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PLDS Lite-On EZ-DUB External Burner

PLDS Lite-On EZ-DUB External Burner 

For the less than technologically inclined comes this external burner from PLDS (Philips & Lite-On Digital Solutions) that makes the act of copying or backing up files to a CD or DVD considerably easier. On the top of the burner you’ll find two touch sensitive buttons labeled DUB and FILE. Hitting the FILE button will bring up a simple application on your PC that looks like a large EZ-DUB icon. All you need to do is then drag files directly onto this icon and they will be added to a ‘to-burn’ queue. When you’re done you just hit the FILE button again, insert a blank disc into the tray and it will burn your files.

Duplicating a DVD or CD is even easier. When you hit the DUB button it will ask you to insert the source media at which point it will automatically create an image on the computer. After that you just need to insert a blank disc and the image will be written to it. While experienced users will probably find the interface lacking in options, imagine how much easier the process will be for all those family members who feel you’re the only person they can call for help.

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February 25, 2008 Posted by | music, News, Technology | | Leave a comment

Pepole Tank

Pepole Tank

Ever wanted to feel like a fish? Yeah, you can always go swimming or diving or something, but you’re still in a foreign environment. How can you be underwater without being underwater? Simple: just be under (space) water. This people tank can be found at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa, Japan. The water is held up by a giant sheet of plexiglass, and you can walk around underneath, under the water. The ladder provides a nice touch, too. A picture from the top of the pool, after the jump.

February 25, 2008 Posted by | Art Exhibitions, Artists, raw art gallery | Leave a comment

Nokia Morph Nanotechnology Concept Devices

Nokia Morph Nanotechnology Concept Devices 

Nokia announces Morph, a joint nanotechnology concept, developed by Nokia Research Center (NRC) and the University of Cambridge (UK).

Morph was launched today alongside the “Design and the Elastic Mind” exhibition, on view from February 24 to May 12, 2008, at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York.

Morph is a concept that demonstrates how future mobile devices might be stretchable and flexible, allowing the user to transform their mobile device into radically different shapes. It demonstrates the ultimate functionality that nanotechnology might be capable of delivering: flexible materials, transparent electronics and self-cleaning surfaces.

The examples of Morph phone designs include a wrist phone and a translucent card that basically just consist of an interactive user interface. The future looks bright, once again.

February 25, 2008 Posted by | electronics, Geeks, News, Technology | , | Leave a comment

Tate Modern Presents Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray & Francis Picabia Exhibition

Tate Modern Presents Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray & Francis Picabia Exhibition 

Tate Modern presents Duchamp, Man Ray, Picabia, on view through May 26, 2008. This exhibition aims to chart the artistic and personal relationships of three of the great figures in early twentieth-century art, Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray and Francis Picabia.  Together they created the Dada movement in New York during the First World War, and, unusually within the history of modern art, they remained friends, with periods of varying intensity, throughout their lives.

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February 25, 2008 Posted by | Art Exhibitions, Artists, News, raw art gallery | , , , , | 3 Comments

Krink In The New York Times

Krink In The New York Times

Rob Walker’s latest column for the NY Times looks at the huge success of KR, not only his amazing art, but also the evolution of his range of products, showing a commendable blend of art and commerce in this current era of Graffiti artists on the main stage. Read the article here.

February 25, 2008 Posted by | Art Exhibitions, Artists, Fashion, grafiti, News, raw art gallery | , , | 1 Comment