I’ve avoided linking to Google’s new street-level zoom map feature because basically it was everywhere but this is an interesting blog however on the company behind the pictures.
Link to blog
Originally posted 2007-05-31 12:15:57.
ORLANDO, Fla. — A Florida man who was inspired to help crime victims by a super hero has invented a pepper-spray bracelet that shoots a stream of chemicals at the flick of a wrist.
Link with more photos
Originally posted 2007-11-01 11:53:58.
Originally posted 2009-10-01 09:06:45.
Originally posted 2010-08-25 10:19:11.
Originally posted 2008-11-11 09:02:52.
From CNN SciTechBlog:
It’s probably been a tough week for Apple engineer Gray Powell, what with him reportedly losing a next-generation iPhone in a bar, only to see photos of the super-secret device later spashed across the internet.
Tech blogs say Powell left the prototype, which was disguised as an iPhone 3GS, behind at Gourmet Haus Staudt, a German beer hall in Redwood City, California. The iPhone was later sold to tech blog Gizmodo for $5,000.
There’s been rampant speculation that Powell is in trouble with Apple for losing the phone. But Lufthansa, the German airline, is offering to help the 27-year-old drown his sorrows.
The airline’s director of marketing and customer relations has written an open letter to Powell, dated April 21 and posted on the internet.
“I recently read in the news that you lost a very special phone at a German beer bar in California,” writes Nicola C. Lange. “We all know how frustrating it can be to lose personal belongings … at Lufthansa we also noted with great interest your passion for German beer and culture.”
Lange goes on to say, “[Lufthansa] would like to offer you complimentary Business Class transportation to Munich where you can literally pick up where you left off.”
The letter was attached to a tweet posted on the airline’s Twitter page Thursday. It said, “If you can help us get in touch with Gray Powell, we’d like to fly him to Munich.”
As marketing gimmicks go, this is a pretty good one.
There was no word as of late Thursday on whether Powell had accepted the offer. But if he does, maybe he should leave his iPhone at home.
Originally posted 2010-04-22 23:36:06.
If you are not familiar with this series you should watch them all in sequence, use the drop down menu after the link.
Originally posted 2008-11-03 11:45:05.
This sounds too good to be true, but Reuters is reporting:
Tired of petrol prices rising daily at the pump? A Japanese company has invented an electric-powered, and environmentally friendly, car that it says runs solely on water.
Genepax unveiled the car in the western city of Osaka on Thursday, saying that a liter (2.1 pints) of any kind of water — rain, river or sea — was all you needed to get the engine going for about an hour at a speed of 80 km (50 miles).
"The car will continue to run as long as you have a bottle of water to top up from time to time," Genepax CEO Kiyoshi Hirasawa told local broadcaster TV Tokyo.
"It does not require you to build up an infrastructure to recharge your batteries, which is usually the case for most electric cars," he added.
Once the water is poured into the tank at the back of the car, the a generator breaks it down and uses it to create electrical power, TV Tokyo said.
Whether the car makes it into showrooms remains to be seen. Genepax said it had just applied for a patent and is hoping to collaborate with Japanese auto manufacturers in the future.
Most big automakers, meanwhile, are working on fuel-cell cars that run on hydrogen and emit — not consume — water.
Link to article.
Originally posted 2008-06-24 12:46:45.
PadMapper is a web application that makes it easy to browse through and pick out apartment and house rental listings that you want to follow up on. It is made by TopHat Monkey Software (pop:1). Instead of having a big list and then using a map as a helper for the list, like most of the real estate sites, I threw out the list and gave the map as much room as possible.
Link to PadMapper
Originally posted 2009-03-26 09:16:36.
In February of 2009 we got a call from Catherine Owens, the long time super creative director for the uber-famous band U2. Catherine came across our work and knew she found the team who could help with U2’s 2009 world tour (titled 360). After a quick stint of meetings in New York, we came back to the Bangkok studio and begin work for the following two months on numerous ideas.
The concert opened in Barcelona on June 30, 2009 to a sold out crowd of 90,000 fans. The screen that displayed this work was designed by Willie Williams, Mark Fisher, Chuck Hoberman, and Frederic Opsomer. The screen was composed of 888 individual hexagonal panels that support 500,000 Barco LED pixels. It can transform from seven meters to 22 meters high and move up and down. To sum it up, this is the most massive and badass screen ever and we were mega-amped to have worked on such an intense project.
Originally posted 2009-08-31 14:10:17.
Originally posted 2010-07-01 13:22:06.
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