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    Gear  |  Video  
    "This timelapse is about a year in the making. I started sometime in June of 2010 and finished it on August 19, 2011. It wasn't constant work of course, just working on it every now and then. I'd estimate I have invested anywhere between 250 and 300 hours on it. Most of this was time I spent walking, biking, or riding the bus to locations I was shooting. There are very few locations I used a car to get to. Total frame count is about 28,000 frames and 85 different shots. "
    Canon 5D and 5D Mark II
    Canon 16-35mm L
    Canon 70-200mm L IS
    Canon 15mm Fisheye
    Satechi TR-A Timer Remote Control
    Slik Pro 700DX Tripod
    Manfrotto 322RC2 Tripod Head
    Music is "Dayvan Cowboy" by Boards of Canada
    Scale Pen by Shigeru Ban
    Gear  |  Office  

    The Scale Pen($90), designed by accomplished Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, is crafted from laser engraved aluminum like a classic triangular architect scale and each side is calibrated with a functional scale of measure.

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    Gear  |  Sport  

    Extreme tricycle riding. Check out the video.

    Gear  |  Tech  
    Heathrow Airport has begun to transport passengers in computer controlled, driverless, car-sized personal "pods". The system reduces the time it takes business passengers to move from the terminal to the car park by 60%.
    Gear  |  Video  
    This is an animated Sci-Fi short created by students at Southern Adventist University in Tennessee.
    just do it
    Gear  |  AD  
    just do it, cool ad.
    Gif tunnel
    Gear  |  Pic  
    tunnel
    Laundry Arcade Concept
    Gear  |  Concept  
    Laundry Arcade Concept by Kingston University design MA student Lee Wei Chen. You put your dirty stuff into the washing machine, insert some coins, and start playing.
    "The machine looks like an arcade style video console – but the bottom half of the unit is a washing machine, with the components’ circuitry linked together. Therefore, the washing cycle is dependent on the success of the person playing the game, meaning that if they struggle, extra coins are needed to make sure the washing cycle is completed. "
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    German Military Surplus Utensil Set

    German Military Surplus Utensil Set
    Gear  |  Gadget  
    This German Military Surplus Utensil Set is cool! It even entails a bottle opener!
    "This aluminum set is surplus or used from actual German military applications and conveniently locks together for easy packing, travel or storage, so you can focus on more important things like the burgers and beer"
    Andry Shango
    Gear  |  Pic  
    Illustration by Andry Shango.
    Nikon 1

    Nikon 1
    Gear  |  Camera  
    Nikon announces Nikon 1 system with V1 small sensor mirrorless camera, the company's new Nikon 1 line. The line include two cameras, the J1 ($650) and the V1 ($900). The V1 is slightly more advanced and comes with a built-in electronic viewfinder. The J1 looks like a standard point-and-shoot, and comes in a variety of colors, including bright pink. And you can get matching lenses. They come with a range of lenses. Features include 10.1 Megapixel CMOS sensors, a high-speed hybrid autofocus system and the new EXPEED 3 image processing engine.
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    Gear  |  Tools  
    Lana Del Rey - Video Games, I like it.
    Gear  |  Video  
    normal guy normal walk.
    Directed by David Lewandowski
    Music is Jean Jacques Perrey's "Little Ships"
    "This is a short I made for the final episode of "Everything," an anthology series at Channel101."
    Gear  |  Video  
    Directed by Alex Southam
    GifRaining
    Gear  |  Pic  
    Raining
    WolverMickey
    Gear  |  Pic  
    The WolverMickey by GraphicGeek, Cool!
    Delfts toasting pan plate from MinaleMaeda

    Delfts toasting pan plate from MinaleMaeda
    Gear  |  Design  
    Delfts toasting pan & plate from Minale-Maeda.
    Gear  |  Video  
    The Alphabet 2- a horn book video experiment - is a developmental spelling - video where each character visually represents the meaning of the word itself.
    music track:
    Fréhel "Tel qu'il est" 1936
    illustration Children at Play
    Gear  |  Pic  
    Children at Play by David Schwen, voting at threadless.
    22 Karat Gold Plated Goldplus Nano Car
    Gear  |  News  
    The Tata Group Monday unveiled a Tata Nano is covered by 80 kg of 22-karat gold, 15 kg of silver as well as 10,000 semi-precious stones and gems (including rubies and diamonds). This Tata Nano is not for sale and it is made for branding initiatives of Tata Goldplus Jewellery. This special Nano was unveiled by Mr Ratan Tata in Mumbai to celebrate the 5,000 years of jewellery making industry in India..
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    RealLife TRON Light Cycle
    Gear  |  DIY  
    The Parker Brothers have returned with an all-electric model of their replica Tron Light Cycle that can be driven for 100 miles on a 15-35 minute charge. Powered by a 96-volt electric motor charged up by lithium batteries, and a top speed of 100 mph. The Parker Brothers are working on making the bike street legal, and the pricing and availability have not been announced. You can watch a video of it in action after more.
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    The Working Pedal Powered Forklift
    Gear  |  Toy  

    This Pedal Powered Forklift($320) looks like a real woking and miniature Forklift! The chassis is made from durable ABS plastic, and the crank powered forks are capable of lifting up to 6 1/2 lbs. It’s limited to kids up to 55-inches. And a maximum riding weight of up to 110 lbs. 
    "This is the pedal-powered, ride-on version of a Linde 394 forklift that raises and lowers at its driver’s command. Made in Germany, its lifting fork is raised by turning a hand crank and held into place with a locking lever, tilting slightly backward to keep an included plastic 6 1/2 lb.-capacity pallet stable, just like a real forklift. Pedals power the forklift forward and backwards with a precisely engineered chain drive, its integrated eccentric keeps the chain taut for efficient power transfer to the rear axle."

    Gear  |  Tech  

    This is an technical demo for real-time face swapping technique.
    Using a code mashup of Jason Saragih's facetracker and Kevin Atkinson's image clone code Barcelona-based programmer Arturo Castro shows us the first steps toward easy video chat face masking that is far more convincing than you might think. In just one quick session Castro puts on the faces of Paris Hilton, Fidel Castro, Steve Jobs, Vladimir Lenin, Marilyn Monroe, Andy Warhol, Mao Tse-tung, Brad Pitt, Michael Jackson, Salvador Dali and of course President Barack Obama.

    Night Vision Golf

    Night Vision Golf

    Night Vision Golf

    Night Vision Golf
    Gear  |  Sport  
    "Anywhere, everywhere, as long as it is dark.
    Augusta, St. Andrews, Celtic Manor... play any golf course you want for free without any of the stuffy "collars and slacks" crap.
    Wherever you want, just walk on, stay awake and play.
    Using the latest night vision goggles and special coated balls, you can see everything you need to see.
    Details:
    • Magnification of ATN Viper goggle: 1x standard (4x or 8x optional)
    • Recognition range: 100m; detection range: 150
    • Battery life: 8-10 hours (continuous)
    • Weight: 1 lb. "
    ball set-up includes 2 sets of night vision golf goggles and 20 specially-coated balls: $1,500.
    4 ball set-up includes 4 sets of night vision golf goggles and 40 specially-coated balls: $2,500.
    Gear  |  Video  
    Animated music video for Wiretree's song 'The Shore'
    Gear  |  Projects  
    Experimental musician Diego Stocco asked the owners of a local Dry Cleaner shop if he could record a piece of music by using their machines as musical instruments. He used a puff iron, press and dry cleaning machines, a washer, clothes hangers, and a bucket full of soap.
    Luke
    Gear  |  Pic  
    Luke, Cool!
    Gear  |  Video  
    A time-lapse taken from the front of the International Space Station as it orbits our planet at night. This movie begins over the Pacific Ocean and continues over North and South America before entering daylight near Antarctica. Visible cities, countries and landmarks include (in order) Vancouver Island, Victoria, Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, San Fransisco, Los Angeles. Phoenix. Multiple cities in Texas, New Mexico and Mexico. Mexico City, the Gulf of Mexico, the Yucatan Peninsula, Lightning in the Pacific Ocean, Guatemala, Panama, Columbia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, and the Amazon. Also visible is the earths ionosphere (thin yellow line) and the stars of our galaxy.
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