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GOPRO-READY DRONE PLANE

January 29 |

Lehman Aviation presents the world’s first automated plane for GoPro Camera users. The LA100 is essentially a selfflying “drone” that soars above in a predetermined pattern and returns to its takeoff location. You charge it, attach a GoPro on the reserved top or bottom compartment, send it off and it returns in 5 minutes (limited for safety) with amazing aerial shots. We wonder how long it’ll take for hackers to crack this puppy and remotecontrol it! We’re intrigued…

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DETROIT RUBBER PREMIERE EPISODE

January 29 |

Sneaker conossieurs, Rick Williams and Roland “Ro” Coit, just laced up their shoes for the first episode of their new reality series on Loud. Detroit Rubber has the DTown natives showcasing their sneaker knowledge to help celebrities like Tiger, Prince Fielder, obtain hardtofind soles. Check out the broadcast and watch how their search takes them all the way to legendary Detroit MC, Eminem’s studio! We don’t do the shoe fetishism much, but this we like. There’s a story and history! We can dig it.

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DOIN’ IT IN THE PARK KICKSTARTER

January 28 |

Our homie Bobbito Garcia (DJ, Baller, Historian) needs our help getting his independent flick on the history of pickup basketball in New York City, out and into theaters. Doin’ It In The Park, produced and directed by Bobbito and Kevin Couliau, explores the social significance of the sport inside of the urban environment. The project’s got 22 days left to reach it’s goal of $35K USD. Worth the support especially since so many of the pledge amounts come with perks like signed bball gear an early digital download of the movie and mention in their “Special Thanks” section! Pledge your support here.

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AUDUBON ON THE NEW YORK TIMES

January 26 |

Now that the Uptown Manhattan neighborhood of Washington Heights is on the map thanks to MTV’s new reality series, media outlets like The New York Times have been taking notice of the burgeoning creative community and what it has to offer. Case in point, they recently sat down with show star, Jonathan Perez (Audubon), and peered into the inspiration behind the series. Kudos to those Uptown kids and their really wellspoken ideas and platform. Extremely refreshing to see considering the notsopositive postJersey Shore reality television landscape out there! Check out the interview in this recent Media and Tech episode of Times Cast.

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PANORAMIC LANDMARKS

January 26 |

Canadian photographer, Brent Townshend, decided to undertake a different approach towards capturing famous landmarks around the world. In his “Looking Up” series he’s managed to snag panoramic shots that showcase vertical 180degree views of places like London’s Tower Bridge and New York City’s Rockefeller Center, to name a few. Check out the entire archive here.

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JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE’S SUIT AND TIE

January 26 |

Hate it or love it, but every DJ’s favorite crossover goto R&B crooner, Justin Timberlake, is back with his latest single, Suit And Tie. The former N’SYNC lead brings the sexy back, back! It’s all about classy rides, ties and highs on this one. Did we mention that he got JayZ to drop a feature on it too? Hook, line, sinker for all the warmup hours at the clubs! JT’s album The 20/20 Experience drops March 19th.

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AN INSIDE LOOK INTO HONG KONG’S APPEAL

January 24 |

Filmmaker, Lester Jones, offers us a look into the fascinating region of Hong Kong, China. The ambitious creative offers up a series of interviews along with broll of the Eastern city that also never sleeps (forget New York). One of the most densely populated places in the world, Hong Kong is nothing short of a melting pot for artists, designers and brands alike. Peep the steez and understand why!

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HOBO JAPANESE SILVERSMITH PROCESS

January 23 |

Japanese accessory brand, Hobo, gives us a look into their silvermaking process. The following is a video showcasing a metal smith’s careful handcrafting process of the precious metal. Heat, hammering, bending, grinding, precision and a whole lot of patience!

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LUIS TOLENTINO RETURNS TO HIS ROOTS

January 23 |

A few months ago Shut Skateboards pro rider, Luis Tolentino, took a trip back to his native rootThe Dominican Republic. The introspective ripper speaks a bit about what it meant to return in the following Red Bullsponsored short. It features Tolentino ripping by the countryside and an abandoned sugarcane factory in the village of Monte Llano, Puerto Plata. As it turns out, our Editor at Large is actually from there! Oh, and Tolentio flies over a cow too…

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SCRATCH MASSIVE – WAITING FOR A SIGN

January 19 |

French music video director, Edouard Salier, handles the latest visuals for Scratch Massive’s new single, Waiting For A Sign. Shot somewhere in the Tropical Far East (Cambodia? Thailand?) the video follows a tribe of young lads as they maneuver through a surreal countryside and jungle. We’ll let you watch without spoiling it, but be warned, it’s pretty dark stuff shot incredibly well!

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