The Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera ($995) is the world's smallest remote contrable digital camera. This high-end Super 16mm camera is capable of shooting 1080p high-def video pretty much anywhere. It features built in RAW and ProRes recording with 13 stops of dynamic range, a global shutter and an MFT lens mount. A PWM and S.Bus allows you to operate the camera wirelessly so that you’re able to control everything including the focus, zoom, and iris remotely. It also offers a global shutter, which gets rid of shaky footage and it accepts any type of Micro Four thirds lenses. If you have a drone or shoot action footage of any kind then this may be the best camera you can get.
The Moment Smartwatch ($190) has a 360 degree touch screen that includes a full QWERTY keyboard. It is also a perfect blend of style and technology. The watch looks like a 1.75" wide bracelet, but under its good looks it has an electrophoretic display, nine axis digital motion sensor, multi-point, gesture enabled, 360 degree touch interface, bluetooth, vibration motor and a battery that will last up to 30 days. The one thing I didn't notice that Apple's iWatch is most likely to include is voice recognition. If they can add that through one of their Snapware module upgrades it will be a real winner. I guess for the price beggars can't be choosers. Check out their Kickstarter campaign which is going on right now
Just before the New York International Auto show, Lincoln has released a Lincoln Navigator SUV Concept ($TBA) that features a nautical design which makes you wish you had a beach house.The outside of the concept is a vast improvement over the current model replacing a boxy look with a more rounded modern feel. Instead of the standard four doors, it comes with two massive gullwing doors and automatic triple step running boards.When you lift the hood, you'll find a 400 horsepower 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6. For my tastes, I would've preferred to see a V8 at the minimum.On the inside, the first thing you'll notice is a widescreen display for every seat including the rear row. Additional features include park assist, active safety features, and an intercom system.If Lincoln can up the engine power a bit, they may have a winner on their hands.
Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction ($14) was PopularMechanics.com selection for one of The Best DIY and Home Improvement Books of 2009. We have come an awful long way from the era of the peashooter and with so many modern household items and office supplies around it is so much easier to create your own mini arsenal. Clothespins, toothpicks, rubber bands, binder clips, ballpoint pens, paper clips, plastic bits and pieces and, of course, matches and barbecue lighters, they are all in here and you have to see what you can make from them to believe it. The toy designer John Austin takes us through easy to follow step-by-step instructions for every project with materials, diagrams, ammo lists and construction tips. Boy this book is fun!
Since we were just talking about futuristic shoes in our 3D-Printed Sneakers By Recreus write-up, check out the new Adidas Crazy 1 "Playoffs" ($125). These shoes have some really cool looks and are made from really interesting materials. The shoes feature a breathable mesh upper, with black and chrome accents, the TORSION system adds rigidity and the EVA midsole adds stability. These shoes would add a little distinction to any collection.
The Circuit Scribe Rollerball Pen ($30) is a Muted backed project. We put our money on projects that we believe take their industries to the next level. The Circuit Scribe is one of those projects. It allows you to instantly create electrical circuits with the ease of using a pen. Compared to their competitors this is the easiest, most convenient circuit pen available; there's no shaking, squeezing, toxicity, and you don't have to wait for it to dry. Simply draw your circuit. To make things even easier, they've even created a series of electronic components that snap directly to the drawn circuits as long as you have magnets behind them.Their basic kickstarter kit includes 2 LED boards, 2 coin batteries, a 2 pin board so you can add resistors,capacitors, switches and other components, a 9v battery connector, a BJT NPN Transistor, and jumper stickers.So whether you're a teacher, an artist, a kid or a life hacker the Circuit Scribe Rollerball Pen will make an incredible gift. Check out the video for more details after the break.(more…)