2013 is set to come to a close in just a few hours, and we are just in time with our annual top 10 list of the most-watched Gear Live video episodes. Over the past year, as expected, there was a bunch of Apple gear that made the list, while the Monster Tuxedo DNA headphones proved popular as well. Other products that made the list include Sonos Playbar, Microsoft's white Xbox One, and a few others.
Monster has announced it's new Neon Yellow/Orange DNA headphones in a commercial starring both Alicia Keys and Maxwell. If you remember the exclusive DNA White Tuxedo, this is yet another cool and unique color added to the DNA line. To celebrate, we're giving away a Monster DNA prize package that features both the Neon Yellow/Orange as well as the White Tuxedo headphones. It's the perfect "His and Hers" summer gift package! Here's what it includes:
- 2 pairs of Monster DNA headphones in the newest yet-to-be released colors – Neon Yellow/Orange and White Tuxedo (Valued at over $440)
- New Alicia Keys album “Girl on Fire”
- A Lemony Cricket Popmolly – Diamond Studs handbag made out of recycled rubber – the ultimate in recycled fashion for an eco-friendly lifestyle
- Color coordinated belts in Lemon-Lime and Tangerine Tango, a must-have summer accessory! (Valued at over $375)
Cool, right? Ready to enter? Simply use the widget below to keep track of your entries! We've got a lot of ways for you to enter, but don't check off any that you don't actually perform. If you do, you'll be eliminated:
We are hard at work on our Monster DNA headphones review (it'll appear later roday!), and while putting the headphones through their paces, we snapped a bunch of images of the striking cans. The new White Tuxedo color debuted at the MTV Movie Awards this past weekend where a bunch of stars signed a pair to be auctioned off for charity, and went on sale today at the Apple Store and the Monster Products store. Head on over to the Monster DNA headphones unboxing gallery for a look at all the shots.
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Last night Monster and Viacom introduced the latest exclusive Monster DNA headphones color, White Tuxedo, at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards. The white tuxedo color features glossy white with black accents on the outside, and black on the ear cups and inner headband of the headphones. It's a fashionable take on the white tuxedo with black tie look, and features all the same Monster DNA headphone features that we already know and love--Pure Monster Sound tuned by Monster CEO Noel Lee himself, the Music Link feature that allows you to daisy chain multiple pairs of DNA headphones to each other, allowing the wearers to all hear the same music from a shared audio source.
"Viacom and Monster both have deep roots in music culture, and with Monster DNA White Tuxedo headphones we are providing fans with a new way to enjoy their music with great sound quality, while expressing their personal style. Both Viacom and Monster are committed to raising awareness for the importance of better sound, and we are pleased to provide Monster DNA with a global platform through our diverse entertainment brands, connecting with young audiences at the intersection of music and entertainment" noted Peter Griffin, EVP, Global Business Development of Viacom.
If you wanna get your swag on with the new hotness, you'll be able to get your hands on a pair of Monster DNA White Tuxedo headphones this Tuesday, April 16, exclusively at the Apple Store and the Monster Products online store for $199.95.
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Our friends at Monster have a full lineup of headphones that you can get your hands on in 2013, all with varying features, looks, and sound. We stopped by to give you the rundown of the entire line that we were able to get our hands on, including the Inspiration, Purity Pro, Diamond Tears, Diesel VEKTR, MVP Carbon, and more. We run the gamut bringing you pricing information and a look at each headphone model. We'll be looking to get our hands on everything for further testing and review, starting with the Purity Pro and Diamond Tears. In the meantime, check out the rundown, and hit us with your thoughts on what you'd like us to cover bring you more info on.
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Say goodbye to your old virtual pet. Bio.Genica has created Genpets, which are bioengineered genetic animals. They use Zygote Micro Injection to combine DNA, then put it into the little creepy critters. Each “fetus” has a microchip embedded to control and monitor life functions. It comes packed with its own heart monitor and Fresh Strip to better gauge its state while hibernating. Choose between 1 and 3-year models and 7 personality types that learn and adapt at prices starting at € 350 (~$550.00,) if the video doesn’t leave you feeling like you just don’t want to go there. If you do, we suggest you read their FAQs page and that should do the trick.
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This is another holiday-related story we couldn’t resist. Scientists in Israel have inscribed all of the Hebrew text of the Jewish Bible onto a silicon surface that is less than 0.01 square inch. It took them only an hour to etch all 300,000 words by blasting gallium particles at an object that rebounded and caused the effect. Ohad Zohar, adviser at Technion Institute foresees the technology as a means of storing large amounts of data on DNA and bio-molecules. We wonder if anyone will get the chance to proofread the book.
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We have discovered a new home for creative types called GNR8 Pipeline. Still in beta, it features such prototypes as these lamps. This Mosaic Pixellated piece, designed by &Design, says “the play of light through the myriad cubes has to be seen to be truly appreciated.” We also found this DNA Lamp built by Büro Für Form, perfect for any geek’s lab. Check GNR8 out for other cool ideas and artistic developments or feel free to submit your own.
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Want to trace the missing limbs on your family tree? GeneTree, launched this week in beta, offers DNA Test Kits so you can do just that. It has access to records from the Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation which holds over 100,000 samples worldwide. After its research, the company claims to have a database of 6 million people. For a fee starting at $99.00, GeneTree will send you some mouthwash to swirl, spit, and send back. You can then wait for the rich relatives to claim you on your profile page.
The newly established Ancestry also offers those services, and is building its database from scratch. They have taken profiles of 50,000 individuals and hope to see results in about 6 months. You can then compare your DNA results with others through the site. With a variety of tests available, the service’s cheek swab will set you back at a price beginning at $149.00.
While DNA testing will not tell you everything you need to know, it may lead to information such as names and addresses of those who are related to you. At least you will know if you absolutely have to attend the next family reunion.
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