you know BOB – the Breathing Observation Bubble? and then there is HydroBOB, an underwater scooter that allows you to roam the underwater without diving training or even if do not know how to swim. HydroBOB is the combination of the BOB with a scooter that scoots around under the water. all you have to do is pops your head into the bubble and ride like a scooter. your head don’t get wet, so those with glasses still can wear them while scooting around underwater. very nice. this is something i really want to try. wonder how well it works in open sea, with the underwater current and all that. but i got one question: what happens if you bumped into a shark well scooting underwater? hmmmm. Continue reading underwater scooter lets you scoot around underwater
this upcoming purple on black (carbon-fiber) reincarnation of the Zonda is said to be based on the Cinque which means it will likely to get a 7.3 liter V12 motor developed by AMG with an output of 678 hp and 780 Nm of torque. well, want one? i guess you have to just sit and wait for now. no words of when this will be made available. but why 750? my bet is, it would be probably mean a bored-up version of Cinque engine, to 7.5 liter instead. that’s just my wild guess. either that or it simply means the 750 could be a tuned up version of the Cinque with 750 horses. we will just to wait and see. Continue reading is this the new limited production Pagani Zonda?
the art of telling time: if telling time is an art to you. this a wrist watch for you. it’s not analog, neither is this digital display. it’s orange LED light bars display the time for you to figure out the time of the day – literally. the orange LED reminds us of the neon skyline of Shinjuku and at the same time, futuristic too. i have always been fascinated by TokyoFlash wrist watches ever since it’s introduction. i was amazed by the alternative ways of telling time, never mind if the methods of time-telling might be awkward (mostly). it’s definitely, an art on your wrist. seriously, do you really look at the watch to tell time or you simply look at your mobile phone for time? often, i find myself checking my iPhone for time, even if i had a wrist watch on me. wrist watch is a fashion statement and so is this Kisai Denshoku aluminum LED watch. get it? Continue reading TokyoFlash Kisai Denshoku Aluminum LED Watch
fancy being james bond? well, now you can take a step closer to your dream by donning your iPhone 4 with this Vapor 007 Extreme Metal case from Elementcase. this limited edition, serialized iPhone 4 case is raw machined with hand brushed grain, befitting a top (ever cool) secret agent. brushed aluminum is not exactly tactical or stealthy in looks, but it certainly goes well with your black tuxedo and impressing your beautiful date in the process. neat huh? Continue reading ELEMENTCASE Vapor 007 & AR15-V extreme metal case for iPhone 4
i want one of this! ok, i know there are a lot of things that i want but you can’t blame me, these babies are simply too irresistible! the guys who brought you ZIKMU Parrot wireless speakers designed by Philippe Starck, now brings you the Parrot AR.Drone, a WIFI iPhone-controlled RC flyer. on the first glance, the AR.Drone looks like something that came out of the US Army Air Force Recon Base. the AR.Drone is by no means child’s play. in case you are not quite a RC flyer like myself, the AR.Drone is packed with technology advancement which allows it to fly itself. don’t believe? Continue reading A.R.Drone: iPhone-controlled RC flyer
(photo source: iconsheene.com)
only 52 of these ultrabike will be available worldwide. get this right, that is not even 1 bike per country. acquire one of this and you will become part of the exclusive Sheene 52 club. each Icon Sheen is hand-built and custom to your build and specifications, so no two bikes are the same. how’s that for exclusivity, asides for the limited production numbers? with a hand-built 1400cc Suzuki turbocharged engine pushing out 250 screaming horse power to it’s rear wheel, the Icon Sheene definitely lives up to its name and a worthy tribute to the late Barry Sheene. hardware specs aside, each bike is hand-painted with an image of a playing card which differs from bike to bike as a deck of cards has 52 in all. the artist responsible is Mike Fairholme, the man who painted Sheene’s own helmets. exclusive Icon Sheene helmets, painted by Mike Fairholme, is also available optionally to owners of Icon Sheene. another point up for exclusivity.
visit Icon Sheene website.
i have became a fan of this innovative fan. a whole new way of cooling yourself without the danger of rotating blades. i’m certain this is going to revolutionize the fan industry minus the ‘revolution’, if you know what i mean. the initial models are desk-based and now Dyson has a new floor-standing model, the AM02. priced at US$499.00, the AM02 is based on the same principle of drawing air from the base and churning air out through the thin aperture on the rim of the fan, amplifying it up to 18 times in the process. these technology eliminates the traditional choppy air produced by conventional rotating blades fan. apart from the technology behind the Air Multiplier fans, it has space-age design which looks like part of the props from a sci-fi movie set. Continue reading Dyson Air Multiplier™ – fans without blades
i have not try this out yet but it certainly sounds like an unified inbox. or close. security issues aside, this is a great idea. we can check multiple email accounts (of different providers) via our email client, but online? Windows Live Hotmail has the answer. you can now check your SingNet, Yahoo! Mail, GMAIL and of course, your Hotmail in one log in. saving you the hassle of logging into separate accounts. i am sure we will asking about security issues, especially when it is Microsoft. how safe is it? will it make life easier for hacker? now that the hacker can access to all your email accounts by just getting into one. hmmm. no? in anyway, i suppose this will be a common practice eventually when cloud-computing becomes a norm. there’s also competition from portable devices such as smartphone and iPad, which already offers unified inbox.
more info @ Windows Live.
actually this happens yesterday (October 6th, 2010). i had a few apps updates on my iPhone 4 and Google Mobile App was one of them. finally, Google Googles is part of the Googles Mobile App for iPhone. i have tried the augmented reality on Nexus One for a couple of months and now, i am excited to find out how well Google Goggles works on the iPhone. if you have Google Mobile App already, and it has been updated, just activate the Google Goggles by tapping the camera button. you won’t miss it. as with the Google Googles on Android devices, this feature works well with landmarks, logos (brands), books, DVDs, barcode et cetera. when you first activates the Google Goggles, it brings you to a short ‘tutorial’ and in it, it highlights the fact that Goggles “probably won’t work with… animals, furniture, apparel” (as with the Android version). note: when using Googles Goggles on Nexus One, the camera’s bottom screen will indicate what are the available businesses or landmarks in the direction you are pointed in but that doesn’t happen on the iPhone version. it’s a shame cos’ it is a rather useful feature. hope to see it in future update(s).
*you can still view the short tutorial again by going to Settings > Google Goggles > Tutorial 🙂
check out some screenshots of my test search using Google Goggles on iPhone:
(graphic by: mikeshouts.com)
since 3G, iPhone with OS version 2.0 and above has the ability to take screenshots. the capability comes in handy when you need to capture screen of error messages, or getting a screenshot of your game. to take a screenshot, just press the HOME button and the ON/OFF button simultaneously. if done correctly, the screen will flash and you will also hear a camera-click sound, and the screenshot image will be saved to the iPhone’s Camera Roll. you can then download this via iPhoto or simply send the screenshot via email to yourself. easy.