Mike Newman

About: Managing Editor at Cool Material

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STEAL: 15% Off Sitewide in the Cool Material Shop STEAL

We've been adding new items to our shop on a weekly basis for a while now, and this week is your chance to save on all of them. Head over to the shop, enter your email into the pop-up, and you'll save 15% off sitewide! Snag a new watch, pocket knife, machined pen, or any of the other goods that line our virtual shelves. Hurry up, sale ends Monday, Oct. 6. ... check it out
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Exodus: Gods and Kings – Official Trailer

After a sneak peek a few weeks ago, we finally get to see more of Exodus: Gods and Kings, the next epic from Ridley Scott. Honestly, we'd see anything where Christian Bale teams up with such an incredible director, but couple that with the grand story of Moses and Ramses, and we just can't wait. It hits theaters December ... continue reading
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Interstellar – Official Trailer #3

Normally, a third trailer for a movie would seem excessive, but we're so geeked for Interstellar that we'll gladly welcome as many trailers as they want to throw at us. In the latest one for the Christopher Nolan space flick, we get to see an otherworldly tidal wave, some sort of walking robot, and a pretty slick-looking ... continue reading
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The Ducati Scrambler Returns After 40 Years

Well, hello there old friend. After 40 years,  Ducati has slapped the Scrambler name back on one of their bikes. The 2015 Ducati Scrambler is a modern version of the bike from the '60s and '70s that blends a retro feel with a bit of a contemporary design. Available in four different trims—Icon, Urban Enduro, Full ... continue reading
$8495 buy MORE: Bikes, Rides.
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Nixie – The First Wearable Camera That Can Fly

If you're saving wrist space for the Apple Watch, you might have to free up the other wrist for Nixie. Nixie is the first wearable camera that can fly, and it can be carried around strapped to your wrist just like a watch. When you take it off, it unfolds into a quadcopter with a swiveling camera to take photos or ... continue reading
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Hand-Forged Accessories From Studebaker Metals

Michael Studebaker enjoys making things the old-fashioned way. From his basement in Pittsburgh, he crafts metal jewelry, grooming gear, and trinkets by hand, all of which seem dripping with old school charm. With a classically hard-working city as a backdrop, Studebaker Metals is like a throwback to a forgotten time ... continue reading
$32+ buy MORE: Grooming, Style.
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Minipresso Portable Hand-Powered Espresso Maker

Espresso is a luxury usually enjoyed at home or at a coffee shop, but just because you're out camping or taking in the great outdoors, doesn't mean you can't enjoy a fresh espresso to deliciously infuse you with caffeine. With Minipresso, you can make espresso anywhere. That's because, unlike other portable units, ... continue reading
$39 buy MORE: Drink, Home.
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Tuesday Link Roundup

1 Aris Jerome Photography - Aris Jerome (via Free York) 2 How Levi's Turned a Design Evil into a Design Signature - Fast Company 3 How Bands Line Up During a Concert - Laughing Squid 4 Bruges Is Getting an Underground Beer Pipeline - Wired 5 iOS 8 Apps You Should Know - Cool Material 6 Eyes of Hitchcock ... continue reading
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Solid Brass Twisted Cuffs Handmade in Brooklyn SHOP

Why would you invest in a nice pair of raw denim jeans and a well-made button-down and then compliment the outfit with cheap and junky accessories? We always recommend one little add-on to make your style your own, and it should be something that lasts so you can make it a signature piece. This Solid Brass Twisted Cuff fits the bill. Each is cast, cleaned, tumbled, and finished by hand right in Brooklyn, and is made out of solid brass to last you a lifetime of style. It’s available with or without a black oxide treatment. ... check it out
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Inherent Vice – Official Trailer

How do you make a movie out of a Thomas Pynchon novel? We have no fucking clue, but it helps if you start with one of his more accessible books and you happen to be Paul Thomas Anderson. Based off the 2010 novel from Pynchon of the same name, Inherent Vice features Joaquin Phoenix as the drugged-up detective Doc Sportello ... continue reading
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The Hunter Gatherer Devours Other Bikes

Hunt or be hunted. While many custom bikes like to pretend they aren't the prey, the Hunter Gatherer from Deus Ex Machina is set to put them in their place. Decked out in a satin black coating, the custom bike moves like a rumbling ninja. Built up from a Honda XL basket case, the street/dirt tracker features Tomaselli ... continue reading
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GoPro Has Announced Three New Cameras

Every few months a new action camera hits the market, and every few months we decide to just stick with our GoPro. Now the leader in the field has dropped a few new cameras to distance themselves even further from the competition. Hero is a new entry-level action cam ideal for any budget, the Hero4 Silver boasts an ... continue reading
$130+ buy MORE: Cameras, Tech.