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Electronic waste is one of the largest growing issues world-wide and cellphones are one of the biggest contributors to this problem. Phonebloks ($TBA) is a project by Dave Hakkens that looks to alleviate this issue. The idea behind Phonebloks is a phone made from detachable blocks. Whenever a block becomes damaged or outdated it can be replaced while keeping the rest of the phone, making for an extremely environmentally friendly customizable phone that you never have to throw away. For example, if you love photography then you can opt for a bigger camera, if you like physical buttons then you can replace the full touch screen for a smaller screen with buttons. The configurations are endless.Right now this is just an idea and to get traction Dave is initiating a crowdspeak. By joining Thunderclap you will be donating your social reach to the October 29th blast geared towards getting the right companies and people involved in this project. A project like Phonebloks is way over due and outside of its positive environmental impact, it will create a vast number of vertical industries and jobs. Join Thundercap today. Check out the [video_lightbox_youtube video_id=oDAw7vW7H0c width=640 height=480 anchor=video] for more information and more pictures after the break. (more…)
Welcome back Todd Selby. In Edible Selby ($24) he prolific photographer this time focuses his lens on the gardens, kitchens, restaurants and homes of over 40 of the most dynamic and creative figures from the modern culinary world. We go behind the scenes in Copenhagen with the legendary chef from Noma Ren Redzepi in Copenhagen. Then there is a trip to Tokyo to enjoy a slice with master pizza maker Susumu Kakinuma. There is even a trip up to a hilltop to dine at the inn bereft of an innkeeper in Valdobbiadene. Each profile is accompanied by stunning watercolor illustrations as well as a handwritten questionnaire, And included in this is one of the chef's signature recipe.
If you're thinking about getting a 3D printer, but are concerned about your modeling skills, check out the Lynx A 3D Camera ($1800). The makers call it, "the world's first point-and-shoot 3D camera". The camera creates 3D models of anything your point it at. Its primary uses are scene modeling, motion capture, or object modeling. So whether your an animator modeling a new super hero or capturing models for your 3D printer, this camera can handle it. And it doesn't hurt that you save thousands of dollars by not having to purchase individual pieces of equipment.
Volkswagen's GTI has been a staple of those willing to tune their own cars for years. The ability to change the exhaust and update computer chips to provide additional horses is an industry all its own. But that may be a thing if the past if VW's Design Vision GTI Concept ($TBA) is ever released. The car has 503 horses and a top speed of over 185 mph. This is all produced with a 3.0 liter twin-turbo V6 which gets you those 503 horses at 6500 rpms and 413 foot pounds of torque. Who are we kidding, if it's every released someone'll try and get 600 horses out of it.
The New Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes Trailer ($TBA) has been released and it looks like a winner. The new movie takes place approximately 10 years after the last movie left off. The world has been devastated by a virus engineered by James Franco's character, Dr. Will Rodman, in the first movie. A group of scientists that survived the epidemic and are struggling to stay alive have reached a peace with the genetically enhanced apes, but it is short-lived and war becomes inevitable. The new movie stars Jason Clarke and Gary Oldman and will hit theaters on May 14th 2014.http://youtu.be/h_9-3Fj3ZdI