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EXOSUIT

Developed and built in North Vancouver by Nuytco Research Ltd, this hard metal dive suit allows divers to operate safely down to a depth of 1000 feet and yet still have exceptional dexterity and flexibility to perform delicate work. The amazing technology of the EXOSUIT atmospheric diving system (ADS) maintains a cabin pressure of the surface and still allows the suit to bend due to a unique rotary joint invented by Phil Nuytten.

Posted in Ride on November 30th 2015 comments
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View-Master 2016

On Dec. 1, Walmart stores will begin stocking the new View-Master, completing a national retail rollout that Mattel began several weeks back.
For those (under 30) people who don’t instantly recognize the name, View-Master is an iconic toy from the pre-digital era, and it’s one that Mattel has devoted considerable time and resources to redesign and reissue for a 21st century audience.
Equipped with a smartphone, an app, and View-Master’s lightweight plastic viewer, users will be able to “travel” to far-flung locations (space, famous cities, below the ocean, etc.)—all for $29.99.
Affordable, attainable virtual reality has been a buzzworthy topic ever since Google debuted its Cardboard viewer last year. But what makes the new View-Master significant is its target audience: For a change, this VR gadget isn’t aimed at grownup tech fans.
“We’re the first company making this for an age 7-plus audience,” said Aslan Appleman, Mattel’s product lead on the View-Master project. “We made it kid-friendly and mom-approved. It’s the first foray into virtual reality for kids.” See it here.

Posted in Gadgets on November 30th 2015 comments
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J-CORDER 8/10

Ok vinyl affectionados move aside. This modded R2R sounds so good it’s used in professional recording studios. Whether listening to the best master dubs, making party mix tapes, or recording needle drops to preserve precious vinyl, the J-Corder is analog magic. REEL-TO-REEL TAPE DECKS have always been highly prized by audiophiles. It isn’t just the superior dynamic range, excellent signal-to-noise ratio, and all those glorious switches and buttons. Although it sells for a fraction of the cost of other customized R2R decks, the base price of $7,735 isn’t cheap. Prerecorded and blank tapes also are pricey.

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SHIFT BITCOIN DEBIT CARD

Maybe you didn’t see it coming, but Bitcoin is accepted at over 38 million merchants worldwide. This makes the Shift Bitcoin Debit Card essential, giving you the ability to connect your existing accounts and spend everywhere VISA is accepted. Use the Shift app to keep up with account balances and purchases, and make your Bitcoin currency as easy to spend as dollars and cents.

Posted in Tech on November 30th 2015 comments
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Samsung Gear S2 – Turn the bezel ad

About 150 performers—musicians, yogis, dancers and athletes—make geometric patterns with their bodies in the aerial-perspective video, dubbed “Human Kaleidoscope,” serving as the living, breathing embodiment of the new smartwatch’s features.
Among other things, the Gear S2 has a round shape (groundbreaking for the rectangular smartwatch category) and a rotating bezel with a trademarked operating system. The infectiously happy soundtrack, also a highlight, is “Kiss the Sky” by Cash Cash, and the short film has already snagged nearly 5.5 million YouTube views. The Gear S2 is rolling out in the U.S. and other markets just ahead of the holidays.

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JIM CLARK’S LOTUS 49: SCREEN PRINT POSTER

Jim Clark is remembered as one of the greatest racing drivers of all time. The Scotsman managed 33 pole positions and 25 race victories from his 72 Grands Prix, he also took a Lotus-Cortina to victory in the 1964 British Touring Car Championship, he won the Indianapolis 500 in 1965, and he won the Formula One World Championship twice – in 1963 and 1965.

This 18″x 24″ five color screen printed poster is presented on 100lb cover stock from the French Paper Co. in Niles, Michigan. It shows Jim Clark in his iconic Lotus 49 painted by Stuart Macey, only 50 will be made and they’re each numbered and stamped for authenticity. $65

Posted in Art, Ride on November 27th 2015 comments
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This router updates its own security

It’s really, really, really hard to make a router sound exciting, but the folks behind the Turris Omnia are betting the device’s focus on keeping your sensitive data secure might grab you. The manufacturer’s IndieGogo campaign still has 45 days to go, but it’s already proved incredibly popular: over a thousand backers have pledged some $274,598 as of this writing. That’s 275 percent higher than the threshold for funding the project. The router itself runs Turris’ open source operating system (based on the OpenWRT project) which auto updates as soon as any type of vulnerability is discovered by its cadre of developers. $189 Continue reading

Posted in Gadgets on November 27th 2015 comments
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Japanese Store May Want to Look Up the Word ‘Fucking’

If only we could have sat in on the meeting where the marketing team for this Osaka department store came up with the idea for their “Fuckin’ Sale,” spotted early this month by a reader of Jake Adelstein’s Japan Subculture blog.

-There should be some cool English words on these signs.
-How about “Fuckin’ Sale?”
-What’s that mean?
-Fuckin’ means, like, really good. So it’s a really good sale.
-And there’s no other meaning to “fuckin’? Nothing at all that might embarrass us on the internet?

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Ono Electric Bicycles

No need to pass the motorcycle license to buckle on these two wheels. Bringing a bit of madness in a sector often sanitized because normally companies focus on performance, the guys behind Ono Bikes has tried a mixture of genres. The result is a model with low seat and voluntarily raised handlebars. Ono Bikes are available on two versions, ARCHONT and ARCHONT Electric. Regular ARCHONT (20kg) is powered by paddles while the ARCHONT Electric comes with electric motor installed weighing 55 kg and capable of a top speed of 80 km/h. It goes 99 km on a single charge.

Posted in Ride on November 26th 2015 comments
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