Good morning. After years of swirling rumors, we now have confirmation: Apple is testing its own self-driving car technology. The California Department of Motor Vehicles confirmed that Apple has secured a permit to test autonomous vehicles — specifically, three 2015 Lexus RXs. It remains unclear if Apple is building an autonomous car from scratch (like Tesla) or merely building software.
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GLCO x Nick Wooster Harding Limited Edition Sunglasses
GLCO tapped into the creative talents of men’s style megastar Nick Wooster to create three all-new, limited-edition summer shades. They feature a classic post-war Harding shape (a favorite of Wooster’s) and come in three colorways: black with yellow lenses, brown with blue lenses and green tortoise with green lenses.
Elk Travel Currency Converter App
Currency conversion typically requires about the same amount of effort as simple math on a manual calculator. You select currencies, punch in numbers and hit enter. Elk does away with all that manual finger-tapping by first determining the proper currency based on your exact location and then displaying common value points in a scrolling list, making currency conversion much more intuitive.
The world’s first colorless coffee, concocted, presumably, by a bunch of strung-out mad scientists in an underground laboratory. But it’s actually quite natural: no preservatives, no sweeteners, no stabilizers or any other radioactive ingredient you’d find swirling around in the piss of an energy drink–guzzling trucker.
Vans ‘Freshness’ Pack
We’re still a ways off from the July 4, but hey — nothing wrong with getting a head start on party prep. Vans just released four new deliberately retro, unintentionally patriotic sneakers: two Sk8-Hi’s, one Old Skool and one Era, draped in red, white and blue.
Best Made Co. The Gerstner 25X Locking Drawer Case
H. Gerstner & Sons is an 111-year-old, fourth-generation family-owned business known for making some of the world’s finest heirloom-quality tool chests. Long ago, the original blueprints for the Gerstner 25X were lost in a flood; now, with the help of Best Made Co., it lives again. Made of American cherry, poplar, leather and brass hardware, the Gerstner 25X is a natural centerpiece on any shelf and can function as a reliquary for your most beloved keepsakes.
Mountain Standard Lightweight Pullover Hoodie
An elevated technical hoodie, born in and made for the high-elevation lifestyle of the Rockies. Made of polyester and brushed fleece, it’s lightweight and breathable, and it performs wonderfully both on its own and under a jacket.
Horse Brand Carbon Steel Camping Knife with Leather Sheath
From the Gear Patrol Store: The Carbon Steel Camping Knife is a do-everything tool worthy of any EDC kit. The blade is just three inches and will stand up to a range of tasks thanks to a subtle drop-point design and a sturdy full-tang construction that extends the length of the sea-glass handle. Hand stamped with the HORSE logo and “USA,” marking where it was manufactured. Each blade is brought up to a brilliant polish and is meticulously honed. Each knife is offered with an optional leather sheath hand stamped and made by master leather smith Will Lisak from ETWAS bags, a friend and neighbor to the brand. The sheaths are just as durable and beautiful as the blade, made out of thick-cut vegetable-tanned leather and hand stamped with the HORSE logo.
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