The Jaguar C-X75

Zero to sixty-two in 3.4 seconds? Check. 780 horsepower? Check. Zero Emissions? Check. TheJaguar C-X75 ($TBA) is a new concept vehicle designed to celebrate the British car maker’s 75th anniversary, and as such is packed with high-end gear like two 96-horsepower micro gas turbines that help recharge a plug-in lithium-ion battery, which in turns powers four 195-horsepower electric motors, one for each wheel. Other highlights include three high-res screens for driver information, an aluminum body…

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Space tourism closer to reality than ever before

For the adventurous journeys beyond the blue sky, there is a stiff competition going on between the space tourism companies. While the well-heeled have already spent a whopping $200,000 per ticket for 2.5-hour flight aboard Sir Richard Branson’s SpaceShipTwo, other firms are also battling out to take you on an amazing journey to the edge of space as soon as possible. Now, a team of British rocketeers, Starchaser boss Steve Bennett and astronaut Matt Shrewbridge,…

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Foosball Hero for iPad

If you believe everything Apple tells you, the iPad is the most revolutionary piece of equipment to come out since the fleshlight. What they don’t tell you is that eventually you’re going to run out of creative things to do with it unless you have no job and a bottomless bank account. Every once in a while there’s a revolutionary app that comes out that reignites your undying love for the mighty fruit tablet and…

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First Lady’s Child Nutrition Bill Stalls in House

By MARY CLARE JALONICK WASHINGTON (AP) – First lady Michelle Obama’s campaign for healthier school lunches has stalled in Congress after anti-hunger groups and more than 100 Democrats protested the use of food stamp dollars to pay for it. Passage of the child nutrition bill, which would improve lunches in schools and expand feeding programs for low-income students, has been a priority for Democrats and hunger groups for years. But the groups and many members…

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Rolex Reference 6238 “Pre-Daytona” Chronograph

Our good friends at Hodinkee have alerted us to what is bound to be one of the most wanted timepieces that exists today. That watch is the Rolex Reference 6238, or what is more popularly known to aficionados as the “Pre-Daytona” Chronograph. What makes this one so special is that it is a genuine James Bond watch, one that was worn by George Lazenby in the movie “On My Majesty’s Secret Service”. A stunning piece of…

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A Graffiti-styled wall ethanol fireplace for homes

The Biocamino Wall is an eco-friendly fireplace by designers Mirko Varischi, Tania Alessio and Andrea Brembilla for Maisonfire. The Graffiti themed fireplace comes complete with filling pump, ignitor, for aromatherapy tank and air quality detection device. The fireplace has heat output of 3.5 Kw and burning time for a full reservoir is 6 hours. The graffiti fireplace is available in raw wax iron and neto, white. Read more:

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Mos Def Signs with Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music

Kanye’s G.O.O.D. music roster gets deeper with the new additions of Pusha T, Charlie Wilson and CyHi Da Prynce. But in this month’s latest issue of XXL Mag, the “Monsters Inc.” article reveals his long-time compadre Mos Def has also joined aboard the G.O.O.D. Music imprint. It reads the following: “Just as Kanye returned to his roots to scoop up Common, he recently recruited his buddy Brooklyn rapper/singer/actor Mos Def into the GOOD Music fold….

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Obama Admin Wiretapped phones, now Internet?

By CHARLIE SAVAGE, New York Times Last update: September 26, 2010 – 11:08 PM WASHINGTON – Federal law enforcement and national security officials are preparing to seek sweeping new regulations of the Internet, arguing that their ability to wiretap criminal and terrorism suspects is “going dark” as people increasingly communicate online instead of by telephone. Essentially, officials want Congress to require all services that enable communications — including encrypted e-mail transmitters such as BlackBerry, social…

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Rough Crafts Iron Guerilla

They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. That is an old wives tale. The way to a man’s heart is through his crotch. Yeah, yeah, we know: sex, sex, and more sex. It’s all we think about it. Except in this instance we’re actually referring to the rumble, the vibrations, and the heat from a modified Harley that doesn’t sound like a motorcycle waiting to be ridden so much as…

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Pentagon Accused of Launching Supervirus Attack

Pentagon Accused Of Launching Supervirus Attack On Iranian Nuclear Plant Stuxnet—which some experts consider the most advanced virus ever—appears to be focusing its attacks on Iranian nuclear plants. Now, the Pentagon and German intelligence are being accused of creating the virus to take down Iran’s atomic facility. The worm seems to be designed to focus on very specific systems, differentiating between industrial computers “without human assistance,” according to German researcher Ralph Langner: Stuxnet is the key…

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Jaeger-LeCoultre x Colette

One day I would like to visit Colette.  This is a store located at 213 rue Saint-Honoré in Paris.  Colette is a famous stockist of all things “hip, unique, and hard to find“.  As a watch enthusiast, I do so very much appreciate that very special wristwatches often find their way in to the display cases at Colette.   Most recently it seems that Jaeger-LeCoultre has created a special Master Memovox International for the Parisian…

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Gallery: 10 Best Jobs Of The Future

Fusion Worker Todd Detwiler Job: Manage fusion reactors. Hiring: 2025 Trend: When ITER starts up in France in 2019, it will be the first thermonuclear reactor with a chance of fusing nuclei together to yield net power. If it works (and that’s a big “if”), about five fusion plants could generate enough gigawatts to power New York City at its peak usage. Fusion jobs will boom, much like nuclear-power ones did in the early ’70s….

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Peugeot EX1 Concept

The Lion brand has finally ITS New Concept Car Unveiled … The Peugeot Concept EX1 is a 100% electric Seatter Two With A futuristic design. The EX1 IS driven using hand controls to Give a video-game-style experience. Year featuring ultra-light structure and Measuring 0.90 m in height and 1.77 m wide, The Concept Peugeot EX1 is powered by Two electric motors Providing 125 kilowatts each, for a combined output of 340 bhp (250 kW). Peugeot…

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Ora-Ito’s Hi-Macs Sculpture Seat

Furniture that doubles up as a piece of art is a great way to achieve a minimalist and sublime decor. The high-end French designer, Ora-Ito has created a sculpture-cum-seat using the Hi-Macs solid surface for the upcoming 100% Design exhibition in London. The monolithic sculpture is based on the Simplexity philosophy – described as the art of giving a visible simplicity to a complex object. Form follows function with the unique fluid design that flaunts seamless joints and…

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Civil Rights Photographer Unmasked as FBI Informer

Ernest C. Withers in his Beale St. studio in Memphis. F.B.I. files indicate that Mr. Withers, who died in 2007, was an informant. ATLANTA — That photo of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. riding one of the first desegregated buses in Montgomery, Ala.? He took it. The well-known image of black sanitation workers carrying “I Am a Man” signs in Memphis? His. He was the only photojournalist to document the entire trial in…

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Denver may be Marijuaina Capital of U.S.A.

Denver now appears to have more marijuana dispensaries than liquor stores, Starbucks coffee shops or public schools, according to city and corporate records. A push by City Council members to regulate the medical marijuana industry and restrict where dispensaries can locate appears to have prompted a surge in sales-tax license applications, city officials say. As of last week, Denver had issued more than 300 sales-tax licenses for dispensaries. That number slightly exceeds the number of…

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