Hot Stuff http://www.stuff.tv/my/hot-stuff/features en-MY The Impecca Alert Band knows you're feeling sleepy http://www.stuff.tv/my/impecca-alert-band-knows-youre-sleepy/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What&#039;s more, it&#039;s going to do something about it </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="Impecca Alert Band" alt="The Impecca Alert Band knows you&#039;re feeling sleepy" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Impecca%20Main.jpg?1421475142" /> </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="/my/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>Is it a Wi-Fi-boosting Alice band?</strong><br />No, and nor is it a Geordi La Forge-style image-enhancing visor. Did you know that during <em>Star Trek</em> filming, the prop visor that was supposed to give his character amazing multi-spectrum vision actually caused the actor to walk into everything? And gave him headaches? Them&rsquo;s the breaks. Anyway, it&rsquo;s not that. It&rsquo;s a brainwave-detecting headband. When it senses that you are about three minutes away from falling asleep, it sends a notification to your phone.</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>What, to wake me up? That&rsquo;ll be bloody annoying. </strong><br />Yeah, but just think about how pleased your passengers will be when they find out their journey doesn&rsquo;t take a surprise detour through two fields and someone&rsquo;s living room. Reveal! It&rsquo;s a driving device, to make sure you don&rsquo;t overdo it behind the wheel and end up testing your car&rsquo;s NCAP rating while already unconscious. In fact, the Alert Band was dreamed up by someone whose friend was injured after being hit by a dozy driver. But therein lies the problem with a gizmo of this kind: assumed responsibility.</p> <p><strong>Ah, because the driver who might consider wearing this is less likely to need it? </strong><br />Exactly. A professional road warrior &ndash; such as Trucker Tobias or Regional Sales Sandip &ndash; might argue that their experience is superior to the Alert Band. Whereas the infrequent long-distance driver &ndash; Driving Home For Christmas Derek &ndash; might be more aware of their susceptibility, but will likely turn their nose up at the <a href="http://www.impeccausa.com/the-alert-band.html" target="_blank">US$250</a>&nbsp;asking price (RM890). So, unless it&rsquo;s made compulsory or built in to cars&rsquo; safety systems in the future, better file it under &lsquo;interesting&rsquo;. And in the meantime (and forever after), we dearly hope it doesn&rsquo;t occur to our bosses to implement it at our desks&hellip;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/ces-2015/ces-2015-tech-talk-trends-wearable-tech-explored/feature">CES 2015: Trends in wearable tech explored</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="Impecca Alert Band" alt="The Impecca Alert Band knows you&#039;re feeling sleepy" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Impecca%20The%20Alert%20Band%20-%20with%20driver.jpg?1421475142" /> </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="Impecca Alert Band" alt="Impecca Alert Band" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Impecca%203.jpg?1421475142" /> </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/my/impecca-alert-band-knows-youre-sleepy/news#comments Hot Stuff Fri, 16 Jan 2015 16:19:51 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1457861 at http://www.stuff.tv The Ford GT returns packing a sharp new suit and 600bhp under the rear window http://www.stuff.tv/my/ford/hot-stuff-ford-gt-returns-packing-sharp-new-suit-and-600bhp-under-rear-window/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> You can keep your souped-up Focus, there&#039;s a new fast Ford in town </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="1201" height="899" title="The ultimate performance Ford is back!" alt="The Ford GT returns packing a sharp new suit and 600bhp under the rear window" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/All-NewFordGT_01_HR.jpg?1421374950" /> </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="/my/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>Hang on a minute, this isn&#39;t the first Ford to wear a GT badge is it?</strong></p> <p>Correct, ten points to the fast Ford connoisseur. The original Ford GT rolled off production lines in limited numbers in 2005. It packed a whopping 6.2-litre V8, muscular styling and the sort of track that made it almost impossible to drive down any normal street. There were also the original GT40s, built in the 1960s for endurance racing, but we won&#39;t bore you with that.</p> <p><strong>Why has Ford decided to release a new GT? </strong></p> <p>Good question, perhaps it has something to do with the rapidly falling price of fuel, or simply because company bigwigs know that halo models such as this attract young, wealthy customers to the brand. Either way, it&#39;s ruddy exciting and a hell of a lot better to look at than a Transit van.</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>Does the latest car pack a ridiculous engine, then? </strong></p> <p>Not really, Ford has &#39;downsized&#39; to a 3.5-litre EcoBoost unit that is said to balance performance and efficiency. Still, it kicks out an eye-popping 600bhp, which should be good for some impressive sub-3.5-seconds 0-60mph acceleration figures. Especially as the new model goes heavy with the lightweight materials and boasts a number of aerodynamic features to ensure it&#39;s slipperier than a greased eel.</p> <p><strong>Does it come with loads of cool gadgets inside? </strong></p> <p>Ford didn&#39;t really go into detail about infotainment and such, but officials did reveal that it features a cool &#39;stalk-less&#39; steering column that puts all of the controls on the steering wheel like a Formula 1 car, as well as a customisable digital instrument display. There&#39;s also space for a touch-screen control unit in the dash, which will likely feature the latest version of Ford Sync when it goes on sale in 2016. Expect AppLink software that allows smartphone features to be used on the move.</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="The Ford GT returns packing a sharp new suit and 600bhp under the rear window" alt="The Ford GT returns packing a sharp new suit and 600bhp under the rear window" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/All-NewFordGT_06_HR.jpg?1421374950" /> </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="1199" height="900" title="The Ford GT returns packing a sharp new suit and 600bhp under the rear window" alt="The Ford GT returns packing a sharp new suit and 600bhp under the rear window" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/All-NewFordGT_03_HR.jpg?1421374950" /> </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="893" title="The Ford GT returns packing a sharp new suit and 600bhp under the rear window" alt="The Ford GT returns packing a sharp new suit and 600bhp under the rear window" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/All-NewFordGT_13_HR.jpg?1421374950" /> </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>Boo! It&#39;s not exactly cutting-edge, is it? </strong></p> <p>Ford steered clear of the whole hybrid thing to reduce weight and prove that their EcoBoost engines can be as efficient as some of the plug-in sports car currently on the market. It&#39;s a proper analogue &#39;Murican muscle car and if you need proof that it&#39;s badass, just look at those upward-swinging doors.</p> <p><strong>How much will it cost? </strong></p> <p>There hasn&#39;t been any word on official pricing but you can expect to part with over &pound;150,000 (RM815,695). The recently unveiled Honda NSX comes out at about the same time for around &pound;50,000 (RM273,530) less, meaning that anyone with money to burn is going to have a great time road testing next-generation sports in 2016.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/honda/second-generation-honda-nsx-lightweight-high-tech-speed-machine-would-have-tony-stark-salivati">The second generation Honda NSX is a lightweight, high-tech speed machine</a></strong></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="1201" height="900" title="Upward-swinging doors for the ultimate in bad-assery " alt="The Ford GT returns packing a sharp new suit and 600bhp under the rear window" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/All-NewFordGT_05_HR.jpg?1421374950" /> </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="1201" height="900" title="The Ford GT returns packing a sharp new suit and 600bhp under the rear window" alt="The Ford GT returns packing a sharp new suit and 600bhp under the rear window" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/All-NewFordGT_11_HR.jpg?1421374950" /> </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="1201" height="900" title="The Ford GT returns packing a sharp new suit and 600bhp under the rear window" alt="The Ford GT returns packing a sharp new suit and 600bhp under the rear window" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/All-NewFordGT_10_HR.jpg?1421374950" /> </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/my/ford/hot-stuff-ford-gt-returns-packing-sharp-new-suit-and-600bhp-under-rear-window/news#comments Cars Ford Hot Stuff Thu, 15 Jan 2015 16:08:28 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1457776 at http://www.stuff.tv The second generation Honda NSX is a lightweight, high-tech speed machine for modern petrolheads http://www.stuff.tv/my/honda/second-generation-honda-nsx-lightweight-high-tech-speed-machine-would-have-tony-stark-salivati <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Reborn 550bhp hybrid supercar breaks cover and melts hearts at the Detroit motor show </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="Hybrid power fit for Iron-Man himself" alt="The second gen Honda NSX is a lightweight, high-tech speed machine" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/NSX_Exterior_2.jpg?1421346867" /> </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="/my/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>Either I&#39;ve got a serious case of déjà vu or I&#39;ve seen this before? </strong></p> <p>Your mind-melting memory issues could be working on two levels: the original Honda NSX - an all-aluminium mid-engine sportscar - took the world by storm in the mid 1990s and even stole the heart of a certain Ayrton Senna. You could also be mistaking the latest iteration for the 2012 Acura NSX Concept, which looked shockingly similar to what you see in front of you. But this is the final, production version of Honda&#39;s latest sports car... we promise.</p> <p><strong>But isn&#39;t that an Acura badge on the front? </strong></p> <p>Yes it is, but ignore that because Acura is just Honda&#39;s fancy badge that it likes to stick to American things. When it comes to MY, it will wear a Honda badge.</p> <p><strong>Alright, alright. But what&#39;s all the fuss about anyway? </strong></p> <p>The second generation NSX been in the making for more than three years, so&nbsp;now that it&#39;s finally here, you really need to&nbsp;get pumped! </p> <p><strong>Pumped?</strong></p> <p>Seriously, it&#39;s a 550bhp rocket that&#39;s not only powered by a mid-mounted V6 engine (like all good performance machines) but that also benefits from two electric motors that are bolted to the front wheels. The result is &#39;instantaneous&#39; torque and ridiculously big grins on driver&#39;s faces.</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>Wasn&#39;t the old NSX a bit of a weapon around the track? </strong></p> <p>Too right, it could positively spank more expensive supercars around any circuit when placed in the right hands. The latest iteration looks set to be a bit of a demon too, as it features a trick torque vectoring system, brilliantly labelled Super-Handling All-Wheel-Drive, which is aided by the electric motors. </p> <p><strong>What on earth does that mean?&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>Basically, the electric motors in the front wheels can provide different levels of torque depending on the levels of grip, helping wannabe racers around corners. It&#39;s also bolstered by a bunch of chassis modes that can transform the new NSX from comfy cruiser into all-out racer at the press of a button. </p> <p><strong>A bit like a mini-Porsche 918 Spyder, then? </strong></p> <p>Sort of. It can silently cruise around on battery power alone for short distances, much like the aforementioned Porker, and it has wheels but that&#39;s where the similarities end. Even though Honda is yet to release official performance details, we can guarantee it won&#39;t be as fast as the 918.</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="Honda NSX" alt="Production version retains the concept&#039;s shape looks" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/NSX_Exterior_2.jpg?1421346867" /> </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="1201" height="900" title="Honda NSX" alt="Production version retains the concept&#039;s shape looks" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/NSX_Exterior_3.jpg?1421346867" /> </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="Honda NSX" alt="Production version retains the concept&#039;s shape looks" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/NSX_Exterior_4.jpg?1421346867" /> </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>That&#39;s a shame...</strong></p> <p>It is but consider this: the Honda NSX is set to cost around &pound;100,000 (RM547,000) when the order books open in the summer. That&#39;s still cheaper than a Porsche 918 Spyder, which is great whichever way you look at it.</p> <p><strong>What is it like inside?</strong></p> <p>Honda engineers will tell you this is a &#39;human-centred supercar&#39;. We don&#39;t know what that actually means but we can tell you it features dynamic TFT displays rather than analogue instrument binnacles, which change depending on the driving mode. There&#39;s also a centre-mounted screen that takes car of the infotainment system. Unfortunately, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility are yet to be confirmed.</p> <p><strong>OK, you&#39;ve convinced us. We&#39;re &#39;pumped&#39;.</strong></p> <p>Glad to hear it.&nbsp;</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="Honda NSX" alt="TFT displays replace old-school instruments" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/NSX_Interior_2.jpg?1421346867" /> </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/my/honda/second-generation-honda-nsx-lightweight-high-tech-speed-machine-would-have-tony-stark-salivati#comments Cars Honda Hot Stuff Wed, 14 Jan 2015 13:01:30 +0000 Elissa Loi 1457645 at http://www.stuff.tv Bang & Olufsen's beautiful BeoSound Moment brings magical touch-sensitive wood into your living room http://www.stuff.tv/my/bo/bang-olufsens-beautiful-beosound-moment-brings-magical-touch-sensitive-wood-your-living-room/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Part work of art, part audio tablet, B&amp;O&#039;s magical colourful slate is a thing of beauty </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="Utterly gorgeous. But what the hell is it?" alt="Bang &amp; Olufsen&#039;s beautiful BeoSound Moment brings magical touch-sensitive wood i" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/BSoMoment-14PK-A02%5B1%5D.jpg?1421319617" /> </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="/my/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>Wood you mind explaining what this is?</strong><br />Oaky-dokey. But we&rsquo;ll start with what this isn&rsquo;t. The BeoSound Moment is not a speaker. You&rsquo;ll need one of Bang &amp; Olufsen&rsquo;s wired or wireless active speaker systems to get it to put any noise in your noiseholes. </p> <p>What this is, though, is an &lsquo;intelligent&rsquo; wireless music controller. It&rsquo;ll intelligently choose music &ndash; from your network-attached storage, or your mobile device, or via Deezer&rsquo;s online music service &ndash; and it&rsquo;ll play it. Intelligently.</p> <p>&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-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>OK, I&rsquo;ll bite. What&rsquo;s the &lsquo;intelligent&rsquo; story?</strong><br />What? Oh, yeah. It&rsquo;s got smarts called &lsquo;PatternPlay&rsquo;, which is said to learn what music or radio stations you play at particular times of day. Press that magical touch-sensitive oak button on the controller and it should play something you&rsquo;re ready to hear.</p> <p>If not, you just lift it up &ndash; ta-daa! It&rsquo;s actually a tabletly wotsit &ndash; and on the other side is a more conventional looking aluminium control layout with a LCD screen. But there&rsquo;s more.</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="Wood you care for some music?" alt="Bang &amp; Olufsen&#039;s beautiful BeoSound Moment brings magical touch-sensitive wood i" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/BSoMoment-14PK-01%5B1%5D.jpg?1421319617" /> </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>More?</strong><br />More! On that LCD screen, you can display a Mood Wheel. The colours denote emotions. Touch a colour near the hub of the wheel and you&rsquo;ll hear appropriately emotive music from your own collection, but slide an exploratory finger further out the wheel and the Moment will go a-hunting on the interwebs for something new, surprising and/or horrifying.</p> <p>Either which way, it&rsquo;s all a bit unique, which is what we&rsquo;d expect from the Danish design dons. And what we&rsquo;d want from a &pound;1800 (RM9700) spend &ndash; this is Big Daddy B&amp;O, remember, not the relatively affordable headphone and Bluetooth speakers spin-off known as B&amp;O Play.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/hot-stuff" target="_blank">All the hottest stuff, on one scorching page</a></strong></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" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/BSoMoment-14PK-10%5B1%5D.jpg?1421319617" /> </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/my/bo/bang-olufsens-beautiful-beosound-moment-brings-magical-touch-sensitive-wood-your-living-room/news#comments B&O Hi-Fi & Streaming Hot Stuff Tue, 13 Jan 2015 15:37:58 +0000 Elissa Loi 1457554 at http://www.stuff.tv NEEO smart remote recognises who you are, lets you control everything from light bulbs to speakers http://www.stuff.tv/my/neeo-smart-remote-recognises-who-you-are-lets-you-control-everything-light-bulbs-speakers/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> And you thought your fancy universal remote was clever... </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="600" height="450" title="Slicker than your average remote" alt="NEEO smart remote recognises who you are, lets you control everything from light" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Untitled-1_9.jpg?1421198910" /> </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="/my/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>Yawn. Are you really showing me a remote? I&#39;ve got 15 already.</strong><br />Yes we are. And that&#39;s exactly the point. This smart remote aims to obliterate all your others in one fell swoop. And it sticks out from the universal remote crowd with a minimalist modern design, and the ability to recognise who picks it up.</p> <p><strong>Really? How?&nbsp;</strong><br />The NEEO remote packs in sensors which can scan your palm, instantly loading up your playlists, films and favourites the second you pick it up. You can also use this feature to create parental controls or guest profiles. It&#39;s the future, man.</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>This will get rid of <em>all</em> of my remotes?</strong><br />Pretty much, yes. The NEEO has a database of more than 30,000 devices and is compatible with all major AV products produced in the last ten year. So unless you&#39;re rocking a TV imported from the Soviet Union, you&#39;re probably fine.</p> <p>The remote itself features a &ldquo;better than Retina&rdquo; 291 ppi display, with &ldquo;just the buttons you need for an optimal tactile experience&rdquo;.</p> <p>Translation: It&#39;s a lovely, sharp display, with minimal button clutter.&nbsp;</p> <p>It&#39;s rechargeable too of course, lasting for months on a single charge, and you can even locate it using an iOS or Android app when it&#39;s decided to go spelunking in the cracks of your couch.</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="700" height="394" title="If Apple made remotes..." alt="NEEO smart remote recognises who you are, lets you control everything from light" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ee2dfe1a370ed2e577466a9bd9572aa9_large.png?1421198910" /> </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="640" height="1100" title="Action shots" alt="NEEO smart remote recognises who you are, lets you control everything from light" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/23f7082eec9e3b565e6cb357aa4bf385_large.png?1421198910" /> </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 I use the app to control stuff once the kids have destroyed the remote with jam and glitter?</strong><br />You sure can. The app can also be used to control everything from your set-top boxes and amps to Blu-ray players and even smart light bulbs like the Philips Hue.</p> <p>Your smartphone and remote chat to a hockey puck-like &#39;brain&#39; which has 360&deg; infrared transmitter to ensure that your gadgets are blasted with commands from any angle. It supports a host of streaming protocols too, including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and ZigBee.&nbsp;</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="700" height="468" title="Like a giant metal Oreo" alt="NEEO smart remote recognises who you are, lets you control everything from light" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/8987155d66fabb2ea2320ac2e6b7c0ee_large.jpeg?1421198910" /> </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>I think my living room is ready. How much?</strong><br />US$150 (RM535) will nab you the brain itself, so you can begin controlling your house with the NEEO smartphone app. US$200 (RM710) will net you the snazzy remote and the brain, so you can show off its palm recognition skills when your mates are round.</p> <p>Head on over to <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1227115988/1650571308?token=7226b7c9" target="_blank">Kickstarter</a> if you want to help contribute to the overall US$50,000 goal. </p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/hot-stuff" target="_blank">All the hottest stuff, on one scorching page</a></strong></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> http://www.stuff.tv/my/neeo-smart-remote-recognises-who-you-are-lets-you-control-everything-light-bulbs-speakers/news#comments Crowdfunding Hot Stuff Tue, 13 Jan 2015 12:49:01 +0000 Elissa Loi 1457552 at http://www.stuff.tv The Ariel Atom's 'mucky brother' wants to eat dirt for breakfast http://www.stuff.tv/my/ariel-atoms-mucky-brother-wants-eat-dirt-breakfast/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Upcoming off-road Ariel Nomad is a lightweight, mud-spattered missile </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="Off-road thrills for £30k" alt="The Ariel Atom&#039;s &#039;mucky brother&#039; wants to eat dirt for breakfast" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ariel-nomad-1-2.jpg?1421650081" /> </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="/my/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>Woah, that looks like a prop from the new Mad Max film... </strong></p> <p>Not quite, the Ariel Nomad doesn&#39;t come with optional extra cow skulls and killer wheel spikes, but it can most certainly handle itself when the going gets tough. Think of it as the mud-plugging version of the Ariel Atom, the body-less, tubular track-day warrior that&#39;s capable of smashing the 0-100kph sprint in a mind-bending 2.7 seconds.</p> <p><strong>Will the Nomad be as fast? </strong></p> <p>Performance figures won&#39;t be far off, because the engineers at Ariel have kept the chunky off-roader&#39;s weight down do the 700kg mark. A 2.4-litre Honda engine that develops around 200bhp also powers it. Last time we checked, 200bhp in a 700kg frame equals eye-popping pace.</p> <p><strong>What else is new? </strong></p> <p>The Ariel Atom was designed with smooth race circuits in mind, so the Nomad had to undergo some serious changes to allow it to tackle forests, dunes and rally stages. The old push-rod suspension has been replaced by large, independent springs to soak up the slams, the tubular chassis has been reinforced and the road tyres have been replaced by chunky, knobbly fellas for superior grip.</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>Is it road legal?&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>Yes, it can be specified with the required indicators, lights and numberplates and Ariel is confident that the rear-wheel-drive machine will be fast on road, too. Although, don&#39;t expect it to be the perfect school run companion.</p> <p><strong>What kind of monies are we talking?&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>Official pricing isn&#39;t due to be announced until its debut at the Autosport International in Birmingham later this month, but rumours suggest it will hover around the &pound;30k (RM160k) mark. Customers will also be able to personalise their Nomads with several wheel, body and engine cover colours, as well as niceties such as a windscreen and windscreen wipers.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>That&#39;s a helluva lot of monies...&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>Yes it is. But if you&#39;re really desperate for off-road thrills, you can scour the classifieds for an old Land Rover Defender at half the price. It won&#39;t look as rad and will likely smell like a wet labrador though.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/hottest-stuff-2014/feature">The hottest Hot Stuff of 2014</a></strong></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="1201" height="900" title="Ariel Nomad" alt="Hates the school-run, loves the sand dunes" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ariel-nomad-2-1.jpg?1421650081" /> </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/my/ariel-atoms-mucky-brother-wants-eat-dirt-breakfast/news#comments Cars Hot Stuff Fri, 09 Jan 2015 17:14:00 +0000 Elissa Loi 1457321 at http://www.stuff.tv Updated Tesla Roadster now good for 400-miles on a single charge http://www.stuff.tv/my/tesla/updated-tesla-roadster-now-good-400-miles-single-charge/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Musk&#039;s Lotus-based sports car receives battery and aerodynamic 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="Tesla Roadster: now good for 400-miles of open-top thrills " alt="Tesla Roadster: now good for 400-miles of open-top thrills " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/HOTSTUFF-LOGO-placement-%281%29.jpg?1420594172" /> </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="/my/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>Hang on, isn&#39;t the Roadster old news? </strong></p> <p>It has been a long time since anything has been mentioned about the all-electric two-seater; even Tesla&#39;s UK website buries the model at the very bottom of its homepage, but Mr Musk has got news.</p> <p><strong>What is it then? </strong></p> <p>The Tesla Roadster 3.0, as it has been dubbed, will now eke out 400 miles from a single charge thanks to a 50% improvement to range. This is due to a new 70kW battery pack, which stores 31% more energy, and new aerodynamic packaging that reduces drag by 15%. Fresh tyres, wheels and bearings also help cut out rolling resistance, meaning the latest version is a slippery devil.</p> <p><strong>All of the old Tesla Roadster owners must be gutted&hellip;</strong></p> <p>Ah but that&#39;s where you&#39;re wrong, because customers with previous versions of the car will be contacted and offered the upgrade package, although a price for that is yet to be determined. Tesla says it&#39;s as simple as whacking in a new battery pack, tweaking a few body panels and adding those super-smooth wheels and tyres.</p> <p><strong>It all sounds great in theory, but will it work in practice? </strong></p> <p>The Musk-meister is confident that the Roadster 3.0 will actually drive 400-miles on a single charge. In fact, he will be demonstrating the car in the real world during a non-stop drive from San Francisco to Los Angeles later this month.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/hottest-stuff-2014/feature">The hottest Hot Stuff of 2014</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> http://www.stuff.tv/my/tesla/updated-tesla-roadster-now-good-400-miles-single-charge/news#comments Cars Hot Stuff Tesla Tue, 06 Jan 2015 11:51:31 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1456891 at http://www.stuff.tv The hottest stuff of 2014 http://www.stuff.tv/my/hottest-stuff-2014/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We&#039;ve rounded up the year&#039;s 25 most exciting gadgets from our Hot Stuff section </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="604" height="453" title="The hottest stuff of 2014" alt="The hottest stuff of 2014" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/quadrofoil_0_0.jpg?1420107623" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Every day, new gadgets are announced that promise to change our lives.</p> <p>But only a few of them can be considered Hot Stuff; game-changing devices that alter the landscape of our lives, innovative new takes on existing technology&nbsp;&ndash; or just amazing, beautiful designs.</p> <p>We&#39;ve curated the best of them in our <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/hot-stuff" target="_blank">Hot Stuff</a> section; and now we&#39;re bringing you our favourites from the past year. Read on...</p> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><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-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pono: A hi-res audio Toblerone </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>Music legend Neil Young wants to inject higher than high-fidelity audio directly into your lugholes with his portable player.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/treat-your-ears-studio-quality-sound-triangular-prism-shaped-ponoplayer/news" target="_blank">Read about Pono here</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="604" height="453" title="Pono: A hi-res audio Toblerone" alt="Pono: A hi-res audio Toblerone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ponoplayer.jpg?1420107623" /> </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-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Micro: a US$300 3D printer for everyone </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>This easy-to-use printer could be your first step into the world of additive manufacturing.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/micro-easy-use-u300-3d-printer-designed-everyone/news" target="_blank">Read about The Micro here</a></strong></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="604" height="453" title="The Micro: a US$300 3D printer for everyone" alt="The Micro: a US$300 3D printer for everyone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/the-micro-hot-stuff.jpg?1420107623" /> </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-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Philips OTT2000: a retro vinyl spinner with a modern twist </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>This micro turntable may look like it&#39;s wandered in from the 60s, but its tech is bang up to date.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/philips/philips-ott2000-retro-vinyl-spinner-modern-twist/news" target="_blank">Read about the Philips OTT2000 here&nbsp;</a></strong></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="604" height="453" title="Philips OTT2000: a retro vinyl spinner with a modern twist" alt="Philips OTT2000: a retro vinyl spinner with a modern twist" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/philips-ott2000-hs.jpg?1420107623" /> </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-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lytro Illum: a light-field camera for pros </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>Lytro Illum is a pro-level camera that lets you focus after you shoot &ndash; and the second generation of Lytro&rsquo;s innovative light field camera looks like one we might actually want to own.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/lytro/lytro-introduces-illum-pro-level-light-field-camera/news" target="_blank"><strong>Read about Lytro Illum here</strong></a></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="604" height="453" title="Lytro Illum: a light-field camera for pros" alt="Lytro Illum: a light-field camera for pros" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lytro-cam-hot-stuff.jpg?1420107623" /> </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-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Samsung WW9000: the washing machine of the future </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>Tech up your weekly wash with this&nbsp;touchscreen-equipped, smartphone-powered tub. White goods never looked so good.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/samsung-ww9000-touchscreen-equipped-smartphone-powered-washing-machine/news" target="_blank">Read about the Samsung WW9000 here</a></strong></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="604" height="453" title="Samsung WW9000: the washing machine of the future" alt="Samsung WW9000: the washing machine of the future" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-ww9000-02.jpg?1420107623" /> </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-5"><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"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Peugeot Exalt: the car made with synthetic shark skin </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>This hand-built hybrid&nbsp;concept car is an absurdly luxurious hotel suite on wheels, wrapped in synthetic shark skin and hand-beaten steel.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/peugeot/peugeot-exalt-concept-car-made-synthetic-shark-skin-and-hand-beaten-steel/news" target="_blank">Read about the Peugeot Exalt here</a></strong></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="604" height="453" title="Peugeot Exalt: the car made with synthetic shark skin" alt="Peugeot Exalt: the car made with synthetic shark skin" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/peugeot-exalt-01.jpg?1420107623" /> </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-6"><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-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Withings Pulse O2: The fitness tracker that measures your blood oxygen </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>The Withings Pulse O2 tracks your heart rate and blood oxygen level, letting you wear your heart on your sleeve. Figuratively speaking.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/withings-pulse-o2-listens-your-heart/news" target="_blank">Read about the Withings Pulse O2 here</a></strong></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="604" height="453" title="Withings Pulse O2: The fitness tracker that measures your blood oxygen" alt="Withings Pulse O2: The fitness tracker that measures your blood oxygen" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/withings-o2-hot-stuff.jpg?1420107623" /> </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-7"><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-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Leica T: a camera milled from a single block of aluminium </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>Leica&#39;s latest lens-swapper is compact, gorgeous and very expensive.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/leica/leica-t-new-system-camera-milled-single-block-aluminium/news" target="_blank">Read about the Leica T here</a></strong></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="604" height="453" title="Leica T: a camera milled from a single block of aluminium" alt="Leica T: a camera milled from a single block of aluminium" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/leica-t-main.jpg?1420107623" /> </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-8"><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-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> B&amp;O BeoVision Avant: The 4K TV that follows you around the room </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>Bang &amp; Olufsen&#39;s first 4K TV sits atop a motorised stand that lets you watch from wherever you want.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/bo/bang-olufsen-beovision-avant-4k-tv-follows-you-around-room/news" target="_blank">Read more about the Bang &amp; Olufsen BeoVision Avant here</a></strong></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="604" height="453" title="B&amp;O BeoVision Avant: The 4K TV that follows you around the room" alt="B&amp;O BeoVision Avant: The 4K TV that follows you around the room" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/bang-and-olufsen-beovision-avant-01_0.jpg?1420107623" /> </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-9"><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-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Aerofex Aero-X: the first commercial hoverbike </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>The Aerofex Aero-X will be perfect for your commute on the forest moon of Endor.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/2017-youll-be-able-buy-hoverbike/news" target="_blank">Read about the Aerofex Aero-X here</a></strong></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="604" height="453" title="Aerofex Aero-X: the first commercial hoverbike" alt="Aerofex Aero-X: the first commercial hoverbike" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/aerofex-aero-x-01.jpg?1420107623" /> </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-10"><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"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Barobot: your robot bartender </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>Move over, Tom Cruise &ndash; Barobot is a mechanical master of mixology that can whip up any cocktail on command.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/barrobot-robot-bartender-can-whip-any-cocktail-command/news" target="_blank">Read about Barobot here</a></strong></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="604" height="453" title="Barobot: your robot bartender" alt="Barobot: your robot bartender" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/barobot-hot-stuff.jpg?1420107623" /> </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-11"><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-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Whistle: wearable tech for your dog </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>While mankind struggles to get the smartwatch right, Fido has it sorted: the Whistle dog tracking collar looks nicer than most wearable tech for humans.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/whistle-dog-tracking-collar-looks-nicer-most-wearable-tech-humans/news" target="_blank">Read about Whistle here</a></strong></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="604" height="453" title="Whistle: wearable tech for your dog" alt="Whistle: wearable tech for your dog" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/whistle-dog-monitor.jpg?1420107623" /> </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-12"><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-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mini Superleggera Vision: simply electrifying </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>This open top tourer concept is based on an electric drivetrain &ndash; and it looks gorgeous.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/mini-superleggera-vision-concept-looks-simply-electrifying/news" target="_blank">Read about the Mini Superleggera Vision here</a></strong></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="604" height="453" title="Mini Superleggera Vision: simply electrifying" alt="Mini Superleggera Vision: simply electrifying" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/mini-superleggera-vision-01.jpg?1420107623" /> </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-13"><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-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Edyn: connects your garden to the Internet of Things </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>The Edyn Garden Sensor keeps the grass greener on your side with its array of plant-monitoring technology.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/edyn-garden-sensor-keeps-grass-greener-your-side/news" target="_blank">Read about the Edyn Garden Sensor here</a></strong></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="604" height="453" title="Edyn: connects your garden to the Internet of Things" alt="Edyn: connects your garden to the Internet of Things" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/edyn-01_0.jpg?1420107623" /> </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-14"><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-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> LiveWire: the first electric Harley-Davidson </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>The company&#39;s first electric bike could replace that distinctive Harley engine rumble with a whine &ndash; but it goes from 0 to 60mph in four seconds.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/meet-livewire-first-electric-harley-davidson/news" target="_blank">Read about the Harley-Davidson LiveWire here</a></strong></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="604" height="453" title="LiveWire: the first electric Harley-Davidson" alt="LiveWire: the first electric Harley-Davidson" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/harley-davidson-project-livewire-01_0.jpg?1420107623" /> </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-15"><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"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Scribble: the pen that can copy any colour </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>The best pen in the universe scans objects &ndash; and lets you draw in every colour imaginable.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/best-pen-universe-can-scan-any-object-and-match-its-colour-using-special-ink-cartridges/news" target="_blank">Read about the Scribble here</a></strong></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="604" height="453" title="Scribble: the pen that can copy any colour" alt="Scribble: the pen that can copy any colour" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/scribble-pen_0.jpg?1420107623" /> </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-16"><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-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vessyl: the cup that knows what you&#039;re drinking </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>This cup&rsquo;s no mug &ndash; in fact it&rsquo;s so smart it&rsquo;ll never fail the Pepsi Challenge (honestly).</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/vessyl-cup-knows-exactly-what-you-re-drinking-and-how-fat-it-s-going-make-you/news" target="_blank">Read about Vessyl here</a></strong></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="604" height="453" title="Vessyl: the cup that knows what you&#039;re drinking" alt="Vessyl: the cup that knows what you&#039;re drinking" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/vessyl-main_0.jpg?1420107623" /> </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-17"><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-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Withings Activité: the only fitness tracker you&#039;ll want to wear </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>Looks like a watch, tracks your steps: this timepiece is more than just a pretty face.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/withings-activite-most-gorgeous-fitness-tracker-weve-ever-seen/news" target="_blank">Read about&nbsp;Withings Activité here</a></strong></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="604" height="453" title="Withings Activité: the only fitness tracker you&#039;ll want to wear" alt="Withings Activité: the only fitness tracker you&#039;ll want to wear" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/withings-activite_1.jpg?1420107623" /> </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-18"><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-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jibo: Your Plastic Pal Who&#039;s Fun To Be With </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>This Pixar-esque robot just wants to fit into your family and love them forever and ever and ever and ever.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/say-hello-jibo-endearing-robot-just-wants-fit-your-family/news" target="_blank">Read more about Jibo here</a></strong></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="567" height="425" title="Jibo: Your Plastic Pal Who&#039;s Fun To Be With" alt="Jibo: Your Plastic Pal Who&#039;s Fun To Be With" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/jibo1.jpg?1420107623" /> </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-19"><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-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Philips Fidelio E5: cable-free, cinematic surround sound </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>These wireless speakers take the mess out of surround sound, stripping out the cables and the clutter.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/philips/philips-fidelio-e5-s-wireless-speakers-take-stress-out-surround-sound/news" target="_blank">Read about the Philips Fidelio E5 here</a></strong></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="604" height="453" title="Philips Fidelio E5: cable-free, cinematic surround sound" alt="Philips Fidelio E5: cable-free, cinematic surround sound" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/philips-fidelio-e5-hot-stuff.jpg?1420107623" /> </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-20"><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"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Alienware Area-51: a triangle of sheer gaming power </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>The Triad chassis brings eye-gouging 4K graphics to a spare bedroom near you.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/alienware/alienwares-new-area-51-triangle-sheer-gaming-power/news" target="_blank">Read more about the Alienware Area-51 here</a></strong></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="604" height="453" title="Alienware Area-51: a triangle of sheer gaming power" alt="Alienware Area-51: a triangle of sheer gaming power" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/alienware-area-51-main_0.jpg?1420107623" /> </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-21"><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-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Dyson 360 Eye: the all-seeing robot vacuum </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>Dyson&#39;s latest creation is a tank-tracked autonomous drone of dust discovery and destruction.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/dyson/dyson-360-eye-all-seeing-robovac-youve-been-waiting/news" target="_blank">Read about the Dyson 360 Eye here</a></strong></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="604" height="453" title="Dyson 360 Eye: the all-seeing robot vacuum" alt="Dyson 360 Eye: the all-seeing robot vacuum" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/main2_0.jpg?1420107623" /> </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-22"><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-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vegua: the aquarium that feeds your fish and you </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>The Vegua fish tank uses aquaponics to grow veggies in a mini ecosystem with your goldfish.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/growing-swimmingly-aquarium-feeds-your-fish-and-you/news" target="_blank">Read about Vegua here</a></strong></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="604" height="453" title="Vegua: the aquarium that feeds your fish and you" alt="Vegua: the aquarium that feeds your fish and you" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/vegua-01_0.jpg?1420107623" /> </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-23"><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-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lamborghini Asterion: a supercar with a sensible hat on </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>Hybrid power, comfortable seats and planet-saving credentials make this the most unlikely Lambo ever made.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/lamborghinis-hybrid-asterion-supercar-sensible-hat/news" target="_blank">Read about the Lamborghini Asterion here</a></strong></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="604" height="453" title="Lamborghini Asterion: a supercar with a sensible hat on" alt="Lamborghini Asterion: a supercar with a sensible hat on" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Main_2.jpg?1420107623" /> </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-24"><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-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Quadrofoil: Jet skis are so last year </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>Silently waft across the wet stuff on Quadrofoil&#39;s innovative electric watercraft.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/silently-waft-across-wet-stuff-quadrofoils-innovative-electric-watercraft/news" target="_blank">Read about the Quadrofoil here</a></strong></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="604" height="453" title="Quadrofoil: Jet skis are so last year" alt="Quadrofoil: Jet skis are so last year" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/quadrofoil_0.jpg?1420107623" /> </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/my/hottest-stuff-2014/feature#comments Hot Stuff Wed, 31 Dec 2014 10:02:53 +0000 Elissa Loi 1456422 at http://www.stuff.tv WÜF can't translate canine, but at least it'll let you speak to your dog http://www.stuff.tv/my/dog-collar-lets-you-walkie-and-talkie-your-dog/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The walkie talkie meets smart collar contraption is more than the sum of its parts </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="567" height="425" title="WÜF can&#039;t translate dog speak, but at least it&#039;ll let you walkie and talkie to your dog" alt="WÜF can&#039;t translate dog speak, but at least it&#039;ll let you walkie and talkie to y" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/WUF%20Hot%20Stuff.jpg?1419238866" /> </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="/my/users/justin-choo" title="View user profile.">Justin Choo</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 dir="ltr"><strong>Huh. It&rsquo;s just another gimmicky dog collar. Why should we give a toss?</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">You&rsquo;re right to an extent, there isn&rsquo;t one spectacularly revolutionary feature about WÜF &ndash; but at least on paper, its combination of features is particularly appealing. WÜF touts itself as the world&rsquo;s smartest dog collar; the basic concept is that the app can keep track of all the activities that your dog gets up to and gives you the full picture of his or her lifestyle as well as habits. The idea is that the app can pinpoint the essential information and provide simple and attainable suggestions on how to bond with your pet.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Sounds way too much like snake oii...</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Oh ye of little faith, the smart collar isn&#39;t just talk. What makes WÜF interesting is how they apply each feature. For starters, there&rsquo;s a microphone built into the collar to listen to the dog&rsquo;s bark, as well as external causes for the bark, so as to find patterns that help to establish the root of the bark.</p> <p dir="ltr">The 48-channel GPS is not only for locating your dog, it&rsquo;s to find out where it goes everyday and you can figure out if it&rsquo;s territorial or not etc.&nbsp;The six-axis accelerometer measures activity and tracks how much calories they burn.</p> <p dir="ltr">It also has the latest Bluetooth v4.1 module built in; when it&rsquo;s not connected to your smartphone to share information and data collected, it can be used to connect to smart devices around the house to detect, say, if he&rsquo;s going into a room that he shouldn&rsquo;t be in. The possibilities are endless.</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 dir="ltr"><strong>That actually doesn&rsquo;t sound too bad. What other features does it have?</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Believe it or not, it has a speaker built in as well, so you can talk to your dog anytime, anywhere, via GSM (pre-paid credits or subscription, purchased via WÜF account) &ndash; really useful for training, games, or just good ol&rsquo; fashioned conversation.</p> <p dir="ltr">The collar also has a vibration motor that comes in very handy when you want to get the dog&rsquo;s attention. The standout feature for the speaker-microphone combination is what they call an Invisible Leash; but you will need to train the dog for this first.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>I have rather big, playful dogs. Will the collar stand up to abuse?</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">The core electronics and battery are fitted in a waterproof hard shell (up to one meter of water) for rigidity, while the case is made of materials similar to those found on the toughest dog toys. This setup also makes it fairly resistant to shock.</p> <p dir="ltr">Furthermore, you can customise the case and strap to your taste (or your dog&rsquo;s). At the moment there are two colours available, but more are set to arrive. The straps come in three sizes.</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="700" height="467" title="Woof!" alt="WÜF can&#039;t translate dog speak, but at least it&#039;ll let you walkie and talkie to y" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/WUF%2001_0.jpeg?1419238866" /> </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 dir="ltr"><strong>How long can the battery last?</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">According to the team, their current prototype lasts about five days.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>What&rsquo;s the catch? Do you like, have to pay a lot for a subscription or something?</strong></p> <p>Well not really, but not all the services are free as it uses a &lsquo;freemium&rsquo; model. The only exception being that it requires a GSM service (to report on your dog&rsquo;s location if its beyond bluetooth range) that follows a pre-paid model. Additional credits can be purchased and added via your personal WUF account profile. No details on how it will be charged here in Singapore though.</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="567" height="361" title="Woof woof?" alt="WÜF can&#039;t translate dog speak, but at least it&#039;ll let you walkie and talkie to y" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/wuf%20resized.jpg?1419238866" /> </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 dir="ltr"><strong>What else would be worth paying for, then?</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">At a glance, perhaps the activity tracker, the two-way audio, and the training lessons. The free app has a basic activity tracker that estimates how much you should feed your dog based on its activities for the day. A subscription gets you advanced analytics that gives you a detailed breakdown, such as by breed and comparing the numbers to other dogs of similar breeds, weights and ages.</p> <p dir="ltr">The team also says that you will have the ability to connect directly to your veterinarian so that he or she can keep an eye on their activity and proactively alert you if there is a reason for concern. The cost is estimated to be US$2-6 per month.</p> <p dir="ltr">The freemium version of the Two-Way Audio lets you record and play up to a set number of voice commands, be alerted when your dog is barking heavily or aggressively, and use a basic version of the Invisible Leash. The paid version unlocks all features and lets you use the full version of the Invisible Leash.</p> <p dir="ltr">The app also includes a proprietary dog training method that takes just 10-20 minutes of your time daily &ndash;&nbsp;but you only get the first few chapters. You can choose to purchase additional training lessons a-la-carte or upgrade to unlimited access to all training programs. Individual lessons will likely cost US$0.99 while unlimited access will cost you about US$6-12 per month.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>OK, where can I get this?</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Check out the Kickstarter page&nbsp;<a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/wuf/meet-wuf-the-worlds-smartest-dog-collar?ref=category" target="_blank">here</a>&nbsp;for more details. They&rsquo;re going for US$99 right now instead of the expected retail price of US$149. WÜF is expecting to make their first shipment near the end of 2015.</p> <p>[Source:&nbsp;<a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/wuf/meet-wuf-the-worlds-smartest-dog-collar?ref=category" target="_blank">Kickstarter</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.getwuf.com" target="_blank">WÜF</a>]</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="700" height="467" title="Arf!" alt="WÜF can&#039;t translate dog speak, but at least it&#039;ll let you walkie and talkie to y" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/WUF%2002.jpeg?1419238866" /> </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/my/dog-collar-lets-you-walkie-and-talkie-your-dog/news#comments Hot Stuff Wearable tech Mon, 22 Dec 2014 08:25:29 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1455932 at http://www.stuff.tv The 2015 Mini John Cooper Works is the most powerful production Mini ever http://www.stuff.tv/my/mini-john-cooper-works-most-powerful-production-mini-ever/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mini&#039;s hottest hatch receives several performance and styling upgrades over its Cooper S sibling </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="Mini John Cooper Works" alt="The Mini John Cooper Works is the most powerful production Mini ever" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/mini-john-cooper-works.jpg?1418694028" /> </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="/my/users/max-langridge" title="View user profile.">Max Langridge</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>So what do we have here? A fast Mini?</strong><br />Not just any fast Mini, no siree. This is the new John Cooper Works Mini Cooper, the beefier, more fear-inducing version of the Mini Cooper S.</p> <p><strong>How fast can it go?</strong><br />Mini claims the manual version will propel you to 100kph in 6.3 seconds, with a top speed of 247kph. The automatic will have the same 247kph top speed, but hits 100kph in 6.1 seconds. Pretty nippy then.</p> <p><strong>How does it manage that, then?</strong><br />More grunt beneath the bonnet, naturally. Performance differences include a revised 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine petrol engine. The B48 to all you BMW engine boffs. It also weighs 100kg less than the previous John Cooper Works, has specific suspension tuning and gets a Brembo brake system.</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>But how will people know that I&#39;m driving a special Mini?</strong><br />Apart from the fact that you&#39;ll be hurtling away from traffic lights like a greased whippet? There are some design tweaks that show off more agressive styling; for starters, there&#39;s a new, custom designed front bumper with larger air ducts, new LED headlights, a wider spoiler on the roof, a deeper rear bumper and a pair of centrally mounted chromed tail pipes. And that&#39;s not all.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>You mean there&#39;s more?</strong><br />Yup. The new John Cooper Works gets upgraded front seats with integrated headrests, a three-spoke multi-function steering wheel, stainless steel pedals and a new gear stick. And who doesn&#39;t like a new gear stick? There was a resounding &#39;ooooh&#39; when we laid eyes upon it.</p> <p><strong>I&#39;m sold. When can I get one?</strong><br />The new Mini John Cooper Works is expected to go on sale in April 2015 for &pound;22,460 (RM122,685). It&#39;s getting a full public debut at the Detroit motor show in early January.&nbsp;</p> <p>[Sources:&nbsp;<a href="http://luxurylaunches.com/transport/2015-mini-john-cooper-works-unveiled-its-the-most-powerful-mini-ever.php">Luxury Launches</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/detroit-motor-show/new-mini-john-cooper-works-unveiled">Autocar</a>]</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="The view most people will have of the Mini John Cooper Works" alt="The Mini John Cooper Works is the most powerful production Mini ever" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/MiniCooperRear_0.jpg?1418694028" /> </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="Racy seating" alt="The Mini John Cooper Works is the most powerful production Mini ever" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/MiniCooperSeats_0.jpg?1418694028" /> </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="A shapely gearknob" alt="The Mini John Cooper Works is the most powerful production Mini ever" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/MiniCooperGearStick_0.jpg?1418694028" /> </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/my/mini-john-cooper-works-most-powerful-production-mini-ever/news#comments Cars Hot Stuff Mon, 15 Dec 2014 11:54:50 +0000 Elissa Loi 1455458 at http://www.stuff.tv The Full Moon motorbike is barking mad http://www.stuff.tv/my/do-you-fancy-dancing-devil-pale-moonlight/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Akrapovic&#039;s new bike concept crams a 1524cc engine beneath its crazy curves </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="Probably not the best choice for first-time riders" alt="Akrapovic Full Moon concept" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/full-moon.jpg?1418606722" /> </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>What. Is. That?</strong><br />We know it&#39;s shocking but take a deep breath. This is the Full Moon concept from Akrapovic, a Slovenian exhaust manufacturer that is more accustomed to fashioning very loud tailpipes for superbikes and supercars. The bike is part of an annual tradition where the crazy Slovenians create an equally mad custom machine to show off at the bat-plop-bonkers Bad Salzuflen Custombike Show in Germany.</p> <p><strong>Does it actually work?</strong><br />Yes it does, because underneath that shapely rump is 1524cc S&amp;S Knucklehead engine. There are also two custom-made Akrapovic exhaust pipes that run the entire length of the sleek machine, essentially making the majority of the motorcycle a giant exhaust pipe.</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>Surely the rider would get a very hot bum...</strong><br />Luckily the designers have thought of that and covered the toasty tailpipes in plenty of hand-formed sheet metal, so the rider&#39;s posterior is shielded from a roasting. Other notable features include that 30-inch composite front wheel, which requires specialist automated steering that&#39;s hidden beneath the bodywork to ensure it actually goes around corners.</p> <p><strong>How long did it take to make?</strong><br />Over 800 man-hours went into this creation, which includes lots of time-consuming metalwork and engineering solutions to combat the issue of that gigantic wheel. The Akrapovic chaps even had to fashion a bespoke front brake disc to cope with the wheel&#39;s enormous circumference.</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="Akrapovic Full Moon concept" alt="Baby got back" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Full_Moon_1_Large-1c65a467-ee1f-4777-8f59-698f46fd7971.JPG?1418606722" /> </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="Akrapovic Full Moon concept" alt="Footplates not conducive to cornering" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Full_Moon_2_Large-efa78e4a-4df2-4a48-a9cc-1d4fdcc7357a.JPG?1418606722" /> </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="Akrapovic Full Moon concept" alt="It&#039;s all about the tailpipes" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Full_Moon_3_Large-cf62fbfe-05ce-439d-8315-fc4b852bad10.JPG?1418606722" /> </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 is it like to ride?</strong><br />We are guessing terrible. We&#39;ve obviously not flown to Germany and stolen the keys but just look at <em>those</em> footplates and <em>that</em> seating position. Any sharp corner will see the Full Moon come unstuck and we don&#39;t really fancy reversing it out of the work car park on a slippery Autumnal day.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.designboom.com/technology/akrapovic-full-moon-motorcycle-concept-12-12-2014/" target="_blank">Designboom</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/hot-stuff" target="_blank">All our awesome Hot Stuff</a></strong></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="Akrapovic Full Moon concept" alt="It&#039;s a slippery devil " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Full_Moon_7_Large-7852e208-178e-4222-930a-125466bf53bb.JPG?1418606722" /> </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/my/do-you-fancy-dancing-devil-pale-moonlight/news#comments Bikes Hot Stuff Fri, 12 Dec 2014 20:39:09 +0000 Elissa Loi 1455365 at http://www.stuff.tv Holy FXXK! Ferrari's latest 1035bhp monster is too powerful for the road http://www.stuff.tv/my/holy-fxxk-ferraris-latest-1036bhp-monster-too-powerful-road/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Ferrari FXXK is the latest hybrid racetrack-devourer from Maranello and its performance figures are as shocking as its expletive nameplate would suggest </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="The latest Ferrari doesn&#039;t give a flying FXXK" alt="Ferrari FXXK" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ferrari-fxxk.jpg?1421238837" /> </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="/my/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>Have the guys at Maranello gone completely mad?</strong><br />If you&#39;re referring to the insane performance figures, then yes, they have gone a little bit bonkers. But if this is a sly dig at the unfortunate name, the answer is no. The XX bit is a designation Ferrari reserves for extreme models, like the beefed-up Enzo-based FXX of 2005. The unfortunate &#39;K&#39; part refers to the Kinetic Energy Recovery System that helps the latest model achieve warp speeds.</p> <p><strong>Just how fast is this thing?</strong><br />The &#39;standard&#39; LaFerrari pumps out a mind-altering 938bhp&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;but the FXXK squeezes even more power from the ferocious 6.3-litre V12 engine, so it now produces 848bhp, while an electric motor chips in an additional 187bhp. Say hello to 1035bhp, over 664lb ft torque and a claimed 0-62mph acceleration figure of around the 2.5 second mark.</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>Surely that sort of power is completely wasted on public roads...</strong><br />This is one Ferrari you won&#39;t see blasting up and down the King&#39;s Road; many of its major components have been overhauled for track use only. To get all geeky on you, the intakes have been redesigned, camshafts overhauled and most importantly, any shred of exhaust muffler has been deleted. That means it will be earth-shatteringly loud and an MOT tester&#39;s worst nightmare.</p> <p><strong>Why has someone stolen part of the rear spoiler?</strong><br />That must be the new aero package you&#39;re referring to. The things on the back are GT-inspired wings that work in conjunction with the retractable spoiler to either add downforce through corners and under braking or make the car slipperier on the straights. There is also a glut of carbon fibre diffusers, wings and lips that make the FXXK practically impossible to park in your local superstore.</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="Don&#039;t worry, the rear spoiler is meant to be like that" alt="Ferrari FXXK" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Ferrari-FXX_K_2015_1600x1200_wallpaper_05.jpg?1421238837" /> </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>Has the on-board tech also been tweaked?</strong><br />Yes: engineers have overhauled the hybrid KERS system and changed the selectable driving modes to reflect its racing status. Qualify gives the driver access to unlimited power for a limited number of laps, Long Run eases off a bit and gives consistent performance over longer periods, Manual Boost gives instant maximum torque delivery for overtaking manoeuvres and Fast Charge rapidly charges the on-board lithium-ion batteries. It&#39;s clever stuff; but don&#39;t expect Apple CarPlay to be mated to a fancy touchscreen inside, it&#39;s all performance fettling knobs and dials.</p> <p><strong>I might win the National Lottery on Saturday, how do I buy one?</strong><br />Erm, you don&#39;t. Ferrari is yet to announce pricing or the number of FXXKs it plans to gift the world. Rumour has it, all models are already accounted for and they cost the well-heeled customers &pound;2m (RM11m) a pop. You might want to buy an extra lottery ticket.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/ferrari-reveals-1021bhp-laferrari-fxx-k-updated" target="_blank">Autocar</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/aston-martin/james-bonds-new-motor-aston-martin-db10/news" target="_blank">James Bond&#39;s new motor is the Aston Martin DB10</a></strong></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="1201" height="900" title="The interior is stripped back for race use only " alt="Ferrari FXXK" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Ferrari-FXX_K_2015_1600x1200_wallpaper_06.jpg?1421238837" /> </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/my/holy-fxxk-ferraris-latest-1036bhp-monster-too-powerful-road/news#comments Cars Hot Stuff Fri, 05 Dec 2014 17:18:52 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1454818 at http://www.stuff.tv Mio wearable translates cycle spin stats for your smartphone http://www.stuff.tv/my/mio/mio-wearable-translates-spin-stats-your-smartphone/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> You put the ANT+ in, it puts the Bluetooth out. In, out. In, out. Ride it all about... </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="Mio Velo" alt="Mio Velo" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/mainlogo.jpg?1417839005" /> </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="/my/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>You know what goes really well with eyes? A screen. </strong><br />Oh, quick to strike, Sir. But your barb lacks sufficient poison to affect the rich elixir of knowledge that runs through these veins. Namely, that the Mio Velo cycling wearable doesn&rsquo;t need a screen, because it&rsquo;s designed to work with your smartphone.</p> <p>It is, at its core, a optical heart rate monitor like its stablemate, the Mio Link. But its real party trick is to receive ANT+ wireless signals, as generated by most cycle sensors, and convert it to Bluetooth 4.0.</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>Ah, because most smartphones don&rsquo;t have ANT+ receivers. </strong><br />But they do have Bluetooth, exactly. And that means you don&rsquo;t have to buy an expensive cycle computer to get into the really geeky bike stats like pedalling cadence and leg power - the Velo will send that info to the compatible apps on your smartphone, like Strava Cycling or Endomondo or such like. While folding its own heart rate data into the mix, natch.</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="Mio Velo" alt="Mio Velo" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/1_12.jpg?1417839005" /> </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 never did like those chest strap things. </strong><br />And your dislike may continue untroubled by experience. Though it&rsquo;s worth mentioning that you can now buy heart rate chest straps that sound the beat using Bluetooth as well as ANT+. And bike-mounted cadence and speed sensors that use Bluetooth are becoming more widely available too. But each to their own or, as they say in the world of cycling: &ldquo;Your set-up is rubbish; look at this.&rdquo;</p> <p>Plus, harking back to the Velo&rsquo;s core functionality, unattached to any sensors it&rsquo;ll still function as a heart rate monitor, with app-configured coloured LEDs on the band to show what effort zone you are in. Which, for &pound;110 (RM5950) (<a href="http://www.mioglobal.com" target="_blank">mioglobal.com</a>), might be all one asks of it.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/baidu-dubike-packs-built-navigation-and-activity-tracker-and-generates-its-own-electricity/news" target="_blank">Baidu DuBike packs built-in navigation and activity tracker</a></strong></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="Mio Velo" alt="Mio Velo" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/2_18.jpg?1417839005" /> </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="Mio Velo" alt="Mio Velo" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3_23.jpg?1417839005" /> </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/my/mio/mio-wearable-translates-spin-stats-your-smartphone/news#comments Bikes Hot Stuff Mio Wearable tech Fri, 05 Dec 2014 16:58:56 +0000 Elissa Loi 1454761 at http://www.stuff.tv Aerelight harnesses the power of OLED to light up your desk http://www.stuff.tv/my/aerelight-harnesses-power-oled-light-your-desk/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This slimline desk lamp doubles up as a wireless-charging dock, 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="1200" height="900" title="Aerelight harnesses the power of OLED to light up your desk" alt="Aerelight harnesses the power of OLED to light up your desk" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/aerelight.jpg?1417665052" /> </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="/my/users/max-langridge" title="View user profile.">Max Langridge</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>That looks like it&#39;s come straight from Jony Ive&#39;s studio</strong><br />The <a href="http://aerelight.com/" target="_blank">Aerelight</a> (for that is its name) certainly looks like it&#39;d sit nicely next to your iMac, but this desk lamp is actually the brainchild of a Canadian-based design studio, in conjunction with <a href="http://www.otilumionics.com/" target="_blank">OTI Lumionics</a>. Made from a single piece of&nbsp;aluminium, it&#39;s rather gorgeous and sleek-looking.</p> <p><strong>Does it do anything special apart from looking nice?</strong><br />This is no ordinary desk lamp. Instead of traditional bulbs, the Aerelight features an OLED - Organic Light Emitting Diode - panel to brighten up even the darkest of office spaces.</p> <p><strong>Aren&#39;t LEDs really small?</strong><br />Correct. But the OLED panel in the Aerelight has so many LEDs it produces up to 1000 lux of light. Aerelight says a typical office environment is a measely 500 lux. So rest assured it&#39;s pretty bright.&nbsp;</p> <p>&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-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</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-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 it&#39;s bright. That&#39;s what a light&#39;s for. What else can it do?</strong><br />The Aerelight features capacitive touch control, so no ugly switches disrupt its svelte frame; it also helps you do away with desk clutter, packing a Qi wireless charging plate in the base for topping up your phone.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>How do I get my hands on one?</strong><br />The Aerelight can be pre-ordered now from<a href="http://aerelight.com/" target="_blank">&nbsp;Aerelight&#39;s website</a>&nbsp;for US$239 (RM825). in red, black or silver finishes with shipping expecting to be in early 2015.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/hot-stuff">All our amazing Hot Stuff</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/1s0o1xkJo20" 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/my/aerelight-harnesses-power-oled-light-your-desk/news#comments Hot Stuff Wed, 03 Dec 2014 16:10:22 +0000 Elissa Loi 1454618 at http://www.stuff.tv Baidu DuBike packs built-in navigation and activity tracker – and generates its own electricity http://www.stuff.tv/my/baidu-dubike-packs-built-navigation-and-activity-tracker-and-generates-its-own-electricity/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We’re going out on a limb here, but it’s probably the best bicycle ever made by a Chinese search engine company </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="Baidu DuBike packs built-in navigation and activity tracker" alt="Baidu DuBike packs built-in navigation and activity tracker" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/baidu-dubike-hot-stuff-main.jpg?1417482938" /> </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="/my/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 bike from Baidu? The Chinese answer to Google?</strong><br />Yes, that&rsquo;s right. The search engine company has revealed a tech-heavy ebike &ndash; and it&rsquo;s a thing of surprising beauty.</p> <p><strong>And technology, I&rsquo;m guessing?</strong><br />Correct. The DuBike (for that is its name) has a suite of sensors and an app system built in that enable it to track and analyse your leg-pumping activity. And there&rsquo;s GPS navigation that, rather than forcing you to look down at your handlebar-mounted smartphone every ten seconds, tells you when and where you need to turn through the use of laser indicator lights.</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>Lasers?!</strong><br />Lasers, buddy. And that&rsquo;s not all. The lasers, the app system, the sensors and the rear LED brake lights are all powered not by a battery but by your whirling thighs. Kinetic energy (and regenerative energy when you hit the brakes) power the electronics.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/bike-light-starts-when-you-stop/news">This bike light starts when you stop</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="1200" height="900" title="The handlebars indicate your next turn" alt="The handlebars indicate your next turn" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/baidu-dubike-hot-stuff-handlebars.jpg?1417482938" /> </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 lovely, but is all this tech really necessary when my smartphone can do most of it already?</strong><br />That&rsquo;s arguably true. But the built-in GPS, for instance, means that your DuBike will always be trackable in the event of it getting stolen. Which, given that it looks like a space bike from the future, is probably something that&rsquo;s going to happen.</p> <p><strong>So when can I buy one, and for how much?</strong><br />That remains a big ol&rsquo; mystery, we&rsquo;re afraid. But Baidu apparently intends to launch it in China before the end of the year, so we may know more soon. As for a Western release... don&rsquo;t hold your breath. The DuBike seems to be designed more as a proof-of-concept of the on-bike OS and app system (which has been developed by Baidu&rsquo;s research arm, and may appear on other manufacturers&rsquo; bikes in the future).</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://dubike.baidu.com/web.html" target="_blank">Baidu</a>]</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/hot-stuff">ALL OUR HOT STUFF STORIES</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/Gpt59iOe8-Y" 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="1200" height="900" title="The brake lights are powered by your pedalling and braking" alt="The brake lights are powered by your pedalling and braking" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/baidu-dubike-hot-stuff-brake-light.jpg?1417482938" /> </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="It&#039;s a beautiful-looking bike – but a price is not yet forthcoming" alt="It&#039;s a beautiful-looking bike – but a price is not yet forthcoming" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/baidu-dubike-hot-stuff-pedal.jpg?1417482938" /> </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/my/baidu-dubike-packs-built-navigation-and-activity-tracker-and-generates-its-own-electricity/news#comments Bikes Hot Stuff Mon, 01 Dec 2014 11:41:58 +0000 Elissa Loi 1454416 at http://www.stuff.tv