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Computerworld magazine has a neat top 10 vintage computer ads from four decades of their magazine: Link
Leave it to the Japanese to make a robot for … removing dead bodies from the street! Must be preparing for Zombie Walk [wiki] Tokyo or something.
Check it out here.
This photo always grabs my attention, as well as the burning monk.
An experimental – and controversial – procedure for treating a crippling birth defect in the womb offered Trish and Mike Switzer the only chance that their daughter would walk like other children. But the fetal surgery posed a fatal dilemma: Their baby could die before she was born.
Photographer Max Aguilera saiud about this photo: “During a spina bifida corrective procedure at twenty-one weeks in utero, Samuel thrusts his tiny hand out of the surgical opening of his mother’s uterus. As the doctor lifts his hand, Samuel reacts to the touch and squeezes the doctor’s finger. As if testing for strength, the doctor shakes the tiny fist. Samuel held firm. At that moment, I took this “Fetal Hand Grasp” photo.
As a photojournalist, my job is to tell stories through pictures. The experience of taking this photograph has had a profound effect on me, and I’m proud to share this moment with you”
If you, or more likely, your parents, are having trouble reading the computer keyboard, get one of these Large Print Keyboards, which feature extra large keys and USB and PS2 connections.
Not only do they have a larger, bolder print, but they also come in three different color combinations, yellow being the birghtest and ugliest.
Sheilas’s Wheels – the car insurer for women, has developed the Sheila Driving Heel. It is a heel shoes that can be folded down flat for safety driving purpose. Sheila Driving Heel has a grip pattern on the sole to add more grip to the pedal prevent from slipping off. According to Sheilas’ Wheels, over 11.5 million women drivers in the UK are putting themselves at risk by wearing the wrong footwear and most of the them admitted that they had car accident because of their shoes slipping off or get stuck between or under the foot pedal while driving which is very dangerous.
Read more at ilovesheilas.com
MeBox is not your plain ol’ boring cardboard box: it has a grid of perforated discs that you can punch out to create text, numbers, or symbols! Link
4 more days to go to the Transformer Movie, are you going for the premiere? To shows that you are really a transformer fans, you can wear this to the cinema, the Autobot or Decepticon animated glowing T-shirt. The lighting animation is powered 2 AAA batteries and the battery pack hides neatly in a small pocket inside the shirt. There’s button too to controls the animation. Battery pack can be removed when you wash the shirt, hand wash only – do not throws it into the washing machine. The EL Lit Glowing T-Shirts is available in Autobot or Decepticon logo and it is priced $34.99 for one.
Is it true? Rumors saying the Nokia’s upcoming 7900 will be like the above, boasts criss-cross grooves behind and in front. The phone will comes with a 1.3-megapixel camera with flash, 16 million color 320 x 240 screen display, 1GB of internal memory, multimedia playback, Bluetooth and 3G connectivity, and a built-in FM radio. It measures 106mm x 44mm x 14mm. It is a unique design but also a weird design.
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In this Fifth Gear segment, Tiff Needell and Jason Plato competes with Ford GT and Ford Formula car. Ford GT boasts a 5.5 liter engine, produces 550bhp, boosting from 0-60mph in 3.7s and achieve the top speed of 202mph. The Formula Ford boasts a 1.6 liter engine, produces 150bhp, boosting from 0-60 mph in 3.7s and achieve the top speed of 140mph.
We apologise, but the idea of getting on a motorbike and dodging buses and pedestrians is just not on top of our list of ‘things to do’ before we die. Mainly because it’ll probably shorten how long we have to get through our tick-in-the-box achievements. But there is something inimitably smug in sliding through traffic and being able to park anywhere you like without fear of some ambitious traffic warden clamping your wheels.
And now, it’s just got a little bit smugger. Nexx Helmets from the UK have just released their new collection for 2007. Featuring the Nexx Cross Aluminium, a dirt bike shaped helmet, equipped with removable inner so you can make sure your face doesn’t smell like a football boot when your out and about. It looks pretty good too.
The range features other helmets including the Integral X10. But our personal favourite is the Nexx Open Face, think Top Gun on the highstreet. The lightweight frame is perfect for easy carry, and it knocks the socks off any other helmet we’ve seen recently. Paired with the other two designs in the range, it’s a bit of a no brainer between these and the cannonballs most people wear when scooting round town.
Steve Jobs just announced that the public beta of Safari 3 is available as a free download, but the real kicker is of course that it’s available for Windows now as well. The old Mac / Windows barriers just keep on falling apart, don’t they?
The Windows version looks just like the Mac version and (according to Apple) it’s two times faster than Internet Explorer and 1.6 times faster than Firefox – but before you get your hopes up you should bear in mind that this release is rightfully marked beta.
The new addition to the Sony Vaio series of laptops is called CR and this time it looks like Sony is flirting a bit with the ladies as well. The Vaio CR’s all sport Intel Core 2 Duo processors (1.8GHz) and built-in web cam, runs Windows Vista and are available in a variety of slick colors, from glossy white and matte black to indigo (glossy deep blue), cosmopolitan (glossy pink) and sangria (glossy deep red).
Sony.com: Vaio CR Laptops
Here are some illustrations, paintings and sculptures by Hermann Mejia.
The Gloo Man/Woman is pretty cool. Head over to the website, configure him/her with different hair styles, shirt prints and speech bubbles and just download your very own, customized PDF ready to fold and glue.
Suck My Bic is a questionably named concept from Clement Eloy that might be just the thing you pen nibblers have been looking for. The candy caps would come in five flavors, and are definitely a step above ink on your face.
This is floating around the InterWeb: a never-before-seen photos found in an old Brownie Camera stored in a foot locker, taken by “a sailor on the USS Quapaw ATF-110”.
Turns out, they are archival photos. But if you haven’t seen them before, they’re breathtaking: Link.