Author Archives: Kevin Fubar


Bloodhound to test fire the UK’s largest hybrid rocket

Bloodhound to test fire the UK’s largest hybrid rocket

The Bloodhound Super Sonic Car project has been looking to oust the Thrust project as the current holders of the land speed record (LSR). The team has designed a two-stage rocket system to propel the car at a velocity of 1050mph. The first stage is a EUROJET EJ200, the same engine as found in the Eurofighter Typhoon. The second stage is a custom designed hybrid rocket designed by The Falcon Project Ltd. This specialist rocketry company is led by self-taught rocket scientist, Daniel Jubb, 27. Bloodhound announced plans to test fire this second stage rocket system last week.

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NashMoney’s custom Sneakerspeakers

NashMoney’s custom Sneakerspeakers

London artist, Alex Nash, has a lifelong fixation with athletic footwear. In a nod to his life-long obsession he created this custom set of desktop speakers as part of Intercity's Inspired Ingenuity project. This project is meant to showcase pieces of artwork that show inspired ingenuity by taking normal objects and turning them into something completely different. Nash took a pair of Nike Air Force 1 sneakers and constructed them into a pair of amplified speakers. The project is challenging artists to create pieces that take the everyday and turn it into something other. One winner will be chosen every month through June.

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Surfsens released by Pukas, Tecnalia

Surfsens released by Pukas, Tecnalia

Spanish company Pukas teamed up with partner Tecnalia to release the Surfsens surfboard diagonistics package. Surfing is an iconic sport worldwide, and never before have surfers had the ability to track their movements. Not only will this allow surfers to analyze their turns and motions, but this could revolutionize judging and scoring in competitive surfing competitions. The Surfsens board is the first of it's kind.

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iPad2 Case Encrusted with Swarovski Elements

iPad2 Case Encrusted with Swarovski Elements

What do you get for the pimp who has everything? You get an iPad 2 and a Swarovski gem encrusted case by Distinctive Styles. This company's website advertises a range of crystal-studded cases for smartphones and tablets. They also offer the more traditional items'de'bling like handbags, lighters and bears. With the release of the iPad 2, DS added four new models of blinged-out gemologically vomitous insanity to their line of luxury gear. You can bling to the max in purple, graphite, classic silver, or gradated versions.


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Sign Phone Concept by Joseph K. Lee

Sign Phone Concept by Joseph K. Lee

The Sign phone concept, designed by Joseph K. Lee, is a sweet piece of vapor technology. Ideas like this are what keep us looking forward into the horizon of tomorrow with joy. With technologies like capacitive touch pads, Active Matrix Organic LED screens, and high-efficiency solar panels married together into this sleek looking phone, how can you go wrong?

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Genius Light Switch Design by Taewon Hwang

Genius Light Switch Design by Taewon Hwang

Have you ever walked into a house and had trouble figuring out what switch controlled which light? Designer, Taewon Hwang comes through with this delightfully intuitive light switch concept. He takes the floorplan of a house and turns it into the design for the light switch. One of these switches could make it easy to control every light in your home from one location, or you can install multiple switches for any configuration or purpose you can imagine.

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iPad 2 Accessories, Scosche and Verizon

iPad 2 Accessories, Scosche and Verizon

We recieved an e-mail from Scosche Industries talking about a number of different accessories coming out for the iPad2 this month. They partnered up with Verizon to offer consumers a wide range of iPad2 accessories through the Verizon retail outlets. Scosche led with the the usual range of covers, from the folio style foldIO P2 in black and white with either a carbon fiber or leather finish, to the glosSEE P2 flexible rubber case in pink, smoke, clear, blue and purple. Check out the gallery inside for a sampling of what they have to offer. It's not all about the covers though, the sneakPEAK series of cables is getting an upgrade with the sneakPEAK II and the sneakPEAK HD. They allow your iPad or iPhone to connect to the RCA on your TV so you can show movies and photos to your friends and family in high definition.

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Volkswagon Bulli Concept, an iPad Microbus?

Volkswagon Bulli Concept, an iPad Microbus?

Volkswagen announced plans for a re-imagined Microbus for 2011 at the Geneva Motor Show. Germans call this iconic vehicle the Bulli. This concept carries a 113 horsepower motor and a lithium-ion battery pack. Theoretically, a full charge will carry you up to 186 miles with an hour of downtime to come back to full charge. It comes bundled with Apple's iPad, integrated throughout the car's systems. The tablet can interface with the Fender stereo system, the navigation, and even the air conditioner.

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Apple iPad crushes the competition

Apple iPad crushes the competition

Jobs announced a major win this morning while unveiling the new iPad 2 to those of us in the press. Speaking from San Francisco, he announced the release of this new tablet and spoke of the strength of the company moving into 2011. Apple's sales are more than strong. The industry giant has managed to nail the tablet market while hitting a huge milestone in the smart phone market. Steve Jobs announced this during his presentation today in San Francisco. He also presented figures on the more than phenomenal 2010 iPad sales figures.

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Apple looks to the East

Apple looks to the East

Tony Sacconaghi of Bernstein Research met with the top execs at Apple last week. He relased a note on Monday explaining what he learned during his meeting with COO Tim Cook, CFO Peter Oppenheimer, and VP of Internet Services Eddy Cue. Notably, Tim Cook mentioned that Apple is looking to expand their market share. Apple does not want it's products to be "just for the rich." Toni wrote that Tim "appeared to reaffirm the notion that Apple is likely to develop lower priced offerings." These seem to be targeted more to emerging markets in China and South East Asia than here in the West.

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Mazda MX-0 Debuts at Los Angeles Auto Show

Mazda MX-0 Debuts at Los Angeles Auto Show

Take a look at Mazda's entry into the latest Los Angeles Auto Show Design Challenge. The design was created by Derik Jenkins, Tim Brown, Minyong Lee, Carlos Salaff, Jacques Flynn, Greg Lee, Paul Muzio, Dave Coleman, Julien Montousse. This most recent challenge was all about eco-friendliness and efficiency in a four passenger vehicle that could only weigh in at 1000 pounds. Mazda's team came through the with a design they named the MX-0. It's a 999 pound electric automobile that looks like it could cut you.

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Blackberry Analytics SDK 0.9 Beta Release

Blackberry Analytics SDK 0.9 Beta Release

Research In Motion just dropped a Beta version of an Analytics package for Blackberry Developers. This new SDK is going to add a number of features, behind-the-scenes. Developers can now analyze how users are actually using their apps statistically. This system allows developers to tailor their apps to their userbase over time based on a range of information collected. The SDK includes a web portal to help developers organize and view the information so they can make their design decisions with the actual user data in mind.

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