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Throwable Panoramic Ball Camera has us seeing spherical potential

Throwable Panoramic Ball Camera has us seeing spherical potential
Each time there is a new way to capture media, especially when that means is inexpensive, the world goes nuts trying to see how they can show off their life and times with it. That's what's about to happen with this ball camera, the Throwable Panoramic Ball Camera, that is, a project that's currently Patent Pending and has been in the works, apparently, since back in 2010. The project has progressed to the point here in late 2011 where the designers feel it strong enough to present to the public - just toss it up in the air and at it's peak - SNAP - you've got a complete 360 degree view of the environment the ball is in. How's that for a new way of seeing things? This is more than a panoramic view, it's a whole new experience. Have a look at this video and see how it strikes you: This device contains 36 mobile phone camera modules and takes a full sphere of images right at the peak of flight. [via Pfeil] Related:  cool stuff

The Ten Best Horror Movies You Haven’t Seen | October means Halloween, and Halloween means horror, and horror? Well that means some damn good movies. I presume many of you are searching for a good horror flick to curl up with this month, and while I will advise you to first consult my 10 Best Horror Films of Decade list, I thought I’d compile a new one made up of films that aren’t quite as widely known. Yes, I love The Ring, The Orphanage and The Descent, but there are smaller, more niche movies that are deserving of your attention, and really, once you’ve been scared or grossed out once, it’s not quite the same if you watch the same film again. Here are some new titles that some of you may have seen, but I predict most of you will have not. You may think a few of them suck, and I’ll admit they’re not without their flaws, but if you’re looking for a few decent horror films, you could do a lot worse than these. 10. If you’re not in love with Amber Heard yet, watch Drive Angry, Zombieland or better yet, All the Boys Love Mandy Lane. 9.

Top 10 Unusual but Fascinating Cloud Formations What is the sky without little fluffy clouds? Boring if you ask me. A cloudless plain sky is like a garden without flowers. Clouds can generally be classified by appearance – cumulus (heap), stratus (layer), cirrus (curl), nimbus (rain) – or by height of cloud base – high level, mid level, low level clouds and clouds with vertical development. 10. The Kelvin-Helmholtz wave cloud looks like crashing ocean waves. Billow clouds are often good indicators of atmospheric instability. 9. Cirrus clouds come in many shapes and sizes and occur in the coldest and highest region of the troposphere. The delicate and thin cirrus radiatus clouds appear to converge towards one point on the horizon. 8. The beautiful shelf clouds are low-level semicircular arcus clouds. Shelf clouds stick out like a shelf from their parent thunderstorm cloud. This type of clouds is easily mistaken with wall clouds. The cloud in the above picture has been captured over Enschede, Netherlands. 7. 6. 5. 4. 3. 2. 1.

$13,000 Will Buy You Extreme Awesomeness 07Mar So if your got a little of ten thousand dollars to spare you could be the proud owner of this amazing machine. The hovercraft was built by New Zealander Rudy Heeman (@ThisIsGenius on Twitter). You start from the water and once you reach speeds of around 45 MPH you can begin to lift off. It has a top speed of just over 62 MPH and has a range of 140 miles. Made from mostly fiberglass, it’s 13 feet long, has a 100 HP inboard motor and comes with a purpose built trailer, GPS, ASI, and all the engine gauges. This machine is fast and furious,it roars like a lion,and is not for the ”faint hearted”.It is adrenalin pumping and exciting.Flying an aircraft,the best part is the takeoff and landing,this machine is always in takeoff and landing position,but there is always a runway beneath you. UPDATE: The auction (which ends next Saturday) is now up to nearly $30,000.

Chan Hwee Chong Makes Spiral Illustrations with a Single Line In one of the most impressive advertising ideas I have ever seen, Singapore-based art director and designer Chan Hwee Chong uses a single long line to create spiral recreations of famous artworks. In an inspired advertising campaign for Faber-Castell, designer Chan Hwee Chong demonstrates his unbelievable talent by creating spiral illustrations inspired by some of the most popular masterpieces in history. Using the above mentioned company’s pens, he starts with a blank canvas, and by drawing a continuous line in a spiral he somehow manages to make detailed reproductions of the famous works of art. The level of precision and control in Chong’s creations is simply amazing, and although I watched a short video of him in action, I’m still not sure how he manages to achieve such detailed reproductions with a single line. via Neatorama Reddit Stumble

Développer des photos avec du café et de la vitamine C Développer des photos avec du café et de la vitamine C Je sais que sur cette planète, certains éprouvent encore du plaisir à développer eux-mêmes leurs films d'appareil photo, plutôt que de switcher en numérique. Le truc, c'est que pour développer un film, il faut tout un tas de produits (révélateurs...etc.). Ça coûte cher, ou pire, vous n'en avez pas sous la main ? Pas de panique, j'ai une alternative à vous proposer. Il suffit pour développer vos photos, d'utiliser parmi d'autres ustensiles de base, du café, du carbonate de sodium et de la vitamine C pour remplacer le produit utilisé dans le développement des pellicules. Le photographe Danish Puthan Valiyandi a réalisé une petite vidéo très instructive sur sa recette maison. Parfait pour parfaire votre parfaite science du DIY à la MacGyver ! [Source et photo] Vous avez aimé cet article ?

Wake Up with Wake-Up Light | SoftSupplier Half-hour before you need to wake up, Philips Wake-Up Light emits light whose intensity increases gradually, simulating the sunrise. Unlike unnatural and shocking effect of alarm devices such as mobile phones, this period of constant exposure to light prepares the body for revival in a delicate manner, reducing the state of confusion when you wake up. The results are indicative, more than 1 in 8 users of Philips Wake-up Light believe this method to wake up from sleep is preferable to previous methods. For the awakening experience to be more pleasant, Philips Wake-Up Light sounds natural, soft, which will make you to wake up easily, such as birds chirping or the chimes created by the wind noise; also Philips Wake-Up Light is equipped with radio. Clinically proven that a similar effect of sunrise has a strong impact on the quality of awakening and energy level, having a positive effect on the “winter” mood. Monday, September 20, 2010 8:32 pm | Technology News | 2,320 views

8 Real Photographs That Prove Hell Exists on Earth Beware His Little Messengers If doves are the messengers of the Lord, then the Satanic Leaf Tailed Gecko is probably Old Scratch's preferred postal carrier. Though you should know that these guys are utterly harmless. It won't hurt you at all. It might ask you to hurt others, though. On a Fiery Steed He Rides... This is either a picture of the exact moment that Satan busted out his hot rod and started tearing ass into the apocalypse, or else poor Marty's stuck right at 87 MPH again. Or hey, maybe it just looks bitchin' and I'm trying to show you a neat picture. The entrance to hell is a labyrinth. This is the only rain in hell. And the crazy thing? The fort still stands exactly like this today. There are many different versions of the devil, and many interpretations of what it means for him to walk the Earth. This is an area outside of Darvaz in Uzbekistan. That was 35 years ago; it has burned ever since. "Whut?

Lytro, l'appareil-photo révolutionnaire, est disponible en pré-commande (USA seulement pour le moment) Imaginez un appareil-photo numérique qui ne propose aucun réglage à part un zoom manuel. Pas de réglage de focus, de netteté, de luminosité, d’exposition ni de vitesse d’ouverture. Imaginez un appareil-photo numérique qui ne propose aucun réglage à part un zoom manuel. C’est ce que propose Lytro, un appareil-photo d’un nouveau genre, en gestation depuis plusieurs mois dans les laboratoires d’une startup californienne (avec une levée de fonds de 50 millions de dollars à la clé, ce qui peut aider), et dont la sortie début 2012 vient d’être annoncée officiellement, avec ouverture des pré-commandes. Lytro utilise la technologie « Light field », qui permet de capter l’intégralité du spectre lumineux d’une scène sur n’importe-quel point de celle-ci dans l’espace. Trois modèles sont proposés : un gris « graphite » et un bleu « électrique » à 399 dollars avec 8Go de capacité (350 photos), et un rouge « chaud » à 499 dollars pour 16Go de capacité (750 photos).

Victorinox SSD official: up to 1TB of high-speed storage crammed in a Swiss Army Knife Brand Redefines Portable Secure Storage with Launch of Victorinox SSD and Slim USB 3.0 Las Vegas (Jan. 9, 2012)-Today at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show, iconic brand Victorinox Swiss Army (VSA), the exclusive marketer of Victorinox USB Flash Memory devices, announced the launch of two new portable storage additions-the Victorinox SSD and Victorinox Slim 3.0. VSA brings more than 125 years of trusted precision, quality, function and versatility to its newest consumer electronics innovations, which is a burgeoning product category for the brand. The Victorinox SSD (Solid State Drive) and Victorinox Slim 3.0 USBs offer unprecedented data storage capacity with security measures fit for protecting the most confidential of personal and professional documents. The need for large capacity storage devices has skyrocketed as consumers and businesses access, catalog and maintain thousands of data-intensive applications as part of their everyday lives.

Super Mario Bros. Wedding Invitation If you grew up playing Super Mario Bros., like I did, you'll get a real kick out of Larry T Quach's Mario-themed wedding invitations. After he was asked by his good friends, Esther Tanouye and Ryan Watkins, to design their wedding invitations in an 8-bit Mario style, Quach not only completed the task (while pressed for time), but did the couple and the classic game justice! The details and nods to the original video game are impeccable. It's only upon closer inspection that one identifies the couple's last names in place of the Nintendo logo. With only three days until the wedding, Quach managed to whip up even more treats for the attendees. It's refreshing and delightful to see a momentous occasion like one's wedding infused with such creativity and fun. Larry T Quach's blog