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  • Scientists Develop An App That Can Give You Super Human Eyesight

    Can you really improve your vision with an app? According to neuroscientist Aaron Seitz, UltimEyes, the app he developed, will do just that. 20/7.5 vision Through a program of exercises that focus training on the visual cortex, the part of the brain that controls vision, UltimEyes claims that users can read two more lines on the standard eye chart than they could before beginning the system. Obviously, the app will do nothing to help those with poor eyesight caused by physical problems, but through neuroplasticity, those who see already have good eyesight may see improvement. The system involves 4 25-minute sessions a week for 8 weeks, which should then result in better night vision, expanded peripheral vision, and sharper vision. UltimEyes is currently available for the iPad for $5.99. For more info on how it works and to get your copy, check out UltimEyes.

  • RSVLTS Has A Zero-G Photoshoot Of Our Own..Sort Of [5 HQ Photos]

    Zero Gravity photo shoots are all the rage right now. We get it. Yesterday, Kate Upton dazzled all of us floating about in her gold bikini answering the question that has crossed every man’s mind when the thought of ‘women’ and ‘space’ were used in the same sentence. Thanks for clearing that up Kate and check out the finished product in this year’s Sports Illustrated’s 2014 Swimsuit issue and we’ve got 32 GIFS that’ll bring you up to speed. Because of the viral success of that shoot, we decided to have our own zero gravity shoot with with our amigos from the Elvis Duran Morning Show, Anthony Halwagy (@WorstAssistant), Carla Marie (@TheCarlaMarie) and Josh Kolodny (@CoasterBoyJosh).

  • US Navy To Deploy First Laser Weapon

    We may not have hoverboards or flying cars, but thanks to the US Navy, it’s safe to say the future we all envisioned as children has arrived. Later this year, the first ship equipped with a laser will be deployed. I’m not talking some boring science class laser to beam Morse code or blind helicopter pilots, I’m talking about G.I. Joe pew pew laser weapons. The USS Ponce in the Persian Gulf will be equipped with the laser, which only requires one sailor to operate, and can burn through a target or fry electronics with a beam that is invisible to the naked eye. Each 30 kilowatt shot will only cost the Navy a few dollars, too. For comparison, each interceptor missile aboard a warship costs $1 million a piece. And this is just the beginning. Zumwalt, the Navy’s new destroyer currently under construction, will have the power to fire a rail gun that can shoot a projectile 6 or 7 times the speed of sound. I wouldn’t want to be America’s enemy.

  • Nike Air Tailwind ’78 Pack

    Nike Tailwind has gone through a wild array of facelifts over the years. One of the most memorable being the 4th generation sneaker that still live on in rereleases today. Titolo and Nike are collabing for a release of a Tailwind from days yonder. From a simpler time when sneakers looked a bit more reserved. The ’78 Tailwind pack comes in a very toned down grey/black and black/silver colorway and set to drop next month at Titolo

  • Back To The Future iPad Case

    The Grays Sports Almanac. The very book that would alter the course of history as we know it. The very book old Biff gave to young Biff in 1955 which he eventually used to become a crooked millionaire. And now it can be yours. Well sort of, the Complete Sports Statistics 1950-2000 almanac is actually an iPad case, but then isn’t an iPad it’s own sports almanac in a sense. ‘Oh LàLà’ cover not included! Make your own you mucky pups. The Grays Sports Almanac iPad Case $33.49

  • Indonesian Volcanic Eruption As Seen From Space

    On Friday, Mount Kelud, a volcano on Indonesia’s most populated island, Java, erupted and we shared photographs of the destruction as 100,000 people were evacuated. The ash was propelled out of the volcano more than 13 miles high. 4 deaths have now been confirmed and 56,000 people remain displaced. The eruption could be heard 125 miles away and was captured from space in these satellite photos from NASA.

  • All Other Smokers are Inferior to This Yoder Smokers Kingman Competition Cart

    The Yoder Smokers Kingman Competition Cart should be all you’re thinking about right now. With a brutal winter sinking it’s teeth into 2/3 of the U.S. the only thing you should have on your mind right now is the thought of a summer BBQ with a cold beer and meat smoked to perfection. With Yoder’s cook-approved Heat Management System, slide out 2nd shelf, square firebox, 304 Stainless Steel front shelf, small footprint, large pneumatic tires and a robust 2-position handle for easy positioning (Enter Tim “the Toolman” Grunt here) all your winter worries will fall by the way side. This behemoth beast of wood burning steel will guarantee you the blue ribbon of backyard BBQs in the summer of 2014. The Yoder Smokers Kingman Competition Cart

  • Pizza That Lasts For Years, Because Science and America

    If there’s one complaint about pizza, it’s that…um…uh…are there any complaints about pizza? Well if you’re a soldier, you’re pizza problem is probably that you can’t just can’t get any. Lucky for them (and all of us, really), scientists at  the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center in Natick, Massachusetts have developed a pizza MRE, or meal ready to eat, that can last for up to 3 years without any refrigeration or freezing. Although one of the most requested items, pizza has long thwarted science’s attempts at preserving it due to the moisture in the sauce and cheese seeping into the crust over time, resulting in the most unpopular of pizza toppings, mold and bacteria. But by adding ingredients called humectants that bind to water and by altering the acidity of the sauce and cheese to ward off any nastiness, science has finally come out on top. Soon enough, soldiers (and lazy folks) will be able to tear open a pizza MRE and get a mouth full of America…and 3 year old pepperoni. Source: AP

  • adidas Kareem “The Blueprint” Abdul-Jabbar

    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is looked at as the blueprint for the contemporary basketball player, tall, agile with some serious finesse. His accolades speak for themselves and shall forever be known as one of the greatest of all time. adidas release the “Blueprint” today with Abdul-Jabbar there to meet and greet a select few fans in New Orleans. “The Blueprint” Jabbar Hi is crafted out of actual Tyvek® blueprint paper which includes white contrast stitching, laces, and printed graphics. Each player interviewed is printed on the right footbed, each response is printed on the left footbed. Available at adidas Originals retail stores and adidas.com, $100.

  • VW Beetle Travels The World 3 Times And Is Still On The Road [Video]

    “Once More. The Story Of VIN 903847,” may be a half hour commercial for Volkswagen, but it’s also a powerful documentary featuring the iconic Beetle. The video, from VW Canada, chronicles the history of a 1955 Beetle whose original owner drove it around the world three times. The car, now on its third owner, is still on the road and used for adventurous voyages. Volkswagen has also set up an interactive version of the movie at Once More.

  • Platform 46: The Biggest Tablet You’ll Ever Need [Video]

    Last year the Ideum and 3M teamed up to build the Platform 46, a coffee table with a 46-inch touch display. Utilizing 3M’s 46-inch multitouch display that is impervious to light interference and Ideum’s top of the line touchscreen table build, Platform 46 only had one problem: it ran Windows 8. Widows 8 is a fast, stable operating system, but it’s a giant change from previous Windows builds, scaring away many users. Now Ideum and 3M have announced Android support for the Platform 46, enticing users familiar with the hugely popular smartphone OS. Platform 46 is available from Ideum, starting at $6950.

  • Presenting The Dash: The Most Versatile Wireless Earphones

    Wireless earphones are nothing special these days, so for their Kickstarter campaign, Munich-based Bragi made sure The Dash was something special. The two wireless earphones that make up the Dash are more than meets the eye. The earphones are their own MP3 music player with 4 gigs of space, Bluetooth 4.0 headset, accelerometer to measure your distance and speed, and fitness monitor to measure your body temperature, heart rate, and oxygen levels. All this functionality must mean a crazy price, right? Hell no! Early investors to the campaign can get an especially incredible deal. The units at the $179 level have all been taken, but there are still some for $199. With a suggested retail of $299, you better get in now before it’s too late. Check out the Dash on Kickstarter for more details.

  • The Chrome Reflective Camo 2nd Barrage Cargo bag

    The CHROME Reflective Camo 2nd Barrage Cargo bag is the ultimate do-everything bag for the commuter, day-hiker or student. Not only is the bag a great take on camo, but reflective and waterproof as well. The core of this pack is made with a Swedish M90 geomtric camo with a rain camo pattern that has a special glass-bead print, which reflects light from a distance up to 100 feet. The design of the pack is low-profile and offers large compression straps for load stabilization, that make for a clear over the shoulder view when needed on a bike. The main hull extends from 22L to 34L and features an expandable cargo net with compression straps for securing cargo in a variety of shapes and size. Chrome Reflective Camo 2nd Barrage Cargo bag $200.00

  • The First HQ Photo Of The Earth Taken From The Mars Curiosity Rover

    This view of the twilight sky and Martian horizon taken by NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover includes Earth as the brightest point of light in the night sky. Earth is a little left of center in the image, and our moon is just below Earth. Someday, when the first humans walk on Mars — after they’ve taken a commemorative “one small step for man” selfie, of course — they will turn their iPhone 27′s back towards Earth and snap a photo of their home planet that might look something like the image above. Taken on January 31st, this is the first photo of Earth captured by the Mars Rover Curiosity from the Red Planet’s surface. It was shot 80 minutes after sunset, and if you look very closely (or scroll down to the zoomed in version) you can see two tiny specs that are Earth and the moon. Actually, if you yourself were standing on Mars, NASA explains that “a human observer with normal vision… could easily see Earth and the moon as two distinct, bright ‘evening stars.’” The image was captured by the left eye camera of Curiosity’s Mast Camera (or Mastcam), and at the time it was taken, Earth more »

  • The 2014 Google Tracker—Everything We Know Google Is Working On This Year [Link]

    Yesterday we shared a video that showed you just how big Google is through all of their acquisitions through the years. With Google’s recent purchase of AI firms like DeepMind Technologies and robotics firm Boston Dynamics, you just know there are big things in the works. From health research to artificial intelligence to automobile automatons to Android developments, Google has a lot in store for 2014. With the Google tracker, you’ll get all the info you need on this year’s innovations and inventions from our Google overlords.

  • NASA Bets On Private Companies To Exploit Moon’s Resources [Link]

    With an ever disappearing federal budget when it comes to science and exploration, what is NASA supposed to do? How about partner with private firms to mine moon rocks? The President may have said that we as a country won’t return to the moon, but that can’t stop private sector money to finance lunar missions to get whatever is hiding up there. I’m guessing cheese. Lots and lots of delicious moon cheese.

  • 8 Wheeled Cadillac Eldorado With Hot Tub and Barbecue Up For Auction

    Have you always wanted a 1977 Cadillac Eldorado but the vehicle’s lack of hot tub and barbecue kept you from every taking the plunge? Well you’re not going to believe this, but I’ve found the Caddy for you. Originally built for promotional purposes, this stretched 77 Eldorado features front and rear tandem axles with 4 wheel steering. But who cares about that mechanical stuff, right? There’s also a hot tub, barbecue, strobe lighting, TV, CCTV camera, reverse sensors and much more. Put in your bid today at Shannon’s then come give us a ride for tipping you off.

  • Just How Big is Google? Huge. Google is Huge. [Video]

    With Google acquiring more and more tech companies, their presence is becoming ever more ubiquitous. With their current forays into artificial intelligence and robotics, are we getting closer to a Terminator-esque Skynet situation? Probably not. But this video presents the facts about Google’s many business acquisitions and the reasons behind them without falling into David Icke “lizard people” territory. There may be many questions as to the tech giant’s ultimate goal, but one thing is for certain: Google is huge.

  • Be Prepared For Anything With The Survival Slingshot

    Slingshots aren’t just for young scamps with mussed hair to keep in the back pockets of their overalls. Not true outdoorsman is complete without one of these survival slingshots. It is configured for archery with a mounted whisker biscuit (get your mind out of the gutter, you dirty devil) to increase accuracy with arrows. The 25 pound pull band is perfectly suited for regular arrows. Need to do your slingshotting (that can’t possibly be correct) at night? Not a problem thanks to the one inch diameter flashlight mounted to the side. What are you waiting for? Get your Survival Slingshot today for $140 and you’ll wonder how you ever survived without it.

  • Photo of the Day: Spectacular Fresh Impact Crater On Mars

    A dramatic, fresh impact crater dominates this image taken by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on Nov. 19, 2013. Researchers used HiRISE to examine this site because the orbiter’s Context Camera had revealed a change in appearance here between observations in July 2010 and May 2012, bracketing the formation of the crater between those observations.

  • Slow Watches Tell 24 Hours of Time Using 1 Hand (Watch Wednesdays)

    The concept of the Slow Watch might be a little unsettling at first if your one of the few who depend on a turn of your wrist for the most precise time (air traffic controller, NAVY Seal or human DVR), but if your cell phone tells accurate time and you want something a little more unique give it a shot. What might require a bit of adjusting might just give you a completely different outlook on the concept of time. A full 24 hours of display on a watch has never been done before and while the single hand might give off the theory of a simple mechanism under the hood, it’s actually quite complex. The watch has a Swiss Made Ronda Caliber 505.24H GMT movement that originally has 4 hands plus the date, but SW only uses the one hand that shows the 24 hour time in order to create a true slow watch that is reduced to only one necessary component. A unique differentiator for the watch lover. Slow Watches $250-290

  • Take To The Sea In The World’s Fastest Yacht [14 Photos]

    Tax time is here and if you need something to spend your fat tax refund check on, why not buy a boat? Well, JP Moneybags, I hope you have a hell of a bean counter on your payroll, because you are going to need a sizable refund to afford the Wally 118, the world’s fastest yacht. The 118 features 3 gas turbine engines producing 17,000 horsepower, propelling the yacht to more than 60 knots. Bring some friends along, because their are accommodations for 6 guests and 6 crew members. Also, be aware you won’t be keeping this in your garage to take out on the weekend. The Wally 118 is 118 feet long (huh, that makes sense) and weighs 95 tons. And the price? If you have to ask, you can’t afford it, ya bum.

  • Share Your Instagram Masterpieces With Projecteo

    You spend so much taking pictures of every single meal you eat and picking just the right filter to make the food look particularly unappetizing but you still don’t get any love on Instagram. What’s the deal? It can’t possibly be that nobody pays any attention to you or your sad, unphotogenic life. Now you can force people to look at your favorite Instagram shots with the Projecteo miniature projector. Choose 9 of your best images and Projecteo will develop them onto a tiny 35mm slide which can then be inserted into the mini Projecteo projector so you can share your pictures anytime with anybody you can convince to hang around with you. For the full effect, don’t forget to shout your hashtags at your unfortunate captive. Available now from Projecteo, $35 for the projector and $9 per slide.

  • adidas 2014 adizero Primeknit 2.0

    The adizero Primeknit 2.0 is back with a fantastic colorway of of grey/white and navy/charcoal using their “digital burst” pattern in a linear blend across the body of the shoe. The shoe is meant to hug your foot like a sock giving it a snug feel perfect for a spring running season. Look for the Primeknit at select adidas retailers.

  • Past Meets Present: Nike Uniforms Bring Winning Traditions to the Court

    This February Nike will debut some retro style uniforms paying homage to winning traditions from schools past. The college basketball teams that will debut the Hyper Elite Dominance uniforms include Michigan State University, Ohio State University, Duke University, University of Kentucky, Syracuse University, University of Oregon and University of North Carolina. All seven uniforms honor each school’s winning tradition with special logos, scripts and colors mined from each program’s past.

  • Style Watch: The Big Game

    Gearing up for the big game this weekend and want to show your allegiance to a certain team? We’ve got you covered. Whether you’re the 12th man in Seattle or at the Meadowlands for Peyton-Palooza here’s all the gear you’ll need to support your team while staying warm.

  • First Porsche Car Goes On Display [6 Photos]

    Ferdinand Porsche’s historic brand released its first car, the Porsche 356, in 1948, but the first car he designed was the Egger-Lohner electric vehicle C.2 Phaeton model, or the P1, in 1898. The historic car was recently uncovered in an Austrian garage where it has sat untouched since 1902. To mark the fifth anniversary of the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen, Germany, the car will go on display next month. The P1 could reach speeds of up to 21mph and had a range of up to 49 miles on a single charge. The battery weighed 1,103 pounds and the charge lasted 3-5 hours. We’ve come a long way, baby. Only 4 were built, so if you can’t make it to the Porsche Museum anytime soon, these pictures will have to suffice.

  • Van Cleef & Arpels Midnight Planétarium Watch [Video]

    Get ready to see the most beautiful watch you’ve ever set your eyes on. The Midnight Planetarium from Van Cleef & Arpels features six of the planets orbiting the sun in real time. Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn are represented by precious stones around a rose gold sun. The case is also 18kt rose gold and the strap is made from alligator leather. This is probably the closest you’ll ever get to seeing the watch, since many Van Cleef & Arpels sell for well over $20,000, so enjoy the video.

  • Remembering The Apollo 1 Tragedy [10 Photos]

    NASA planned on launching the Apollo 1, the first manned mission of the Apollo manned lunar landing program, on February 21, 1967. That day would never come, however, when a cabin fire during a launch test at Florida’s Cape Canaveral Launch Station killed all three crew members and destroyed the command module on January 27, 1967. Command Pilot Virgil I. “Gus” Grissom, Senior Pilot Edward H. White II, and Pilot Roger B. Chaffee lost their lives that day, but their deaths were not in vain. A 20 month suspension of Apollo flights followed in order to correct lthal dsign and construction flaws. Less than three years later, the program became the greatest success of the century when Apollo 11 successfully landed on the moon on July 21, 1969. These historical photos from NASA show the heroic crew preparing for the flight and the charred command module after the tragedy.

  • This Headset of the Future Reached it’s $250k Goal in 4 Hours

    The Avegant Glyph is a unique set of headphones that will revolutionize the game. In it’s first four hours on Kickstarter the Avegant raised $250,000, in it’s first day, a half of million. The beauty of this beast is in it’s “Glyph”, the headphone arch that uses a flip-down form factor to create a visual display inside it creating super sharp imagery and premium noise-cancelling audio, we created a device that is a revolution in personal display technology. The Glyph uses a simple HDMI input to display anything in your content library, from the movies that you already own to streamed Netflix over your iPhone to the desktop environment in your Mac or PC. The Glyph is also great for gaming, whether in playing Call of Duty Ghosts on your Playstation or Real Racing on your mobile phone. And with an integrated 9 Degree of Freedom head-tracker, a whole world of interactive gaming, Point of View (PoV) imaging and interactive storytelling is within our reach. Read more about this amazing product on their Kickstarter page

  • Ken Block’s New Winter Ride is Better Than Your Winter Ride

    Professional rally driver, Ken Block has unveiled this new ride for his winter… Well for ‘winter’ I guess. Block took an (already bad-ass) standard Ford F150 SVT Raptor and partnered up with Hoonigan Racing Division to created a mammoth truck that replaced it’s wheels with Mattracks to create the Ford F150 RaptorTrax. The truck also comes with a Whipple supercharger, a full roll cage in case the beast takes a wrong turn in the snow, a snowboard rack in the trucks bed, a roof-mounted basket, and a rear-mounted winch. The RaptorTrax will make it’s debut at the Winter X Games in Aspen this year.

  • The Oakley Heritage Collection

    Oakley recently released a retro-tastic line of sunglasses from their heritage collection. The three frames weren’t simply released because their the coolest retro shades we’ve ever seen, but because it’s a symbolic year for the brand that innovated the active sunglasses. The OG of sports focused sunglasses made their first appearance at the Tour de France When LeMond earned 2nd Overall in 1985 (and 1st in the Combination classification) with the Oakley Eyeshades, a revolutionary step in active focused eyewear that paved the way for the rest of the world. This year Oakley is producing a limited line of the three models that changed the game forever in three retro style colorways. Eyeshades Featuring “2014” inside the frame, this edition of our world-first performance eyewear is engineered with improved nose pad construction. It comes with two sets of earstems (curved and straight) plus a guitar pick that is meant to serve as a tool for swapping out the stems. Customers also get a collectors pin and sticker. Razor Blades Oakley Razor Blades continued the revolution that Eyeshades began. The Heritage Collection has Razor Blades in multiple lens/frame color combinations, and each collectible comes with both straight and “trigger” shaped earstems more »

  • Drink Like A Cowboy From These Copper Shot Glasses

    The purveyors of hancrafted, made in the USA, unique items at Jacob Bromwell have a set of copper shot glasses available that are sure to make you feel like a cowboy drinking whiskey in an Old West saloon. Each shot glass is handmade and 100% copper (an increasingly precious commodity). They hold 1.5 ounces of your favorite spirit (or sarsaparilla, for you teetotalers) and will never rust. You can keep them polished if you’d like, but if left untreated, they’ll develop a cool patina effect. A set of 4 will set you back $149, but you are paying for excellent American craftsmanship and they are backed by a lifetime guarantee. Available now from Jacob Bromwell.

 
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