New Trailer: The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Ben Stiller directs, produces and stars in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, a new adaptation of James Thurber's classic short story with a script from Steve Conrad (The Pursuit of Happyness). Stiller plays a timid magazine photo manager who daydreams of exciting adventures, only to get into an adventure of his own when he goes in search of a missing photo negative with Kristen Wiig, Patton Oswalt, Adam Scott, Kathryn Hahn and Sean Penn also starring. The film will hit theaters everywhere December 25th, 2013.

New Kicks: Air Jordan 1 Retro Hi Premier Varsity

Red Air Jordan 1s have been the move as of late, especially after Justin Timberlake’sLOTS” AJ 1s dominated the summer. Now, a red dominated SKU of the model is on its way to retail with the Air Jordan 1 Retro Hi Premier Varsity Red/Dark Army. Premium materials distinguish this Hi Premier, with glossy varsity red leather and suede making up the upper. Dark army contrasts the red on the Swoosh and lining, which takes shape in a soft velour for a comfortable and high class appearance. Suit up for the December 2nd release at select Jordan Brand accounts.

Color: Varsity Red/Dark Army-White 332134-631
Release Date: December 2, 2013
Price: $115

New Gear: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept GMT Tourbillion

Unveiled just ahead of the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) conference in Geneva, Audemars Piguet presents the latest addition to its family of Royal Oak watches: the Royal Oak Concept GMT Tourbillon, a progressive piece composed with choice materials. Audemars Piguet made use of ceramic at the bezel, pushpieces, crown, and unique upper bridge, housing the hand-wound Calibre 2930 in a 44mm titanium casing. Inside the tourbillon cage, 85 components are hand-set to keep the 3Hz escapement running. Look for this special edition watch to debut at the SIHH when it opens January 20.

New Tech: Coin Debuts It’s Universal Coin Card

The Coin Card from Coin is a unique, and potentially game-changing, new electronic credit card with the ability to house all your existing credit, debit, reward and gift cards in one credit card-sized package. The Coin Card works by capturing each of your credit card’s relevant data using an included scanner and the Coin app. Up to eight cards can be stored on the device, and pulling up the right one is as simple as pushing a button; a built-in display shows you which card is currently selected. Using the built-in low voltage Bluetooth, the card can alert you via the app if you ever leave your Coin behind. Check out the video below to see just exactly how this unique card works and if you’d like to pre-order one. (CLICK HERE FOR LINK)

New Video: Seth Rogen & James Franco - Bound 3 HD

New Trailer: The Short Game

Monday, November 25, 2013

The Short Game is directed by Josh Greenbaum and follows the lives of eight of the best 7-year-old golfers in the world as they train for and compete in the World Championships of Junior Golf. The annual tournament held at golfing mecca Pinehurst, North Carolina, brings in 1500 young golfers from 54 different countries and determines who will be crowned golfs next phenom. In its course, the eight stories entwine to form a fascinating and often funny portrait of a group of very young athletes and their families, in which the narrow-focused, peculiar and highly competitive junior golf subculture becomes both a window into contemporary culture and an inspiring reflection of the human condition. It hits Netflix December 12th.

New Kicks: Nike Snowboarding LunarENDOR Quickstrike

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Snowboarding season is here and Nike Snowboarding has unveiled a radiant snowboard boot ahead of the upcoming Olympic qualifiers. Thirty LED lights powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery adorn the Swoosh branding and a convenient power button will allow you to illuminate the slopes on command which will likely draw comparisons to Nike’s famous Nike Mag. Underneath this futuristic aesthetic is one of the most advanced snowboard boots ever constructed. Featuring Nike’s acclaimed Lunarlon and Flywire technology, alongside a dynamic support and flex line system, these cutting-edge boots will adapt to the rider’s needs when carving it up in the pipe, park or on the slopes. The LunarENDOR liner and shell, which is reinforced with strobel technology for added heat absorption, round off this striking design. The Nike Snowboarding LunarENDOR QS is set to drop mid-December in limited quantities at select Nike stockists so be sure to keep an eye on the Nike Snowboarding site. (CLICK HERE FOR LINK)

New Gear: Tumi “Knox” Backpack

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

American travel accessory purveyor Tumi has unveiled this bold backpack as part of its Alpha Bravo collection for the holiday season. Staying on point with its focus on quality and functionality, Tumi has incorporated six compartments into this design. The striking aesthetic is achieved by an all-black base that takes over the bottom two-thirds of the bag and a contrasting white top. Made predominately from Tumi’s signature ballistic nylon fabric, this backpack features leather accents at the top handle, tabs, anchor point for the luggage tag, and above the front zipper compartment. Standout details include the white leather luggage tag that features a beefy brushed metal hinge, contrasting silver branded zipper tags and white shoulder straps. The Tumi “Knox” backpack retails for ¥40,950 JPY (approximately $410 USD) over at Tumi Japan’s online store. (SOURCE)

New Tech: AIAIAI TMA-1 Studio (Young Guru Edition)

Tuesday, November 19, 2013



Maintaining AIAIAI’s signature minimalist silhouette, free of overbearing logos and flashy season-dependent colorways, the Young Guru edition of the TMA-1 Studios features a crisp black matte finish highlighted only with red spiral cord detailing at the ear pieces. The cans are a smidgen bigger and bulkier than the standard TMA-1s with the Japanese memory foam finish at the band and ear area, adding significant trimmings to the already bold headset. Nevertheless, the Young Guru edition does still manage to maintain a clean look. With the smooth finish of the foam being a well-suited fit for the matte black frame, the additional padding is a welcome exchange from the TMA-1′s usual small but shiny earpiece cushion, making the bulkier build of the headset a welcome development and adding a cohesive look to the product. Where their successes in frame and earpiece design are apparent, the minimalist design may have also been at the cost of attention to detail, with AIAIAI having overlooked the potential of small and intricate design developments, namely at the cord. The move to include two cords — one for studio use and one for regular wear — does add ease of use for the wearer, but the eye-catching red/black pairing is only continued with the studio cord, while the daily wear cord is limited to a black-only option. A minute, yet visually important detail as the all-black daily wear cord would be better suited in a highlight color. 


The generous padding of silky Japanese memory foam is a fresh and welcome design development, affecting not only the look of the product, but also its feel and long-term wearability. Taking the listening experience from an everyday task to an admittedly luxury experience, the super-soft cushion fits snugly around the ear while the lightweight padding at the band is so light (the set only weighs 180g) that the upper portion of the headset actually becomes barely noticeable. 


The biggest audio engineering development for Young Guru’s edition of the TMA-1s is the change from a set appropriated for a DJ environment into a product designed entirely for a studio environment. Designed to showcase one clean line of sound, the solid audio balance that streams from the TMA-1 Studios makes even the most minimal sound changes noticeable, with the slightest acceleration in a bassline or light clips at vocal edits not going unnoticed. With consideration in eliminating intrusive environmental sounds and to block interference with the user’s listening experience, Young Guru’s TMA-1s not only successfully isolate sounds but also minimizes the listener’s own audio leaks. Having tested and blasted everything from mellow acoustic tunes and hip-hop-heavy tracks to bass-jacking electronic beats, the TMA-1 Studios definitely do manage to elevate the sound of each tune and genre. And although bass-hungry users might prefer to revert to the DJ-appropriated original TMA-1 set, the Young Guru edition definitely provides all-around easy listening and a clean audio cruise. (SOURCE)

New Video: A$AP Rocky - Phoenix (Explicit)

Monday, November 18, 2013

New Trailer: Noah

Friday, November 15, 2013

In Darren Aronofsky's take on the Biblical tale, Noah (Russell Crowe) suffers visions of an apocalyptic deluge, and takes measures to protect his family from the coming flood. Paramount/New Regency are behind the project, being produced by Aronofsky & Protozoa Pictures partner Scott Franklin with Mary Parent. Darren Aronofsky & Ari Handel wrote the script, with a revision by John Logan before production. The cast includes Emma Watson, Logan Lerman, Jennifer Connelly and Anthony Hopkins. At this moment, Paramount Pictures has Noah scheduled for release starting March 28th, 2014 next year.

New Kicks: NIke Air Trainer SC II PRM QS “Megatron"

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Nike Sportswear has given the Nike Air Trainer SC II a futuristic makeover with this “Megatron” colorway. Produced for Calvin “Megatron” Johnson, the Air Trainer SC II PRM QS “Megatron” features a black upper with circuit board etchings, a black Swoosh outlined in red, purple inner sleeve, red tongue, and purple and red accents. Underneath is a black and white midsole and inside is a Megatron logo on the insole.

New Gear: Ray-Ban Solid 18k Gold Aviator

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Those looking for a more luxurious take on Ray-Ban‘s timeless and badass Aviator are in luck: the shades are now available in solid 18k gold. Popularized by everyone from General Douglas MacArthur in World War II to the Top Gun pilots, The Beatles and Freddie Mercury, this new edition of the classic 1936 release replaces the usual lightweight metal frames with 18k gold and pairs it with the brand’s own top-of-the-line P3 Plus polarized glass lenses. Retailing for a hefty $3,200 USD, the golden pilot sunglasses are limited to just 1,200 pieces and available now directly from Ray-Ban while supplies last.

New Tech: Twitter Unveils New Custom Timeline Feature

The flurry of IPO news isn’t stopping Twitter from releasing new features. The network announced a handful of updates, most notable among them being custom timelines. Up until this point, there were really just a few “types” of timelines: a user’s, the general feed, or timelines from any lists you’d created. Now you’ll have much more control with a custom view.

You name it, and choose the tweets you want to add to it, either by hand or programmatically using the API…” Twitter explains via its developer blog. “This means that when the conversation around an event or topic takes off on Twitter, you have the opportunity to create a timeline that surfaces what you believe to be the most noteworthy, relevant tweets.”

These custom timelines are public – and from the looks of the initial examples, they’re being sold as complementary pieces to TV and Web event coverage. For instance, Twitter says Carson Daly has a custom timeline as a companion piece to tonight’s episode of The Voice. The Guardian is planning to host a Q&A session soon, and a custom timeline will be created from the most notable content from the discussion.

One of the biggest surprises in all this is that Twitter is not killing off its nearly-forgotten music project. “Twitter #music has created new timelines that present the very best tweets from superstars, best songs with tracks you can play right in the tweet, and the best music Vines.”

The launch is the product of Twitter’s TweetDeck acquisition, and the option will roll out slowly to TweetDeck users – for now, it might expand to the regular Twitter client depending on how intial use goes. Make no mistake, this is definitely a power user feature; media types and Web publishers will be able to access Twitter massive firehose of tweets in order to create sidebar conversations to their own content. Think the Super Bowl, NBA Playoffs, American Idol finales, government elections, presidential debates, the Olympics; these are the types of events that media will take advantage of custom timelines for.

This might bring Storify to mind. Custom timelines may have effectively just displaced the popular topic-focus tweet collecting service (although Storify does pull in content from other social networks, so it’s not Twitter specific). Twitter is allowing users more and more features within what’s traditional been a rather simple service, and definitely catering these tools to the marketing and media types that have become the pulse of the platform. (SOURCE)

New Video: Drake - Worst Behavior

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

New Trailer: Ride Along

Friday, November 8, 2013

When a fast-talking guy (Kevin Hart) joins his girlfriend’s brother (Ice Cube), a hot-tempered cop, to patrol the streets of Atlanta, he gets entangled in the officer’s latest case. Now, in order to prove that he deserves his future bride, he must survive the most insane 24 hours of his life on a ride along designed to scare the hell out of him. But when the wild night leads them to the most notorious criminal in the city, all bets are off. John Leguizamo also stars in Ride Along, directed by Tim Story (Think Like a Man, Fantastic Four) and written by Greg Coolidge (Employee of the Month). The film hits theaters early next year on January 17th.

New Kicks: Nike and Jordan Brand 2013 Armed Forces Classic Collection

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Undoubtedly the marquee matchup of this Friday’s start to the 2013-2014 college basketball campaign is the 2013 Armed Forces Classic. Pitting the Oregon against Georgetown, the event will see the Ducks face off against the Hoyas at United States Army Garrison-Humphreys in South Korea. To mark the occasion, Nike and Jordan Brand have outfitted the premier squads in camo jerseys and matching kicks to boot. While Orgeon will lace up unique editions of the latest Hyperdunk alongside Kevin Durant‘s Nike KD VI, the Hoyas will sport their own version of the Air Jordan XX8 SE. Look for all three pairs to hit the court in the United States Army’s Humphries Community Fitness Center this Friday, November 8 at 8 p.m. EST when the game tips off on ESPN.

New Whip: 2014 Dodge Mopar Edition Challenger

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

For the unlikely Dodge Challenger enthusiast looking for a little more American muscle flair on the vintage-inspired hot rod, the Michigan-based automaker reveals the 2014 Dodge Mopar Edition Challenger with a shaker hood. Built with the same 5.7-liter Hemi V8 as the standard Challenger R/T, this modern remake offers a through-the-hood exposed engine-mounted cold-air intake system in a satin black color. The Mopar Edition also comes with a Super Track Pak that adds a new steering rack, brake linings, shocks and 20-inch Goodyear Eagle F1 Super Car tires. In additional to some choice interior and exterior trim upgrades to round out the overall aesthetic, this model comes in at a MSRP of $36,995 USD. (SOURCE)

New Tech: Call of Duty: Ghosts’ Safeguide Guide

Call it what you will: Survival, Horde, Guerilla mode; play enough online shooters and odds are you’ve encountered a mode like Call of Duty: Ghosts‘ Safeguard. It features up to four players facing waves of increasingly demanding enemies, and builds upon the 2-player survival mode in Modern Warfare 3. It may feel familiar, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t without its own unique flair.

There are three Safeguard modes to choose from. The first pits you against 20 waves of enemies, the second features 40 waves, and the third offers infinite waves. Throughout it all, you earn experience that transfers to your multiplayer character, and you can earn thousands of points for reaching higher levels. Whatever your end goal, Safeguard is brutal. With that in mind we have some tips on how to survive the onslaught.


Safeguard regularly drops random weapons, killstreaks, and perks throughout each match. Before the first wave begins, you have a 30-second loot round during which you have the opportunity to grab random killstreaks as they’re air dropped throughout the map before they disappear. Sometimes you will get lucky and a sentry gun or attack chopper will land right in front of you, other times they may land on the far side of the map. Depending on the map and your team’s spawn, you could end up with some very good killstreaks – but talk to your teammates. Two people running for the same killstreak is a waste of the limited time you have before the match begins. You can only carry three killstreaks max, so don’t get greedy.

If you get lucky with your drops, and you can coordinate with your team, it’s possible to collect an arsenal that could make your life much easier. Use the killstreaks sparingly, but don’t horde them. More loot drops are coming in future waves, and killstreak support could mean the difference between life and death if you are threatened with being overrun.

Enemies will also randomly drop ammo icons when they die. Grabbing these icons replenishes the primary ammo, secondary ammo, and all equipment for your entire team. If you have the time and can wait a few moments before picking it up (it will disappear, but you have time), use every piece of equipment and unload your clips before collecting the ammo icon. Consider it a brief, glorious moment of overkill.

Use Your All Tools

Each player has a special attack of sorts in the form of a Ghost squad member. This AI-controlled character is activated like a killstreak with a press on the right D-pad, and joins in the fight under AI control for a limited time. Although it may be tempting to call them into the fight anytime it gets rough – he/she usually spawns next to you within a few seconds – these AI controlled squad mates can save your life, and the lives of teammates.

The AI controlled squad mate is one of the few things you can activate while you are bleeding out. They can heal you and any teammates nearby, so if you are stuck far from your team, calling them in is a good last resort. You only have one per life, but when you die and are forced to respawn with nothing, you receive a new Ghost squad member to call.

Taking The Bar

There are two bars in the upper left side of the screen, and you should pay close attention to them both. The first is your weapon damage bar. It begins at level 1 and fills with every shot you land on an enemy (the amount varies depending on the enemy, and you earn more for headshots). Once you max it out, you gain a damage bonus and start over. Enemies also drop star-shaped icons that provide you with an instant weapon damage level up. Earning these damage bonuses can turns most weapons into a powerful enough force to take out an armored enforcer with a only a modicum of ammo. Damage bonuses carry over from wave to wave.

If you do end up dying and respawning with nothing, you still have a chance to save your leveled up weapons. When you respawn make a beeline for the spot you fell. You’ll see a red box that you can grab to reclaim your weapons (but not perks or killstreaks.)

Your teammates won’t see the red box and can’t accidentally grab it either, but you need to hurry – the box disappears quickly. Your best bet is to keep one weapon slot flexible, picking up more powerful weapons as they appear via air drop, but find a weapon you like early on and work on leveling it up. When you get a weapon like the powerful Chain SAW LMG that burns through ammo (it tends to be dropped in later rounds), having a powerful secondary weapon can make life much easier when you don’t have time to reload your primary.

The second bar determines when your team receives supply drops. When the team accumulates enough kills to fill the bar, it triggers an air drop drop of care packages, dropping weapons, perks, or killstreaks; sometimes a combination of all three. The perks you collect stack up, and as long as you don’t die and respawn you keep them throughout the game. If you find a perk or weapon you don’t like, you can double tap a button to change it. Be careful though, it’s random. You may end up with something worse, and you can only change it twice before you are stuck with what is left.

Following Orders

Throughout each match you receive Field Orders, just like in the multiplayer. These challenges can range from recording two kills with equipment to 10 headshots, and the entire team contributes to the totals. These assignments carry over through multiple waves until they’re completed, and your reward is a Death Machine mini-gun for each member of the team. You only have it for a limited time with it, but funnel a large group of enemies towards four mini-gun toting players, and let slip the dogs of war. 

There Is No “Jackass” In Team

Call of Duty is a game that typically allows lone wolf players to thrive. You can jump online, play a few rounds, then jump off and no one is the worse for it. With Safeguard though, the lone wolf player is a liability. All it takes is one person to foolishly go chasing a new weapon or killstreak to bring a round crashing to an end. That player’s teammates are then put in the awkward position of having to decide if it’s better to risk running an enemy gauntlet to save their downed squad mate in a short window of time, or wait for the next round when they will have a weakened teammate following their respawn.

The only way to reach level 20 and beyond is to talk to each other. Find a defensible location and make sure all your entry points are covered. Don’t run off on your own unless it is absolutely necessary. You can also try constantly moving, but that requires you to move as a group. Don’t be that guy, work with your team. (SOURCE)

New Video: Eminem Performs “Survival” and “Berzerk” on SNL

New Trailer: X-Men: Days of Future Past

Friday, November 1, 2013

X-Men: Days of Future Past is directed by Bryan Singer and written by Matthew Vaughn and Simon Kinberg. The sequel features cast members from the original X-Men franchise like Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Halle Berry, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore and Daniel Cudmore along with X-Men: First Class cast members like James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, and Michael Fassbender. The present day X-Men are in danger from a mistake in the past, and Wolverine is sent back in time to fix it in order to avoid a dark, terrifying future timeline. Fox releases the film on May 23rd, 2014.

New Kicks: Nike LeBron 11 “Away"

Built off of the best technology Nike Basketball has to offer, the Nike LeBron 11 Away” sees LeBron James’ go-to model for his work on the road. A black base is built off lightweight Hyperfuse material, locked down and kept tough by red Dynamic Flywire support and a Hyperposite shell. A combination of Lunarlon and Zoom Air cushioning keep these light and low for quick cuts and powerful play above the rim. Check out detailed images of the Nike LeBron 11 “Away” below and look for these to launch at the Nice Kicks Shop in Austin, TX and select Nike Basketball accounts nationwide on November 1st. (SOURCE)

Black/Metallic Silver-University Red
Release Date: November 1, 2013
Price: $200

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