If i was James Bond i too would have ditched my BMW years ago, yes it was cool to have the 7 series that was able to be remote controled, but we all remember the Aston Martin “Vanish”. A few years went by, and our beloved James Bond moved on and we got a horrible replacement with blond hair and blue eyes that makes me think he is a top secret German spy. The good news is that even though this faker says his name is bond he still drives an Aston Martin. Now just in case your normal, standard-issue Aston Martin isn’t cool enough for you, there’s the Aston Martin Carbon Black Special Editions ($TBA). The company’s DBS and V12 Vantage will both get the carbon black treatment which includes a metallic black finish that’s meant to offer a different look in different conditions. The Carbon Fiber is thinner lighter and stronger than normal steel, also used on many jets. Carbon fiber-and-Kevlar seats covered in black leather with silver stitching, anodized black tread plates, piano black dashboards and center consoles, and more. Now if only we can get a normal Bond with an English accent.
Still looking for the ultimate last-minute Christmas gift? Friends and loved ones will swoon over the mighty power of the Self-Stirring Mug ($19). From this battery-powered maelstrom will arise frothy, swirly deliciousness. That, or it will be a catastrophic disaster eclipsing all previous holiday disasters. The fun is in the not knowing.
- Daily image from Bing.com
- “Locate Me” functionality
- Ability to add pushpins and save locations
- Show multiple locations on a single map
“Our investments in voice search (you may have played with them on Windows phones or BlackBerry already) continues in our iPhone App and works great for map locations as well as old fashioned web search,” says Justin Jed of Bing for mobile. “Just say ‘San Francisco weather,’ for a quick result, or even say a full address for a map or directions. Try something complex, like ’1 Microsoft Way, Redmond 98052.’ (Yes, I know how to get to work.) Hold the phone to your ear and speak, or press the mic button—simple.”
“Speaking of directions (ha), looking for a coffee shop nearby? Bing automatically finds your location,” adds Jed. “It’s also easy to discover a new spot by category such as restaurants, banks, theaters and choose whether you want walking or driving directions.”
The infinite scrolling of Bing’s image search is said to translate well to the iPhones’s interface. There are apparently a lot more features that Microsoft isn’t going into detail about, as they would rather have you just download the iPhone app and find them for yourself.
Beware: 3 problems.
1. Using Voice search outside the U.S. crashes the app
2. App doesn’t work on 1st Generation iTouch
3. No search results outside the U.S.
Kanye might have his own Custom black carbon Rolex, BUT i dont think anyone can say they are sporting this hot Custom Watch. This custom designed rolex sports a carbon fiber a.k.a. graphite fiber band, blue & white enamel bezel black face with black & blue detailing. Now i know rolex will never come out with this, but a brother can dream…
We came a long way the first chocolate beverage is believed to have been created by the Mayan peoples around 2000 years ago, and a cocoa beverage was an essential part of Aztec culture by 1400 A.d. The beverage became popular in Europe after being introduced from Mexico in the New World, and has undergone multiple changes since then. Today, hot chocolate is consumed throughout the world and comes in multiple variations including the very thick cioccolata densa served in Italy, and the thinner hot cocoa that is typically consumed in the United States.
While it’s certainly not the healthiest of drinks, nothing beats a cup of hot chocolate on a cold day. Now you can make café style chocolate with the push of button with the Bialetti Hot Chocolate Maker ($100). From the builders of renowned expresso and cappuccino machines, this nifty gadget has you add milk and shaved chocolate, then lets you sit back and watch as it’s heated, frothed, and blended into a smooth, hot drink. For extra credit i like to top it with a little whip cream!
[Thanks Wikipedia & Uncrate]
While we’re all still in the dark as to what exactly the Apple Tablet will be, companies are already taking preemptive strikes against Apple’s potential gamechanger. One example is the JooJoo, a web-based tablet featuring a 12.1-inch touch screen, 5 hours of battery life, and Wi-Fi connectivity.
Pros: 12.1 inch screen, wifi, Web browsing Landscape or Portrait View, Twitter, facebook & Youtube support
These Headphone’s i found to be so powerful that you can use them as speakers at full volume with a ipod or iphone! No batteries for a speaker for your iphone thats just clever. Also to note i like these because i feel like i’m in another world. they block out everything from the outside world, wheter it be the neighbors next door or the funny looking person sitting next to me on the flight to Chicago. Technical pro’s groundbreaking new approach to industrial design incorporates advanced technology and striking good looks with rugged construction and a long list of features, providing years of audio enjoyment.
- Professional Headphones
- Dynamic Super bass
- Contoured body for superior comfort
- Lightweight design and air tight construction
- Advanced design for serious music lovers
- Professional super bass driver
- Super Cushioned ear pads
- Portable headphone case designed for safe storage
- Enhanced noise reducing design
- Driver Unit: 50mm
- Impedance: 32ohm
- Sensitivity: 105dB ±3dB
- Frequency Response: 20Hz-20KHz
- Magnet: NdFed
- Plug: 3.5mm Stereo plug
- Maximum power input: 100mw
- Adaptors included: ¼” (6.35mm)gold plated adaptor & ¼” (6.35mm)90 Degree adaptor
- Cord length: 12ft
- MSRP: $59.00
Today’s tweeting culprit is Eldar Murtazin, the editor in chief of Mobile Review, who posted on his twitter last night that:
“Foxconn received order for next-generation iPhone”
I admit this might not sound like much at first, however Murtazin is believed to be a reliable source, thanks to his connections in the industry. Furthermore iPhones normally hit the market around June so it wouldn’t be surprising if Apple, after testing it for a while now, would be already starting production.
[Thanks Alexander via Appadvice]
Essentially an elongated version of the Porsche 911, the new 2010 Porsche Panamera. The new Panamera is definitely an innovative move for Porsche; with this new front-engine, 4-door sedan, Porsche will join the luxury/super car markets.
The Mercedes-Benz CLS, or the Maserati 4 door are amongs the competition for the Porsche Panamera.
The Panamera’s base model starting at $127,000, vs. The Mercedes-Benz CLS550’s cool $69,825 price tag.
The Panamera S offers 4.8-L naturally aspirated V8 engine, 400-hp, and an acceleration rate of 0-60 mph in about 4.5 seconds.
The CLS550 matches the Panamera S’s efforts with a 5.5-liter V8 engine and 7-sp automatic transmission, but is ultimately out-performed with its 382-hp.
Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG v. Porsche Panamera Turbo.
The most immediately obvious differentiating feature between the two models is the 100k price tag difference with the CLS 63 AMG offered at $95,425 and the Panamera Turbo rounding out at a whopping $198,000. Although the Panamera Turbo is smaller, lighter, and definitely packs a punch with a powerful twin-turbocharged 520-hp engine, the CLS 63 AMG doesn’t lag very far behind with its 6.3L V8 and 507-hp. For that kind of money, the Panamera Turbo doesn’t appear to have the kind of competitive edge over the CLS 63 AMG one would expect.