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Mini Marketing Doing It Right

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Mini has always had the most fun and creative marketing group.  Here is yet another example taking advantage of people standing around staring at an empty conveyor belt.  This would be the first time I would actually enjoy waiting for my luggage which is of course always the last one to come off the plane.   I can’t figure out why other brands have not taken some notes from Mini.  Oh wait, I know.  No other brand has a fun factor to it.

[pic via Cool Hunter]

 
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Posted by on September 26, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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Woody Phone

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The MINIMA is a classic example of how important form is in the design process. The adorable lattice style for keypads and the wood finish, relay a completely organic look. Specific attention to details like the camouflaged secondary display on the outer flip and bamboo look, make this an object of desire. It looks like a refined version of the Maple Phone, don’t you think?
Designer: Seung-Hyun Yoon

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Posted by on September 25, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

The Next Stage of Online Video Evolution

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At the end of August, the band Arcade Fire launched an online experiment with Google that allowed fans to build a personalized music video to accompany the new song "We Used to Wait." But the video was more than a normal video: it was a collection of video windows within the Web browser that provided, among other images, aerial and street-level footage of any address a user provided (via Google Maps).

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Posted by on September 12, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

Mapping How the Brain Matures

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Using a new way of analyzing brain-imaging data, scientists have mapped out how the complex networks of connections in the brain evolve as children age. The researchers are now using the technology to examine how brain development in children with specific disorders, such as autism, veers off the norm. Ultimately, researchers aim to use the technology to predict, for example, whether a child at risk for autism will actually develop the disorder, or what treatments might work best for that individual.

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Posted by on September 12, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

LG Eagle Phone Contains Duel Touch-Screen Display And A Look Like A Flying Eagle

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Who else would like to have a flying eagle like cell phone with ultimate style and functionality? Eugene Kim has designed this great concept phone with duel screen just like that of Nintendo DS, however, those of LG Eagle Phone are superbly touch sensitive. When the phones is flipped out, it looks like an eagle with wide wings spread out open, however, appearance of the phone is equally stylish when it is folded on. These dual multi-touch screens give users unparalel gaming experience while playing various dynamic games. The outer surface also features control buttons that enables the user to operate the phone without even flipping it. The phone was designed to participate on the LG electronic design competition for US region during 2010, however, it hasn’t been selected as the finalist.

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Posted by on September 8, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

Robots Are Now Precision Surgical Assistants

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Robots doing nip, tuck, snip are not new to the medical industry; therefore one would wonder what the agile MIRO is doing here. Well it’s here coz it’s a light-weight, versatile precision surgical assistant that will probably redefine open surgery as well as minimally invasive surgical procedures like endoscopic heart surgery. MIRO weighs almost 10 kg and has dimensions similar to those of the human arm.

 

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Posted by on September 7, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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Ubuntu 10.10 beta arrives with new netbook UI

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Canonical has announced the availability of the Ubuntu 10.10 beta release. The new version of the popular Linux distribution, codenamed Maverick Meerkat, is scheduled for final release in October. It brings some noteworthy user interface improvements and updated software.

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Posted by on September 6, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

Nano Switches that Store More Data Head to Market

 

An electronic component that offers a new way to squeeze more data into computers and portable gadgets is set to go into production in just a couple of years. Hewlett-Packard announced today that it has entered an agreement with the Korean electronics manufacturer Hynix Semiconductor to make the components, called "memristors," starting in 2013. Storage devices made of memristors will allow PCs, cellphones, and servers to store more and switch on instantly.

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Posted by on September 6, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

Microbes Free Kitchen Thingies

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Designer: Chang Shin Gwak

It uses a UV system and maybe some washing techniques as well. I like its wall mount orientation, can have it hanging next to the water filter system that I have.

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Posted by on September 4, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

Cheap, reliable batteries to store renewable energy

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In the fall of 2007, David Bradwell, an MIT grad student, created a new kind of battery–one that might eventually be used to store massive amounts of solar and wind energy for use at night or when the wind isn’t blowing. Unlike existing batteries, it has active components that are liquid, which enables it to handle high currents without fracturing (the battery is kept at 700 degrees Celcius with the help of insulation).

 

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Posted by on August 29, 2010 in Uncategorized