Tag Archives | Test

…Crawford Performance knows how to tune a Subaru?

Ken Block Gymkhana STI

How can you prepare a car for the types of punishment that a driver like Ken Block can dish out while performing Gymkhana 2?

The short answer is that you can’t, but the long answer is that you give it to the guys at Crawford Performance and let them trick, tune and test the car over the course of 43 days and 800+ man hours to build a certified, track ready, punishment seeking Subaru that will do just about anything that you ask it to.

[Via: 0-60 Mag]

…Microsoft tested Photosynth on the Obama Inauguration?

Microsoft Photosynth Inauguration

Microsoft has been testing their Photosynth software for some time now, but with so many people snapping away with their cameras during the Inauguration, now’s probably the perfect time to see what getting ‘synthy’ is all about.

The goal of Photosynth is to take a bunch of photos and create an experience that has the cinematic quality of a movie, the control of a video game, and the mind-blowing detail of the real world. Photosynth was the result of two independent breakthroughs: The ability to reconstruct a scene or object from a bunch of flat photographs, and the technology to bring that experience to virtually anyone over the Internet:

It works by examining images for similarities to each other and using that information to estimate the shape of the subject and the vantage point each photo was taken from. With this information, Photosynth then recreates the space and uses it as a canvas to display and navigate through the photos. Here’s a little video on the history and inspiration behind Photosynth:

It’s probably one of those ‘see it to believe it’ technologies, so head on over to Photosynth’s special Inauguration page and check out the different Synths that were created during the event.

[Microsoft Photosynth – Inauguration]

[Via: FlowingData]

…Extended Stay hotel rooms are clean?

Toilet Licker

Need to demonstrate the cleanliness of a hotel room?

Forget scientific tests, black lights and Petri dishes.

All it takes is a girl, her tongue, and a complete lack of oral hygiene.

OCDers and germaphobes, turn away now…

(Be sure to check out extstay.com for more tongue-tastic taste tests.

[ExtStay.com]

…It’s Website Wednesday: Baseball Boss?

Baseball Boss

Baseball Boss is like a Fantasy Baseballer’s dream come true.

Designed to be the ultimate interactive baseball game, users can create teams using real major league players from 1907 or 2007, and then test and tweak those teams until they’re the best that they can be.

Once a team has been assembled, players can then challenge other players in real games, and using a combination of chance and statistics, a computer determines the winner.

New features are constantly being added, and it’s made by Challenge Games, who also developed Duels, so you know it’s going to have some great support behind it.

Are you ready to step up to the plate?

[Baseball Boss]

…You can test your own hearing?

Hearing Test

Give yourself a hearing test with this site from the Norwegian Red Cross.

(Actually, it’s not a hearing test, but a campaign for something else entirely, so give it a shot, but don’t expect any miracle cures.)

[Hearing Test]

[Via: Adverblog]