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The Data-Crunching Powerhouse Behind ‘Avatar’ « Data Center Knowledge. A look at some of the high-density server and networking gear inside the Weta Digital data center used to render the animation for the new James Cameron movie "Avatar.

The Data-Crunching Powerhouse Behind ‘Avatar’ « Data Center Knowledge

" (Photo: Foundry Networks Inc.) It takes a lot of data center horsepower to create the stunning visual effects behind blockbuster movies such as King Kong, X-Men, the Lord of the Rings trilogy and most recently, James Cameron’s $230 million Avatar. Tucked away in Wellington, New Zealand are the facilities where visual effects company Weta Digital renders the imaginary landscapes of Middle Earth and Pandora at a campus of studios, production facilities, soundstages and a purpose-built data center. F.lux: software to make your life better. Future mobile phones Future technology. Mind you, this is not a “Green” concept and neither does it claim to be “Eco Friendly”.

Future mobile phones Future technology

It’s just a helpful solution for a tricky situation. The situation being: you running out of juice on your mobile phone. So what do you do? Remove the battery from the back of the phone; give it a few good turns around your index finger and its gathered enough power to last you a conversation or a safe trip to your charger and electric point. Designers: Song Teaho & Hyejin Lee Future technology devices conceptEbook readersConcept phone nokiaInteresting technologyFuture computers conceptCool gadgets 2010. Happy Feet. H2Goo - Bathtime Fun. Category: Technology. More power, aggression to Bentley Continental GT Speed.  Windows 7 GodMode. Yes you read it right, I know it seems like a joke, but guess what it’s a reality.

Windows 7 GodMode

Windows 7 has a GodMode which enables you to have a place where you can get to all the settings without having to browse around and click through options and folders in control panel. So, How can I enable this whatsoever called GodMode on my Windows 7? The answer is really simple, just follow the following instruction and you are ready to go: Create a new folder in any place you like, i.e. your Desktop.Name this new folder as: GodMode.

{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}Now you can see that the folder icon has been changed and you are ready to use the GodMode.Click on the icon and see all your windows settings under one place. This GodMode contain almost 45 settings categories with at least 278 item to play within your system. Resources: Less Than Dot Like this: Like Loading... Why I Returned My iPad - Peter Bregman. A little more than a week after buying the iPad, I returned it to Apple.

Why I Returned My iPad - Peter Bregman

The problem wasn’t the iPad exactly, though it has some flaws. The problem was me. I like technology, but I’m not an early adopter. I waited for the second-generation iPod, the second-generation iPhone, and the second-generation MacBook Air. But the iPad was different. So at 4 PM on the day the 3G iPad was released, for the first time in my life, I waited in line for two hours to make a purchase. I set up my iPad in the store because I wanted to make sure I could start using it the very moment I bought it. I did my email on it, of course. It didn’t take long for me to encounter the dark side of this revolutionary device: it’s too good. It’s too easy. Sure I might want to watch an episode of Weeds before going to sleep.

The brilliance of the iPad is that it’s the anytime-anywhere computer. The iPhone can do roughly the same thing, but not exactly. So why is this a problem? Boredom. Guilty as charged. Dual Music Player That Plays Your MP3 Collection & Your CDs. Dual Music Player That Plays Your MP3 Collection & Your CDs You want to enjoy your audio CDs while traveling but you also have a huge MP3 collection at home that you want to take with you.

The ideal solution? DMP, a portable music player that supports CD and MP3 files. Use the MP3 player as you normally would, hang it around your neck, clip it on your jeans or place it in your pocket. Otherwise open both sides and insert your favorite CD and you got yourself a CD player my friend. Designer: Yong-Seong Kim.