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  • Nike Takes on Nature with Trail Running Collection

    I don’t care what the weather forecast says, Summer is Over. Labor Day is over, let depression set in. It’s. Over. Baby. Now that you’ve come to that realization go take a jog somewhere. Go jog through the woods, through the mud and rain. Nike’s got you covered. Their new trail running collection was made specifically tailored for off road running. Loose branches, mud puddles and a few boulders don’t stand a chance with The Nike Zoom Terra Kiger 2 and Trail Kiger Jacket.  The Terra Kiger 2 combines the popular low-profile, super-responsive engineering of the original Nike Terra Kiger with added strength and abrasion resistance. Heel and forefoot Zoom Air units deliver responsive, quick-off-the-ground cushioning. The aggressive cross-country-inspired lugs –gripping the ground for optimal trail traction – combined with a sticky rubber outsole give runners the traction to help handle whatever comes underfoot.  The Trail Kiger Jacket features a stowable hood and packable design allows runners to layer down on the trail when the temperatures warm up. Coated with a DWR (durable, water-repellent) finish, the Nike Trail Kiger Jackets offer wind and water resistance for weather protection. Designed with practicality and performance in mind, the Nike Trail Kiger Jackets includes multiple zip pockets for easy storage more »

  • Reddit Launches An Official App For AMAs

    Reddit was all over the news this weekend for being one of the ring leaders in the celebrity hacking that they are calling The Fappening. But there was also a significant new product release from the so-called “front page of the Internet” as they are planning to release a dedicated AMA app for iOS, with an Android version arriving later this week reports TechCrunch.

  • This Bike Transforms Into Its Own Lock

    If someone wants to steal your bike, they will. With enough time or the right tools, dastardly thieves can destroy any lock and are then rewarded with your bike. But it doesn’t have to be this way. What if the destruction of the lock meant the destruction of the bike? The Yerka Project is based on the idea that if a bike transformed into its own lock, its security is guaranteed, because if the lock is destroyed, so is the bike. The down tube on the Yerka folds out so the bike can be wrapped around objects and locked into place. Now you know your bike will be secure AND you when it’s not locked up, you won’t have to lug around a heavy lock. It’s an interesting design although if the down tube is as heavy duty as many bike locks, it could add some significant weight. And you can forget about running derailleur cables down it. But at least if a thief cuts through the tube, he won’t be able to ride off! Keep up with the project and give the designers your input at the Yerka Project. via Core77

  • Jordan CP3.VIII

    For Chris Paul’s eight edition of the Jordan CP3 show, the Jordan design team went for a minimalist look that defines speed and quickness with maximum response. Jordan notes how involved Paul is in the actual design process, comparing his strengths to that of a superhero with his sneakers being his secret weapon. “I take designing the shoe very seriously. I like the testing process, refining the details and pushing the limits on performance,” said Paul, who will be wearing the shoe throughout the upcoming season. “From the cushioning andFlight Web lockdown system to the rubberized outsole that helps me stop on a dime, I know what these shoes can do for me, and when my opponent sees them, they know too.”  Along with it’s aesthetic that resembles a smooth sports car, the shoe was built around Paul’s style of play.  The TPU chassis provides this type of supreme stability for the rapid directional moves that Paul is known for.  A unique 5/8-height, coupled with an innersleeve, delivers a sock-like fit in a model that is made for players with an up-tempo game.

  • Why You Should “Trust” No One On Venmo

    There is an insane loophole in Venmo that could cost you hundreds, maybe even thousands, without even knowing it. Anyone we’ve ever met who uses Venmo loves it. Just do a search for “Venmo” and “Love” on Twitter and you see a stream of rave reviews but this quick and easy way of sending money to friends has a major flaw. When you fire up the Venmo app it encourages you to “Trust” friends who you often do transactions with. But what does that actually mean. You might assume this is like their version of Friending someone of Facebook   or Following on Twitter but that is not that case. Let’s look into what is means to “Trust” someone in Venmo and then we’ll tell you how this can go horribly wrong for you and your bank account. From their T.o.S.: Trust is a setting that allows your friends to pull funds from your Venmo account without your approval. When you trust someone on Venmo, you no longer have to confirm charges requested from that friend. If your friend charges you, the money will be automatically deducted from your primary funding source or your Venmo balance if there is enough to more »

  • 10 Illuminating Photos Of The Milky Way

    Oregon-based photographer Matt Payne specializes in landscape photography and as a native of Colorado, he knows all the best spots to capture amazing vistas. But his talent isn’t just limited to the terrestrial world. Matt also captures incredible photos of the Milky Way from the mountains and lakes of the western states. As city-dwellers who are lucky to see any stars in the night sky, it’s hard to believe that such scenes exist anywhere on Earth. It really makes you look up at the blinding advertisements in the night sky of Times Square and wonder what else you’re missing out on. Check out more of Matt’s landscapes, including equally impressive photos shot during the day, at Matt Payne Photography.

  • We May Not Have Hoverboards, But Hoverbikes Are On The Way

    2015 is almost here and the hoverboards Mattel promised us in Back to the Future II are still nowhere to be found. But while we just sit around feeling sorry for ourselves, a group of innovative Englishmen are working on something even better—a hoverbike. Malloy Aeronautics is currently raising money for their work on the Hoverbike helicopter, the world’s first flying motorcycle. Using four rotors placed in a unique overlapping manner, the Hoverbike offers a smooth ride in a compact package. It will also be able to be controlled remotely, like a traditional drone. And as much as it looks like a fun toy for millionaires, it actually has real applications. MA is hoping that their Hoverbike will replace the Robinson R22 helicopter for everyday one-man operational areas like rounding up cattle and land survey. So far they have a 1/3 scale version completed and you can check out the flight test below. The test flights of the full scale model are coming, but until then you can keep up with the progress and donate a few bucks at Malloy Aeronautics.

  • 25 Years Ago Mankind Visited Neptune For The First Time [14 Photos]

    With the speed at which technology progresses these days, it’s sometime hard to imagine how far we’ve come in so short a time. Take for instance our knowledge of the planet Neptune. It wasn’t until August of 1989, just 25 years ago, that mankind saw up-close photos of the farthest planet from the sun (since 2006 when those nasty eggheadsof the International Astronomical Union demoted poor Pluto to “dwarf planet” status). Neptune was first seen by telescope in 1846  by Johann Galle using calculations supplied by Urbain Le Verrier. Its largest moon, Triton, was discovered shortly after but it wouldn’t be until the 20th century before the other 13 moons would be seen telescopically. In 1977, NASA launched the Voyager 2 space probe in an effort to explore the outer Solar System and interstellar space. Voyager 2 began exploring Neptune in June, 1989 and on August 25 it made its closest approach to the planet. It then passed close to Triton later that same day. Voyager 2 captured these iconic photos of Neptune and Triton and for the first time we could see the distinguishable weather patterns and Great Dark Spot on the planet. Voyager 2 is still flying through space and more »

  • Bushcraft 101: Your Essential Wilderness Survival Guide

    Whether you’re camping with a few pals or testing yourself alone in the wilderness against the elements, it always helps to be knowledgable of your surroundings and keeping in mind the 5C’s; cutting tools, covering, combustion devices, containers, and cordages. Dave Canterbury co-owner and supervising instructor at the Pathfinder School in Ohio, one of the best survival schools in the world, recently released a new book teaching his methods and instruction on survival. From building out your kit to manufacturing tools and supplies to food collection to cooking and protection from the elements Canterbury covers everything. His YouTube channel has more than 200,000 subscribers and his videos have more than 34 million views, so you know his methods and tactics speak for themselves. Bushcraft 101

  • The Madden 15 Xbox One Bundle You Deserve

    Get ‘em while they’re hot. Xbox One and Madden 15 have just announced a bundle package for $399 that includes a copy of Madden 15. With all of the new features Madden brings to the table year after year, the game is getting eerily close to reality. New defense feature make it more fun to rush the backfield as well as a new feature that let’s you make aggressive or conservative tackles. The more aggressive the more pounding hits, more fumbles, more glory, but the more chances you’ll miss your target. Other new features include Run The Gauntlet, a practice simulation that not only teaches you the specifics of gameplay, but how to read offensive and defensive plays and Crowd-sourced Play Call a playbook option that utilizes data from millions of online games to surface the best selection of plays possible for the match-up and situation.

  • A Kickball That Makes Ice Cream…Welcome To The Future

    We often like to look through the bizarre collection of gifts at Hammacher Schlemmer just to ponder who actually buys the hovercrafts and Batmobiles, but they also have some affordable, but still outrageous, items. A kickball that’s also an ice cream maker? Yeah, that qualifies as such. The Kickball Ice Cream Maker takes the hardest part of making ice cream, the waiting, and turns it into a game. Inside the ball are two compartments. Place cream, sugar, and whatever flavoring you want in one and ice and rock salt in the other. Then reassemble the ball. Then kick. After 20 minutes of play, you are rewarded with delicious ice cream. By requiring a little bit of physical activity, the device will help slow your transition into fatty territory—and what a tasty transition it will be! Get it now from Hammacher Schlemmer for $35. via CNET

  • The US Marshals Are Auctioning This Incredible Classic Car Collection

    Crime doesn’t pay. At least not in the long run. But it certainly does for a little while and while it’s paying, you might as well enjoy your ill-gotten gains. David Nicoll was one such slimeball whose crimes made him a millionaire and he enjoyed every minute of it. As head of Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services, he would bribe doctors to send their patients for testing they didn’t require then bill insurers and the government extravagant amounts. With the millions he made, he was quick to spend it on strippers, cars, and Jets tickets. It couldn’t last forever and Nicoll was arrested last year. His cars were seized by the US Marshals and will go up for auction September 12 in Lodi, New Jersey, home of the fictional Bada Bing strip club where Nicoll would have undoubtedly conducted business with Tony Soprano if he could. The incredible collection of classic cars includes a 1970 Plymouth Hemi Superbird, 1967 and 1970 Ford Mustangs, and 3 Yenko Chevrolets: a ’69 Camaro, ’69 Nova, and ’70 Chevelle. Unfortunately, no slack-jawed yokels will be allowed to spectate during the auction, so these photos are as close as we’ll get to these great cars, but if more »

  • The Autodromo Stradale [Watch Wednesday]

    In the era of Gran Turismo, each journey was a unique adventure on winding roads and narrow mountain passes, accompanied by the sound of a mighty engine up front and a whiff of petrol and leather. Stradale, meaning “road going” in Italian, conjures memories of that special time when the gentleman driver blurred the distinction between a road car and a race car. The Autodromo Stradale draws inspiration from dashboard instruments from Italian sports berlinettas of the late 1950s and early 1960s, featuring a fascinating multi-layered dial. Beneath the domed sapphire crystal, the hour indexes are applied to a transparent glass ring, which floats over the colored dial below for a 3-dimensional effect. The custom designed leather strap makes reference to the luxurious interiors of the time. This timepiece is powered by a 24 jewel Japan-Made automatic movement, beautifully finished and displayed behind a sapphire exhibition caseback. As with all of Autodromo watches, the Stradale arrives in beautifully conceived packaging evoking the idea of a road trip in Northern Italy circa 1960, complete with vintage-inspired map hand stamped with your purchased date. The Autodromo Stradale $875

  • Electric Supercar Unveiled…And It’s Not A Tesla

    Each year at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the well-to-do show off their collections of pristine, classic cars and occasionally a new vehicle, aimed at that high-income market, is unveiled. This year’s unveiling was something never seen before from a company nobody had heard of—the Renovo Motors Coupe, an all-electric supercar. Renovo Motors has been working on the project for the last four years, but has managed to kept it secret until the the unveiling. They even went as far as only test driving the car at night! The Renovo Coupe is actually based on the Shelby CSX9000 coupe but with twin electric motors. Those electric motors churn out 500 horsepower and propel the supercar from 0 to 60 in 3.4 seconds. Unfortunately, it tops out at 120 mph, and with a 100 mile rang, you’ll get about 15 to 20 minutes of hard drivingon the track before you need to charge up. But with a fast charger, you’ll be back at full power in just 30 minutes. Renovo will soon be taking preorders for the vehicle and aims to begin production in California in the second half of 2015. But with a price tag of $529,000 you may want to more »

  • The Evolution of the Video Game Controller

    Since the 1980s video game controllers have always been synomous with it’s console,  even the most novice of gamers linking the signature style of a game controller to it’s gaming system. These wonderful shapeshifting GIFs show the evolution of hardware in video games throughout the past 30 years.

  • Nike Genealogy of Innovation

    Nike EHQ approached production house Golden Wolf to bring their Genealogy of Innovation campaign to life. This intricate CGI film takes Nike’s history of innovative shoe design and breaks it down into 7 different eras of history; Genesis (1971-1994), Reformation (1995-1998), Golden Years (1999-2002), Enlightenment (2003-2006), Renaissance (2007-2010), Transformation (2011-2013) and Revolution (2014). Nike’s 43 year history in the sneaker game has pushed the envelope countless times and keeps progression constantly moving forward. Nike Genealogy of Innovation from Golden Wolf on Vimeo.

  • Sorry Smokey, The New Dodge Charger Pursuit Cop Car Will Not be Out-Run

    Dodge released their new Charger SRT Hellcat this week and speed freaks went absolutely bonkers for it, but just be aware if you decide to purchase one of these speed demons, Johnny Law won’t be far behind with a suped up Hellcat (if you can imagine that). With 370 horses and a Hemi V8, the Pursuit is just dying for a high speed chase. The brakes also have a serious upgrade with the front fascia actually includes brake ducts—a feature normally reserved only for cars that see the harshest track duties. Along with a special gear shifter on the steering wheel to make room for laptops and donut boxes (we had to), the seats are also custom able to adjust to an officer with a gun or radio on their belt. Oh and did we mention the steel trunk and bullet proof doors? Yeah it’s a beast. Don’t mess with it.

  • 30 Stunning Photos of Saturn Gathered By A School-Bus Sized Spacecraft Named “Cassini”

    No way these can be real, right? While we humans carry on with our daily lives down here on Earth, perhaps stuck in traffic or reading blogs, or just enjoying a summer time stroll, a school-bus-sized spacecraft called Cassini continues to gather data and images for us – 1.4 billion kilometers (870 million miles) away. Since arriving at Saturn in 2004 NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has made several close flybys of Saturn’s moons, caught the Sun’s reflection glinting off a lake on Titan, and has brought us even more tantalizing images of ongoing cryovolcanism on Enceladus. Collected here are a handful of recent images from the Saturnian system.

  • Say Goodbye to Productivity with This App That Adds Futuristic Elements to Your Photos

    ‘Matter’ is a new phenomenal app that lets you add futuristic 3D elements to your landscape photos. The app has a wide variety of elements and shapes you can add into the sky, then play with shadows and sunlight to give it an authentic feel. Then, like magic, as if there was a little wizard with photoshop in your phone Matter cuts around buildings and objects, fusing the surreal with reality. You can also create looping videos—similar to a GIF—of these geometrical objects spinning around in your photo. A truly amazing app Salvatore Dali would have killed for. Matter App. Matter from Pixite Apps on Vimeo.

  • Scientists Program 1000 Robots To Work Together; Forgot To Watch “The Matrix”

    Some eggheads, including Michael Rubenstein, Alejandro Cornejo, and Professor Radhika Nagpal of Harvard’s Self-Organizing Systems Research Group, have released this video illustrating the capabilities of a swarm of Kilobots. The tiny robots, about the size of a penny, cost about $14 each. They are given commands to form two-dimensional shapes and are able to do so on their own, with no human interaction. After the command is given, four robots start off the process. Then the others follow, using infrared sensors to dictate their x- and y-coordinates in the shape. These 2D creations are fine and dandy and make for a decent parlor trick, but the hope is for the robots to next combine in three dimensions. What’s the deal, scientists? Are none of these nerds familiar with The Matrix or the Borg race from Star Trek? Robots coming together ever ends well for us humans. Thank God we have Neo on our side.

  • The First Ever Bacon Powered Motorcycle is Fast and Delicious

    You’ve seen engines that can run on used cooking oil, we’ll this is similar except for the unmistakable aroma of bacon. The Hormel Black Label Bacon-Fueled Motorcycle is the first of it’s kind, with a beautiful aesthetic based on the T800 CDI motorcycle from Dutch company E.V.A Products. The t800′s 800cc three-cylinder diesel engine has been specially modeified to run on strictly bacon grease (probably just 100% biodiesel) which exhausts that amazing smell of everyone’s favorite breakfast meat. The bike also comes with a lowered suspension, modified frame and pigskin leather saddle. Beware, every dog for 3 miles will probably be chasing after you on this wild-hog. Driven by Bacon.

  • Joe Strummer’s ’63 T-Bird Is For Sale On Ebay

    The Clash’s eponymous debut in 1977 was one of the biggest albums announcing the arrival of punk rock. Available only as an import in the US until 1979, the album still managed to sell over 100,000 copies stateside in those two years. Even on that debut album, The Clash illustrated their depths as musicians with reggae and 50s rock-tinged songs. Over the next decade they would experiment with those styles along with rap, dub, rockabilly, and many others until disbanding in 1986. Afterwards, frontman Joe Strummer would go on to work with Big Audio Dynamite, The Pogues, and his own band, The Mescaleros. Sadly, Strummer unexpectedly passed away in 2002 at the age of 50, leaving behind a wife, two daughters…and a 1963 Ford Thunderbird. Strummer bought the car in 1987 and it served as his daily ride until his passing. Despite being used for family road trips, the T-Bird still looks to be in great shape and now it can be yours. The car went up for auction on eBay August 11 with an opening bid of $15,000. Bidding ends August 21, and at the time of this writing has already reached $22,000. The car is fully loaded in more »

  • 45 Years Ago The Apollo 11 Astronauts Were Declared Free Of Moon Germs; Ticker-Tape Parade Held

    When you’re the first country to send men to the moon, there are certain precautions you must take. We’re talking, of course, about moon germs. How would you like to be the nation responsible for most epic accomplishment in human history only to have your astronauts return lousy with lunar bacilli that replicates exponentially in the rich Earth atmosphere and eradicates all of humanity? That would be a total bummer and a real bad PR move. NASA knew this and that’s why when the Apollo 11 crew returned to Earth they were placed in a Mobile Quarantine Facility just in case they had some alien disease. The MQF was a converted Airstream trailer that housed the 3 astronauts along with a doctor and assistant for cooking and cleaning. The trailer had a communications facility (read: telephone) which allowed the crew to meet with their families and President Richard Nixon. After almost 3 weeks in quarantine, it was decided that the astronauts were free of moon germs and they were freed on August 10. On August 13, the crew was officially welcomed home with a ticker-tape parade in New York city. Did NASA give up on quarantining their moonmen? Of course! But more »

  • The Insanely High Costs Of Being an Early Adopter

    We’re a competitive species and not just in displays of physical or mental ability. We even compete to have the latest and greatest of every product that hits the market. Thanks to quality of life increasing while production costs decrease, more people than ever are now able to take part in the fun competition of commercialism. But long before the days of every poor sap being able to line up and buy their annual iPhone, there was a time when the newest high-tech gadgets would make John Pierpont Morgan himself think twice before handing over a sack of cash. Were they worth it?

  • This Armored Mercedes Is a Must-Have For Ruthless Despots [7 Photos]

    What do you do if you’re a 1%er who wants to go for a joyride through the slums of abandoned McMansions in that nearby post-apocalyptic gated community? Your regular Mercedes just won’t cut it. You’ll be pulled out of your car and torn to shreds by mobs of former middle managers who lost their 401(k)s. No, what you need is the new armored S-Class sedan from Mercedes. The 2015 S600 Guard features the same 6-liter, twin-turbo, V12 engine as the S600, but now all that engine has to move a car weighed down with a “special steel” stuffed between the body and outer skin. Upgrades were made to the transmission, suspension, and brakes to make sure this 3-ton behemoth can get going and stop without any problems. All the windows are reinforced with polycarbonate so as to be bullet resistant. An emergency fresh air system is also built in for especially sticky situations. And all the comforts of the S-600, including rear foot rests, are still intact! But with a base price of $166,900, you better have a pretty big price on your head before buying one of these beauties.

  • Get up Close And Personal With Celestial Hardbody Comet 67P [5 HQ Photos]

    Over 10 years ago, in March of 2004, the European Space Agency launched the Rosetta spacecraft. The robotic space probe was built with the intent of studying comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. On August 6, Rosetta entered into orbit around the comet, the first spacecraft ever to do so. For the next 17 months, Rosetta will orbit 67P while conducting the most detailed study of a comet ever attempted. In November, the Philae robotic lander will land on the surface of 67P for further studies. Below are the first of the comet close-ups received from this incredible mission. Keep up with ESA Mission Rosetta on Twitter.

  • The Rolex ‘Deepsea Sea-Dweller’ James Cameron Took to the Challenger Deep

    You’ll never need this watch. You’ll never come close to using this watch for it’s actual purpose of telling time up to 12,800 feet below sea level. But damn is it cool. Rolex is now releasing the Deepsea Sea-Dweller D-Blue Dial made to commemorate James Cameron’s solo dive to the bottom of the Mariana Trench with a fancy gradient dial that fades from blue to black symbolizing the dark depth of deep sea. Its 44 mm Oyster case, reinforced with the patented Ringlock System, was designed to provide the highest degree of resistance in a size that remains wearable and practical. Like we said you’ll never need this watch. Rolex Deepsea Sea-Dweller D-Blue Dial. $James Cameron Money  

  • Gear of War: 1,000 years of English Military Infantry Equipment [13 Photos]

    Photographer, Thom Atkinson has recorded 13 military kits for his ‘Soldiers Inventories’ series, a photo series featuring English military uniforms, gear and weapons throughout history from 1066 to 2014. Atkinson’s series depicts stories from an Anglo-Saxon warrior at Hasting during medieval cruisades through modern day times where the pocket watch of 1916 is today a waterproof digital wristwatch; the bolt-action Lee-Enfield rifle has been replaced by laser-sighted light assault carbines; and lightweight camouflage Kevlar vests take the place of khaki woollen Pattern service tunics. For a full list of every item in these photos head over to The Telegraph.

  • Arab Millionaires Bring Their Supercars On London Vacation [13 Photos]

    Knightsbridge, the upscale residential and retail district in central London, is where wealthy Arab playboys flock each summer during a period known as “The Season.” In a most opulent display, the millionaires bring along their supercars, including Ferraris and Bugattis, parking them wherever they will get the most attention, often ignoring parking laws. Each year “The Season” brings complaints from residents who have to deal with the ostentatious visitors revving and racing their cars all through the night. Also, the London elite are probably jealous of the badass cars that even they can’t afford. At least the show makes for a great photo op!

  • 2015 Indian Scout Motorcycle

    The Indian line of motorcycles has gone through a resurgence over the past few years breaking the Roadmaster, Chief and Chieftain out of vintage days and back on to the assembly line. And for it’s next trick Polaris will rejuvenate the Indian Scout, a beautiful new rendition 70 years in the making. The 2015 Scout will have a cast aluminum frame weighing in at about 560 lbs. The tan leather bucket seat is the real eye catcher, lying in between a 61.5-inch wheelbase and a 31-degree lean angle, with a signature Indian triangle shape. 1133cc V-twin engine will boast 100 horsepower and 71 pound-feet of torque through a six-speed overdrive transmission all for around $11,000. Grunt in approval.

  • Calorie Counting Device Will Make You Feel Bad About Everything You Eat

    GE Global Research is working on a device that will be able to tell you how many calories are in everything you eat with the touch of a button. The team has already developed a prototype that estimates the caloric content of foods based on water and fat content. Because fat and water interact differently with microwaves, the device can read the microwave signature bounced off of the food and calculate the caloric content within 5-10% accuracy. Eventually the team hopes to build a cover that can be placed over a plate of food and display a calorie count with the press of a button. The device will then be paired with wireless diet apps to track caloric intake. Now the question is do you really want to know just how unhealthy your diet is?