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Xbox One x AAPE by A Bathing Ape

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At it’s height, BAPE held the crown of streetwear like no other. Since the brand was sold by founder NIGO for the bargain price of $3m, the brand’s relevance has faded to the point that its once iconic ape head and camo patterns are a rarity on streets now awash with box logos and avant-garde sportswear. This like many colabs today are just lazy marketing companies getting together. but that being said who wouldnt want a AAPE Camo Xbox One, on sale in Japan now.

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Apple iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus

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Apple took to the stage in Cupertino, California to announce their latest and greatest products, the first of which is the iPhone 6. As rumored, there are in fact two version of the phone, the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus. Both models have a continuous, seamless design whereby ion-strengthened cover glass curves around the sides to meet an anodized aluminum enclosure. Both iPhone 6 models feature a new Retina HD display, the best display in the industry and are the thinnest iPhones ever made.
Key display features:

iPhone 6 has a 4.7-inch display.
iPhone 6 has over one million pixels.
iPhone 6 has a resolution of 1334 by 750 with 326 pixels per inch, more than 720p HD.
iPhone 6 is 6.9 mm thick.

iPhone 6 Plus has a 5.5-inch display.
iPhone 6 Plus has over two million pixels.
iPhone 6 Plus has a resolution of 1920 by 1080 with 401 pixels per inch, full 1080p HD.
iPhone 6 Plus is 7.1 mm thick.

There’s also a special landscape mode for the Home screen, but there’s a lot more to the new iPhone than a larger display.

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are powered by the Apple-designed A8 chip which means the iPhone 6 Plus will play games in higher resolution than next generation consoles. Graphics are an incredible 84 times faster than the original iPhone and processor performance is 50 times faster than the original iPhone.

The camera is a lot better. iPhone 6 has an 8MP iSight camera, 1.5µ pixels, ƒ/2.2 aperture with an all-new sensor equipped with Focus Pixels, a technology previously found only in professional DSLR cameras. This allows the iPhone 6 focus faster and better, with next-generation local tone mapping, and advanced noise reduction. Optical image stabilization allows for great shots in low light or with shaky hands. In burst mode iPhone 6 can take up to 10 photos per second.

iPhone 6 has also made incredible advances in video, you can now capture slo-mo video at 120 fps or 240 fps. Continuous autofocus means focus changes are automatic and almost undetectable.

Phone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus come with iOS 8 (available as a free download September 17.) It’s the biggest iOS release ever with great new features including the option to add voice, video, and location to any message. A predictive keyboard learns your conversation style, while the new Health app gives you a detailed look at your health and fitness data. There are also notification extensions from your favorite apps, as well as Touch ID.

Apple Pay will be included in iPhone 6 – The vision is to replace the wallet, starting with payments. With a groundbreaking NFC antenna, the security of Touch ID and the convenience of Passbook it’s an easy, secure and private way to pay. You can pay with the simple touch of your finger using Touch ID. Online you can check out with one tap for app purchases. Apple Pay works with most major banks, all 3 major credit card companies and will be available in the U.S. in October 2014.

New Apple-designed silicone and leather cases will be available in multiple colors, including (PRODUCT)RED.

iPhone 6 starts at $199 with a two-year contract, the iPhone 6 Plus starts at $299 with a two-year contract and both phones come in gold, silver, and space gray.

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are available September 19 in select countries, and will be coming to more soon after.

Pre-order your iPhone 6 starting September 12

Apple Watch

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So after all this time the Apple Watch is here

At once a comprehensive health and fitness companion, an extremely precise and customizable timepiece and an intimate way to connect and communicate, the Apple Watch is what Tim Cook describes as “the most personal device we’ve ever created.”

The key development with Apple Watch is the Digital Crown. The Digital Crown allows you to scroll, zoom, and navigate Apple Watch without covering the display. It’s a versatile tool that answers the fundamental challenge of how to magnify content on a small display – you can magnify content, scroll through lists and messages, and make selections. All without obstructing the screen.

With a flexible Retina display the Apple Watch is laminated to a single crystal of sapphire, the hardest transparent material after diamond. It is Apple Watch is built from custom alloys of stainless steel, aluminum, and 18-karat gold. With bands as thoughtfully designed as the watch itself in leather, metal or plastic. There are a range of watch faces and millions of ways to personalize them.

The Home screen looks familiar, but it’s a new experience designed for the Apple Watch display.

You can receive and send messages in amazing ways — from your wrist. You can send preset phrases, smart responses based on your conversation, audio messages, your location — even interactive emojis. Apple Watch also has Siri so you can dictate a message, check your calendar, find the nearest coffee shop, and more. Maps doesn’t just show you the way, it guides you to go right or left with a tap.

Apple Watch comes with two apps that give a complete picture of your health and fitness. The Activity app monitors movement throughout the day while the Workout app tracks dedicated workouts. A custom sensor measures intensity by tracking your heart rate. It also has an accelerometer to measure body movement while the GPS and Wi-Fi in your iPhone help track your distance.

Apple Watch requires either an iPhone 5, 5c, 5s, 6, or 6 Plus. It will be available in 3 versions – Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sport, and Apple Watch Edition. Available early next year.

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Killspencer Carrier Pouch for iPad Mini

Killspencer-ipad-mini-carrier-2014-0-630x441Los Angeles’ Killspencer has released this practical and versatile bridle leather Carrier Pouch for the iPad Mini. Handmade from U.K.-sourced leather, the pouch features slots for business cards, cables and assorted other items you may need to take with you. Available in the array of colors pictured below, the pouch features a foil-embossed Killspencer brand stamp, as well as the embossing of your choice. Head over to Killspencer now to pick one up.Killspencer-ipad-mini-carrier-2014-1-630x441 Killspencer-ipad-mini-carrier-2014-2-630x441 Killspencer-ipad-mini-carrier-2014-3-630x441 Killspencer-ipad-mini-carrier-2014-4-630x441

WeSC Spaycan Cap Speaker

wesc-spray-paint-cap-speaker-0WeSC is up to something interesting here with their Spray Paint Cap Speaker. Hoping to add a bit of variety to the rather standard speaker line-up out there while also attracting a more edgy crowd, the brand is offering up a Bluetooth speaker that looks exactly like a spray can cap. In addition to this bright yellow model, WeSC has plans on offering the speaker in a variety of colorways and in two different sizes. For now, we just have one preview shot, but expect to hear more as soon as I have it.

A Bathing Ape x Beats by Dre

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On your ears and on the scene, the makers of Beats by Dr. Dre are hitting us with a limited edition solo HD headphone set in celebration of the 20th anniversary of cult-famous Japanese street-lifestyle brand BAPE. The Beats by Dr. Dre x NOWHERE/A BATHING APE piece will debut to Hong Kong and select places in the world, such as China and Japan, on November 16th, 2013. Anticipate the iconic BAPE-camouflage pattern to decorate the outside frame and the BAPE 20th anniversary logo stamped on the inside. This is the kind of coveted collector’s piece that people go apeshit over!!!!

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Kwikset Allows Your iPhone to Unlock Your Door

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The mainstream adoption of the smartphone has generally meant more chance to kill/waste time, be anti-social and in some cases, simplify your life. Kwikset’s Kevo looks to perform the latter with their new integrated lock that enables users to unlock their doors via just a simple tap. There’s no need to swipe your phone over the keyhole but rather the tap instantly pairs and recognizes the authorization between the two. In addition you’re able to send temporary codes to trusted people so you can let them in without the hassle of dropping keys off and meeting up. For now the Kevo is only available for the iPhone 4S and 5. For more information head over to Kwikset.