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  • ‘Dating’ vs. ‘Married': How Text Messages Change Over Time [Link]

    For better or for worse, texting looks like its here to stay, keeping you and your significant other in constant contact with each other. Aside from a brief respite while on the subway or driving through a tunnel, you’ll always be able to tell each other how in love you are and how badly you miss each other. Until the novelty of new love wears off, anyway. And once you get married, the text messages are totally different.

  • What Today’s Most Popular Websites Looked Like When They Launched [Interactive Slide]

    Since the mid ’90s the internet has made huge leaps of progress toward a direction catered toward websites designed for a limitless array of resolution ratios and dimensions. Mobile, tablet and desktop are all equally a part of every day web browsing, which means the most popular sites on the internet have to be optimized just write. Simple and responsive is the way of the world today, but let’s not forget about ads. Oh so many ads. Take a look at this then and now interactive slideshow of the most popular websites then and now. Facebook Twitter Google Mashable AOL ESPN Yahoo! YouTube LinkedIn Yelp Huffington Post WhiteHouse.gov Tumblr BuzzFeed RSVLTS Weather.com

  • The World’s First REAL Hoverboard

    Well, here it is. The world’s first true hover board. We’ve been duped once this year with a fake hoverboard video featuring Tony Hawk and you know what they say, fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, I’ll completely give up hope that this technology will ever actually exist. Hendo is introducing the world’s first real hoverboard and hover developer kit, they want to put the developer kit in your hands, because if you don’t have $10,000 to burn on a hover board that levitates an inch off the ground at least you can experience the actual technology. They basically give you the kit and challenge you to use their technology to build your own. Hendo has created an in-depth Kickstarter you can read for an hour. The magic behind the hoverboard lies in its four disc-shaped hover engines. These create a special magnetic field which literally pushes against itself, generating the lift which levitates our board off the ground.

  • The uKeg Pressurized Growler

    Rejoice you craft beer loving, home brew enthusiasts, you can now enjoy Trevor from 3C’s freshest batch of squash spice ale without the time taking the freshness away from it’s flavor. GrowlerWerks uKeg has created the world’s first growler that keeps your beer fresh as long as you need, fits in your refrigerator, and can be taken with you where ever you go.  The uKeg comes with an advanced regulator keeps oxygen out, carbonation in, and automatically regulates pressure, selector Dial so you can choose your desired carbonation level, from zero or “Off” up to 20 psi, a dispenser Tap that easily pours beer anytime, without needing to remove the cap, and has a taplock to prevent dispensing, sight Glass – shows the contents of the uKeg and how much is left. Keep track of more than one type of beer and a CO2 Cartridge with a 8g food-grade CO2 cartridges are low cost (less than $1 ea.) and readily available online, at stores, or your filling station. Lasts for 1 growler fill.

  • Axe Bat

    The shape of a baseball bat hasn’t changes since it’s introduction to the game 150 years ago, why is that? The glove has been transformed time and time again, tailoring sizes and webbing to position players, making it an optimal size to catch a fly ball or field a ground ball for a quick release. So why has the baseball bat not been looked at for improvements? Well it has now. Bruce Leinert a former New York Woodworker had an idea to change the game over 20 years ago, after an idea stemming from a Ted Williams quote opened his eyes to change the game of baseball forever. In Williams’ 1971 book The Science of Hitting, Ted Williams said that a hitter’s wrists, at the point of contact, should be “square and unbroken … just as when you hit a tree with an ax.” Right then and there Leinert built himself the first bat with an axe handle in two hours. Now twenty-four years later, he a signed a 20-year licensing deal with Baden Sports, a family-owned sporting goods company based in Washington. We had a chance to try out the Axe Bat Avenge and were incredibly impressed with it’s more »

  • Oregon Ducks Will Wear Throwback Uniforms Wore Against Washington From “The Pick”

    in a mere 16-second turnaround on Oct. 22, 1994, Kenny Wheaton and the Oregon Ducks created pandemonium in the aisles of Autzen Stadium, When Wheaton took a 97-yard interception return against the University of Washington to the house and sealed a 31-20 win and propelled the 1994 Ducks toward their first conference crown in 37 years. In honor of the 20th anniversary of “The Pick,” Nike and the Oregon Ducks have partnered to re-create a modernized version of the iconic 1994 uniform design that the team wore during that glorious moment – a proper tribute to a turning point in the Ducks football history. This modern version of the classic 1994 Ducks uniform features the original number and name font from that year, as well as a modernized bold, iconic stripe to tie in the Classic Green jersey and University Gold pant and helmet. The “UO” logo is featured on the pant, and Duck logo highlights the sleeves. Following this iconic turning point, Oregon went on to play in 17 bowl games over the next 19 years and have the best winning percentage in the Pac-12 (.731), claim shares of five conference championships and finish two years ranked second in more »

  • This German Astronaut Is Capturing Incredible Photos Of The Earth [40 Photos]

    Dr. Alexander Gerst is a German geophysicist and was selected to be an astronaut by the European Space Agency in 2009. Ealirer this year, he launched from Kazakhstan to join the crew at the International Space Station. Currently a member of Expedition 41, Gerst has been capturing incredible photos of the Earth and, thanks to the miracle of social media, has been able to immediately share his work. Some of our favorites are in the gallery, but you can keep up with “Astro Alex” on Twitter and Flickr.

  • LeBron and the Boys Get a Fresh Look for the 2014 Season

    Cavs owner, Dan Gilbert has been teasing the world with the Cavs new uniforms for the 2014-15 season. The uniforms, which will supposedly be worn for their opening game are a subtle navy blue with yellow and red accents and a quote upside down that will read “All for one. One for All.” Ok @cavs fans, one last tweet on the uniforms.This will give you the feel of what KI will look like wearing it. pic.twitter.com/p40NtB8wKf — Dan Gilbert (@cavsdan) October 9, 2014 Here is full look.@cavs will be wearing em' opening night at The Q.They look even better in person versus the graphic pic.twitter.com/WthRWxxznN — Dan Gilbert (@cavsdan) October 9, 2014 . @cavs 22 days/526.5 hrs until opening tip.New floor&Humongotron.Here’s a slice of a potential new uniform.You like? pic.twitter.com/uSXQOw3tdE — Dan Gilbert (@cavsdan) October 8, 2014

  • Buy These Boots, Your Feet Will Thank you. The Cole Haan ZeroGrand

    Cole Haan’s newest edition to fusing boots and dress shoes with a more casual take on an everyday hybrid is now in full force. Their ZeroGrand concept definitely takes inspiration from that of a Nike Free sole, but with a boot twist. After much acclaim and success from their LunarGrand line, Cole Haan is testing the waters with a new boot and sole combo. The lofty cuffed ZeroGrand Tall Boot features an EVA midsole with a deep grooved outsole to aid flexing and a genuine natural storm welt, increasing durability and weather resistance. Reboot your cold weather wardrobe in lightweight urbanity. Available now at Cole Haan for $298 USD.

  • AeroMobil 3.0 Hits The Streets And Takes To The Skies [6 Photos]

    Slovakian firm AeroMobil has been working on developing a flying car since 1990. While many of us have given up hope on being able to fly out of a traffic jam, AeroMobil has kept the dream alive. They have now completed the third generation of their craft and will show it off October 29 at Australia’s Pioneers Festival. The flying car can reach a top speed of 100 mph on the road and 124 mph in the sky. The 992-pound vehicle also has a seat for a passenger. If you don’t believe the AeroMobil is the real deal, check out the photos and video below. And for more info, including technical specs, visit AeroMobil.

  • Isolation and hallucinations: the mental health challenges faced by astronauts [Link]

    Thanks to social media allowing for constant communication between astronauts and those of us too dumb and scared to ever go to space, we get to see just what life is like floating above the Earth. And it looks like great fun, complete with sing-alongs from everyone’s favorite Canadian, Chris Hadfield. But is it really as fun and carefree as it looks? Apparently not, with psychological anguish and hallucinations reported by spacemen for decades. And with plans for lengthy Mars missions in the works, these issues could prove to be a giant hurdle.

  • These Back To The Future Shoes Are So Hot Right Now

    Although the hoverboard was the most wanted item from “Back to the Future Part II,” the self-lacing, light up Nike shoes worn by Marty McFly were a close second. In 2011, Nike released a limited run of MAGs that were replicas of the shoes from the movie (sans automatic laces) but only 1500 pairs were sold at tens of thousands of dollars each. It seemed as if regular folks would never get a chance to own the shoes. Until now. Universal Studios has officially licensed these Air MAG replicas available exclusively through HalloweenCostumes.com. But if you want them in time for Halloween, you’re out of luck. They’ve already sold out and the next shipment won’t be available until November. That’s still plenty of time for Christmas, though! Unfortunately, they still don’t lace automatically (rumor has it Nike will unveil that technology next year), but these replicas do light up and can be recharged via USB. A velcro strap around the ankle and elastic at the top will keep these shoes on your feet as you’re fleeing from Griff and his band of goons. They may not have the signature Nike swoosh, but at just $99 versus thousands, that is something more »

  • James Bond’s Favorite Car Company Just Made One Fit For a Villain; The Aston Martin Lagonda Sedan

    Aston Martin is known for making beautiful, boastful sports cars you can’t help but picture your self in, swerving around the contours of Monaco or Lake Como. Their newest model, however, is the antithesis of that,  a long, low grounded sedan with a sleek, yet unequivocally sexy hand-crafted, carbon fiber body. Did we mention the hand-stitched leather seats? No, we didn’t mention the wall-to-wall premium hand-stitched leather seats. If you must drive it, you’ll be able to clock up to 175 MPH with it’s V12, but this looks like a car to be driven in. Guessing it will be in the next Bond movie set to hit theaters next year. Here’s the unfortunate part, The ultra-exclusive Aston Martin Lagonda will be sold only in the Middle East, and only by invitation for a price that has not been disclosed. Deliveries begin in the first quarter of 2015.

  • 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.

 
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