Hot Stuff http://www.stuff.tv/hot-stuff/all en-GB Meet the Renovo Coupe: the muscle car with an electric heart http://www.stuff.tv/meet-muscle-car-electric-heart/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This all-electric beast produces over 500bhp without a peep from the pipes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Parallel sparking" alt="Meet the Renovo Coupe: the muscle car with an electric heart" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Coupe-with-Sparks1_0.jpg?1408620781" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>An all-electric muscle car? That doesn&#39;t sit well with us...</strong></p> <p>Admittedly, it is a bit odd seeing a glorious Shelby Daytona with a bunch of batteries underneath the bonnet rather than a big block Chevrolet V8 engine, but the latest unveiling for fledgling automotive manufacturer Renovo is set to deliver pony car-bothering power.</p> <p><strong>So how does it work?</strong></p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/leonpoultney" title="View user profile.">Leon Poultney</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Go on, how powerful is it?</strong></p> <p>The twin motors spit out the equivalent of around 500bhp and 1354Nm torque, meaning the Renovo can accelerate from a standing start&nbsp;to 60mph&nbsp;in just 3.4 seconds and on to a top speed of 120mph. That&#39;s quicker than Tesla&#39;s Model S and Roadster models.</p> <p><strong>It must take an absolute age to charge... </strong></p> <p>The zero-emissions muscle car has been designed to work with the fast-charging network, which will top up the batteries in half an hour. Charging from a standard plug socket will take a road trip-destroying five hours, though. Renovo reckons the Coupe can travel up to 100 miles on a single charge but expect that figure to be dramatically slashed if you like burnouts, drifting, drag racing and all the other stuff muscle cars are perfect for.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1199" height="862" title="American muscle goes zero-emissions in the Renovo Coupe" alt="Renovo Coupe" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Front-Three-Quarters.jpg?1408620781" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1202" height="895" title="American muscle goes zero-emissions in the Renovo Coupe" alt="Renovo Coupe" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Engine-Bay-1.jpg?1408620781" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="895" title="American muscle goes zero-emissions in the Renovo Coupe" alt="Renovo Coupe" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Coupe-Headlight1.jpg?1408620781" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>It all sounds expensive, how much will it cost? </strong></p> <p>Are you sitting comfortably? It costs a whopping US$529,000 - or &pound;316,214 in sterling. That&#39;s a hell of a lot of cash to sink into a company that has only been operating for four years.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>But It does look nice...</strong></p> <p>Yes, it&#39;s drop-dead gorgeous and we will hopefully start seeing them in the wild towards the end of next year. Just don&#39;t expect the soundtrack to be as good as the picture.</p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="American muscle goes zero-emissions in the Renovo Coupe" alt="Renovo Coupe" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Rear-Three-Quarters-2_0.jpg?1408620781" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/meet-muscle-car-electric-heart/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/meet-muscle-car-electric-heart/news#comments Cars Electric cars Hot Stuff Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:35:50 +0000 Leon Poultney 1445188 at http://www.stuff.tv Noke: a padlock you open with a phone, not a key http://www.stuff.tv/noke-padlock-you-open-phone-not-key/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bluetooth and an Android or iOS app are all you need to pop open this smart lock </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Noke: a padlock you open with a phone, not a key" alt="Noke: a padlock you open with a phone, not a key" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/noke-main.jpg?1408742635" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Padlocks haven&rsquo;t changed much in the past 100 or so years, have they?</strong><br />You&rsquo;re bang on the money there, but Noke (pronounced &ldquo;no key&rdquo;) is designed to drag them into the 21st century.</p> <p><strong>How?</strong><br />This padlock doesn&rsquo;t require a key or a combination. Instead, it&rsquo;s unlocked wirelessly via Bluetooth and a smartphone app: if your phone is within 10 feet of your Noke, it&rsquo;ll be unlocked (assuming you&rsquo;ve got the auto-unlock feature turned on, of course). You can also share access with friends &ndash; even on a one-time basis, if you want.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>So if my phone battery dies, I&rsquo;m screwed?</strong><br />Nope. There&rsquo;s another way to open it up: the Quick-Click code. You can set your own sequence of taps and clicks, and keying these manually into your Noke will unlock it.</p> <p>The Noke runs off a battery too, and the makers say it&rsquo;ll last a year with normal use. When it&rsquo;s running out, you&rsquo;ll see a notification light and you can replace it yourself, without the need for any tools.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Bluetooth 4.0 will open the lock when your phone is within 10 feet" alt="Bluetooth 4.0 will open the lock when your phone is within 10 feet" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/noke-with-phone.jpg?1408742635" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Is it tough?</strong><br />Oh yes. It&rsquo;s made of hardened steel and boron and the makers say it can&rsquo;t be shimmed open by a thief. It&rsquo;s also water resistant, so you can use it to lock your garden shed, or your bike.</p> <p><strong>My bike?</strong><br />Yes, Noke has an optional bicycle chain, as well as a mount so you can clip it securely to your ride&rsquo;s frame when you&rsquo;re on the go.</p> <p><strong>Which phones does it work with?</strong><br />At launch, it&rsquo;ll work with Bluetooth 4.0-equipped devices running Android 4.3 and above or iOS 7.0 and above.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="An optional bike kit will be available" alt="An optional bike kit will be available" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/noke-bike.jpg?1408742635" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Sweet &ndash; I have one of those. So I can buy it now?</strong><br />Not yet. It&rsquo;s currently <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/fuzdesigns/noke-the-worlds-first-bluetooth-padlock" target="_blank">a Kickstarter project</a>, but has already hit its funding target and the makers estimate that they&rsquo;ll start shipping units to backers in February 2015. In order to get on that list, you&rsquo;ll need to back the project by US$59 (&pound;35) or more (plus US$15 for postage to non-US addresses). The bike kit add-on is another US$20 (&pound;12). When launched, the Noke will be sold for US$89 (&pound;53).</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hot-stuff">LOCK YOUR EYES ON MORE HOT STUFF</a></strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/lock8-bike-lock-smart-enough-warn-you-if-someones-using-blowtorch-steal-it/news">The Lock8 bike lock is smart enough to warn you if a blowtorch is attacking it</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/F-WRDLqk5uI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Noke: the phone-controlled padlock </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> Android apps Bikes Hot Stuff iOS apps Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:29:49 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1445418 at http://www.stuff.tv Saleen puts more swank into the Tesla Model S http://www.stuff.tv/model-s/saleen-puts-more-swank-tesla-model-s/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Foursixteen improves an already stunning car with across-the-board upgrades </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Saleen puts more swank into the Tesla Model S " alt="Saleen puts more swank into the Tesla Model S " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/saleen-foursixteen-main.jpg?1408501257" /> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>These guys think they can make a better car than the Tesla Model S?</strong><br />They&rsquo;re certainly not the first people to get their hands on an already-stellar vehicle and attempt to improve it. In fact, someone else has already modded this very model <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/tesla-model-s-goes-convertible/news">into a convertible</a>. But yes, the <a href="http://media.saleen.com/2014/08/foursixteen/" target="_blank">Saleen Foursixteen</a> is a modified version of the Tesla Model S, probably the world&rsquo;s best-known electric car.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/tesla-model-s/review">Tesla Model S review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>With a swanky bodykit? How very Essex boy&hellip;</strong><br />There&rsquo;s much more to the Foursixteen than exterior tweaks, but we&rsquo;ll start with those. Saleen, which has been building racing cars for 30-odd years, claims to have improved the Model S&rsquo; aerodynamics through its body modifications: there&rsquo;s a carbon fibre rear diffuser, new V-shaped hood architecture and a rear spoiler to increase downforce. The hood shape also serves to direct hot air away from the car&rsquo;s drivetrain cooling system.</p> <p><strong>And what else?</strong><br />Speaking of drivetrain&rsquo;s, Saleen has ripped out Tesla&rsquo;s and replaced it with its own, which it says provides improved acceleration (even the base Model S does 0-60mph in 5.4 seconds), better cooling and &ldquo;track capable throttle response&rdquo;. There&rsquo;s also adjustable suspension, which means you can stiffen the ride if you&rsquo;re doing some track driving, as well as new ZR-spec tyres and optional lightweight carbon ceramic brakes. Changing your mind about this yet?</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="1391" title="The Saleen Foursixteen features a re-sculpted exterior" alt="The Saleen Foursixteen features a re-sculpted exterior" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/saleen-foursixteen-front.jpg?1408501257" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="800" title="The Saleen Foursixteen features a re-sculpted exterior" alt="The Saleen Foursixteen features a re-sculpted exterior" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/saleen-foursixteen-badge.jpg?1408501257" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>I&rsquo;m coming around. What about the interior?</strong><br />It&rsquo;s pretty full-on. We&rsquo;re talking black leather with contrasting perforated leather accents and Alcantara suede inlays. We&rsquo;re talking carbon fibre accents on the dashboard. We&rsquo;re talking a brand new centre console with extra storage, a smartphone pocket and a cup-holder (!). We&rsquo;re talking new bucket seats, new door panels and a leather-wrapped dashboard. It&rsquo;s a big, bold remodelling &ndash; and we think it looks pretty natty.</p> <p><strong>I agree. Damn, you&rsquo;ve changed my mind. Now I want one</strong><br />Well, we hope you&rsquo;ve just had a big tax rebate, because the Foursixteen ain&rsquo;t cheap: Saleen are charging US$152,000 (&pound;91,430) for it. This model is based on the standard Tesla Model S, by the way, and will be delivered to US-based customers 6-8 weeks after ordering. It comes with a four-year/50,000-mile warranty.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://media.saleen.com/2014/08/foursixteen/" target="_blank">Saleen</a>]</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hot-stuff">GAZE AT MORE ELECTRIFYING HOT STUFF HERE</a></strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/tesla/hackers-compete-compromise-teslas-s-sedan/news">Hackers will compete to compromise Tesla&rsquo;s Model S sedan</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="800" title="Finally, a cup-holder for the Tesla Model S" alt="Finally, a cup-holder for the Tesla Model S" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/saleen-foursixteen-console.jpg?1408501257" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="801" title="The swish leather bucket seats are totally new" alt="The swish leather bucket seats are totally new" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/saleen-foursixteen-backseat.jpg?1408501257" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> Cars Electric cars Hot Stuff Model S Tesla Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:32:22 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1445301 at http://www.stuff.tv This swanky new Raleigh Chopper is the best kind of nostalgic frivolity http://www.stuff.tv/swanky-new-raleigh-chopper-best-kind-nostalgia/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Denim saddle? We never had no denim saddle when I were a lad... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="This swanky new Raleigh Chopper is the best kind of nostalgia" alt="This swanky new Raleigh Chopper is the best kind of nostalgia" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/CHOPBLK-3Q.jpg?1408412060" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>A Raleigh Chopper! I used to have one of these as a wee bowl-haircutted nipper</strong><br />You and everyone else in the &#39;70s and &#39;80s, chum. But this isn&rsquo;t an antique. No sir, this is a brand new production. A reissue, if you like.</p> <p><strong>One for the Shoreditch crowd, then?</strong><br />Oh, come on. For starters, they&rsquo;re all in Peckham now. And there&rsquo;s nothing try-hard about indulging in a bit of nostalgia, is there? Especially when it comes in such a nice package (no pun intended) as this Chopper.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>So what are we looking at here?</strong><br />Well, it&rsquo;s not a knock-off. This limited-edition version is produced by Raleigh, rocks a striking gloss-black-and-gold paint job on its aluminium frame, features a denim saddle and back pad, swanky leather-look grips and a healthy amount of chrome.</p> <p><strong>As well the original Chopper&rsquo;s three-speed gears?</strong><br />Nope, this one goes a little further: there&rsquo;s a six-speed Shimano derailleur.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="This swanky new Raleigh Chopper is the best kind of nostalgia" alt="This swanky new Raleigh Chopper is the best kind of nostalgia" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/CHOPBLK-saddle.jpg?1408412060" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="This swanky new Raleigh Chopper is the best kind of nostalgia" alt="This swanky new Raleigh Chopper is the best kind of nostalgia" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/CHOPBLK-plate-decal.jpg?1408412060" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="This swanky new Raleigh Chopper is the best kind of nostalgia" alt="This swanky new Raleigh Chopper is the best kind of nostalgia" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/CHOPBLK-grip.jpg?1408412060" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>I bet it&rsquo;s stupidly pricey</strong><br />Not so! In fact it costs less than a new graphics card: &pound;250 at <a href="http://www.velorution.com/raleigh-chopper/" target="_blank">Velorution</a>. Better be quick, though &ndash; fewer than 400 are being made.</p> <p><a href="http://www.halfords.com/cycling/bikes/kids-bikes/raleigh-chopper-bike?cm_mmc=Google+PLA-_-Bikes-_-Kids+Bikes-_-102255&amp;_$ja=tsid:60494%7Ccgn:GoogleShopping%7Ckw:102255&amp;istCompanyId=b8708c57-7a02-4cf6-b2c0-dc36b54a327e&amp;istItemId=wmxwramlr&amp;istBid=tzxq&amp;_$$ja=cgid:16790764204|tsid:35522|cid:214996084|lid:51320962143|nw:g|crid:52119061324|rnd:715224342892688416|dvc:c|adp:1o1|bku:1&amp;gclid=CjwKEAjw37afBRDO5M3h0qvj9zQSJACvwnOJInN_NBAGchiWj28U6UcI79ZEvi0Q5yb0EasgOCcgBxoCVTjw_wcB#tab1" target="_blank">Halfords</a> is also selling a more standard-looking three-speed Chopper for the same price &ndash; but we&rsquo;d urge you to opt for the limited-edition black version while you still can. And then it&#39;s off to recreate scenes from <em>E.T.</em> in your local quarry/building site/woods.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hot-stuff">MORE HOT STUFF</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="This swanky new Raleigh Chopper is the best kind of nostalgia" alt="This swanky new Raleigh Chopper is the best kind of nostalgia" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/CHOPBLK-mudguard-decal.jpg?1408412060" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> Bikes Hot Stuff Sun, 17 Aug 2014 09:26:54 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1444948 at http://www.stuff.tv OM/ONE levitating speaker will float into your heart http://www.stuff.tv/omone-levitating-speaker-will-float-your-heart/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It looks like magic, but it’s really magnets </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="OM/ONE Bluetooth speaker" alt="OM/ONE Bluetooth speaker" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/om-one-desk-hotstuff.jpg?1407981153" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Wait&hellip; is that ball floating?</strong><br />Oh yes. Except it&rsquo;s not really a ball &ndash; it&rsquo;s a speaker. A Bluetooth speaker called the OM/ONE, in fact. It&rsquo;s an orb that floats on its base through the use of magnets.</p> <p><strong>A bit like a maglev train?</strong><br />Precisely. The ONE itself uses Bluetooth 4.0 to wirelessly connect to audio sources like your smartphone or laptop, and pumps out music via a &ldquo;finely tuned&rdquo; 75mm driver.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/meet-bat-hover-mouse/news">Meet BAT, the hover mouse</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>How does it sound?</strong><br />Its makers say it sounds amazing, but then of course they would. We haven&rsquo;t heard it with our own golden ears, so we&rsquo;ll have to reserve judgement on that. We can say, however, that it looks &ldquo;pretty neat&rdquo;. It&rsquo;s a mono speaker, which might upset some, but you can combine two of them for full stereo.</p> <p><strong>What else can it do, other than play music and float?</strong><br />Well, it&rsquo;s fully portable, so you can take the sphere away from the base and use it on a picnic or at the beach. There&rsquo;s 15 hours of music playback via the built-in battery, which charges through USB. It also has a microphone, so you can use it as a Bluetooth speakerphone for hands-free or conference calls.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="OM/ONE Bluetooth speaker" alt="OM/ONE Bluetooth speaker" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/om-one-desk.jpg?1407981153" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>And how do I get one?<br />The ONE is currently a prototype and OM Audio, its creators, are crowdfunding its launch <a href="http://www.omone.com/om-one" target="_blank">here</a> &ndash; but given that they&rsquo;ve hit their target with plenty of time left, it&rsquo;s safe to say the speaker will be released as an actual product.</p> <p>You can back the campaign to the tune of US$179 (&pound;107) to reserve your own ONE speaker (they&rsquo;ll be US$20 more expensive after the campaign ends), with postage to the UK costing an extra US$20 (&pound;12). The estimated delivery date is December 2014. So float over to the site and you&rsquo;ll have the coolest Christmas bauble around come the holiday season.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hot-stuff">LOOK AT MORE HOT STUFF HERE</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/XCfhdmC7oMY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> Bluetooth Speakers Hot Stuff Wed, 13 Aug 2014 11:00:15 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1444736 at http://www.stuff.tv We'd eat glass just to smell the leather seats of this £1.8 million special edition Bugatti Veyron http://www.stuff.tv/wed-eat-broken-glass-just-smell-leather-meet-exquisite-18-million-special-edition-bugatti-veyron/new <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hands up if you feel poor. Yeah, us too </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1093" height="820" title="Desire on wheels" alt="We&#039;d eat glass just to smell the leather seats of this £1.8 million special edit" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/veyron-hot-stuff_0.jpg?1407651726" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>:(</strong><br />Yep. We can&#39;t afford it either. And we probably never will. But that doesn&#39;t mean we can&#39;t drool over this glorious Ettore Bugatti Legend.</p> <p>It&#39;s the sixth car in the Les Légendes de Bugatti roster, and it&#39;s dedicated to Mr Etorre Bugatti - the man who started it all.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Let&#39;s hear those juicy numbers</strong><br />This special edition keeps the 8 litre W16 engine of the Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse. This is a very, very good thing.</p> <p>That&#39;ll give lucky drivers a top speed of 254mph, along with an eye-watering 0-62mph speed of 2.6 seconds. Insane, eh?</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Want... so much want.</strong><br />We don&#39;t blame you. From its carbon fibre body (coloured after the 1932 Type 41 royal) to its dark blue polished, diamond-cut aluminium rims and platinum Bugatti logo, it&#39;s an absolute stunner.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1040" height="780" title="Handsome face" alt="We&#039;d eat glass just to smell the leather seats of this £1.8 million special edit" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/veyron-front.jpg?1407651726" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1097" height="823" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/veyron-step.jpg?1407651726" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>And the inside?</strong><br />In a word - classy. In addition to traditional calf leather, Bugatti has opted to slather the steering wheel, gear shift, door handles, roof and armrests in super-soft cordovan leather.</p> <p>Taken from horse hide, it&#39;s normally used in luxurious handmade shoes. HSo technically, you&#39;re driving a giant shoe. A shoe that blasts across tarmac at over 200 miles an hour.</p> <p>Oh, and there&#39;s a platinum-coated coated dancing elephant in between the seats, showing off Bugatti&#39;s logo in all its sparkly glory.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1097" height="823" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/veyron-steering-wheel.jpg?1407651726" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1097" height="823" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/veyron-seat.jpg?1407651726" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Time to buy a lottery ticket</strong><br />Even that might not help. Only three Bugatti Legends are being made, and by &nbsp;the time you&#39;ve bought a ticket and won, they&#39;ll all have been snapped up.</p> <p>Still, you could always settle for a regular Veyron we suppose.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hot-stuff" target="_blank">All the hottest stuff, on one scorching page</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1135" height="851" title="Sleek profile" alt="We&#039;d eat glass just to smell the leather seats of this £1.8 million special edit" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/veyron-side.jpg?1407651726" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/wed-eat-broken-glass-just-smell-leather-meet-exquisite-18-million-special-edition-bugatti-veyron/new#comments Bugatti Cars Hot Stuff Veyron Fri, 08 Aug 2014 13:46:25 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1444348 at http://www.stuff.tv Not-so-curved is the new curved, according to the Sony Bravia S90 4K TV http://www.stuff.tv/bravia/sony-bravia-s90-sony-reveals-not-so-curved-new-curved/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We’re going to need a bigger circle </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="No, you&#039;ll never live in a house that nice. Sorry" alt="Sony Bravia S90 4K TV" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/sony-bravia-s90-4k-tv-001.jpg?1407402551" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/fraser-macdonald" title="View user profile.">Fraser Macdonald</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>A new TV! And just in time for <em>Great British Bake-Off</em>&hellip;&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>Not quite, you crème caramel, the first episode was last night. There is, however, always the BBC iPlayer. Which is actually the preferred way of watching <em>Bake Off</em> because it lets you pause and rewind the exciting bits. But what you won&rsquo;t hear is Mary Berry complaining that the side of one of the cakes looks curved when it should be straight. Because while Sony&rsquo;s new S90 is its first in the UK with a curved screen, it is less prominently curved than other TVs of its ouvre and so straight line distortion is minimised.</p> <p><strong>But how would Mary know&hellip; oh, never mind. So curved TVs are bad, is that the story now? </strong></p> <p>Uh-oh, soggy bottom &ndash; your conclusion is under-baked! The advantage of a curved TV &ndash; the way it delivers light to the curved surface of your peepers &ndash; is all present and correct. But the S90 is the result of some hefty research into where the sweet curve radius lies. Between 5000mm and 11000mm, says Sony. The icing on the cake is that this is a 4K set, speckled with tasty decorations such as 4K X-Reality PRO, X-tended Dynamic Range and Motionflow XR800Hz.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>These bake-isms are making me feel a bit sick.</strong></p> <p>That&rsquo;s because your eyes are bigger than your ears. Which is also no matter because the S90 has a unique 4.2-channel virtual surround sound system that&rsquo;s going to fire those Mel and Sue zingers straight to your brainbox. Above and below those edge-mounted TV status lights are an effects speaker aimed eight-degrees outward and front speakers aimed seven degrees in towards to your lugs. Two subwoofer drivers make up the numbers.</p> <p><strong>&lsquo;Subwoofers&rsquo; in TVs are like dandelion cakes: weedy.</strong></p> <p>Well, then, you&rsquo;ll be pleased to hear that you can specify a wireless subwoofer for your S90 and, what&rsquo;s more, that said sub is now available in both black and white to suit more of the stylish apartments that said TV is likely to end up in. Prices have yet to be announced for either the 65in or 75in versions of this new TV &ndash; but they&rsquo;re likely to be more tea-at-the-Ritz than yum-yums-at-Greggs.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hot-stuff" target="_blank">More awesome Hot Stuff</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Sony Bravia S90 4K TV" alt="Sony Bravia S90 4K TV" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-bravia-s90-4k-tv-002.jpg?1407402551" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Sony Bravia S90 4K TV" alt="Sony Bravia S90 4K TV" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-bravia-s90-4k-tv-004.jpg?1407402551" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="Sony Bravia S90 4K TV" alt="Sony Bravia S90 4K TV" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-bravia-s90-4k-tv-005.jpg?1407402551" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-4"> <div class="field-label">Image #4:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_4" width="1200" height="900" title="Sony Bravia S90 4K TV" alt="Sony Bravia S90 4K TV" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-bravia-s90-4k-tv-003.jpg?1407402551" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/bravia/sony-bravia-s90-sony-reveals-not-so-curved-new-curved/news#comments 4K Bravia Hot Stuff Sony TVs Thu, 07 Aug 2014 09:09:13 +0000 Marc McLaren 1444254 at http://www.stuff.tv Hue and cry: LightFreq is a disco in a lightbulb http://www.stuff.tv/hue-and-cry-lightfreq-disco-lightbulb/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This smart lightbulb packs a speaker to add some son et lumière to your connected home </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1202" height="900" title="LightFreq" alt="LightFreq" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/lightfreq-01.jpg?1407462619" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/stephen-graves" title="View user profile.">Stephen Graves</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>It&#39;s a smart lightbulb. What&#39;s all the hue and cry for? </strong><br /><a href="http://lightfreq.com/" target="_blank">LightFreq</a> is much more than that &ndash; it packs a Bluetooth speaker and mic into a colour-changing, connected bulb that pumps out 800 lumens in 16 million colour combinations.</p> <p><strong>Why would I want my lights to make noise?&nbsp;</strong><br />You can play your tunes through your light sockets! Who wouldn&#39;t want to do that? Lightfreq reckons you&#39;ll be able to sync up to 50 of their bulbs together &ndash; using their built-in Follow Me feature, your music will follow you around the house, if you&#39;re carrying your mobile or tablet with you.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Nice &ndash; but I&#39;m not sure I need 50 of them. </strong><br />Fair dos. Even one LightFreq pumps out impressive HD audio&nbsp;through its 5W speaker &ndash; we know, we&#39;ve heard it in action. Though if you want more sound, we&#39;d recommend hooking two up using the A2DP Bluetooth protocol for stereo audio.</p> <p><strong>Sweet, I&#39;m having a party. </strong><br />You&#39;ve come to the right place; using the LightFreq app&#39;s Party Mode, you can sync up the light and sound for your very own home disco. LightFreq will even change up the colours and tempo of the light show based on the genre you&#39;re listening to.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1202" height="900" title="LightFreq" alt="LightFreq" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lightfreq-06.jpg?1407462619" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1202" height="900" title="LightFreq" alt="LightFreq" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lightfreq-02.jpg?1407462619" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1202" height="900" title="LightFreq" alt="LightFreq" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lightfreq-03.jpg?1407462619" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Can it do anything besides disco lighting? </strong><br />Yup. You can set LightFreq to alert you when you receive a notification on your smartphone. It&#39;s also handy as an alarm; you can set it to gradually light up your room while turning up your favourite tune in the morning. And each bulb contains a microphone, so you can use it as an intercom for phone calls.</p> <p><strong>How much does it cost? </strong><br />LightFreq is currently crowdsourcing funds on <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lightfreq/733759399?token=aa557b8a" target="_blank">Kickstarter</a>. If you want to bag a bulb, the cheapest option currently available is an early bird pledge for US$55 &ndash; plus US$15 shipping, for a total of US$70 (&pound;41).</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hot-stuff" target="_blank">More awesome Hot Stuff</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1202" height="900" title="LightFreq" alt="LightFreq" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lightfreq-04.jpg?1407462619" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/hue-and-cry-lightfreq-disco-lightbulb/news#comments Connected home Hot Stuff Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:57:02 +0000 Stephen Graves 1443673 at http://www.stuff.tv Does your smartwrist doohickey tell you when to a chill out? Because this one does http://www.stuff.tv/does-your-smartwrist-doohickey-tell-you-when-chill-out-because-one-does/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Life&#039;s not all about notifications and hashtags you know. Sometimes you&#039;ve got to focus on your inner-self </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="929" height="697" title="We rather like orange" alt="Does your smartwrist doohickey tell you when to a chill out? Because this one do" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/wme-hot-stuff.jpg?1407130797" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>It&#39;s official. There are now more smartbands than there are phones.</strong><br />Not quite, but even your grandma&#39;s probably launched a wearable on Kickstarter by now.</p> <p>But stay a moment won&#39;t you? The Phyode W/Me (or &#39;With Me&#39;, to give it its less awkward name), is worth a look. It wants to be different you see.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>It&#39;s dying its hair pink and getting a piercing?</strong><br />No. Instead, it focuses less on notifications (although it does support them) and more on you. Your breathing, to be exact.</p> <p>The W/ME has a unique Life Spectrum Analyser sensor which is able to monitor your autonomic nervous system (ANS ) without the need for conductive gel, thanks to a fancy new dry conductive material.</p> <p>If it&#39;s been a while since you were stuck in a Biology lesson - the ANS is the part of your nervous system responsible for stuff that you don&#39;t have to actively think about. The beating of your heart is one example, and breathing is another, although you can choose to manually take over if you like.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Great, it knows when I&#39;m out of breath. So what?</strong><br />While the W/ME, like other smartbands, can measure your heart rate, being able to detect your breathing opens up new possibilities. It can tell how stressed you are, if you&#39;re angry, nervous, or calm.</p> <p>An accompanying app shows off this data using an animated (and rather adorable) whale, and advices you to take deep breaths and chill out when life&#39;s getting you down.</p> <p>The app shows off realtime EKG readings, which means you can monitor the electrical activity of your heart at the touch of a button.</p> <p>There&#39;s a coaching mode which helps you learn breathing techniques too, which could help you de-stress and relax, as long as you&#39;re committed enough to keep it up.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="608" height="456" title="Of course, all whales are yellow in nature" alt="Does your smartwrist doohickey tell you when to a chill out? Because this one do" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/app_3.jpg?1407130797" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Please tell me it tells the time.</strong><br />It sure does. You can use it to check into Facebook too (as long as you&#39;re connected to an iOS or Android device), and it supports notifications, incoming calls and a remote shutter release for your iPhone&#39;s camera too.</p> <p>It&#39;s also got a flashlight, and the ability to trigger an alarm on your phone so you can find it if you&#39;ve lost it down the side of the couch, Again.</p> <p>If you fancy taking the W/Me for a spin then you can grab one for<a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&amp;field-keywords=phyode" target="_blank"> &pound;135</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hot-stuff" target="_blank">All the hottest stuff, on one scorching page</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="600" height="450" title="Breathe...." alt="Does your smartwrist doohickey tell you when to a chill out? Because this one do" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/app-2.jpg?1407130797" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/does-your-smartwrist-doohickey-tell-you-when-chill-out-because-one-does/news#comments Health and fitness Hot Stuff Wearable tech Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:12:53 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1443835 at http://www.stuff.tv Polaris Slingshot is a crazed two-seater demon of a motorcycle http://www.stuff.tv/polaris-slingshot-crazed-two-seater-demon-motorcycle/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes, it&#039;s technically a motorbike – and probably the most fun you can legally have on three wheels </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Polaris Slingshot is a crazed two-seater demon of a motorcycle" alt="Polaris Slingshot is a crazed two-seater demon of a motorcycle" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/polaris-slingshot-main.jpg?1407292073" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Hmm, it doesn&rsquo;t look like a motorcycle&hellip;</strong><br />Yes, the Slingshot seems to defy categorisation. It looks more like a lightweight roadster than a bike, but then it only has three wheels. When you&rsquo;re driving it you&rsquo;ll need to wear a helmet and &ndash; depending on where you live &ndash; may need to hold a full motorcycle license.</p> <p><strong>It&rsquo;s like an incredibly sexy Robin Reliant</strong><br />If you say so. With a 2.4L engine and five-speed manual gearbox, we&rsquo;re going to go out on a limb and say it&rsquo;s probably a lot more fun to drive than a Reliant. It doesn&rsquo;t have a roof though, so maybe Del Boy&rsquo;s motor has something on it in the rain.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/meet-livewire-first-electric-harley-davidson/news">Meet the LiveWire: the first electric Harley-Davidson</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>How does it handle?</strong><br />We haven&rsquo;t driven (ridden?) it yet, so we can&rsquo;t say for sure. But the makers claim the sports-tuned suspension means you can feel the road under your seat: &ldquo;it&rsquo;s like surfing asphalt!&rdquo;. Dude.</p> <p><strong>It looks quite stripped back</strong><br />Well, there are no airbags, but there are seat belts, storage lockers, a locking glovebox and a media console with 4.3in LCD screen, Bluetooth, USB playback and six speakers.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/meet-meccano-motorbike-ariel-unleashes-bespoke-bike-built-your-tastes/news">The Meccano motorbike: Ariel unleashes bespoke bike built to your tastes</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/lyDN3wI--Mw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>How much for this three-wheeled demon?</strong><br />It starts at US$23,999 (&pound;14,200), although it doesn&rsquo;t appear to be available outside of the US and Canada at the moment. So if you live in the UK you might just have to make do with that Robin Reliant.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.polaris.com/en-us/slingshot#ride" target="_blank">Polaris</a>]</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hot-stuff">SPEED OVER TO SEE MORE HOT STUFF</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Polaris Slingshot is a crazed two-seater demon of a motorcycle" alt="Polaris Slingshot is a crazed two-seater demon of a motorcycle" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/polaris-slingshot-2.jpg?1407292073" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> Hot Stuff Motorcycles Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:33:36 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1443765 at http://www.stuff.tv PulseOn lets you wear your heart(beat) on your sleeve http://www.stuff.tv/pulseon-lets-you-wear-your-heartbeat-your-sleeve/news-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Step 1: Look at your wrist. Step 2: Check that you&#039;re still alive. Step 3: Celebrate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="A rave for your wrist" alt="PulseOn lets you wear your heart(beat) on your sleeve" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/PulseOn-hot-stuff.jpg?1406858367" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Please. Please stop. I can barely lift my arms. They&#39;re covered in smartwatches already</strong><br />Perhaps you should consider only wearing one at a time? Anyway, PulseOn isn&#39;t a smartwatch.&nbsp;</p> <p>It&#39;s more of a smart-in-a-very-specific-way watch. While it doesn&#39;t send notifications or calls to your wrist, it&#39;s able to measure your heart rate, without needing an extra chest strap.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Big whoop. Doesn&#39;t the Samsung Gear 2 do that already?</strong><br />Yep. So does the Gear 2 Neo. And the Gear Fit. But we reviewed them, and they were very finicky.</p> <p>We&#39;ve spent some time with the PulseOn too, and can report that not only does it do a good job of constantly measuring your heart rate (thanks to the snugness of its elasticated fabric strap), but it&#39;s accurate too.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gear-2/samsung-gear-2-and-gear-2-neo/review" target="_blank">Samsung Gear 2 review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1035" height="776" title="Healthy" alt="PulseOn lets you wear your heart(beat) on your sleeve" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pulson.jpg?1406858367" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Sounds good. Science me, bro</strong><br />The rear of the PulseOn uses different wavelengths of light to detect changes in the blood flow beneath your skin.&nbsp;</p> <p>When you&#39;re cold, your blood flows in deeper layers beneath your skin, and PulseOn is able to optimise which wavelengths to use depending on realtime conditions, which contributes to its accuracy.</p> <p>It&#39;s proven itself to be almost as accurate as medical level ECGs, so you know the data is trustworthy.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1000" height="1000" title="Mmmmm, graphs" alt="PulseOn lets you wear your heart(beat) on your sleeve" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pulseon-ecg.jpg?1406858367" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Great. I know my heart rate. Now what?</strong><br />An accompanying app (available on both iOS and Android devices) lets you track your heart rate throughout the day, but if you&#39;re an athlete then you&#39;ll be able to delve deeper, helping you optimise your training.</p> <p>You can log training sessions to monitor your fitness over time and adapt your intensity accordingly. It&#39;s a handy way to prevent you form pushing yourself too hard when you&#39;re first starting off, or from getting too comfortable and letting the effectiveness of your workout plateau.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="2485" height="1864" title="Apps. We bloody love them." alt="PulseOn lets you wear your heart(beat) on your sleeve" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pulseon-app.jpg?1406858367" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>I&#39;ll have a six pack by Christmas.</strong><br />Good luck keeping it come January. Still, you can try the PulseOn out for yourself if you like. It&#39;s available to pre-order form <a href="https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/pulseon-we-make-heart-rate-monitoring-easier-than-ever" target="_blank">indiegogo</a> for US$170, with an estimated shipping period set for September. Happy running.</p> <p>Oh, and swimming. We forgot to mention it&#39;s waterproof too.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hot-stuff" target="_blank">All the hottest stuff, on one scorching page</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/WXKECRfC668" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/pulseon-lets-you-wear-your-heartbeat-your-sleeve/news-1#comments Health and fitness Hot Stuff Wearable tech Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:12:40 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1443770 at http://www.stuff.tv Veglo Commuter X4: the brightest new idea for bike safety? http://www.stuff.tv/veglo-commuter-x4-brightest-new-idea-bike-safety/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The shape of this fibre-optic light helps drivers just your distance more effectively, say makers </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Veglo Commuter X4: the brightest new idea for bike safety?" alt="Veglo Commuter X4: the brightest new idea for bike safety?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/veglo-lights-main.jpg?1406649085" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>I already have lights on my bike</strong><br />No diggity. But probably not like the Veglo Commuter X4. It&rsquo;s a wearable light that has a unique shape which its creators say gives it an edge over traditional bike-mounted lights.</p> <p><strong>How so?</strong><br />The X4 features four fibre optic lights meeting at a central LED hub. It&rsquo;s a shape that&rsquo;s easy to recognise for a driver behind your bike, and makes it easier for him or her to gauge your distance, width and speed. It also extends around the side of your body (or your backpack) to increase your visibility at junctions.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>And what are the technical aspects?</strong><br />You charge the X4&rsquo;s battery via USB; it comes with several flash and fade settings; it&rsquo;s water resistant; it features reflective strips; and it can fit over backpacks 25 litres and smaller in size.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Veglo Commuter X4: the brightest new idea for bike safety?" alt="Veglo Commuter X4: the brightest new idea for bike safety?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/veglo-lights-bicycle.jpg?1406649085" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>It looks quite familiar&hellip;</strong><br />Veglo has already succeeded in funding mass production via a Kickstarter campaign earlier this year, so that&rsquo;s where you may have spotted it. The X4 will be in shops this winter (Veglo currently estimates that pre-orders will be shipping in October), and can be ordered from the company&rsquo;s site. It&rsquo;s &pound;50, and UK shipping is free.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.veglo.cc/" target="_blank">Veglo</a>]</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hot-stuff">ENLIGHTEN YOURSELF WITH MORE HOT STUFF</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/mM43_yJtbkc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> Bikes Hot Stuff Motorcycles Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:47:57 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1443560 at http://www.stuff.tv Direction by vibration: no need to click your heels together to get home, these smartshoes will tell you exactly where to go http://www.stuff.tv/direction-vibration-no-need-click-your-heels-together-get-home-these-smartshoes-will-tell-you-exactl <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bluetooth on your feet? Sure, why the hell not </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="819" height="614" title="These shoes were made for walking. Then again, so are were shoes." alt="Direction by vibration: no need to click your heels together to get home, these " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Smartshoes-hot-stuff.jpg?1406682987" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Ahhhhh! Red trainers. That&#39;s a level 1 fashion offence.</strong><br />We might actually agree with you on something for once. But&nbsp;they come in black too, so no harm done.</p> <p>Snuggled within the <a href="http://lechal.com/shoes.html" target="_blank">Lechal shoes</a> (named after the phrase &quot;take me along&quot; in Hindi), are removable insoles which are packed with tech.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Tech? Don&#39;t tell me these are camera shoes...</strong><br />Heavens no. Pavements would make for very boring photos.</p> <p>The insole in each shoe contains a Bluetooth transmitter and a battery that&#39;s good enough for three days of use.</p> <p>Once connected to your iPhone, Android or Windows Phone, you can fire up Google Maps, hunt for directions, and then slip your phone back in your pocket.</p> <p>Each corresponding shoe will vibrate when you have to turn left or right, so you can stroll along at your leisure like a person who actually knows where they&#39;re going.</p> <p>Granted, we expect you&#39;ll need to whip out your phone more than a few times to navigate complicated junctions (we&#39;re looking at you, London), but it&#39;s still a nicer alternative than having your phone out all the time.</p> <p>Although you could just plug in some headphones and listen to voice guidance. But where&#39;s the fun in that?</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="600" height="450" title="The brains of the operation" alt="Direction by vibration: no need to click your heels together to get home, these " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sensors.jpg?1406682987" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Surely they&#39;ll be able to count - </strong><br />- how many steps you&#39;ve taken? Sure. And calories burned. And distance travelled, for good measure.</p> <p>And before you ask - yes the insoles are removable, yes they&#39;re got an anti-bacterial coating, and yes the battery is rechargeable. Just slide each battery out of its insole, and slot it into the charger.</p> <p>Click your fingers, and you&#39;ll get an auditory report of the charging status too. Swanky.</p> <p><strong>I might bite.</strong><br />For &pound;80, why not? There&#39;s no solid release date beyond &quot;September&quot; for the time being, but we&#39;ll let you know once these smartshoes are ready for walking.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hot-stuff" target="_blank">All the hottest stuff, on one scorching page</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="754" height="565" title="Black!" alt="Direction by vibration: no need to click your heels together to get home, these " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lechal-smartshoes-black.jpg?1406682987" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/direction-vibration-no-need-click-your-heels-together-get-home-these-smartshoes-will-tell-you-exactl#comments Hot Stuff Wearable tech Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:41:51 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1443542 at http://www.stuff.tv The Conqueror UEV-440: If Mad Max did caravan holidays http://www.stuff.tv/conqueror-uev-440-if-mad-max-did-caravan-holidays/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Less Butlins, more Bartertown: this extreme off-road caravan from Oz is perfect for a trip through the post-apocalyptic Cotswolds </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1202" height="900" title="The Conqueror UEV-440: If Mad Max did caravan holidays" alt="The Conqueror UEV-440: If Mad Max did caravan holidays" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/uev-440-01.jpg?1406566365" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/leonpoultney" title="View user profile.">Leon Poultney</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Good luck getting that past security at Butlins Bognor Regis&hellip; </strong><br />You&rsquo;re right, but this isn&rsquo;t supposed to ruffle the Redcoats, the <a href="http://uev.com.au/440-2" target="_blank">Conqueror UEV-440</a> is designed to bounce around the Australian Outback while being towed by something equally rugged like a Toyota Hilux.</p> <p><strong>So what makes it so special? </strong><br />It has got independent trailing arm suspension with coil springs, electro-galvanised body parts, special off-road shock absorbers and electronic drum brakes, meaning it can be dragged through small rivers, bounced off rocks and generally abused without worrying too much about damaging it.</p> <p><strong>Is that why it looks like it belongs on Fury Road?</strong><br />Yes, that&rsquo;s exactly why. It&#39;s designed for maximum performance on the rough stuff, which also explains why it&rsquo;s so small and light. But it cleverly transforms when stationary to reveal two double beds, a kitchen area, a fridge/freezer, hot and cold water as well as a fully functioning toilet. No word on whether it can withstand a shunt from an Interceptor, though.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>So how much does all this cost?&nbsp;</strong><br />The UEV-440 will set you back a cool &pound;28,000 &ndash; and that&rsquo;s before you&rsquo;ve even thought about getting it shipped over from Australia.</p> <p><strong>That seems a little steep &ndash; and a bit pointless.</strong><br />If you&rsquo;re the type of person who tows a caravan at 50mph on the motorway to go and scoff some sandwiches by the seaside, it is completely pointless. But if you&rsquo;re of the Bear Grylls ilk and you like to go &ldquo;off the grid, man&rdquo; but still enjoy the comfort of a toilet and a DVD player, this could be for you.</p> <p><strong>Did you just say DVD player?&nbsp;</strong><br />We did, and the chaps over at Conqueror are keen to prise a few extra dollars from your wallet by offering extras like air conditioning, a shower and flat screen TVs. You know, so you don&rsquo;t fall behind on your Game of Thrones while&nbsp;you&rsquo;re deep in the jungle.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/25-hottest-gadgets-july-2014/feature" target="_blank">The 25 hottest gadgets of July 2014</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/XxvfDTaUVAo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1202" height="900" title="UEV-440" alt="UEV-440" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/uev-440-02.jpg?1406566365" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1202" height="900" title="UEV-440" alt="UEV-440" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/uev-440-03.jpg?1406566365" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/conqueror-uev-440-if-mad-max-did-caravan-holidays/news#comments Hot Stuff Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:52:46 +0000 Stephen Graves 1443462 at http://www.stuff.tv Star.21 fitness band guilt-trips you into good health http://www.stuff.tv/star21-fitness-band-guilt-trips-you-good-health/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This tracker helps you form healthy habits in 21 days with its carrot-and-stick approach </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1202" height="900" title="Star.21 fitness tracker" alt="Star.21 fitness tracker" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/star21.jpg?1406600585" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/stephen-graves" title="View user profile.">Stephen Graves</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Another fitness tracker? I&#39;ve got an armful of them&hellip;</strong><br />The <a href="http://www.pozible.com/project/183785/-1/657f640555d2ffcba0e847d881397b6f" target="_blank">Star.21</a>&nbsp;is&nbsp;a little different. Aside from looking rather lovely, with its glossy triangle-pattern finish, it&#39;s designed specifically to help you form healthy habits.</p> <p><strong>Don&#39;t all fitness trackers do that? </strong><br />When you first get them you&#39;re all about the calorie-counting and step tracking &ndash; but once the novelty wears off, you fall back into your bad ways. The problem, Star.21 reckons, is that it takes 21 days for new behaviours like healthy eating and activity to become habitual.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>So how does it keep me on the straight and narrow? </strong><br />By grabbing you by the short and curlies, essentially. Star.21 pairs up with the Lifebalanz iOS/Android app over Bluetooth BLE &ndash; it&#39;s designed to shepherd you through the 21-day process of forming new habits. It presents your fitness goals as a journey; succeed in meeting your daily goals and you&#39;ll advance a step, fail to do so and you&#39;ll backtrack.</p> <p>Essentially it&#39;s guilting you into doing better. Reminders and notifications pop up more frequently during the first few days, before tailing off as you form healthier habits.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/D1RGX7pjNPU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>What does it track? </strong><br />All the usual metrics &ndash; it tracks your steps, sleep habits and monitors how many calories you&#39;re burning off. Like Fitbit&#39;s Flex, it&#39;ll show you how close you are to your daily goals using percentages displayed through an LED array. It&#39;ll also provide Smart Reminders to prompt you to drink water, go to bed, and get off your backside.</p> <p><strong>So how much is it? </strong><br />Star.21&#39;s currently raising funds on crowdfunding site <a href="http://www.pozible.com/project/183785/-1/657f640555d2ffcba0e847d881397b6f" target="_blank">Pozible</a>; you can snap up a band for &pound;19 on the lowest reward tier.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/25-hottest-gadgets-july-2014/feature" target="_blank">The 25 hottest gadgets of July 2014</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1202" height="900" title="Star.21" alt="Star.21" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/star21-02.jpg?1406600585" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/star21-fitness-band-guilt-trips-you-good-health/news#comments Health and fitness Hot Stuff Wearable tech Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:47:48 +0000 Stephen Graves 1443452 at http://www.stuff.tv