December 2012

Gott nytt år! Godt Nyttår! Happy New Year! Laimīgu Jauno Gadu! С Новым Годом! Let us hope for a prosperous, intriguing and beautiful 2013….


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Japanese company Japan Trust Technologies has produced an adorable mini camera that looks just like a regular LEGO brick—it is even stackable. Weighing around 20 grams, this tiny toy camera captures 1280 x 1024 pixels pictures and 720 x 480 pixels videos in both monochrome and color.

Connecting conveniently to your computer via USB, it is also designed to be dropped—probably because children are expected to be its chief users—and could be used as an external hard-disk. This perfect spy camera is available for US$73 on the Japan Trend Shop. (via DesignTaxi)


At the Arlanda airport in Stockholm, a decommissioned Boeing 747 has been transformed into a luxury hotel. Called ‘Jumbo Stay’, this ‘deluxe’ hotel has 27 rooms and can accommodate at least 76 guests. The plane’s interior had to be dismantled and redecorated—while the cockpit was transformed into a Double Bedroom for guests to sleep in.

There is also a bar and café where guests can chill and relax alternatively, they can even ‘hang out’ on the wing of the plane. According to its owner, Oscar Diös, there are spaces in plane which has not been used up and he has plans to convert the plane’s jet turbines into double rooms for guests. (via DesignTaxi)


Rumor has it that a new product is brewing in Apple’s pipeline—and it is not an even longer iPhone or an Apple TV. Sources have have told Tech163 in China that Apple is working with Intel to develop a Bluetooth-enabled, iOS watch with a 1.5 inch screen—or in this case, face. Considering that the iPhone is facing stiff competition from smart phones of other brands, this may be Apple’s way of diversifying its product line. (via DesignTaxi)


With Django Unchained set to hit UK screens in a matter of weeks, Quentin Tarantino has been talking about another period drama he’s got on the boil, in the form of Inglourious Basterds spin-off, Killer Crow.

“My original idea for Inglourious Basterds way back when,” explains QT, “was that this [would be] a huge story that included the [smaller] story that you saw in the film, but also followed a bunch of black troops, and they had been fucked over by the American military and kind of go apeshit.”
“The black troops go on an Apache warpath and kill a bunch of white soldiers and white officers on a military base and are just making a warpath to Switzerland. So that was always going to be part of it, and I was going to do it as a miniseries, and that was going to be one of the big storylines.”

“When I decided to try to turn it into a movie, that was a section I had to take out to help tame my material. I have most of that written. It’s ready to go; I just have to write the second half of it…That would be the third of the trilogy. It would be called Killer Crow or something like that.”

Meanwhile, the next part of the “trilogy”, Django Unchained, will be arriving in UK cinemas on 18 January 2013. (via Total Film)



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