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This Little Box Turns Your Existing iPhone Charger Into A Portable Battery

Tech Crunch - Wed, 2014-07-30 19:34
 Does the world need another portable battery meant to charge your devices in a pinch? Probably not. But I dig the minimalism of this one. Instead of requiring you to carry around yet another thing, it turns your existing iPhone wall charger into a backup battery. One less thing to forget when you’re packing up the hotel room! Read More
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Why Songs Get Stuck in Your Head (and How to Stop It)

Gizmodo UK - Wed, 2014-07-30 19:30
Let it go, let it go, can't hold it back anym... SHUT UP ELSA.
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New Jersey College Reduces Energy Costs and Bird Fatalities with CollidEscape Window Film

Inhabitat - Wed, 2014-07-30 19:30

Most of know by now that tens of millions of birds die every year from window collisions, but only recently have architects and designers begun to address this devastating issue on both residential and commercial structures. Atlantic Cape Community College, Cape May County Campus, has implemented a simple-yet-innovative solution to reduce bird deaths, and it just happens to curb escalating cooling costs in the process: a bird-friendly film called CollidEscape can be installed over glass, which is generally both highly reflective, and heat conducting. Glass treated with the film appears opaque to birds’ eyes, but is transparent from the inside. It also insulates the glass so it doesn’t heat up, thus reducing the need for increased air conditioning use. It’s a brilliant solution to two major issues, and can be implemented on any existing building.

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The Rechargeable Sensor Pump won’t let germs spread

Coolest Gadgets - Wed, 2014-07-30 19:30

The best thing about going into an automatic bathroom is that you don’t have to touch anything. No touching handles to flush the toilet, turn on the sink, press down the soap dispenser, or crank out paper towels. While a few germs aren’t going to kill you, having a facility you don’t have to touch seems rather necessary in high-traffic areas. While your kitchen may not be a high-traffic area, that is where a lot of raw foods are prepared, and you don’t really want chicken juice traveling into the living room or elsewhere.

While you likely already have some form of soap sitting next to your sink in the kitchen, chances are it’s a hand-pump. If you touch the top of the pump and wash your hands, there’s still going to be whatever was on your hands on the top of the pump. If you want to move to a motion-sensor method, then the Rechargeable Sensor Pump would be a good option. You can control how much comes out of the pump, and it is rechargeable as the name suggests. The sensor is said to be precise so you don’t have to worry about it dropping soap on your counter if you’re too close.

It can dispense in 0.2 seconds, and is extremely easy to refill. This takes gel soap, so if you love foam soap you’ll have to look elsewhere. This charges via USB, and you’ll have your option between an 8 fluid ounce white, or an 8 or 11 fluid ounce brushed nickel container. They cost anywhere from $60-70 depending on the size you’re wanting. This will make keeping your hands clean in the kitchen or bathroom simple, without the fear that some germs may still be lingering.

Available for purchase on simplehuman

 
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Light Up Air Powered Soccer Disk delivers air hockey goodness at a bargain

Coolest Gadgets - Wed, 2014-07-30 19:30

Whenever you drop by the local arcades, there should be an air hockey table lying around somewhere, although there is a possibility of it getting all covered in dust since no one plays with it any more these days. Sure, there are some home-based solutions in the market like the Scoreboard Lights Air Hockey Table that costs quite a decent amount of money, but how about taking a different look at air hockey with the $19.99 Light Up Air Powered Soccer Disk?

The Light Up Air Powered Soccer Disk, as its name suggests, happens to be a gliding disk that is capable of transforming your smooth surfaces into what you can call your very own life-size air hockey table. The disk itself has an outer rim which functions as a protective bumper so that your walls and precious furniture would not get too damaged as it bounces around to keep going. It works great during the day, and even more spectacular at night, although it might be wise to have rechargeable AA batteries around to save costs in the long run.
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The Great Void releasing an LP ft. Twin Shadow, Autre Ne Veut, Neon Indian mems (watch a video), playing Cameo

Brooklyn Vegan - Wed, 2014-07-30 19:22

by Andrew Sacher

The Great Void is the moniker of Brooklyn musician Josh Ascalon, who has some pretty talented friends in the area such as Twin Shadow, Autre Ne Veut, Hooray for Earth, Chrome Canyon and members of Neon Indian, all of whom appear on his upcoming album. He's talented himself too, as you can hear on his brand new single, "Shift Age" which Chrome Canyon plays theremin on. It's '80s-style synth pop and readymade for the dancefloor (think "Blue Monday" or something), but Josh's rawer vocals recall the post-punk that much of that kind of stuff evolved out of. We've got the premiere of the video, which was animated by Johnny Woods, and you can watch that below. It's technically NSFW, but it is only animated, so maybe your boss will let it slide.

The Great Void celebrates the new single with a release party on Friday (8/1) at Cameo. It's a midnight show, and Neon Indian headlines with a DJ set. Also on the bill is Ta$$y. Tickets are on sale now.

Video below...

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Kid Cudi Customizes His Saint Laurent Sneakers

Nice Kicks - Wed, 2014-07-30 19:20

Drawing with nail polish on a pair of $500 shoes? Kid Cudi recently customized his Saint Laurent sneakers doing just that. Taking the luxurious high-fashion model and scribbling his affiliations and random thoughts on the upper and cross-straps, Cudi is the latest personality to make his own personal pair. Using the YSL Signature Court Classic S/11 Low as a canvas, Kid included everything from his record label’s tag, to his pet peeves. Check out detailed images of Kid Cudi’s nail-polished Saint Laurent sneakers below, and tell us what you think of the works in the feedback box at the end.

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Morrissey refutes former bodyguards' claims he wanted to "hurt" fan site operator, calls them a "vexatious lie"

Brooklyn Vegan - Wed, 2014-07-30 19:13

Morrissey in Austin this year (more by Tim Griffin)

As reported earlier today, Morrissey is being sued by former bodyguard Bradley Steyn who claims he was asked to hurt David Tseng who runs fan site Morrissey-Solo.com. Morrissey has responded to these allegations, on Moz conduit True to You, calling them "vexatious lies." (You can totally hear him saying that, can't you?) Here's an excerpt:The very idea that I would ask a complete stranger (Bradley Steyn) to physically attack David Tseng surely cannot register with any sane person as being likely. As mildly irritating as David Tseng may be, he is not someone who troubles me enough to even bother with.

The shabby truth of this drama is that Bradley Steyn has been trying to extract money from what he terms "the Morrissey tour", and he has failed. He is now desperate, and this story is his latest escapade to gain someone's attention. What he is telling the world is that, as a music venue security officer, anyone who works with him in the future should expect the same harassment and persecution as he is now - mysteriously - wielding my way. It is beyond belief, and it is shocking that someone who makes claims of professionalism would lower himself to this level.You can read Morrissey's entire statement below...

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Why OKCupid’s Experiments Aren’t The Same As Facebook’s

Tech Crunch - Wed, 2014-07-30 19:10
 OKCupid on Monday wrote a viral blog post where it admitted to experimenting on human beings, comparing tests it runs to improve its dating algorithms to the study Facebook did that took over the news cycle early this month. Today Reuters reported that like Facebook’s experiment, these tests could violate Federal Trade Commission regulations. “But guess what, everybody: if you… Read More
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A Closer Look at the Air Jordan 6 Retro “Spiz’ike”

Hyperbeast - Wed, 2014-07-30 19:03

Taking cues from the upcoming retro return of the OG Jordan Spiz'ike is a brand new take on MJ's sixth signature sneaker. Pairing an icy outsole with a contrasting white midsole, the kicks come decked out in premium red leather while green and black accents--as well as patterned lining--pay homage to the original colorway of the Spike Lee-inspired Jordan hybrid. Like the Spiz'ike OG, the Air Jordan 6 Retro "Spiz'ike" is set to hit Jordan Brand stockists August 9.

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Hilton Hotels Now Lets Your Choose Your Room With Your Phone

Mobile Crunch - Wed, 2014-07-30 19:01
 Hilton Hotels is taking a page out of the airline playbook, giving users more control over the experience through their smartphone. The hotel chain has recently introduced a way for users to choose their room on their smartphone, and promises to roll out smartphone-powered door keys to the majority of their hotels by 2016. Using the new Hilton HHonors app (yes, that name needs work) or the… Read More
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Hilton Hotels Now Lets Your Choose Your Room With Your Phone

Tech Crunch - Wed, 2014-07-30 19:01
 Hilton Hotels is taking a page out of the airline playbook, giving users more control over the experience through their smartphone. The hotel chain has recently introduced a way for users to choose their room on their smartphone, and promises to roll out smartphone-powered door keys to the majority of their hotels by 2016. Using the new Hilton HHonors app (yes, that name needs work) or the… Read More
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Art of Board Turns Old Skateboards into the Coolest Wall and Floor Tiles Ever

Inhabitat - Wed, 2014-07-30 19:00

Recycling skateboards is all the rage lately, but these tiles are the coolest upcycled product we’ve seen to date. Art of Board is a lifestyle and design brand that embodies the creative spirit, freedom and individuality of skateboarding. The group’s hard and soft goods pay homage to a used skateboard deck’s scratches, gouges and worn graphics – capturing the true soul of skateboarding. Creators of the first-ever skateboard recycling movement, I Ride I Recycle, the movement allows skateshops, parks, board manufacturers and individual riders to be part of the brand’s designs by recycling their skateboards instead of tossing them in the trash. The brand’s goal is to keep wood waste out of landfills, support skateshops and parks, and empower youth. In addition to turning them into wall and floor tiles, the designers make iPhone cases, key rings, and a smorgasbord of other coolness. How do you say Love?

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JumpSnap – Exercise that Won’t Trip you Up

Coolest Gadgets - Wed, 2014-07-30 19:00

Everyone knows how much I hate exercise, But I know the time has come to get moving. Experts agree that the key to making a switch to a healthy lifestyle is finding an activity you enjoy, and doing it regularly. I’m not one for schlepping it off to the gym, or Jazzercise. I don’t run, unless someone is chasing me with a meat cleaver and I’m way too uncoordinated for many sports. I know I’m not alone in looking for an activity I can do anywhere, anytime, to get my heart rate up, so let me introduce you to something new.

Check out JumpSnap, a rope-less jumprope that gives you all the fun of jumping rope that you remember as a kid, without the pesky rope getting in the way and making you look like a doorknob. The patented JumpSnap has a nifty on board computer that let’s you track all the calories you are burning, and just how many jumps you’ve mustered up. The JumpSnap comes with two hand units, (one of which provides you with the informational display) specially sized weights that are to be inserted into each hand unit, and a DVD that includes usage information, and 4 different workouts from beginner on up.

So if you’re a couch potato looking to enter the world of physical fitness, or a seasoned athlete that wants wants to change things up a bit, or maybe just someone that needs to find the perfect “small space” cardiovascular activity, the JumpSnap might be just what you need. Get started with a JumpSnap exercise kit from amazon.com for under 35 bucks. Me? I’m waiting for the weight lifting kit… without the weights.

 
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Asiyami Gold's A.Au Collection : Blending influences from Nigeria to America, the new bold range is for everyday wear

Cool Hunting - Wed, 2014-07-30 19:00

by Chérmelle Edwards Spending much of her childhood in Nigeria and then moving to Atlanta, Georgia, designer Asiyami "Gold" Wekulom injects traditions from both cultures into her work. For her label ); return...
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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Has One of the Best Displays Yet

Gizmodo UK - Wed, 2014-07-30 19:00
A good display is one of the most important features any gadget can have.
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How Much Did it Cost to Waterproof Your Basement? — Reader Intelligence Request

Apartment Therapy - Wed, 2014-07-30 19:00

We regularly ask readers to share how much they spent on a given item, service, project, or upgrade in the home. We hope this information proves helpful to anyone needing to get a basic sense of how much something costs, and how much you can expect to pay.

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How Much Did it Cost to Waterproof Your Basement?

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Lana Del Rey "Ultraviolence" Music Video

Hyperbeast - Wed, 2014-07-30 18:59

Lana Del Rey follows her brief 16-second teaser trailer with the highly-anticipated full-length music video for the title track from her Ultraviolence LP. Depicting Del Rey on her wedding day, the grainy Super 8-like piece sees the singer donning her veil and picking up her bridal bouquet before making her way to the altar of an entirely empty church. Ultraviolence is out now via Interscope/Polydor.

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A Closer Look at the Kobe 9 Elite Low “Beethoven”

Hyperbeast - Wed, 2014-07-30 18:58

An 18th century may seem like an odd choice of inspiration for footwear design, but Nike Basketball has channeled exactly that with the introduction of the "Beethoven" edition of the Nike Kobe 9 Elite Low. An homage of sorts to the power of the German composer and pianist's Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125--simply known to many as the "Ninth Symphony" or "The Choral"--the release aligns Kobe Bryant's ninth Nike signature with Beethoven's final completed symphony, coupling Wolf Grey with both black and white while incorporating technologies like a Flyknit upper, Dynamic Flywire support, a carbon fiber heel counter, and Lunarlon cushioning.

The second in-line edition of the Kobe 9 Elite Low, the "Beethoven" is set to hit Nike Basketball retailers and Nike.com on August 16 for $200 USD.

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Nike Air Max Lunar90 Magnet Grey/Photo Blue-Yellow

Nice Kicks - Wed, 2014-07-30 18:55

The Nike Air Max Lunar90 Magnet Grey/Photo Blue-Yellow offers up a vibrant new style code for the upgraded runner. Equipped with Lunarlon cushioning, streaks of grey, blue, and yellow flash throughout the models no-sew Hyperfuse-based upper. Check out the Nike Air Max Lunar90 Magnet Grey/Photo Blue-Yellow for yourself over at Caliroots, where it’s available for purchase.

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