Lambos don't do subtlety or understatement, not even at the grand old age of 50. To celebrate their half century anniversary, they've released this ridiculous (and downright cool) motoring monster, the Lambourghini Egoista which is equipped with a 5.2-liter 600 hp V10 engine. "Egoista" translates as selfish, by the way and you know how many seats it's got? One.
Whether you're in the secret service, the military or you're just a downright pervert, the Sony Digital Recording Binoculars have got your - and everyone else's - back covered. The dual-sensor design, films and pictures the perfect 3D and the 0.8-25x zoom ratio offers plenty of range. Extra stability is offered thanks to SteadyShot which means that even if you get a little too excited while spying, the picture won't come out blurred.
The countless gongs to this company's name include Time Magazine's 50 Best Inventions and an Edison Award, so when it comes to planet-saving illumination, they have few peers. Thanks to their unique liquid cooling system design, Switch LED Light Bulbs promise to last up to 25 times longer than their regular counterparts, that adds up to 25,000 hours. For each one you buy expect to save around 130 bucks over the bulb's lifetime. Plus, you'll be doing your bit to look after the Earth.
Capitalizing on the dazzling – and rightful – success of their previous affordable high-performance sports cars, the 2014 Scion tC sees the famed Toyota-Subaru partnership expertly revamp this thrilling range both inside and out. Again.
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The sport coupe’s snarling front end remains, styled even more menacingly with an oversized open grille with embedded tC logo surrounded by accent LED lighting with distinctive projector beam headlamps glaring from the sides. More LEDs can be found round back on the taillights and its athletic look is exaggerated by the all-new lowered sloping hood which hides a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine and the equivalent of 179 rampaging stallions. There’s a choice of a 6-speed manual or automatic transmission which boasts gear changes at twice the speed of the previous model along with Dynamic Rev Management, a technology borrowed from the FR-S. Two extra paint jobs – Absolutely Red and Blue Streak Metallic – have been added, bringing the choice to seven. The manual is priced at $19,210 and for the automatic you’ll need to shell out a grand more.
The tC rides on 18-inch machine-spoke alloys finished in a glorious premium dark gray gloss, snuggled within aggressive 225/45R18 tires. Handling has been improved thanks to all new shocks, increased body rigidity, adjustments to the stabilizer bar hardware and re-tuned power steering for the ultimate in responsiveness.
Inside the ride sees the most significant improvements with upgraded features and new gadgets, all decked out in luxurious high-end materials. The tC is the first Scion to be equipped with the Display Audio system with a 6.1-inch LCD touchscreen as standard. The system’s features include Bluetooth connectivity, HD radio technology and steering wheel-mounted controls and, as of 2014, it will be the first non-luxury brand to feature such a system across its entire fleet.
Also available is the all-new Scion BeSpoke Premium Audio system which incorporates Aha and boasts full navigation and smartphone connectability. Via it, you can access a whopping 30,000 free audio stations, including 17 of Scion’s own channels. The system is social media-friendly and offers instant access to the likes of Yelp and TripAdvisor and a slew of news, sports and entertainment channels. Expect to part with an extra $1,198 for this clip-on.
There a loads of further nice touches to the tC such as the side skirt with the Scion logo, silver seat belts and a solar-powered illuminated shift knob. There are front, rear and cargo Scion carpet mats and the front and back locator badges light up when the car is unlocked. The headlamps are auto on-off and the driver’s window auto up-down, premium stitching is found throughout the sporty cockpit-like cabin, with the bucket seats decked out with contrasting fabrics and above the radio rests a funky electroluminescent panel.
The tC currently accounts for around 40 percent of Scion’s sales and when this one debuted at the New York International Motorshow it certainly turned a few heads. It will no doubt turn plenty more when it hits showrooms this June and that 40 percent could well rise significantly.
Written by highly-respected food blogger, Daniel Vaughn, The Prophets of Smoked Meat: A Journey Through Texas Barbecue is the result of over 10,000 miles worth of trekking through the southern state's legendary wood-smoking traditions. There's a host of recipes from cowboy style to barbocoa and all are complimented by mouth-watering photos courtesy of Nicholas McWhirter.
With countless smartphone protectors out there, manufacturers need to come up with some highly original - and useful - designs to stand out, and they don't get much more innovative than this. The iPhone 5 KnuckleCase certainly isn't the sleekest on the market, but sure does offer the best grip. Forged from a solid block of aluminum, it would probably also come in very handy should someone try and steal your beloved gadget. Chuck Norris has one (we reckon).
Get all Freddy Krueger at your next barbecue with these extremely useful and rather intimidating Meat Shredders. Save time - and mess - with tools designed to rip-up large hunks of meat with a few simple flicks of the wrist. They also come in handy when you need to turn or transfer the flesh while cooking, or if ever you need to scare irritating children.
Stitched on a vintage Singer single-needle machine in Brooklyn exclusively for Hickoree's, the Stanley & Sons Black Selvedge Denim Apron blends style, functionality and craftsmanship. It sports hand-hammered copper rivets backed with stress point leather washers, indigo selvedge denim lap pockets, 4-oz leather straps and adjustable brass D-rings. Of course, there's a pocket especially for your iPhone too.
Sunglasses you most definitely do not ever want to lose, 1,000 Year Reclaimed Redwood Limited are forged from those most iconic of American trees, ten centuries in the making. Achingly cool, each pair is handcrafted in San Fran, sport Carl Zeiss vision lenses, are waterproof and come with their own premium leather case.
Graceful wall decor to add style to any home, Stellavie Silkscreen Prints are highly, finely detailed hand printed works from Hamburg, Germany. Constellations and star signs of the northern and southern skies have been intricately detailed in rich contrasting hues of gold, silver, black and deep blue. All ethereal pieces are limited editions, numbered and signed by the artist.