Every year around this time, snowboarding companies release their latest gear for public consumption. For some it's as exciting as the first snow. Riders geek out over which new goggles, outerwear, inner wear, gloves, caps, boards, bindings and boots they totally need to buy, no matter how high the balance on their credit cards. It's the same as when gamers sleep outside of GameStop the day before "Halo" preorders begin, or when Apple fanboys postpone their weddings till after the Macworld convention (true story). You know how addiction goes.
Because it had to be done, someone has finally connected these fanatical groups by a common thread. That someone is "us" and that thread is "cool stuff." Here are the five best action-sports products with enough built-in technology to impress those nerds out in Silicon Valley. Read More...
Here's a man-made digital clock. (They don't just make themselves, you know.) Man-made, man-operated.
It's pretty reliable and possibly dependent on other clocks for accuracy, and requires lunch when it hits about 1:30 p.m., but generally this clock is a well-oiled machine. Go ahead and see what the heck we're talking about and then you too can struggle with the question, "Why?"
Hey, nerds! MTV2 is giving you the chance to win a handcrafted smartphone accessory called the V-luxe Junior. Designed by Brooklyn-based BKNYdesign, it's a wood stand for the iPhone or iPod Touch styled like a retro television, complete with an accessory compartment and swivel/tilt adjustments. Your Phone or Touch transforms into a television, jukebox or alarm clock--perfect for a nightstand or a desktop, right?
Here's how to enter:
Sign up for the weekly MTV2 newsletter any time through Thursday, Aug. 18. Watch out for "V-luxe Junior Sweeps” in the newsletter with a secret link to enter to win.
* Must be 13 or older and a legal resident of one of the 50 United States or District of Columbia. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited.
LADIES Olivia Wilde covers this month's Nylon and covers it well [Nylon]
"Cowboys & Aliens" and one scorching hot babe.
BANGERS Travis Barker ft. Busta Rhymes, Lil Jon & More "Let's Go" [XXL Mag]
High-speed video for the track off Give The Drummer Some.
ON THE ROAD Odd Future tour dates announced [The Urban Daily]
"Golf Wang” is going nationwide.
BIKES Jackson Strong makes X Games history [GrindTV]
Jacko nailed a ridiculous front flip. Play, rewind, watch again.
ON THE MAT Holy $#!+, this wrestling throw is amazing [Cage Potato]
Words will not do it justice. Just...wow.
OOPS 10 mugshots of people who should have worn a different shirt [BuzzFeed]
Oh, that's embarrassing.
OFFICE SPACE 20 dumb things about being an office drone [TruTV]
A slow death by buzz words and spreadsheets.
GADGETS 25 solar powered gadgets that may or may not improve your life [Holy Taco]
Good luck with that solar powered airplane on a rainy day.
Photo: Nylon, Olivia-W.com
With all of his sneaking around at night and identity hiding, Banksy is a tough dude to keep track of. How's a fan supposed to keep up every with far-flung piece he throws up in the middle of the night? With a Banksy iPhone app, that's how! Banksy Locations is a new iPhone app that maps every work by the hoodie-wearing street artist. It also provides instructions on how to sneak past attack dogs to see them. For those who prefer to see street art in photo and video form, the app also has a digital museum of all of Banksy's works that you can thumb through while you're in the bath. And if any a-holes try to call you lazy for not going to see the pieces in person, tell them you're honoring Banksy by keeping your appearance a mystery.
In case you hadn't already figured it out based on the amount of dad-related material on Clutch lately, Sunday is Father's Day. And because you're like us, you probably put off figuring out just what you're going to buy the old man this year until now. As usual, we're here to help, partly because we like you but mostly because putting together a Father's Day Gift Guide lets us waste a couple of work days looking at cool crap we'd otherwise buy for ourselves. Furthermore, we've done you the favor of categorizing each of our picks by what type of dad you should buy each for. Not a tie, cufflinks or "World's Best Dad" mug in sight. Couldn't have made it any simpler for you. So, this weekend when your dad thanks you, so moved by your thoughtful gesture that tears are brought to his eyes, remember who he should really be thanking: us.
Today is a banner day in the world of things called "Mac": The new 21.5-inch iMac just hit stores, stirring Apple fanatics into near frenzy. Tech blogs are already breaking down the new features and dissecting every which way the iMac compares to similar computers.
On the other side of the blogosphere, "Glee" fans (aka "Gleeks") are hunting down all the information they can on Fleetwood Mac. The folk-inflected British-American rock collective that rose to fame in the '70s is an odd object of obsession among today's youth, so why the sudden interest in your dad's favorite band? Could have something to do with the fact that all of the songs featured on last night's episode of "Glee" were Fleetwood Mac covers.
We can't possibly tell you anything about the new iMac that isn't already posted on your nerdy cousin's blog. And we don't have any insight on Fleetwood Mac that you can't ask your still-a-stoner-after-50 aunt. However, we can pit these burgeoning Google trends against each other to see who will reign SEO supreme!
+ iMac–-Features quad-core Intel Core i5 processors
+ Fleetwood Mac–-Now features four core members
+ iMac--Up to 1.7 times faster that past models
+ Fleetwood Mac–-Members move 1.7 times slower each passing day
+ iMac–-Includes one or two Thunderbolt ports
+ Fleetwood Mac–-Frightened by technology and AC/DC's "Thunderstuck"
+ iMac–-By 10 a.m. today, already has 294 positive ratings on MacRumors.com
+ Fleetwood Mac–-Still telling grandkids about the good reviews of 1977's Rumors
+ iMac–-Apple says, "The most powerful graphics seen in an all-in-one desktop."
+ Fleetwood Mac–-Former member Peter Green now has to work at a customer service desk.
+ iMac–-Includes a new FaceTime HD camera
+ Fleetwood Mac–-Stevie Nicks claims, "I've never had a face-lift."
Photos: Apple.com, Getty Images
When I saw that the extremely limited edition iPad 2 pictured above cost $8 million, I asked myself the question any normal person would ask himself: What the hell makes it worth so much damn money? I couldn't come up with anything. Applying a few diamonds wouldn't make it worth that much. Maybe getting it signed by Elivs, who's been dead for 33 years (at least that's what THEY want you to believe), would get it up to $5 million, but definitely not $8 million. So what could it be? Ah yes, dinosaur bones. Of course. This iPad 2, made by Stuart Hughes in Liverpool, U.K., has a frame made of 65-million-year-old Tyrannosaurus Rex's thigh bone and Ammolite, a 75-million-year-old rock. There's also diamonds, plaitnum, gold and other gems mixed around in there. I should have known. Obviously, this thing is worth $8 million. If I had $8 million, it's the second thing I would buy (after lunch--I'm starving!), but then I would get ready for the protests. Doesn't it seem like animal rights activists are going to get pissed about this really soon? I mean, ground up dinosaur bones!? That's not humane. Where you at, PETA?
LADIES Jenez is not into horses or mainstream music [Suicide Girls]
That means you, Nickelback.
STAGE Does Weezy & Eminem's Bonnaroo visit mean more "street" hip-hop acts? [RapFix]
Looks like more hip-hop acts might take their talents to festivals.
POWDER Red Bull's "The Art of Flight" trailer is snow porn at its finest [BroBible]
And they were only drinking the sugar-free kind!
BIKES Floating BMX park: Red Bull Bargespin [GrindTV]
They're on a boat. For real.
BACK IN THE DAY The 11 most amazing toys of the 1990s [Guyism]
Give me a Super Soaker 30 and I'll show you how to carve up a pool party.
SUBWAY Viral outbreak: a strong argument for using public transportation [Smoking Jacket]
What happens on the 6 train doesn't stay on the 6 train.
SPYWARE Police chief advises parents to hack their children's Facebook accounts [GeekoSystem]
Maybe you should just merge accounts with mom and dad!
PARANOIA Flowchart: why hasn't the person you texted responded yet? [CollegeHumor]
I think you know the answer.
Photo: Suicide Girls