Designed in collaboration with Google and one of the first smartwatches to ship with Android Wear 2.0, the LG Watch Style is the latest attempt to make a pure smartwatch that doesn't look like a computer. Helping the cause is a round screen and a case that's just 11 mm thick and 42mm across. It's water-resistant — good for splashes, not swimming — and has a single button on the side that rotates to let you quickly scroll through the interface. In addition, that side button also brings up the newly-added Google Assistant, letting you book restaurants and get directions all while your phone stays securely in your pocket. Available in three finishes, each of which comes with matching silicone and leather bands.
Get your beakers, graduated cylinders, Erlenmeyer flasks, and safety googles ready — Bill Nye is back to save the world. In his new show, Bill, his correspondents, and some special guests break down some of the biggest topics in science. Bill Nye Saves the World premieres April 21, 2017 on Netflix.
Advance screenings are nothing new in Hollywood. In fact, it's not unusual for a movie to be recut or even go through reshoots based on those initial reactions. Scoop Advance Movie Screenings gives you a chance to give feedback on future releases from the comfort of your own home. Sign up, and you'll be added to their roster of potential viewers. Once you're selected, you'll get a copy of the video to screen, completely unique to you — so don't go sharing it everywhere. It's completely free. All they ask in return is that after you've watched, you fill out a simple form and tell the filmmakers what you thought, which is a small price to pay to get to see a potential blockbuster weeks or even months before the general public.
Powerful, versatile, and portable, the Uuni Pro Outdoor Oven is a great addition to any backyard cooking station. It's made primarily from 304 stainless steel and offers twice the cooking surface of the previous model, letting you bake pizzas up to 16" in size, or handle large loafs of bread, cuts of meat, or trays of veggies. Thanks to its ability to use pellets, wood, charcoal, or gas, you can decide exactly how you want each dish to cook, and since it tops out at 900º F, you can crank out pizzas in just 90 seconds each, letting you feed large groups easily and efficiently.
It's got all-wheel drive and the best towing capability in its class, but the 2018 Dodge Durango SRT is far more concerned with speed than it is with utility. Powered by a 475 hp HEMI V8, its "America's fastest three-row SUV", with a 0-60 time of just 4.4 seconds and a quarter-mile of 12.9. All that power is sent to the 20-inch wheels via an eight-speed automatic and a seven-mode driving system that lets you change settings on the fly. It looks the part, too, with a wide body, functional hood scoop, and new front fascia, while the interior is well-appointed in leather, suede, and carbon fiber trim.
Although Paul Thomas Anderson claims his 2012 film The Master isn't an exact retelling of the birth of Scientology, the similarities can't just be a coincidence. Not only do characters seem to be inspired by the religion, but one scene in particular greatly resembles their auditing process. In this video essay, Evan Puschak dissects the exchange between Joaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman to show how the film directly links to their Oxford Capacity Analysis, and therefore gives some insight into how the religion of Scientology functions.
You eat right. You exercise. You care about your health. Yet none of that can help stop the natural decline of NAD+, a molecule essential to hundreds of biological processes. Elysium's daily supplement — Basis — can. Using a proprietary mix of nicotinamide riboside and pterostilbene, it's clinically proven to raise levels of NAD+, keeping your cells healthier, longer.
Presented by Elysium Health.
The bomber jacket is one of the most iconic pieces of outerwear ever. And the Original Penguin Reversible Bomber Jacket builds on the legacy of the classic with some subtle but valuable upgrades. Originally created for military pilots, bomber jackets quickly crossed-over into the mainstream thanks to the sophisticated look and overall versatility. This fresh take from Original Penguin maintains those qualities with this Dark Sapphire polyester shell with ribbed collar. It comes in a classic fit and is also reversible, giving you the option to step out with a different look from time to time without having to buy or reach for a new jacket.
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With a classic design that's as timeless as it is technical, the Ballfinger Reel-To-Reel Tape Player is the ideal tool for enjoying esoteric recordings. The controls on the left-hand side of its hefty aluminum chassis are for playback, while those on the right handle recording. It's compatible with rolls up to 30mm in size, can be operated vertically or horizontally, and thanks to the ultra-precise digital counter on the front, you'll know the elapsed time down to the hundredth of a second.
Set next to the Oberholz cable station, the Obereggen Mountain Hut is a modern take on the classic Stube. It's home to a restaurant, and is split into three main sections, each laid out so that the glazing on the end faces a nearby mountain. The hut is also constructed entirely from wood, with spruce used for the structure and interior, larch for the facade, and oak for the furniture. A sunken design ensures that the views aren't spoiled on arrival or as you enjoy your meal.
Photos: Oskar Dariz & Jens Rüssmann / Peter Pichler Architecture
It's one thing to have a desire to go off-the-grid, and a totally different thing to go off-the-grid and thrive. Wildside: The Enchanted Life of Hunters and Gatherers is a book that focuses on those that retreat to nature and make the most of each moment. Explorers, mushroom pickers, and even people who collect honey from wild hives are profiled — complete with beautiful photography to make a step outside your comfort zone even more compelling. Wildside is the collective narrative of those who embrace nature and remind us of the potential adventures that await us every day.
We've been promised flying cars for decades. Turns out they might be coming, just not with you behind the wheel. Uber Elevate is the rideshare company's initiative to move beyond the road and into the sky. Headed by new hire and longtime NASA engineer Mark Moore, the system will use vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft to carry passengers from place to place. Not meant to replace traditional airlines, the system is instead being designed for distances of 50-100 miles — just long enough to make a car ride unsavory, without necessitating a trip to the airport. While autonomous flight is the obvious goal, Moore says that human pilots will be relied upon when the service first comes online, hopefully within the next three years.
The Wrangler is already a capable off-road vehicle. The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon Edition just makes it more so. Based on the Rubicon, it has a redone front end with more rugged tubes and end forgings, cast front and rear differential covers, and better rock rails. It also sits a half-inch higher than its brethren, the better to make room for the special 17-inch Granite Crystal-painted aluminum wheels and tires up to 35 inches in diameter. It's finished off with its own paint and graphics package and red accents on the interior. Available in two-door and four-door Unlimited guises.
Built along the banks of the Leie river just downstream from the Belgium city of Ghent, the VDB House is designed around the needs and wants of its bachelor owner. The main floor is focused on the river, with the kitchen and indoor living spaces encased mostly with glass, opening to the pool area and pool house. Upstairs is the master bedroom and bath with private access to the rooftop terrace, as well as two other bed and bath rooms. Downstairs the vibe goes from airy modern getaway to underground night club, complete with dark woods, a bar with a window into the pool as its backdrop, a DJ booth, dedicated cabinets for wine and cigars, and a display area for the owner's car collection.
Photos: Tim Van de Velde / Govaert & Vanhoutte Architects
Most dating apps look for things you and potential mates both like. Hater is a new dating app that takes the opposite approach, basing your raw matches on lists of things you both hate, from important topics like politics to simple annoyances like social etiquette and fashion. Like Tinder, you'll still get to anonymously swipe left or right on potential matches, but unlike Tinder, you'll have a built-in list of things to bitch about together if/when you finally meet face-to-face.
Playing with your food is more than acceptable with Complements Modular Chocolate. A collaboration between design agency Universal Favourite and Bakedown Cakery, custom 3D printed molds create edible Legos that can be stacked in a variety of combinations to create your own unique candies. You can keep it classic with dark chocolate and strawberry, or put together something a little more interesting like pistachio and matcha. Other flavors include shortbread, black current, cookies and cream, fairy floss, cherry, watermelon, vanilla, and lemon.
Public restrooms can be gross and even dangerous. Peeing on whatever's around is also gross and very likely illegal. The Uritrottoir Urinal Planter tackles both problems. It's made up of two boxes, with one on top holding plants, fertilized soil, and the main portion of the urinal, which sends your pee down onto the straw that's held in the lower box. A sensor tells when the straw needs swapped out and taken to a separate composting facility, before eventually making its way back to another unit as food for the flowers on top. Currently on trial in Paris, it seems likely we'll be seeing them elsewhere in the years to come.
If you're a sneakerhead or just like to have an extra pair of kicks ready at a moment's notice, the Hex Sneaker Backpack is a perfect option. There's a main compartment for clothes or gear, and a second zippered compartment for your laptop. It can safely carry up to a 17-inch laptop in padded and faux-fur lined security. On the other side of the backpack is a fully lined and ventilated compartment made for your sneakers, or use the adjustable divider for extra storage when you don't need to pack your shoes. There's also two padded pockets for electronic devices up front, a compression strap for comfort and genuine leather zipper pulls. And to top it all off, there's a heavy coated canvas exterior that's water resistant to protect your sneakers and other valuables as you set out on your next trip, work commute, or gym visit.
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Like last year's models, the new Monsieur de Chanel Platinum Black Watch is powered by the Caliber 1 movement, the company's first made in-house for a men's watch. Unlike those older releases, however, this one is even more limited, with a 40mm platinum case, black dial, and sapphire caseback. Despite the differences, it still has the 240-degree retrograde minute display, seconds subdial, and jumping hour display. Limited to just 100 examples.
Near-field trackers like Tile can certainly be useful, but if you need to keep tabs on something that moves around more than your wallet, you're going to need something more robust. Something like the Ping GPS Locator. It combines the more common Bluetooth tracking with GPS and a 3G cellular connection, allowing you to check on the location of something nearby or across the globe. Whether it's your luggage, your pet, or even your kid, it provides accurate tracking and up to three months of battery life per charge.
Inspired by medieval keeps, the Monte Rosa Hut is a multi-story shelter in an isolated mountain setting. Located in the shadow of the Matterhorn, it boasts five floors, with communal areas on the bottom, sleeping areas above, and a ribbon of windows that wraps around the building, following both the path of the sun and the spiral stairway, letting in natural warmth while providing outstanding views.
Photos: Bearth & Deplazes
This Halloween, Stranger Things is picking things up a year after Will's return, and there's no lack of 80s nostalgia. This 30 second teaser doesn't reveal much, other than Eleven will return and The Upside Down isn't quite done with Hawkins, Indiana. The second season will be ready for streaming October 31, 2017 on Netflix.
Now that the Tesla Roadster is in temporary retirement, there's a void in the all-electric sports car market. One the Dubuc Tomahawk Electric Sports Car hopes to fill. With a 2+2 layout designed to fit both the small and the tall, its aluminum tube and monocoque structure sits atop a bonded chassis, the first in North America. The result is an all-wheel drive vehicle that can rocket from 0-60 in three seconds, hit a top speed of 160 mph, yet still drive up to 370 miles per charge with zero emissions.
Leave multiple lights at home and let the Lunar Lantern take care of the lighting on your next camping trip. Powered by an integrated 9900mah Li-ion battery, it functions as a tabletop or hanging lantern, a handheld torch, and a compact nightlight. It emits warm 2700k light, with LEDs that are less attractive to mosquitos than traditional lights and can run up to 240 hours on a single charge or juice up other gadgets via the built-in USB port. And since it's waterproof, you don't need to worry about it getting left out overnight.
The third release in the Whiskey Row series from Old Forester is the best of the bunch. Old Forester 1920 Prohibition Style Bourbon pays tribute to a period in American history where the only distilleries licensed to produce bourbon did it for medicinal purposes, and had to have a federal license. Brown-Forman, owner of the Old Forester brand, was one of the few making bourbon during Prohibition, and this release reflects the style that would have been distilled and bottled during the era. Bourbon distilled during Prohibition was required to be bottled at 100 proof, but 1920 arrives at 115 proof to account for the angel's share that an aged bourbon from the time period would represent.
One very lucky person got a great secret Santa gift this year — a Nerf rifle customized by none other than prop master and DIY wizard Adam Savage. Starting with Nerf's Long Strike rifle, Adam broke it down, gave it a weathered paint job, and replaced the mechanicals for an extended range and more powerful shot. Imgur user Andy Johnson was the recipient of this one-off Savage masterpiece, and lost no time putting it to good use.
The Jet Black iPhone 7 was one of the highlights of Apple's September 2016 media event. So were Airpods. Blackpods Airpods go ahead and do what Apple should have in the first place: mix the two together. Based in Brooklyn, they can either paint your existing set or sell you an all-new pair. Either way, the 'pods go through a three-phase process to arrive at a scratch-resistant brilliant black finish. Just be careful not to lose one — unlike Apple, they don't sell spares.
Dreamt up by the creator of the 4chan community The Pablo Collective, this four-song experimental album takes Kanye West's The Life of Pablo to an even darker place. Each of the songs are about 20 minutes long and consist of a mix of samples, interviews, and the artisit's notorious on-stage rants for a track list that includes "Ultralight Wall", "Washed Up", "Father Stretch My Hands Pt.3", and "Fade Pt.2". With contributions from a variety of artists, the entire project can be streamed on Bandcamp.
Nestled among the vegetation of the Oaxacan coastal town, the Puerto Escondido Concrete House makes the most of its modest footprint. The entire structure is formed from concrete, including the walls, gabled roof, floors, lofted sleeping platform, stairs, and kitchen sink and counter, which extends out onto the patio, forming the main eating area. Concrete patios extend out from multiple sides, creating both the eating area and a place for lounging by the concrete pool, while slatted wooden blinds provide both privacy and shade.
Photos: Camila Cossio & Edmund Sumner / Aranza de Ariño
BMW's i8 is already a desirable car. The BMW i8 Protonic Frozen Black Edition just makes it a little more so. This limited-edition release trades in the car's traditional paint for a stealthy matte black livery, complimented by frozen grey metallic accents. Features and performance will otherwise be identical to its standard stablemate, with sales slated to begin later this year.