Siri for iPhone4S

Siriously Weird: conversations with Siri, the virtual personal assistant for the iPhone 4S.

A magazine is an iPad that does not work

A magazine is an iPad that does not work

“For my one year daughter, a magazine is an iPad that does not work.
It will remain so for her whole life. Steve Jobs has coded part of her OS.”

(From UserExperiencesWorks’s Channel – YouTube)

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Presso coffee maker

Presso “is a manual espresso machine.
You simply fill the steel filter with the coffee, attach it to the Presso and pour boiling water into the cylinder at the top.
Then you lift the lever arms, place your coffee cup into position and lower the arms.
This action forces the water through the coffee at high pressure to deliver a perfect cafe into your cup.”.

Dimensions (L x W x H): 23 x 14 x 31 cm
Weight: 2,3 Kg
Price: $150 (in USA), £80 (in UK)

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Renault Twizy Urban

Renault Twizy “delivers all the fundamentals associated with any car, namely four wheels, a steering wheel and pedals, plus an enveloping body for two occupants sitting in tandem.”.

“Customers will lease the battery. The monthly subscription is €45 inclusive of taxes.
The integrated battery charger can be plugged into any 220V (10A) household electrical supply.
The battery fully charges in three-and-a-half hours.”.

Renault Twizy Technic

Dimensions (L x W x H): 2,32 x 1,19 x 1,46 m
Numbers of seats: 2
Weight: 450 Kg
Power – Max speed: 7 Kw – 45 Km/h (Urban) / 15 Kw – 80 Km/h (Technic)
Autonomy: 100 Km
Standard equipment: driver airbag, front and rear seat belts, four disc brakes.
Price: from Eur 6990 (in Europe). Available from end of 2011.

Above: Twizy Urban. Below: Twizy Technic. See also: Twizy Lab Design.

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Espresso Book Machine


The Espresso Book Machine is essentially an ATM for books.

Using digital files, it automatically prints, binds, and trims, on demand at point of sale, perfect-bound, library-quality paperback books with full-color covers.

The EBM’s growing digital library includes nearly two million titles.”.

Categories : books, technology

Flip Mino

The Flip Mino is a skinnable pocket digital camcorder.

Internal Memory: 2GB (60 minutes)
Resolution: 640 x 480 pixels
Bitrate: 4.0 Mbps (average)
Aperture: f/2.4
Fixed focus, digital zoom
Dimensions: 100 x 50 x 16 mm
Weight: 100 g

Price: from $199 (in USA).

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Future Perfect

petrol station “I currently conduct research for Nokia Design developing new applications, services and products that, if I do my job right, you’ll using 3 to 15 years from now.
Pushing technologies on society without thinking through their consequences is at least naive, at worst dangerous, though typically it, and IMHO the people that do it are just boring.”.

Future Perfect is a pause for reflection in our planet’s seemingly headlong rush to churn out more, faster, smaller and cheaper.”.
(Jan Chipchase)

Above: This Is A Petrol Station, Ho Chi Minh City, detail.

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Tata Nano

Tata Nano.
Length 3,1 m ; width 1,5 m ; height 1,6 m.
Metal body, four doors, four seats.

Rear engine, 2 cylinder petrol fuel injection, 623 cc, 24 kW (33Hp)
Four speed manual transmission.

Maximum speed: 105 km/h
Fuel economy (combined): 20 km/l

Price (in India): from $2500 (Eur 1700).

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Above: Tata Nano (Luxury version), at the Auto Expo 2008, New Delhi (from Reuters India).

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“So named because of its "A" like shape in use, the A-bike is designed to be folded and unfolded* in under 10 seconds with a 3 click telescopic mechanism, to a folded size just 67 x 30 x 16 cm.
Heat treated aluminum and high strength glass fibre reinforced engineering polymer constitute the majority of the frame. Weight: 5.6kg.
The internal twin chain gearing system is totally encased at the rear. Pedal cadence remains the same as a normal bike.”.
The A-bike, from Sinclair Research.

Right: A-bike, from Binch Shin‘s photo.
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“The Strida is the only folding bike that is greaseless, corrosion resistant, and virtually maintenance free. It’s also the world’s lightest folding production bike and can easily be rolled when folded.”.

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