Friday, June 24, 2011

The iPhone 4 is now Flickr’s most popular camera

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World's thinnest smartphone?


Japanese mobile network operator NTT Docomo has unveiled three new handsets for its service, one of which it claims is the world’s thinnest 3G smartphone.
The three new available phones are the NEC Medias N-04C, the Sony Xperia SO-01C, and the Optimus Pad L-06C. It’s the Medias we are interested in here, though.  At 7.7mm thick or stall we say thin. Compared to the now thick iPhone 4 at 9.3mm thick making the Medias roughly 18% thinner. Plus a 4″ display (480 x 854 resolution) and only weighs 105 grams (iPhone 4 is 137 grams)...




And speaking of thin... Asus has unveiled the U36 which is being marketed as the world’s thinnest notebook to use a standard Intel i5 processor.  Till now ultra-thin notebooks have used low voltage processors to allow for a decent battery life. Somehow using a standard i5 CPU, Asus claims that their new notebook has 11 hours of battery life.

The laptop weighs 1.44kgs and is made of 19mm thick lightweight magnesium alloy with a nanometer coating which helps the notebook repel dirt, water and fingerprints.

Rob Thomas of Matchbox Twenty.


Not that I've attended many live concert performances, but for some reason, recently I've been getting front row access to a few bands, including recently Elton John... Above area few photos I took of Rob Thomas of Matchbox Twenty.  Still had a great voice and wonderful performance by the band....

Window 8 themed in Window's 7



The shopper was a Willow Garage PR2, a robot that can also fetch and open bottles of beer. A TUM-Rosie robot prepared a traditional Bavarian sausage breakfast. The demonstration was put on by researchers at Cognition for Technical Systems, an incubator associated with the Technical University of Münich.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Ghosts of 1997 in Bangkok...

My first time in Thailand was in 2001 when I was working for a British company which was about to spend a $1 billion starting a new wireless telecom.  Interesting time since it was only a few years after the Asian financial collapse.  Thailand, especially Bangkok, was hit hard by the Asian Financial Crisis. Thai Baht collapsed in 1997. Today, through out the city there are ghost skyscrapers that scar the city...  Here's an interesting video of some travelers exploring one of those buildings...  Interesting  since there were so many abandon buildings there was a return of malaria in the city due to all the water forming in the basements of these buildings...  


                
           Minisode 2: Urban Vertical Splunking from Riding Out The Economy on Vimeo.


http://copyplease.blogspot.com/2011/02/silent-skyscrapers-ghost-towers-of.html

http://gadgets.boingboing.net/2009/08/04/bangkoks-tallest-bui.html

though here is full cities that are ghost cities in china....
http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2011/06/why-chinas-ghost-towns-matter-for-our-economy-2/240629/#slide10

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Incredible progress after the Japanese Earthquake...


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http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2011/06/japan_three_months_after_the_q.html

Faye Wong 2046



When I was staying in Shanghai, I must have acquired at least five different bootleg versions of this movie... Seems everytime the editor and director finished a version a raw DVD cut would end up on the streets of Shanghai... Now I don't even know which version was the actual released version.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Mans most distance and loneliest objects...

The Sun is close to 93 million miles (150 million km) away from us.   NASA's Voyager 1 and 2, two spacecraft that left Earth in the 1970s, are exiting the solar system are 9 billion miles away at the edge of our solar system -- in other words they are almost 97 times further away than than the distance from the earth to the sun....   

Thursday, June 9, 2011

nice article on wine labels


                
      BIG BANG BIG BOOM - the new wall-painted animation by BLU from blu on Vimeo.
                
             Cold mailman - Time is of the essence from André Chocron on Vimeo.

RedSox victory at Yankee Stadium June 8th 2011

Great Seats at last night's game, thanks to a last minute invite with friend's with extra ticket.

Under the most intense heat of 2011, I decide to checkout the new Highline Extension Phase 2

HighLine Extension Phase 2
Yesterday June 8th 2011, elected officials, City leaders, and supporters to cut the ribbon on the new section of the High Line. The new section doubles the length of the public park. After years of planning and construction, the High Line is now one mile long, connecting the Meatpacking District, Chelsea, and Hell's Kitchen. New extension runs from 20th to 30th...

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Voyager 1 is now about 11 billion miles (17.7 billion kilometers) from Earth, while Voyager 2 is about 9 billion miles (14.5 billion km) away. Voyager 1 is the most far-flung human-made object in the universe.

NASA on June 9th this thursday at 1 p.m. EDT will reveal details on the new find about the region in space known as the heliosheath.

On a side note - experimenting with http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,2845,2385922,00.asp PhotoFly 3D rendering suite...

World's fastest laptop - at least for the next week... MSi GT683 Gaming Notebook

 MSi GT683 Gaming Notebook

At a relatively cheap price of $1,599, this 7.7-lb monster is loaded.  Starting with a quad-core Intel Core 2GHz processor, overclocked to 2.9GHz in Turbo mode.  Two striped 500GB drives, USB 3.0 ports, 12GB of RAM and THX surround sound that can be synchronized with the LED lighting and the mindblowing fast 1.5GB Nvidia GTX 560M graphics card, introduced just a few days ago.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Halo 4 Preview

http://www.metro.co.uk/tech/games/865505-halo-4-teaser-trailer-shown-at-xbox-e3-event

Antimatter Atoms Trapped for More Than 15 Minutes CERN physicists

 In a study published online June 5 in Nature Physics, the ALPHA group reports having confined antihydrogen for 16 minutes and 40 seconds.  more

Someone had a posted a great question... "Perhaps the most basic question about antimatter that has not yet been definitively determined is how it interacts gravitationally with other antimatter and with matter. While the overwhelming consensus is that there should be no different in the gravitational effects of matter and antimatter it has been difficult to establish - perhaps the persistence achieved here can enable it to be finally established."


http://www.nature.com/nphys/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nphys2025.html

Amazing evening photos of the recent volcano in the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle June 5 2011

Saturday June 5th, a volcano in the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle chain of south-central Chile erupted after lying dormant for more than 50 years. Puyehue threw ash more than 6 miles (10 km) into the sky, pushing the plume toward neighboring Argentina.

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Thursday, June 2, 2011

Window's 8 looks very social....

http://www.pcworld.com/article/229210/microsoft_introduces_windows_8_one_os_for_desktops_laptops_and_tablets.html

World's most precarious Place for overnight sleep...


Pitching a tent for an overnight stay on the side of a 4,000ft sheer cliff face in Baffin Island, located in the Arctic.
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http://www.basedreams.com/videos.aspx?type=external&id=24
http://www.baffinbase.com/blog/?paged=3

Incredible time-lapse video showing the rotation of our planet







Breathtaking South American night sky. As nightfall descends on Chile's Atacama Desert, universe deep in colors becomes visible. Incredible tracking of the Mikyway and evening skies... more

Robot juggling five balls... Very Impressive

Show machine throwing and catching three, and even FIVE, balls at a time.  Very nicely done.

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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Polo 2011

Hope to attend a few matches this season here in Hamptons or CT...  Makes for some excellent photos while enjoying the outdoors with wine...

Market gets creamed by Greece and Obama not being able to create Jobs

Nokia [NOK  6.70    -0.32  (-4.56%)   ] declined for a second day to a 13-year low after at least eight brokerages cut their price target on the stock. The mobile phone handset maker cut its sales outlook Tuesday and said it expects sales from its products and services to be far worse than initial projections.  Nokia is sinking so fast, I hope it manages to release some killer windows based phones soon...
Research In Motion [RIMM  40.44    -2.41  (-5.62%)   ] also slipped amid worries the Blackberry maker could be in a similar situation. Another device that is sinking...
Juniper [JNPR  33.40    -3.21  (-8.77%)   ] plunged after the CEO said the firm may see a negative impact from the Japanese earthquake.