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  • RSVLTS Around the World

    We here at The Roosevelts absolutely love it when we get emails from people traveling the globe, hanging at a barbecue or just having a good time, while wearing our gear. What started out as a cool logo we wanted to brand on a t-shirt has evolved into a full movement for RSVLTS and we’re grateful for everyone who rocks our gear. As you know if you’ve ever purchased gear from us, we encourage you to push the limits of life while wearing our brand. Go climb trees, travel the world or just sit back relax on a porch with a delicious sweet tea and lemonade. Get some of our freshest freshness at our online store. Want your photo included in the next Around The World? Send it to us via email tips@rsvlts.com or Instagram or Twitter or Facebook or print it and mail it to us!

  • Cirque Du Soleil Choreographed A Dance For Drones [Video]

    Cirque du Soleil, which for years has been surprising men who are dragged to performances by their girlfriends only to admit “that was pretty cool,” has teamed up ETH Zurich and Verity Studios to produce this amazing short film. In the short, 10 lampshades, powered by quadcopters, come alive and perform an incredible dance routine. Now, anyone who has actually tried to pilot a quadcopter knows how difficult it can be and to coordinate something like this would be impossible. That’s where the technological know-how of ETH Zurich comes in, who developed precise computer controls for the quadcopters, opening the door to entirely new applications for the drones.

  • Hunt Ghosts With This Thermal Imaging Camera For Your Smartphone

    You may think the hardest part of becoming a ghost hunter is forcing yourself to ignore all logic and take up a profession that exists despite the fact that nobody has ever been successful at it. But you’d be wrong. The real obstacle is that all that fancy equipment costs a ton of money. If you wanted a thermal imaging camera to see those cold spots or hot spots or whatever ghosts put off, you’d need a few thousand dollars. Until now. Seek Thermal has developed a thermal imaging camera and app that work with both iOS and Android smartphones for just $199. Seek states that the camera is useful for finding blockages in pipes or leaks in doors and windows but we know what everyone really wants it for—ghost hunting! You can guarantee that the 2.75″ x .84″ camera will lead to thousands of amateur ghost hunting videos all over YouTube and with Halloween season just around the corner, we can’t wait. To see if your phone is compatible or to order your own camera for $199, check out Seek Thermal. Aw man, do you think we can catch people farting in public with this, too?

  • Nike x “The Box Trolls” Movie Collaborate for a Great Cause

    The Boxtrolls and Nike have collaborated on a limited-edition release of the Nike Roshe Run Trollstrikes. In one of the more unique partnerships Nike has done, the limited selection of sneakers will only be available on auction through eBay. The auction begun Sept. 24 through Oct. 3rd and can be accessed at Nike Trollstrikes. The proceeds will go to Adoption Exchange Association, a nonprofit child welfare organization committed to connecting children who wait in foster care with families looking to adopt. In addition, fans of the film have a chance to win a pair of the shoes by submitting original artwork images to the @theboxtrolls Twitter handle. The Boxtrolls x Nike Roshe Run Trollstrikes auction celebrates the adoptive-parenting theme that runs through the film. Designed by Nike VP of Innovation Tinker Hatfield, the Nike Roshe Run Trollstrikes feature a distressed leather upper, burlap overlays, cobblestone-printed midsole, iridescent sewer-green heel panels, cardboard tongue labels, cheese-print sockliners, dual twine laces, steampunk lace locks, distressed leather Swoosh, twine heel loop and a waffle-patterned outsole. Inspired by the film, every detail was considered in the design making this version of the Nike Roshe Run truly original and special. “We tried to capture a little bit more »

  • This Mechanical Keyboard Is Way Classier Than The Plastic Junk On Your Desk

    There is something special about the heavy, mechanical feel of an old typewriter keyboard. You can feel the it working as you type, offering a deeper and infinitely more tactile experience than contemporary flat, plastic keyboards. The only problem is that typewriter keyboards are attached to old typewriters. They are heavy, they need ink, and you can’t work on one in Starbucks lest you reach the upper echelon of hipster douchedom. But the Qwerkywriter from Qwerkytoys solves that problem by offering a mechanical typewriter keyboard that can be used with your desktop, laptop, or even tablet via usb or bluetooth. Now you can get that retro feel from a typewriter without eschewing modern conveniences like inserting and deleting. After almost $130,000 on Kickstarter, the Qwertywriter is headed for mass production, with units shipping summer 2015. For now, you can preorder a Qwerkywriter for $309, and make sure you do because the price will jump to $399 after release.

  • This Man Builds The Dumbest Cars We’ve Ever Seen. And We Wish We Had Them All [20 Photos]

    Sudhakar Yadav of Hyderabad, India has made hundreds of silly cars, including those shaped as a hamburger, toilet, and even a condom, just for the fun of it. Made of salvaged scrap metal, each vehicle costs between $1500 and $2500 to produce. He doesn’t sell the vehicles, but he does display them at his Sudha Cars Museum, attracting up to 1000 visitors each day. He built his first car at age 14 and has created hundreds of quirky vehicles in the 30 years since. They’re incredibly silly…but we really want to race them in a Mario Kart sort of competition.

  • Here Are Our Favorite 2014 People’s Design Award Finalists

    Each year, the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum in New York City highlights innovative new product designs that revolutionize daily life with the People’s Design Award. This year’s 20 finalists have now been selected and you can vote for your favorite at Smithsonian.com. Our top 5 choices are below, but luckily we have until October 6 to vote since we have yet to decide on just one. The winner will be announced on October 9 live at the National Design Awards Gala in New York City. With previous winners including Toms Shoes and the Pack H2O Water Backpack, this will be an award to keep your eye on.

  • 30 Photos of Ridiculous iPhone 6 Lines Proving The World Has Gone off the Deep End

    Well it’s official. The world has gone off the deep end. Apple opened up pre-orders for the new iPhones last Friday, notching a record 4 million in the first 24 hours and since then people have begun flocking to Apple stores for a chance to be one of the first owners to show off a the shiny new piece of hardware, that looks exactly like the old piece of hardware, that looks strikingly similar to the piece of hardware before that. Don’t get me wrong inside the iPhone 6 boasts a huge advance in software and accompanied by iOS 8, which makes for a mega improvement, but to wait in line for days for a product that’s rereleased every 6 months, simply to show it off just seems completely asinine. But what do I know.

  • Floating Cities, Elevators into Space, and Trains Crossing the Atlantic: What the Future of Travel Holds

    Back to the Future, The Jetsons, and Robocop incorrectly predicted the future. The Cubs haven’t won the World Series like the almanac said. We’re nowhere near robotic maids, although Siri’s close. And robocops aren’t yet patrolling the streets, but they will in Detroit soon enough, so maybe that one’s correct. Needless to say, it’s difficult to predict the future, and future travel technologies are no different. If you asked men in the ‘40s if we’d ever send a man to the moon, you’d probably hear a resounding groan. If you asked people in the early ‘90s if buying a plane ticket meant logging onto a single website, and, in the matter of four clicks, you could jet your way to Dublin, I doubt they’d believe you. So today, what innovation will blow our minds in ten, twenty, fifty years? Space travel… so very real: True, we’re nowhere near the lives The Jetsons predicted, and I’m not advocating for r-obsessed dogs named Astro to alleviate our own space-race, but, for a hefty fee of $20 million, the Russians will shoot any bidder into space—a second space race? Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic hopes to launch commercial flights when 1,000 passengers shell out more »

  • 7 Things NOT To Do When Buying Cologne

    How many of you actually know the nitty gritty details on how to choose a cologne and apply it. Forget everything you were taught as a 15 year old and get ready to relearn, as a men. This is the first of a two part buyers guide for cologne this fall. So where is this advice coming from? Just like wine has master sommeliers and cologne has experts like our friend Danette who is the resident cologne expert at Sephora. Each week she consults hundreds of customers on the ins and outs of cologne buying and has been gracious enough to share her tips with us. Lets kick things off with a few things you shouldn’t do when buying and applying cologne.

  • The Air Jordan Retro 1 Jeter

    The Captain’s time has almost come to ride off into the sunset. Appropriately, Jeter’s sponsors have come out of the woodwork to pay homage to him, first Jordan Brand with the now infamous RE2PECT commercial, where essentially the entire world tips their hat to Derek, then this morning when Gatorade released a similar tribute ad spot, showing Jeter walking through the Bronx on his way to the Stadium. Now Jordan brand has announced a beatuful compliment to the Jordan Brand RE2PECT collection, The Air Jordan Retro 1 Jeter.  Jordan Brand pays RE2PECT to an icon with a special release of the Air Jordan 1 and Flight Flex Trainer inspired by the classic New York uniforms. Midnight Navy and Sail dominate each shoe, with subtle highlights including pinstripes and gold logos inspired by greatness. Set to release on Saturday, September 20th at 8am EDT   

  • In Honor of Apple’s iOS 8 Launch Here is a Visual history of iOS

    Today marks the launch of Apples 8th installment in the history of iOS. Since the inaugural iOS release in 2007 Apple has made it clear, they don’t like drastic change. This infographic created by 7dayshop, accounts every operating system on a chronological scale, showing changes on its home screen, icon design as well as some other interesting features along its journey.

  • Huge Lot Of Presidential Artifacts Up For Auction

    How would you like to own Dwight D. Eisenhower’s leather jacket from World War II? Or the top hat Franklin D. Roosevelt wore at his inauguration? Or a lock of John Adams’s hair? Okay, that last one is pretty weird, but the rest of the stuff is cool. And now you have a chance to own them all (yes, even the hair) and much much more with the presidential auction at RR Auction. Live bidding began yesterday and starts back up today at 11 AM Eastern Time. But be warned, many of the items are already in the tens of thousands range. Hey, do you think it’s possible to get a bank loan for a presidential lock of hair?

  • The First Saltwater-Powered Car Hits European Roads

    Nanoflowcell, makers of the Quant e-Sportlimousine which debuted at the Geneva Motorshow 2014, are now one step closer to getting their car on the road. German certification organization TÜV SÜD has approved the Quant for testing on German roads. With Nanoflowcell now closer than ever into turning the car into a production vehicle, there is more interest than ever in its unique saltwater-powered technology. the Quant e-Sportlimousine is powered by an electrochemical reaction created by combining two liquids containing metallic salts. Next the soultions are sent to a fuel cell, where the electricity can then be stored in capacitors to power the car’s four electric motors. And those motors deliver some power! Nanoflowcell reports the car can accelerate from 0-62 mph in 2.8 seconds and has a range of up to 373 miles. But the best part? It has gull-wing doors! For more info, check out Nanoflowcell.

  • This Augmented Reality App Will Remove Ads From Your Daily Commute [Video]

    Every time the NYC MTA raises its fares, which seems to happen more and more often, we are told how lucky we are to pay so little for their great system of slow, stinky trains and rat-infested, steamy underground stations. What we pay is just a fraction of the cost of getting us all from one place to another. Where does the rest of the money come from? Ads! While we’re waiting for our train or trying to avoid eye contact with fellow riders, we are forced to read ads for reality shows we’ll never watch or plastic surgeons we’ll never visit. For the most part, the ads are uninteresting and extremely repetitive. But now there’s an app to save us from the banality of Madison Avenue. NO AD, a collaboration between Re+Public and the Subway Art Blog, is a free app for iOS and Android that uses augmented reality to replace ads with artwork. You just hold your phone or tablet up at the station and dozens of common ads that are recognized by the software are replaced with ever-changing works of art. As time goes on, more and more ads will be added that the app will recognize more »

  • Nike LeBron 12

    The eagle has landed. The Nike LEBRON 12 was released yesterday by the king himself at a Nike press conference, because everything LeBron does warrants a press conference. This year Nike is stressing how the shoe that makes the king do what he does best was built in a lab, by scientists with computers and notepads and beakers filled with colored liquids. No seriously. Nike Mentions how this shoe was the brainchild of some mad scientist in a lab 5 times in their press release. “BORN IN THE LAB: Nike’s Sport Research Lab provides the Nike Basketball design team with in-depth analysis on athletic performance and scientific testing. The LEBRON 12 was born in the lab, where scientific data and analysis substantiated the need for next-generation cushioning, support and flexibility.This science-led insight was maximized for James while accounting for the diverse needs of athletes worldwide. The lead colorway, the LEBRON 12 NSRL, was inspired by the new shoe’s genesis in the lab.” The LEBRON 12 focuses on three main category points; superior cushioning, harnessed support and natural flexibility. Five visible, hexagonally-shaped Nike Zoom Air bags in the outsole of the LEBRON 12 enhance natural motion while providing accelerated explosiveness with more »

  • J.D. Salinger & New Balance Make “The Catcher in The Rye” Sneaker

    Why not? Sneaker collabs have been stranger than this. The Catcher in the Rye, a coming of age story that 99.9% of students in this country have read during their school days. A book that students actually enjoyed reading. These modified version of New Balance’s most classic style is a part of the brand’s Authors Collection, celebrating the iconic work of American literature by incorporating swaths and stitches of color based on the novel’s original cover. The insoles pay homage to NYC born novelist- J.D Salinger with a colorway based off the original “Catcher in the Rye” book cover. Featured in premium suede with mesh accents, the sneaker comes equipped with the brands proprietary ENCAP sole with Xar-1000 heel plate support. Other notable details include: embroidered tongue and heel, 3M detailing, tonal woven laces and custom cityscape printed insoles. J.D. Salinger “Catcher in the Rye” M997HL

  • A GIF Keyboard is Coming to IOS

    Forget emoji’s. They’re a thing of the past. The new hottness in the digital keyboard realm are GIFs. Not just any olf GIFs, but a whole keyboard of reaction GIFS. App developer PopKey has created an interesting app that works exactly the same as your emoji platform, only with animated GIFs from your favorite movie, show or video. Just think, literally never having to say another word to anyone via text, ever again. Every question, every answer, ever feeling expressed through the power of the GIF.

  • Tweeting Toilet Tracks Water Usage

    Thomas Ruecker had recently lost his job at a tech company in Finland when a Twitter thread about smart toilets and sinks, capable of tracking liquid flow and flushes, got him thinking. Using parts from an old servo motor, a zip tie for an arm, and a styrofoam float, Ruecker’s device is able to accurately calculate the amount of water used with each flush. Each time the toilet is flushed, the amount of water used is tweeted out by Internet of Toilets (@IoToilets). Looking through the Twitter feed is an eye-opening experience at water usage we often take for granted. But aside from the ecological impact of the project, Ruecker’s tweeting toilet also illustrates his knowledge across technological fields more than any resume could. This method will undoubtedly bring more attention to his skills than spending all day applying wherever he can. For more info on the technical aspects of the project, check out the in-depth article at Computerworld.

  • The Apple Watch (Watch Wednesday)

    Contrary to what we asked of them, Apple went and released their new smart watch a day early, making this Watch Wednesday post all but irrelevant, but here goes anyway. Thanks Apple. Apple CEO noted this when making the announcement yesterday, “Apple introduced the world to several category-defining products, the Mac, iPod, iPhone and iPad,” says Apple CEO Tim Cook in a press release. “And one again Apple is poised to captivate the world with a revolutionary product that can enrich people’s lives. It’s the most personal product we’ve ever made.” Revolutionary? Not really, but like the iPod’s release Apple’s core loyal consumer base might be what the smart watch industry needs to take it mainstream. The most interesting feature about the Apple Watch is it’s dial on the side, much like the one found on traditional watches, which Apple is calling the Digital Crown. It contains sensors that turn movement into data, so will be the main input method for the Apple Watch rather than the touchscreen display. You’ll be able to scroll, zoom and navigate using the Digital Crown, which makes sense with the touchpad being so small. There are six different, interchangeable straps available for the Apple more »

  • The New Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Will Break Your Heart if You Let Her [16 Photos]

    Out with the old and in with the new. Taking a new approach to their sports car division, Mercedes-Benz is discontinuing it’s SLS line of luxury sports cars to make room for a completely redesigned AMG GT. The newly designed GT will sport a roaringly long hood and wider end than last years SLS, but it will still stay true to the classically styled build that received a great reception. Under the elegant hood, the GT will boast a biturbo V-8 engine, producing 456 horsepower with a top speed of 193 mph. Even though the car is meant for luxury the two-seater will get you from 0 to 60 in 3.7 seconds. Not too shabby for a weekender. Expected to hit the roads soon priced at $120,000 USD.

  • 10 Reactions To The 2001 Announcement of iPod That Prove Apple Fans Never Change

    Remember the days of your no-skip CD player? Lugging around a wallet sized CD book and extra batteries so you could bump Country Grammar on repeat. Ahh those were the days. The idea of being able to carry around multiple days worth of music in your pocket, with a rechargable battery, seemed almost unfathomable but during a low-key event in October 2001 Steve Jobs changed everything and set Apple on it’s way to becoming the most valuable company in the world. The ramifications of this launch can be seen in this stock chart below: The iPod may have been expensive, especially in a time when the stock market was in the dumps and the U.S. was still reeling from 9/11, but it proved to be completely revolutionary. Storing days and days worth of music in your pocket and making it affordable enough so college students and housewives could afford the technology right alongside celebrities was genius. But not everyone was happy about the announcement. A macrumors.com thread from October 2001 shows that more than a few fans didn’t see Steve Jobs’ vision for the future so let’s take a look at some of the best reactions to the release of the iPod more »

  • Thanks To Google Street View You Can Travel To Egypt Without Putting On Pants

    Have you always wanted to see the Great Pyramid of Giza or the Sphinx in Egypt but you have enough trouble going out to get groceries let alone flying 5000 miles? Or maybe you were going to save for a Egypt excursion, but opted for a 3D TV instead? Well now, thanks to Google Street View, you’re laziness and inability to budget will no longer hold you back from seeing the sights in Egypt. In 2013, Google sent a team to walk around Egypt’s historic sites wearing a backpack with a camera affixed to the top. Sounds like a tough job, eh? The photos were then assembled into panoramic 360-degree images and added to Street View. What are you waiting for? Head on over to Street View and feel a little less bad about yourself for never seeing Egypt in person.

  • Amazon Brings Prime Instant Video To Android And It’s A Mess

    This morning started out great for Amazon Prime subscribers who use Android phones with the announcement that Prime Instant Video was finally available for all Android devices. Amazon Prime Instant Video, once home to second-rate horror movies and documentaries made by film students, has become a force to be reckoned with this past year. The addition of HBO’s library earlier this year finally made Amazon a worthy contender against Netflix. But Netflix has had an Android App for years. Upon hearing the news, I excitedly upgraded the Amazon App. A new addition to the dropdown menu appeared—Amazon Instant Video! Finally! I pressed down and was greeted by the same Instant Video screen I had seen so many times on my computer monitor. I decided to revisit HBO’s filthy western Deadwood and hit the big green “Watch” button. Was I whisked away to the dingy whorehouses of Deadwood, South Dakota? Not at all. Instead I was told to download the Amazon video app. And it was only available from Amazon, not the Google Play Store. That meant changing the phone’s security options to allow apps from “unknown sources.” There are plenty of phone users who wouldn’t want to do this and more »

  • The Smartphone Future No One Is Talking About

    Today, our apps are basically self-contained castles. Walled off from every other app, you have to open Google Maps to find restaurants in your area, then you have to open up Yelp to search its reviews, and then you have to load Safari to search what Kow Soy is because everybody on Yelp says you just have to order it. But this method is inefficient. In response, Apple debuted a new feature that will appear in their new iPhone/iPad software, iOS 8. They’re called Extensions. And what they do is allow you to use apps within apps, without having to multitask your way back and forth. This might sound like a small detail–another feature that won’t really change anything. I disagree. I believe that because Apple is so influential in the app space–developers tend to make apps for iOS first and Android second–Extensions will shape the way we use our phones and developers create our apps into the future. Namely, most of us will begin using just a few apps on our phones.Alpha Apps, if you will. And these apps will be designed to contain other apps. Read “Alpha Apps: The Smartphone Future No One Is Talking About” on Fast Co

  • Brain-to-brain verbal communication in humans achieved for the first time [Link]

    Want to communicate with someone on the other side of the world but are too lazt to type out a message on a computer? Well good news, lazybones, scientists are working on a solution! The first brain-to-brain communication has been achieved thanks to electrodes and robots that can magnetically stimulate your brain. Soon we can evolve into the race of technology-dependent slugs we’ve all dreamed of for so long!

  • Google Glass Can Now Read Your Emotions

    You know how before a date or big interview you anxiously read about body language and facial cues so you can figure out what the other person is really thinking about you? Uh…yeah…me neither. But if your limited social aptitude leaves you with a lack of ability to read emotions, you’re now in luck. Well, at least if you have Google Glass. Sophisticated High-speed Object Recognition—SHORE for short—is a new app from a German software team (you know the Germans always make good stuff) that can analyze facial features by comparing your subject to a database of over 10,000. However, you may have to wait for their initial reaction of anger/surprise when they notice you staring at them wearing your Google Glass. On a more serious note, the app actually has some real applications outside of fooling around with friends to see if you can trick it. People with autism often struggle with reading emotions, which can lead to social isolation. With SHORE, they’ll be able to recognize how those around them feel and can react appropriately with confidence. For more info, check out SHORE at the Fraunhofer Institute.

  • 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.

 
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