Archive for August 25, 2011

Land Rover Defender – Vilner Edition

Bulgarian-based tuner, Vilner (named after a Lithuanian city) recently put some heavy-duty touches to a utilitarian Land Rover Defender with some impressive results. The overall package exudes a much more luxurious outlook with contrast leather seating, in-cab entertainment systems and a sleek black paint job. Putting a Vilner-custom Defender through its paces in the wild seems a little easier said than done.

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Wunderland Theme Park

Wunderland near Kalkar, Germany, cleverly combines a never-been-used multi-million-pound reactor with classic fair rides, including a merry-go-round, Ferris wheel, carousel and log flume.A swing ride has even been fitted inside the old cooling tower, while a 130ft-high climbing wall features on the outside.

When it was originally built in 1972 the construction – dubbed the SNR-300 – was destined to be the world’s most technologically advanced nuclear power plant and Germany’s first fast breeder nuclear reactor.But 12 years and more than £3 million later, the project was eventually cancelled after a series of public protests and nuclear disasters elsewhere, including Chernobyl.

By 1996 there were a few hotel rooms on the site, which gradually expanded to several hundred – as well as bars and restaurants.Since 2002, the park has seen the addition of more than 40 rides and a museum as well as a miniature golf course and tennis courts.


No Steve No Stock

Steve Jobs’s resignation as Apple chief executive has wiped billions of dollars off its stock market value as traders fret over the company’s long-term future without its visionary leader.

The news of Jobs’ departure came after the close of New York trading, but Apple shares fell 5% in after-hours trading on Wednesday night. Apple shares traded in Frankfurt dropped 4.5% in early trading on Thursday.

A 5% decline wipes more than $17bn (£10.3bn) off Apple’s stock market value, sending it down from $348bn to $330.5bn, just two weeks after it briefly became the world’s most valuable company.

Tim Cook: the man taking over from Steve Jobs at Apple

Steve Jobs’s decision to resign from the company and recommend Tim Cook, formerly its chief operating officer, as its chief executive thrusts him into the spotlight.

Cook, a small-town football fanatic turned chief executive of the world’s largest technology company, has long faced the question of whether he had the same remarkable vision as his predecessor.

He now must prove that his technology instincts are as sharp as when he joined Apple in 1998 after leaving the once-mighty Compaq, then the world’s top PC maker. At the time Apple was barely afloat.

But as far as i am concerned I can’t see Cook dressed in a black long-sleeved mock turtle-neck presenting the future apple products.


Adidas Originals Crazylight Top Court

Seen first during the photoshoot for adidas Originals ST Collection, the Crazylight Top Court is an integration of up-to-date performance tech with tried-and-true classic form. Lighten by new SPRINT WEB welded mesh upper, its eye catching Sharp Blue and Indigo colorways aggregate nicely with the vulcanized white sole. Inspired by both adidas‘ past and present, adidas Originals Crazylight Top Court for Fall/Winter 2011 will be available at  retail locations starting next Thursday, September 1st.


If Web Browsers Were Celebrities

Infographic is a great laugh! Since the rise of the Interweb, the variety of Internet browsers that have become available offer something different for every computer and owner’s taste. From Netscape to Internet Explorer (all hundred versions of it), to Firefox and Google Chrome, the browsers of the moment each top the one before in speed, design and accessibility.


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