An epic combination of Star Wars and AC/DC for your Wednesday afternoon.
Peter Jackson is going back to the Shire and this time he's filming in 3D, so you can get an even closer view of Frodo's furry feet. The Hobbit comes to theaters December 14, 2012.
Based in Brooklyn, New York, graphic designer Scott Reinhard combines vintage maps with elevation data to create stunning pieces of art. Reinhard uses a chromogenic process to create each print, which takes traditional color photography development and integrates 3-dimensional data with paper maps for a result that is so visually appealing, you'll be tempted to reach out and feel what looks like 3D texture. The process brings the maps to life, creating a 2D print that is vibrant and detailed giving you a unique work of art that blends history and modern technology. In addition to the topographic maps, Reinhard creates compelling digitally rendered maps and has even adopted his technique to the surface of the moon.
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.
Tony Reali does his best Henry Hill for a tour of the Around the Horn studio, Goodfellas style.
DO YOU SEE WHAT HAPPENS, LARRY? DO YOU SEE WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU FIND A STRANGER IN THE ALPS?!
Jumping rope is one of the best ways to burn calories, and now you can train and track at the same time with this smart rope. The rope combines form and function with comfortable 45 degree angled handles to help make this age-old workout more interesting. Other ropes on the market provide tracking, but none have a strand of bright white LEDs that are visible while you're jumping. View jump counts, calories burned, or the duration of your workout as the rope swings in front of you. All the data is then transmitted via Bluetooth to a smartphone app — meaning all you have to supply is some sweat and an epic workout soundtrack.
Medium 101 inches / 258 cm
Large : 107 inches / 274 cm
Full charge in 2 hours / 36 hours of use / Lithium Polymer Battery
Bluetooth 4.0 LE two-way communication with smartphone
Every piece of cast iron cookware that Finex makes it built to last for generations. These limited edition pieces are no different but arrive with a special dark gunmetal finish on the traditional brass and stainless steel ergonomic Speed Cool handle. Gunmetal accents were added to the Grill Pan, as well as both the 10" and 12" Skillet for a modern look that's polished to shine. The look pairs perfectly with the versatile, durable cast iron — which provides superior heat retention and can be used as a nearly indestructible cooking surface whenever and wherever you want to cook.