Apple Patent Would Allow Infrared Signals to Block iPhone Photo and Video Capture

It could also implement augmented-reality-like features


Too bad recording is disabled, that band is really rocking out.

Recently, artists have been going to some pretty great lengths in order to cut down on the number of people taking photos and videos during concerts. Recently Apple was granted a patent for which they filed in 2011 for tech that would allow an infrared transmitter to prevent the iPhone camera from recording in certain locations.

The idea would be to restrict recording in a simpler way that doesn’t require handing out an electronic bag to each patron that will only unlock outside the venue. The user, for instance, might see a message that says “recording is currently unavailable.”

As points out, there are also some practical applications for the technology, like using IR signals to enhance the camera and implement an augmented reality (remember when that was the craze?) system where the camera and phone screen become a heads-up display, adding information to the scene in front of you.

As always, this is a patent, so it could just stay in the realm of intellectual property forever. But, something like this could have some scary implications if it were to be used at, say, a large-scale protest or a gathering where smartphone video recordings would otherwise be very likely. On the other hand, the idea of renting a smartphone camera blocker for a wedding ceremony sounds fantastic.




Gigi Hadid Fronts Max Mara Fall ’16 Accessories Campaign

By  | June 21, 2016


We teased the news yesterday, but today Gigi Hadid’s much-anticipated Max Mara Fall / Winter ’16 accessories campaign has officially launched. The IMG mod and Daily fave follows in the steps of former campaign stars Stella Tennant and Linda Evangelista, though this isn’t her first time working with the brand. For Fall-Winter 2015-2016, she was totally alluring in shots where she channeled a modern Marilyn Monroe. But this campaign, lensed by Steven Meisel at his New York studio, has an edgy sensibility, with Gigi rocking smokey eyes, wet-looking tousled hair, and her signature pout as she clutches two of the most important accessories of the collection: the JBag shoppers this season’s version of the Max Mara Whitney Bag, designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop last year as an homage to the Whitney Museum. J’adore!


New Noise Magazine has the North American premiere of a new video by Biters. “”The City Ain’t The Same””

Biters Unveil “The City Ain’t The Same” Music Video


New Noise Magazine has the North American premiere of a new video by Biters this morning. “”The City Ain’t The Same”” (Directed by Video Rahim) is a fuzz-filled melodic blast with a visual throwback to classic rock TV variety shows.

Frontman/guitarist of the Atlanta combo, Tuk says “for the video, “I wanted to recapture the vibe I saw of performances I saw on shows like ‘the old grey whistle test.’ Like Marc Bolan playing on stage with guest musicians and it was just like a party.””

“”The City Ain’t The Same”” is on the digital version of the Biters newest album, Electric Blood (Earache Records). Balancing infectious melodies and powerful riffs, the band take influence from 1970’s and 1980’s music including hard rock, punk and power pop.

The Biters will be completing their recent tour with Buckcherry next week with four dates in Florida (listed below).

Biters U.S. Tour Dates

6/21 Panama City, FL @ Club La Vela

6/23 Orlando, FL @ Plaza Live

6/24 Tampa, FL @ Jannus Live

6/25 Pompano Beach, FL @ Pompano Beach Amphitheater

More info:


The Best Engagement Ring Shape If You’re on a Budget

by Allyson Payer

Sethi Couture Princess Cut Solitaire Ring ($6490)

Sethi Couture Princess Cut Solitaire Ring ($6490)

Engagement ring shopping on a budget can be a bit overwhelming. Options can be limited and compromises will undoubtedly have to be made. But that doesn’t mean you have to settle on a less-than-brilliant ring.

Blue Nile Princess-Cut Floating Halo Diamond Engagement Ring ($5018)

Blue Nile Princess-Cut Floating Halo Diamond Engagement Ring ($5018)

According to the engagement ring experts at The Jewellery Editor, there’s one type of ring in particular that’s been soaring in popularity as of late for a very distinct reason. Princess-cut diamond rings (you can’t beat the name) have become the second most popular cut for engagement rings, after solitaire. Aside from the apparent beauty of a princess-cut ring, it’s perhaps the most budget-friendly of diamond cuts. The reason? You get more bang for your buck. Let us explain.

Yasuko Azuma Princess Cut Diamond Ring ($2800)

Yasuko Azuma Princess Cut Diamond Ring ($2800)

Since the corners of the diamond are left intact, it will be bigger than a round diamond of the same width, as less of the rough diamond has to be cut away when forming a square shape. Furthermore, princess diamonds are cut in the shape of a pyramid, and with four slanted sides, the cut has even more sparkle than other square diamonds due to the way the light is dispersed. Makes sense, right? Now that you’re in then know, keep scrolling to shop a few of our favorite princess-cut engagement rings.