From a physical standpoint, LeBron James is already a freak NBA player. There are very few people out there who can move as quickly, muscle through defenders as easily, and fly as gracefully as James can, at 6’8″ and 250 pounds. Now, let’s add another layer to that discussion and talk about his skills. During today’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks, ‘Bron ‘Bron decided to practically flick the ball towards the basket after a whistle was blown by the referee and it was nothing but net.
The pop-up city is an idea that dug its way into our collective brain a century ago as the first steel buildings rose—a dream that’s as common in cartoons as it is in urban planning. And for the first time in history, it’s technically possible.
President Barack Obama on Friday drew a sharp line in the sand before the next big battle over funding the government, pledging his opposition to any bill that does not alleviate the spending cuts scheduled to become law this fall.
STOP ME IF this sounds familiar (if it doesn’t, you’re not paying close enough attention). You walk into a coffee shop, where your phone hungrily gloms onto the open Wi-Fi network—probably called something like Netgear, or AT&TWiFi—and promptly stops working.
In the world of watchmaking, MB&F has always had a soft spot for creating the occasional mechanical marvel that can’t be strapped to a wrist. Such as the company’s latest creation, a robot named Melchior that can’t vacuum floors, clean windows, or open doors, but can keep track of the time while serving as an awesome piece of eye candy on your desk.
THE VANQUISH IS Aston Martin’s flagship grand tourer, and though it is gorgeous, it hasn’t changed much since Ian Callum designed the first generation in 2001. Now Henrik Fisker, who followed Callum as design director at Aston Martin before founding his own company, has given the Vanquish a muscular update—and a completely new way of interacting with the interior.