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The Inu Scooter by Green Ride

Inu Scooter

Inu Scooter

Inu Scooter

Green Ride is an Israeli company that plans on making public transportation a bit more fun, changing the way you commute from home to work. Their Inu Scooter is a super cool foldable electric two-wheeler, designed by a former Pininfarina automotive designer named Nadav Attias.

This innovative scooter features a phone dock and GPS, allowing users to choose their destination and listen to their favorite tracks along the way.

Powered by a Lithium-Ion battery, the Inu Scooter will make use of its brushless hub-motor for about 40 km and allow for a top speed of up to 25 km/h. Once depleted, the battery will take about 3 hours to charge up, with the aid of its docking station.

The scooter boasts a frame constructed out of an aluminum alloy, allowing it to weigh in at only 25 kilograms. The Inu comes with hydraulic disk brakes and a regenerating rear motor, to make things even more interesting and ‘green’.

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If you turn on the television and you are not represented on that television, you become invisible to yourself. And there was very little of myself that I saw on TV, or in the movies that I was watching, or in magazines that were lying around the salons or around the house. And so these are subconscious things. Yes, Western beauty standards are things that affect the entire world. And then what happens? You’re a society that doesn’t value darker skin.” – Lupita on diversity.

'it would become a society that doesn’t value darker skin': The Mexican-Kenyan star - who became Lancôme's first black ambassador - candidly discussed the challenges and stereotyping of ‘beauty’ in the acting industry

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The 2016 Ducati XDiavel

Ducati XDiavel

Ducati XDiavel

Ducati XDiavel

Ever since it was launched, Ducati’s marvelous Diavel took over the entire world. But it wasn’t what you’d call a cruiser, since it was built to go as fast as possible and look drop dead gorgeous in the process. That’s why Ducati unleashed the XDiavel, an awesome upgrade with a stroked-out engine and a much cleaner look.

The design of this new Ducati masterpiece was clearly inspired by the Diavel, but the engine has been stroked out to 1262 cc, good enough for 156 hp and 129 Nm of torque to give the rider the thrills he or she is looking for. The Ducati XDiavel also aims for a more relaxed ride, that’ll still open up for a ton of top-end horsepower when you want it to.

And apart from all that power, the styling looks fantastic and quite menacing, to say the least. Chunky futuristic elements, a trellis frame and a super-flat headlight make sure everyone will see you coming.

The neat tail and twin split dash are similar to the Diavel, but the twin fat shorty pipes make for an awesome soundtrack. Ducati felt it wouldn’t be a cruiser without a belt drive, so it fitted one of those instead of the chain.

Speaking of cruising, the Ducati XDiavel has 60 riding positions, customers being able to choose between four different footrest positions, five different seats and three different handlebars. Still, this bike will still hit a 40-degree lean before its footpegs start decking out, so you know it’s always fun to ride.

The XDiavel also comes with an Inertial Measurement Unit, Traction Control and Cornering ABS systems, as well as various riding modes and cruise control, and even a launch control system.

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River’sTone

River’sTone

Built by a Japanese company called Anodic Supply in association with Michio Sakamoto, the  River‘sTone speakers are probably the world’s most expensive sound speakers. River’sTone is premium speaker system, featuring a dedicated bi-amplifier with various high-quality enclosures and a dazzling solid gold finish.

This speaker system shows off a very futuristic design, imagined with the “Less is More” principle in mind but don’t get fooled by its looks, as this system also boasts sonic purity of the highest caliber. This is a three-piece set, with the speakers working alongside an integrated amplifier of identical dimensions, with all that gold having other purposes than an aesthetic one: as gold offers supreme sound quality.

The River’sTone sound system was designed to be extremely clean and minimalist, with each piece handcrafted in Japan. It should be mentioned that the sound system will be available in both gold and silver, with the speakers showing off custom grills that could be even encrusted with diamonds or zircons.

Now, for the shocker: the gold version of the River’s tone speakers is supposedly priced at about $5 million. You didn’t see that one coming, right?

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The Mondomarine SF40 SERENITY Yacht

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Mondomarine was gracious enough to provide us with the latest info regarding the stunning SF40 SERENITY yacht. Designed by Luca Vallebona, of SF Yachts, and with the interior imagined by Fatema Almaidan, the sleek vessel shows off a clean and well-balanced design.

Premiered at the 2015 Monaco Yacht Show, SERENITY has left everyone breathless, able to accommodate passengers across five elegant and lavishly appointed cabins, including the owner’s suite.

The master suite actually features an unusual layout on two semi-levels, as the upper part benefits from a panoramic open view while the lower area was meant to be more private.

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