Archive for May, 2007

Microsoft Surface
May 30, 2007

I’ve seen this idea presented before when Bluetooth was just starting out. But now, the idea has finally been realized. Microsoft announced Surface yesterday. It’s best described in the videos. But the gist of it is that it’s a table that will be able to allow for digital cameras, phones, PDAs, MP3 players to view, organize and exchange media from one device to the next. It has an a fascinating approach to paying the bill at a restaurant, you have got to check it out.

So good news or bad news first? Let’s go with the bad news. It won’t be available for homes until after restaurants and hotels get a hold of it. Good news? It’s gonna cost ten thousand dollars so you’ll never be able to afford one anyways. How’s that good news? It’s not. I lied. Sorry.

More videos after the break.

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Maria Sharapova is…
May 30, 2007

I’d say it, but she’d probably take my head off.

Tinh, The Essence of Love
May 29, 2007

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San Jose State University’s Vietnamese Student Union plays host to a show entitled Tinh. The club seem to have shrouded the entire event in a cloud of mystery. My guess is that it’ll be a play that encompasses some element of being Vietnamese. Following the title is a tagline which goes “The Essence of Love”. Given that, I’m sure you guessed it. It’ll deal with love too.

Anyways, if you don’t feel like navigating the poster with no sense of typograhic aesthetic, I’ll transcribe the event information.

Where: San Jose State University, Morris Dailey Hall
When: Saturday, June 2, 2007 6-10PM

General admission will cost you $10 now; $12 at the door.

Mario Party 8
May 29, 2007

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I haven’t owned a Nintendo console since the Super Nintendo days. So naturally, I’ve never owned any installments of the Mario Party franchise. Mario Party 8 ships today and I’ve got a copy. If you are looking to own it, it retails at $50. Find it at your local Best Buy, Circuit City or GameStop.

May Is Asian Pacific Heritage Month
May 25, 2007

I know May is almost over, but I suppose late is better than never.

I’m In Like With You
May 25, 2007

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It’s one of those networking websites that might make it big one day like Facebook and MySpace. I’m In Like With You (IILWY) is a bit different from those two, rather than making the focus on keeping in touch with friends you have, IILWY is set up to create new relationships. It’s still on an invite-only basis and I just happen to have one. Yeah one. Just one. Sorry. So first to comment with your email address below gets my only invite!

Honda Civic Type R
May 23, 2007

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I know. I know. It is indeed a very pretty thing.

And if it were sold in the States, I’d — well, I’d buy one just to stare at it. From the side, it is the most gorgeous form any hatch can take. And then you realize the beautiful details like the rocketship door handles and the triangular exhausts. And that spoiler is so beautifully placed, I’d give twenty bucks to the designer just to show my appreciation.

But if you ever find yourself fancying a drive, you can step inside and have a bit of fun. You sit behind a 2.0L naturally aspirated I-4 that pumps out 192 bhp and 142 lb/ft of torque. I know it might not be all that special from the other hatches, but unlike the others the Type R won’t redline until 8000RPM. Torque kicks in low so you get an exhilarating drive even if you are just driving to get the groceries.

It may not be as powerful as the Mazdaspeed3. But who cares when your car look this good.

More shots after the break.

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Shift_miscarriage
May 22, 2007

As much as I love drifting, there’s no way I can defend this movie. It’s especially hilarious around 1:12 where he 180s his car in front of the other one and then 180s it again and drives off.

Doctor: “Sorry lady, seems like your baby has expired on the way here…by any chance were you in a 350z doing 100 mph without wearing a seatbelt, being slammed from side to side?” – mayssm

Need For Speed: ProStreet
May 22, 2007

I think it looks pretty awesome, but let’s not get our hopes up just yet. It is being made by EA after all. Crash damage in video games is nothing new, but with the PlayStation 3’s Cell processor, developers may finally be able to make damage look realistic and accurate.

Open Your Eyes
May 21, 2007

Snow Patrol – Open Your Eyes

On last week’s episode of Fifth Gear, Vicki Butler Henderson mentioned that Snow Patrol had borrowed the footage from the cult classic film, C’etait Un Rendez-vous, which in English translates to “It was a date”. The entire video was taken in a Cinéma Vérité style and featured a reckless driver plowing through the streets of Paris who ultimately arrives at the steps of Basilique du Sacre Coeur in Montmartre to meet his date.