Rens Launches World’s First Ever ‘Coffee Sneaker’ Made From Coffee And Recycled Plastic

Rens, a startup based in Helsinki, Finland, just launched the world’s first sustainable ‘coffee sneaker’ on Kickstarter and is now LIVE. The sneaker is crafted from spent coffee grounds and recycled plastic, waterproof and sustainable. The idea for Rens shoes was born out of a desire for sneakers that both look good and are kind to the planet. After spending a lot of time searching for cool, sustainable footwear, the founders found the market to be lacking. 

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Garmentory Celebrates Pride By Donating Sales to Lifelong and the Trevor Project

Garmentory is an etailer that provides fashion from indie boutiques and emerging designers from around the world. Every day this week, Garmentory will be giving away a percentage of all sales from the color of the day to celebrate #prideweek. Today 2% of sales from any red items will be donated to Lifelong and the Trevor Project.

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Guitarists Lydia Smith, Francesca Simone, Gothic Tropic, Yuna And Yvette Young Group Discussion at Guitar Center Hollywood

On Thursday, Guitar Center, the leading retailer of musical instruments, and She Shreds Magazine, the only print publication dedicated to women guitarists and bassists, hosted a LIVELY talk in its guitar-filled “Vintage Room” with five female guitarists, including Lydia Smith, Francesca Simone, Gothic Tropic, Yuna and Yvette Young.

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EyeBuyDirect.com Teams Up with Queer Eye’s Tan France for Fans to ‘Style the Stylist’ at a Chance to Win $500 in Eyewear

Announced this week, EyeBuyDirect, the Global eyewear retailer is partnering with Tan France in a campaign to let his followers style him. After following @tanfrance, fans will get to vote on which glasses look best on Tan France. France, who is best known for his role on the Emmy-award-winning series “Queer Eye,” has of late found even more followers with the release of his book “Naturally Tan,” a personal memoir which chronicles what it was like to grow up gay in a traditional South Asian family and a mostly white South Yorkshire, England.  

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RHA Announces The T20 Wireless Headphone With Detachable Cable And Bluetooth® Neckband

Today, RHA, producer of world-class audio technology, has announced the new T20 Wireless headphone with detachable cable and Bluetooth® neckband. The new sleek headphones are a combination of the T20 wired in-ear headphone and high-performance Bluetooth technology.

Below are key features of the new T20 Wireless headphones:

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The Meetrz App Reaches Groundbreaking Downloads Just Before World Social Media Day

On June 30th the World celebrates World Social Media Day in a way to recognize the important role it plays in our society and the way it has connected us. It weird to look back and think what did we do before social media? How did we communicate and connect with so many people without so many different platforms before 2003? In celebration of World Social Media Day and their accomplishments, Meetrz, a new app that connects entrepreneurs and business travelers with live, local users who want to meet up in real time, announced that it received 5,000 downloads in 48 hours. That’s groundbreaking in comparison to top apps with millions of followers.

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BeBop Sensors and KMI Launches the K-Board Pro 4 MPE Controller

Announced today, BeBop Sensors, the world leader in Smart Fabric Sensors, has partnered with KMI for the official release of the K-Board Pro 4 MPE Controller. The K-Board Pro 4, created with BeBop Sensors SmartFabric™ Sensors, is a four-octave MPE (MIDI Polyphonic Expression) MIDI keyboard controller based on the traditional keyboard layout, but with multiple dimensions of touch sensitivity in each key.

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1MORE Triple Driver In-Ear THX® Certified Headphones to Enhance the Onstage VIP Experience for Fans During Aerosmith’s DEUCES ARE WILD Las Vegas Residency

Announced today,  1MORE, the company behind the world’s first THX Certified headphones, will be delivering an award-winning sound experience for fans during Aerosmith’s DEUCES ARE WILD Residency. Fans who purchase tickets for the onstage VIP section this summer and fall, will be treated to an unforgettable experience featuring Aerosmith, America’s Greatest Rock ‘N’ Roll Band, and their own pair of THX Certified 1MORE Triple Driver In-Ear Headphones to use during the show and take home.

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The 2020 SXSW EDU Season Kicks Off With PanelPicker on July 1st

The 2020 SXSW Conference will be held March 13-22, 2020, in beautiful downtown Austin, Texas. The 2020 SXSW EDU will also return March 9-12, 2020 for the 10th annual Conference & Festival. The SXSW EDU® Conference & Festival fosters innovation in learning by hosting a community of optimistic, forward-thinking, purpose-driven stakeholders with a shared goal of impacting the future of teaching and learning. Since inception, SXSW EDU has been largely driven by the greater community. This includes everything from programming tracks to session speakers. On Monday, July 1 SXSW will begin accepting session entries for SXSW EDU 2020 via PanelPicker.

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Gibson Interviews Ray Burton, Father of Metallica Bassist Cliff Burton, on a Tribute to Rock N’ Roll Dads for Father’s Day

Last week, one of the most famous rock ‘n’ roll fathers Ray Burton, father of the late Metallica bassist Cliff Burton, sat down with Mark Agnesi, Gibson’s Director of Brand Experience to reminisce about the formative years of the rock icon. In 1982, Cliff Burton joined Metallica as their bassist and performed on the band’s first three studio albums: Kill ‘Em AllRide the Lightning and Master of Puppets. Sadly on September 27, 1986, Metallica lost Burton in a bus accident in Kronoberg County, a rural area of southern Sweden, as Metallica toured in support of the Master of Puppets album.

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