Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Saturday, November 27, 2010
1. A section of a partially built residential project with only two houses in place, near Fort Myers, Florida. Map. (© Google)
2. A strip of houses in a neighborhood southeast of Fort Myers, Florida. Map, Street View. (© Google)
Friday, November 26, 2010
Earlier this week we asked you to share the free apps you're most thankful for, and you came through with thousands of votes for apps covering the desktop, mobile phone, and devices in between. With a little spreadsheet magic and a few choices of our own, we bring you the top 50 free apps we're all most thankful for. Whether you're celebrating the holiday or not, it's a great list of free software that ought to make for some gluttonous downloading. The popular apps are some of the more obvious, however, so be sure to look further down the list for new free software you may not yet know about. Happy Thanksgiving, everybody!
The 50 Free Apps We're Most Thankful For
6. Google Apps
7. Simplenote and Notational Velocity
12. Open Office
50. MediaMonkeyAnd that's the list! Items on this year's list garnered a minimum of ten votes (with a few exceptions), with popular apps pulling in far more. Dropbox took the lead with 137 votes, followed by VLC and 109, and Firefox 97. Happy downloading, and happy Thanksgiving!
1. A rooster stands on the roof of an abandoned aircraft in a camp set up for Jan. 12 earthquake victims on an abandoned air strip in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on Wednesday, September 29th, 2010. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
2. A wider view of a tent city set up for earthquake victims in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on Wednesday, September 29th, 2010. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
Thursday, November 25, 2010
A Muslim man prays as German Bundeswehr soldiers patrol high ground overlooking the city on October 9, 2010 in Feyzabad, Afghanistan. (Miguel Villagran/Getty Images). .
Monday, November 22, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
1. A man wears a face mask as ash from the erupting Mount Merapi volcano blankets a street, at Kaliurang village in Sleman, on October 26, 2010 near Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Thousands have been ordered to evacuate as Mount Merapi, which last erupted in 2006, began to emit plumes of smoke and clouds of ash. (Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)
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2. This aerial photo shows a damaged building in a village flattened by Monday's earthquake triggered tsunami on Pagai island, West Sumatra, Indonesia, Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)
Saturday, November 20, 2010
1. A man holds a placard which reads "Listen to the public's rage" during a demonstration in front of the French Senate in Paris October 20, 2010. French trade unions kept up their resistance on Wednesday to an unpopular pension reform due for a final vote in the Senate this week. (REUTERS/Charles Platiau)
2. People march during a protest in Marseille, southern France, Saturday Oct. 16, 2010. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
Friday, November 19, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
The artificial cables all around us create a more dark and cold environment. The Leaf tie takes the cables and wraps the cables while bringing life to a dull area. It serves the dual purpose of design and efficiency.
The Leaf tie is easy to use. It is simply used in the same manner as the cable-tie. All you have to do is wrap the Leaf Tie around the loose cables. The design of the Leaf tie makes the cables look like wrapped twigs. For young children or people that live in the city that tire from the artificially modern environment, the Leaf tie can for a short while let them experience a hint of nature.
The profits made from this product are used to benefit causes for ecology campaign.
Most computer peripherals used today are connected by cables. These cables are difficult to place in an orderly manner and tend to entwine with one another. The weight of the cables forces the lines to fall to the ground.
The Fork is a product that takes an everyday USB or mouse cable and transforms the appearance. Picture a messy plate of spaghetti neatly twisted onto a fork placed above a layer of cream sauce right before it is ready to be eaten. The Fork creates a similar picture with any cable. However, the white iPod and iPhone cables look exceptionally well with this product.
The Fork is a product that lets us reminisce into the past of our early childhood days. Through this product, a simple cable can allow us to imagine a fun-filled picture like the spaghetti previously mentioned. The creative and fun design can enhance further the imaginative minds of children.
The greater part of the profits of this products selling are used to contribute for save the starving children.
"Buy One, Feed a Child!
With each item purchased, 'Save the Children' will be able to provide one meal for a child in hunger."
Just like a toy propeller, we make ‘Flying STICK’ flying by our hands.
We put the ‘Flying STICK’ between the palm of the hand and rub our hands, then ‘Flying STICK’ flies in the sky with the spin.
Most people who see the flying ‘Flying STICK’ want to catch the ‘Flying STICK’.
So they probably run and jump to catch it.
‘Flying STICK’ has a camera at the bottom of the body.
It can take a picture through being in the sky.
‘Flying STICK’ continuous takes a photograph from beginning to fly to landing in hand.
We discover our pure and natural smile using the ‘Flying STICK’.
People usually get stiff when they take pictures.
‘CHEESE’ or ‘3,2,,,,,1’ make people more and more stiff but ‘Flying STICK’ doesn’t need to have any signs.
‘Flying STICK’ continuous takes a photograph through being in the sky.
People can’t touch the ‘Flying STICK’ when it is on the air, namely ‘Flying STICK’ takes a picture by itself.
People can’t know when the shutter is pressed.
They just run and jump to hold the ‘Flying STICK’.
At that moment, we can get the most natural pictures.
Find your natural and pure childhood by the Flying STICK.
The Tidy Way To Be Messy
: By morphing the function of the DustPan+Bin with that of the trash-can, a new hybrid is born: this DustPan+Bin that has a function, even when not in use, to put waste as a trashcan.
This DustPan+Bin seem like just DustPan, but it’s not only a DustPan but also trash can. It would be easier to sweep waste and dust. when you finish sweeping a room clean, you just turn the bottom of “Triangle” at an angle of 90 degrees
It will be a trash can. Maybe your sweeping is too so quit being lazy and you empty the trash bin already!.
ECORD is a compound word of Economy and Electric cord which has significance of ‘Eco-Design’.
ECORD protects environment by efficiently reducing energy waste due to the ‘Standby Power’. ECORD is designed environment-friendly, and is competitive product with its function and quality.
If there is a leaking tap, anyone would like to close it. In the same way, if there is leaking electric power, anyone would like to cut it off. However, unfortunately, we do not even notice the leaking, or wasted energy due to standby power, because we cannot see, or hear it.
An ordinary electric cord that we can see everyday is simply regarded as a connecting device for transferring electric power.
It seems to have no particular function and just left on the floor.
However electric cord has been, and will be necessary for carrying electric power for a long time.
Invention of ECORD is started from the idea to utilize the PVC-covered surface of electric cord by implementing some clever technology to feedback users with information about such as power waste, overload.
ECORD makes users aware of their standby power waste by display current flow, and therefore helps them to cut down the leak.
ECORD has a patterned new composition on its PVC covering. This composition stays invisible, but appears when the specific range (From 1 to 15W) of current is provided. If there is any loss due to standby power, the pattern (or any graphics made of the composition) appears on the ECORD surface, therefore users are easily able to notice it. Any information of unusual current, such as overload can be provided in the same way.
Using ECORD in not merely using electric cord, but saving environment, and further, saving the earth by reducing energy consumption.
Many countries are trying to cut down the standby power by encouraging people to pull out their plug, or turn off multi-tab, which is very inconvenient, and even bothersome. However, if any electric device is plugged on, energy waste due to standby power will be continued.
To eliminate this inconvenience, ECORD is equipped on-off switch on it plug.
We call it the Wind-bell, which hanging under the roof of building and roof tile. This Wind-bell is made with a small still bell with a pendulum in it. When the wind blows, the wind swing the bell and rings with a clear sound. We exchange a bunch of data and emails every day. I would like to express the flow of data which represent the all new future life style.
Among the many figures in Korean the Wind-bell is made after fishes which are swimming in blue sea.
The clear sound of Wind-bell with the gentle breeze makes people satisfy their desires to feel the nature.
We are living in the flood of data.
My design concept is as follows;
Wind: Data flow
Wind that swings the Wind-bell: Data or message that related to the users
Sound of Wind-bell : Transmission of feedback to the users
There are emerging desires to feel like living in the nature even in man-made living space.
Rather than messages from cold digital equipment, people more want the message from the equipment that enables them to feel the aroma of nature nostalgia.
Beyond presenting the simple informant, the aroma of nature can be felt between PC and user.
The pendulum of Wind-bell rings with clear sound and gives the message that the user has just received the email.
The body of Wind-bell shows the name of sender and the summarized message.
When someone sees the Youtube video clip and he or she posted a reply, then the sound of Wind-bell is heard and the Wind-bell appear on the screen.
The data flow that related to the user is transmitted with a clear sound by swinging Wind-bell, not with a digital sound.
The new flow of information is like an air current. By this unilateral or bilateral air current, people can escape from the digitalized information and fulfill the desire to be out of civilization.
The more the digital technology develops quickly, the more people look for the analogue factors. Thus, it is important to make the living space as similar to nature.
The representation of Wind-bell transforms the monotonous PC and digital information into romantic information which contain the naturalism.
Saverclip induce people not to waste electricity by showing Electromagnetic Fields (which is detected by safer clip) on its display, in that way people can recognize the amount of electricity being wasted.
Safer clip is charged by electromagnetic fields, that come from the electric wire plug, and Its display shows the amount of the power needed for the each devices. When the devices are off, safer clip displays standby-power being wasted and induce them to stop wasting it.
What is standby power?
POwer consumed by an appliance when switched off or while not performing its primary purpose. It means 5-12% of residential electricity in most countries.
By using Safer Clip we coould reduce use of power and as consequence we could reduce CO2 emissions by 1,5% - that is 361.770 tons per year.
Safer Clip on its display shows the amount of the power needed for each device. When the devices are off, Safer Clip displays standby power being wasted and induce them to stop wasting it.
Its display shows the amount of the power needed for the each devices. When the devices are off, safer clip displays standby-power being wasted and induce them to stop wasting it.
Anybody wants to turn off the water when they see leaking water from a tap. Like this, what will you do when you see the wasting power?