Dec 282013
 

Carrera Foldable Winter Sports Helmet - Fiber carbon And Brown Leather Helmet
When winter sporting it’s important to keep in mind your personal safety. Rule number 1: Don’t do stuff you’re not sure you can finish! Rule number 2: Make sure you have proper safety equipment!

SEE ALSO – Overade Folding Bicycle Helmet and The Invisible Bicycle Helmet.

The Carrera Foldable Snow Helmets features an ingenious patented flexible design that allows them to safely protect your head in case of accident all by keeping a low profile in storage and transport. The foldable helmets adapts to the shape of the user’s head ensuring a perfect fit and comfort and when folded, due to the ingenious flexible frame, they save up to 20% in storage space (compared to a similar classic ski/snowboard helmets). Available in hot red, metal black, alpine blue and alpine white and a premium version featuring brown leather and carbon fiber.

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Dec 272013
 

AViiQ Portable Ergonomic Laptop Stand
Made by AViiQ, the creators of the AViiQ iPhone 5 Case and Portable Charging Station we featured earlier, the Portable Laptop Stand was designed with the mobile professional always on the road in mind!
The laptop stand is made of German engineered Hylite Material which makes it sturdy yet lightweight and it raises the far end of your computer at a 12 degree angle helping a more ergonomic writing position and a better air circulation and laptop cooling. While folded, the stand has a low profile (only 1/4-in – that’s 0.6 cm) and, given it’s light weight and ingenious folding system, is very easy to store and transport in your laptop bag.

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Dec 272013
 

Microsoft Research Bra Sensors Could Monitor Overeating
Recent studies show that over one third of the adult US population suffers of obesity and more than half of them complain eating more when they are stressed.

As technology enters more and more in our lives, it was just a question of time until the overeating and obesity issue gets tackled by tech developers. Researchers from Microsoft Research invented a stress monitoring bra that keeps ‘en eye” on the wearers moods and helps regulate stress eating. The sensors are powered by a 3.7-volt battery, feature an EKG analyzer that captures heart rate and respiration, electrodermal activity, skin conductance and even general movement via an accelerometer and gyroscope – also check the Radiation Emergency Sensor Bra and the The Booze Sneaking Bra.

The collected data is streamed to a smartphone app and PC software where it’s analyzed to predict physiology changes that accompany eating and stress, including whether the subjects were happy or angry.
We’re looking forward to see this technology available “at large” as well as a masculine alternative for the Microsoft Bra Sensors!

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Dec 262013
 

Xmas Jammies Video Yearly Review - Holderness Xmass Videos

It’s that time of the year … people do personal yearly reviews, private and government companies are into yearly employee evaluations, websites and TV stations do the “Coolest 2013 XXXX” type of shows … you get the point.
Why am I telling you all this? Well … I want to introduce you to how the Holderness Family of Raleigh, N.C decided to make their Xmass crad and include a yearly review of all family member. Enjoy the “Christmas Jammies (#XMAS Jammies)” …

 

Dec 252013
 

Hard Graft Heritage Box Camera Bag
Hard Graft, the creators of the Flat Pack Bag, the iPhone 5 Sport Leather Case and the Old Fashioned Laptop Bag we featured earlier, released an interesting concept of photo camera bag – the Box Camera Bag.

The camera bag is handmade of a single piece of premium quality vegetable-tanned Italian leather with 100% wool interior lining to protect your photo gear. The cubic bag comes with a shoulder strap which sports the Hard Graft logo embossed on it, a padded wool divider to keep your gear safe, features an inside pocket designed for smartphones and other small stuff (memory cards, credit cards, some cash, etc… ) and fits most DSLR cameras out-there (actual bag sizes: 6.1″ x 4.3″ x 5.1″ – that’s 15.5cm x 11cm x 13cm).

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Dec 252013
 

1951 Cadillac Spare Tire Parking System
Here’s a cool parallel parking system build in the 50’s by Cadillac. The system was never implemented “at large” but this doesn’t remove anything from it’s coolness. Basically, a series of hydraulic pumps and gears pushes the spare wheel out from the trunk and rotates the back of the car easing the parallel parking process.

The Cadillac project was developed by Brooks Walker from Walker Research in San Francisco, US. There was another prototype developed by same inventor where he modified a 1953 Packard Cavalier to achieve the same results. OldCarsWeekly.com featured the Walker’s Packard Cavalier in one of their posts, and the present owner of the car got in touch with them confirming the parking system exists and it’s fully operational.

While there is not much information available on the net regarding this cool project, I was able to find this 1932 US patent attributed to Mr Walker where the entire mechanism is explained and charted. Another reference of the fifth wheel parking system was made by the Life magazine (November 17th, 1952 issue) which also shows some images of the actual mechanism.

Should you have more info about it, please let me know via the comments and I’ll update the article accordingly.
Let’s hear you in the comments below …

 

Dec 252013
 

SR Auto Group Winter Tuned Lamborghini Aventador
Preparing a car for winter means for most of us to hook up the winter tires, check the liquids and make sure the car’s systems are in good shape and functional. Well, that’s for any regular person, not for the guys over the SR Auto Group, a British Columbia, Canada based auto tuner! – also check the Lamborghini Veneno – The 4.5M USD Roadster and the Mercedes SLS GT3 AMG we featured earlier.

Their latest project – the Project700 Wintermode Lamborghini Aventador – is a cool proof of they mean when they say “Winter Mode Car“.
The tuned Lamborghini was painted in carbon and wrapped in satin black vinyl for scratch protection, features of Pirelli Sotto Zeros mounted on strong powder coated finish PUR 4OUR black rims, a PUR Basics Lowering System kit, a PUR Aero Carbon Fiber set of spoilers and skirts.
One last thing that needed to be solved was the storage space for the winter gear (read skis, boots, snowboards and anything else you might need on the slopes). An 8 ft (that’s about 2.4 meters) Thule roof ski box was carefully wrapped in the same satin black vinyl, fitted and mounted on the top of the Aventador allows extra storage for the passengers sports equipment.

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