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  • The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 May Indeed Be the Laptop Slayer

    Microsoft has made an egregious claim. They want your laptop. They want your tablet. They want it all. Yesterday the tech company revealed the newest generation in their Surface line, The Microsoft Surface Pro 3. The 12-inch display, 9.1mm thick, and lighter and 1.8 Lbs sends chills down the spine of every tablet and laptop manufacturer. It’s lighter, thinner and just as big as everything in it’s division. So to make it fit these standards, obvious sacrifices had to be made with hardware right? Nope. The surface Pro 3 offers Intel Core processors, running from an i3 up to an i7 with a revolutionary cooling system that’s quiet as a mouse. One of the many exciting improvements made on the Surface is it’s “friction-hinge.” If you’re not familiar, every generation of Surface came equipped with a metal flap to angle on a flat surface, while convenient, simply wasn’t good enough. Like a picture frame, previous models only had a single angle to display, an enormous problem for everyone who uses a tablet on their lap (roughly 100% of tablet users. Roughly.) But the friction-hinge allows a great deal of bend at almost every angle. Ideal for “lapability”, the term coined more »

  • The Lost And Found Of Coachella 2014 [22 Photos]

    With around 90,000 people attending each day of the 2014 Coachella Festival, there’s a good chance that a few things would be left behind. The good news is that the swell folks out there in California have collected and documented everything they found and have put the info up on the Coachella website. The bad news is that you only have 3 months to claim your stuff before it’s donated to charity. There are plenty of car keys, prescription glasses, and digital cameras, but the most incredible find has to be the birth certificate from Pakistan. It seems like if you brought your foreign birth certificate to a music festival, you must have had a really good reason. And leaving without it probably caused you lots of trouble. So if you lost your Pakistani birth certificate or a cool flask with an anchor on it, be sure to claim your junk at Coachella Lost and Found.

  • Charlie Day Gives Epic Commencement Speech at Alma Mater

    It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia mastermind, Charlie Day gave a commencement speech at Merrimack College. After Day was given an honorary doctorate he joked about receiving the honor as someone “who has made a living from pretending to eat cat food,”. The 1998 Merrimack graduate, used his clever sense of humor and wit helped him tell a story of his trials after his post-college career. Day walked the audience through his failures one after another until he came to a crossroads in his life. A time where he had to make a decision between the safe bet or rely on himself to make something happen. Time and time again Day bet on himself and eventually overcame adversary. “Don’t wait for your big break, make your break.” Day exclaimed after he exclaimed “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” just signed on for another two years, making it one of the longest running comedies on television. Day’s speech is that of a one-in-a-million, but it’s a tried and true story for a group of college graduates taking their first step into darkness. One of those feel good stories that just makes you feel feelings, ya know?

  • The Air Tech Challenge II “Backhand” Is Nike’s Retro Tribute To Andre Agassi

    As Nike gears up with Wold-Cup fever they present the Air Tech Challenge II “Backhand” which is inspired by famous backhands from the clay and grass courts. The “Backhand” features a blue and red geometric graphic on the sides of the shoes, along with bold blue Swooshes and logos, all set against a clean white leather base. No word on a general release yet but these are available now in limited quantities at select Nike locations in Brazil.

  • Elon Musk Is Making “Progress” Towards A Mars Colony With His SpaceX Project

    When speaking of the most ambitious goal of his life Elon Musk, real life Tony Stark who founded PayPal and Tesla, says the human race could be a multiplanet species in our lifetimes as Discovery reports: Billionaire Elon Musk said his private spaceflight company SpaceX has made some progress toward establishing a permanent colony on Mars — a longtime goal in the entrepreneur’s push to help make humanity a multiplanet species. “The reason SpaceX was created was to accelerate development of rocket technology, all for the goal of establishing a self-sustaining, permanent base on Mars,” Musk told an audience here after receiving the Robert A. Heinlein Memorial Award during the 33rd annual International Space Development Conference on Friday (May 16). “And I think we’re making some progress in that direction — not as fast as I’d like.” Musk cited the success of SpaceX’s recent reusable rocket test on April 18 as a critical achievement on the road to Mars. During that test flight, SpaceX launched a two-stage Falcon 9 rocket from its Florida pad and then returned the rocket’s first stage back to Earth to make a vertical “soft landing” at a target in the Atlantic Ocean, before splashing down. The mission also delivered more »

  • Jimmy Kimmel Meets People Who Think Godzilla Is A Real Thing

    Godzilla made $93 million during its opening weekend here in the United States. So we went out onto Hollywood Blvd and asked people this question: considering Godzilla is based on the true story of the giant lizard attack on Tokyo that killed more than 100,000 people in 1954, do you think it is wrong that Hollywood glamorizes this event for entertainment?

  • 25 Brilliant Album Cover Parodies

    The community of artists at RIPT Apparel have designed these great parodies of popular album covers using characters from your favorite movies, TV shows, and video games. You can order your favorite as a print, bluetooth speakers, headphones, coasters, laptop sleeve, or a ton of other products at RIPT Apparel. A special thank you goes out to the artist of the Gollum/Nirvana parody for having the decency to add a loincloth to the design. 

  • WHAT THE HELL IS TSA PRECHECK AND HOW DO I GET IT? [Link]

    If you’ve traveled recently, you have undoubtedly encountered the snooty bourgeoisie of the traveling classes, being quickly escorted through security because of their TSA PreCheck status. You loathe them, with their noses in the air as you hold your shoes in one hand and belt in the other. But more importantly, you want to be them. So what’s up with PreCheck and how do you get it? Find out here and save time and pride at the airports this summer.

  • “Back To The Future” Theme Played On Floppy Disk Drives Is The Nerdiest Thing You’ll Hear Today [Video]

    Many years ago, before the age of thumb drives, or even USB, we had floppy disk drives and disks that held 1.44 MB. It was more than enough space for our school papers, poorly composed MIDIs of 90s hit songs, and naked pics of Ginger Spice. But these days, kids only know of floppy disks as the “save” icon. What has happened to the floppy disk drives that broke down at the most inopportune times, asking us to abort, retry, fail? They’ve been repurposed as music instruments by the nerdiest of nerds. Behold this masterpiece orchestration of the “Back to the Future” theme and be glad that those noisy monsters will never again destroy your book report.

  • 32 Dad Joke Boat Names To Make You Groan

    Science has yet to explain it, but for some reason, when a dad reaches that age when his kids are moving out of the house and his wife is ignoring him as best she can, he either buys himself a sports car or a boat. If he opts for the sports car, he figures out a way to condense a punny dad joke to a handful of numbers and letters on a vanity license plate. But if he chooses to buy a boat instead, dad has the freedom to put whatever stupid idea comes into his head and paint it all over the boat for everyone to see. Then we groan. Not just because of dad’s terrible attempt at humor, but also because he is wearing little corduroy shorts he purchased in 1977, black socks, sandals, and no shirt. Dammit, dad.

  • Vocal Ranges Of The World’s Greatest Singers [Infographic]

    Compare the vocal ranges of your favorite singers with this neat interactive infographic. The lowest and highest note each singer has recorded is charted along with which song the notes come from and where they fall on a keyboard. Everyone knows Mariah Carey has a legendary range, but seeing it illustrated on the keyboard is especially impressive. Even Tom Waits has a better range than most folks would think, but his caterwauling isn’t exactly great singing. Check out the full-sized version at ConcertHotels.

  • World War II Then And Now Using Google Street View [12 Photos]

    The Guardian continues using Google Street View in creative ways with their new series of World War II then and now photos featuring the troops and destruction across Europe and the celebrations after the war in North America. Whereas the previous Street View projects were interesting looks at famous works of art and the locales that inspired them, this series is much more powerful in that it illustrates the destruction of World War II just 70 years ago. And with the 70th anniversary of D-Day coming up next month, the project is especially timely. Be sure to check out other work from the Street View Sleuths at The Guardian.

  • Alexandria Morgan Is The Next Great American Model [RSVLTS Exclusive]

    Emerging model, Alexandria Morgan is coming into her own as the standout model of 2014. Bursting onto the scene a mere two months ago, Alexandria was the best kept secret in the modeling industry until all of the sudden the 20-year-old crashed the party and it was game over. After moving from Manhattan to Hoboken, NJ, the Illinois born bombshell’s piercing blue eyes and striking looks stopped the internet in it’s tracks. It all began soon after Alexandria posted this photo of her wearing a Chicago Bulls jersey and in what seemed like the snap of a Derrick Rose meniscus, she was the “it” girl for every major publisher online. Photos and Instagram shots of Morgan spread through the internet within hours. Sports Illustrated, Guyism, COED, Brobible and theCHIVE we’re among the heavy hitters who published content on Alexandria. Yes, we did as well. Two times. (named her our Woman Crush Wednesday twice). With Memorial Day just around the corner and World Cup 2014 kick-off less than a month away, we thought it would only be fitting to invite our new Hoboken neighbor over the new RSVLTS Headquarters for a shoot set around the stars and bars. It’s a perfect storm of America. Just our way of supporting for the U.S. Men’s more »

  • Great Moments In Denim History [25 Photos]

    On May 20, 1873, Levi Strauss received a U.S. patent  for blue jeans with copper rivets. What started out as rugged work pants would eventually become style icons. Over the next 140 years, denim would be used with varying success. To celebrate the versatile material, we present these great moments in denim history, from the sublime to the ridiculous.

  • An Eerie Insiders Look At Detroit’s Abandoned Silver Dome

    Since 2012 the former home of the Detroit Lions and Pistons has been vacant and the elements are starting to take over. Just decently the owners began to process of gutting the 80,000 seat venue, which once held the attendance record for World’s Largest Indoor Event, and offered an eerie look inside.

  • Guardians of the Galaxy Sets a New Standard of Marvel Hero in 2nd Trailer

    The second trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy is upon us and it’s everything you’ve been expecting. And then some you haven’t. In Marvel’s latest attempt to strike gold, They’re putting the lesser known galactic squadron known as the Guardians of the Galaxy onto the silver screen with a beefed up cast of Bradley Cooper and Vin diesel. The catch; Cooper is playing a CGI raccoon and Diesel plays a tree. Both exactly how I picture them if they weren’t human. Brilliant and crazy enough to just work. The lead role played by Chris Pratt might be exactly what the movie needs not to be out shadowed by a major star. Chris has already proved himself as a funny man capable of standing out when playing with the bog boys (girls) in “Parks and Rec” while also hoding his own in Money Ball. Zoe Saldana plays a green alien assassin and potential love interest for Pratt and WWE’s Dave Bautista plays Drax the Destroyer the braun of the group. With the (semi) star-studded cast and Marvel charm to polish everything else Guardians have an opportunity to create a brand new identity for themselves in a Marvel movie universe of more more »

  • The short shelf life of the Tip-Tops, the Brooklyn baseball team situated near the Gowanus River and named for bread [Link]

    Everyone is familiar with the National League and American League of Major League Baseball, but for a brief period from 1914 to 1915, they were joined by a third league known as the Federal League. When the Brooklyn Dodgers left Washington Park for the newly constructed Ebbets Field, it seemed like the perfect time for New York to gain a fourth baseball club and its only member of the 8-team Federal League. Unfortunately, the new league, offering better and higher-paying contracts, wasn’t meant to last.

  • Identifying Locations of the Biggest Tech Companies in NYC (Infographic)

    Office Space finder, The Square foot recently released an infographic showing the locations of the major players in the tech world. As you can see the majority location for the bulk of the litter is in the Flatiron/gramercy area, while Facebook, arguably the biggest tech company in the entire NYC area, made it’s home in the heart of the NYU area. The Soho area is the next biggest sector of Manhattan catering to more retail and digital publishing based companies.

  • The 100 Year Old Meme: Kittens And Puppies Dressed As People [20 Photos]

    As much as one would like to blame the Internet for the spread of such inane photo memes as cats and dogs dressed as people, the sad truth is that humans have been anthropomorphising their pets long before your spinster aunt with the applique and puff paint-adorned sweaters got her first AOL account twenty years ago. The Atlantic’s In Focus recently unearthed these eerie photos of kittens and puppies forced into period clothing and posed in all sorts of uncomfortable ways for the amusement of a public bummed about the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and the coming World War. But fear not, the photos documenting the production of the original “2 Girls, 1 Cup” starring your great grandmother and a favorite of doughboys the world over, have yet to surface.

  • 15 Reenactments Of Famous Paintings

    VanGoYourself aims to ignite interest in art museums across the United Kingdom and mainland Europe by encouraging people to not just look at paintings, but to get inside them by reenacting them. The website offers more than 50 paintings to choose from, including such iconic images as Da Vinci’s Last Supper” and Vermeer’s “Milkmaid,” that can be found on display in 7 countries across Europe. After you choose a painting, you then reenact it as best (or worst) you can and upload it for the world to see. So far, our favorite is the sleeping dog that’s a dead ringer for “Dying Adonis.”

  • Check Her Out! With Dr. Steve Brule [Video]

    We thought we were done with all the parody trailers for Spike Jonze’s “Her.” We were wrong. This late-comer to the game was well worth the wait. “Check Her Out!” features the voice of John C. Reilly’s “Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!” character Dr. Steve Brule. Witness how the mood of the film changes thanks to Dr. Brule’s repeated use of the word “dingus.” In fact, after viewing this, it seems like just about every movie could be improved with the voice of Steve Brule and copious dinguses. Or is it dingi?

  • Converse Vintage Flag Chuck Taylor ’70

    Today Converse released a vintage style Chuck just in time for Memorial Day Weekend. The worn flag style is great for the beach or BBQ style, not only paying homage to the stars and bars, but also it’s vintage feel makes the shoe look better the more it’s worn. This limited edition, vintage inspired sneaker borrows subtle details from the recrafted, celebrated Chuck Taylor All Star of the ‘70s, yet modernizes the classic look with a playful twist on the pattern. The all over Star print on the left sneaker and an all over Bars pattern on the right makes this pack a fun alternative to traditional sneaker. Converse Vintage Flag Chuck Taylor ’70

  • The Disappearing Street Art Of World War II [14 Photos]

    Oh June 6, 1944 is forever known as World War II’s D-Day, when more than 150,000 Allied troops stormed the beaches of Normandy in order to liberate Europe. With the 70th anniversary of the historic event drawing near, photographer Si Barber has been documenting the ever disappearing artwork painted by the servicemen in their off time. Between 1942 and 1945, US Servicemen painted cartoons, pinups, combat scenes, and pretty much whatever they felt like on the walls of bomber and fighter bases in central and eastern England. Most of the work was undocumented and little of it survives, but hopefully Barber’s photos will help spread awareness for the preservation of the murals and the historic buildings they are painted on.

  • Michael Jackson Hologram Makes Debut at Billboard Awards

    Last night a hologram of the late Michael Jackson appeared at the Billboard Music Awards to shock the world. Nearly fiver years after the King of Pop’s sudden passing the hologram came to life on a golden throne with a string of backup dancers. Jackson made his way moonwalking across the stage through pyrotechnics to his new single Slave to the Rhythm of his recent Xscape album.

  • Inside Google’s Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Offices

    Google and M Moser Associates have recently completed construction and design on their new Kuala Lumpur headquarters. As of recently the tech mogul’s employees in the area were spread across different offices across Malaysia. “This design – led by M Moser Associates’ Kuala Lumpur team – addresses those needs in spectacularly eclectic fashion. Aesthetically, with its unexpected shifts from beach to forest to city streets, it is a space that begs to be explored and discovered – stimulating and interactive. But beneath the references to Malaysia’s topography and cultural icons is an office shaped around the goal of bringing Google people, customers and ideas together.”

 
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