Monthly Archives: December 2015

Apple May Soon Offer the Ability to Send Payments via iMessage

In-house battery cases, proprietary audio formats and new Beats Radio stations aren't the only things on Apple's mind. After launching Apple Pay a little more than a year ago, the Cupertino tech giant is looking to make an even deeper push into the payments space. According to a patent filing unearthed by Quartz, Apple users may soon be able to make payments to one another directly through iMessage. Presumably an attempt to compete with the likes of Square, Venmo, Snapchat, Facebook Messenger, and many more, the patent shows a "Make Payment" button in iMessage that would likely utilize the banking and credit card information a user stores in Apple Pay.

Given the current landscape of mobile payments, one can expect Apple to launch the feature sooner rather than later. For more on the patent, head on over to Quartz.

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New Balance MVL530 “Earth”

Seen earlier this month in a combination of white, black, blue, and purple, the MVL530 is now available in a premium "Earth" make-up from New Balance. Taking 1993's 530 silhouette and adding a sleek REVlite-cushioned Vazee sole unit, this MVL530 offers up a variety of earth-inspired hues throughout as luxurious suede, leather, and nubuck is joined by breathable mesh and a speckled midsole. Coupling black, brown, tan, grey, and white with royal blue (and a splash of bright red on the outsole), the "Earth" edition of the MVL530 can be found now via Tokyo's atmos.

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ts(s) 2016 Spring/Summer Lookbook

Few designers do stylish, casual silhouettes like Takuji Suzuki and now ts(s) is back with a preliminary look at its Spring/Summer 2016 offering. Setting aside the sherpa lining and heavyweight wools of Fall/Winter 2015, the brand's first 2016 drop offers everything from seasonal staples like tees and button-downs to lightweight outerwear, shorts, and loose-fitting trousers -- all in hues of khaki, green, blue and grey. With some bucket caps and unstructured suiting thrown in for good measure, ts(s)'s latest drop is set to hit select stockists in the weeks ahead.

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Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee with President Barack Obama

Kicking off season seven of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee very.....presidentially, Jerry Seinfeld takes Barack Obama out for a cup of joe, or rather Barack takes Jerry around the grounds of the White House. After trying to leave in a classic 1963 Corvette Stingray Split Window Coupe and being told to turn around by a guard, the two then take "The Beast" to a small kitchen in the White House. Obama and Seinfeld then discuss underwear, morning routines, insane world leaders, making the Jewish version of Citizen Kane, hecklers, and so much more.

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Kendrick Lamar Releases a Short Film Titled “God is Gangster”

For his critically-acclaimed To Pimp a Butterfly LP, Kendrick Lamar premieres a short film featuring the tracks "u" and "For Sale?" Starting off in a dark room with a bottle of brown, a drunk K-Dot travels to the dark corridors of his mind, as "u" is a song that exposes his insecurities, selfishness and failures. The TDE artist then dives into his standout interlude, "For Sale?", a track that examines the evils and hypocrisies of the music industry.

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Hikmet Sugoer Has Left Solebox

As 2015 comes to a close, Solebox founder Hikmet Sugoer has announced a major change for the year ahead: the man behind the renowned Berlin-based establishment has left his position. Said Sugoer in an open letter:

Dear Solebox,

I am writing you this because there’s something I want you to know.

Our relationship had a nice start two years ago, we knew each other for 12 years before being part of Snipes and this love affair began because between you and me was something special with so much potential.

At the beginning of our relationship things were very nice, we loved and respected one to each other and enjoyed being together every day, but as the months went by I began to feel different with everything around you.

We have had many people with different opinions about our relationship in our day to day, which were very passion consuming.

Lately we have been making our effort to try to remedy things but we have not gotten results.

The good memories I have are with you and it saddens me to think that they will be just part of the past. I can hardly tell you this, but ours can’t continue.

Solebox, you are a great concept and I like you but the magic is over. Solebox without the Soul...I mean Sole...is only a box.

Like many other boxes.

It is sad to know that our relationship has come to this point but I feel I can’t do anything. The love I felt once is gone. Do not try to see who is guiltier, we need to accept that it ended.

Accepting this decision was not easy for me, and I know it will hurt you but it is better not continue hurting us.

I will always remember you with esteem.

Hikmet Sugoer

It remains to be seen what exactly Sugoer will be up to next, but you can keep up with the footwear aficionado via his official site.

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Big Sean Closes 2015 Chapter with “What a Year” featuring Pharrell & Detail

With 2015 coming to a close, G.O.O.D. Music's Big Sean issues a fitting farewell with a brand new single. Dubbed "What a Year," the surprise track features Pharrell and Detail as Sean recaps relationships with women, his love for his grandmother and what his 2016 plans. Listen to the new song above and let us know your thoughts about the Detroit native's latest single.

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Jordan CP3.IX “China”

Over the span of his career, Chris Paul has established himself as one of the elite floor generals to ever grace a basketball court. Currently on his ninth signature shoe with Jordan Brand, the CP3.IX will participate in celebrating the Chinese New Year. Previously gaining some buzz due to some exclusive colorways, Jordan Brand will add more fuel to the fire with this combination of university red and bright crimson. No official release date has been set as of yet, but check out the imagery above and stay tuned for further information.

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visvim 2015 Fall/Winter GRIZZLY BOOTS-FOLK

Hiroki Nakamura's rugged GRIZZLY BOOTS-FOLK is back just before the new year, joining the likes of visvim's VIRGIL BOOTS-FOLK, 7-HOLE 73-FOLK (VEGGIE), FBT SHAMAN-FOLK and VOYAGEUR MOC-FOLK for Fall/Winter 2015. This time around, the mocassin-style high-top employs Horween leather throughout, pairing a premium upper with the likes of a Goodyear welt and heavy duty Vibram outsole. Perfect for the colder months ahead, the GRIZZLY BOOTS-FOLK is available now in a trio of colorways at visvim stockists worldwide.

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Nike Drops Another Star-Studded Air Force 1

Fresh off the release of its predominately white, star-studded Air Force 1 Low earlier this week, Nike Sportswear has dropped a black version of the kicks. Flipping the aforementioned AF1 make-up on its head and joining the likes of the black leather and suede Blazers that debuted in November, the kicks come draped in tumbled black leather with a matching nylon tongue and rubber outsole as white accents hits the midsole stripe, "AIR" branding and stars (on both the tongue branding badge and heel stripe). Like the white version, these can be found now at NSW spots like Switzerland's Titolo.

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Nike SB Trainerendor Black/Black-White

Since Nike first introduced the SB Trainerendor back in 2013, the skate silhouette has since garnered wide acclaim for its sleek streamlined designs and comfortable wear. The latest rework of the model from Swoosh features a clean black and white colorway. Constructed with an entirely tonal black upper, leather branding on the side creates a variation of texture to the body. A stark white midsole adds a striking contrast of hues. As with previous variations, a boot-like outsole boasts remarkable traction and flexibility. You can shop the Nike SB Trainerendor now at select stockists such as Titolo.

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Relive Your Childhood on Your Mac With This Nintendo 64 & PlayStation Emulator

The games of yesteryear are now within your reach with all-in-one game emulator OpenEmu's latest update, which adds popular titles from PlayStation, Nintendo 64, Sega, Atari and the like onto your Mac. Free to download, OpenEmu features real time gameplay rewind, enhanced screenshot organization, improved home brew support and various interface upgrades, making the perfect game emulator to play to your heart's content.

The below 16 consoles are now supported with this update:

Atari 5200 (Atari800)
Atari 7800 (ProSystem)
Atari Lynx (Mednafen)
ColecoVision (CrabEmu)
Famicom Disk System (Nestopia)
Intellivision (Bliss)
Nintendo 64 (Mupen64Plus)
Odyssey²/Videopac+ (O2EM)
PC-FX (Mednafen)
SG-1000 (CrabEmu)
Sega CD (GenesisPlus)
Sony PSP (PPSSPP)
Sony PlayStation (Mednafen)
TurboGrafx-CD/PCE-CD (Mednafen)
Vectrex (VecXGL)
WonderSwan (Mednafen)

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