Hot Stuff http://www.stuff.tv/sg/hot-stuff/features en-SG Philippe Starck has made a furry bicycle http://www.stuff.tv/sg/philippe-starck-designs-terrain-specific-bike-range/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Now there&#039;s a sentence you don&#039;t see every day. The Mud, Asphalt, Sand and Snow Starckbikes are designed for specific terrains – and one of them is furry, to keep it warm </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="Snow" alt="Starckbike" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Starckbikemain.jpg?1409534912" /> </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>Wow! Is that a bike with an animal body? </strong><br />Yes and no. Mostly no, if we&rsquo;re honest. It&rsquo;s a range of bikes, designed by French fancifier Philippe Starck and put together by electric bike company Moustache bikes. Which is also French, by small coincidence. There are four bikes, designed to be suitable for Mud, Asphalt, Sand and Snow (hence, &ldquo;M.A.S.S.&rdquo;) and they all have specific and decidedly sci-fi accessories.</p> <p><strong>Blah, blah. Tell me about the furry bit. </strong><br />Well, that&rsquo;s the Snow bike, designed for snowy locations. Batteries, such as what an electric bike needs, don&rsquo;t like cold temperatures so it has a furry wrap to protect the battery pack. It certainly works aesthetically; the practical application might be less dramatic. Not least because it is, of course, synthetic fur. Similarly, the Sand bike also has a battery cover whereas it&rsquo;s the drivetrain that could really do with protecting from sand. Perhaps we&rsquo;re reading into this a bit much&hellip;</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="Mud" alt="Starckbike" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/1.%20VELO%20MUD%20PROFIL.jpg?1409534912" /> </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="Asphalt" alt="Starckbike" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/2.%20VELO%20ASPHALT%20PROFIL.jpg?1409534912" /> </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="Sand" alt="Starckbike" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3.%20VELO%20SAND%20A%20PROFIL.jpg?1409534912" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-4"> <div class="field-label">Image #4:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_4" width="1200" height="900" title="Snow" alt="Starckbike" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/4.%20VELO%20SNOW%20A%20PROFIL.jpg?1409534912" /> </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>Probably. Are they no good then?</strong><br />They&rsquo;re certainly a design study in terrain-specificity. Quoth the Starck: &ldquo;I wanted the bike to be able to go over all kinds of terrain and especially infinite and poetic territories.&rdquo; Well, &lsquo;infinite&rsquo; might be testing for an electric bike, even in eco mode. And the thing with infinity, as we earthbound creatures know it, is that eventually you&rsquo;re going to run out of snow and hit some mud followed by, eventually, sand. With bits of asphalt thrown in here and there. You&rsquo;re going to need all four bikes and a support truck. Which is perhaps less poetic than might be hoped for.</p> <p><strong>I was so excited about the furry bike</strong><br />Don&rsquo;t be disheartened! The great thing about unleashed designers is that they open our eyes to things that might not have otherwise been seen or thought about. And there&rsquo;s technology here that people might not be aware of: those big chunky &lsquo;fatbike&rsquo; wheels on the Sand and Snow are popular just now; the Bosch Performance electric bike system is our favourite and the Asphalt bike has Shimano&rsquo;s fancy Di2 electronic gear shifting. Anything that might inspire someone to get out on two wheels is good with us&hellip; although if they&rsquo;re wearing one of Starck&rsquo;s helmet designs we&rsquo;ll stick a twig through their spokes.</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="Accessories" alt="Starckbike" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/accs.jpg?1409534912" /> </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/sg/philippe-starck-designs-terrain-specific-bike-range/news#comments Hot Stuff Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:55:18 +0000 Elissa Loi 1446232 at http://www.stuff.tv McLaren P1 GTR concept is the ultimate track-day toy http://www.stuff.tv/sg/mclaren-p1-gtr-concept-ultimate-track-day-toy/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Those with money to burn can soon fast track into the exclusive world of racing </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="McLaren P1 GTR" alt="McLaren P1 GTR" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/mcLaren-p1-gtr-01.jpg?1409019089" /> </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="/sg/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>Did McLaren really need to make the P1 even scarier?</strong><br />Not really, but this GTR concept is strictly for track use only, meaning it features a plethora of tweaks intended to reduce lap times rather than impress shoppers when it&#39;s parked on the high street. Power from the 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 has increased by 83bhp to 986bhp, you know, because 903bhp isn&#39;t quite enough embarrass all the Golf GTI owners at your local track day.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>It looks great though, what has McLaren done to the bodywork?</strong><br />Engineers at McLaren Special Operations have fitted an enormous fixed rear wing for a start. It employs an F1-style Drag Reduction System so it can extend and retract to offer greater levels of grip through corners or increased straight-line speed when required. There&#39;s a set of lightweight, quick release 19-inch alloys at all four corners and the P1 GTR wears a special paintjob echoing that of the original McLaren F1 GTR, which claimed victory at Le Mans in 1995.</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>I can&#39;t wait to meet one of these at the traffic lights?</strong><br />Unfortunately you won&#39;t as the P1 GTR isn&#39;t road legal. It&#39;s also fitted with lowered fixed suspension, meaning the ride could only be described as &#39;spine shattering&#39; should you be mad enough to tackle the scarred surfaces of Britian&#39;s roads. There&#39;s also a new centrally mounted exhaust that, &quot;maximises the aural characteristic,&quot; which basically means its deafeningly loud and just begging to be pulled over by the traffic cops.</p> <p>&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="The McLaren P1 was born to boss the track day" alt="McLaren P1 GTR concept" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/76869-McLaren%20P1%20GTR%20front.jpg?1409019089" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1202" height="899" title="The McLaren P1 was born to boss the track day" alt="McLaren P1 GTR concept" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/McLaren%20P1%20GTR%20rear%203_4.jpg?1409019089" /> </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="The McLaren P1 was born to boss the track day" alt="McLaren P1 GTR concept" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/McLaren%20P1%20GTR%20rear.jpg?1409019089" /> </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>So how much is it and how do we buy one?</strong><br />McLaren hasn&#39;t released any official pricing figures yet and it will only be offered to the 375 existing P1 owners but expect it to tickle the &pound;2million (RM10 million) mark when it goes on sale next year.</p> <p><strong>What? Why would anyone want two McLaren P1s in the garage?</strong><br />It&#39;s a bit greedy isn&#39;t it? But the idea of the P1 GTR is to introduce extremely well heeled individuals to the world of high-performance racing. McLaren will maintain the car and each owner will be given extensive driver training so they don&#39;t prang their &pound;2million (RM10 million) investment at the first corner.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/renovo-coupe-close-you-can-get-driving-silent-retro-rocketship/news">D</a><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/renovo-coupe-close-you-can-get-driving-silent-retro-rocketship/news">riving the Renovo Coupe is as close as you get to piloting a silent retro rocketship</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="884" title="The McLaren P1 was born to boss the track day" alt="McLaren P1 GTR concept" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/McLaren%20P1%20GTR%20side.jpg?1409019089" /> </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/sg/mclaren-p1-gtr-concept-ultimate-track-day-toy/news#comments Cars Hot Stuff Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:01:02 +0000 Elissa Loi 1445895 at http://www.stuff.tv Swash presents the perfect instant cleaning solution for your fine fabric wear http://www.stuff.tv/sg/swash-presents-instant-cleaning-solution-your-fine-fabrics/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Insert the garment of your choice into this futuristic cleaning pod, and have it ready to wear in just ten minutes </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="Swash is a gentle almost instant clean for your fine fabric wear" alt="Swash is a gentle almost instant clean for your fine fabric wear" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/swash.jpg?1408678430" /> </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="/sg/users/elissa-loi" title="View user profile.">Elissa Loi</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 this the wardrobe of the future?</strong><br />Close, but not really. This futuristic pod isn&#39;t a passive storage unit; it refreshes your clothes instead.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Refresh? You mean wash, right?</strong><br />Nah, don&rsquo;t expect to chuck your muddy soccer jersey in and have it emerge fresh as a daisy. This machine doesn&rsquo;t exactly wash your clothes.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>What does it do then?! You&rsquo;re wasting my time</strong><br />Calm down. The Swash can still clean your clothes, just not ones that require heavy duty cleaning as the machine doesn&rsquo;t use water in its cleaning process. Instead, what it does is remove light wrinkles and neutralises odours by spraying a fine mist of Swash Pod solution on your clothes.&nbsp;Heat is then circulated through the pod to remove wrinkles.</p> <p class="p1">The light cleaning process is perfect for more delicate fabrics like your Mr Money silk pyjamas and cashmere sweaters without the possibility of ruining them.</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>Cleaning fine fabrics typically require a lot of work...</strong><br />Not with this. All you have to do is hang your garment inside and attach it to the smoothing clips to help the dewrinkling process along. Then, pop in a Swash Pod cup (just like you would refill your Nespresso machine), select the cycle, wait for the lights to count down and voila, your fancy dress shirt is refreshed and ready for wear.</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/EJtZiGb5nEU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Will this be cheaper than going to the dry cleaners?</strong><br />Well, that depends on how often you visit the dry cleaners. At US$499 (S$625), the <a href="http://www.swash.com/" target="_blank">Swash</a> definitely doesn&rsquo;t come cheap, but it&rsquo;s handy for retaining the fit of your clothes and keeping them clean without leaving them at the mercy of the thorough but rough tumble of your washing machine.</p> <p class="p1">The Swash Pod cups come in a pack of twelve for US$7 (S$8.75) in three different flavours (Awaken, Recharge, and Unwind) depending on what your nose fancies.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Is there any point in buying this?</strong><br />If your daily attire comprises of t-shirts and jeans, don&#39;t bother splurging on this. But if your wardrobe is full of designer dress shirts, you might want to invest in this to extend the wearable health of your S$500 shirts.</p> <p class="p1"><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/hot-stuff">MORE STEAMY HOT STUFF HERE</a></p> <p class="p1">[Source: <a href="http://uncrate.com/stuff/swash/" target="_blank">Uncrate</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="567" height="425" title="Swash is a gentle drive-through clean for your fine fabric wear" alt="Swash is a gentle drive-through clean for your fine fabric wear" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/swashpod.png?1408678430" /> </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/sg/swash-presents-instant-cleaning-solution-your-fine-fabrics/news#comments Home Hot Stuff Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:56:57 +0000 Elissa Loi 1445583 at http://www.stuff.tv Noke: a padlock you open with a phone, not a key http://www.stuff.tv/sg/noke-padlock-you-open-phone-not-key/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bluetooth and an Android or iOS app are all you need to pop open this smart lock </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Noke: a padlock you open with a phone, not a key" alt="Noke: a padlock you open with a phone, not a key" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/noke-main.jpg?1408584678" /> </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="/sg/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Padlocks haven&rsquo;t changed much in the past 100 or so years, have they?</strong><br />You&rsquo;re bang on the money there, but Noke (pronounced &ldquo;no key&rdquo;) is designed to drag them into the 21st century.</p> <p><strong>How?</strong><br />This padlock doesn&rsquo;t require a key or a combination. Instead, it&rsquo;s unlocked wirelessly via Bluetooth and a smartphone app: if your phone is within 10 feet of your Noke, it&rsquo;ll be unlocked (assuming you&rsquo;ve got the auto-unlock feature turned on, of course). You can also share access with friends &ndash; even on a one-time basis, if you want.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>So if my phone battery dies, I&rsquo;m screwed?</strong><br />Nope. There&rsquo;s another way to open it up: the Quick-Click code. You can set your own sequence of taps and clicks, and keying these manually into your Noke will unlock it.</p> <p>The Noke runs off a battery too, and the makers say it&rsquo;ll last a year with normal use. When it&rsquo;s running out, you&rsquo;ll see a notification light and you can replace it yourself, without the need for any tools.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Bluetooth 4.0 will open the lock when your phone is within 10 feet" alt="Bluetooth 4.0 will open the lock when your phone is within 10 feet" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/noke-with-phone.jpg?1408584678" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Is it tough?</strong><br />Oh yes. It&rsquo;s made of hardened steel and boron and the makers say it can&rsquo;t be shimmed open by a thief. It&rsquo;s also water resistant, so you can use it to lock your garden shed, or your bike.</p> <p><strong>My bike?</strong><br />Yes, Noke has an optional bicycle chain, as well as a mount so you can clip it securely to your ride&rsquo;s frame when you&rsquo;re on the go.</p> <p><strong>Which phones does it work with?</strong><br />At launch, it&rsquo;ll work with Bluetooth 4.0-equipped devices running Android 4.3 and above or iOS 7.0 and above.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="An optional bike kit will be available" alt="An optional bike kit will be available" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/noke-bike.jpg?1408584678" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Sweet &ndash; I have one of those. So I can buy it now?</strong><br />Not yet. It&rsquo;s currently <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/fuzdesigns/noke-the-worlds-first-bluetooth-padlock" target="_blank">a Kickstarter project</a>, but has already hit its funding target and the makers estimate that they&rsquo;ll start shipping units to backers in February 2015. In order to get on that list, you&rsquo;ll need to back the project by US$59 (S$74) or more (plus US$15 for postage to non-US addresses). The bike kit add-on is another US$20 (S$25). When launched, the Noke will be sold for US$89 (S$111).</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/hot-stuff">LOCK YOUR EYES ON MORE HOT STUFF</a></strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/lock8-bike-lock-smart-enough-warn-you-if-someones-using-blowtorch-steal-it/news">The Lock8 bike lock is smart enough to warn you if a blowtorch is attacking it</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/F-WRDLqk5uI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/noke-padlock-you-open-phone-not-key/news#comments Android apps Bikes Hot Stuff iOS apps Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:29:49 +0000 Elissa Loi 1445454 at http://www.stuff.tv Driving the Renovo Coupe is as close as you can get to piloting a silent retro rocketship http://www.stuff.tv/sg/renovo-coupe-close-you-can-get-driving-silent-retro-rocketship/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Eat dust, Tesla </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="Driving the Renovo Coupe is as close as you can get to piloting a silent retro rocketship " alt="Driving the Renovo Coupe is as close as you can get to piloting a silent retro r" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/renovo%20coupe.jpg?1408526419" /> </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="/sg/users/elissa-loi" title="View user profile.">Elissa Loi</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>Electric cars are so passé, self-driving cars are the new cool</strong><br />Hold your judgement. The <a href="http://renovomotors.com/the-coupe/" target="_blank">Renovo Coupe</a> might look a little retro, but that&#39;s only because it takes its design cues from the classic Shelby Daytona Coupe racer from way back in the 60s. And on the topic of electric cars, there might be plenty of them out there, but none can accelerate as fast as this.</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>Define fast</strong><br />Faster than the office empties out on Friday, quicker than money flies out of your bank account at Christmas, and speedier than the hope of ever owning it leaving you when you hear its price - you get our drift.</p> <p class="p2"><strong>Numbers please</strong><br />Alright, you unimaginative creature. The Renovo Coupe packs twin sequential motors that are capable of blasting out 500 horsepower and 1000 feet of torque to take it from 0 to 97 kph in a blistering quick 3.4 seconds, faster than the Tesla Model S&rsquo; 5.4 seconds. And because it weighs in at just 1475kg, it can reach a maximum speed of over 195 kph, more than satisfying for the average speed junkie.</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="Driving the Renovo Coupe is as close as you can get to piloting a silent retro rocketship " alt="Driving the Renovo Coupe is as close as you can get to piloting a silent retro r" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/renovo-coupe-4_0.jpg?1408526419" /> </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>Are you sure it runs on a battery?</strong><br />Yes, and not just one but three different high voltage lithium ion batteries placed strategically for optimal weight distribution to keep the car balanced. The car also juices up just as quickly as it runs, filling up enough for an extended drive. A level-two charge will take five hours to complete.</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="Driving the Renovo Coupe is as close as you can get to piloting a silent retro rocketship " alt="Driving the Renovo Coupe is as close as you can get to piloting a silent retro r" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/renovo-coupe-3_0.jpg?1408526419" /> </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>Who do I have to blackmail to get one?</strong><br />Sorry but you can&rsquo;t yet. Limited production vehicles will be available in 2015 when they&rsquo;re finally ready to leave the womb of Silicon Valley for the real world. Be ready to not be able to afford one though, they&rsquo;re said to start from US$529,000 (S$660,500). So sad, we know.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1">Source:<a href="http://renovomotors.com/"> Renovo Motors</a></p> <p class="p1"><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/hot-stuff">BURN RUBBER WITH THE OTHER HOT STUFF</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="567" height="425" title="Driving the Renovo Coupe is as close as you can get to piloting a silent retro rocketship " alt="Driving the Renovo Coupe is as close as you can get to piloting a silent retro r" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/renovo-coupe-6_0.jpg?1408526419" /> </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/sg/renovo-coupe-close-you-can-get-driving-silent-retro-rocketship/news#comments Electric cars Hot Stuff Transport Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:43:46 +0000 Elissa Loi 1445391 at http://www.stuff.tv Saleen puts more swank into the Tesla Model S http://www.stuff.tv/sg/model-s/saleen-puts-more-swank-tesla-model-s/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Foursixteen improves an already stunning car with across-the-board upgrades </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Saleen puts more swank into the Tesla Model S " alt="Saleen puts more swank into the Tesla Model S " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/saleen-foursixteen-main.jpg?1408501257" /> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>These guys think they can make a better car than the Tesla Model S?</strong><br />They&rsquo;re certainly not the first people to get their hands on an already-stellar vehicle and attempt to improve it. In fact, someone else has already modded this very model <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/tesla-model-s-goes-convertible/news">into a convertible</a>. But yes, the <a href="http://media.saleen.com/2014/08/foursixteen/" target="_blank">Saleen Foursixteen</a> is a modified version of the Tesla Model S, probably the world&rsquo;s best-known electric car.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/tesla-model-s/review">Tesla Model S review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>With a swanky bodykit? How very Essex boy&hellip;</strong><br />There&rsquo;s much more to the Foursixteen than exterior tweaks, but we&rsquo;ll start with those. Saleen, which has been building racing cars for 30-odd years, claims to have improved the Model S&rsquo; aerodynamics through its body modifications: there&rsquo;s a carbon fibre rear diffuser, new V-shaped hood architecture and a rear spoiler to increase downforce. The hood shape also serves to direct hot air away from the car&rsquo;s drivetrain cooling system.</p> <p><strong>And what else?</strong><br />Speaking of drivetrain&rsquo;s, Saleen has ripped out Tesla&rsquo;s and replaced it with its own, which it says provides improved acceleration (even the base Model S does 0-96kph in 5.4 seconds), better cooling and &ldquo;track capable throttle response&rdquo;. There&rsquo;s also adjustable suspension, which means you can stiffen the ride if you&rsquo;re doing some track driving, as well as new ZR-spec tyres and optional lightweight carbon ceramic brakes. Changing your mind about this yet?</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="1391" title="The Saleen Foursixteen features a re-sculpted exterior" alt="The Saleen Foursixteen features a re-sculpted exterior" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/saleen-foursixteen-front.jpg?1408501257" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="800" title="The Saleen Foursixteen features a re-sculpted exterior" alt="The Saleen Foursixteen features a re-sculpted exterior" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/saleen-foursixteen-badge.jpg?1408501257" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>I&rsquo;m coming around. What about the interior?</strong><br />It&rsquo;s pretty full-on. We&rsquo;re talking black leather with contrasting perforated leather accents and Alcantara suede inlays. We&rsquo;re talking carbon fibre accents on the dashboard. We&rsquo;re talking a brand new centre console with extra storage, a smartphone pocket and a cup-holder (!). We&rsquo;re talking new bucket seats, new door panels and a leather-wrapped dashboard. It&rsquo;s a big, bold remodelling &ndash; and we think it looks pretty natty.</p> <p><strong>I agree. Damn, you&rsquo;ve changed my mind. Now I want one</strong><br />Well, we hope you&rsquo;ve just had a big tax rebate, because the Foursixteen ain&rsquo;t cheap: Saleen are charging US$152,000 (S$190,000) for it. This model is based on the standard Tesla Model S, by the way, and will be delivered to US-based customers 6-8 weeks after ordering. It comes with a four-year/80,500-kilometer&nbsp;warranty.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://media.saleen.com/2014/08/foursixteen/" target="_blank">Saleen</a>]</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/hot-stuff">GAZE AT MORE ELECTRIFYING HOT STUFF HERE</a></strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/tesla/hackers-compete-compromise-teslas-s-sedan/news">Hackers will compete to compromise Tesla&rsquo;s Model S sedan</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="800" title="Finally, a cup-holder for the Tesla Model S" alt="Finally, a cup-holder for the Tesla Model S" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/saleen-foursixteen-console.jpg?1408501257" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="801" title="The swish leather bucket seats are totally new" alt="The swish leather bucket seats are totally new" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/saleen-foursixteen-backseat.jpg?1408501257" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/model-s/saleen-puts-more-swank-tesla-model-s/news#comments Cars Electric cars Hot Stuff Model S Tesla Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:32:22 +0000 Elissa Loi 1445354 at http://www.stuff.tv The “Denny” is the super-bike of the future http://www.stuff.tv/sg/hot-stuff/denny-super-bike-future/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’s even won a competition for being the ultimate urban utility bike </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="The “Denny” is the super-bike of the future" alt="The “Denny” is the super-bike of the future" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Denny%20bike.jpg?1408498465" /> </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="/sg/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</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>What&rsquo;s so great about this bicycle? It looks just like any other&hellip;</strong><br />It&rsquo;s not all about looks for this one. The &ldquo;Denny&rdquo; has a few features that makes it stand out against a plethora of bikes. For one, it has a handlebar that doubles up as a lock. Some of its other features also include storage space (very handy for the girls), an electric motor that you can remove if you don&rsquo;t want it, and an automatic gear shifting and clever lighting system.</p> <p>And by that, we mean it has integrated brake lights and turn signals, in addition to having lights that switch on automatically when it&rsquo;s dark.</p> <p><strong>It&rsquo;s just a bike someone decided to mod&hellip;</strong><br />Well, someone did decide to mod it but it was for the Oregon Manifest Bike Design Project competition. Five teams went head to head against each other to create an ultimate urban utility bike, and the &ldquo;Denny&rdquo; triumphed.</p> <p>Seattle based design consultancy, Teague, was behind this idea and was picked based on popularity. It apparently has the &ldquo;potential to reshape urban mobility itself&rdquo;.</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>I&rsquo;ve never heard of Teague&hellip;</strong><br />Shame on you. Teague&rsquo;s the mastermind behind the interiors of Boeing jetliners, as well as custom bike builder Sizemore.</p> <p><strong>Okay, you got to me. How can I get the &ldquo;Denny&rdquo;?</strong><br />Now we&rsquo;re talking &ndash; Teague will be inking a partnership with Fuji Bikes to turn this idea into mass-produced, real bikes. It&rsquo;s said that there&rsquo;ll be at least 1000 &ldquo;Denny&rdquo; bicycles made to go on sale sometime next year. That&rsquo;s a small number, but if it gains popularity, you never know, there might be more units to substantiate demand.&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="567" height="425" title="The “Denny” is the super-bike of the future" alt="The “Denny” is the super-bike of the future" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3_3.jpg?1408498465" /> </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="567" height="425" title="The “Denny” is the super-bike of the future" alt="The “Denny” is the super-bike of the future" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/4_4.jpg?1408498465" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>How much do I have to fork out for it?</strong><br />We&rsquo;re in the dark just as you are for now. The retail price of the bike is yet to be disclosed but that&rsquo;s not stopping it from garnering a following. Some Vimeo users have expressed &ldquo;desperate&rdquo; interest in it after watching just the promo video for the bike last week.</p> <p>Has it impressed you yet?</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/hot-stuff">RIDE INTO THE SUNSET WITH MORE HOT STUFF</a></strong></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/05/bike-design-project-denny-teague_n_5652026.html" target="_blank">Huffington Post</a>, images: <a href="http://www.teague.com/" target="_blank">Teague</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="567" height="425" title="The “Denny” is the super-bike of the future" alt="The “Denny” is the super-bike of the future" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/5_4.jpg?1408498465" /> </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/sg/hot-stuff/denny-super-bike-future/news#comments Hot Stuff Wed, 20 Aug 2014 01:32:42 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1444251 at http://www.stuff.tv This swanky new Raleigh Chopper is the best kind of nostalgic frivolity http://www.stuff.tv/sg/swanky-new-raleigh-chopper-best-kind-nostalgia/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Denim saddle? We never had no denim saddle when I were a lad... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="This swanky new Raleigh Chopper is the best kind of nostalgia" alt="This swanky new Raleigh Chopper is the best kind of nostalgia" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/CHOPBLK-3Q.jpg?1408412060" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>A Raleigh Chopper! I used to have one of these as a wee bowl-haircutted nipper</strong><br />You and everyone else in the &#39;70s and &#39;80s, chum. But this isn&rsquo;t an antique. No sir, this is a brand new production. A reissue, if you like.</p> <p><strong>One for the Shoreditch crowd, then?</strong><br />Oh, come on. For starters, they&rsquo;re all in Peckham now. And there&rsquo;s nothing try-hard about indulging in a bit of nostalgia, is there? Especially when it comes in such a nice package (no pun intended) as this Chopper.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>So what are we looking at here?</strong><br />Well, it&rsquo;s not a knock-off. This limited-edition version is produced by Raleigh, rocks a striking gloss-black-and-gold paint job on its aluminium frame, features a denim saddle and back pad, swanky leather-look grips and a healthy amount of chrome.</p> <p><strong>As well the original Chopper&rsquo;s three-speed gears?</strong><br />Nope, this one goes a little further: there&rsquo;s a six-speed Shimano derailleur.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="This swanky new Raleigh Chopper is the best kind of nostalgia" alt="This swanky new Raleigh Chopper is the best kind of nostalgia" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/CHOPBLK-saddle.jpg?1408412060" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="This swanky new Raleigh Chopper is the best kind of nostalgia" alt="This swanky new Raleigh Chopper is the best kind of nostalgia" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/CHOPBLK-plate-decal.jpg?1408412060" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="This swanky new Raleigh Chopper is the best kind of nostalgia" alt="This swanky new Raleigh Chopper is the best kind of nostalgia" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/CHOPBLK-grip.jpg?1408412060" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>I bet it&rsquo;s stupidly pricey</strong><br />Not so! In fact it costs less than a new graphics card: &pound;250 (S$520) at <a href="http://www.velorution.com/raleigh-chopper/" target="_blank">Velorution</a>. Better be quick, though &ndash; fewer than 400 are being made.</p> <p><a href="http://www.halfords.com/cycling/bikes/kids-bikes/raleigh-chopper-bike?cm_mmc=Google+PLA-_-Bikes-_-Kids+Bikes-_-102255&amp;_$ja=tsid:60494%7Ccgn:GoogleShopping%7Ckw:102255&amp;istCompanyId=b8708c57-7a02-4cf6-b2c0-dc36b54a327e&amp;istItemId=wmxwramlr&amp;istBid=tzxq&amp;_$$ja=cgid:16790764204|tsid:35522|cid:214996084|lid:51320962143|nw:g|crid:52119061324|rnd:715224342892688416|dvc:c|adp:1o1|bku:1&amp;gclid=CjwKEAjw37afBRDO5M3h0qvj9zQSJACvwnOJInN_NBAGchiWj28U6UcI79ZEvi0Q5yb0EasgOCcgBxoCVTjw_wcB#tab1" target="_blank">Halfords</a> is also selling a more standard-looking three-speed Chopper for the same price &ndash; but we&rsquo;d urge you to opt for the limited-edition black version while you still can. And then it&#39;s off to recreate scenes from <em>E.T.</em> in your local quarry/building site/woods.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/hot-stuff">MORE 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="This swanky new Raleigh Chopper is the best kind of nostalgia" alt="This swanky new Raleigh Chopper is the best kind of nostalgia" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/CHOPBLK-mudguard-decal.jpg?1408412060" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/swanky-new-raleigh-chopper-best-kind-nostalgia/news#comments Bikes Hot Stuff Sun, 17 Aug 2014 09:26:54 +0000 Elissa Loi 1445224 at http://www.stuff.tv OM/ONE levitating speaker will float into your heart http://www.stuff.tv/sg/omone-levitating-speaker-will-float-your-heart/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It looks like magic, but it’s really magnets </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="OM/ONE Bluetooth speaker" alt="OM/ONE Bluetooth speaker" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/om-one-desk-hotstuff.jpg?1407981153" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Wait&hellip; is that ball floating?</strong><br />Oh yes. Except it&rsquo;s not really a ball &ndash; it&rsquo;s a speaker. A Bluetooth speaker called the OM/ONE, in fact. It&rsquo;s an orb that floats on its base through the use of magnets.</p> <p><strong>A bit like a maglev train?</strong><br />Precisely. The ONE itself uses Bluetooth 4.0 to wirelessly connect to audio sources like your smartphone or laptop, and pumps out music via a &ldquo;finely tuned&rdquo; 75mm driver.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/meet-bat-hover-mouse/news">Meet BAT, the hover mouse</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>How does it sound?</strong><br />Its makers say it sounds amazing, but then of course they would. We haven&rsquo;t heard it with our own golden ears, so we&rsquo;ll have to reserve judgement on that. We can say, however, that it looks &ldquo;pretty neat&rdquo;. It&rsquo;s a mono speaker, which might upset some, but you can combine two of them for full stereo.</p> <p><strong>What else can it do, other than play music and float?</strong><br />Well, it&rsquo;s fully portable, so you can take the sphere away from the base and use it on a picnic or at the beach. There&rsquo;s 15 hours of music playback via the built-in battery, which charges through USB. It also has a microphone, so you can use it as a Bluetooth speakerphone for hands-free or conference calls.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="OM/ONE Bluetooth speaker" alt="OM/ONE Bluetooth speaker" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/om-one-desk.jpg?1407981153" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>And how do I get one?<br />The ONE is currently a prototype and OM Audio, its creators, are crowdfunding its launch <a href="http://www.omone.com/om-one" target="_blank">here</a> &ndash; but given that they&rsquo;ve hit their target with plenty of time left, it&rsquo;s safe to say the speaker will be released as an actual product.</p> <p>You can back the campaign to the tune of US$179 (S$224) to reserve your own ONE speaker (they&rsquo;ll be US$20 more expensive after the campaign ends), with international shipping costing an extra US$20 (S$25). The estimated delivery date is December 2014. So float over to the site and you&rsquo;ll have the coolest Christmas bauble around come the holiday season.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/hot-stuff">LOOK AT MORE HOT STUFF 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="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/XCfhdmC7oMY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/omone-levitating-speaker-will-float-your-heart/news#comments Bluetooth Speakers Hot Stuff Wed, 13 Aug 2014 11:00:15 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1444784 at http://www.stuff.tv We'd eat glass just to smell the leather seats of this S$3.8 million special edition Bugatti Veyron http://www.stuff.tv/sg/wed-eat-broken-glass-just-smell-leather-meet-exquisite-18-million-special-edition-bugatti-veyron/new <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hands up if you feel poor. Yeah, us too </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1093" height="820" title="Desire on wheels" alt="We&#039;d eat glass just to smell the leather seats of this S$3.8 million special edi" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/veyron-hot-stuff_0.jpg?1407651726" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>:(</strong><br />Yep. We can&#39;t afford it either. And we probably never will. But that doesn&#39;t mean we can&#39;t drool over this glorious Ettore Bugatti Legend.</p> <p>It&#39;s the sixth car in the Les Légendes de Bugatti roster, and it&#39;s dedicated to Mr Etorre Bugatti - the man who started it all.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Let&#39;s hear those juicy numbers</strong><br />This special edition keeps the 8 litre W16 engine of the Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse. This is a very, very good thing.</p> <p>That&#39;ll give lucky drivers a top speed of 409kph, along with an eye-watering 0-100kph speed of 2.6 seconds. Insane, eh?</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Want... so much want.</strong><br />We don&#39;t blame you. From its carbon fibre body (coloured after the 1932 Type 41 royal) to its dark blue polished, diamond-cut aluminium rims and platinum Bugatti logo, it&#39;s an absolute stunner.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1040" height="780" title="Handsome face" alt="We&#039;d eat glass just to smell the leather seats of this £1.8 million special edit" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/veyron-front.jpg?1407651726" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1097" height="823" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/veyron-step.jpg?1407651726" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>And the inside?</strong><br />In a word - classy. In addition to traditional calf leather, Bugatti has opted to slather the steering wheel, gear shift, door handles, roof and armrests in super-soft cordovan leather.</p> <p>Taken from horse hide, it&#39;s normally used in luxurious handmade shoes. HSo technically, you&#39;re driving a giant shoe. A shoe that blasts across tarmac at over 400 kilometres an hour.</p> <p>Oh, and there&#39;s a platinum-coated coated dancing elephant in between the seats, showing off Bugatti&#39;s logo in all its sparkly glory.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1097" height="823" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/veyron-steering-wheel.jpg?1407651726" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1097" height="823" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/veyron-seat.jpg?1407651726" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Time to buy a lottery ticket</strong><br />Even that might not help. Only three Bugatti Legends are being made, and by &nbsp;the time you&#39;ve bought a ticket and won, they&#39;ll all have been snapped up.</p> <p>Still, you could always settle for a regular Veyron we suppose.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/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="1135" height="851" title="Sleek profile" alt="We&#039;d eat glass just to smell the leather seats of this £1.8 million special edit" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/veyron-side.jpg?1407651726" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/wed-eat-broken-glass-just-smell-leather-meet-exquisite-18-million-special-edition-bugatti-veyron/new#comments Bugatti Cars Hot Stuff Veyron Fri, 08 Aug 2014 13:46:25 +0000 Elissa Loi 1444475 at http://www.stuff.tv Hue and cry: LightFreq is a disco in a lightbulb http://www.stuff.tv/sg/hue-and-cry-lightfreq-disco-lightbulb/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This smart lightbulb packs a speaker to add some son et lumière to your connected home </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1202" height="900" title="LightFreq" alt="LightFreq" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/lightfreq-01.jpg?1407462619" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/stephen-graves" title="View user profile.">Stephen Graves</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>It&#39;s a smart lightbulb. What&#39;s all the hue and cry for? </strong><br /><a href="http://lightfreq.com/" target="_blank">LightFreq</a> is much more than that &ndash; it packs a Bluetooth speaker and mic into a colour-changing, connected bulb that pumps out 800 lumens in 16 million colour combinations.</p> <p><strong>Why would I want my lights to make noise?&nbsp;</strong><br />You can play your tunes through your light sockets! Who wouldn&#39;t want to do that? Lightfreq reckons you&#39;ll be able to sync up to 50 of their bulbs together &ndash; using their built-in Follow Me feature, your music will follow you around the house, if you&#39;re carrying your mobile or tablet with you.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Nice &ndash; but I&#39;m not sure I need 50 of them. </strong><br />Fair dos. Even one LightFreq pumps out impressive HD audio&nbsp;through its 5W speaker &ndash; we know, we&#39;ve heard it in action. Though if you want more sound, we&#39;d recommend hooking two up using the A2DP Bluetooth protocol for stereo audio.</p> <p><strong>Sweet, I&#39;m having a party. </strong><br />You&#39;ve come to the right place; using the LightFreq app&#39;s Party Mode, you can sync up the light and sound for your very own home disco. LightFreq will even change up the colours and tempo of the light show based on the genre you&#39;re listening to.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1202" height="900" title="LightFreq" alt="LightFreq" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lightfreq-06.jpg?1407462619" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1202" height="900" title="LightFreq" alt="LightFreq" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lightfreq-02.jpg?1407462619" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1202" height="900" title="LightFreq" alt="LightFreq" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lightfreq-03.jpg?1407462619" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Can it do anything besides disco lighting? </strong><br />Yup. You can set LightFreq to alert you when you receive a notification on your smartphone. It&#39;s also handy as an alarm; you can set it to gradually light up your room while turning up your favourite tune in the morning. And each bulb contains a microphone, so you can use it as an intercom for phone calls.</p> <p><strong>How much does it cost? </strong><br />LightFreq is currently crowdsourcing funds on <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lightfreq/733759399?token=aa557b8a" target="_blank">Kickstarter</a>. If you want to bag a bulb, the cheapest option currently available is an early bird pledge for US$55 &ndash; plus US$15 shipping, for a total of US$70 (S$88).</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/hot-stuff" target="_blank">More 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="1202" height="900" title="LightFreq" alt="LightFreq" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lightfreq-04.jpg?1407462619" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/hue-and-cry-lightfreq-disco-lightbulb/news#comments Connected home Hot Stuff Fri, 08 Aug 2014 01:50:10 +0000 Elissa Loi 1444301 at http://www.stuff.tv Polaris Slingshot is a crazed two-seater demon of a motorcycle http://www.stuff.tv/sg/polaris-slingshot-crazed-two-seater-demon-motorcycle/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes, it&#039;s technically a motorbike – and probably the most fun you can legally have on three wheels </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Polaris Slingshot is a crazed two-seater demon of a motorcycle" alt="Polaris Slingshot is a crazed two-seater demon of a motorcycle" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/polaris-slingshot-main.jpg?1407292073" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Hmm, it doesn&rsquo;t look like a motorcycle&hellip;</strong><br />Yes, the Slingshot seems to defy categorisation. It looks more like a lightweight roadster than a bike, but then it only has three wheels. When you&rsquo;re driving it you&rsquo;ll need to wear a helmet and &ndash; depending on where you live &ndash; may need to hold a full motorcycle license.</p> <p><strong>It&rsquo;s like an incredibly sexy Robin Reliant</strong><br />If you say so. With a 2.4L engine and five-speed manual gearbox, we&rsquo;re going to go out on a limb and say it&rsquo;s probably a lot more fun to drive than a Reliant. It doesn&rsquo;t have a roof though, so maybe Del Boy&rsquo;s motor has something on it in the rain.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/meet-livewire-first-electric-harley-davidson/news">Meet the LiveWire: the first electric Harley-Davidson</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>How does it handle?</strong><br />We haven&rsquo;t driven (ridden?) it yet, so we can&rsquo;t say for sure. But the makers claim the sports-tuned suspension means you can feel the road under your seat: &ldquo;it&rsquo;s like surfing asphalt!&rdquo;. Dude.</p> <p><strong>It looks quite stripped back</strong><br />Well, there are no airbags, but there are seat belts, storage lockers, a locking glovebox and a media console with 4.3in LCD screen, Bluetooth, USB playback and six speakers.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/meet-meccano-motorbike-ariel-unleashes-bespoke-bike-built-your-tastes/news">The Meccano motorbike: Ariel unleashes bespoke bike built to your tastes</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/lyDN3wI--Mw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>How much for this three-wheeled demon?</strong><br />It starts at US$23,999 (S$30,000), although it doesn&rsquo;t appear to be available outside of the US and Canada at the moment.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.polaris.com/en-us/slingshot#ride" target="_blank">Polaris</a>]</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/hot-stuff">SPEED OVER TO SEE MORE 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="Polaris Slingshot is a crazed two-seater demon of a motorcycle" alt="Polaris Slingshot is a crazed two-seater demon of a motorcycle" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/polaris-slingshot-2.jpg?1407292073" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/polaris-slingshot-crazed-two-seater-demon-motorcycle/news#comments Hot Stuff Motorcycles Wed, 06 Aug 2014 02:27:00 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1444143 at http://www.stuff.tv Trekkies, assimilate your food in your very own Borg fridge http://www.stuff.tv/sg/trekkies-assimilate-your-food-your-very-own-borg-fridge/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It keeps food and drinks either hot or warm and your geek cred unassailable </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" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/borg01_0.jpg?1407147265" /> </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="/sg/users/erna-mahyuni" title="View user profile.">Erna Mahyuni</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>Wow, it&#39;s a cube. I assume you can put things in it. Why am I supposed to be excited again?</strong><br />Look a little closer and you&#39;ll realise it&#39;s not just any cube. The design is inspired by the Borg Collective&#39;s flagship as seen in Star Trek.</p> <p><strong>Star Trek? Which one?</strong><br />In Star Trek: The Next Generation episode 142, &quot;Q Who?&quot; the Borg starship was first sighted stardate 42761.3 (2365), near System J-25 in the Delta Quadrant by the USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D. The cube you&#39;re looking at was sighted on webstore of all things fun and geeky,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/1cb0/?cpg=cj&amp;ref=&amp;CJURL=&amp;CJID=2617611#tabs">ThinkGeek</a>. An exclusive, you know.</p> <p><strong>But it&#39;s a fridge? Cool-looking and futuristic, yeah but still a fridge</strong><br />That&#39;s where you&#39;re wrong. This 120V AC powered storage unit has a setting for keeping food cool or warm. Great for all occasions and as ThinkGeek describes it, &quot;With the Borg Cube Fridge, your great food will be contained until it can be assimilated... into your face!&quot;</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>I concede it could be useful but what else is cool about it?</strong><br />It glows green behind the Borg coating to look like it&#39;s in space and when you pop it open to grab some intergalactic cola, the inside light is green too.</p> <p><strong>Basically I could simulate Close Encounters of the Third Kind in my kitchen?</strong><br />You got it, bub.</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="Trekkies, assimilate your food in your very own Borg fridge" alt="Trekkies, assimilate your food in your very own Borg fridge" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/borg03_0.jpg?1407147265" /> </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>Any other selling points before I surrender my credit card to The Force?</strong><br />First, wrong franchise. Second, this comes with rubber feet so as not to scratch kitchen counters and to prevent your soda (you can fit 9 cans with extra space for beef jerky, maybe) from spilling, it has a locking door. Also you even get a 12V DC powder cord to charge this in the car.</p> <p><strong>Sweet? But err, how much is it?</strong><br />US$149.99 (S$187). But just consider it an investment as anyone who comes into your kitchen now will probably echo what Spock always says: &quot;Fascinating.&quot; Make it so.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/hot-stuff">READ MORE HOT STUFF THAT BOLDLY GOES WHERE NO MAN HAS GONE BEFORE</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="Trekkies, assimilate your food in your very own Borg fridge" alt="Trekkies, assimilate your food in your very own Borg fridge" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/borg02_0.jpg?1407147265" /> </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/sg/trekkies-assimilate-your-food-your-very-own-borg-fridge/news#comments Hot Stuff Mon, 04 Aug 2014 08:49:05 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1444003 at http://www.stuff.tv Does your smartwrist doohickey tell you when to chill out? Because this one does http://www.stuff.tv/sg/does-your-smartwrist-doohickey-tell-you-when-chill-out-because-one-does/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Life&#039;s not all about notifications and hashtags you know. Sometimes you&#039;ve got to focus on your inner-self </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="929" height="697" title="We rather like orange" alt="Does your smartwrist doohickey tell you when to a chill out? Because this one do" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/wme-hot-stuff.jpg?1407130797" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>It&#39;s official. There are now more smartbands than there are phones.</strong><br />Not quite, but even your grandma&#39;s probably launched a wearable on Kickstarter by now.</p> <p>But stay a moment won&#39;t you? The Phyode W/Me (or &#39;With Me&#39;, to give it its less awkward name), is worth a look. It wants to be different you see.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>It&#39;s dying its hair pink and getting a piercing?</strong><br />No. Instead, it focuses less on notifications (although it does support them) and more on you. Your breathing, to be exact.</p> <p>The W/ME has a unique Life Spectrum Analyser sensor which is able to monitor your autonomic nervous system (ANS) without the need for conductive gel, thanks to a fancy new dry conductive material.</p> <p>If it&#39;s been a while since you were stuck in a Biology lesson - the ANS is the part of your nervous system responsible for stuff that you don&#39;t have to actively think about. The beating of your heart is one example, and breathing is another, although you can choose to manually take over if you like.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Great, it knows when I&#39;m out of breath. So what?</strong><br />While the W/ME, like other smartbands, can measure your heart rate, being able to detect your breathing opens up new possibilities. It can tell how stressed you are, if you&#39;re angry, nervous, or calm.</p> <p>An accompanying app shows off this data using an animated (and rather adorable) whale, and advices you to take deep breaths and chill out when life&#39;s getting you down.</p> <p>The app shows off realtime EKG readings, which means you can monitor the electrical activity of your heart at the touch of a button.</p> <p>There&#39;s a coaching mode which helps you learn breathing techniques too, which could help you de-stress and relax, as long as you&#39;re committed enough to keep it up.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="608" height="456" title="Of course, all whales are yellow in nature" alt="Does your smartwrist doohickey tell you when to a chill out? Because this one do" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/app_3.jpg?1407130797" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Please tell me it tells the time.</strong><br />It sure does. You can use it to check into Facebook too (as long as you&#39;re connected to an iOS or Android device), and it supports notifications, incoming calls and a remote shutter release for your iPhone&#39;s camera too.</p> <p>It&#39;s also got a flashlight, and the ability to trigger an alarm on your phone so you can find it if you&#39;ve lost it down the side of the couch, Again.</p> <p>If you fancy taking the W/Me for a spin then you can grab one for<a href="http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&amp;field-keywords=Phyode" target="_blank">&nbsp;US$169.99 (S$211, excluding shipping costs)</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/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="600" height="450" title="Breathe...." alt="Does your smartwrist doohickey tell you when to a chill out? Because this one do" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/app-2.jpg?1407130797" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/does-your-smartwrist-doohickey-tell-you-when-chill-out-because-one-does/news#comments Health and fitness Hot Stuff Wearable tech Mon, 04 Aug 2014 05:35:23 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1443985 at http://www.stuff.tv PulseOn lets you wear your heart(beat) on your sleeve http://www.stuff.tv/sg/pulseon-lets-you-wear-your-heartbeat-your-sleeve/news-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Step 1: Look at your wrist. Step 2: Check that you&#039;re still alive. Step 3: Celebrate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="A rave for your wrist" alt="PulseOn lets you wear your heart(beat) on your sleeve" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/PulseOn-hot-stuff.jpg?1406858367" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Please. Please stop. I can barely lift my arms. They&#39;re covered in smartwatches already</strong><br />Perhaps you should consider only wearing one at a time? Anyway, PulseOn isn&#39;t a smartwatch.&nbsp;</p> <p>It&#39;s more of a smart-in-a-very-specific-way watch. While it doesn&#39;t send notifications or calls to your wrist, it&#39;s able to measure your heart rate, without needing an extra chest strap.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Big whoop. Doesn&#39;t the Samsung Gear 2 do that already?</strong><br />Yep. So does the Gear 2 Neo. And the Gear Fit. But we reviewed them, and they were very finicky.</p> <p>We&#39;ve spent some time with the PulseOn too, and can report that not only does it do a good job of constantly measuring your heart rate (thanks to the snugness of its elasticated fabric strap), but it&#39;s accurate too.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/gear-2/samsung-gear-2-and-gear-2-neo/review" target="_blank">Samsung Gear 2 review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1035" height="776" title="Healthy" alt="PulseOn lets you wear your heart(beat) on your sleeve" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pulson.jpg?1406858367" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Sounds good. Science me, bro</strong><br />The rear of the PulseOn uses different wavelengths of light to detect changes in the blood flow beneath your skin.&nbsp;</p> <p>When you&#39;re cold, your blood flows in deeper layers beneath your skin, and PulseOn is able to optimise which wavelengths to use depending on realtime conditions, which contributes to its accuracy.</p> <p>It&#39;s proven itself to be almost as accurate as medical level ECGs, so you know the data is trustworthy.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1000" height="1000" title="Mmmmm, graphs" alt="PulseOn lets you wear your heart(beat) on your sleeve" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pulseon-ecg.jpg?1406858367" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Great. I know my heart rate. Now what?</strong><br />An accompanying app (available on both iOS and Android devices) lets you track your heart rate throughout the day, but if you&#39;re an athlete then you&#39;ll be able to delve deeper, helping you optimise your training.</p> <p>You can log training sessions to monitor your fitness over time and adapt your intensity accordingly. It&#39;s a handy way to prevent you form pushing yourself too hard when you&#39;re first starting off, or from getting too comfortable and letting the effectiveness of your workout plateau.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="2485" height="1864" title="Apps. We bloody love them." alt="PulseOn lets you wear your heart(beat) on your sleeve" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pulseon-app.jpg?1406858367" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>I&#39;ll have a six pack by Christmas.</strong><br />Good luck keeping it come January. Still, you can try the PulseOn out for yourself if you like. It&#39;s available to pre-order form <a href="https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/pulseon-we-make-heart-rate-monitoring-easier-than-ever" target="_blank">indiegogo</a> for US$170 (S$212), with an estimated shipping period set for September. Happy running.</p> <p>Oh, and swimming. We forgot to mention it&#39;s waterproof too.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/hot-stuff" target="_blank">All the hottest stuff, on one scorching page</a></strong></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="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/WXKECRfC668" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/pulseon-lets-you-wear-your-heartbeat-your-sleeve/news-1#comments Health and fitness Hot Stuff Wearable tech Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:12:00 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1443791 at http://www.stuff.tv