The latest installment of the Madden video game franchise released this week, and you better get your copy before your friends have too much time to practice and show you up. New features for Madden NFL 15 include upgraded defense where you can risk bigger plays to force fumbles, or make more conservative tackles to ensure you stop the offense. For those looking for extra pomp and circumstance, the new game also features new pre-game and halftime shows. Available for PS4, PS3, XBOX ONE, and XBOX 360.
Summer is coming to an end, and while flip-flops and boat shoes may no longer be the appropriate footwear – you can still stay casual in some new sneakers. The PUMA Suede Classic Sneakers have a timeless look, come in a slew of colors, and won’t break the bank. I’ve been knocking around a pair for a few weeks and they’ve also proven to be extremely comfortable, even when you’re on your feet all day.
There’s no question that driving while using your phone is extremely dangerous and hands-free is the way to go. But what if you have an iPhone and frequently use Siri to respond to texts, play music, and so forth? The Mobile Home sits on your visor and with a push of a button you’re ready to command Siri (through your existing Bluetooth connection). Since it doesn’t have a microphone, you’ll still need to have your phone within an ear-shot to use Siri, but you won’t be dangerously looking for it when it slides around during driving. Plus, some states don’t allow you to touch your phone during driving and have additional restrictions for younger drivers, and the Mobile Home is here to help. We tried one, and setup is quick and easy too.
Tired of ironing and steaming your clothes? Don’t want to make a run to the dry cleaners? The SWASH Express Clothing Care System aims to take care of everything for you in 10-15 minutes in the comfort of your own home. The SWASH is basically a self-contained single garment dresser that will de-wrinkle, refresh, restore and preserve your clothing. Just plug it in, drop in a SWASH PODS cup, and hit start. When you think about it, it’s kind of like operating a dishwasher. Only problem, like a dishwasher, it costs five hundred bucks.
When we first heard that Jake Gyllenhaal was starring in Nightcrawler, we figured it was part of the Marvel superhero franchise. We were way off. Completely unrelated to comics, it’s about a character named Lou Bloom, a driven young man desperate for work who discovers the high-speed world of L.A. crime journalism. It appears that Lou isn’t the most mentally stable guy, and Gyllenhaal reportedly lost around 20 lbs for the role. Nightcrawler hits theaters October 17th.
We got a tip for yet another cool Kickstarter project, the Recon 6 Survival Watch by Ralston. Not only does the rugged watch tell time, but it also contains a compass, signal mirror, can opener, fire starter, whistle, cutting tool, fishing line, and flash light. Essentially, it has all the basic survival items stashed around your wrist. It’s also a cool looking watch for when you’re not braving the elements.
Ahhh, it’s summertime! What better way to enjoy the sunshine than with a nice cold adult beverage? Problem is, not everywhere you go to enjoy the sun will have a fridge nearby, so here are some awesome coolers to keep your drinks frosty this summer:
Partnered with AT&T, Amazon will be in a player in the smartphone market come July 25th with the Amazon Fire Phone. The 4.7″ HD display is powered by a 2.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor with 2GB of RAM and the phone has a 13 MP camera. One of the key distinct features is Dynamic Perspective, a custom-designed sensor system that responds to how you hold, view, and move your phone. Firefly, which is basically like Shazam for everything, allows you to press a button that’ll identify and take action (i.e. purchase) on music, movies, tv shows, phone numbers, web addresses, household items, books, and more. The phone also comes with a free membership to Amazon Prime and lets you stream content seamlessly from your phone to your big screen if you also have Amazon Fire TV.
We would expect a guy like Pitbull to know his Vodka, and based on trying a bottle of his original Voli – our expectations were met. Produced in France, this 5-times distilled Vodka made with superior French Wheat is both smooth and light. Voli Vodka is also available in infused flavors including lemon, orange vanilla, raspberry cocoa, espresso vanilla, and mango coconut. More info at VoliVodka.com
Plus, here’s a World Cup inspired recipe:
The Yellow Card
1 ½ oz Voli Original vodka
1 oz mango juice
¾ oz fresh squeezed lemon juice
½ oz honey
Shake and strain into rocks glass
Garnished with lemon and lime peels
Oh, and thanks for the bottle Pitbull!