Thoughts on the Elon Musk Hyperloop

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  Ever wanted to ride to work in a screaming roller-coaster gun? If your answer was yes: good news! Elon Musk – of SpaceX and Tesla Motors fame – recently proposed the “Hyperloop,” a high-speed floating train that’s accelerated by magnets and coasts between destinations. Hailed as the train of the future, the concept is […]

The Omega Seamaster 300

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Before I even get into this, I have to make something clear… I am not an outright watchmaking expert. I don’t know much of anything about movements, mechanics, jewels, etc etc, BUT I do LOVE watches and I admire the craftsmanship that goes into these beauties. On a recent business trip I noticed a colleague wearing a […]

The Worldʼs Toughest Coffee Maker

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Catch-22. You are a tough guy and a coffee connoisseur. Only one small problem – swinging from a I-beam high up in the air or dominating a 4×4 track somewhere, your Lamarzocco won’t exactly fit in. Nespresso machines are cute, but quite fragile. What options do you have? Descend into the pits of instant powder […]

Amazon Echo: Is Privacy Dead?

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Amazon decided to surprise everyone with the announcement of the Amazon Echo – a talking, listening piece of electronic furniture. Say what? Akin to Siri and Google Now, this cylindrical speaker is always ready to answer any questions. Hello Alexa You wake it up by saying “Alexa” and then you can get it to do all […]

Pallet Furniture ~ The Bed

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Pallet Furniture has become a “Thing”. As wood is getting scarcer, wooden furniture is becoming more expensive, sought after and valuable. At the same time there is a trend towards a simpler lifestyle and bringing natural materials like wood back into the home. Alot of people salvage these materials from shipyards, buildings, barns and factories […]

HP to produce BEAUTIFUL smartwatch

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Smartwatches are here to stay and HP wants a piece of the action, partnering with Michael Bastian for a more classic watch look – obviously learning from the various errors made by other manufacturers. The meaty watch is silver plated, water resistant up to 50m, comes with a trio of bands (leather, nylon, and rubber […]

“Customise” your own Whiskey? Are you MAD?

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Sometimes a man can’t afford the whiskies he really wants. Right? (See here, here and here.) WARNING: If you are a SUPER traditionalist when it comes to your liquid gold you probably should go and read something else. Try this. If, however, you are adventurous and the marriage of tradition and innovation excites you then […]

Old School, New Tech: The Hemingwrite

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In the Mad Men era offices were filled with the click-clack of typewriters. But the invention of word processors and personal computers changed all that. You’ll most often find journalists or bloggers sitting with their Macbooks in some coffee shop nowadays. But with this new technology came the limitations of battery life and the distractions of […]

Vinyl gets its groove back!

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The unlikely return of vinyl records The tables are turning. Well to be more specific, the turntable is turning and with it the revival of vinyl music. The past couple of years have seen the resurgence of LP music and that is probably thanks to the rise in hipster numbers in South Africa. To be […]

2015 Honda Civic Type R

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R – Rated but Uncensored: Our take on the 2015 Honda Civic Type R What is manlier than a turbo? I would love to have everyone agree with me and stop right here, I won’t though. Let us go unreasonably deep like only the guys at Audaciously can (I know you’re smirking… Continue my good […]