Archive for September, 2011

Canon’s Big Hollywood Event

Canon has just announced that it will be holding a big Hollywood event on November 3rd  to make an historic announcement. The first thing that strikes me as strange is that a camera manufacturer (well, they make other stuff too) is holding a Hollywood event. Most announcements from camera companies come during tech expos or online press releases. So what’s so special that Canon has to announce it in Hollywood? Continue reading

Samsung Galaxy Skin – A Concept Phone to Rule Them All

Designer Heyon You has created an amazing concept for a new Samsung phone. The Galaxy Skin is a super slim, flexible phone with two touch screens, a projector, and, best of all, it runs Android! Words can’t begin to describe the beauty of this concept phone, so take a look at the gallery below. Continue reading

Android App of the Week: SiMi Folder Widget

SiMi Folder Widget is effectively an app launcher for your home screen. Create a folder, customize the icon, associate apps with that folder, and place it on your home screen. Easy!

When you have a ton of apps like me, having to scroll through the app drawer to find one app is insane. In concert with Launcher Pro, SiMi Folder is a godsend. Any apps that I have in folders on my home screen(s), I hide in the app drawer.

It’s a fantastic app, and it helps me stay organized on my phone. Screenshots from the Android Market below.

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Source: Android Market

Travel To Do List: Prekestolen (Pulpit Rock), Norway

Today I add yet another place to visit to my travel to do list. Pulpit Rock, although over a 2 mile hike from civilization, attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. It sits almost 2,000 feet above the water flowing through Lysefjorden. From what I can tell, the views are spectacular.

Take a look at some videos on YouTube:

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Bo Burnham’s Rant

Bo Burnham is one of my favorite comedic artists. His raps/songs are so smart, laced with puns and rhymes. Below is one of my favorites, simply titled “Rant.” I know I’ve posted this before, but lately I’ve been listening to a lot of Bo Burnham during my commute, and I wanted to post this again.

Warning: Not for the swear-averse or extremely religious folks.

Miami Dade College Campus Center – America’s Version of the CCTV Building

China’s CCTV building, China Central Television Headquarters designed by Rem Koolhaas and Ole Scheeren, has an amazing design that’s recognized around the world. So when I saw the concept for the Miami Dade College Campus Center, designed by Oppenheim Architects, all I could see was the CCTV building. What do you think? Is building plagiarism at work here?

CCTV HQ vs. Miami Dade Campus Center

Sources: Wikipedia and Yanko Design

The Citroen Tubik – The Pig in a Blanket Van

The Citroen Tubik, a concept to be unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show, is an interesting design for a modern van. Citroen, a French car manufacturer, is well known in Europe, but largely unheard of in the US. Their slogan, “Créative Technologie” (Creative Technology), would seem applicable to the Tubik. Let’s take a look at the interior first.

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