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?”

Sharp unveiled the world’s first ultra high-def LCD display

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(credit: screenshot from World’s First 8K Ultra High Definition Display video)

last week Sharp unveiled the world’s first ultra high definition LCD display developed in collaboration with Japan broadcast station NHK. this 85-inch display has an amazing 7,680 x 4,320 pixels resolution which is 16 times the resolution of the current HDTV. thanks to Sharp’s UV2A LCD technology which enables an incredible level of precision in controlling the alignment of the liquid crystal molecules in a LCD structure. the result is a mind-boggling 33 megapixels display. check out the video of this eye-popping display after the break. Continue reading “Sharp unveiled the world’s first ultra high-def LCD display”

meet the world’s first Android 2.3 clamshell phone from Sharp

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(credit: Sharp/Softbank)

what you see here is the world’s first Android 2.3 clamshell form-factor phone from Sharp AQUOS line of mobile phone. it is well known that Japanese has an unwavering love for clamshell phone (and fancy phone straps!) and here it is, the Hybrid 007SH is here to satisfy the market’s need for folding phones. Continue reading “meet the world’s first Android 2.3 clamshell phone from Sharp”

YogurtPlus’s customers get to use iPads while eating yogurts

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some months ago i read about a certain cafe in Tokyo that let their customers use the cafe’s iPads while chilling out at their cafe. well, it turns out that Singapore also has such similar concept but in a form of a yogurt store. the store in question is Yogurt Plus located in Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 2. Yogurt Plus has installed a total of five iPad ‘terminals’ in a bar counter set up for their paying customers to use. unlike the Tokyo’s cafe, the iPads are securely installed into the custom bar counter, effectively rendering any apps that requires gyroscope or accelerometers useless. Continue reading “YogurtPlus’s customers get to use iPads while eating yogurts”

buy a private jet and get a Lotus sports car for free

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(credit: Hawker Beechcraft) Hawker Beechcraft announced last week on its alliance with Group Lotus

we have heard of yacht that comes packaged with a purposed-design sports car but buying a private jet and get a sports car is probably the first. Hawker Beechcraft (HBC) announced last week, its alliance with Group Lotus which will see the two British manufacturers working together on a number of unique initiatives and giving away a Lotus sports car with the purchase of the Hawker Beechcraft aircraft happens to be one of them. Continue reading “buy a private jet and get a Lotus sports car for free”

a Batman flash drive and money clip for Batman wannabe

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let’s face it, even a superhero like Batman will need to store some data and bring some cash when he’s out and about doing his duty. so here are two things Bruce Wayne will probably use (but can’t really do cos’ they are so going to blow his cover): a Bat Stick USB flash drive and a Batman Money Clip. you can’t deny that these items are today’s essentials which not only offers practical use but are as good as collectibles. Continue reading “a Batman flash drive and money clip for Batman wannabe”

LOMO LC-Wide the best in wide-angle analog photography

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(credit: Lomography) Lomography Lomo LC-Wide Camera | US$382.60 | www.lomography.com

Lomography has a new baby in town that is set to give you a much wider perspective on analog photography, literally. introducing the Lomo LC-Wide that features a newly developed 17mm Ultra-Wide Angle MINIGON 1 Lens and offers the versatility of three different photo formats that includes square, full-frame and half-frame formats. i bet you didn’t think there is any further innovation in analog photography but in this case, lomography has proven otherwise. Continue reading “LOMO LC-Wide the best in wide-angle analog photography”

Pocket Chair is for those who feel the need to sit everywhere

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(credit: Pocket Chair via Taylor Gifts) Pocket Chair | US$9.98 | www.taylorgifts.com

Pocket Chair, a perfect chair for some like me who wears a cargo pants cos’ it will fit right into my side pockets and let me have seat no matter where i go. whether i am waiting the fish to take the bait or waiting for my washing machine to stop tumbling. despite its tiny 7 3/4 x 3 x 7-inches size, it can actually hold up to 250 lbs (113 kg) of weight. damn, i almost hit the threshold. just kidding. made from polyester and steel, the Pocket Chair comes with its own carrying case. Continue reading “Pocket Chair is for those who feel the need to sit everywhere”