The 2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith has been launched as you read this. It is the British carmaker’s sportiest offering yet. With the Wraith, Rolls-Royce has resurrected a nearly 80-year-old nameplate. It is powered by a 6.6-litre twin-turbo V12 engine that does the 0-100 run in 4.6 seconds, making it the fastest Roller ever made.
The Canon VIXIA Mini Camcorder eliminates compromises with grainy, low-res videos by packing HD capabilities on-the-go and the ability to upload through Wi-Fi. The best part: It fits in your pocket.canon.com
Sony updates the Android-based smartwatch with Smartwatch 2. It looks rightly smug, pairs via NFC or Bluetooth 3.0 and lets you read messages, control music and answer calls. The 1.6-inch, 220x176 display is water- and dust-proof, with a “four-day battery life”. sonymobile.com
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Most would balk at leaving a tap open for hours, but not at leaving lights switched on unnecessarily. To raise awareness about energy conservation, Italy’s Fabio Servolo designed the Drip Lamp using salvaged materials. Turn its tap on to light this table lamp. And remember to turn it off. Seat Art
This chair from Fuchsia Lane doubles as wall art. Made of seasoned Burma teak, it can be taken off the wall for extra guests. The seat, painted by professional artists, can be stacked into the intricately carved frame.thefuchsialane.com Turn it On, Seat Art, courtesy Better Interiors; Watch It, Compact Memories, Fastest Rolls, courtesy T3.
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