Wednesday, June 30, 2010

JayBird SB2 Bluetooth Headphones...

It looks like JayBird is tapping into the sudden love for the 80’s by releasing headphones with colors that could easily be described as neon. These Bluetooth headphones also come in less neon colors, so if you’re not really loving that trend, you’re still in luck. Plus, with these headphones, you don’t have to deal with any of those unattractive cords. The wide band might not appeal to absolutely everyone, but it does still stick with that 80’s feel. These headphones will work with Bluetooth A2DP or even apt-X Bluetooth audio codec. On the side of most of their headphones they include buttons to control your music. Plus, to finish off the deal there is an integrated mic for making phone calls. You can purchase a pair of these for $99.

Stamp.y stamps off your photos...

Polaroid cameras still get a bit of love even now, despite the age of the technology. You can’t help but love instant pictures no matter where you’re at. Well this concept design taps into that just a little. It gives you instant pictures, but in a very different way. Instead of printing out pictures, it just gives you a stamp to use on random bits of paper. With this instead of getting black and white you’ll get red and white. Now I doubt that this would ever get to the point where it has near as much of a cult following as Polaroids, but it is an interesting new idea at the very least. Stamp.y is a concept by Jinhee Kim, so it’s obviously still not up for sale.

Gamer Xtreme 3D And Gamer Ultra 3D: CyberPower Three Dimensional Desktop Gaming PCs...

Two new 3D desktop gaming PCs assembled by CyberPower are dubbed Gamer Xtreme 3D and Gamer Ultra 3D. These two customizable 3D desktop gaming PCs could be powered by either Intel Core i3, i5, i7 processors or AMD’s six core Phenom for smooth system performance.
You will also find NVIDIA GeForce GTX 400 GPUs deliver the graphics horsepower to run your games in 3D stereo, across three displays, delivering high definition resolutions 3D up to 5760×1080 pixel. However, you will need to wear the specially designed NVIDIA 3D Vision glasses in order to enjoy the optimum 3D effects.
CyberPower’s 3D Desktop Gaming PCs are designed with new Xtreme Hydro LiquidCooling solution featuring a 360mm radiator for cooling down the processor when doing overclocking. CyberPower 3D Desktop Gaming PC are equipped with SATA-III and USB 3.0 ready for speeds and flexibility of storage. CyberPower’s Gamer Xtreme 3D and Gamer Ultra 3D detail specifications and pricing:

Cisco Presents New Business Tablet PC Powered by Android...

Cisco decided to launch its new business tablet PC running Google's Android. Weighting only 1.15lbs, the company's device is called Cius and it supports telepresence interoperability, HD video, multi-party conferencing, email, messaging, browsing and more. The new tablet PC from Cisco will also provide a number of new features for corporate users, at the same time allowing businesses take part in the expanding Android market. "Through virtual desktop integration, the Cius [provides] flexible computing options with Cloud-based services that [offer] a compelling alternative to today's PC-on-every-desktop paradigm," stated the electronics giant in an official statement. Other technical specifications:

- 720p HD camera installed at the front, having a 30fps refresh rate;
- 5Mp rear facing camera, offering VGA quality video and capturing still pictures;
- Dual noise-canceling microphones for audio conferencing;
- 7-inch, high-res widescreen super VGA touch-target display;
- accelerometer;
- 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and 4G;
- Bluetooth/Micro-USB;
- detachable battery able to hold for 8 hours;

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

HoodieBuddie: Hoodie with build-in earbuds...

Adding a bit of technology, even if the technology is very basic, to clothing is a fascinating field that has been triggered by the wearable technology movement. Point in case, the HoodieBuddie™, a hoodie which uses the drawstring as carrier, as concealment for in-ear headphones. Why should one do that you may ask. As user of these little ear-bud headphones know, having the cords freely tangling down ones chest interferes not only with hand movement at times, it also catches other objects while we go our daily ways. People started to be very inventive in fixing these headphone cords on the body, putting it inside a jacket or clipping it down to the outside of clothing to keep the cord close to the body. Using clothing like t-Shirts, sweaters, hoodies for headphone cable management is a smart idea as there is no need to dress up with the headphone cord before moving on.
The HoodieBuddie™ has in the front right pocket a 3.5mm jack to connect to almost any personal audio device and runs inside the hoodie up to the drawstring with integrated ear-buds. Remarkable is the statement of the product page which says the drawstring earphones are machine-washable. Available in different colors with different prints, the HoodieBuddie™ retails for $42.- at this and other online and off-line stores. A simple design concept but insightful from usage perspective and as I might think encouraged by the spirit of wearable technology as such design could have been made already many years ago at times when portable, personal electronic devices came into existence in form of the Walkman.

Pivot Power Creative Outlet...

Power strips never want to budge, they just stay stick straight. Well thankfully Quirky Products is offering a new solution. This one will be able to move and conform to any shape that pleases you. It’ll make stashing it into small spaces a whole lot easier than the straight strips. You can even just put it in a zig-zag shape for silly decorative reasons. Being a Quirky product you get to feel more like you’re a part of the process. It shows you just how many units of the bunch have been sold and how much money is going to each of the inventors and contributers involved in the making of this odd little power strip. These are currently up for pre-sale for $23 through Quirky.

Acer AG7750 Predator gaming rig announced...

Acer knows just how serious gamers take their gaming sessions, which is why they have come up with an updated version of their Predator gaming rig in the form of the AG7750, harnessing the pinnacle of processor, graphics and memory technologies for conquering the fiercest opponents. Getting a machine like this is a double-edged sword, since it leaves you no room to make an excuse for yourself should you lose a game to a less illustrious opponent the next time round as your hardware is faultless. Well, great champions who lose don’t make excuses for their poor performance but rather, take full responsibility for it, so the same can be applied in the world of computer gaming. The Acer Aspire Predator was specially designed for avid gamers with a whole lot of ammunition on hand to handle whatever graphics-crunching title comes your way, with an Intel Core i7 quad-core processors running at the heart of things comlpete with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX470 graphics card with 3-way SLI support and a whopping 12GB DDR3 memory which ought to ensure your frame rates remain mighty high and then some. Of course, to purchase another two graphics cards to run it in 3-way SLI would mean a much higher power bill at the end of the month, but what price are you willing to pay when it comes to winning? Doing so will definitely add a considerable amount to the final $1,999 base system price tag, so if budget is your concern, you might want to look elsewhere or settle for a less powerful configuration. Since the NVIDIA SLI graphics card is ready for 3D gaming, you can always throw in an Acer GD245HQ/GD235HZ 3D monitor for a fully immersive experience with NVIDIA 3D Vision, a merging of of high-tech wireless glasses and advanced software that lets you enjoy hundreds of PC games in full stereoscopic 3D glory. Storage-wise, the AG7750 will not disappoint since it comes with a 1.5TB hot-swap SATA hard drive alongside a trio of other easy-swap hard disk drive cages, giving you a maximum of four Serial ATA 3 G/bs high-capacity hard disks which can be added. Audio-wise, you will be able to enjoy high-definition 7.1-channel audio with EAX (Environmental Audio Extensions) 5.0 for clear heart pounding sound. This is a true beast of a gaming machine, get this if you don’t want to build a system from ground up.

iPhone-4 costs $188 to build...

The whole world seems to be obsessed with how much things cost, and the same applies to the iPhone 4. For other countries where the smartphone is not available officially yet, folks who want first mover advantage to pick up an unlocked handset will have to fork out up to $1,000 for it, which is plain insanity if you ask us. It gets worse after you realize that the iPhone 4 costs all of just $188 to build, sans marketing and promotion dollars of course. A breakdown of the components point towards the Retina Display being the most expensive component within, as it is estimated to retail for $28.50. Bear in mind that this figure is based on the $199 16GB model with a two-year service contract in the US. As for the custom-built A4 processor, this Samsung-assembled piece of silicon is estimated to go for $10.75, while its gyroscope costs less than a burger at $2.60. What do you think of forking out much more money over a 2-year contract for something which is intrinsically worth less than a couple of Benjamins?

World Largest Gold Coin – Four Millions Dollars Worth In Dorotheum Auction...

Have you seen the largest gold coin in the world? Following Gold Coin is claimed to have 100kg in weigh and minted by Royal Canadian Mint with maple leaves on one side of the coin and Queen Elizabeth II and 1 Million Dollars text on the other side. The coin itself was made in 2007 and the price has fetched USD4million dollars or EUR3,270,000 to be exact in Austria’s Dorotheum auction house. The gold purity is claimed to reached 99.99 percent, the purest ever produced gold coin in the market. The gold coin was being auction simply because the previous owner, Austrian investment firm – AvW Group, went bankrupt. And surprisingly, the auction value has significantly surpassed from the face value of one million dollars in the recent years due to high prices of gold.

Price: EUR3,270,000.-

GXW-56: Casio G-Shock Wrist Watch...

Latest series of Casio G-Shock Wrist Watch is dubbed GXW-56 Series. This GXW-56 Series consists of 3 different models of GXW-56-1AJF (Black/Red), GXW-56-1BJF(Black/Gold) and GXW-56-4JF(Orange/Black). All Casio G-Shock GXW-56 Series’ wrist watch has a newly developed stronger impact-proof body than the previous models. The Casio GXW-56 Series also come with all basic G-Shocks features, you will also find widgets such as Tough Solar and Multiband. Casio G-Shock GXW-56 Series’ wrist watch will release in Japan by late July this year.

Coloured Glaze: Novo Media Center HTPC...

Chinese firm Novo introduces the Coloured Glaze Media Center HTPC that will sit next to your HDMI. The Coloured Glaze is powered by Intel Dual Core Atom 330 1.6GHz processor, NVIDIA ION GeForce 9400M graphics card with HDMI output, 4GB of RAM and 500GB storage capacity hard drive.Comes in variety casing colors of black, white, pink, ocean blue, yellow and red. Novo Coloured Glaze Media Center HTPC also designed with WiFi and Ethernet LAN port.A neat multimedia pc for your living room, isn’t it? No wording on pricing and availability yet.

Monday, June 28, 2010

PrimoCube: PhoneSuit Battery Pack For Android Smartphones...

Comes in a portable, handy and tiny shape, Primocube offers a new dimension of recharging your Android smartphones by using a small cube shape battery package in a size of 1.5-inches. PrimoCube designed with a 1000mAh lithium-ion rechargeable battery and you will also find a detachable keychain loop. Phonesuit, the company behind PrimoCube has designed the tiny battery pack with rotatable micro USB and mini USB connectors, to further add ease of access and convenience for other small mobile devices such as mp3 player, portable media player, iPod touch, etc.
Price = USD39.95

Energy Saving Air Conditioner System: 50~90 Percent Less Energy...

Thanks to new energy saving technology developed by US National Renewable Energy Laboratory, we will be able to save more electricity starting next summer. This new invented energy saving process will utilize anywhere from 50 to 90 per cent less energy compare to today’s top-of-the-line energy efficient air conditioner units.The new energy saving system will involve using membranes, evaporative cooling and liquid desiccants in a way that has never been done before. The Evaporative Coolers are subject to a significant lower-cost alternative to Air Conditioners in dryer climates, however, they will not work when the weather is too humid.The new energy saving system will involve using membranes, evaporative cooling and liquid desiccants in a way that has never been done before. The Evaporative Coolers are subject to a significant lower-cost alternative to Air Conditioners in dryer climates, however, they will not work when the weather is too humid.
  • The technology combines filters, coolers, and drying agents to make air conditioners more energy-efficient, and will therefore cut down on those large summer power bills, when the AC is running at full capacity. Summer is here and a lot of us have to run an air conditioner to keep things livable. Otherwise, the sweltering heat will just drain our brains and make it impossible to get any work done. Thankfully, a new kind of technology has been developed to make air conditioners a lot more energy efficient.
  • The US National Renewable Energy Laboratory, part of the Department of Energy, has just announced the development of a new type of air conditioning technology.
  • Desiccants are known to make things dryer by sucking out the moisture. The type the NREL uses are syrupy liquids, that are basically attracted to humidity and rapidly create dry air. These systems can get quite complex, which is why we haven’t seen any on the consumer market yet. NREL has solved this problem by using thin hydrophobic membranes that integrate desiccation and evaporative cooling. The result is a system that provides better comfort and humidity control.
  • They’re also greener because they use salt solutions instead of refrigerants. This means that there are no CFCs or HCFCs to worry about. The new tech is called DEVap and uses little electricity since it relies on an absorption cycle. The goal is the license this out to the air conditioning industry. Hopefully, in a few years, we’ll be seeing these new types of ACs on the markets.

Solar Camera Strap...

If you like to take a whole lot of outdoor pictures until your battery dies and your neck ends up beat red, then this is the camera strap for you. It actually uses all that power the sun usually is using just to give you a nasty sunburn and charges your camera with it. The whole strap has a large flexible solar panel on it that’s just waiting to soak up a little sun. This design was created by Weng Jie. It could be used for those times when you need power for big events and don’t happen to have a spare battery handy. You could even just lay it out in a window when you’re not taking pictures to charge it up other times. Sadly, right now this is just a concept design, so it can’t be purchased just yet.

Texas Instruments Presents Blaze Tablet...

A company called Texas Instruments recently presented its latest gadget - a tablet called Blaze. The company's new device includes a 1GHz OMAP4 chip, which is meant to increase software compatibility. The tablet boasts a 10.4-inch XVGA LCD multitouch display, with a 1024 x 768 resolution that features a cellular modem, WLAN, Bluetooth, GPS and FM connectivity. There's also HDMI, SD card and USB ports for connectivity. In addition, the Blaze tablet has multiple external camera modules and an external DLP pico-projector. You may also find 1GB RAM and 32GB flash memory. It is worth mentioning that the tablet includes an accelerometer and gyroscope to provide an unforgettable gaming experience. If you want to be the owner of one of such tablets you will need to wait until August. Currently the company did not provide any details regarding the pricing.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Pillow Talk - Networking Long Distance Lovers...

Pillow Talk is a project by Interaction Design Student Joanna Montgomery aiming to connect long distance lovers. Each person has a pillow for their bed and a sensor fitted into a wearable chest strap, which they wear to sleep at night. The chest sensor wirelessly communicates with the other person’s pillow; when one person goes to bed, their lover’s pillow begins to glow softly to indicate their presence. Placing your head on the pillow allows you to hear the real-time heartbeat of your loved one. The result is an intimate interaction between two lovers, regardless of the distance between them. The project is built using a transceiver from a Polar exercise watch, built into a circuit which runs via an Arduino board.

Bringing Wearable Tech to Market...

It's 2010 and we're yet to see wearables make it to market. It's been a year since I became enamored with fashion and technology and, as far as careers are concerned, perhaps that's not a very long time. It just feels like a long time especially when the conversation around wearables and manufacturing has not shifted one bit. At every e-textiles and wearables conference I have read about in the past year, everyone from designers and engineers to manufacturers of high-tech fabrics are always bemoaning the difficulty in manufacturing wearables. Everyone except Ryan and Francesca, the fashion technologists behind the london-based Cute Circuit, who for years have been diligently working to bring wearable technology to market. In 2006, Cute Circuit fascinated the mainstream media with the Hug Shirt and was awarded one of the best Inventions of 2006 by Time Magazine. Even then, the Hug Shirt — although costly — was available for purchase. Recently Cute Circuit has been hitting the red carpet by designing custom electronic gowns for performers such as Katy Perry and Safura, creating a buzz in the media world and piquing the interest of mainstream consumers for wearable technology.Now it appears that Cute Circuit with their Twirkle T will trump the industry once again and bring a fashionable electronic LED T to market (hopefully) at a reasonable price that we can all afford. The Twirkle T is bedazzled with crystals and LEDs that sparkle at night "following the movement of the wearer’s body." It's powered by two small watch batteries and it is, of course, washable. Every few weeks a new design will be released to add to your Twirkle T collection. Their online shop isn't currently open but I will certainly write up a post when it does!

Verena Knitting Magazine Summer 2010...

A magazine photo shoot for the Summer of 2010 by Verena Knitting.

Prysm: Eco-Friendly Laser Phosphor Display – Quad HD And 3D HD...

California based company – Prysm has unveiled their latest HDTV that claims having low power consumption and designed with Laser Phosphor Display (LPD). The color processing on Prysm’s LPD is reaching 14 bit/color, 4.4 trillion colors. The r rate is 240Hz while a mere 0.003ms. Prysm Laser Phosphor Display is capable of displaying both quad HD and 3D HD. The basic principle is using laser beams bouncing off to phosphor pixels embedded in the display made of glass and plastic. On power usage, Prysm’s LPD requires a mere 10 per cent power of a plasma display. No info on the pricing and availability yet, for more info on the technical specifications, you could visit Prysm here.

E-Ink: Flexible And Unbreakable Plastic Display...

New kind of flexible plastic display from E-ink is claimed to be flexible and unbreakable plastic display. This new type of plastic display invention will work fine when it comes to full readability regardless of whether you are indoors or outdoors, resulting in near paper quality, a sad fact that Apple iPad does not have. The basic idea of Electronic Ink display is ideally a reflective technology which requires no front or backlight, and is viewable under a wide range of lighting conditions, including direct sunlight, and requires no power to maintain an image. Will E-Ink’s flexible and unbrekable plastic display become the next generation of fold-able, scrollable and bendable flexible display?

UR-CC1 AlTiN: URWERK – Black Cobra Wrist Watch...

UR-CC1 AlTiN is made from grey gold case tranformed into black, to further emphasized on black character and black heart. Designed in limited edition of 25 pieces, you could imagine how high the sky will be when it talks about price.Hold on the “Black Cobra” face and you will see two unusual indications: jumping hours and retrograde minutes. UR-CC1 AlTiN designed with Bright yellow glowing from black anthracite is the only luminous evidence emmetting from this reptilian machine. The hours and minutes count down the time by moving linearly.
  • UR-CC1 AlTiN is a timeless creation and the fruit of multiple inspirations: the talented and avant-garde watchmaker Louis Cottier (1894-1966); a reflexion on the myriad dimensions of time; and even a fond reminiscence of the linear instruments panels found on some old American cars.
The grey gold watch comes in Aluminium Titane Nitride and features a PE-CVD treated titanium base. These 53.9mm long, 42.6mm wide, and 15.4mm tall watch comes with Calibre UR-8.02a movement. The limited edition watches have a 39-hour power reserve and will see only 25 pieces.UR-CC1 AlTiN Black Cobra’s Technical Details:

Boîtier: grey gold treated with AlTiN (Aluminium Titane Nitride), base in PE-CVD treated titanium

  • hardness of gold : 380 Vickers
  • hardness of AlTiN : 3800 Vickers
  • Indications:linear jumping hours
  • Linear retrograde minutes
  • seconds displayed both lineally and digitally, a world first
  • length : 53.9mm
  • width : 42.6mm
  • height : 15.4mm
  • Calibre UR-8.02
Main characteristics
  • Minute and hour cylinders in aluminium elox (Anodicaly Inactivated Aluminium)
  • cylinder brackets in titanium
  • honeycombed rack and seconds disk in nickel manufactured using photolithography
  • base plate in ARCAP P40 treated with black PVD
  • triple cam in beryllium bronze
  • unidirectional winding rotor masse regulated by pneumatic brake « Fly Brake »
  • Balance frequency: 28′800 bph/4Hz
  • Power Reserve: 39 hours
  • Number of jewels: 27 jewels in base movement
  • 10 jewels in complication
bridges decorated with perlage then treated with black pvd, movement components decorated with perlage, micro-blasted, complication components diamond-cut and mirror polished, gold case micro-basted then treated with AlTiN, titanium base plate treated with PE-CVD.

Bringrr helps you not forget your Cell phone...

This next device is quite similar to the ZOMM in the sense that it can help you not forget your keys. Like the ZOMM, the Bringrr is able to sync wirelessly to your cellular phone via Bluetooth. Unlike the ZOMM, it appears to be designed to say in the car, and use on of the cigarette lighter outlets as a power source. So, if you get in the car, and you forget your cellular phone, the Bringrr will sound an alarm. Then you can stop your car, get out and get your phone and be on your way before you miss some important phone call. You will notice how I keep comparing the Bringrr to the ZOMM. I guess that until now, I thought the ZOMM was really the only product of its type. Something tells me that this product will not be the last of its type. As long as people keep forgetting their cellular phones, there will always be a product designed to prevent it. And the company that makes these products will make a profit, hopefully. So how much would you pay not to lose your cellular phone? How about $35, because that is about the cost. I don’t think I’ve lost my cell before, but it did get busted up, and it cost $50.00 to replace. I suppose $35 is a small price to pay to avoid a similar bad experience.

Google, Verizon, and Motorola unveil the Droid X...

Yesterday, there was a huge kickoff for the Motorola Droid X from Verizon. In attendance was Google CEO Eric Schmidt, Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen, Google vice president of engineering Andy Rubin, Motorola co-CEO Sanjay Jha, and Verizon Wireless executive vice president John Stratton. But enough name-dropping, how is the phone? The Droid X is a phone that has Android 2.1, but it be upgrading to 2.2 (Froyo) sometime this summer. It has 8GB of onboard storage with expansion of up to 32GB and it actually has a 16GB memory card right in the box. The screen is a whopping 4.3 inches and it is definitely designed for video as it is capable of 720p video capture and has an HDMI out port. In addition to this, it has an 8-megapixel camera with dual LED flash. Find out the extra paid feature after the jump. As for this other feature, the user will have to pay an extra for $20 a month for it. The Droid X can be used as an integrated mobile hotspot for up to 5 devices connected over Wi-Fi. The twenty dollar fee only covers the first 2GB of data, and then it is 5 cents per MB overage. As for the price of the Droid X itself, it runs about $199.99, and will go on sale July 15th.

Giant Solar Plant planned for the Sahara, to Power Europe...

I just heard this quote from my Source, and I really hope that it is true. If a mere 1% of the Sahara Desert were covered in solar panels, enough energy would be generated to power the entire world. Man, I wish that I could prove that! I mean, I probably could with a little study, then a little math, but if it is true, then all that desert out there in the Sahara that does nothing but fill with hot sun could be used for some eco-friendly power! In fact, a massive solar farm is planned to be constructed in the Sahara, and should be finished sometime in the next five years. It is slated to go until 2050, with a small portion of energy going to European nations, and then increase as the technology for transmitting energy is improved. Yeah, there is sort of a big “if” in that last sentence. I realize that sometimes I write articles about fake tech that somehow leaks to legitimate sources, and I hope that this is one of those times. As it is, this illustration looks like a still shot from a little-seen Matthew McConaughey film Sahara. If you can really fill one percent of Africa’s biggest desert and gain enough power the world, than let’s fill ten percent. Heck, fill it all up man! I’m sure that the situation is more complicated than that, though.

Solar Spark Lighter...

This is one of those camping gadgets that is interesting and if you could get used to the change, could be very handy. It’s not something that’s really an option in an area lacking light, but if you have a whole lot of sunlight it’ll save you from having to carry around a constant supply of matches. Plus, unlike matches if something liquid spills in with your camping gear, it can still be used. It’s made of stainless steel and is therefore very durable, so it can handle those harsh conditions. Plus it can be used time and time again unlike other fire starters like lighter fluid. The disk itself uses a parabolic mirror and the shape makes it so the light is focused in a small area. That makes it so that it will catch anything on fire that is between the two prongs. It can even be used for frivolous things like incense. It’s pocket size and can be purchased for $19.95 from Solar Sphere.

Toshiba Libretto W100 - Ultra-Portable Netbook with Two Touchscreens...

The tech giant Toshiba has recently unveiled the images of its new gadget called Libretto W100, which is an ultra mobile computer with two 7-inch LCD touchscreens. When you open the computer its two screens can be used as one. Each screen can be used to surf through different applications. In addition, you can use one display as a virtual keyboard. While this portable computer can be used as a netbook, you may also use it to read e-books if it is flipped on its side. It is worth mentioning that each screen has a 1,024 x 600 pixel resolution and LED backlighting that allows reducing power consumption. The LED backlighting is a very useful feature, considering the fact that the battery holds for only 2 hours. Virtual keyboards are considered by some users somewhat inconvenient, which is why Toshiba decided to include vibration feedback in its multi-mode virtual keyboard. The latter has several typing modes: full 108 key, simplified (without the numbers and symbol keys), thumb and 10-key numeric pad. The W100 runs Windows 7 Home Premium. Its heart is a 1.2 GHz Intel Pentium U5400 (CULV) processor. In addition, the device boasts a 2GB of RAM. Among other features you will find:

- integrated Bluetooth v2.1;
- microSD card slot;
- USB 2.0 port;
- 1.02Mp webcam with face recognition;
- 62GB SSD.
The gadget measures 7.95 x 4.84 x 1.2-inches (L x W x H) and is available in black with brushed aluminum finish. Toshiba looks forward to launch its new device in Japan this August. Meanwhile there is no information on when the gadget will hit other markets.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Street Style: Trendspiration: Cowgirl Style in Flare...

Any venture that references Johnny Cash songs and smoking guns gets a piece of my heart, even if it's a bit heavy on the cheesy puns and boot-scooting references. But most of all it's packed with new ideas and styling inspirations for working cowboys & Indians chic into your wardrobe. Amanda Laine is like a young Jennifer Connelly gone West in this shoot for Flare Canada. Chris Nicholls photographed the shoot.

Street Style: Natasha Poly: Blonde Hairspiration...

Still looking for some inspiration for another 2010 hairstyle (the change in season is as good as any excuse for a change in style)? Then take some slicked peroxide blonde hairspiration from supermodel Natasha Poly. Snapped by photographer Matt Irvin for the July 2010 issue of Vogue Russia, it's sadly the only picture I have of Natasha from the issue but it's impact is enough that one picture still satisfies.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Karlie Kloss for Donna Karan Autumn / Fall 2010...

Karlie Kloss may prove to be the model of her generation. She simply has that 'it' quality. It's elusive. Hard to pin down. But it's unmistakable. Less elusive is her wow factor as the face of Donna Karan's Autumn / Fall 2010 advertising campaign. Sensual, simplistic, and instantly classic, the elegance of the styling takes it somewhere towards being a representation of the modern Grace Kelly.