The New Sony SRS-X9 Speaker ($699) does everything you come to expect from all bluetooth speakers, but it comes with a little something extra. Just like almost every other bluetooth speaker can use your smartphone, tablet, or PC to stream music to the SRS-X9 via bluetooth, wi-fi, or USB-5. That music is delivered to seven speakers (3 tweeters, 2 midrange speakers, and 2 woofers) to provide some of the highest quality music. But the little extra the SRS-X9 brings is its ability to support lossless FLAC AUDIO formats up to 24-bit/192kHz resolution and high resolution WAV files, so you get maximum audio detail in every high quality track.
A building doesn't have to be large to perfectly meet its requirements. The FLOAT Watershed Writing Studio ($TBD) is just 100sf but does its job perfectly. The Watershed was commissioned by a philosophy professor and well-known nature writer, as a retreat for herself and visiting writer friends. It was made to engage with the environment without disrupting it. Some features include small tunnels that run under the studio to allow for local reptiles and amphibians and a water collection basin that doubles as the front step the draws birds and deer.The structure features a steel frame and cedar planks. The steel frame and wood enclosure allow for updating or recycling piece-by-piece as necessary.
Over the past quarter century the Pixar team of writers, artists and directors have changed the shape of contemporary animation through their feature movies and shorts. From the classics such as A Bug's Life and Toy Story through to recent masterpieces such as Toy Story 3, Up and Cars 2, this is a unique and comprehensive collection that offers us a behind the scenes guided tour of ever Pixar movie to date. The Chief Creative Officer at Pixar, John Lasseter, writes the foreword and for the first time we see the complete color scripts for every movie. The Art of Pixar ($34) is an outstanding book for any animation fan, and lets be honest who isn't?
The Mokai Jet Propelled Kayak ($4,800) allows you go anywhere a regular kayak can go, plus much further. Whether you're into fishing, hunting or just looking to explore the Mokai can take you there. It comes with a Subaru EX21 four-stroke engine with Mokai's proprietary jet drive technology. What this means is the kayak uses jet propulsion and not a standard propeller so shallow water is not an issue and neither is injury due to a prop strike. The Mokai fits two and can be used in salt or fresh water environments.
URWERK has just released their newest creation, the URWERK UR-210Y Black Hawk ($TBA). The Black Hawk tells time through its satellite complication display with wandering hour and retrograde minute indicators. It also has a winding efficiency indicator which basically tells you if you're moving around enough to power the watch or if it's running on stored energy. The body of the Black Hawk is made from high-tech titanium and AITiN-treated steel, measures 43.8 x 53.6 x 17.8mm, is capped off with a sapphire crystal, and has a black fabric strap. Water-resistance is rated to 3 ATMs. If you want one get your order in fast because only 75 pieces will be made.
Technology has moved the yard sticks yet again. If you've ever downloaded a movie via a torrent file you know that you're going to be waiting anywhere from 5 minutes to an hour before you're watching your flick. This download speed is dependent on a number of criteria including the file size of the movie, number of seeders vs leechers, and your network speed.Well now if you want to watch that flick you no longer have to bother even downloading the file. Just paste the magnetic link into the blank field on Joker.org and you're moving is shortly streamed in your browser. Already have a torrent file on your computer? No problem, just point Joker.org to it and you're good to go. The cool thing is you call also make the movie fool screen when playing so if you're steaming to your TV or projector you get a seamless video experience.I gave the Joker a shot with a 'Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs" torrent link I found on the net. Copied the magnetic link into the field. Watched an ad for 10 seconds and my movie started playing. I resized to full screen and besides a single buffer early on it played really well and it looked great.I tried a couple music files, but it didn't play nice. If they provided this functionality this thing would be a monster. The guy who put it together should sell it to The Pirate Bay. They'd make sure it stay up forever.