Sunday, September 5, 2010

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Monday, April 19, 2010

Next iPhone Leaked

Very interesting development as Apple displaces one iPhone prototype which seems to be the next one in line. Judging from the design aesthetics I can say it makes perfect sense. This iPhone looks more in the family look with iPad and Macbook than the current iPhone does. Looks like it has a front facing camera, a side sim slot. Gizmodo, the website that unearthed this unit, has a good write up on it. Check it out.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Magnetic Levitation

I heard Albert Einstein said if he had 100 years more to live he'd study only on magnetism. I love magnets too especially when they are strong enough to levitate stuff of my interest. This is a new method of POP display I spotted at a Hong Kong show but it would be glorious if it was a charger too. You know? An induction charger that floats the gadgets too.

Two Simple iPad Product Concepts

My best ideas surface after I hold the device but for now I can think of 2 basic homerun products for the Apple iPad.

That screen will be just awesome to sketch on. A pen with a capacitative tip would be a good tool for designers.
iPad needs to be carried around. A leash to make that simpler might be useful too.

Steampunk Cellphone

Micro mechanical mechanisms on a modern device: Good.
The fact that these mechanisms can only move the arms of the clock: Bad.
300K price tag for a flipping cell phone: That's just ugly.
Yet I am intrigued that the Stempunk lives on in Celcius X.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Hakan Pehlivan Oils Up for SFIV

When I suggested Ikeno-san from Capcom to make a badass Turkish character for Street Fighter:
  1. I was just trying to make conversation
  2. I wasn't particularly thinking of an oil wrestler but more an Istanbul style street fighter who fights a bit dirty, head butts unexpectedly etc.
Regardless; here's Hakan Pehlivan, second major Turkish video game character after MGS' Big Boss.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Macro Art: The Tune Valley

Close up of a single groove of a vinyl record. Magnified 1000x.  

Friday, February 12, 2010

My Cybershot Goes HD

I've been using my dependable Sony T-30 for the last 4.5 years and it never gave me any trouble. Yet thousands of brilliant shots later I find it necessary to switch to a new machine that can shoot movies in true HD. TX-7 is my weapon of choice and this shot was taken from my Hong Kong apartment with the low twilight mode. TX-7 enhances the lights and takes great shots in dark. Another thing I was sold on is the sweep panorama which lets you take panoramic shots with a simple swipe. Other spec: 3.5" touch wide-screen, docking station with HDMI out, 10mp 16:9 aspect ratio still mode among my favorites.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Techno Fashion Accessories

Techno apparel is on its way. I personally think it could be subtler than this Tokyo Flash Bluetooth necklace called Escape C but it's coming indeed. Escape C will let you control your BT cell-phone, listen and manage your music as well as pick up calls just like any Bluetooth stereo headset does. Yours for $150 sometime this year.  

Thursday, January 28, 2010

iPad = iFail?

So about 2 years after I blogged my version of the Apple tablet the iPad is here and it's definitely less than what I was expecting. OK, I know that hoping for a decent core processor in there was naive but I don't like the following either:
- No multitasking
- No flash
- No widescreen
Heck even the above mockery image is more capable than iPad being able to run 4 apps simultaneously and all.
Regardless, I'll have one on day 1 because I got to invent stuff for it. Mei ban fa!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Concept: Wii Wall Mount

My Wii stand concept not only looks good but solves problems.
This is a vertical wall mount system for the Nintendo Wii console that is designed for minimalist homes where you don't have traditional entertainment centers but just your TV on the wall. CDs are loaded from top therefore the cables point towards the floor which are also hidden behind the tower so no messy wiring visible. The tower is in two parts as top section serves as game storage, the bottom portion houses controllers and with a modular mechanism can store charging docks for your Wii remotes.

Shorts from Separation: Jean Michael Clarisse

He wanted to store all his digital data within. Surgeons implanted expandable SSDs into his body and an I/O on his arm. He kept updating his records as he wished and carried all his favorite music and movies inside him. At a later upgrade he was built in wifi and was sending and receiving data at will. There were no reported medical complications

Hong Kong Toy Fair

This was the best toy I saw at this show. An RC helicopter with a gyro for enhanced stability, proximity sensors for collision detection and rocket launchers that shoot rubber darts; sweet.

Dances with Avatars

Watched Avatar finally and as expected it was indeed Dances with Wolves in space. Visuals are excellent and all but what saddens me is with hundreds of millions poured into such productions they don't choose to produce an original script. I guess applying an Oscar winning formula is just safer.