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In case you haven't noticed, but today is October 21, 2015 - the day when Doc and Marty travel to the future in Back to the Future II. Today is also Back to the Future Day, with every website, social media page and more filled with Back to the Future content.
Today, Nike presented Michael J. Fox with the first pair of self-lacing shoes, something we saw in Back to the Future II. Fox took to Twitter to show off the self-lacing shoes, with an 8-second video that we have embedded above. If you look closely when Fox is putting the shoes on, the laces slowly flatten when his foot slides into them. The shoes also make an awesome sound, too.
Nike is planning to launch a limited edition self-lacing shoe next year, which will be made available through a strict auction process. All proceeds from the sale will be donated to Fox's Foundation for Parkinsons Research.
EA has just announced that it has extended the Star Wars Battlefront beta until October 13, as the company wants to do some "additional tests" that will start tomorrow, and run through Tuesday.
The company took to the Star Wars Battlefront blog, saying: "These tests are to help us find some extreme scenarios, and that means some players may experience occasional issues such as being kicked from the game or losing connectivity. This is all being done in the name of shoring up our infrastructure before we launch on November 17th".
If you want to quickly get into it, check out our guide on Star Wars Battlefront here.
If you've had $20,000 burning a hole in your pocket, be prepared for January 1, 2016 because Microsoft will begin shipping the 84-inch version of its Surface Hub on the first day of next year.
During the Windows 10 event earlier this year, Microsoft unveiled the Surface Hub, surprising most. The TV-sized tablet is designed to be an advanced, collaborative teleconference system for the enterprise. There are two different versions: the 55-inch HD screen with an Intel HD GPU for $7000, or the massive 84-inch 4K version packing an NVIDIA Quadro K2200 GPU for $20,000.
Microsoft didn't expect the Surface Hub to be so popular, as it has missed its September 1 ship date due to the pre-orders far exceeding its manufacturing expectations. Will you be buying a Surface Hub? If you could have one, which would you choose?
The first footage of F1 2015 running on the PC is here, with Codemasters' latest racing title pumping out 1080p at 60FPS. Take that, consoles.
There are two videos to enjoy, the one above which is 'Spa in the Rain with Hamilton' and the one below, 'Silverstone with Hamilton'. Both videos are a great example of how good F1 2015 is shaping up to be, but which racing title looks better so far? Project CARS, or F1 2015?
If you're a big fan of Air Jordans, and a fan of Sony's PlayStation, you're going to have a great time checking out these new PS4-themed Air Jordans. Yes, they're a real thing, better yet - they have an HDMI port on the back of them.
The name of these new kicks? JRDN X PS4. Why the HDMI port? Well, according to Jonny Barry, the creative mind behind these new kicks from FreakerSNEAKS, the HDMI port has "no real function, apart from looking cool" and that "they actually come with a custom Jordan HDMI cable that when attached, can act as a type of carry cord for walking around sneaker conventions or something".
The JRDN X PS4 shoes will sell for a huge $950, but in an ultra-limited supply of just, 10. But don't worry, for that $950 you'll get an HDMI cable and custom box.
Converse is set to launch two new Super Mario Bros. themed sneakers late next month in Japan. The first pair will feature Bowser on them, while the second will have the hero himself, Mario.
In 2012, the company released a black-and-white series, but this new duo of sneakers sport a new design. The new Super Mario Bros. themed Converse sneakers will set you back some $200, so they are there for the bigger Mario fans in the world.
You know the problems we face today, with iPhone users being wall huggers, and not having all-day battery life on our smartphones. The solution? According to fashion designer Pauline van Dongen, a solar-powered dress.
The designer is developing the next-gen dress with her startup, Wearable Solar. When van Dongen took a prototype dress with her to the Brooklyn Northside Festival last month, people got to see the dress in action. TechCrunch's Anthony Ha was there, with van Dongen telling him that she had two main inspirations for the solar-powered dress.
She said: "One of them is the fact that we highly depend on connectivity. We're all addicted to our smartphones and we want them constantly powered, and the better our batteries get, the more we'll use them. And at the same time, working as a werable tech designer, I know the difficulties when integrating these kind of bulky batteries that don't allow for any comfort or wearability. So that's why I thought, why not power your phone through your clothes? And eventually power other interactive qualities that our garments are becoming a platform for".
It's quite the week for sneaker fans, with Nike offering up exclusive LeBron James kicks to NBA 2K14 gamers, but now its Adidas' turn. Adidas is to soon release a smartphone app that will let you customize your sneakers with your Instagram pictures.
The new Photo Print application will launch in August, and will be made available to both Android and iOS devices. You'll need to purchase a specific pair of Adidas shoes, the ZX Flux sneakers. These kicks are part of the customizable miAdidas brand that lets you design and purchase your own colorways. The company hasn't talked much about the app, but I'm sure we'll see more on the Photo Print app in the near future.
Just how much will a customized pair of Instagram selfie-sporting shoes set you back? An estimated $200, up from the regular ZX Flux sneakers which retail for around $90.
LeBron James fan? NBA 2K14 gamer? You are one of the lucky few who can purchase Nike's new LeBron James-branded sneakers - a real-life pair of shoes that have only been made because a bunch of very dedicated NBA 2K14 players put a lot of manhours into the game.
Nike has said that its new shoes are the first physical basketball shoe to be unlocked in a video game. Nike worked with 2K Sports and developer Visual Concepts for this very unique wearable promotion. In order to buy the new LeBron James-branded shoes, you have to complete a specific set of in-game tasks of NBA 2K14 on the PS4 or Xbox One.
These tasks include playing a minimum of 60 games in the MyCareer mode, earning an elite ranking, creating a show inside of NBA 2K14's Nike Innovation Kitchen, and shooting the Nike sponsorship path. Nike has said that in order to complete these tasks, it will take around 80 hours of playtime. Gamers who have completed these tasks have the chance to pre-order the shoes, at a price of $220.
Watch Dogs is getting closer, where we've seen a tease of the multiplayer side of the open-world game from Ubisoft, as well as a look at the digital trip Spider Tank vehicle, heck we even heard about a possible sequel to Watch Dogs. Now there's news of a 12-piece men's clothing line from Frank & Oak.
Frank and Oak will be offering up a clothing line that consists of "minimal menswear that blurs the lines between fashion, art, and technology". There will be four t-shirts ($32 each), canvas pants ($65), long-sleeved shirts, a henley and a hoodie ($42-$65), a duffle bag ($115), a hat ($35) and two collared shirts ($55 each).