According to Nike designer Tinker Hatfield, the future is coming in 2015. That’s right, it seems that Nike has been configuring a way to incorporate the power lacing technology into either an upcoming version of the Nike MAG’s or perhaps a new shoe.
In case you don’t know, Tinker Hatfield is the man behind most, if not all of the Air Jordans that we have seen to date so if he says the power laces from the Back to the Future II movie is a reality, then we have to have some hope that it’s true. In 2011, Nike created 1,500 pairs of Marty McFly’s iconic shoes for charity, but the Nike MAGs released at that time did not include power laces.
Hatfield, in his own words, stated:
“Are we gonna see power laces in 2015? To that, I say YES!”
Now the speculation and anticipation begins.
Technology giant, Google is working on a smart contact lens prototype that will monitor glucose levels in tears. If successful, this revolutionary technology could end finger pricks for diabetics. A lot of factors have to be considered before we see this on the market, most importantly FDA approval.
The facts about diabetes are becoming a major concern as one in 19 people in the world are affected by it. Google’s efforts could dramatically change how people living with the disease function daily. The lens works via a tiny electronic chip and antenna that is thinner than a human hair, embedded between two layers of lens material, that reads blood sugar levels through the wearer’s tears. Testing and discussions with the FDA are under way but it could be some time before the technology becomes available to the public.
Techcrunch has just reported that social media giant Facebook has just acquired Instagram for $1 Billion. Instagram has seen a significant growth spurt over the last two years and now has well over 30 million users. News of the Facebook acquisition comes on the heels of the recent Instagram Android App that was released last week.
Checkout Mark Zuckerberg’s post about the purchase after the jump. (more…)
Today Apple announced the new iPad which according to them, is not the iPad 3 but the iPad HD. It comes with a stunning 2048 x 1536 pixel Retina display, an A5X processor, which includes a quad-core graphics module, is 4G LTE ready and will includes a new 5 megapixel camera able to capture video in 1080p.
The launch date for the iPad HD lands on March 16th. The price is $499, $599 and $699 for 16, 32, and 64GB. If you want 4G LTE, you will have to spend $629, $729, and $829.
Official iPad HD Press Release:
“Apple® today introduced the new iPad®, the third generation of its category defining mobile device, featuring a stunning new Retina™ display, Apple’s new A5X chip with quad-core graphics and a 5 megapixel iSight® camera with advanced optics for capturing amazing photos and 1080p HD video. iPad with Wi-Fi + 4G connects to fast networks worldwide, including AT&T’s and Verizon’s 4G LTE networks, and still delivers the same all-day 10 hour battery life* while remaining amazingly thin and light. Beginning today, iPad 2 will be offered at an even more affordable price starting at just $399.
“The new iPad redefines the category Apple created less than two years ago, delivering the most amazing experience people have ever had with technology,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “The new iPad now has the highest resolution display ever seen on a mobile device with 3.1 million pixels, delivering razor sharp text and unbelievable detail in photos and videos.” (more…)
This little contraption is called a MacHook and it attaches to your iMac in an effort to remove any clutter from your work area. It uses a unique strip to affix to your computer without the use of a messy adhesive. Made in the USA out of Baltic Birch, it is sealed with a natural wax finish and works best with iMac models from 2009 – 2011. Buy now at Workerman.
Pics after the jump. (more…)
Akai’s next big thing in music production is the MPC Renaissance which is an integrated hardware/software solution that’s sure to go above and beyond what it’s predecessors did.
Fusing Akai Professional’s legendary MPC layout and workflow with the power of your computer, MPC Renaissance is an unrivaled instrument for music production. The new flagship is a fully integrated hardware/software system: MPC Renaissance allows you to create using classic hardware controls and an integrated pop-up display, while it’s exclusive MPC Software empowers you with unprecedented, expandable production capabilities on your Mac or PC.
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Designer Qi Weijia has designed this pretty neat contraption that works as a USB power source solution.
“The Charging Tap is quite an adorable hub that takes in cellphones, digital cameras, MP3 and other USB enabled devices, for charging. Quite simple and minimal in styling, all you need to do is to hook up your gadget and turn on the tap! I love it!”