Tag Archives | German

…Gizmodo will let you virtually tour their Gallery?

Gizmodo Gallery

From December 4 through December 7, Gizmodo took over a small space in NYC and created the Gizmodo Gallery to showcase “the best of Gizmodo come to life”.

If you missed out on attending in person, but still want to see what the Gallery was all about, then be sure to check out the fantastic “ultra-high definition virtual reality panorama” that German photographer Joergen Geerds created for them. You can zoom in and out using only the mouse, and the level of detail is staggering. We’re talking the ability to zoom in and read the titles of DVD type quality here. (For the best experience, make sure to right-click and view in Fullscreen mode too.)

[Gizmodo – Gizmodo Gallery]

…Twhirl might be the best Twitter client?


Twhirl is an Adobe Air based Twitter client that runs on both Windows and Macs, and features the following:

  • Connects to multiple Twitter accounts
  • Notifications on new tweets
  • Shorten long URLs (using snurl or is.gd)
  • Cross-post updates to Pownce and Jaiku
  • Post images to TwitPic
  • Search tweets (using TweetScan or terraminds)
  • Timeline filtering
  • Localized to English, German, Italian and Spanish
  • Color schemes
  • Automatically check for new versions

While I’m currently a fan of Twitterrific, I’ve started to use Twhirl on the Windows based work computer, and definitely like the feature set. It’s easy to use, unobtrusive, and gives you plenty of customization. Plus, Adobe is pushing hard to get developers to work with Air, so there’s a lot of support there for future developments as well.

Maybe it’s time to give Twhirl a whirl.


…The Coke Zero Game looks fantastic?

The Coke Zero Game

As part of the UEFA’s Euro 2008 Football Championships, North Kingdom put together a game for Coke called The Coke Zero Game that it says is one of its biggest projects ever.

Unfortunately, it’s currently only available in German, but with hot babes, flying cars, and plenty of fire and mayhem in the mix, it’s sure to be a blast when it launches stateside.

Until then, check out the North Kingdom site for a countdown timer, plus plenty of previews to tease you along for the ride.

[The Coke Zero Game (German)]

[North Kingdom – Making Of “The Coke Zero Game”]

[Via: Adverblog]

…It’s Movie Monday: The Illusive?

The Illusive

Though I doubt the world of the automotive spy photographer is anything near as glamorous as how it’s portrayed in “The Illusive”, it sure is a neat way to debut a new ride.

The film, which features the new SLR Roadster (among other Mercedes offerings), the Apple iPhone, and a Canon camera (“ideal brand partners are brought together and acquired for each film individually”), follows a freelance photog as he attempts to get the exclusive shot, and the illusive girl.

    A closed-off racecourse in northern France. A high-class German carmaker is holding a hush-hush photo shoot for its hypercharged baby. No one outside of the company has ever seen the secret new roadster.

It’s a very entertaining film, if a bit short, and does a great job of advertising for the product without coming off as a blatant product advertisement.

If only all ads were as subtle.

[The Illusive]

[Via: Motor Authority]

…It’s Tuner Tuesday: MTM BiMoto?

MTM BiMoto

Take your Audi TT, put an extra engine in the trunk, and what do you get?

244.2 MPH of crazy good fun, that’s what.

MTM demoed the power of their TT BiMoto beast by top speeding it at the Papenburg test track in Germany, and you don’t need to speak German to know that nearly 250 MPH is nearly too fast. Plus, it was done “under windy conditions, partial rain, and temperatures of around 20 degrees centigrade” to keep things interesting.

To reach those plane worthy speeds, the BiMoto relied on two 1.8 liter inline fours, two DSG gearboxes, and longer gear ratios (though the stock BiMoto will still do 0 to 60 in 3.5 seconds).

600,000 euros buys you your own 740 HP monster, but how can you put a price on insanity?

[MTM – BiMoto]

[Via: Autoblog]