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Karl Lagerfeld to create fragrance that smells of books - Fashion - Life & Style. According to the German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), Lagerfeld - who is known for his love of books and says he stocks more than 300,000 of them in his famous personal library - is already working on the fragrance with his publisher of choice, Steidl, which distributes most of the designer's photography books.

Karl Lagerfeld to create fragrance that smells of books - Fashion - Life & Style

FAZ reports that Paper Passion, which will be sold inside a hardcover book with the pages hollowed out to hold the flacon, will be developed with Berlin perfumer Geza Schön, who told the paper that "the fragrance will have a fatty note," probably along the lines of linoleum, and that he was taking his inspiration from the smell of printed and unprinted paper. For those who can't wait until the perfume comes out, there are several paper-inspired fragrances already on the market, including Demeter's Paperback, Zadig & Voltaire's Tome 1, or Hammam Bouquet by Penhaligons. Tinted Windows that Generate Electricity. Light power: A flexible, lightweight solar panel from Heliatek.

Tinted Windows that Generate Electricity

A startup in Germany has developed a new kind of solar panel made of small, organic molecules deposited on polyester films. The technology is similar to what’s used for OLED displays for phones and flat-screen TVs. Néo-luddites de tous les pays… Avis de recherche des "casseurs de métiers" (1811) «Par justice pour l’humanité, nous pensons de notre Devoir Sacré de vous avertir qu’au cas où vous ne Prendriez Pas des mesures pour Enlever les Machines d’Apprêt Dans un délai de Sept Jours [...] votre fabrique avec tout ce qu’elle Contient sera Mise à feu à coup Sûr. [...]

Néo-luddites de tous les pays…

Nous ne Désirons Point vous Causer le Moindre Tort, mais nous avons la ferme Détermination de Détruire Et les Machines d’Apprêt et les Métiers Mécaniques quels qu’en soient les Propriétaires [...]» C’est avec une certaine délectation que nous reproduisons ici une lettre anonyme déposée chez un fabricant textile de Stockport, dans la région de Manchester. Elle est datée du 19 avril de l’an de grâce… 1812.


L'imprimante de chocolats Choc Edge est en pré-commandes. Mise à jour (2) : Choc Edge a ouvert les pré-commandes de son imprimante pour gourmands. Réservée aux professionnels ou aux amateurs fortunés, l'imprimante de chocolats est proposée à un prix de lancement de 3 000 euros, sous réserve du paiement d'une avance de 30 %. L'entreprise britannique prévient sur son site qu'actuellement, l'imprimante n'est pas certifiée pour délivrer des chocolats propres à la consommation. Elle doit donc être utilisée pour réaliser des chocolats décoratifs exclusivement.

The rise of e-reading. Released: April 4, 2012 21% of Americans have read an e-book.

The rise of e-reading

The increasing availability of e-content is prompting some to read more than in the past and to prefer buying books to borrowing them. By Lee Rainie, Kathryn Zickuhr, Kristen Purcell, Mary Madden and Joanna Brenner One-fifth of American adults (21%) report that they have read an e-book in the past year, and this number increased following a gift-giving season that saw a spike in the ownership of both tablet computers and e-book reading devices such as the original Kindles and Nooks. In mid-December 2011, 17% of American adults had reported they read an e-book in the previous year; by February, 2012, the share increased to 21%. The rise of e-books in American culture is part of a larger story about a shift from printed to digital material.

Those who have taken the plunge into reading e-books stand out in almost every way from other kinds of readers. Asus décline le ZenBook rose en édition limitée PC Portable/Netbook intel Ultrabook UX21 Zenbook. En fin d’année dernière , le constructeur Asus avait présenté son premier ultrabook, le ZenBook. Avec un châssis gris métal, celui-ci était principalement destiné à la gente masculine à la recherche d’un ordinateur portable performant et ultra fin.

Aujourd’hui, le constructeur annonce la sortie d’une déclinaison avec des nouvelles couleurs : Hot Pink et Rose Gold. Histoire de séduire un plus large public... L’ ordinateur portable ultrabook Asus ZenBook UX21 propose des lignes particulièrement fines puisqu’il mesure seulement 3 mm en son point le plus fin et 17 mm pour la partie la plus épaisse. Il propose un châssis métallique revue et corrigé arborant une couleur rose plus ou moins prononcé : Hot Pink ou Rose Gold. Microsoft Cracks List of Top Linux Contributors. The Linux Foundation has released its annual report on the top contributors to Linus Torvalds’s open source operating system, and there’s a new name on the list: Microsoft.

Microsoft Cracks List of Top Linux Contributors

For years, Microsoft kept its distance from the open source movement, and at one point, CEO Steve Ballmer referred to Linux as a cancer, seeing the open source OS as a threat to Microsoft’s Windows operating system and other proprietary tools built by the Redmond software giant. But in recent years, the company has come to realize that it needs the open source community on its side. And in some cases, Microsoft is actually contributing to high-profile open source projects, including Hadoop, Samba, and, yes, the grandaddy of the all: Linux.

The top three contributors are Red Hat (10.7 percent), Intel (7.2), and Novell, which is now owned by the Attachmate Group (3.3). But the largest chuck of contributors have no corporate affiliation (16.2 percent). The Market Curve: The Life Cycle Of New Technology Markets. Editor’s Note: This guest post is written by Doug Pepper, who is a General Partner at InterWest Partners where he invests in SaaS, mobile, consumer Internet and digital media companies.

The Market Curve: The Life Cycle Of New Technology Markets

He blogs at Everyone expects startups, even successful ones, to undergo a cycle of hype, disappointment and ultimately growth on the way to a sustainable business. But what about new technology markets themselves? Does the growth of a new market follow a similar pattern? Fred Wilson recently wrote about the twists and turns that startups face (expanding on Paul Graham’s astute “Startup Curve”). The chart below shows the basic pattern. For entrepreneurs and investors the most exciting element of the Market Curve is that, once the trough ends, strong technology markets ultimately prove more valuable than anyone imagined even during the Hype Cycle. Internet: Broadband Penetration and YouTube Amazon has surfed the wave of the Internet’s Market Curve almost from the very beginning.