The Monkey Light Pro Bicycle Wheel Display System ($700) allows you to add a little personality to your bike ride. The hardware is made up of 4 bars that create animations with 256 full color LEDs. Sensors track speed and provide a stable, full wheel image from 10 to 40 mph. The 4 bars are inserted individually and bolt together to make up a single unit. The Monkey Light Pro comes pre-loaded with an animation collection to get you started. You also have the ability to load your own animation. The display system is vibration proof and water resistant. It will fit adult bike wheel sizes 26"-29" with a maximum hub size no greater than 58mm. Please review additional requirements on the Kickstarter page.
The DJI Inspire 1 Drone ($2900) is the companies latest flagship model. Make no doubt, it is a higher quad that is made for professional use or high end hobby use. The main thing that makes this quad unique is during takeoff the arms move into a wing shape and gives the camera a full 360-degree unobstructed view.The drone is just under 3 kilograms, has 13-inch props, and 22 volt 6-cell battery that quite frankly makes it overpowered for most situations. With that kind of juice it should be able to handle most winds and gusts quite easily.The camera is 4K, takes 12 megapixel stills and sits on a 3-axis gimbal. Also the rectilinear lens removes the barrel distortion you usually see on most drone cameras.Inspire 1 has an added stabilization package that includes optical flow and sonar that measures the distance to the ground and its rate of change. This is useful for landing when GPS or battery power are lost, and for low position flying where ground effects would impact control.Additional features include 18 minutes flight time, and a 720p video feed from as far as 1.7km. The remote has been updated with dedicated buttons for video and camera capture, a gimbal control dial, an the ability for two people to control for extremely complex shots.This may be the perfect drone for up and coming cinematographers.
MB&F makes some strange looking watches. From their Frog, and thunderbolt, to their latest creations, each MB&F timepiece is a work of art that you just happen to wear on your wrist. The MB MB&F HM6 Space Pirate Watch ($230K) is specifically designed to operate in the hostile environment of space. The space on your wrist that is. The first thing you notice are the four domes and the one central dome on the watch face. Each dome is a 360-degree sphere, the top two spheres display hours and minutes, while the bottom two house twin spherical turbines that automatically regulate the winding system. The center dome houses a 60-second flying tourbillon. If necessary this sphere can be protected from UV radiation by a retractable shield operated by the crown on the left side of the case. The movement of the HM6 is made from 475 highly engineered components which required over three years of development. If you have the quarter mil you should jump on this one, because only 100 of the HM6 will be made.
Lexus is looking to take its image from a purely luxury brand to something with a little oomph. This change has never been so evident than with their reveal of the new 2105 Lexus RC 350 F ($TBA). The RC 350 F is built on the same platform as Lexus' IS and GS sedans. It comes equipped with a 456 horsepower, 5.0-liter V8. Additional features include 19 inch aluminum wheels, decked out in black metallic paint, and a sharp interior in Rioja Red leather complete with contrast stitching. The Lexus RC 350 F is expected to hit showrooms later this fall.
So we've gone from bare knuckle fighting to boxing to MMA. So what's going to be the next big thing? Well fighting with weapons obviously. But no one wants to loose a limb trying to prove their manhood, so in comes the Carbon-Fiber Gladiator Suit ($TBA). The suit is made from carbon-fiber, and polycarbonate material, and lined with elastomeric foam. It can take incredible amounts of abuse while leaving the wearer unscathed. And you won't have to guess who lands the better blows, because the suit also comes with an array of sensors that score each blow, tells you where they land, and much more. Stay tuned as more details become available.via: coolmaterial.com
http://youtu.be/wU0PYcCsL6o Alan Wilson Watts died in 1973. He was a philosopher, writer, and interpreter of eastern philosophy for western audiences. His speech The Dream Of Life tries to help us understand the possibilities and choices that are available to everyone.