The 2013 Victoria’s Secret fashion show was bigger and better than ever this year with performances by Taylor Swift and Fall Out Boy. Check out all the pictures in the gallery.
The new Beats Studio now comes wireless. It’s the same headphone, with Adaptive Noise Cancelation (ANC), a rechargeable battery, and re-engineered sound, just with no wires. The Bluetooth stays connected up to 30 feet so you can roam freely and keep the music going. Take calls, skip songs, and change the volume right from the headphone. The Studio Wireless has all the energy and excitement you expect from Beats with more freedom.
Monterey, California—Hennessey Performance (HPE) will unveil the company’s first modified Ferrari on Friday, August 16th at Concorso Italiano, a display of Italian machinery that’s part of the annual celebration of classic and historic cars informally known as the Monterey Weekend. The car will be shown at Concorso’s home, the Laguna Seca Golf Ranch off Highway 68, in conjunction with Meguiar’s, a maker of premium car care products. On Saturday, August 17th, the car will be on display in Laguna Seca’s paddock as part of the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion.
“The HPE700 Twin Turbo 458 delivers a sound and driving experience that few road cars can offer,” said company founder John Hennessey. “Aventador owners, beware—this car will take you by surprise!”
The Hennessey HPE700 Twin Turbo upgrade for the Ferrari 458 delivers 738 horsepower at 8,400 rpm and 532 lb-ft of torque at 5,600 rpm. The additional thrust, approximately 170 more crankshaft horsepower than stock, pushes this already magnificent steed from Maranello to an even higher performance plateau, with a compelling, raw soundtrack to match its explosive quarter-mile time: 10.5 seconds at 137 mph. It’s a rarefied group of supercars that can sprint to 60 mph in under 3.0 seconds, and the HPE700 Twin Turbo Ferrari easily qualifies at 2.8.
Most of the upgrade’s componentry is concealed beneath custom-made carbon-fiber covers, but if you stripped them away you’d see the low-inertia ball-bearing turbochargers tucked up neatly toward the tail end of the dual-clutch sequential 7-speed gearbox, the TIG-welded, mandrel-bent T304 stainless tubing, the twin wastegates and blow-off valves and an especially trick aluminum plenum that contains the air-to-water charge-cooler element. At the other end of the self-contained charge-cooling loop is a rear-mounted heat exchanger, paired with dual electric fans that work to reduce inlet temperatures that come with a maximum boost pressure of 7 psi, and holding 6 psi through the 4.5-liter V-8’s 9000-rpm redline. A Hennessey reflash of the engine-control computer works in concert with the Ferrari’s direct injection to optimize fuel delivery and spark. Overall, it’s an elegantly engineered system, finished to Ferrari standards and expertly packaged in the 458’s tight hindquarters.
Further personalization will be possible with optional upgrades including Hennessey’s CarbonAero exterior pieces (currently under development) consisting of a carbon-fiber front splitter and rear lip spoiler designed to accentuate the 458’s seductive lines. Hennessey 20-in. monoblock forged wheels are available, as is a KW suspension system with 2-way adjustable shocks and threaded spring perches for easy corner weighting and ride-height adjustment. Interior upgrades can be as extensive as the buyer desires, with custom leather/Alcantara color combinations, special stitch patterns and carbon-fiber trim for the dash and instrument cluster.
The Ferrari 458’s HPE700 Twin Turbo upgrade sells for $59,995 installed and includes a 1-year/12,000-mile limited warranty and full dyno tuning and road testing. Serial-numbered aluminum plaques for both the engine compartment and dash are part of the upgrade, as is Hennessey exterior badging.
“This is car will impress any Ferrari owner,” said Don Goldman, HPE CEO and longtime Ferrari owner. “Most purists would shudder at the thought of modifying their Ferrari. However, the HPE700 Twin Turbo 458 would easily change their mind.”
Piaget pushes back the boundaries of refinement and the ultra-thin with a double world record! Two years after launching the double record-holding 1200P caliber, both extremely thin (2.35 mm) and reliable, Piaget presents the thinnest automatic skeleton watch in the world (5.34 mm), housing the thinnest automatic skeleton movement in the world (2.40 mm). The result of unique expertise acquired by Piaget since 1874, this exceptional watch nonetheless belongs to its time, as evidenced by its resolutely modern lines. Its skeleton movement has been delicately engraved and hollowed by highly-skilled craftsmen. An especially complex operation accomplished with extreme attention to detail without sacrificing reliability or component rigidity. Paying homage to the watchmaker’s traditional art, which they excel in perpetuating, the caliber has a balance bridge with harmonious symmetry and long curves which cross the base plate and add overall rigidity. The search for style is two-fold with unusual decorative work containing alternating matte surfaces – sun-brushed and sand-brushed – contrasting with the shimmering brilliance of the edges. This work of art, only available in Piaget boutiques, has finishing touches such as the beveling and drawing done completely by hand bearing the hallmark of highly accomplished craftsmen. The attention to detail also applies to the screws (traditionally blued), the hands and the micro-rotor in black. A contemporary and harmonious work of art following traditional craftsmanship from the case to the bracelet
The evolution of the Sterling Autocycle is the ultimate expression of the spirit with which The Black Douglas builds its motorcycles:
the absolute purity of the forms that faithfully reproduce the first sottocanna or flat tank motorcycles the reliable modern engine and electrical system, the unmatched elegance of a deliberately retro design, the rediscovery of little luxuries that are no longer present among modern production motorcycles.
The concept on which this model was developed to meet the needs of a market that wants the uniqueness, elegance and style of a vintage motorcycle and the reliability of a modern vehicle with low running costs and little maintenance.
The combination of a simple construction typical of a vehicle produced in a small series, and an extensive catalog of accessories and customization possibilities, give everybody a chance to personalize their own Sterling in a myriad of different versions while keeping the price at a level much lower than “one off” productions .
The parts catalog, which continues to grow, features a “Basic” version and a “Countryman Deluxe” (pictured). But using the various options available, the possibilities for customization are almost endless: handlebars, headlights, tanks, exhausts, saddles, storage boxes, leather parts, color combinations, and much more. In the near future it will be possible to purchase a “Racer” and a sidecar version of the Sterling.
As far as the everyday use, the Sterling can be equipped with a rear luggage rack where leather or canvas sidebags can be fitted, and on top of the rack, a wicker basket in perfect vintage style. Besides these, the motorcycle can hold two more metal boxes with locks, one on the tank and the other in front of the rear wheel.
Grand Theft Auto V is coming September 17, 2013. This is the biggest open world game that Rock Star Games have ever created. Pre-order now and visit www.rockstargames.com/V for more details.
The ability to fly out of 5,000+ U.S. airports will save you time between your home or office, and your destination. You choose the when and where…. your jet is ready wherever and whenever you need it. The S-1 makes any trip in record time. Cruise over the contiguous US at up to 0.99 Mach. That’s a mile every 6 seconds…..but who’s counting? While this jet may look the part of a gas guzzling fighter jet, it actually uses one of the most fuel-efficient engines in the industry and utilizes advanced aerodynamics to severely reduce drag. The S-1 uses 20% less fuel than the competitors, while accomplishing the mission almost twice as fast.
Adidas introduces Springblade, the first running shoe with individually tuned blades engineered to help propel runners forward with one of the most effective energy returns in the industry.
Unlike standard EVA midsoles that deliver energy return in a vertical direction, Springblade features 16 forward angled blades made out of a high-tech polymer. The highly elastic blades instantaneously react to any environment, compressing and releasing energy to create an efficient push-off that feels like you have springs under your feet. Each blade is precisely tuned in geometry, thickness and position for each phase of a runner’s stride to provide support and a full range of movement. Additionally, Springblade’s flexible construction was designed to hug the top of a runner’s foot, locking it in to harness the energy returned from the springs on the outsole.