January 31, 2009

The Earth Awards?

The Earth Awards is a global search for future-crucial design solutions that will improve our collective social, cultural, economic and ecological quality of life.

The winner of the 2008 Earth Awards is Neri Oxman, a PhD candidate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the creator of a new rapid manufacturing process called "FAB.REcology." Oxman was announced the winner at a gala held at The Four Seasons Restaurant in New York on January 12, 2009.





FAB.REcology
Neri Oxman
Cambridge, MA, USA




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January 29, 2009

Why Kiva?

Increase Productivity - Triple the output per worker over other solutions.

Lower Cost - The Kiva MFS has lower installation and operational costs than traditional automated systems.

Increase Flexibility - The Kiva MFS adapts to changes in product types, product velocities, order prioritization, and other operational realities.

Improve Worker Safety - Work injuries can be costly. Customers tell us the Kiva solution reduces worker fatigue and results in less injuries to order selectors because bending and stretching at the pick stations is limited and the amount of walking required is minimal.

Boost Order Accuracy – Pick-to-light, barcode scanning and a quiet work environment combined with a process that enables individual selectors to pick complete orders delivers world-class order accuracy

Add Capacity Quickly - Because it is based around one simple piece of equipment, the Kiva solution is easy to design and install, which means it takes weeks instead of months to get a new distribution center installed.

Gap Inc, Zappos, and Staples are just a few companies using Kiva Systems.

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January 28, 2009

Portable solar-powered refrigerator?

Emily Cummins 21-year-old student / inventor / entrepreneur is currently developing an evaporative refrigerator that does not require electricity, which can be used to transport and store temperature-sensitive drugs in developing countries. One can be made from commonly available materials like cardboard, sand, and recycled metal.





www Emily Cummins

January 27, 2009

Red wine-inspired drugs?



Yes, Harvard University scientists led by pathologist David Sinclair, cofounder of Sirtris, found a molecule in red wine which will slow aging in humans. The compound is called Resveratrol and has been shown to slow aging in worms, flies, and mice. Could this be the Fountain of Youth?

GlaxoSmithKline is the world's second largest pharmaceutical company recently paid $720 million for Sirtris.

Sirtris

GlaxoSmithKline

January 25, 2009

Running like hell?

"The walls between art and engineering exist only in our minds." TJ

Dutch artist and kinetic sculptor Theo Jansen mashup artificial life + genetic algorithms + evolution + sprout wings + two liter soda bottles + plastic electrical conduit ...and the result something extraordinary!






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January 24, 2009

1 Gallon + 100 Miles + 3 Wheel + 2.5 Seat = Aptera?






The Aptera 2e
  • charge overnight using your ordinary garage outlet (110v)
  • goes 100 miles on a charge
  • zero to 60 in less than 10 seconds
  • top speed of 90 mph
  • will be out this October
  • $25,000 to $45,000
  • 4,000 people deposited so far
order now! www

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January 23, 2009

Have you BOXEE yet?


quick intro to boxee from boxee on Vimeo.

All entertainment experience mashup!
Such as your movies, TV shows, music and photos, as well as streaming content from websites like Hulu, Netflix, CBS, Comedy Central, Last.fm, and flickr and much much more!

January 15, 2009

Why Braceros?



Sleep Dealer is a new film by Alex Rivera, he explained that the original inspiration for Sleep Dealer came from a film in the Prelinger Archive called Why Bracros? A 1959 industrial film created by the U.S. government, Braceros explains the need for Mexican immigrant workers on American farms.

Sleep Dealer is about:

Memo, a young Mexican from Oaxaca who travels to Tijuana to become the new kind of migrant worker — one who stays in Mexico but exports his labor to the United States, via cybernetic implants.

Luz, a young journalist who sells her actual memories online via her own cybernetic implants.

Sleep Dealer will be in theaters in the U.S. in March 2009.


"Alex Rivera makes an impressive, eye-opening debut. Sleep Dealer is remarkable. It's the rare political film without any reference to contemporary politics, like Blade Runner and other big-brained sci-fi flic... it's instead about ideas."

- Jason Silverman, Wired.com

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January 14, 2009

Will this be iPhone killer?



The technology is OLED. OLED is a new display technology, using light-emitting organic materials, beautiful and efficient displays can be created. Althought will not be out anytime soon. Sony have a demo at CES 2009 with this advance technology. In the meantime iPhone will live a few more years!


Contrast - A Sony Flex OLED Walkman Concept from Sony Insider on Vimeo.

Contrast - A Sony OLED Reader Concept from Sony Insider on Vimeo.

January 11, 2009

Can you create a game in 7 Days?

Petri Purho, of Helsinki, Finland did and was award 2008 Independent Games Festival Winner and $20,000 for Crayon Physics Deluxe.

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Live TV on iPHONE?


Live TV for iPhone and iTouch

According to Sling Media by Q1 this year they will submit their first release of their application to the iPhone App Store.

Finally Live Mobile TV will be reality.

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January 9, 2009

Palm + "Touchstones" = Wireless charging?



Finally a device that use wireless charging technology!

  • 3.1-inch 480 by 320 touch display
  • multitouch and an accelerometer
  • weighs in at 4.8 ounces
  • slide-out keypad
  • Wi-Fi and 3G
  • GPS (with turn-by-turn directions courtesy of TeleNav)
  • stereo Bluetooth
  • 8GB of internal storage
  • 3MP camera
  • 3.5mm headset jack
  • removable battery
  • "Touchstone" Wireless charging!
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Read more.

www.palm.com

January 8, 2009

See it? Snap it? Save it? Share it? Try it?





Mobile Tagging been out for sometime oversea. So, what's Mobile Tagging?

Instant information and entertainment.

Microsoft Tag creates unlimited possibilities for making interactive communications an instant, entertaining part of life. They tranform physical media (print advertising, billboards,product packages, information signs, in-store merchandising, or even video images)—into live links for accessing information and entertainment online.

With the Microsoft Tag application, just aim your camera phone at a Tag and instantly access mobile content, videos, music, contact information, maps, social networks, promotions, and more. Nothing to type, no browsers to launch!

Try it here!

January 6, 2009

No keyboard laptop?


Apple Introduces Revolutionary New Laptop With No Keyboard

"… Just a few hundred clicks & you’re there ….”
“… resists all damage unless dropped or hit ….”
“… 45 minutes to write an email ….”
“Available in 3 to 15 months ….”

hmm...

January 5, 2009

Dr.Online?


American Well

American Well was founded in 2006 by Drs. Roy and Ido Schoenberg in Boston, Massachusetts.

With American Well, you get:

  • Immediate Access to a variety of specialists from home, securely, privately, and in real time
  • Convenience of getting care on your own terms, using the Web, live videoconferencing, or phone
  • Choice of providers based on criteria that matter to you, such as specialty, language, gender, hospital affiliation or zip code
  • Quality care from rated physicians who can provide consultations, recommend treatment and write prescriptions online
  • Continuity of care with the ability to send detailed care reports to your primary care physician or another care coordinator
American Well will be introduced in Hawaii on Jan 15, 2009.

The Hawaiian health plan’s 700,000 members pay $10 to use the service. The insurer also offers the service to uninsured patients for $45. Health plans pay American Well a license fee per member and a transaction fee of about $2 each time a patient sees a doctor.

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Why "i dream of cake"?


Chef, Shinmin Li + Google VP of search Marissa Mayer

Google's vice president of search products and user experience Marissa Mayer's personal investment project?

www "i dream of cake"

January 2, 2009

Who's the Top Social Media, Facebook, MySpace, or Blogger?

BLOGGER is #1 according to data from com score for November 2008!


Top Social Media Sites

  1. Blogger (222 million) (up 44 percent from November, 2007)
  2. Facebook (200 million) (up 116 percent)
  3. MySpace (126 million)
  4. Wordpress (114 million)(up 68 percent)
  5. Windows Live Spaces (87 million) (down 22 percent)
  6. Yahoo Geocities (69 million)
  7. Flickr (64 million)
  8. hi5 (58 million)
  9. Orkut (46 million)
  10. Six Apart (46 million)
  11. Baidu Space (40 million)
  12. Friendster (31 million)
  13. 56.com (29 million)
  14. Webs.com (24 million)
  15. Bebo (24 million)
  16. Scribd (23 million)
  17. Lycos Tripod (23 million)
  18. Tagged (22 million)
  19. imeem (22 million)
  20. Netlog (21 million)
(ranked by unique worldwide visitors November, 2008; comScore)

January 1, 2009

iPhone + SGN = iFun?

iGolf? iBaseball? iBasketball? iBowl?

Thanks to SGN now we can use the iPhone or iTouch as iMote!

Unlike the Wii remote your iPhone or iTouch have NO strap so becareful!

Enjoy and iFUN.




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