Jobs is directed by Joshua Michael Stern (Neverwas, Swing Vote) and written by Matt Whiteley and tells the true story of one of the greatest entrepreneurs in American history by chronicling the defining 30 years of Steve Jobs’ life as he revolutionized the personal computer, founded Apple, introduced the world to the iPod and more. Ashton Kutcher plays Steve Jobs and the cast features Dermot Mulroney, J.K. Simmons, Lesley Ann Warren and more. The film premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Open Road Films will be releasing Jobs in limited theaters starting August 16th this year.
Nike pays tribute to the countries and cultures that have made the Nike Air Max an international icon by updating the classic sneaker with a series of country-specific camouflage patterns that, despite being designed to conceal, stand out on the streets.
Initially released in 1987, the Nike Air Max running shoe was crafted for sport but was quickly adopted on Europe’s streets as a badge of self-expression. The Camo Collection honors and evolves this heritage by updating the shoe with vintage camo prints from France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United Kingdom – and with Nike Hyperfuse technology.
Using heat and pressure, Nike Hyperfuse forms a single, durable composite material from three layers: one for stability, one for breathability and one for durability. The resulting unibody design boasts a level of precision unattainable via traditional cut-and-sew methods. It is also lightweight, without abrasive seams.
The collection’s central style impact, meanwhile, come from its prints, which are found on both the shoes and their boxes. France leads off, transforming the Air Max 1 and Air Max BW with a fusion U.S./French camo stamp, while Italy wraps the Air Max 90 and Air Max 97 in a motif from the early ‘90s. Germany’s print was first issued in 1999, and now adorns the Air Max 1 and Air Max 180. And both the Japanese and British textiles — each from around 1991 — modify the Air Max 90 and Air Max 95.
The Nike Air Max Camo Collection will launch globally with the release of the France Air Max 1 and Air Max BW, as well as the Italy Air Max 90 and Air Max 97, exclusively at select retailers in Berlin on July 3. (SOURCE)
After composing Despicable Me‘s soundtrack, Pharrell is back again on production for the animated film’s sequel. In celebration of Despicable Me 2, Pharrell took the chance to release a limited edition T-shirt via his ICECREAM imprint, showcasing a number of collaborative graphics from both entities. Featuring the film’s popular minion in conjunction with ICECREAM’s skateboard and cartoon sensibility, the T-shirt features both front and back designs in addition to branding from both labels on the sleeves. Aside from overlooking the soundtrack, Pharrell also recorded “Happy” — a soulful, upbeat hit for the album. Look out for the Despicable Me 2 x ICECREAM T-shirt to be released via the ICECREAM online store and NYC flagship store on June 26 with a retail price of $38 USD.
After a few days teasing the public about prospect of a new smartwatch, Sony has launched the SmartWatch 2 during a press conference at the Mobile Asia Expo in Shanghai, where it also revealed the Xperia Z Ultra smartphone/tablet hybrid. As the name indicates, this is a sequel to the SmartWatch, Sony’s second attempt at a wrist worn gadget after the Live View.
The SmartWatch 2 has a 1.6-inch LCD display, with a resolution of 220 x 176, and is made from a combination of aluminum and plastic, while the included strap is stainless steel. It will connect to any Android device – no matter whether it’s a phone or tablet – running Android 4.0 or later, but like its predecessor, isn’t compatible with iOS. It uses NFC for one-touch pairing, and maintains the connection using Bluetooth 3.0.
So what can it do once it’s connected and strapped to your wrist? Sony says it’s instantly compatible with a range of notifications and events, such as SMS, MMS, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Gmail, and missed calls, plus other apps including the music player, your phonebook, the weather, calendar, and the call log. Additionally, it can act as a remote camera shutter, and amazingly, display the time and date too. Owners will also have access to the 200-plus applications designed for the Sony SmartWatch which are already available through Google Play, and there are sure to be more to come in the future.
The watch section is 9mm thick, which is slimmer than the 11mm thick Pebble, but a single millimeter thicker than the first Sony SmartWatch. It’s compatible with most 24mm watch straps, and the watch section is IP57 splash proof, but not entirely waterproof. According to Sony’s specs, the battery is good for about 6 days low usage, or 4 days for regular use.
Sony hasn’t revealed how much the SmartWatch 2 will cost, but has said it’ll go on sale in September, and that it’ll be available all over the world. (SOURCE)
The Wolf of Wall Street is directed by legendary Oscar winning filmmaker Martin Scorsese, of everything from Taxi Driver to Raging Bull to Cape Fear to Goodfellas to Casino to Aviator to Departed to Shutter Island and Hugo recently. The screenplay is by Terence Winter (Get Rich or Die Tryin’, Brooklyn Rules, “The Sopranos“, “Boardwalk Empire“), based on Jordan Belfort’s book. The film features Leonardo DiCaprio, as a young millionaire living the party life. This almost-Goodfellas-sequel also stars Jonah Hill, Matthew McConaughey, Jon Bernthal, Margot Robbie and Kyle Chandler, plus plenty of others yet to be seen (in this trailer), like Rob Reiner, Jon Favreau, Jean Dujardin, and Spike Jonze. Paramount is bringing Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street to theaters everywhere starting November 15th later this fall.
The Bodega x Vans Vault “Coming to America” Pack places patterned uppers of African origin on the OG Authentic LX. Three varieties are full of flavor, with each makeup offering a distinct color palette and design. Thick midsoles, ankle piping, and contrast laces finish off all installments of the “Coming to America” Pack. Look for these to launch in store and online at Bodega in extremely limited quantities in the near future.
Bodega x Vans Vault “Coming to America” Pack
Price: $110 each
After choosing London Collections: Men Spring/Summer 2014 as the stage for unveiling the collaborative efforts between the Lou Dalton label and Casio’s G-Shock team, a special video surfaces revealing how the aviation-inspired GW-A1100 came about. With an incorporation of military undertones in past collections, the British menswear designer tells us of how the G-Shock was able to seamlessly fit in with the Lou Dalton name and act as inspiration for her upcoming collection: “Every season I focus on a narrative. The SS14 story is of a young nomad, pushed from place to place due to his father being in the RAF, in search of a home. The boy seeks solace in the engineering structural form of aviation and the freedom of flight. I was lucky enough to meet with the RAF (Royal Air Force) and learn of G-Shock’s aviation specifications for inspiration, a synergy.”
Features in this watch include a bearing memory compass, neon Illuminator, Triple-G resistance, a world clock, disk indicator, thermo sensor, a full auto calendar, and Tough Solar capabilities. Merging the sophistication that one comes to expect from Dalton along with the high level of functionality seen in G-Shock watches, the GW-A1100 does an ample job in balancing the two, while at the same time offering something refreshing to G-Shock fans. Look for the Lou Dalton x Casio G-Shock 2013 GW-A1100 in stores late this summer.
The web is buzzing after reputable technology site techcrunch.com claimed that the popular photo sharing/editing network Instagram will be getting a Vine-style video feed by June 20.
Details are few and far between but citing “a source,” TechCrunch claims that Facebook, which owns Instagram, will be unveiling a video sharing feature on June 20.
The video sharing feature, which has also been hinted at by Matthew Keys, former deputy social media editor at Reuters, a few weeks ago, is being described as not unlike Twitter’s video sharing app Vine. Vine enables users to upload and share, directly on Twitter, videos up to six seconds in length.
Though little more is known about any plans, should they exist, to bring Vine-style video sharing to Instagram, the news is sweeping the web, being reported on by several other reputable tech specialist sites such as The Verge.
The style of the short embedded video sharing that Vine enables is proving popular throughout the tech world. Recently it was announced that, in the absence of an official Vine application, an unofficial app called 6Sec had been created for users of Windows Phones and updated so that users could create and share their own short videos on Vine, rather than, as was previously the case with unofficial Windows Phone Vine apps, simply watch content created by others.
An application very similar to Vine was also launched in China recently by AVOS Systems, a company founded by YouTube founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen. Called Wan Pai, the app (which is free on iOS and Android) enables users in China to share content to a number of local social networks such as the Twitter-style Sina microblog. (SOURCE)