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Month: July 2014

A Closer Look at the McLaren 650S

Unveiled earlier this year at the Geneva Auto Show before being tuned for the racetrack, McLaren‘s 650S is the latest addition to the British supercar manufacturer’s stable. An enhanced version of the MP4-12C, the 650S–highlighted here in Spider form–shares its predecessor’s carbon fiber composite chassis and features advanced aerodynamics and uber-lightweight construction for its gorgeous exterior. Under the hood sits a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8–capable of 641 hp and 500 lb-ft of torque–that sees its power transferred to the wheels by way of a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox. All of this means the updated MP4-12C can hit a top speed of 207 mph while accelerating from 0 to 62 mph in just three seconds. Those interested can get an in-depth breakdown of the 650S Spider online and take a closer look at Marcel Lech‘s photos of the vehicle here. Both the Spider and Coupe editions of the McLaren 650S are now available starting at $320,000 USD. Article source:...

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Attachment by Kazuyuki Kumagai 2015 Spring/Summer Lookbook

Anchored by an emphasis on two distinct hues – mustard yellow and navy blue – here we find Attachment by Kazuyuki Kumagai‘s offering for the Spring/Summer 2015 season. The Japanese contemporary label graces us with a versatile offering of both slinky and slick staples, which find oversized cardigans and draping linen pants in the same breath as flattering cropped shorts and leather bombers. Formal elements of the line arrive in the form of layering pieces such as chambray shop coats, gingham shirts and tuxedo-striped pants, yet these are surrounded by an otherwise athletic overtone. Check out the latest from designer Kazuyuki Kumagai here and look for it at select retailers in the coming months. Article source:...

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adidas Unveils Boost-ed Basketball Innovations in Las Vegas

Ahead of the brand’s groundbreaking launch of both the D Rose 5 Boost and the Crazylight Boost earlier this week, adidas hosted a select group of guests at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Media friends and guests in the area were invited to an in-depth exploration of Boost’s application to basketball, which involved: a special QA and presentation with designer Robbie Fuller, trial scrimmages with Jrue Holiday, Joakim Noah, Damien Lillard, and even interviews with comeback kid Derrick Rose. HYPEBEAST was graciously invited to participate in the festivities in Las Vegas, balling out on the hardwood with our guy Francis Santos capturing the action. Enjoy our recap of the launch above. Article source:...

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Prepare For Emergencies Through Crowdsourcing

If flooding in your town is imminent,  do you know where to go to stay safe? If a heat warning has been put in place, can you find the nearest cooling center to cool down? Using the Federal Emergency Management Agency‘s OpenFEMA Initiative, Appallicious created the Disaster Assessment and Assistance Dashboard (DAAD) that offers communities a tool for recovery efforts. Appallicious is a civic startup that helps governments better serve its citizens using data. Today, CEO and founder Yo Yoshida will be one of about 20 presenters at the White House Innovation for Disaster Response and Recovery Initiative Demo Day, following a speech from President Obama. DAAD, which emerged from the White House Safety Datapalooza, is a web-based (mobile enabled) application that uses data from FEMA’s open data portal. The dashboard provides a world map, where you can zoom into your town or city and find data sets. So once you click on resources and hit Police, all police stations will be labeled with a pointer on the map. Appallicious announced today that they will be launching the pilot program of DAAD in San Francisco in two weeks. What makes DAAD special is it allows community members to go into the service and add items they own that can be useful in emergency situations. “A chainsaw, it’s probably one of the most valuable tools, and you probably have six of them in your local zip...

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Flickr Rolls Out A New Commercial Licensing Program To Compete With 500px And Others

Yahoo-owned photo-sharing and storage site Flickr announced this morning the rollout of a new licensing program aimed at the service’s members who are looking to have their work discovered, featured on prominent news sites, including Yahoo’s own properties, as well as generate additional income through commercial licensing. Some photographers may receive a message from Flickr’s curators via Flickr Mail inviting them to the program, while others can sign up to to be considered. Flickr describes the program as a new way for photographers to “partner with photo agencies, editors, bloggers and other creative minds who are seeking original content.” On the accompanying Flickr marketplace website, Flickr lists media brands like The New York Times, Reuters, Gizmodo, Monocle, and BBC among the partners, as well as Getty Images. In addition, Yahoo says it will also look for ways to help showcase these photos on its own properties, including Yahoo News and Travel, plus Tumblr. And there may be opportunities for connecting photographers with original photo assignments, promises this morning’s announcement, but further details were not provided. The blog post points to a page on Flickr’s website at, which today only offering sparse information about the new program. However, the “Marketplace” site could hint at a larger vision ahead for Flickr, which could be looking for a way to better compete with other photo sites catering to the semi-pro and professional photographer crowd....

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