After the preview of H&M’s Spring 2014 collection during New York Fashion Week, here’s a look at the behind-the-scenes style video showcasing key looks from the upcoming collection for both women and men. For women, the collection included tough and edgy tones with bohemian styles inspired by Parisian cool pioneers Jane Birkin and Francoise Hardy. The downtown assortment grounded itself with Patti Smith inspired tomboy accents, leaving a lasting impression of fresh and modern pieces to choose from. H&M’s Spring 2014 collection will hit stores on March 6, 2014 and will be sold in H&M stores worldwide and online. Stay tuned for more updates on the Spring 2014 collection. Check out the men’s lookbook video after the jump. [See More]
Ahead of next month’s official unveiling at the Detroit Auto Show, BMW leaks some choice imagery as well as the specifications to its 2015 M3 and M4 models. On the outside each sedan sports a subtle power dome in its hood, M3/4-branded strakes on each front fender, split-five-spoke 19-inch wheels, and carbon-ceramic brakes. Under the hood, both cars pack a 430-horsepower, twin-turbocharged six-cylinder engine with the choice of a six-speed manual or a dual-clutch transmission. The cabin of the M3 and M4 will include a new steering wheel, bolstered heated seats, carbon fiber trim availability, side and top-view cameras, and LED lighting. Lastly, both models will be available in different color options. [See More]
As the release date approaches, here’s the official trailer for the much-anticipated sequel to 300, 300: Rise of an Empire. Aside from revealing more about the role of Artemisia (played by Eva Green), who allies with Xerxes during his second invasion of Greece, this latest trailer sheds more light on the involvement of Queen Gorgo (Lena Headey) taking revenge for her husband Leonidas, who was killed in the first movie. 300: Rise of an Empire is set to release next year on March 7th with Belgium getting an advance release two days earlier. Enjoy.
German BMW tuner Alpina recently unveiled the 2014 BMW Alpina B4 Bi-Turbo Coupe at the Tokyo Motor Show. The coupe is powered by a twin-turbocharged version of the 435i’s 3.0-liter straight-six engine, producing 410 ponies and 443 lb-ft of torque. Capable of a 0-62 mph sprint in just 4.2 seconds, the B4 is capable of reaching an eye-watering top speed of 189 mph. Additional details include quad exhaust, 20″ wheels, high-performance brakes, lavalina leather-lined interior, and a 31 mpg rating. The 2014 BMW Alpina B4 Bi-Turbo Coupe will be available beginning May, 2014 starting at approximately $78,102 USD. [See More]
In the past Dre's Beats Headphones have been derided for their somewhat juvenile appearance, and for being the sort best meant for music with a lot of bass — and perhaps fairly so. The Beats Studio Wireless Headphones ($380 USD) are an answer to that criticism, ditching the childish aesthetic for a more subtle matte look, and balancing out the sound for a more discerning audience. While their professional sound carries a heftier price tag, it's the result of a re-engineered acoustic engine and improved software meant to recreate music as the artist intended. Noise-canceling technology, a battery that lasts up to twelve hours, and Bluetooth wireless connectivity with a 30-foot range are really just icing on the cake.
In light of the forthcoming release of the next-generation Xbox One console, Turn 10 Studios and Microsoft release a high-speed trailer for the fifth installment in the Forza Motorsport series. With Forza Motorsport 5 ($79.99 USD) already being heralded by critics for its insanely realistic rendering of street racing, the trailer shows a bit of what’s to come. Slick Nissan GT-Rs, McLaren P1s and other rare vehicles come to life as the trailer shows off the crisp graphics, with little more than the purr of revving cylinders playing in the background. Enjoy the trailer above, and look for Forza Motorsport 5 to launch alongside the Xbox One on November 22nd. Enjoy.
When you choose to compete with giants like Amazon, you've definitely got your work cut out for you — but Barnes & Noble's new Nook GlowLight ($120 USD) may have just what it takes to make a go at it. While it may never be able to boast the kind of ecosystem available with Amazon, its feature set and competitive price point make it an option worth considering. They've stuck with e-ink, and made the reading experience better than ever, with 60 percent more pixels, no glare, and a higher 1024 by 768 resolution. They've also put it on a diet, reducing overall weight by nearly a fifth, while the four gigs of storage will hold up to 2,000 books, and the battery will last up to eight weeks on a single charge.
For 2014, audio manufacturer REVO has announced the development of its latest installment to the AXiS line of digital radio devices – the AXiS X3. This version comes in a fresh new gunmetal casing with improved Bluetooth streaming quality and the addition of an Apple Lightning dock for the iPhone 5 series. The X3 can be controlled via an icon-driven 3.5-inch touchscreen interface that enables quick and easy navigation through its many advanced features. The compact speaker also boasts award-winning audio performance, courtesy of its 8W Class-D amplifier and patented Balanced Radiator loudspeaker technology. Addition details include wireless DLNA streaming, an internet radio with Wi-Fi connection, and a digital alarm clock. The AXiS X3 from REVO is currently available for purchase here with a price tag of £200 GBP (approximately $323 USD).
The eternally-sexy Kate Moss figures prominently in the star-packed music video for Paul McCartney’s new track, Queenie Eye. While the British bombshell’s appearance lasts but a few seconds, it’s a firm reminder of why she has remained arguably the most sought-after supermodel in the world more than two decades after bursting onto the scene. McCartney’s pulled out all the stops for his Abbey Road-set video, which sees the iconic Beatle surrounded by the likes of Johnny Depp, Sean Penn, Meryl Streep, Tom Ford, Jude Law, Alice Eve, Lily Cole and many more. Enjoy the star-studded affair – and Moss’s table-top dancing – above. Enjoy.
Just a year after the release of the D600, Nikon reveals its successor: the Nikon D610. A full-frame DSLR that’s once again been positioned as a more affordable take on the D800, the new D610 boats a 24.3 MP Nikon FX-format CMOS sensor with a compact HD-SLR body, 39-point AF system, a Scene Recognition System to keep details clear and crisp, built-in flash with Commander Mode, wireless photo sharing, 1080p video capabilities and a faster frame rate. Nikon’s D610 body is set to retail for $1,995 USD while a full breakdown of the model can be perused online. [See More]
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Here, breakout Seahawk quarterback Russell Wilson takes the season's best Cable-Knit sweaters from seaplane to Porsche around his Seattle stomping grounds. SportsFashionRead More
The New Mercedes-Benz On A Budget Anna Morgan
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You’ve got to be pretty damn sexy to appear next to Kate Upton and still get anyone to look at you, but that’s exactly what the all-new Mercedes-Benz CLA250 pulled off in one of the best spots of this year’s Super Bowl. CarsRidesRead More