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Month: January 2015

UBIQ x ASICS Gel Lyte V "Hazard"

UBIQ and ASICS have once again joined forces to create a rendition of the Gel Lyte V. Aptly titled “Hazard,” the shoe features a luminous mix of green and yellow as an upper base combined with a white sole. The attention-drawing fluorescent runners will retail for $160 USD and are set to be released on January 24th in-store and online. For more information, visit the UBIQ site here. Article source:...

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SMS-Based Recommendation Engine Cloe Aims To Outsmart Siri

Despite being on our phones for years, Siri still often gets confused by our questions. Cloe, an SMS-based recommendation engine, adds a human understanding that provides context to our queries. Cloe co-founder Chase Hildebrand hopes his text-based service will become the better Siri for finding out the best of everything around you. “When’s the last time you used Siri? You tell her what you are looking for and she either brings up some random list that may or may not relate to what you want or she didn’t understand what you were asking,” he told me over drinks at Nopa in San Francisco’s Lower Haight neighborhood. Cloe recommended the restaurant and set up the reservation for us last night. She even described Hildebrand so I would be able to find him in the crowded restaurant, telling me the founder had blonde hair and would be wearing a grey and green t-shirt. Hildebrand told me how he and co-founder Paige Skinner set up a phone booth on the New York High Line over a year ago to test the service.  They invited passersby to try what was then called Clola. Word spread, Clola’s number was shared, and within a week 500 people had used the service more than 7000 times. That’s when he knew he had something. He launched Cloe just a couple of days ago to a handful of individuals. Product Hunt’s Ryan Hoover and...

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This App Turns Your Phone Into A Disposable Camera, Hiding Your Photos Until They’re Delivered To Your Door

Remember the good ol’ days of personal photography? The days of limited film rolls; of crappy yellow cameras you bought at the drug store? None of this “Oh, you blinked? Don’t worry — I can retake it!” digital nonsense. More like “You blinked? Enjoy looking at your dumb blinking face in the photo album for the rest of eternity.” Did you get a picture of that beautiful landscape, or did you get another picture of your big stupid thumb? Wait, nevermind. Those days were awful. And yet… there was something sort of magic about it. Your precious moments disappeared into this little black box, only to be plucked back into reality days/weeks/whenever the hell you remembered to get the film developed/years later. That’s the idea behind WhiteAlbum: you get 24 pictures. You take the photo, it disappears into the film roll. Only once you’ve taken all 24 shots and they’ve mailed the developed photos to your door are you able to see the photos you shot. $20 gets you an album of printed photos, and that includes delivery. The photos are printed at 4×5″, in a pretty, Polaroid-esque layout. You can have multiple “albums” running at once, akin to having multiple disposables at once; one for your friend’s wedding, one for your camping trip, whatever. There’s something lovely about the idea, at first — but after that, it’s a...

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Get Out Your Burn Book Because Mean Girls The Mobile Game Is Coming To iOS

Have you been personally victimized by Regina George? You can now play her in a game. The aptly named gaming company So Much Drama is bringing a reimagined version of the film Mean Girls to iOS. Similar games such as Mean Girls High School Showdown for web and Mean Girls DS for Playstation exist, but this is the first time a game based on the popular chick flick is available on iPad and iPhone. Players will find that a new set of Plastics are trying to take over North Shore High School by piecing together the broken Spring Fling Tiara. You can restore peace to girl world by choosing from 8 main characters: Cady, Regina, Gretchen, Karen, Janis, Damian, Aaron, and Kevin. Whether you’re a band geek or a regulation hottie, all characters come with their own unique abilities and cliques to defeat opponents and move up levels. You can also team up with your Facebook friends if you choose to invite them in. Fans of the film are sure to appreciate the different play modes like ‘You Can’t Sit With Us’ and ‘She Doesn’t Even Go Here.’ “Mean Girls is hilarious, brutal, and endlessly quotable; I absolutely loved watching and re-watching the film,” says So Much Drama president Jeff Meador.  “The game is rich with the quirky humor, over-the-top high school power struggles, and everything from hilarious lines, peppermint foot cream, to, yes, the Burn Book.” So Much Drama...

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Converse CONS Launches Kenny Anderson’s Third Signature Shoe

Longtime Converse skateboarder Kenny Anderson has been a staple in the development of CONS since its inception. The Chocolate team rider and Las Vegas native has been rewarded with a new signature shoe – the KA3. Where his first two sneakers were more technical affairs, CONS and Anderson aimed to create a silhouette that honors the history of CONS’ casual design language while also offering wearers a versatile option on and off the board. As a result, the launch-edition KA3 features a slim silhouette with a leather upper for resistance and formality, embedded with a re-articulated Lunarlon insert for protection. The sole draws on Converse classics such as the Star Player, subtly hinting at the brand history. Of particular note, the KA3 will also release in a slew of forthcoming ‘rubberized canvas’ options, which imbue rubber into the lightweight material – resulting in a huge durability spike. Enjoy a look at the sneaker above, which is arriving in skate shops such as Premier and online now, while an accompanying video by Richard Quintero can be found below. Article source:...

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