It’s not official, but the 2011 Volkswagen Golf R is more or less on its way to the US this year; it’ll pack a turbo 2.0L TSI 4-banger good for 0-62 in 5.5s (5.7s w/manual) and bi-xenons.
Ah, Mass Effect 2, you manage to squeeze in one more trailer for 1/27 or 1/28, but at least it’s a badass one: bounty hunter and merc Zaeed Massani is a free, zero-day DLC.
At 10 meters, Panasonic’s 14.1MP DMC-TS2 triples the water resistance of the TS1; it also boasts lower temperature resistance (14°F vs 32°F) and better shock proofing (2m vs 1.5m).
Star Wars: The Old Republic’s Timeline Series continues after a long pause, but this sixth episode was worth the wait: a massive Sith onslaught sends the Republic reeling on all fronts.
Things have gotten a bit more complicated since Sly Stallone requested Survivor’s hit song for Rocky III; this Eyes of the Tiger t-shirt includes everything from anime eyes to pirate eyes.
Matthew Albanese’s Strange Worlds photography looks like tilt shift at first, but they’re actually meticulously detailed miniature sets; he uses everything from plaster to paprika to make them.
Available 2/2010, Bowers & Wilkins’ 800 Series Diamond loudspeakers are truly “hard”-core: they feature quad-magnet diamond dome tweeters that improve dynamic range.
Make your day with the Dirty Harry Collection (Blu-ray/DVD), due out 2/16/2010; it’s cheaper than the Ultimate Collection by leaving out extras, but still includes all five films.
In stores mid-February, Benny Gold and Gravis collaborate for the Expedition Series; it’s a funky mashup of vintage camp patches and Gravis’ skate, surf, and snow bags, shoes, and apparel.
Official details won’t be out until Wednesday, but get a first (rather comprehensive) look at Ken Block’s Ford Fiesta; his new whip is done up for the 2010 Monster World Rally Team.
Equal parts scary and awesome, Keiichi Matsuda’s Augmented (hyper)Reality dreams up an augmented future that borders on information chaos with overlays (and ads) aplenty.
Google Voice arrives on the iPhone and Palm Pre courtesy HTML5; you’ll need to access it via your browser, but outgoing calls will display on Caller ID with your Google Voice number.
The world’s smallest photo/video hybrid superzoom, Panasonic’s Lumix DMC-ZS7 is a 12.1MP compact camera with 12x optical zoom, wide angle Leica lens, GPS, and HD video recording.
Rico sweetens the pot with a free DLC for those who preorder Just Cause 2; it includes a Chaos parachute, Chevalier Classic car, assault rifle, Rico’s signature gun, and hovercraft.
Available May at REI stores: Timex’s Ironman Global Trainer is a GPS watch with speed, pace, distance, and more in a four-window display, 50m water resistance, and ANT+ compatibility.
Our favorite apocalyptic polar bear is back: this second UAF opening blows away the first with F-16s, volcanoes, black holes, hockey stick lightsabers, and the Earth’s destruction.
Pentax’s Optio I-10 apes its classic Auto 110 design-wise with a retro body; spec-wise, the camera packs a 12.1 MP sensor, 5x optical zoom, 720p video recording, and triple shake reduction.
It may have a UK price now, but Audi’s R8 V10 Spyder is priceless in this smokin’ promo video; the open-top two-seater goes 0-62 in 4.1s courtesy a 5.2L V10 good for 525 hp.
Made solely for the purpose of transporting precious gamer cargo, the Scout Backpack boasts a cavernous 2200 cubic inches of space–enough for an Xbox 360, PS3 or 17″ gaming laptop.
Make books like War and Peace even denser than they already are with these Vise Bookends; made out of solid iron, each set features turnable steel screws and wooden handles.
NSFW: The 100 Cheesiest Movie Quotes of All Time is loaded with sappy one-liners and come-backs; not surprisingly, it’s weighted heavily towards Arnold, Stallone, and Keanu.
Budda and Mark Nason team up for the MN-100, a 100 watt three-channel tube guitar amplifier head wrapped in Nason’s leather; also: the MN-412, a similarly wrapped 4×12 cabinet.
Sure, Flexy may be an uglier version of the Slinky, but it’s made from 100% recycled cardboard; even better: it not only doubles as a rolodex but as a Mortal Kombat weapon.
Part brass knuckle, part knuckle bling, HomeRoom’s 2 Finger Ring is made by their in-house jeweler from solid silver; available in silver or gold finishes, each is polished by hand.
A follow-up to the teaser, this Shipyard trailer gives us our first continuous look at Split/Second’s gameplay; over a minute long, it feels like an amped-up version of Burnout’s crash mode.
We’ll actually be disappointed if Apple’s Tablet doesn’t look like this MacView concept; it features two multi-touch LED screens, 1 TB SSD, 4 GB RAM and docking into an iMac-style stand.
Pumzi is a 21 minute Kenyan sci-fi short film that is as sexy as it is sophisticated; it’s directed by Kenyan Wanuri Kahiu and funded by a producer of Alive in Joburg (District 9’s predecessor).
It’s the only way you’ll get a skater to sit down for supper, but don’t be surprised if they do an ollie off the olive oil: TFP’s Three Sixty Table sports a glass top on three trucks with wheels.
Choosing between red and blue pills is not so much a philosophical quandary as it is a peristaltic one for Neo in The Matrix Pill; if he’s The One, it’ll be a bitter pill for humanity to swallow.
Part of Fossil’s Convertible line, the Decker Chronograph mixes a casual, swappable nylon strap with a sophisticated 42mm gray dial with triple counters and glowing lum indexes.
Sorry, Ash, you’re not the first to try and catch ’em all, and you won’t be the last: Squirtle and gang go really old school with this collection of Pokemon as traditional Japanese art.
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