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  • The Four Seasons Hotel Now Has A Private Jet To Extend Their Luxurious Experience

      The Four Seasons hotels have really taken it up a notch with a new private luxury jet. Each trip personalized with their own itineraries and luxurious accommodations for every passenger. The luxury five-star hotel company is making an extension of their luxurious service with air travel by giving a Boeing 757 plane a complete overhaul for private use. “From the Serengeti to Thailand and everywhere in between, Four Seasons has carefully crafted an unbeatable experience that melds world-class destinations, exciting activities, and luxurious amenities and service to create an unparalleled vacation experience. Explore the world in ways you never thought imaginable with the expertise of the travel professionals from Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.”

  • BMW’s Vision of the Future Looks Promising

    BMW recently released specs from it’s newest concept, the Vision Future Luxury, a beautiful futuristic car they’ll be taking technology and engineering from in their near future models. Using what they’re calling ‘subtractive modeling’, the German car manufacturer focused solely on a minimalistic approach to luxury, simply meaning the car is made of layers, first carbon fiber, then “user interface components,” (gauges, lights and panels, then the aluminum framing. After that the true luxury trimming is added on with handcrafted wood and leather accents. The idea was to ‘subtract’ any unnecessary luxury to the car, while keeping up with the standard of the word. Once the layers are put in, then BMW really got into the good stuff. Precise laser headlights, LED rear lights, a back seat tablet for passengers in the center console and a 3D control panel giving some serious depth to dashboard gauges.

  • The 45 Most Popular Women On Instagram of 2014

    Back in January we published a story called The 50 Most Popular People on Instagram of 2014 and in the months since it has gone mega viral all over the web. To narrow things down a bit we’ll focus on the women of Instagram. As you’ll see from the list the Jenner/Kardashian family has a dominance over Instagram that is nearly unmatchable.

  • 4 Reasons Why You Won’t Be Using Google Glass

    Wearable tech; it’s fast becoming an industry in its own right. So it’s to be expected that there’s been a fair amount of chatter about the launch of Google Glass. But is the buzz really justified? If you’re not turned on by all the geeky talk about specs and functions, is there room for Google Glass in your life? Having played with it, I’m looking past the technology to give you a summary of what Google Glass gives you on a more practical level.

  • 25 Years Of The Reebok Pump In 25 Photos

    Can you believe it has been 25 years since Reebok Pumps were first released? If you had parents who loved you, you were probably fortunate enough to own a pair. My parents hated me so I had a pair of Spalding Typhoons. I blame my short basketball career, 1994-1994, on the fact that I didn’t have real Pumps. Anyway, here are 25 classic pics of Pumps to celebrate their 25th birthday. They enabled Dee Brown to win the dunk contest. They helped Ripley kill Aliens. They are even rad enough to almost take attention away from Gheorghe Mureșan’s eyebrows. Almost.

  • TOPO Designs Trail Pack

    Everything Topo puts out takes extreme detail in a minimalistic design. The Trail Pack looks like a classic design, but it’s lightweight build and modern accents makes it the ideal pack for the new age hiker or commuter. The pack features a 500d Cordura® body, lightweight backpack straps made from heavy duty seatbelt webbing, a sleek, adjustable aluminum hook that keeps the hood secured, a cinch top closure, inner padded laptop sleeve and paracord accessory loops. TOPO Designs Trail Pack  $98

  • This Astronaut’s Twitter Puts Us All To Shame

    What’s that? You just had one of those Taco Bell breakfast tacos and though you weren’t that impressed you still felt the need to share it with everyone along with multiple pictures? That’s cool, I guess. Astronaut Rick Mastracchio tweeted pictures from his spacewalk, but I’m really glad you found time to retweet a funny picture from George Takei that everyone saw on Reddit the day before. Seriously though, Rick Mastracchio is aboard the International Space Station and his incredible tweets give us terrestrial folks a glimpse of life in Low Earth Orbit. Follow him @AstroRM and feel bad about posting pics of yourself wearing a trucker hat 10 years ago for #tbt.

  • Helgray Watches (Watch Wednesday)

    Helgray watches are one of the newest watch brands who just get it. Each one of their watches are simple yet distinguishable enough to want to collect all four models they offer. Each watch features  modern Swiss Movement from Ronda and a basic military style design in a 42mm case of 316L stainless steel. The Field Officer, The California, the GMT and The Skyfighter are each a perfect blend of classic meets modern in their own right. Helgray Watches    

  • Transform Your Old Stereo Into A WiFi System For Just $49 With Rocki

    Remember when those little cassette tapes with the wire that plugged into a portable CD player made it so that you didn’t have to update your car’s stereo system in the 90s? Well the Rocki Play cheaply and easily converts your car stereo, or any speakers with a 3.5mm or RCA port, into a WiFi system. Originally launched as a Kickstarter project that raised over $200,000, the Rocki Play is now available for just $49 and comes with 7 different colored skins so you can choose one that best matches your decor. How does it work? Just plug the device into the audio jack of your stereo and set it up using the Rocki app on your android phone. An iOS version is also in the works, but for now Apple users can use the Rocki via AirPlay. Order yours today at Rocki.

  • Amphicruiser

    Finally the car/boat of your dreams is a reality. The Amphicruiser is a Dutch off-roader brought to you by Amfibious Transport, a company that specializes in creating the prefect vehicle for the land-sea transition. The cruiser is built from around a Toyota Land Cruiser body and engine with an onboard water jet with capabilities of cruising at 8MPH. Amphicruiser $180,000-250,000  

  • Audi TT Offroad Concept Gets 124 MPG [7 Photos]

    At the Shanghai Auto Show, Audi showed off its newest concept vehicle just to toy with us. The TT Offroad is a compact SUV with a hybrid drivetrain. Its 12 kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery has an all-electric range of 31 miles, but its inductive charging system allows it to be charged by parking on an inductive mat—no wire necessary. The TT Offroad can reach 60 miles an hour in 5.2 seconds and in the all-electric EV mode, can reach about 80 mph. The two motors mean that in Hybrid mode, the front motor is often used to charge the battery, much like the Chevy Volt. Best of all, the concept features a 1:8 scale radio controlled version stashed in the trunk. Unfortunately, the TT Offroad is just a concept car and Audi estimates at least 2 years until a similar production car exists. That is, if they even decide to go in that direction.

  • Travel Through Time With Google Maps

    Have you ever wished you were like Sherman and could travel through time with a WABAC machine? A new feature in Google Maps for desktop allows you to see street views from different moments in time and you don’t even need a smug, talking dog like Mr. Peabody picking on you the whole time. Using images from as far back as 2007, you can now use Google Maps to view the construction of epic edifices, such as New York City’s One World Trade Center, or the destructive forces of nature, such as Christchurch, New Zealand after the 2011 earthquake. You can even use it just to get an idea of seasonal weather when planning a vacation. If nothing else, it’s another way to spend hours looking at Google Maps and dreaming of the world outside your dismal cubicle. You know what a 2007 Street View of your office would like? The exact same, except you would look a tad more fit. Head over to Google Maps for more info then start planning your escape.

  • The Sensory Overload Of Times Square Captured In GIF Form [17 GIFs]

    What do you do when you find yourself wandering around Times Square in the early morning hours of Easter Sunday? In the good old days, you could stumble into an adult movie theater, get a box of Jujubes (they last long!), and sit back and enjoy the show. Alas, those days of wine and roses are long gone. Now Times Square is nothing but 24 hours of nonstop advertising, with gigantic video screens promoting Guy Fieri and flashing signs pointing the way to Guy Fieri’s restaurant. With nary a peep show in sight, I had to make my own fun when I found myself in New York’s sense-shattering wonderland at 5 AM. Luckily I was armed with a Samsung Galaxy S5. I had tried taking animated photos before but the results were usually less than stellar, with parts of my subject stationary while other random bits flailed around like a whirling dervish. However, the usually annoying flashing lights of all the signs and video screens made a much better subject. These GIFs have been optimized for the web, but know that the quality of the original files is even more incredible. But due to the S5’s awesome camera, the file more »

  • Far-Out Space Colony Concept Art From the 1970s

    Back in the 1970s, when our government actually encouraged innovation and gave money to scientific endeavors, NASA conducted three space colony summer studies at NASA Ames. These artistic renderings were the result, illustrating toroidal colonies and Bernal spheres containing populations of 10,000 and cylindrical colonies housing over 1 million. It’s easy to dismiss these works as fantastic notions of science fiction, but ideas need to start somewhere. And it’s a refreshing reminder that our government is capable of inspiring such innovation, or at least was capable not too long ago. Learn more about space settlements at NASA.

  • Samsung Galaxy S5

    Samsung is determined to make a cannonball splash this time around with the release of their Galaxy S5. The Korean based company, who’s primary focus is on “The Next Big Thing” may have just found it. Their newest edition to the Galaxy S line is a 5.1-inch, 1080p AMOLED display which is vivid to say the least. However it’s also thin and light, weighing in at 5.1 ounces and 8.1 millimeters deep. The back is made of a easy grip perforated faux leather that makes handling the phone with one hand a little easier for someone without Andre the Giant size hands. The key distinguishing features, however, come in the form of an updated 16-megapixel rear-facing camera with a much faster auto focus thanks to a second sensor. The camera options are out of this world. A new great feature offered in the bevy of camera options is the “virtual tour” option that essentially puts a Google Street View type journey at the tip of your fingers. Another never before seen option is the HDR realtime photo option which let’s you see a preview of HDR quality photos before you actually take it, selective photo is another option that will have Instagrammers going more »

  • VIZIO’s E-Series 60” Has The Best Bang For Your Buck On The Market

    If you’ve done any online browsing for a new TV recently you’ll see that SmartTVs are all the rage with capabilities to connect to your WiFi, allowing easy access to a plethora of content across platforms like Netflix, HBO Go, Hulu, YouTube and more. If your current TV doesn’t allow you to enjoy the spoils of the latest entertainment technology then it’s time for an upgrade. At only $899.00 the VIZIO E-Series 60” delivers brilliant picture quality while allowing you to instantly enjoy the latest hit movies, TV shows, music and even more premium apps straight from the Internet to your TV. Stop by your local Best Buy for a walk through, we guarantee there is not another 50″+ Smart TV in this class that can compare. VIZIO was so confident  their product was superior that their allowed us to use a E-Series 60” for our Final Four viewing party at the new office. We paired it with a VIZIO 54” 3.0 Home Theater Sound Bar and the visuals and audio from the big games filled the room with ease. All in all, if you’re looking for a crisp 60″ inch Smart TV you could spend $1,700+ or opt for the $899.00 VIZIO more »

  • 20 Beautiful Grills of the 2014 New York Auto Show

    There’s something about seeing an aggressive front-end in your rear-view mirror that just gets your pulse going. Cool Material walked the floor at this year’s New York International Auto Show to snap some of the grills that caught our attention. Here are a few of our favorites and you can see the rest by checking out their story “Grills of the 2014 New York Auto Show.” See all 20 photos over at Cool Material >>

  • Facebook to Notify Users When Friends are Nearby

    In a move that will fire up provacy watchdogs across America Facebook announced that users will soon be able to receive notices on their mobile app when they’re near friends, signaling an effort by the online social network to play a bigger role in real-world interactions reports the WSJ. TechCrunch has a deep analysis of how Nearby Friends works, how it was built, its privacy implications, how it impacts the competitive landscape, and its long-term opportunities for Facebook. But here’s the tl;dr version: Nearby Friends was built by the Glancee location sharing app team led by Andrea Vaccari that Facebook acquired in 2012. It adds a list of nearby friends to Facebook’s iOS and Android apps. It will also send notifications if you come within a short distance of a friend, and if someone shares their precise location with you you’ll see it on a map. Vaccari tells me “the idea is to make it really easy to discover when someone is around you, and meet up and spend time together.” It wants to facilitate those serendipitous meetups where you run into a friend and end up having a meal or hanging out together. It’s a meatspace manifestation of Facebook’s mission to more »

  • 50 Years Of The Ford Mustang [51 Photos]

    50 years ago today, Ford introduced the Mustang at the 1964 New York’s World Fair. It’s unique shape, a sporty coupe with a long hood and short rear deck, was the first of the “pony car” class, including such other iconic cars as the Camaro and Firebird. The Mustang has been in continuous production for 50 years and is showing no signs of stopping. The 2015 Mustang, the sixth generation of the model, recently appeared atop the Empire State Building to celebrate the car’s 50th birthday in the city where it all began at the New York Auto Show. We’ve chosen a a Mustang for every year of the last half-century to include in the gallery below. Which is your favorite?

  • Mustangs In The Movies [Infographic]

    On April 17, 1964, Ford unveiled the first Mustang, dubbed the “1964,” at the New York World’s Fair. The car was an immediate success and its innovative, sporty design made it perfect for action-packed movies.  The Mustang first appeared in the James Bond film “Goldfinger” in September of 1964. The historic car chase in Steve McQueen’s “Bullitt” in 1968 solidified the car’s reputation as a legitimate action star. This infographic highlights some of the Mustang’s most memorable roles, up through Will Smith’s 2007 Shelby GT500 in “I Am Legend.”

  • Open Sign-Up At Google Glass Today

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

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

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

  • Astronaut Bloopers

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

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

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

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

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

  • 10 Retro Games That Are In Need Of a Remake

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

  • The Cast Iron Bottle Opener

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

  • Land Rover Transparent Hood Concept [Video]

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

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

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

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

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

  • 10 Must Have Items From Bonhams Space History Sale

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

  • 2015 BMW M4 Convertible

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

  • Replace Your Gross Bath Towels With The Body Dryer

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

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

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

  • Jordan Brand Announces Derek Jeter RE2PECT Cmpaign

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