The Salisbury Winter Ski Association (SWSA, pronounced “swaa-sa”) is a local club in Salisbury, Connecticut that teaches kids to ski jump. Now in its 89th year, SWSA is one of the last all-volunteer run clubs in the country.
Every Sunday morning……
While there’s still some summer left in the northern hemisphere, cyclists are already gearing up for the fall cyclocross season. The sport mixes elements of road racing with mountain biking and, just to make things interesting, throws in a load of hurdle-like…
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youtube: Go9rf9GmYpM London’s commuters are known for their heads-down, keep-yourself-to-yourself attitude to travelling in public. So to get their attention you need to go to amazing lengths – and that’s just what Pepsi has done with this incredible augmented reality-based campaign.
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Having spent the last two years cramming freelance illustration work into the evenings and weekends around a busy lecturing position, David Litchfield decided it was time to take his illustration practice full-time. He discusses getting his name out there, coping with working alone and the importance of just being nice.
Kickstarter is an amazing place for watching (and helping) innovative ideas develop into real world products. Once a month we will feature one project we think is worth your support.
This month, we are very excited by JUMP, Native Union‘s “smartphone charger that charges itself.” As someone who often finds herself with an almost-completely-dead iPhone and without an accessible charger, this product seems like the perfect solution I didn’t know existed. Not only does JUMP provide you with a compact way to neatly wind your cable, but more importantly, it allows you to add 30% more power to your phone on the go.
The video below will tell you more:
The project has already been funded almost five times over, but you still have about three weeks to get it on it for yourself. Be sure to check out all the rewards on their project page.
If this project isn’t quite your thing, there’s plenty of other great initiatives underway on Kickstarter right this minute. You may want to check out Moment, mobile photography lenses, or Blub, a modern retro tube clock, to start.
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One of the biggest drawbacks of smartphones is their battery life. That’s the only obstacle to constant connectivity and while the many heavy battery cases and bulky power banks can you help you keep your smartphone powered, sometimes they give you more headaches (remember, they need to be separately charged too) than reprieve in keeping your smartphone up and running.
If you can relate to this, then Native Union’s JUMP Cable might just be the solution to your smartphone-charging problems. The JUMP Cable is a lightweight USB charging cable with a twist: it also has a small self-charging inline battery that should provide your smartphone with some much needed emergency back up power.
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What Is The JUMP Cable?
The JUMP Cable is a USB charging cable with an inline 800mAh battery that weighs less than two AA batteries. It is also small enough to fit in your coin pocket. The makers claim that the 800mAh battery is powerful enough to add a third to the battery life of an iPhone 5/5s and is good for nearly 4 hours of talk time or web browsing.
The cable itself works like a normal USB cable: it will charge and sync your phone, and it supports high speed data transfer. One of the most interesting things about the JUMP Cable’s battery is its patented AutoCharge technology. When you plug it into your phone and a power source for charging, the moment the smartphone battery is full, JUMP Cable automatically charges itself.
The JUMP Cable will also work with wall sockets and car chargers, so you can use it with just about any source you’d normally use to charge your smartphone.
The JUMP Cable comes in both Lightning and Micro USB versions. It’s currently being funded on Kickstarter, and a $ 40 pledge will get you either version if you’re in the United States.
If you’re outside of the United States, you’ll have to add $ 10 for shipping. The JUMP Cable has already hit its funding goal, so barring any manufacturing issues, you should be recieving your JUMP Cable in May 2014.
Animals are cute when they did something wrong. In this post we presents to you the funny animal jump fails compilation. We hope you will enjoy it. Merry Christmas & happy new year. Not even close He’s better at limbo Now you see her, now…
Netflix and Amazon aren’t the only companies inking exclusive online video deals — Rdio is now in the fray, too. For three months, the music streaming service will be the only place you can watch a documentary called “Mission to the Edge of Space: The Inside Story Behind Red Bull Stratos.” The film covers the five-year span before Felix Baumgartner jumped from a tiny capsule 24 miles above the earth, breaking the sound barrier on his way down to the New Mexico desert below. The new documentary will begin streaming on Rdio on October 14th, exactly one year to the day that Baumgartner performed his record-setting four-minute dive.
Oddly enough, Rdio is confining the documentary — which, like the free fall itself, was produced by Red…
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Last October, the world watched in awe as Felix Baumgartner jumped from a tiny capsule almost 24 miles above the New Mexico desert. Writing for Vanity Fair, William Langewiesche details the extraordinary level of planning that went into the jump, in which Baumgartner became the first man to break the sound barrier outside of a vehicle. More interesting than the jump itself, however, is the mental challenges Baumgartner faces during the laborious three-hour ascent, and the four-minute descent.
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“It can be anything from a planned after party for a race—a big production in a club—or it could be a random thing, like we’re in the middle of the German countryside and we roll into a little pub and just pop open…