New Trailer: A Million Ways To Die In The West

Friday, January 31, 2014

A Million Ways to Die In The West is directed by Seth MacFarlane and written by "Family Guy" collaborators and Ted co-writers Wellesley Wild and Alec Sulkin.After a cowardly sheep farmer (MacFarlane) backs out of a gunfight, his fickle girlfriend leaves him for another man. When a mysterious and beautiful woman (Theron) rides into town, she helps him find his courage and they begin to fall in love. When her husband, a notorious outlaw, arrives seeking revenge, the farmer must put his newfound courage to the test. Charlize Theron, Neil Patrick Harris, Amanda Seyfriend, Sarah Silverman, Giovanni Ribisi and Liam Neeson also star in the film which Universal Pictures will release in theaters everywhere on May 30th, 2014.

New Kicks: Air Jordan 1 Mid Black / Dark Powder Blue

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Following up the recently released Air Jordan 3Powder Blue”, there is now a dark powder blue rendition of the Air Jordan 1. This vivid mid-cut version further adds to the wide array of colorways used on Michael Jordan’s first signature sneaker. Using premium materials, this latest edition uses the recently popular hue as a base in leather and places black nubuck overlays on top for contrast. Both the Swoosh and Air Jordan Wings logo stand out in dark powder blue, while a white midsole and black outsole keep the rest bottom of the model simple, get to Nike to scoop a pair.

Colorway: Black/Dark Powder Blue-White SKU: 554724-017
Price: $105

New Gear: Breitling Chronomat 44 GMT Patrouille Suisse 50th Anniversary

Breitling presents its 50th Anniversary edition of the Chronomat 44 GMT Patrouille Suisse. The celebration could not be better timed as 2014 also marks the 100th anniversary of the Patrouille Suisse (the Swiss Air Force), which inspired the creation of several special models including this one. The watch features a 44mm stainless steel case with an AR-coated sapphire crystal and a black onyx dial. The case is water resistant down to 200 meters and houses a Swiss automatic in-house B04 movement with a power reserve of over 70 hours. Finishing touches to the watch include an engraved logo and series number on the back of the case and the option of the metal Pilot bracelet or the Diver Pro III rubber strap. The special-edition Breiling Chronomat 44 GMT is limited to 1,000 pieces and available for order through Breitling’s website. (CLICK HERE FOR LINK)

New Tech: In Madden Super Bowl, EA Sports sees Peyton Manning and Broncos beating Seahawks in historic game

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Super Bowl XLVIII will have it all — some snow, a furious comeback and a game-winning kick in the first overtime contest in the game’s history.

At least that’s how EA Sports sees Sunday’s clash between the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks at MetLife Stadium playing out.

The video game company released its official Madden Super Bowl Prediction Monday, an annual simulation of the Super Bowl on its flagship football video game. EA Sports has correctly predicted eight of the previous 10 Super Bowls, and if the company is right again this year, it will mean Peyton Manning will have made history in a thrilling, snowy contest.

The simulation saw the Broncos defeat the Seahawks in overtime, 31-28, in Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium. Matt Prater kicked a 48-yard field goal through snowfall for the win, making Manning the first quarterback to win a Super Bowl with two different teams after winning Super Bowl XLI with the Colts.

Manning won game MVP honors in the simulation, throwing for 322 yards and three touchdowns. He was intercepted by Richard Sherman, the trash-talking, self-proclaimed best corner in the NFL, who ran it back for a touchdown right before halftime to give Seattle a 10-7 lead at the break.

That didn't stop virtual Manning from throwing at the boisterous Stanford grad again. With Sherman covering him, Demaryius Thomas hauled in a 17-yard touchdown pass in the third. A Knowshon Moreno goal-line touchdown run gave Denver a 21-10 lead before Seahawks kicker Steven Hauschka cut the lead to eight at the end of the quarter.

Manning connected with Wes Welker for a 24-yard score which gave the Broncos a 28-13 lead, but Seattle would not go down quietly. Russell Wilson's touchdown pass to Golden Tate cut the lead back to eight, and with the clock winding down in regulation, Marshawn Lynch ripped off a 27-yard touchdown run. On the game-tying two-point conversion attempt, Wilson faked a handoff to Lynch, rushed left, broke a tackle and crossed the plane to send the game to overtime.

The Seahawks got the ball to start overtime but Denver's defense rebounded from its fourth-quarter collapse to force a three-and-out punctuated by a Shaun Phillips. On the ensuing drive, Sherman was humbled again, allowing another big gain from Manning to Thomas that set up Prater's game-winning field goal; check out the video below. (SOURCE)

New Video: Beyonce feat. Jay-Z - Drunk In Love (2014 Grammy Performance)

Monday, January 27, 2014

New Trailer: Cesar Chavez “An American Hero"

Friday, January 24, 2014

Cesar Chavez is directed by Diego Luna (director of Abel, star of The Terminal, Y Tu Mamá También) and written by Keir Pearson (Hotel Rwanda). Michael Peña (Crash) leads the film as '60s and '70s labor activist Cesar E. Chavez as he organizes the largest non-violent protest in U.S. history to get basic human rights for over 50,000 farm workers in California, John Malkovich, America Ferrera and Rosario Dawson also star in the film. Lionsgate releases the film this spring on April 4th, 2014.

New Kicks: Nike Lunar Force 1 “Year Of The Horse"

Thursday, January 23, 2014

To commemorate the Year of the Horse, Nike has created a special colorway of their updated icon. The Nike Lunar Force 1 Year of the Horse” features the modernized silhouette in a flashy style code with intricate detailing. This quickstrike LF1 uses premium leather on its upper with black and grey paneling, contrasted by an aquamarine blue Swoosh. The model’s integrated Lunarlon midsole is black with multicolored speckling, and the outsole sets everything off in translucent green. Vivid laces with a gold metal Nike jewel and a red and yellow YOTH tongue tag add even more character to these Lunar Force 1s, which release January 25th at Hanon.

Release Date: January 25, 2014
Price: £139.00 (approx $230)

New Gear: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore 42mm

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Audemars Piguet presents the new 42mm version of their iconic luxury sports watch. Characterized by larger-than-life proportions, high-tech materials and components engineered to ensure protection from magnetic waves, the Royal Oak Offshore 42mm is offered in six colors and comes equipped with black ceramic hardware, a Mega Tapisserie motif on the dial, the brand’s automatic Calibre 3126 movement, and rubber, leather or pink gold straps. (CLICK HERE FOR LINK)

New Tech: Google’s Smart Contact Lens Project

Google Glass has yet to reach the market but Google is already working on its latest wearable technology with a new smart contact lens in development. Primarily designed for medical applications for now, the new lens is made up of two layers of “biocompatible” lens material with a wireless chip, antenna, and a sensor sandwiched in between. The sensor is designed to measure glucose levels in the wearer’s tears, giving diabetics an easier and less intrusive way to monitor their condition. At present, Google is hoping to secure support from partners with more experience in the medical market as well as the FDA to ensure development goes smoothly. (SOURCE)

New Video : Drake Opening Monologue & Performance On Saturday Night Live

Drake killed it on Saturday Night Live this past weekend, probably one of the best guest appearances on SNL in quite some time. To check out the entire Drake appearance on SNL (CLICK HERE)

New Trailer: Fading Gigolo

Friday, January 17, 2014

Fading Gigolo is written and directed by John Turturro (director of Romance & Cigarettes, star of Transformers and O Brother Where Art Thou?). In the film, iconic director Woody Allen takes a role outside of his own films for the first time in over a decade to play a bookseller-turned-pimp to a middle-aged neophyte hustler (Turturro), in this New York City comedy. Bob Balaban, Vanessa Paradis, Liev Schreiber, Sharon Stone and Sofia Vergara also star in the film which premiered at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival and Millennium Entertainment releases in limited theaters on April 18th this spring.

New Kicks: Air Jordan 3 “Powder Blue"

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Louder than your average AJ3, the Air Jordan 3Powder Blue” sees bold color blocking on the celebrated silo. In person, the blue upper proves closer to that of the Carolina Panthers pantone than that of the Chapel Hill hue, coming off deep and eye-catching. Tumbled suede styles the majority of the drenched upper, with a smoother suede dressing the mudguard. Perforated black suede on the heel and eyelet hits proves a nice surprise, as does a silky wolf grey tumbled, textured lining.

Color: Dark Powder Blue/White-Black-Wolf Grey 136064-406
Release Date: January 18, 2014
Price: $170

New Article: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Surprise New York City Bus Riders With “ Can’t Hold Us” Performance

New York City bus riders got a rocking surprise Wednesday when Macklemore & Ryan Lewis climbed onboard. The duo quietly got onto a city bus and began performing their hit "Can't Hold Us" to a group of unsuspecting commuters, reports The Hollywood Reporter.

Initially the riders looked on as if it were the everyday mass transit performer, common in the Big Apple. But when Macklemore pulled his hoodie off, they realized it was, in fact, the musical stars. For a unique Grammys promo, which is part of the "Music Unleashes Us" multiplatform ad campaign, the patrons quickly got on beat clapping, dancing and cheering on the surprise performance. Other promos feature hits by Eminem, Katy Perry, and Pink with Fun's Nate Ruess.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are nominated as Best New Artist for the awards show airing Sun., Jan. 26 on CBS. And by the way they amped up the entire bus with just one verse of their hit single is proof as to why they've been pegged in that category. "In previous years, our campaigns have focused either on the fans or the artists," Evan Greene, chief marketing officer of The Recording Academy, said. "This year's campaign highlights the common bond between fans and artists -- our visceral connection with music.” (SOURCE)

New Gear: Nike 2014 “Silver Speed” Super Bowl XLVIII Sidelines Collection

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The 2014 NFL NikeSilver Speed” collection extends from on-field equipment to include sideline, training and lifestyle products. The titanium Super Bowl edition Aeroloft Summit jacket and matching Lunar Terra Arktos boots were designed to provide athletes on the sidelines with lightweight, unencumbered warmth. Furthermore, the Super Bowl edition 550 Parka features a 10,000mm waterproof fabric and 550 goose down fill for ultimate warmth without the weight. The Nike 2014 “Silver Speed” Super Bowl XLVIII sidelines collection will be available at Nike leading up to Super Bowl XLVIII. (SOURCE)

New Tech: Jelly “The Social Search App"

Envisioned by friends Biz Stone and Ben Finkel as a new way to search, Jelly encourages users to rely on their “six degrees of separation” to help each other answer questions. The social search engine differentiates itself by using images and social networks to source personalized responses from friends and their contacts. Users can ask questions accompanied by images that can be cropped, reframed, zoomed and drawn on to clarify. Friends connected with the user’s social media profiles can also forward the question to people who don’t have Jelly to broaden the search. The app is currently available for download through the App Store and through Google Play(SOURCE)

Introducing Jelly from Jelly Industries, Inc. on Vimeo.

New Video: Randy Class - Unsatisfied

Monday, January 13, 2014

New Trailer: Bad Words

Friday, January 10, 2014

Bad Words is directed by Jason Bateman with a script from freshman writer Andrew Dodge. Thanks to a registration loophole, Guy Trilby (Bateman), a 41-year-old, foul-mouthed, cranky, ill-mannered high-school dropout, enters the National Quill Spelling Bee, and he is ruthlessly determined to win. Trilby slashes and burns through the regionals, then, at the national level, he meets legitimate competitor Chaitanya (Rohan Chand), a seemingly ingenuous boy unfazed by the older man's misanthropic demeanor. Kathryn Hahn and Alison Janney also star in the film which Focus Features releases to limited theaters on March 21st, 2014.

New Kicks: Nike Lunar 180 Trainer SC

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Bo Jackson is back in a big way on the Nike Lunar 180 Trainer SC. The dual-threat athlete sees another one of his famed trainers re-tuned for 2014. This time around, the Nike Air Trainer SC makes the move from the 80’s to today’s game, swapping leather construction for that of a lightweight, breathable Hyperfuse base. A Nike Air 180 unit pops up in the heel, surrounded by Lunarlon support for the best of both worlds. Designed for casual wear more than gym dominance, check out photos of the “Silver Speed” Nike Lunar 180 Trainer SC in the photos below, and stay tuned for an official release date.

Release: January 27, 2014

New Whip: The Vossen Precision Series Meets the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Car wheel specialist Vossen presents their latest wheels intended as a complement to the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black, the star of the video below. For this most cinematic of Vossen’s video demonstrations to date, Miami’s Brickwell Avenue Bridge was closed down to make way for the limited-edition sportscar as it roared down the street. Limited to only 800 units worldwide, the car is paired with the wheels from Vossen’s Precision Series as part of the car’s Track package that also includes a carbon fiber rear wing. (SOURCE)

New Tech: Nikon Announces New D3300 DSLR, 2 Lenses, and Coolpix Compact Cameras at CES 2014

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Nikon used CES 2014 to announce some new compact Coolpix point-and-shoot cameras and a new entry-level DSLR, as well two lenses.

Despite plummeting sales at the low end, Nikon is keeping its foot in the compact camera door. The company is announcing several Coolpix models, ranging from $100 to $300. Nikon briefed us a few weeks back on the new cameras, and, based on our conversation, the company is beefing up some of its compacts even at the budget level. The takeaway features from the new cameras are longer zoom, a new feature called Dynamic Fine Zoom, and – finally for Nikon – built-in Wi-Fi. Still, the Coolpix cameras here – all targeting budget-minded consumers – are more evolutionary than revolutionary.

The “flagship” of the new models is the Coolpix L830 ($300). It uses the same 16-megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor as its predecessor, the L820, but ups the optical zoom lens to 34x with a f/3-5.9 aperture. The new feature is the aforementioned Dynamic Fine Zoom (DFZ), which maintains a section of high image quality in the first 2x of digital zoom. Another first is 3-inch tilting LCD (VGA). Other specs include 1080 30p/50i video capture, Vibration Reduction lens, and zoom lever on the left side of camera. It runs off four AA batteries. Nikon says the camera in this line is popular with families on a budget, an inexpensive alternative to the P500. The L830 hits stores in February, and will come in black and red.

Moving down the line, the compact S6800 shares the same sensor as the L830 but has a shorter zoom (12x, f/3.3-6.3). It also has DFZ, but has Wi-Fi built in. There’s a 3-inch SVGA display, a Vibration Reduction designed for movie making (using hardware and software), and 1080 movie capture up to 60i. The S6800 will be available in February in black, white, and red, and cost $220.

Things continue to get cheaper as we move down the line, and the features vary. The S5300 has a 16-megapixel (non-BSI) CMOS and a new 8x optical zoom with f/3.7-6.6 aperture. There’s a 3-inch HVGA LCD, 1080/60i video capture, VR lens, DFZ, Wi-Fi, and a max ISO of 6,400. The S5300 has a target-finding autofocus system that switches between face priority (when it detects people) and wide-area AF search depending on what you’re shooting. This model will also be available in February for $180, and come in plum color.

Below the S5300 is the S3600. Similar, but features aren’t as robust: same 8x optical zoom, lens VR, and target-finding AF, but a 20-megapixel CCD sensor, 2.7 QVGA LCD, and 720p video capture. No Wi-Fi here. The S5300 is the type of camera that many of Nikon’s competitors are ditching, but Nikon obviously still sees a customer for it – enough to bring it stateside. The S3600 runs off a lithium-ion battery. It comes in silver, red, blue, pink, and black, and will sell for $140 in February.

Lastly, there’s the L30, a super entry-level model. It has a 20-megapixel CCD sensor, 5x optical zoom with f/3.3-6.5 aperture, 3-inch QVGA display, 720p video capture, and an Easy Auto Mode (not sure why you would need it since everything about this camera is automatic). It runs off two AA batteries, comes in red, and sells for $120 in February. But seriously folks, if you have a smartphone, something like the L30 or even some of the cameras above won’t be any better.

New D3300 DSLR and lenses 

Nikon is the only manufacturer to unveil a new consumer-oriented DSLR at CES 2014. The D3300 is a step-up model from the D3200, one of our recommended products from 2012. The D3300 features a 24.2-megapixel DX-format (APS-C) sensor with no optical low-pass filter for better image quality; despite not having the filter, Nikon says images are sharp right out of the box. It has the latest EXPEED 4 image processor, with an ISO range of 100-12,800 (expandable to 25,600). Burst mode is up to 5 frames per second. There’s an 11-point autofocusing system (the same as the D3200), and records video at Full HD in 60p with fulltime AF. No Wi-Fi, but you can use Nikon’s Wi-Fi adapter to add that function if you need it. As a beginner’s DSLR, there are special effects filters for photos and videos, as well as the Guide Mode to help you understand the features. Available in a kit with a new 18-55mm lens (see below), the D3300 will sell for $650 in February. Plus, it comes in black, red, and gray.

As for the aforementioned new kit lens, it’s the next version of Nikon’s 18-35 standard zoom. The AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 G VR II has a unique retractable lens barrel for a more compact form-factor; when locked, it retracts the lens by 20mm. It’s 30-percent smaller and 25-percent lighter than the previous lens. It’s not a powered lens like the ones in the Nikon 1 series, but it has four-stops of VR image stabilization. The lens will launch with the D3300, and is available separately for $250.

If you’re looking to get into portrait photography, Nikon is adding a new FX-format prime lens with an f/1.8 aperture and 63-degree wide-angle view. The AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.8 G is an affordable fixed prime lens for $600. The aperture is ideal for video as well; the Silent Wave Motor keep the autofocus quiet, a key when recording video. Also available in February.

Development of new D4S DSLR In a bit of pro-related news, Nikon announced at CES that a new version of its D4 DSLR is in development, called the D4S. No exact details have been announced, except to say that it will have better autofocusing and the latest image processor.

New Video: Snoop Lion feat. Angela Hunte & Major Lazer - Get Away

Monday, January 6, 2014