How many times a day do you take out your phone to check the time? If you’re like me, the answer is constantly, almost to the degree of obsession. I like to know what time it is, at all times. Rumor has it that Apple may have the answer for those of us who are time checking obsessed as they are experimenting with a wristwatch computer. Our dreams of Marty McFly’s hoover board from Back to the Future may be a few years off but we can soon be checking our wrists for bits of information just like James Bond and comic book detective Dick Tracy.
The always secretive Apple has dropped hints that they’ve been experimenting with curved glass at their California headquarters. The glass would be capable of curving around a human body. But engineering curved glass that is flexible enough to move along with the unpredictability of the human body was no easy task. After a decade of research, Corning, the maker of the tough Gorilla Glass used on iPhones and iPads, has solved that difficult challenge with the invention of Willow Glass. The Willow Glass is so thin and flexible that it’s able to “flop as easily as a piece of paper in the wind without breaking.” Now that the mystery behind the materials is somewhat uncovered there are a million and one questions that tech nerds and apple-aficionados are dying to have the answers to. Will Siri be included? Could you use the iWatch for directions in real time? Would it be a more technologically-advanced version of Nike’s Fuel Band? Would the watch be synced to an iPhone using Bluetooth making the device completely hands free? And the list goes on and on. Although Google is hot on Apple’s heels with their Google Glasses, Apple’s wristband computer will likely be a cheaper alternative to Google Glasses and will be the best way to deal with competition from other brands such as Google and Samsung. If the technology is available, which we’re sure Apple is very capable of, wearable computers may replace the Smartphone in the next decade or so.
Get it while it's hot! Jetson Bike has launched the Jetson E-Bike, the first eco-friendly and stylish electric bike. Perfect for busybodies, city dwellers, and even towns folk, this bike runs on a high grade rechargable battery -- all you have to do is plug it in, charge it up, and wheels away! The bike has the nice, sleek look of a vespa but is actually environmentally friendly. Probably the best feature of this new bike is that you no longer need to spend half your paycheck on gas and spend half an hour looking for a parking space.
Valentine's Day is fast approaching and you need to narrow down your last-minute gift options. Whether you are looking for something simple 'n' swe et, something to accompany you on vacation, or something that screams committment, we've got a bunch of options to choose from. You can't go wrong with anything from our V-day list!
For the Simple Gifter: Guys, give your girl something hot to wear on your night out, like this flirty Dexter Dress ($260) in vibrant red by Rae Francis. Not up to the challenge? Give your gal something she can snuggle up to you in, like this popular Christopher Fischer Fox Intarsia sweater ($298), seen on plenty of celebs. You can pick one up at any Christopher Fischer retail locations, listed here.
Whether you've got a lover or a friend you can take a romantic getaway or staycay to celebrate your love. From New York City to California and all the way to the Caribbean, we've got eight naughty 'n' nice options for you to choose from. Enjoy!
Hotel El Convento: Located in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, this small luxury hotel is offering a Romantic Memories Package starting at $250 a night. The package includes deluxe accommodations, complimentary reception serving daily wine and hors d'oeuvres at La Veranda Terrace, a signature tote bag, bottle of champagne, rose petal turndown, and chocolate covered strawberries. Do with them what you will.
The first look at this video may come as shocking and mostly, not one bit believeable. However, it is legit! The video captures rare feats by people from around the world and you'll instantly be glued to the screen wondering, "Is this for real?!"
It's real alright and the backround song plays well into the flow of things. Titled "Levitate," by English dance-punk band Hadouken!. It's a cool way to get a song out there, especially behind a video like this. Check out their sounds here and you can grab the song on iTunes here.
The Long Island legend, YouTube sensation, and GrooveFox radio host, Vinny the Chin, is now starring in his own movie. The film documents his daily life, clubbing and winter rituals as he preps to party in the Hamptons on Memorial Day Weekend. Vinny will be on the move from New York to Miami as too! Included in the film are his visits with Cocaine Cowboy star Mickey Munday and date night with video vixen Tammy Torres.
Additionally, Vinny is offering 10% of all sales that come from you spreading the word. You can check out the movie, soundtrack and help share the word here! The movie also comes with an original house music soundtrack with titles including "Stomp the Deck (STD)," "Pop Your Pecs," and "Today is Not Your Day." Sounds like it could double as the soundtrack to The Jersey Shore with all of it's fistpump worthiness!
Why did you want to initially cater Shindig towards books and authors? Books are a love of mine and the publishing industry is so in need of new solutions. While there are many recommendation engines out there telling you might like this because you bought that, there are few tools available to generate authentic excitement for a new author's works and among those few tools, none more powerful than the word of mouth elicited from fans who have just had a unique interaction with the author. For authors who want more time available to do what they do best, write, Shindig is an important way to enable them to use the time they have available to reach fans in the most effective way possible. For readers who want access to authors who never are available enough anyway, Shindig offers an amazing new opportunity to actually have a meaningful exchange with someone whose work moves you.
Are there plans in the future to expand the platform for different audiences or larger audiences? Shindig is really its own medium; one part TV show, one part radio call in, one part online lounge/mixer/networking event. We already have personalities doing talk shows on Shindig and developing audiences for themselves, we have DJ's doing online nightclubs and we have magazines, radio stations, recording artists and others experimenting with the platform. We also think that Shindig can provide the best dynamics for online classrooms where not only can the professor call students to answer questions but where the students can talk privately to one another. The uses for Shindig are really for a limitless array of group activities.
What do you think is the coolest/best feature of Shindig? The best feature of Shindig is FREEDOM. You are in control of who you talk with and are not held captive in conversations where you are forced to sit through conversations that don't concern you or talk over others to attempt to control the flow. Shindig's multiple levels of conversation and the freedom to intuitively more conversation to conversation takes the chains off of video chat.
It's time to put the fated New Year's resolution to the test. While everybody makes them, it's hard to keep up sometimes so breaking them might occur at some point. Stick to something you can actually accomplish this year, like boosting your beauty regimen and giving yourself a fresh start. Commit to spending some time on yourself for just a couple of minutes a day and you will see vast improvements that all your friends will be jealous of.
Cleanlogic Bath and Body Care designs eco-friendly products that you can use in the shower to freshen up your skin. Not only does their Green Collection help you exfoliate and moisturize your skin for a perfect smooth glow, but all the products are completely recyclable and sustainable. Try out the Recyclable Mesh Bath Sponge ($2.99) to help you lather up and brush away dry skin. Look and feel well-rested with their Soft Bamboo Sleep Mask ($4.99), that ensures a healthy, revitalized you each morning. Not to mention, the company's products are practically a steal at these affordable prices.
We're feeling the holiday crunch and sometimes mustering up the time to get gifts between work and play can get hectic. But, don't feel bad if you still haven't started your holiday shopping...you aren't the only one! From foodies to tech geeks all the way to your most fashionable friend, we've got options to cover your bases. Check out some last minute gift ideas below, and get shopping before it all sells out!
For everyone out there who just purchased the new iPhone 5, there's a unique case out there just for you. Zazzle.com has a huge selection of fun and funny cases to match your personality, like this fun Moustache case ($39.95).
Guys are usually pretty easy to please when it comes to gifts, so why is it when the time comes to buy for our boyfriend, husband or significant other we rack our brains to come up with the most creative, cool gift idea that no woman in the past could have possibly thought of. While I don’t have a significant other that I need to buy for this holiday season, I did survey my group of guy friends to find out more about what guys really want. While many of the gifts range in price, I’ve broken these 25 fabulous gift ideas down into three separate categories based on how much you would like to spend. Some of the ideas on this gift guide are unique and fun, while others are simply there because you can’t go wrong with them ― sports tickets anyone?
High (Over $100)
You’ve made a list of everyone you need to buy for this holiday season: family members, close friends, co-workers, a significant other (and don’t forget your lovable pooch or kitten!) and you’ve applied the dollar amount that you wish to spend. Yet, how often is it that when you venture out to the malls, you exceed that dollar amount and your careful budgeting goes out the window?
Each year my social circle seems to expand, along with the list of people I need to buy for. If you don’t have the luxury of doing a “Secret Santa” or a gift exchange that permits you to exchange with only one other person in your household or workplace, the cost of buying gifts for every person on your list can easily range anywhere from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars – not an easy credit card bill to swallow.
Even if your workplace or financial institution offers some type of holiday savings club, (I partake in one offered by work) there’s still a good change you’ll run over what you are willing to spend. To help ease the pain of holiday shopping and spending, here's a list of several gift ideas for everyone on your list that will excite beyond the gift card (boring!) and will not require a whole lot of cash – let’s say no more than $50.
Dad: tablet/cell phone case, a box of cigars, his favorite bottle of wine or alcohol, car care kits, travel accessories
Mom: her favorite perfume, tablet/cell phone case, gourmet tea set, cosmetic case, fashion scarf
Sister: decorative journal/planner, nail polish set, hat/gloves/scarf set, ballet flats, cosmetic set
Brother: general admission tickets to a sports game, video games, docking station, movie passes, sport memorabilia
Grandmother: personalized photo mug, personalized towels and soaps, decorative candles, photo frames
Grandfather: books, music, movies, digital photo frame, personalized mug
Aunt and Uncle: Gourmet coffee basket, cheese and cracker sampler, gourmet chocolates, gourmet hot cocoa making kit
Pet: Gourmet treats, toys, blankets/pillows, collar or leash
Boyfriend: His favorite cologne, his favorite candy/food, movies, favorite bottle of wine/liquor
Girlfriend: Her favorite perfume, nail polish set, at-home spa kits, pajama sets, books
Co-worker: candles, baked good, gourmet tea or coffee sets, flower arrangements/poinsettias
All gift ideas on the list above can easily be found for under $50. If you have any gift-giving ideas you’d like to share, please comment on the story below.