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European Presents!

My girl got back from Prague and Budapest and this is what she got me! I sent her an email to bring me back a big bottle of Absinthe, but she didn't get it in time. In the sad news department, customs confiscated 4 sausages from her uncle that he bought in Hungary. Each cost $65. :(

Green Tea is Purple!

So I went to the grocery store and pay they had a sale on green tea. I picked up a couple of boxes thinking this was a great deal. I brew some up today and it's purple! It's Salada green tea with purple antioxidant! No wonder it was extra fragrant in the box! Wish me luck on my first sip.

The BMW Art Car Videos

3.0 CSL
Alexander Calder 1975

Frank Stella 1976


320i - Roy Lichtenstein 1977


M1 - Andy Warhol 1979


635CSi
Ernst Fuchs 1982

Richard Rauschenberg 1986


E30 M3
Ken Done 1989

Michael Jagamara Nelson 1989


535i - Matazo Kayama 1990


730i - Cesar Manrique 1990


525i - Esther Mahlangu 1991


Z1 - A.R. Penck 1991


E36M3 - Sandro Chia 1992


850csi - David Hockney 1995


The V12 LMR by Jenny Holzer video is missing as of now - I'll update it when it pops up.


The H2R, hydrogen powered car, is slated to be the 16th Art Car. Olafur Eliasson, one of the most significant representatives of contemporary art, has been commissioned by BMW. Waiting for the finished product and maybe the video.

The meanest wagon around - Mercedes Benz E63 AMG

Engine 6,208-cc AMG-built DOHC 32-valve V-8. High-pressure die-cast alloy cylinder block with twin-wire arc sprayed coating on running surfaces.

Net power 507 hp @ 6,800 rpm
Net torque 465 lb-ft @ 5,200 rpm
Transmission: AMG-enhanced 7-speed automatic with AMG SPEEDSHIFT™.
mbusa.com

Wow this is one amazing wagon!

Why does the Puma Shoe for Mongolian BBQ have to be so UGLY?!

Why did Puma pick such an ugly shoe to be the canvas for the custom sneaker crowd? Here is the base shoe used for mongolianshoebbq.puma.com


It's pointy and narrow and looks disgusting. Why not pick other shoes that are more stylish?

What about the Sky II Demi's? It has so many things to color that a custom one would definitely be different from each other!


I'm sure we can outdesign Puma's hired gun Yasuhiro Mihara if they let us work with the Suede as a starting point. This shoe below is being marketed and it's a mess.


What about custom Speed Cats?! What a beautiful simple and purposeful shoe! Making one to you personal taste would just add to how popular this shoe is.


Puma please get your act straight with Mongolian BBQ! You are letting the custom sneaker market slip away from your hands.

2006 Nardo Top Speed Event Car Gallery

Nardo, Italy High Speed Track
The Competitors, a total of over 9500hp!
AC Schnitzer Tension 552hp



Brabus Rocket 730hp
HGP VW R32 Golf Twin Turbo 600hp
Sportec Porsche 911 SPR 1 802hp
EDO Gallardo 620hp
EDO Cayenne Turbo R and Gallardo Spyder
Enco Porsche Cayenne Turbo 638hp
9ff Porsche 911 Cabrio T-6 780hp
EDO Ferrari F430 Spyder
EDS Vectra OPC 345hp
Hohenester A4 H650 TDI 650hp
TechArt 911 Turbo 580hp and GT Sport 385hp

Lorinser CL600 565hp

Good bye.

BMW 760li Hydrogen

Here is BMW's 760li long wheelbase sedan powered by hydrogen. It is available to a select few who can lease the car. It develops 260hp without any harmful emissions, just water. It can do 0-60 in 9.5 secs. On one tank full of hydrogen, the car can travel in a range of 124mi (200km). But it can run on gasoline. This is the first hydrogen production car. Honda is thinking about mass producing their FCX concept to follow the trend.









What do you think of an Apple iPhone, the iPods of cellular phones?

It's projected that 460 million cell phones will be sold in 2006. And now Apple wants a bite of that pie. The picture above, from business2.com, is a concept image of the iPhone . It will most likely be introduced at Macworld January 2007.

Forbes reports on 11.14.06
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd (2317.TW) has secured contracts from Apple Computer for 12 mln mobile handsets that also function as music players, the Commercial Times quoted industry sources as saying. Apple hopes to tap into the 60 million iPod buyers each quarter to market the new iPhone. And hopefully it will fare better than the failed Motorola ROKR with iTunes.

Apple faces heavy competition from established brands like Sony Ericsson, which has a popular line of Walkman branded phones.

Will iTunes and the iPod connection be enough to make the iPhone a success?

PS3 Headset and Eyetoy all via USB

The headset will be great for network gaming and chatting. I wonder if the Eyetoy will have any network capabilities.

PS3, PS2, and Slim PS2 size comparison

Finally a reference point I can relate to! I always see it against the Xbox 360 and the Wii - which I don't have. Now I can tell how much larger it is.

How can Microsoft make sure the PS3 fails in America?

After I wrote the article about Microsoft's actions to battle the launch of the PS3 and the Wii, I started thinking:

Why doesn't Microsoft buy all 400,000 PS3 launch units? Let's imagine if Microsoft had 400 rooms that looked like this:
100 ps3's from Japan

So 400,000 PS3 units were projected by Sony, let's say an average price of $650 with tax for each unit. That would mean the whole lot would cost $260 Million, which is @20% of what Microsoft Entertainment lost in 2006. (Microsoft's Entertainment Division has lost $1.26 Billion in fiscal year 2006. source next-gen.biz) If they keep it away from the public during the busy gift buying Christmas holiday, people will just buy an Xbox 360 or a Nintendo Wii. But we're talking about slowing down Sony here.

After all the hype has finished for the PS3, maybe by summer 2007, and Sony has ramped up production so that they can sell again to the public, Microsoft can then donate all 400,000 units to charity. They ear…

What Has Microsoft Done to Battle the Wii and PS3 Launch?

So the Nintendo Wii and the Sony PS3 are coming out this month, what has
Microsoft done to protect their XBox 360 franchise?
In the few weeks leading to the new consoles the following have been
discovered about the XBox 360.
Gears of War is launching.HD Video downloads through XBox LiveXBox 360's HD-DVD drive can be connected to Windows XP via drivers.It will be plug and play for Vista.X360 core system to be sold for $100 (rumor)Microsoft to buy CapcomHalo 3 rumors, too bad the Halo movie was scrapped.
Seems to me that Microsoft is running scared and is trying to catch up
to a year that has been squandered.

If you have a Porsche please do not do this.

Or you will be the laughing stock of your neighborhood and Porsche might send a tactical squadron to rescue the car you just desecrated.

http://www.nameyourporsche.com/


Name Your Porsche
You can now give your Porsche an exclusive personal touch. Instead of the type designation, you can have a customised text in the same font placed on your Porsche. Texts can be made for all 911 models - Cayenne - Boxster and Cayman. We can manufacture your personalised text in the same colours as the type designation, in grey or black, or 'chrome' or 'gold' if you prefer. Just imagine having your girlfriend's or boyfriend's name on the back instead of Carrera 2, or the name of your dog, cat or horse instead of Cayenne? No problem! Any conceivable name can be made to order…. from Laura to Larry, from Amber to Arnold, from Roxanne to Roderick...

Fifth Gear reviews the BMW 335i

Would you rather drive a Chrysler 300C or a BMW 335i? I guess in the UK, the 300c's are rare but here in the US it's everywhere! I'd like to see if he would even consider the 300c if both cars were taken to the track. And if you ask any girl, Chrysler or BMW - there is only one answer: BMW.

Sony PS3 Hard Drisk Drive User Upgradeable

Here are some pages from the PS3 Manual in Japanese instructing the user on how to change the SATA hard drive.




Here the concept is tested and was successful. 20gb to 120gb upgrade.
As you can see 23gb has been eaten up by the OS?


And here is a 200gb 2.5" SATA drive from Newegg.com


This will be great!