Aug 25, 2010

Artwork That Is Knitted : Amazing Work

This amazing artwork is all knitted. It is hard to believe that these objects could be made of yarn. However, when that yarn is in the hands of artist Nicole Gastonguay incredible things happen to it. She is truly a master of her craft.

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ASUS Immensity concept motherboard grandest as it might be

World known manufacturer of Eee PCs and other hardware crafts --Asus has sent SlashGear some shots of their new ASUS Immensity concept motherboard along with few limited details to somehow boost your rig identity. Including confirmed Lucid Hydra chipset, ATI Radeon 5000 Series GPU and USB 3.0 ports. Hit on the continue link for more delicious details and few images.

We just note few features but we want this be in production, wish. ASUS Immensity also adds some USB 2.0 ports, digital audio outputs, six SATA 3Gbps ports, two SATA 6Gbps ports and plenty of PCIe slots.

We've already saw ASUS ROG Maximus III Extreme mainboard with Bluetooth remote overclocking which seems really looking superb too. No word on whether this is something headed to production, but as said we intensely wish.


Hitachi 320GB: World’s Fastest 7mm Hard Drive

Is your computer almost backing down? Is it too slow for you? Perhaps this is because of slow speed and “class B” hard disk drives.

Now is the time for your answered prayers. The fastest hard disk, a magnetic disk which has platters that store all data, is a Serial ATA (SATA) 3Gbps Travelstar Z7K320 spins at 320GB with 7,200 RPM or “Travelstar Z”. Its innovator is Hitachi, a multi-national company originally based in Japan responsible for making high-technology gadgets.
In a press release, Hitachi showed the 320GB hard disk together with a bunch of other hard drives touted as the Z-series. It was in line with the company’s legacy of promoting “reliability, low-power consumption, exceptional shock resistance and quiet acoustic” in hard drives. Compared to other Solid State Drives, which uses solid-state memory as data capacity, it is no match for this new baby.

The new Hitachi Hard drive offers the most cost-effective and space-efficient storage solutions to logistical problems. Taking a cost per gigabyte and gigabyte per cubic millimeter (GB/mm3) analysis, SSDs are 17 times while 1.8-inch drives can be up to seven times more expensive on a cost per gigabyte. This new 2.5 inch & 7 mm thick HDD features a 1,334Mbps maximum transfer rate assisted by 16MB short-time storage cache. The HDD uses only 1.8 watts during reading or writing and 0.8 watts when idle. For environmental-conscious individuals, the disk is halogen free!

Wow isn’t it! This is the fastest disk drive of all times when it comes to saving space. A 7,200rpm is also more appealing than the former 5,200 rpm (when used in laptops and mobile PCs). I guess, the Travelstar is a tough competitor for the SSDs. Truly the world is fast-pacing and competition is rising. But surely, it won’t be offered at a low price. Bet on it! This one is going to be good for computer manufacturers who want to save space and still store that large amount of memory. It will hit the market in August and we’re left guessing as to the offered price. Whatever its price will be, I’m sure it will be quite around for some time!


Holographic Black Hole Mobile Phone Design

Those touchscreen phones with multi-touch technologies are pretty cool but it seems that future belongs to the holographic phones.

Here you can see a conceptual design that is based on holographic display technology. This phone is designed for Apple by Josselin Zaigouche but, sadly, it shouldn’t come to the market before 2020.

If you look better, you would see why this thing cannot be produced now. This is still something that can be seen in sci-fi movies but we believe that nothing is impossible and one day such phones and devices could become reality.


The New Bridge at the Hoover Dam

THE WIDER VIEW: Taking shape, the new bridge at the Hoover Dam:

Creeping closer inch by inch, 900 feet above the mighty Colorado River , the two sides of a $160 million bridge at the Hoover Dam slowly take shape.
The bridge will carry a new section of US Route 93 past the bottleneck of the old road which can be seen twisting and winding around and across the dam itself. 

When complete, it will provide a new link between the states of Nevada and Arizona . In an incredible feat of engineering, the road will be supported on the two massive concrete arches which jut out of the rock face.

The arches are made up of 53 individual sections each 24 feet long which have been cast on-site and are being lifted into place using an improvised high-wire crane strung between temporary steel pylons.

The arches will eventually measure more than 1,000 feet across. At the moment, the structure looks like a traditional suspension bridge. But once the arches are complete, the suspending cables on each side will be removed. Extra vertical columns will then be installed on the arches to carry the road. 
The bridge has become known as the Hoover Dam bypass, although it is officially called the Mike O'Callaghan- Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, after a former governor of Nevada and
 an American Football player from Arizona who joined the US Army and was killed in Afghanistan.
Work on the bridge started in 2005 and should finish next year. An estimated 17,000 cars and trucks will cross it every day. 

The dam was started in 1931 and used enough concrete to build a road from New York to San Francisco . The stretch of water it created, Lake Mead , is 110 miles long and took six years to fill. The original road was opened at the same time as the famous dam in 1936. 

An extra note: The top of the white band of rock in Lake Mead is the old waterline prior to the drought and development in the Las Vegas area. It is over 100 feet above the current water level.

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UltraMon is a utility for multi-monitor systems, designed to increase productivity and unlock the full potential of multiple monitors.

Efficiently move windows and 
maximize windows across the desktop

Manage more applications with the Smart Taskbar

Control application positioning with UltraMon Shortcuts

Multi-monitor support for desktop wallpapers and screen savers

Mirror your main monitor to secondary monitors for a presentation

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Portrait sketches of Famous People. Guess..who are?

  • Portrait sketches

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