Archive for July, 2011

Jenson Button Wins the Hungarian Grand Prix

Jenson Button took victory at the Hungarian Grand Prix, marking both the fifth anniversary of his first Formula One win at the Hungaroring in 2006 and the occasion of his 200th grand prix.

A difficult race in changeable conditions in which the lead changed numerous times was also marked by another drive-through penalty for his team-mate Lewis Hamilton. The world champion Sebastian Vettel maintained his championship lead with second and Fernando Alonso took third.

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Human Trees

Looking something like a cross between the Ents of Lord Of The Rings fame and good, old-fashioned stick men, these extraordinary trees would be more at home in a surrealist painting.They were created by a pair of nature-lovers using a painstaking technique known as tree shaping.Peter Cook and Becky Northey spend years guiding each tree’s growth along predetermined routes with wires.


Rainy ‘Ring Run

The name of Nürburgring Driving Academy instructor Andreas Gülden stays plastered on the video the whole time. Why? So we won’t forget who this skillful, daring and steel-balled man is.

 


BMW i Series Electric Concept Cars

BMW has unveiled the electric BMW i3 Concept and BMW i8 Concept cars. Focused on sustainability the BMW i3 is an-all, rear-wheel drive hatchback, while the hybrid i8 coupe (above) pairs an electric motor with a turbocharged three-cylinder for an all-wheel drive option.


ColorWare – Leica D-LUX 5 Digital Camera

Minnesota-base customization specialist ColorWare introduced its latest option – Leica D-LUX 5 Digital Camera. Say goodbye to blandness and $1,200 US (or $400 if you provide your own camera),  will “bedazzle” your German engineered gadgetry with either 21 Solid Color Tones, 21 Metallic Coatings, or 4 “Pearlize” Colorways, a grand total of 48 option on 8 different elements of the camera.

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The Man Without a Facebook

Well-made parodies are significantly funnier for people who still remember the original, and that’s exactly the case with this near shot for shot caricature of the trailer for The Man Without a Face.


IE Users Have Lower IQ Than Users of Other Web Browsers

A recent study links intelligence test results with browser usage — and the results don’t look good for users of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, especially its older versions.

   The study, titled “Intelligence Quotient (IQ) and Browser Usage” by Canadian company AptiQuant, compiled IQ test scores of 101,326 individuals over the age of 16 and divided them into groups according to the browser they use.

The results are fascinating. Users of Internet Explorer 6 have an average IQ score barely over 80; Firefox and Chrome users fare much better, with average IQ scores of around 110, while Opera and Camino users have an average IQ score over 120.