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Hey guys, still into Transformers? A seller is offering a Saleen Barricade replica from the Transformers movie at eBay. It looks the same like the one in the movie but with a few changes.
“To punish and enslave” has been changed to “Power in the hands of a few”, and the 911 decal has been switched to a 411 promoting the Saleen web site. The light bar is also absent, probably to help prevent the vehicle from being mistaken for an actual police vehicle”
The upcoming 552bhp Lexus LF-A is already setting lap records at Nurburgring, posting a time of 7 minutes, 24 seconds — Porsche 911 GT2 clocked in at 7 minutes, 32 seconds.
“Its 4.8L V10 churns out a reported 552bhp while slapping the needle against a 9,000 rpm redline. A 210 mph top speed is said to be the car’s upper bound, which makes us shake our heads. This is, after all, the brand that brought us the sarcophagus of a car that is the LS sedan”
Glubble is a free tool for the Mozilla Firefox Internet browser. It permits each member of the family to have their own custom environment, so that when kids use it they only see the very best parts of the Internet based on selections made by their parents or supplied by trusted family brands.
Glubble enhances Firefox to make sure kids can’t see the whole World Wild Web. Instead they can only see family friendly parts of the web. Glubble gives you the peace of mind to know your child can only see web sites that you trust for them.
The most common excuse for not doing something is usually a lack of time. Adding one hour in the morning can make a huge difference in your life.
How to Wake Up Early is about self-improvement for early risers. How to sleep well, wake up early and what to do then.
The Opus Design Award is held annually to invite concept design entries related to eyewear. This year, the theme for the competition was “Eyewear are tools to enhance faces”:
“Today, roles of eyewear have come far beyond the original eyesight correction or optic protection.Particularly, possibilities as fashion items have great expectations.Opus Design Award this year dares to define that “eyewear are tools to enhance faces”,and invite designs in accordance with the definition. We look forward to innovative exciting designs that would open up new spheres of eyewear.”
The winner was recently announced, and Singaporean industrial designer Joe Tan’s entry “blur” beat the pack to win the Gold Prize and a cool 1 million yen! Obviously inspired by one of the tools of our trade – Photoshop – his entry plays a pun in bringing the techniques used in ‘Photoshopping’ to real life:
“blur is inspired by the photoshop “blur” tool often used to erase wrinkles in photos. We can find similar blur texture effects on glass or plastic products in our everyday life. Applying such textures to specific area on the eyewear blurs wrinkles and seemingly reverse the effects of aging. blur is specially designed for women who want to look younger in a blink of an eye!”
You can check out the rest of the entries here too!
Hey guys, want to play tunes from your iPhone through car stereo? Get this, the iPhone FM transmitter, it can transmit tunes from the iPhone to your car or home stereo through the FM. That two buttons are use to adjust the channel, avoiding signal interferes. The iPhone FM transmitter is available for $24.
Hmm interesting I see…Zhang Xiachang a Chinese researcher has developed a paper-like battery that measures only 0.5mm thick and can be bent and rolled like paper. There’s no information on battery life. So I think that soon in the future we’ll have a digital wrist watch as flat as this battery, 0.8mm maybe – that will be cool.
To see what true Photoshop masters can do with a lot of time and even more motivation, check out the winners of the third round of Crestock’s Photoshop Contest.
The prize was a MacBook Pro, and the source material was rather varied, so the results are simply astounding.
Makes me want to brush up on my lasso skills…
Talk about product placement!
The new Land Rover LRX concept not only has a special cradle/dock for your iPhone, it actually uses you phone to start the car!
The Powerblock is a modern sculptural hidden powerstrip or recharging station. It kinda looks like a mouse made a Geodesic dome for his entrance.. Designed by Jérôme LOPÉ & Johann AUMAITRE
Samsonite’s having a design competition –
‘You are free to choose any subject and product relating to the world of travelling with babies, toddlers and parents, and your designs should represent real innovations that consider the mobility, ease of use and comfort of the end users’.
Deadline: 31st March 2008
1st Prize: 5000 euros
Got an idea about somewhere? Head on (and good luck)!
Flickr user, Marcello Poletti, has begun the daunting task of compiling a library of The Galactically Hot Women of Star Trek (The Original Series). He’s up to 72, and still going. Personally, I think it’s time well spent. 🙂
Cool stuff for the Holidays. lifehacker.com
If you are not a stickler for appearances, this project might be right up your alley. Cool hi-fi speaker(s) for your laptop. Nice little how to.
Wonderful pictures can be seen at Kenny Weng’s presence : moodaholic.com
From Denmark with love.
Looks like Nikon is about to released its D90 or D80x. Not sure about that, it said to have few technical upgrades and a larger viewscreen, check them out after the jump.
• 14 bit A/D conversion (compared to 12 bit currently);
• live view;
• the EXPEED image processor;
• self-cleaning sensor;
• 3″ LCD (up from 2.5″) with higher resolution; and/or
• 5 fps (up from 3);
Put an eye on it at the PMA 2008 at the end of January. More here
Top Gear is into remote-controlled vehicles in a big way. In this race, it’s a full-size R/C car against a toy-sized model. And treachery is not out of the question.
If you are tired about the looks of your old Windows XP installation you might want to check out these 5 tools that makes a total visual make-over of your system. The shots above are from a revamped system – looks like the real thing doesn’t it?
5 Tools to Make Windows XP Look Like Vista [makeuseof.com]
One of the hottest cameras at the moment is the new full frame DSLR from Nikon – the new Nikon D3. It features a 6400 ISO capable, 12.1 megapixel full frame sensor, 51-point autofocus, HDMI output, a 3-inch live view screen and two CF slots.
D3 unboxing [Engadget]
I got some information from TokyoFlash about their latest model – the Twelve 5-9 – Q version. If you haven’t heard about TokyoFlash, before they are a web shop specialized in selling really unique and weird watches from Japan that often look very cool and have a very special way of displaying the time.
Twelve 5-9 Q version [tokyoflash.com]
I just got the news that Windows Vista Service Pack 1 is available for public download. It’s not the final version but it’s at least the first release candidate and it should be extremely close to the real thing. It’s a big download – 32-bit version is between 440 and 550 MB, and the 64-bit version is between 730 and 880 MB – and you might need to uninstall it completely when the Vista SP1 Final is ready. If you download it and try it out, please drop a comment.
Windows Vista Service Pack 1 RC Public Availability Program [microsoft.com]
The Swedish magazine Kamera & Bild met the CEO of Canon Sweden Robert Westin the other day. He told them that Canon will unveil more new products during 2008 than during 2007 and the big big announcement will be in the end of January – just a couple of weeks before the PMA trade show. Can we hope to get an updated EOS 5D and a new EOS 450D?
extreme silhouettes free for download over at dezignus.com