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Month: August 2014

Carhartt WIP x Vans 2014 Fall/Winter Era

Two respected entities in their own right, Carhartt WIP and Vans partner once again this season on an Era. The new make-up incorporates a classic 1950s Camo Mitchell pattern that was originally seen in 1953 in the United States Marine Corps. Overall balanced in design, the shoe’s a fitting homage to the armed forces’ inspiration to fashion throughout the years. The Carhartt WIP x Vans Classics Era will release starting August 27 both in-store and online. Also accompanying the shoe is a Camo Mitchell apparel, bag and accessories. Article source:...

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ETQ Amsterdam 2014 Fall/Winter Collection

This season, ETQ Amsterdam continues to venture into new territory with its latest range of modern, minimal footwear for Fall/Winter 2014. The new collection consists of six styles — including new renditions of the Low Top 2, Mid Top 2 and High Top 2 — in fresh materials like wool, rubberized leather and microfiber, along with the addition of more rugged outsoles for colder weather. Standouts from the range include the High Top in burnished maroon leather, the Mid Top 2 in white and Low Top 2 in a clean microchip colorway with a beefed-up rubber outsole, all of which are handmade in Portugal from premium materials. A mix of the brand’s best-loved silhouettes with fresh styles and materials, ETQ Amsterdam’s Fall/Winter 2014 collection is available now at the HYPEBEAST Store. Article source:...

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Converse CONS Talks Music, NYC and Style with World’s Fair

Fresh off their eight-city “Cross Faded Tour” with Two-9, Queens rap collective World’s Fair has craved a named for itself among the new era of lyricists, thanks to their melange of styles, both sonically and fashionably. Embodying everything that is New York City, from the grit to the glam, the six-member emcee ensemble consists of Lansky Jones, Remy Banks, Nasty Nigel, Prince SAMO, Cody B. Ware and Jeff Donna. So as they now look to build their international presence, whilst showcasing each individual’s strengths, the Fool’s Gold imprint teamed with Converse CONS to talk about music as a weapon, songwriting, New York, the bond between music and fashion, and much more. After reading through their interview below, download World’s Fair latest EP Bastards Of The Party here. Can you introduce yourself and your creative medium? Lansky Jones: We’re the physical embodiment of Queens; a group of individuals each with their own unique appearances, styles and personalities all showcasing their talents and creating a sonic collage in the process. With the mantra that “sound is the weapon,” how important do you think the music and rhythm play into the impact and translation of your lyricism to listeners? LJ: Lyrics must coincide with music and rhythm in order for great music to be made. Great music can incite great poetry, and when it happens it becomes a force that can penetrate the minds...

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Facebook Hosts First Hackathon For Female Veterans

There are dozens of hackathons in Silicon Valley every month, but on Monday Facebook hosted one with a twist. Rather than the college-aged brogrammers that usually dominate the coding marathons, female veterans were the only participants at the first Women Vets in Tech event. About 30 female veterans participated in the hackathon, pitching a variety of ideas from Bohdi therapies, an app to provide therapy to vets suffering from anxiety, to Puppyness, a crowd-sourced app that would tell dog owners which restaurants and stores in their area are dog friendly.” This is the fourth Vets in Tech hackathon since it hosted its first in November 2012 at Adobe. The organization focuses on teaching veterans entrepreneurship skills and connecting them with tech companies as they return from active duty and search for employment. The Facebook hackathon was the first that was only for female engineers. Starting the day at 7 a.m., the women veterans worked with Facebook engineers on developing business models and pitches for a panel presentation later that night with judges from Facebook, Y Combinator, Next World Capital and GE Ventures Healthcare. Thx @facebook and @VetsInTech for a fab hackathon with some rockin women vets #womenvetsintech — Bethany Coates (@bethanycoates) August 26, 2014 Great event today producing some awesome companies. Honored to be apart of it #womenVetsinTech cc: @VetsInTech — Kyle Ellicott (@kyleellicott) August 26, 2014 Kristi Erickson, a clinical...

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Microsoft Promises Fix For Surface Pro 3 Overheating Issue

The issue that is causing some Surface Pro 3 devices to restart and tell users that they are overheating is an error, according to Microsoft. The company has promised a fix in short order. Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 tablet hybrid has an Intel Core i7 processor option; Microsoft says the chip requires “[its] fan to spin more regularly and at higher speeds – and for the unit to run slightly warmer.” Reasonable enough. I’ve noticed that my loaner Core i5-based Surface Pro 3 can get a bit warm when docked, but that’s not too surprising given its hardware mix when you consider the size of the device. According to the software company, “a very small number” of Pro 3 devices are impacted. It’s been an interesting rollout for the Surface Pro 3. I recently lost a bet regarding Surface revenue in Microsoft’s most recent quarter due to my miscomprehension of how pre-order data for the Pro 3 device would be accounted for. Presumably, Surface revenue for Redmond will be quite a bit higher in the current financial period. For now, if you sprung for the priciest Pro 3 SKU, help is on the way. Article source:...

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