If you think every single commercial on TV is just like every other commercial or are developed by marketing departments trying to figure out how to attract the largest demographic, then you're on to something. The 'This is a Generic Brand Video' written by Kendra Eash for McSeeney's Internet Tendency, a daily humor website, and it takes a shot at the generic commercial that could pretty much represent every brand. The complete video was created from royalty free clips on Dissolve.com.
Although this watch is made for fly guys, it'll still look exceptional on the rest of us. The G-Shock Gravity Defier GW-A1100 ($TBA) was made to withstand forces from impact, vibration and G forces. The other features make this watch sound more like a luxury offering than your standard G-Shock. It has a digital compass with a carbon fiber hand that shows your heading, a solar powering system, a sapphire crystal with anti-glare coating, and a resin-band. Oh yeah, it's also water resistant to 200 meters, just in case you have to eject over water. We'll send out an update when this watch becomes available at retailers. Until then check out G-shock's website for additional information.Update: The G-Shock Gravity Defier GW-A1100 is now available for pre-order.
The Caterham AeroSeven Concept ($TBA) was revealed today at the Singapore Grand Prix. The AeroSeven is based on the Seven CSR platform, but incorporates a new carbon-fiber body. The power plant is a Ford Duratec 2.0-liter inline-four that gets 237 horsepower and will get to 60 mph in under four seconds. Even though this is just a concept Caterham has stated the AeroSeven will go into production some time in 2014, although with altered specs. In the meantime check out more pics after the break.(more…)
In total contrast to what the title suggests, Serenity ($6) is an action adventure movie with a bit of Sci-Fi thrown in. Written and directed by Josh Whedon and starring Nathan Filion, Gina Torres and Chiwetel Ejiofor, Serenity is the name of the ship on which the action takes place. The crew have to evade an assassin on board who has been sent to capture a passenger with telepathic abilities. This is a movie that fell under a lot of people's radars but guys in particular have given Serenity a cult status. If you loved the TV series Firefly, you'll love Serenity.
Sony is about to release the newest addition to its DSLR family. The Sony A77II Digital SLR Camera ($1198) is available for pre-order now with shipping expected some time in June. The camera features an APS-C 23.5×15.6mm sensor, 24.3 megapixels, can shoot movies at 1080p @ 60fps, and a 3.0" LCD viewfinder with a 1,228k resolution. The biggest feature of this new camera is the updated BIONZ X image-processing engine that is also in Sony's full-frame A7 lineup. This latest edition of the engine gets you about three times the processing speed of the previous versions, which results in incredible processing speed and the world's fastest continuous shooting speeds. The A77II can process up to 12 frames per second at full resolution so you'll never miss any of the action again.
The Hungoevr Cookbook ($8) gives you everything you need to survive the dreaded morning after a night of excess. The book breaks the hangover into six types - The Broken Compass, The Sewing Machine, The Comet, The Atomic, The Cement Mixer, and The Gremlin Boogie. Recipes in the book are tailored to the type of hangover you have. The Hungoevr is not only useful but it's entertaining. Interspersed between recipes are mind games, witticisms, graphic jokes, insights into hangover science, and quizzes. If you're stuck in bed because of a hangover this book will make a great read.