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  • Oakley Seeks to Disrupt Eyewear Industry with Groundbreaking Innovations (36 HQ Photos)

    Recently performance focused brand, Oakley, unveiled a new campaign focusing on breaking down the doors of innovation with their new “Disruptive by Design” campaign focusing on three major game changing product developments for 2014. “We will open our blast doors for the first time, celebrate our legacy and culture of disruption, and set out our blueprint for future innovation.” Said Oakley CEO and Chief Mad Scientist Colin Baden. “We now have our sights set on three key innovation pillars: Enhanced Vision, Digital Eyewear and Customization. This is the beginning of a new era of brave design and disruptive technologies from Oakley.” The details of which ended there. The “Disruptive by Design” event was more of a homage to past innovations than outlook into the future for the brand, but like all progressive visionaries, the Oakley brand is keeping it’s secrets close to the chest. The event was filled with Oakley Athletes past and present with the likes of Bubba Watson, Shaun White and Lindsay Vaughn walking the carpet. Road race cyclist legend, Greg LeMond and motocross hall of famer Johnny O’Mara were also on hand to pay their respects. Global advertising is scheduled for March 2014 and is said to more »

  • Northern Lights Make Rare Appearance In British Skies [25 Photos]

    Thursday night, folks in Britain were treated to a rare appearance by the Northern Lights in their skies. The Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis, is a brilliant light display in the sky caused by collisions between electrically charged particles from the sun and the Earth’s atmosphere. The phenomenon is usually only visible in Arctic regions, but strong solar winds caused them to be seen further south than usual. I suppose after all the flooding, Britain deserves a little treat from Mother Nature. 

  • A New Era in Skateboarding: Nike SB x Jordan I

    The Joran brand has always been synonymous street culture. So it’s only fitting that when multimedia artist Craig Stecyk was sanctioned to design the first sneaker of a new era. A tribal signature on the back heel paying homage to his Northwest Passage gallery. The inscription notes “AJ One SB” in the same typeface Stecyk used in a leading 1982 skateboarding magazine in 1982. The original shoe, made for basketball offers perfect support for the skate community, which is why the retro 1’s resonate so well with skaters. The supportive ankle height and Nike Air cushioning of the Air Jordan I, the very things applied to help Jordan hit terra firma with immunity, were perfect for vert’s needs. Decades in the making, the Nike SB x Air Jordan I designed by Craig Stecyk will be available in limited quantities at select Nike SB and Jordan retailers and nike.com beginning March 15.

  • A New App To Help You Fight Parking Tickets

    Nothing ruins the memory of a good night out like waking up to find a sheet of paper slapped under your windshield wiper. First you’re outraged and ready to take on the man and then – in the words of Tyler Durden – you accept your fate. The bottom line is it’s a hassle to fight it and not worth your time, but with Fixed, it couldn’t be easier. Simply upload a picture of your parking ticket and the Fixed team will do the rest. You don’t pay to contest your ticket, and if you win they charge you just 25% of the fine (listen, it’s not like you were going to fight it anyway).

  • The Not So Distant Future of Cars Will Be More about Luxury and Turtlenecks than Driving

    Swiss automotive innovation company Rinspeed is about to release final specs and showings for it’s Tesla based “XchangE” a fully autonomous car that is well within reason to be mass produced in a decade’s time. The XchangE has developed, with the help a prostetic engineering firm, a joint that enables the seats to swivel and recline their way into 20 different positions without compromising safety integrity. Another interesting feature is the steering wheel, a ultra cool microsuede wheel, with gear shifters to toggle right on the wheel. The computer detects when you are and aren’t using the wheel so it can move to the center console, freeing up your legroom, because luxury. Also turtlenecks are required everywhere in the future.

  • Ride A Real Life “Tron” Bike, The Lotus C-01 [8 HQ Photos]

    Originally announced last year, Lotus recently revealed that the C-01 hyperbike is ready for production. Designed by Daniel Simon, the man behind the Bugatti Veyron, the C-01 is 400 pounds of sleek carbon fiber, aerotech steel, and titanium. The unique bike is built to be light and strong, having more in common with a formula 1 car than with most other bikes. Only 100 units will be produced, but that should be plenty for the few people who can actually afford it. The C-01 will retail for a hefty $137,450 plus taxes, which, for the same amount, could get you 4 Ducati 1199 Panigale R superbikes. Or a small house is many places.

  • 14 Facts We Know About The New Samsung Galaxy S5

    On Monday Sansung announced the newest addition to their wildly popular Galaxy line. The new Samsung Galaxy S5 is being called the “greatest smartphone ever made” by many people in the industry so here is everything you need to know about the new device.

  • Aston Martin V8 Vantage N430

    The newest in the wide range of limited edition cars Aston Martin is releasing as of late. Maybe a little too flashy for 007, but the elegant warning yellow accents really compliment this supercar. The 4.7L V8 pumps out 430 hp and tops out at 190 with a 0-60 time of just 4.6 seconds. Go big or go home; Other options include a carbon fiber and Kevlar seats, ten-spoke alloy wheels, your choice of six-speed manual or seven-speed Sportshift gearboxes, a throaty exhaust, an optional Bang & Olufsen audio system.

  • Google Unveils Project Tango Smartphone To 3D Map Your World [Video]

    Our eventual tech overlords at Google have unveiled the next step in their plan to bring about the singularity. Named Project Tango, Google revealed their new smartphone technology capable of 3D mapping your surroundings in real time. With Tango, directions from Google maps will no longer stop once you reach the building of your destination. You’ll be able to find your way through labyrinthian corridors in even the biggest, most confusing complexes. The tech will also aid the visually impaired when they find themselves in unfamiliar surroundings. There are also gaming opportunities, as Tango would add more realism to augmented reality games. Now put on your tinfoil hat and consider that this will also give Google a real time, 3D map of where you are at all times. When they become Skynet and send out Terminators, there will be nowhere safe to hide. Unless you don’t have your phone on you every second of the day. But then how will you see if your friends liked the filters on the picture of your eggplant parm sandwich that you Instagrammed earlier?

  • What Was Lost is Now Found: The Nokia Treasure Tag

    Nokia’s recent merger with Microsoft Windows Phone was about the last thing keeping the brand relevant in the states, which is surprising considering the beautiful quality of photos and clean operating system, but lately they’re blowing the lid off of innovation, specifically with a new app called Treasure Tag. The Treasure Tag uses your phone’s Bluetooth/NFC radius to locate an item, and once it strays from that range, it will keep track of the last place it was seen on radar before it went out of range. If only there was an app I could embed in my brain to find my phone to then find my keys to so I can let my child out of the car.

  • 1950s Concept Cars Were Amazing [20 Photos]

    The 1950s America was an exciting time. With the rest of the world in ruins after World War II, the US economy experienced unprecedented growth. As the population gained more wealth, people needed to blow money on something to drive on the new interstate highway system being built. Car companies enticed folks with these awesome concept cars loaded with bubble domes and front ends reminiscent of those torpedo bras that were so popular back then. Which one would you want to drive?

  • 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

 
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