The Hood Internet just dropped a new mix which is my latest contender for “Song of the Summer.”


1. Missy Elliott x Blood Cultures | Sock It 2 Summer
2. Sage The Gemini x IamSu! x AlunaGeorge | You Know You Like Gas
3. Drake x Baauer x RL Grime | Infinite Starts
4. Jay-Z x Phantogram | Fall In Cake
5. Lil Wayne x French Montana x Goldroom | Loyalita
6. B.O.B x 2Chainz x Chromeo | Over Your Head
7. Digital Underground x St Vincent | Digital Humpty
8. Young Jeezy x Alex Metric | RIPism
9. Haim x Robotaki | It’s Still About Falling
10. Gucci Mane x Les Sins | Fetch and Roll
11. Chvrches x Alex Metric x Oliver | Gun Galaxy
12. Queen x David Bowie x Dillon Francis x T-E-E-D | Without Pressure
13. Sam Smith x Disclosure x Blood Orange | The Complete Latch
14. Bell Biv Devoe x Disclosure | When Poison Starts To Burn
15. Ciara x Treasure Fingers | Cloud Party
16. Pharrell & Major Lazer x Royksopp and Robyn | Aerosol Again
17. Lykke Li x Duck Sauce | I Follow Rings
18. Kendrick Lamar x Cashmere Cat | Mirror Vibe
19. Future x Rustie | Move That Triad
20. Pusha T x Kendrick Lamar x ASTR | R U Nosetalgic
21. Big Sean x Yeasayer | Dance With Henrietta
22. Schoolboy Q x Just Blaze x Baauer | Higher Greens
23. Flosstradamus x Casino x Little Dragon | Klapppit
24. Chance The Rapper x Wave Racer | Prom Streamers
25. Weezer x Porter Robinson | Sea It Ain’t So

Tinder + Non-Dating Related Goal = App Explosion

Tinder’s influence isn’t just being felt in the twenty-something singles scene. That brilliant U.I. construct of swipe left for X, swipe right for Y thing is being used for everything from shopping to dog adoptions.

Check ‘em out:

Kwoller: a play on the word “koala” — is a new app that lets users sort through clothes and ultimately buy them (by connecting them to the merchant’s site), by using a swipe of the finger to page through outfits. If the shopper is interested in the item, they swipe right — a swipe to the left will discard it. The screen also displays the brand and price of each item.

File Under:Tinder for shopping

Mallzee: To differentiate itself from Kwoller, the UK-based Mallzee has added a social component to its Tinder-like UI. Users can share items they’ve liked with their friends who also have the app to get feedback in the form of up- and down-votes, or they can seek advice from Mallzee’s styling team. The idea is to create a community that gives users honest opinions to keep them coming back.

File Under: Tinder + Facebook for shopping

Yeti: The new app from the makers of At the Pool aims to help you discover new things and converse with people of similar interests nearby.

Yeti looks a lot like the Tinder dating app with the topics organized into photo cards — except that on Yeti, you run into a lot fewer Myspace-style mirror selfies. Users are presented with related topics based on their location, and just like Tinder, they can swipe left to pass on a topic or swipe right to join in a conversation.

File Under: Tinder for places

Stitch: Helps the elderly find a companion for activities such as going to the movies or ballroom dancing. For many “mature adults,” as Stitch calls them, that might be just what the doctor ordered. ”Believe it or not, for seniors loneliness is a bigger killer than smoking or obesity,” founder Andrew Dowling told Vice. “The reality is that we need to stay socially connected, if we want to stay healthy.”

File Under: Tinder for senior citizens

Stylect: Rewards users with sales alerts when a shoe they’ve liked gets marked down. They boast a catalog of over 50,000 shoes from brands around the world such as Louboutin, Prada, Louis Vuitton, and TopShop.

File Under: Tinder for shoes

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Understanding the Internet of Things

Internet of Things

The SXM co-branded spot for the Toyota Swagger Wagon 2.0 went live today via YouTube! Check Busta Rhymes and a great shot of the SXM dashboard at the 1:30 mark.  There’s a big Social Media component to all this (natch).

The latest addition to Converse’s “Three Artists. One Song” collection, may well be my new Summer Jam. Check out the incredible “Hero” by Frank Ocean + Mick Jones + Paul Simonon + Diplo. Learn more about the collaboration here

Drones + world-class surfers and surf breaks = stunning stuff.  Music by Mashti, Mapusa from the album Danish Delights.

Tags: surfing drones

GNT for you and me on this sweltering summer Sunday.

GNT for you and me on this sweltering summer Sunday.

Summer in a glass. #brooklyn

Summer in a glass. #brooklyn

Tags: brooklyn

World Cup soccer may be over, but the games continue in Brazil today … with ROBOTS! Check out this Tech United teaser for RoboCup 2014, held in João Pessoa, Brazil, now until July 24th.

When people say the internet is run by cats, they’re referring to this video.

I don’t know if the Director was doing it consciously or not, but the video appears to be influenced by the short films of Charles & Ray Eames, like this amazing film about a childrens toy top

Tags: cats