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Quad-Core Sandy Bridge i5 and i7 processors that help you get projects completed up to 70 percent sooner, high-speed Thunderbolt ports for data transfer and FaceTime HD cameras for friendly video chat and business conferences that’s what the new iMacs are made of. Let’s not forget that the new Thunderbolt iMacs also have 3x faster graphics thanks to updated Radeon HD graphics processors and come with your choice of either a Magic Mouse or a Magic Trackpad. First, the MacBook Pro received the Thunderbolt upgrade earlier in the year, now the iMacs get the highly anticipated, Thunderbolt refresh.
Reebok has jumped into the real running, barefoot running movement with a competitor to the popular Nike Free Run, their own Reebok RealFlex. Taking an approach different from Nike when it comes to “barefoot running”, Reebok emphasizes foot strike and protection. With a low-profile construction and 76 individual pads on the sole of the sneaker to provide protection and a more accurate response, Reebok claims to have perfected natural movement. Reebok RealFlex
Touch and type together with no sliding, the new Blackberry 9900 and 9930 combine the benefits of an easy to use QWERTY keyboard with a capacitive touch screen display, 1.2 GHz processor, 8GB of memory on deck with room for up to 32GB if you need it, the new Blackberry’s mean business. NFC tech, so you can wave and swipe your phone for transactions, 5-megapixel camera to snap a few photos, HD video recording ability, accelerometer, built-in GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and the newest Blackberry OS, Blackberry 7.
As summer approaches, outdoor activities begin shifting towards those requiring no snowflakes. If you are lucky enough to reside near a decent body of water (beach, lake or perhaps a river), a bonfire can be a night to remember. With a cooler loaded with drinks, mouth-watering smores, and your kick-ass comrades, what more could you desire for the occasion? Well, if you desire to leave a smaller eco-footprint you are in luck because EcoSmart Fire Stix use “clean-burning” bioethanol. Other than removing the requirement of gathering, purchasing and hauling wood, EcoSmart Fire Stix are made of stainless steel and the best part, EcoSmart Fire Stix burn damn near all night on one fueling.
Four years ago, Portal was an astoundingly successful video gaming sensation. This year Valve, the company behind the original runaway smash, releases Portal 2. Bigger in practically every way; Portal 2 has expanded gameplay during single-player mode, introduces a new two-player co-op, expands upon the original storyline and adds even more intricate puzzles for you to solve and point your portal gun towards.
Unadorned sterling silver transformed into elegant cuff-links worthy of casual business luncheons or possibly a romantic dinner for two. Ebony antiqued enamel drapes across the sterling canvas creating glimmers of silver to harness the attention of onlookers. The buttoned back makes them simple to operate; the $300 price makes them something to not forget on the hotel dresser. Antique Oval Cufflinks
Neil Pasricha’s latest book revels in the fact that the simple things in life are sometimes the best. The Book of Even More Awesome is the follow up to the best selling book the Book of Awesome that was an adaptation of the site, 1000awesomethings, where the pleasures of life both enormous and miniscule are celebrated.
As another useful tool to help get you through the mundane of the day, the newly released work, the Book of Even More Awesome serves as a place for you to consume inspiration when you are low on fuel and need a quick boost.
The tablet market gets another potentially serious contender; the Blackberry Playbook is now available for purchase in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB variations. Weighing less than a pound, and less than half an inch in thickness, the highly anticipated 7-inch tablet from RIM packs all the standard features you demand in a tablet, touch screen, Wi-Fi, Dual HD cameras, GPS, gyroscope, accelerometer, the latest and greatest Bluetooth support and of course seamless integration with your Blackberry and the Blackberry Tablet OS.
Known internationally as the HTC Droid Incredible S, the follow up to the Droid Incredible, has rolled out as the Flash supporting, HTC Droid Incredible 2 in the US. If 4G is no big deal (pssst…it’s not 4G really), Verizon Wireless carries the updated Android handset for $199 with standard two-year commitment. With an 8-megapixel camera, 4-inch screen and 1GHz Snapdragon chip the Incredible 2 steps up slightly from Incredible 2010, but allows you to play on the world stage, as the handset is a global smartphone. Also as a 3G Mobile Hotspot, you can connect up to five of the devices toting around in your pack, and take your geekery to the next level while receiving your fix of caffeine tranquilizers in your favorite coffee bean brew house. We wouldn’t actually suggest connecting five devices, just saying that you can…if you need to.
Handmade in London these Stephen Einhorn cufflinks take design cues from drill bits, rivets, and other industrial tools. Strength and simplicity are the strong points in these pop stud cufflinks. Zealously made from a variety of precious metals, including sterling silver, platinum and palladium these cufflinks from bespoke jeweler Stephen Einhorn should be able to assist you with carrying your daily workload, if you are digging ditches for the man or digging through emails.