Xi3 announced the world’s first Chrome OS desktop

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(credit: Xi3 Corporation)

back in November 2010, we featured the gorgeous Xi3 Modular Computer and now the very same company is back with the ChromiumPC, the world’s first desktop computer to run Google’s Chrome Operating System. based on its patented Xi3 computer architecture, the Chromium PC also sport the familiar small, cube-like form-factor with a low-power dual-core processor. development of the ChromiumPC started since 2009 and the final product is expected to be available in the second half of 2011. Continue reading Xi3 announced the world’s first Chrome OS desktop

trading card goes high-tech with Panini video trading cards

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(credit: Panini via Wired)

remember those good old trading cards that even kids of today’s are still fondly collecting them? well, an Italian trading card company, Panini is set to give the trading card market a boost with its latest product known as Panini HRX (Highlight Reel Xperience). the card will still be made from card but with an addition of a LCD screen that touted to have a “HD quality” screen. Continue reading trading card goes high-tech with Panini video trading cards

salt & pepper shakers styled in 1916 Coca-Cola contour bottles

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(credit: Urban Outfitters) Coca-Cola Salt and Pepper Shaker | US$9.99 | www.urbanoutfitters.com

this has nothing to do with Coca-Cola’s 125th years celebration but this pair of Coca-Cola Salt and Pepper Shaker might just well be what a true-blue Coca-Cola fans need to mark this joyous year. these shakers are shaped in like the classic contour Coca-Cola contour bottles in glass, topped off with metal screw caps. Continue reading salt & pepper shakers styled in 1916 Coca-Cola contour bottles

Thanko’s Fanbrella – an umbrella that also blows you cool

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(credit: Thanko) Fanbrella | ¥3,980.00 | www.thanko.jp

what did i said about Thanko being the reigning kind of the weird and wacky? well, here’s yet another one to add to list – the Fanbrella. as the name suggest, its primarily duty is an umbrella, shielding you from the elements but when the weather gets to too hot, you can always switch on the battery-operated integrated fan under the umbrella to help ease the heat. Continue reading Thanko’s Fanbrella – an umbrella that also blows you cool

Minox Digital Classic Camera looks like a shrunken Leica M3

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(image credit: Photojojo) Minox Classic Mini Digital Camera | US$179.00 | www.minox.com

how many of you here remember Minox? perhaps they are more known for hunting optics today but for the uninitiated, they are the same folks who created spy cameras for CIA back in the 40s – and yes, they are still alive and kicking. well, their latest camera here is no spy cam but rather a modern take of a retro-classic camera, a la-Leica M3 style. Continue reading Minox Digital Classic Camera looks like a shrunken Leica M3

concept Plug and Player takes plug and play a little too literally

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(credit: Giha Woo)

product designer Giha Woo’s Plug and Player takes the meaning of Plug and Play to a whole new level. designed to resemble and function like a two-pin plug, it is also a MP3 player. charging also takes convenience as i am sure there are more wall outlets in your home or library than the USB ports on your computer. however, plugging in directly to wall outlet to charge is fine with me but listening to it while charging? Continue reading concept Plug and Player takes plug and play a little too literally

Aston Martin teamed up with Zagato, unveiled new V12 Zagato

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(credit: Aston Martin)

Aston Martin marks the 50th year anniversary of the iconic DB4GT Zagato with the V12 Zagato that premiered at the Villa D’Este Concours last Saturday. the V12 Zagato is slated to appear as an endurance race car at the Nürburgring 24 hours race happening on the 25/26 June, following the tradition of recent new Aston Martins. this collaboration sought to create a modern descendant of classics such as the DB4GT Zagato, V8 Vantage Zagato and DB7 Zagato. Continue reading Aston Martin teamed up with Zagato, unveiled new V12 Zagato

Steampunk computers and peripherals that money can buy

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(credit: Kirk DuQuette)

rejoice for all steampunk lovers! i bet you are gonna love Kirk DuQuette for what he has done to the 21st century gadgets that we all love so dearly. Kirk is the brain behind a bunch of creative steampunked modern gadgets that ranges from personal computers to peripherals such as keyboards, to iPad/iPod docks. i am sure most of us known what steampunk is. no? basically, “steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction and speculative fiction, frequently featuring elements of fantasy.” steampunk is closely associated with the rustic vintage look, gears and cogs, and the heavy use of brass elements. Continue reading Steampunk computers and peripherals that money can buy

iShuttr wants to turn your iPhone in a point-and-shoot camera

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(credit: iShuttr) iShuttr iPhone Camera Case | from US$50.00 | www.ishuttr.com

even though iPhone’s photo quality is less than ideal, there are still many who swear by its camera function. aside from quality, there is another thing that is hampering an otherwise enjoyable hobby of iPhonegraphy and that’s the flash light. the built-in LED flash is hardly useful with its effective range of a meter or less. what iPhone shutterbugs need is a real firing flash, like those you find in any point-and-shoot camera. Continue reading iShuttr wants to turn your iPhone in a point-and-shoot camera

is MacBook Air getting a dose of the Thunderbolt?

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some Mac fans, MacBook Air in particular, might lament that the Air is lacking of the Intel’s Thunderbolt technology but according to CNET, it looks like the Air might be getting a dose of Apple’s fastest I/O together with “a notable processing boost.” Apple is reportedly increasing the manufacturing of both the 11.6 inch and 13.3 inch MacBook Airs that features Intel’s Sandy Bridge processors and of course, the much lauded Thunderbolt technology. Continue reading is MacBook Air getting a dose of the Thunderbolt?

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