The Future of Cell Phones?

By Ravi in Get in Style, Lifestyle
Friday, September 13, 2013, 10:44am. (Updated: 10/24/13 at 5:49pm) Add comments

iPhone 5c Be Scared – Phonebloks is coming

cell phone with interchangeable parts
Imagine a cell phone where you upgrade single parts as needed… as opposed to getting a new one every time something small malfunctions. Has your phone become slow? Replace the part that affects speed, not the entire thing.

  • Need a new screen? Get one
  • Do you save info on the cloud and have little to no use for added memory?
    Get rid of the card and increase the size of your battery
  • Do you care more about photo/video than sound? Get a smaller speaker and a bigger lens
  • Are you an audiophile? Just go get some good headphones already… lol

Phonebloks could change the way we upgrade phones

Imagine if you could choose (or interchange) the charging port on your phone… what if you had multiple pieces so you could use any charger. Instead of one charger that fits all phones, you could have 1 phone that fits all chargers… WOW!

Waiting in line overnight for cell phones the way people do for concert tickets is getting ridiculous. Drooling over upgrades with few practical improvements is becoming a waste of time. Phonebloks may end all that. And it seems as though it provides an avenue for electronics manufacturers to continue monetizing the industry through product development.

Phonebloks is a platform that houses interchangeable parts in one unit to provide a customized communication device. Amazing!

10 Useful Things to Remember When Moving

By Ravi in DC Restaurants, Get in Style, Lifestyle
Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 9:34pm. (Updated: 10/16/13 at 3:10pm) Add comments

You finally have a new job, new apartment, possibly in a new city. The lease is signed and the keys are in your pocket. Now all you have to do is move…

You may wanna keep the following things in mind:

dc metro photo1. Are you bringing your car? If you’re moving somewhere with great public transportation, good cabs and horrible parking (sound familiar?) you may want to sell your ride. Put it on Craigslist a month or two out just in case.

moving with friends2. Are you moving in/out of places with stairs? Do freight elevators need to be reserved? Are there specific move-in/out hours? You should probably make sure you have dolly/luggage carts at your disposable. Moving dressers SUCKS.

packing for a move

3. PACK EARLY. Don’t f*** yourself and pack the night before you move. Maybe a week before you’re outtie, set a few things aside as if you were going on vacation. That’s what you’ll live off. Pack everything else and make sure it’s completely done. And LABEL YOUR BOXES (kitchen, bedroom, office, etc.) Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

4. If you have roommates, decide what you’re taking, what you’re leaving and any sort of money issues regarding common items, security deposit, etc. This can be a shitty thing sometimes but at the end of the day, you don’t want a bad break up. It’s not worth the stress, hassle and bad vibes. Make concessions if you must, or fuck it, start a fight and never talk to them again. Your call.

(watch ’til the end… they fight, shake hands and that was that)

moving truck

5. Reserve a U-Hall in advance. If you wait until the week of they may not have the type of truck you need. Go to the place early and get boxes… big, small, wardrobe, etc. They’re cheap and returnable so buy a bunch. If your current building has a listserv then use it. People more than likely have boxes they don’t want.

And don’t believe that whole “Move for $19.99″ bs. I spent $377 moving from DC to NY.

6. Bribe your friends. Sure, your friends should help you move. But god damn, take care of them! Moving sucks, dude. And I’m not talking about getting them subs and wings. Take them to dinner, maybe do something beforehand to make the dinner taste better, you know.

hot neighbors apartment

7. Don’t look like a bum. There might be hot chicks (or guys) living in your building, on your floor or next to you. Make sure have that ‘hot just moving in’ look so you can lay the foundation for some friends w/ benefits nearby.

barneys NYC bag

8. Pack with boxes that once held expensive items and have lots of branding on the outside. That way your new neighbors will think you’re ballin and want to be friends with you (or want to rob you…)

learning a new city

9. Learn your new neighborhood. The bars, restaurants, subway, parking, etc. Take a couple hours and walk 10 blocks up and down each way and on every side street. Find those hidden neighborhood gems. Do this once during the day and once at night to really get acquainted.

sketchy moving guys

Hire movers. But not these guys… Get a reference!!!

10. Hire movers!!! If you don’t feel like doing all the BS you can simply hire a moving company. It can be costly, so practice due diligence and shop around. Ask your friends, family and their friends and family if they know anyone. Or get your new job to pay for it. And book them more than a week in advance. And try not to hire anyone shady who’s going to hold your stuff for ransom and lie about shipping weights…

And there you have it.

The Top 10 Best Songs to Bang To

By Ravi in Get in Style, Lifestyle, Music
Thursday, August 15, 2013, 6:00pm. (Updated: 8/15/13 at 6:01pm) Add comments

We’re Up All Night to Get Lucky
You’ve been waiting patiently and now it’s over. Here are the DC night life’s best songs to soundtrack a freaky night of sweaty sex. Or an emo night of baby making. Or a hardcore night of make up sex :)

10 – 1

10. Benny Benassi – ‘Satisfaction’

9. Robin Thicke – Lost Without U

8. Ying Yang Twins – “Wait (The Whisper Song)”

7. Keith Sweat – Twisted

6. Fiona Apple – Criminal

5. Ginuwine – Pony

4. Dave Matthews Band – Crash Into Me

3. Chris Isaak – Wicked Game

2. Nine Inch Nails – Closer

1. Complete Silence.

100 – 91 | 90 – 81 | 80 – 71

70 – 61 | 60 – 51 | 50 – 41

40 – 31 | 30 – 21 | 20-11

Follow Up to the Record Shattering “Harlem Shake”

Just Blaze & Baauer feat. Jay Z – Higher releases August 13th on Priority Records.
It follows the #1 Billboard Hot 100 and Platinum Sensation “Harlem Shake.”

jay z harlem shake

The man behind the Internet phenomenon, Harlem Shake, has enlisted Jay Z to be featured on his new “Higher” track. Produced alongside legendary hip-hop producer Just Blaze, this official remix is poised for break out success. It not only appeals to EDM fans but also rap fans that are still reeling from Jigga’s Magna Carta album.

The video for higher is directed by Nabil Elderkin (Kanye West, Bon Iver and Frank Ocean). It premiers on Vice’s new dance site THUMP the same day the song releases. They’ve already released a super tease of a trailer:

After winning Dance Song of the Year and EDM Song of the Year at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards, Baauer has gained major traction, touring w/ Just Blaze at clubs and festivals like Lollapalooza, Outiside Lands and Electric Zoo. Baauer is currently working on a new EP, which will be released under LuckyMe Records this year.

‘Higher’ marks the re-launch of Priority Records as a production-oriented label. Known for pioneering gangster rap, Priority will re-launch with the help of Capitol Music Group and Insurgency Music. This collaboration also shines a new light on EDM’s rises to the mainstream.

With Billboard reconfiguring its Hot 100 chart to include online streaming numbers, the industry has seen more collaborations between mainstream and EDM artists. David Guetta’s electronic touch on Rihaana’s Unapologetic album is good example of how electronic pop has collided with Top 40/R&B. Artists like Zedd and Calvin Harris who are both on major label(Interscope and Columbia) are not only remixing pop songs, but also have their own solo work topping the Billboard charts. And of course there’s this Mountain Dew X-Games commercial w/ Paul Rodriguez and a Flux Pavilion favorite.

EDM pop has become an incredibly lucrative genre. While the EDM festival scene is at an all time high, pop music has always controlled the radio and sales realm. Combine both and in theory you’re golden. Baauer and Just Blaze’s remix featuring Jay Z will not only rebirth Priority Records, but also show how far EDM has come.

A special release party is scheduled in NYC on Aug 13th at an undisclosed location. Fans also have to the chance to see Baauer at Electric Zoo by posting photos that represent what “higher” means to them on any of their social media platforms using #higher813. Winners will be selected by Baauer on August 16th.

More Girl & Bro Code You May Wanna Follow
Contributing Writer Amanda Hanowitz – @getwitzit

Ladies:

girl code rules
1. Ladies First:
Boys come and go, break your heart, tell you lies, but your girlfriends are forever.
(Editors Note: Until they get catty behind your back, throw you under the bus and sleep with the guy you like)

2. Honesty is the best policy:
When your friend asks you, “Does this dress make me look fat?” If the answer is yes, say yes. Don’t lie or you may only embarrass her further.

3. Be a Good Wingwoman:
Know when to swoop in and save your best friend from that horrible creep hitting on her. And vice versa, know when to let your girl get her flirt on if it looks like she’s having a good time.
(Editors Note: Or getting some sap to keep buying her drinks)

4. Don’t Hook-up w/ Your Friends Exes:
There are plenty of other fish in the sea, you can afford to find someone else.

5. Don’t Speak Badly About her BF:
If he sucks a big one, let her figure it out. Save your friendship and stay out of it… whether it means tainting their relationship or yours.

6. Don’t Go to the Bathroom Alone:
This one is pretty self-explanatory. Ever seen a girl go to the bathroom without her girlfriends by her side? Didn’t think so.
(Editor’s Note: I still don’t get this)

Gents:

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1. Bros Before Hoes:
Don’t put a hoe before your bro. Simple as that.
(Editors Note: Unless she’s really hot)

2. Don’t Get Whipped:
You have the best and most beautiful girlfriend in the world, we get it. But don’t forget about your bros, or yourself.
(Editor’s Note: Don’t be a fuckin’ purse-holder, bro.)

3. Leave the Relatives Alone:
Do not hook-up with your best friend’s sister. Just don’t. That’s like, his little innocent sister who has never been touched.
(Editor’s Note: LOL)

4. Don’t Cock Block:
Don’t be a douche.

5. Respect “Fives”:
If you’re sitting around with your friends and one gets up and says nothing, his spot is fair game. If he calls ‘fives’ you must respect it… or die.

6. Do not let your friend go home with an ugly chick:
Need more of an explanation? Didn’t think so.
(Editor’s Note: Or better yet, make sure no one else sees them leaving. And don’t tell anyone. Fat chicks need love too bro…)

LOOK!!! It’s more man code including rules for umbrellas, compliments at the gym and the always important, rules of the man-hug.

Is Instagram the Only Positive Social Media Experience?

By Ravi in Get in Style, Lifestyle, Pop News
Sunday, July 21, 2013, 5:39pm. (Updated: 10/24/13 at 6:01pm) Add comments
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“Beautiful people. Amazing locations. Expensive Cars. Mouthwatering food. Wild parties. Couples in love. And happy families. It’s disgusting. Is Instaplur even real?”

The 100 Best Songs To Bang To

By Ravi in Get in Style, Lifestyle, Music
Friday, July 12, 2013, 3:31pm. (Updated: 7/12/13 at 6:48pm) Add comments
best sex songs

It took us a while, but we’ve compiled a list of the 100 best songs for the bedroom. Next time you wanna get someone in the mood, just pull up this page and voila.

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Washington, DC lawmakers have proposed to ban electronic cigarettes in public places, including sidewalks. Is it for health reasons, or because big tobacco lobbyists are applying the pressure?

10 of the Weirdest Shots Ever

By Ravi in Get in Style, Lifestyle
Saturday, June 15, 2013, 11:00am. (Updated: 6/14/13 at 7:15pm) Add comments
bugs in liquor

Ever use a scorpion to garnish your drink? How about fermenting a snake and putting it down the hatch. We found some crazy shots even the most adventurous drinker would shy from.

how to smoke alcohol

Smoking alcohol cuts calories, but is it safe for the brain? Find out more…

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