vintage-look BookBook now available for MacBook Air

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(credit: Twelve South) Twelve South BookBook for Air | US$79.99 | www.twelvesouth.com

remember the stylish vintage-style book-like case for MacBook Pro? well, Twelve South has recently introduced BookBook designed specifically for MacBook Air (late 2010), aptly called BookBook for Air. handmade from genuine leather, this slim case features two hardback covers, reinforce corners and a tough spine that offers your MBA protection from the daily knocks and bumps with the added protection from a cushioned interior. a dual zippers ensure that your MBA are safely kept within the BookBook when in transit and at the same time, it allows for charging of your Air when required. the case do all these dutifully, while looking like a vintage book that keeps potential laptop thieves away from your precious shiny gadget. Continue reading vintage-look BookBook now available for MacBook Air

TopCar presents the Porsche Panamera Stingray GTR

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(credit: TopCar) Porsche Panamera Stingray GTR | €45,000.00 | www.top-car.ru/en

language proves to be no barrier when it comes to gorgeous souped up cars. case in point: this beautifully (and aggressively) custom Porsche Panamera Stingray GTR by Russian tuning house, TopCar. perhaps these ‘tweaks’ should give the Panamera the rave reviews that it was lacking. the Stingray GTR, as i would prefer to call it, received a host of aesthetic improvement that features “a nearly all-new” carbon fiber and kevlar body which includes new front and rear bumpers, air vents (obvious!), widened fenders, modified doors (all four of them!), bonnets, wings, rear diffuser, massive spoiler, and side skirting. check out more images this beautiful example after the break. Continue reading TopCar presents the Porsche Panamera Stingray GTR

extremely rare Leica o-series sold at a record US$1.9 million

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this is a story of man and his obsession with rarity and classics. in the recent 19th WestLicht camera auction held on the May 28, an extremely rare Leica from the o-series hailed from the year 1923 was sold for record-breaking (and mind-boggling) 1,320,000 euro (about US$1.9 million). no word on who exactly is this bidder with a huge obsession with Leica classics and an extremely huge pocket to match. however, it was known that the bidder is a private collector from Asia and obviously, he (or she) just became the owner of the most expensive camera in the world. wow. i am totally baffled. Continue reading extremely rare Leica o-series sold at a record US$1.9 million

6 Swarovski studded/adorned items that will dazzle you

over the years, Swarovski Crystals have become the stones of choice to bling up every conceivable gadgets. here are seven six Swarovski decorated items that we think will dazzle you as much as it has with us. “yes… Swarovski, i am yours to command…”. Continue reading 6 Swarovski studded/adorned items that will dazzle you

putting out fire by shooting it with a gun-like extinguisher

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(credit: FocalPrice) DryShot Hand Gun Fire Extinguisher | US$43.65 | www.focalprice.com

nobody wants to be in the situation that requires extinguishing of fire but in a situation that you really need to, why not do it with style? the DryShot Hand Gun Fire Extinguisher definitely fits the extinguish-the-fire-with-style bill. shaped like a hand gun and when triggered, it will spit out dry powder extinguishing agent to put out the flame. the use of dry powder also means it is safe to use on electrical-related fire. the DryShot kind of make your regular red (or sometime blue) fire extinguisher can look so uncool. however, there is no mention of how big a fire it can handle. let’s assume it is for nothing bigger than a BBQ fire but then again, you need not worry cos’ it comes with three cartridges if you requires more, erhmmm, powder power? Continue reading putting out fire by shooting it with a gun-like extinguisher

video: a day in the life of an Audi (Le Mans) driver

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we all know the mechanical strain that a race car is being put through in sporting race. we also know the physical punishment a race car driver have to endure in every race. you know, stuff like a F1 driver loses 2-3 liters of water through perspiration during a race, can lost up to 4 kg of weight in just one race and are subject to high G forces that could potentially knock out a person et cetera. we all knew that, well, at least most of us do in theory and Audi knows that we know the facts but in an effort to highlight what their Le Man race car drivers have to deal with, it has created an animated short that tells it all in just two and half minutes. Continue reading video: a day in the life of an Audi (Le Mans) driver

the world’s tallest building Burj Khalifa to join LEGO Architecture

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(credit: LEGO via DVICE) LEGO Architecture – Burj Khalifa | US$tba | www.lego.com

you don’t need to have an astronomical wealth in order to ‘collect’ beautiful architectures around the world and i ain’t kidding. well, except that the ‘collection’ is not something that you can walk into but they only rest on your table or display shelf. i am talking about LEGO’s Architecture series and soon to join the likes of Willis Tower, John Hancock Center, Empire State Building and the many others is the Burj Khalifa building. located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, the real-deal Burj Khalifa is the world’s tallest building measuring an astounding 2,684 ft (818 meters). Continue reading the world’s tallest building Burj Khalifa to join LEGO Architecture

Kobo announced new touchscreen e-ink ebook reader

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Kobo eReader Touch Edition | US$129.99 | kobobooks.com

finally, touchscreen has finally arrived to ebook reader. Kobo has just announced its latest ebook reader, dubbed the eReader Touch Edition, that’s touchscreen enabled. before the Touch Edition, touchscreen e-ink never really takeoff due to its lack of clarity and low contrast. however, Kobo managed to overcome this by employing infrared sensors to sense where your fingers are. Continue reading Kobo announced new touchscreen e-ink ebook reader

Hasselblad monster 200 megapixel camera is finally available

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(credit: Hasselblad) Hasselblad H4D-200MS | €32,000.00 | www.hasselblad.de

if you need to shoot a photo that you will need to blow into a larger than life proportion, look no further. after much hiatus, the Hasselblad has finally unleashed its latest camera that’s capable of a mind-boggling 200 megapixels. yeah, it’s not a typo. at the first glance, the Hasselblad H4D-200MS has an uncanny resemblance to the older H4D-50MS but that’s just what the exterior tells you. it is what’s lies inside that’s going to blow your mind. oh ya, i already told you the 200MP capability, didn’t i? Continue reading Hasselblad monster 200 megapixel camera is finally available

concept Honda Chopper: Star Wars or Akira-inspired?

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from the man who dreamt up of the Pininfarina Coupe Concept, comes yet another concept but this time in a form of an electric motorcycle, appropriately dubbed the Honda Chopper. apparently, Peter drew his inspiration from Star Wars which is not hard for us to see the link. the chopper features clean lines that was a trademark of many sci-fi depictions in the 70s and 80s. personally, i thought it might have took some inspiration from cult Japanese manga such as Akira. Continue reading concept Honda Chopper: Star Wars or Akira-inspired?

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