Tag Archives | Vertical

…Fahrenheit looks scarry?

Fahrenheit

The new Fahrenheit coaster at Hershey Park now features the steepest drop of any coaster in the US.

How steep?

Try 97 degrees. (For those of you wondering: Yes, that is PAST vertical.)

The coaster, which features a 121 foot drop, a 107 foot inverted loop, two inverted corkscrew rolls, a Cobra element, an Airborne inverted S roll, two hills called Airtime hill, and two High-speed/banked curves, reaches a maximum speed of 58 mph, and takes 12 riders on an 85 second ride of their life.

Check out Popular Mechanics for a behind the scenes look at how the coaster was made, and hold on to your lunch if you’re going to watch the video.

[Fahrenheit]

[Popular Mechanics – Build A Roller Coaster]

…iPhone Apps are going to be amazing?

If you’re wondering what kind of capabilities and unique features iPhone Apps are going to have, look no further than OmniFocus and Schmap.

OmniFocus

OmniFocus is a professional-grade personal task manager that taps into the iPhone’s GPS to provide you with location based task lists.

OmniFocus Demo

At the store?

OmniFocus automatically pops up with the grocery list that you put together when you drive up.

Back at work?

OmniFocus automatically switches over to your list that you put together with work related tasks.

Neat, huh?

Schmap Logo

The second application, Schmap, which is actually a currently available web application, though it will no doubt be something that takes advantage of becoming a native App as well, uses the iPhone’s gyro sensor to automatically change the view based on how you are holding the phone.

Schmap Demo

Hold it vertical, and a list of available destinations pops up; but switch and hold it horizontal, and you’re automatically presented with a map of locations and additional information.

What will they think of next?

[OmniFocus]

[Schmap]