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  • Open Sign-Up At Google Glass Today

    Google is now allowing any US resident over the age of 18 to sign up for Google Glass. They haven’t specified how many slots are open in the Explorer Program, but, like with anything tech-related, the offer is bound to be snatched up quickly. Sure, we all say how much we hate those Google Glass-wearing geeks undoubtedly recording our every move as they stare at us in Starbucks and on the subway, but plenty of us are also envious of the cachet the device bestows upon its wearer. I mean, I’m already staring at people, I might as well have the latest technology to maximize my ogling. But to get that cachet, you need cash. Google Glass will cost you $1500. If you have that sort of money to fork over to become king of the nerds, head over to the Glass Explorer Sign-Up and become an Explorer before it’s too late. Don’t mind me, I’ll just be in a dark corner pretending not to take pictures of you with my flip phone.

  • A Look At The Navy’s New $3 Billion Ship, USS Zumwalt [11 Photos]

    On April 12, the US Navy christened its lates ship, the USS Zumwalt. It is the first of 3 ships in the new DDG category of destroyers, featuring the latest technology at a cost of over $3 billion each. Initially offering two 155mm AGSs equivalent to 12 155mm howitzers, it is anticipated that one AGS will be switched out with the Navy’s awesome new rail gun beginning in the 2020s. And despite being 40% larger than the ubiquitous Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, the new class of DDG is incredibly stealthy. The radar signature of the ship is akin to a fishing boat and the sound levels are about the same as the common Los Angeles-class submarines. All 3 DDG ships should be launched by the end of the decade, ushering in a new era of Naval warfare.

  • Astronaut Bloopers

    It’s pretty evident that walking on a surface area with completely different gravity might not be the breeziest of walks, but astronauts are people too. It’s just so hard to get those moon dust stains out of those million dollar suits.

  • Have A Space Party Celebration For Yuri’s Night [12 Photos]

    April 12, 1961 marked the monumental occasion of cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin’s first manned spaceflight. On that day 20 years later, NASA launched the first space shuttle. To commemorate the importance of April 12, Yuri’s Night was established in 2001 to encourage parties and gatherings aimed at entertaining while celebrating these milestones and encouraging a new generation of space explorers. In 2011, on the 50th anniversary of Gagarin’s flight, over 100,000 people attended 567 official events in 75 countries on all 7 continents. If you still haven’t made plans, find a party near you on the official Yuri’s Night site or use these photos from past events to give you ideas on planning your own. Check out more Yuri’s Night photos on Flickr.

  • The Tim “The Toolman” Taylor and Batman Love-Child Hot-Rod

    Tim “The Tool-man” Taylor was known for his love of hot-rods and this one takes the cake. Batman is known for his futuristic gadgets and toys, the most recognizable being the Batmobile. So when you mix the two together you get this; A conceptual rendering from a couple of blokes from London, one being a sketcher and one a 3-d renderer. A dangerous combination for this type of Hobby.

  • 10 Retro Games That Are In Need Of a Remake

    Nostalgia is a vicious mindset—one that makes the reminiscing mind longing for days past. In the entertainment industry, musing retroactively can be especially powerful with the source of such past-longing being right in front of the ruminator—an electronic landmark from two decades ago. And, given the aforementioned industry’s obsession with rehashing the past in a nicer package—this exercise is seemingly more Dusting off the Nintendo 64, the Super Nintendo, the Sega Genesis, or the Sony Playstation; RSVLTS has come to the following conclusion—some games are simply too awesome to be trapped within the confines of their primitive technology. Hence, the gaming industry has a unique opportunity to make the past more tangible. But, what the ten best opportunities? Well, RSVLTS is here to countdown the top 10 Retro Games that deserve a full remake—not just an HD re-master.

  • The Cast Iron Bottle Opener

    Pincers are probably one of the few tools that you don’t have in your garage, and it’s time to change that… kind of. Hand-forged in the Toyama region of Japan (where they’ve been casting iron for over 400 years), this pair of black enameled pincers looks and feels quite real – but it’s a bottle opener. Because the only thing you should be pincering anyways is a bottle of beer. [$20.95]

  • Land Rover Transparent Hood Concept [Video]

    Next week at the 2014 New York Auto Show, Land Rover will be presenting its Discovery Vision Concept, setting the tone for its new SUVs. Included in the presentation will be this “Transparent Bonnet Concept” system that uses cameras placed in the grille to capture the terrain below while it appears on the vehicle’s Head-Up Display, rendering the hood invisible. For those who use their Land Rovers for the off-road driving they’re intended for, the system will make navigating narrow tracks and climbing and descending hills and rocks much easier and safer. For more info, check out the press release form Land Rover.

  • The Mercury 7: America’s First Astronauts [22 HQ Photos]

    On April 9, 1959, NASA announced the original seven men chosen to be astronauts for the manned spaceflights of the Mercury program. Dubbed the Mercury 7, the group was made up of Alan Shepard, Gus Grissom, John Glenn, Scott Carpenter, Wally Schirra, Gordon Cooper, and Deke Slayton. NASA originally planned for an open competition to find its first astronauts, but President Eisenhower, ever a stick in the mud, insisted that they all be test pilots. Due to the size of the Mercury capsule, candidates could be no taller than 5’11″ and weigh less than 180 pounds. Other requirements were age under 40, a bachelor’s degree, and at least 1500 hours of flying time. More than 500 initially applied, and after rounds of testing, both physical and mental, the group was whittled down to 18. The final 7 were chosen because of their genius-level IQs and their ability to function both as a team and solo. Between them, the 7 flew on all classes of manned NASA spacecraft from the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, and Space Shuttle programs. With the exception, of Gus Grissom, who was tragically killed in the 1967 Apollo 1 fire, they all lived long lives well into retirement more »

  • This Perfect Man-Cave Chess Set is Made of Bullets

    These one of a kind custom chess sets are built to order, each one a little different. The pieces are made from a range of bullet sizes including 50 caliber bullets and every board is made completely custom, you could even work with the company to really customize every facet of these beautiful tables. The company who makes them urges and notes the customization details in each set that will include: “different watch gears and hands, different wood surface texture and appearance, different wood burning details, different retaining rail design to keep pieces secure. The chess pieces will be the same ( unless you specify you want a different shell size ). The bright side of this is that you can have a hand in some of the details.” Bullet Chess Set    

  • 10 Must Have Items From Bonhams Space History Sale

    New York auction house Bonhams is having a space history sale today with incredible artifacts from US and Soviet space missions. With the ever dwindling budgets of space exploration programs, these items could be the closest you ever get to space. For just $30,000 or so, you could even own a stowage strap encrusted with actual lunar dust! Check out Bonhams for the entire catalog and watch as these awesome artifacts get snatched up for more money than you could ever afford.

  • 2015 BMW M4 Convertible

    A guy can dream (of Summer) can’t he? The 2015 BMW M4 epitomizes everything that’s right with the warm weather seasons. The three-liter, 425-horsepower, twin-turbocharged straight six engine is nice and all, but who really cares about all that when your drop-top folds up in under 20 seconds. Available with either a six-speed manual transmission or a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic, depending on if your swerving around pot-holes on the north east coast or cruising down the PCH on the west coast will surely affect your decision. 2015 BMW M4 Convertible

  • Replace Your Gross Bath Towels With The Body Dryer

    Why did it take so long for this to be invented? We’ve been air drying our hands for years now, but when it comes to our bodies, we are still using stinky old bath towels. Finally, someone has figured out how to harness the power of air so we can dry our entire bodies after a shower. Sure, it’s great to not use towels from a sanitary standpoint because of all the bacteria, but the prospect of not having to wash towels all the time is even better! Also, there is a scale built in so you don’t have to worry about a bunch of devices crowding your bathroom floor. The Body Dryer team is still raising money for the initial run and you can contribute at Indiegogo. The device is expected to retail for $250 but early investors can secure one for just $150 or four for $425. What are you waiting for? Place your order and stick it to those fat cats at Big Towel.

  • How Twitter Has Changed Over the Years in 12 Charts [Link]

    It’s hard to believe that this summer will mark 8 years since Twitter first debuted. In that time, there have been many changes in how users behave. For instance, the average number of tweets increased drastically for years then leveled off and began to fall, now staying at about 20. Where people tweet from, what they tweet about, and how often they change their handles has also changed over the years. Check out these 12 charts and see how the history of Twitter sums up.

  • Jordan Brand Announces Derek Jeter RE2PECT Cmpaign

    “After 19 seasons, Derek Jeter announced in February that the 2014 season will be his last. Widely recognized as one of the greatest ball players of all time, Jeter has led a storied and decorated career, with five championships, 13 All-Star appearances and enough individual awards to fill numerous trophy cases. Although Jeter has become synonymous with his team over the past two decades, he transcends traditional rivalries and team loyalties. While No. 2 is known for his brilliant on-field performances, he’s always matched that with a quiet confidence, relentless focus, and deep respect for those he competes against. To celebrate Jeter, the mark he’s left on the game, and his relationship with the brand, the Jordan Brand kicks off the RE2PECT campaign. Baseball fans around the world can participate and share their support for Jeter throughout the season by tagging social media posts with #RE2PECT.” Read more about the RE2PECT Campaign here.

  • Mario Kart 8 Will Make You Quit Your Job and Move Back Into Your Old Dorm

    The trailer for Mario Kart 8 was recently released and oh how it has changed since the Mario Kart of N64. The newest addition to the game is one of some serious nostalgia, a replica of the original Rainbow Road course. Yes, the course that essentially made you the man if won. A new Rainbow Road course will also be featured in the game. Mario Kart 8 will also feature glider karts and underwater levels, which were featured in 3DS game Mario Kart 7, as well as brand-new anti-gravity courses. Is one game worth the $224.90 price tag of a Wii U. You bet your red shells it is. Available May 30th.

  • Amazon Fire TV

    Amazon is giving smart TV a go. They announced the Fire TV, a small television set-top box for streaming movies, TV shows and music, like Hulu, Netflix, Pandora, Prime and iHeartRadio. The remote is Bluetooth activated and is very similar to an Apple TV remote, except it also included a voice activated search feature. Fire is powered by a quad-core processor with a dedicated GPU and 2GB of memory, with the ability to play games via it’s gamer controller. Fire users can see information about what’s on the TV using Amazon’s “X-Ray” feature, a unique extra that let’s users see music lyrics and interesting tid-bits about actors and shows. Amazon’s Fire TV costs $99—same as an Apple TV, but much more expensive than market dominated Roku.  

  • 2014 MLB Travel Routes & Calendar Poster

    During the upcoming 2014 season, Major League Baseball teams will collectively travel over one million miles to complete a regular season schedule of 2,430 games over 182 days. These gnarly prints show the travel itinerary for each team is unique — influenced by geography, divisional requirements, and the whims of a computer generated scheduling system. 2014 MLB Travel Routes & Calendar Poster 24″ x 18″ $28  

  • U.S. Soccer National Team Unveils 2014 World Cup Away Kits

    Nike and U.S. Soccer unveiled an interesting away kit for the 2014 World Cup set for this summer in Brazil. The kits consist of three bands representing the colors of the American flag. The base color of the jersey and the cuff of the sleeves feature a prominent red. The upper torso and top sleeves include a bold blue tone, and a white chest band extends over the middle of both sleeves. “The USA has a profound and passionate pride in their nation,” said Martin Lotti, Global Creative Director for Nike Soccer. “We wanted to create a design that reflects this in a daring and colorful fashion to give them an even more imposing appearance on the pitch.” Nike with the help of some notable American athletes had their own little photoshoot to give them a chance to support their American pride, included are football players Andrew Luck and Ndamukong Suh; skateboarders Eric Koston and Sean Malto; track and field gold medalist Allyson Felix; and former U.S. National Team member Alexi Lalas.

  • Sunglasses Made From Reclaimed Louisville Slugger Bats

    It’s Opening Day so why not wear sunglasses with reclaimed ash wood from old, cracked or broken Louisville Slugger bats? Yes, baseball fan boys this is a real thing. Eyewear brand Shwood and legendary baseball bat manufacturer Louisville Slugger teamed up to produce this limited edition collection that launches today in conjunction with MLB’s Opening Day for the 2014 season. Made in the United States, both framestyles will be offered as part of the Shwood Original and Shwood Select collections, with either a flame-tempered or paint-dipped process finish. The Original models come paired with a branded wool pouch and a custom trading card. The Select kit includes: a matching limited-edition bat, a custom trading card, a leather travel case with Slugger branding and a wood display box. Ranging in price from $250.00 to $495.00, for the Shwood Original and Shwood Select kits respectively, the limited edition Louisville Slugger designs are available now at select Nordstrom locations and online at www.shwoodshop.com.

  • David Hasselhoff Is Auctioning Off His KITT Car And Other Cool Junk [10 Photos]

    David Hasselhoff has either hit hard times, perhaps spending his fortune on one too many cheeseburgers, or has taken up an ascetic lifestyle in a search for inner peace. Whatever is going on with him, it’s to the advantage of the rest of us, because the Hoff is auctioning off all of his cool junk. Included in the auction is his 1982 Trans Am KITT replica car from Knight Rider; assorted shirts and jackets from his 1990 and 1994 world tours; a really sweet denim jacket with Disney characters on the back; a light-up sign from his Comedy Central roast; autographed footballs from Jim Brown, Mark Brunell, and Dan Marino; assorted German awards for Best Male Singer from Germany (not to self: Germans love David Hasselhoff; and, most bizarre of all, a giant David Hasselhoff in bathing suit prop from the SpongeBob movie. There’s plenty of other amazing clothes and items not pictured here, so be sure to smash open your piggy bank and check out the complete list at Julien’s Auctions. Personally, I’m going to wait for the jeans from the cheeseburger video to go up for auction.

  • Earth’s Cities At Night From Space [14 GIFs]

    These GIFs of cities at night as seen from space are blended with maps of the pictured regions to give you a better idea of exactly where you are looking. Obviously, the brighter sections will correlate with bigger cities, giving a better impression of population density. The amount of empty, dark space in Australia is incredible when viewed this way, but even more interesting is North Korea’s lack of light. Even Pyongyang, a city of over 2.5 million, barely registers any light, illustrating a lack of resources rather than population density.

  • Omega Celebrates the 45th Anniversary of Apollo 11 With A Stunning Speedmaster

    45 years ago this July, a man named Buzz stepped off a spaceship and on to our moon. He was the second man to step foot on the moon and the first to be wearing a watch. That watch was an Omega Speedmaster. This year the Swiss watchmaker behind the moonwalk is honoring the triumphant moment in history with a new version of the chronograph. Omega announced at BASELWORLD 2014 they’d be releasing 1,969 limited edition timepieces this year commemorating Buzz and Apollo 11. The black and gold watch will be available this June. Omega Speedmaster Apollo 11 45th Anniversary 

  • Foodini Will 3D Print Your Dinner

    The future of food has arrived and it is the Foodini. The first real food 3D printer, Foodini allows you to take fresh ingredients, jam them in a capsule, and turn the paste into ravioli, gnocchi, dinosaurs, or whatever else you can think up. The Kickstarter campaign has just started and they are already half-way to their goal, with 27 days remaining, so chances are pretty good that the Foodini will be a mass-produced reality soon. The device, which comes with 5 reusable capsules, is expected to retail for about $1300, but through the Kickstarter campaign, you can reserve one from the first mass-production run, expected in January of 2015, for just $999. If you’re a bit more cautious, you can head on over to the Foodini website and sign up for an email alert when it becomes available. If they figure out how to print Oreo O’s, they’ll make a fortune.

  • What The Heck Is Oculus Rift? A Guide To Facebook’s $2 Billion Deal

    Yesterday, Facebook bought a virtual reality company called Oculus VR. Shortly afterward, the internet exploded. If you’ve been closely following Oculus and their Oculus Rift VR headset over the past couple of years, you probably already have a ton of thoughts and opinions on all this. But what if you haven’t really been paying attention? What’s the deal, why is everyone so worked up? Didn’t virtual reality already happen in the 90s? Don’t worry, we’re here to help. Below is our explanation of what’s going on, and why Facebook just paid a cool couple billion for a company that makes a virtual reality headset.

  • RSVLTS Cap’n ‘Merica Hat + American Dream T-shirt Giveaway

    Our wildly popular Cap’n ‘Merica snapback is back in stock just in time for the warm spring and summer month. To celebrate we’re giving away a hat and American Dream t-shirt this week to a lucky RSVLTS reader. Enter below and if you can’t wait to see if you won’t just buy one at the RSVLTS Store.

  • MaCgyver Tool Kit

    Because you never know when you’ll need a rubber band to assemble a home made rocket or a match to light that rocket or a bobby pin you can pick a lock with when it’s not holding your perfectly shaped mullet in tact. With the MaCgyver tool kit you’ll never worry again. Comes fully equipped with a bobby pin, strike anywhere match, rubber band, bubble gum, birthday candle, paper clip, shoelace, 1 cent stamp, duct tape, and pocket toolbox. Is all that worth $9.95? In a jam it is.

  • The Awesome Vehicles of James Bond [13 Photos]

    Beginning today, the London Film Museum will be exhibiting “Bond in Motion,” the largest official collection of James Bond vehicles. And it’s not just the classic cars from the films, all sorts of wacky flying vehicles and submarines are on display, too. For info on tickets, check out the London Film Museum. The exhibit will be running all year long, but if you’re not going to make it, here are some pictures to show you just what you’re missing out on. Is it weird that the Mercury Cougar is probably my favorite of these?

  • That Time We Took The New Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid Offroading In Key West [60 HQ Photos]

    Last month we took the new Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid on an epic Florida Keys adventure. In the story RSVLTS Goes On A Florida Keys Excursion With The New Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid [HQ Photos] we gave you a detailed account on our trip and the blueprint for a great Key West trip with your bros or a significant other. RSVLTS was the first group to push the XV Crosstrek Hybrid’s all-terrain capabilities to the limits in order to see parts of the Keys no one else could. With dozens of Keys within a short drive on Key West you can easily go on an offroading adventure which is what we did for an entire day with the brand new  XV Crosstrek Hybrid. Putting it’s capabilities to the test, like ground clearance of 8.7 inches, which is higher than some dedicated SUVs like the Jeep Grand Cherokee, we were able to see things that people driving other Hybrids like a Prius, and SUVs for that matter, simply could not. The all-terrain capabilities of the XV Crosstrek Hybrid were quite remarkable. We were climbing hills and going over bumps that were really intimidating but the all-wheel drive hybrid handled it all without batting an more »

  • Lego Robot Breaks Rubik’s Cube Speed Record [Video + GIF]

    The Big Bang Fair, a celebration of science, technology, engineering, and math for young people, was recently held in the UK. One of the highlights of the show was when Cubestormer 3, a robot made from Legos with a smartphone brain, broke the world record for fastest time in solving a Rubik’s cube. The previous record, held by Cubestormer 2, was 5.27 seconds, which was shattered by more than 2 seconds with the new record being 3.253 seconds. The Cubestormers are built with the single purpose of solving Rubik’s cubes. The smartphone, a Samsung Galaxy S4, acts as the eyes and brain, examining the cube and figuring out the moves which are then relayed to the Lego Mindstorms robot. And just in case you were wondering how humans compare, the fastest record was set last year at 5.55 seconds. All hail our Lego robot overlords.

  • Humanity Continues To Decline As Germany Invents Robot Strippers [Video]

    Japan, consider yourself served. Those creepy Germans have managed to overtake you in sexualized technology with their robot pole dancers unveiled at CeBIT, the world’s largest computer expo held in Hanover this week. The robots were originally designed by artist Giles Walker for an exhibition, but the Germans had the ingenuity to make an app to control them and, as the engineer in the video puts it, “we change them to get bigger breasts.” The robots cost about $39,500 each, but think of it as an investment since you can keep their tips when you have them put on a show!

  • The Origami Microscope That Will Change The World

    A research team at Stanford University’s PrakashLab has developed Foldscope, a microscope that is printed and folded from a single sheet of flat paper. It costs less than a dollar in parts yet can magnify over 2000x with sub-micron resolution. It weighs less than two nickels, can fit in your pocket, require no outside power, and can survive a fall from 3 stories. Different designs of Foldscope will be disease-specific, to aid workers in areas where general-purpose instruments are not a viable solution. In third world countries where common diseases can take weeks to be diagnosed, the Foldscope will revolutionize the medical field and save countless lives. The team is currently looking for 10,000 beta-testers for the Foldscope from all different walks of life, whether you’re a scientist, a tinkerer, or just someone who’s curious. For more info and to sign up, check out Foldscope.

  • Oakley Built Bubba Watson A Bulletproof Ford Raptor

    Meet Bubba Watson’s badass bulletproof 2013 Ford Raptor. Promoting the Oakley brand (thanks to the massive logo stamped on the front grille) while also providing Bubba with a nearly indestructible vehicle to protect his family, Oakley once again hit a homerun with this marketing endeavor. The Raptor has been decked out in a digital camouflage paint job paired with stealthy black wheels, and an interior that’s draped in Bubba’s favorite color – lime green. The truck has been equipped with bulletproof glass and kevlar inserts, and took the sunglasses maker nearly 6 months to complete.

  • This PolychromeLab Jacket Cools in Heat and Warms Up in the Cold

    Austrian based PolychromeLab’s Roccia Rossa jacket is a reversible phenom. Using highly resilient and innovative 3-layer laminate turn hybrid jacket you react instantly to the fluctuating temperature differences whether hot or cold. The Roccia Rossa cools and warms each side of it’s jacket +-6 degrees depending on which side you’re wearing dissipating your body’s own radiation, but when reversed, the jacket’s blue side will actually insulate to keep you warm. By reflecting, dissipating, and absorbing infrared and ultraviolet radiation the jacket is able to house different temperatures. Roccia Rossa POLYCHROMELAB ROCCIA ROSSA from michele stinco on Vimeo.

 
 
 
 
 

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