Archive for July 17, 2011

Microsoft’s answer to Google+ and Facebook – Tulalip

Microsoft is positioning itself to compete for social networking web space, a recent leak suggests.

On Thursday, the computer giant accidentally published a splash page advertising a social project under to the Microsoft-owned domain name socl.com.

The project, entitled Tulalip, promised to let users ‘find what you need and share what you know easier than ever’.

The prototype was initially discovered by a blogger identified as J.B., who wrote about it on the website domain news site Fusible.com.The Fusible post read: ‘The four letter domain socl.com would complement bing.com. Although the site isn’t operational, visitors can get an idea of where Microsoft is going with the service called Tulalip.’

The network’s name is shared by the name of a group of Native American tribes near Redmond, Washington – home to Microsoft’s headquarters.

The leak comes just weeks after Google launched its answer to social networking with new website, Google+, structured in a remarkably similar way to Facebook with profile pictures and newsfeeds forming a central core

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The Oma Imperia Speakers

The Imperia is the ultimate speaker from OMA.

These high-end speakers look spectacular with two wooden conical horns crafted from black walnut, cherry or ash, and deep bass provided by a giant 21″ neodymium rear-loaded subwoofer


Drying banknotes in the sun

Mr Yang dries Chinese banknotes of 1 Jiao under the sun in Miao-Dong Autonomous Prefecture of Qiandongnan, southwest China’s Guizhou Province, July 9, 2011. Mr Yang, who has the hobby of collecting banknotes, took out the banknotes he collected for many years on Saturday. The banknotes of 1 Jiao he dried on Saturday worth some 2,000 Yuan (about 309.4 US dollars). Drying the banknotes in the sun could prevent them from becoming musty in summer, according to Mr Yang. In China, one Yuan equals 10 Jiao


The Ultimate “Hitch” Cookbook

Here’s “Hitch”, the video project graduation of Felix Meyer, Pascal Monaco and Torsten Strer: 3 students at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Hanover. This creation is an animated bookcontaining recipes from the films of Alfred Hitchcock.


Insect Audiophile Amplifiers

The Monarch Loudspeaker by OMA is an audiophile’s dream: a technically sound speaker with a beautiful design. The speaker contains a 15-inch woofer that delivers bass in a way that no other speaker its size can


Replica House from Pixar’s UP

Detailed replica of the house from Pixar’s movie Up was constructed in Utah.