New Trailer: The Iceman

Friday, August 31, 2012

Ariel Vroman directed The Iceman and also wrote the script with Morgan Land based on Anthony Bruno's biography The Iceman: The True Story of a Cold-Blooded Killer. The film follows Richard Kuklinski, loving husband, devoted father and ruthless killer. He is believed to have killed at least 100 people between 1964 and 1986, including more than 50 vagrants before he was 18-years old. Michael Shannon takes the title role with Ray Liotta, Chris Evans, David Schwimmer and Winona Ryder round out the supporting cast. The film will play the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival next month, but has no official US release date yet.

New Kicks: Nike Lebron X + “United We Rise” Kicks

Thursday, August 30, 2012

The Nike LeBron X + “United We Rise” has received much attention for its pricing and performance, but today the packaging gets the spotlight. King James portrait and USA basketball branding detail the gold accented box, set to white and highlighted by clean branding and lines. Take a look at the container and kicks below.

New Gear: Pac-Man Fever Watch

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

RJ-Romain Jerome is once again taking you on a crazy round of video games with a limited series of 80 watches designed after the cult PAC-MAN™. In association with NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc. RJ-Romain Jerome is bringing the famous insatiable yellow character back to life with four series of 20 pieces paying tribute to this generational flagship Eighties icon.

The watches will be exclusively launched at the Colette store in Paris on September 3rd, and then at other Romain Jerome retailers thereafter on September 10th, 2012. Price for the Romain Jerome PAC-MAN watches is $17,900(SOURCE)

Rest In Peace Adam "DJ AM” Goldstein

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

One of the best DJ’s to EVER bless a set of turntables! #RIPDJAM

DJ AM - Elton Part 1

DJ AM - Elton Part 2

DJ AM - Elton Part 3

DJ AM - Elton Part 4

DJ AM - Elton Part 5

New Article: Apple Defeats Samsung In SmartPhone Patent Infringement Case

SAN JOSE, Calif. — After a year of scorched-earth litigation, a jury decided Friday that Samsung ripped off the innovative technology used by Apple to create its revolutionary iPhone and iPad.

The jury ordered Samsung to pay Apple $1.05 billion. An appeal is expected.

Apple Inc. filed its patent infringement lawsuit in April 2011 and engaged legions of the country's highest-paid patent lawyers to demand $2.5 billion from its top smartphone competitor. Samsung Electronics Co. fired back with its own lawsuit seeking $399 million.

During closing arguments, Apple attorney Harold McElhinny claimed Samsung was having a "crisis of design" after the 2007 launch of the iPhone, and executives with the South Korean company were determined to illegally cash in on the success of the revolutionary device.

Samsung's lawyers countered that it was simply and legally giving consumers what they want: Smart phones with big screens. They said Samsung didn't violate any of Apple's patents and further alleged innovations claimed by Apple were actually created by other companies.

Samsung has emerged as one of Apple's biggest rivals and has overtaken Apple as the leading smartphone maker.

Samsung's Galaxy line of phones run on Android, a mobile operating system that Google Inc. has given out for free to Samsung and other phone makers. Samsung conceded that Apple makes great products but said it doesn't have a monopoly on the design of rectangle phones with rounded corners that it claimed it created.

The trial came after each side filed a blizzard of legal motions and refused advisories by U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh to settle the dispute out of court.

Deliberations by the jury of seven men and two women began Wednesday.

Samsung has sold 22.7 million smartphones and tablets that Apple claimed uses its technology. McElhinny said those devices accounted for $8.16 billion in sales since June 2010.

Apple and Samsung combined account for more than half of global smartphone sales.

As part of its lawsuit, Apple also demanded that Samsung pull its most popular cellphones and computer tablets from the U.S. market.

From the beginning, legal experts and Wall Street analysts viewed Samsung as the underdog in the case. Apple's headquarters is a mere 10 miles from the courthouse, and jurors were picked from the heart of Silicon Valley where Apple's late founder Steve Jobs is a revered technological pioneer.

While the legal and technological issues were complex, patent expert Alexander I. Poltorak previously said the case would likely boil down to whether jurors believe Samsung's products look and feel almost identical to Apple's iPhone and iPad.

To overcome that challenge at trial, Samsung's lawyers argued that many of Apple's claims of innovation were either obvious concepts or ideas stolen from Sony Corp. and others. Experts called that line of argument a high-risk strategy because of Apple's reputation as an innovator.

Apple's lawyers argued there is almost no difference between Samsung products and those of Apple, and presented internal Samsung documents they said showed it copied Apple designs. Samsung lawyers insisted that several other companies and inventors had previously developed much of the Apple technology at issue.

The U.S. trial is just the latest skirmish between the two tech giants over product designs. Previous legal battles were fought in Australia, the United Kingdom and Germany.

The U.S. case is one of some 50 lawsuits among myriad telecommunications companies jockeying for position in the burgeoning $219 billion market for smartphones and computer tablets.

A jury has ruled for Apple in its huge smartphone patent infringement case involving Samsung and ordered Samsung to pay $1.5 billion.

The verdict was reached Friday.

In its lawsuit filed last year, Apple Inc. had demanded $2.5 billion while accusing Samsung of ripping off the design technology of iPhones and iPads.

During closing arguments at the trial, Samsung attorney Charles Verhoeven called that demand ridiculous and asked the jury to award Samsung $399 million after claiming Apple used Samsung Electronics Co. technology without proper compensation.

The two companies lead the $219 billion market for smartphones and computer tablets. They are enmeshed in similar lawsuits in the United Kingdom, Germany and Australia. (SOURCE)

New Video: Fat Joe feat. Kanye West - Pride N Joy

Monday, August 27, 2012

New Trailer: Passion

Friday, August 24, 2012

Passion is directed by Brian De Palma (Carrie, Blow Out, Scarface, The Untouchables, Carlito's Way, Mission Impossible, Snake Eyes, The Black Dahlia, Redacted), and the film is actually a remake of the 2010 French film Love Crime directed by Alain Corneau, starring Kristen Scott Thomas and Ludivine Sagnier as two feuding corporate executives. In this version, a young businesswoman named Isabelle (Noomi Rapace) plots murderous revenge after her boss and mentor Christine (Rachel McAdams) steals some of her fresh ideas. Things only get more complicated when Isabelle ends up in bed with one of Christine's lovers. De Palma wrote and directed the film, which will premiering at the Toronto and Venice Film Festivals this fall.

New Kicks: Nike Air Max95 + Hyperfuse - Dark Grey

The Nike Air Max 95 includes a sleek Hyperfuse construction and full-length translucent Max Air sole. Features include a grey gradient upper accented with navy. Details include limited Nike branding, a 3M heel,navy laces, and a stretched tongue for a snug fit.

New Article: Nike To Cancel Midnight Shoe Releases

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Looking to get your hands on a pair of $315 LeBron X sneakers? Don’t count on taking part in that sacred midnight release ritual.

Nike, the maker of the Lebron X sneakers, which are slated to debut this fall, told retailers they couldn’t schedule midnight releases for the shoes and instead would have to wait until 8 a.m. to start selling, according to the Wall Street Journal. In addition, Nike's rules require the stores to wait to post photos and descriptions of the shoes until after they launch.

The move may be an aim to prevent lines of customers camped out for days and the sometimes-violent riots that have become expected with the release of a highly-anticipated shoe. An Orlando, Florida, Foot Locker store called riot police earlier this year after crowds waiting for the midnight release of the Lebron Galaxy 9 and Foamposite Galaxy sneakers caused an intense stampede. The release was ultimately cancelled.

Azriel Gilmore, a manager at Burn Rubber, a sneaker store in Royal Oak, Mich., said Nike's new rules are likely an effort to prevent hordes of customers from gathering outside stores in anticipation of the midnight release.

What they're trying to do is stop the whole mobbish, 10-day camp-out for some shoe,” he said. 

Although coveted sneakers have always garnered hype, the extreme measures customers are taking to get the shoes are a relatively recent development, and may be thanks to the ubiquity of sites like eBay that allow shoe flippers to sell the sneakers at a profit, according to Niyah Kerr, a manager at the Manhattan shoe store Kith.

 “The sneaker game has definitely changed into a new breed,” said Kerr, who has collected sneakers for about five years. “Before it was a small culture, now people resell the shoes and don't even wear them.

Mike Watson, the owner of Got Sole?, a shoe store in Indianapolis, echoed Kerr’s sentiments, noting, “That’s the hype.”

Instead of true sneaker connoisseurs trying to get the shoe for themselves you get this whole mass of population that could care less about the shoe trying to make a quick buck on the resell,” he said. 

Watson said he got an email from Nike about the new release rules in March of this year. The Orlando sneaker riots took place at the end of February. (SOURCE)

New Tech: Denon Globe Cruiser Wireless Headphones

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Denon’s Globe Cruiser On-Ear Headphones are luxuriously finished and provide exquisite comfort and style. Featuring a 40mm driver, an integrated amplifier, AAC and aptX decoding for CD quality audio over a wireless connection, the design’s control wheel also allows you to effortlessly control Apple® iPhone®, iPad™ or other Bluetooth devices.

Incorporating advanced noise cancellation circuitry via Bluetooth® 3.0 wireless or a wired connection, Denon’s Globe Cruiser headphones actively eliminate unwanted ambient noise, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in your music, wherever you are.

Denon’s pentagonal-shaped earpieces feature luxurious protein leather covers, detailed custom stitching and soft memory-foam cushions to alleviate pressure and prevent listening fatigue during extended listening. The headphones further feature a flat folding design housed in an executive leather bound travel case for ease of transport. (CLICK HERE FOR LINK)

New Video: 2 Chainz feat. Nicki Minaj - I Luv Dem Strippers

Monday, August 20, 2012

New Trailer: End Of Watch

Friday, August 17, 2012

"I am fate with a badge and a gun. Protecting the prey from the predators. The good from the bad." Open Road has debuted a new red band trailer for the cop drama End of Watch, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña as two hard working LAPD officers who get mixed up with the wrong cartel. This is a a much more intense trailer than the first one, and it gives us a better look at some of the viewpoints we'll get in this, from cop car dash cams to POV with gun drawn (like an FPS) to security cams to found footage and everything inbetween. The cast also includes Anna Kendrick, Cody Horn and Frank Grillo. Duck and cover!

New Kicks: Vans Vault Era Horween LX

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Vans taps the Vault for a makeover courtesy of the Chicago tannery Horween Leather on the Vans Era. Rightly tagged as an LX model, the Vans Vault Era Horween LX was crafted by famed designer Taka Hayashi. Rich leather exudes from the upper in deep textured browns while a soft white vulcanized midsole stabilizes the effort. Final details include leather laces slipped between metal eyelets and pebbled leather across the side panel. Look for the Vans Vault Era Horween LX to release at select Vans Vault retailers this fall.

New Article: Charles Barkley Joins The Dream Team In NBA 2K13

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Though many sports games successfully capture the spirit and culture of contemporary sports, few tap the rich vein of sports history. For years Madden featured legendary teams, but stopped short of including the official player names and likenesses. The NHL series celebrated the Montreal Canadiens’ 100-year anniversary with a team of all-time greats like Maurice “Rocket” Richard, but they had no historical rivals to compete with. With Electronic Arts owning the NFL license, 2K Sports mashed up an impressive roster of Hall of Famers in All-Pro Football 2K8, but without the official team licenses this brilliant concept didn’t resonate like it should have.

Visual Concepts finally struck gold with NBA 2K11’s Jordan Challenge, which allowed users to step into the shoes of His Airness in several painstakingly recreated historical matchups that featured authentic rosters, jerseys, and even television broadcast presentation. Both longtime fans and younger hoopsters who never watched Jordan play in his prime celebrated the mode. For NBA 2K12, the development team took it a step further in creating 15 of the most memorably teams in hoops history with the NBA’s Greatest mode. Though most of the most memorable players from the past 60 years of made appearances, including Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Michael Jordan, and Wilt Chamberlain, one man was noticeably absent from the festivities: Sir Charles Barkley.

The former Philadelphia 76ers and Phoenix Suns hall of fame power forward is no stranger to video games. During the peak of his career he graced the cover of his own game, Barkley Shut Up and Jam!, and appeared in countless other games like Tecmo Super NBA Basketball and NBA Jam. After he traded throwing elbows on the hardcourt for throwing barbs as a basketball analyst for TNT, however, he refused to have anything to do with video games. Though 2K approached him about appearing in its NBA’s Greatest mode last year, they were unable to reach an agreement.

With Team USA announcing its roster for the Olympics earlier this year, barbershops around the nation buzzed with the discussion of whether or not the new team could hold a torch to the original 1992 Dream Team. NBA 2K13 executive producer Jay-Z thought it would be a great idea to let these two juggernauts square off on the virtual court.

"He asked, ‘Did you get the original Dream Team?’ We were like, ‘We have most of the players, but not all of them,’” recalls senior producer Rob Jones. Most of the players were available for the right price, but Barkley was still playing hard to get. Jay-Z wasn’t having it. "He said, ‘What do you mean not going to have the Dream Team?’ Jones remembers. “We said, ‘We don't feel that it would be useful if you don't have Barkley on it, and Barkley has notoriously not wanted to be in games since he retired.’ He said, ‘That's crap.’”

The rap mogul, Rocawear founder, partial owner of the Brooklyn Nets, and longtime basketball fan demanded Barkley’s phone number. In less than 24 hours, Barkley was on board.

He talked to our VP Jeff [Thomas], and Jeff comes in and goes to the meeting,” Jones says. “The next day he comes back and we're sitting in a meeting and the phone rings. He says it's Jay and he says, ‘Oh, by the way, Barkley said yes.’ We were like, 'Really? That's all it takes?’… We're stoked about [it].”

When you’re abusing the shaky (by comparison) frontcourt of Tyson Chandler, Anthony Davis, and Kevin Love with the undeniable forces of Patrick Ewing, David Robinson, Karl Malone, and Charles Barkley in NBA 2K13, remember to thank S. Carter.

Now he needs to get on the phone and throw his weight around with Scottie Pippen, the lone player missing from the Dream Team. Pippen is a mysterious exclusion considering he appeared in each of the past two editions of the game. So why is he not in NBA 2K13? 2K Sports is being vague.

"There's no doubt in our minds that Scottie Pippen was a key part of the gold-medal winning 1992 squad," says 2K Sports vice president of marketing Jason Argent. "We continue to have a very positive relationship with Scottie, but were unable to include him in-game this year for a variety of reasons, though we share everyone's hope that he may one day appear in our game.”

As one of the best defensive small forwards of all time, the Dream Team would certainly get him on the floor to man up against Kevin Durant. As for now, I guess an aged Larry Bird with a bad back and the undersized sharp shooter Chris Mullin will handle the daunting task. I'm sure that will end well...

Nw Gear: Booq Boa Flow XL, Black-Red Backback

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

The Boa flow laptop backpack has been designed to accommodate the various working environments and changing requirements of creative professionals. Integral to the bag’s flexible design is its collapsible bottom compartment, which serves as a protected, separate place for your camera or large headphones. When those items are not needed, collapsing the compartment maximizes the main volume for books, documents, or other large items. A highly protective laptop compartment, extremely durable YKK zippers, a ballistic nylon exterior with waterproof coating, an ergonomically designed shoulder strap system with three adjustment points, a breathable back padding design, super soft neoprene mobile phone pocket, and stretchy side pockets for water bottles are just a few of the benefits that make Boa flow the ideal laptop backpack to move creative gear. (CLICK HERE FOR LINK)

New Video: DJ Khaled feat. Kanye West & Rick Ross - I Wish You Would / Theraflu

Monday, August 13, 2012

New Trailer: Killing Them Softly

Friday, August 10, 2012

Killing Them Softly, based on George V. Higgins' crime novel Cogan's Trade, follows Jackie Cogan (Brad Pitt), an enforcer who investigates a heist that takes place during a high stakes poker game perpetrated by two junkies played by Scoot McNairy (Monsters) and Ben Mendelsohn (Animal Kingdom). Andrew Dominik (Chopper, Assassination of Jesse James) both writes & directs the film which also features Casey Affleck, Sam Rockwell, Richard Jenkins (Let Me In), Ray Liotta (GoodFellas) and more. This first premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and The Weinstein Co. will be releasing it starting on October 19th this fall.

New Kicks: Nike LeBron 9 “Dark Knight” Custom

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Bruce Wayne gets the PE treatment of sorts on the Nike LeBron 9 “Dark Knight” Custom. Similar to the “Spawns”, this makeup relies on comic book nods and multi color overlay. Contact Mache for your own custom order. (CLICK HERE FOR LINK)

New Gear: Nixon 2012 Fall “The Camden” Watch

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Nicknamed the “Pleasure Seeker,” the Nixon 2012 fall Camden watch mixes ruggedness with simplistic beauty. Suitable for both a quiet night on the town or a weekend of wildness, the watch features a three hand quartz movement in a 20 ATM custom stainless steel case, all detailed with a faceted crown. The Camden will be available in black, gold, rose gold, silver, and white colors.