Tuesday, October 18, 2011

iWeb - 6.5'' Notebook - Transformer

What would be advanced, lightweight, compact and beautiful were not laptops and netbooks, one they will always lag behind the desktop, and it is - a full keyboard. I think few would argue with the fact that the printed text of 10-15 pages on a laptop is not so easy, then as a netbook, this procedure becomes suschuyu torture. The concept, proposed by designer Yang Yongchang is based on quite a successful idea: since we are dealing with a scanner, why not make a big crooked number? In fact, such solutions have been proposed in the concepts of external keyboards for the Tablet PC, in addition, collapsing real keyboard used in conjunction with the CPC in those days, when smart phones are not dragged to a consumer handheld computers. For example, if you implement this concept in any netbook, you can get quite a decent keyboard size of an average laptop. In turn, the netbook with such a design would have differed little from the desktop PC in terms of convenience of the press. More images after the jump...

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

iPhone Pro — Another concept smartphone in the form of a slider


By now you must be used to all the pictures and sketches that hit the web before a hot product launch. We've shown you iPhone 4G concepts before and today we have one more for you. The iPhone in the picture above is not dubbed as the iPhone 4G but as the iPhone Pro, a handset that wants to be, simply put, "just better." More after the break...

The iPhone Pro is supposed to offer us an even slimmer design which will pack inside a better camera and better audio and a front facing camera for video calls. The iPhone Pro is supposed to run on iPhone OS 3.2 and feature a larger screen too. More importantly, looking at the iPhone Pro we will discover two slide-out "paddles" which are touch-friendly and bring us dedicated gaming controls. A new MagSafe power port is found on the back which means the regular 30-pin port will not be required anymore.


So what do you say, folks? Are you impressed or what? As for me I have to protest against a few features described here. Sure the design is impressive but we already have an iPhone Pro. It's called the iPad and although it doesn't have dedicated gaming buttons it will act quite nicely as a mobile gaming platform. It has an even bigger screen which means we'll be able to use the iPhone for communication-related matters and the iPad for games and apps. That does make sense, right?

And what about that crazy power plug? There are tons of docks made for iPhones and iPods that use the 30-pin port. Why should Apple change the port and thus render all those products useless? In case the iPhone Pro was real then users would need special MagSafe to 30-pin connectors for their docks, wouldn't they?

And what's the deal with iPhone OS 3.2? We're looking forward for iPhone OS 4.0 for the next iPhone versions, aren't we?
Naturally the device in the pictures here is just a concept so I'll understand that designers can take all the freedom they want when imagining next-gen products like the iPhone Pro or the iPhone 4G. But I'd like to see these designers approach the matter from a realistic point of view and create next-gen gadgets that would be based on available Apple technology (at least what we know of so far) and thus could actually be feasible for the near future.


We'll be back with more iPhone 4G designs as this saga will not be over soon. But at least we'll get to appreciate the amazing work these designers put in as well as add some constructive criticism of our own. Via Link 1 2

Sunday, August 28, 2011

The Longest Sea Bridge in the World


China opens longest sea bridge in the world. Bridge road, but the way it is through the waters of the Yellow Sea. The total length of 41.58 kilometers of buildings. 12 more images after the break...






Monday, July 4, 2011

Art on fences

Interesting pictures that are visible only from certain Railing angles, 16 more images after the break...
















BPhone — Netbook

ChinaGrabber began selling phone BPhone - hybrid solutions that united netbook and smartphone. BPhone pyatidyuymovym equipped with touch screen and runs on a processor Marvell CPU with a clock speed of 624 MHz. Features BPhone as follows: Operating system Linux 2.6, 256 megabytes of flash memory, built-in Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GPS, GSM-module, QWERTY-keyboard, the ability to support Java-applications. Despite the rather large (by the standards of the phone, of course) display device does not prove too cumbersome, as a smartphone it can be used in the closed position. The display device allows you to view video in full screen mode. The cost of such a hybrid is $ 570. More images after the break...

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Largest Wooden Sculpture in the World

The power of a wood structure is defined in a striking new edifice. A wood canopy of six "parasols" has been erected in Seville, Spain. Completed last month, it was designed by Berlin architect J. Mayer H., with timber construction by Finnforest-Merk GmbH, Aichach. Metropol Parasol, is it is formally known, is built of 3,400 wooden parts, is over 90 feet tall almost 500 feet long. 16 More images after the break...


The structure is made of  interlocking pieces of wood  held together mostly with glue and with metal clamps. Costing an estimated 130 million Euros and built over the course of five years, the structure is designed as an urban icon to draw attention to Seville, and reclaim an underutilized urban area. Restaurants and shops are embedded in the towers and below the canopy. A view walkway crowns the top. Architect Mayer designed it as an entry in a competition in 2004. Mayer describes it:
 The Metropol Parasol scheme with its impressive timber structures offers an archaeological museum, a farmers market, an elevated plaza, multiple bars and restaurants underneath and inside the parasols, as well as a panorama terrace on the very top of the parasols. Realized as one of the largest and most innovative bonded timber-constructions with a polyurethane coating, the parasols grow out of the archaeological excavation site into a contemporary landmark, defining a unique relationship between the historical and the contemporary city.













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