Major news broke this morning (Nov. 3) from BMW AG and it is not good for the company. The Germany-based car company is recalling 1 million vehicles in North America. The recall is due to two separate issues that cause five risks. While the recall is strictly for North America, they may extend the recall to other regions in the future.
The first of the recalls cover 670,000 BMW 3-Series vehicles sold in the U.S. for model years 2006-2011. These vehicles may have a wiring issue in the heating and air conditioning system. This issue can cause the vehicles to overheat which raise the risk of the car catching fire.
The second recall covers 740,000 BMWs sold in the US for model years 2007-2011. These vehicles have a valve heater that could rust and lead to a fire in rare cases. The recall includes some 128i vehicles, 3-Series, 5-Series and X3, X5 and Z4 vehicles.
BMW said both recalls followed recent meetings with the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
The 2018 Jeep Wrangler is set to debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show on November 29th, but the folks at Autoblog.com have given us a sneak peek at what we can expect. Jeep has released a trio of photos showing off the new off-roader in both two- and four-door configurations, and they look good.
There are no engine, transmission, or other specifications yet. Those will all come at the aforementioned reveal in LA. However, we expect it to be initially offered with a V6 with either manual or automatic transmissions, followed by a turbocharged four-cylinder with just an automatic.
When groups come together to do good they often produce great results, this is definitely the case when it comes to this new limited edition Nike Air Force 1. Socially conscious non-profit Global Citizen Festival has joined forces with M5 Showroom to launch the limited-edition "Freedom And Justice For All" Nike Air Force 1, set for a release at this year’s ComplexCon.
Only 10 pairs of the limited-edition sneakers will be on stock, which features a laser map of the world engraved on each shoe. All the proceeds will go to the festival’s initiative to end extreme world property by 2030. Additionally, M5 will also be selling Pintrill pins, M5 New Era caps and Master Dynamic headphones. The profit made on those items will also go to the cause.
ComplexCon’s activation booth will also include a “For Freedom. For Justice. For All,” section, which will provide attendees with information on the initiative. The event will take place on November 4 and 5 in Long Beach, California.
After a suggestion made by a member of Lego's Ideas fan-sourced creation platform, the company famous for building blocks and elaborate play-sets, Lego, is launching an official Women of NASA set.
The Lego set was originally proposed by MIT News deputy editor Maia Weinstock on the Ideas platform last year, and quickly made its way to the 10,000 mark needed for official project approval by Lego.
Weinstock had suggested that the set include computer scientist Margaret Hamilton, who developed onboard software for the Apollo missions while working at NASA during the 60s; Katherine Johnson, who calculated and verified launch and landing trajectories for Mercury and Apollo programs (and who was depicted in the film Hidden Figures); Sally Ride, the first American woman in space; Nancy Grace Roman, who helped plan and create the Hubble Space Telescope and NASA's astronomy research program; and Mae Jamison, the first African-American woman in space.
The final kit includes all but Katherine Johnson, which Lego says is only because it requires approval from all involved, and apparently, there was some hiccup in gaining approval from Johnson and her family at this time.
The set was designed by Lego's Gemma Anderson and Marie Sertillanges, and sticks close to Weinstein's original vision. Anderson and Sertillanges went to great lengths to capture specific details in the Lego recreations of these space icons, including how Sally Ride's name tag says just "Sally," which is in keeping with a request she actually made in real life.
Again, the Women of NASA set is on sale starting November 1 and will retail for $24.99.
This article originally appeared on TechCrunch.
Today (October 17), Gucci Mane enters the ultimate partnership as he is set to get married on a BET wedding special, but yesterday (October 16) he entered into another big partnership, a shoe deal with Reebok.
Reebok Classic announced their alignment with the “Both” rapper that will usher in the resurgence of the Workout Plus EG, which was a cultural highlight in 1986.
“It’s really exciting to be part of the Reebok fam and get the opportunity to star in my own campaign,” Gucci Mane said via press release. “I’ve been a big fan of Reebok since day one, and the Workout is one of my favorite styles because of its look and long heritage, especially in Atlanta and the South. It’s a style that’s stood the test of time and I’m excited to put my own take on it through this campaign.”
Available in five colorways, the Workout Plus EG will be sold for $85 at Jimmy Jazz and Reebok.com.
By: Kevin Gray
As if air travel is difficult enough at times, residents in nine states will start to find it harder to get on a plane come January if their local government does't act soon. People who live in Kentucky, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Washington will need a second form of id to broad a plane starting January 22, 2018.
Because of the REAL ID Act of 2005, states are required to meet the federal governments minimum ID requirements to be able to use the state ID for things such as air travel. So far, those nine states have yet to improve their IDs to that level so residents will need a more secure ID to fly.
The forms of ID that would be accepted along with the state ID or a valid US Passport, a current military ID, or a valid permanent resident cards (green card).
Forbes reports that some states are in the process of updating their ID situations before January 22, so you may not need a passport to fly. It would be wise to check with your local government for updates. It also looks like even more states will fall under the TSA's flight restricted category by 2020, as ID standards will be higher then.
In any case, it takes four to six weeks to get a passport request processed, so it wouldn't hurt to start planning ahead now.
By: Elliott Baez
You may have heard of the sneakerboot, a rugged yet comfortable hybrid of sneakers and boots, but Converse and Nike may have just released the best one yet.
The Chuck Taylor All Star Waterproof Nubuck has been released and it looks and is amazing. The shoe is specifically built to battle the elements. They combine the look of the classic Chuck Taylor All Star high-top but bears similarity to a boot with its durable, winter-ready "Nubuck" leather.
The leather uppers come in four choice color options: black, sangria, grey and brown. The rubber sole looks rugged enough to handle the harshest of winters. This may be the perfect shoe to stay stylish during those harsh Midwest/Northeast winters.
You can get these winter-ready All-stars on Nike.com for a very reasonable price of $120.
NYFW has officially begun! Everyone who is anyone is in or around New York City from September 6 - 12 in order to participate in the festivities.
Pictures of the clothes during designer presentations and catwalks will be everywhere so we’ll focus on when you’re looking for spilled tea.
Kanye West - There are all kinds of rumors surrounding the Yeezy Season 6 show this week. Some are saying his show was cancelled and others that it was never scheduled at all. Regardless, the show is not happening this season so it will be interesting to see if he’ll attend any shows. We’ve already seen his wife, Kim Kardashian attending the Tom Ford Show on Wednesday sporting what seems to be a her favorite fashion week hair in platinum blonde and a skin tight latex dress. This is her first appearance since it was revealed that her and the hubby are expecting a girl via surrogate...
Cardi B - You couldn’t go anywhere, including social media, this summer without hearing about the breakout star of Love & Hip Hop, rapper Cardi B. Either you saw the star on social media cracking her jokes or speaking truths in her unique and real way or you were finding yourself turn into a bronx girl when you heard her hit “Bodak Yellow”. Either way, it’s undeniable that her stock is rising and that will likely include some coveted front row tickets at the hottest shows. Keep an eye out for Card and while you’re at it, see if you see Quavo on her arm!
Drake and Rihanna - This year Rihanna’s Fenty for Puma line will return to NYFW after opting for Paris Fashion week to present her collection. In addition to anticipating what the collection and show will look like, everyone is wondering, will Drake be at the show? Hell, I’ll do you one better, will Chris Brown be there? All three superstars can’t seem to evade the love triangle gossip surrounding them so being that both Breezy and Drizzy are big stars that can attend any show they’d like, will they be invited to Rih Rih’s show? One thing I’m going to guess we will see is the models using Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty Collection after it was announced that there are approximately 40 foundation colors.
Chicago is a wonderful place to find great food and fun atmospheres. Every neighborhood offers unique flavors and styles that are a must to experience. One great Chicago neighborhood that always offers a great experience is Pilsen. Located just west of the South Loop, this neighborhood is a mix of old Mexican culture and college town vibe. One place that makes this unique area of the city special is a nice little spot for ramen called Furious Spoon.
The Furious Spoon, located at 1316 W 18th St, is a hot spot for great ramen and rice bowls. They offer a full bar, including some amazing specialty cocktails, draft beers and sake. The also feature hip hop playing on the speakers and a real beer garden feel despite being indoors. They also open late, 1 AM Sunday through Thursday, 2 AM on Friday, and 3 AM on Saturday. This is a great place to enjoy a good meal and conversation, but you can go just to enjoy a drink and some dope music.
There are many great dishes at Furious Spoon, especially if you enjoy a little heat. The dishes are reasonably priced, ranging between $11 and $16. They offer vegetarian options, chicken, pork belly, shrimp, spicy beef brisket and ahi tuna. You can easily customize your dishes with toppings like fresh corn, nori, poached eggs and garlic relish. You can even add a little more heat with some chili-infused noodles.
I recommend getting the Furious Bowl which comes with tonkotsu broth, spicy miso, chashu pork belly, white pepper chicken, poached egg, marinated mushrooms, garlic relish and fury sauce. The taste was just outstanding, fresh and clean with not too much heat.
For those that like to indulge in the adult beverages, Furious Spoon offers some unique cocktails and craft beer. They offer Surly Furious IPA and Kirin Ichiban Japanese Lager on tap. Their house speciality cocktails include the Furious Margarita (with libelula tequila, nori, and habanero) and the Shaolin Colada (with flor de caña rum, sailor jerry spiced rum, lychee, and peychaud’s bitters). The drink I recommend the most has to be the Worst Behavior (with control pisco, fords gin, combier, and matcha), it provides a nice kick with a fresh citrus taste, perfect for summer nights in Chicago.
If booze isn't your thing, Furious Spoon offers some of their cocktails in a non=alcholic version, or you can choose some mexican Coca-Cola (made with real sugar) or a spicy and sweet ginger beer.
This is a great place to enjoy a Sunday afternoon or a night out with that special someone. The atmosphere is dope, the food is tasty and the drinks are flowing. On average you are looking to spend about $18 to $25 per person, depending on what and how much you drink. It's ok for family, but I would suggest going for lunch or early dinner if bringing kids along. For Pilsen area, parking is scarce and side streets are full of permit parking, public transportation or Uber may be your best option.
Damian Marley, the youngest son of legendary music artist Bob Marley, is now an owner of the popular marijuana enthusiast magazine, High Times.
Marley is part of a 20 person group who just gained controlling interest of the weed publication, according to TMZ. This is the first time the magazine has changed ownership since it's 1974 launch.
Marley is no stranger to the magazine as he is on the cover of the June issue and he headlined their Cannabis Cup in April of this year.