no joke, young padawans are trained in the Jedi Temple in Chile

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you’re not going to believe this. there is actually a school in Quilpue, Chile called Jedi Temple that teaches kids between the age of 6 through 12 on how to fight like a Jedi Warrior. the students are taught the way of the Jedi which includes meditation, martial arts and of course, light saber fighting. needless to say using the Force to strangle your opponent isn’t part of the curriculum. the highlight is probably the Light Saber training where the young padawans will wield light saber replicas complete with light and sound. instructors dressed up in Jedi uniforms reassure the kids that they are, in fact, in the Jedi Temple and not some childcare institution. sounds like a lot of fun for Chilean kids. the master of the Jedi Temple ought to be careful, for the dark side is strong. may the force be with you, kiddos.

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this upsized Green Machine is for the grown ups

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everyone has a kid in us. even as grown ups, we sometime long for the things we had as a kid. sadly, some of those things will not fit us anymore. take for example, the big wheel Green Machine. i suppose, we could still fit into one of those now but it wouldn’t be as much fun because of our larger size and a heftier weight. well, the folks over at Parker Brothers Choppers has an answer for the kid in all of us: a grown-up version of the Green Machine. Continue reading this upsized Green Machine is for the grown ups

meet the world’s most expensive iPad 2 from Stuart Hughes

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(image credit: Stuart Hughes) Stuart Hughes iPad 2 Gold History Edition | £5 million | stuarthughes.com

Liverpool-based Stuart Hughes, described as the pioneer of the world’s most luxurious gadgets, has been creating the ultimate in luxury for mobile devices, tablets, televisions and among the many others. this time, Stuart Hughes has outdone himself with the introduction of the world’s most expensive iPad 2 that cost a whopping £5 million (that’s about $8.12 million). so what makes this piece of gadget so luxurious? Continue reading meet the world’s most expensive iPad 2 from Stuart Hughes

Artega Sports Electric goes from zero to 62 mph in 4.3 sec

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(image credit: Artega Automobil GmbH) Artega Sports Electric | €150,000.00 | www.artega.de
all electric sports car segment is a fast growing market and the latest to join this segment is the Artega SE (Sports Electric) from the young German automobile maker Artega Automobil GmbH. based on its petrol version Artega GT, the SE (Sports Electric) is powered by two electric motors on the rear axle with a total output of 280 kW (380 horsepower). these two engines run independently of each other, driving the rear wheels. Continue reading Artega Sports Electric goes from zero to 62 mph in 4.3 sec

Toshiba USB powered mobile monitor is affordable and compact

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(image credit: Toshiba US) Toshiba 14-inch USB Mobile LCD Monitor | US$199.00 | us.toshiba.com

USB powered display isn’t the newest news but this compact little item from Toshiba could be a winner by just its price alone. this mobile monitor sports a 14-inch widescreen high definition display with a resolution of 1366 x 768px and can be powered via USB or the optional AC adapter. however, the former will only give you a lower brightness. measuring less a inch thick and weights a mere 2.8 lbs, this is one display that you can easily pack in along with your laptop. the monitor comes encased with a custom-fitted carrying case which not only protects the device but also doubles as a stand. you know, if i didn’t scrutinize closely, i would have thought this $199 gadget is an oversized tablet. Continue reading Toshiba USB powered mobile monitor is affordable and compact

iPhly turns your iPhone into a radio control transmitter

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(image credit: iPhly) iPhly Radio Control with iPhone | from US$70.00 (special) | www.iphly.org

iPhone takes on the task of controlling your radio controlled model with a twist. typically, a radio controlled model uses a transmitter (TX) to relay your inputs to the model’s receiver (RX). the RX in turns send the input to the necessary components such as the servos, electronic speed controller et cetera. however, Ari Krupnik has another idea: using your iPhone as the transmitter instead, using his invention called the iPhly. Continue reading iPhly turns your iPhone into a radio control transmitter

Hublot to unveil Répétition Minutes Tourbillon Chrono at Basel Fair

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(image credit: Hublot) Hublot Répétition Minutes Tourbillon Chrono | US$tbc | www.hublot.com

Hublot is marking the 2011 Basel Fair by presenting the Répétition Minutes Tourbillon Chrono luxury time piece. the Répétition Minutes Tourbillon Chrono, the world’s first minute repeater watch featuring two “Cathedra'” type gongs, a tourbillon and column wheel chronograph, topped with carbon fiber bridges in a 48mm case made from matte carbon fiber. aside from the obvious, eye-catching carbon fiber, the watch also features titanium bezel and screws, black PVD titanium crown and lateral inserts in black composite resin. the combination of materials truly illustrates the Art of Fusion that Hublot holds so dearly. Continue reading Hublot to unveil Répétition Minutes Tourbillon Chrono at Basel Fair

Piaggio Vespa PX 150 Unification of Italy Anniversary Edition

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Piaggio Vespa PX 150 Unification of Italy Anniversary Edition | €3,550.00 | www.it.vespa.com

65 years and 3 million sold worldwide are numbers that show the cult popularity of the Vespa scooter. in celebration of the 150 years of the unification of Italy, Piaggio Italy has launched a special edition of the Vespa PX 150 scooter – the Piaggio Vespa PX 150 Unification of Italy Anniversary Edition. sporting a white paint job, this pop culture vehicle is accented with stripes in Italy’s national color and the official logo of the 150th anniversary. each special edition scooter carries a nameplate “certifying the membership of each copy” of this commemorative series. which simply means “certificate of authenticity”, differentiating the true-blue anniversary unit from those wannabes, if any. Continue reading Piaggio Vespa PX 150 Unification of Italy Anniversary Edition

RED EPIC-M is compact and capable of 5K resolution

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RED EPIC-M | US$58,000.00 | www.red.com

movie-goers hardly gave a thought to what equipment the filmmaker uses. unless, of course, you are an avid videographer or a videographer by trade. what you see in the above image is the latest professional grade and yet compact digital still and motion camera from RED, dubbed the EPIC-M. RED is no newcomer to the film industry equipment. in fact, many award winning movies were shot using their equipment which includes the likes of The Social Network, Winter’s Bone, The Lincoln Lawyer, among the many others. so its no coincidence that the RED EPIC-M is also director Peter Jackson’s weapon of choice for his upcoming movie The Hobbit. Continue reading RED EPIC-M is compact and capable of 5K resolution

take your DSLR pop-up flash potential to the next level

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(image credit: Photojojo) Professor Kobre’s Lightscoop | US$30.00 | www.lightscoop.com
we don’t always use external flash. most of the time, we would rely on the trusty built-in pop-up flash of our DSLR but there is a slight issue with pop-up flash. that is, we can’t control the strength of the flash, which often results in gleaming foreheads, bright overblown faces or glare on the posters. this little add-on for your DSLR, dubbed Lightscoop, aims to solve this problem. the lightscoop is a simple hood that contains a mirror that reflects the flash from the pop-up flash upwards to the ceiling, thus creating an even, natural light. not everyone will want to splurge on an expensive external flash, so this gadget will prove to be an affordable go-between. check out the before and after images after break. Continue reading take your DSLR pop-up flash potential to the next level

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