Mike Newman

About: Managing Editor at Cool Material

Web: http://about.me/mike_newman

Connect: Twitter

#

The All-Nighter Recovery Kit

The office is the last place you want to be after a night of heavy drinking: The bright computer screen, the constant chatter of cube-mates and the slew of meetings is enough to make your already queasy stomach do somersaults. Since there are times it’s bound to happen—your college buddy's in town! Dollar beer ... continue reading
MORE: Drink, Home.
#

MeUndies – The World’s Most Comfortable Underwear SPONSORED

They've been dubbed the world’s most comfortable underwear for a reason - and priced at nearly half of its competitors ($16) it’s small price to pay for the highest quality underwear on the market. After years of research and development and a "24 hour" stress test, MeUndies has created the perfect, contour fitting boxer brief that keeps its shape all day and never rides up. Give them a try today and get free shipping in the US and Canada. Not impressed with them? MeUndies offers a full refund and even lets you keep your first pair. ... check it out
$16 buy
#

The Sunday Hangover

1 Kyra Santoro - The Hundreds 2 How to Cut Cheese - Huffington Post 3 Goods: Back to Business - Cool Material 4 The Greatest Line Every Simpsons Character Ever Delivered - The Wire 5 8 Bit Sin City - Youtube 6 The Tricks of Documentary Filming - High Snobiety 7 Grilling Hacks - Serious Eats 8 ... continue reading
#

Whisky Potato Chips Exist And Need To Be Eaten

We've gorged ourselves on many a bag of potato chips after we've had a bit too much to drink. Now, we can just combine the experience into one event. Mackie's of Scotland has created some whisky potato chips to stuff in your booze-craving gullet. The only kicker is they're whisky and haggis flavored and the latter ... continue reading
$TBD buy MORE: Food, Home.
#

Mover and Shaker Pens Are Lightweight But Strong SHOP

Don’t let their machine shop looks fool you, the Mover and Shaker pens are lightweight and agile writing instruments. Crafted from 7075 aluminum, each of these pens is extremely strong and durable without being too heavy for elongated periods of writing. Each pen features a smooth, silent, and addictive clicking mechanism and a stainless steel clip for transport. Well-made pens with no fuss. ... check it out
$65 buy
#

The Blink(1) Is A Light-Up Notification Device

Instead of using your USB ports to power quirky things like coffee warmers and rocket launchers, why not use one of them for something a little more helpful. The Blink(1) is a USB dongle that lights up to alert you when you get an email, when you have to go into a meeting, or just to alert you to anything you set ... continue reading
$30 buy MORE: Computers, Tech.
#

Horse Cycles Has Made a Stunning Camping Knife

We were first introduced to Horse Cycles a couple years back at The New Amsterdam Bike Show. Among the crowd of gorgeous fixies, the two-wheelers from the Brooklyn-based company really stood out to us. Now we've learned that Thomas Callahan's skills aren't limited to just bicycles. This Carbon Steel Camping Knife is ... continue reading
$155 buy MORE: Gear, Outdoors.
#

Austin Beerworks Made a 99-Pack of Beer

Ever have a rough day and need a few beers to unwind? How about 99? While it's obviously not made for one sitting, Austin Beerworks is celebrating the launch of Peacemaker Anytime Ale by selling a 99-pack of cans. The beer will go on sale next week, but getting your hands on the massive case might be a bit challenging ... continue reading
$99 buy MORE: Drink, Home.
#

What People Look Like Getting Tasered

We have this odd little part of us that wants to get tasered just to see what it feels like. This is an awful idea. Still, we aren't the only ones. The Taser Photoshoot beautifully highlights the reaction from folks getting a jolt from a stun gun.
MORE: Videos.
#

The Volvo XC90 Blends Safety with Style

Volvo has the tough task of trying to make younger buyers not think of an ultra safe box when they hear the brand's name. With the debut of the all-new XC90, they're off to a good start. Unveiled the other day in Sweden, the SUV packs impressive safety features (not surprising) like an auto-braking system that takes ... continue reading
$48900 buy MORE: Cars, Rides.
#

The Evolution of the Pen

As touchscreens and keyboards make writing instruments less and less necessary, we, along with many others, still appreciate jotting things down the old fashioned way. We consider our pens the tools for documenting our lives. Whether you use a Mont Blanc or a Bic disposable, if you’re like us, it’s your daily ... continue reading
MORE: Features, Pens.