Microsoft Surface Duo 2 leak hints at a massive camera upgrade

Microsoft's Surface Duo drew flak for delivering outdated specs at top-tier prices (among other missteps), but that might not be true for the sequel. Windows Central has shared a Tech Rat leak purporting to show images of the Surface Duo 2, and they suggest Microsoft is dragging its dual-screen Android phone into the modern era. Most notably, there's a conspicuous rear camera bump with three sensors — you wouldn't have to use a single camera for everything. WC understood these were standard, telephoto and ultra-wide shooters.

The leak also shows the Surface Duo 2 in a stealthier black color, and suggests Microsoft has pulled the fingerprint reader from its original spot and moved it to the power button.

There's little to see of the two screens or the internals, although WC and previous leaks point to a much-needed jump to modern hardware. Microsoft will reportedly outfit the Surface Duo 2 with a Snapdragon 888 chip, 5G and NFC. No more using year-old parts with glaring omissions, to put it another way.

WC claimed Microsoft will launch the Duo 2 sometime in September or October. It's not certain what the price would be, but Microsoft lowered the original's price from $1,399 to $999 just a few months after release, and it's available for $650 as we write this. The company is clearly aware that the first Surface Duo's steep price scared would-be buyers, and it likely won't want to make that mistake again.

No One Is Cooler Than 13-Year-Old Women’s Street Skateboarding Champion Momiji Nishiya

Ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, skateboarding was officially added to the list of Olympic sports. Now, the games have kicked off and we’ve seen both the men’s and women’s street skateboarding competition, resulting in one of the youngest Olympic champions ever.

13-year-old Momiji Nishiya has become Japan’s youngest Olympic champion, taking home the first-ever Olympic gold medal for women’s street skateboarding yesterday in Tokyo. The title previously belonged to swimmer Kyoko Iwasaki, who in 1992 took home a gold medal at the Barcelona games at age 14.

Alongside Momiji Nishiya’s gold-winning 15.26 points, 16-year-old Funa Nakayama also took home a medal for Japan, coming in at 14.49 which earned her the bronze. In second place came Brazil’s Rayssa Leal (also 13 years old), who finished at 14.64.

Host country Japan has already seen great success in skateboarding after Yuto Horigome won the first Olympic gold medal for men’s street skateboarding, in addition to Momiji and Nakayama’s victories.  Japan has seen a total of 10 medals so far in the 2021 games – six of them gold.

The history-making event has already gotten lots of attention worldwide, with athletes praising the young competitors. “It’s history, and I’ve just witnessed it. First-ever Olympics and I was able to skate with them,” said skater Margielyn Didal, a 22-year-old from the Philippines, who also competed in the games.

The second skateboarding category, Park, will take place on August 4th and 5th and will feature talked-about competitors like 12-year-old Sky Brown competing for Great Britain, as well as more young athletes keen on making history.

Official Images of the “MX Cream Clay” Foam Runner Surface

Brand: adidas YEEZY

Model: Foam Runner MX Cream Clay

Release Date: TBC (Rumored to be August 2)

Price: $80

Buy: YEEZY SUPPLY, adidas, and other select retailers

What We’re Saying: Following mock-ups and leaks, we now get our first look at official imagery of the adidas YEEZY Foam Runner “MX Cream Clay” colorway. The divisive design sees a muted, beige base colorway get covered partly in brown and gray. The colors are applied in a random, brush stroke-esque pattern across the sole, heel, and quarter panels of the shoe.

The adidas YEEZY Foam Runner has become one of the most popular YEEZYs, reselling for several times its retail price on platforms such as StockX and dominating Instagram feeds shortly after its release. This, although the sneaker was clowned when it was first unveiled due to its unorthodox design. The one-piece construction — using environmentally-conscious material derived from algae — reminds strongly of Crocs Clogs and has spawned a number of luxury fashion imitations.

According to reports, we can expect the “MX Cream Clay” Foam Runner to drop on August 2. A countdown to that date is set on YEEZY SUPPLY, fueling the rumors. Take a look at the official images above and stay tuned for concrete release information as we get it.

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AMBUSH x Nike Heads to the Future With Megan Thee Stallion

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AMBUSH is gearing up to release its fourth collaborative Dunk High together with Nike this week, and ahead of the anticipated launch, the label has revealed its new campaign starring both Yoon as well as Megan Thee Stallion.

The visuals feature the upcoming vibrant yellow sneaker as well as collaborative apparel in bright colors, including pink and neon green. The glowing hues are a nod to Tokyo’s bright lights and anime culture, Yoon writes on Instagram, adding that the collaboration illustrates the “surprising ways sport can transform the aesthetics of daily life.” “Inspired by Japan’s motorcycle subculture, I designed the Motorcycle Jacket and Pant to be as futuristically fashionable as they are functional,” the designer adds.

Megan Thee Stallion stars in the campaign, wearing the collaboration’s unisex co-branded top, jacket, and pants, with the sneakers to match. The rapper also sports bleach blonde hair with streaks of green, pink and black, as well as a futuristic motorcycle helmet to top it all off. She’s spoken about her love for anime throughout her entire career, both through her music and interviews, as well as dropping merch lines and shoots inspired by the genre, making her the perfect person to front the campaign.

The apparel collection will be releasing alongside the anticipated AMBUSH x Nike Dunk High on July 30, and will be releasing online at Nike’s website, SNKRS, AMBUSH as well as at select retailers. Take a look at the futuristic and anime-inspired campaign, and don’t miss the drop this week.

The Newest Snipes Collection is All Kinds of Looney (Tunes)

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In conjunction with the premiere of the new movie Space Jam: A New Legacy, Snipes, the acclaimed streetwear brand, paired up with Warners Bros to release a special edition collection of clothes inspired by the film. This, however, is not your regular basketball collection.

The line consists of 48 pieces including denim jackets, bucket hats, caps, shorts, and socks, among other items. The collection itself is a real conjunction of the two parties involved. The clothes marry the forward-looking streetwear-oriented outlook of Snipes with the playful aesthetic of the Looney Tunes, who feature prominently in the movie. There are, of course, offerings for the basketball players, as well. Expect sweatsuits made with Looney Tunes prints, jerseys, sweatbands, even basketballs.

The clothes were only one part of Snipe’s celebration in the lead-up to the film’s release. Just last month, the brand decorated the globe with giant blue basketballs set up in major cities across the world. They also organized a pre-screening event held in Berlin ahead of the movie’s release. Lastly, they plan to launch an AR Game that will be available on all mobile devices. The movie may already be out in the theaters, but the fun is just beginning.

Get your hand on the limited Space Jam: A New Legacy x SNIPES collection here.

Word of Mouth: Scottsdale

Architectural wonders, dining concepts, expeditions in the sky and hikes across the desert landscape Settled in a picturesque portion of the Sonoran Desert, Scottsdale, Arizona‘s sunny days and year-round warmth have attracted visitors (and transplants) for decades now. Though its reputation may be wrapped up in its award-winning golf courses, Scottsdale excels in many other alluring areas. Its dynamic, international food scene continues to advance. …

Vetements Just Made Teddy Bears Wearable & Wildly Expensive

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Right now is a time of transition, and it’s not as easy as we thought it’d be. After spending more time at home alone than any human ever should, we’re being released back into the wild. That’s difficult from a psychological perspective, but also from a sartorial one. Primarily, we’re looking for ways to continue our love affair with slippers and sweatpants without looking like we just rolled out of bed and into a bar.

Enter, Vetements. With Demna Gvasalia at the helm, Vetements knows how to command attention, that’s for sure. Whether the label’s announcing a complete revamp of its name and character or releasing fluffy, teddy-bear loafers that cost a cool $2000.

We’ve been stanning loafers hard lately, positing them as the logical next step to a sneaker addiction; they’re grown-up, versatile, and timeless. Then again, some don’t fit the mold. Vetements Wild Cat Teddy Loafers are none of the above, but they’re a lot of fun. Two large, fluffy teddy bears form the upper, closed by velcro fastening to each side. A rubber sole unit makes them viable for outdoor exhibition, so whether it’s a quick trip to the bodega or a full strut around town, be sure to bring your teddies with you. Not advisable when raining.

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In Pictures: 40 Years of British Youth

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“It is nothing new to say that photographs are a critical platform through which young people can be seen, heard and remembered,” says Liz Hingley, the curator of a new photography exhibition at Side Gallery in Newcastle. “The last 40 years are especially significant, as they capture the rise of our networked world and the ability to represent ourselves in the digital sphere,” she goes on, describing the basis of Youth Rising in the UK, 1981-2021.

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