Friday, November 15, 2013

The Epic Splits - Volvo Trucks

The Epic Split feat. Jeanne Claude Van Damme on a moving Volvo truck. Now if that was the only case. 

Volvo quotes,
This live test was set up to demonstrate the precision and directional stability of Volvo Dynamic Steering -- a world first technology that makes the new Volvo FM easier to drive.
The above video is the Teaser which gives information on the split to performed. CLICK HERE if the above embedded video does not work. The video below is the Final Cut - Epic Split video, CLICK HERE if the below embedded video does not work. The link will take you to the Official Youtube Page of Volvo Trucks which released the video on Youtube on 14th November 2013.

Original Source: Volvo Trucks on Youtube
Referrals: Came across the video on Facebook shared by a friend.
Another Behind the Scene footage by AutoMotoTV. CLICK HERE if the below video does not work.
The Complete story of the Epic Split - The Auto Channel. Interview with the director. CLICK HERE if the below video does not work.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Squats for a Subway Train Ticket

Russia is publicizing very hard to promote the Winter Olympics 2014 at Sochi ( Friday, February 7, 2014) till (Sunday, February 23, 2014). The above concept is one of its such efforts. What I find interesting is that a daily activity such as commuting on a subway is made interesting, be it for the viewers or the ones participating. Location: Moscow Subway, Russia. I would say this concept can work across a lot of places around the world. CLICK HERE if the above embedded video doesn't work (Original/Official Youtube Uploader -Олимпийские перемены - Olympics Change ). Uploaded on 8th November 2013. Enable the Captions to English for viewing the captions/subtitles.

Original Source: Олимпийские перемены - Olympics Change
Referrals: Mashable (CLICK HERE for the post)
Referrals: First came across the video on Facebook shared by a friend.
More videos of the launch of the event can be seen on Youtube mostly uploaded by Event attendees and Passers by.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Go Right, 2D at its best

Mark just shared this link on his B-sides 248pm. A nostalgic feeling came over seeing this video and rightly put by Mark on his post "If you’re an old school gamer then you’ll agree with me that this video is more touching than KONY2012."

So many thing went through my mind like Atari, Nintendo, Sega, 286's, 386's, Mario, Prince of Persia, Aladin, Sonic - the Hedgehog, Spiderman, Zelda, Ironman, Contra, Ninja etc. Amazing Video Compilation and Editing and more amazingly Storyboard. HERE is the original Youtube link. 

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Lumix Photography Competition Facebook

Came across this contest by Mark 2:48AM. Every month a new theme is put up. This months theme is Light Trails.For more details, you can check the Facebook site by CLICKING HERE.Photography opportunities are all around.

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Invisible Mercedes - F Cell Hybrid Car

This video is quite popular over the Internet right now. I have seen this popping up on facebook, youtube and also twitter. Looks like the marketing department in Mercedes-Benz must be having a field day with this one. The company claims that the car is a Fuel cell with Zero emissions. People are more interested in the invisibility that is put up over the car. I am sure the people in Germany had an amazing first hand experience for a whole one week with this car. Now the folks over the internet will try to get a first hand experience with viewing the video over the internet. There is an article on this on hybrid cars website.If that itself is not enough then the facebook page for the official Mercedes Benz F cell is another place to visit. The technology behind the invisibility in pretty nice one. On one side you coat the car with LEDs and on the other side a camera (here they use Canon). The image taken is immediately displayed over the LED giving a sense of a see through. (Reminds me of Ninja Camouflage 101) Anyways here is the video.

Monday, March 05, 2012

Currently Listening : Breathing by Jason Derulo

Currently listening to the song 'Breathing' by Jason Derulo. I have been hearing this song as it was on the UK Top 40 at number 35 when it entered on 26th February 2012. Currently hooked to the music, more than the lyrics. Have been hearing it over and over again. Lyrics can be read HERE. Official video can be seen on Youtube. One can see below also.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Plantronics Headset

Plantronics Mobile Audio 920
I recently got my hands on this headset device (Plantronics Mobile Audio 920). I had a 50-50 feeling about this device. It felt similar to the previous headsets I had come across. Previously, I have used Nokia bluetooth headsets (BH-209 and HS-36W) which were compatible with Nokia phones.

Recently, I was searching for some headset which could work with other mobile phones. There were many choices available which allow one headset to be connected with two mobile phones simultaneously and also belonging to two different mobile companies. Many third party companies are available which connect to any type of mobile phone (as long as bluetooth is present).

This particular headset can be connected to two different mobile handset phones simultaneously and also of different companies. But the other point which I consider as a plus for this particular device is that apart from being a bluetooth device this also acts as a wireless device when connected to a PC which enables to make voice calls. The price of this device was put at KD 25 (US$ 90) on Blink and currently crazy deal offer at Blink (valid for few days from 14th January 2012) has priced it at KD 15 (US $ 53). When I was searching for similar devices for PC and Mobile phone at different stores throughout Kuwait, this particular device was available at Blink and was reasonably priced.

The most intriguing thing about all these devices is that the power cords are annoying different. The Plantronics Mobile Audio 920 has its own cord which is connected using USB port for charging. I am just hoping that in the future there is a standard for power charging with electronic devices like cell phones, accessories and other devices. This way less amount of clutter with the wires.