New Trailer: Iron Man 3

Friday, October 26, 2012

Iron Man 3 is directed by Shane Black (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang) working from a script that he co-wrote with Drew Pearce. Actor Robert Downey Jr. returns as Tony Stark and Iron Man in this sequel described as a technological crisis thriller in the midst of international war, taking place after the events of The Avengers. Sir Ben Kinglsey is playing Iron Man's arch nemesis Mandarin and Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Dale Dickey, Ashley Hamilton, James Badge Dale and Jon Favreau all co-star in the Marvel Studios production. Disney is bringing Iron Man 3 to theaters on May 3rd, 2013 next summer.

New Kicks: Nike Danny Kass “Double Tongue” Snowboarding Boot

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Nike recently revealed the Nike Zoom Kaiju Black/Cement and is following that up with the return of the Danny Kass “Double Tongue” Boot. The special edition Nike Zoom DK QS Double Tongue Boot takes its inspiration from classic American aviation and is designed to keep up with riders all day, all season and in all conditions. Additionally, Nike has announced the special edition Nike DK Van Patten Men’s Jacket. Both will be available in November, with the boot retailing for $350 and the jacket for $320. (CLICK HERE FOR LINK)

New Tech: Apple Unveils iPad Mini

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Apple just took the wraps off its latest gadget: the iPad mini. As the name suggests, it’s a smaller version of the company’s popular iPad tablet, with a screen that measures 7.9 inches diagonally.

The new model comes in both black and white. The 7.9-inch screen with 4:3 aspect ratio gives the iPad mini a size advantage over 7-inch competitors. The area measures 29.6 square inches to 21.9 on a 16:9 7-inch tablet. It has the same resolution as the original iPad and iPad 2, at 1,024 x 768. For fans of retina displays, however, that’s not even close, at just 163 pixels per inch (ppi).

The iPad mini packs an A5 chip, the processor that was first seen in the iPad 2, and it’s the same chip that powers the current iPod touch. It has a front-facing FaceTime 720p camera, with 5-megapixel camera in back. It also includes Apple’s new Lightning connector, which first debuted on the iPhone 5.

At 10.9 ounces, the iPad mini is less than half the weight of the full-size iPad. It’s just 0.28 of an inch thick.

The iPad mini starts at $329 for the Wi-Fi-only version with 16GB capacity. Higher capacities and 4G LTE options are available. Prices for Wi-Fi-only versions are: $429 for 32GB, and $529 for 64GB. For the cellular versions, prices are $459, $559 and $659 for 16, 32 and 64GB, respectively. Pre-orders begin Oct. 26. Wi-Fi devices ship Nov. 2, and the cellular models will come about two weeks later. 

The popular smart cover is getting shrunk as well for the new iPad, with multiple colors offered, including blue, green, pink and black. 

Apple’s marketing chief, Phil Schiller, unveiled the smaller-screen iPad at its “We’ve got a little more to show you” event in San Jose, Calif. In addition the the iPad mini, Apple also introduced a new MacBook Pro computer with a retina display, a new version of its Mac mini and redesigned iMacs. 

Reports about a smaller-screen Apple tablet predate even the original iPad unveiling. Steve Jobs famously said smaller-screen tablets were “DOA,” though that was before Amazon proved the viability of the market with the Kindle Fire in late 2011. Other tablets — notably the Barnes & Noble Nook HD and Google Nexus 7 — have seen some success with 7-inch tablets as well.

Rumors surrounding a smaller version of the iPad have been escalating for months. Leaked photos revealed a smaller device with a Lightning connector, and reports say Apple has ordered 10 million small-screen iPads from its suppliers to capitalize on the holiday season.

At its event, Apple revealed it has sold more than 100 million iPads since the product was first introduced in 2010.


  • 7.2mm thin 
  • 53 percent lighter 
  • .68 pounds 


  • Thinner bezels 
  • Ultra rounded edges 
  • Updated smart covers 
  • White and Black models 
  • Of course, a unibody design


  • 7.9-inches 
  • LCD 
  • 1,024 x 768 resolution 
  • All software for original iPad works on iPad mini because they share the same screen resolution. 


  • Dual-core A5 
  • Lightning dock 
  • 10 hours of battery life 

Most of the parts you’re seeing above are included in the iPhone 4S. They’re components that Apple has already been sourcing from various manufacturers, meaning they’re much easier to procure this time around. By retooling the same components for the iPad Mini, Apple is likely cutting costs. 


  • Wifi 
  • 3G wireless 
  • 4G LTE wireless 


  • 5-megapixel camera 
  • FaceTime HD front-facing camera . 

New Gear: Longines 2012 Avigation Mono-Pusher Chronograph Type A-7

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Longines combines classic watch series with soilder life from the 1930′s. Developed by American aviator Charles Lindbergh,the watches feature an anti-resistant sapphire crystal with on the inside with a multi-layer anti-reflective coating renderinga unique design tilt 50 degrees 49 mm table diameter so that they can be read easily and quickly manipulate. They have been American soldiers known as “Type A-7″. With a new tableshall launch, the movement L788 self-winding mechanical guide column-wheel chronograph movement, power reserve of 54 hours. The appearance of a black matte finish with crocodile leather strap, an absolute gentleman in general the best mix of single product currently in the global. Longines def doesn’t lack in experience at the charm of this watch. Via www.rottingtv.com

New Video: Jim Jones feat. Lil Wayne & T.W.O. - 60 Racks Remix

Monday, October 22, 2012

New Trailer: Zero Dark Thirty

Friday, October 19, 2012

"The whole world is going to want in on this..." Columbia Pictures has unveiled the second, full-length, theatrical trailer for Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty, the Navy SEAL Team Six movie about the hunt for and killing of the terrorist Osama bin Laden. The SEAL cast includes Chris Pratt, Joel Edgerton, Jason Clarke, Jessica Chastain, Frank Grillo, Kyle Chandler & James Gandolfini.

Zero Dark Thirty, which has gone under the title Kill Bin Laden, is directed by Oscar winning filmmaker Kathryn Bigelow, of Near Dark, Blue Steel, Point Break, Strange Days, K-19, Mission Zero and The Hurt Locker previously. The script was written by her partner, Oscar winner Mark Boal, a former photojournalist embedded in the Iraq War, who went on to write The Hurt Locker for Bigelow. Columbia Pictures will be releasing Zero Dark Thirty in theaters everywhere December 19th later this year.

New Kicks: Converse Chuck Taylor Hi “Shearling"

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Converse continues to reinvent the Chuck Taylor and for Fall 2012 approaches the silhouette with an understated feel of luxury. Brown leather provides the main textile over the upper with soft brown detailing over the white outsole. Tonal laces find their way through metal eyelets and faux shearling warms you up on the liner. The Converse Chuck Taylor Hi “Shearling” is available now.

New Tech: Incase iPad Origami Jacket

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The Origami Jacket is the latest addition to the Incase line of multifunctional protective solutions for the iPad. Offering durable streamlined protection, the jacket uniquely combines a durable hardshell case with a folding magnetic screen cover that can be configured in six different ways for the ultimate in versatile functionality and viewing. Key features include hidden magnets that secure the Origami Jacket’s cover in multiple stand positions and also automatically wakes and sleeps your iPad – while an elastic band keeps the front cover securely closed. The Origami Jacket is available at Incase for $70 USD. (CLICK HERE FOR LINK)

New Gear: Human Made 2012 Fall / Winter iPad & MackBook Air Sleeves

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Adhering to vintage principals that NIGO tries to bring to most designs, HUMAN MADE presents new iPad and MacBook Air sleeves for Fall/Winter 2012. Crafted to form an olive, drab herringbone exterior with minimal “Storm Cowboy” branding, white stitching, and brown closure indicative of classic string envelopes, the interior is napped to prevent scratching of items. The latest from Human Made can be purchased at HAVEN for between $193-$242 USD. (CLICK HERE FOR LINK)

New Video: Meek Mill feat. Big Sean - Burn

Monday, October 15, 2012

New Trailer: Hitchcock

Friday, October 12, 2012

Sacha Gervasi (Anvil! The Story of Anvil) is directing Hitchcock, written by John McLaughlin (Black Swan) and based on the book Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho by Stephen Rebello. Anthony Hopkins plays director Alfred Hitchcock and is supported by a great cast including Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson, Danny Huston, Toni Collette, Jessica Biel, Michael Stuhlbarg, James D'Arcy and more. The film, a love story, takes place during the making of Hitchcock's seminal film Psycho. Fox Searchlight opens Hitchcock in limited theaters on November 23rd, Friday after Thanksgiving.

New Kicks: Nike Air Jordan 11 “Playoffs"

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Set to release in December, the Air Jordan 11 “Playoffs” is quite easily one of the most anticipated releases of the year. A deep black is presented over the patent leather on the upper and gives the former signature sneaker of Michael Jordan just the right amount of gloss. Cordura also plays the black card and allows heat to dissipate over the foot through its mesh paneling. A white midsole adds contrast to the dark upper and preps the eye for the transition to the red outsole that instantly grabs your attention. Finer details include the Jumpman logo on the lateral heel and additional branding on the tongue. Look for the Air Jordan 11 “Playoffs” to release on December 21st.

New Gear: Junya Watanabe Man 2012 Fall / Winter October Releases

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Junya Watanabe Man has rolled out a number of new items for Fall/Winter 2012 – including collaborations with Duvetica as well as outerwear from their own design resources. Amongst the standout pieces is the “Trittolemo” Quilted Down Jacket with Duvetica that features the finest Italian grey goose down for maximum thermal insulation. In addition, the “Aletrione” Hooded Down Jacket adds signature details in mixed material accents with a corduroy collar, duck canvas pocket, shoulder epaulettes, and rear yoke; embellished with plaid wool elbow patches. Finishing off the delivery is the “Pulidamante” Down Vest and Quilted Tweed Blazer. The entire range of new offerings from Junya Watanabe Man be perused at Haven(CLICK HERE FOR LINK)

New Article: Facebook Hits 1 Billion Users, Will Charge To Promote User Posts

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Facebook now has a billion users, but those looking to connect on the social network might have to shell out some serious cash if they want their friends to notice their posts.

This morning, there are more than one billion people using Facebook actively each month,” CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted Thursday. “If you’re reading this: thank you for giving me and my little team the honor of serving you.

Though the accomplishment marks a major milestone for Facebook, the company is still struggling to stabilize its image after its disappointing IPO in May, and is openly pursuing more ways to bring in revenue.

One of the ways Facebook — Which has always gone by the slogan “It’s free and always will be” — is monetizing its platform is by allowing users to pay to promote their posts.

The site has been testing the feature for months around the world, starting with users in New Zealand and expanding to 20 countries. Companies have been offered the opportunity to pay to promote posts since May. The Daily News, for example, has the option to pay between $15 and $1,500 to promote a post.

On Wednesday, Facebook announced it was bringing Promoted Posts to the U.S.

Every day, news feed delivers your posts to your friends,” a Facebook engineer wrote in a post on the site. “Sometimes a particular friend might not notice your post, especially if a lot of their friends have been posting recently and your story isn’t near the top of their feed. When you promote a post — whether it’s wedding photos, a garage sale, or big news — you bump it higher in news feed so your friends and subscribers are more likely to notice it.”

Facebook has not announced a set list of prices, but says users who pay to have their posts highlighted this way can see how many of their friends saw the promoted content.

The feature has currently only been rolled out to a sample of users, who reported seeing the option to pay $7 to promote their posts, according to The Associated Press.

While some users are excited about the opportunity to guarantee that they will be able to reach more people, others expressed skepticism that Facebook is forcing them to pay for what used to be free — the ability to share with friends — and that this will change the dynamic of the site.

Darren McCollester/Getty Images Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced Thursday that the site now has 1 billion users.

I worry that Promoted Posts could change the atmosphere of Facebook from one where the most beloved content gets seen most to one where the rich can dominate the news feed,” TechCrunch writer Josh Constine wrote Wednesday.

Companies that have Facebook “Pages” instead of profiles have been seeing the option to pay for promoted posts since May. The Daily News Facebook page, for example, has the option to pay between $15 and $1,500 per post, and Facebook promises more exposure depending on how much you’re willing to pay.

Facebook maintains the move to allow Promoted Posts does not signal that the social network will one day charge users to be on the site.

Facebook has offered paid products — virtual gifts, virtual goods in games, sponsored stories, ads — for years, and still remains free,” spokesman Jonathan Thaw told Reuters. “This doesn’t change that.

Source: NY Daily News

New Video: Nas feat. Amy Winehouse - Cherry Wine

Monday, October 8, 2012

New Trailer: Broken City

Friday, October 5, 2012

Broken City is directed by Allen Hughes (From Hell, The Book of Eli) and written by Brian Tucker. The film follows an ex-cop-turned-private detective who is hired by the mayor (Russell Crowe) to see if his wife is cheating on him. The private eye (Mark Wahlberg) confirms those suspicions, and when the mayor's wife's cheating partner ends up dead, the private eye immerses himself in the mayor's business and uncovers a real estate scandal that involves the official dealing himself city-owned properties. Catherine Zeta-Jones, Kyle Chandler and Barry Pepper also star in the film slated to hit theaters on January 18th, 2013

New Kicks: Nike Lebron X

Thursday, October 4, 2012

There is more to the Nike LeBron X than meets the eye. The latest in the signature line is tailored to fit King James’ specifications. The aesthetics of the sneaker are inspired by the look of a diamond, and each colorway has a story behind it. For instance, the “Blue Diamond” and “Cutting Jade” colorways released today are symbolic of the blue hues that diamonds gained through the creative process, and the Japanese method of cutting jade diamonds, respectively. The LeBron X introduces new features in the form of a full-length Zoom Air Unit, as well as being the first signature basketball sneaker to offer fully load Nike+ technology. Check out the video below of LeBron James explaining his 10th signature shoe. Then, head over to Nike Inc. for a full overview, and get to know the Nike LeBron X. (CLICK HERE FOR LINK)

New Gear: Undefeated 2012 Fall / Winter Fighting Duffle, Backpack, & All Purpose Bag

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

For its Fall/Winter 2012 collection, Undefeated is continuing its decade long tradition with the introduction of the Fighting Duffle, Backpack and All Purpose Bag collection. The trio of accessories arrives in a mostly olive and nylon upper and rounded out with brown suede leather accents. White and orange Undefeated 5 Strike embroidery branding play a role as well while each of the multi-pocket bags are finished out by heavy duty brushed metal hardware. The entire collection is now available in Hypebeast online store. (CLICK HERE FOR LINK)

New Whip: Blue Mercede-Benz SLS AMG Coupe

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Representing electro-mobility at its most exclusive, this video of the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupe Electric Drive offers both a further look and proof that sustainability and performance are not mutually averse qualities in a car. The coupe produces no local emissions and generates an astounding 552kW and 740hp, resulting in a 0 to 100 km/h time of only 3.9 seconds. Based on Formula 1 technology, this SLS model utilizes four independent electric motors to propel itself towards those gaudy numbers, making it the most powerful electric car in the world. Aesthetically, the Electric Drive model offers the same gullwing-door access and retains the seductive lines familiar with drivers and car enthusiasts worldwide. Availability and pricing have yet to be released by Mercedes, so look for more information on the new SLS in the coming months.