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Monday, August 17, 2015

Gear : Shades : CTRL ONE Smart Sunglasses

Gear : Shades : CTRL ONE Smart Sunglasses

Slow-changing transition lenses are one thing. The technology in CTRL ONE Smart Sunglasses, another. Originally developed for the U.S. military, CTRL ONE uses Tint-on-Demand tech within its lenses that switches from crystal clear to dark at the push of a button and in less than one tenth of a second. The lenses themselves meet ANSI Z87.1 standards for ballistic protection against rubble and offer 100% UV protection, as any good sport shades should. They also boast adjustable nose and temple pads for customizing your fit, last for about 50 hours of continuous use, and feature an automatic mode where an integrated light sensor decides what tint is most appropriate for current conditions.

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Gadgets : Ditto Bluetooth Notifier

Gadgets : Ditto Bluetooth Notifier

After publicity and a Kickstarter late last year, excitement grew around Ditto, a tiny device that promised to notify you only when it was important. Once meant to be shipped in January or February of this year, the buzzer is finally ready to ship next week, and it’s going to put you in control of notifications.

Notifications have gotten out of hand, with incoming texts, calls, social media activity, people following you on Twitter, app updates, and whatever LinkedIn is bugging you about. It’s gotten to the point where paring down those notifications app by app has become a near-insurmountable obstacle on its own, or at the very least a chore.

Ditto allows you to program which notifications are worthy of your immediate attention. Using a Bluetooth connection and an app — there’s no kind of interface on the device itself — you can specify notifications, down to calls or messages from individual contacts, and assign them to different vibration patterns. Any other notification will go to your phone, which ideally will be out of sight and unable to distract you.

So, it’s a programmable buzzer. Not the most exciting thing in the world, and certainly not the first time we’ve seen the idea in action — the Tyia band does the same sort of thing with vibration and light patterns, and looks a lot more chic doing it. That said, there’s nothing out there as simple and cheap as Ditto.

What extra features there are have been added thoughtfully. There’s a clip if you want to attach the Ditto to clothing, or you can grab a band and wear the device on your wrist — underwater, if you like, thanks to a waterproof exterior. And, being a Bluetooth device, Ditto can alert you if you’re forgetting your phone, buzzing when you get out of Bluetooth range and the connection between Ditto and your phone is broken.

Ditto is available now for $40 in black, white, or clear.

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Sunday, August 16, 2015

Mixtapes : 2 Chainz : Trapavelli Tre

Mixtapes : 2 Chainz : Trapavelli Tre

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2 Chainz - Trapavelli Tre

With clock striking midnight, 2 Chainz keeps his word and releases the third installment in his Trapavelli mixtape series.

Laced with 16 tracks, the project features guest appearances from Wiz Khalifa, The-Dream, Kevin Gates and Cap-1. Meanwhile, production is handled by some of biggest names in the game, including FKi, Mike Dean, Honorable C-Note, Zaytoven, Nard & B, TM-88, and Murda Beatz among others.

Stream and/or download the free mixtape today. (Tracklist below)

01. DJ Bigga Rankin Intro
02. Neighborhood (Prod. By B Wheezy iBeatz Mike Dean X)
03. A Milli Billi Trilli Feat. Wiz Khalifa (Prod. By FKi Murda Beatz)
04. Everything I Know (Prod. By Nard B)
05. Watch Out (Prod. By FKi)
06. BFF (Prod. By Zaytoven)
07. I Feel Like Feat. Kevin Gates (Prod. By Hitmakah Arch tha Boss)
08. GOAT Feat. The Dream (Prod. By Bwheezy Mike Dean)
09. Halo Letter From My Unborn Son Feat. Heaven Harmony (Prod. By Street Symphony 808xElite)
10. Big Meech Era (Prod. By TM88)
11. Starter Kit Feat. Young Dolph (Prod. By Zaytoven)
12. If I Didn t Rap (Prod. By Fresh Jones)
13. El Chapo Jr (Prod. By Two7teen)
14. Lapdance In The Trap House (Prod. By Honorable C Note)
15. Each Erry One Of Em Feat. Cap 1 Skooly (Prod. By Honorable C Note)
16. Blue Dolphin Feat. Betty Idol (Prod. By Nard B)

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News : Lil' Dicky Hits Billboard Charts With "Professional Rapper"

News : Lil' Dicky Hits Billboard Charts With "Professional Rapper"

Lil Dicky’s debut full-length album, Professional Rapper, opens atop Rap Albums (dated Aug. 22) with 22,000 copies sold in the week ending Aug. 6, according to Nielsen Music. The comedic rapper (real name: David Burd) also enters at No. 1 on Comedy Albums and No. 7 on the Billboard 200 chart.

Lil Dicky first found viral success on YouTube in 2013 after releasing a video for the track “ExBoyfriend,” which has amassed nearly 11 million global views through Aug. 11. The album and its supporting music videos was funded in part by a Kickstarter campaign, which raised $110,000. The set features big-named guests like Snoop Dogg, T-Pain and Rich Homie Quan.

The set’s title song, which features Snoop Dogg, crowns the Comedy Digital Tracks chart, arriving with 5,000 downloads. An animated video clip for the song has logged 1.7 million worldwide YouTube views since its July 31 release.

In total, 10 cuts from the album debut on Comedy Digital Tracks, including one of his most popular viral hits, “Lemme Freak” (2,000 downloads). The song has over 6 million views on YouTube and was Lil Dicky’s first charting song, when it debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard + Twitter Emerging Artists chart (dated Oct. 11, 2014).

The release of Professional Rapper causes Lil Dicky to debut at No. 47 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart.

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Saturday, August 15, 2015

Singles : Chance The Rapper : Israel (Sparring) ft. Noname Gypsy

Singles : Chance The Rapper : Israel (Sparring) ft. Noname Gypsy

Listen To : Chance The Rapper : Israel (Sparring)

As we’ve seen time and time again, Chance the Rapper can easily hold his own on stage and in the studio. However, he also knows how to bring a unique voice to his collaborations, such as on his mixtape with Lil B, Free (Based Freestyles), and his live team-up with Kendrick Lamar last month. The MC again shows his ability to adapt yet stay distinct on “Israel (Sparring)”, a joint track with fellow Chicago native Noname Gypsy. You may recognize Noname’s voice from the Surf cut “Warm Enough”, and she and Chance play off each other even better on this latest insightful track.

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Videos : Lana Del Rey : High By The Beach

Videos : Lana Del Rey : High By The Beach

“All I wanna do is get high by the beach” is Lana Del Rey’s mantra throughout her muted, hip-hop-inflected new single. At first glance, the “High By The Beach” video appears to grant her wish, comprising glamour shots of Del Rey languishing in a luxurious coastline property while a helicopter lingers nearby. Things take a turn for the intriguing halfway through: She rushes down to the oceanside to grab a guitar case, which turns out to contain a rocket launcher. You can guess where things go from there. It’s an awesomely memorable video.

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Friday, August 14, 2015

Pearls : Dr. Dre

"I love the new technology. New things give you a reason to want to go to the studio. New challenges mean you have to keep up."

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