Google’s 2nd-Gen Chromebook Pixel Boasts Intel Broadwell Processors and USB Type-C Ports

Chromebooks have the reputation of being affordable mobile computing devices, but when the Chromebook Pixel was introduced two years, it was not quite the case. In fact, it was the opposite, costing 3-4 times more over the regular models and not being able to do much more than a regular Chromebook doesn’t quite help to justify its price tag. It was priced at $1,300, which you could easily snag a decent-spec’ed Windows portable. But that doesn’t stop Google from making the offer and while we think it is pricey for a machine that mostly required to be connected to be usable, we were all up for the squarish, sleek design it has to offer. Two years on, Google is back with a second-generation Pixel. Aesthetically, it looks pretty much the same as the first, which is a good thing because we are still digging the clean, minimalistic look. Continue reading Google’s 2nd-Gen Chromebook Pixel Boasts Intel Broadwell Processors and USB Type-C Ports

Google Chromebit Will Turn Any HDMI-equipped Display into a Chrome PC

While its stick-style design may lends it the media stick look, the Google Chromebit is actually a Chrome-powered PC in a stick. It is not exactly as tiny as a typical streaming media dongle, but it is definitely small enough to be unobtrusive. However, in case you do feel that it sticks out like sore thumb on your HDMI-equipped display, it can be swivel around to stay out of sight, or in some cases, swivel away to fit narrow spaces such as behind a wall-mounted TV. Anyways, as said, the Chromebit is essentially a Chrome PC packed into one handy dongle that touts features like Rockchip 3288 SoC, ARM Mali 760 quad-core GPU, 2GB of RAM, 16GB internal storage, a USB 2.0 port, wireless ac support, Bluetooth 4.0 technology and a Smart Ready controller. Continue reading Google Chromebit Will Turn Any HDMI-equipped Display into a Chrome PC

Pico Titanium Micro Bottle Opener is No Bigger Than a Quarter

What do a company that design and makes bottle opener for living do with the waste materials left behind between making each bottle opener? Why, turn them into bottle opener too, of course and the result is the Pico Titanium Micro Bottle Opener, a micro-size bottle opener that is no bigger than a quarter. Now, that’s one seriously unobtrusive bottle opener ever which will certainly not pile up your key-filled keychain. Obviously, a bottle opener this small won’t have the leverage needed to pop a cap, but with the clever inclusion of a split-ring, it is now as capable as any full size bottle opener and as a boon, the ring here also doubles as a handy key ring for your keys. Though you probably have to remove the keys to take advantage of the leverage needed. Continue reading Pico Titanium Micro Bottle Opener is No Bigger Than a Quarter

This is McLaren’s 3.2 Seconds Baby Supercar, the 570PS 570S Coupe

Entry-level is hardly the word that apply to supercar, but here it is the McLaren “baby” supercar, the 570S Coupe, which happens to be the British luxury sports car maker’s entry-level model. The 570S falls under the firm’s Sports Series, which joins the Super Series and Ultimate Series “to complete the three-tier McLaren range.” Taking on a classic sports car configuration, the 570S boasts a mid-engine, rear-wheel drive layout and is built around a unique carbon fiber MonoCell II chassis. At its heart is a 3.8L V8 twin turbo engine which, as the model name indicates, puts out 570PS or 562 hp. Peak torque comes in at 443 lb-ft (600 Nm), which can be experienced between 5,000-6,500 rpm range. The spritely engine is mated to a seven-speed SSG gearbox, which put the power to good use at the rear wheels, while standard-fit carbon ceramic brakes peeking through newly designed range of forged alloy wheels, provides the stopping power. Continue reading This is McLaren’s 3.2 Seconds Baby Supercar, the 570PS 570S Coupe

The Brik Case Lets You Customize Your MacBook to Your Heart’s Content

You know why the business of protective cases is so brisk? Simple. People get bored with the same old case and hence the need for a change, but if you have the Brik Case, that would be a different story. Billed as the world’s most customizable laptop case, the Brik Case is a clip-on case designed for MacBook Pro and MacBook Air (2013 or later) that happens to sport LEGO-style studs which makes it compatible with a host of brick brand products including LEGO, Mega Bloks, PixelBlocks, KRE-O, and even K’NEX Bricks. An the result? A case that you should never get bored with because you can customized it however you want, to your heart’s content, with any compatible bricks and change the customization whenever you get bored with the current design. Continue reading The Brik Case Lets You Customize Your MacBook to Your Heart’s Content

MAGZET Adapter Turns Any 3.5mm Audio Jack Into a MagSafe-Like Connector

MacBook users have enjoyed the benefits of MagSafe connector which allows for swift connection without fumbling and also, the magnetic connector ensures the cable won’t break or your device won’t get pulled along with you when you forgot to disconnect it. Won’t it be nice if such benefits were to be made available to things like, say, headphones? I mean, we will definitely love the convenience and to end the prospect of accidental diving devices because we failed to disconnect the cable before standing up and moving away. While the industry won’t be implementing such connivence anytime soon, two dudes, Jon Hallsten and Jeff Russell, decided to take things into their own hands. They have invented MAGZET that performs the same as the MagSafe connector, but for audio cables – specifically for headphones. Continue reading MAGZET Adapter Turns Any 3.5mm Audio Jack Into a MagSafe-Like Connector

Saleen Rolls Out 320 Black Label, the Most Refine and Powerful Mustang Yet. Priced at $73,214 and Up

So you think even the Shelby-touched Mustang is a little too tame for your taste? Well, fret not, you power-hungry, speed demons, cos’ there is always Saleen look to if power and speed are on top of your priority list for an all-American muscle car and in this instance, there is the 2015 Saleen 302 Black Label Mustang to keep your accelerator-happy right foot satisfied. Powered by a 5.0L Coyote V8 motor, paired to a twin-screw supercharger, the 302 puts out an astounding 730 horsepower and 600 lb-ft of torque (on 91 octane gas). 6-speed stick shift comes as standard, though there is an option for a 6-speed auto too. Along with the boost in power, the 302 Black Label also promised even better handling over its predecessors. Continue reading Saleen Rolls Out 320 Black Label, the Most Refine and Powerful Mustang Yet. Priced at $73,214 and Up

Ant Watch Does Not Tell Time. It is Literally Filled with Ants. What???

A watch company makes timepieces. There is really nothing wrong with that, isn’t it? Except that Analog Watch Co. not only makes beautiful, wood-based timepieces, it now also has one that won’t keep time. Appropriately called Ant Watch, it has no minute or second hands and there is no complication either; all it has within that watch case is a super tiny ant colony. Well, if you can even call 3 to 5 ants a colony at all. We read that the watch-like case is no ordinary case. It is in fact of specially designed shake resistant nesting material. As strange as it might sounds, this is a real thing which you acquire for 59 bucks and let me assure you that this isn’t an early April’s Fools Day joke. Then again, who knows? It might very well be. Continue reading Ant Watch Does Not Tell Time. It is Literally Filled with Ants. What???

Noir Pistol-style Coffee Maker and Bullet Shell Espresso Cups Take “a Shot of Espresso” to a Whole New Level

This really takes “a shot of espresso” to a whole new level. We talking about the Noir Pistol-style Coffee Maker and Bullet Shell-style Espresso Cups (not the official product name, btw) which comprises of an aluminum coffee pot that resembles a pistol – complete with soft touch pistol grip for handle (duh) and a barrel with front sight as the sprout, and very aptly complemented with six gold, metalized porcelain espresso cups that took their design cue from an empty bullet shell. And in the case of the Noir Pistol-style Coffee Maker and Bullet-style Espresso Cups, the cups are stated as “50mm” and the obvious “Coffee Cup” under each cup, topped off with a “primer pocket”. Each cup also sport a rim, which makes it recognizable as a bullet cartridge. Continue reading Noir Pistol-style Coffee Maker and Bullet Shell Espresso Cups Take “a Shot of Espresso” to a Whole New Level

Blue Freedom Portable Hydropower Plant Harnesses the Power of Flowing Water to Charge Your Gadgets

The wilderness offers an abundance of natural energy which we can harvest to keep our gadgets topped. With the advancement of solar cells, we can easily do that. Though we can’t say the same for wind, as you need huge, consistent gust to get enough energy to be converted to electrical power. However, if you are near a flowing stream or river, it can also provide you with the much-needed power too – if you have a portable hydropower plant like the Blue Freedom. Of course, Blue Freedom isn’t the first that we have seen, but being sucker for pretty designs, we are impressed by both its capability and esthetic. This thing is a looker and backpack-friendly too. Continue reading Blue Freedom Portable Hydropower Plant Harnesses the Power of Flowing Water to Charge Your Gadgets

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