Archive for October, 2012

11th Street Bridge playground plan in the works

Beautiful home in Cape Town

The clients who lived in an existing house on the property needed to rebuild the house in order to suit the demands of their family. The site on Glen Avenue in Higgovale faces in a Northerly direction, with its boundaries on the South East. Although the wind conditions are tough, the site’s moderate slope allows the design to engage with different levels of the garden adjacent to the areas of the three level lounge.

via Glen 2961 / SAOTA | ArchDaily.

First Lady Michelle Obama: It Takes One

Photos: Space shuttle Endeavour’s last trip

I loved this series of images taken from the trip through LA for the Space shuttle Endeavor to the California Space Center where it will remain for exhibition.

Samsung Galaxy S III mini pops up, we go hands-on (video) — Engadget

When word first started trickling out that Samsung planned to make a mini version of the Galaxy S III, it had the air of plausibility — we’ve heard from many a person about the too-large size of that phone for their hands. Then, a press invitation confirmed that “something small” was in the works, and finally mobile chief JK Shin confirmed that a smartphone of that name would be announced today in Frankfurt, Germany.

Now Samsung’s spilled all the beans, and revealed the new Galaxy S III mini, a slightly paler version of its bigger brother in specs as well as screen size. Our own short time with the phone certainly revealed that its pushing all the same “inspired by nature” buttons of the original Galaxy S III (and the Galaxy Note II), with the same exact rounded pebble shape and layout. The marketing rep we spoke to from Germany said that the company’s research found that users wanted the same phone design as the 4.8-inch Galaxy S III, but in a smaller form factor — to more easily fit smaller hands and pockets. Samsung said those folks don’t necessarily need or want the most powerful phone they can get their hands on and are content to have those mid-level specs — 1GHz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, a 4-inch, WVGA AMOLED screen and 32GB max of memory.

via Samsung Galaxy S III mini pops up, we go hands-on (video) — Engadget.

Best moments in 50 years of James Bond

James Bond and Playboy made me into the man I am today!

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