Look for these beauties to drop around September or October.
German tuner BRABUS and Smart have teamed up to the BRABUS e-bike, which comes with a 500-watt hub motor, weighs ten percent less than a regular bike and can reach a top speed of 25mph. The other features of the bike include: a fitted four piston brake system on the front wheel, weight-optimized cranks and pedals, a carbon fiber seat-post, green leather grips and saddle, Sport Contact tires, and matte black four-spoke carbon fiber wheels.
So I know we’ve all been there were you charge your battery to it’s full capacity, and miraculously about an hour and a half later your phone is on it’s last brink of life. Well according to the app Carat this can all change if you download their app. It is designed to work as follows: When you download the app it will take measurements about your device and usage habits. The info will then be shipped off to UC Berkeley servers where it will be analyzed. The information is sent back to your phone, which will show you how to use your phone so that the battery life will last much longer. The above image shows how it will be displayed on your phone, and the below image shows exactly how the app works.
Moist Production is back with another dissected masterpiece. Jason Freeny from Moist is the mastermind behind this piece of art.
I know a lot of people are probably thinking two things. 1)is this a clothing company for real, 2)did this have anything to do with the tech tycoon Apple? Well the answer is actually both. So believe it or not Apple once had their foot in the fashion world, releasing a line that date backs to the 80′s.
World renowned band Sigur Ros has decided to collaborate with filmmaker Alma Har’el for the latest installment of it’s Mystery Film Experiment in support of the band’s newest studio LP, Valtari. Starring a not so usual looking Shia LeBeouf, the very artistic video for the beautiful piano track “Fjogur Piano” addresses the cyclical imprisonment of addiction and sees the actor in a dream like state.
“The burden of water transport can be huge for women and children in developing countries. The average person needs 8 to 15 liters of water per day; a family of six needs up to 90 liters daily. And in Africa, for example, women walk an average of 3.5 miles each day to get water.”
Toyota decided to unveil a pretty cool concept at this years Tokyo Toy Show. The toy car uses an unusual triangular seating configuration, which is supposed to help with communication driver and passengers. The concept also features adjustable pedals, which the Japanese car manufacture purposed for starting children off young. Children may now learn how to drive with their parents assisting the steering and braking from the backseat. The last of the fun features is: interchangeable parts including all major body panels, the clamshell that combines it’s doors and roof, lights, tires, and rear seats. Toyota does not have any plans to start production.
Dutch indusrtial designers Springtime have created a pretty nice electric bike. The bike is said to reach speeds of 80kw, which is pretty fast, and it is also equipped with LED lighting around the whole bike.
London based artist Whatshisname has created two lamps that resemble mans best friends in a pretty hilarious way. These lamps are actual life size, and are designed to make the person uncomfortable every time they look or interact with the lamp. The on/off switch is the poop, which is to be stepped on to operate.
Nike is set to release two color-ways of the Nike All Court 3 Low PRM NRG this Summer. The two colors are black and a sail/white, with each shoe compromised of premium canvas, with a leather lining and inside ,and the shoe also has a suede tab. This shoe can be pre-ordered at Atmos.
“Using our self-contained particle in a low cost plastic bag, we have successfully demonstrated our ability to mimic photosynthesis to produce renewable hydrogen from virtually any source of water using the power of the Sun. Unlike approaches taken by others in the past, our small scale solar devices actually float in the water. Our next step is to complete the development of our nanoparticles, extremely small solar devices, optimized to significantly reduce the cost of separating hydrogen from water.” - Tim Young, CEO of HyperSolar
Australian artist Konstantin Dimopoulos is painting trees around the world to raise awareness about defoestation. Konstantin has this to say about his painting:
In nature color is used both as a defensive mechanism, a means of protection, and as a mechanism to attract. The Blue Trees attempts to waken a similar response from viewers. Trees are largely invisible in our daily lives, and it’s not until it’s too late that we realize how important they are to us both aesthetically and environmentally.
I know there are a lot of fans of the Halo series, and I have to admit I’m one of them. So I think it was only right that I show a little love for the up and coming Halo 4 that will release on November 6, 2012. The trailer above shows the launch of the UNSC Infinity, then it’s crash as an unknown source pulls it into a mysterious world where Master Chief begins another expedition.
Trash Backwards is a new app from Team CORA’s, which is designed to help promote up-cycling by offering alternatives to sending discarded trash from landfills.