If you’re like a good percentage of the sneaker world, you probably missed out on the release of the Air Jordan XIII “He Got Game” in March. Well word on the streets, which means the Twitterverse, is that Nike Store may be re-releasing this shoe very soon. If this rumor is true, a lot of people will no longer secretly hate on those who did get them.
With Apple’s dominant array of technology devices, it’s not unfathomable to speculate on the brand’s foray into a previously untapped, though sizable niche: gaming. While Microsoft has a long-running, successful stake in the market, TechCrunch reports that Apple has been meeting with developers at this year’s Game Developers Conference to bring an Apple game controller to the market. While its existence is yet to be officially confirmed, beefed up patent submissions for D-Pad controllers, Apple’s existing mediums for gameplay (ie: iPhone, iPad, and iPod), and a tip-off from AnandTech’s editors all signal the controller’s existence. Apple is set to host an iPad-focused conference later in April, and the device is speculated to be a main talking point. Be on the lookout for more updates in the coming weeks.
Despite several major lifestyle changes since 2010′s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, including another special collaboration project with Kim Kardashian, Kanye West has been hard at work producing his latest audio presentation. Speculation continues to grow about the project as the BBC hinted at a new possible name for the artist’s sixth album: I Am God. Of course, part of the reason that West became so popular amongst our generation was his special blend of braggadocio and brains; conceit and cleverness.
Aside from the BBC’s own article, the rumor remains nearly unfounded, but is this speculated title indicative of yet another development in West’s perpetually maturing sonic aesthetics? Did the BBC accidentally misspell G.O.O.D., or is this like when Lil’ Wayne released I Am Not A Human Being? Only time can answer these questions. In the meantime, read the BBC article and be sure to leave comments below.
As rumors abound surrounding the release of Apple’s potentially wearable technologies, all signs are now hinting at the possible release of the Apple iWatch sometime later this year. Of course, with the product’s release unconfirmed by Apple, the rumor still remains speculative at best. The iWatch is thought to combine the functionality of a phone with GPS and health monitoring sensors. The news source also hints at Jony Ive’s (Apple’s Chief Product Designer) long-standing interest in watches, while the company’s venture into wearable fitness tracking with Nike+ and the FuelBand may have been a platform for the iWatch. While mum is still the word on Apple’s end, another wearable computer from Google may serve as the impetus for speeding up the launch date.
Similar to sightings of Big Foot or UFO, there’s been plenty of backroom chatters over the next Supreme collaboration, yet little evidences to go on. However, this latest rumor about a second capsule collection between Supreme and COMME des GARÇONS SHIRT is quite different and for several reasons. First, it originated from Japan’s SENSE magazine, which gotten plenty of exclusives on future releases and collaborations over the years, including those from Supreme. Second, it is pertaining to COMME des GARÇONS SHIRT and the successful “high brow, low brow” appeal of the 2012 collaboration. Of course, there is the timing as well when you consider CDG’s retail concept, Dover Street Market, will be opening in New York City later this year. All too much of a coincidence if you ask us…
One thing you could say about J. J. Abrams is that the business of entertainment is in his blood. From a family of producers and screenwriter, Abrams’ talent in multitasking allowed him to be the writer, producer, director, even music composer to films like Regarding Henry, Armageddon, Mission: Impossible III, Super 8, Star Trek, and etc… He also dabbled in television series with Alias, Lost, Fringe, just name a few. But come 2015, Abrams will be taking on his most notable job role thus far as the director of Star War: Episode VII. It was about two months ago when Abrams rumored to turned down the position because of schedule conflicts. But anonymous sources told industry news site TheWrap that Abrams will be taking the job after all. Of course, Lucasfilm, its new owner Disney, and the publicist for J.J. Abrams will not comment about the speculation at this time.
It’s almost hard to consider that the first iPhone was initially released in 2007, when the revolutionary product changed the landscape of mobile communication irrevocably. According to Jeffries analyst Peter Misek, the newest addition to the family, the iPhone 5S, could be released as soon as June 2013. This edition of the phone is projected to include increased storage (128 GB), a larger battery, a Retina+ display, and a high-definition camera — mostly expected predictions. The iPhone 5S is also projected to come in a variety of colors, similar to Apple’s iPod Touch collection. The iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S were released in September/October earlier this year, which renders this new release in relatively quick succession, yet fans of the previous models will no doubt still eagerly anticipate this new update.
While much is still left to be clarified or substantiated altogether, early rumors are suggesting that fast fashion powerhouse H&M’s latest collaboration is to be none other than Givenchy. So far the word is that H&M will collaborate with the luxury French brand for a soon to be revealed range of goods for some time next year, 2013. If history proves itself then there is certainly a possibility of this actually taking place as the past rumors have all come to fruition — most notably in H&M’s Marni, Maison Martin Margiela and Versace collaborations. Once again, while little is known at this point, we’ll keep you updated as to the development of this rumor mill.
It’s been less than a week since George Lucas announced the sale of Lucasfilm to Walt Disney Co. and already, there is a flush of excitement among Star Wars fans. The news is particularly welcoming since it also marks the start of a new Star Wars Trilogy, with Star Wars: Episode VII said to release in 2015. Now there is report that actor Harrison Ford may be reprising his role as Han Solo. Though the dashing intergalactic smuggler from Corellia was not Ford’s favorite role and the actor still expressed some qualm about it some 35 years later, the recent appointment of Kathleen Kennedy as the company’s chairperson altered Ford’s view of the matter. Of course, no decision will be made by all the parties involve till there is a director and a solid script for the movie. In the meantime, Lucasfilm unveiled a video where George Lucas, Kathleen Kennedy, and Lynne Hale talked about the future of Star Wars franchise.
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The label established by Trafton Cole and Eddie Haan 84 years ago might have a new home soon. First reported by Reuters and unofficial at this time, there are reports that a deal is near for Nike to sell its Cole Haan divison to Apax Partners, a private equity firm based in London and New York. While negotiations are still ongoing, if both sides agree, an official announcement of the purchase could come next week. Since Nike placed it and UMBRO (which was sold to Iconix Brand Group for 5 Million) up for sale nearly six months ago, a bidding war ensued among the various private equity firms and investors for the more valuable Cole Haan brand. At first, TPG Capital thought to be the likely contender since Matthew Rubel, Cole Haan’s former chief executive, was one of its adviser. But in the end, Apax Partners outmaneuvered it, Sycamore Partners, and several others. If the sale is finalize, Apax Partners, which once owned Tommy Hilfiger and Van Heusen, will be paying about 0 million dollars for Cole Haan. As for the all-important Nike technologies used by Cole Haan, such as Nike Air and Lunarlon sole on the popular LunarGrand Collection, they are likely to be license from Nike after the sale.
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