Tuesday, 31 July 2012
Monday, 30 July 2012
The end is nigh for Christopher Nolan?s Christian Bale-starring Batman trilogy (and possibly Bruce Wayne). Fans in major metropolitan areas fanatical enough to grab a ticket over five months in advance of Opening Day will have an opportunity to see Dark Knight Rises in theaters as early as 12:01AM on Friday, July 20. The Tomato Meter indicates that they will not be disappointed. But if you weren?t in possession of the foresight to get your tix to the flick over 100 days ago, you can still catch some Dark Knight Rises action from the comfortable confines of wherever you like to stare at your internet connected device of choice. Both the AP (via Livesream) and the entertainment production and streaming company NowLive (via its own platform) will be live streaming the star-studded activity straight from the Red Carpet in the real Gotham City before The Dark Knight Rises Premiere. The coverage starts today at 6PM ET / 3PM PT. Nolan, Bale, Michael Caine, Jack White?s number one fan Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, auto-tuner Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard and more will walk through a blinding array of flash photography to give a number of interviews you?ll be able to see online as they happen
Sunday, 29 July 2012
A COLLEGE student from Bradley Stoke who never thought she could go to university looks set to achieve her dream of studying fashion design – after creating a dress made out of newspapers.
Chloe Wright, 18, who lives in Paddock Close, was inspired to make the eye-catching gown after receiving the paper for her A-level textiles exam in February.
Her chosen brief was to make something using recycled materials.
And after a trip to Paris in March the aspiring designer decided on a theme of black and white.
This led her to newspapers and luckily her grandad had enough stored up to help her out.
She said: "When I was in Paris I enjoyed looking at all the buildings – especially famous sights like the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame cathedral.
"The great architecture gave me some inspiration for what I was going to create.
"I had also researched some French designers including Jean Paul Gaultier and Christian Dior.
"Dior's recent collection used lots of black and white, and I was thinking about what could be recycled in those colours, which brought me to newspapers.
"Luckily my grandad had lots of old Daily Mail's stored up so I cut as much black and white text from them as I could and then pasted it all together.
"I then had 15 hours to put the dress together and I'm really happy with how it turned out."
To complete the French-themed frock Chloe embroidered stitching into the design of the Notre Dame stained-glass window and included an Eiffel Tower design on the corset.
She also created part of the headdress by weaving strips of cut up Diet Coke cans.
Chloe then asked her 14-year-old sister Charlotte to model the unique creation.
Her tutors at Patchway Community College were so impressed that they have predicted she will gain an A* grade. Hopefully it means she will achieve her dream of going to Falmouth University to study fashion design, for which she has a conditional offer.
"Until last year I'd wanted to be a beautician," she said.
"I'd always thought that university was for traditionally academic or "clever" people, I never really thought I could go.
"I'm now really excited about what the future holds and after university I hope that I could go on to be a fashion designer one day."
All things considered, we think it's safe to say BMW very rarely disappoints with its latest road-friendly creations, and one of the outfit's most recent concoctions is this eco-friendly C Evolution electric scooter. According to the German company, the prototype two-wheeler's quite close to hitting its final production stages, noting "it might soon become a part of everyday road traffic in cities throughout the world" and that it is "outstanding in terms of performance, functionality and design." On paper, the C Evolution appears to be rather promising, with BMW also claiming the environmental hog can ride out about 62 miles on a single charge -- all while being able to reach max speeds of around 75 mph. No word yet on how much you'll have to save up for one of these, but for now, there's a video of the C Evo in action waiting on you just past the break.
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If you've ever lost power and fumbled around your junk drawers trying to find your flashlight, look no further. Trioh!'s clever design keeps charging when the power is on, and knows when the power goes out. The sensor automatically turns the Trioh! on when it detects a power outage, making finding your way in the dark a whole lot easier and safer.
The Kickstarter campaign has twenty days left, but has already reached two thirds of its $90,000 goal. At this rate, Trioh! will surely make it to market.
Would you purchase a Trioh! instead of a conventional flashlight? Tell us in the comments.
Saturday, 28 July 2012
Follow the 2012 Hungarian Grand Prix qualifying session on F1 Fanatic Live.
ABC News? Jake Tapper Asks Obama Press Secretary what the 2004 ?Let?s Bring the Country Together? Obama would Think of His Presidential Campaign ? Video 7/27/12
Friday, 27 July 2012
Haveboard posted an article earlier this week about the damage skateboarders have been doing to a newly installed Claes Oldenburg sculpture in Philadelphia. Then I saw Mark Suciu skating Oldenburg's Mistos sculpture in Barcelona and it got me thinking. Oldenburg's sculptures have been skated all over the world. The smooth transitions and grindable edges are hard for us to resist. The bright colors and larger than life every day objects are so photogenic even basic tricks get run in the mags. The idea of skating common objects just like Pickle O'Shawnessey did in those old Transworlds is attractive to all of us who finger boarded our way through church and school.
Guy Mariano landed a Skateboarder cover on Dropped Bowl With Scattered Pieces And Peels in Miami. Midwestern skate site, Cherry On A Spoon is a reference to Minneapolis's Spoon Bridge And Cherry. I'm sure at least a kickflip fakie has gone down on that thing. There are reports of people skating Cupid's Span in SF. Even with the power of google image search and The Chrome Ball Incident my vague memories of tricks on sculptures hasn't been able to sniff out more examples. Maybe your memory serves you better than mine and you can give me some hints and links to add to this post.
Thanks to Vince from Spohn Ranch for the Image of someone skating Cupid's Span.
Thursday, 26 July 2012
New jobs at BT and Centrica give ray of hope for UK economy as shocking GDP drop confirms deepest recession in modern history
Tuesday, 17 July 2012
Monday, 16 July 2012
Comic-Con 2012: 'Total Recall's' Bryan Cranston Says His 'Drive' Director Should Helm 'Breaking Bad'
After Nicolas Winding Refn gave him the latitude to "re-craft lines and add lines" to the stylish crime thriller, Cranston branded the young filmmaker "one of the most courageous directors I've seen."
Sunday, 15 July 2012
Sprint's decision to take its LTE live in Kansas City marked a short prelude to a full orchestral performance -- the carrier's upgraded 4G network is now official. Kansas City and St. Joseph in Kansas and Missouri, as well as 13 urban areas in Georgia and Texas, are taking the leap past WiMAX speeds as of today. Senior network VP Bob Azzi has warned the Kansas City Star that the current LTE access is still mostly for use outside until it expands to the 3G network's range, although he adds that there will be a coverage map available from July 16th onwards to let EVO 4G LTE, Galaxy Nexus and Galaxy S III owners know when their phones reach full potential. Just remember that the real party starts in 2013, when Sprint hopes to both flick on voice over LTE and ramp up to extra-speedy LTE-Advanced.
Update: As locals in the comments have helpfully reminded us, St. Joseph is in Missouri and just sits along the border with Kansas -- you know what they say about horseshoes, hand grenades and being close enough.Permalink | | Email this | Comments