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DC6: ICE Architects in Vietnam

DC6: ICE Architects in Vietnam

Partnered with Trinity and Associates, ICE architects have designed an architectural marvel named “DC6,” intended to be constructed near Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. This architectural marvel is the resultant design of a second-place winner’s ideas in an international structural design competition. It was awarded second prize for its entry in an international competition, incorporates time share units, residential apartments, serviced apartments and commercial programs in a 330,000 square meter facility.

By On April 21, 2011 Respond
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Ideum MT55 HD Multitouch Table

Ideum MT55 HD Multitouch Table

Ideum has unveiled new MT55 HD Multitouch table. It offers a large 55-inch diagonal HD touchscreen, and has everything built in to drive fully custom multitouch applications. The MT55 HD has an LED-backlit 1080p display, and can detect 32 points of touch at the same time, so multiple people can interact with it simultaneously.

By On April 20, 2011 Respond
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Origami Paper Based Handset Concept

Origami Paper Based Handset Concept

Designer Chengyuan Wei took apart a telephone handset and discovered that the important bits only took up a small space of the interior. A minimalist design for this concept inspired by the ancient Japanese art of paper folding that could in future become a reality.

By On April 20, 2011 Respond
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Shenzhen Interchange Tower Designed By WORKac

Shenzhen Interchange Tower Designed By WORKac

The Shenzhen Interchange tower, designed by WORKac for the Shenzhen Metro Tower, is a vertical city. The vertical building – ShenZhen Interchange – is designed to accommodate sustainability, connectivity and innovation. The ultramodern skyscraper allows diversity with the integration of office, hotels, metro and bus connectivity and shopping pedestal all at one place.

By On April 19, 2011 Respond
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ZEN Lamp That Needs No Electric Sockets and Sunshine

ZEN Lamp That Needs No Electric Sockets and Sunshine

Technologies are developing day by day. In modern times, people want that each and every piece that finds a position in their house should dictate a style statement. The tastes in the sense of decorating a house has developed to such an extent that every piece looks like piece of art with neat cuts and fine detailing.

By On April 19, 2011 Respond
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Kai Tak Cruise Terminal in Hong Kong

Kai Tak Cruise Terminal in Hong Kong

Construction of Hong Kong’s new Kai Tak Cruise Terminal has started with a special ceremony. The Chief Executive of HKSAR, senior government officials and representatives of the architects Foster + Partners and Dragages team, graced the foundation ceremony.

By On April 18, 2011 Respond
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GeoHot Donates $10,000 Legal Fees Against Sony at EFF

GeoHot Donates $10,000 Legal Fees Against Sony at EFF

GeoHot has reported on its official blog that he has given all his remaining legal defense donations (sum of $10,000) to the Electronic Frontier Foundation an organization that fights for freedom in the world of technology.

By On April 18, 2011 Respond
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iSteve: The Book of Jobs Coming Early in 2012

iSteve: The Book of Jobs Coming Early in 2012

According to ABCNews (via Fortune) Apple CEO Steve Jobs has finally agreed to participate in a book about his life. Simon & Schuster announced Sunday that “iSteve: The Book of Jobs,” will be based on interviews that author Walter Isaacson has held with Jobs and his family.

By On April 11, 2011 Respond
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Dish Network Wins Blockbuster

Dish Network Wins Blockbuster

With a bid of $320 million, Dish Network has won an auction for Blockbuster Inc. which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in September and Dish bid beat out billionaire Carl Icahn and other investors.The deal still requires approval from a U.S. bankruptcy judge and allows the former movie-rental giant to reorganize instead of having its assets sold off by liquidators…………

By On April 8, 2011 Respond
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Floating Cities – Your Future World

Floating Cities – Your Future World

At first glance, they look like a couple of giant inflatable garden chairs that have washed out to sea. But they are, apparently, the ultimate solution to rapidly rising sea levels. This computer-generated image shows two floating cities, each with enough room for 50,000 inhabitants.

By On April 2, 2011 Respond
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Softbank Offering Free Phone To Japan Tsunami Orphans and Free Replacement for Lost iPhones

Softbank Offering Free Phone To Japan Tsunami Orphans and Free Replacement for Lost iPhones

After the catastrophic earthquakes and tsunami in Japan, SoftBank founder and CEO Masayoshi Son has announced to provide free phones to all orphaned children with all call costs up to an age of 18 including free replacement to all lost or damaged iPhones.

By On March 31, 2011 1 Response
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Qatar 2022 World Cup Stadium Getting Artificial Cloud Shade

Qatar 2022 World Cup Stadium Getting Artificial Cloud Shade

Qatar’s won the right to host the 2022 World Cup finals.The small Middle Eastern country beat bids from Australia, the United States and 2004 World Cup co-hosts Japan and South Korea. A Qatar-based engineering teacher has unveiled a design of an artificial cloud to shade and cool the open playgrounds to be used during the 2022 World Cup in Doha.

By On March 24, 2011 Respond
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Japan Earthquake And Tsunami

Japan Earthquake And Tsunami

It is highly possible that a partial meltdown was occurring in one of the nuclear reactors damaged in Friday’s powerful earthquake and by Sunday afternoon, the death toll from the country’s strongest-ever earthquake in more than a century and the crushing walls of water that followed had risen to 801.For this tsunami and earthquake up to 10,000 feared dead in Miyagi prefecture alone, cooling tem fails at a second nuclear plant,number of rescuers doubled to 100,000,190 people exposed to radiation,as a result millions without power and drinking water……..

By On March 13, 2011 Respond
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Buy Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Action Figure

Buy Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Action Figure

Great news for Facebook fans, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Action figure is now available for Sale. The Action figure is called the “The Poking Inventor” to make sure you don’t get sued (and screwed) by a multi-billion dollar social network. Chinese company M.I.C. Gadget is selling the lifelike Zuckerberg doll for $70 on its website.

By On March 10, 2011 Respond
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Al Jazeera Reports: Libya Rebels Reject Potential Gaddafi Offer To Step Down

Al Jazeera Reports: Libya Rebels Reject Potential Gaddafi Offer To Step Down

Two Arab newspapers and al Jazeera television said on Monday Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was looking for an agreement allowing him to step down, but there was no official confirmation of the reports. Al Jazeera said sources from the rebel interim council told its correspondent in Benghazi that the offer was rejected because it would have amounted to an “honourable” exit for Gaddafi and would offend his victims.

By On March 8, 2011 1 Response
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