In the war for tech geek mindshare, Microsoft has never been shy about going after the competition. Check out the spot here [Read more...]
Over the years flash drives have become smaller and more portable, but this set of four 1GB drives packaged in a business card-sized configuration is among the most inventive designs we’ve seen yet. Developed by Kurt Rampton and the BOLTgroup, the gadget goes by the name GIGS.2.GO and is constructed with 100% post-consumer molded paper pulp with zero plastic. Best of all, each individual drive can be torn off 1 gigabyte at a time for easy tear and share use. And since it’s made of paper, labeling is as easy as grabbing a pen and writing directly onto the surface of each tab. Check out more [Read more...]
Things are about to get crazy, to watch video [Read more...]
For those who don’t already know, Glass is basically a computer that is built into the frame of a pair of glasses. Essentially, it’s the device that will make augmented reality part of our daily lives. To see video and learn more [Read more...]
The young men who opened fire at Columbine High School, at the movie theater in Aurora, Colo., and in other massacres had this in common: they were video gamers who seemed to be acting out some dark digital fantasy. It was as if all that exposure to computerized violence gave them the idea to go on a rampage — or at least fueled their urges.
But did it really? [Read more...]
Many individuals here in Detroit have made a difference with projects, from demolishing abandoned buildings to converting land into gardens so that locals have access to fresh produce. To view video [Read more...]
Next time you see a group of oversized January dieters jumping around in undersized lycra, try not to be so offended, because the makers of the stretchy fabric are taking steps to go green. Swiss company INVISTA, owner of the Lycra brand, announced last week that it has joined the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), which counts high profile brands including Nike, Marks & Spencer and Levi’s among its members. SAC last year unveiled the Higg Index aiming to help clothing companies identify opportunities to reduce the environmental and social impacts of their products. INVISTA has said it will now help SAC further refine the index, providing data and resources to the group so that its partners can better calculate the environmental impact of the lycra they use in garments.Bob Kirkwood, INVISTA Apparel executive vice-president of marketing and technology, said environmental stewardship is a core principle of its operations around the globe. “INVISTA pursues its sustainability vision through its commitment to manufacturing processes, our products and the environment- while seeking to minimize waste and improve the environmental, health and safety aspects of its products and processes,” he said.
“As a global leader and integrated supplier for the textile industry, we look forward to working with the SAC to advance environmental stewardship and sustainability.”
We love a cool concept! Here is the most popular designs from Yanko in 2012, look forward to seeing more interesting concepts in 2013.
With the deal announced earlier today, Netflix and Disney have pushed streaming video into a new era. The deal is obviously huge content-wise: Netflix scores first-run flicks from 2016 on and direct-to-video titles from 2013.
But the biggest portion of this deal isn’t the content. Instead, it’s about the fact that Netflix is getting its content directly from Disney as well and it’s being allowed to show that content to its subscribers much, much earlier. The terms of the agreement mean that Netflix will now be able to show Disney movies in the ‘first pay TV window’, which advances the timing massively from when you would normally see content appearing on Netflix.
Delorean 500GB hard drive in stainless steel, from Flash Rods.
Clepsydra Urban Farming Concept. This tall all glass edifice will serve as a farm and either a residential or commercial building. Based on the concept of a greenhouse, the Clepsydra Urban Farming plan houses eco friendly features and can be erected alongside any building like a residential tower, school, shopping mall, office, etc. The construction will have 10 stories and will produce food equivalent to yields of about 6 acres of farms.
That’s not Photoshop. The Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde has developed a way to create a small, perfect white cloud in the middle of a room. It requires meticulous planning: the temperature, humidity and lighting all have to be just so. Once everything is ready, Smilde summons the cloud out of the air using a fog machine. It lasts only moments, but the effect is dramatic and strangely moving. It evokes both the surrealism of Magritte and the classical beauty of the old masters while reminding us of the ephemerality of art and nature.
Google recently opened the doors to one of it’s data centers. Check out the video and take a virtual tour via google map’s street view. Pretty cool stuff.
We’re quickly approaching every diet and workout regimen’s most troubling part of the year where holiday eating and cold weather combine to derail everyone’s best of intentions. Get a head-start on that New Year’s resolution that you know you’re going to make or even supplement your usual training with Nike+ Kinect Training for Xbox 360, which puts some of the best training tools and movements directly in your living room. Using the Kinect sensor, the game works with you to create a personalized workout program that monitors your progress, tests your development every four weeks, and gives you a great excuse to play video games with your girlfriend. With the help of the sensor, you get real-time feedback on the positions and movements to make sure you’re doing them correctly without slouching or wimping out. You can also participate in challenges with your friends and others around the globe. The Nike+ Kinect Training for Xbox 360 is available now at Nike’s online store.