Monthly Archives: November 2012

Making the Pagani Huayra

As the title suggest, this is all about the making of the Pagani Huayra. It is actually not just an ordinary car or even a common super car. It is a masterpiece of design, craftsmanship and engineering combined together to form a work of art (with a touch of the Italian passion). Compared to other competitors at the same class, this is probably the most handmade car of them all!

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Image Deblurring concept

Today I was trying to find a few old videos of some concept designs and I happened to stop again in an amazing video from Adobe. Jue Wang shows a sneak peek of a potential new feature that allows users to remove blurriness from digital photos caused by camera shake while the pictures were being taken. Pretty amazing right?

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Where bright ideas are born

Well… in general I am writing a few words for every one of the post that I am submitting here. Sometimes those are born from the mood of the moment while others are a summary of case studies oriented to the topic of the post. But what I should write about the above picture? Maybe nothing, maybe that this is from CERN or probably the sentence that came together with this blackboard: “The images in this series do not purport to be documents holding an objective truth. Rather, they’re meditations on our very human instinct to pin down specific facts”. So, what do you think? What it will be the correct text for this topic?

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Qualcomm: Making CPU’s

Travis Lanier, director of CPU product management, discusses in detail what goes inside Snapdragon processors and sets them apart from the competition. From the custom micro-architecture (called “Krait” and based on the ARM instruction set), to the asynchronous symmetric multiprocessing (or aSMP – a technology that can throttle the frequency of each CPU core independently), to thermal management, power efficiency, multiple cores and more. All of them resulting in a highly optimized chip. Yes! It is a little bit hard core hardware terms and design but these are actually part of my real job! Enjoy!

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SLS AMG Coupé Black Series: Clay Model

Do you know how they build new cars? How a draw in the minds of the designers and maybe at a used napkin ends up to be a real product? First they start with real paper, then they are making computer models and finally they are using clay models (most of the times in an 1:1 scale). In this video you can experience the third design phase of the SLS AMG Coupé Black Series. How is crafted into the final shape and wrapped in foil

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UP: Designed for Everyday Life

UP is a system (wristband + app) designed for your everyday life. The wristband tracks your movement and sleep in the background. The app displays your data, lets you add things like meals and mood, and delivers insights that keep you moving forward. Meant to be worn 24/7, UP is a thoughtful combination of engineering and design custom-made for how we live. Get a glimpse into the detailed testing, design and manufacturing that went into creating the band.

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Meet the new Windows Phone

I am big Apple fun for more than 8 years now. I am not going to lie about that. I love my iPhone and I am using it every day. Actually, it is the phone that put the milestone to change all the other phones as well. But since now the iOS is still the same. Ok, now we have iCloud and one more row for icons but nothing had really changed since the first presentation at 2007. It is a solid and still beautiful OS but it looks extremely old… aged somehow.
On the other hand we have Android. I am not going to start a huge conversation about that now, but in my opinion it is the ugliest mobile OS ever (for many reasons). Starting from the mesh on the start screens and the not consistent UI.
But there is still hope and at least for now this is originated from the least suspicious player. Yes, Microsoft! If you play a little bit with this UI and get familiarised with the concept then it actually works really beautifully. I am not going to say that I will give up my iPhone now. But maybe in the future…

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Bang & Olufsen Advanced Sound System

I’ve post a couple of Bang & Olufsen topics on this blog but every time that this company makes a new video I want directly to click the “New Post” button. They are always producing flawless video trailers, precisely made like the audio-visual products that they engineer! I am not going to lie. I am not the best supporter on their visual products, despite their top quality, but the sound purity and craftsmanship of their audio portfolio is just perfect

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Northern Lights through thick ice

I was watching the Norther Lights five years ago in Finland almost every night. It is a spectacular phenomenon that you could easily spend hours, speechless, just looking at the sky. But this picture blew my mind! The Northern Lights as you have never seen them before… through thick ice in the freezing waters of the Arctic Circle. It is like watching a SciFi movie! It reminds me somehow the Sunshine movie… what about you?

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OSIRIS-REx Mission

Scheduled for launch in 2016, OSIRIS-REx will return the first samples ever taken from a special type of asteroid that scientists believe holds clues to the origin of the solar system

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