book, are some of the coolest images you will ever see! The book features a total of 200 posters, which are already micro-perforated and are ready to frame. Then again, you can keep them bound in the form they came and enjoy a treasured art book. Steven Heller, the legendary designer, has written the foreword and this is a stunning and unique book that contains posters of everyone to Blondie and The Sex Pistols to Pearl Jame and Jane's Addiction. Totally awesome.
The surprisingly capable, Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk II ($42,000) is now available and comes with a ton of goodies. Some of the features include a rear locking differential, traction control system, and height-adjustable air suspension. Just in case you're planning on going all out, you also get front and rear skid plates and rock sliders. The EcoDiesel engine has over 400 foot pounds of torque, while the SRT-8 exterior stylings make the Trailhawk look aggressive and ready to take on any trail.
Since the wild times of the 1960s, Ken Regan has been capturing the passion and energy of some of the most influential artists in the crazy world of rock & roll. His early works with the likes of the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan made his fast become the photographer of choice for many of the most historic music invents including Amnesty International's Human Rights Now Worldwide benefit concerts and Live Aid. Events such as these gave Regan unique and unprecedented access to the personal personas of the biggest starts in the music industry. All Access ($49) is the definitive collection of the best of Regan's work and the behind-the-scenes anecdotes covering the forty years makes this an outstanding Who's Who list of rock superstars.