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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Next iphone 5 rumours

Next week Apple will spill the beans on the iPad 2, which can only mean one thing: It's time to start focusing on the iPhone 5 -- which will (probably) be announced in June.

Like clockwork, 9 to 5 Mac on Friday uncovered a photo from aChinese reseller of Apple parts that will get that process under way.

The site suggests the unconfirmed part could be the digitizer panel for the next iPhone. Interestingly enough, the part appears to have a larger cutout section for a screen which could support earlier reports from DigiTimes that the new model will feature a four-inch display to compete with some Android devices.

Besides being unconfirmed, the photo is problematic because the part doesn't appear next to anything -- giving it no scale. It could just as easily mean that the upcoming iPhone could be smaller if the screensize remains the same and the bezel shrinks. The screen could also be any other size, there's really no way to tell.

Regardless if this is a legit part or not, it seems like Apple has a few changes in store for the next iPhone besides a larger screen.

Jonny Evans of Computerworld reported last month that the new model is expected to run on a multi-core A5 CPU and may feature a dual-core graphics core. Evans also suggests that Apple will be getting into the NFC field after hiring veteran Benjamin Vigier as the Mobile Commerce Manager.

Stay tuned. The iPhone 5 rumor mill is sure to heat up in the coming months. iDealsChina, the website that leaked the part photo, seems to hint that more photos will be popping up soon.

Monday, February 21, 2011

prix pictet 2011 exhibition

prix pictet 2011
exhibitionpassage de retz gallery, paris
march 17th - april 16th


Immersive Kinematic

Immersive Kinematics is a Research Group at the University of Pennsylvania directed by professors Simon Kim and Mark Yim. This group is a collaboration between Penn Engineering and Penn Design and expands the roles of architecture and engineering focusing on integrating robotics, interaction, and embedded intelligence in our buildings, cities, and cultures. The group offers a class teaming architecture and engineering students in mechatronic projects.

Architectural Design is more than a collection of static parts describing a singular human occupation; Engineering Design is more than the pursuit of minimum and maximum efficiency and constraint-satisfaction. This is the experimental platform in which architects and engineers remake the physical manifestation of intelligence, haptics, and interaction in the design of objects, homes, and communities.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Quote for the day

“My job is not to be easy on people. My jobs is to take these great people we have and to push them and make them even better.”
Steve Jobs CEO of Apple at Allaboutstevejobs

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Cool Door Design by Karim Rashid

Check out this cool door design by Karim Rashid. True to the aesthetic agenda K. Rashid, the door Sensunels collection of cool graphics and a palette of vibrant colors, many modern views – there is something for everyone. Free door can in your home with a vibrant pink on pattern matching blip and rear are released, also available in yellow on white and white on white. And if you like more variety in the mix, check the door (see above) a collection of various images in a mixture of colors is perfect for a nursery. Futuristic, computer generated compositions, such as the veil and seal doors are ideal for home office or computer room, or put some extra energy in your room or arcade games. It is even something for the more delicate taste – Fend the door with a stylish wave pattern, available in dramatic black, pink and flirty modern mirror / gray.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Maulidu Rasul

Maulidur Rasul (dalam bahasa Arab bermaksud kelahiran Rasul) adalah hari bersejarah keputeraan Nabi Muhammad. Hari ini jatuh pada hari ke-12 bulan Rabiul Awal sempena kelahiran Nabi yang jatuh pada pada Isnin (Dari hadith riwayat Muslim, 8/25 ) 12 Rabiul Awal Tahun Gajah bersamaan dengan 23 April 571. Baginda adalah nabi terakhir yang diutus oleh Allah Subhanahu Wataala. Tapak kelahiran baginda pula kini mempunyai satu bangunan kecil yang dikenali sebagai Maulid Nabi.

Setiap tahun pada hari itu, umat Islam di seluruh dunia akan mengadakan majlis memperingati keputeraan Nabi Muhammad s.a.w dengan mengadakan beberapa acara seperti perarakan, ceramah dan sebagainya. Banyak kelebihan dan keistimewaan yang akan dikurniakan oleh Allah Subhanahu Wataala kepada mereka yang dapat mengadakan atau menghadiri majlis Maulidur Rasul.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Vertical Village: A Sustainable Way of Village-Style Living by Yushang Zhang, Rajiv Sewtahal, Riemer Postma & Qianqian Cai

Yushang Zhang, Rajiv Sewtahal, Riemer Postma and Qianqian Cai (with studio tutor Alexander Sverdlo) shared their project, “Vertical Village: A Sustainable Way of Village-style Living”, which was awarded the first prize in the d3 Housing Tomorrow 2011 Competition. The competition called for transformative solutions that advanced sustainable thought, building performance, and social interaction through the study of intrinsic environmental geometries, social behaviors, urban implications, and programmatic flows.

The d3 Housing Tomorrow competition assumes that architecture does not simply form, but rather perform various functions beyond those conventionally associated with residential buildings.


Other winners

2nd prize: Forrest Fulton Architecture, USA
Lace Hill

3rd prize: Antonio Minto, Angelo Renna, Italy,
Learning From Slums

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Quote of the day

Islam meletakkan bahawa tujuan hidup untuk mengabdikan diri kepada Allah SWT. Justeru, manusia dihidupkan untuk diuji oleh Allah SWT siapakah di kalangan mereka yang terbaik amalannya. Firman Allah SWT :

الَّذِي خَلَقَ الْمَوْتَ وَالْحَيَاةَ لِيَبْلُوَكُمْ أَيُّكُمْ أَحْسَنُ عَمَلًا وَهُوَ الْعَزِيزُ الْغَفُورُ

Yang bermaksud : Dia lah yang telah mentakdirkan adanya mati dan hidup (kamu) - untuk menguji dan menzahirkan keadaan kamu: siapakah di antara kamu yang lebih baik amal dan aktivitinya ; dan Ia Maha Kuasa (membalas amal kamu), lagi Maha Pengampun, (bagi orang-orang yang bertaubat) (Surah al-Mulk, ayat 2)