CineSkates: affordable portable camera sliders

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(credit: CineSkates) CineSkates Portable Tripod Dolly | from US$150 | cinetics.com

understanding the need for a portable and affordable camera slider for everyday people, Texas-based start-up Cinetics created this gadget, dubbed as CineSkates. so what does this thing do? well, as you can see, it is basically a GorillaPod Focus on wheels. instead of cumbersome and expensive professional equipment, CineSkates allows user to do smooth tracking shots with a small portable and affordable device. plus the fact that it is based on the proven GorillaPod Focus, means the CineSkates is embodied with the flexibility when needed – be it arching or twisting to an awkward angle or whatever – and yet still achieving a steady and smooth video footage that up till now, budget videographers can only dream about. Continue reading “CineSkates: affordable portable camera sliders”

5 Million Dollars, 1 Terabyte – an art or freedom of piracy?

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(image credit: Art 404)

as we go full-on into the digital age, art form takes on a whole perspective. case in point: a hard drive with a capacity of 1-TB sits at one corner of Art 404 Gallery as an art installation. however, the highlight of this art installation is not the hardware itself but rather, it is the content within. it turns out that within this seemingly harmless external hard drive, it has $5 million ($4,971,760, to be exact) worth of stolen digital materials, including Adobe Font Collection, Adobe Creative Suites, 124 GB of music collection, more than 270 GB worth of ebook and among the many others. Continue reading “5 Million Dollars, 1 Terabyte – an art or freedom of piracy?”

Nike Takao Mid GTX changes the way you look at hiking shoes

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(credit: Nike via Styles) Nike Sportswear Takao Mid GTX | ¥10,290.00 | www.nike.com

traditional brown look of hiking shoes is not everyone’s cup of tea and up till today we have to content with that hue until Nike Sportswear Takao Mid GTX comes along. this pair of rugged outdoor footwear’s eye-catching pink, purple, orange and grey tone is set to change the way you the look at hiking shoes. honestly, i didn’t think i was looking at a pair of hiking shoes when i first lay eyes on them. don’t you think it look too beautiful to have any dirt on them? who knows, with the multicolor hitting the once monotonous hiking shoes, it could be the next big thing in street wear fashion and with a price tag of ¥10,290 (about US$133), it is not ridiculously expensive as far as hiking shoes are concerned. so it might just turn out to be a seller too. the Nike Sportswear Takao Mid GTX should be hitting the stores soon enough so watch out for it. in mean time, hit the jump for a few more look. Continue reading “Nike Takao Mid GTX changes the way you look at hiking shoes”

engagement photo shoot wrecked by zombie [photos]

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(image credit: Amanda Rynda)

i am no photography critics but these photos entitled “Zombie Engagement Photos” by photographer Amanda Rynda really caught by eyes. you know what they say about good things never go unnoticed? yea, this is one those good things. it all began when a Juliana approached Amanda about her (Juliana’s, of course) somewhat morbid concept of embracing each other after surviving a zombie attack. sweet stuff. the photography part, not the zombie. here’s what Amanda has to say: Continue reading “engagement photo shoot wrecked by zombie [photos]”

Nikon COOLPIX S1200pj, S100, S6200, S8200 and P7100

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(image credit: Nikon) Nikon COOLPIX S1200pj (US$429.95) / S100 (US$299.95) / S6200 (US$229.95) / S8200 (US$329.95) / P7100 (US$499.95) | www.nikon.com

following the earlier announced Nikon COOLPIX AW100 series camera, Nikon has also announced a list of digital compact cameras which includes the S1200pj, S100, S6200, S8200, and the P7100. first in line is the COOLPIX S1200pj, a 14.1-megapixels camera that features a built-in projector for projecting photos and videos of up to 60-inches (diagonally) on any flat surface. the highlight is, of course, the projector which also allows it to project images, videos and web content from your iDevices. the S1200pj uses a CCD sensor and is blessed with 5x optical zoom. other features include HD 720p video recording with stereo sound, a 3.0-inch high resolution TFT-LCD display, EXPEED C2 image processing engine and image stabilization functions. the COOLPIX S1200pj is set to retail for $429.95 (MSRP). Continue reading “Nikon COOLPIX S1200pj, S100, S6200, S8200 and P7100”

2012 Mercedes-Benz B-Class compact sports tourer [photos]

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(credit: Daimler) 2012 Mercedes-Benz B-Class | €tba | www3.mercedes-benz.com

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled more information and photos of the upcoming 2012 Mercedes-Benz B-Class compact sports tourer ahead of its world premiere at the Frankfurt International Motor Show (September 13-25, 2011). yes, we have past the teasing stage (well, almost) and by now, we already know what goes into this awesome looking compact tourer, so we shall not go into lengths on its do-da. instead, here are a host of real-deal images for us to drool over. you know what they say about a picture speaks a thousand words? Continue reading “2012 Mercedes-Benz B-Class compact sports tourer [photos]”

Nikon COOLPIX AW100/AW100S Digital Compact Camera

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(image credit: Nikon) Nikon COOLPIX AW100/AW100S Digital Compact Camera | US$379.95 | www.nikon.com

amidst the slew of new imaging devices announced by Sony, Nikon also had this list of announcements, starting with the cool and fashionable COOLPIX AW100/AW100s Digital Compact Cameras. the AW100 series is the first compact digital camera from Nikon that’s waterproof, shock-proof and resistant to cold. equipped with a 16.0-megapixels CMOS sensor with full HD movie recording, this rugged compact also features GPS support (with aGPS), an electronic compass and a map display. basically, it is embodied with features that all point towards the great outdoor adventure. Continue reading “Nikon COOLPIX AW100/AW100S Digital Compact Camera”

iWrench Stand props up your phone by wrenching it

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(image credit: Strapya) iWrench Stand for iPhone 4 or iPod | ¥430.00 | www.strapya-world.com

if you are those with an insatiable appetite for toilet-related equipment, then you probably want your mobile devices to bear that toilet-esque mark too. iPlunge has probably satisfy you a wee bit, so how about adding a wrench to the collection? you know, the tool that you use to settle those wretch sink problems? meet iWrench Stand, a tiny accessory that props up your smartphone or MP3 player like the iPlunger does but with a twist, literally. well, actually it takes more than a twist. design to look like your real deal pipe wrench, it comes complete with an adjustable jaw that can be adjusted to wrench to one side of your phone, propping it up. in that sense, it could fit more than just the thin iPhone but also thicker devices. not exactly a straight forward way to prop a device up but it is definitely scores on the conversational department. if you hook up a ring at its end, you could even use it as a keychain. neat. the iWrench can be yours for just ¥430 (US$5.60). Continue reading “iWrench Stand props up your phone by wrenching it”

video: Portal: No Escape (Live Action Short Film)

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(credit: screenshot from Portal: No Escape video)

if you are huge fan of Portal video games, here’s a live action short film created by Dan Trachtenberg that you would probably like. don’t worry, the film was not shot in first person perspective, so you won’t get nausea like you probably would when playing the game. cinematography-wise speaking, it may not be as exciting as the game but overall, it still makes a good entertaining viewing. i think both fans and non-fans will like it. of course, Portal gamers will better relate to it. so let’s not wait any longer, hit past the jump and join me for some live action Portal: No Escape. Continue reading “video: Portal: No Escape (Live Action Short Film)”

Lossa Engineering 1978 Yamaha SR 500 motorcycle

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(credit: Lossa) 1978 Yamaha SR 500 motorcycle | US$tba | www.lossaengineering.com

there is something magical about giving old things a new lease of life. this is especially true when it comes to vehicle – just any vehicle but for today, i saw something that had my heart fluttering with excitement and that something is this 1978 Yamaha SR 500 motorcycle as custom by Lossa Engineering. maybe its the white that caught my eyes or perhaps, it was the familiar silhouette that i once had a glimpse as a child. whatever it is, you can’t agree it this two wheelers is a looker. though it looks like it has came to the future from 1978 but under the hood (and outside), it is bless with lots of custom work such as relocated battery, a GSXR front end and rearsets, Brembo brakes front and rear, custom sprocket carrier, custom intake manifold and handmade steel tail section, just to list a few. above all, the white paint job with a dash (or two) of red and polished metal make it totally wicked. so how much is it? i have no idea, but as the rule of thumb in buying: always contact the person in question and enquire. in the event, they don’t sell it, i suggest you use your persuasion skill to beg for one. really. it is that beautiful. hit past the jump and check out a few more stunning images of this awesome classic. Continue reading “Lossa Engineering 1978 Yamaha SR 500 motorcycle”