Free Slurpees Today


Posted July 11, 2008 - By Stephen Johnson

As a public service to our readers, let us remind you: Today is 7/11, and that means that 7-11 stores are giving away free Slurpees.

Slurpees are nothing but sugar water, and we're all fat enough already, but damn, those things are good! Get one.

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Check out those sweeeet kicks. Nike is finally making the Air McFly's available. The Nike HyperDunk is clearly influenced by Marty McFly's sneaks in Back the Future 2:

The Hyperdunks don't come with self-tying laces or a hoverboard, but they're pretty tasty, no?

The shoes were revealed at an event headlined by Kobe Bryant, who showed up in a  DeLorean. Sadly,  Nike only made 350 pairs, so they're a specialty item. Of course you can pick yours p on eBay--for over a cool grand.

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Hey rockers and/or rollers! Anyone out there that has a MasterCard (which, of course, excludes me and my scumbag friends!) gets free downloads from the entire Universal Music Group catalog from priceless.com!

Woo hoooo!

MasterCard and New York ad agency McCann-Erickson launched a campaign this week called "Roots of Rock" that offers MasterCard holders free Universal downloads. In addition, live performances from PBS's Soundstage will be available for unlimited free download to cardholders, including acts Heart, Counting Crows, Billy Idol, Jewel, and Beatle Ringo Starr.

Ringo Starr?!? He’s the dreeeeamy one…

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Okay, folks, are the faceless UK people in the photo above:

A. Aliens who came down to Earth to watch Wimbledon?

B. Humans whose faces were removed in some sort of scientific experiment gone horribly awry?

C. Part of a marketing campaign for the car manufacturer Lotus.

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Tags: Cars, Style

Download store 7digital, music agency Spin, and Puma Fragrances are teaming up to match unsigned artists with the right smell. The right Puma smell, that is…

As part of the launch of the Free Flowing campaign, Puma Fragrances are aiming to link-up with indiestore artists that have that special “sense of energy and vitality.” Songs chosen will be promoted and made available for free download via the Puma Fragrances Web site in 15 European countries. The sites will include links to the artists' 7digital indiestore page. The campaign could lead to the winning track featuring on a pan-European TV commercial for the new fragrances. Indiestore acts can opt into the promotion and the selected tracks will be ranked in order of popularity, with any stand-out winner in contention for the TV campaign.

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The "world's first building in motion," an 80-story tower with revolving floors that give it a constantly shifting shape, will debut in Dubai in 2010.

Being designed by Italian architect Dr. David Fisher in conjunction with the Dynamic Group, the “revolutionary skyscraper” features spinning floors with hung like rings around an immobile cement core that offer residents a constantly changing view of the Persian Gulf and the Dubai's skyline. Giant wind turbines installed between every floor will generate enough electricity to power the entire building, and lifts will allow penthouse residents to park their cars right in their apartments. 

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There's a trend sweeping the UK that could really do some damage if it makes its way to the US. And since we're fans of entropy here at G4, we'd like to tell you about it.

People in England are finding private pools on Google Earth, setting up parties over social networking sites, using the image to show the location, and arriving for a party without the owner's permission.

Party rules can include dressing up fancy and bringing a bike for a fast getaway. Residents have awoken in the middle of the night and found people in their pool or have come home for work and found beercans adrift.

The American spin on this could be really bad and really hilarious. We're conflicted. Now do your worst.

metro.co.uk: Google Earth Gatecrashers Start Pool Parties

Health researchers are now saying that highly caffeinated energy drinks such as Red Bull, Monster, Full Throttle and Amp have been linked with reports of nausea, abnormal heart rhythms and emergency room visits.


In March, The Journal of American College Health published a report on the link between energy drinks, athletics and risky behavior. The study's author, Kathleen Miller, an addiction researcher at the University of Buffalo, says it suggests that high consumption of energy drinks is associated with "toxic jock" behavior, a constellation of risky and aggressive behaviors including unprotected sex, substance abuse, violence and risk taking.

These type of drinks have increased in popularity in the last decade, with around a third of 12- to 24-year-olds saying they regularly drink ‘em. And the trend has been concerning health researchers and school officials.

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The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals will be announcing plans this week for a $1 million prize to the "first person to come up with a method to produce commercially viable quantities of in-vitro meat at competitive prices by 2012."

In other words, who here among us will invent the next Chicken McNugget?

For years, scientists have worked to develop technologies to grow tissue cultures that could be consumed like meat without the expense of land or feed and the disease potential of real meat. In theory, once grown, this tissue could be shaped and given texture with the kinds of additives and structural agents that are used to give products such as soy burgers a more meaty texture.

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The frightening image above is from the front lines of the Emo Wars currently being waged across Mexico. Brave flat-iron brigades and elite moping squadrons have been deployed.

The war began in March when several hundred punks,metal-heads and rockabillies went on an emo-beating rampage in Querétaro, 160 miles north of Mexico City.  The emos are fighting back with marches and an alliance with riot police.

Although some say Emo is regarded as homosexual in Mexico, others (like me) think kids always do this kind of dumb thing to each other, whether it's the mods v. rocker "wars" of the 60s or the punks v. skinhead wars of the 80s. I'd also like to note that the music of metalheads, punks and emos sounds almost exactly alike, so beating someone up over the razor thin distinction in styles and affectation is depressing evidence of the violent nature of humanity.

Watch Attack of the Show tonight at 7PM ET for ongoing, frontline Emo Wars coverage.

Click the cut for a youtube video.

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The bullet-proof Quantam Sleeper provides protection from chemical attack, bullets and kidnappers.

It features:

  • 1.25" Polycarbonate Bulletproof Plating/Shielding
  • Bio-Chemical Filtered Ventilation Rebreather
  • Control Panel Mode Selection (i.e., Basic System Ops., Intruder Setting, Energy Status, Lock Down, etc.)
  • Cover & Door Actuators w/ Emergency Release
  • One way see through head cover (reflective mirror on 2 sides and front)
  • Safety Features (Proximity Sensor, O2 Sensor, Smoke Det., Motion Det. Ect,)
  • Emergency Communication system (Cellular, Short-wave Radio, CB ect.)
  • Audio Amplifier (Amplify sound from out side unit)
  • Air/Water Tight Sealing External Override Key Pad & Remote Control Battery Backup Power Toiletry system

Of course, the above prototype is made of plywood, and doesn't contain any of those features, but maybe you'd like to invest in the prototype, and, by so doing, invest in the dream of the inventor, who wants to build the most paranoid bed on earth.


Meatbun.com has the good!

Check out their selection of gamer-riffic t-shirts.

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Oh Make Magazine... how we love you and all of the awesome Makers that contribute...

Behold, Dear Feed Readers - the coolest thing you'll see all day - an automated Etch A Sketch Clock! 



Make: Etch A Sketch Clock

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(Anti)Energy Drink


Posted February 28, 2008 - By Frank Meyer

With energy drinks all the rage these days, leave it to the syrup-slurping people of Houston, Texas to come up with the Drank, the anti-energy drink!

There’s no indication on the website as to what goes into the lethargic cocktail (hopefully not the same cough syrup that killed UGK’s Pimp C recently!), but it comes out officially on September 15 and is sure to get you to slooooooow down.

Incidentally, their motto is, “The game has changed, it's time to get low.”

I’m not sure what that means, but I dig it!

(Thanks to nahright for the tip.)

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'Halo 3' Adidas Rule


Posted February 1, 2008 - By Stephen Johnson

Adidas, the most-dope shoe company since they were made immortal by Run DMC, are cementing their legacy with the above Gilbert Arenas Halo 3 sneakers.

Yeah. We want them too. Arenas, know for cheating at Halo 3, playing great ball, and funding game team The Final Boss, was supposed to wear a pair on the court on February 8th, but he's injured.

The kicks are super-scarce--only 100 pairs globally--so if you need them hit select stores on February 8.

Complex: adidas Gil II Zero Halo Sneaker


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