Thursday, December 13, 2007

2017? acceptable? Tsang tells Beijing

SCMP: "The government has told Beijing more than half the Hong Kong people want universal suffrage by 2012 but that delaying its introduction until 2017 was more likely to win the support of a majority in the city. It was also more likely to receive the necessary support in the Legislative Council, the chief secretary Donald Tsang said......"

FF: "Well, I think 2022 is more likely to win the support of majority in HK, hahaha~"

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

What the Nintendo DS 2 Might Look Like

TechEBlog: "Though Nintendo hasn't made an official announcement, this Nintendo DS 2 mockup by Jesus Diaz definitely looks very sleek, and the color should be black, getting back to the old-style Nintendo GameWatch two-color scheme but updated to 2008. On the top part, the new 3.5-inch widescreen-capable to display both games and movies played from the SD flash card- will maintain the quality of the current version but with a slightly higher resolution (480 x 272)"

FF: "Lovely, a MUST have gadget"

Monday, December 10, 2007

A remote you can kick around

crave: "HK Football Association, take note: If you want the sport to be as popular here as it is in the rest of the world, start marketing more products like this.

We know as much about futbol as we do about figure skating, but we'd be the first in line to get one of these soccer ball remotes that are sold in the U.K. And it can actually be used as a ball to play with, according to Gizmodo, though we wouldn't recommend that if it was the only remote in the house.

It supposedly can be used for all brands of various devices, including TVs, DVD players, and satellite boxes. The ball has a range of 7.6 meters, or about 25 feet to us Yanks--but, as the product listing says, "you can kick it much farther."

FF: "Yes, HKFA sud marketing more products like that, its fun~ hahaha~"

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Aston University pays £65,000 for new logo

icBirmingham: "Aston University has unveiled a new brand to help it to compete better in the increasingly competitive higher education market.

The change will see the university's new logo - an orange triangle representing the shape of the campus - on buildings, signs and stationery at the city centre site later this month.

The rebranding exercise cost Aston a reported £65,000. But it stressed the change would not be paid for from teaching or research funds, as it was part of the university's business plan.

With universities battling for students and funding, vice chancellor Professor Julia King said a new brand had always been a priority for her since she started at Aston last year.

The new logo, which was designed with the help of leading London image company Spencer Dubois, will first be seen later this month, and will eventually be introduced across the whole campus.

A university spokesman defended the cost of the rebranding exercise and said there were very sound business reasons for the amount of money and research that had gone into it.

"A project of this nature is a massive undertaking," he said. "It is time-consuming, complex and due to the subjective nature of design, sometimes controversial.

"But we identified five very good reasons why we needed to create a new brand and why we settled on the final designs.

"Firstly, Aston University's new strategy provides a very clear set of objectives, challenges and targets up to 2012 and many of these rely heavily on us having a strong reputation, a high profile and a solid brand identity which will continue to take us forward.

"It is also vital that Aston has a brand that is flexible and can be adapted for the diverse audiences we need to attract regionally, nationally and internationally.

"We need to respond to changes in the higher education sector too, we need to show we offer value for money to our students first and foremost but also increasingly to our corporate partners as well.

"As we operate in what is a rapidly changing environment, Aston needs to be able to anticipate future changes and ensure our continued success.

"Finally, and most fundamentally, we must have a brand that reflects the personality, values and aspirations of Aston, from the logo to the key messages we tell people about the university. Most people would agree that the previous identity did not reflect Aston's dynamic, progressive, modern attitude and so it is only right that we took the opportunity to update our 'look'."

Graham Hooley, the senior pro-vice-chancellor at Aston and a professor of marketing, said the rebranding was crucial in a sector as competitive as higher education.

"I believe it represents a significant improvement on the previous one and will prove to be an invaluable asset in raising

Aston's profile," he said. "A good brand defines what that organisation is and what it wants to be. It does so visually, but more than that it lays out a set of values for us all to follow, in the way we work and interact with our contacts."

Aston University was founded in 1895 as Birmingham Municipal Technical School. It changed its name when it was given university status in 1966, but kept a strong focus on technology-related courses.

It was ranked 13th on this year's Good University Guide league table, 20 places above Birmingham University.

Its decision to rebrand itself comes at a time when universities across the region are looking at ways to improve their image to attract in lucrative students. Last month the Perry Barr-based University of Central England became Birmingham City University in a £200,000 rebranding exercised designed to link it more closely to the city's image."

FF: "They should give me a call... I can help them to design for FREE, :P"

DSvision bringing downloadable content to Nintendo's DS

Engadget: "If you're still teetering on the edge of picking up a DS Lite for yourself, here's yet another reason to go ahead and pull the trigger. Dai Nippon Printing has partnered with AM3 in order to offer up a new way to get content / media onto Nintendo's handheld. The system, dubbed DSvision, will enable DS / DS Lite owners to purchase a variety of material through the web, including books, comics, movies, music, etc., and then transfer the files over to the DS for on-the-go enjoyment. The product package will reportedly include a 512MB microSD card, a DS cartridge adapter and a USB adapter (shown after the jump) for use with one's PC. It looks as though the hardware will hit Japanese shelves in January for ¥3,980 ($37), but the web-based content delivery system won't go live until March."

FF: "Nintendo's R4?"

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

SamePaperPlayAgain - The “Goal” of Recycling

YankoDesign: "This fun creation is by Clement Eloy, and it is called SamePaperPlayAgain. Designed to encourage recycling, all the while adding a bit of excitement to the office. Available in blue, green and orange, this trash bin will add vibrancy to any office space. So go on and get your teams together for a little football or basketball competition. Once the bin is full, just empty it out into the recycling bin and let the games begin again."

FF: "Game Started, hahaha~"

Maglev wind turbines 1000x more efficient than normal windmills

Engadget: "We've seen a couple innovative wind power solutions pop up, but none that claim to offer the benefits of maglev wind turbines, which use full-permanent magnets to nearly eliminate friction by "floating" the blades above the base. According to developers, the technology is capable of scaling to massive sizes, with a proposed $53M turbine able enough to replace 1000 traditional windmills and power 750 thousand homes. Additional benefits include the ability to generate power with winds as slow as three miles per hour, operational costs some 50 percent cheaper than windmills, and an estimated lifespan of 500 years. That all sounds great, but the real proof will come when these things get put to use, which may happen sooner than you'd think: Development is proceeding rapidly in both the US and China, with Chinese power company Zhongke Hengyuan Energy Technology currently building a $5M factory to produce the turbines in capacities from 400 to 5,000 watts."

FF: "Nice, let's build this in HK :P"

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Google's Android OS early look SDK now available

Engadget: "Just like the good folks promised, the early look software development kit for Google's soon-to-be huge phone OS has hit the streets... er, internet. Pedal your steam-engine over to the Open Handset Alliance site where you can download the SDK for a variety of platforms. Here's what we know the software will support right now:
  • 3G
  • Threaded text messaging
  • MPEG-4, h.264, MP3, and AAC file formats
  • 3D graphics
From what we can tell, the OS is as comfortable on larger, VGA devices as it is on more traditional smartphone layouts. Oh yeah... and it plays Quake. Below you can see an alternate fullscreen version of the phone (a hardware reference model, not a device you can expect to buy anytime soon) up and running its browser app. Check the video as follow for a real look at Android in action"

FF: "GPhone's system, lovely~ im so excitin now :D"

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Batman Battles Evil on Streets of Hong Kong

Bloomberg: "Batman ventures out of Gotham City this weekend and swoops into Hong Kong where he will fight evil near the bar district of Lan Kwai Fong and against the city's neon-lit skyline -- though he will avoid a dunking in the harbor.

Actors Christian Bale and Morgan Freeman arrived in the southern Chinese city this week with the crew and executives of ``The Dark Knight,'' the sixth film in the latest saga of the Caped Crusader. The four-day filming in Hong Kong is one of several location shoots that may include London and Los Angeles. The movie is scheduled for summer release in the U.S.

Bale, 33, said reprising his role as Batman will entail ``climbing the tallest buildings and jumping off them'' during his Hong Kong stay. Producers decided to ax a scene where Batman drops into the harbor after test samples showed strains of salmonella and tuberculosis, the South China Morning Post, a local English- language daily, reported.

Director Christopher Nolan said the decision not to proceed with the scene was his and had nothing to do with pollution.

``It's simply a script decision,'' said Nolan, at a press conference. ``As far as any pollution questions go, I have absolutely no problem with dumping'' the stars into the harbor.

Hong Kong's Victoria Harbor is one of the world's busiest container ports. It's flanked on both sides by skyscrapers such as the I.M. Pei-designed Bank of China Building.

Areas around Queen's Road Central, Lyndhurst Terrace and the Mid-Levels' escalator, the world's longest outdoor covered escalator, may also be used as settings for some scenes, according to the Post. Ponnie Leung, a Hong Kong-based spokeswoman of distributor Warner Bros. Pictures, said she doesn't know the film's Hong Kong schedule.

Light Battle

The production team drew the ire of environmental groups for asking tenants along a waterfront to keep their lights on all night during the shoot to illuminate the city's skyline, according to the Associated Press.

``It's a very short-term inconvenience to our residents and local operators,'' said Jack So, chairman of Hong Kong's Film Development Council. ``The long-term economic benefits of having international studios shoot in Hong Kong definitely outweighs such short-term inconveniences.''

Executive Producer Kevin de la Noy appealed to the media for ``space to do our work in as efficient a manner as possible so we cause the least congestion possible.''

Hong Kong has an active tabloid press that's known to hound celebrities for photos and interviews.

Nolan, 37, who's also writing the screenplay, said he thought of working Hong Kong into the script after a brief stay in the city. In 2005, Nolan directed ``Batman Begins,'' which traces the superhero's beginnings and grossed $372 million at the box office, twice its production cost, according to BoxOfficeMojo.

Jackie Chan

Hong Kong is encouraging location filming by foreign studios to boost its movie industry. Until recently, piracy and Hollywood blockbusters had all but decimated an industry that produced stars like Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan.

The movie ``will enhance Hong Kong's status internationally and promote tourism,'' said the Film Development Council's So.

The production company spent about a year working with the government to arrange the shoot, said Producer Charles Roven.

The city has featured in movies including the 2002 James Bond movie ``Die Another Day,'' where the fictional super-spy 007 enters the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club after escaping from a villain. "

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Microsoft Buys 1.6% of Facebook for HK$18603359900

AP: "'s mastermind Mark Zuckerberg smiles at his office in Palo Alto, Calif. in this Feb. 5, 2007 file photo. Rapidly rising Internet star Facebook Inc. has sold a 1.6 percent stake to Microsoft Corp. for $240 million(HK$18,603,359,900), spurning a competing offer from online search leader Google Inc. The deal announced on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2007 after several weeks of negotiation values Palo Alto-based Facebook at $15 billion _ less than four years after Mark Zuckerberg started the online social networking site in his Harvard University dorm room."

FF: "Mark Zuckerberg, u r awesome~ Facebook it's a social networking hub can bring the world together"

Apple and Sony, like peas in an iPod

Engadget: "Funny huh? We knew something was a tad too familiar with those Sony DSC-T2 Cyber-shot cameras announced yesterday. Now, Engadget Japanese reveals why. Those pictures are official, un-doctored press shots from both Apple and Sony. The former (and we mean former) comes courtesy of since it's been supplanted by Apple's new nano. Of course, Apple's no saint in these matters either. Flattery at its finest, eh? Sony,"

FF: "Sony's Marketing?... Sony, r u allrite? =_=""

Tuesday, October 16, 2007


NYPOST: "A German artist has invented an accessory that publicizes how many mentions you get in a Google search - a ring that flashes the number on a digital display.

Your Google ranking is the new status symbol, more than diamonds and wealth or even being on television," said Marcus Kison, 30, who spent six months producing the glass prototype.

Kison is looking for a marketer for the titanium band, which he says should fetch upwards of $700, and wants it to hit the market next year. It comes with a jewel-case docking station that plugs into a computer. Every time you "charge" the ring, it updates your latest Google ranking.
(Paris Hilton, you're at 17.5 million hits as of this writing.)

"Being in people's minds means being important . . . Every content creator that copies and pastes your name will raise the value of your virtual mirrored importance," Kison said.

Kison says President Bush is No. 1 in Google hits, with 40.1 million.

"Just by inventing the ring, I've jumped to 10,000," Kison boasts. "

FF: "Danny Cheng, you're No. 1 in Google Hong Kong, Yeah~~"

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Zune 2.0 gets official

crave: "Microsoft has officially revealed its plans for new 4GB, 8GB, and 80GB Zune MP3 players (the rumormongers nailed this one). The new players are expected out in November, priced at $149, $199, and $249, respectively. The 80GB version is only available in black, but both the 4GB and 8GB versions will be available in black, red, pink, and green. While the news hasn't exactly knocked us off our feet, there are some interesting new features: Wireless sync, Zune Social and Media Center.

On the right you can see last year's Zune. Cosmetically, the new Zune players are smaller and use a new, rubberized control pad.

FF: "Wireless sync, kool~~ Existing Zune users will also be given the new wireless sync feature once the firmware upgrade hits in November~~ Lovely~"

Sony's Walkman NW-A910 series slakes that media jones

Engadget: "Nice huh? That's the latest Walkman from Sony. However, unless you live in Japan, you can forget about using it to watch your mobile digital TV. This little pup packs a 1Seg tuner, not DMB, DVB-H, or Flo. Measuring just 86.8 × 48 × 12.3-mm, the NW-A910 series player holds up to 16GB of flash memory and a 2.4-inch, 320 x 240 pixel display. The included EPG even allows you to schedule up to 10 programs for recording up to one month in advance for up to 100 hours of MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 formatted television inside the device. As this is Japan, it still supports ATRAC in addition to non-DRMed WMA and AAC, MP3, and linear PCM audio playback with SonicStage doing the sync work back to your PC. Rounding things out are an FM tuner, direct encoding from your CD/MD player, clear audio noise canceling headphones, and a battery capable of juicing up to 6 hours of television or 36 hours of audio. The premium NW-A919/BI will sell in November for ¥47,800 while a 4GB NW-A916 should pop for about ¥30,000 ($259)."

FF: "Yup, with noise canceling headphones and FM tuner, this player will become the best music player in the world"

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Sony 3-mm thin XEL-1 OLED TV in person

Engadget: "Sony was all about showing off their new turbo-thin XEL-1 OLED TV at CEATEC today, and we have to hand it to them, this thing is kind of mind-blowingly thin. Naturally that kind of thinness is a little hard to capture in photographs -- it's kind of one of those things you have to see in person. But once you do check it out, you may just find its gorgeous, bright pseudo-HD, 1m:1 contrast ratio picture hypnotizes you from remembering its ridiculously high ¥200,000 (about $1700 US) price and piddly 11-inch size. We want one on our desk, like, yesterday~"

FF: "Wow, I want one... but i don't like the base stand, can Sony re-design it? make it smaller :D"

Monday, October 01, 2007

iPhone sucks

FF: "Nokia launchs a new campaign/marketing slogan for themselves saying- Phones should be open to anythings. Yes, we all know Apple sucks~ The main point of their campaign is that you can't install third party applications on iPhone, for example- Java (which ~ 90% of other phones support and let people support the same app on different devices) or phone OS specific. btw, the quartet of posters on the left was photographed in New York city over the weekend by a MacRumors forum jockey. Cheers~

FF: "Apple sucks, Nokia rules~~ YEAH~"

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Apple's iPod Touch gets official

Engadget: "Well, what do you know. Turns out the iPod Touch is a reality after all. While we initially assumed that Mr. Jobs wouldn't be so kind as to bless us all with two new full-fledged iPods in a single day, we're elated that he had other ideas. The new flagship iPod has "the same size screen as the iPhone, but it's even thinner" (eight-millimeters, for those taking notes), and it also touts the "same multi-touch interface" found on the the firm's handset. Additionally, it boasts a 3.5-inch widescreen display, the ability to "flick through your photos," and you even get the "slide to unlock" feature, too. And yes, this thing actually has WiFi. Of note, the built-in wireless antenna isn't exactly attractive, but if it means that we can surf the web (YouTube included) on our iPod, we suppose it may be an acceptable flaw. The iPod Touch will be arriving in 8GB and 16GB flavors and will be priced at $299 and $399, respectively, when they ship "in a few weeks."

: "look like iphone, but will Apple improve their ipod's sound quality? I luv BASS, MEGA BASS, no more radio sound quality pls..."

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Logitech intros MX5500 keyboard & mouse combo

Engadget: "Those looking for a matching keyboard and mouse set now have yet another option from Logitech, which today busted out its new MX5500 combo. This one includes the company's existing MX Revolution laser mouse with its speedy metal scroll wheel, along with a new keyboard that boasts a built-in LCD along with the usual array of controls for music and other features. Both peripherals also rely on Bluetooth 2.0 to keep 'em untethered from your PC, and each promise to let you take full advantage of Flip 3D and other Vista-specific features (though Vista is not required). Look for this set to be available later this month for $170."

FF: "Very Nice~"

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Nokia introduces N81 8GB combine music and gaming

InfoSync: "With dedicated music and gaming keys, 3.5 mm headphone connector and 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity, the Nokia N81 multimedia phone is the closest we get to innovation in Nokia's new multimedia phone lineup. With a sleek surface and keys that light up when you activate them, we wonder if the exterior is also truly optimized for gaming, which it will have to be to succeed as a gaming phone. We'll definitely need to perform a few serious gaming sessions on the N81 before judging its capabilities as a gaming phone. Anyway, the N81 also offers a fancy menu with 3D icons, as well as music and game downloads from Nokia's Music Store and N-Gage games service. The Nokia N81 will retail for approximately $450 and should hit shelves late this year. "

FF: "More colours? comes in white?"

Nokia introduces N95 with 8GB built-in memory, 2.8" display

InfoSync: "As a multimedia smartphone, the Nokia N95 is no longer the star when it comes to the multimedia aspect. What keeps it on the top is its great calling and messaging performance. Nokia tries to do something about that by introducing an upgraded version, offering 8GB of built-in memory and a 2.8" QVGA display. In our opinion, these minor upgrades aren't enough to keep players such as HTC and Apple on a distance moving forward. For those looking to buy the upgraded N95, it'll retail for approximately $550 in the fourth quarter of 2007."

FF: "awesome"

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Paris Hilton released from jail

BBC: "US heiress Paris Hilton has been released from jail in Los Angeles after serving 24 days for violating probation on a driving ban.

Hilton's parents Kathy and Rick arrived to pick her up shortly after 0800 BST.

Reporters were camped outside the Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood, California since Monday.

The 26-year-old was sentenced to 45 days on 3 June was been released early due to crowded jail conditions and time off for good behaviour.

She is scheduled to appear on Larry King's CNN talk show on Wednesday."

FF: "Hi Paris"

Thursday, June 14, 2007

September 2007, it's 10th Anniversary

FF: "This historic day is a uniquely memorable moment for DaXxX GrouP, but especially for the people of Hong Kong. The 10th anniversary has been keenly anticipated, presenting a golden opportunity to review our past challenges and successes, while looking forward to a bright and prosperous future.

The 10th Anniversary is a joyous event for the whole of Hong Kong and involves everyone. I decided to overhaul my site with a brand new system and layout design, I am sure that will take my site to another level, and become one of the famous web site in Hong Kong. <read more>"

FF: "Wow, it's FF's TV Station"

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Microsoft announces Surface computer interface

Download Squad: "Microsoft is taking the wraps off its new 'Surface' platform, which should be commercially available later this year. Essentially, Surface lets you interact with a computer via a tabletop interface, no keyboard or separate display needed. Touch the screen to make selections and move images around.

Use two hands to make pictures larger or smaller. Or place certain items on the tabletop to interact with the computer.

The first Surface computers could cost up to $10,000 so don't expect to pick one up for your living room just yet (unless you're a super early adopter with too much disposable income). Rather, they'll show up at hotels, retail stores, restaurants and casinos first.

Harrah's in Las Vegas will have a 'virtual concierge' service letting guests reserve tickets, peruse menus, or make purchases. It's just a matter of time until someone builds a realistic virtual poker application.

T-Mobile has signed on to take advantage of Surface's object recognition capabilities, by allowing customers in selected stores to pick up a cellphone, place it on the table and get information about prices and phone plans."

FF: "I want one"

Monday, May 14, 2007

Wubi makes Ubuntu a snap for Windows users

Download Squad: "I'd wager that there are a huge number of Windows users who would probably be quite happy with Ubuntu Linux as their day-in day-out OS of choice. If only there were an easy way to try Ubuntu out on your windows machine without breaking anything, repartitioning or dealing with the diminished performance of a Live CD.

You're in luck. Wubi takes the hassle out of installing Ubuntu on a loopback file system located on your Windows partition, while making it bootable just like a real-deal Ubuntu install. In fact, it is a real-deal Ubuntu install, albeit in a slightly unconventional manner. If you go glassy eyed at the word 'loopback', don't worry.. it's just a fancy way of saying that your whole Ubuntu install is self-contained and stored in a single large file on your Windows drive. "

FF: "Ubuntu is FREE and Smart... its worth a try <Download>"

Sunday, May 13, 2007

YouTube tests in-line advertising

Download Squad: "Google is placing advertisements in the body of a limited number of YouTube videos. The interface is rather interesting, with a small text ad showing up on the bottom of the screen partway through the video.

If you click on the text of the ad, you're taken to the advertiser's site. If you click the play button on the ad, a video commercial pops up inside the same window as the video you're watching. When the commercial ends, your video resumes.

The ads only play when you're watching the video via YouTube. We tried embedding this My Chemical Romance video in a blog post, and the ad didn't show up, which is nice. When you embed clips from other video sites, such as The Onion News Network, you may have to deal with pre-roll ads, which you can't get rid of, and which you don't make any revenue from."

FF: "Money Money Money... which is good... we love videos"

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Nokia's 1100 handset: over 200 million served

Engadget: "Sales records typically don't stand for too long without being overtaken by the next best thing, but somehow, Nokia's el cheapo 1100 handset has reportedly racked up "over 200 million sales" since it launched in 2003. You heard right, this low-end candybar has put the 100 million iPods, 50 million RAZRs, 10 million Chocolates, and 115 million PlayStation 2 consoles to shame in terms of sheer units moved. Interestingly enough, the design team that conjured up this cash cow originally dubbed it "Penny," and the stripped down, dust-proof mobile purportedly entered the market at precisely the right time to catch the booming overseas growth as folks worldwide began snapping up their own cellphone. Of course, such a basic, uninspiring phone isn't for everyone, but considering the 200 million strong that owned one sometime during their life, we'd say Nokia found a winner."

FF: "I agree, this is a great phone, it's similar to 8210"

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Pre-order Sony Video Walkman in Hong Kong

Sony Walkman NW-A808, NW-A806, NW-A805: "Sony launched in Hong Kong its new flash Network Walkman NW-A808, NW-A806, NW-A805. Actually they are the same except that NW-A808 has 8GB capacity, NW-A806 has 4GB and NW-A805 has 2GB.

They all feature a 2-inch QVGA LCD screen with 240×320 resolution, “Clear Stereo, Clear Bass & DSEE sound enhancement systems and EX-type headphones for superb sound quality”. They can play MP3, ATRAC3, ATRAC3plus music and MPEG4 video.

They measure 43.8×88x9.1mm and weight 53g."

FF: "Yo, I want one, A MUST BUY"

Thursday, March 29, 2007

The new way to create with Adobe Creative Suite 3

CNET: "Adobe Systems on Tuesday launched Creative Suite 3, a showcase for the company's merger with rival Macromedia that is designed to smoothly combine Web design with content creation.

Creative Suite 3, which focuses on print designers, multimedia editors and Web designers, was two years in development. CS3 comes in six editions, though customers can also individually purchase updated applications, such as Photoshop, Illustrator or Flash.

The estimated price for Creative Suite 3 Design Standard is US$1,199 and for the Design Premium version, US$1,799. The Web-oriented editions cost US$999 for Web Standard and US$1,599 for Web Premium.

The CS3 Production Premium is US$1,699. And the Master Collection, the most comprehensive package, is US$2,499"

FF: "I want the Adobe Creative Suite 3 Web Premium and a NEW laptop"

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Nokia 888

Cell phones of the future: "Nokia’s remarkable 888 concept is ultrathin, lightweight, and very flexible. Powered by liquid battery, the 888 offers a touchscreen display."

FF: "luv Nokia"

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Introducing Game 3.0

Keynote on Game 3.0: "Looking for games with customization, collaboration and communication? here we go, Let's introduce Game 3.0

  • Game 1.0, was the age of 2D gaming from the Atari on through to the SNES/Genesis era.

  • Game 2.0, which was the era in which 3D gaming came into fruition from the Saturn/PSX/N64 to the PS2/XBOX/GCN

  • Game 3.0, which now has moved gaming to a global playground thanks to online play and digital distribution

Sony figurehead Phil Harrison has been announced as a keynote speaker for this year's Game Developers Conference. Harrison's speech, entitled Game 3.0: Developing and Creating for the 3rd Age of Video Games, will purportedly define the term Game 3.0 and show how Sony Worldwide Studio will "demonstrate some exclusive insights into its development of products and services that will help define future growth in the video game market"

FF: "Amazing, i have to agree with Phil Harrison from Sony Entertainment, their powerful platform will allow more creativity in the future~ "

Monday, March 12, 2007

Louis Vuitton Tribute Patchwork Bag

The Bag Snob: "LOL LOL LOL I am laughing so hard I can not type. What am I looking at? This must be a joke! It's a collage of every gross bag Louis Vuitton has ever produced. Looks like an angry salesperson decided to cut up all the ugly bags on the shelves of an LV boutique and to salvage them, the designers made the pieces into one single bag and called it the 'Tribute Patchwork' bag (Tribute to what? Marc's insanity?). You need to make sure your boss is not around before you read the next sentence, as you will either laugh your ass off outloud or scream with disgust. Ready? Coast clear? The price tag is a hefty HK$354,915. Go ahead. You can now laugh or scream. "

FF:" This LV bag is Disgusting "

Friday, February 23, 2007

Nokia to help YouTube win mobile market "Nokia and Youtube have worked out a deal that will let Nokia’s N-series of Internet capable phones to access the YouTube Mobile website (coming soon), through the Nokia Web Browser. The N-series phones will support YouTube RSS feeds; allowing you to view such feeds as the most recent or highest rated videos on the system, or specific RSS feeds modeled around a certain genre.

The RSS feeds will be accessible through the new Nokia Video Center which will be available for download on compatible Nokia S60 devices, and will come pre-installed on the Nokia N95 and many other N-series phones hereafter."

FF: "Wow, I can watch Youtube on my cell phone, kool~"

Monday, January 29, 2007

Doggy treadmill gets your pup in shape

Doggy treadmill gets your pup in shape - Engadget: "For those of you out there whipping your offspring into shape by utilizing the Step2Play middleman, and burning your own fair share of calories on the GameRunner, it's about time Rover joined the fray, eh? The Dog Walker treadmill helps prevent doggy obesity and apparently relieves the dog's stress, all while helping it to exert all that pent-up energy from being cramped up in the house all day. Aside from sporting a smaller, dog-friendly design, casters to enable easy transport, and two side shields to prevent minor tumbling disasters, the machine also sports a safety leash which prevents the pup from sliding off the rear (or giving up on the goal) and a devilish remote control to vary the speed from 0 to 5-kilometers per hour (3.1 mph). So if you're tired of Fido's stomach dragging the ground while crawling around in misery, you can pick up its very own treadmill (to go along with that recently-purchased pedometer) for ¥15,800 ($131)."

FF: " so funny "

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Limited Numbered Signature Edition

Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Limited Numbered Signature Edition (seriously) - Engadget: "You have to be seriously freaking into Vista if you're even thinking about the Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Limited Numbered Signature Edition (seriously, we didn't even think Microsoft was capable of a title like that), but at least the price is on target ($259) and they claim it's signed by the man himself, Billy G. Something tells us it's just an embossed signature print or something along those lines, but either way it's down to you and 19,999 others prepared to get their fanboy on with the latest, greatest version of Windows."

FF: "I want a new laptop"