Wednesday, August 26, 2009

google looks at your speed to work, to help traffic data!

When used on phones with GPS (including the Pre and MyTouch 3G, though not the iPhone), Google Maps crowdsources huge batches of data on how fast you're traveling on a particular street, thus measuring traffic for fellow drivers.

It's pretty cool, especially since it requires "just about no effort" on our part. All we have to do is load Google Maps before starting a drive, and it'll measure everything automatically. That data is then collected and mixed with other similar data until a clear view of traffic patterns emerges, which is available for all to see. It's not a new idea, but Google Maps is so widespread that it has access to tons more data than the similar Dash GPS.

Google spends a lot of time debunking various scary thoughts about the privacy issues involved in this kind of thing, which makes it a little more worrisome. Google does indeed have access to ridiculous amounts of information, so they're taking measures which may or may not assuage your concern. Speed and location information is all anonymous, and Google tries to combine data from different sources together so it's tougher to tell exactly what information came from where. Still, we really like this idea—it's nice of Google to put their massive store of data to use for something simple and useful like avoiding traffic.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

OriginalFake x Starks Shoelaces

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I like this guy, yall might know him as ill doctrine

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Apple Films Ad for Secret Product On Location In California




It's a great idea. Film an ad that shows some hip girl using this amazing futuristic product in a real place that looks old and established, like a retro diner. Add Bob Dylan's "The Times They Are a Changin" ????

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Nike Sportswear Collection ‘NSW’ Tee

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Introducing the Nike Sportswear Collection (NSW) Tee “as a staple on the wardrobe”, Nike have released several three colorways of their new 60 % polyester, 40% cotton, 100% sustainable t-shirt.

Blending organic cotton with recycled polyester while still maintaining its Dri-Fit capabilities prove that sustainability is a performance advantage for Nike Sportswear. An eco-ink screenprinting process perfected to give the graphic stories colour pop without the use of harmful solvents. With gender specific fit incorporated in the design makes this Standard Tee and instant icon for both men and women.

The Nike Sportswear Collection NSW Tee is available in the US exclusively at the following partners and online at Nikesportswear.com, Carve (Costa Mesa), Niketown (NY, LA, SF, Chi), Nikestore.com, Nike Sportswear (21 Mercer, NY), Nike Sportswear (The Montalban, LA), Mr. R (Miami) and Shoe Gallery (Miami).

Levi’s Fenom Star Print T-Shirt

Levi's Fenom Star Print T-Shirt

very excited about BP3!!

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1. What We Talking About (Produced by Kanye West)
2. D.O.A. (Produced by No I.D.)
3. Weigh Me Down Feat. Kid Cudi (Produced by Kanye West)
4. Unforgiven (Produced by Kanye West, Additional Production: MGMT)
5. Run This Town Feat. Rihanna & Kanye West (Produced by Kanye West)
6. Empire State Of Mind Feat. Nas (Produced by Kanye West & No I.D.)
7. When It Comes To This (Produced by Timbaland)
8. Always Feat. Drake (Produced by Kanye West)
9. Scenes From The Past (Produced by No I.D., Co-produced by Kanye West)
10. Everyday A Star Is Born Feat. Mr. Hudson (Produced by Kanye West)
11. Already Home (Produced by Kanye West)
12. Forever Young Feat. Mr. Hudson (Produced by Kanye West)
13. Thank You (Produced by No I.D.)

Bonus Tracks:
14. Sound Of The 70s (Produced by Kanye West)
15. We Made History (Produced by Kanye West)