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Troy-Bilt TB2MB JET Gas Leaf Blower (Video)

by: Joseph On  Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Tags:  TB2MB JET   Troy-Bilt   Leaf Blowers  

Troy-Bilt Leaf Blower

The single most stereotypical image relating to autumn is leaves falling on the ground, so it would be a true failure in judgment to not write up at least one high-tech leaf blower as a way to bring in the fall season. Here we have the TB2MB JET, a gas-powered leaf blower by Troy-Bilt.

The key feature of the TB2MB JET is its mixed-flow air system, which is designed to pressurize large volumes of air brought in from the outside and blow it out at 650 cfm, which I gather is pretty powerful—powerful enough to take care of any leaves you might encounter, anyway.

You can watch a short video of the Troy-Bilt TB2MB JET gas-powered leaf blower below. For more information and to buy one for just under $150, head over to the Troy-Bilt online store here. Then, you might want to compose a formal declaration of war against leaves, just to keep things on the up and up.

Here’s the video:

Google Unveils Project Wing Air Drone Delivery System (Video)

by: Joseph On  Friday, August 29, 2014

Project Wing

In case you thought Amazon was alone in working on a system for automated high-speed air delivery, Google recently unveiled Project Wing, their own entry into the field.

Unlike Amazon’s automated delivery service, Google’s Project Wing was developed mostly with emergency supplies (like food, water, or medicine) in mind. In fact, the project originated as a way to get emergency defibrillators to heart attack sufferers on short notice, before this avenue was abandoned due to complications involving 9-1-1 and other public emergency services.

Now, the sky is basically the limit on what Google plans to do with Project Wing, but whatever it is will have to go through a lengthy legal process given the current amount of regulation on United States skies currently on the books. But if any company could ever get around or help to change those regulations, it’s Google.

You can check out the official introduction to Google’s Project Wing in the video below. Stay tuned for more on Project Wing as it develops.

(via The Verge)

The 15 Most Valuable Liquor Brands in the World

by: Esteban On  Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Tags:  Food & Drink   Alcohol   Cocktails   Drinking   Liquor  

The 15 Most Valuable Liquor Brands in the World

by: Esteban On  Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Tags:  Food & Drink  

most valuable liquor brands in the world

When it comes to enjoying a good drink, the brand of the liquor doesn’t matter. If anything, with certain libations—whiskey, for example—you’re actually better off going with the smaller, lesser-known brands than the big ones everybody knows.

Of course, when it comes to making money off people enjoying a good drink, the opposite is true. Most consumers are not particularly discerning, so when they go to the liquor store they reach for the booze that seems good because they saw a picture of good-looking people drinking it in a magazine. It’s the brand they choose, not the subtle notes of oak and vanilla.

On that note, today we’re going to take a look at the most valuable liquor brands in the world today, according to Brand Finance. Are they the finest spirits money can buy? Well, some of them are excellent, but in general, no. Instead, these are basically the most famous, most recognizable spirits money can buy. 

Let’s take a look, shall we?