June 28, 2011

Brave trailer, a Disney/Pixar movie

First look at Disney/Pixar new movie, BRAVE. Usually when Pixar did a movie, the main character always a male hero, this time they decided to take a different turn and make a female lead, a heroine, in this adventure theme movie.

It is due in summer 2012, a long way to go, but you see it first here. The story is basically a princess that hates being a princess, and rather be the greatest archer ever! Can't wait. Here's the official website link

Here's the trailer.

June 24, 2011

Lytro, a picture revolution

If you're a photo junkie, you would know how it feels when you took a photo that's out of focus, if only you can recreate the moment, but you can't. But do not falter, there's a new player in town with a new toys.

Introducing Lytro, the camera that allowed you to refocus your photo, after you took it. How the magic happens? In simple laymen term, a camera has sensor that detect light field, and this light field are usually finite, meaning there are limit. However, the new sensor in Lytro camera pick up all light field from the scene, which means it pick up the light direction, intensity and colour.

Now, with this, vast amount of data, you can change the picture to your desire, also, you would never has problem auto-focus since it grabs all the light field, making the photo capturing faster. It would also allow you to capture a low light scene better, without having to use a flash.

For more of this, go here and to their official website. The camera will reach market on the end of this year.

June 23, 2011

Life In A Day, a documentary from National Geographic

I've just found out about this. National Geographic ask real life people to video their one day, and mail it to them, and what to got was spectacular. It will be shown in a documentary title, Life In A Day.

Here's the trailer and description of the video.

What happens when you send a request out to the world to chronicle, via video, a single day on Earth? You get 80,000 submissions and 4,500 hours of footage from 192 countries. Producer Ridley Scott and Oscar-winning director Kevin Macdonald took this raw material — all shot on July 24, 2010 — and created Life in a Day, a groundbreaking, feature-length documentary that portrays this kaleidoscope of images we call life. National Geographic is bringing it to theaters starting July 24, 2011. Prepare to be amazed.

And here's the same video with Adele - Set Fire To The Rain

Katy Perry talks music, marriage and breast size! on Rolling Stone.

So, Katy Perry in Rolling Stone again, go to this link to see her exclusive photos, and see her talk about what people think about her music, her marriage, what her view on US health care and even what she has to say about her big bosom. Let me quote her here.

"I started praying for [my breasts] when I was, like, 11, and God answered that prayer above and beyond, by, like, 100 times, until I was like, 'Please, stop, God. I can't see my feet anymore. Please stop!'

ocean life on mass extinction

Here's your daily dose of Earth preservation. The ocean are now undergoing mass extinction, according to scientist, you can blame that on over-fishing and global warming.

The proves of coral reef dying around the world and increasing area call the "dead zone", this area are basically where the oxygen are so low that no living organisms can live in it, it is real, and it is spreading.

It is also said that we will lose major ocean ecosystem in a single generation. This is a real risk, much more bigger than previously thought. The ocean are facing the deadly trios, acidification, higher temperature and lack of oxygen. This trio is an evidence of mass extinction in the past.

The source are clear, acidification cause by the absorption of carbon dioxide by the use of fossil fuel, which also heating up the planet, while the low oxygen area are cause by run-off of fertilizers and other man made substance.

Unlike global warming, over-fishing is entirely different problem. It can be regulated by strict policy and tighter law. Over-fishing in some area across the globe has resulted in the extinction of some species even bring them to the brink of extinction.

Read more here.

June 22, 2011

Stuff No One Told Me

Here's a brilliant blog I stumble upon. The blog is call, Stuff No One Told Me, it's a really cool blog. It talks about life, mostly shown in graphic or cartoon, which makes it even better. If you really feels down about something, head on over here and enjoy a little slice of new perception.

I left with the link, and some example of the cartoon.

June 17, 2011

Airbus 2050

New concept of Airbus flying in 2050 was shown in Paris airshow, and it look pretty awesome. For instance, the front cabin is transparent, allowing the passenger to view the sky, night or day.

The airplane will be build with bird-like bones that will result in lighter body and ability for transparent fuselage.

There will be a playing area in the plane. Where you can relax and have fun.

As you can see below, there is a holographic pop-up named "Smart Tech Zone" where the power source coming from your body heat to the chair.

Also, they are announcing that with this new concept, there will not be different class sit. Here's a video showing the concept.

June 15, 2011

government blocked websites

This may not come as a surprise for those that live in Malaysia. The government has now blocked 10 websites that it said it will. I am not a fan of the government, I have said it time and time again, but this last straw really is outright stupid and unacceptable. What is going on in their head when they decided to blocked this sites? They know they going to lose support from the people, what a dick move.

The main reason for the blocked are said to be because it wants to stop piracy. I can understand the noble cause, but let us get the facts straight. Fact is thepiratebay.org is not illegal in US. Fact is some of the website that they blocked are mostly file database website, which is perfectly legal to use by the user of the internet under the terms of the owner of the websites. Fact is, we don't download local movie, we all about supporting our local act. Fact is, by doing this, you just making yourself look bad.

Artistes of course support this, though most of them just jump into the bandwagon, without ever knowing the overall facts. They said that this will prevent piracy, hell no. Do you guys know that most of the pirate songs don't come from the websites listed? If you guys want to stop piracy, stop doing a 1 hit wonders, and start doing something worth listening to. Please don't blame others on your own doing.

Here's a theory on the real reason why they want to do this, first of all, they just fell like they can, people with power always want to show that power. ALWAYS. Secondly, they want to limit the traffic use of the internet, because they want to hog all of them for themselves. Thirdly, it's a peer "pressure", yeah, you know what I meant.

They are ways to bypass all the restrictions, but the fact remain that this is a low move that undermine us as a human being and our rights. We will survives this, we always does. The question is, will the government?

June 13, 2011

The NEW world's hottest pepper

I did a post about a year ago, about a pepper call Bhut Jhokia. At that time, it was the most hottest pepper in the world, thanks to some crazy people that love pepper we now have the NEW world's hottest pepper call Trinidad Scorpion Butch T.

The pepper sit at staggering 1.4 million units of hotness, the Bhut Jhokia at 1 million unit, while the jalapeno at a mere 400,000 unit. Here are some videos of...you could call enthusiast, but I call them really really brave (or stupid) people that dedicated their taste pellet so that we may not, salute.

June 9, 2011

Wii U and Apple new HQ

Latest news on the world of gadgets and entertainment! If you're a gamer, you would know that E3 Expo is underway now. I don't want to get into details about the expo, but I want to introduce you to the new Wii U. I'm sure you guys know what a Wii is right?

Wii U looks pretty awesome from the video, it changes how a game is play. Here's a video that shows what the hype is all about, if you want more, just go to youtube and search for it. No review yet, since it's only coming out on 2012, but you can read all about it here, and there are also other portable game device introduced in the expo.

In related gadget news, Steve Jobs is making a new Apple HQ. The illustrations show that the building looks like a spaceship, pretty cool right? Here's a video of the announcement.

Wave At The Bus

Last costume before summer.

Have you heard this story about a boy's dad that dress in a costume for months to wave his son off to school? It started when the school bus started going on their road, so they love to say goodbye to their son, but the dad had a much more fun idea. He would dress up as different character everyday just to say goodbye to his son, what first seems like a public humiliation to the boy soon turn his dad to a local celebrity.

It has now stop since summer holiday is officially on, but you can look at all the dad costume from this blog, now tell me, is your dad this cool?

June 3, 2011

first look at Windows 8

Here's the first look on the currently developing new Windows OS, code name Windows 8 (official name is yet to be given). What's cool about the new OS, is that it is completely different from all the previous predecessor of the Windows brand. As you can see in the video, there will be a lot of apps, and touch screen involve. It's look pretty complicated from the video, but I'm sure we will get use to it in no time.

No official date for the release or the beta release, but some rumours says it is out on fall 2012. So let just hope it will sooner than that. Here's an article from Yahoo!

June 1, 2011

Bad Teacher trailer

Here's a trailer of Bad Teacher, starring Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake and Jason Segel (famously known as Marshal in How I Met Your Mother). It's coming out this July, although expect high censorship when (if) they show it here.