Google unveiled its Project Glass specs last week, which brings your virtual life into the real world (sort of), thanks to augmented reality. If you think these glasses look like they've jumped right out of a futuristic flick, you're not alone. We hunted down a few other sci-fi specs that we might like to wear and a few we hope never come to pass.
The Nike MAGs went on sale via Ebay yesterday, and since there are only 1,500 pairs of Back to the Future-inspired shoes being auctioned off for charity, most of us will have to do with just looking longingly at photos of the futuristic kicks. Good thing there are more press photos to drool over! Check out some more close-ups in the gallery.
As we mentioned earlier, Nike is rolling out a real-life version of Marty McFly's self-lacing Nike shoes, and High Snobiety has an early look at the shoes in person. Head there for more pics! The shoes will be sold for a good cause, too: proceeds will go to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. We're drooling over here.
Update: Nike will be auctioning off 1,500 pairs of MAGs during a 10-day event (150 pairs per day) starting tonight at 8:30p.m. PST and running through Sept. 18 via Ebay’s Fashion Vault. Unfortunately the shoes don't auto-lace, but I'd still get the credit card ready just in case.
Check out the official promo video of the shoes from Nike below the break!
I've pretty much waited my entire adult life for this moment: Nike may be set to release Marty McFly's sneakers, the Air Mags, from Back to the Future 2 after patenting the self-tying laces last year. A new video has surfaced (uploaded from DocEmmettBrown88, no less) of "McFly's Closet," which shows rows upon rows of the futuristic shoes.
Additionally, Nike has scheduled a press conference for tomorrow in LA, which only makes me more anxious to see what the company has up its sleeve. Hold your collective breath for tomorrow's press conference, but in the meantime, check out the video below the break.
Start chillin' your Pepsi Free's and practicing your guitar licks, cause the Back to the Future trilogy on Blu-ray hits stores today! Coming with all three installments (along with digital copies for your mobile devices), the BTTF 25th anniversary edition comes packed with hours of behind the scenes footage, deleted scenes, and documentaries so you can get a closer look at the making of everyone's favorite time travel trilogy.
I got a chance to check out the Blu-ray pack for myself and was truly amazed at the film quality — the flicks have all been remastered for HD viewing and look better than when they were first released in theaters in 1985. Couple this with the announcement that the Back to the Future game is hitting your Mac, PC, and PS3 beginning next month, well it's going to be a very heavy holiday, indeed.
Where can you get the goods? Find out more (including what other big-name star auditioned to be Marty McFly) after the break.
Just in time to create a new generation of fans is the limited theatrical release of Back to the Future: AMC theaters will be showing two screenings of the film across the country on Oct. 23 and 25! It's hard to believe that this year marks the 25th anniversary of the film, which is a geek girl's dream for obvious reasons: time travel, love, and science — holla! And don't get me started about the sequel — if we can get hoverboards and flying cars by 2015, as the film predicted, it's going to be real fun getting to work.
It's also the film that almost never was. Well, not as we know it, at least. Before Michael J. Fox came on the scene, Eric Stoltz (who is rockin' it in Caprica, BTW) was originally cast to play Marty McFly. The Blu-ray edition of the 25th anniversary BTTF has original footage of Eric in the role and Steven Spielberg and Robert Zemeckis explaining why they had to let him go. Eric ended up OK, landing the starring role in the '80s classic, Some Kind of Wonderful, shortly after.
To see footage of Eric as Marty McFly, keep reading.