New Tech: Blackberry Z10

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Following a bevy of rumors surrounding the Z10, Blackberry has finally made an official announcement regarding the first full-touch BlackBerry 10 device. Outfitted with a palm-friendly 4.2-inch 1,280 x 768 display, the Z10 measures in at 5.13 x 2.6 x 0.37 inches – making it significantly bulkier than the iPhone 5 and Galaxy S III. Beneath its mixture of aluminum and hard, textured plastic lies a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 Plus buffered by 2GB RAM, a removable 1,800mAh battery, slots for microSD (up to 32GB supported) and micro SIM. On the imaging front, the handset packs a 2-megapixel front facer (720p video) and 8-megapixel rear shooter capable of 1080p recording. Finally, the Z10 will also ship LTE-ready (for AT&T, Verizon and Sprint) and be available in carrier-branded models across the top four US operators for $200 USD.

New Gear: Panerai PAM 438 Tuttonero GMT

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

The impressive announcements trickling out of SIHH 2012 from Panerai continue with their announcement of an all-ceramic rendition of the classic Luminor 1950 case. A natural choice for a virtually scratch-proof and super-rugged timepiece, ceramic isn’t entirely foreign to higher luxury tiers of horology. However, most unique about the matte black Panerai PAM 438 Tuttonero GMT is the inclusion of a matching ceramic bracelet. The brushed, 44mm casing is water resistant to 300 meters, and houses Panerai’s superlative in-house P.9001/B 29-jewel automatic movement (where the ‘B’ delineates the matte black galvanized version of their P.9001 movement) with an impressive power reserve of 72 hours and all the standard timing features. Expected to retail for $11,450 USD, the Panerai PAM 438 Tuttonero GMT should be available this fall. (SOURCE)

New Video: Kendrick Lamar Performs On Saturday Night Live

Monday, January 28, 2013

New Trailer: Olympus Has Fallen

Friday, January 25, 2013

When the White House (Secret Service Code: "Olympus") is captured by a terrorist mastermind and the President is kidnapped, disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) finds himself trapped within the building. As our national security team scrambles to respond, they are forced to rely on Banning's inside knowledge to help retake the White House, save the President, and avert an even bigger disaster. Olympus Has Fallen is directed by Antoine Fuqua, of Training Day, Tears of the Sun, King Arthur, Shooter and Brooklyn's Finest previously. FilmDistrict is releasing in theaters March 22nd this spring.

New Kicks: Nike Air 95 Dynamic Black / Wolf Grey

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Iconic styling and updated technology provide you with a boost of athleticism and style on the latest offering from Nike Sportswear, the Nike Air Max 95 Dynamic Flywire. Seen here with a black upper that slowly transitions to wolf grey, the model has all the looks of the original with an added 360 Air Max unit for cushioning on those long runs. (SOURCE)

New Auto: Huffer x Audi A1

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Audi marks its first ever vehicle collaboration with a limited 15-unit production of its 3-door A1. Together with New Zealand-based Huffer, the luxury carmaker uses the Sport Plus model as its base, which packs a twin charge engine that puts out 185 horse power and enables it to pull a 0-60 in 6.9 seconds.

The double-branded car is appropriately outfitted for speed with an interior that features sprint cloth and black leather, a suede-covered steering wheel, race car gear selectors and brushed aluminum inlays. Other key external features to this end include 18-inch rotor designed alloys, S-line lowered sports suspension and tinted glass.

The car will launch late January and will be available in three color patterns: all black, red with black roof, and white with black roof. (SOURCE)

New Gear: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph Ceramic

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Today Audemars Piguet unveiled the ceramic model of their ever-popular Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph watch. The ROO’s dramatic aesthetic turns functional elements into distinctive design features. It is characterized by larger-than-life proportions, high-tech materials and components engineered to ensure protection from magnetic waves, as well as by its distinctive “Mega Tapisserie” motif. (SOURCE)

New Video: 50 Cent feat. Snoop Dogg & Young Jeezy - Major Distribution

New Trailer: Red 2

Friday, January 18, 2013

Dean Parisot (Galaxy Quest, Fun with Dick and Jane) will be taking over for director Robert Schwentke on RED 2, and the story follows our veteran team of retired spies (Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker and Helen Mirren) as they use their old school methods to face new enemies across Europe. Catherine Zeta-Jones and Byung-Hun Lee join the mix this time and Anthony Hopkins shows up, too. RED is based on the comic book series written by Warren Ellis and artist Cully Hamner published by WildStorm. Summit will be releasing RED 2 in theaters everywhere on August 2nd, 2013 this summer.

New Kicks: Nike Air Force 1 Low “Year Of The Dragon"

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Following the official unveiling, we now get detailed images of the Nike Air Force 1 Low “Year of the Snake”. Set to red and stamped with scales, this pair pops with purple accents on the lining and outsole. Black branding and midsole work also takes on the theme, contrasted by gold stitching and mixed materials. (SOURCE)

New Whip: 2014 Cadillac ELR

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Following an initial look at the concept stages of the Cadillac ELR, the North American International Auto Show in Detroit was the stage for the car’s official introduction to the world. The ELR is the first luxury electric coupe in GM’s lineup and is based off of the powertrain from the Chevy Volt. Unlike Tesla’s pure-electric Model S sedan, the ELR has a gasoline engine that backs up its battery. The vehicle can travel 35 miles on a single charge of electricity before a 1.4-liter engine comes to life and keeps the coupe running – thanks in large part to a 5.5-foot-long, 435-pound T-shaped battery and an engine that will provide 207 horsepower. The interior of the ELR is a destination unto itself. An open door reveals an exquisite oasis of elegance and information. Finely stitched leather accents, burled-grained wood and available carbon fiber, along with the technology of Cadillac CUE2, provide touches that may even exceed the comforts of home. The automaker has not revealed pricing for the vehicle, which will go on sale in the early weeks of 2014. (SOURCE)

New Article: Facebook Unveils Graph Search, New Social Search Feature

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Looking for something? Facebook it.

Facebook on Tuesday lifted the lid on a new way for users to troll for information on the social network. Called Graph Search, the new function allows members to more easily discover people, places and photos and other members’ interests, Facebook said.

CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed the tool in Menlo Park, Calif., after the company issued a mysterious invitation last week to the media to “Come and see what we’re building.”

Unlike a typical Web search, the tool searches by phrases and lets users find only content shared with them on Facebook, keeping them on the website, Zuckerberg said.

Facebook touted the tool as useful for job searches, finding new restaurants and even dating.

Type in “friends of friends who are single” into a blue search bar at the top of the social network’s site, for example, and Graph Search spits out a list of potential mates.

Users can also search for music and movies their friends like.

The company, often criticized for privacy issues, stressed the tool will only reveal info that’s public or already available to a user.

Facebook began rolling out the tool to a limited number of its 1 billion users on Tuesday. Results that Facebook can’t deliver will be filled in Microsoft’s Bing search engine.

The move could eventually ramp up the battle for online advertising, analysts said, pitting Facebook against other places people search for things, like Google, LinkedIn and user-generated review website Yelp.

Facebook has been scrambling to prove its profitability to investors since its much-hyped public debut in May fell flat.

While better search capabilities are a step in the right direction, how much money Facebook can wring out of them remains unclear, Morningstar analyst Rick Summer told the Daily News.

Just because you grow a few inches taller doesn’t necessarily mean you're going to play in the NBA,” he said.

Source: NY Daily News / Elizabeth Lazarowitz

New Video: Chinx Drugz feat. French Montana - I’m A Coke Boy

Monday, January 14, 2013

New Trailer: Dead Man Down

Friday, January 11, 2013

Following the cinematic phenomenon The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, acclaimed filmmaker Niels Arden Oplev and brooding beauty Noomi Rapace reunite for another thrilling tale of vengeance. Colin Farrell joins the prestigious team as brave enforcer Victor, right hand man to an underground crime lord in New York. He seeks to avenge the death of his wife and daughter caused by his boss. When his employer is threatened by a mysterious killer, Victor also becomes detective. Victor is seduced and blackmailed by Beatrice (Noomi Rapace), a victim turned avenger whose intense chemistry leads them spiraling into payback delivered in violent catharsis. FilmDistrict will release Dead Man Down in limited theaters on March 8th this winter.

New Kicks: Nike Air Force Foamposite 2013 “Year Of The Snake"

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Nike’s latest Air Force 1 model commemorates the Chinese New Year and the “Year of the Snake.” Expanding upon their successful Foamposite series, the sneaker is once again the culmination of technology, beauty, and substance. What makes this particular model special is in its aesthetic homage to the “Year of the Snake”, depicted in its understated black snake print, a detail intended to echo Kobe Bryant’s Black Mamba motif. The sneaker also features Nike’s signature Air unit, added for cushioning and additional style. Look for the Nike Air Force 1 Foamposite 2013 “Year of the Snake” at select Nike retailers January 18.

New Gear: Bamford Watch Department Rolex Sky-Dweller

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Bamford Watch Department announces their brand new customized Rolex Sky-Dweller – available in the signature Black MPVD coating with Bamford aqua and white accent colors on a black dial. The Sky-Dweller is one of the first complication watches to be reimagined by the creative forces of the Bamford Watch Department and features the ability to display the time in two time zones simultaneously, but can also tastefully display the date and month on the same dial. In addition, the new 9001 caliber movement is not only one of the most complex movements available, but also one of the most reliable. Simplicity, luxury, reliability, and geography-defying elegance – certainly everything a person could want in a watch. Due to the highly sought after nature of the piece, the Bamford Sky-Dweller will be available in an extremely exclusive run of 8 pieces for £43,500 GBP (approximately $69,700 USD).  (SOURCE)

New Tech: Liquipel 2.0 Phone Waterproofing

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

A 100 times better than its predecessor, that’s exactly what Liquipel 2.0 promises. If you don’t already know, Liquipel uses a patented molecular level technology to coat electronic devices leaving them watersafe for pretty much their entire lifespan. The big news however is not the already proven awesome water-resistant capability, but the fact that the first of many retail locations with the patented on-site water-resistant treatment is set to open some time later this year. Once again, please be reminded that Liquipel is a preventative measure and it is still strongly recommended that coated electronic devices be kept away from water. (SOURCE)

Noreaga feat. French Montana, 2 Chainz, Pusha T - P.A.P.I

Monday, January 7, 2013

P.A.P.I f/ 2 Chainz, Pusha T, & French Montana - Tadow from TNYCinema on Vimeo.

New Trailer: Hansel And Gretel: Witch Hunters

Friday, January 4, 2013

Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters is directed by Norwegian filmmaker Tommy Wirkola (of Kill Buljo: The Movie, Dead Snow) who also wrote the script with Dante Harper. Famke Janssen, Peter Stormare and Zoe Bell also star in the film being produced by Adam McKay & Will Ferrell through their Gary Zanchez banner. Paramount releases Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters in theaters on January 25th this year.

New Kicks: Air Jordan 4 “Python” Custom

Thursday, January 3, 2013

JBF Customs laces Darrelle Revis and any other wanting customer with the Air Jordan 4 “Python” Custom. The Black/Red Jordan 4 is used as the base, wrapped in premium matte python skin and lined with lambskin. All edges are rolled for a lux feel and finish. Those looking to spice up their DS AJ 4s can order here. (SOURCE)

Air Jordan 4 “Python” Custom
Price: $600 (Must include own pair of DS Air Jordan 4s)

New Gear: McLaren Bespoke Merchandise Inspired By The Groundbreaking 12C

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

McLaren Automotive has designed and developed a range of products inspired by, and focused on, the passion of driving. The products are all available from the recently launched McLaren eStore – www.mclarenstore.com – and the range includes a variety of stylish accessories, clothing and luggage, based around the designs evident throughout McLaren and the groundbreaking 12C high performance sports car. These fashionable and versatile items are perfect for the most avid McLaren fan or those most focused on enjoying the thrill of the open road.  (SOURCE)