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4 Technologies You Will Soon Have To Live Without

4 Technologies You Will Soon Have To Live Without

Remember the last time you used a pay phone? You don’t? You're not the only one. Pay phones and phone booths used to be on every corner and lined up at every gas station and grocery store. What about 8-tracks? Cassette tapes? VCRs? It wasn't but 15 years ago that we all had VHS tapes, …

Virtual Reality Headsets For Smartphones: Advances And Uses

Virtual Reality Headsets For Smartphones: Advances And Uses

Immersion is the goal of any good video game, whether it's an early arcade cabinet or the latest and greatest first-person shooter game. Developers have been working to bring you as close to the action as possible, and the latest designs of virtual reality headsets are starting to make that a reality. Oculus Rift The …


The Finest Details In True 4k With Action Cam By Sony

The Finest Details In True 4k With Action Cam By Sony

Grab pro-level footage in gorgeous 4K resolution (3840 x 2160) video with Sony's new FDR-X1000V 4k ($499.99, available through Amazon or Sony) action cam. The FDR-X1000V 30p/24p allows incredibly high resolution, to produce vibrant and realistic images, sitting within a splash proof body. The Action Cam is capable of shooting in 10 different shooting modes …

GoPro Flashlight Brings ‘True Colour’ To Underwater Video

GoPro Flashlight Brings ‘True Colour’ To Underwater Video

Australian founded startup SeaLantern is making a spectacular entrance into the dive, bike & video market with the release of the Flame Angel flashlight; a GoPro mount capable light bringing ‘true colour’ to footage shot at depths of up to 300m as well as on land. Machined from marine grade alloys the Flame Angel has …

And You Thought Standing Was Good For You?

And You Thought Standing Was Good For You?

You can’t deny the health benefits of standing desks: Standing burns more calories than sitting, improves posture and helps to keep your body in good health. And while treadmill desks take it to the next level, most of us don’t have the funds or room for a piece of gym equipment at our workspace. That's where …


A Pant That Comes With A 25 Year Guarantee

A Pant That Comes With A 25 Year Guarantee

As Manuel Rappard told me about his new Kickstarter project The Quarter Century Pant (khaki, forest green, stone grey, navy, oak and charcoal, $85) I could not believe that this trouser is backed by a 25 year guarantee. Only few things are more frustrating than finding your perfect pair of pants. After buying you most …

RNI Films 3.0 – More Than 170 New Presets Added

RNI Films 3.0 – More Than 170 New Presets Added

Good things come to those who wait. It took RNI more than a year to develop these new film presets for Lightroom. This is the most complete collection of RNI’s third generation of film-simulating presets for Adobe Lightroom. More than 170 new presets have been added to simulate more variations of more film stocks (including …

Put An End To Phantom Load

Put An End To Phantom Load

Leaking electricity, also called phantom load or commonly known as standby power refers to the electric power consumed by electronic devices while they are switched off (but are designed to draw some power). That power is consumed by internal or external power supplies, remote control receivers, text or light displays, circuits energized when the device …


2014 Best Gaming And Music Portable Speakers

2014 Best Gaming And Music Portable Speakers

A pair of good headphones is an ultimate must-have for gamers and music lovers. But when you get to play an interactive online game or listen to good music and want other people to get involved in it, the best way to share the fun is to share audio. Gamers and music enthusiasts are very …

Insta-6 Filters For Lightroom

Insta-6 Filters For Lightroom

Slumber, Crema, Ludwig, Aden, Perpetua – the new Instagram filters Insta-6 ($19.99) for Lightroom by Really Nice Images are nice and subtle. The package includes five new filters as well as all the filters from the previous version of Instagram. Back-engineered by a group of digital imaging professionals, all the Instagram filters since the earliest …

Affordable, Comfy And Stylish Camera Straps

Affordable, Comfy And Stylish Camera Straps

The main idea of iMo's camera strap design is be comfy and stylish along a affordable price – straps start at $25. Besides looking nice, they're tested to hold over 90 lbs. and even professional photographers can use the straps. The little quick release buckles allow you to take off the main strap when you’re …


5 Ways To Expand Your Photography Prowess

5 Ways To Expand Your Photography Prowess

Experimenting with different genres expands your creative and technical skills. Photography is all about seeing the world in a unique way and finding your "voice" as a photographer. The process of finding your unique style requires a lot of experimentation, and thinking outside the box. Photography is a form of expression that needs both creative …

The Perfect Street Photography Camera Strap

The Perfect Street Photography Camera Strap

Today, more than ever, our cameras are integral extensions of ourselves. As a physical representation of this connection, the camera strap is an explicit meeting of three ideals: comfort, function and aesthetics. Using traditional materials and forms, our designs are uncompromising. The Classic Pro (5/8", Length: 32"–46", $94) is the best street photography camera strap …


New Arnette Eyewear Collection

New Arnette Eyewear Collection

Arnette Eyewear, creators of stylish sunglasses and innovated optical frames, continues to fuse unconventional design and bold attitude with the announcement of their Winter 2014/2015 collection ($70-$130). The four new sunglasses styles and five new optical frames combine inspiration from various walks of life focusing on clean lines with classic designs alongside the iconic Arnette …

Leatherman Jam + Style Skate Tool

Leatherman Jam + Style Skate Tool

The Jam + Style ($47) from Leatherman uses high strength stainless steel for handles. 420's higher chromium content makes this steel corrosion resistant. The combination tool from the Portland, Oregon-based manufacturer consists of two separate tools that are cleverly designed to fit snugly and compactly together. The company partnered up with pro skaters like Arto …

Evidence By Diana Matar

Evidence By Diana Matar

Amsterdam-based publishing house Schilt Publishing just published photographer Diana Matar’s first monograph Evidence (Schilt Publishing, ISBN 978 90 5330 824 2, $60): A beautifully poetic series on the disappearance of the photographer’s father-in-law, a Libyan opposition leader. "One of the key concerns of my work has been the attempt to photograph things that can no longer be …


Limited Edition Menswear

Limited Edition Menswear

Thirty years ago, a production run fit in the back of a Dodge Colt. Since then, most local boutiques have gone extinct, and regional retailers have merged their way into an international mass market. Now, most men's shirts below $100 are mass-produced in the thousands and distributed globally. Brooklyn-based online-only men's clothing company .Bk has always …

TTMM Turns Your Mac Into A Aesthetic Clock And Screensaver

TTMM Turns Your Mac Into A Aesthetic Clock And Screensaver

Albert Salamon just released his new and free TTMM Collection for Mac. It turns your computer screen into a stylishly artistic and powerful aesthetic clock. TTMM works in two modes, use it as a desktop clock or as a screensaver. The following four settings are available: TTMMINUS (see boxheader image above) Three groups of dots, …

Paul Smith 531: Designed To Perform On And Off The Bike

Paul Smith 531: Designed To Perform On And Off The Bike

Today sees the launch of Paul Smith’s 531 unique collection of innovative cycle wear with the release of a short video featuring British cyclist David Millar. Borne out of Paul Smith’s long-standing love of cycling, he collection balances his unparalleled attention to detail with a provenance as one of the world’s most innovative fashion designers. …


The Road To Wolfeboro

The Road To Wolfeboro

The Road To Wolfeboro is a documentary of a 10-day journey from New York to Wolfeboro by photographer Brian Gaberman in evolvement of the Element brand. It's a story about a road in which two entities have developed a state of mind, where nature and family values are embraced as a priority, but where the …

Playboard Photo Issue: Swimming Against The Tide

Playboard Photo Issue: Swimming Against The Tide

Do you like action sports photo issues? Have you ever soaked up all beautiful and insane photos from online galleries with your eyes like a sponge in an ocean of bliss? In these fast-paced times of digital interconnectedness our friends from Playboard are swimming against the tide and present their first Playboard Photo Book – …

Ghostly x Blk Pine DJ Weekender Bag

Ghostly x Blk Pine DJ Weekender Bag

The Weekender is a collaboration between Ghostly International and Blk Pine. The companies wanted to create the perfect DJ weekend bag, hence the name Weekender. They have created a bag with the perfect amount of room for a few changes of clothing and twenty 12” records. This bag is designed and manufactured all within the …