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Month: August 2014

Commune de Paris 2014 Fall/Winter "LIBERTE GRANDE" Lookbook

Where our advanced look at Spring/Summer 2015 found Commune de Paris making interpretations of its mother country, here the Parisian brand makes comparatively refined assertions for fall and winter. Showcased in the “LIBERTE GRANDE” lookbook, the collection centers around artistic layering pieces, with everything down to button-ups harboring quirky color-blocking and detailing. In lieu of traditional basics, Commune de Paris offers sherpa-lined naval peacoats, woolen trousers with athletic seams, graphic sweatshirts and matching accessories for daily use. Explore this exciting collection with the lookbook here, then check out the full Fall/Winter 2014 range on Commune de Paris’ web shop now. Article source:...

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adidas Originals 2014 Fall ZX 710 Premium

Following the return of the silhouette’s OG “Fresh Green” colorway this spring, adidas Originals has resurrected the ZX 710 for a premium encore this fall. Available in “Spice Yellow” and “Ash Grey,” the luxurious versions of the retro runner see pigskin suede construction with premium leather applications and OG details like a split-tooled outsole, Polypag inserts, and ribbed Three Stripes branding. Look for both takes on the 30-year-old silhouette to hit adidas Originals retailers worldwide September 1. Article source:...

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Nike Suggests You Take to the Wilderness in Its New Trail Collection

Nike looks towards the outdoors and nature with its new trail running collection. The line of apparel dubbed “Trail Kiger,” which pays homage to the Kiger Mustang horse’s agility, encompasses a range of technical yet stylish tops and bottoms with a multitude of functional aspects such as packable hoods, DWR (Durable, Water-Repellent) protection and lightweight Dri-FIT fabric. Furthermore, we also find a selection of two shoes designed specifically for trail running — the Zoom Terra Kiger 2 and Zoom Terra Wildhorse 2 — both of which incorporate elements like rounded heels, low profiles and rubber outsole lugs to maintain traction and mobility. The Trail Running collection is now available to purchase at Nike stockists worldwide as well as its online store. Article source:...

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Here’s An Affordable Mid-Range Electric Bike Conversion Kit To Speed Up Your Commute

Micah Toll’s Barak Electric Bike Conversion Kit turns ordinary bikes into electric ones. Toll, a mechanical engineer who wrote a do-it-yourself e-bike guide, says with seven years in the e-bike industry, he’s seen the best and worst. With that knowledge, he wanted to create a mid-range e-bike kit with a balance of quality and cost. Electric bikes aren’t picking up speed in the U.S., but sales are surging in Europe, according to The New York Times. It doesn’t help that e-bikes are regulated like motorcycles in states like New York. But another reason might be the price — most e-bikes run well into the thousands price range. Toll, who has been teaching people how to build their own electric bike for years, launched a Kickstarter to help make e-bikes more mainstream. Instead of flat out buying an e-bike, conversion kits are a good option for low-cost alternatives. There are a handful of e-bike conversion kits available right now at budget and high-end prices. Hill Topper offers kits ranging from $399 to $1,195. The latter’s range is 40 miles, while the $399 version’s range is 8 miles. The $862 conversion kit from E-BikeKit will get you a 20 MPH top speed and 12 to 22 mile range. With six days to go, Toll’s conversion kit doubled his goal and reached $24,214 on Kickstarter. He’s created a 350 and 500 watt kit,...

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Facebook Search Now Lets Some Mobile Users Look Up Friends’ Old Posts By Keyword

Facebook is testing an expansion of its search product, introduced last year as “Graph Search,” on mobile devices, according to a report from Bloomberg. The change, which is currently only visible to a smaller subset of Facebook users, allows users to retrieve friends’ old posts via keyword, as well as content from pages they followed. This feature was previously introduced to desktop users a year ago, but without mobile support. However, even the desktop version has yet to arrive for many users, which makes the presence of the mobile tests notable. Last September, Facebook began the rollout of Graph Search for posts and comments to what was then a small subset of U.S. English users. Where before, Facebook search had begun by indexing people, photos, places and interests, the service was now able to search for older posts by keywords, including comments, photo captions, Notes, and check-ins. That way, you could pull up what your friends were saying about any given topic, whether a popular TV show, local event or venue, news item, trend and more. With these increased capabilities, Facebook seemed to be ushering in a new era for its network – the end of “privacy by obscurity,” TechCrunch said at the time. In other words, everything a user wrote on Facebook wouldn’t just move down the Timeline and News Feed until it was long forgotten by you and others –...

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