One of the most fantastical ideas to spring from the minds of humans has become a common trope — time travel. As a genre, time travel dates back around 100 to 150 years ago, with books like The Time Machine, A Connecticut Yankee in King Authur's Court, and even A Christmas Carol. But the concept is far older than that, beginning with the human sense of regret. Nerdwriter digs into the past to find the origin of trying to change what's already happened, or what's going to happen in the future.
On a lonely stretch of Nevada highway, Koenigsegg smashed the record for the fastest street-legal car ever made. The Agera RS averaged 278 mph over two runs, with a max top speed of 284 mph — leaving the previous record-holder, the Bugatti Chiron, wondering what happened. Ride along with the Agera RS on this incredible top speed run, and then watch the same car drive to get lunch in this video.
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.
Presented by SimpliSafe.
As seen in Uncrate Issue 04.
Inspired by one of the most iconic military timepieces ever created, the Pilot Pioneer is a reinterpretation with real character. The mechanical hand-wound watch takes cues from the legendary Hamilton W10, a watch produced for the British Royal Air Force in 1973 and carries with it the form and function that made it memorable. Each timepiece features a black textured dial that's as easy to read as it was for pilots in the 70's, with luminous sword hands and numerals. It also has a sleek vintage-inspired case that integrates seamlessly into the lugs for added comfort. The new release also adds hardened mineral crystal with double anti-reflective coating for an extra layer of toughness. The Pilot Pioneer is powered by the H-50 hand-winding movement with 80 hours of power reserve and is finished with your choice of a gray textile or brown leather NATO strap.
Presented by Hamilton
Presented by Hamilton
As deceptively simple as cooking a steak might seem, it's easy to mess a good cut of meat up. The number one cause of bad meat is over cooking — anything over medium rare and you're doing it wrong. Babish shows how to cook two different cuts of meat to flavorful perfection every time in the latest episode of Basics with Babish.
The leading cause of death is being alive. Our bodies are full of zombies — senescent cells that refuse to die when they should. As these cells accumulate, they wreak havoc on healthy cells around them — and making us age in the process. Kurzgesagt looks at how scientists are looking at reversing aging as a means to keep us healthier for longer.
To kick off the launch of Uncrate Issue 05 and the return of our favorite not-smartphone, the Punkt MP02, we've partnered with Punkt, Grand Classics, and Mark Ronson to host a VIP screening of 1983's The King of Comedy, staring Robert De Niro. Personally selected by Mark Ronson, the film is a timely choice given its direct influence on this month's release of Joker, and as De Niro also appears in Joker as homage to his character in The King of Comedy. On October 16th at the Public Arts venue, at New York's Public Hotel, a select group of guests and friends of Mark Ronson, Punkt, Grand Classics, and Uncrate gathered for the screening and cocktails. Punkt, maker's of minimalist technology, chose to partner with Grand Classics on this screening due the increasingly frustrating effect of smartphones on the film community. Often used to snap pictures that leak a film's plot details well before release, smartphones have become a drag on sets around the world. Punkt's MP02 phone, a camera-less work of art, fixes not only this issue but allows anyone to disconnect from the distracting while remaining connected via a good old fashioned phone call or basic text message. Animoji's need not apply.
Originally launched as a modification shop for Rolex hunting watches — hence the name — Pro Hunter now offers a full range of specialized, sought-after sport watches from the Geneva-based firm. Each timepiece from Pro Hunter starts life as a brand new Rolex with box and papers; no refurbs or restorations here. It is then carefully customized with DLC coatings and other modifications, with inspiration taken from noteworthy vintage Rolex models, but applied towards a goal of superior style, functionality, and exclusivity. Specifically, we're offering Stealth black-hued versions of the GMT-Master II, Daytona, Submariner Date, and Submariner Military. All Pro Hunter Rolex watches are accompanied by a 5 year warranty and exceptional service directly from Pro Hunter.
In 2003, Tommy Wiseau wrote, directed, and starred in a little film called The Room. Shortly after, the film became a cult phenomenon, not because of its great storyline or exceptional acting, but because it was so terrible. In this biopic, James Franco and Seth Rogan retell the process to make a movie about the worst movie ever made. Also starring Dave Franco, Alison Brie, Josh Hutcherson, Jacki Weaver, Nathan Fielder, and June Diane Raphael, The Disaster Artist comes to theaters December 1, 2017.
There's something in the woods outside a rural Pennsylvania town — or at least a bigfoot hunter thinks so. Local resident Mayard gets mistaken for the mythical creature which leads to the town becoming the center of a bigfoot phenomenon. Starring Michael Shannon and Ron Perlman, Pottersville comes to theaters November 10, 2017.