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nike hyperadapt

Back in March Nike revealed plans to finally make Back To The Future-inspired power laces available in a commercial sneaker. Now Nike has confirmed a release date for the shoes – November 28th.

Thanks to Wired, we’ve also been given a bit of info as to how the shoes, dubbed HyperAdapt 1.0, will work. An internal cable system utilizing fishing wire and and a pressure sensor in the sole pulls the shoe tight around your foot. So, the laces themselves aren’t what’s keeping the shoe snug on your soft, squishy feet. Check out the video below for more info on how the shoes actually work. [click to continue…]

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ThinkGeek is running another huge sale with 20-60% off over 150 popular items that run the gamut from Doctor Who bedsheets to Star Trek sushi sets. They’re also offering deep discounts on three new items daily starting at 12pm EST, so there will be new items up for grabs until Geektemberfest ends on 11:59 est on September 25th.

Head on over to ThinkGeek’s Geektemberfest page to check out all of the deals.

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Our shirt store is full of nerdy designs from the best independent artists and they’re all on sale for just $14!

Head on over to the store and grab your favorite designs at a discount while you still can. When the weekend ends, so does the sale.

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Our shirt store is full of nerdy designs from the best independent artists and they’re all on sale for just $14 this week! But that’s not all: [click to continue…]

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Once again, people with immaculately groomed and astonishingly elaborate facial hair have gathered to determine who’s on top in the world of beards and moustaches.

Photographer Greg Anderson was on hand for this year’s event in Nashville, TN and came away with photos of some of the most ostentatious entries, including those inspired by Salvador Dali, bird beaks, and The Nightmare Before Christmas (which is arguably the most creative of all). See more examples below. [click to continue…]

speed

Loot Crate’s theme for September 2016 is SPEED! Here’s a little teaser about what you can expect:

Lace up your sneakers or rev your engines, September’s all about SPEED! Feel the adrenaline of some of pop culture’s quickest vehicles and characters from Batman, CW’s The Flash and Arrow, Battlestar Galactica, Iron Man 2, and Gone in 60 Seconds. Get ready for TWO collectibles, a figure, AND as always, our monthly t-shirt and pin!

If you would like to try out Loot Crate for yourself, signup for a subscription and save 10% off your order with the code “NERDAPPROVED”.

Feel free to peruse our monthly reviews to see what a Loot Crate subscription is all about.

Signups for The SPEED crate end on September 19th at 9pm PT.

tim burton sale

To celebrate Tim Burton’s 58th birthday, ThinkGeek is running a big sale with up to 60% on over 50 “curious” items. Items that include everything from digital wizard hoodies to Flux Capacitor USB car chargers. Oddly, there aren’t any Burton-themed items on this list. No NBX teapots or Edward Scissorhands office supplies. Nothing. They do have an electronic cat tail though, which has a Halloween-y vibe I guess.

Hey, it’s a sale on nerdy stuff—I’ll take it. Make sure to grab your favorites before they sell out.

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If you’re like me, you thought Millie Bobby Brown’s performance as Eleven was one of the best parts about Stranger Things. Speaking of being traumatized, you might think that the moment she got her head shaved would provide all of the fuel she needed to portray the character—especially since the Duffer brothers didn’t inform her about the haircut until the last audition. Apparently, she was able to get through it with the help of Furiosa.

“I sat in the chair, and, one by one, they cut it off,” Brown told IndieWire. “I was like, ‘Oh no. What have I done? And they told me, ‘I want you to have the mind-frame of Charlize Theron in Mad Max.” And we did this sort of split-screen of her and me, and the resemblance was amazing! I thought, ‘Wow, that’s such an amazing way to put it, you know?’ It was the best decision I’ve ever, ever made.”

Watch the moment in the video below. [click to continue…]

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Our shirt store is full of nerdy designs from the best independent artists and they’re all on sale for just $14! But that’s not all—the designs are also on sale in everything from tanks and hoodies to mugs and laptop cases.

Head on over to the store and grab your favorite designs at a discount. Better hurry though—when the weekend is over, so is the sale.

antihero

Loot Crate’s theme for August 2016 is ANTI-HERO! Here’s a little teaser about what you can expect:

This month, we’re celebrating unconventional heroism with those that walk that fine line with ?ANTI-HERO?! Because let’s face it, sometimes to do some good, you need to be a little bad.

Get ready for EXCLUSIVE loot featuring Loot Crate’s most wanted: Hellboy, Harley Quinn, Kill Bill and Archer! Plus BONUS World of Warcraft downloadable content.

If you would like to try out Loot Crate for yourself, signup for a subscription and save 10% off your order with the code “NERDAPPROVED”.

Feel free to peruse our monthly reviews to see what a Loot Crate subscription is all about.

Better hurry though, signups for The ANTI-HERO crate end today, August 19th at 9pm PT.