Tag Archives | Evolution

…Time Bomb is a new look at graffiti?

Time Bomb

Take one wall, let nine different graffiti artists go at it with one artist’s work going on top of the next, and the result is Time Bomb, a fascinating video that looks at the evolution of a wall as DMOTE, Kid Zoom, Ben Frost, Numskull, Roach, John Doe, Creon, Bennett and KissKiss each do their thing:

[Time Bomb]

[Via: Azy Does It]

…It’s Things Thursday: Amazon Kindle 2?

Amazon Kindle 2

Amazon’s Kindle brought the eBook to the masses, and with the Kindle 2, they’re hoping an evolution of the design will help even more people discover the convenience of digital reading.

At just over 1/3 of an inch thick, and weighing in at just 10.2 ounces, it’s much smaller and lighter than you would expect, and with free 3G wireless connectivity, you can enjoy a book whenever and wherever you happen to be.

The Kindle 2 also features a new display that can show up to 16 shades of gray, 25% longer battery life, enough storage for 1,500 books, 20% faster page turns, and even a new text-to-speech feature that reads your content to you if you’re feeling particularly lazy.

Since just about every blog in existence has already profiled and reviewed the Kindle 2, I thought I’d just gather together a few of their thoughts so that you can see what everyone thinks of this device:

Engadget: “It really does feel great in hand. The brushed metal back is great, the device is incredibly light and comfortable to hold, and the keyboard is fairly usable. We’re not convinced the five-way joystick is the best they possible could’ve worked into this space- a d-pad seems much more logical – but it’s responsive and comfortable enough to twiddle with for what it is.”

Gizmodo: “The overall handfeel is a lot nicer. While part of me loves the snowspeeder original, this just feels better in your hand, and it obviously looks a lot slicker. Though at the same time, that iPod-like slickness is a bit less daring than the original.”

CrunchGear: “The difference in size is absolutely the most striking aspect of the new Kindle. Text-to-Speech is cool, but this is day and night when it comes to size.”

Ars Technica: “Overall, I have to say that the Kindle 2 is a far superior device to the first iteration, and really shows an attention to detail that, based on the earlier device, it wasn’t clear that Amazon had in it. More significantly, perhaps, is the fact that the company has clearly made sensible fixes to many of the problems, which demonstrates a clear commitment to listening to its customers. The changes give me hope that, when the hardware’s ready, the remaining issues (primarily the keyboard and the small screen) will be fixed. It makes me anxious to see what’s in store for Kindle 3.”

[Amazon – Kindle 2]

…Gizmodo loves the Lego minifig?

Lego Minifig

The Lego minifig is a cultural icon, having been introduced in 1978, and remaining virtually unchanged for thirty years.

To see the evolution of the iconic figure, Gizmodo painstakingly collected and cataloged almost every minifig ever produced into a photographic timeline, and it’s a great look through the history of the fixed limb figure.

[Gizmodo – Lego Minifig Timeline]

…The Confederate Fighter is an amazing bike?

Confederate Motorcycles Fighter

Confederate Motorcycles have always been a cut above.

After nearly being wiped out by Katrina, Confederate is back and better than ever with the release of their new Fighter bike.

Featuring tons of carbon fiber and titanium, including the front “blade” style suspension, aggressive lines and enough speed to scare just about anyone (top speed is north of 190 mph), the Fighter is just plain sexy.

Confederate bikes have always been known for their fusing of raw power and crisp simplicity, and in words straight from the company’s mouth,

    It’s an evolution of the machine, at once taken back down to its core elements while being reinvented and re-engineered for optimal performance. It’s our street-legal sci-fi dream come to life, in the form of the limited-edition Fighter Motorcycle.

If you’re looking to score one of the 45 being made, then you better have your checkbook ready, because the first one off the lot carries a price tag of $110,000, along with special Neiman Marcus edition features, and is sure to go quick. (In more ways than one!)

[Neiman Marcus – Fighter]

[Confederate Motorcycles – Fighter]

[Via: NOTCOT]

…Lolcats can lolpropose?

Lolproposal

How can you tell when a meme is nearing the end of its popularity?

People start proposing through it.

On Valentine’s Day, Jon asked Loretta to marry him with a lolcat that was placed on “I Can Has Cheezburger?”, and thankfully, she said yes. (With a lolcat as well.)

Now that we’ve seen the lolproposal, is the loldivorce the next step in this meme’s evolution?

I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.

[I Can Has Cheezburger? – So, U Wantz Marry Her?]