Two crazy car accidents

Today I want to show you two crazy accidents. First one is a deadly accident with a taxi hit by a Ferrari. The event happen in Singapore.

Second one is funny: $225,000 Lamborghini Gallardo racing through turn on Chicago suburb street doesn’t end well. It is unbelievable and I hope that the Lambo driver has a insurance for this expensive car.



Your tech nightmare: G.I.A. Interactive Robot

If you want to sleep well at night please stop reading this post now!

G.I.A. (Gestural Interactive Automaton)

The G.I.A. Interactive Robot follows you around and changes its expression according to your reactions.

Sometimes the tech can be creepy like this interactive robot (G.I.A. – Gestural Interactive Automaton). The author of this project is Daniel Jay Bertner – link to his blog) and he named this device a “robotic sculpture”. Also, he claim that “G.I.A. Is a robotic life form that strives to emulate and socially engage its viewers in hopes to become understood and accepted.”

You can watch the GIA in action in below video:

Via technabob.com

O!Play Media Pro Smart TV Set-Top Box – update your TV to digital

ASUS just launch a new device in O!Play family.

The ASUS O!Play Media Pro Smart TV set-top box uses a powerful codec, supporting 50+ formats. Its digital TV tuner updates any TV to digital, with a 7-day Electronic Program Guide. High speed downloads, HD streaming, and access to online content are facilitated by Gigabit Ethernet and 802.11n Wi-Fi, with access to services such as YouTube XL, Picasa, Acetrax, DailyMotion, and internet TV/radio.

Exclusive O!Direct affords one-click streaming from desktops and notebooks to HDTV, plus O!MediaShare interconnects the set-top box with smartphones. ASUS-sourced live firmware updates ensure an always-current experience.

 

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Description

Supported video formats MPEG1/2/4, H.264, VC-1, RM/RMVB, XVID
Supported video file extensions mp4, .mov, .avi, .asf, .wmv, .flv, .mkv, .ts, m2ts, .dat, .mpg, .vob, .mts, .iso, .trp
Supported audio formats MP3, WAV, AAC, OGG, FLAC, AIFF, Dolby® Digital AC3m, DTS® Digital Surround, Dolby® Digital Plus, PCM/LPCM, Dolby® TrueHD, ID3 Tag, MS-ADPCM, LC-AAC , HE-AAC ,COOK ,RA-lossless
Supported image formats JPEG, BMP, PNG, GIF, TIFF
Supported subtitle formats .srt, .sub, .smi, idx+sub, .ssa, .ass
Television system Digital TV: DVB-T
I/O ports 1 x power (DC-in) input
2 x USB 2.0
1 x Gigabit LAN (1000Mbps)
1 x mini HDMI port
1 x analog audio/video output
1 x digital audio output (S/PDIF)
1 x SD/MMC card slot (2-in-1)
1 x RF-in
1 x IR
Dimensions 151.85mm x 106.7mm x 29.03mm
175g
Power 12Vdc, 2A
Power consumption 10W

How to find the best discount hotels and flights

I like to travel around the world. Sometime I like to visit expensive places like Monte Carlo (tip: the best time to visit Monaco is in September), London or Dubai. Even so, I’m not so rich so I need to plan in advance my trips and find the best discount hotels and flights.

Always check online for discounts and deals. You could get lucky and land a deal for a trip at half the price. Ticket resellers are always trying to get rid of tickets last minute for destinations that did not sell. Therefore you are always going to want to be on the lookout for and deals you can get your hands on.

Hotel de Paris Monte Carlo

Hotel de Paris in Monte Carlo: The Exclusive Double Suite: 13,200 EUR/night

Book your reservations far in advance. One of the best ways to save money is to book your reservations right away. A lot of people think that they don’t need to book their tickets right away and that things will work out. Although you might get lucky and find a deal, remember that nothing is set in stone until you book a flight. You can also save a lot of money by booking flights and hotel packages together.

Shop around for the best fares if you are traveling by air. Search on popular travel sites, as well as the airline’s own website (ex: British Airways, Lufthansa, Delta). Know the rules for change fees or cancellations, which will generally be more favorable when booking directly with the carrier itself. If your plans are set in stone, you may even want to consider using bargain travel sites or ones in which you can negotiate the fares. Remember also that airfares are generally less expensive on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. Book well in advance for the lowest fares, and don’t be afraid to ask for refunds if the fare drops before your departure date.

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Crete (an island from Greece) is my favorite place to visit during my summer holiday.

Search for the best hotel rates in the same way that you do for airline tickets. I always use Booking.com to search good deals for hotels and Tripadvisor.com to search for hotel reviews.

Rates will vary, sometimes greatly, depending on where and when you book them. If booking directly with the hotel, always ask if the rate quoted is the “best rate available.” Use discounts that you are entitled to, such as AAA or AA discounts. If you know that you will not need to make changes, consider using websites that require you to pay in full at the time of booking. Be aware, however, that these rates are usually nonrefundable.

Before deciding on a destination, make sure that you know the costs involved for traveling in that area. Choose a place that fits into your budget and will give you plenty of room to splurge on the things that you want to do. Then, make a budget and know ahead of time how much you want to spend. Nothing can ruin a trip more quickly than realizing that you cannot afford the activities and events that you have the opportunity to experience.

Know your destination as well as possible before leaving home. Use the Internet to become familiar with all the things to do there, and which things to avoid. Reserve enough money to enjoy the things that are the most important to you, while putting aside enough to splurge on unexpected activities that will be revealed only after arrival.

Eating out can put a huge drain on your vacation budget, so think ahead about how to avoid some of these costs. If dining in restaurants is a big part of what you enjoy about traveling, then include it in your budget, by all means. Consider, however, booking hotel rooms with refrigerators, so that you can at least save money by eating breakfast or snacks in your room. Pack things like bread and crackers, or purchase them at a local grocery store after arrival. The time spent at the beginning of your trip can more than pay off, with less expensive and more nutritious options for meals in the off times. Bring along a backpack and throw in some snacks for when you are out enjoying activities, so that you can avoid paying for expensive drinks and fast food at venues.

Time spent planning for expenses can make your trip more enjoyable and less stressful on every level.

Travel is one of the most rewarding experiences a person can have, making lifetime memories for your entire family. A trip can easily turn stressful, however, if expenses get out of control. It is wise to plan ahead for not only the known costs, but also for the inevitable unexpected expenses that occur. Read on for some tips for managing the financial aspect of your journey.

A new toy in town: sugru – crazy rubber modeling material

I find a new “toy” for geeks. It is Sugru and it will keep you busy for long time and all things around you will become full of colors …

What Sugru is? Sugru is a silicone rubber modeling material that sets permanently.

How Sugru works? It can be worked in much the same way as modeling clay. It adheres to aluminum, steel, glass, wood, and even some fabrics and plastics. After drying for 24 hours at room temperature, it maintains a hard rubbery texture.

Sugru comes in sealed, 5 gram foil packets and Use Sugru to add grip to tools and everyday items, smooth over rough edges, even add non-slip padding to the bottom of electronic device/coffee mugs/anything you want! When it’s dry, Sugru is waterproof and dishwasher safe, meaning you can use it on just about anything.

 

This pouch comes with 12 mini-packs of Sugru material in 5 colors, two Sugru stickers and a 7-step booklet to help you become a ‘Sugru Guru.’ We like Sugru because it makes tools like pliers and screwdrivers more comfortable to use and also makes a great prototyping material! Check out the Sugru website below for examples of how other people are using Sugru to hack things better.

 

 

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Features:

Sets in 30 minutes, Cures in 24 hours.
Adheres to Aluminum, Steel, Glass, Wood, and even some Fabrics and Plastics.
Five gram packs
Colors can be mixed
Waterproof and dishwasher safe when cured.
Temperature resistant from -60° to 180°C

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[box type=”warning”] Sugru has a limited shelf-life (at least 6 months). Each pack is marked with a sell-by and use-by date. Keep this in mind when ordering. If you don’t have a project in mind, you might not want it sitting around unused for too long.[/box]

You can buy Sugru from Amazon:
Black & White
Mixed Colors

First Samsung smartphone with 6Gb RAM memory

GALAXY-telefon-proiector

I’m not a very tech guy but as soon I read about GALAXY Beam, Samsung’s projector smartphone, I was stunned not for projector feature but its 6Gb RAM memory..

Or maybe not? maybe it is an error. But no single tech editor saw this? Not one from Samsung Mobile PR team? No one? Hello?

this is the print screen from Samsung Mobile website (the link)

6GB samsung

The smartphone itself is OK and the projector feature (the main feature promoted by Samsung for it) should be fun for Kids but not for any professionals like Samsung want to think. It is funny just to think to a sales manager tell to the customers in the meeting “just a moment to show on the wall some charts. I’ll project those photos with my smartphone…” ha. you got the deal, not…

The best t-shirt for Valentines Day

I was looking for the best t-shirt for Valentines Day and I found it: 8-Bit Dynamic Life Shirt is a proximity based geek lovin’

During your normal activities two and a half pixelated hearts will light up on your shirt. But get within hugging distance of your significant other wearing the matching shirt and suddenly the hearts on both of your shirts start to light up until you’re fully powered up. Go too far astray from the source of your affections and you’ll drop back down to two and a half hearts again. Got it?

8-Bit Dynamic Life Shirt Features

Glowing Animated T-Shirt Displays Your Remaining Life Energy
Buy as a Pair. When two shirts are within hugging distance all 6 hearts light up
Black 100% Cotton T-Shirt
Animated Decal is Removable (with hook and loop fasteners) for Easy Washing
Battery Pack is Concealed in a Small Pocket Sewn Inside the Shirt
Runs for hours off three AAA Batteries (not included)

[box type=”warning”]Important Note: You need to purchase at least two shirts or one shirt and a Transmitter Pack for the 8-Bit Dynamic Life Shirt to work properly.[/box]

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Super Bowl 2012 barbecue

Super Bowl is on Sunday, February 5, 2012 and you should be ready for the best barbecue in your life. Let’s see what tools are available to make the best barbecue for Super Bowl 2012 day.

Even you are New York Giants (NFC) fan or New England Patriots (AFC) fan you can find something to transform Sunday, February 5, 2012 into a memorable day. Click on the photos to buy your favorite item.

Team Grill New England Patriots MVP Series Patio Gas Grill

Grill New England Patriots MVP Series Patio Gas Grill

All starts with a good gas grill. The triple-fired porcelain-enamel lid is decorated with the team logo and colors, while the stainless steel side shelves offer more than 1,200 sq in of preparation space. It also features three stainless steel burners, an infrared burner, and a side burner.

New York Giants Grill Cover

Grill cover New York Giants

Already have a grill? A simple grill cover with New York Giants logo can be all you need.

New England Patriots 4-Piece BBQ Grilling Utensil Set

This stainless steel BBQ set is a perfect way of showing New England Patriots pride on Super Bowl 2012 Day. Each utensil is printed withNew England Patriots’ artwork. The set includes tongs, brush, fork and a laser etched spatula sporting the team’s primary logo.

New York Giants 3-Piece BBQ Grilling Utensil Set

New York Giants 3-piece BBQ set features 3 stainless steel tools with long, easy grip silicone handles and metal loops at the end for hanging, secured in an attractive polyester zip-up case with an adjustable shoulder strap to match the handles of the tools inside. A digital printed New York Giants logo graces the outside of the tote when rolled up. Don’t forget to choose the New York Giants in color option before order.

New England Patriots Chef Hat and Apron Set

New England Patriots Chef Hat and Apron Set

New York Giants Chef Hat and Apron Set

new york giants Chef Hat and Apron Set

New York Giants Adult Comfy Throw Blanket with Sleeves

New York Giants Adult Comfy Throw Blanket with Sleeves

New England Patriots Adult Comfy Throw Blanket with Sleeves

New England Patriots Comfy Throw Blanket with Sleeves

After you finish the barbecue take this blanket and be ready for the game.

Ultimate toy for your office

You know what a ballista is. If not please watch a movie with Roman Empire and after come back to this page.

ballista toys

This ballista kit is based on the Roman design and has been designed for simple assembly. Beside history moments you can bring a lot of fun and joy to your office. Just imagine you attack your boss with a ballista…

ballista

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LG X3 – Quad-Core cell phone

Do we need a Quad-Core cell phone? HTC said yes, LG follow with X3. So, who cares about what we want or what we really need? If vendors think we need powerful cell phones we will get powerful cell phones. It’s simple like that.

LG X3 features Tegra 3 by nVidia, a 4.7 inch display with 1280×720 resolution (almost like a tablet.. ) and 8 megapixel camera (rear) and 16GB of storage (microSD also available).

X3 run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich…

LG-X3

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Traffic Fines and Driving Licenses suspended at Rally!

As I know a rally is always about speed and driving skills. But I was wrong. A rally in Bacau, Romania was different tanks to local police.

The day before the rally start, the police stooped the traffic but in the day of the rally the police decide that no need to stop the traffic again. So, the rally drivers were forced to drive through the city together with normal auto drivers. Moreover, the local policemen stop the rally drivers because of speed (!!!) and overcome the continuous line… So, the policemen were busy to apply fines and suspend driving licenses of rally drivers…

Crazy rally, indeed!



Remote File Access by USB Device

This device from iTwin solve a big problem: setup a remote file access simple and secure. In the world of cloud computing this device is a logical step. No need anymore for mobile device with big storage capacity, you simply access your files from home (or office) desktop simple and fast.

How it works: two identical halves that need only be plugged into two computers for them to be instantly connected over the Internet and secured by hardware-based, end-to-end military grade AES-256 bit secure connection

[box type=”info”]If you lose one half of iTwin, you can remotely disable that half, thus keeping your data secure. Your data resides safely on your computer. [/box]

iTwin Gray Remote File Access USB Device

Remote File Access Device

Remote File Access USB Device

Pro:
Easy to use
Secure

Con:
Much expensive than a software solution (price: $99.00)

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Best Movies for Christmas night 2011

What are the best movies for Christmas night 2011? Thank to good old Amazon, you are able to download and watch amazing movies without leaving your home to buy or rent. The best of all the mechanism is simple and fast and in few minutes after you decide for one you will be in movies world…

To help you to decide I make two lists for you. First is a Christmas new movie list and the second one is Classic Christmas movie list.

I wish you a Merry Christmas!!!

Christmas new movie list

The Help Starring Emma Stone, Octavia Spencer, Jessica Chastain Friends With Benefits Starring Justin Timberlake, Mila Kunis, Patricia Clarkson, et al. Rise Of The Planet of the Apes Starring James Franco, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow and Brian Cox Cars 2 Starring Owen Wilson, Larry The Cable Guy, Michael Caine, et al.
The Hangover Part II Starring Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis and Ken Jeong Cowboys & Aliens (Extended Version) Starring Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde and Sam Rockwell Dolphin Tale Starring Jr. Harry Connick, Ashley Judd, Kris Kristofferson, et al. Midnight in Paris Starring Kathy Bates, Adrien Brody, Carla Bruni and Marion Cotillard

Classic Christmas new movie list

The Holiday Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jude Law and Jack Black

The Holiday: Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jude Law and Jack Black

The Polar Express  Tom Hanks, Chris Coppola, Michael Jeter and Leslie Zemeckis

The Polar Express Tom Hanks, Chris Coppola, Michael Jeter and Leslie Zemeckis

The Smurfs Neil Patrick Harris, Anton Yelchin, Jayma Mays

The Smurfs Starring Neil Patrick Harris, Anton Yelchin, Jayma Mays

Home Alone Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern and John Heard

Home Alone Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern and John Heard

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation  Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Cody Burger and Tony Epper

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Cody Burger and Tony Epper

A Christmas Story Melinda Dillon, Darren Mcgavin, Peter Billingsley

A Christmas Story Starring Melinda Dillon, Darren Mcgavin, Peter Billingsley

Crazy, Stupid, Love Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore Emma Stone

Crazy, Stupid, Love Starring Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore Emma Stone

Elf Starring Will Ferrell, James Caan, Zooey Deschanel

Elf Starring Will Ferrell, James Caan, Zooey Deschanel

Wireless Christmas Lights

This year you should choose a wireless Christmas lights set. Its easy to install, change any candles placement without destroy the Christmas tree arrangement and more important: no wires in the tree…

Your 2011 Christmas tree will looks clean and it will impress your guests.

At first glance it is affordable but you should pay attention to number of candle from this set: only 14 not enough for a normal to big Christmas tree. If you have a small Christmas tree should be OK but I highly recommend the Plus Extension Set (21 candles) plus at least 3 extensions (7 candles each) for a total of 42 candles.

Wireless Christmas Lights

Pro:
Wireless
Easy to install
Easy to change candles placements

Con:
Only 14 wireless candles

 

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