Ken Block hates tires. He thrashes them, burns them, makes them scream — all while dodging structural concrete, trains, and even Lake Erie. The ninth installment of the Gymkhana series puts Ken and his Focus RS RX in a post-apocalyptic industrial wasteland, turning the abandoned landscape into a freestyle paradise of surgically-precise driving.
Michael Greenfield, the namesake luthier and musician of Greenfield Guitars, began his love affair with the guitar in the 1970s. Michael creates some of the finest and most unique guitars available on the planet at his shop in Montreal, and each one is as much a work of art as an instrument. Stereokroma followed Michael and his assistant Justin for five months, documenting the process of turning fine woods into even finer steel-string acoustic guitars.
Inspired by the iridescent wings of the Blue Morpho butterfly, this new jacket from Vollebak has over two billion microscopic blue glass spheres embedded in resin on the jacket's surface. The glass spheres create an entirely reflective jacket that is constantly changing color while you ski or snowboard. The Blue Morpho is engineered for a max range of motion with plenty of room for a hoodie underneath. The jacket also is fully seam-sealed, waterproof, and includes an ocean-racing style marine hood and high collar. The visibly stunning piece of outerwear acts like a mirror for whatever light conditions you're in, with a liquid metal appearance under the sun that shifts to a bionic blue at night with any camera flash, torch, or searchlight.
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Presented by Vollebak.
Protecting your property shouldn't involve drilling holes and running wires. The Simplisafe Home Security System requires none of the above, and is easy to install yourself. It starts with a base station that connects to their service via WiFi with a backup cellular connection for emergencies. You can arm and disarm it from the keypad, with a key fob, or with your phone. Add on as many entry, motion, smoke, glass break, and CO sensors as you need — the system is easily expandable to fit your needs, and comes with the assurance of 24/7 monitoring.
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As seen in Uncrate Issue 04.
Good help is hard to find, even when you're the Galactic Empire — just ask Director Krennic. With the construction of the Death Star definitely not going to plan, Krennic is putting the pressure on his Stromtrooper lackeys to get the job back on track. Meanwhile, Jyn and the Rebels on Jedha have to battle every Empire toy in the galaxy to escape with the Death Star plans — before the weapon is completed and time runs out for the Rebellion.
Graffiti is practically everywhere — on subways, bridges, and buildings. Artists like Banksy have turned the practice into a global phenomenon, garnering millions of dollars with their pieces. But painting on public walls goes way beyond this decade or even century. After digging into the history of graffiti, Kelly Wall tries to settle the debate on whether it's art or vandalism.
Backed by the power of a neural network, the Langogo translator lets you hold real-time conversations in over 100 languages. It has an embedded eSIM that gives it cellular network access in over 70 countries while allowing it to serve as a WiFi hotspot for up to five devices. Translations are delivered in under a second, with multiple mics supporting two-way translation, and a built-in AI assistant can deliver relevant local information including weather, exchange rates, and attraction information.
Height: 4.78" / Width: 2.14" / Depth: 0.52" / Weight: 4.06 oz.
Clinton C. Filson got his start outfitting prospectors on their way to the Klondike Gold Rush at the end of the 19th century. The C.C.F. line of workwear from Filson bears his initials and carries on the Filson tradition of high-quality clothing that's versatile and tough. Made with a durable nylon shell with quilted polyester insulation, the C.C.F. Quilted Utility Jacket is compact and lightweight, making it an ideal outer layer as the weather begins to turn in the Fall, and in early Spring when there's still a chill in the air. In the colder months of Winter, it's perfect to place underneath a heavier coat as an insulating layer, making it a true three-season workhorse. Each jacket is finished with action-back shoulder pleats, insulated hand-warmer pockets, a metal zipper, and is priced right to be your go-to, throw-it-on layer this Fall.
Sizing: Comfortably True to Size / Size Down If In Serious Doubt.
A great film score can be one of the most memorable aspects of a film, sometimes even more so. People who haven't even seen the Star Wars films can hum the theme from the original trilogy, and the same goes for well-loved franchises like the James Bond and more recent Harry Potter films. But ask fans of the massive Marvel franchise to recall a score from any of the 13 or so movies, and you'll most likely get blank stares. Despite being the highest-grossing film franchise of all time, Marvel's film scores have fallen flat in emotional appeal.
They can capture amazing footage, deliver your amazon packages, and even have their own racing league. Now, drones can even help you catch a wave. Originally designed to carry their bulky equipment, Freefly Systems used a heavy-duty drone to pull them across the water and get their surf on.