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January 6, 2012

One year captured in a single photograph


From Flavorwire and PetaPixel: "Eirik Solheim of Oslo, Norway spent an entire year shooting the time-lapse photograph above. The image shows the passing of one year starting from January on the left and ending with December on the right, and comprises 3,888 photographs captured during the 365 days that were then combined using a special script that uses one vertical segment from each image. Notice how short spring and autumn are?"

What I find compelling about this picture is that it expands my sense of time from a point in a continuum to a full-blown world, potentially infinite. 

[via PhotoJojo]

January 6, 2012 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

iPhone Micro Projector


"I said be careful his iPhone is really a movie theater."


Or something like that.


Can your phone case show movies?


Didn't think so.


From the website:


Sanwa 400-PRJ011 iPhone 4/4S Micro Projector

This might look at first glance like a regular cover for your iPhone 4 or 4S.

But Sanwa here have done something very clever, creating a slim DLP micro projector that slips onto your phone almost without being noticeable.

Not just a fancy decorative gimmick, the 400-PRJ011 comes with a 2,100mAh battery, which charges in around five hours and then gives you 2.5 hours of projector usage time.

The projector itself has a 640x360 resolution and weighs in at a compact and light 103g (3.6 oz).

Though it might be compact and highly practical, Sanwa haven't sacrificed smart functionality.

The projected screen size can go up 65 inches with a range of nearly 3 meters.

Plus, there are internal speakers and it can even become a charger for your iPhone once you turn the projector off, adding a cool 100% to your phone's battery life.


• Size: 63.5 x 126.6 x 22mm (2.5" x 5" x 0.9")
• Battery: 2,100mAh rich lithium battery
• Brightness: maximum 12 ANSI lumen
• Cable length: 76cm (29.9") (included)
• Range: 48.8-292.2cm (19.2-115")
• Life: LED, around 20,000 hours
• Charging time: around 5 hours
• Usage time: around 2.5 hours
• Works with iPhone 4/4S
• Resolution: 640 x 360
• Weight: 103g (3.6 oz)
• Screen size: 7-65"
• Contrast: 1000:1
• Focus: manual
• DLP projector
• Aspect: 16:9


Alas, sold out.

Why are we not surprised?

Watch the movie, thought that's small consolation, most likely.

Wait a sec ... what's that music I'm hearing?


Note added at 1:37 p.m. Saturday: "The manufacturer has them for 19,000 yen (about $250) here."

Thanks to my Los Angeles correspondent for doing what I pay my Crack Research Team®™© way too much to [not] do.

January 6, 2012 at 03:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

J.R.R. Tolkien in his own words

From Open Culture : "The 27-minute BBC film was first broadcast on March 30, 1968 when Tolkien was 76 years old, and includes interviews and footage of the author at his haunts in Oxford."

[via The Writer's Almanac]

January 6, 2012 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

World's largest coffee cup


From the website:


Is there any greater symbol of your love of coffee than a 6-inch tall, 10-inch-diameter porcelain cup perched on the edge of your desk or kitchen counter?

While you should never drink 20 cups of coffee in one sitting, you can take comfort in knowing that the World's Largest Coffee Cup can hold 20 regular cups.

Of course, that's only 19 if you leave room for cream.


Think outside the coffee space: reader Maximillian commented, "That'd be a cool salad bowl. I may have to get one now...."



Am I the only one who thinks the guy with the jumbo cup resembles Apple's Tim Cook?

I am?


[via 7gadgets]

January 6, 2012 at 01:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (4) | TrackBack

James Dyson, call your office: Your Air Multiplier knock-off has arrived.


No shame here.

Above, the knock-off; below, the original Air Multiplier


[via Bem Legaus!]

January 6, 2012 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

Calm trees S iPad stand


For iPad and iPad 2.




[via Interior design room]

January 6, 2012 at 11:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

What is it?


Answer here this time tomorrow.

Hint: It's located in the Southern Hemisphere.

What, that's not much of a clue?

I beg to differ: Consider the size of the solar system, not to mention the Milky Way galaxy or the unfathomable depths of extra-galactic space and time, then consider how focused I've enabled your search parameters to be in that context.


January 6, 2012 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

Frankenstein Earbuds



January 6, 2012 at 09:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

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