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Posts Tagged ‘ Advanced ’

Charge Your Phone ANYWHERE.


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As much as I’d like, Solar Power hasn’t become mainstream yet. I guess not many people have really seen how useful it can be. Apart from solar panels on your roof, no one has really explored alternative uses for these panels. Why? Because they’re bulky, expensive, and for the longest time, they were breakable. But now technology’s solved all those problems for us. The Heli-on is a testament to that.

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Designed to fit into the grip of your palm, this pocket sized wonder has its own flexible solar panel rolled up cozily into a cylindrical outer casing. It also has its own inbuilt battery that allows you to charge your devices when Mr. Sun is a’hiding. Use the solar panels to directly charge your devices, or to charge the Heli-on itself. Stuck without sunlight? The Heli-on is still a good investment because it charges via USB too. Don’t ever run out of batteries on your phone because you played too much Two Dots ever again.

Designer: InfinityPV

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Hydro Flask Vacuum Insulated Beer Growler


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While vacuuming sucks, both literally and figuratively, vacuum sealing your beer in a big steel growler does not. The 64 oz. Hydro Flask leaves your dust mites where they are and focuses on your precious hops and lager. It’s made from double wall, vacuum-insulated, food-grade 18/8 stainless steel; that means bacteria and odors can’t even get their grimy feet in the door. This advanced insulation technology means no growler sweat (or for the ladies, perspiration) will form, and it does double duty, letting beer stay ice cold for 24 hours while your hot cocoa stays hot for an amazing 12 hours. The 2.2″ wide mouth signify this baby’s ready for big gulps, and it’s all made from 100% recyclable materials.

Apple iPhone 5s


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Along with the new iPhone 5s,  Apple also unveiled their most technical advanced iphone to date, the iPhone 5s. The most significant new feature in the iphone series is the addition of a fingerprint identity sensor and 64-bit A7 processor.  The phone comes in space gray, gold, silver and will be available in the USA other selected markets from september 20 at a cost of 16GB $199, 32GB $299 and 64GB $399. 123.8 mm x 58.6 mm x 7.6 mm weighing 112 grams. 4-inch retina display. A sensor built into the home button to unlocks phone and verifies iTunes or Appstore purchases. Apple reassures customers that non of the fingerprint info ever leaves the phone’s memory – it’s not stored on apple servers or available to third parties. The back camera has 8MP with, photo burst feature (takes several photos of an action sequence) HD video and slow motion video (video capture at 120 frames per second). A white LED and an amber LED work with intelligent software algorithms to adjust the flash intensity and color temperature, using over 1000 unique combinations to light your subject perfectly. The front camera has 1.2MP with 720p HD video recording.

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Lexus LF-LC Hybrid Concept


Lexus has unveiled an updated version of its Lexus LF-LC hybrid concept. The biggest change to the design is the new Opal Blue exterior color – according to Lexus, the new shade is inspired by the lustrous color found in semi-precious opal stones in the Australian Outback. The hybrid concept system named Advanced Lexus Hybrid Drive, features an Atkinson cycle engine which is mated to an advanced high-energy battery pack that is designed to deliver greater power from a smaller battery than those currently used in Lexus’ range of hybrid vehicles. Combined, the LF-LC Blue concept’s hybrid powertrain packs 500 horsepower, which is more than any other Lexus hybrid. LF-LC Blue is a preview of what the future may hold for sports cars.

Harry Winston’s Opus.


No, this isn’t a sequel to the 1995 Stephen Herek film ‘Mr Hollands Opus’, this is one of the sickest luxury watches I’ve seen all year.  Harry Winston has unveiled at Baselworld 2011 the Opus Eleven, created in partnership with Denis Giguet (MCT).  Three overlapping cylinders on three levels are configured to deconstruct time – the main circle is the hour’s domain, flanked by two pavilions.  One sub-circle shows the minutes on a jumping disk for the tens and a running disk for the units; the other shows off the beat of the big titanium balance-wheel.  Every 60 minutes under the hours display falls into a frenzied anarchy, only to recover in a split second to display the current hour.  There are no hands on the dial, instead there are 24 mobile “pallets” (6 per satellite in each quadrant) that form the figure of the time according to a complex gear mechanism mounted planetary gear train.

3 Excellent Particle Flow Animations.


Particle Animation.

 

The purrty picture above isn’t something out of the MOMA in San Francisco, it’s whats called a Particle Flow Animation.  Having been an animation major before studying sound engineering, I know how hard ‘tiny particles’ are to pull off properly while animating.  Be it Maya, After Effects, 3D Studio Max, or whatever, it’s a b*tch.  Working with veterans in the visual effects game such as Adam Patton has given me a further appreciation of how hard it is to pull off something that is visually stunning but still appears simple.  In this collection, you’ll find 15 excellent particle flow animations. They vary in length and subject but all of them are breathtaking once you can appreciate the time and effort it took to create these pieces.  It’s amazing what particle flow is capable of doing now-a-days. Check the method below to see these usages of particle flow, and just try to fathom the complexity it took to produce these demonstrations.

15 Fine Examples of Vector Art.


Although I’m a massive fan of abstract, renaissance, impressionism art pieces, I am also an immense modern art, digital art, and vector art lover.  (You can’t knock the new school).  So while browsing some vector art collections I came across a few pieces that really stuck out to me, and I knew I had to put them up.  They come from many different artists and styles, and not all of the info was listed for all the photos, and personally I think its unfair to mention one artist and not another, so they will all remain anonymous, but just keep in mind that all the pics demonstrate a ridiculous mastery of the vector arts.

The Heist

Doing Repairs

 

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For Good, For Evil

It Hurts But I Like It

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Mother Nature's Physical Form

Cosmic Drip

Super Mega Fun

Expidition

Dinamito

My Cat Is Kinda Wierd

Gatorade

In My Small World

So Fresh

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