Posts tagged “july 2011

Star Wars – The Blueprints Book

The complex engineering of the whole Star Wars universe now resides within the pages of a 35 lbs, 15″ x 18″ book. Titled Star Wars: The Blueprints Book, the book brings together over 500 photographs, drafts and illustrations to many of the infrastructure and design that litters the entire franchise. The book includes commentary from J.W. Rinzler, author and editor of many licensed publications from Lucas Licensing.

The Blueprints – Sample

 Download a selection of excerpts from Star Wars: The Blueprints – StarWarsBlueprints_Excerpt  (pdf)

 

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Modernist Cuisine

The Modernist Cuisine Cookbook spans six volumes, 1,500 recipes and 3,200 photographs, carefully documenting everything from basics like hamburger recipes to advanced concepts like sous vide.

Modernist Cuisine isn’t just a list of recipes for a budding cook to leaf through, but a vast resource about the history of food, cooking techniques and the science behind them.  It’s one thing to know how to grill a steak, it’s another to understand how the types of charcoal, smoke, shape of the grill enclosure and its ventilation settings effect how the final flavor is produced.  What makes Modernist Cuisine different is that it doesn’t just explain how to cook a dish, it explains how the process works.

Finally, the photography in Modernist Cuisine is worthy of a coffee table book on its own.  The production team behind the book prepared dishes and then sliced through them at various stages so readers can see how the process effects the food.  A kitchen’s worth of pans, dishes and grills were sliced in half by the Modernist Cuisine team to allow the reader to see the science within.

All six volumes and 2,438 pages of Modernist Cuisine will be available for roughly $500 at your favorite bookseller.

Number 6 is the Kitchen Manual : Beautiful and highly prac­ti­cal. A spiral-bound kitchen man­ual printed on water­proof, tear-resistant syn­thetic paper. The man­ual fea­tures easy-to-use, con­densed ver­sions of all of the para­met­ric and exam­ple recipes in vol­umes 2, 3, and 4, as well as many com­po­nent recipes from the plated dishes pre­sented in vol­ume 5.

 

 


Chromebook

First of all I have to declare for Google this month (june), should be called the “Kickin’It Up a Notch” month

Nothing But the Web

Chromebooks are built and optimized for the web, where you already spend most of your computing time. So you get a faster, simpler and more secure experience without all the headaches of ordinary computers.

Features

Chromebooks boot in 8 seconds and resume instantly. Your favorite websites load quickly and run smoothly, with full support for the latest web standards and Adobe® Flash®. In fact, Chromebooks are designed to get faster over time as updates are released.

Your apps, documents, and settings are stored safely in the cloud. So even if you lose your computer, you can just log in to another Chromebook and get right back to work.

Your Chromebook gets better and better over time, unlike a traditional PC. When you turn it on, it updates itself. Automatically. All of your apps stay up-to-date, and you get the latest and greatest version of the operating system without having to think about it. Annoying update prompts not included.

Every Chromebook runs millions of web apps, from games to spreadsheets to photo editors. Thanks to the power of HTML5, many apps keep working even in those rare moments when you’re not connected. Visit the Chrome Web Store to try the latest apps, or just type in a URL. No CDs required

Full Specs

Specifications

  • 12.1″ (1280×800) 300 nit Display
  • 3.26 lbs / 1.48 kg
  • 8.5 hours of continuous usage 1
  • Intel® AtomTM Dual-Core Processor
  • Built in dual-band Wi-Fi and World-mode 3G (optional)
  • HD Webcam
  • 2 USB 2.0 ports
  • 4-in-1 memory card slot
  • Mini-VGA port
  • Fullsize Chrome keyboard
  • Oversize fully-clickable trackpad
  • price : 500 $