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New Leica M-P 240 Camera

Today Leica has announced the new M-P 240, a minimal, yet important upgrade to its existing flagship M 240 model. The new version of the camera comes with a series of improvements, including the following:
Scratch resistant display-cover made of sapphire glass
Long-lasting readiness to capture due to a large double sized image buffer of 2GB
Pure look without the Leica Logo and “M” lettering on the front side
Manual viewfinder frame selection with the traditional ‘frame selector’
Furthermore the buffer memory has been increased to 2GB, the design has gotten even more discreet. Leica went as fas as removing the red dot logo all together and we love the minimal design of the new M-P 240. The camera will become available in silver chrome from end of August and in all black from mid September. You can pre-order the new Leica M-P 240 now for $7950.

Posted in Gadgets on August 21st 2014 comments
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ECG Detection System iPhone Heart Monitor Case

iPhone owners that suffer from heart problems might be interested in a new iPhone heart monitoring case which has been launched this week called the AliveECG A-fib detection system which was unveiled earlier this year.

The AliveECG A-fib detection system is priced at $199 and consists of an iPhone 5 or 5S case that can be rested on your fingers or chest to record your electrocardiogram (ECG) reading. Continue reading

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Open/Close Series

Atocha Design was started from a passion for both music and design, their speciality is making handcrafted, mid-century–inspired furniture for storing records, CDs, and audio components. The Open/Close Series references mid-century album storage and Hi-Fi style, but is updated for the needs of the twenty-first-century music lover, it features four soft-closing drawers for albums and two shelves for components, helping you keep your precious collection organized, accessible, and appreciated. But at $6.000 a visit to a local flee-market is probably a wiser idea.

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Red Wing Blacksmith

The newest member of Red Wing’s popular throwback-oriented Heritage line, the Blacksmith Boot, is based on a style from the brand’s archive that was popular in rural areas for its ability to hold up in the field but still clean up enough to look great out on the town. The oil-tanned “Rough & Tough” leather is water stain-resistant and Red Wing’s build quality is off the charts, so you won’t need to change up to a new pair for a long time. $300

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Marantz introduces its first Dolby Atmos home theater receiver

A couple of months ago, Dolby announced that its Atmos surround sound format was making the move from cinemas to home theaters. Marantz introduces one of the first home theater receivers to support the format, paving the road to the future of surround sound. Dolby Atmos takes surround sound far beyond the 5.1 and 7.1-channel systems common in home theater. It supports up to 64 speaker outputs to create a more lifelike, three-dimensional sound field. Sound doesn’t come from a handful of channels in the real world; it comes from specific, pinpointed sources. Atmos attempts to mimic this type of natural, localized sound, replacing sound channels with what Dolby calls “audio objects.” Continue reading

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NOKE BLUETOOTH PADLOCK

There’s nothing worse than fumbling through that combination lock, trying your best to remember the combo. Or better yet, how about when you lose the key to your padlock? The team at FUZ Designs are changing all of this by introducing Noke.

Crowned the world’s first Bluetooth padlock, this thing is a real game changer. Keys, combos, forget about all that noise. Simply walk up to the Noke, give it a click, and it will automatically communicate with your Bluetooth device, all without you ever having to remove your phone from your pocket. You can even share access with friends and family using the app. The Noke itself is constructed from a durable, water-resistant shell, with absolutely no buttons, and an easy to replace battery (no tools required). Now what if you’re phone dies? No problem. You can also program your own “tap code” when your smartphone is unavailable, ensuring you’ll never be stranded again. The lock is set to hit the retail scene in February, 2015. $79

Posted in Gadgets on August 21st 2014 comments
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Hepburn and Avedon Together Again – Only This Time It’s Their Grandchildren. – See more at: http://www.ifitshipitshere.com/#sthash.SCG8iBcY.dpuf

This month’s cover and  fashion photo editorial for Harper’s Bazaar is proof that beauty and talent can be genetic. Emma Ferrer, the granddaughter of the elegant Audrey Hepburn, is featured on the cover and inside the fashion magazine this month. She was captured in photos by none other than Michael Avedon, the grandson of legendary photographer Richard Avedon, who himself took some of the most iconic photos of the late, gamine actress.

Posted in Fashion on August 20th 2014 comments
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Renovo Coupe

The Renovo Coupe made its debut in Monterey at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on the Concept Car Lawn and has some very interesting specs to impress along with its obviously gorgeous looks. The Coupe is built upon the rolling chassis of Shelby American CSX9000 and uses a lithium-ion battery pack and electric motors to make 500 horsepower and 1,000 pound-feet of torque. According to the company claimed performance figures, it can go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 3.4 seconds and has a top speed of over 120 mph with a max range of 100 miles. Thoroughly impressed we are! The best looking EV in the market we had till now was Tesla Model S, but now we might have a new favorite. Continue reading

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CONFEDERATE X132 HELLCAT SPEEDSTER

Confederate Motorcycles is a name we’ve become all too familiar with over the years, thanks to the badass X132 motorcycle. We’ve already seen several different iterations of this 2-wheeler, and now there is – the X132 Hellcat Speedster.

Like many of you, we wondered how in the world these guys could improve upon an already amazing bike. To do this, Confederate called in the help of a former Ducati designer to dial in some of the details. Details that include a carbon fiber fuel tank and fenders, along with plenty of lightweight aluminum components that serve as both form and function. Limited to only 65 bikes worldwide, this monster has been outfitted with a 132-inch V-twin engine pushing 120 horsepower along with 140 lb-ft of torque. As you may have already guessed, this beauty also carries a hefty price tag, selling for roughly $65,000.

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ISKETCHNOTE

ISketchnote combines the natural experience of pen and paper with the power of digital. The unique device features a perceptive surface called “The Slate” that allows pen and paper lovers to digitize sketches and notes, simply draw on your favorite sketchbook and your work is magically digitized on your tablet or computer screen! $179

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