American Sniper ($TBA) is the story of Christopher Scott Kyle, the most lethal sniper in the American Navy's history. During his four tours in the Irag War he is accredited with 160 confirmed kills, with 255 probable kills. During his time at war he was awarded with multiple commendations for acts of heroism and meritorious service in combat. Christopher was honorably discharged from the Navy in 2009. In 2013 while taking target practice at a shooting range near Chalk Mountain, Texas he was killed along with his friend Chad Littlefied. The man responsible is currently awaiting trial.American Sniper is directed by Clint Eastwood and stars Bradley Cooper as Chris Kyle and his wife is played by Sienna Miller. It will open up to select theaters on Christmas Day, December 25th, and will go in full release on January 16th.http://youtu.be/5bP1f_1o-zo
The CRKT Extrik-8-R Rescue Tool ($13) was made for emergency professionals, but it could also made a great go-to emergency tool for the rest of us. The Extrik-8-R features large finger holds and grip grooves so you can operate it even with thick gloves, an oxygen bottle wrench, standard and philips screwdriver tips, a seatbelt cutter, and a orange reflector fob. Overall size is 4.17 inches.
As part of a research project a Amsterdam student team for TU Delft has developed a fully functional 3D printed stainless steel Bicycle called Arc Bicycle ($NFS). The design was a proof concept to show what could be done with the MX3D method of printing metal.The method used called WAAM (Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing) and is based on MIG welding techniques combined with robotic arms which are used for the 3D printers.When I think of 3D printing, the picture of an enclosed box always came to mind. Even when there was talk of using the technology to build homes, its always been the same image that came to mind just on a larger scale.The realization that 3D printing can be accomplished with any tool that can be programmed to follow a specific pattern is eye opening.The golden egg for me has always been the application of 3D printing to textiles, and this revelation makes that reality seem all more feasible.
If you're a city commuter, student or business man finding the best everyday carry backpack is essential. The best backpacks come from top backpack brands. Some of these popular backpack brands include companies like Jansport, Carhartt, and The North Face and even some less known brands like Aer.So you might be asking what is the best backpack? Well, that obviously depends on your own personal needs. But when looking for a great (everyday carry) EDC backpack there are three things you need to keep in mind.You need to make sure it's large enough to handle all of your gear. The best backpacks have padded slots for electronics, and enough pockets to easily access your smaller electronic and analog gear. You should also make sure it's made from water resistant material like waxed canvas or treated nylon. Even a little bit of moisture can render expensive electronics useless. And lastly, you want to make sure your backpack is going to be comfortable enough to haul around all day. This includes paying close attention to its weight and making sure that it has features like ventilation and padded shoulder straps.The first backpack on our list is from one of the best backpack companies around, Jansport.
The Riide Electric Bicycle ($1800) is a beautifully styled e-bike that allows you to fuel your ride through pedal power, an electric motor or both. With a twist of throttle you can reach top speeds of 20mph and if you pedal you can go even faster. The Riide has a range of 25 miles and has an ion-lithium battery that takes about 4-6 hours to fully charge.(more…)
If you love a good microbrewery ale, then you're going to die for the Nike SB Dunk High Premium "Brown Ale & Tour Yellow" ($110). These sneakers feature a mostly woven textile upper, capping with matching sue paneling and logo. The upper is finished off with matching laces and a Nike logo on the tongue with Tour Yellow lettering. The whole kit sits on a matching Ale Brown midsole. They're available now from Premier.