• First Look at Summer’s New Best Friend, the Jordan Eclipse

    In their latest push for shoes differentiating themselves from the basketball spectrum, Jordan Brand has announced the release of a new casual style shoe, called the The Jordan Eclipse, a sportswear shoe designed with comfort and flexibility being the two main focus points. The shoe is lightweight and breathable making it the quintessential summer day shoe. From the design of the shoe, you can tell the Jordan team took notice of the distinguishable styles between their traditional bulky basketball shoe and a simpler, sleeker upper with a minimalist lower. Unlike traditional footwear design, the shoe features a deconstructed textile upper allowing for lightweight breathability using a cross hatch patten, while the Neoprene tongue provides a comfortable fit, similar to the feel of a Nike Huarache. The shoe will be available at Jordan.com and at select retailers on April 1 for a suggested retail price of $110.      

  • The New Range Rover SVAutobiography Eats Luxury for Breakfast

    The Range Rover SVAutobiography is simply one-of-a-kind. It’s arguably the most luxurious SUV on the market, with 500hp under the hood and more attention to detail than a Da Vinci painting. The exterior was made so distinguishable, the SVAutobiography is unmistakable next to your run of the mill Range Rover. It’s two-tone color and fully customizable letter and badges are a definite change of pace from the stock green insignia you’re accustomed to seeing on Land Rovers. The $200,000 price tag is complimented by leather, walnut, and brushed aluminum on the interior, with reclinable seats and a obligatory champagne fridge, but wait. There’s more. The trunk is even noteworthy, the base of the trunk pulls toward the rear as a “loading floor”, so not to strain your back when loading expensive luggage into it. Oh and if you feel like taking it tailgating with the rest of the peasants, try it’s “event seating” feature that offers a pair of seats, complete with footrests, that fold out from the back. The one car that can humble a Range Rover HSE.

  • The Lincoln Continental Is Coming Back But It’s Way Less Exciting Than We Hoped

    The Lincoln Continental was one of the most iconic cars of the 60s, famously used by the Kennedy White House as a limousine. But over the years, Americans began favoring smaller imports over giant steel boats and the Continental was retired in 2002 with Lincoln’s other popular big sedan, the Town Car, following suit in 2011. Although lower Americans are currently experiencing lower gas prices, the American car market probably won’t see a return to the demand of the huge gas-guzzling sedans of yesteryear. But the Chinese market is a whole different story. GM has made a fortune selling its big luxury cars in China, which now accounts for 20% of Cadillac’s sales. Now Ford is hoping to get a piece of that market by reintroducing the Lincoln Continental. The new Lincoln Continental concept car will be displayed at this week’s New York Auto Show but sadly it’s much less exciting than the last Continental Concept back in 2002. In fact, the new design looks like an Audi with hideous wheels. The interior looks nice though, with seats that are heated, cooled, and massaging along with reclining rear seats with footrest and briefcase integrated into the front seat back. Under more »

  • Every Cyclist Needs This LifePaint From Volvo [Video]

    Each year, over 19,000 cyclists in the United Kingdom are involved in an accident. Volvo’s UK arm wanted to do something to bring this statistic down and they found that many accidents were the result of automobile drivers not being able to see cyclists at night. So Volvo teamed with reflective spray manufacturer Albedo100 to create LifePaint. LifePaint is a reflective spray that can be used on both your bike and your clothes that is invisible in the daylight but glows brightly in the light of headlights at night. The paint won’t affect the color or surface of whatever you apply it to and will last for about one week after application. For now, LifePaint is only available at a select few bike shops in England, but if it sells, Volvo may consider expanding the availability. For more info on LifePaint and where you can get it, visit Volvo.

  • Every Lamborghini Is In This One GIF

    Lamborghini was started by mechanic Ferruccio Lamborghini and orginally manufactured tractors. The company was very successful, allowing Lamborghini to amass an impressive collection of cars, including several Ferraris. When the clutch broke on one of his Ferraris, Lamborghini realized it was the same clutch he used in his tractors. He went to Ferrari and demanded a better quality clutch. They refused and told him that as a tractor manufacturer he had no understanding sports cars. So Lamborghini set out to prove Ferrari wrong. Over the next 50 years, Lamborghini produced some of the most iconic cars in the world. To celebrate the manufacturer, PartCatalog.com created this GIF featuring every Lamborghini model. Well, almost every model. As Wired pointed out, the LM002 SUV is nowhere to be found. Thank God.

  • Nike Sportswear Celebrates “Air Max Day” With Short Global Videos Across the Globe

    Today is known around the world as Air Max Day, a celebration of the creation of the Nike Air Max shoe originally launched in 1987. Since then some of Nike’s most iconic shoes have been part of the Air Max line, Nike’s running division shoe that boasts different renditions of it’s signature air bubble sole. The company asks people to wear their Air Max shoes, whether they be a vintage pair or the recently released Nike Air Max Zero, to celebrate the occasion. The Air Max Zero, which was originally a concept for the brand that was eventually altered to create the Air Max 1 back in 1987. Nike has dubbed it “the one before the 1,” and it was launched Sunday just in time for today’s festivities. Nike’s Sportswear Instagram account was filled with beautiful looped videos featuring their shoe front and center. Barcelona a nuestros pies. Enséñanos como celebras el. Feet up in Barcelona. #airmaxday A video posted by Nike Sportswear (@nikesportswear) on Mar 26, 2015 at 11:04am PDT Un marco genuino para un modelo único Max in Madrid. #airmaxday A video posted by Nike Sportswear (@nikesportswear) on Mar 26, 2015 at 10:00am PDT Walking on Air in more »

  • 4K 360° Music Videos Have Arrived

    When it comes to music videos showcasing hot new technology, our American pride would lead us to believe that it would be a US pop star, like Taylor Swift or Katy Perry, to take the lead. Boy were we wrong. The first 4K 360° music video is here and it stars Belgian pop star Noa Neal. Who? We have no idea. But the video for her track “Graffiti” was produced with help from Intel and features a large cast of musicians, dancers, and athletes in a single take that, when viewed in Chrome, cna be manipulated in 360°. The video has its fair share of problems. Despite being touted in 4k, its clearly not HD. And there are some instances of body parts and backgrounds disappearing as you move the camera around. But it’s an exciting first attempt at something that can be really great in time. The video can also be viewed on a smartphone-based head-mounted display or Oculus Rift here. We weren’t able to test that out, but if you can, let us know how it looks. Now we just need to wait and see how long it takes Pornhub to begin using this new technology.

  • A Hideous 3D-Printed Car Hits The Road In China

    Considering China’s WinSun Technologies recently 3D-printed apartment buildings, a car should be no problem. And apparently, it isn’t, as Sanya Si Hai 3D Technology, Ltd. has 3D-printed China’s first automobile. Dubbed “Shuya,” the frame of the car was printed with a composite material with the powerfully-named color “tyrant gold.” Shuya is powered by an electric motor and the 1100-pound vehicle can reach speeds of 25 mph. The two-seater is about 12 feet long and 5 feet wide and cost $1770 to create. Let’s just hope the manufacturer consults a creative team when it comes to the next model.

  • Russia Is Hoping To Transform The ISS Into The Ultimate Tourist Destination

    Between 2001 and 2009, Russia sent seven paying guests to the International Space Station. But when NASA canceled the shuttle program in 2011, the American space agency began to rely on Russia’s Soyuz spacecrafts to transport astronauts to the ISS, putting an end to space tourism. Now NASA is counting on SpaceX and Boeing to take over astronaut transportation by 2018, which will leave Russia with a huge loss in revenue. To make up the difference, Russia will resume “short-term commercial expeditions to the Russian segment of the ISS.” In fact, British soprano Sarah Brightman will be traveling to the ISS later this year at a personal cost of about $50 million, which is about what the expected cost of a ticket will be come 2018. Time to start saving.

  • Re-Live Your Childhood Nightmares With The Raiders of the Lost Arc Face-Melting Candle

    By far, the most memorable scene from Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Arc was the face-melting scene where that creepy Nazi agent Toht’s eye’s roll in the back of his head right before his skin boils off his skull. Yeah, that scene, I’d equate it to a retro version of when the Mountain Crushes Oberyn Martell’s skull in Game of Thrones. While there was that gigantic boulder tumbling after Indy scene, the sword-twirling gypsy stopped by a single bullet scene which are arguably some of the most popular scenes in film history, if you we’re between the ages of 8-22 when you witnessed the horror, that’s probably your fondest memory of RotLA. We’ll now you can relive that moment in your very own home with this Nazi face-melting candle brought to us by Firebox, get yours now.

  • Is This A True Augmented Reality Demo Or Just A Gimmick? [Video]

    Last year Google invested $542 million in Magic Leap and at the time, nobody really knew what the company was up to. And now we’re still not entirely sure, but if this video is any indication, the company is onto something huge. The video begins with some standard augmented reality apps for checking email and the like, but when a game is launched, things get awesome. An office is transformed into a level from a first-person shooter in a totally immersive environment. Let’s just hope it’s the real deal and not a marketing gimmick.

  • The Air Force Made a Stealth Super-car You’ll Never See Coming

    The Air Force isn’t just advanced laser warfare and sound barrier breaking aircrafts, sometimes they like to have fun with cars too. So they built the Dodge Vapor, a matte black muscle car with Air Force accents, because not every military ground vehicle has to be a Hummer. So not only does it’s fine matte finish actually look bad-ass, but according to the Air Force is absorbs radar, and is designed to emulate planes like the F-117. The “web-cam” mounted on top of the roof is actually a state of the art 360-degree thermo-survalence camera, the “command center” on the dashboard include 3 large LCD monitors that control, thermal imaging, GPS, internet access and stealth exhaust, not to mention a thermal-scanning camera mounted to the bumper that leads to a windshield heads up display for dark stealth purposes. Oh and some carbon fiber tire caps, just in case you enemy is trying to take out your brake line.   

  • What’s All the Hype Around the Nike Air Max Zero?

    Recently, Nike Design Director Graeme McMillan revealed a sketch from the Nike archives, where it had been collecting dust since 1987. The sketch was drawn by Nike’s legendary lead designer Tinker Hatfield, the man responsible for creating some of the most well known sneakers on earth, like a one man Pixar, he can’t miss. The vintage sketch was designed before the iconic Air Max 1 shoe released in the 1980s, called the Air Max Zero, a concept that would eventually turn into the Air Max 1, but because of technological limitations was never produced until now. Originally he designed the upper to be comfortable and form-fitting, with a tipless vamp, an idea borrowed from the 1985 Nike Sock Racer. The sketch also featured an external heel strap that lacked a heel counter, a design concept that remained unseen until the Nike Air Huarache release in 1991.

  • This Driverless Car Is En Route From San Francisco To New York

    Delphi Automotive, one of the leaders in automotive electronics and safety systems, is currently making history with the first coast-to-coast road trip of a driverless vehicle. The specially-equipped Audi SQ5 SUV will capture 2.3 terabytes of data over the 3,500-mile journey using four short-range radars, three vision-based cameras, six lidars, a localization system, and a driver assistance program. If you catch a glimpse of Delphi’s Audi on the highway, don’t be afraid that it suddenly turns Decepticon and tries to run you off the road. There are at least two drivers in the car at all times to take over in case of an emergency or through construction zones. Also, just to be cautious, the car will not drive at night and will only be on the road about eight hours per day. Delphi expects the car to arrive in New York City before the start of the New York International Auto Show April 3. Until then, you can keep up with the vehicle’s progress on Twitter @DelphiAuto.

  • Poler Stuff x Chocolate Release Limited Drifter Bag You Need

    Poler Stuff x Chocolate Skateboards collaborated to create their 20th year in business with a special edition Poler Drifter backpack. A classic bag with a functional twist, it can carry an entire skateboard that fits horizontally across the inside of the bag. It has an extra velcro padded flap on the back that securely keeps your deck in place while you travel but doesn’t disrupt the aesthetic of the bag when not in use. Padded laptop sleeve that will hold up to a 15” personal computer. Daisy chain side webbing that allows infinite lashing possibilities and a front exterior slash pocket for organizing accessories. Made of 1000D Campdura body fabric Approximately 18” x 7.5” x 10” inches. Limited and available at Poler Stuff.

  • The First Spacewalk Was 50 Years Ago Today…But It Almost Wasn’t A Success

    At 4:35 AM EDT on March 18, 1965, man walked in space for the first time. Cosmonaut Alexei Leonov left his comrade Pavel Belyayev and the comfy confines of their Voskhod 2 and made history. Leonov was only 30 years old at the time and his spacewalk lasted just a little over 12 minutes, but such a duration was probably for the best. 8 minutes into the historic feat, Leonov realized his fingertips weren’t touching his gloves and his feet were floating in his boots. His suit was inflating and he needed to get back to his airlock by somehow maneuvering his 18 feet of lifeline. Worst of all, he was approaching orbital sunset, which would leave him in pitch black. Leonov needed to act fast. “After calculating the amount of time in light and oxygen supply left, I decided to drop the pressure inside the suit … knowing all the while that I would reach the threshold of nitrogen boiling in my blood, but I had no choice.” With the pressure relieved, Leonov had to then quickly make his way to the airlock. He was ultimately successful, paving the way for Ed White to complete the first NASA extra-vehicular more »

  • Now You Can Send Money To Friends Via Facebook Messenger

    Last year Facebook forced us to download their separate Messenger app if we wanted to keep up messaging our friends on our smartphones. But that was just the beginning. Since then, the social media giant has realized how often friends message each other about sending money then go to another app, such as Venmo, to complete the transaction. Facebook didn’t want their customers to have to take their eyes of off a Facebook product, if even for just a minute. Yesterday a new feature showed up on Facebook Messenger. You can now connect your Visa or Mastercard debit card and simply tap “$” to send money to your friends. It works on Android, iOS, and desktop versions of the client and, best of all, there are no fees. What’s interesting is that Facebook tackled all of this project by themselves rather than rely on partners such as PayPal. However, it’s now starting to make sense why former PayPal president David Marcus moved to Facebook’s Messaging Products division. Users in the US will notice the feature appearing in the coming months but no word on international accessibility yet. That will probably depend on how quick users take to the new service. more »

  • Must-See Skywatching Events Of 2015 [Infographic]

    2015 is shaping up to be a great year for skywatching…for some people at least. We hear the aurora borealis looked great from upstate New York. And the total eclipse on Friday should be awesome as long as you’re in Europe. So take a look at all the great stuff you might be lucky enough to see this year or at least be aware of all the great stuff you’re missing out on. For more info on each event, check out Space.com.

  • Germ-Fighting Glass Is Coming To Smartphones

    Glassmaker Corning is already a juggernaut when it comes to consumer devices, with its Gorilla Glass used on more than three billion devices from 40 different brands, including the iPhone and Samsung Galaxy S6, but that doesn’t mean they are resting on their laurels. Last year Corning announced Antimicrobial Gorilla Glass and now the technology is beginning to appear in the wild. As technology progresses, we are finding more and more touchscreens at the ATM and point-of-sale systems. Unfortunately, there is not usually a sink located next to these devices so we can wash our hands before use. When we wipe our grimy paws on the glass screens, we are spreading germs and making the world a more disgusting place. That’s where Antimicrobial Gorilla Glass saves the day. The germ-fighting glass is just as tough as the Gorilla Glass we’ve come to love in our smartphones, but with an added ionic silver compound. This silver is effective in repelling bacteria, fungi, mold, mildew, and algae. And because the silver is actually inside of the glass, its efficacy won’t decrease over time. Diebold, the top ATM producer in North America, will be rolling out machines with the glass later this year more »

  • This 1907 ‘Strap-Tank’ Harley Davidson Will get $1,000,000 at Auction

    In 1901 the three Davidson brothers, plus William Harley set out to build a motorized bicycle and each year they’re dream became more of a reality. In 1907 their first mass produced models were known as the ‘strap tank,’ for the nickel-plated steel bands suspending the fuel and oil tanks from the frame. That year they built 150 machines and displayed a V-twin prototype that February at the Chicago Automobile Show. “These earliest Harley-Davidson ‘strap tank’ models are the rarest and most coveted of all Milwaukee machinery, and this 1907 model is one of the first 207 built, including the prototypes. The serial number (#2037) suggests it is the 37th Harley-Davidson built in 1907, making it their 94th machine ever built, including the two prototypes.” as Mecum Auctions notes. The bike will go up for auction this friday and is estimated to get $800,000 – $1,000,000, but you can’t really put a price on history can you?  

  • The Robots That Will Destroy Mankind Now Have A Rad 80s-Style Montage [Video]

    The undoubtedly evil Boston Dynamics has been scaring the pants off us recently with their Atlas and Petman robots that will surely usher in the end of mankind. But when life hands you destructive automatons, make a rocking 80s montage of destructive automatons! Sure, these robots will kill us all once Skynet becomes self-aware, but for now we can point and laugh as they stumble through various obstacles set to “Push It To the Limit” from Scarface. Let’s just hope that a mixture of hubris, paranoia, and cocaine addiction will also be the downfall of Atlas and Petman.

  • This Vintage Nixie Clock Is Old School Cool

    The “Numeric Indicator eXperimental No. 1″ or Nixie tube was an electronic tube used to display numbers and other symbols. The tubes were produced from the 1950s into the 1990s but are becoming increasingly rare. Luckily, the skilled artisans at Nuvitron came across an unused batch of tubes manufactured in the former Soviet Union over 30 years ago. Using these tubes, they’ve assembled this Art Deco-style vintage Nixie clock. Limited to just 250 pieces, each clock features four Nixie tubes with 10 digits each, capable of showing the time in 12 or 24-hour formats or ambient temperature in Celsius or Fahrenheit. Each Art Deco case, made of woods such as mahogany and maple, is assembled by hand, ensuring each clock is unique. Instead of lacquers or other harsh chemicals, only natural oils are used. Each clock is 7.8″ x 4.5″ x 3.8″ and weighs 2.2 pounds. Get yours today for $299 from Amazon or Etsy before they’re all gone.

  • A Map Of The World’s Submerged Internet Cables

    At first glance, this map may appear to be little more than a dated artifact from a bygone era, but it’s actually an incredibly up-to-date look at the world’s submerged Internet cables. Submarine cables have been used to connect foreign lands for over 150 years, since the first underwater telegraph line was laid in 1850. Despite advances in satellite technology, the speed of these submarine cables can’t be beat and they are still responsible for most of the world’s Internet traffic. As great as this map is, we strongly urge you to check out the interactive version, complete with a detailed look at latency numbers and even some info on the retro style of the map, at TeleGeography.

  • The Legend of Nike’s Air Max Innovation Explained

    1987 was the turning point for Nike. They had a budding superstar under their belt in Michael Jordan and were on the verge on something huge with their latest innovation in running shoe. When Nike designer Tinker Hatfield had the brilliant idea to make their new groundbreaking technology visible, it changed the course of the industry forever. They called the breakthrough Nike Air Max with Visible Air. “The story of visible air didn’t begin with Hatfield’s design. Rather, it started when David Forland, Nike’s Director of Cushioning Innovation, joined the team in 1985. In many respects, Forland is the world’s foremost expert in visible air. He’s been focused on pushing the technology into unexplored new territories for the past 30 years. He’s also the first to admit that the road to Air Max had its share of obstacles. In the ‘80s, Forland constructed encapsulated Air-Sole prototypes by hand. He stumbled upon a critical moment in visible air history when he rotated the bag, placing the seams on the top and bottom instead of on the perimeter. “At that exact moment the light bulb turned on. I built a new prototype right there on the spot.” – David Forland” And thus, the more »

  • Alert John Connor: Liquid Metal Robots Are Becoming A Reality [Video]

    We wish this was just some viral marketing stunt for Terminator Genisys, but it seems pretty legit. Scientists in Tsinghua University in Beijing, China who are obviously intent on ushering in the end of mankind have developed shape-shifting liquid metal. Using mostly gallium, a soft metal that melts at just 85 degrees fahrenheit, along with a touch of indium and tin, the scientists were able to propel the concoction by placing it in sodium hydroxide or even brine and using an aluminum flake for fuel. The liquid metal moves around for about an hour and is able to travel in a straight line or squeeze through a more complex path. The liquid metal seems to alter its shape as it sees fit to travel, just like T1000. The researchers hope this is the first step in creating liquid metal robots that can reshape on the fly. We hope this isn’t the beginning of the end.

  • The 50 Most Eye-Catching Apple Stores On Earth

    At today’s big Apple event in San Francisco, CEO Tim Cook announced that Apple has sold 700 million iPhones to date, a staggering figure that’s perhaps better visualized through the sheer reach of the company’s brick-and-mortar stores. Today, Apple operates 453 stores in 16 countries, 188 of which are outside of the U.S. A quick sample of these locations reveal that the brand’s trademark (literally) glassy, minimalist store design finds a way to fit in—or otherwise impose itself—on very different “streetscapes.” In many cases, the Apple store is just a sleek shop in the mall, sandwiched between a Brookstone and Champs Sports. But in others, it’s outdoors, surrounded by palm trees; a beacon-like freestanding monument; or as seen in Hong Kong, an expansive building hovering over a multilane road. As Apple gets ready to launch its much-buzzed-about Apple Watch (which will mandate new “V.I.P.” sections in its retail locations), cruise through 50 of its most intriguing stores the world. These Apple outposts, culled from this running database of all Apple stores, are presented in order of when they were built, from the more recent to the very first one that opened in McLean, Virginia in May 2001. West Lake—Hangzhou, China — — Nave de more »

  • NikeLab Realeases ACG 2015 Spring Flyknit Trainer Chukka SFB for the Urban Adventurer

    Nike’s resurgence of the ACG line has transitioned to cater to the urban landscape and with their newest spring 2015 collection from NikeLab, they’ll be pushing out their Flyknit Trainer Chukka SFB shoe as the face of the line. The water repellant upper will sport a black outer flyknit weave with a reflective underlay and a white contrasting underlay. The bold ACG signature, which has become the staple of the shoe, boasts a bright orange insignia from the heal to the inner heal. The NikeLab ACG Flyknit Trainer Chukka SFB will be available at NikeLab locations and Nike.com beginning this Thursday, March 12 in limited quantities.

  • This Luxury Yacht Transforms into a Seaside Paradise

    Out-of-the-box yacht designer Lujac Desautel became famous after introducing the world to his infamous LEGO brick-like glass block yacht, ‘GLASS’, and now has created a completely new concept that features steps that fold down straight into the sea from the body of the vessel and a glass façade that slides open completely transforming the inside of the yacht into a floating paradise. The 55m concept named ‘SALT’ includes three dining areas, multiple cabins, an interior garden and of course a cocktail bar. A James Bond torture station can be swapped in for the interior garden upon order inquiry.  

  • Geocitiesizer: Make Any Website Look Like It Was Made By A 90s Teen

    Way back in the 90s, we had so many choices of where to host our Erika Eleniak fan sites. There was Tripod, Angelfire, AOL, and, the Internet king of the late 90s, Geocities. With a few megs of free space and a copy of HTML For Dummies, teens all over the world were able to share their thoughts on yo-yos, X-Files, Josta, and whatever other stupid crap we were into back then. And we did it all with comic sans text, animated GIFs, and annoying MIDI versions of Ace of Base songs playing on an endless loop. Sure they were terrible, but we’d be lying if we said we didn’t miss those sites just a little bit. Thanks to The Geocitiesizer we can relive those days by converting our favorite websites into hideous Geocities masterpieces. You know what? It turns out we don’t miss this at all.

  • 5 Facts You Should Know About the $2.8M Ferrari FXX K Hypercar

    In case you’re unfamiliar, the Ferrari FXX-K is a high performance race car and prototype built by automobile manufacturer Ferrari in Maranello, Italy and designed by architect Flavio Manzoni director of Centro Stile Ferrari, not street legal. You could say they took the restrictor plate off this red dragon. It’s roughly $2.8 Million and ownership lasts 2 years, before you need to re-up. Ferrari hasn’t set a price to re-up… Because they don’t need to.

  • How Tinder Gets Away With Charging People Over 30 Twice as Much

    How Can Tinder Charge Thirtysomethings So Much? Bloomberg Has The Answers Tinder is asking its users for a more committed relationship, but age is a factor. The dating app began charging for premium features on Monday, and as thirtysomethings learned, they’ll have to pony up twice as much as their younger counterparts. Americans under 30 will be charged $9.99 a month to subscribe to Tinder Plus, the new, paid version of the app that offers unlimited “likes”—which once were free—as well as features that let users undo swipes and connect with people in different locations. Members aged 30 and older must pay $19.99 for the same features. In the U.K., the age-based price disparity is even wider. Those under 28 will pay £3.99 ($6) for the service, while anyone older will be charged £14.99 ($23), almost four times the price. Tinder says it spent several months researching different price points around the world before it introduced the service. “Lots of products offer differentiated price tiers by age, like Spotify does for students, for example,” Rosette Pambakian, a spokeswoman for Tinder, wrote in an e-mail. “Tinder is no different; during our testing we’ve learned, not surprisingly, that younger users are just more »

  • Here She Is, The Beautiful and Smart Samsung Galaxy S6

    At first glance it looks like an S5, at second glance a competitor, but one thing’s for sure. The Galaxy S6 is stunning. Samsung’s recent S6 and S6 Edge took a page out of their Galaxy Alpha phone when designing the 6th generation flagship phone, it’s design is clean and simple, feels great and looks even better. As speculated, the S6 Edge is the phone that really sticks out a curved glass screen makes gripping and thumb-navigation much easier on it’s 5.1’’ display similar to the Note Edge, the Quad HD(2560×1440) 577ppi resolution doesn’t hurt either. The S6 has always been known for a wonderful display and guts behind the glass, but for the first time Samsung’s hardware might feel just as valuable. Ditching plastic and faux leather for glass and metal give the phone the substance it’s been lagging. The new glass is called Corning Gorilla Glass 4 and will be available in an array of colors, including White Pearl, Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum, Blue Topaz and Green Emerald, which supposedly change with natural light. While these features are a step in the right direction to acquire a new consumer base, Samsung’s longtime loyal customers might not see eye to eye more »

  • Ferrofluid Makes Lava Lamps Cool Again

    For a brief period in the 90s, easy access to designer drugs and the ubiquity of Spencer Gifts resulted in many of us purchasing lava lamps. After a few hours of watching melted balls of wax float around, the drugs wore off and we regretted ever buying the stupid things. But thanks to ferrofluid, the atomic age novelty may have a new lease on life. Inventor Kyle Haines believes that the strongly magnetized liquids known as ferrofluids can revive the lava lamp in the 21st century in a device he calls The Inspiration. Much like a traditional wax lava lamp, the blobs of ferrofluid in The Inspiration float up and down in response to heat from an incandescent light bulb. The difference comes in the magnetic properties of the ferrofluid. In the presence of neodymium magnets, the ferrofluid reacts and forms spiky shapes that zip around the lamp. Kyle is hoping to finance The Inspiration with a Kickstarter campaign. A pledge of $149 gets you a 450mL lamp with 15mL of ferrofluid inside along with a couple magnets. At that rate, he should have no problem surpassing his $7000 goal. Let’s just hope he can get them into every remaining more »


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