As a tribute to Grand Prix racing’s most iconic figures, Bugatti has announced its six-part “Bugatti Legends” limited edition collection. All six designs from the Legends collection are based on the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grant Sport Vitesse, and the first is a tribute to historic Grand Prix Motor Racing driver and Bugatti’s own Jean-Pierre Wimille, who dominated two 24 Hours of Le Mans wins with Bugatti in 1937 and 1939. The car itself draws inspiration from these specific victories, borrowing design aesthetics from the Bugatti 57G Tank that Wimille drove in 1937, and is finished with a French signature blue clear-coated carbon fiber and light Wimille Bleu paintwork. Powered by an 8.0 liter, W16 quad-turbo engine and capable hitting 60 mph in just 2.6 seconds, the Jean-Pierre Wimille edition is a fitting tribute to the driving legend.
Google recently announced the release of the Google Chromecast, a pint-sized streaming gadget priced at $35 USD and an absolute tech game changer. Selling out at the Google Play store within hours of its product announcement, the dongle acts as a streaming medium between your phone or computer, and your TV. Packaged with a free three-month Netflix subscription, what really makes this product unique is its cross platform compatibility. iOS and Android user-friendly, the Chromecast can stream from any Chrome browser (Mac or Windows) or via the Chrome tab projection, and once the two devices are connected so are their playback control systems, meaning volume control and pause/play options can be altered via your phone, tablet or computer.
After Kick Ass’ (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) insane bravery inspires a new wave of self-made masked crusaders, led by the badass Colonel Stars and Stripes (Jim Carrey), our hero joins them on patrol. When these amateur superheroes are hunted down by Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse), reborn as The Mother Fucker, only the blade-wielding Hit Girl (Chloe Moretz) can prevent their annihilation. Donald Faison, John Leguizamo, Morris Chestnut and more also star in Kick-Ass 2, the comic book sequel based on the series by Mark Millar. Jeff Wadlow writes and directs the sequel arriving in theaters on August 16th.
When the words ‘Jordan’ and ‘True Blue’ come together on a release, it’s always worth noting. The latest “True Blue” JB sneaker to emerge is the Jordan Son of Low “True Blue”. Taking cues from the popular Air Jordan 3 colorway, as well as a number of MJ’s signature silhouettes, this Saturday, July 27 release is sure to have fans of the Jumpman tuned in. Get all the details on this new Son of Low in our latest Live Look below. (SOURCE)
Having initially hit select stockists like colette a few days ago, the Agenda Show Long Beach offered up a closer look at the latest 30th Anniversary Undefeated x Casio G-Shock DW6901UD-3. The classic G-Shock model is draped in trademark Undefeated military green and sees a Five Strike logo hit across the face as well as an embroidery tag along the strap. Muted, tonal face coloring and contrasting black buttons and insignia rounds out the anniversary timepiece. Those in the market can begin seeing availability now through select Casio G-Shock stockists. (SOURCE)
Yes, BlackBerry is going to be launching another smartphone running BlackBerry 7 in 2013, but don’t let that make you think it has given up on BlackBerry 10. On several occasions, it has made it quite clear we’re to expect something special running BB10 before the end of the year.
Rumors have started to spread about a device codename Aristo, which could be named the BlackBerry A10 if it’s officially launched, and it is indeed something a little bit special. If the rumors are correct, it could be BlackBerry’s first truly large screen smartphone.
Prior to BlackBerry 10’s official launch, BlackBerry’s marketing chief said we should expect six BlackBerry 10 phones on sale this year – so far we’ve had the Z10, Q10, and Q5 – and subsequently, CEO Thorsten Heins has said he was excited about one particular product, said to take the user experience to, “another level,” which may make it into stores before the end of the year. An analyst has also speculated a 5-inch smartphone could be on BlackBerry’s roster for 2013. Could the BlackBerry A10 be the phone Heins is describing? Possibly, so let’s take a look at everything we think we know about the BlackBerry smartphone/tablet hybrid.
A Long Time Coming
A rumor featuring a device known as the Aristo first appeared way back in October 2012, that’s several months before BlackBerry 10 was even launched. It provided us with a glimpse of a supposedly official internal document, then with Research in Motion branding, and described a phone not unlike the BlackBerry Z10, but with a larger 4.65-inch OLED screen and a quad-core, 1.5GHz Snapdragon processor.
The spec list continued to include 2GB of RAM, 4G LTE connectivity, an 8-megapixel camera, 16GB of storage memory, NFC, a 2800mAh battery, and a 1280 x 720 pixel resolution. Over at CrackBerry.com, the device was said to be an A-Series phone, but this was before we knew BlackBerry’s new naming formula.
Rumor Of 1080p
Talk of the Aristo fizzled out until April 2013, when a new rumor popped up describing an updated version of the smartphone. This time, the Aristo was said to be packing a 1.9GHz quad-core processor, a heady 4GB of RAM, and the screen resolution would be bumped up to 1080p. Finally, the battery would get a small boost to 3000mAh.
If this sounds too good to be true, it probably is, as BlackBerry’s Marty Mallick, VP of Global Alliances, said at a conference held in May the company would be keeping it simple for 2013 and concentrating on two screen resolutions, 720 x 720, and 1280 x 720. BlackBerry had also said maintaining two resolutions would be better for developers, and makes a statement to that effect on its own website. If you’re dreaming of a 1080p BlackBerry 10 phone, then you may have some time to wait before one arrives.
Fast forward to early July and BGR.com printed some new details on the Aristo, calling it the BlackBerry A10, and claiming it will be the, “Most powerful, capable BlackBerry yet.” Oddly, it’s also mentioned the A10 will be aimed at gamers, a genre few associate with BlackBerry devices. The specs have changed again, as this time the screen measures 5-inches, while the processor is a dual-core chip with 2GB of RAM. Apparently, BlackBerry won’t be using a quad-core chip due to problems getting an acceptable level of standby out of the battery.
A leaked slide, marked as confidential by BlackBerry, shows another full set of specs, plus that the A10 will run version 10.2 of the BlackBerry 10 operating system. BlackBerry 10.1 has only just started to appear on Z10 phones, although it was installed from the factory on the Q10, and any new features inside 10.2 are a mystery. The slide is dated May 23, and says the A10 will come with a 5-inch, 1280 x 720 pixel OLED screen, a 1.7GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor, 2GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel rear camera, NFC, 4G LTE and 16GB of storage.
Vietnamese website Tinhte.vn has uploaded a video showing what appears to be the BlackBerry A10 in action. The device is shown alongside the BlackBerry Z10, which emphasizes its larger size, plus confirms a 5-inch, high definition AMOLED display and a 2800mAh battery. Interestingly, the device has the model number Z00, so despite the use of the A10 number up until now, it may end up being another Z device when it launches. A feature list printed on the site also backs up the claims above. Check out the video below.
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom is directed by Justin Chadwick (The Other Boleyn Girl) and written by William Nicholson (Gladiator, Les Miserables). Idris Elba leads the film which chronicles Nelson Mandela’s life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa. Naomie Harris (Skyfall) co-stars as Mandela’s wife Winnie with a supporting cast that also includes Tony Kgoroge, Riaad Moosa, Zolani Mkiva, Deon Lotz and Terry Pheto. The Weinstein Company will give the film a limited release starting November 29th.
Jordan Brand occasionally remixes some of its models by giving it an SE version, or Special Edition. Often times, the SE form resembles the original very closely, with only a few modifications. Yesterday during the Take Flight Tour 2013 that included brand members Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony, and Blake Griffin, the latest of the line was first revealed in special edition form on the Air Jordan XX8 SE “Camo”. The upper, which lacks the zip-up sleeve that distinguished the original AJ XX8, features military brown camo with a navy blue tongue and laces. The carbon plating is consistent on the heel and midsole, but this XX8 SE appears far different without the cover.