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Kia has been working on their image for a while. They don’t want to be perceived as an economy car brand anymore, and there’s evidence like the Stinger GT sports sedan and the new Telluride SUV that have both taken the fight to the premium brands. Now, their Futuron Concept shows the world how to do a space-age coupe/SUV that’s anything but conventional. Built for the China International Import Expo in Shangai, the Futuron as a high-riding and svelte body with a big ‘360-degree core’ glass-domed fastback-style cockpit. The sleekness of the body contrasts with the taller all-wheel drive setup, and the car is powered by four electric motors housed within the wheels to save space. There’a also Level-4 autonomy thanks to LIDAR sensors. The radical interior boasts seating for four with two flexible ‘zero-gravity’ front seats that can recline for relaxation. The coolest feature might just be the Chinese dragon homage Star Cloud light signature with “dragon skin” headlamp surfacing. It has a kinetic surface which allows the dragon scales top open and close between daytime running lights and full-aperture headlights. We’d love to see the South Korean brand add some of these features to their next generation of vehicles and damn those hamsters.

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While you can go all MacGyver and shuck oysters with a screwdriver or other household tool, we highly recommend you invest in a good oyster knife. Why? Well, for starters, it’s safer. The best oyster doesn’t taste so hot when you’ve got something sharp stuck in your palm. Secondly, it makes the process easier and a bit more refined. Laguiole is an iconic name in knife making and the French brand has you covered when it comes to shucking thanks to the Laguiole Oyster Knife. Made of 420 stainless steel and complete with a wood handle, the Oyster Knife measures 6 ¼” and makes easy work of even the toughest shell. You just need to supply the cocktail sauce.