Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Document Extractor Multifunction Screen as Scanner and Printer

Document Extractor Multifunction Screen as Scanner and Printer - There's so many futuristic design concept that will change our perception in the next few years about how to use the gadget. Like this concept that combine a scanner, printer and screen on one single gadget named Document extractor. How it works?

Designers with their futuristic concepts often force us to see the future well in advance. It’s not one or two of them, almost every concept we come across has something novel to show. Now, this monitor, Known as Document Extractor by designer Byeong Min Choe, may resemble an iMac for once but it’s all novel to the core. The full-touchscreen monitor makes provision to stock paper in a tray behind it, where from it prints data on the sheets of paper that slide out of the bottom of the computer. The same passage that lets the printed paper out is used to stuff in matter for scanning.

This screen will be entirely touch-based as well, allowing you to crop and print portions of your screen using some sort of print/scan application. Choe aims for this computer to be a big time saver as it might be able to not only cut out the amount of devices you need sitting on your desk, but also the amount of time you need to move back and forth from different applications for each device

This is one amazing concept which will not only save space on our desks tomorrow, but will also save the users that extra pain it takes to move around the workstation collecting printouts from the printer etc. More picture of this amazing design concept after the jump.

Via : Slashgear

Monday, November 29, 2010

Electrolux Infinity I-Kitchen Linux Refrigerator

Electrolux Infinity I-Kitchen Linux Refrigerator - this refrigerator by Electrolux was equipped with Linux OS and enabled you to surfing the internet. Imagine a High Tech luxury refrigerator which can help you to find a recipes and tips to make a delicious things? Now you can fulfill your dreams with this Electrolux Infinity I-Kitchen Linux Refrigerator a Web Enabled Refrigerators.

Web-enabled refrigerators have been around for a while now. But, Electrolux takes a step further in the internet generation with its new Infinity I-Kitchen, developed in collaboration with the Brazilian subsidiary of Electrolux and ProFusion embedded systems. The refrigerator features a touchscreen-enabled ARM device running Linux that allows customers to access built-in applications including, notes, calendar, contacts, reminders, photos, tips and recipes with a clean user interface.

The display has a resolution of 480×800 and the hardware is a Freescale i.MX25 running at 400Mhz with 128Mb RAM. This new refrigerator brings high-end technology to the kitchen and provides users with unparalleled control over the refrigerator operations. We hope it also allows its owners to maintain their grocery list, enable shopping goods from the online retailers from the kitchen and watch television and send e-mail messages, so all you nerds can now operate from your kitchen while helping out your partner in the Christmas preparations.

Here's more picture of this Hi-tech Electrolux Infinity I-Kitchen Linux Refrigerator

Via : Bornrich.org

Impressions of Florence (Italy) - November 2010

Greetings from Florence! Those of you who've been reading this blog a little longer may remember that I visited this beautiful Italian city a year ago. My previous impressions can be found in this post. While Florence isn't huge and I always end up taking similar photos of the city during every visit, I thought I'd share some of my more recent images with you here. What I have noticed during this trip, aside from the lower temperatures (though this is the case for most of Europe at the moment), was that the town seems to be more Christmassy compared to previous years - but thankfully nowhere near as commercial as other places I've seen.

Florence Italy Ponte VecchioView of Florence taken from Ponte Vecchio.

As always, I'm doing what one should do while in Italy: stuffing myself with food, drinking too much coffee and indulging in a little window shopping (no purchases yet). Posts dedicated to retail therapy will follow of course, but for now I'll focus on the more scenic aspects... and a few tasty treats.

Florence Italy South BankThe South Bank across the river.

Florence Italy StreetsThe city streets lit up with Christmas lights.

Florence Italy Santa Maria del Fiore DuomoFlorence's most famous building: the Santa Maria del Fiore cathedral.

Florence Italy sweetsThe best place to be, if you have a sweet tooth. Yummy treats include chocolates, cantucci, biscotti, panettone and Sicilian cannoli.

Florence Italy landmarksSome of the city's landmarks as seen from across the river.

Florence Italy street lampA very ornate street lamp taken at the junction below.

Florence Italy shoppingPrime shopping location in the heart of the city.

Florence Italy gourmentMore Italian delights, such as Parma ham, cappuccino/espresso and homemade gnocchi.

Florence Italy Ponte VecchioJust off Ponte Vecchio.

Florence Italy Piazza del Signora Palazzo VecchioPiazza del Signora and Palazzo Vecchio with some of its surrounding statues.

Florence Italy via de TornabuoniThe grand via de Tornabuoni with its historic buildings and luxury boutiques.

Florence Italy archThe majestic arch leading away from Piazza della Repubblica.

Florence Italy landscapeMore Tuscan landscape.

Florence Italy gelato ice creamIt may be cold... but at least your ice cream won't melt. Ice lollies and gelato galore.

Florence Italy rooftops hillsOn top of the world: rooftops and hills around Florence.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Acer Iconia the Real Dual Screen Laptop

Acer Iconia will be the futuristic concept of laptop with their dual screen feature. which ditches the physical keyboard to get laptops to compete with the tablets style-on. Now, that may seem confusing, but then a laptop sans a keyboard could be dubbed a tablet, what say? Introduced at the Acer Global Press event in New York City, the concept laptop, called the Acer Iconia has two 14-inch touchscreen displays attached by a hinge. Scheduled to run Window 7, the laptop’s top screen functions as the primary screen, while the one below serves as a navigation panel, displaying things like the keyboard, touch wheel and on-screen controls etc, the display can also work as an extension for the primary display.

Here's the specification of this Dual Screen laptop named Acer Iconia.

The laptop weighing in at about 6.1 pounds features an Intel Core i5 480 processor, 4GB of RAM, 640GB hard drive and Clear-fi, a device networking intiative for media sharing. In addition to an Acer’s interface overlay – Acer Ring, which makes accessing documents and Web pages, resizing pictures and navigating through content library very easy, the laptop will have two USB 2.0 ports, one USB 3.0, HDMI-out, a 1.3-megapixel Webcam and Bluetooth. Acer claims the laptop would be available in US markets by Christmas or latest by January, but also confirms that there will be no SDK available for it until December, so you may have to live with limited customized software Acer has designed initially.

More pics of Acer Iconia after the jump

Via : PCworld

Saturday, November 27, 2010

VW Mini Gol Special Vehicle for Mini People

VW Mini Gol Special Vehicle for Mini People - VW Made a special vehicle for dwarf people. this kind of vehicle is far smaller from a normal vehicle.Volkswagen is building a low priced compact car named Gol in Brazil since 1980. This model gave birth to VW Mini-Gol in 2008 which is approximately 30% of the size of the original. Its compact yet lucid size is perfect for little people (5-foot or less).

There have been decent efforts in the past to provide dwarfs with decent means of transportation, but those were limited to modifying the cars to suit the purpose than actually building a new vehicle. However; the one here is a new paradigm.

To tell you more about VW Mini-Gol, the German manufacture has build only two such vehicles in Brazil so far and they’re used as show cars at auto events in Brazil. One such model has been put on display at Leisure Park Santa Catarina, Brazil and is one of the striking attractions. The VW Mini-Gol is all about two distinctive features: its powertrain and its size. It’s propelled by 5.5hp engine, can reach a top speed of 27km/h and is merely 2.25 meters long. Everything else such as seats, dashboard and the instrumentation do not receive any amendment, except the scale.

Here's another picture of this special vehicle for dwarf people named VW Gol.

Via : Automotto

Overweight Twins Weight Loss Success Stories

Overweight Twins Weight Loss Success Stories - Here's another motivational weight loss stories for those who want to reduce their weight. the Twins from Belgia managed to lose their weights together. When identical twins Karren Fraser and Paula Muir decided to lose weight - one didn’t want to be bigger than the other. They had always done everything together and both refused to be left standing as the fat twin.

So they had an unusual race to lose weight. Mrs Muir decided she was going to lose weight the traditional way by diet and exercise - whilst Mrs Fraser decided on a more drastic course of action and had a gastric band fitted.

The twins have now managed to lose a staggering 22 stone between them. Mrs Muir now weighs a trim 12 stone, and Mrs Fraser weighs nine stone. Mrs Fraser, 46, said: ‘Paula and I have always done things together and not even our parents could tell us apart.

‘We both decided to lose weight and we were both determined to stick to it. If one had lost it and not the other, it would be like looking in a mirror and seeing what you could look like thin if you tried.’

The twins decided on their pact after the death of their father Roy in February 2007. Mrs Fraser said: ‘Dad was really worried about Paula and I as we were so big. We’d both struggled with our weights all our lives. We’d tried every diet going - the Cabbage Diet, the Cambridge Diet, but nothing had worked.

‘I weighed 22 stone and Paula weighed 21 stone and we were both size 24. We had always laughed it off , and even made it part of our personalities to be large lively girls, but when dad said he was worried about us, we decided we needed to lose the weight.’

Mrs Fraser looked on the internet and decided that her course of action was going to be a gastric band operation. She said: ‘We’d tried every diet going and had even taken slimming pills previously, but nothing had worked. I knew if I was going to lose weight, I needed to do something different.’

But there was one problem. Mrs Muir couldn’t afford the £3,500 cost of a gastric band operation like her sister. There was only one option. She had to lose weight the traditional way, with diet and exercise.

Mrs Fraser, who has two children Tara, 24, and Jake, 20, said: ‘There is a lot of rivalry between Paula and myself. Neither of us wants to be in the shadow of the other. So Paula decided that even though diets hadn’t worked for us in the past, she was going to go on a diet and keep up with me.’

Mrs Fraser had the operation in April 2007 at a hospital in Belgium and she managed to lose six stone. Then in July 2008 she had the band re-fixed and she has now managed to lose a further six stone. But not to be outdone, Mrs Muir decided she was going to eat the same size portions as her sister.

Mrs Fraser said: ‘Paula and I were eating tiny sized portions. It seemed weird after what we used to eat. My stomach told me I was full, but it was harder for her because she hadn’t had a band fitted. She wanted to lick the pattern off the plate afterwards. ‘I really admired her willpower. She was adamant that she was only going to eat what I did.’

Mrs Muir, a charity worker, who lives with husband Peter, 46, an engineer, in Whiston, Merseyside, and has three sons, Liam, 26, Layton, 25, and Dominic, 20, said: ‘I was really jealous of Karren when she told me she was going to have a gastric band fitted.

‘She lost weight very easily afterwards and it was much harder than me, but I wasn’t going to be left behind. We had made a pact to lose weight together, so thats what I was going to do. ‘For breakfast we had porridge instead of fried breakfast and we ditched the takeaways.

‘I started power walking too, to try and help shift the weight. For every pound that Karren lost, it gave me the incentive to keep going too.

‘She had the band to tell her when she was full, but I’d listen to her and when she stopped eating because she was full, I did too.’ Because the twins have lost so much weight they had to have operations to remove loose skin afterwards.

Mrs Fraser had a tummy tuck in April last year, and Mrs Muir had the same operation last July. Mrs Fraser, who lives with partner David Knight, 50, in Widnes, Cheshire, is now a slim size 10 and Mrs Muir is a size 12.

She added: ‘Its been hard work, especially for Paula, but we both feel absolutely fantastic now. We have got so much more energy. We just wish our father could have seen what we have achieved. He would have been so proud of us both.

‘It may have been an unusual way to lose weight, doing it as a race between us. But it was the way to succeed.’

Via : Dailymail.co.uk

Friday, November 26, 2010

How to lose 210 Pounds in 18 Months by Harriet Jenkins way

How to lose 210 Pounds in 18 Months by Harriet Jenkins way - This woman try hard to reduce her weight for about 15st in just 18 months. 15 stone was equal to 210pound. About 18 months ago Harriet Jenkins weighed 26 stone. On this picture you can see how she looked like back then. A lot has changed in 1.5 year. Inside this post, you can see Harriet’s amazing weight loss results. This could be a great motivation for those who want to reduce their weight. just remember an exercise and healthy food was a best example for weight loss programs. See the picture on the left? that was Harriet Jenkins today with the picture of herself 18 months ago. see the big difference?

Harriet Jenkins, 25, wanted to become a teacher, but with her 30-size clothes and 26st 7.5lbs weight she understood that pupils would taunt her. One day Harriet’s friend suggested she should join a slimming group, and she did. Well i think if Harriett Jenkins write a book based on her experience to reduce her weight so the books will be a best seller. just imagine in a 1,5 years she can lose 210 pounds!!!. It seems that Donna Simpson a Woman who want to become the fattest woman in the planet doesn't need an advice from Jenkins.

18 months passed by, and the girl lost 10 dress sizes. She reached 11st 7lb, perfect weight for her 5ft 8in height. Harriet got the teaching job she dream about, and was named Slimming World’s Woman of the Year.

How did she manage it? The 25-year-old started exercising and eating healthy food. Here's the picture of Harriet Jenkins the Slimming World’s Woman of the Year.

Via : Various Source - Read Full story about how harriet jenkins way to reduce her weight on http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1330422/Slimming-World-Woman-Year-Harriet-Jenkins-dropped-10-dress-sizes.html