designer turns iProducts into a collage of Steve Jobs

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while Steve Jobs is again away for medical reasons, designer Charis Tsevis has built an perfect illustration of this legendary CEO of the Cupertino company, fusing him with the many iProducts that Jobs was credited to have a hand in – ranging from the revolutionary iPod and iPhone to the less than successful eMac (remember how the market like to put an ‘e’ in front of every tech product? yeah, this was one of them – from Apple). Continue reading designer turns iProducts into a collage of Steve Jobs

luxurious all rounder bag combo targets the rich jet-setters

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(image credit: Mark/Giusti) Mark/Giusti ‘Jet Set’ Saddle Leather Travel Bag | £3,100.00 | www.markgiusti.com

there is something about leather goods that’s mysteriously alluring or perhaps, it only applies to yours truly here. speaking of which we want to feature this new leather goods from luxury brand Mark/Giusti that speaks of both luxury and sophistication at the same time. introducing the limited edition ‘Jet Set’ Saddle Leather Travel Bag, especially handcrafted by Mark/Giusti for 20ltd.com. Continue reading luxurious all rounder bag combo targets the rich jet-setters

1955 Ford Bubbletop Custom to go under the hammer

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old school futuristic look is what i would describe the 1955 Ford “Beatnik” bubbletop custom concept. every aspect of this gorgeous custom concept speaks of the future as seen in the 50s perspective. every part ranging from the bubble glass top that tilts up, the aircraft flight yoke-inspired steering wheel, the roundish dash pod and the covered wheel wells which gives the car a floating appearance – all which reminds me of the 60s cartoon The Jetsons. Continue reading 1955 Ford Bubbletop Custom to go under the hammer

make your iPhone your car’s black box with iCar Black Box

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(image credit: iCar Black Box) iCar Black Box app | US$0.99 | 21pixel.com/icarblackbox

if you ever met with a car accident, you would appreciate the importance of video evidence of the unfortunate event. a video recording can do away with unnecessary disputes, thus resulting in sooner resolution of the accident. to capture such crucial footage, you can purchase one of those costly in-car camera or you can just get an app for 99 cents to turn your iPhone into a car black box.

the iCar Black Box uses the iPhone’s GPS, accelerometer, clock and date functions to do its job. the app not only records down video but also details such as the location of the accident displayed on a map, speed of the car, time and date of the accident – all which are vital info and evidence of who’s wrong doing resulting in the unfortunate accident. in the event of an accident, the accelerometer detects sudden jerk from an emergency brake or impact and ask if you wish to save the footage. hitting the ‘OK’ on your iPhone screen, the footage leading up to the accident will be saved. user also has a choice of manually activating the recording via the Emergency Record screen button. the app will also prompt the user if he or she wants to contact the police with a pre-assignable emergency number.

of course, in order to execute the recording, your iPhone has to have a clear view of the front of your vehicle which means it has to be mounted on the windshield of your vehicle, thus not everyone (me included), will feel comfortable with the set-up and not to mention the cables that might be hanging down at the sides of the iPhone. you certainly can do without the cable, but your iPhone might run the risk of running low on juice by the time you get to your destination.

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powered kayaking now comes with spring-cushioned seat

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(image credit: Jetbuster) Jetbuster Jetrider XL | US$3,000.00 | www.jetbuster.com

kayaking has just become a less strenuous sports activity with the new Jetrider XL from Jetbuster (formerly, Surfango). the Jetrider XL is essentially a motor powered kayak which spares your arms from the strain and injects a new fun into kayaking. the monocoque lightweight hull is constructed of high impact GRP and powered by an electric start 9.5-hp 2-stroke engine with a patented jet drive system that’s capable of a top speed of 25 mph (40 km/h). that’s a pretty amazing speed for such a small water craft which should provide adrenalin junkies with an exhilarating experience. Continue reading powered kayaking now comes with spring-cushioned seat

Cyberdyne’s Robot Suit HAL is a real life exoskeleton suit

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if you haven’t heard, Cyberdyne‘s Robot Suit HAL (Hybrid Assistive Limb) is a ‘cyborg-type’ robot that aims to expand and improve human being’s physical capability. at the first glance, the suit resembles the Metal Gear Solid Raiden’s exoskeleton suit, albeit being more bulkier. so how does it works? when a person attempts to move, this intention triggers the brain to send nerve signals to the muscles via motoneuron which in turns, move the body’s musculoskeletal system. Continue reading Cyberdyne’s Robot Suit HAL is a real life exoskeleton suit

advance head-up display helmet for Eurofighter Typhoon

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head-up display or HUD integrated into a helmet isn’t new news but one that lets the pilot sees, lock-on the target and unload it’s payload on its target is something new. besides displaying information such as speed, heading, and height, the BAE System‘s Helmet Mounted Symbology System for Eurofighter Typhoon enables pilot to look at multiple targets, lock-on them, and prioritize them via voice command.

the best part is, the pilot not only can do that visually but also by checking out the targets by looking at the Eurofighter Typhoon radar display, effectively letting the pilot ‘see’ through its own aircraft. with this advance helmet, the pilot no longer need to have a field of view of the targets or point their aircraft in the direction of the the targets for engagement which would cut the time on maneuvering the aircraft to line up with the targets. as long the radar ‘sees’ the targets, the Eurofighter Typhoon can now engage the targets – which is kind of creepy. so don’t be too happy if you are out of visual sight from a Typhoon.

the helmet also displays the precise position of any enemy aircraft or missiles – an extremely vital information during an air combat. the Helmet Mounted Symbology System is expected to go into service with the UK’s Royal Air Force this year.

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Mimoco announces blind box MIMOBOT USB Flash Drives

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(image credit: Mimoco) Mimoco WishComeTrue BLOTz blind box MIMOBOT | US$14.95 | www.mimoco.com

remember the famous words from Forrest Gump about how ‘life’s like a box of chocolate. you never know what you’re gonna get until you open it up’? well, what do we know? this turns out to be true for the latest addition to the Mimoco MIMOBOT USB flash drive collections.

for the uninitiated, Blind Box is a ‘mystery box’ where the buyer will not know what’s in the box until the box is opened. Continue reading Mimoco announces blind box MIMOBOT USB Flash Drives

iPad jacket lets you use and keep your iPad at your chest

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(image credit: Alphyn Industries) Alphyn Industries PADX-1 LEDGE Wearcom pullover | US$285.00 | alphynind.com

we are familiar with iPad case, how about going one step further by tucking it close to your chest, literally? the Alphyn IndustriesPADX-1 LEDGE Wearcom pullover lets you do just that. the PADX-1 has a built-in iPad case much like an upsized pocket for your iPad integrated into the jacket.

the PADX-1 looks just like another jacket with a pair of kangaroo pockets at the sides and a zipper pocket that flips out to reveal an iPad case. when unzipped, it reveals your iPad, complete with load bearing harness system at the chest and shoulders to support the iPad and distributes the weight across the upper body, reducing fatigue. well, not that the iPad adds a lot weight but the thing is, with this system, you can virtually free up both hands and use them (yes, both of them) to touch your device or do whatever things other than holding up your iPad. yep, that’s right. no holding required, as the patented LEDGE pocket flap does the job of holding the iPad for you. sounds like a jacket a geek would love to have.

the jacket itself is made of advanced waterproof, thermal soft-shell for a perfect balanced of strength, stretchability and softness. the PADX-1 LEDGE Wearcom pullover retails for $285 and is available now from Alphyn Industries online store. if you love your iPad and don’t mind looking like a hot dog seller in a Super Bowl game, the PADX-1 lets you keep your iPad closer to your heart… literally.

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simple tips: how to add separators in the Dock in Mac OS X

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if you have a bunch of commonly used applications on your Mac OS X Dock, the long stretch of icons makes the Dock looks cluttered and chances are, you’d find it hard to locate the application that you want to launch. i know it sounds silly but it happens. sometime we have to strain our eyes to locate the application even if it’s there on the Dock. a neat way is to add blank separators to visibly break the icons up into groups. for those who wants to be even more organized, this clever organization of the icons combined with the used of Spaces, also helps in monitoring what’s open in each of the Spaces too. Continue reading simple tips: how to add separators in the Dock in Mac OS X

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