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The HYT Skull Bad Boy.


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Death. Power. Celebration. The skull is associated with numerous themes, and HYT has used it to great effect in its namesake collection. The Skull watch was first released in two references with red and green liquids, each sporting matching eyes of the corresponding color and resembling a different comic book character. The Skull Maori came next, and had detailing that evoked traditional Maori tribal tattoos. For its latest creation, the Skull Bad Boy, HYT has ventured into the rebellious, grittier subcultures of biking and hard rock.  The most striking aspect of the new release is its fluid module’s black liquid, which had taken the brand over a year to develop.

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It’s worth noting that every new color used in the brand’s fluid modules is an individual “product” whose hue is just one aspect that must be engineered – the liquid must also maintain a defined meniscus within the glass tube, repel itself from the tube’s inner walls instead of sticking to it, have a suitable viscosity and thermal coefficient, and finally be UV resistant.  Chemistry aside, black also represents an entirely new shade for the brand, whose past developments have been confined to bright, almost fluorescent liquids. The new liquid is a perfect fit for the Skull Bad Boy’s monochromic color scheme, which includes a black DLC-coated titanium case and slate grey leather strap. The watch’s overall look is sinister, and fully deserving of its name. The general lack of vibrancy doesn’t translate into a lack of details though. Note how the grey hour indexes on the flange support the theme with their Gothic typeface, and the dial’s Clous de Paris pattern that resembles a leather cuff’s studs.

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Akai Introduces Some Sweet New Midi Controllers.


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Building on the success of the original MPD, the all-new, feature-packed MPD2 Series gives you amazing creative musical ammo with Thick Fat backlit MPC Pads, improved controls and new bundled software.

Learn more about the MPD2 Series:

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The AW14 Watch Collection By Karl Lagerfeld.


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Between crystal, leather, and stainless steel in pink, black and gold, Karl Lagerfeld didn’t impose any limits when choosing the materials and colors for this new watch collection.  For men, the new fall line includes the Kurator (above), a watch worn on a matte black stainless steel bracelet with guilloché links for a distinctive look.  For women, meanwhile, the Karl 7 has taken on an exotic aspect this season through a snakeskin-style leather strap, all while retaining its urban style thanks to its gunmetal color.  Other new editions of the Karl 7 include a version with a lizard-style leather strap and a dial inlaid with smoky topaz crystals and a version with a rose gold-colored stainless steel bracelet and a dial paved with black crystals.  There is also the Marais, a sophisticated little jewel of a watch with a curb chain bracelet and rectangular dial adorned simply with a discreet profile of the designer. The luxury watch is available in gold or gunmetal.  A brand new model for the fall, the Petite Stud watch stands out for being both modern and timeless at once. Studs have replaced the indices, and the bezel is lined with crystals and pyramid-shaped studs.  The watch is made of stainless steel and is available in gold or rose gold and black, depending on the preferred level of bling.  The most buzzworthy item in the new line is the Karl 7 Charm Bracelet. The gold-colored bracelet comes with seven charms, each representing a symbol of the designer’s world, including of course a cat and a fingerless glove.

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The Worlds Most Expensive iPhone 6.


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Alexander Amosu has been commissioned to create a luxury version of the iPhone 6 in solid 18 carat solid gold, fully encrusted with diamonds.  The phone will take approximately 2 months to make by recreating the full body in solid 18ct gold weighing approximately 85gsm and painstakingly handset with over 6,127 brilliant cut diamonds in VVS1 IF Color.  The apple logo will be cut to the exact shape of the apple logo from 51.29 carat (10.258g) with a cushion flawless cut.  Amosu has called his creation “Amosu Call of Diamond iPhone 6” with its mouth watering price tag of £1.7 million ($2,75 million.)

 

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The Lamborghini Veneno


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The Lamborghini Veneno features a twelve-cylinder power unit with a displacement of 6.5 liters, an extremely fast-shifting 7-speed ISR transmission with 5 driving modes and permanent all-wheel drive, as well as a racing chassis with pushrod suspension and horizontal spring/damper units. Above all, however, the Veneno benefits from the very special expertise that Automobili Lamborghini possesses in the development and execution of carbon-fiber materials – the complete chassis is produced as a CFRP monocoque, as is the outer skin of this extreme sports car. The inside, too, features innovative, Lamborghini-patented materials such as Forged Composite and CarbonSkin.

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Lacoste’s New Lenses.


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Lacoste is launching a bright, glow-in-the-dark edition of its Lacoste L714s aviator-style sunglasses. These special edition sunglasses are outfitted in a rainbow of bright colors: yellow and orange or blue, green and purple.  The neon frames are made of a special plastic that absorbs sunlight and artificial light in the day. The result: trendy glow-in-the-dark frames at night.  Lacoste also equipped these new glasses with mirrored lenses, another of the season’s top trends. The next-generation Lacoste L714s sunglasses will be available from June at €115 (around $160).

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The McFly’s Are Back… And With POWER LACES.


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Back in 2011, Nike revealed a limited run of Back to the Future Part II-inspired sneakers. The edition, set at 1500 pairs, replicated the future 2015 Nike MAGs worn by Michael J. Fox’s Marty McFly in the 1989 film, although lacked the movie’s “power laces” function. The whole lot went directly on eBay as part of a charity effort on the part of the Michael J. Fox Foundation.  Today, Nike designer Tinker Hatfield has revealed to Sole Collector that the company is getting ready to take another look at Marty’s shoes and will release functioning power laces next year.  “Are we gonna see power laces in 2015?” were Hatfield’s exact words. “To that, I say YES!”  Of course, there’s no word yet of how limited a production run Nike might target this time around nor is there any confirmation that the laces will appear on another replica of those specific shoes. That being said, Back to the Future fans may very soon have a chance to own the pair of shoes they’ve been dreaming about for 25 years.

2014 Lamborghini Veneno Roadster.


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The 2014 Lamborghini Veneno Roadster is one of the most exclusive cars in the world, with a production run of just nine units and a price tag of $4.5 million.  Lamborghini says the Veneno Roadster has no roof — not even a fabric top.  “There is no roof, just a strong rollover bar for optimum safety,” said Lamborghini in a statement. “The design is focused on optimum aerodynamics and stability through fast corners — with handling akin to that of a racing prototype.”  It is “fully road legal,” said the Italian automaker.  The Lamborghini Veneno Roadster is based on the Lamborghini Aventador Roadster, but it’s about ten times more expensive. The 2013 Lamborghini Aventador LP700 Roadster starts at $444,595, including a $2,995 destination charge.  The Lamborghini Veneno debuted at the 2013 Geneva Auto Show in celebration of the brand’s 50th anniversary.

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The First 6K, Red Dragon Footage Surfaces.


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After a considerable delay from its slated late 2012 release date, the 6K Red Dragon sensor is finally ready — and it seems to have been worth the wait. The first test footage (after the break) has come from cinematographer and Red booster Mark Toia, who stress-tested it in difficult conditions like high contrast daylight and dark night scenes. Afterwards, he said the camera has three more f-stops of dynamic range than the MX-equipped Epic and thinks the new sensor brings the “best highlight falloff I’ve ever seen from any digital camera,” including Sony’s $65,000 CineAlta F65 4K model. Though Red put on a show of upgrading Epic and Epic-X cameras with Dragon earlier this spring, the company recently said that deliveries would start in September. Meanwhile, Dragon equipped cameras are in the hands of other notable DPs and directors too, like Peter Jackson, Michael Bay and Darius Woski — meaning you can likely expect a deluge of Dragon eye-candy over the coming weeks.

The Price Of Being Batman.


Being Batman comes at a cost. Not just the physical and emotional toll, mind you. We’re talking money. Dollar signs. Big bucks. Make no mistake — in the case of the Caped Crusader, extraordinary wealth is absolutely a superpower.  The clever folks at MoneySupermarket.com have put together an equally clever infographic featuring the “Dark Knight Rises” hero and all of his wonderfully expensive toys, showing you just how much money goes into each and every item in Batman’s arsenal. The short version: protecting Gotham City is not a cheap gig.

Another little Batman related tid-bit I came across came from my curiosity as to the exact landscape of Gotham city. Not anymore. This map details every street corner and neighborhood of the city that Batman protects.

Akon ft. French Montana – Hurt Somebody & French Montana Live In San Jose.


Akon has been a pop culture staple for the better part of the last decade, and has inspired acts from Lady Gaga to T-Pain. His newest track ‘Hurt Someone’ with French Montana just had a monstrous video debut. Check the method below.

For those out there who are French Montana fans in the San Jose California area, be sure to grab some tickets for his show TONIGHT at the Fiesta Lounge. This is an after party event for Drake’s ‘Club Paradise’ tour show.  9:30p at Fiesta Nightclub, San Jose, CA.

One Watch With Many Faces.


Here is a neat idea that allows you to play with the different faces for a watch. The Watch ‘oNe’ basically features an E-Ink display which is LED back lit, but its face is not constant, meaning you can change it at whim or fancy. Hook the watch up to the internet and download your kinda face to it. Designers have a choice to upload their creativity to the on-line store, for others to purchase.

So the possibilities with this one watch are endless… mechanical, digital, classic, futuristic, complex…any type of face can be downloaded (via micro USB port) for use.  The physical watch can also be interchanged with different parts using a range of colors and materials. Constructed out of abs plastic, sapphire glass, stainless steel and fine leather; Watch ‘oNe’ is going on sale in March 2011 for $350.

The Superyacht You Can Control With An iPad?


The iPad can control all kinds of devices, from your Apple TV or remote desktop or AR.Drone, to slightly more bizarre things like a robotic prison guard. Given that, it was only a matter of time before someone used it as part of an overall badass project, like the Adastra Superyacht.

The $15 million Adastra Superyacht is a 139-foot-long yacht built by Hong Kong billionaire Anto Marden and yacht designer John Shuttleworth. The boat itself looks futuristic, but the coolest part is that you (or somebody) can control it using an iPad. With the iPad control system, someone can guide the yacht from up to 164 feet away.

I imagine it’s a bit like controlling a toy boat, only it’s friggin’ huge. The chassis of the 47-ton superyacht is made out of carbon fiber, with a glass and Kevlar foam sandwich hull. Adastra can travel at its optimum speed of 17 knots–which is around 20mph–for up to 4,000 miles.

While I don’t know much about what’s onboard yet, it would be interesting to see what other tech the boat uses. A fully automated wet bar, perhaps?

The All New Jaguar F-Type.


Jaguar has released new details of its latest model at the New York Motor Show, as it continues a turnaround set to see it become a global luxury car brand.  The new F-Type is the spiritual successor of the Jaguar E-Type, one of the world’s most legendary roadsters and now a much sought-after collectible around the world.

Revealed at the New York event, the F-type will launch as a convertible with a range of engines and will offer just two seats, putting it in the same range as other performance models such as the Porsche 911 and Mercedes-Benz SL.

Performance wise, it’s believed that the aluminium model will offer a top speed of over 180 mph (289 km/h) and a 0-60 mph (97km/h) range of under five seconds.

In a video designed to underline the driver-focused nature of the new car, Formula One star Martin Brundle commented “the first thing I noticed is that it turns in beauitfully, it’s got so much grip my ribs are in the side of the seat.”

The F-Type production model will be revealed later this year and is expected to go on sale in 2013, Jaguar said.  The paint job in the photos isn’t necessarily my swag, but I’m sure in a solid color the car looks even more beastly.

The Amp Fridge.


Much like NAMM in the U.S., Germany’s Musikmesse is a chance for the music industry to showcase both old favorites and new technology. Among the rows of classic amps on show at Marshall’s booth this year is something that may look like an amp from the Jim Marshall signature series, but which is nothing of the sort. The authentic Marshall amp head and cabinet facing of the prototype Marshall Fridge open up to reveal 4.4 cubic feet (124 liters) of can or bottle chilling storage space, with handy can storage on the inside of the door and a mini freezer to feed users with a steady supply of ice cubes.

Rolls-Royce Phantom Series II Unveiled.


British manufacturer of super-luxury motor cars Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has unveiled the Phantom Series II at 2012 Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland.  The series II comprises Phantom Saloon, Phantom Drophead Coupe and Phantom Coupe featuring enhanced design, drivetrain and technology.  The Phantom II features “significant improvements in design, drive-train and technology,” Rolls-Royce says.  Phantom Series II family of cars are powered by V12 direct injection engine and mated to a new 8-speed automatic gearbox, while its rear differential enhance the driving dynamics.  The interior gets a new sat-nav system with 3D maps and the new and larger 8.8-inch screen is connected to an improved camera system to aid maneuverability of the vast machine.  Fuel consumption is said to be about 10 per cent better than the current 17mpg and CO2 emissions are reduced from 388 to 347g/km.

Oscar de la Renta x Beats by Dr. Dre.


There have been a string of Oscar de la Renta expansions of late, although the most unexpected comes in the launch of a partnership with rapper Dr. Dre on a pair of lavish designer headphones which double up as earmuffs.  Currently featuring on the “new arrivals” section of the Oscar de la Renta website, the fluffy “luxe silver fox” earmuffs surround a pair of Beats by Dr. Dre headphones.  Retailing at $695, this limited edition item is one of de la Renta’s more extravagant partnerships, compared to the label’s teaming up with US luxury stationery firm Mrs. John L. Strong on items such as note cards, invitations and place cards.  While de la Renta announced the launch of a childrenswear collection for Fall 2012 just last month, the label’s Dre collaboration hints there could be hip-hop themed ventures to come for the ever-expanding brand.

The Akai Renaissance MPC Is No Joke.


While the majority of technology execs are packing their cases for Vegas, for some it’s all about Anaheim. Akai is clearly ramping up its NAMM campaign, outing the latest in its legendary MPC series: the Renaissance. While the new boy is no dumb controller — it packs a full audio interface, USB hub and lots of I/O — for the first time the MPC gets dedicated external software. Sound familiar?  Well yes, it’s no doubt a direct response to the popular Maschine hardware / software combo from Native Instruments, but Akai isn’t just playing catch-up here. The new hardware includes a “vintage” mode that recreates some of that legendary MPC3000/60 crunch, and the standalone software comes with a massive sound library, instant VST mapping (so you can work with all your third-party synths) as well as the option to run in VST / AU / RTAS mode itself. If you’re worried about the possible implications of a “tethered” MPC, take a peek at the promo video over the jump, which should soon allay your fears.

The Ferrari 360 Modena Limo?


This Ferrari 360 Modena limousine was created by cutting a regular 360 Modena in half and adding seats in the middle to provide interior room for eight people.  There is one large flat screen on-board plus several smaller screens set into the head rests. It also has a state of the art sound system and fibre optic disco lighting.  Estimated at £250,000 ($390,000), this is the fastest limousine in the world – it can hit a top speed of 166 mph.  This unique vehicle was designed By Dan Cawley of Style Limousines, then tuned to perfection by Prestige Limousines, Birmingham, England.

The Most Expensive Beach Apartment On The Planet.


Originally listed for $27M in 2010, this penthouse just sold for $21.5 million and was owned by Netscape Founder Jim Clark.  The Miami Beach condo property is a 5803 square-foot, multi-story residence that sits at the top of The Setai, overlooking South Beach and the Atlantic Ocean.  The world-famous 40-storey Setai Resort is serviced by Singapore-based, five-star hotel management company GHM Hotels.

The Prada LG 3.0 Phone.


LG and fashion label Prada are collaborating for the third time to release the first LG Prada smartphone, the Prada phone by LG 3.0.  The phone combines Prada’s style with LG’s innovative technology, including one of the biggest and brightest screens in the world with 4.3inch and 800-nit screen.  Menus and the user interface are also influenced by Prada with black, grey and white menu and icons.  The Prada Phone by LG 3.0 adopts LG’s “tri-dual” design meaning it has a dual-core 1GHz processor and 512MB of RAM per core, bringing a total of 1GB.  The 8 mega-pixel camera is a real highlight because it can record 1080p video at a smooth 30fps.  The PRADA Phone also supports  WiFi , 3G and Bluetooth.  On-board memory weighs in at 8GB, which is upgradable through the use of microSD cards.  The phone runs Android’s Gingerbread OS. It is planned that the handset will update to Ice Cream Sandwich in the future.

The first LG Prada, also known as LG KE850, was the world’s first mobile phone to use a touchscreen display.  Dr. Jong-seok Park, CEO of LG Eletronics Mobile Communications Company, said, “Our working relationship with PRADA is unique in its longevity and success, something no other phone company and luxury brand have been able to replicate.”  Designer labels attached to phones is not a novelty these days considering the Hugo Boss Samsung Galaxy Ace or the BlackBerry Porsche Design P’9981 devices.

The Ferrari FF Neiman Marcus Sells Out in 50 Minutes.


The special edition of the Ferrari FF showcased in the annual Neiman Marcus Christmas Book, was sold within fifty minutes on Thursday, October 27, 2011.  Despite a price tag of $395,000 (or $95k more than a dealer-purchased Ferrari FF), the 10 available cars sold out in less than an hour.  The Neiman Marcus FF will come in an elegant Grigio Caldo exterior color and with a matching luggage set to compliment the Ferrari’s treated leather interior.  To top off the package is an awesome Ferrari Winter Driving Experience that will be held in Aspen, Colorado.  You don’t even have to flog your own FF through the Colorado snow; it’s an arrive-and-drive program, using Ferrari’s FFs instead of your own.  Individuals who ordered the Ferrari FF Neiman Marcus also get the added bonus of receiving their cars by spring of 2012 (much sooner than normal FF buyers).

The Braun BN10 Digital Watch.


Available in stainless steel or black plated stainless steel, the Braun BN10 Digital Watch is the cutting edge of cool. Both versions come with either a stainless steel bracelet or rubber strap depending on the type of outward image you like to project. Featuring the EasySkroll v2.0 operating system, it’s water resistant up to 30m and scratch resistant thanks to K1 hardened glass. The BN10 is currently available for pre-order now via Braun, with retail set at $680 USD.

The G.H. Mumm Ritual Box.


Ritual Box by G.H Mumm is a set of luxurious objects and accessories that will help transform your tasting experience into a delightful ritual.  Individually made by Ateliers Domeau & Pérès, each Ritual Box by G.H Mumm takes not less than eight weeks and the expertise of born craftsmen to complete.  Each module consists of a wooden structure varnished white or red within, lined with foam rubber, and externally sheathed in white or red leather.

The Ritual Box transforms from a refined cube to 5 sophisticated modules holding a champagne bucket, 6 “tulipe” champagne glasses, a service of 6 forks and spoons designed by Guy Degrenne, 6 plates and 6 verrines made by Siléa and Finally two chandeliers by Villeroy & Boch to illuminate your ritual sitting on red pillows.  The gift box also includes the iconic red leather draped sword that can be used to saber the bottle.  Edited to 10 limited editions over the world, the ritual box is available on demand or at Colette for5,000€

The Electric Rolls-Royce Phantom 102EX.


Luxury car maker Rolls-Royce has developed its first electric-powered vehicle, that goes up to 125 miles fully charged.  The one-off Phantom 102EX has been touring the globe to gauge the reactions of Rolls-Royce owners and potential customers to a fully electric-powered car.  The 6.75-liter V-12 was replaced by a massive 71-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery housed within the aluminum spaceframe.

“We have engineered the world’s first battery electric vehicle for the ultra-luxury segment,” chief executive Torsten Muller-Otvos said in a statement.  “We begin an exploration into alternative drive-trains, seeking clarity on which alternative technologies may be suitable to drive Rolls-Royce cars of the future.”  The company wants to ascertain how long the car can drive between re-charges and how it operates in extreme weather conditions, but there are no plans yet to develop a production version.

“I must be convinced that any alternative drive-train we choose for the future delivers an authentic Rolls-Royce experience,” Muller-Otvos said.  “It must be a technology that is right for our customers, our brand and which sets us on a sound footing for a sustainable future.”